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Huckabee Helped Set Rapist Free Who Later Killed Missouri Woman (Huckalong Huckabee)
ABC ^ | 11/30/2009 | MARK SCHONE

Posted on 11/30/2009 11:28:35 AM PST by tobyhill

Any political ambitions of former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee could be hurt by his role in freeing Maurice Clemmons, the gunman suspected in the execution murders of four police officers in Washington State -- especially since Clemmons would not be the first criminal Huckabee helped to free who later committed murder.

Clemmons was serving 95 years when Huckabee, then governor of Arkansas, commuted his sentence in 2000. Clemmons is now being sought in the murders of four Lakewood, Wash. police officers, who were ambushed and shot in a coffee shop Sunday morning.

Four years earlier, Huckabee also pushed for the parole of rapist Wayne Dumond despite chilling testimonies from victims and their relatives that he was a dangerous criminal who would strike again. Ashley Stevens, a 17-year-old cheerleader when Dumond raped her, told ABC News in 2007 that she put her face inches from Huckabee's and said, "This is how close I was to Wayne Dumond, and I will never forget his face, and you will never forget mine. He's the one that raped me."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: compassionate; conservatism; horton; huckabee; huckaphoney; mauriceclemmons

1 posted on 11/30/2009 11:28:35 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Actually, the quote is:
... said she tried to persuade Huckabee not to shorten the sentence for Dumond.

“I told [Huckabee]: If you ever let him out, he’s going to do it again,” she said in an interview.

She was able to get a meeting with the governor - who, she said, had not spoken to her before announcing his intention to commute Dumond’s sentence - but realized Huckabee had “made up his mind.” So Stevens stood up, she said, walked over to Huckabee, who was seated on a sofa, squatted down and thrust her face inches from his.

“I said, ‘This is how close I was to Dumond’s face for an hour,’ “ Stevens recalled. “ ‘I’ll never forget his face, and you’ll never forget mine.’ “

The parole board - following a closed meeting with Huckabee - decided to let Dumond go. The following year, Dumond committed the Missouri slaying. He died in prison in 2005. "
Why Did Mike Huckabee Pardon A Rapist?
2 posted on 11/30/2009 11:31:47 AM PST by the anti-liberal
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To: tobyhill

Hey Chucklebee, that makes about as much sense as shoes on a centipede. Yeah, it’s a cheesy slap at his good-ol-boy sayings.


3 posted on 11/30/2009 11:32:30 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: tobyhill

Say goodnight, Gracie.


4 posted on 11/30/2009 11:32:35 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: tobyhill

The good news is Huckabee is no longer in the race for 2012.


5 posted on 11/30/2009 11:32:53 AM PST by libh8er
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To: libh8er

He’s not in for 2012, 2016, 2020, ever.


6 posted on 11/30/2009 11:34:21 AM PST by tobyhill (The Communist has arrived)
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To: tobyhill

Huck for Prez???

I don't think so...

7 posted on 11/30/2009 11:35:33 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein))
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To: bgill

cya-later, huckaphoney.


8 posted on 11/30/2009 11:37:56 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: tobyhill

Any takers for a bet that.....Fox News pulls the plug on the Huck-a-buck Show?


9 posted on 11/30/2009 11:38:30 AM PST by gitmogrunt (.)
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To: libh8er

“The good news is Huckabee is no longer in the race for 2012”

Or as long as the internet is still around.


10 posted on 11/30/2009 11:41:34 AM PST by Cyman
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To: tobyhill

Not looking good for Huck.

As of this moment Google is reporting 73,000 hits for the keywords “””Huckabee “Maurice Clemmons””””


11 posted on 11/30/2009 11:41:54 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: tobyhill
Huckabee didn't release him after he raped a child!

Let's see who is responsible for that!

12 posted on 11/30/2009 11:41:55 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: gitmogrunt

Huck is done.

He’s probably gonna have to get honest work, if anybody will hire him.


13 posted on 11/30/2009 11:43:15 AM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: tobyhill

huckabee can’t even survived the first controversy that comes his way, how on earth will he survive running for president. He be slaughtered by the media. Huckabee’s choice to release unrepentant criminal is very troubling. Will he release Bin Laden after capture?


14 posted on 11/30/2009 11:44:20 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: the anti-liberal

Huckaby? Isn’t he the fellow who just announced he’d not run in 2012?


15 posted on 11/30/2009 11:44:27 AM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: gitmogrunt

“Any takers for a bet that.....Fox News pulls the plug on the Huck-a-buck Show?”

Let’s hope they get rid of Geraldo-do too.


16 posted on 11/30/2009 11:44:58 AM PST by Pavegunner72
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To: the anti-liberal
I thought his crime as something other than rape, aggravated robbery or something?

If Huck pardoned a rapist, I'll have to rethink my view.

17 posted on 11/30/2009 11:45:28 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: tobyhill

I really can’t understand the man’s motive for wanting to free such violent criminals. I have listened to him on TV (not a fan, mind you, just listened) and he seems far to levelheaded to do such a thing. His actions definitely do not match his persona. Not defending him, it just means that he is not what he appears to be.


