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(NBC News)   Missouri governor says being wrongfully convicted is no reason for a prisoner to jump to the head of the line when there are so many worthy campaign contributors waiting for pardons   (nbcnews.com) divider line
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2021-06-10 9:00:27 PM  
If you live in a state that begins with a MI or a WI, you probably have a racist in charge.

Change that or get out.
Guilt by association is hard to avoid.
 
2021-06-10 9:11:23 PM  
Let's play "Guess the Party".
 
2021-06-10 9:32:18 PM  
Over 40 years in prison, for a crime he didn't commit.  The witness says it wasn't him.  The prosecutors say it wasn't him.  Even the farking people who did the crime, say it wasn't him.

WTF, Missouri!

This guy, if he ever gets out of prison, is going to own the State
 
2021-06-10 10:03:22 PM  
Because cruelty is the point.
 
2021-06-10 10:35:24 PM  

vudukungfu: If you live in a state that begins with a MI or a WI, you probably have a racist in charge.

Change that or get out.
Guilt by association is hard to avoid.


Gretchen Whitmer's actually pretty decent.
 
2021-06-10 11:30:15 PM  
A different way to understand Parsons:  What does guilt have to do with whether a black man should be in prison?
 
2021-06-10 11:41:57 PM  

vudukungfu: If you live in a state that begins with a MI or a WI, you probably have a racist in charge.

Change that or get out.
Guilt by association is hard to avoid.


Probably?  You could say that about ANY state or government if you go back far enough
 
2021-06-11 12:22:28 AM  
He's been waiting 40 years. Who is ahead of him in the queue? You can't tell me that it would take more than a couple of hours work for a staffer, and about 10 seconds for him to sign the pardon or commutation or whatever.
 
2021-06-11 12:23:27 AM  
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker has called for his release. Federal prosecutors in the Western District of Missouri, Jackson County's presiding judge, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and members of the team that convicted Strickland also have said he should be exonerated.

Of course Parson is going to do nothing. He'd rather let Kansas City (and St. Louis for that matter) burn than do anything that might help them.

I hate this state sometimes, and I really hate the one-party good ole boys club known as Jefferson City.
 
2021-06-11 12:26:17 AM  
Just remember that the GOP claim to be Christians.
 
2021-06-11 12:29:40 AM  
Maybe he needs someone to show him how to do it.
 
2021-06-11 12:30:13 AM  
Every day, every motherfarking day, the Republican / conservative / Qanon / Trump humpers get worse.
 
2021-06-11 12:30:40 AM  

OldRod: This guy, if he ever gets out of prison, is going to own the State


I guess you missed this part of the article..

"If Strickland is released, he will not be eligible for compensation from the state. Missouri compensates only inmates who are exonerated through DNA evidence, according to the Midwest Innocence Project"
 
2021-06-11 12:31:44 AM  

madgonad: Just remember that the GOP claim to be Christians.


Are Christians supposed to be the good guys?

Not sure when that's been true.
 
2021-06-11 12:32:49 AM  

vudukungfu: If you live in a state that begins with a MI or a WI anywhere Republicans hold leadership positions, you probably have a racist in charge.

Change that or get out.
Guilt by association is hard to avoid.


FTFY. To be a Republican, you're either a racist or don't find racism (and other bigotry, and corruption, and fascism in general, etc.). to be a deal-breaker.

/Which is really just a long-winded way of saying 'you're a racist' twice.
//If ten people are OK with one Nazi at a table, then you have 11 Nazis.
 
2021-06-11 12:33:23 AM  
There are so many farked up things in that story, not least of all Parsens.
 
2021-06-11 12:36:03 AM  

Yeast No 7: madgonad: Just remember that the GOP claim to be Christians.

Are Christians supposed to be the good guys?

Not sure when that's been true.


If they actually did what their savior told them to do, yes.
 
2021-06-11 12:37:21 AM  

OldRod: Over 40 years in prison, for a crime he didn't commit.  The witness says it wasn't him.  The prosecutors say it wasn't him.  Even the farking people who did the crime, say it wasn't him.

WTF, Missouri!

This guy, if he ever gets out of prison, is going to own the State


Nope. MO only allows wrongful conviction claims if you're exonerated by DNA evidence. There's no federal statute that would grant federal courts jurisdiction over state wrongful convictions.
 
2021-06-11 12:38:40 AM  

vudukungfu: If you live in a state that begins with a MI or a WI, you probably have a racist in charge.

Change that or get out.
Guilt by association is hard to avoid.


The only racists in Wisconsin are the republicans in charge and the cops. At least Wisconsin's governor is a democrat vetoing all the bullshiat that the republicans are passing. Overall the people of Missouri love's the republican corruption and are actively voting it in. Wisconsin is actively trying to get rid of it, and failing.
 
2021-06-11 12:40:10 AM  
Is this a season 3 teaser for the Ozarks or something?
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2021-06-11 12:40:30 AM  

Zaphod42: He's been waiting 40 years. Who is ahead of him in the queue? You can't tell me that it would take more than a couple of hours work for a staffer, and about 10 seconds for him to sign the pardon or commutation or whatever.


