Former POW Bowe Bergdahl asks for pardon before Barack Obama leaves office

December 5, 2016 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who’s accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama […]

A Haley Barbour pardon doesn’t guarantee a clean criminal record, Mississippi Supreme Court rules

December 15, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A pardon by the governor is not grounds to wipe clean a criminal record, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled. The case centered on the claim […]

Woman pardoned by Haley Barbour wants criminal record expunged

July 21, 2014 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court is being asked to determine whether a pardon by the governor should be grounds to wipe clean a criminal record. The case […]

Citing ‘naked racism,’ N.C. Governor Bev Perdue pardons Wilmington Ten

January 3, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By Cash Michaels

Special to the NNPA

RALEIGH, N.C. – In what civil rights leaders across the nation are calling a significant moment in the civil rights movement, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has granted individual pardons of actual innocence to all members of the Wilmington Ten.

“I have decided to grant these pardons because the more facts I have learned about the Wilmington Ten, the more appalled I have become about the manner in which their convictions were obtained,” Perdue said in her Dec. 31 statement. A Democrat, Perdue will leave office Jan. 5….

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March 4, 2012 in News, Top Stories

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Pardoned Miss. murderers to remain free for now

January 24, 2012 in Central Mississippi News, News, Northern Mississippi News, Southern Mississippi News, Statewide News

(AP) JACKSON, Miss – Four convicted murderers pardoned by outgoing Mississippi governor Haley Barbour will remain free at least until a hearing on February 3, reports CNN.  Eight of the […]