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WASHINGTON STATE COP KILLER TRAGEDY, BY MIKE HUCKABEE
THE FREEDOM POST ^ | December 2, 2009 | Governor Mike Huckabee

Posted on 12/02/2009 3:23:20 PM PST by TheFreedomPoster

The senseless and savage slaying of 4 police officers in Lakewood, Washington has raised many questions as to why the alleged murderer was even on the streets. My name has figured prominently in many of the stories because I commuted his 108 year sentence to a term of 47 years back in 2000. I take full responsibility for my decision then. Unfortunately, many of my fellow conservatives don’t seem to want to take responsibility for the facts surrounding the case.

The Maurice Clemmons presented in a commutation request in the year 2000 was much different than the one who is being sought for the killings of the police officers. The case before me was of a 16 year old who received a disproportionate sentence of 108 years for burglary and robbery charges. He had already served 11 years in Arkansas prison by that time, which is more time actually served than most similar cases would have netted in sentencing alone.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: bloodonhuckshands; cop; copkiller; corruption; huckabee; huckster; killer; mikehuckabee; pardon; thehuckster; wannaberockstar

1 posted on 12/02/2009 3:23:22 PM PST by TheFreedomPoster
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To: TheFreedomPoster

GFY Huck...


2 posted on 12/02/2009 3:24:44 PM PST by jessduntno (Take a minute and watch it: -> http://www.youtube.com./watch?v=uoeuh-EGj7s <-)
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To: jessduntno

“The Maurice Clemmons presented in a commutation request in the year 2000 was much different than the one who is being sought for the killings of the police officers.”

PLEASE tel me he didn’t just say “this is not the Maurice Clemmons I once knew...”

No barf alert?


3 posted on 12/02/2009 3:25:55 PM PST by jessduntno (Take a minute and watch it: -> http://www.youtube.com./watch?v=uoeuh-EGj7s <-)
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To: TheFreedomPoster

No, it wasn’t. It was the same angry violent felon he’s always been.


4 posted on 12/02/2009 3:27:13 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: TheFreedomPoster
Oh, puh-leeze. This guy came to you with a phony "I Wuz A Sinner But I Came To Jayzus" story, and you swallowed it hook, line, and sinker (like you always did).

Go away, Huckster.

5 posted on 12/02/2009 3:27:39 PM PST by steve-b (Intelligent Design -- "A Wizard Did It")
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To: TheFreedomPoster
You let out violent criminals!

Nothing more to be said.

Just go away and stop claiming to be a conservative.

6 posted on 12/02/2009 3:27:40 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: TheFreedomPoster

Hindsight is 20/20.


7 posted on 12/02/2009 3:28:43 PM PST by kenavi (No legislation longer than the Constitution.)
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To: TheFreedomPoster

“That’s not the Maurice Clemmons I knew.”


8 posted on 12/02/2009 3:29:49 PM PST by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: TheFreedomPoster

Oh? I see he’s playing the race card again. Poor black kid got treated badly according to this compassionate conservative IDIOT!


9 posted on 12/02/2009 3:31:09 PM PST by battletank
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To: jessduntno

“The Maurice Clemmons presented in a commutation request in the year 2000 was much different than the one who is being sought for the killings of the police officers.”


He sounds more and more like Obama everyday. That is not the Jeremiah Wright I once knew. Good God he can’t even come up with something original


10 posted on 12/02/2009 3:31:29 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jessduntno

toast. done.


11 posted on 12/02/2009 3:31:29 PM PST by FreeManWhoCan ("By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.")
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To: TheFreedomPoster

Does anyone have a fork with really long tines to get through Huck’s deep body fat? I’d like to stick a fork in him.


12 posted on 12/02/2009 3:33:00 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bomb-a administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: jessduntno
"No barf alert?"

It said Huckabee...

13 posted on 12/02/2009 3:34:40 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bomb-a administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: TheFreedomPoster
Stop flailing Huck, that horse is still dead.
14 posted on 12/02/2009 3:35:58 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: jessduntno

yep


15 posted on 12/02/2009 3:38:26 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: TheFreedomPoster

Well Huck, I hope you can sleep at night. You are acting like a dimocrap, lying to cover your misdeeds. Why don’t you just become one? You would probably stand a lot better chance of getting elected again.
I hope the four dead cops visit you in your dreams.


16 posted on 12/02/2009 3:38:32 PM PST by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: TheFreedomPoster

He made a mistake. We all make mistakes but 4 good police officers died because of his mistake. Now Huckabee needs to stop the BS and take full responsibility for his actions. Darn it why can’t these politicians stop wimpering and act like real men.


