Sunday, November 29, 2009

Suspect in Police Slayings Pardoned by Huckabee?

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By now you've heard of the cowardly assassination of four police officers in Washington.

Maurice Clemmons, the 37-year-old Tacoma man being sought for questioning in the killing this morning of four Lakewood police officers, has a long criminal record punctuated by violence, erratic behavior and concerns about his mental health.

Nine years ago, then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee granted clemency to Clemmons, commuting his lengthy prison sentence over the protests of prosecutors.-Seattle Times

Although no one wants to make these killings political, if this guy is guilty and this is true, this is likely to do for Huckabee what Willie Horton did for Michael Dukakis.

Update: From the same Seattle Times story:
When Clemmons received the 60-year sentence, he was already serving 48 years on five felony convictions and facing up to 95 more years on charges of robbery, theft of property and possessing a handgun on school property. Records from Clemmons' sentencing described him as 5-foot-7 and 108 pounds. The crimes were committed when he was 17.

Clemmons served 11 years before being released.
Let me see...48 plus 60 plus 95 is...203. This guy should have been released around 2193 AD. Maybe with time off for good behavior...or death from old age!

H/T Ace of Spades
Cross posted at Say Anything


  1. Mercy to the Guilty is Cruelty to the Innocent

  2. Even if this guy turns out not to be the shooter, it's certainly going to call Huckabee's judgment into question.

    This guy needed to be winnowed out before the next round of primaries anyway.


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