It wasn’t long ago that we learned about Robert M. Gill, a 68-year old man who had his life sentence for heroin and cocaine distribution commuted by President Barack Obama.
Now, that same drug dealing criminal who was given a second chance is back behind bars, after he crashed his car into a vehicle while trying to escape police officers… during another drug deal!
This is what happens after liberal leaders like Obama allow criminals back on the street:
Jailed from the time of his arrest in 1990, Gill earned a legal education inside prison libraries and successfully petitioned the then-president for a second chance after his court appeals were exhausted.
He was taken to federal court Friday, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad ordered him held without bail pending a hearing Feb. 16. Gill is charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Five hundred grams is a little more than 1 pound.
He again faces a potential sentence with a mandatory minimum, five years, and he could get up to 40.
Gill became one of about 1,700 federal inmates whose sentences Obama commuted as part of a broader campaign to give relief to nonviolent offenders serving long prison terms that dated to a frenzied period in the nation’s war on drugs. In the 1980s and 1990s, tens of thousands of offenders were punished under mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for federal drug crimes that now carry shorter sentences.
Obama wrote in a signed notification that he granted Gill’s application “because you have demonstrated the potential to turn your life around. … Now it is up to you to make the most of this opportunity.”
Gill wasn’t released due to any extraneous details of his particular case. Instead, it was President Obama making his views about drug legalization and law enforcement known through the President’s power to commute sentences.
Obama did this for 1,715 other criminals, which is more than any other President in history. Almost 600 of those criminals were serving life sentences at the time of their release.
Some police officers just had to risk their lives to apprehend this criminal. Clearly, America is still suffering from Obama’s legacy.