Should Mark Wahlberg Be Pardoned for 1988 Assault?

December 9, 2014 11:27 AM

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Actor Mark Wahlberg's application seeking a pardon for a previous assault is being met with skepticism by some Asian Americans, wary of his motivation and wondering why he has never personally apologized.

Court documents indicate that in Boston, on April 8, 1988, Wahlberg attacked two Vietnamese-American men, knocking one man -- Thanh Lam -- unconscious with a five-foot-long wooden stick, and blinding the other -- Hoa Trinh -- with the force of a punch to the eye.

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