Friday marks the 232nd day that Governor Pat McCrory has refused to grant a pardon of innocence to Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, the two Robeson County men who both spent 31 years in prison for a rape and murder they did not commit.
The two men, both mentally disabled and struggling to pay their bills, need the pardon from McCrory to be eligible for financial compensation from the state for the years they were wrongly incarcerated. McCrory received the petition September 11 of last year.
Today, instead of considering the pardon, McCrory is in Concord, dropping the flag for the May motorsports season. There’s no race today, just a ceremony to drop a flag.
Meanwhile, McCollum and Brown wait again for justice.
— Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) May 1, 2015
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