It’s been nearly two months since the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, in a surprising, unanimous decision, recommended that George Floyd be pardoned for a problematic 2004 drug conviction in Houston. Gov. Greg Abbott, who has the final say, has been sitting on the recommendation without public comment since.
For those hoping the pardon will be granted, the governor’s silence has been deafening.
“I just don’t want it to die on his desk,” said Allison Mathis, the Houston public defender who...
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