Wednesday, 26 December 2012

TEXT of NYC Council Speaker Letter to Obama on Behalf Pollard

I write to you to formally request that you commute the sentence of Jonathan Pollard to time served, thereby releasing him from prison and allowing him to join his family in Israel.

Mr. Pollard has spent more than 26 years in prison for the serious crimes he committed, regarding which he has expressed great remorse. Mr. Pollard has served a longer time in prison than many others who were found guilty of similar activity on behalf of nations that, like Israel, are our allies.

I know I share similar views of many past and current American elected officials, as well as Israeli leaders. Commuting the sentence of Mr. Pollard would in no way imply doubt of his guilt, but would be viewed as a great act of compassion. The ends of justice have been abundantly served and now is the time for mercy.

Therefore, I respectfully urge you to use your constitutional power to treat Mr. Pollard the way others have been treated by our nation’s justice system, and commute his sentence.


Christine C. Quinn


New York City Council


Anonymous said...

Pollard did more harm to the average American citizens than Madoff did, therefore he should never be released!

w said...

Anonymous said.
"he should never be released!"

He should be transferred to a cage in Guantanamo until death. Then some Marines guards might enjoy pissing on his corpse...