18 posted on 11/30/2009 11:47:08 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: tobyhill

Guess it’s not good to have the name “Michael” and run for president. ie Dukakis.


19 posted on 11/30/2009 11:47:53 AM PST by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Makes me wonder, what in the world was in it for Huckabee? Any sensible politician might have known these decisions could come back to bite him in the a$$. Unbelieveably bad judgement on his part.


20 posted on 11/30/2009 11:49:24 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: rbg81
“Clemmons was serving 95 years when Huckabee, then governor of Arkansas, commuted his sentence in 2000.”

This is my main concern. This Clemmons guy was serving 95 years and couldn’t have even reached half that.

21 posted on 11/30/2009 11:51:21 AM PST by tobyhill (The Communist has arrived)
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To: the anti-liberal

This is not the Seattle shooter. I got it now.


22 posted on 11/30/2009 11:52:36 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: tobyhill

Maybe the criminals Huck released from prison were pals of Huck’s dog-killing son.


23 posted on 11/30/2009 11:53:47 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: rbg81

Me wonder about it as well. The media do have a habit of distorting republicans record and huckabee himself reject the description by the media of the incident. The ppl on the parole board who were democrat appointee maybe the ones who’s responsible and just use hackabee as the scapegoat. It is consistant to democrat philosophy.. They seem to take the side of criminal over the victim


24 posted on 11/30/2009 11:54:19 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: gitmogrunt

From your keyboard to Roger Ailes’ ears. It’s the most boring segment on Fox News.


25 posted on 11/30/2009 11:54:44 AM PST by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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To: tobyhill

Huck is toast. Wouldn’t be surprised if Fox lets him go, too.


26 posted on 11/30/2009 11:54:54 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: rbg81

You got that right! Mark Levin and Ann Coulter nailed this guy back in 2008. Ann even said to his face that he is not a conservative. Stick a fork in him - he is done!


27 posted on 11/30/2009 11:54:57 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: 4rcane
It may have been Rats on the Clemency Boards but it took a Huck to sign off on it. Huck should have read the records himself.
28 posted on 11/30/2009 12:00:00 PM PST by tobyhill (The Communist has arrived)
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To: tobyhill

every death that a clemency criminal causes is blood on Mike Huckabee’s hands. Good thing he believes in Christ. He needs him will all of this death, rape, and destruction to human life and spirit. Evil dances with many faces.


29 posted on 11/30/2009 12:02:37 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: rbg81
Apparently all you had to do was claim you were an Atheist who has now seen the light and has converted to Christianity and Hucknanny would pardon you.
30 posted on 11/30/2009 12:02:55 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: tobyhill

Huckabee’s signature released these killers. Nuff said.


31 posted on 11/30/2009 12:04:26 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: TexasCajun

He also released the Seattle shooter. End of career (I hope).


32 posted on 11/30/2009 12:06:19 PM PST by TStro
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To: tobyhill
Even in his 'official' statement, Huckabee deflects by blaming the Parole Board.


33 posted on 11/30/2009 12:07:13 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: tobyhill

Some of the Gitmo detainees who were released were encountered again on the battlefield as they went back to wage more jihad (some died in suicide bombings).

But the NO GITMO crowd didn’t find their “credibility” challenged in the media over the violent results of their actions.


34 posted on 11/30/2009 12:13:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The myth of man made global warming is science fiction.)
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To: gitmogrunt

He pulled the plug on himself don’t you think? Fox won’t have to do anything if the true market is allowed to work; people will just stop tuning in and ratings will tank. (his show sucks anyway)


35 posted on 11/30/2009 12:16:21 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: tobyhill

I don’t think we’ll miss Huckabee come Primary time. Good riddance.


36 posted on 11/30/2009 12:20:52 PM PST by Little Ray (The beatings will continue until GOP comes to heel.)
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To: tobyhill

but he fried a squirrel.


37 posted on 11/30/2009 12:27:28 PM PST by Selmore (Except for ending Slavery, Facism, Communism, and Nazism, War never has accomplished anything)
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To: tobyhill
My major opposition to Huckabee was his support for amnesty for illegal aliens.

Guess I didn't know his feelings along those lines went even further.

Don't think we'll ever have to revisit the issue with him, but....4 cops had to die to make that happen?

38 posted on 11/30/2009 12:38:28 PM PST by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property....)
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To: ozzymandus

Glad to know someone else remembers the torture of that dog by his fat ass son who huck tried to get off and or cover up.


39 posted on 11/30/2009 12:44:43 PM PST by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve)
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To: tobyhill

Huckabee is an accomplice to murder.


40 posted on 11/30/2009 1:55:03 PM PST by qwertypie
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To: TomGuy
Huckabee owns the final signature on this criminal's release certificate.
41 posted on 11/30/2009 2:45:43 PM PST by tobyhill (The Communist has arrived)
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To: tobyhill

He’s just another has-been guitar player.

Good riddance.


42 posted on 11/30/2009 3:00:34 PM PST by Deo volente (Sarah Palin was right. There ARE death panels in the bill.)
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