Judith Beals is NOT a fan of Mark Wahlberg.
The actor, who was charged with assaulting Thanh Lam back in 1988, recently asked to be pardoned by the state of Massachusetts for his crime.
Unfortunately for Wahlberg, the prosecutor on the case, Judith, believes the actor should still be held accountable for his actions.
Beal’s main issue is the fact that Mark never owned up to the racial nature of the crime, saying:
“Even his pardon petition describes his serial pattern of racist violence as a ‘single episode’ that took place while he was ‘under the influence of alcohol and narcotics’.”
Hmm, we’re not sure if we fully understand her point… especially since the actor’s victim thinks he SHOULD be pardoned!
The prosecutor added:
“I’m glad Mark Wahlberg has turned his life around├óΓé¼┬ª But a public pardon is an extraordinary public act, requiring extraordinary circumstances because it essentially eliminates all effects of having ever been convicted. It is reserved to those who demonstrate ‘extraordinary contributions to society,’ requiring ‘extensive service to others performed, in part, as a means of restoring community and making amends.’ On this, I am not sold.”
Well, it seems like Judy’s mind is made up!
So, do YOU think Mark should be pardoned?
No official ruling has been made, so we wonder if Miz Beals speaking out will truly make a difference.
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