Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg has taken a public stride to have controversial crimes removed from his criminal record.
According to reports, one of Wahlberg’s biggest felonies took place on June 15, 1986 when he attacked a few local African American kids.
Wahlberg, 15, and three friends began following the group on bicycles, when one of the boys shouted at them, “We don’t like black n*ggers in the area, so get the f*ck away from the area,” according to court documents. The three black kids began running away, and Wahlberg and his friends chased them on their bikes. (The Daily Beast)
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Another graphic incident also went down in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1988 when Wahlberg was 16.
Going for the beer, carried by an Asian man, the boy calls him “Vietnam f–king s–t.” He hits him with a wooden stick and, while fleeing police, hits another Asian man in the face. One of these men will be left blind in one eye. When the police catch up with him, the boy doesn’t deny his crime. “You don’t have to let him identify me,” he says. “I’ll tell you now that’s the motherf–ker whose head I split open.” Once under arrest, the boy offers unsolicited commentary about “gooks.” (The Washington Post)
Wahlberg’s crimes piled up and nearly had him due time for attempted murder.
For these two crimes, which occurred two months before his 17th birthday, Wahlberg was tried as an adult, and charged with attempted murder. He eventually pleaded guilty to assault, and was given a two-year prison sentence at Suffolk County Deer Island House of Correction, but was released after serving just 45 days. (The Daily Beast)
In Wahlberg’s pardon application, he explained the significance of having his rap sheet erased.
“Receiving a pardon would be a formal recognition that I am not the same person that I was on the night of April 8, 1988. It would be formal recognition that someone like me can receive official public redemption if he devotes himself to personal improvement and a life of good works.” (New England Cable News)