Re: Good thing there is no death penalty here.Jun 9th, 2011
karrie, come on! Surely you know the difference between parole and pardon.
What your post, above, claims is that just because somebody is expert on how to cook spaghetti he/she is also an expert on how to eat it without getting indigestion.
Or something like that. Pardon is not parole. Parole is nor pardon. not even close.
SLM was talking about pardons nor paroles in the context that when you've served what ever sentence for a crime you've been convicted of, upon being of good behaviour and not being arrested you can apply for a pardon of your conviction. Which means that if granted, the conviction will not appear on any searches or back ground checks unless you are again arrested and the police search a deeper level of the data base only available to them for this purpose. It is common practice to rubber stamp pardons if the criteria is met for no violent and minor offenses. This is the part about pardons SLM was addressing and to which I agree. It shouldn't be just a matter of paperwork and there should be more serious consideration to handing out pardons.
Pardons nor parole. Everyone in the discussion understands the difference and only you were confused with the change of direction and the subject of paroles and pardons the SLM raised.