Skip to comments.(Mike Huckabee's) Statement Regarding Washington State Slayings
Posted on 11/29/2009 8:59:16 PM PST by Gordon Greene
"The senseless and savage execution of police officers in Washington State has saddened the nation, and early reports indicate that a person of interest is a repeat offender who once lived in Arkansas and was wanted on outstanding warrants here and Washington State. The murder of any individual is profound tragedy, but the murder of a police officer is the worst of all murders in that it is an assault on every citizen and the laws we live within.
Should he be found to be responsible for this horrible tragedy, it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State. He was recommended for and received a commutation of his original sentence from 1990, making him parole eligible and was paroled by the parole board once they determined he met the conditions at that time. He was arrested later for parole violation and taken back to prison to serve his full term, but prosecutors dropped the charges that would have held him. It appears that he has continued to have a string of criminal and psychotic behavior but was not kept incarcerated by either state. This is a horrible and tragic event and if found and convicted the offender should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Our thoughts and prayers are and should be with the families of those honorable, brave, and heroic police officers."
I must have missed the mea culpa.
The H.M.S. Damage Control has set sail.
I don’t see where he is really taking any responsiblity for his own actions in this.
“In 1989, Clemmons, then 17, was convicted in Little Rock for aggravated robbery. He was paroled in 2000 after then-Gov. Mike Huckabee commuted Clemmons’ 95-year prison sentence. Huckabee, who was criticized during his run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 for the number of clemencies and commutations he granted, cited Clemmons’ age at the time of the sentence.”
It does appear from his statement that Huckabee is trying to distant himself from any responsibility in the long line of persons letting this man out on the streets......sigh!
If the Huckster runs in 2012, all his opponent has to do is air some simple commercials focusing on gravemarkers in cemetaries which would not have been there but for Huckabee’s naive softness with criminals. If this atrocity turns out to have been committed by a Huckabee parolee, the number of gravemarkers will be at least five. And we’ve still got almost three years.
I think Huck has just had his Willie Horton moment.
Slop Jar Huckabee.
“I must have missed the mea culpa.”
You and me both. This could have used at least an “I regret...” in there somewhere. As in “I regret this heinous crime has just ended any chance I might have had of securing my party’s nomination for President or any other elective office for the foreseeable future.”
“I dont see where he is really taking any responsiblity for his own actions in this.”
And you expected...?
It’s everyone’s fault but his.
He can’t even admit to making the decision to grant clemency, in fact he’s lying by omission when he claims the parole board released him.
Huckabee decided to grand clemency because he felt a 95 year sentence was too much and at 17, this animal had a chance for rehabiliation.
That the judge and prosecutor was against the release obviously didn’t sway Huckabee’s opinion. The parole board was forced to vote on parole, triggered by Huckabee’s clemency request. While they hold some blame for approving the request, Huckabee got the entire ball rolling.
That he refuses to admit to his part shows how little ethics means to Huckabee.
HUCKABEE, get out of my face. I never liked you. This only confirms I was right all along.
He was recommended for and received a commutation of his original sentence from 1990, making him parole eligible and was “paroled by the parole board” once they determined he met the conditions at that time. He was arrested later for parole violation and taken back to prison to serve his full term, but “prosecutors dropped the charges that would have held him”.
Wound up being about 1100 before he left office.
703? Are you telling me Huckabee granted Clemency 703 times while he was governor or does that cross into the Clinton years?!?!?!?!
"Oooooohhhhh, I dance a little side-step!"
Huckabees Record: Freed a Rapist Who Became a Killer, etc...
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Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:34:14 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
When a person is sentenced to jail, it is such a joke. WHen nobody is watching, the govt quietly lets the evil people back into society.
We check the sex offender registry in my household often. It is beyond frightening to see how many live within 1 mile of elementary schools.
If you have not checked into your local area, do so. It is a public access thing, so there is no cost or complication. Our site posts pictures, and man oh man are they creepy.
My wife says she’s seen a level 3 in our neighborhood routinely, walking a little fluffy dog... We suspect that is bait.
You're right. He's passing the buck.
Huck's out of luck. Dead as a duck. Stuck in the muck. Sure does suck (for him.)
I am just not seeing the sentiment that belongs in there:
“If this murderer has committed this heinous crime of killing 4 brave police officers today, then I stand responsible, among others, and my entire being is filled with bitter regret for what I have done. I pray the families will one day find it in their hearts to somehow forgive me for his tragic mistake.”
Who does the recommending in these cases? Anyone know?
This was so important it bore repeating.
It’s despicable, actually. I always had a bad gut feeling about his guy, but I guess am surprised by him taking the time to point the finger at everyone else. Everyone but him. I don’t want to see or hear anything from him again.
Geez. I wonder where they all are now?
There's absolutely no admittance of any involvement but instead, shifting responsibility. MH knows he's in for a thrashing and is doing a tap dance to try to prevent it.
In other words, a *SUSPECT* in the murders of 4 police officers. Sadly, a Mea Culpa will never happen.
Remind me, if I ever lose my mind and decide to go on a crime spree, make sure I head to Arkansas!!!
And people wanted this guy to run the country?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Not Huck’s fault, nothing ever is. /s
Looks like Mississippi has it figured out.
Now that is a hard fact to deny when it’s highlighted in that manner...
"People, settle down. My political career is only beginning. I'm not actually soft on crime. I just (sob) believe in FORGIVENESS. Everyone (sniff) deserves a second chance! Plus, no one knows whether this gentleman committed this horrific crime. And if we don't find him (David, not NOW, I'm giving a press conference! What? Oh, keep him in the shed out back --whoops! I mean keep IT in the shed out back!), now where were we? Since we may never, ever know if this man is innocent, it behooves everyone to forget about what happened in Arkansas years ago, and focus on other things. My new book, for instance..."
Yep Thats him
Globalist stooges are not in the habit of taking responsibility for their actions.
What a surprise. /sar.
Why did he get 95 years for a robbery?
If the cop-killer turns out to be one of Huckabee’s parolees, he’s presidential dead meat. And I think he knows it.
No Republican could argue that the Willie Horton issue was fair to attack Dukakis with and yet, for Huckabee, it’s somehow different. That’s not going to fly.
I never did trust or like the Huckster who left his ministry for the “higher calling” of politics.
I will admit that I thought he seemed like a nice guy, but someone who uses his power to let dangerous criminals back out on the street is irresponsible. This is not the first time that someone he released murdered someone. I will not respect him unless he admits that he made some terrible mistakes. He also needs to be asking for forgiveness and make a very convincing case that he would not meddle in this type of thing again ever. That would be a start.
FYI-—This is not exactly on point but I think its safe to say Sarah doesnt have a Huck problem.
House Bill 69 now makes it mandatory for the governor and the Board of Parole to work together to ensure any decision on clemency is based on a thorough review of the case, and made in deference to victims and their families.
In a perfect world, this bill wouldnt be necessary, said Governor Palin. Unfortunately, we all know why such legislation has come through with unanimous support and why I sign this bill without hesitation.
In his final hours in office, Governor Murkowski granted an executive pardon to a company convicted of criminally negligent homicide. Whitewater Engineering Corporation pleaded no contest in 2001 to the charge in connection with the 1999 death of one of its employees. The pardon was granted on November 30, 2006. No one from the Murkowski administration notified the victims family of the request for clemency or that the pardon was granted.
HB 69 not only ensures that victims of crimes are notified of the governors intent to grant clemency but also allows them to become part of the process.
Huckabug believes that he can spin this away with a few words.
If I have to work myself to an earlier grave, I will do everything I can to bring down any presidential run this RINO my contemplate.