Of course criminal activity should be never condoned, excused, or supported. However, regardless of the circumstances JUSTICE should ALWAYS should be administer fairly, equitably, and transparently. However, the fact of the matter is the objective facts continue to prove that in all areas of society there continues to be a double standard applied to African-Americans. This includes the use of executive power to “wipe the slate” clean for an individual through a pardon. Not only of these disparities in treatment shocking and hurtful, due to the rapidly changing demographics of the country these and other inequalities, they are the greatest threat to our national sovereignty.