Monday, November 30, 2009

Huckabee's shameful pardons

I was listening to Mark Davis' show this morning and he reported that one of the criminals that Mike Huckabee granted clemency to, Maurice Clemmons, while Governor of Arkansas has allegedly killed four police officers. The story is still unraveling and more facts are being uncovered.

Here is Huckabee's statement:

If Clemmons is found responsible, "it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State," Huckabee said.

He added that Clemmons' release from prison had been reviewed and approved by the Arkansas parole board.
Completely evading blame, and not owning up to his mistake that cost four people their lives.

Huckabee had a history of pardoning criminals recklessly - and he would not give reasons or explanations for them, which infuriated prosecutors. This is something I didn't know about him that I found out by reading today's stories. This is surely a huge red flag that indicates he's ineligible to be our President.

In my opinion, Huckabee played a central role in these murders. If he had not granted clemency to this man, those four police officers would still be alive today and Clemmons would still be in prison where he belongs.

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