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".
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?
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.
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.
I don't trust this huckabee character, I wouldn't vote for him.
Sounds like Huckabee's "Willie Horton" end to any future Presidential asspirations to me.
I honestly don't think he truly had a shot anyways. He had to much other baggage already to likely win out
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.