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Old 13th January 2021, 06:22 AM   #86
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Originally Posted by Thor 2 View Post
Well I agree with your final line but have trouble with the first.

Why would a president be able to, with authority, assess that the guy was " prosecuted and convicted unjustly". Does the president have some omnicompetent capability?
No, but he has people who petition cases to him where a travesty has gone down, and he is basically the last hope to right the injustice. Things like a black man getting railroaded by an all-white Southern jury, or a man convicted of murder whose public defender slept through the trial, that kind of thing. Chelsea Manning had her sentence commuted by President Obama on his way out the door.
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