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President Barack Obama: Free Stephanie George

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      The Young Turks

There's a two-tier justice system in America. Need proof? Bankers for HSBC were found guilty of laundering billions of dollars for drug cartels and groups linked to al-Qaeda. Their punishment? Pay a small portion of their billions of profit, and defer bonuses. Stephanie George received a life sentence without parole in 1997 because her boyfriend stashed half a kilogram of cocaine in her home and she had a couple of previous small-time drug deal on her record.

Read more from Michael Allen/ Opposing Views:
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/politics/foreign-policy/war-terror/hsbc-and-standard-chartered-bank-accused-money-laundering-drug

Read more from the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/science/mandatory-prison-sentences-face-growing-skepticism.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

To:
President Barack Obama
Free Stephanie George

Sincerely,
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    • Katherine Lucius FORT WAYNE, IN
      • 10 months ago

      This is important to me because it is clearly a problem within the judicial system of the United States. People of color, including Hispanics, are sentenced at ridiculously longer amounts of prison time than those of whites. The problem here is that justice should equal for anyone who breaks the law. The sentence here is utterly ridiculous.

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    • Amy Paterson GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      Absolutely ludicrous that people with money are above the law because they can afford to pay their way out of it. Even if this woman did commit the crimes she was charged, 15 years is is enough time spent.

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    • melssa keyes KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC
      • 11 months ago

      She is my friends daughter...She has paid a big price for drugs, yet the man that killed my brother served 6 years

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    • Deandre Matthews II LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because the war on drugs is stupid! there is absolutely no reason stephanie George should have a life sentence

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    • Matt Schardt WILMETTE, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      This is a ridiculous sentence. Should she be in prison longer than most violent rapists and violent murderers? Will society be better off with her in jail and her children not having their mother at home to raise them? The punishment FAR exceeds what is deserved. It is an atrocity and an abomination.

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