PARDON

Texas governor silent on possible pardon for Floyd

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott isn’t saying whether he will pardon George Floyd for a 2004 drug arrest. Floyd spent much of his life in Houston before his death last year in Minneapolis led to riots and a reckoning over race and policing. In October, Texas’ parole board sent Abbott a unanimous recommendation to pardon Floyd whose arrest…

George Floyd pardon request now with Texas governor

HOUSTON (AP) – A Texas agency has approved a request that George Floyd be granted a posthumous pardon for a 2004 drug arrest made by a now-indicted ex-Houston police officer whose case history is under scrutiny following a deadly drug raid. Monday’s unanimous recommendation by the seven member Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to grant the pardon will now…

North Dakota Seeking to Pardon More Low-Level Pot Offenders

Republican Gov. Doug Burgum pardoned 16 qualified offenders in January.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Pardon Advisory Board is seeking more applicants under its new policy wiping criminal records clean for people with low-level marijuana convictions. Republican Gov. Doug Burgum pardoned 16 qualified offenders in January under the marijuana policy adopted last year. Thirty-seven-year-old Craig Bjorland says he was thrilled to receive his pardon by mail months after applying for it….

Few North Dakotans Seeking Pardons on Pot Offenses

Only about three dozen people have applied to date.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota’s attorney general says few people are so far taking advantage of a policy change that lets people with low-level marijuana convictions petition to have their records wiped clean if they avoid unlawful behavior for five years. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says as many as 175,000 marijuana convictions over several decades could be eligible. But only about three…

President Trump Pardons Alexandria, Minnesota Turkey

In a national poll to see which of the two birds would get the pardon, Drumstick got 60 percent of the vote.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — One lucky turkey from a turkey farm near Alexandria, Minnesota has gotten a presidential pardon. “Drumstick, you are hereby pardoned,” President Trump said as the crowd applauded. Drumstick and his alternate, Wishbone, were raised by Carl and Sharlene Wittenburg, who were on hand for the pardoning. In a national poll to see which of the two birds…

President Trump Not Sorry About Pardoning Arizona Sheriff

He called the former Arizona sheriff a "patriot" who loves his country

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump is defending his decision to pardon Joe Arpaio. Trump was asked about his controversial decision during a joint press conference with the president of Finland. He called the former Arizona sheriff a “patriot” who loves his country. Arpaio faced a possible jail sentence due to a federal conviction stemming from his immigration patrols. Trump…