Huckabee is known for clemency:
“Let ‘em Go” Huckabee Coddles Criminals
Governor Mike Huckabee pardoned or commuted sentences for 1033 criminals
by James Buchanan
Mike Huckabee is a LIBERAL. He stands for most of the issues that liberals in the 1970s stood for: Open Borders, massive government spending and letting dangerous criminals out of jail. The mainstream media has just recently started to report on Huckabee’s role in the release of Wayne DuMond, a convicted rapist, who helped attack a murder victim with a claw hammer. DuMond pretended to be a nice repentant Christian and the hopeless sap Huckabee fell for it. After Huckabee pressured the parole board to release DuMond, he raped and murdered two women in Missouri.
Wayne Dumond however isn’t the only criminal that Huckabee helped out of prison. Huckabee has given pardons or commuted jail sentences for 703 criminals while governor of Arkansas. He literally released an army of criminals to prey upon society.
Huckabee and his running mate Wayne DuMond (whether he wants him or not)
An article from the Arkansas Leader reports “If you’re wondering how Gov. Huckabee’s hundreds of clemencies compare with neighboring states, get ready for a shocker. Huckabee leads the pack. He has issued more commutations and pardons than all of the six neighboring states combined. Governors seldom reduce sentences in other states – and almost never for murderers serving life without parole or for rapists or for habitual drunk drivers, while in Arkansas it’s a regular habit with Huckabee.”
The same article continues “Other governors use their clemency power only rarely, while Huckabee has made it routine. As we’ve told you before, he has issued more than 700 pardons and commutations during his eight years in office – more than 137 this year alone – and more than his three predecessors combined. Here are the figures for neighboring states since 1996, when Huckabee took office (and
___ >> Mississippi – 24.
___ >> Missouri – 79.
___ >> Oklahoma – 178.
___ >> Tennessee – 32.
___ >> Texas – 98 (in-cludes 36 inmates released because they were convicted on drug charges with planted evidence).
___ Total: 624 vs. Huckabee’s 703.
___ Governors in neighboring states almost never grant killers clemency, while Huckabee has commuted the sentences of a dozen murderers.”
A more recent article notes that Huckabee gave paroles or commutations to 1033 criminals.
What lunatic would pardon a murderer based solely on that murderer’s claim that he was a reformed man? Mike Huckabee. A political leader must have good judgment and shouldn’t be easily fooled, but Huckabee is a complete sucker for a good sob story, and his track record of pardons and commutations is rock solid proof.
How does Huckabee respond when he is faced with his track record or the Wayne DuMond case? He LIES. Huckabee has tried to blame former governors for the early release of Wayne DuMond. In reality, Bill Clinton put DuMond away without possibility of parole. Governor Jim Guy Tucker reduced DuMond’s jail sentence to 39 years. But it was Mike Huckabee who held a closed-door meeting with the parole board (in violation of Arkansas law) and pressured them to approve a parole of Wayne DuMond. One source notes “The parole board votes 4-1 in favor of probation with the requirement that DuMond leave Arkansas.” (Does that sound like the parole board truly thought DuMond should be free?)
The Arkansas Times reports “Huckabee’s office then released a letter to Dumond (which said) ‘My desire is that you be released from prison.’ ” An article in the L.A. Times reports “Though he acknowledged discussing the case with the state parole board, Huckabee said that conversation was ’simply part of a broader discussion’ initiated at the request of the board chairman. ‘I did not ask them to do anything,’ he said. Three board members recalled it differently. They said Huckabee raised the issue of DuMond’s release, asking to discuss the matter with them in a closed session. They said his religious beliefs, and the influence of the evangelical community from which he came, drove him. ‘We felt pressured by him,’ said board member Ermer Pondexter. ‘I felt compelled to do it. . . . It was a favor for the governor.’ Looking back, she added, ‘I regret it.’ Parole board member Deborah Springer Suttlar said Huckabee did not mince his feelings about DuMond: ‘He wanted him out.’ ”
Huckabee’s deceitful denials of his role in the parole of Wayne DuMond reveals the dark side of Huckabee’s character. Not surprisingly, Huckabee’s website resorts to wholesale deceit on other issues where his real record is out of step with ordinary Republicans. Huckabee has very recently changed his position on illegal aliens so that now he sounds like Tom Tancredo or Ron Paul. If you look at Huckabee’s track record on illegals however, it becomes obvious that Huckabee is for Open Borders. The Bible says to judge a tree by its fruits. Well, Huckabee’s record is 100 percent for Open Borders.
If Americans want their streets full of illegal aliens and early-released rapists and murderers, then Mike Huckabee is their man. If Americans want the law enforced and someone, who genuinely opposes Amnesty for illegals, they may want to consider voting for Ron Paul for president