A Certain Zookeeper Is Upset Over Not Getting A Presidential Pardon

A Certain Zookeeper Is Upset Over Not Getting A Presidential Pardon

By Akhil Rajani21 January, 2021 2 min read
A Certain Zookeeper Is Upset Over Not Getting A Presidential Pardon

During his presidency, Donald Trump handed out 73 pardons and 70 sentence commutations to high profile white-collar criminals and rappers (such as Lil Wayne). Netflix’s Tiger King star Joe Exotic was expecting clemency from Trump and was so confident in receiving it that he had a stretch limo standing by outside his prison in Fort Worth, Texas.

However, when no such pardon came, he took to Twitter to express his outrage.

Joe is serving a 22-year sentence for participating in a murder-for-hire plot and violating wildlife laws.

Carol Baskin, who now owns Joe Exotic’s Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, was relieved that Joe would remain in prison.

“From the very time that he was sentenced I have worried about there being a presidential pardon that could undo all of the hard work that went into bringing this person to justice. When today at noon a new president was sworn in, I felt like I was finally safe from that threat.”

(via Fox News)

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