Talk:List of people pardoned by Bill Clinton
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Removed Anthony M PillaEdit
I can't find any evidence that the former bishop of the diocese of Cleveland -- or anyone else named Anthony M. Pilla -- was ever pardoned by President Clinton, or for that matter charged with or convicted of a crime. The IP address that added this entry to the list has made only one other contribution to Wikipedia -- the addition of "Usama bin Laden" to this list.
(I did find ample references in a Google search with terms "Anthony Pilla Clinton pardon". All the references I found were blog posts that had copies of this list crudely copied & pasted from Wikipedia in the last couple of days, all by people discussing the Libby commutation. None of the actual sources, like the Department of Justice Office of the Pardon Attorney's "Pardons Granted by President Clinton," mention this one. I also found some Freepers making fun of Pilla, which might explain this apparent vandalism.)
Since I removed this entry, there are now 146 people listed under "pardons". Presumably someone should confirm the actual count and fix this sentence:
- On January 20, 2001, President Bill Clinton used his power under the U.S. Constitution to pardon 147 people, thus commuting the sentences of those already convicted of a crime, and obviating a trial for those not yet convicted.
Mherdeg 04:50, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
A summary of each of these people's crimes would be quite nice -- at least a dash after their names that includes something brief.
Is this the linux guy? According to the link he is.
Usma bin landen is on this list?
In reference to Melvin J. Reynolds, the entry reads:
- Melvin J. Reynolds - Democratic Congressman from Illinois - bank fraud; convicted on 12 counts of sexual assault, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography
which would lead the reader to infer that the sentence commuted was one for, amongst other things, sexual assault and child pornography. However, Reynolds had served his sentence for those crimes; what Clinton commuted was a sentence for bank fraud and for lying to SEC investigators.
If this list is going to mention crimes for which commutations and pardons were not issued, then it should distinguish them from those for which they were; and if it is going to list those other crimes, then it should do so for all crimes for all persons on the list.
The mere existence of this article raises a major NPOV red flagEdit
Why is there an article about Clinton's pardons and not one for the first George Bush, Ronald Reagan, or any other president? It's a fairly standard thing for presidents to issue a number of pardons and commutations in the last hours of the presidency. Making a special issue of Clinton's seems to be a fairly obvious ploy to add to the criticism of the man. If there is a problem with his pardons they should be dealt with in a section of his own entry. But unless similar lists are made for the other presidents, I really think this has no place on the site. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 15:09, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
Look a little before writing:
Telecine Guy 22:50, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
Preston King missing?Edit
Philip D. WinnEdit
There are many Clinton pardons not included in this list. The article admits its not complete and asks you to add any you are aware of. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:43, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
=but make sure you don't make Clinton look bad or your addition will be deleted by the Wakopedia Fascists. Remember, Wakopedia is a slave to the Liberal Loony Left and they hate facts, Conservatives, Christians, and FACTS.--188.8.131.52 (talk) 01:55, 25 April 2018 (UTC)