Should Billy the Kid be given any kind of pardon after 129 year since his death?
He was promised a pardon from Territorial Governor of the time, Lew Wallace, if he testified in another murder case (the pardon was never given). Remember, he killed two lawmen when he escaped from the Lincoln County Jail.
On the basis that he was promised a pardon...he should receive one. I guess my doubt lies with who promised it and how much evidence is there to say that it actually existed. If indeed it did, then there's no question, Billy gets the pardon. If he held up his end of the deal the handshake says they should hold up theirs. WB
After 129 years does it really matter?
What should matter, is that the elected officials are taking care of the immediate business of today.
this is the stupidest debate i've seen in a long time. the guy is dead for years, he killed at least 2 lawmen and probably other people . it's not like a pardon is going to make a difference to him so why is it even an issue.
I am inclined to agree with onegoodwoman. Why bring this issue up now? It has been 129 years, and pardoning Billy will not change history one iota. The politicos need to tend to the business at hand insteads of wasting the taxpayer's money on what could have been.
Seems that giving anyone any kind of recognition after they're gone is kind of pointless. Be it a pardon or an academy award, as in the case of Heath Ledger. However, Ledger deserved that award, and Billy the Kid deserved no kind of pardon. Relatives of Henry McCarty, or Billy the Kid, might be happy with a pardon, but I still don't see a point in it. Why bother pardoning a dead man?
What is done is done. What difference would it make? He made his choices in life and there is nothing else to say or do
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