Skip to comments.Huckabee Helped Set Rapist Free Who Later Killed Missouri Woman (Huckalong Huckabee)
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."
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
... said she tried to persuade Huckabee not to shorten the sentence for Dumond.Why Did Mike Huckabee Pardon A Rapist?
I told [Huckabee]: If you ever let him out, hes 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 Dumonds 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 Dumonds face for an hour, Stevens recalled. Ill never forget his face, and youll 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. "
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.
Say goodnight, Gracie.
The good news is Huckabee is no longer in the race for 2012.
He’s not in for 2012, 2016, 2020, ever.
Huck for Prez???
I don't think so...
Any takers for a bet that.....Fox News pulls the plug on the Huck-a-buck Show?
“The good news is Huckabee is no longer in the race for 2012”
Or as long as the internet is still around.
Not looking good for Huck.
As of this moment Google is reporting 73,000 hits for the keywords “””Huckabee “Maurice Clemmons””””
Let's see who is responsible for that!
Huck is done.
He’s probably gonna have to get honest work, if anybody will hire him.
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?
Huckaby? Isn’t he the fellow who just announced he’d not run in 2012?
“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.
If Huck pardoned a rapist, I'll have to rethink my view.
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.
Guess it’s not good to have the name “Michael” and run for president. ie Dukakis.
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.
This is my main concern. This Clemmons guy was serving 95 years and couldn’t have even reached half that.
This is not the Seattle shooter. I got it now.
Maybe the criminals Huck released from prison were pals of Huck’s dog-killing son.
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
From your keyboard to Roger Ailes’ ears. It’s the most boring segment on Fox News.
Huck is toast. Wouldn’t be surprised if Fox lets him go, too.
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!
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.
Huckabee’s signature released these killers. Nuff said.
He also released the Seattle shooter. End of career (I hope).
|(Mike Huckabee's) Statement Regarding Washington State Slayings
mikehuckabee.com ^ | 11-29-2009 | Mike Huckabee
"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...
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.
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)
I don’t think we’ll miss Huckabee come Primary time. Good riddance.
but he fried a squirrel.
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?
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.
Huckabee is an accomplice to murder.
He’s just another has-been guitar player.
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