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According to ABC13,

President Obama pardoned 78 people on Monday (December 19th) and shortened the sentences of 153 other federal inmates, in the largest number of clemencies in a single day by any president. Obama has been granting a large number of commutations in his final months in office, most of them shortening sentences of those convicted of non-violent drug offenses. The pardons yesterday were for a range of offenses, including possession of counterfeit currency, felon in possession of a firearm, and involuntary manslaughter. Obama’s White House counsel, Neil Eggleston, said Obama has now pardoned a total of 148 people during his presidency, and shortened the sentences of 1,176 others. He also said that he expects Obama to issue more commutations and pardons before he leaves office.

That’s what’s up!  And people say that he didn’t do anything directly for black people. 😒

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