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Marilyn Mosby is scheduled to be sentenced next week for a federal mortgage fraud conviction.

Ex-State’s Attorney for Baltimore, Marilyn Mosby, is set to be sentenced for federal mortgage fraud.

Black leaders were reacting to Biden pardoning federal marijuana convictions by urging Congress and governors to do the same on the state level.

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Hip-hop has always had a complicated relationship with money and morals.

Danesh D’Souza promotes the kind of racist ideas that warms the president's heart.

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President Barack Obama‘s commutation of 8 crack cocaine sentences that he said were unduly harsh underscores the problem with so-called “mandatory minimum” drug sentencing laws that force judges to impose long sentences even if they don’t fit the crime. “The people [whose sentences he commuted] yesterday already had served 15 years, many of them — […]

White criminals seeking presidential pardons over the past decade have been nearly four times as likely to succeed as minorities, a ProPublica examination has found. SEE ALSO: Father Says It Was ‘A Mistake’ To Use 9-year-old As Chauffeur ‘Tunnel Of Love’ Couple Busted Having Sex On Water Slide

One of the American president’s extraordinary powers is to pardon criminals’ offences and commute their sentences. Barack Obama has been active on that front in the past week, pardoning five people. According to the Chicago Tribune, Obama pardoned a 72-year-old man who was nabbed for a jewelry theft 30 years ago: A Park Ridge man […]

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday pardoned eight people convicted of crimes ranging from conspiring to import marijuana to selling alligator hides. The action marked the second set of pardons Obama has granted since becoming president. The first pardons, last December, went to nine people whose crimes included possessing drugs, counterfeiting and mutilating coins. […]