63. "^ This. Exactly. And even if she did (which she didn't), there's an" In response to In response to 41 Sun Dec-21-14 10:02 AM by Jon
entire climate of corruption, brutality, murder and intimidation among the police toward black ppl that everyone now accepts was part of what ppl of color had to deal with "back then" (even when they refuse to admit it still exists today)
After all thr BS she as an individual had already been put through by them (well documented), had she killed a cop who was trying to run her down, it still could be thought reasonable pardon her 40-odd years later.
Escaping prison? It wasn't a proper prison and illegal forms of cruel and unusual punishment were taking place. Plenty of testimony available from that era to back it up.
Plus, if they can find a ridiculous way put her at the top of the most wanted terrorist list in 2014 (totally rendering that list a joke), the rules are loose enough that they can find a way to pardon her