America’s first black president, Barack Obama couldn’t be bothered when it came to commuting the sentence of Alice Johnson, a black, 63-yr-old great-grandmother, and first-time drug offender. Even though he was asked 3 times by her family to consider her case…Barack Obama couldn’t be bothered.
On May 24, 2018, Presiden Trump issued a posthumous pardon for the heavyweight champion boxer, and black iconic sports figure, Jack Johnson. Former President Obama was asked but refused to pardon Jack Johnson.
The black community in America is taking notice. Patricia Dickson tweeted about how Obama ignored the pleas of both of the Johnsons families:
We have learned that Obama, America's first black President, refused to pardon Jack Johnson when he was petitioned by Johnson's family and friends. We now know that Alice Johnson's family petitioned Obama THREE times and he refused to grant her clemency as well.
— Patricia Dickson (@Patrici15767099) June 8, 2018
Today, President Trump announced that the 63-year-old grandmother, Alice Johnson, a first time offender who was given a life sentence with no chance of parole, over a non-violent drug charge, would be released from prison after he commuted her sentence.
Alice Johnson was ecstatic. First, she thanked Jesus Christ and then she thanked President Trump.
“I want to, first of all, thank my Lord and Savior, thank Jesus Christ. Without Him, I can do nothing, but with Him, I can do everything! I want to thank President Donald John Trump. Hallelujuah! For giving me another chance to live and restoring me to my family.”
After four years and two presidential administrations, Alice Marie Johnson is finally going home.
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) June 7, 2018
BBC reports – I first began communicating with Ms. Johnson as she waited to hear whether or not she’d been approved under President Barack Obama’s Clemency Initiative in 2014, where he pardoned 231 prisoners. She easily met all of the criteria, she had a spotless disciplinary record and even her own warden felt that she deserved to go home. Unfortunately, according to the Obama regime, Johnson didn’t “fit all of the criteria” for the former president’s clemency project, and was rejected just days before Obama’s term ended.
According to The Grio, Johnson’s daughter, Tretessa has become a vocal advocate for her mother over the years, making sure the press and the public know the woman behind the case.
“She’s made some serious mistakes in her life, but she is not this monster,” she said of her mother. “I mean, she’s really turned a very negative situation to as positive of a situation as she can.”
“We are praying for mercy in my mom’s case… that this nightmare is finally coming to an end,” she told told BBC News in reference to Kardashian’s involvement.
She swore to me she would never put her family through this process again – the disappointment was too painful for her two daughters.
Renewed hope came in the unlikely form of a reality TV superstar – Kim Kardashian West, whom Johnson began referring to as her “war angel”. Today, the long battle is finally over, though it is more a testament to the arbitrariness of the clemency process than anything else.
According to Ms. Johnson’s lawyer Brittany K Barnett, it was Kardashian West herself who called to deliver the news to Ms. Johnson.
“Overwhelmed with emotion, Alice said it feels like she has been ‘resurrected from the dead and she has her life back’.” –