Bradley Chelsea Manning Barack Obama

The gay community turned on LGBT President Barack Obama after he commuted the 35-year prison sentence of American traitor Bradley "Chelsea" Manning.

Manning, 29, is a former U.S. Army soldier who was court-martialed in 2013 for leaking classified military documents to WikiLeaks.

Manning was sentenced in August 2013 to 35 years hard time with the possibility of parole after 8 years.

Obama, 55, announced he was commuting Manning's sentence on Tuesday. Manning was likely to receive clemency from Obama because he is transgender and Obama is rumored to be bisexual.

The backlash from the gay community was swift.

"Chelsea Manning is no hero, and the commutation of her sentence is appalling," said Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo. He said his group objects to efforts by leftwing liberals to "elevate Manning as a paragon" of the LGBT community.

"Manning was not imprisoned for being transgender — in fact, the government agreed to accommodate and facilitate her transition during her well-deserved sentence; she was imprisoned for traitorous clandestine activity that put military lives at risk. Her actions — and President Obama's clemency — are nothing to celebrate," said Angelo.

Public Enemy star Chuck D took to Twitter.com and questioned why former Black Panther Party members such as Russell Melvin Shoats, Assata Shakur, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and H. Rap Brown didn't receive pardons from Obama.

  • CookieMobster

    I don't understand his logic in pardoning shim. Why?

  • iWasteTime

    Who cares what the LGBTs think about this.
    It has NOTHING to do with them. They need to worry about what is about to be reversed with regard to their everyday lives.
    They have bigger fish to fry

  • MissyJ

    Be back later..... again

  • iWasteTime

    She has been in jail longer than others charged with the same offense. 35 years for a non violent offense and not related to drugs, including this one is UNHEARD of.
    She has tried to take her own life twice and per others and Sandra's beliefs she is mentally ill. This Administration, depending on your count, has caught, prosecuted and jailed 9 or 10 offenders, more than all presidents combined and only the transgender got 35 years.

  • Sucker Free

    There will be a press conference about this later today I think...

  • MissyJ

    Our sources tell us Melania will drive in a motorcade from the White House to Andrews AFB in Maryland: 20 mins. Then she'll hop on a 737 or a 757 (similar to Trump's jumbo jet) to NYC's LaGuardia Airport: 45 mins.

    From there, they'll dodge bridge and tunnel traffic by taking a helicopter to Manhattan's Chelsea district: 15 mins. Their journey ends with another motorcade for the 2.5 mile ride to Trump Tower: 10 mins.

    All told, Melania's looking at a 90 minute ride. No carpool necessary.
    -----------------------------------
    Wonder how much this will cost the tax payers 2x a week for 36 weeks of the year??

  • A-way29

    the promotion of the homosexual lifestyle is to condition the masses to accept and deem it normal. The Most High is clear on this particular act. According to the scriptures, the anti-messiah will be a homosexual man. I believe you'll find this in the book of the prophet Daniel - chapter 11.

    Now, they're "rejecting" HIM because of the espionage. They totally support that transformation that he received. All distraction.

    So many people he could've pardoned....that choice is confusing.

  • Justlooknout

    she will do this on the regular...I said this last week. They will cost more than all Obama's "vacations"

  • iWasteTime

    Way to much money and NY is off footing that bill.
    She and Baron should go to the WH. PERIOD!
    You all go or no one goes ... tuh

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Seriously they do

  • Justlooknout

    after do my research it's typical according to other who were charged with the same crime, but not as publicized.

  • Rayne

    Make their asses take an uber.?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    This will be the least of anybody's worries in a few days, hell it's already started.

  • Are we there yet

    Public Enemy star Chuck D took to Twitter.com and questioned why former Black Panther Party members such as Russell Melvin Shoats, Assata Shakur, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and H. Rap Brown didn’t receive pardons from Obama.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Said it was a reality punch in the face none of them were pardoned yet dude up top WAS. HOWEVER...Chuck is on my list of those woke folks who about to be pushed off the island. He STAYS conflicted. You were all for Obama and gay marriage and how it WASNT a political move and MY fave part...we cant deny folks the right to freedom free years back. He also said yesterday for us to give Steve Harvey a break on the Trump thing. I LOVE you Chuck. But get your thoughts together please you are all over the place being straight damn it conflicting.

  • MistaO

    Chuck D. = 100% correct. Sad

  • Are we there yet

    *few years back

  • Keesh5000

    The backlash from the gay community was swift.
    --------------------------------------------
    I DONT believe you when you say this for some odd reason.

  • Wayup!

    How was the gubment "accommodating" when they had "her" locked up in a men's jail??

  • R Smith

    Basically because Manning was disillusioned when he found out what the military was doing and felt the public should know. He exposed them. The President sees it the same way and feels like she has paid her dues. 7 years is what most have gotten for the same crime and he felt it was enough time.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Assata and Mumia have state convictions if I'm not mistaken.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    On Topic: Could this be the reason for Pres. Obama doing this?

