As it was previously reported, Kim Kardashian played a fundamental role in the release of Alice Marie Johnson, made possible by the presidential pardon implemented by Donald Trump himself.
In a new interview, the beauty mogul stated that her husband, Kanye West, played a crucial role in the release of Alice Marie Johnson. In fact, Kanye was very encouraging of her political activism, in more ways than one.
On Sunday, during her slot on The Alec Baldwin Show, the reality star spoke about her campaign to free Johnson, who was facing off against a life sentence for trafficking.
According to Kim Kardashian, Kanye should take some of the credit for her presidential pardon. “I do believe she would still be in prison,” the reality star explained, adding that, she and Alice have spoken several times about the role Kanye played.
Kim believes that Kanye’s support of the president was very important. “She says that all the time,” Kim said. According to the star of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, she first spoke with Ivanka Trump, and Ivanka referred her to Jared Kushner.
It was revealed previously that Johnson, who served 21 years of her sentence, had the rest of her time in jail taken off the record. Nowadays, Kim is even more motivated to use her status and infamy for good.
In fact, Kim’s main point of contention with the United States today is the, at many times, unfair justice system. Criminologists, defense attorneys, and other experts have argued for the past twenty years that the result of the drug laws in the United States often disproportionately affect people of color the most.
Canadian scholars suggest the same, arguing that the illegality of marijuana served as a tool for police and authority figures to punish marginalized groups.
The federal government of Canada recently legalized marijuana – they did so officially on the 17th of October, last Wednesday. Unfortunately, similar to Alice’s case, there’s a difference between being pardoned for a crime and being expunged.
Scholars and politicians are now clamoring for the expungement of people’s records who were unfairly affected by the previous drug laws. However, it’s only a matter of time before the United States goes down a similar path to Canada, something that Kim Kardashian would likely approve of.