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    Re: Cop Killer was pardoned from a life sentence by Mike Huckabee 9 years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    Given the death penalty for BURGLARY?

    And I thought I was tough on criminals.

    And Mike Huckabee left office due to term limits in January 2007 so at least get your facts straight.
    Hehehe...asking a lot from that one, huh?

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    Re: Cop Killer was pardoned from a life sentence by Mike Huckabee 9 years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    I think, at the time Clemmons was sentenced, said sentence was excessive, BUT Arkansas enacted the three strikes law in 1995.



    So, years AFTER Arkansas instituted the three strikes law, along comes Mr. Huckabee who commutes the sentence and Clemmons is set free. Now, here's where the rubber meets the road...




    So, the big question here is, if Clemmons had piled up more than three convictions (he did) as of July 2001, and if Arkansas law dictates that the three strikes law is valid as of 1995 (it does), why did Huckabee recommend clemency and why did the parole board follow Huckabee's recommendation when it directly contradicts Arkansas law?

    Looks like the three strikes thing directs some pretty hard to ignore questions to Huckabee and his parole board pals.
    Clemmons was never convicted of any crime in Arkansas after 1989.

    He was returned to prison on a parole violation but prosecutors failed to charge him in a timely manner and then dropped the charges against him.

    He then moved to Washington state.

    And given that IIRC, the majority of the parole board were not Huckabee appointees, I doubt you could call them his "pals".

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    Re: Cop Killer was pardoned from a life sentence by Mike Huckabee 9 years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    Clemmons was never convicted of any crime in Arkansas after 1989.
    You are entirely incorrect.

    In March 2001, Clemmons violated parole by committing aggravated robbery and theft again in Ouachita County. He was returned to prison for that robbery (conviction date July 13, 2001), for which he received a 10-year sentence. He was paroled March 18, 2004.

    What happened to that three strikes law, Mr. Huckabee?

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    Re: Cop Killer was pardoned from a life sentence by Mike Huckabee 9 years ago

    It's nice to see that people around here would never dream of using a tragedy to further their own personal agenda's, and instead talk about how to prevent future incidents like this.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

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    Re: Cop Killer was pardoned from a life sentence by Mike Huckabee 9 years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's nice to see that people around here would never dream of using a tragedy to further their own personal agenda's
    I have no political issues with Mr. Huckabee. I did believe, and continue to believe, that he is a nothing - not presidential material and certainly not worth my political input.

    My concern regarding Mr. Huckabee is limited to his penchant for releasing violent criminals for (a) questionable reasons, and/or (b) in direct violation of his state's laws.

    As for my personal agenda? Maybe I'm crazy, but I just don't like the idea of my life being endangered by violent felons who've been paroled YEARS before their sentence has been completed.

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    and instead talk about how to prevent future incidents like this.
    The way to prevent future incidents like this is to keep violent repeat offenders IN prison for their full sentences.

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    Re: Cop Killer was pardoned from a life sentence by Mike Huckabee 9 years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    You are entirely incorrect.

    In March 2001, Clemmons violated parole by committing aggravated robbery and theft again in Ouachita County. He was returned to prison for that robbery (conviction date July 13, 2001), for which he received a 10-year sentence. He was paroled March 18, 2004.

    What happened to that three strikes law, Mr. Huckabee?
    The three strikes rule is a sentencing guide for judges, not a restriction on pardons by the governor.

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    Re: Cop Killer was pardoned from a life sentence by Mike Huckabee 9 years ago

    I don't trust this huckabee character, I wouldn't vote for him.

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    Re: Cop Killer was pardoned from a life sentence by Mike Huckabee 9 years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's nice to see that people around here would never dream of using a tragedy to further their own personal agenda's, and instead talk about how to prevent future incidents like this.
    The best way to prevent this is to make sure that Huckabee never holds a public office again. If he's willing to release convicted rapists and felons as long as they say the "J" word (Jeebus), then he doesn't belong anywhere near a public office.

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    Re: Cop Killer was pardoned from a life sentence by Mike Huckabee 9 years ago

    Sounds like Huckabee's "Willie Horton" end to any future Presidential asspirations to me.

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    Re: Cop Killer was pardoned from a life sentence by Mike Huckabee 9 years ago

    I honestly don't think he truly had a shot anyways. He had to much other baggage already to likely win out

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