    Mr Assange promised last week that he would leave the Ecuadorian embassy if Ms Manning was granted clemency.

    Mr Assange promised last week that, if Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning, he would hand himself in and go to the US to face a court case. The outgoing US president used his final hours to free the former soldier, who was jailed for handing over classified documents to Wikileaks.

  • JayCee087

    Chelsea, when he was Bradley, blew the whistle on the military industrial complex for the horrid things they did to innocent civilians in the middle east. For that s/he should be regarded as a hero. LGBTWXYZs are hypocritical because they only kept "her" in their mouths because he became a woman and used that to further what ever agenda they have. They are no different than the warmongering neocons/neoliberals.

  • R Smith

    I think so!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Off TOPIC AND FUNNY AS HELL:

    Despite Kanye's early and ardent support the chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committee confirms to CNN:

    “We haven’t asked [Kanye West].”

    “He considers himself a friend of the President-elect, but it’s not the venue. The venue we have for entertainment is filled out, it’s perfect, it’s going to be typically and traditionally American, and Kanye is a great guy but we just haven’t asked him to perform. We move on with our agenda.”

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    They will cost more than all Obama's "vacations"--that folks seem to forget they were entitled to!!

  • Keesh5000

    Assata is on the terrorist most wanted list.

  • Buttercup

    "[I]t’s perfect, it’s going to be typically and traditionally American, and Kanye is a great guy but we just haven’t asked him to perform. We move on with our agenda.”
    ==================
    Even in a Benz, you still a nigga in a coupe.

  • MissHarlem

    Yea so anyway Tiffany and co flagship store in NY is losing money due to the beefed up security and detours due to trump towers that's next to it.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    We should want Assata to remain where she is safe. Even with a pardon, do y'all really think she safe in AmeriKKKa.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Cheeto causing all kinds of mess

  • Buttercup

    Shoot WE ain't even safe here, so she darn sure isn't.

  • Buttercup

    This will be nipped in the bud shortly after the inauguration. Companies don't take too kindly to losing money and will explore every possible avenue to stop is and mitigate damages.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    How your friend gonna just do you like that Ye?! Was good enough for a photo op, but NAAHHHH we don't need you performing!!

    George Bush don't care about black people and TRUMP DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU!!

  • Keesh5000

    He probably trying to help up and coming folks not get harsh sentences.....you know, the ones who been leaking info to wiki-leaks messing with our election process process. Especially if its not Russia alone. Perhaps someone in and from the US helpled... I aint pointed not one fanga

  • GuestSTAR

    And President Obama was from Hawaii, just like Bush was from Texas and vacationed there.

  • Keesh5000

    Yall dont know what Obama know about what happened during this election.

  • nucynu25

    bloop

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    God forbid he went home to see family, etc!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    It's gonna be a sad day for them once they realize what we already know.

  • Low E. TUH!

    LIKE AN EPISODE OF SCANDAL...STRAIGHT UP

  • Keesh5000

    NOPE! she is already on the terrorist list to be killed on sight. That will not change

  • MissHarlem

    I'm not to sure. They have been reporting loss since November when he was elected. It was confirmed after their quarterly report yesterday. Sales everywhere else have sustained or gained but the flagship is failing.

  • nucynu25

    BLOOP

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Pay close attention to this: “He considers himself a friend of the President-elect,

    That says a lot!!

  • MissHarlem

    Sure is.

  • iWasteTime

    They don't hear you.

  • Keesh5000

    And now that we have made friends with Cuba....is she safe, they can send a drone to kill this woman with the price they have over her head.

  • MissHarlem

    I thought this was common sense no?

  • Buttercup

    Considers himself a friend, but they hit him with the Forrest Gump you-can't-sit-here treatment. Mmmmkay, Ye.

  • iWasteTime

    Something like 12% right.
    Can't get there and to a few other places

  • LibraGirlonly

    And more bloop!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Assara WANTS to remain where she is!! She isn't lobbying to come here!! As for Mumia- he is charged with killing a cop...to be honest- he is safer where he is with the way they are behaving!!

  • Keesh5000

    YESSS, I talked about this when they first started the security around Trump towers. The neighbors....TIFFANYS included started to complain that they are losing business because of the crap people have to go through just to get to their store.

  • MissHarlem

    Yea and will approach the 20% mark soon with them staying there after the inauguration. That whole area is super annoying. So many cops can't even jaywalk because they have it barricaded.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Yeah, but they are saying Ye considers himself a friend, not that Trump considers Ya a friend.

  • KB

    I was saying the exact same thing as Chuck D & was advocating for their pardon.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Can we ask them who they voted for? If him, can we tell them so what?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Enuf on this subject.

