ABC Radio has an interesting report on the controversy over 11th hour pardons given by Kentucky’s outgoing governor.
According to ABC Radio, the FBI is looking into the flurry of more than 400 pardons Republican Governor Matt Bevin granted after he was defeated in November before he resigned in December. Among those pardoned were reportedly convicted killers and child rapists.
According to ABC Radio, Bevin defended his pardons during an interview with radio station 840 WHAS: “Bevin said he’d made ‘the most informed’ decisions that he could after speaking to legal and law experts as well as advocates.”
It’s interesting when we look at our criminal justice system in America. … I don’t care what your ideology — whether you’re liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat — we should want there to be integrity in the system.”Matt Bevin, former Kentucky governor
According to AP, after losing the governor’s race to Democrat Andy Beshear in November, Bevin gave 428 pardons.
The family of one alleged killer who received a pardon reportedly raised $20,000 for Bevin’s campaign, though Bevin says he did not personally know anyone he pardoned. The pardoned man maintained his innocence.
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