Obama Frees Crack Dealer Who Took 5-Year-Old Along to Sell Crack

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Obama with supporter/self-confessed crack dealer Jay-Z

While Obama conspires to lock people up for things like collecting rainwater and sends in his stormtroopers to raid guitar factories that use wood not finished by Indian workers, he’s freeing crack dealers from prison. The ex-cokehead-in-chief would have a special soft spot for coke dealers.

Clarence Aaron was charged with intent to distribute 24 kilos of crack cocaine in the 90s (approximately $400,000 street value today.) Aaron became a cause celeb for pro-crime liberals because he was sentenced to life in prison. Now Obama has heard the voice of the ACLU and set him free.

Other solid citizens and future Obama voters pardoned by him include… Ezell Gilbert

Gilbert, now 41, who has a criminal record that goes back to his late teen years, was observed by Tampa police on a stakeout, dealing drugs in a high-crime neighborhood in Tampa in October 1995.   He was arrested after two customers apparently bought crack from him in the front seat of the car Gilbert was driving, while his five-year-old daughter, Keidra was in the back seat.  He ultimately pleaded guilty to trafficking in crack cocaine and marijuana.

The crimes ordinarily would have meant that Gilbert could be sentenced to between 151 and 188 months, but prosecutors sought to have him sentenced as a “career offender” under federal Sentencing Guidelines, because he had two prior felony convictions for drugs or violent crimes.  In his case, the prior crimes were a 1990 state conviction for distributing cocaine and a 1994 state conviction for carrying a concealed weapon.

Now thanks to Obama, our pal is back on the streets again.

  • alericKong

    I wonder if Obama met with any of the families, probably overwhelmingly black, of the dead or addicted past clients of Gilbert?

    • Gee

      But Gilbert could be his son.

    • laura r

      most drugs should be legal. why spend so much $ puttin dealers & users in prisons. put away the blk ghetto violent criminals. the ones who do a vicious knockout game. why should you care what people put into their bodies? thats a left wing thing.

      • unionville

        I believe legalizing them would only exacerbate existing problems. Not alleviate them.

        • laura r

          addiction is a sickness not a criminal offense. just like alcohol. once drugs were legal, alcohol wasnt. dealing is a business no different than many others. when prices go down, crime goes down for poorer addicts. some people are also better off high. im not my brothers keeper.

          • unionville

            I think drug use would go up which in turn would make addiction rates go up. We already have people driving drunk. How wonderful it will be to have an increased number of stoners on the roadways. As to your statement about “some people are better off high”. I can’t argue with you there. There are a few people in my life whose personalities would vastly improve under the mellowing properties of weed.

          • tickletik

            If they are found in an accident while drunk or under the impairment of certain substances, then they should be treated in the exact same manner as we would treat someone who let loose a Bengal tiger on the street.

          • alericKong

            But there not due to overcrowding. Illegals have been arrested and deported, and then just cross the border again and end up wiping out a family.

            It’s best to solve problems when they are small. Dead people cannot be brought back. Also the solution will not come top down from laws. It has to come from the public up. Legalizing drugs will amount to a government endorsement. It will be awful for society.

          • nobamunism

            Prohibition, like all progressivism, has never worked any where it has been tried.

          • truebearing

            License has never worked either. If you were really a Libertarian, and understood what you profess to believe, you’d be promoting moral restraint as the answer to drug problems, since libertarianism requires higher levels of morality from citizens, not less.

          • nobamunism

            You seem to have a jacked up view of freedom and responsibility. Let me guess a “conservative nanny state repub”?? Libertarianism doesn’t mean license to do as you want. More freedom and less government is the goal of libertarians. Total freedom and no government is the goal of anarchists.

          • scarfolk

            Sadly, amnesty for illegals is favored by both US political parties and the media, while amnesty for drug users is ridiculed. Help one’s fellow Americans, not illegals. We need a drug amnesty

          • truebearing

            You need a brain.

          • scarfolk

            Nice defending of illegal aliens and selling out your fellow Americans

          • nobamunism

            Freedom is a messy thing. No one I know is advocating doing away with laws that protect us from the mess freedom brings.

