12.22.2005

Head Scratcher

Gov. Perry pardoned a handful of people today. Someone want to explain to me how these misdemeanor crimes ended up getting Perry's attention? • Willie Ray Brown, III of Sealy, 27, convicted of criminal mischief and possession of marijuana at the age of 17. He served 10 days in jail and one year probation. He also paid $440 in fines and $1,586 in restitution for his offenses. • Michael Gene Everhart of Houston, 32, convicted of theft for using a calling card that was stolen by a college football teammate when he was 18. He paid a $297.50 fine and $41 in restitution; and served 12 months probation for his offense. • Sandra Elaine Harris of Humble, 53, convicted of shoplifting in 1980. She paid a $150 fine and was ordered to serve 1 year probation. • Eddie Presley Herrera of Odessa, 29, convicted of theft at the age of 18. He served three days in jail and paid a $200 fine. • Karen Marie Holmes of DeSoto, 48, convicted of shoplifting and fraud in 1974. She paid $525 in fines and served a total of 18 months probation. She was 18 at the time of the offense. • Jason Michael May of San Antonio, 24, was convicted of family violence in 1998 when he was 17 and got into a fight with his father. He paid a $58.50 fine for his offense. • Sharon Denise Scallion of San Antonio, 37, convicted of theft in 1985 at the age of 17. She paid a $250 fine and served six months probation. • Nancy Martinez Shelden of San Antonio, 40, convicted of unlawfully carrying a weapon in 1983. She was 19 at the time. She paid a $150 fine and served one year probation. • Paul Norman Wood of Copperas Cove, 28, convicted of driving while intoxicated when he was 18. He paid a $500 fine and served one year probation.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

their people too you jackass liberal

Anonymous said...

I don't think anon at 2:14 has a lot going for them. Can't spell and missed the intent of the post.

Anonymous said...

That was the most confusing comment ever. I think Barry was simply asking why these people got special treatment.

Anonymous said...

i've always wondered that too---how do they get the prez/governor's attention in the first place. anyone know the answer?

Anonymous said...

Each year the Governor requests a list from the Department of Corrections. A few get pardons....makes the Governor look good during the holiday season.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:14

You are a complete ass!!! Find something better to do than making yourself look stupid.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little shocked at the tone of some of the posters lately. What's up with all the venom? Anon @ 2:14 seems to have some issues that need to be addressed.

Anonymous said...

...oh good gosh, it's political.

..go Gov. Goodhair!

Anonymous said...

My guess is that there's some favorite political payoff(s) buried among a bunch of superficial pardons. Wonder which one it is?

Anonymous said...

Did you ask these questions when then President Clinton pardoned several people? or did that not matter because he was a democrate?

spiritrider said...

ANON 2:14 A THOUGHT FOR YOU YOU MORE FLIES WITH HONEY THAN WITH VINEGAR BY THE WAY I WONDER IF GOV ERRY IS GOING TO PARDON TRAFFIC TICKETS ALSO ANYWAY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALLL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT

BigM said...

Wow...I'm so conservative i make Rush Limbaugh look like Ted Kennedy, and I think anon 2:14 was way out of line. Anyway....sometimes the gov gets requests from folks who wish to clear minor offenses from their records in order to get certain licenses. They send letters with the reson for the pardon and others send references. Seen it done for police officers, paramedics, etc.

Anonymous said...

The reason is plain and very simple--- somebody gets paid off-
We all have to admit-- money talks
can anybody follow the trail of where the money went?
At least he didn't pardon a killer_