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WHOA: Suspected Police Assassin Was Pardoned by Gov. Huckabee in 2000

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Even before I knew about Clemency-Fest 2000, I never liked Huckabee.  As they said in the article below, “a populist with a Bible”.  Now we see his stupidity and 4 officers paid the price for it.

At least we won’t have to worry about him in 2012.  His career is done.

Huckabee’s chickens coming home to roost:

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

Nine years ago, then-Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee granted clemency to Clemmons, commuting his lengthy prison sentence over the protestations of prosecutors.

"This is the day I’ve been dreading for a long time," Larry Jegley, prosecuting attorney for Arkansas’ Pulaski County said Sunday night when informed that Clemmons was being sought in connection to the killings.

Back when Huckabee was governor, the people of Arkansas were so worried about his commutations of violent criminals, they looked at amending the state constitution to limit the governor’s pardon power. This is what Huckabee had to say about executive clemency:

“I would not deny that my sense of the reality of redemption is a factor,” the former Baptist pastor said in a radio interview with KUAR in Little Rock. “And I don’t know that I can apologize for that because I would hate to think of the kind of human I would be if I thought people were beyond forgiveness and beyond reformation and beyond some sense of improvement.”

WHOA: Suspected Police Assassin Was Pardoned by Gov. Huckabee in 2000

  1. November 30, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I am from Arkansas and have never liked huckabee. Just a bible thumping ex preacher that want to be president when (I) personally wouldnt have him.

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