Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning Sentence (And 200 Plus More)
President Obama has commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning. Manning will only have to serve four more months --She will be freed May 17.
Manning was one of 273 people granted clemency or pardons today, according to the White House.
His totals: 1,385 grants of clemency and 212 pardons.
With today’s 209 grants of commutation, the President has now commuted the sentences of 1,385 individuals – the most grants of commutation issued by any President in this nation’s history. President Obama’s 1,385 commutation grants – which includes 504 life sentences – is also more than the total number of commutations issued by the past 12 presidents combined. And with today’s 64 pardons, the President has now granted a total of 212 pardons.
That's what you call change. Thank you, President Obama. [More...]
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