Huckabee defends decision to commute ...

Dec 3, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CNN

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Wednesday he was aware of Maurice Clemmons' long and violent criminal history when he commuted the then-teenager's 108-year prison sentence - but he couldn't have foreseen the deadly consequence of his act.

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chad

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Dec 3, 2009
 

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IF HE WOULDNT HAVE FELT SORRY FOR THE THUG, FOUR OFFICERS WOULD STILL BE ALIVE...WONDER IF HE FEELS SORRY FOR THE INNOCENT OFFICERS FAMILY?????
jim

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Dec 4, 2009
 
huckabee let another man out prison that killed woman in arkansas. sure need some one like that in office
Greensburg KY

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Dec 5, 2009
 
Huckabee is a man, he is not God, he is HUMAN, he doesn't have a crystal ball, yet you blame him??? Get real. Put the blame where the blame lies - ON THE PERSON WHO COMMITTED THE CRIME. That is the trouble with this society, the people who do wrong refuse to take responsibility and always blame SOMEONE ELSE. Unfortunately with our COURT system, they repeatedly get away with it. Who do you think will pay for that crime in heaven - Mike Huckabee or Maurice Clemmens? Uhm... I think MAURICE CLEMMENS.
Bob

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#4
Dec 5, 2009
 
huck seems to be trying to shift blame as usual. The man has no shame.
Bob

Alexander, AR

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Dec 5, 2009
 
The Huckster sill up to his old tricks.... shifting blame. The man has no shame.
candst

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Dec 6, 2009
 
jim wrote:
huckabee let another man out prison that killed woman in arkansas. sure need some one like that in office
Sure glad you feel that way. Because, we've GOT someone in office that's going to turn loose a bunch of American hating terrorists.
Hmmm.......... I wonder how that is going to end?
XCON

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Dec 6, 2009
 
I am thoroughly amused at the way people are currently viewing this latest act of homicide!:) If you really want to 'know the truth'... America has the absolute highest murder rate in the industrialized world! The gun that Maurice Clemmons used to punch these cops tickets... was created by none other than an american firearms company that mass produces articles of war! Tools that makes it so much easier to end a human life. Don't you dare blame Maurice Clemmons... blame the people who are respnsible for creating these tools of mass destruction! Blame the people who make, manufacture, and distribute the guns and the bullets the are used in murdering people each and every day here in America, as well as around the world!!! Kill 4 cops here in America... and you're branded a psycho!!! Kill 400 Vietnamese, Afghans, Iraquis or whomever america determines to be their enemy of the moment... and your branded a 'hero'!!! Death, and murder are just that!!! The wrongful termination of a human life!!!
XCON

Little Rock, AR

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Dec 6, 2009
 
QUIT BEING SUCH FREAKING HIPOCRITES!!! WHAT ABOUT THE POLICE'S UNCONSCIONABLE MURDER OF THE YOUNG MAN SEAN BELL??? WHAT ABOUT THE UN-ARMED IMMIGRANT AMADOU DIALLO??? WHAT ABOUT MITCH GREEN??? WHAT ABOUT ALL OF THE NAMELESS BLACK MEN AND WOMEN WHO SUFFERED AND LOST THEIR LIVES AT THE HANDS OF POLICE OFFICERS DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA??? I COULD GO ON AND ON... BUT WHAT'S THE POINT? FACT! MORE POLICE OFFICERS KILL PEOPLE THAN POLICE OFFICERS WHO DIE AT THE HANDS OF CITIZEN!!! HMMM!!! WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT PICTURE???
XCON

Little Rock, AR

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Dec 6, 2009
 
Does anyone know if any of the officers were married??? I wish that I could be there to console the widows... especially when those cops life insurance policies pay off!!!(smile)
Jumbos Love

Cabot, AR

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Dec 6, 2009
 
x-con, you blame the gun manufacturers, the police, and the military for Maurice Clemmons being a murderer. here are someone elses words on a possible reason "FBI crime stats for 2007 clearly show that 82% of the violent crimes in America, murder, assault, rape, and armed robbery to name most of the list, is committed by blacks. We have paid for our sin of bringing blacks to America many times over. It amazes me that we simply look the other way, move someplace else or just bury our head in the sand and let things continue to go downhill as fast as we do. Maybe someday we will wake up and take action to reclaim America before it is too late." Canada has more guns per person than the USA, yet very few murders, China has a huge military, yet very little crime. Switzerland has every male between 18 and 26 in the military, and they all keep an assault rifle in their homes, yet have less than 10 murders a year. Somalia all black, and has one of the highest murder rates in the world. You blame everybody for blacks being murderous criminals except blacks. When a group of people that make up 25% of the population commit 82% of the violent crimes, something needs to be done. We don't cry when termites are killed to protect our homes, when floods are diverted or fires extinguished. But when a policeman kills a man acting like a rabid dog, you complain. If black people don't like being treated like murderers, they should stop killing, and if they don't like security following them around in stores, they should stop stealing. If Maurice Clemmons would have been left shackled to a pole for the rest of his life, many lives and much money could have been saved. I say don't worry about the blacks in prison, it's the ones on the street that will kill you. Eugenics, not ebonics!!
Curious

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Dec 18, 2009
 
Personally, I am not defending Mr. Huckabee, but I agree with the fact that he could not have known what "future" events were to unfold. When you only have a certain amount of information within your awareness, coupled with the ability to "logically reason," you may in fact come to a conclusion that not everyone will agree with . This situation, if taken into perspective -with the correct information pertaining to this event- might convey a general understanding of why Mr. Huckabee is defending his "past judgment" for pardon. "If" you blame him for his judgment, then you must prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that he knew what this individual was going to do. As far as I know, the ability to see into the future and future actions of others is theoretically impossible.
Gomer Pile

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Dec 18, 2009
 
Shazzam!! Maurice Clemmens done did it before, was plum foolish in prizon, and we let him do it again?? Grandma Pile always said "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me". Even Barney would not turn Maurice Clemmens loose, or even give him a metalcraft set to make a key with. But we always sent our killers to Raleigh pen and left them inside. Even Otis knew better than to let killers roam the streets of Mayberry
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Feb 3, 2010
 
Mike Huckabee is a pantywaist. We need a real conservative in 2012.

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