Huckabee Granted Clemency To Suspected Police Assassin

Ouch. This is going to hurt. (H/T) Ace Of Spades:

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.

Michelle Malkin has more on the Maurice Clemmons’ case.

I know I am going to catch flack from Huckabee fans, but I have never liked Huckabee professionally. He might talk a good game, but his record as Arkansas’ Governor has a lot to be desired. The thing that stands out the most to me is the Wayne DuMond case. I shutter to think what he’ll do if he becomes president.

It’s nothing personal. His spirituality is an inspiration. His belief in humity is admiral, if not misplaced. I wish him all the luck in his career at Fox News, because his political career is now over.


PS: The Other McCain tells us how we can contribute to the slain officers’ memorial fund.