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Trump Grants Kim Kardashian’s Clemency Plea for Incarcerated Grandma

But This Is What He’s Overlooking

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These reality starts are ignoring the reality of Johnson's crimes

Trump has been on a pardoning roll lately, so Kim Kardashian was certainly striking with the iron was hot when she paid him a visit to ask for clemency for a 62-year-old grandma who’d been in prison for 21 years for a first-time non-violent drug offense.

But who was this grandma who has been in prison for 21 years for a first-time, non-violent drug offense? Well, she certainly seems like a very nice lady, especially as pictured by this Mic video that’s been circulating social media, telling her story:

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Well, to start with, she was most likely not a grandma when she entered prison, like most elderly people in prison  who are serving out lengthy or life-long sentences.

Ben Shaprio, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Wire sheds a bit more light on Johnson’s story:

She was sentenced in 1996 to life in prison for her role as a leader of a multi-million dollar cocaine ring trafficking in 2,000 to 3,000 kilograms in involvement with the deadly Colombian Cali drug cartel. The judge in that case (who now sits on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and was confirmed to that seat by a 95-0 vote in the Senate) called Johnson “the quintessential entrepreneur.” Cocaine trafficking ends with dead people on both ends of the business — in both the gathering and shipment of cocaine, and in the addiction to it by users.

Well, that does put a slightly different light on things, doesn’t it? Shapiro continues:

Johnson didn’t “get involved with people selling drugs.” She was an integral part of a drug ring, as the trial documents demonstrate. Johnson writes plays and she’s a grandmother. That’s the case for her clemency. But we all get older. That’s not a case for commutation. And some people write plays. That isn’t either.

Shapiro also notes that not only is this not a very good reason to commute the sentence of someone conducting such a large-scale illicit drug operation, but that Trump is flip-flopping majorly on one of his key issues:

Celebrity suitors seem to have sprung Johnson, rather than a principled examination of the issues. President Trump has said he wants to seek the death penalty for drug traffickers. He stated, “If you shoot one person, they give you life, they give you the death penalty. These [drug dealers] can kill 2,000, 3,000 people, and nothing happens to them.” Trump has suggested that illegal immigration presents a threat to the United States thanks to drug trafficking. Johnson was guilty of these sins.

It is one thing for Trump to commute Johnson’s sentence, but it is something else entirely for him to contradict such a strong talking point. The base that elected him did so in part because of his bold promise to re-establish our nation’s quickly decreasing law and order and to clean up the streets from kingpin dealers like Johnson.

It doesn’t matter if someone is a grandma or not, if they’ve broken the law that you’ve vowed to uphold, that’s a bit of a conflict. Maybe Trump should try a little less to impress the Kardashian-Wests and a bit harder to keep his base happy–and his country great.

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Bloomberg Buys Last-Minute Political Ads On Behalf Of Joe Biden In Texas And Ohio

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who just so happened to run the country’s most expensive failed presidential campaign in history, is now apparently blowing through a wad of cash in a last-minute attempt to buy some political ads on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The ads have been purchased in key states that are known strongholds for Republicans, Ohio and Texas. Via Daily Wire: The last-minute advertising amounts to $15 million – a fraction of what Bloomberg is spending in Florida to support Biden – and represents internal polling suggesting President Donald Trump is vulnerable in the two states, The New York Times reported. “Howard Wolfson, one of Mr. Bloomberg’s closest aides, said the former mayor had recently asked his team to run a round of polls to see whether Mr. Trump had unexpected vulnerabilities that could be exploited in the campaign’s closing weeks. Up to this point, Mr. Bloomberg’s general-election activities have focused on Florida, where he has pledged to spend $100 million supporting Mr. Biden,” the outlet reported. “The Bloomberg team conducted polling in a number of states over the weekend and came away convinced that Texas and Ohio represented its best targets — narrowly divided electoral prizes where the war for television airtime is not already cluttered with heavy advertising on either side. The team presented Mr. Bloomberg with the numbers on Monday morning and he gave the go-ahead.” “We believe that Florida will go down to the wire, and we were looking for additional opportunities to expand the map,” Wolfson told the outlet. “Texas and Ohio present the best opportunities to do that, in our view.” The big focus of the campaign ads being put out by Bloomberg will be the president’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ads running in Texas will…

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Protesters In Philadelphia Explode Into Rioting And Looting After Police Shooting

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Well, it seems that we’re about to hit another round of rioting and looting by the Black Lives Matter movement — don’t worry folks, it’s all just tools to fight against oppression — this time taking place in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. A 27-year-old black man was shot and killed during an altercation with police officers earlier in the day, which is the latest inspiration cited by these angry “protesters” for the justification for their lawlessness. via Fox News: Walter Wallace, who was allegedly holding a knife, was fatally shot while two police officers were responding to a complaint about a man with a weapon in Cobbs Creek, according to the Associated Press. He “advanced toward” the officers, who then fired “several times,” the outlet reported. Wallace was hit in both the shoulder and chest, then taken in a police vehicle to a hospital, where he died. https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1320953991170125826 Following Wallace’s death, which was recorded and posted on social media, hundreds of people — some armed with bricks — protested in the 52nd Street commercial district, and the demonstration quickly turned violent. Police cars and dumpsters were set ablaze and NBC10 Philadelphia reported that at least 30 police officers were hurt. A 56-year-old sergeant was hit by a truck and sent to the hospital with a broken leg and other injuries. Some of the stores that were hit with looting included several Rite Aid pharmacies, a restaurant, and some clothing and shoe shops. Two ATM machines have also been reported to have been smashed. A total of 30 people were arrested during the incident. Folks, if Joe Biden is elected president and the left takes over Congress, this scene right here will become common place. How do I know that? Because the left will do nothing to stop the rioting and looting…

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