With just a single stroke of Obama’s mighty pen… Just wait for his last days in office, every cop killer or violent federal prisoner will be released along with the rest of the gang at Gitmo. How many law abiding Americans will die because of this moron.  Is the only condition of release to vote Democrat?


Another 102 prison inmates learned Thursday, Oct. 6 their sentences are being reduced by a stroke of President Barack Obama’s pen, the latest batch in a record-setting effort by the White House to reverse harsh sentences for mostly nonviolent drug offenders.

A handful are from Iowa and Illinois, including Christopher Simmons from Moline. Simmons was given life in prison in 2009 on charges of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. His sentenced has been commuted to a term of 188 months in prison – or just under 16 years in prison – and 10 years of supervised release.

Obama has now granted clemency to 774 individuals, the vast majority of whom were serving time for nonviolent drug crimes. Just in the past year, Obama has granted clemency to 590 prisoners — the most commutations in any single year of US history.

At the same time, the number of inmates who have applied for pardons or commutations has increased sharply in the final year of Obama’s tenure, creating a backlog of requests for Obama’s team to process before he leaves office in January.

“I’ve told my office that anything that gets to us will get processed,” Neil Eggleston, the White House counsel, said in an interview Thursday. “We’re not going to have a failure of resources here. I’m pretty confident that we’ll get to all of those.”

Eggleston said Obama would continue to personally review clemency requests up until the final days of his administration. More