01/05/17: Could President Obama pardon Johnny Boone?

It was three days before Christmas in downtown Montreal, when border agents stopped an elderly man with a biker mustache in a vast indoor mall. The man initially gave his name as Dennis Ross, but when the cops asked him about his tattoos, he acknowledged his real name was Johnny Boone, and his eight-year run was over. La Presse, Montreal’s French-language daily newspaper, called Boone “Le fugitif américain.” When I learned of Boone’s arrest, I was surprised most of all by the location of the bust… But I wasn’t surprised that the U.S Marshals had kept looking for him.

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