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(Mike Huckabee's) Statement Regarding Washington State Slayings
mikehuckabee.com ^ | 11-29-2009 | Mike Huckabee

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."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ambush; arkansas; hangemhigh; huckabee; judgesmith; lakewoodshooting; mauriceclemmons; parkland; parolegonemad; slainofficers
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I'd like to feel the sincerity here, but given his record on clemency while he was Governor of Arkansas, I see this as no more than a swan-song for a has-been politician.

Hate it.

1 posted on 11/29/2009 8:59:16 PM PST by Gordon Greene
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To: Gordon Greene

I must have missed the mea culpa.


2 posted on 11/29/2009 9:02:06 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Gordon Greene

The H.M.S. Damage Control has set sail.


3 posted on 11/29/2009 9:02:25 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Gordon Greene

I don’t see where he is really taking any responsiblity for his own actions in this.


4 posted on 11/29/2009 9:02:40 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Gordon Greene

1996-2004

5 posted on 11/29/2009 9:03:20 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Gordon Greene

“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.”

...nuff said...


6 posted on 11/29/2009 9:03:52 PM PST by jessduntno (Take a minute and watch it: http://www.youtube.com./watch?v=uoeuh-EGj7s)
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To: Gordon Greene

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!


7 posted on 11/29/2009 9:04:09 PM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: Gordon Greene

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.


8 posted on 11/29/2009 9:04:12 PM PST by Spartan79
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To: Gordon Greene

Slop Jar Huckabee.


9 posted on 11/29/2009 9:04:19 PM PST by redstateconfidential (`)
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To: P-Marlowe

“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.”


10 posted on 11/29/2009 9:05:15 PM PST by jocon307
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To: P-Marlowe

You didn’t.
There isn’t.


11 posted on 11/29/2009 9:05:18 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: jennyjenny

“I don’t see where he is really taking any responsiblity for his own actions in this.”

And you expected...?

It’s everyone’s fault but his.


12 posted on 11/29/2009 9:05:46 PM PST by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Evo's place much faith in something for which there is no proof. Crazy!)
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To: Gordon Greene

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.


13 posted on 11/29/2009 9:06:00 PM PST by Brytani (Support Lt. Col Allen West for Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: Gordon Greene

HUCKABEE, get out of my face. I never liked you. This only confirms I was right all along.


14 posted on 11/29/2009 9:06:00 PM PST by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: Gordon Greene
Screw you Huckster. You commuted his 60+ year sentence and allowed him to be paroled...
That is precisely why he was let out of prison and gave him the opportunity to become a pedophile and sex offender and now the likely murderer of FOUR POLICE OFFICERS!
15 posted on 11/29/2009 9:06:02 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Gordon Greene

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”.


16 posted on 11/29/2009 9:06:26 PM PST by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: icwhatudo

Wound up being about 1100 before he left office.


17 posted on 11/29/2009 9:06:30 PM PST by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Evo's place much faith in something for which there is no proof. Crazy!)
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To: icwhatudo

703? Are you telling me Huckabee granted Clemency 703 times while he was governor or does that cross into the Clinton years?!?!?!?!


18 posted on 11/29/2009 9:07:09 PM PST by Brytani (Support Lt. Col Allen West for Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: Gordon Greene

"Oooooohhhhh, I dance a little side-step!"

19 posted on 11/29/2009 9:07:48 PM PST by poindexter
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To: icwhatudo

• Huckabee’s Record: Freed a Rapist Who Became a Killer, etc...
The Brad Blog ^ | November 28, 2007 | Jon Ponder
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:34:14 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-gop/1931892/posts


20 posted on 11/29/2009 9:08:12 PM PST by restornu (Teach them correct principles and let them govern themselves! ~ Joseph Smith)
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To: Gordon Greene

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.


21 posted on 11/29/2009 9:08:16 PM PST by Professional
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To: jennyjenny
I don’t see where he is really taking any responsiblity for his own actions in this.

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.)

22 posted on 11/29/2009 9:08:32 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Gordon Greene

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.”


23 posted on 11/29/2009 9:09:12 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: SpaceBar
"...He was recommended for and received a commutation of his original sentence from 1990..."

Who does the recommending in these cases? Anyone know?

