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Maurice Clemmons

An Apology Now, Mike Huckabee?

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

It was exactly one year ago today that four police officers in Lakewood, Washington were murdered in cold blood while they ate at a local coffee shop.

Open Letter to Mike Huckabee

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Now the Republican Party has its own 21st Century George Wallace, another Southern Governor who has also run for president, Mike Huckabee of Arkansas.

Bidding a Not-So-Fond Farewell to Willie Horton

Andrew Grant-Thomas, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Grant-Thomas, Ph.D.

High-profile clemency cases like Maurice Clemmons, while tragic, are ridiculously atypical of the cases that usually come to the attention of parole boards and chief executives.

O'Reilly To Huckabee For Commuting Suspected Cop Killer's Sentence: "It's Not Your Fault, Governor" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Monday night, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee went on BIll O'Reilly's show to discuss the clemency he granted nearly a decade ago to Maurice...

First Lieberman, Now Huckabee?

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

We should candidly look at whether Mike Huckabee is getting a raw deal for granting clemency to the man who murdered four Lakewood, Washington cops this Thanksgiving weekend.

Maurice Clemmons, Seattle Cop Killer, Claimed He Was Jesus Christ (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Cop killer Maurice Clemmons drove to New York in June to see local minister Bernard Jordan, claiming that he was Jesus Christ. According to the Ne...

Huckabee Pardon For Shooter Maurice Clemmons Questioned

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee had a hand pardoning or commuting many more prisoners than his three immediate predec...

Maurice Clemmons Hurt: Police Say Suspect In Ambush That Killed 4 Cops May Be Dead

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SEATTLE — Authorities believe the man sought in the slaying of four police officers is still alive and has been aided by a network of friends an...

Who are the Recidivists?

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

If you've heard politicians discuss the danger of releasing Gitmo prisoners on the belief that they'll return to attack us once again, you'd assume that recidivism among the released would be near 100%.

Huckabee Seduced By Cop Killer's Christianity?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Since Clemmons was pardoned by Mike Huckabee, the presidential hopeful who has made fundamentalist religion the center of his politics, I couldn't help wondering if religion played a part.

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Whether Clemmons was seeking cover to pull his gun and fire, or about to flee, the officer did precisely the right thing. It was not a "cold-blooded murder", it was a courageous and necessary act.

Maurice Clemmons: Mental Illness Does Cause Violence

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

Maurice Clemmons is now dead. But treatment for his illness would have been better for all. We have to stop denying violence and start treating it.

Our Justice System and Those Ticking Time Bombs

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

We'll never know how many other parole boards, governors, judges and -- yes -- even bail bondsmen have helped release ticking time bombs like Maurice Clemmons.

What Jesus And The Dalai Lama Would Say To Tiger Woods And Mike Huckabee

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

The question is what result does criticizing leave in its wake? Since criticizing, complaining, and gossiping are anything but solution-oriented, they bring destruction, not solution.

Maurice Clemmons Killed: Suspect In Seattle Officer Killings Is Fatally Shot

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SEATTLE — A lone officer on patrol in the middle of the night Tuesday spotted a stolen car, its hood up and engine running, and pulled over to c...

Clemency for Huckabee

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Vines

Candidates have strong incentives to keep criminals behind bars. But when such standards trickle down to nonviolent criminals, prison populations and government debt soar, and lives are ruined.

Maurice Clemmons Had Schoolchildren On Hit List

McClatchy | Adam Lynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TACOMA, Wash. -- Maurice Clemmons threatened to kill more than just cops in the days before he massacred four police officers at a coffee shop. Scho...

Sam Stein

Pataki, Pawlenty Grant Huckabee No Favors On Clemency Controversy (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two possible GOP presidential candidates are using the controversy over Mike Huckabee's granting of clemency to a man suspected of killing four police...

Conservatives Hammer Huckabee Over Shooting

Politico | Andy Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The conservative blogosphere unleashed a torrent of criticism against Mike Huckabee Monday after a man whose sentence he commuted as Arkansas governor...

Lakewood Officer Memorial Draws 20,000 (VIDEO)

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TACOMA, Wash. — About 20,000 mourners, mostly members of law enforcement from Washington state and across the country, honored four slain office...