Yesterday Barack Obama commuted the sentences of over 200 people and while most of the headlines were over his decision to free Chelsea Manning it turns out the President also commuted the sentence of a FALN terrorist who at his sentencing told the world he was an enemy of the United States.
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Among the more than 200 commutations handed out yesterday, President Obama commuted the sentence of Oscar López Rivera, a member of Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional Puertorriqueña (FALN), a Marxist-Leninist terrorist group advocating Puerto Rican independence. He is set to be released May 17.
FALN was responsible for more than 130 bombings in the United States that killed four people and seriously injured police officers.
López Rivera was arrested in 1981 and got 55 years in prison, but later had his sentence extended another 15 years for trying to break out of Leavenworth…
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