          • truebearing

            Yes, you are.

          • nobamunism

            Prove it prog.

          • laura r

            forgot to say, some drugs should be banned like crack or meth. its the more sedated ones which should be legal, & given @ a clinic.

          • truebearing

            You mean the ones you like.

          • pupsncats

            Washington State made pot legal this year. Just heard a report that one pot-impaired driver killed a motorcycle rider. The number of traffic fatalities will go up. But hey, that’s OK because it’s better for society to have a bunch of pot-impaired drivers on the road than it is to be alive, right?

          • laura r

            it should be illegal to drive while drinking or smoking pot. jail terms for bad accidents, licences revoked. people smoke whether its legal or not. why crowd the prisons w/dealers or carriers?

          • truebearing

            Don’t encourage her stupidity. That some people are better off stoned is proof that they are incapable of functioning in society. They need therapy, not more pot.

            I have substantial experience with altered states. Mature people move on after high school, or college. I don’t see any benefit to allowing lazy losers the option of free drugs. It never works.

          • unionville

            “That some people are better off stoned is proof that they are incapable of functioning in society. They need therapy, not more pot.”

            I was being flippant.

          • alericKong

            Addiction can be cured through will. Other sicknesses, like Parkinsons, ALS, or cancer can’t. Making drugs readily available will make more people sick.

            If we found out Kraft Foods or Pepsi addicted their customers and killed millions by OD, they would face the death penalty.

            Crime only goes down if you believe addicts commit crimes because drugs are illegal. I believe the opposite, that criminals do drugs because they have no respect for society or other people. In the past legalizing drugs has attracted many organized criminals who will still find a way to profit off breaking the law, like cyber crime or terrorism or kidnapping.

          • laura r

            im a libertarian, i agree w/ron paul about drugs being legal. he has made some great speeches about this, have a look. poorer addicts commit crimes for the $ to buy drugs. usually its a mugging or a fast break in. btw, serious drug addiction can be helped by NA. about chemicals in food: they were illegal untill 1948. there should be a warning on all processed foods. the FDA is not to be trusted, as they endorse poison.

          • truebearing

            Ron Paul is an ideologue. On any topic other than the national debt/deficit, he makes no sense. Why don’t you think for yourself…then again, I understand why you don’t .

            Take a look at Vancouver, where the drugs and needles are free. Crime went up anyway because the addicts needed more drugs than the government supplied. It is a progressive problem that can only be curtailed by the addicts themselves. Cut off the drugs, send addicts to drug jail, provide counseling, and hammer the dealers. That is what works.

          • laura r

            i think ron paul makes good sence about legal drugs. it was the govts fault in canada for not doing it right.

          • unionville

            To me, that statement is like saying that obesity is an illness. Obesity occurs because people, of their own free will, eat more food than they need to survive.

            I believe there will still be a black market for drugs even if they get legalized. So people can skirt the taxes. Who are the people who are addicted now? Are they lower income? They are still going to have trouble purchasing them. I don’t think crime rates are going to go down.

          • laura r

            modern obesity is caused by the chemicals/transfats, high soduim in processed/fast food. not only do they retain water in their tissues, but these chemicals make people eat & eat it triggers this. since they eat the same fake food they are never seem to be full. also they have vitiman/mineral defiencies. now they are on all kinds of medications which have side affects, then more meds to counter those. the bodies are no longer a human shape. its IGNORANCE, pure & simple. they also like themselves that way, since everyone else looks the same. (except in the movies). most people have choices. but this is what they prefer. as for drugs, they should be administed in a special clinic. (now crime has already gone down). so what if theres a blk market? the rich will buy from them.

          • truebearing

            Your comment is nothing if not incoherent and ridiculous. If you expect humans to eradicate unhealthy products and chemicals, you have to assume they are capable of self-governance.

            Ypu aren’t a libertarian. You are drunk and confused.

          • nobamunism

            Mayor Bloomberg is that you???

          • laura r

            most people do have choices most of the time. i dont want to be “governed”! but chemicals should not be in foods. i dont care if macdonalds goes under. the pharm industry is dangerous too. then again, most people wont research about medicine side affects. i do.

