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Keyword: commutations

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  • Person of interest in police killings had life sentence commuted (by Huckabee)

    11/29/2009 9:43:52 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 72 replies · 3,031+ views ^ | 11/29/09 |
    SEATTLE – The man police are seeking as a person of interest in the shooting deaths of four Lakewood, Wash. police officers was supposed to be spending the rest of his life in an Arkansas prison. But, Maurice Clemmons, 37, who has a criminal history complete with violent, psychotic outbursts, was set free by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Killed Sunday morning in what detectives call an "ambush" at a coffee shop were Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39; Ronald Owens, 37; Tina Griswold, 40; and Greg Richards 42. In 1989, Clemmons, then 17, was convicted in Little Rock for aggravated robbery....
  • DOJ Considering Commutation for Ramos, Compean

    01/16/2009 4:23:40 PM PST · by kellynla · 55 replies · 1,255+ views ^ | January 16, 2009 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The U.S. Department of Justice has been opened a file on imprisoned U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean and a commutation of their sentences is under review, the office of agency pardon attorney Ronald L. Rodgers confirmed to WND. Rodgers spoke directly about the case by telephone with Stephen J. Eichler, J.D., executive director of Jim Gilchrist's Minuteman Project Inc.. Sign WND's petition urging President Bush to free U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. Eichler initially called the DOJ pardon attorney's office to discuss the prospect of a presidential pardon for Ramos and Compean....
  • President George W. Bush Grants Pardons and Commutations

    11/25/2008 5:24:41 PM PST · by Nick Thimmesch · 12 replies · 1,044+ views
    WWW.USDOJ.GOV ^ | 11-25-08 | DOJ
    WASHINGTON - On Nov. 24, 2008, President George W. Bush granted pardons to 14 individuals and commutation of sentence to two individuals:
  • Clinton Hypocrisy Over Pardons(Michael Reagan)

    07/07/2007 5:20:38 AM PDT · by kellynla · 37 replies · 1,154+ views ^ | July 6, 2007 | Michael Reagan
    Anybody who watched presidential spokesman Tony Snow face a pack of snarling White House press corps correspondents following President Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's prison sentence will understand the meaning of the word hypocrisy. These are the very same media hacks who turned a blind eye to Clintonista Sandy Berger stuffing national security documents in his socks, stealing them from the National Archives and destroying them and then getting nothing more in the way of punishment than a mere slap on the wrist. Then there was Mrs. Hillary Clinton, who had the gall to issue a statement saying, "Today's decision...
  • Perry blasts decision to clear Illinois death row - commutations should be on a case-by-case basis

    01/26/2003 5:10:39 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 14 replies · 186+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 26, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Perry blasts decision to clear Illinois death row He says commutations should only be handled on a case-by-case basis 01/26/2003 Associated Press SAN ANTONIO - Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan's decision to commute the sentences of 167 death row inmates two days before he retired this month is "not leadership," according to Gov. Rick Perry. "If he has a problem in his state, which obviously he does ... you do it case by case," Mr. Perry said Friday at a meeting with editorial writers from Texas newspapers. "You don't just walk in, because there are some victims of crime...