Reality star and wife of famous rapper Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, is no doubt thrilled today, as President Trump granted her request — about which they had a meeting just last week — to commute the sentence of Alice Johnson, a great-grandmother who was in prison serving a life sentence for a non-violent, first offense drug crime.
Johnson was let go on Wednesday afternoon, where she was surrounded by family and media folks. She gave a statement thanking Jesus, President Trump, and Kardashian for bringing attention to her case and meeting with the commander-in-chief.
“I want to first of all thank my Lord and Savior, thank Jesus Christ,” Johnson told the crowd of reporters outside the prison. “Without him, I can do nothing, with him I can do everything.”
“I want to thank President Donald John Trump,” she continued. “Hallelujah. Thank you for giving me another chance at life and restoring me to my family.”
Johnson then turned her praise to Kardashian, “Bless Kim, our little angel. Thank you, thank you.”
“I feel like my life is starting over again. This is a miracle day,” she said.
She’s out already! Alice Johnson thanks Jesus, Trump & Kim. pic.twitter.com/Iwn9y0xYDh
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) June 6, 2018
Giving someone a life sentence for a non-violent offense is truly a miscarriage of justice. Sure, what Johnson did was wrong and violated the law, so she certainly deserved some consequences for her actions, but it’s obscene to send a woman like this to prison for the rest of her days while murderers, rapists, and child molesters get less time.
We need to make sure, that if we are a just society, that the punishment fits the crime and is not excessive. In this case, it’s clear this was an unfair punishment, so Trump’s decision is absolutely the right thing to do.
It’s wonderful to know we have a president who cares about average citizens and their plight enough to use his authority to help others.
Source: The Daily Caller
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