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Pardon Me For My Crime

A pardon is legal believe it or not. It is a way of receiving forgiveness for a crime and for the penalty that usually comes with it. In most cases, the President of the United States or a state governor hands out pardons.

Try not to confuse pardons and clemency. Clemency only reduces the penalty for the crime committed, but does not forgive the crime itself. The other word used for clemency is reprieve. You may have heard of instances of this in the news and wondered about it.

Most often pardons are given to people who have been wrongly convicted. Interestingly enough, many of the people who are offered a pardon under those circumstances turn it down. This is largely due to the fact that accepting a pardon may be seen as an admission of guilt.

What an odd system of justice when those wrongly convicted of a crime must wait until their appeals process has run its course and hope to have their sentence overturned. A pardon would obviously be an easier way to clear their record, but what society perceives is more important to them.

Under the Constitution, the President has the right and the power to hand out pardons. The formal wording goes like this: “to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.” On initial reading, this may seem fairly straightforward.

However it isn’t always as clear and to the point as a political figure may like. The US Supreme Court has actually interpreted the above powers to include granting pardons, amnesty, respites, remissions of fines and forfeitures, commutation of a sentence, conditional pardons and conditional commutation of a sentence.

Federal pardons are sent to the President and go through the Pardon Attorney’s Office prior to being vetted by the President. The President has the ability to grant the request or deny it.

Jeremiah Denslow is a Dayton Divorce Lawyer [http://www.denslowlaw.com] in Dayton Ohio with Denslow Law Firm. The firm specializes in family law. Jeremiah also practices Dayton criminal defense [http://www.denslowlaw.com]. To learn more, visit Denslowlaw.com.

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Unlikely Angel

Dolly Parton, Roddy McDowall. Dolly Parton plays a country singer that dies and comes back as an angel that must do good deeds. 1996/color/95 min/PG/fullscreen.

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16 Responses to “Pardon Me For My Crime”

  • scianciolo71:

    Don’t know what controversy is about, but support your candor. I go for my mammogram & ultrasound today, but I know result already. I hope I can be as real as you are. All the best.

  • kristy olson:

    Linda, your video is awesome! I wish you well. Thank you for sharing.

  • smaqck:

    Hi Linda! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the world at large. How inspiring and thanks for calling out those who would muddy the water. If we’re going to defeat Breast Cancer, we can’t get caught up in all that mess!

  • oCDKo:

    You are a wonderful woman.

  • chichilala99:

    Beautiful Linda….you are so wonderful, so enlightening, so beautiful. I adore you. You’re such a breath of fresh air. Love you, girl. And YOU are my super woman. xoxox

  • cminy1989:

    God bless you Ms Linda!!! You are right and I support you! My mom and I are breast cancer survivors 6 years apart. I recently had a mastectomy at 41. Yes, breast cancer makes you mentally strong! Cancer is not a death sentence, its an awakening! Please see my website if you get a chance…

    naturalbreastcancerprevention (dot) com

  • friendsfamilyaccount:

    You really are the biggest ignoramus on the planet. Interesting that everyone who DOESN”T have cancer has all these “anecdotes” of how they “heard” someone or other cured themselves. I’m the biggest promoter of organic foods, alternative medicine and I have worked with many herbalists instead of doctors, lead a totally holistic lifestyle and STILL got slammed with breast cancer. You have NO idea what sh*t you got exposed to as a kid that were DNA altering. Reversing DNA damage is NOT so easy!

  • McEarthangel:

    @ uknowearth I’m appalled & disgusted by your comments. You appear to think that people with cancer need to “mentally CURE” themselves and yet also think that herbs are the answer!! If people could simply mentally heal themselves…then they would!! And if that was possible why would they needs herbs??? If you’re ever unfortunate enough to get cancer I very much doubt that you’ll be so sure about nibbling on herbs & mental curing!!!

  • LizaLoo82:

    I didn’t claim to be a saint, you idiot. I said I was a bi**h, and cancer has made me this way. So, just f*** off already, you sorry waste of skin. You act like a stupid fkn troll and you most likely look like one, too.