    OT: Going to Benihanas tonight

  • MissHarlem

    It only just beguuuunnnn

  • KB

    I love that spot.

  • Justlooknout

    LOVE Benihanas

    What you getting seafood, steak, skrimp, veggies...Lobshre....

  • Buttercup

    That's what I was saying.

  • nucynu25

    It will cost more than the so called "Obama Care " that they hate .

  • Keesh5000

    I was thinking the same thing but didnt want to be mean.

  • Scromes1212

    I'm still trying to figure out why Obama didn't free Mumia smh People always talking about Obama can't save everybody and we expected him to save all black people. He had a chance to save that brother and he gave other people priority. His motivation is baffling.

  • Renee Bee

    Come all the way through!!!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Shimp and steak probably yummm I'm hungry now

  • Are we there yet

    Never been. We aint got one and when I travel I try to do local spots. On my list tho

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Putin is his only friend and Ye sadly has alot in his head....

  • iWasteTime

    His sentenced was also commuted from death to life no parole

  • KarmaBackAround

    I dont understand the clemency for this tranny..when its soo many individuals that have been wrongly convicted of crimes and still waiting to be released..

  • Are we there yet

    This what me and Sandra got into it over that got me kicked out. Traffic due to him. And I sure did cite Tiffany's too. So I'm hushing

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    MH: So many cops can't even jaywalk because they have it barricaded.

    Ha,ha,ha!!!

  • MissHarlem
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why should he care?

    He's been doing whatever he wants all of his life and never suffering the consequences.

  • KarmaBackAround

    I remember that!! But u kno, us common folk have no idea what we talking about

  • SailOn

    Lol. What a misleading post. One log cabin Republican does not represent the LGBT community. Sandra juts made all this shit up. She does that sometimes. What would Obama's bisexuality, which most likely a lie, have to do with this anyways.

  • Are we there yet

    Folks here are saying bc they are state convictions. If thats true you need to go back and review states rights and laws vs federal. You may have been sleeping that day in civics class

  • Scromes1212

    Because I agree with Chuck D I'm trolling?

  • Scromes1212

    He can pardon anybody.

  • SailOn

    The pardon is plain and simple. And there's precedent for this. Manning's revelation is seen to have represent a larger good in exposing corruption and unethical behavior within our US military. Those black Panthers shot some cops; no president who is the ultimate law enforcer is going to pardon you for that.

  • MissHarlem

    It's dumb to argue that. Daily reports of that on the news here nightly. From fake bomb threats to loss of business. Hate empty dumb arguments. Can't be that bored in life.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No he can't.

    The president can only pardon people convicted of federal crimes not state crimes.

    Sadly, wow I understand why you voted for/support Trump.

  • Scromes1212

    But if he is innocent then why shouldn't he get a pardon?

  • Buttercup
  • nucynu25

    Did you read what he said Scromey ?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    But he is still safer in there. The cops here in Philly still screaming bloody murder about Daniel

  • Scromes1212

    I'm sorry I meant anyone can be pardoned. My mistake

  • Are we there yet
  • Scromes1212

    Yeah. Did I read it wrong?

  • MissHarlem

    That question answer for a tit for tat won't work with me. If you read below we have discussed the logic as to why certain people shouldn't be granted for safety reasons on their behalf. Every move done isn't meant for explanation all the time. As far as chuck d his perspective has been all over the place for quite some time. I respect who he is so I overlook most of what he says.

  • Scromes1212

    He was speaking about Mumia. Right?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    that they hate...AND NEED!!

  • Are we there yet

    I know he saw me saying Chuck D is all over the place...I just know it

  • Are we there yet

    If it's federal then yes anyone. If it's state then no

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    MH:I respect who he is so I overlook most of what he says

    Welllllll

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I forsee consequences in the future hopefully it don't take 4 years before he's Nixoned.

  • Scromes1212

    I didn't read y'all comments. I was just posting how I felt about the situation. Sorry, no foul no harm.

  • nucynu25

    This black Panthers shot some cops; no president who is the ultimate law enforcer is going to pardon you for that...This poster was implying that no innocence was found .. therefore he understands why there is no pardon.

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    What Black Panthers shot some cops? It was already proven by the State of New Jersey medical examener that Asshanta was NOT the shooter. President Obama should pardon her.

  • Scromes1212

    State criminals can be pardoned.

  • Are we there yet

    Ok.

  • Scromes1212

    I know a state criminal that was pardoned.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Only by the governor of the state in which they were convicted.

  • Are we there yet

    Not the president

  • nucynu25

    Only by the governor..that pt

  • MissHarlem

    ?.

  • Scromes1212

    That's why I was saying "if he was innocent ". Everyone the president pardoned was guilty lol that's what a pardon is, overturning a guilty verdict.

  • Justlooknout

    ENJOY! I'm not eating meat for 60 days, or longer.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh Trump won't last two years because he's already called out the intelligence agencies and they know EVERY single thing Trump has done since he was born--every shady business deal, every single contact he has had with foreign government, how much he owes the Chinese and Russians.

