President Donald Trump is reportedly going to be giving out up to 100 pardons on his last day as President of the United States. As we reported Monday, Lil Wayne is reported to be on the list of those being pardoned.
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Snoop Dogg wants in on the pardons as well, but not for himself but for Death Row Records co-founder Michael Harris. Harris was Imprisoned over 30 years ago on drug trafficking and attempted murder charges. Snoop has been pushing for Trump to add his friend to the list, however Snoop and Trump have not always seen eye to eye.
You may remember a few years back when Snoop shot a fake gun at a clown that resembled Trump in a music video. Trump was completely outraged by this. “Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!” Trump wrote on his since-deleted Twitter account.
The request is being taken to Trump directly by Alice Johnson, who became a criminal justice reform advocate after Trump pardoned her life sentence two-and-a-half years ago.
“The president knows how much this case means to me,” Johnson told The Beast. “In reviewing Michael Harris’ case, his story, and what he’s gone through, this is such an unfair case… He should have been home a decade ago. I really felt for this man. I am very hopeful that he will be home before the end of the Trump administration.”
The case was brought to Johnson’s attention by Weldon Angelos, another former prisoner pardoned by Trump, who had discussed the case with Snoop Dogg. All three reviewed the case on December 26 in a conference call, where Snoop reportedly called Harris “a pillar of the community.” Johnson agrees, according to the report, and “is not taking no for an answer” in her pursuit of a pardon.
According to Johnson, however, Snoop Dogg is “appreciative” of what she describes as Trump’s policies “in terms of getting folks released from prison.” She also said that Snoop gave her a message to convey to Trump: “I appreciate what you’ve done for some of our brothers, even if you don’t release Mr. Harris.”
Do you think Trump will grant Snoop’s wish? Let us know.