Tuesday, December 1, 2009

And he wanted to be our President ...

... Almost 10 years ago, Mike Huckabee commuted the 95 year prison sentence of Maurice Clemmons, a child rapist and aggravated armed robber - clearly a man with an extensive criminal past. This man is now accused of executing four police officers inside a coffee shop in Washington state.

Huckabee released a statement on his website - read the entire statement at Mike Huckabee
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.
And yes, I realize I only posted one sentence of the 2 paragraph statement, but I think this one sentence sums of Huckabee to a T - he blames the criminal justice system, not himself. Wonder if his decision would have been different if his family had to live near this convicted felon or any of the other violent felons he released from prison?

And this is not the only time Huckabee has released a violent convicted felon. In 1999 he granted clemency to a convicted rapist - Wayne Dumond. This man when on to rape again.

According to a study by the Arkansas Leader:
between 1996 and 2004, Huckabee helped to free more Arkansas prisoners than were freed from all of Arkansas' six neighboring states--combined.

In 2004, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette concluded that:
"9 percent of the prisoners who benefited from Huckabee's clemencies ended up in prison again."

Maurice Clemmons was killed this morning, and I hope he rots in Hell. As for Huckabee, I hope he can live with the consequences of his actions and bad decisions.