Man spends 29 yrs in jail for a rape did not do. Granted unconditional pardon. (They got the right guy now). He has just been arrested for drug possession. Should they prosecute?
I disagree with non violent drug offenders being prosecuted to begin with. That being said what did they think would happen. After 29 years in prison what marketable skills does he have to function in society? Our prison system does little for actual reform. He probably had very limited options so drug use seems pretty typical.
If found guilty, I think credit for time served would be very appropriate.
He should be ordered drug therapy and a lot of counseling for what he went through.
Because having once been unjustly imprisoned gives him a free pass for subsequent criminal behavior? That sounds a little off to me. That actually sounds a lot off to me. Is there a limit to the free pass? Robbery? Murder?
Did he break the law with a jailable (sp) offense? If so, he needs to pay the penalty. He can't be given a free pass just because he was wrongfully convicted once before.
This user is currently being ignored
So let's just let him
Do what he wants. Makes sense.
It seemed like what you were inferring. What's your solution?
Or you are saying maybe he wants back in?
So then it would be a disservice to him in a way if people went easy on him. I see your point now.
Guy, I'm not trying to twist your words. Im trying to engage in conversation with you. Geez.
Prosecute, but give him credit for time served.
Absolutely. Being wrongfully arrested/jailed in the past doesn't give someone a get of of jail free card. He's still responsible for his actions.
I don't think possession should be a offense worthy of an arrest, but just because you were wrongly convicted of some crime in the past does not automatically give you a free pass on some future crime.
Give him time served.