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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 — 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 month’s 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. That’s because Gov. Huckabee isn’t 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. — 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...
  • Huckabee handed out pardons like candy

    12/02/2009 9:30:01 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,222+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/2/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    There is no need to tiptoe gingerly around this topic: Maurice Clemmons, who was shot and killed as authorities tried to apprehend him for the shooting deaths of four Washington police officers - is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's Willie Horton. Horton, you might recall, is the convicted killer who raped a woman while wrongly released as part of a prison furlough program supported by former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis - thus helping to torpedo the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee's bid for the White House. The Clemmons' story likewise should kill any chance of Huckabee winning, should he run in...
  • Another Arkansas ex-con involved in Washington Police Shootings

    12/02/2009 8:43:31 PM PST · by MarMema · 16 replies · 849+ views
    Arkansas News ^ | 12-2-2009 | James Jefferson
    LITTLE ROCK — An alleged accomplice of Maurice Clemmons, suspected of slaying four Washington state police officers before being gunned down himself, served prison time with Clemmons in Arkansas and is a wanted man in his home state. Washington authorities filed rendering criminal assistance charges today against Darcus D. Allen, the alleged getaway driver for Clemmons, who police say shot to death four police officers early Sunday at a Parkland, Wash., coffee shop. A lone police officer shot Clemmons to death early Tuesday in Seattle while investigating a stolen vehicle. Authorities today pressed charges against others accused of aiding Clemmons’...
  • Clemmons made threat to kill schoolchildren, people at intersection

    12/02/2009 8:20:48 PM PST · by MarMema · 70 replies · 2,167+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 12-2-09 | Adam Lynn
    Maurice Clemmons threatened to kill more than just cops Maurice Clemmons threatened to kill more than just cops in the days before he massacred four Lakewood police officers at a coffee shop in Parkland. Schoolchildren and others also were on his list of targets, according to court records filed Wednesday. A witness told Pierce County sheriff’s detectives that Clemmons told friends and family gathered for Thanksgiving dinner at his aunt’s home in Pacific that he planned to kill “cops, children at a school” and “as many people as he could in an intersection,” according to an affidavit filed by prosecutors....
  • Cop killer hailed as 'Muslim martyr'

    12/02/2009 10:46:40 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 39 replies · 1,947+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/2/09 | James Simpson
    Maurice Clemmons, the alleged shooter in the Sunday murder of four Lakewood, Washington police officers, was killed early yesterday morning by a Seattle police officer. The blogsite Fire Andrea Mitchell reported that a Nation of Islam offshoot called National Black Foot Soldiers held a protest today outside the Parkland, Washington coffee shop where the murders occurred. The protesters allegedly gathered to celebrate Clemmons as a "Crowned BOW (Black on White) Martyr," calling his attack a "preemptive strike on terrorists..." The substance of this story was originally announced by a blog called the Last Crusade, which has also claimed that Clemmons...
  • A Word to the Huck Haters

    12/02/2009 1:51:55 AM PST · by Silly · 150 replies · 2,434+ views
    Parcbench ^ | December 1, 2009 | Kevin McCullough
    Cop-Killer??? A little bit of light needs to be shed on a funny little thing called FACTS as it pertains to the issues surrounding the suspected cop-killer Maurice Clemmons. Shamefully prominent voices in the Conservative punditocracy (mostly ones who supported Romney in the last go-round) have come out attempting to link Gov. Mike Huckabee to the killings in Seattle that took the lives of four police officers. Most of these spared little thought for the families, and jumped right into the band-wagon in denouncing Huck as soft on crime, and a friend to criminals, or a bleeding heart Christian. (Funny...
  • Huckabee: Clemmons isn't same person

    12/02/2009 4:44:10 AM PST · by blf1776 · 128 replies · 2,749+ views
    WLFI-TV18 ^ | 12-01-2009 | Tiffanie Dismore
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Former Arkansas Governor and Presidental Candidate Mike Huckabee spoke at the Annual Tippecanoe County Right to Life banquet in West Lafayette. Huckabee has been under scrutiny after a man shot and killed four cops in a coffee shop in Seattle. Maurice Clemmons, the suspect, was facing a lifetime in prison in Arkansas when Huckabee was governor. Huckabee shortened Clemmons' sentence. "Here was a kid at age 16 had committed a burgarly and a robbery and got a 108 year sentence," Huckabee said Tuesday night at the Right to Life annual banquet on Purdue's campus. "The...
  • Officer who shot Clemmons is hailed as a 'hero'

