- Apr 5, 2018
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Did you read it? Were there any judges involved? What was their role? It is blatantly unconstitutional to keep a person incarcerated when they are found not guilty by a court. But no governor or president has the authority to find someone not guilty. They can only grant pardons or clemency lacking a court order. Courts made determinations of guilt or innocence. Executives do not.Ok. Here’s one. There are thousands of examples. You are just plain wrong. There’s no shame in admitting that you were wrong.
The pardon clears Fred Steese’s name after state prosecutors had pushed him into an arcane plea deal even though a judge had declared he was innocent. “I’m not a felon anymore,” Steese said.www.google.com
A California man who was wrongfully convicted for killing an ex-girlfriend and her son four decades ago has reached a $21 million settlement with the city of Simi Valley, officials said.www.google.com
He had always maintained his innocence, and was pardoned in 2017 by California's then-governor, Jerry Brown, based on exculpatory DNA evidence found by investigators.