There are “oopsies” and there are “OOPSIES”. This one may be the King of the Oopsies.
Some background. During the ’08 primaries there were a whole bunch of issues that stood in the path of Mike Huckabee’s desire to be President. One of them was the 1,000+ pardons he granted to convicted felons in Arkansas. Today the inevitable was reported by the Seattle Times…
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 protests 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.
I’m not going to carry on about this, I commented at length during the primaries, but to note that this kind of thing will drive a big wooden stake through the idea that Huckabee’s judgment is anything but seriously flawed. It will be very interesting to see how he tries to spin this.
Well, we didn’t have to wait long.
Should he be found to be responsible for this horrible tragedy, it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State.This commutation made him parole eligible and he was then paroled by the parole board once they determined he met the conditions at that time. He was arrested later for parole violation and taken back to prison to serve his full term, but prosecutors dropped the charges that would have held him. It appears that he has continued to have a string of criminal and psychotic behavior but was not kept incarcerated by either state. This is a horrible and tragic event and if found and convicted the offender should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Our thoughts and prayers are and should be with the families of those honorable, brave, and heroic police officers.
OK, so I get it. It kinda works out to, Gee I’m really sorry that I made a little mistake and if the cops and prosecutors in two states hadn’t screwed up he’d have been in prison.
I’d deconstruct that disgusting piece of crap from the Huckster but it’s late and I’ve gotta go to bed. That plus the fact that I am so sick of this fourteen faced serial liar who is never at a loss to blame everybody else that my heart probably couldn’t take it.
Good riddance schmuck. I hope you enjoy political hell because you deserve it. You are more dishonest than Obama.