The ex-Marine, Eric Pizer, seeks a pardon because he aches with remorse, and because his one-punch felony conviction means that he cannot possess or own a gun, disqualifying him from his desired career in law enforcement. He has only one smudge on his record....
With the Pizer case emerging as a cause célèbre in Wisconsin, the governor has defended his no-pardon policy, saying that he sees no reason to “undermine” the criminal justice system — no matter that pardons were frequently granted by at least the last five governors before him.
In December, Mr. Walker told a reporter from WKOW-TV in Madison that there were thousands of convicted felons “who probably have a compelling case to be made that we don’t know about.”
June 3, 2014
Question: When does the NYT want us to care about the impact of gun control laws on a convicted felon?
Answer: When it's an occasion to portray Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as lacking in empathy.