As Mark Wahlberg seeks a pardon, some aren’t ready to forgive

December 6, 2014 4:43 AM

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As Mark Wahlberg seeks a pardon, some aren’t ready to forgive

To those who watched Mark Wahlberg transform from a skinny Dorchester delinquent to a Hollywood leading man, the actor deserves a pardon for beating a man outside a convenience store in 1988.

Nam Pham, executive director of VietAID, a Vietnamese community organization in Dorchester, said Wahlberg should first apologize directly to Thanh Lam, a Vietnamese man Wahlberg beat with a stick more than a quarter century ago. Wahlberg also screamed obscenities and racial epithets.

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