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Governor Rauner Uses Clemency Power Sparingly Since taking office in January, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has been mum about how he feels about using his power to grant clemency . During his first six months in office, Gov. Rauner has only granted clemency to nine people, while rejecting the petitions of 201. Few Clemency Petitions […]

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WHY MARK WAHLBERG DOESN’T DESERVE A PARDON In 2014, actor Mark Wahlberg applied for a pardon from then Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.  By the time he turned 17, the actor committed several crimes.  After reading his petition, I concluded Wahlberg did not deserve a pardon. I will explain why. His Crimes In 1988, Wahlberg attacked […]