Who Actually Deserves to be Pardoned?

–Classic Interview: Anthony Papa, the Manager of Media Relations for the Drug Policy Alliance who was sentenced to 15 to life for a drug offense, joins David to discuss the war on drugs, mass incarceration, and mandatory minimums -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow…

Death penalty appeal seeks to protect suspects from homophobic jurors

A South Dakota man sentenced to death in 1993 by a jury that fretted a life sentence would only gratify his homosexuality hopes the Supreme Court will spare him. The jury’s ugly prejudices were clear to the original sentencing court at the time. As they…

Republican Opposed To Expanding Healthcare: ‘When Your Time’s Up You’re Gonna Die!’

On Wednesday, Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson County)) blithely sentenced millions of Americans to death. Asked about the Americans who’ve been denied health care in states that have refused to expand Medicaid—a policy the Trump administration has encouraged—Carrico issued a heartless response. “When your time’s up,…

Rights group tells Trump to show ‘some spine’ after Bahrain sentences activist to five years

A Bahraini human rights activist has been sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for tweeting critical statements about Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes on Yemen and saying that Bahrain tortures prisoners. Reuters reports that Nabeel Rajab, who has been in and out of prison in…

Larry Nassar sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison

Larry Nassar, the former doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, was sentenced for the final time in an Eaton County, Michigan courtroom on Monday. For the last three weeks, Nassar has sat for two sentencing hearings related to his guilty pleas on 10…

Olympic Committee gives USA Gymnastics an ultimatum: resign, or be decertified

One day after Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing at least 150 women and girls over a period of decades, the CEO of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) delivered an ultimatum to USA Gymnastics (USAG), one…