· Jerry Wayne Crownover of Arlington, 54, was convicted in 1997 of making a terroristic threat during an altercation with his brother, a Class B misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail. He is granted a full pardon.One feels particularly sorry for the 79-year old Amarillo man who only now had his firearm rights restored for the offense of passing a bad check in 1947 - there's a collateral consequence that hardly seems to fit the crime. Similarly, heaven only knows what injustices Mr. Ursin had to endure as a result of his false conviction for "indecent contact with a child" - a pardon at age 78 hardly makes up for years spent on the sex offender registry because of fabricated allegations.
· Wesley Baker Davis of Amarillo, 79, was convicted in 1947 of knowingly passing a forged check at the age of 18. He was sentenced to five years of probation. He is granted a full pardon and restoration of firearm rights.
· Marlyn Ann Linguist of Cedar Hill, 52, was convicted in 1976 of unlawful carrying of a weapon and theft at the age of 21. She was sentenced to three days in jail for both charges. She is granted a full pardon.
· Nicholas Villa Marquez of Comanche, 39, was convicted in 1989 of a misdemeanor at the age of 20. He was sentenced to six months’ probation and paid $725 restitution. He is granted a full pardon.
· Ruben Eduardo Ramirez of Galveston, 32, was convicted in 1996 of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. He paid a $500 fine. He is granted a full pardon.
· Thomas Clyde Reedy of Denton, 59, was convicted of burglary in 1971 at the age of 22. He was sentenced to five years’ probation. He is granted a full pardon.
· Ronald John Ursin of San Antonio, 78, was convicted of indecent contact with a child. He was sentenced to 10 years probation. He is granted a full pardon. His pardon was granted after the victim and the woman who accused him both said the complaint had been fabricated during a child custody battle.
Another that stands out to me is the pardon of Ruben Ramirez for a 1996 B-misdemeanor pot possession charge. It's not that I don't think it's merited, but it's hard to understand why the Board of Pardons and Parole would pick out one low-level pot offender to pardon when thousands of others are similarly situated.