PA Democrat John Fetterman Backtracking On Idea To Let Murderers Out Of Prison

John Fetterman, the Democrat running for Senate in Pennsylvania has said that he wants to let a lot of people out of prison for some reason.

It’s an especially weird idea given that the country is dealing with a massive crime problem.

Someone must have figured out that this plan doesn’t poll well, because Fetterman is now backtracking on this.

FOX News reports:

Fetterman campaign walks back apparent call to ‘free’ every convicted second-degree murderer

The campaign of Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman is walking back comments he made last year that appeared to call for the release of all second-degree murderers from Pennsylvania’s prisons.

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Fetterman, the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor who chairs the state’s Board of Pardons (BOP), commissioned two reports last year released by Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) that recommended the BOP consider merit-based clemency for currently incarcerated second-degree murderers, as well as for the state legislature to reform the law that mandates life sentences without parole for second-degree murder convictions.

Fetterman said at the time that he commissioned the reports in a call for “mercy for the deserving and rehabilitated.”

During a PLSE press conference on March 1, 2021, Fetterman said the reports documented “the lives that are destroyed” and “the resources that are wasted” due to Pennsylvania’s statute, and that he hoped the reports’ findings would “lead to a conversation” that would free close to 1,200 people.

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How does this plan help the people of Pennsylvania? It doesn’t.

It’s a monumentally stupid idea.

 

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