          • truebearing

            All humans have an addictive element, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all obese people are addictive. Thyroid issues, etc, are at play. That being said, nitwits like laura r will have an alibi for any behavior because they believe all human failings are some other human’s fault, ignoring that they admit that humans are still at fault.
            I submit that all human failings, including obesity and drug addiction, are laura r’s fault because she refuses to let them take responsibility for their problems. :)

          • pupsncats

            As long as you live besides other people, you may not be your brother’s keeper, but you suffer the consequences when an ordered and sane society is dismantled.

          • laura r

            just made an additional comment. some drugs shoud be banned, read it.

          • truebearing

            Thanks for the incoherent comment. Addiction is ubiquitous to the human condition. If we excuse addiction from individual responsibility, we have utter chaos and cultural failure. Consider your response a perfect example.

          • laura r

            its not a moral failure to be addicted to drugs.

        • tickletik

          So? Why do I need to have my life ruined, my rights curtailed by black robed sociopaths and blue suited clowns for the sake of some mental wreck wants to torpedo his life?

          • unionville

            You must be libertarian. Libertarians exalt freedom to the point that it becomes absolute. It squeezes out any notion that there is a common good in society. That there are some freedoms that do more harm.

          • nobamunism

            Prohibition is nanny state progressivism. The prog era started when the 16th, 17th, and 18th amendments were passed. Even the progs could see the failure in the 18th. Its time to repeal the 16th, and 17th as well. THAT is libertarianism.

          • unionville

            I have no problem with the repeal of the 16th and 17th amendments. And I believe the 18th amendment was idiotic. So what’s your point?

            I’m not advocating an 18th amendment style prohibition on drugs. I believe they should be manufactured and sold. I just think that most of the ones that are illegal now should be used under a doctor’s supervision. Not sold over the counter.

          • truebearing

            Making murder illegal is “nanny state progressivism’ to libertarian morons.

            License is not liberty, genius.

          • nobamunism

            What you don’t know about liberty and libertarianism would, and has, filled entire libraries, moron.

      • alericKong

        You presume they are in prison for just drugs. Sometimes that’s all they can convict during violent crimes committed by very bad people. Zero tolerance in New York City took down organized crime and city corruption.

      • pupsncats

        Oh I don’t know why sane people give a hoot about druggies. They just rob, murder, destroy their families, and themselves so why should anyone care?

  • Veracious_one

    AS usual, Obama rewards the scum of the earth….

    • pupsncats

      Birds of a feather fly together.

  • UCSPanther

    Never too early to teach the kid the family business…

  • Modern_Mouse

    You people believe this story..aww, how sad.

  • Modern_Mouse

    I mean, even if it were true, this author of article gives us no links to the story, nor does he or she cite where he or she recieved this information.

    I can tell you with 100% certainty that people who write about stories like this and do not give cites or links are either: making the story up altogether, OR the more common, twisting the story in such a way not formly believed to be humanly possible.

    Get th facts people, not what someone tells you.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      When you see differently colored text that is highlighted when you click on it… that’s a link

      • Zachary Lucido

        I can never tell if it’s a link that’s supposed to be there, or if my spam blocker is failing.

    • Jsjk

      It’s been reported throughout the news that Obozo commuted the sentences of seven drug dealers. Try using a search engine.

    • Waiting

      What is the “source” of your “100% certainty”? Provide “cites” or “links” for your statement. We want the “facts”…not what some “mouse” tells us.

    • glpage

      So, if someone at MSNBC said the same things as in this article would you believe it?

  • Jsjk

    So Obama commutes the sentences of multiple drug dealers? Maybe it’s so Obozo can have an assured and unlimited supply of drugs.

  • dhg

    Good. Stop wasting taxpayer money on prison for nonviolent crimes.

  • pupsncats

    Poster boy for liberals. No surprise. Maybe Obama is supporting him?

  • scarfolk

    We let people out of prison for murder, rape, child molestation, and knockout attacks so as to make more room for warehousing nonviolent drug offenders,

  • jimes

    i am drugs dealer who want any drugs like crack. if any one want email me

    • jimes

      my email;noorbaksh70@yahoo.com