  • MissHarlem

    I rewrote it anyway for the blind ?

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly lol read what I posted.

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Well I learned something new today. Thank You much

  • Scromes1212

    I didn't say anywhere that the president pardoned him.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    This thread is about President Obama not Chris Christie or Cuomo.

  • nucynu25

    Does the President have authority to grant clemency for a state conviction?

    No. The President’s clemency power is conferred by Article II, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States, which provides: “The President . . . shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” Thus, the President’s authority to grant clemency is limited to federal offenses and offenses prosecuted by the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia in the name of the United States in the D.C. Superior Court. An offense that violates a state law is not an offense against the United States. A person who wishes to seek a pardon or a commutation of sentence for a state offense should contact the authorities of the state in which the conviction occurred. Such state authorities are typically the Governor or a state board of pardons and/or paroles, if the state government has created such a board.

  • Scromes1212

    So what does that mean? I can only refer to the president?

  • nucynu25

    Then theres this pt of the comment ..no president who is the ultimate law enforcer is going to pardon you for that.

  • Scromes1212

    Read below! I never said he was pardoned by the president.

  • JerseyMom

    But some Black folks still think Obamination is a great President. Not! Next!

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Ok, I was informed he can't pardon ppl on a state level of crimes. Sorry.

  • Justlooknout

    Don't think folks getting pardon for crimes that resulted in loss of life.

  • nucynu25

    Who was a great President then ?

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    I was talking about how the President can't pardon ppl for state crimes.

  • Scromes1212

    And I disagree. War criminals get pardoned, why shouldn't he?

  • Scromes1212

    But he can

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    I'm gonna sit right here with you AND WAIT FOR HER ANSWER. *Lord help me to NOT say anything smart or make jokes on what really is not great....Amen*

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    "War Criminals" are backed by the same folks that pardon them.

  • nucynu25

    kk..Sorry... but you still needed this info. No harm in admitting originally you didnt know what the hell you were talking abt .

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    "former Black Panther Party members such as Russell Melvin Shoats, Assata Shakur, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and H. Rap Brown didn’t receive pardons from Obama."
    ===

    Mumia Abu-Jamal is a murderer. I cant speak for the rest, for sure he doesn't deserve a pardon.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Waiting with y'all

  • Are we there yet

    You said you didn't understand why Obama didnt pardon.

    "still trying to figure out why Obama didn't free Mumia smh"

    We have stated why. You being real extra cute today

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    #PardonsThatWillNotHappen C-Murder

  • Are we there yet

    You only reference to president in your original post Scrotums and you know you did. Ugh.

  • nucynu25

    EXACTLY.. just say you didnt damn know .

  • Evilpeoplearetheweakest

    BLAh blah blah black man.

    Every time I hear a black entertainer complain about Obama all I really hear is BLAh blah blah. Black men dont address the black community or other black men, black men address leaders outside our community to fix problems down the street.

  • Scromes1212

    His case went federal in appeals. But they to busy replying to me wording a post wrong to tell you that smh

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Not to be argumentative...but why are you so convinced

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Pssst.....You have to remind him of his words, quite often.

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    #PardonsThatWillNotHappen BG

  • Are we there yet

    Quite. Often

  • A-way29

    "10For we all have to appear before the judgment seat of Messiah, in order for each one to receive according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil."

    As we inform ourselves with news that's happening all around us, let's not forget the weightier matters of life. We all have a spirit and a soul. All spirits will return to the Most High. Your soul will live for eternity. Where? It's up to you. We'll all stand before our creator on that day.

    Will you be ready to give an account?

  • SummerBaby

    #PardonsThatWillNotHappen- Big Meech, Larry Hoover

  • Justlooknout

    but in this case their was not loss of life and he didn't pardon Mannaing he commuted the sentence. Their is a difference.

  • Scromes1212

    Mumia case went federal! To all you trying to act so intelligent! I know what I'm talking about. Do your research!

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    yup

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Doesn't surprise me that the Pres wouldn't pardon an accused cop-killer even if he could but I don't understand why Ray Nagin and Kwame K were left off the list - thus far

  • Evilpeoplearetheweakest

    Steve Harvey wrote Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man and now he'll be working with Ben Carson at HUD. Moral of the story: There's a generation of black men who still need subjective acceptance from white men.

  • Are we there yet

    Good for you

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Peter had the two dummies at his party last night.

  • Scromes1212

    Don't be be sheep. Mumia is a federal case! Wake up sister

  • Scromes1212

    I misspoke. But thank you

  • Evilpeoplearetheweakest

    What have We done as black people during the administration?

