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President Obama announced Thursday he will commute the sentences of another 102 offenders, mostly cocaine dealers.

A total of 774 offenders have had their sentences cut by Obama, “more than the previous 11 presidents combined,” boasted Neil Eggleston, counsel to the president, on the White House blog.

“The vast majority of today’s grants were for individuals serving unduly harsh sentences for drug-related crimes under outdated sentencing laws,” he claimed.

Such as Shawn Leo Barth of Bismarck, North Dakota, perhaps.

He had been caught on counts of “conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of a controlled substance methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance marijuana; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm/ammunition.”

“With a total of 590 commutations this year, President Obama has now commuted the sentences of more individuals in one year than in any other single year in our nation’s history,” Eggleston pointed out.

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Eggleston said that while Obama will “continue to review cases on an individualized basis throughout the remainder of his term, these statistics make clear that the president and his administration have succeeded in efforts to reinvigorate the clemency process.”

“Beyond the statistics, though, are stories of individuals who have overcome the longest of odds to earn this second chance,” he said. “The individuals receiving commutation today are mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, and in some cases grandparents. Today, they and their loved ones share the joy of knowing that they will soon be reunited.”

Eggleston said commutations “can be a powerful tool to rectify specific cases, but the individualized nature of this relief highlights the need for bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation.”

“These include reforms that address the excessive mandatory minimum sentences that imprisoned many of the individuals receiving commutation today. Only the passage of legislation can achieve the broader reforms needed to ensure our federal sentencing system operates more fairly and effectively in the service of public safety.”

But David Horowitz recently wrote at the Conservative Review what while Obama “touts these criminals as low-level drug offenders, almost everyone in the federal system is a hardcore drug trafficker in which violent crime is a way of life.”

“Many of the sentences were originally plead down simply because it is always easier to nail a prosecution on drug charges, even when the individual was originally arrested for armed robbery or even murder,” he pointed out.

“A quick search shows that at least 16 of these individuals were convicted of firearms charges, including using a firearm in the furtherance of drug trafficking. This, at a time when Obama is trying to clamp down on law-abiding gun owners.”

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The latest list:

  • Benjy Neil Allums – Niceville, FL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine; Northern District of Florida.
  • Anthony Anderson – Trenton, TN Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute in excess of 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base, and in excess of five kilograms of a mixture or substance containing cocaine; Southern District of Indiana.
  • Martavious Devonn Anderson – High Point, NC Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (crack); Middle District of North Carolina.
  • Norwood Wallace Barber, Jr. – Harrisonburg, VA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; Western District of Virginia.
  • Shawn Leo Barth – Bismarck, ND Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of a controlled substance methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance marijuana; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm/ammunition; District of North Dakota.
  • Ronald Baskin – Madison, WI Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine); Western District of Wisconsin.
  • Desmond Belle – Columbia, SC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of South Carolina.
  • Michael Jay Bertram – Dumont, IA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a mixture of methamphetamine containing more than 50 grams of pure methamphetamine after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; Northern District of Iowa.
  • Randy Boler – Indiana, PA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; Middle District of Pennsylvania.
  • Christopher Steven Bowen – Kalamazoo, MI Offense: Conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Western District of Michigan.
  • Gary Brown – Portland, ME Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; District of Maine.
  • Philander Butler – Memphis, TN Offense: Possession of 120 grams cocaine base with intent to distribute; Western District of Tennessee.
  • Ivan Calhoun – Cleveland, TN Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture; Eastern District of Tennessee.
  • Alonzo Devon Campbell – Bay City, MI Offense: Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of Michigan.
  • Angel Cardona – Wilmington, DE Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine; Northern District of Ohio.
  • Lemond Carmickel – St. Louis, MO Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute cocaine; Eastern District of Missouri.
  • Arthur Clinkscale – Youngstown, OH Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Northern District of Ohio.
  • Marc Collins – St. Louis, MO Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (mixture); Southern District of Indiana.
  • Aaron Keith Covington – Newport News, VA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (four counts); possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (six counts); distribution of cocaine (six counts); possess with intent to distribute cocaine (two counts); money laundering; Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Eladio Cruz – Newark, NJ Offense: Conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base (crack cocaine); District of New Jersey.
  • Virgil Leon Darville – Boynton Beach, FL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base and at least 500 grams of powder cocaine; Southern District of Florida.
  • Ernest Mordeau Deas – Stone Mountain, GA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; District of South Carolina.
  • Nicholas Jolise Deering – Des Moines, IA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base; Southern District of Iowa.
  • Delvin R. Dixon – Rockford, IL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; Southern District of Iowa.
  • Martin Leroy Dwyer – Columbia, SC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (commonly known as “crack” cocaine), five kilograms or more of powder cocaine, and a quantity of marijuana; District of South Carolina.
  • Nathan Robert Engel – Willmar, MN Offense: Distribution of methamphetamine; Southern District of Iowa.\
  • Julio Figueroa – Philadelphia, PA Offense: 1. Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; unlawfully maintaining a place for the manufacture of controlled substances; distribution of cocaine and aiding and abetting (four counts); Eastern District of Pennsylvania 2. Supervised release violation (conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of cocaine; distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine and aiding and abetting); Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Anthony P. Flemming – Pittsburgh, PA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute and/or distribution of five (5) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five (5) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute less than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine (two counts); Western District of Pennsylvania.
  • Leroy Fondren, Jr. – Kansas City, KS Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; use of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; District of Kansas.
  • Todd Fitzgerald Frazier – Largo, FL Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, crack cocaine; Middle District of Florida.
  • Leticia Garcia – Weslaco, TX Offense: Conspiracy to distribute heroin; possession with intent to distribute heroin; Central District of Illinois.
  • Lee Aaron George – Beaumont, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of Texas.
  • Alvin Green – Los Angeles, CA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 or more grams of cocaine base, aiding and abetting; use of a communications facility to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, aiding and abetting (two counts); money laundering, aiding and abetting; District of Colorado.
  • Roosevelt Hamlin – Chicago, IL Offense: Distribution of cocaine base (crack); Central District of Illinois.
  • Lancell Maurice Harris – Little Rock, AR Offense: Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute (two counts); carrying a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime (two counts); Eastern District of Arkansas.
  • Lavelle Henderson – Topeka, KS Offense: Continuing criminal enterprise; money laundering; District of Kansas.
  • Lincoln Cardell Henderson – Kansas City, MO Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of “crack” cocaine; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of “crack” cocaine; Western District of Missouri.
  • Marty Herndon – Jenkinsville, SC Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine); District of South Carolina.
  • Willi J. Hill – Indianapolis, IN Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Southern District of Indiana.
  • Dontae Lamont Hunt – Atlanta, GA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (two counts); carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; District of Oregon.
  • Arthur Jarrod Jackson – Dallas, TX Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack and aiding and abetting; carrying or use of a firearm during a drug crime and aiding and abetting; felon in possession of a firearm; Northern District of Texas.
  • Jesse Jackson, Jr. – Fort Worth, TX Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; distribution of cocaine base and aiding and abetting; Northern District of Texas.
  • Rodrickus Antonio Jamison – Portsmouth, VA Offense: Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of Virginia.
  • Cesar R. Jara – El Paso, TX Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana; Western District of Missouri.
  • James Curtis Johnson – Fayetteville, NC Offense: Distribution of 55.4 grams of cocaine base; Eastern District of North Carolina.
  • Christian Jones – Fountain, CO Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and five grams or more of cocaine base; District of Colorado.
  • Mark Louis Katzin, Sr. – Philadelphia, PA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; Use of a communication facility in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense; Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Roger Law – Boise, ID Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts); possession of a listed chemical with knowledge of its wrongful intended use; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; District of Idaho.
  • Jefferson Levine – Hollywood, FL Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Southern District of Florida.
  • Brandon J. Lewis – Houston, TX Offense: Drug trafficking conspiracy; use of telephone in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Central District of Illinois.
  • David Fitzgerald Lightner – Charlotte, NC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a quantity of cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base and aid and abet same; Western District of North Carolina.
