Governor Christie pardons Shaneen Allen

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Shaneen AllenKudos to Governor Chris Christie for offering Shaneen Allen “a full and free” pardon on the eve of Passover/the Easter Triduum, Save Jerseyans! Appropriate, right?

Regular readers know the full story so I won’t repeat all of the details here.

Suffice it to say, the Pennsylvanian mother of two fell victim to New Jersey’s unconstitutional and draconian Graves Act in the course of protecting her kids and, secondarily, a rigid initial prosecutorial approach by Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain before he ultimately relented and agreed to let Shaneen enter a pretrial intervention program.

At a recent town hall appearance, when confronted by a #2A activist, Governor Christie said he would do what he could to protect “God-given” gun rights despite the obstacles presented by a Democrat legislature. We applaud the follow-through! It’s a stand-up gesture and an example of true leadership. Bravo.

Shaneen took to Facebook after the announcement, telling fans that she has “the biggest smile” on her face at the end of a seemingly-endless ordeal:

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12 thoughts on “Governor Christie pardons Shaneen Allen

  1. He should have announced his intention to do this before the trial. That would have been an excellent chilling effect on the County Prosecutors who mistakenly believe that these kind of incidents are worthy of expending government resources.

  2. he “pardons” her but not Aitkens??? He did NOT pardon him so he will ALWAYS be a felon!!!! Aitkens did nothing wrong!!!! This really SUCKS!!! There is a difference between commuting one’s sentence and pardoning them!

  3. Aitkens explicitly asked for his sentence to be commuted and not pardoned since he wanted to try to appeal to get the charges completetly dropped. Once you’re pardoned, it’s always on your record that you had been convicted.

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