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Governor Haley Barbour Pardons 200+ On His Last Day

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    Mississippi Governor of 8 years Haley Barbour waits until his very last day of being governor to pardon 208 inmates, 19 of which were convicted for murder! Wow.

    Barbour has every legal right to do this, it seems, but the sheer number of pardons is pretty staggering. The governors before him in the same state only pardoned a handful of people between all of them in the last several decades.

    What does everyone think of this? Is this some form of corruption? Or, do you think Haley is in the right for it? Curious that he waits for the very last day, perhaps that's usually how its done but seems like he wanted to avoid some serious heat. Thoughts?
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    This thread is now almost 8 years old, but it became relevant again due to a couple of recent cases that are just as abusive.

    First, Trump intervened in the cases of 3 Navy seals, which led to the resignation of the Secretary of the Navy.

    Then, Kentucky's slimeball governor Matt Bevin pardoned 428 people on his way out the door, including a number of people who were convicted of violent crimes. Even fellow Kentuckian Mitch McConnell felt that the pardons were "completely inappropriate". One of the people who Bevin pardoned was Patrick Brian Baker, who was convicted of homicide and other crimes, and whose family has raised thousands of dollars to retire debt from Bevin’s 2015 gubernatorial campaign.