Black People Politics : Request For Pardon For Marcus Garvey Rejected By The Obama Administration

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    by Jason Walker on August 25, 2011

    THE already strained relations between the Barack Obama administration and the Government of Jamaica could be in for more severe testing, as the US government now says the granting of a pardon to Jamaica’s National Hero Marcus Garvey would be a waste of time and resources, since Garvey has been dead for ages.

    A report in the Sunday Observer says the flat rejection of a request for a presidential pardon for Jamaica's first national hero, the Right Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, follows an eventual reply to Florida-based Jamaican-born attorney Donovan Parker, who has been writing to president Obama every week since January, requesting a posthumous pardon for Garvey.

    Many believe that Garvey was set up by the J Edgar Hoover-led Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), fearful of his widening popularity among downtrodden US blacks.

    Garvey was imprisoned for mail fraud totalling US$25 in June 1923, and after spending two years and nine months in an Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, was deported from New Orleans, Louisiana to Jamaica on a ship.

    The Sunday Observer says it acquired a copy of one letter sent by Parker to the US President, and the first ever reply from the White House on the matter .

    Read more:
    http://www.cariblifecentral.com/profiles/blogs/obama-rejecrts-marcus-garvey-pardon-request
     
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    Chinelo Third Eye Is Always Open MEMBER

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    Of course its a waste of time to obama.....what more do we need to see to understand who this mixed breed is really for....he keeps showing us everyday.....

    MA'AT
     
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    From the article:
    He doubted whether President Obama had actually seen the request.
    "I believe there has been no co-ordinated effort to get this issue in front of the president. I think if President Obama reads it, he will sign it," Parker said.
     
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    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rejected By The Obama Administration
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    His Administration and not by him ......I agree maybe he haven't even seen it
    or no more then what his staff say !
     
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    Maybe he didn't, maybe he did. Unless or until
    some puts the issue directly to him and he responds
    publicly, we'll never know.

    On the otherhand, when a president put's his name to an administration,
    whatever that administration do/don't do is ultimately a reflection on him.
    Good or bad; right or wrong.

    A pro ball team that doesn't do well in several seasons, the coach, no matter how
    good and experienced he/she is with them x's and o's, is usually held accountable,
    even though players aren't doing their part on the floor/field.
     
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