Clemency, "Good Time" & Wa Judge Screw Up Means Accused Child Rapist Was Free to Kill Cops

November 30, 2009


All you cop haters out there just remember that having a cup of coffee while doing paper work can get you killed. Especially when there are a plethora of ‘do gooders’ out there who don’t think felons should have to pay for you PREVIOUS crimes.
From NRO here: 

The ambush and murder of four police officers in a suburban Seattle coffee shop on Sunday took a decidely political turn when it was discovered that the prime suspect in the killings, 37-year-old Maurice Clemmons, was once granted clemency by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

According to news accounts, in 2001 Huckabee commuted Clemmons’s 60-year sentence for a string of felony convictions after Clemmons had served just eleven years, despite protests from local prosecutors.

A statement released early this morning by Huck PAC, the former governor’s political action committee, cites “a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State” as at fault should Clemmons be found responsible for the police killings.

The clemency was granted in part because Clemmons was just seventeen at the time of his conviction. But within months of being released from an Arkansas jail, Clemmons was rearrested for parole violation. Three years later, he was released again, after an apparent procedural mistake led prosecutors to drop further charges that would have kept him incarcerated.

In Washington, Clemmons continued to run afoul of the law. At the time of the police killings, he was out on $30,000 bail on a charge of second-degree rape of a child.

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