    12/02/2009 1:43:53 AM PST · by Cindy · 42 replies · 1,991+ views - SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | Last updated Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 6:37 p.m. PT | By VANESSA HO and CASEY MCNERTHNEY
    SNIPPET: "Seattle police officer Benjamin L. Kelly is being hailed as a hero for his actions early Tuesday morning, in which he single-handedly shot and killed Maurice Clemmons, the man wanted in Sunday's killings of four Pierce County officers. After an intense, two-day manhunt for Clemmons, Kelly had stopped to check out a stolen car parked on the side of a road in Rainier Valley. Clemmons was outside the car. Kelly recognized him from police bulletins and ordered him to put up his hands, police said. When he refused, Kelly shot Clemmons." SNIPPET: "The pistol found on Clemmons matched the...
  • E-mails show Washington state battled to keep Clemmons in custody

    12/01/2009 10:49:02 PM PST · by Stoat · 43 replies · 1,774+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 2, 2009 | Jonathan Martin, Jim Brunner and Ken Armstrong
    When Maurice Clemmons, the man suspected of killing four Lakewood police officers, walked free from a Pierce County jail last week, it wasn't for lack of effort on the part of Washington officials to keep him behind bars.Documents released Tuesday show that a wide variety of state and local officials — everyone from prosecutors to sheriff's deputies to corrections officers — viewed Clemmons as a dangerous man, and wanted desperately to keep him in custody.But Washington officials encountered resistance from an unlikely source — their correctional colleagues in Arkansas. The acrimony has since become so intense, according to Pierce...
  • Police: Getaway driver was jailed with Clemmons[double murderer paroled after 14 yrs under Huckabee]

    12/01/2009 6:02:01 PM PST · by matt1234 · 18 replies · 1,116+ views ^ | Dec. 1, 2009 | unknown
    Pierce County authorities say a man who served time in an Arkansas prison with Maurice Clemmons has been identified as the getaway driver in the fatal shooting of four Lakewood police officers. Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says Darcus D. Allen is being held in Pierce County for investigation of rendering criminal assistance. Troyer says Allen will be charged on Wednesday in connection with Sunday's police shooting. Allen was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a 1990 double murder at a Little Rock liquor store. He was paroled in 2004. Arkansas prison spokeswoman Dina Tyler says Allen and Clemmons never...
  • Lakewood police take their slain officers home

    12/01/2009 5:40:36 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 12 replies · 1,046+ views
    News Tribune ^ | 12/01/2009 | Mike Archbold
    In a half-mile-long procession of motorcycles and patrol cars with their lights flashing, the Lakewood Police Department brought its four fallen officers home Tuesday morning. The bodies of the four officers slain Sunday morning were taken from the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s building at South 36th Street and Pacific Avenue to Mountain View Funeral Home on Steilacoom Boulevard in Lakewood. They had been brought to the Medical Examiner early Sunday evening from Parkland where they were shot by a similar escort of Lakewood officers.
Four Lakewood Fire Department Medic One units carried the bodies of Officers Mark Renninger, 39; Ronald...
  • Mike Huckabee: Political attacks 'disgusting'

    12/01/2009 10:49:21 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 152 replies · 3,334+ views
    politico ^ | 12/1/09 | ANDY BARR
    Under fire for commuting the sentence of suspected cop-killer Maurice Clemmons, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Tuesday called some of the criticisms “disgusting” and suggested they were attempts to score political points. “It really does show how sick our society has become that people are more concerned about a campaign three years from now than those grieving families in Washington,” Huckabee said during an interview on Joe Scarborough’s radio show. “It is disgusting, but people use anything as a political weapon.” Huckabee granted Clemmons, a suspect in the killings of four police officers in Washington state over the weekend,...
  • Cotton balls, duct tape used to dress Clemmons' wound