  • Gerald Lofton – Warren, OH Offense: Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm; Northern District of Ohio.
  • Maria Conchita Marino – West Point, NE Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; Southern District of Iowa.
  • Victor Matias, Jr. – Baraboo, WI Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine; knowingly and intentionally distribute cocaine (three counts); knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute cocaine; Western District of Wisconsin.
  • Jerald McCullough – Altoona, PA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of Pennsylvania.
  • Lamont Alvin McElveen – Darlington, SC Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, commonly known as crack cocaine; District of South Carolina.
  • Jimmy Phillip Medina – Ogden, UT Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; District of Utah.
  • Joseph Mike – Charlotte, NC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; Western District of North Carolina.
  • Ricky Gene Minor – Niceville, FL Offense: Attempt to manufacture methamphetamine; Northern District of Florida.
  • Arlana Doris Moore – Grand Falls, TX Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine list I chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; Western District of Texas.
  • Rodger Lee Moran – Des Moines, IA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of actual methamphetamine; Southern District of Iowa.
  • Krishna Mote – Montross, VA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 280 grams of cocaine base (crack) and in excess of 500 grams of cocaine; distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), aid and abet; Middle District of Pennsylvania.
  • Robert Lee Nickens – Front Royal, VA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine; Western District of Virginia.
  • Tesmone Darin Paschal – Maryville, TN Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; aided and abetted in the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Eastern District of Tennessee.
  • Randy Patterson – Dalton, GA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture; Eastern District of Tennessee.
  • Karl Eugene Peacock – Bossier City, LA Offense: Conspiracy to violate 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; Western District of Louisiana.
  • Raul Perez – Miami, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; Middle District of Florida.
  • Jerry Pirtle – Springfield, IL Offense: Distribution of 50 or more grams of cocaine base (crack); Central District of Illinois.
  • Ronald Pirtle – Bronx, NY Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (incorrectly listed on the judgment as cocaine); District of Maryland.
  • Cornelius D. Porter – Mount Rainer, MD Offense: Felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base; District of Maryland.
  • Derrick Drake Price – Midland, TX Offense: 1. Conspiracy to distribute more than 5 grams of cocaine base; Western District of Texas 2. Violation of supervised release (possession with intent to distribute cocaine base); Western District of Texas.
  • John Purcell – Philadelphia, PA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and manufacture methamphetamine; manufacturing methamphetamine, aiding and abetting; Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Jason Rakel – Shreveport, LA Offense: Conspiracy to violate 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); Western District of Louisiana.
  • Ronald Lee Razz – West Palm Beach, FL Offense: Maintaining a drug-involved premises; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; Southern District of Florida.
  • Andre Lefell Reese – San Angelo, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base and aiding and abetting; distribution of less than five grams of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of public elementary school and aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of public elementary school and aiding and abetting; Northern District of Texas.
  • Jose Ramon Rivas – Philadelphia, PA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (“crack”); Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Chris Robinson – Winchester, TN Offense: Conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride; use of a communication device (two counts); Eastern District of Tennessee.
  • Kevin Dwayne Rodgers – Big Spring, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; Western District of Texas.
  • Eduardo Rodriguez-Velez – Mayaguez, PR Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of Puerto Rico.
  • Dameon Russell – Saginaw, MI Offense: 1. Supervised release violation (Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base); Eastern District of Michigan 2. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (four counts); Eastern District of Michigan.
  • Jose Elias Salinas – Houston, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine, 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, and 100 grams or more but less than one kilogram of heroin; Eastern District of Texas.
  • Russell Charles Seidel – Mandan, ND Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a controlled substance, aiding and abetting; District of North Dakota.
  • Eugene Durst Self – Odessa, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Western District of Texas.
  • Frank Lavelle Sharpe – Pinetta, FL Offense: Distribution of cocaine base (four counts); Northern District of Florida.
  • Bart Ellis Shoupe – San Antonio, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana; Western District of Texas.
  • Kenny Siepker – Carroll, IA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture; unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine while on pretrial release; Northern District of Iowa.
  • Christopher Alan Simmons – Moline, IL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; Central District of Illinois.
  • Kamal Sims – Evansville, IN Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (mixture); Southern District of Indiana.
  • James Harold Smith – Waynesboro, VA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts); Western District of Virginia.
  • Alan Jerome Spears – Cleveland, OH Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base (crack); possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); Northern District of Ohio.
  • Damarcus Walthugh Stilling – Seffner, FL Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Florida.
  • Charles E. Stokes – Gifford, FL Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Southern District of Florida.
  • James A. Stone – Detroit, MI Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, and aiding and abetting; Eastern District of Kentucky.
  • Ausby Stowers – St. Paul, MN Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; District of Minnesota.
  • Shane Alan Taylor – Colorado Springs, CO Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; District of Utah.
  • Chip J.W. Teague – Sallisaw, OK Offense: Possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of firearm moved in interstate commerce (three counts); possession of firearm during drug trafficking crime (two counts); possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; manufacture methamphetamine (two counts); maintain place for manufacture of methamphetamine; Eastern District of Oklahoma.
  • Lawrence Kemp Tennille – Detroit, MI Offense: Conspiracy with intent to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing detectable amount of cocaine base, a Schedule II controlled substance; Eastern District of Kentucky.
  • Wilfredo Vasquez – New Port Richey, FL Offense: 1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; Middle District of Florida 2. Supervised release violation (conspiracy to import narcotics); Middle District of Florida.
  • Manuel Viera – Miami, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride; Middle District of Florida.
  • Shannon Alexander Washington – Lexington, KY Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; carrying firearm and ammunition during and in relation to drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of Kentucky.
  • Henry Lee White – Orlando, FL Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; using and carrying a firearm during and relation to a drug trafficking crime; Middle District of Florida.
  • Charles M. Woolsey – West Baden Springs, IN Offense: Possession of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine (mixture); possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession of marijuana; possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; prohibited person in possession of a firearm; Southern District of Indiana.

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