Clemency for Josephine Ledesma Serving Life Without Parole

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Andy Lofgren
5 years ago
In regard to these last two shallow-sighted "know-nothings" who posted here recently, two days ago... What the hell are they thinking? The more recent of the two calls the situation "true justice..." How the hell was twenty-four undeserved years in prison "true justice?" As for the second, earlier one down on the list, which I now happen to notice is the same character - In his preceding post he seems to be congratulating president Obama, in citing that he always held out faith that he "would do something great" one day, as if this finally might have been "it," perhaps the only thing president Obama might finally have ever done "great" in his nearly eight years as president; well, at least this appears to have been sufficient to have fulfilled his (perhaps, only?) expectations of president Obama's presidency, and to such a presumably "great" extent that he will now "sleep well tonight?" It also appears as though he is speaking to president Obama in his subsequent, last sentence as if he might be under some sort of delusion that our nation's president, president Obama might actually be looking at what he has written, be impressed by his suggestion "if you ever need anything,, count on me !" - as if he might furthermore be under the delusion that president Obama, upon reading this might become so moved by it so as to magically come to him, and perhaps afford him some sort of little, reciprocal -type of "pat on the back?" Sorry but I've got news for you, 'Buster': Don't count on it, or get your hopes too high.

I don't understand what this guy's delusional -type problem was... Maybe it was, that he was just "too high?"

All right now, enough with the jokes in relation to that guy's recent retardation. Here following is a link to another, perhaps almost equally misfortunate victim of our nation's evil criminal justice system, whose perhaps similarly-deserved petition got recently denied by president Obama's administration:

https://www.change.org/p/pardon-my-son-edwin-walter-rubis-480-months-for-marijuana-is-not-justice?
and
https://www.change.org/p/pardon-my-son-edwin-walter-rubis-480-months-for-marijuana-is-not-justice/u/17530415

I am sorry, but I am afraid there may be little reason to be proud of president Obama, especially with respect to this subject matter.

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dale kasztelanski
5 years ago
this is true justice....love to all !!

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dale kasztelanski
5 years ago
thank you , Mr. Obama,, i always felt you would do something great one day. Thank you so much!! i will sleep well tonight,,,and so will you ! if you ever need anything,, count on me !

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Andy Lofgren
5 years ago
I am very happy for you, that against all odds your mother was finally granted clemency by President Obama. This, definitely is a little victory to be happy about. Now though… I would like to specifically recommend, that you try to ensure that you maintain a proper and realistic perspective concerning the egregiousness and outrageousness of this government-perpetrated injustice against your mother (for the last what, 24 years?,) and don’t be so overwhelmed in your rejoicing of this seriously long-overdue clemency grant that you forget as for how outrageous this government-perpetrated abuse against your mother was, and the fact that it probably never deserved to have happened in the first place. Based upon your story and the information which you have shared, it very-much seems to me that you and your other family members never deserved to be robbed of your mother in the first place, as you described which happened back in 1990 when you were eleven. Do not forget as for how outrageous, costly, unnecessary, damaging and counterproductive this abuse was in the first place: It never should have happened.

I’m not sure it would be correct to refer to your mother as being “lucky,” simply after this recent positive development as there is nothing “lucky” about undeservedly spending 24 years in prison, essentially having your life ripped away and stolen by the politicians who made it possible, and were responsible for legislating the evil law framework which made this government abuse possible. However… Considering as for how much of this sort of needless incarceration evil which our government is responsible for routinely perpetrating – perhaps we could say, that maybe your mother was “lucky” in the sense that she happened to become one of the few “lucky” unfortunate ones benefitting from this recent little “courtesy” gesture afforded by President Barack Obama. You say, that only “214 federal inmates including Josephine Ledesma” were granted commutations of their prison sentences by President Obama on 8/3/2016, and that this was supposedly “the largest single-day grant of commutations in the nation's history?” This seems to be only an extremely miniscule, almost microscopic “drop in the bucket” so to speak, in terms of our government’s deserved obligation to address these current incarceration abuses of the current day.

Again… Although your (otherwise unlucky) mother, Josephine Ledesma may have been one of a quite exceedingly few of her category, who just recently got “lucky” in finally being freed – Once again it is important to remember that this evil government abuse never deserved to happen to begin with. As president, Barack Obama probably likes to occasionally “pat himself on the back” so to speak, in the course of affording some minor publicity stunt “here or there” in order to try to maintain a public image suggesting that he cares; the fact of the matter is he probably most certainly doesn’t, considering the quite exceedingly limited scope of this recent public image gesture. The president occasionally does a very minor good thing “here or there,” “throwing a bone” (so to speak) to just a few once in a while for the sake of his public image, and to maintain and inspire some hope among the many countless others in the same “boat.” The truth is however that the majority of these countless masses currently incarcerated undeservingly in our nation’s private, for-profit prison industry will receive no such deserved presidential intervention or consideration whatsoever.

Again… Although I am happy for you in relation to this recent, positive development – you and your mother deserved much more for these costly damages needlessly inflicted: You and your mother, at a minimum deserve an apology from President Obama, not only for the twenty-four years, but also specifically for the last seven which happened under his watch. I might also venture to suggest that perhaps some “pain and suffering” –type damages might deserve to be awarded you and your mother at the expense of taxpayers, for having perpetrated and funded the abuse you and your mother experienced; I am not intending to suggest in the very least however that this might ever happen, although be it deserved.

Now, it is important to consider… that concern for the wellbeing of others is important. The only reason your petition happened to get 160,000+ signers is because other people who don’t know you “cared,” and felt sympathetic. Once again, congratulations on this positive development concerning the future (not the past) of your mother, however I would like to ask of you that you please continue to similarly “care” in relation to this type of cause which you were promoting by your petition, recognize that countless others are still undeservedly incarcerated in our nation’s for-profit prison industry purgatory who deserve to be freed, and their deservedness for clemency is of no lesser validity than that of your mother.

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Carol Weller
5 years ago
Everyone deserves a 2nd chance.

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lourdes ibarra
5 years ago
Im signing th is petición because i think 24 For te are of prisión have be en enough punishment in fact i think She has been in prisión to Long

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Jean Swetzer
5 years ago
I agree that 24 years is way too long and certainly, long enough! Give her Time Served, and let her be with her family.

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Regina mederos
5 years ago
I believe in a second chance... She is a good women and deserve to be home with her famil..

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Theresa Weinman
5 years ago
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Ms. Cavazos
5 years ago
Horrible'