  • josephdadey:

    Great video!

  • ssawebnet:

    You are the best. Thank you.

  • gumdokim:

    That be soo wonderful if you could tyvm 🙂

  • gumdokim:

    I pass my cancer onto u i have enough to share…How would you like it? Sunny side up? You can also take the chemo treatments for all of us too 🙂 Would u be so kind as to go to chemo and radiation for all of us with cancer?

  • J. M. Zuurbier:
    87 of 89 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful Holiday Movie, December 24, 2002
    J. M. Zuurbier (Canada) –

    This review is from: Unlikely Angel (DVD)

    Dolly Parton plays Ruby Diamond in this touching Christmas story. Ruby meets an untimely death, and before entering heaven wants to become an angel. She is sent back to earth on a mission, and if she succeeds she will get her wings. She has to complete a mission before midnight on Christmas Eve. Ruby is now a nanny for a dysfunctional family who is trying to cope after the death of the mother in the family. The family is disconnected, the father a workaholic and the two children feeling distanced. Ruby helps the family realize they need each other, and need to stick together. Overall it is a wonderful holiday movie that will warm your heart. Dolly sings some wonderful songs too. Overall a well written movie, and Dolly is excellent in it. Add this one to your collection, it will brighten any Christmas.

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  • Jennifer Conway:
    27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A wonderful holiday movie that touches the heart and spirit!, December 1, 1999

    This review is from: Unlikely Angel (DVD)

    A wonderful holiday movie about a woman played by Dolly Parton who has an untimely death and must complete a good deed on earth to enter the gates of heaven. Unknowingly to her her good deed is to help a workaholic father realize that the most important thing is his family and that spending time with them on Christmas will bring the family closer together. Dolly is aided on her good deed journey by the late great Roddy McDowell who plays St. Peter who guides her and tells her what to do to complete her mission. I think the songs are great as well. A must see family fare!

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  • bookloversfriend:
    28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    not just for Dolly fans, September 13, 2005
    bookloversfriend (United States) –

    This review is from: Unlikely Angel (DVD)

    It would be a shame if only Dolly Parton fans saw this movie. They will like it, of course, but anyone who likes wholesome family feel-good movies will like it too. Dolly has one week to bring a hurt and alienated family back together again, and this father, son and daughter are a challenge even to a good-hearted infectious spirit like Dolly. The set-backs are believable, and how she finally does it is believable.

    I wish I could give the movie a perfect score, and the rest of the movie is so good, it almost deserves it. But if you’re NOT a fan, the first scene is likely to dampen your response to most of the rest of the movie (until you realize that the rest of the movie is not at all like the first scene). I urge you to skip this scene on your first viewing. The story does not start until scene 2 anyway, so you’re not missing any story. On the Image DVD, you can just start with track 2. If you don’t, you’ll feel that this is a three-star movie and you’ll be sure that your friendly reviewer is totally besotted to think that merely cutting the first scene would make any difference.

    The end too is regretable–not the end of the story, that ends beautifully and credibly. But the movie doesn’t stop. It keeps going, and the audience is treated to a rock-country version of (I’m afraid to say it) the Hallelujah Chorus. Now, this may be some viewers’ cup of beer, but others will throw up. So, depending on your taste, stop the movie when the story is wrapped up. Don’t sour your experience by sitting through that musical atrocity.

    If you make these two cuts, you’ll be giving this movie 5-plus stars and wondering what is wrong with your friendly reviewer that he couldn’t see it that way. And one final tip: if you like this type of story, check out Little House on the Prairie Christmas edition, Mary Christmas, and I’ll Be Home for Christmas(1997). And if you read books, try A Thanksgiving Miracle. Other movies and books of this type, I’m sure you’re already familiar with.

    If you’re a student of film or a screenwriter, watch the movie both ways (with the cuts and without) to discover the enormous effects that a bad scene can have on the REST OF the movie. It will astound you!

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