    12/01/2009 10:43:30 AM PST · by llevrok · 88 replies · 3,665+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 12/1/2009 | Stacey Mulick
    Maurice Clemmons was shot just above the belly button by a Lakewood police officer during a struggle at the Forza shop. The wound was stuffed with cotton balls and covered with duct tape, Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer told The News Tribune. "I am surprised he survived," Troyer said. Investigators believe Clemmons' sister and another woman triaged him and help transport him. Troyer said investigators had information Clemmons was hiding out in the Rainier Valley neighborhood. The Seattle police officer who killed Clemmons "stumbled into him," Troyer said. "He's lucky he's alive." Investigators were looking into whether Clemmons stole...
  • Local Police Union Official Calls Out Mike Huckabee on Maurice Clemmons Clemency Decision - Video

    12/01/2009 6:19:04 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 486+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 1, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of the Lakewood Police Union President - Brian Wurts - speaking on the Rusty Humphries radio show where he pointedly called out Mike Huckabee for his commutation of the 95-year sentence of Maurice Clemmons, the man who killed four Washington police officers on Sunday. They play a portion of Huckabee's explanation to Bill O'Reilly as to why he commuted the sentence. Wurts said Huckabee should just admit his mistake, apologize, and try to move on. He believes Huckabee should be more "up front" about this. You can go here to watch Huckabee's full explanation to O'Reilly. The...
  • Clemmons shot [and killed] by police

    12/01/2009 3:41:33 AM PST · by BinaryBoy · 216 replies · 8,743+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/01/2009 | Jennifer Sullivan
    Maurice Clemmons was shot and wounded in South Seattle and has been taken to Harborview Medical Center, according to a law enforcement source.
  • MauriceClemmons [on twitter, alleged gunman follows Muslim Rep. Ellison, Sharpton, Maddow, Newsom]

    11/30/2009 11:06:31 PM PST · by matt1234 · 30 replies · 2,041+ views
    Twitter ^ | July 5, 2009 | Maurice Clemmons
    Following Rep. Keith Ellison [Muslim Congressman], Rev. Al Sharpton, Rachel Maddow MSNBC, Gavin Newsom, [and others]
  • Spokesman: Suspect in officers' death still alive (6:07 p.m.PST)

    11/30/2009 6:26:51 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 58 replies · 2,235+ views
    AP via Seattle Times ^ | 11/30/09 | Staff
    <p>A Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says authorities believe the man sought in the slaying of four police officers is still alive and has been aided by a network of friends and family.</p> <p>Spokesman Ed Troyer said Monday night that police have questioned several people who had provided assistance to Maurice Clemmons since the Sunday morning shootings. Troyer says investigators now think Clemmons is on his own.</p>
  • Mike Huckabee’s Burden

    11/30/2009 3:10:12 PM PST · by CedarDave · 51 replies · 1,999+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 30, 2009 | TIMOTHY EGAN
    SEATTLE – They were shot execution-style: four police officers starting a shift on Sunday morning at a coffee shop in a suburb of Tacoma. They were parents, each of them, community leaders, veteran officers. Who to blame? The suspect, police say, is Maurice Clemmons, a man with a lengthy criminal record and a pattern of serious mental illness. As of this writing, he’s still on the loose. Trying to explain how such a man could be on the streets, despite five felony convictions in Arkansas that should have kept him locked up for life, Detective Ed Troyer of the Pierce...
  • Huckabee Granted Clemency To Suspected Cop Killer

    11/30/2009 10:05:04 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies · 1,015+ views
    National Review ^ | Monday, November 30, 2009
    The murder of four police officers in a suburban Seattle coffee shop on Sunday took a decidedly political turn when it was discovered that the prime suspect in the killings was once granted clemency by Mike Huckabee.
  • Huckabee's Pardon Problem

    11/30/2009 8:34:30 AM PST · by pissant · 22 replies · 1,179+ views
    Atlantic ^ | 11/30/09 | Ta Coates
    So it seems Mike Huckabee pardoned the dude who's suspected of murdering four cops in Washington state. Josh raps Huck a little. Still, it looks like the entire system bungled this one: News accounts say Huckabee commuted Clemmons' sentence, citing Clemmons' young age at the time the crimes were committed. But Clemmons remained on parole -- and soon after landed in trouble again. In March 2001, he was accused of violating his parole by committing aggravated robbery and theft, according to a story in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He was returned to prison on a parole violation. But in what appears...
  • Shooting Suspect Not Found Inside Seattle Home