  • Scromes1212

    I referenced Mumia. Period

  • Justlooknout

    whispers manning was commuted, it was not a pardon

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Okay (and please no arguing today)

    The post is about President Obama pardoning this person, you came on and mentioned that he did not pardon Mumia .......it is being pointed out that those cases cannot be compared and should not be referenced as they are state level cases and he can only pardon federal cases.

    Perhaps if you remove the state level "criminal" and insert a federal level criminal, an argument can be made.

    THE END

  • Evilpeoplearetheweakest

    Bill said he would like Trump to act more like President Barack Obama, who he voted against twice but considers “an extremely honorable man who served the country fantastically.”

    That was Trump’s whole thing: ‘We’re going to clean up Washington, we’re going to drain the swamp.’ The swamp is full again. It’s actually fuller.

    ||||||||||||||||||

    Moral of this story: White people have the privilege of being willfully deluded and irrational.

  • Scromes1212

    I know but murder cases have been pardoned before.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    So true

  • nucynu25

    I tries to be nice to your simple ass but dont get too cute with me . I go against the grain plenty of times in here .. Originally you said " he can pardon anybody ." That is the comment I originally referenced . Any time somebody has a reply to your ass it becomes "woe is me or dont be a sheep ." How abt not being idiotic .

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    PA (Philadelphia) is not allowing Mumia to go to a federal case, as they won't risk the chance of him getting a pardon. As long as they hold him at state, the feds aren't able to "interfere"> Believe me, we have to relive this mess every time he appeals or when Dan's family do his memorial.

  • marquise0691

    Assata should have been one of the main ones pardoned

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Mumia took his appeal to the federal courts

  • nucynu25

    So you equating war criminals to killing cops . Idgaf abt no crackas but honestly .. you think a nation built on war & prides itself in its military puts the killers of cops on the same pg ?

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    I'm going to go Google the case status and all that.

  • Scromes1212

    I clearly said I misspoke. Sorry. But this turned into everybody saying the president couldn't pardon Mumia and that's just not true. My original comment was in support of Mumia and Chuck D's comments. They grad on to any little mistake you type and miss the whole point. Mumia can be pardoned cause the Feds picked up the case. Period. Didn't mean to disrespect you.

  • nucynu25

    Okay Scromey...

  • Scromes1212

    It already went federal?

  • Scromes1212

    That means Obama can overturn it.

  • Scromes1212

    No but I would think a president that is so unbiased and for the people wouldn't think that way.

  • nucynu25

    No it doesn't Scromey...same thing federal vs state

  • That’s Interesting

    I doubt he cares. People don't seem to understand when you're a president or a celebrity or just a regular person, and you have good sense (not Trump), and people throw so much shit at you, eventually you stop caring. I doubt the INvalid criticism gets to him anymore. He can pardon who the F ever he wants to pardon for whatever reason.

  • Are we there yet

    Folks here are saying bc they are state convictions. If thats true you need to go back and review states rights and laws vs federal. You may have been sleeping that day in civics class
    ^^^^^^^

    I said if he was federal. I think you are correct tho. But I said if.... bc I didn't feel like doing research. Bc I don't particularly care and bc as also stated here....a president is not gonna pardon a cop killer. He just AINT

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    No he took it, but it is still in PA Supreme Court, Hun. See below

    Where Does the Legal Case Stand Now?

    Mumia’s requests for a new trial have been denied by each reviewing court. Only claim (a) of the four post-1999 claims has been a fruitful ground for relief for Mumia, so that a district federal judge, William Yohn, set aside Mumia’s death sentence in 2000. Yohn’s decision was appealed by prosecutors to the federal appeals circuit court which affirmed it. Unfortunately, the US Supreme Court vacated that grant of relief and has asked the federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling in light of the highest court’s recent ruling on another case, Smith v. Spisak. During all of these appeals, Mumia has never left death row.

    Last year a petition was filed in Philadephia’s Court of Common Pleas asking for a new trial based upon a newly released report from the National Academies of Science that found flaws in many forms of forensic evidence. That petition was denied and an appeal of that denial is currently pending in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Nevertheless, amid all these ongoing processes, Mumia remains on death row, with prosecutors and politicians in Pennsylvania ready to dispatch him to death as soon as a way is made clear. Even if execution is avoided, Mumia faces the sinister prospect of life in prison for a crime he did not commit.

    Why Have Mumia’s Appeals Failed to Bring Him Relief?

    Three factors are often pointed to:

    (1) New laws of judicial review, passed during both the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies, protect state decision-making on death penalty cases from thorough scrutiny by higher courts at the Federal level.

    (2) The Philadelphia and Pennsylvania criminal justice systems – from police officers on the street, to District Attorney Seth Williams, Mayor Michael Nutter, and Governor Ed Rendell (the Philadelphia D.A. during Mumia’s 1982 trial), to elected justices on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court who are supported by the Fraternal Order of Police – all of these, maintain an intense and unquestioned advocacy and application of the death penalty and routinely convey their beliefs to decision-makers in power.

