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Jack Johnson relatives continue fight for pardon.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Good, well-written story on relatives' fight alongside Sen. John McCain to gain presidential pardon for Jack Johnson for his convictions related to violations of the Mann Act - taking (white) woman across state lines for immoral purposes.


    BTW: If you enjoy boxing or history I would recommend Burns documentary on Jack Johnson. It is very good.

    Though it is not mentioned in the CNN story, I'm pretty sure Johnson's death in 1946 as a result of the car crash was more due to the fact he was turned away from one or two "whites only" hospitals after the crash.
    One final injustice for Johnson.
  2. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    I'd lock up the other Jack Johnson for making shitty music.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I have no sympathy for Mr. Johnson, he should have kept the white women home for immoral purposes. No laws broken then.
  4. no jury in the world would acquit that guy
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Says the guy quoting a song by Player in his sig.
  6. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Haha. My first thought upon seeing this thread was "sitting, waiting, wishing."
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    It made my toes bubbly.
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    My favorite Jack Johnson story: He's tooling through a town in a big, fast car. Gets pulled over. Asks the cop what the fine is. When told $50, he gives the guy a C-note and says, "I'm coming back through tomorrow."
  9. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Jack Johnson : music
    berry wine coolers : beverages
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