Earlier this month Womens Jason Demers Jersey , President Trump addressed protests by NFL players by saying that they’ve seen “a lot of abuse” and unfairness before asking players to recommend names of people they would like to see considered for pardons.
Four players responded to that request in an Op-Ed for the New York Times published on Thursday. Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, former NFL wideout Anquan Boldin, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, and Saints tight end Benjamin Watson called the power to pardon “a valuable tool for redressing injustice” and commended the President for pardoning Alice Johnson from serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense.
They also write that a “handful of pardons聽will not address the sort of systemic injustice that N.F.L. players have been protesting.”
“These injustices are so widespread as to seem practically written into our nation鈥檚 DNA. We must challenge these norms, investigate the reasons for their pervasiveness and fight with all we have to change them. That is what we Authentic Nathan Shepherd Jersey , as football players, are trying to do with our activism.”
Using Johnson’s example and noting that 79,000 of roughly 185,000 federal prisoners are there for drug offenses, they suggest he could issue “a blanket pardon” for people given such sentences in nonviolent cases. They also point to the number of elderly people in the federal prison population — 28 percent by next year — and suggested releasing prisoners over 60 who are serving time for drug offenses that took place a long time ago.
They also make a call to end eliminate life without parole for nonviolent crimes on the federal level and point out that 30 percent of federal prisoners currently serving life without parole are there for nonviolent offenses as opposed to two percent on the state level.
“These changes Womens Victor Rask Jersey , if President Trump were to make them, would positively affect the lives of thousands of people and have a lasting beneficial effect on many more people in the future. The president can implement these changes with his pardon power and other executive decisions. His ability to change the lives of people for the better is immense. We hope he uses it, not just for the few, but for the many.”
The players have also filmed videos for Twitter featuring many of the same points聽raised in their Op-Ed.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans and Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker have agreed to a two-year extension keeping him under contract through the 2020 season.
The Titans announced the deal Friday Malik Jefferson Jersey , hours after signing Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan to a five-year contract.
Walker has played in three straight Pro Bowls and was the game’s MVP in January. Now 33, Walker is entering his 13th season and sixth with Tennessee.
Since 2013, Walker has 356 catches for the most in the NFL by a tight end. Only Rob Gronkowski and Greg Olson have had more than his 4,156 yards receiving in that span.
Walker led the Titans with 74 catches for 807 yards last season, his fourth straight with more than 800 yards.
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