    (3) An exceptional politics of judicial review seems at work in Mumia’s case when courts repeatedly rule against Mumia, especially when those same courts have found in favor of identical appeals by other death row inmates. This has been analyzed in detail as “The Mumia Exception” by award-winning journalist, Linn Washington, Jr. of the Philadelphia Tribune, also Professor of Journalism, Temple University. (Washington’s essential article is available at the EMAJ web site.)

  • Scromes1212

    So your telling me Obama can't pardon Mumia? The funny thing at least you replying lol the no it alls is googling they ass off lol smh

  • rodt

    first it wasnt a pardon it was a commute of sentence for time served and gay republicans are against themselves

  • Buttercup

    For the love of intelligence, I want people understand the difference in a pardoning and a commuted sentence as well as state and federal convictions.

  • nucynu25

    Lol ...you such a jerk

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    It isn't in the feds hands.......the state of PA still has jurisdiction over it. At this point the only thing the fed can do is stop his execution, which they did.

  • rodt

    talk about fake news, or rather slanted bull

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Please see above

  • nucynu25

    Really

  • iWasteTime

    get off of here with your facts and knowledge of how chit works ... lol

  • rodt

    I dont see them repentant about anything they did

  • rachel

    Why is ANYONE surprised at his decisive action for the LGBT and inaction for blacks? The gullible black masses like to remain happy in their slumber.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I did below and he still don't want to hear it.

  • Are we there yet

    I'm right here. Obama nor any president is going to pardon a cop killer. Not that they cant. They wont. Will not. Aint. The end

  • Scromes1212

    Ok. Good day.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    You too!!

  • rodt

    cause he did it

  • CaliVirgo

    Ain't gone lie..I had to google but I now know commuted means shortened..

  • Are we there yet

    You didn't reference Obama?

  • Justlooknout

    said the 3 or 4 times.....

  • Lisa daniels

    Dirty soot foot Peter or Peteria from GA?

  • nucynu25

    If you dont know thats understandable but the fake intelligence isnt .

  • Lisa daniels

    What is the difference?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Just don't!! I gave him facts on Mumia case...directly from a site that supports him and he still refuses.

  • Lisa daniels

    ? ?

  • CaliVirgo

    It's too easy to get the information there's no excuse for fake intelligence

  • Justlooknout

    It's okay...it's not simple as abc's. the good thing is that folks are paying attention and gaining knowledge. That's always GREAT!!!

  • iWasteTime

    Those of you that want black folk time commuted, commuted to what?
    Mumia Abu-Jamal was already commuted, and I bet he is thankful to still be able to draw breath ...

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    Dirty feet

  • Lisa daniels

    Make some room.I'm sit too.

  • CaliVirgo

    I like to learn something new every day good or bad?

  • nucynu25

    Pardon - forgiven ... well still on record
    Commuted - shortened

  • ThickyFromPhilly

    What about blacks who are part of that community? Are they not still black? Do we denounce one for the other? I'm always confused by this argument

  • Justlooknout

    commute is shortened sentence
    pardon it never happened.

  • Are we there yet

    Not only is history class failing our kids so is civics class

  • iWasteTime

    Nope. The LGBT where organized, self and well funded, lobbied etc etc like the NRA. When you work together and smart you can get things done

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Only one person is failing and refusing to pass.

    Even when they are given the answers.

  • Justlooknout

    pardon your "crime" is wiped clean, as in it never occurred
    commute - sentence was shortened.

  • rodt

    he commuted more people than three previous presidents combined but ya still bitching

  • Justlooknout

    We should be learning every day. Facts not Fake intelligence. ???

  • Taylordanes

    not gonna even fall for the fukery in this write up......

  • rodt

    by a president

  • CaliVirgo

    Might need me one of those pardons??..put me down?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    And there it is......and it was the federal court the overturned his death sentence.....that was about as far as they were going. PA is NOT letting him go and if that means keeping him at a state level...that is their strategy.

  • iWasteTime

    and adults are failing themselves. You google a word and it'll give you the definition. Like Betsy DeVos ass not knowing the difference between proficiency and growth but is going to lead the DoE

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    For me, I would like a full Pardon for Assanta. Tis all.

  • Lisa daniels

    Ok

  • nucynu25

    Assa doesn't want a pardon..well am assuming .

  • Justlooknout

    You can apply for it....they have organizations all over the country that help folks. Also they do this for pettty crimes to help folks get employment. YOU DONT" need one.

  • Are we there yet

    Told us to do the research. Chile I can't. Oh and English. Barbeez Don't know difference betwixt adjective and noun

  • Justlooknout

    PARDON SALLIE MAE and NAVIENT from my files!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • iWasteTime

    I think we all would but sadly they are going to assassinate her the FIRST chance they get.

  • SummerBaby

    New post

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Story time.

