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  • Need Freepers Help: Where has Huckabee stepped in it?

    08/21/2014 10:28:38 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 79 replies
    Vanity | 8-21-14 | Self
    Need some help remembering: where Mike Huckabee has demonstrated his establishment thinking and his lack of understanding of conservative issues (outside of the social issues)- and where he has bought into big government solutions. I'm on a panel tomorrow about Huckabee in 2016 (I did not choose the topic) - and I need some memory jogging.
  • Woman Dies In Car Wreck Moments After Posting About 'Happy Song' On Facebook

    04/27/2014 3:10:05 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 46 replies ^ | 4/27/14 | John Mariani
    A North Carolina woman died Thursday in a car wreck, apparently moments after posting on Facebook how much she liked "the happy song." Courney Ann Sanford, 32, of Clemmons, N.C. was driving on Business Route 85 in High Point, N.C., when her car crossed the median and hit a truck, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. Sanford's car ran off the road and caught fire. She died at the scene. The truck also went off the road and hit a tree but its driver was unhurt. Sanford had been wearing a seat belt but it wasn't on properly, police said. Investigators ruled...
  • Georgia Student Remains Jailed Over Controversial Tumblr Remark

    08/14/2013 12:45:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Newsone ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | Hannington Dia
    On February 8th, Clemmons posted the following on his Tumblr page: hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested. As it turns out, Clemmons got exactly what he was looking for: Officials, who were reportedly tipped off by an anonymous person, arrested Clemmons a few hours after he posted his comments. Initially, the case received minimal media attention until a Gawker post brought it to the forefront on Sunday. Clemmons has remained imprisoned at Bulloch County Jail since his family...
  • A Southern Lawmaker In Connecticut Yankee Gunmakers' Court

    06/01/2013 3:07:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | June 1, 2013 | Dan Haar
    Alan Clemmons knew he had to act when he saw pictures of Texas Gov. Rick Perry arm-in-arm with a Connecticut gun company owner just a few weeks ago. Clemmons, a state representative in South Carolina whose district includes Myrtle Beach, is a friend of Perry's and supported his presidential run last year. But Texas and South Carolina are fierce rivals for the hand of the jilted firearms makers, so Clemmons booked a trip to Connecticut to make his case personally.
  • Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges

    06/18/2012 4:30:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 18, 2012 | JOSEPH WHITE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress by denying he used performance-enhancing drugs to extend his long career as one of the greatest and most-decorated pitchers in baseball history.
  • Clemmons' getaway driver convicted of first-degree murder(Wash. state)

    05/19/2011 3:27:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | May 19, 2011 | Jonathan Martin
    TACOMA ó A Pierce County jury on Thursday found Darcus Allen guilty of first-degree murder for acting as the getaway driver for Maurice Clemmons, who gunned down four Lakewood police officers in November 2009. Allen, 40, a former Arkansas prisonmate of Clemmons, was convicted of four counts of premeditated first-degree murder, charges that required prosecutors to show that he was in on Clemmons' plan. Allen had denied knowing that Clemmons planned to ambush police. Jurors had deliberated for about a week before returning the verdict. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said he would seek four life sentences for Allen. He...
  • 2 guilty, 2 not guilty of aiding Maurice Clemmons (Lakewood WA Police murders)

    12/08/2010 1:39:44 AM PST · by Stoat · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The News Tribune (Washington State) ^ | December 7, 2010 | Adam Lynn
    A Pierce County jury Monday acquitted Rickey Hinton of helping his half brother Maurice Clemmons escape capture after Clemmons gunned down four Lakewood police officers last year. The jury also found an associate of Clemmons, Douglas Davis, not guilty of helping the killer in the hours after the massacre at a Parkland coffee shop.Jurors convicted Davis, 23, of illegally possessing a gun and possessing a stolen firearm in the case. They also found 21-year-old Eddie Davis, no relation to Douglas Davis, and Letrecia Nelson, 53, guilty of rendering criminal assistance for helping Clemmons. Eddie Davis and Nelson also were...
  • Clemmons' sister sentenced to five years in prison (Four murdered LEO's case, WA)

