From the article:
“TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a dramatic, hourlong meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in a 1949 case now seen as a racial injustice.”
Well isn’t that special! Pardons railroaded black kids 70 years too late – Really fucked their lives and their families lives…don’t think this token gesture means anything. Frankly it’s an insult coming so late (better late than never is bullshit)! So are they going to do mass pardons for sex offenders who were deliberately demonized and stereotyped as monsters who are all the same.
They should because exactly the same thing is being done TODAY as it was to those poor framed kids 70 years ago! There are plenty of innocent citizens listed on the sex offender registry in Florida and other states who being unfamiliar with legal issues accepted pleas not understanding their options. The conditions that were agreed upon can be changed at any time OR I should say that the government can change them at will (we can not) and in addition to that more are added each year which have resulted in creating a situation in many states and especially in Florida where it is essentially impossible to live.
Others who have done their time and paid their debt are allowed to fully reenter society. Drug dealers and murders might be living next door and yet there is no registry for them. I really think that parents should not let the government tell them lies and fool them into thinking that they have any interest in children. Registries do not work and especially for sex offences because they do not take into account individuals but broad brush everyone together. Even in states with a 3 tier classification system are ineffective because they are not uniformly applied and vary greatly from state to state.
I think that it is time that we stop destroying lives and then trying to make amends decades later with hallow apologies.
If it’s all the same to you – I did my time and I would like my life back now while I can still use some of it!
END LIFE TIME REGISTRATION!