  • SummerBaby

    Mine too!

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Who? Oh the guy up top. I have moved on. I kind of read but not really....just the comments mostly...Oh so yall were up top talking about me?!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Chuck D got it right! Mumia and others have been languishing in prisons for a lifetime. If you wanna shorten this guy's sentence that's cool but what about political prisoners who have been railroaded by the system??

  • Scromes1212

    I see all y'all did the research:) Now y'all little Google fingers all know how bad they did Mumia! Glad you learned something today lol Free Mumia!!!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Did civics die with home ec and woodshop? ?

    Did I just date myself? ?

    I HEARD about those classes...from a frandt. ?

  • Are we there yet

    Attorney Mom you want some too huh? When the Roses give it to remma Trouble Don't Last Always. If I can find the clip of you singing it, with your infamous shoulder hunches... I will post it. Again.

  • Justlooknout

    Yes, babes. I wasn't talking about you. NOPE

    COME HERE GIVE ME A HUG.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    We ALWAYS knew Scromes and they continue to do him wrong!

  • ThickyFromPhilly

    Folk are killing me. All of this what did Obama do for black community talk. That man did what he was supposed to do. Which was try make the best decisions for all Americans. Some of y'all are the same complaining that trump aint her for all Americans but criticized Obama for doing that.

  • Scromes1212

    No

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Smize

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    it's sad, because it seems to be so true. smh.

  • Scromes1212

    Most in this thread didn't. But I know how much they love google lol So they learned today :)

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Why not...and she just might not...she might not even want to come back...IJS. The evidence proved she did not kill anyone....it's just a shame to me that the ppl of New Jersey are still hunting her. smdh.

  • Are we there yet

    I learned work related stuff today. Been knew about Mumia. Nice try tho

  • Are we there yet

    How do you know wtf in folks search engines? You are a dick

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ?...This coffee is good as HAYLE!

  • Scromes1212

    You googled lol nice try :) you queen Google lol I hope you went further then the first page lol I know how your Google searches go lol

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Spyware, huh?

    Presumptuous and assuming.

  • Scromes1212

    A dick who got y'all to put time and energy in Mumia on this good hump day lol!!! Free Mumia!!!!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    And with the current climate.....one happy azzed cop will pull her over and she will be dead at the scene or in a cell. Leave her where she is---safe and sound and alive!!

  • Are we there yet

    As a former news researcher who had to research sources and archives of different sources....I am NOT opposed to Google. You sitting up here gloating about who Googled stuff when in reality YOU need to familiarize yourself with it so you can stop being loud, wrong, and looking stupid AF in the process.

  • Are we there yet

    How do you know she isnt from PA and more familiar with the Mumia case than ANYYYYYYYYYYYBODY here?

  • Are we there yet

    We said this yesterday you and I did. Sure did

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Wasn't much energy, as I live in Philadelphia and was about 18 or so when this happened. Around that time cop killings were on the rise, as they (the cops) were crooked as hell and the dope boys were sick of the shake downs. Mumia was an example...Black Panther, in addition to being a supporter MOVE....they jumped at the chance to use him as their message. But um okay!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Just said that below

  • Are we there yet

    JUST saw it. Folks think they know the folks here on this blog. their story etc. "You think you know...but you have no idea. The Real World"

  • Scromes1212

    So you don't hate me like yesterday? We good now?

  • Are we there yet

    I am a former news researcher. Shouts out to one of my former managers...Teresa Leonard. Director of News Research

  • nucynu25

    I wouldnt want to return to a country that wanted/wants my head on a silver platter .. especially in this climate.

  • Scromes1212

    Your problem is impulse lol you can't help but be you. (See below)

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    My father is doing life for a crime he did not commit, simply because he didn't buck to the cops bs. He was accused of killing my baby brother, who died of congenital heart disease and when they didn't stick was charged with a 10 year old murder of one of his childhood friends. My grandparents went to their graves fighting to get him out.

    To be honest, I prefer that he remain there. At least I know he is safe and alive, because between the cops these days and these young people....he would have been dead. He was a community guy, built a dojo for the guys in the neighborhood and was teaching them martial arts. To this day, this young men and some older ones, respect his name and what he stood for.

    So, yeah I know all too well how someone can be fukked by the law. The law took my father away from me at the age of 13.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I don't hate anyone.....that is a practice that drains the spirit. We are good for now. LOL

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I firmly believe that this notion that he was to "save all (and only) black people", was started by a white person. Sorry, but most of the folks spitting this mess have the attention span of a goldfish, they ain't remember this slogan this long. Nope they have been constantly fed it. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6d5355b13d42c0473ccde30260d24b104aed819609a4bcb254a50173c04a053c.gif ......

