Millions of Americans had questions about Barack Obama’s attitude towards drugs.
He has admitted past use of cocaine and marijuana.
So when one drug dealer was recently arrested, many were shocked by his connection to Barack Obama.
Robert M. Gill had been serving a life sentence for his 1990 conviction on heroin and cocaine trafficking charges.
Obama commuted his sentence before he left office.
But once he got out of jail, Gill allegedly returned to his drug pushing ways.
He was just recently arrested for purchasing two pounds of cocaine and leading police on a high speed chase which ended after he crashed into another vehicle.
The New York Post reports:
“Last Thursday, according to federal court papers, Gill met with his probation officers and then went to the parking lot of a food market to buy more than 2 pounds of cocaine.
Gill met a person who gave him a black backpack that he placed in his vehicle, and a sheriff’s deputy in an unmarked car tried to stop him, the affidavit said.
But Gill took off and after a high-speed chase collided with another vehicle where deputies were able to disable his car.
Officers found the cocaine in the backpack and put him under arrest, the affidavit said.
Gill “related that he was going to sell the cocaine to make money and would be paying a female $26,000 for the cocaine,” the affidavit said.”
Gill was part of a large batch of convicts Obama unleashed on America in his final days in office.
Obama pardoned 78 convicts and commuted the sentence of 151 others before leaving the White House.
Many of them were drug dealers.
These pardons and commutations were part of a push led by Obama – and joined by many in Congress – to relax drug sentencing laws.
They believed our prisons were “overcrowded” with nonviolent drug offenders.
Writing in Conservative Review, Daniel Horowitz notes that of the 1.5 million prisoners in America, just 195,000 are federal inmates and just 159,000 of them are actually in prison:
“While there are approximately 1.5 million people incarcerated in American jails, prisons, and other institutions, only 195,900 are federal inmates (a ten-year low). And only 159,000 in the federal system are housed in actual prisons. The rest are in privately managed facilities, home confinement, short-term detention, long-term boarders, residential reentry centers, pre-trial/pre-sentence holding, etc. At least 25% of the federal prison population is comprised of illegal aliens and possibly more who are noncitizens.”
And not of all these drug offenders are folks who were caught with a small amount of drugs while just minding their own business.
The drug offenders Obama set loose include dangerous individuals.
“Earlier this year, Obama also commuted the sentence of a previously-convicted drug trafficker sentenced for his mother-in-law’s shooting death. Instead of serving a life sentence, Sherman Ray Meirovitz will be freed in June.”
Americans can now add pardoning and commuting the sentences of violent drug dealers to the list of Obama’s many failures.