Oh those Presidential Pardons and commutations of sentences. This person was a low-level crack dealer in Chicago who had been sentenced to life for federal drugs charges in the early nineties.
His sentence was commuted by President Obama in 2015. And now he is accused of attempted murder for a road rage incident. Hmm.
"A Chicago-area man who had his life sentence in prison commuted by then-President Barack Obama in 2015, faces more prison time after being charged with attempted murder in connection with a freeway shooting. "
"Alton Mills, who grew up on the South Side of Chicago, was a promising high school football player with dreams of going pro. But when a knee injury during a game in 1984 took away his shot at a college career, his future took a turn: Mills struggled to find work after graduating high school, so from 1991 to 1993, he worked as a low-level courier carrying crack and cocaine."
"“I hung out with a bunch of goldfishes that was dealing with some sharks, and the sharks caught the goldfishes up and we were the ones that ended up going to prison,” Mills said in a recent interview for MSNBC’s PoliticsNation with Reverend Al Sharpton."
It is sad that I do not understand why young men of African descent have a hard time getting good jobs outside of professional sports. Or feel like it that or another type of fame.