Under President Donald J. Trump, the White House ran an ad hoc clemency process that provided an advantage to people with connections to him.
Of the nearly 240 pardons and commutations he granted during his term, only 25 came through the regular Justice Department process. The rest were a product of connections, influence and money.“The Road to Clemency From Trump Was Closed to Most Who Sought It,” The New York Times, January 26, 2021.
Now, I realize that some of you cops may be functionally illiterate.
(That means you can’t read.)
And I’m fully aware that most of you don’t believe anything that doesn’t come from Fox “News” or Breitbart.
But the more intelligent ones among you might at least want to know why so many of us think your profession is untrustworthy and corrupt.
And one of the reasons is that you supported this. With your money and your votes, your unions and your associations.
When are you people going to learn to stay the hell out of politics.
It’s for your own good.
That is, if you really give a damn about the court of public opinion.
You know, the opinions of the people who pay your salaries and fund your departments.