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  •  That is a really bad one and clemency is truly (1+ / 0-)
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    bizarre in such a case with repeated violent acts.

    The record is rather one of an endless string of aggravated robberies, assaults and similar crimes. An account of one of Clemmons court appearances from his original sentencing appeared thus in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in March 1990 ...

    So bad the judge sotpped sentencing at 108 years with 95 still pending--and the guy throws a padlock at the bailiff--and the governor gives clemency so he can move out of state and kill police officers?

    I see it isn't the first clemency gone bad for Huckabee either. That time it was a rapist.

    Still won't make a difference. Among that element of our political spectrum ideology, or professed ideology, trumps any record and they apparently live entirely in the moment of the campaign.

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 07:18:24 AM PST

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    •  "Still won't make a difference". Sadly, (1+ / 0-)
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      correct.  But, we can see if he got the nomination and then make it an issue.  I doubt that will happen but stranger things have been known to ...

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