Pardon Billy the Kid? Pardon me?

  • Article by: SUSAN HOGAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 31, 2010 - 8:29 AM
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contrarymaryDec. 30, 10 6:39 PM

Wouldn't it be a far, far better thing to pardon folks convicted of possessing a narcotic substance for personal use??? Correct a real injustice. Save the state some real money.

lvpops53Dec. 30, 10 7:08 PM

AN ancestor of mine was the Territorial Governor of N.M at the time of Billy the Kid. He wouldn't do anything to pardon Billy because he was a killer, and I don't see that anything should be changed now.

ollie3Dec. 30, 10 7:15 PM

This makes no sense. Even if the PR aspect of it is one's top priority, "outlaw" Billy the Kid would be a bigger tourist draw than "forgiven" Billy the Kid.

futuricsDec. 30, 10 7:18 PM

Let's see, Jim Morrison was pardoned for indecent exposure by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. Now, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson wants ta get in on the fun by pardoning Billy the Kid. President Obama went way out of his own way the other day to pat poor misunderstood little Michael Vic on the head. Don't these politicians have anything more pressing?

SupervonDec. 30, 10 7:20 PM

Everything is OK today. Illegal Aliens-drugs-who knows what? Somehow, our idea a good law-abiding nation has gone down that hole in the floor. Thanks, Liberals.

crokus3Dec. 30, 10 8:02 PM

Supervon, Richardson is a Rebulican. But I happen to agree. Just change it to thanks politicians for going the easy way and passing the buck along.

steavis61067Dec. 30, 10 8:57 PM

@crokus3: Richardson us a Democrat. Served in Clinton's Whitehouse and ran as a Demo for US president and NM governor. Check your facts, please. @Contrarymary: illicit drugs have abosolutely nothing to do with this story. It's about exposure for the tourist industry of New Mexico. If this was a no-name killer who may (or may not) been offered a pardon, there would be no news. If you want drug users to go free, that's fine. Tell people in a forum that is actually about the subject. What you did is akin to talking about global warming when the story was about Brett Favre: both are about over-exposure, but have different meanings.

ammunraDec. 31, 1012:14 AM

This is what happens when people run out of puzzles and hobbies. Find something better to do with your time!

lordhawhaw1Dec. 31, 10 1:44 AM

I guess there is hope after all for Teddy Bundy.

PrivateDec. 31, 10 2:23 AM

Next, help Wisconsin tourism by pardoning Ed Gein and Jeffy Dahlmeier.


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