O'Malley needs to answer for Farley Grant

November 23, 2010

Based on Dan Rodricks' column ("Farley Grant still hoping governor's heart can be turned," Nov. 23), I think The Sun should publish a front page editorial demanding that Gov. Martin O'Malley publicly state his reasons for not paroling or pardoning Mark Farley Grant, a man who apparently has spent 27 years of his life in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

I also think other Sun columnists should join in this demand, as well as the ACLU and the NAACP.

Since Governor O'Malley apparently has the authority to grant or deny Mr. Grant his freedom, he also has the responsibility to publicly state why he has not used that authority to free Mr. Grant.

Richard T. Seymour, Baltimore

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