Yeah but if you pardon him then people will get falsely convicted on purpose and get free room and board in prison for a few decades until they decide they didn't actually do it and seek a pardon.

/I someone's mind this probably seems plausible
 
2021-06-11 12:42:46 AM  
Prison abolition now
 
2021-06-11 12:43:04 AM  

twat_waffle: OldRod: Over 40 years in prison, for a crime he didn't commit.  The witness says it wasn't him.  The prosecutors say it wasn't him.  Even the farking people who did the crime, say it wasn't him.

WTF, Missouri!

This guy, if he ever gets out of prison, is going to own the State

Nope. MO only allows wrongful conviction claims if you're exonerated by DNA evidence. There's no federal statute that would grant federal courts jurisdiction over state wrongful convictions.


How about federal kidnapping charges for those who have kept him in jail?
 
2021-06-11 12:48:27 AM  
But everyone remember: institutional racism totally doesn't exist, that's just a hoax by antifa crisis actors

Everyone involved in prolonging injustices like this deserves to get the opportunity to get to share some communal underwear of their own.
 
2021-06-11 12:53:24 AM  
That guy needs his ass kicked.
 
2021-06-11 12:54:30 AM  
What a surprise, a christian from the midwest is a vile sack of shiat.
It's almost as if every single christian is the same sort of vile sack of shiat.

Almost.  Like 0.999999999999999999999999999999999999​999999999999999999999999999999999 is almost 1.

/if Jesus actually came back, he would vomit on all christians and their offspring
 
2021-06-11 12:56:28 AM  
Missouri could have voted for Galloway, but rural Missouri voters gonna ruin everything.

/fellow UMR Class of 2004 alum
 
2021-06-11 12:59:48 AM  

OldRod: Over 40 years in prison, for a crime he didn't commit.  The witness says it wasn't him.  The prosecutors say it wasn't him.  Even the farking people who did the crime, say it wasn't him.

WTF, Missouri!

This guy, if he ever gets out of prison, is going to own the State


There's usually a cap on how much the state has to pay out.
 
2021-06-11 1:06:23 AM  
pointing out that a member of the GOP is racist is like shooting fish in a barrel. and they dgaf anyway cos they have no shame.
 
2021-06-11 1:10:08 AM  

Nuc_E: Missouri could have voted for Galloway, but rural Missouri voters gonna ruin everything.

/fellow UMR Class of 2004 alum


Missouri Republicans did what they could to torpedo Galloway.   IIRC, she has uncovered a lot of fraud.   Being a woman and a democrat, and good at rooting out corruption probably scared the bejesus out of them.

Ironically, it was everyone's favorite Missouri Senator that cleared her of any wrong doing.  Only to turn the tables when Galloway opened an investigation into Hawley.
 
2021-06-11 1:12:16 AM  

Yeast No 7: madgonad: Just remember that the GOP claim to be Christians.

Are Christians supposed to be the good guys?

Not sure when that's been true.


~29AD-ish, when that guy said love God, love your neighbor, pay your taxes, and get the moneylenders out of the temple. Also here's some fish and bread, if you're into that kind of thing.
 
2021-06-11 1:12:19 AM  
Neat. Lets see how much a priority it is after the person wrongfully incarcerated sues the state back to a period when they had "a gay old time"...

/Wilmaaaaaaaa!!!
 
2021-06-11 1:13:29 AM  

Badafuco: That guy needs his ass kicked.


Harsh. He's been wrongfully convicted for 40 years, is that not enough for your bloodlust?

/I know
 
2021-06-11 1:23:30 AM  

OldRod: Over 40 years in prison, for a crime he didn't commit.  The witness says it wasn't him.  The prosecutors say it wasn't him.  Even the farking people who did the crime, say it wasn't him.

WTF, Missouri!

This guy, if he ever gets out of prison, is going to own the State


Is a pardon the only way out?

Because I would've guessed that in a case like that there would be some kind of solution within the judicial branch - some way to appeal and overturn his conviction.
 
2021-06-11 1:27:59 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Prison abolition now


Yeah. Seriosuly. How many other innocent convicts are there right now, that the state knows about? We have to consider the possibility, now.
 
2021-06-11 1:30:39 AM  

shpritz: OldRod: Over 40 years in prison, for a crime he didn't commit.  The witness says it wasn't him.  The prosecutors say it wasn't him.  Even the farking people who did the crime, say it wasn't him.

WTF, Missouri!

This guy, if he ever gets out of prison, is going to own the State

Is a pardon the only way out?

Because I would've guessed that in a case like that there would be some kind of solution within the judicial branch - some way to appeal and overturn his conviction.


Apparently not.

Missouri - Innocence Project

Apparently, though, he could be paid $50 for each day he was imprisoned? And that might be why the Governor is being a dipshiat. Frankly, if I lived in Missouri, I would consider it a good use of taxes. Take it out of the prison budget.
 