24 posted on 11/29/2009 9:10:23 PM PST by amom
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To: Brytani
More like 1100. That was just up to 2004. Here's the original link...
25 posted on 11/29/2009 9:11:08 PM PST by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Evo's place much faith in something for which there is no proof. Crazy!)
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To: Brytani
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.

This was so important it bore repeating.

26 posted on 11/29/2009 9:11:12 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Gordon Greene

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.


27 posted on 11/29/2009 9:11:49 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Spartan79

yup!


28 posted on 11/29/2009 9:13:11 PM PST by smokingfrog (I'm from TEXAS -- what country are YOU from?)
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To: Gordon Greene

Geez. I wonder where they all are now?


29 posted on 11/29/2009 9:13:47 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Gordon Greene
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...

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.

30 posted on 11/29/2009 9:13:55 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If the First Amendment is taken away, we will be forced to move on to the next Amendment)
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To: P-Marlowe; All
a person of interest

In other words, a *SUSPECT* in the murders of 4 police officers. Sadly, a Mea Culpa will never happen.

31 posted on 11/29/2009 9:14:19 PM PST by katiekins1 (" I am preparing a table for you in the presence of your enemies, and you shall feast on the beasts")
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To: Gordon Greene

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?!?!?!?!?!?!?


32 posted on 11/29/2009 9:14:32 PM PST by Brytani (Support Lt. Col Allen West for Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: Gordon Greene
He was recommended for and received a commutation of his original sentence from 1990
It's phrased as if a computer or Magic 8 Ball made the decision.
33 posted on 11/29/2009 9:14:32 PM PST by Krankor
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To: Gordon Greene

Not Huck’s fault, nothing ever is. /s


34 posted on 11/29/2009 9:16:22 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Outlaw Woman
Yep. Pointing his finger in about 20 different directions. It tells me something about a guy who feels he had to get his CYA statement out so quickly after this horrible tragedy, and the child that was raped by this monster!@#*#&#&#! Dang! I'm so angry about this!
35 posted on 11/29/2009 9:17:04 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: icwhatudo

Looks like Mississippi has it figured out.


36 posted on 11/29/2009 9:17:56 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (All Democrats weren't Slave Owners, but all Slave Owners were Democrats)
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To: icwhatudo; glock rocks; SouthTexas

Now that is a hard fact to deny when it’s highlighted in that manner...


37 posted on 11/29/2009 9:18:30 PM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: All
This is not the first-Its happened before!!!

http://www.freedomslighthouse.com/2009/11/man-wanted-in-washington-police.html

38 posted on 11/29/2009 9:18:43 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Gordon Greene

"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..."

39 posted on 11/29/2009 9:19:12 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: jessduntno

Wow.


40 posted on 11/29/2009 9:19:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: poindexter

Yep Thats him

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mNDHTfdn1A&feature=PlayList&p=A363BD6BEAF86334&index=0&playnext=1


41 posted on 11/29/2009 9:21:23 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: P-Marlowe

Globalist stooges are not in the habit of taking responsibility for their actions.

What a surprise. /sar.


42 posted on 11/29/2009 9:25:12 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: jessduntno

Why did he get 95 years for a robbery?


43 posted on 11/29/2009 9:25:58 PM PST by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation.)
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To: Gordon Greene

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.


44 posted on 11/29/2009 9:26:11 PM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: Gordon Greene

I never did trust or like the Huckster who left his ministry for the “higher calling” of politics.


45 posted on 11/29/2009 9:26:24 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: jennyjenny
Me too! It's absolutely despicable. He should be absolutely mortified that he had anything to do with this but clearly is not.
46 posted on 11/29/2009 9:27:58 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If the First Amendment is taken away, we will be forced to move on to the next Amendment)
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To: Gordon Greene

bookmark


47 posted on 11/29/2009 9:28:01 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Gordon Greene

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.


48 posted on 11/29/2009 9:29:24 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: All

FYI-—This is not exactly on point but I think it’s safe to say Sarah doesn’t 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 wouldn’t 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 victim’s 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 governor’s intent to grant clemency but also allows them to become part of the process.

http://pardonpower.com/2008/08/alaska-palin-and-pardon-power.html


49 posted on 11/29/2009 9:30:13 PM PST by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: Gordon Greene

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.


50 posted on 11/29/2009 9:30:21 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is Americas First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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