Kim Kardashian is beginning to use her platform for the greater good, as she continues to petition politicians as well as focusing her efforts on prison reform. As the world knows, Kim Kardashian visited Donald Trump recently and she actually got him to pardon Alice Marie Johnson following her incarceration for selling large amounts of drugs.
Alice was serving a life sentence. And on Saturday, Kim tweeted a message to the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, to pardon the man, Kevin Cooper.
The Kardashian tweeted an article linked to an opinion essay from The New York Times. In her short message, she wrote, “Governor Brown, can you please test the DNA of Kevin Cooper?”
As you may know, Kevin Cooper is currently serving a life sentence for a quadruple homicide that went down in 1983. Cooper is in the San Quentin State Prison even though many legal experts think he might be innocent.
Nicholas Kristof, who wrote the essay in the New York Times, said that the evidence that the police tampered with the details of the case are “overwhelming.”
According to Nicholas, it’s possible the authorities intentionally framed him to put Kevin in jail, as the blood stain on Cooper’s shirt had particles from the test tube in which the police placed Kevin’s blood sample when they needed to test it.
Governor Brown, can you please test the DNA of Kevin Cooper? https://t.co/RyDDOd9kEi
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 16, 2018
As it was previously reported, Kim has been using her voice for utilitarian purposes, following her petitioning of Trump to get Alice out of prison. And so far, she’s 1 for 1.
Moreover, Kim Kardashian said that she has begun considering running for public office. It’s something she hasn’t ruled out at the moment. And while the idea of Kim in public office is a nice thought, some people on social media were a little bit more critical.
One person wrote, “I think we’ve all had enough of celebrities taking hold of public office. After Trump, we’re good for another century or so.”