Home > News > Huckabee says the “system” failed with Maurice Clemmons. Really? Before Huck commuted his sentence, the “system” had him in jail.

Huckabee says the “system” failed with Maurice Clemmons. Really? Before Huck commuted his sentence, the “system” had him in jail.

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Power Line makes some very good points here.  The system was working, until Huckabee got involved, and 4 officers died because of it.

Lets not forget the woman who was raped and killed by another of his releases or the other woman that same person is suspected of raping and murdering.

Most governors are not measured by their death tolls, but this one can be…  and should be.

During the last presidential primary season, we wrote extensively about Mike Huckabee’s excessive use of his power, as governor of Arkansas, to issue pardons and commutations, and his role in influencing the parole process. In one particularly egregious instance, Huckabee worked behind the scenes in favor of releasing on parole a convicted rapist who, once free, raped and murdered a woman in Missouri.

Now we learn that Maurice Clemmons, accused of the execution-style murder of four police officers in Washington state, had a lengthy jail term commuted by Huckabee in 2000. Clemons had served only 11 years of a 95-year prison sentence.

The Huckabee camp is trying to pass this off as failure of "the system" in both Arkansas and Washington. But my friend Bill Otis, a former prosecutor, observes that the "system" had Clemmons behind bars for the duration until Huckabee let him out.

Power Line – Who failed whom?

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