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  • gvmntcheese Jan 8, 3:56 p.m.

    So, now they can get jobs without impunity right?

  • goldenosprey Jan 8, 9:12 a.m.

    "How come the story doesnt mention the taxpayers money they recieved...50 grand for each year or part of that they spent in jail each. So at least a half million! Good going Bev!"
    ncrepublican1776
    So you believe the state should be able to wrongfully incarcerate you with impunity? How is it Bev's fault?
    To be fair, the screen name is that of the party that does not want victims of medical malpractice to be compensated.

  • Bill Brasky Jan 7, 3:23 p.m.

    "How come the story doesnt mention the taxpayers money they recieved...50 grand for each year or part of that they spent in jail each. So at least a half million! Good going Bev!"

    So you're saying it was worth it? You would be willing to go to jail for $50k a year?

  • NiceNSmooth Jan 7, 2:22 p.m.

    How come the story doesnt mention the taxpayers money they recieved...50 grand for each year or part of that they spent in jail each. So at least a half million! Good going Bev!

    and well deserved!!

  • trekkie13 Jan 7, 2:21 p.m.

    Why are the pardons needed when the 4th Circuit of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia threw out their convictions. The last time I checked a federal court is higher up the chain of command then a state governor.

  • WASP Jan 7, 2:12 p.m.

    Old news. Move on.

  • ncrepublican1776 Jan 7, 1:49 p.m.

    How come the story doesnt mention the taxpayers money they recieved...50 grand for each year or part of that they spent in jail each. So at least a half million! Good going Bev!

  • sunneyone2 Jan 7, 1:03 p.m.

    Congratulations to them.

  • Barfly Jan 7, 12:59 p.m.

    Let's get in line with Mr. Eugene Nix so we can get paid.

  • Red Green Jan 7, 12:20 p.m.

    “Well, there's 10 more criminals pardoned because someone screamed prejudice loud enough. And we wonder why so many crimes are committed by released repeat offenders.” Jbyrd

    And you deem them to be criminals because of ………

  • ConservativeVoter Jan 7, 12:02 p.m.

    Bev played the race card trying to improve her legacy.

  • NiceNSmooth Jan 7, 11:57 a.m.

    Some more minorities Bev helped out!!

    lol... one day you will be hoping some elected official will help out the minorities (former majority) members

  • NiceNSmooth Jan 7, 11:56 a.m.

    Well, there's 10 more criminals pardoned because someone screamed prejudice loud enough.

    Not because these people were actually discriminated against?

  • NiceNSmooth Jan 7, 11:53 a.m.

    He needs to tend to his flock in Goldsboro and keep his name out of the news, unless he accomplishes something worthwhile.

    I bet I can name 10 people this was "worthwhile" to

  • beachboater Jan 7, 11:08 a.m.

    "These pardons help remove a stain from the nation, help to heal the breach of the world," State NAACP President Rev. William Barber said. "Each of Gov. Perdue's ten pardons of innocence are national and international acts of redemption and grace."

    National and international acts of redemption and grace. Blah Blah Blah. It's a local story, maybe a statewide story at best. The good Reverend Doctor William Barber always has to get his 2¢ worth in the story. He needs to tend to his flock in Goldsboro and keep his name out of the news, unless he accomplishes something worthwhile.

  • wildpig777 Jan 7, 11:07 a.m.

    let's see-- it's more about willie barber than it is about the wilmington 10.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 7, 10:33 a.m.

    If not for the statute of limitations, it's possible the case could be retried and if it was handled properly, they would be found guilty of the crimes they committed. No verdict was reached, only a charge made so I wonder if the double jeopardy issue would come into play.

  • Paladin2 Jan 7, 10:18 a.m.

    They were pardoned because of how the jury was selected - not because they were found innocent.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 7, 10:13 a.m.

    "These pardons help remove a stain from the nation, help to heal the breach of the world," State NAACP President Rev. William Barber said. "Each of Gov. Perdue's ten pardons of innocence are national and international acts of redemption and grace." .................gimmee a break. This was a local in-state story about common criminals burning a store down and getting away with it because of a prosecutor whose dislike for blacks ruined the case. Just like Det.Furman using the N word tainted the O.J.Simpson trial. To sensationalize this crime and make it into some kind of symbolic national historic event, that it's not, is something only the likes of a Rev.Barber could appreciate.

  • dollibug Jan 7, 9:32 a.m.

    It seems like Perdue only had time to make this decision....there were many others which were just ignored....one of them was for Janet Danahey, who has served over 10 years for a tragic accident which took place. There was no trial for Janet and she did not have good presentation and was scared at the time. It is sad that had this been a drunk driver the outcome would have been much different. North Carolina General Assembly should address *issues* such as this. Many laws make no sense whatsoever.

  • GravyPig Jan 7, 8:12 a.m.

    Glad to see them get their pardon. Too bad it took so long to get it.

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