  • Are we there yet

    God bless him.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    He is the reason I am so militant!! My momma too, but my father....when I had him in my life he was EVERYTHING and the memories I have are amazing.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    What made this a lgbtq movement? Bradley Chelsea just HAPPENS to be lgbtq. They also ha

  • Branch Davidian

    Good thing she got her sentence commuted or Trump would have grabbed her by the pus...wait....never mind

  • Taylordanes

    Thats the truth and bloggers who want to keep the division going will keep playing into that. We as a black community have to do for self. A president is president of the entire country not his race..... but these bloggers and news outlets like to be provocative for hits...so....

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thanks babe! I'm starting my fast next week so I will.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    U will like it but it's not much more from any othe hibatchi joint IMO

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me to and the 30 certificate lol

  • Justlooknout

    What day are you starting so we can esupport each other.

    My fave baked curry sweet potatoes.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Public Enemy star Chuck D took to Twitter.com and questioned why former Black Panther Party members such as Russell Melvin Shoats, Assata Shakur, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and H. Rap Brown didn’t receive pardons from Obama.

    Good Question but why wonder?
    He was put in office for the gays. The gay white men have money & the gay white men have always had money.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Monday and yes!!! I'm going to need it! I need to find recipes. I'm going without meat too. I'm doing bc of spiritual (I have some stuff to pray about u feel me?) and the health wise as well. I've been thinking about becoming a vegetarian

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Monday and yes!!! I'm going to need it! I need to find recipes. I'm going without meat too. I'm doing bc of spiritual (I have some stuff to pray about u feel me?) and the health wise as well. I've been thinking about becoming a vegetarian

  • misty blue

    Guest

  • misty blue

    Sandra rose is a Trump coon. She just front this site for pay and to sell out African Americans.

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  • Li

    Log Cabin Republicans are Gay Republicans. They are benign and of course, would disagree with anything that Mr. Obama did.

    Obama explained why he released Manning. It makes sense to me.

  • Li

    Hmm...manning was not pardoned. He was given a shortened sentence.

  • Li

    Did Chuck D campaign and petition for those folk like Lin-Manuel did for his guy? There was a 100K signature petition handed to Mr. O for the Puerto Rican prisoner. I don't recall seeing where Chuck D "asked" the president.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Anyone with an ounce of sense knows Obama commuted Manning's sentence because he changed his name to Chelsea. Meanwhile, black heterosexual civil rights activists are left to rot in prisons.

  • Just saying

    Lets chat about Roger Stone assasintation attempt. He does look like he was sick...

    Deep government operations going on.

    The real B6 13

  • MsVAllDay

    I agree with you on this one Auntie!!!

  • SailOn

    The same black activists you would bash daily if they were free and about in society today. You know you are diametrically oppose to their politics, with your ultra right wing self. Your faux concern about their well being is laughable.

  • Evilpeoplearetheweakest

    Sandra, you're not fooling anyone. Not even yourself. You cannot care less about those activist you're using in an attempt to drive your dead point home.

  • Quitedeliteful

    You've got a point. Chuck D probably didn't do much but flap his gums -- I don't know -- but it would have been nice for Obama to consider the mentioned political prisoners...

  • KarmaBackAround

    Im not bitchin..im sayin instead of freeing the wrongly convicted he is freeing a mf that deserves the time he got...

  • Soldier Woman

    How do u know Obama is bisexual? Just askin...

  • Kjibbers

    LOL read her comment again.

  • Soldier Woman

    U know - Girlbye! Sandy quit lying to the people!

  • Li

    Just to let you know, an alleged terrorist was released by Obama by the name of Lopez. He had 808,000 signatures including support from the Black Caucus and Lin-manuel and the Pope for his release.
    You may want to watch this video:
    http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/01/18/brother-oscar-lopez-rivera-weighs-obama-s-commutation

  • the guest

    Thank you.

    Chuck D is 100% right.

    How did Obama not free black political prisoners.

    Obama basically positioned white gays as the new black people and prioritized the civil rights of white gays over black people.

  • the guest

    Speak!

  • the guest

    Chuck D has paid his dues and done his part.

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • the guest

    That's why Fidel made sure to move her somewhere secret and safe.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    All talk.
    No action.

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    And Amina was there too?! lol. I can't.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Yes lol. They need their own sister wife show.

  • Iraizehell

    Lord they're always complaining about something. What's new

  • Ant Hill

    BOOM BYE BYE to all of them

  • Kjibbers

    LOL you asked how she knew Obama was bi sexual. I said read her comment again meaning: Auntie Sandra never insinuated Obama was bisexual. Geez, read her comment again and stop being so mean. LOL.

  • Kjibbers

    Isn't it funny how HRC, Obama, Biden all were against gay marriage but conviently agreed when they realized they had power?

  • Soldier Woman

    Oh OK lol thx

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    They didn't conveniently agree.
    It was apart of the plan fro the beginning.
    Politics. This is why you never place anyone on a pedestal.

  • Mssugamoma

    Fight the power!