Cop killer freed early by Mike Huckabee – UPDATED

“Easier to change the Constitution than…to change the word of the living god”

Maurice Clemmons, a convicted armed robber being hunted for the killing of four police officers, was released early from prison by former Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee.

In 2000, Maurice Clemmons had served 11 years of a 95-year sentence for a string of robberies and other crimes when it was commuted by the then governor of Arkansas.

On Sunday, in an apparently random attack, Clemmons, 37, allegedly walked into a coffee shop in the suburb of Lakewood, near Seattle, and opened fire on the officers as they sat catching up on paperwork before the start of their shift…

The suspect, who has a long criminal history as well as mental health problems which have convinced him he is the Messiah, had allegedly boasted to friends on Saturday that he intended to kill police officers just days after being bailed on a child rape charge.

Mr Huckabee was accused of granting too many commutations and clemencies during the 2008 presidential nomination battle, in which he was the runner-up to John McCain

“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,” said Mr Huckabee.

Court papers indicate that Mr Clemmons is delusional and mentally unstable. He had once forced his wife and young relatives to undress on the grounds that the world was “going to end soon and that he was Jesus”, said a police report.

He also believes he can fly and was once seen jumping around in his back garden, trying to take off.

It’s praiseworthy in some Christian quarters that they take care of their own. So, don’t be surprised when a truly Christian and compassionate conservative releases a violent looneybird from prison with most of his sentence unserved.

UPDATE: Shot and killed by Seattle police. The cop-killer – not the professional Christian.

6 thoughts on “Cop killer freed early by Mike Huckabee – UPDATED

  1. Mr. Fusion says:


    Huckabee should be commended. Those that need to be condemned are the ones who want people locked up for very long sentences and little or no rehabilitation while in prison. Help coping after they are released would be another good step.

    Huckabee gave a second chance to a kid sentenced to a life term. That not everyone Huckabee helped worked out should be a given. The Washington Justice system failed this time when they didn’t refer a deranged man for a psychiatric evaluation.


    America has the highest rate among the civilized nations for incarceration. There is also the matter of the highest rate of recidivism.

    In this nation, a criminal record ruins every life it touches unless you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Huckabee made an effort to help.

  2. Cinaedh says:

    Re: Update

    That’s too bad. I was really looking forward to the media frenzy, the multi-million dollar trial and another 95 year sentence – if a jury of his peers could be convinced to convict him again, of course.

  3. Mr. Fusion says:

    Well, the police killed him. Yet the police union, true to form, claim this guy should still be behind bars.

    Don’t blame Huckabee. Blame those who didn’t require a psych evaluation. From what we are learning today, he was obviously delusional.But the prosecutor is saying it is Huckabee’s fault.

    Geeze, an 18 y/o kid sentenced to 108 years in jail for holding up some banks; no one hurt from what I gather. He must be black for that kind of treatment.

    • Cinaedh says:

      Intellectually I can appreciate the truth of your statements but my instincts function on a far simpler, far more primitive plane.

      He murdered four cops. He’s dead.

      • Mr. Fusion says:

        Unfortunately, so do most people. They feel safer locking people up where they are turned into animals.

        Little do they realize how much safer they are when the criminals are rehabilitated instead of just released? Costs a whole lot less too.

        Please, this is not a criticism of you. I respect your opinion and intellect too much for that cheap shot.

        • Cinaedh says:

          Well, to be a bit clearer myself, I do fully agree with you.

          I wasn’t using my intellect, so my opinion is actually worthless.

          This was a bit too personal for me. I shouldn’t have commented at all.

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