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Alice Johnson at CPAC: President
Trump Totally Changed My Life

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Posted By: Imright, 2/29/2020 4:16:55 PM

Alice Johnson, the woman who had her prison sentence commuted by President Donald Trump in 2018, spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday.“My life has been totally changed by President Trump,” she said, thanking the president for realizing her plight and acting to free her.CPAC attendees were familiar with Johnson after she was featured in a Trump campaign Super Bowl ad in 2020, and his State of the Union speech, but her appearance at the conservative conference allowed her to share the details of her story. (Video)

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 2/29/2020 4:46:45 PM (No. 333102)
Dare I ask again? Well - - if nothing else - - I'm persistent. So - - here we go again - - - - Will any Prohibitionist out there tell us when and how the 50-year-old "War On Drugs" will end?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bgarrett 2/29/2020 6:41:38 PM (No. 333158)
The article did not say why Trump thought she should get out of jail.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative 2/29/2020 8:44:11 PM (No. 333226)
This woman supplied the poison...she was not some streetcorner guy peddling nickel bags. There could have been others chosen for this symbolic purpose.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice 3/1/2020 2:07:46 AM (No. 333330)
Our criminal injustice system is so twisted. The sentences are often not commensurate with the crimes and the poor are always hurt the worst. Also, people should be given second chances if they have demonstrated that they have turned their life around and if they are no danger to society. I know a young man (call him "Junior") who was falsely accused of being an accessory to murder. He has been in jail for 3 years awaiting trial. His family doesn't have much money so they are at the mercy of the county defender and the system. There is no evidence against Junior other than false hearsay...i.e. the girlfriend of the real perpetrator lied and claimed Junior was in on the robbery with her boyfriend (where the woman was killed), even though Junior was over 100 miles away and had a strong alibi. I also know Junior very well and know without a doubt he would NEVER be involved in anything like this heinous crime. Still, the prosecutor wants another notch on his belt and won't drop it, and the local politics of this high-profile case are scaring the judge away from outright dismissing it. He is innocent and yet he has already lost 3 years of his life in limbo at the county jail. That is NOT justice. The system is very broken.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 3/1/2020 3:41:11 PM (No. 333776)
If she can stay out of trouble after this, I will be very pleased. Christian forgiveness of prisioners is often all for naught, sadly frustrating. But, when they do go back to being good citizens, it is really a wonderful thing. Best wishes, Ms. Johnson, I hope you have a wonderful rest of your life.
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