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A Colorado truck driver's 110-year prison sentence was reduced by Colorado Governor Jared Polis to just 10 years after socialite Kim Kardashian and 5 million others pleaded for clemency.

Rogel Aguilera-Mederos claimed his brakes failed when his semi-trailer truck barreled down a mountain on Interstate 70 near Lakewood, Colorado on April 25, 2019.

Aguilera-Mederos lost control and crashed, causing a 28-car pileup that killed four Colorado residents ranging in age from 24 to 69.

Aguilera-Mederos was arrested and charged with 4 counts of vehicular homicide.

Investigators say he burned out his semi-trailer truck's brakes racing down the mountain and bypassed multiple runaway truck ramps designed to prevent the tragedy that would occur.

Prosecutors say Aguilera-Mederos thought only of saving himself when he plowed into the vehicles.

On Oct. 25, 2021 Aguilera-Mederos was sentenced to 110 years in prison under the state's mandatory statutory minimum law. The judge said his hands were tied when handing down the stiff sentence.

But public outcry from truckers, Kim Kardasian, and 5 million signatures on an online petition convinced the governor to reduce Aguilera-Mederos's life sentence.

Governor Polis commuted the 110-year prison sentence to ten years on Thursday, prompting Aguilera-Mederos to break down sobbing in open court.


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Rapper Kodak Black trended on Tuesday after saying he wants Donald Trump back in the White House while sending a birthday shout out to the former U.S. president.

Kodak Black was granted clemency by Trump on his last day in office in January. After his sentence was commuted, Kodak thanked Trump and promised to turn his life around.

Trump turned 75 on Monday, June 14, and Kodak was among his supporters wishing him a happy birthday.

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Kodak recorded a video in which he wore a MAGA cap that appears to be signed by Trump.

"I would like to see Trump back in office in '24," he said, before sending all his love and support to the billionaire developer.

The rapper also chastised youngn's on the Internet who disapprove of his loyalty: "That just shows that you ain't a good person. You ain't loyal," he said.

Kodak, whose government name is Bill Kapri, received a commutation of his 46-month sentence for falsifying information on federal forms to buy firearms in Florida in 2019.

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Kodak Black made headlines when he swore he would donate $1 million to charity if Trump set him free from prison early.

"If The President Them Free Me, I'm Gonna Spend 1 million on Charity within The First Year I'm Out. That's on Everything," he tweeted on Nov. 27, 2020.

However, Kodak deleted the tweet as soon as he got out.

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The Kansas City Chiefs rallied late in the 4th quarter to win Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers in Miami on Sunday. But the biggest story to emerge from the Super Bowl was non-sports related.

President Donald Trump is facing backlash over his 30-second Super Bowl commercial featuring Alice Marie Johnson, the grandmother who served 21 years of a life sentence for cocaine possession.

Johnson, 64, was given a life sentence for a non-violent offense, thanks to former President Bill Clinton's three strikes law.

Johnson is now an advocate and paid speaker touting Trump's criminal justice reform around the country.

In the Super Bowl ad, Johnson enthusiastically thanked Trump for giving her a new lease on life after she was released from prison.

Social media is furious that Trump took the credit for Kim Kardashian's work advocating for Johnson's release.

They argue that West and her team of lawyers did most of the heavy lifting to secure Johnson's freedom, while Trump only lifted his pen to grant clemency after Kardashian pleaded her case in the Oval Office in 2018.

Former Rep. Bakari Sellers was among Trump's vocal critics on Sunday, tweeting, "That ad was offensive AF," he tweeted before adding, "The "I freed a Negro" ad."

But a Trump supporter wrote, "So, what else is new? President Trump gets criticisms and backlash no matter what he does."

Another wrote: " Of course Democrats and Progressives are offended...This President did something when their President (Obama) did nothing."

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Convicted murderer Cyntoia Brown is a free woman. She was released from prison today, Aug. 7. after Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam commuted her life sentence in January. Brown was a 16-year-old runaway when she fatally shot real estate agent John Allen, 43, in the back of the head while he slept in 2002. She was sentenced to life in prison in 2004.

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