    06/17/2010 2:53:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies · 567+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | June 17, 2010 | Jonathan Martin
    A Pierce County Superior Court judge Thursday sentenced LaTanya Clemmons to five years in prison for helping the suspected getaway driver after the murders of four Lakewood police officers in November. Clemmons' brother, Maurice, committed the worst violence against police in state history when he shot and killed Lakewood police Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Ronald Owens and Greg Richards in a Parkland coffee shop early on Nov. 29. A Seattle police officer shot and killed Clemmons 40 hours later, following a massive manhunt. Judge Stephanie Arend told Clemmons that although her actions "would not have changed the...
  • Audio from inquest captures story of Clemmons shooting (. . of the Tacoma cop killer)

    04/08/2010 9:40:14 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 388+ views
    SeattleP ^ | April 8, 2010 | CASEY MCNERTHNEY
    A King County jury unanimously agreed Wednesday that a Seattle police officer was facing "an imminent threat of death" or serious injury when he shot and killed Maurice Clemmons, a man wanted for the slayings of four Lakewood police officers. Clemmons approached Officer Ben Kelly about 2:40 a.m. Dec. 1 in the 4400 block of South Kenyon Street while the officer was checking out a stolen car. Kelly testified that he recognized Clemmons, who was the subject of two-day manhunt, by the large mole on his left cheek.
  • Jury: Officer believed he was in imminent danger when he killed Clemmons (WA)

    04/07/2010 11:27:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies · 670+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | April 7, 2010 | Jennifer Sullivan and Jonathan Martin
    An inquest jury has ruled that Seattle police Officer Benjamin L. Kelly believed he was in imminent danger when he fatally shot Maurice Clemmons on Dec. 1, ending a two-day manhunt that started when Clemmons ambushed four officers in Pierce County. Answering a series of questions, the six-member jury was unanimous in its finding that Kelly had reason to fear for his life when he encountered Clemmons in a South Seattle neighborhood while investigating a stolen car. The jury also determined that Clemmons ignored Kelly's orders to show his hands before he opened fire, hitting Clemmons with four of seven...
  • Officer says he feared for his life when Clemmons refused orders (Clemmons inquest - WA)

    04/05/2010 3:50:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies · 1,175+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | April 5, 2010 | Jennifer Sullivan
    Seattle police Officer Benjamin L. Kelly said he didn't immediately recognize Maurice Clemmons when he first encountered him on a South Seattle street early on the morning of Dec. 1. But once Clemmons got within five feet and raised his head, Kelly saw the large mole on Clemmons' left cheek and realized he was facing the man who had shot and killed four Lakewood police officers two days earlier. Kelly, testifying during the first day of an inquest into the shooting of Clemmons, said he ordered Clemmons repeatedly to show his hands. Clemmons refused and began running by the officer,...
  • The extended family from Hell

    12/11/2009 1:50:29 PM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies · 1,350+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 10 December, 2009 | Dave Workman
    It would be conveniently tidy for the story of last monthís Parkland police massacre to begin and end with recently-departed cop killer Maurice Clemmons; tidy for social apologists who never seem to run out of excuses for people like Clemmons, and tidy for people left in his wake. This is not a tidy world. If it were, Clemmons would still be in an Arkansas prison and the four police officers he gunned down would be looking forward to the holidays with their families. Clemmons, it is now evident, represents the tip of an iceberg that encompasses several relatives and some...
  • Clemency For Huckabee

    12/09/2009 6:14:07 AM PST · by steve-b · 28 replies · 971+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/9/09 | Michael Gerson
    If it weren't for bad luck, Mike Huckabee would have no luck at all. Of all the deranged criminals in the country, it was Maurice Clemmons -- granted clemency by then-Gov. Huckabee of Arkansas almost a decade ago -- who recently murdered four police officers in Washington state. Seldom has an act of mercy been more publicly or horribly betrayed. Some of Huckabee's potential rivals for the 2012 Republican nomination responded, not merely by criticizing this specific act of clemency but by rejecting the very idea. "In Minnesota," said Gov. Tim Pawlenty, "I don't think I've ever voted for clemency."...
  • Huck Out of Luck: Give his Career the Chair