17 posted on 12/02/2009 3:40:10 PM PST by heylady
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To: TheFreedomPoster

It’s over Huck.
Go Home.


18 posted on 12/02/2009 3:40:18 PM PST by mowowie
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To: jessduntno; editor-surveyor

I don’t understand why there appears to be such severe hatred for Mike Huckabee. When he explained what happened, it sounded reasonable. I often hear hateful comments toward the mere mention of Mike Huckabee’s name. Is it only because you don’t think he’s conservative enough? It’s starting to make me wonder if Free Republic is not what I thought. I’m not trying to start a fight. I’m just trying to understand your position.

Plus, why is the fact that he used to be overweight relevant to anything? I’m just asking.


19 posted on 12/02/2009 3:41:07 PM PST by rimtop56
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To: TheFreedomPoster
Look, Huckabee still has a forum on Fox News. The guy isn't going anywhere, unfortunately.
20 posted on 12/02/2009 3:41:41 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: TheFreedomPoster
I take full responsibility for my decision then.

So he's going to pay to raise all the kids and pay the bills for the widows?

21 posted on 12/02/2009 3:44:20 PM PST by IamConservative (Liberty is all a good man needs to succeed.)
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To: rimtop56

What’s relevent is the fact that he is an egalitarian socialist liar. He is a close friend to Bill Clinton, and definitely more liberal; Clinton refused to parole the killer, after Huck commuted the sentence, making him eligible.


22 posted on 12/02/2009 3:45:54 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bomb-a administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: TheFreedomPoster
"Unfortunately, many of my fellow conservatives don’t seem to want to take responsibility..."

The more the silver tongued snake says, the more he shows his true twisted serpintine character. Little wonder politicans are so disliked. His corrupt, convoluted logic is beyond description.

23 posted on 12/02/2009 3:51:25 PM PST by EverOnward
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To: rimtop56; editor-surveyor

I can only speak for myself; I think he is a huckster. His conservatism (or lack of it) is unimportant. Wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him, although I would like to give that a try.


24 posted on 12/02/2009 3:52:41 PM PST by jessduntno (Take a minute and watch it: -> http://www.youtube.com./watch?v=uoeuh-EGj7s <-)
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To: TheFreedomPoster

Give it up, Huck. Your talking too much.


25 posted on 12/02/2009 3:56:39 PM PST by AdaGray (uw)
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To: jessduntno; rimtop56

Yes, he very much is a huckster, to put it lightly.


26 posted on 12/02/2009 3:57:58 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bomb-a administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: rimtop56

“It’s starting to make me wonder if Free Republic is not what I thought.”

What did you think FR was? It is not the RNC.


27 posted on 12/02/2009 4:00:51 PM PST by jessduntno (Take a minute and watch it: -> http://www.youtube.com./watch?v=uoeuh-EGj7s <-)
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To: TheFreedomPoster

It is apparently in the Newspeak lexicon that when cops and soldiers are murdered, it’s a ‘tragedy’, but when abortionists are murdered, it’s an ‘outrage’. Sad to see Huckabee subscribing to Newspeak; it can only mean that he’s gone over.


28 posted on 12/02/2009 4:02:13 PM PST by Spok
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To: jessduntno

Huck really liked him, before he didn’t.


29 posted on 12/02/2009 4:03:58 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: editor-surveyor

Yes its a large pitch fork used on the farm!!


30 posted on 12/02/2009 4:06:57 PM PST by handy old one (If you play in nature be prepared to be played with by nature!)
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To: TheFreedomPoster

Now if only Mitt Romney would go away.


31 posted on 12/02/2009 4:07:02 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (America, 1776 - 2009. R.I.P.)
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To: TheFreedomPoster

I am not a Huckabee fan, but based on the original convictions, the perps age at the time of the original sentencing and the fact that his murders of the four cops was nine years later, Huckabee is not mainly to blame for the events of last week. There were LOTS of people who screwed up in handling him in the nine years after the commutation.

On the other hand, it would have helpd his credibility if he had not referred to himself as a conservative.


32 posted on 12/02/2009 4:08:57 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan
Huckabee is not mainly to blame for the events of last week. Yeah, I know...but...not mainly just isn't good enough...the first guy to cough up the ball is responsible for the fumble and four cops ARE DEAD...no maybes about this; if he didn't commute, they would be alive...
33 posted on 12/02/2009 4:11:11 PM PST by jessduntno (Take a minute and watch it: -> http://www.youtube.com./watch?v=uoeuh-EGj7s <-)
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To: TheFreedomPoster

You can tell it really pains him to see his Presidential aspirations go down the toilet. He wanted this SOOO bad.

