One was knocked out unconscious and the other lost his eye sight from Mark Wahljerk's punch. See the photos from the video below. If you feel Mark Wahlberg should not be pardoned, click on the link below and sign the petition - you only have to sign your name, don't have to support with $, but the $ is for the campaign:
#DenyMarkWahlbergPardon +Change.org https://www.change.org/p/advisory-board-of-pardons-for-the-commonwealth-of-massachusetts-deny-a-pardon-to-mark-wahlberg
Racism and Bullying Should Not Be ToleratedThe two victims never filed a law suit or asked for compensation. The crime did not make the headline news, so the victims endured the horrific beating and racial slurs: "f..ing Vietnamese," and "slanted eyes gook," were just a couple of examples. The Asian community did not protest this terrible hate crime, so quietly, the news subsided as Mark Wahljerk served only 45 days out of the 2 years sentence. He went on to Hollywood and built his fame and fortunes. Some say, it's an old crime and he deserves to be pardoned, some felt he needs to be punished according to justice for the racial hatred, and the inexcusable anger that let to blinding another man's eye.
There were no restitution for the violent harm he caused these victims, not even for medical care. There were no attempt to reach out to the man he took the eye from, who is now in his senior years. Mark Wahlberg has a few charities set-up for children and battered women. These sites made him look good and granted him the power to self-forgiveness. Mark quote: "I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes," "You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn't until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don't have a problem going to sleep at night. I feel good when I wake up in the morning."
This was taken from an article at ABC news: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/Oscars2007/story?id=2509542&page=1. He admitted the right thing to do is to seek out these men but he hasn't gotten to it. He talked mostly about himself, what good he had done for society but the main subject of making things right of these two victims were brushed off. This is where a lot of readers including myself can't see why he should be pardoned. His hate crime also extended to black children, days of physically tortures while calling them racial names like "kill the niggers!"
When I saw Mark's video in my inbox - I wish I could do what I imagined I would if I was in front of him at that moment.
What Motives? Mark Seeking Public Attention: Good or Bad?
What I found that could be the motives for him to seek pardon is to be able to obtain a liquor license to grow his business further, because he owns a couple restaurants and is looking to expand. If his convicted records can be pardoned he will reap substantial financial gains.
An Eye for An EyeIf this was the past, this man should lose an eye for taking someone else's. Let this be the curse, the judgment God will make one day to Mark, or to any of his love ones. He should know the pain and suffering of that man's family members he took an eye from. This is a big deal - do unto others what you would do unto yourself. And if you're a jerk - think you're better than another human being by flesh, or race, then you should be doomed to hell.
I have a personal sentiment about what he did. When I first came to the US, I was teased and ridiculed by kids my age and ones that were older than me. It wasn't because I did anything wrong, it was just because I was me - a different race. It made me very sad. Lowered my self esteem. I was afraid to say or do anything because I would have been bullied and laughed at.
I agreed Mark Wahljerk should not be pardoned. If the victims were your relatives, your father, your brother, your uncle, your friend or yourself would you still hand Mark a pass? I seek other websites to learn more about this subject. I wanted to find something that shows this man is truly remorseful for the victims. I found no evidence that can justify his pardon.