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Mwangi Vasser got a pardon
from Gov. Tony Evers.
But Georgia won’t accept it.

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Posted By: MDConservative, 11/29/2019 1:53:39 PM

When Rev. Mwangi Vasser received a “full and unconditional” pardon from Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers nearly two months ago, he described the feeling as being “free from that dark cloud” that had been hanging over his shoulders for the past 22 years. He walked out of the state Capitol building with his signed pardon in hand and raised his arms triumphantly into the air, smiling up at the bright blue October sky.

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Complications arise with pardons crossing state lines. In this case, specifics are lacking vis-a-vis what rights have been restored by the Governor. Many police departments disqualify those with felony convictions - pardons notwithstanding. What's the "right thing" in a case like this? Should a pardon be a full second chance?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: hammondb3 11/29/2019 2:08:25 PM (No. 248629)
If I have an affair, my wife can choose to forgive me. It would not be fair to expect her to not remember what happened. A pardon is an act of forgiveness, but as long as there is a record... one has a record.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: john56 11/29/2019 3:18:41 PM (No. 248659)
Isn't this kind of like using a Kohl's coupon at JC Penney? Want full benefits of your pardon? Move to Wisconsin.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Laotzu 11/29/2019 3:22:54 PM (No. 248664)
If he was convicted of cocaine dealing from possession of $80 worth, what else was going on that got plea-bargained away? What else had he done that we haven't been told? You'll notice the words "first time offender" are missing from the article. They use the Clintonian "his first and only crime." Yeah, what about juvenile records? infractions? misdemeanors? restraining orders? Notice they never use the phrase "first run-in with the law." Remember when the Lefties used to cry foul because cocaine users walked free while crack users were prosecuted? Guess that wasn't true, was it?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: kdog 11/29/2019 3:39:04 PM (No. 248666)
There is always more to these stories than meets the eye. Wonderful he had the wherewithall
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Reply 5 - Posted by: kdog 11/29/2019 3:40:13 PM (No. 248668)
There is always more to these stories than is presented. I think it's wonderful that he had the wherewithal to get 5 college degrees, however. I could only afford the one.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Muncsdad 11/29/2019 5:35:12 PM (No. 248713)
Why doesn’t he want to be a cop in Wisconsin....
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Reply 7 - Posted by: snakeoil 11/29/2019 5:53:52 PM (No. 248720)
Am ambivalent about this. What he did was illegal and he is a convicted felon. But he was pardoned. Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbou pardoned a bunch of convicted murderers so they could "go hunting." Is it fair to treat people so differently depending on where they committed the crime? He should be given a second chance.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 11/29/2019 7:16:15 PM (No. 248759)
Oh, well. Do the crime, do the time, get the black mark on your permanent record.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: hershey 11/29/2019 9:18:04 PM (No. 248813)
Who is Mwangi Vasser and why should I care??? Never heard of him....
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