2021-06-11 1:32:26 AM  
Parson noted that Kevin Strickland, 62, was tried "by a jury of his peers" and found guilty. But he added that he knew there was "a lot more information out there."

Narrator: they didn't consider him their peer.
 
2021-06-11 1:35:13 AM  

vudukungfu: If you live in a state that begins with a MI or a WI, you probably have a racist in charge.

Change that or get out.
Guilt by association is hard to avoid.


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I tried.
 
2021-06-11 2:10:03 AM  
What is the purpose of Missouri? Do we need it?
 
2021-06-11 2:37:33 AM  

Oysterman: vudukungfu: If you live in a state that begins with a MI or a WI, you probably have a racist in charge.

Change that or get out.
Guilt by association is hard to avoid.

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I tried.


Heh.  Yeah, I sent her a lot of money myself.  More than I sent to Biden, I think.
 
2021-06-11 2:56:59 AM  

Zaphod42: He's been waiting 40 years. Who is ahead of him in the queue? You can't tell me that it would take more than a couple of hours work for a staffer, and about 10 seconds for him to sign the pardon or commutation or whatever.


Black. Back of the bus.
 
2021-06-11 3:11:19 AM  

Insurgent: pointing out that a member of the GOP is racist is like shooting fish in a barrel. and they dgaf anyway cos they have no shame.


They have no repercussions. So there is no consequences. And they can say the most vile shiat they want.
 
2021-06-11 3:48:03 AM  

Bandito King: twat_waffle: OldRod: Over 40 years in prison, for a crime he didn't commit.  The witness says it wasn't him.  The prosecutors say it wasn't him.  Even the farking people who did the crime, say it wasn't him.

WTF, Missouri!

This guy, if he ever gets out of prison, is going to own the State

Nope. MO only allows wrongful conviction claims if you're exonerated by DNA evidence. There's no federal statute that would grant federal courts jurisdiction over state wrongful convictions.

How about federal kidnapping charges for those who have kept him in jail?


The feds wouldn't have jurisdiction. In this case, there's not anything that can really be done except for the governor granting a pardon or him appealing the MO Supreme Court decision up to SCOTUS. If he were to appeal to SCOTUS, he may not be granted cert, much less a decision reversing the MO courts. Herrera v. Collins, 506 U.S. 390 (1993), would be cited in the majority opinion. Placing his hopes with the governor has the lowest chance for a disappointing outcome, which should tell you all you need to know about the state of our legal system.
 
2021-06-11 4:14:34 AM  
well, you do live in Misery...

/Misery loves company?
//is this thing on
 
2021-06-11 4:15:04 AM  
Black guy? Yep... of course.
 
2021-06-11 4:34:42 AM  
I do remember Parson was refusing to let Galloway look at some aspects of state government during the election last year, even though such things were her JOB.

Probably why she's not seeking reelection.
 
2021-06-11 5:30:48 AM  

BuckTurgidson: Parson noted that Kevin Strickland, 62, was tried "by a jury of his peers" and found guilty. But he added that he knew there was "a lot more information out there."

Narrator: they didn't consider him their peer.


And that's why the governor won't move any faster than molasses in the dead of winter.

Black guy found guilty by an all white jury and a white judge?  Gov. obviously believes that the Innocence project got their facts wrong and he won't move until someone can prove they're right.
 
2021-06-11 6:04:44 AM  

MrWhipee: OldRod: This guy, if he ever gets out of prison, is going to own the State

I guess you missed this part of the article..

"If Strickland is released, he will not be eligible for compensation from the state. Missouri compensates only inmates who are exonerated through DNA evidence, according to the Midwest Innocence Project"


I wonder if they could challenge that based on the DNA exoneration not existing when he was convicted.
 
2021-06-11 6:16:38 AM  

OldRod: Over 40 years in prison, for a crime he didn't commit.  The witness says it wasn't him.  The prosecutors say it wasn't him.  Even the farking people who did the crime, say it wasn't him.

WTF, Missouri!

This guy, if he ever gets out of prison, is going to own the State


I guarantee you the prisoner is poor, and has no money or family who can chip in $100k to the governor for the pardon.  The governor's statement is the equivalent of "that's a nice relative you got there, be a darn shame if he spent another 10 waiting for that pardon".  It also makes the prisoners lawsuit much easier.  Thankfully it's the MI taxpayers who will pay, and not the governor, who got to blow a racist dog whistle to boost his numbers.
 
2021-06-11 6:50:47 AM  
Step 1: Vote for humanities' worst who have no desire or interest to improve life
Step 2: Rejoice when watching the worst people in the world be what they are, because stigginnit
Step 3: Get angry because your life is miserable and not improving
Step 4: Get angry and vote for the worst because stigginnit
Step 5: Blame the people that actually have interest to improve your life, but do let pride get in the way because stigginnit is more fun and personal responsibility for one's actions is like work, plus is easier to repeat Steps 1-4
 
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