24-Year Old Gets Three Life Sentences for Witnessing a Drug Deal

Via RT:

It’s been nearly 20 years since Clarence Aaron was put in jail for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine, and unless President Obama steps in, the 19-year veteran of the American prison system is expected to stay there for a while. A long while.

Aaron wasn’t buying, selling or even touching coke when cops busted the then 23-year-old college student in 1993. Instead Aaron was simply a witness of a plotted crack transaction and associate of the buyer and seller, who, unlike him, pled guilty and gave law enforcement their full cooperation. But despite lacking any criminal record at all, however, Aaron was sentenced to serve three life sentences behind bars for his role in a would-be drug deal. Neither President Clinton nor George W. Bush offered a commutation to kill the lengthy sentence during their combined 16 years in office, and new evidence reveals that there may have been a reason for that.

An investigation launched by the website ProPublica reveals that the Bush White House was never informed of the facts of the case accounted for in a confidential Justice Department review, and that only now are America’s leaders being brought up to snuff as far as what needs to be known in the case of Clarence Aaron…

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9 Comments on "24-Year Old Gets Three Life Sentences for Witnessing a Drug Deal"

  1. I kept expecting to hear the twilight-zone theme music while I was reading this.

  2. The government has committed worse crimes than most of the people it incarcerates.  

  3. ABRACADABRA123 | Jun 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm |

    This kind of sentence related to drugs crack and black community from late 80’s / 80’s is 1 of a million.

    remember the laws was even crack to powder 100/1 a  whole generation was wiped out as a result.

  4. Obama’s too busy putting on a minstrel show to bother helping anyone.

  5. discusthrower | Jun 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm |

    how much crack we talking about here?  Or is he crack?  I initially thought, “what a nightmare.”  Just imagine the people who are willing to do this to people…

  6. marvin nubwaxer | Jun 13, 2012 at 11:22 pm |

     a politician who says anything remotely suggesting that too many people are in jail and prison would be voted out of office.  same with suggesting our gigantic military could be reduced.  

  7. Lmnop_nis | Jun 16, 2012 at 4:31 am |

    What……………the……………..FUCK!!!!!?????? And this was deemed “justice”? DA FUQ!!!???? This shit makes me hate the human race. Fuck anybody who thinks this is just. Drug laws are in no way just. You can’t decide for a populace of a nation what it can and cannot injest or possess if it will not directly injure or kill another. Sure, we need some laws, I’ll admit that, but we do not need to criminalize everything under the fucking sun. Fuck lawmakers and fuck the police. AND FUCK YOU, TOO!!!!!

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