    11/30/2009 7:40:02 AM PST · by CedarDave · 221 replies · 8,992+ views
    KIRO-TV ^ | November 30, 2009 | KIRO-TV
    SEATTLE -- The suspect in the fatal shooting of four officers in Parkland was not found inside a Seattle home that was surrounded by a SWAT team and numerous officers, Pierce Co. Sheriff Detective Ed Troyer said. Maurice Clemmons, 37, was believed to be holed up in the home in the Leschi neighborhood after he was shot and wounded by one of the four slain officers before fleeing from the Parkland coffee shop where the officers were gunned down.
  • Arkansas Prosecutor Says Mike Huckabee Granted Clemency to a "Disturbing Number of People" - Video

    11/30/2009 6:11:35 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 32 replies · 1,036+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 30, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of a local news report out of Washington about suspected police killer Maurice Clemmons. The report includes a brief phone interview with an Arkansas prosecutor - Larry Jegley - who said former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee "granted clemency to a disturbing number of people," including a person named Maurice Clemmons "who should not have been let out." This report says Clemmons was serving a 95-year sentence in Arkansas when released. Other reports have said it was a 60-year sentence. The report says Gov. Huckabee has issued a statement which denounces the shootings, and places the blame on...

    11/29/2009 2:07:46 PM PST · by Cindy · 41 replies · 3,445+ views
    Note: Video included. # November 29, 2009 "4 officers shot dead in Wash. coffee shop 'ambush'" SNIPPET: "LAKEWOOD, Wash. — SNIPPET: "A $10,000 reward was offered for information leading to an arrest, he said. Police are looking for one man and possibly a second person in the attack, which occurred about 8 a.m., Troyer said. The suspect is described as an African-American man, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a black coat and blue jeans, with a "scruffy" appearance, he said. The man is believed to have fled the coffee shop on foot,...
  • Man Wanted in Police Killings Received Clemency from Huckabee; Not Huck's First Mistake - Video

    11/29/2009 8:06:12 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 66 replies · 1,687+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 29, 2009 | Brian
    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee is facing real problems if he should seek the GOP Nomination for President in 2012 after word is out tonight that a man he granted clemency in Arkansas in 2000 is now being sought in the shooting deaths of four police officers near Tacoma, Washington today. . . . This is not the first time Huckabee's seeming bent toward leniency on convicted criminals has resulted in tragedy. Another man granted clemency by Huckabee went on to rape and murder a young woman in Missouri. That man's name was Wayne Dumond. Listen to the ad below which...
  • Maurice Clemmons, man wanted for questioning, has long criminal history

    11/29/2009 6:16:16 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 161 replies · 7,282+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | November 29, 2009 | Seattle Times staff
    Maurice Clemmons, the 37-year-old Tacoma man being sought for questioning in the killing of four Lakewood police officers this morning, has a long criminal record punctuated by violence, erratic behavior and concerns about his mental health. Nine years ago, then-Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee granted clemency to Clemmons, commuting his lengthy prison sentence over the protestations of prosecutors. "This is the day I've been dreading for a long time," Larry Jegley, prosecuting attorney for Arkansas' Pulaski County said Sunday night when informed that Clemmons was being sought in connection to the killings. Clemmons' criminal history includes at least five felony convictions...
  • DNC & Obama Execs Hosted Known Terrorist Fischer In Denver Wednesday 8/27/2008

    08/28/2008 7:11:38 AM PDT · by Southack · 48 replies · 549+ views
    The Washington Note ^ | 8/28/2008 | Steve Clemmons
    Wednesday morning, August 27, between 11 am and 1:30 pm EST or 9 am and 11:30 am mountain time, I'll be chairing a New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force event in Denver at the Colorado History Museum. The keynotes are Senator JOHN KERRY (D-MA), Obama National Security Adviser GREG CRAIG, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School Dean ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER, former Congressman and Obama Adviser MEL LEVINE, former German Foreign Minister JOSCHKA FISCHER, and Aspen Institute President (and former CNN Chairman and CEO and TIME Managing Editor) Walter Isaacson. Our panel will be former Israeli negotiator and New America Foundation Senior Fellow...