    12/06/2009 10:29:58 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 53 replies · 2,394+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Dec. 2, 2009 | Staff
    The Mike Huckabee body count continues to rise. During his 10 years as Arkansas governor, Huckabee commuted the sentences of 1,033 convicted criminals. He knowingly released more than a few rapists and murderers and sometimes mocked or attacked prosecutors who pleaded with him to keep violent offenders behind bars. While Huckabee was governor, the parole board released convicted rapist Wayne Dumont. Huckabee had publicly argued for Dumont's release, and parole board members said he pressured them to let the rapist out. Eleven months after his release, Dumont raped and killed a woman. In 2000, Huckabee granted clemency to Maurice Clemmons,...
  • Huckabee Was Correct and America Needs Such Principled Leadership

    12/05/2009 11:19:27 PM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 287 replies · 4,432+ views
    American Daily Review ^ | 12/06/2009 | Yomin Postelnik
    There is currently a move underway to discredit Mike Huckabee over the rightful pardoning of a then 16 year old who had been sentenced to 108 years on robbery charges. I make this statement as someone who fully supports the death penalty for murderers and for child rapists, but also as someone who recognizes that getting tough on crime means fostering sensible rehabilitation, not turning first time offenders into violent career criminals. Yes, Governor Huckabee pardoned more people than most governors do. Thatís because Gov. Huckabee isnít thoughtless, callous or cruel and recognizes that public service actually entails service to...
  • Huckabee: Why I Commuted (Cop Killer) Clemmons Sentence

    12/05/2009 8:18:39 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 38 replies · 1,616+ views
    Foxnews(via Youtube) ^ | December 01, 2009 | Foxnews(via Youtube)
    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee explains why he commuted the sentence of Maurice Clemmons, suspected of shooting police officers in Washington State before being killed by authorities. (Dec. 1) Huckabee: Why I Commuted (Cop Killer) Clemmons Sentence
  • The War on Cops Is Getting Worse

    12/05/2009 3:45:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 9 replies · 796+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 5, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    The left's police-hating chickens are coming home to roost. While partisan liberals have gone out of their way to blame conservative media and the Tea Party movement for creating a "climate of hate," they're silent on the cultural and literal war on cops that has raged for decades -- and escalated tragically this year. The total number of law-enforcement officers shot and killed this year is up 19 percent over last year, reports the Christian Science Monitor. More officers have died in ambush incidents this year than in any other since 2000. The Lakewood, Wash., massacre on Thanksgiving weekend claimed...
  • 4 Charged With Helping Washington ...[Monster] Kill 4 Police Officers

    12/04/2009 10:54:14 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 99 replies · 2,664+ views
    Fox News (AP) ^ | Dec. 4, 2009 | Staff
    TACOMA, Wash. ó Authorities have charged four people with aiding the man accused of killing four Washington state police officers and plan on indicting two more in what investigators call a network of friends and relatives that helped Maurice Clemmons avoid capture. Rickey Hinton, 47, pleaded not guilty Thursday at his arraignment to three counts of first-degree rendering criminal assistance. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Frederick Flemming ordered him held on $2 million bail. Court documents accuse Hinton, Clemmons' half brother, of lying to police Sunday when they stopped him for questioning near the property owned by Clemmons where Hinton...
  • It's final: No more Ark. parolees in Wash. state

    12/03/2009 6:29:11 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies · 1,180+ views
    KOMO News ^ | December 3, 2009 | Bryan Johnson
    Washington state will not accept any more parolees from Arkansas. The governor's order stems from the belief that Arkansas could have kept the Lakewood cop killer Maurice Clemmons behind bars. Despite a 108-year sentence in Arkansas, Clemmons was on parole. Former Governor Mike Huckabee granted that parole, and is still defending himself for it. Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire says under a national agreement, Arkansas should've taken Clemmons back last May when he got himself in trouble again. And don't blame the local courts for the Lakewood tragedy, the governor said. Corrections chief Eldon Vail told Arkansas he'll reject any more...
  • Maurice Clemmons - dangerous criminal? or good muslim?

    12/03/2009 1:24:36 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies · 2,033+ views ^ | Dec 2, 2009 | by Annie Hamilton
    What do you think about when you hear the name, "Maurice Clemmons?" son? father? husband? cop killer? victim? black man? American? How about ....child rapist, pedophile, muslim, bully, idiot, murderer? I think it's time we stop talking about about people 'politely' like we're back in Old England, fearful the relatives are going to crawl out of the walls and beat us for not being politically correct. Enough is enough. The truth is, the guy was nothing but a thug. Who cares WHAT the Governor's excuse is, the guy was a punk at sixteen and shouldn't have been pardoned, end of...