Bye bye, Huckabubba!


34 posted on 12/02/2009 4:15:11 PM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Pray for our leaders: Rush, Levin, and Beck)
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To: SeaHawkFan

According to what Huckabee said on O’Reilly the other night, Clemmons’ actual release from prison came when someone else failed to file the paperwork which might have prevented it. Huckabee erred in judgment and deserves some of the blame, but I would put more on the judges in Washington state who let Clemmons out on low bail recently.


35 posted on 12/02/2009 4:23:04 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: TheFreedomPoster

Someone needs to take the Dukakis in the tank picture and substitute Mike Huckabee.


36 posted on 12/02/2009 4:29:08 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rimtop56

I’d have a LOT more respect for Huckabee if, instead of trying to justify his tragic error in judgement, he said something like, “I made a horrible mistake. I let a maniac out of prison and he murdered 4 police officers. I was trying to be ‘compassionate’, but looking back, I was foolish, and my foolishness has caused unspeakable pain to many people. I humbly beg your forgiveness.”

The fact that hs is justifying his outrageous decision indicates that, if given the opportunity, he would make similar foolish decisions, that would cost more innocent lives.

To read this arrogant, self-serving piece, you’d think those “conservative talkers” were responsible for the murder of the police officers.


37 posted on 12/02/2009 4:47:40 PM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: rimtop56

You’re right. Not much conservatism or intellectual honesty on display on this thread.


38 posted on 12/02/2009 5:23:21 PM PST by TigersEye (Sarah Palin 2010 - We Can't Afford To Wait)
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To: rimtop56
I don’t understand why there appears to be such severe hatred for Mike Huckabee. When he explained what happened, it sounded reasonable. I often hear hateful comments toward the mere mention of Mike Huckabee’s name. Is it only because you don’t think he’s conservative enough? It’s starting to make me wonder if Free Republic is not what I thought.

We're pretty up front around here. This is a conservative website dedicated to promoting conservative causes and conservative activism. It's not that Huckabee isn't conservative enough, it's that he's not conservative at all.

But it appears that the Huckster had you fooled.

As for the excuses, that this poor boy was sentenced to a longer term than adults would be, why commute the sentence to 47 years? Why not just free the young man who'd been in jail for 11 years? Could it be because the young man, before he was convicted of the crimes that netted him 108 years, had a long, violent juvvie record?

It is Christian to forgive the sinner and condemn the sin. For me, forgiveness can only come when he accepts what his actions did, that he, alone, stands responsible for that young man being let out of prison in the first place. No other power in the state had the ability to retroactively change the prison sentence, and the Huckster's action set in motion the chain of events that resulted in at least five more deaths.

There's a lot of blame to be shared, however. He was paroled, not once, but twice. He was let out on bail, at least once, possibly twice, the last time a scant week before the killings.

But none of these other people would have had the opportunity to make these bad decisions if the Huckster hadn't first commuted the sentence. And just as we'd blame a judge if they overturned a decision of a jury and a sentencing judge, we blame the Huckster for what he has done.

39 posted on 12/02/2009 5:25:19 PM PST by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: TheFreedomPoster

There is only one person responsible for these horrific crimes, and that’s Clemmons.

“If I could’ve known nine years ago, looked into the future, would I have acted favorably upon the parole board’s recommendation?” Huckabee told Fox News Radio on Monday. “Of course not.”

Many years ago a young man began a life of crime. From his teens till he was 20 he was in and out of jail for one thing or another. By the time he was 20 he found himself doing hardtime for armed robbery at a state prison. The young man was granted parole when he was 23. In a conversation many years later, Johnny Cash said he didn’t remember Haggard being “on the bill” at a concert in San Quentin prison. To that Merle Haggard replied, “I was in the audience Johnny”. The young man convicted of armed robbery.

Haggard was given a chance to change and turn his life around. He did so, and Hag and all of us are the better for it.

Clemmons was given that same chance in 2000. He is responsible for the life he has chosen since then.

In light of his failure to change his ways and the direction of his life, after being arrested in the state of Washington and committing serveral felonys, he certainly should not have been released again.

We all grieve for the families and victims who have suffered for what this man has done.


40 posted on 12/02/2009 7:07:09 PM PST by Amerisrael
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