• Top Cop Slams Obama’s Decision To Pardon 49 ‘Peddlers Of Death’

    A top police official has issued a stark warning about President Barack Obama’s recent presidential pardons: America will pay “with blood and tears.”

    Obama pardoned 46 prisoners last month, forgiving a slew of drug and weapons charges. Jon Adler, National President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, recently published a scathing editorial in Police Magazine lambasting the decision.

    Adler argues that drug trafficking by its very nature is a violent enterprise, from overdoses to crimes committed to pay for drug addictions to territorial battles between dealers.

    “So how would the president resolve an over-crowding problem at a zoo?” Adler writes. “With limited space, rising labor, and lodging costs, which animals would the president let go? Using the president’s methodology, the lions would likely be set free. Why? They eat the most food and therefore cost the most to maintain. During the 10 years of their captivity, they haven’t eaten anyone or attacked their handlers. They have no known affiliation to any violent lion groups. They are totally safe to release into the public.”

    Obama has pardoned nearly 90 prisoners. While many were serious drug traffickers, Obama said that draconian drug laws put harsh sentences on people with minor drug-related crimes.

    For example, Larry Darnell Belcher, one of the men pardoned by Obama last month was sentenced in 1997 to life in prison for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine.

    Mandatory minimums sparked by a wave of crime in the 90’s have come under fire for forcing judges to give long sentences to nonviolent drug offenders.

    “These men and women were not hard criminals,” Obama said in a video announcing the commutations. “Their punishment did not fit the crime.”

    Adler disagrees, “Releasing these peddlers of death and turning America into a buzzed ‘udopia’ is a slap in law enforcement’s face.”

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