Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s record on clemency and pardons may cost him the presidency in 2016.
He cut the sentences of 163 prisoners, or an average of about 16 per year during his 10 1/2 years as governor.
He also pardoned a lot of people. Huckabee granted 927 pardons, or about 88 per year.
Here’s but two examples of criminals he let out who killed again
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette wrote about Huckabee’s pardons and clemencies on May 9, 2011. (The article is gated Gotnews.com is quoting here.)
In one high-profile case, Huckabee opted against granting clemency to convicted rapist Wayne DuMond but said he favored DuMond’s release on parole. DuMond was released in 1999 and was convicted of murdering a woman in Missouri in 2000. He died in prison in 2005.
In 2000, Huckabee granted a commutation to Maurice Clemmons, who later returned to prison, was released again on parole, and went on to fatally shoot four police officers in 2009 in an ambush at a coffee shop near Tacoma, Wash. Clemmons was shot and killed by a police officer in Seattle two days later.
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