Netflix’s hit documentary series, ‘Making A Murderer,’ has inspired a lot of strong emotions and questions about the U.S. judicial system. It focuses around a murder case in which the prosecution and law enforcement didn’t always do things the right way and left a lot of questions to be answered. There has been a lot of debate as to whether the jury got this one wrong or not. No matter how you feel about convicted killer, Steven Avery, there were enough signatures on a petition to have him pardoned that the White House responded. Here is their response,
“Under the constitution, only federal criminal convictions, such as those adjudicated in the United States District Courts, may be pardoned by the President. In addition, the President’s pardon power extends to convictions adjudicated in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and military court-martial proceedings. However, the President cannot pardon a state criminal offense.”
In other words…NOPE.
Moral of the story…Nobody pays attention to the NEWS. If you want to make a real difference, watch more NETFLIX.