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December 22, 2012
Paolo Gabriele, the former butler of Pope Benedict XVI who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for leaking his boss’ private documents, has reason to be happy today — he’s the beneficiary of a papal pardon. Pope Benedict visited him in prison today, to communicate the pardon in person. From a Vatican statement: "This constitutes a paternal gesture toward a person with whom the Pope shared a relationship of daily familiarity for many years." Gabriele was reportedly released immediately, and has returned home. source  

Paolo Gabriele, the former butler of Pope Benedict XVI who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for leaking his boss’ private documents, has reason to be happy today — he’s the beneficiary of a papal pardon. Pope Benedict visited him in prison today, to communicate the pardon in person. From a Vatican statement: "This constitutes a paternal gesture toward a person with whom the Pope shared a relationship of daily familiarity for many years." Gabriele was reportedly released immediately, and has returned home. source  

18:42 // 1 year ago
April 2, 2011

Rally at Mississippi Capitol for Scott sisters pardon

  • NO Haley Barbour won’t give the Scott sisters a full pardon source

» The Governor won’t have it: A rally was held outside the Mississippi State Capitol building yesterday, urging Governor Haley Barbour to grant a full pardon to the Scott sisters, Gladys and Jamie. It’s been 16 years since the two received double life sentences for armed robbery, a punishment that was absurdly severe even if presuming the sisters’ guilt- check out this great article by The New York Times’ Bob Herbert to brush up on the story. Barbour suspended their sentences indefinitely earlier this year, because Jamie had kidney disease and Gladys was offering a transplant, so they now have their freedom back. Barbour’s response on properly pardoning the two, though? “Tell ‘em don’t save any space in the newspaper for that to be announced.”

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12:09 // 3 years ago
December 31, 2010

Did New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson pardon Billy the Kid?

  • NO not enough firm evidence, says Gov. Richardson source
11:03 // 3 years ago
December 29, 2010
Still waiting for a pardon in New Mexico: Billy the Kid: 120 years ago, Billy the Kid was promised a pardon by New Mexico’s then-governor, Lew Wallace. In the next two days, current Gov. Bill Richardson might just grant it. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Still waiting for a pardon in New Mexico: Billy the Kid: 120 years ago, Billy the Kid was promised a pardon by New Mexico’s then-governor, Lew Wallace. In the next two days, current Gov. Bill Richardson might just grant it. source

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20:31 // 3 years ago