December 01, 2009
Seattle Police Kill Suspect in Officer Slayings ~ GOOD!!!!
Police officer in Seattle shot Maurice Clemmons dead early Tuesday morning. Clemmons killed 4 police officers in an ambush Sunday at a coffee house in Lakewood, Washington.
A policeman investigating a stolen car on a Seattle street shot dead the man accused of gunning down four police officers at the weekend, US police say.
Maurice Clemmons, aged 37, was killed in Seattle early on Tuesday, said Assistant Police Chief Jim Pugel.
He said the officer recognised Clemmons and told him to stop, before opening fire after the suspect tried to flee. Four people have been arrested for allegedly helping the suspect elude authorities during the two-day manhunt.
Clemmons told his acquaintances about his intentions beforehand. They did not notifiy the authorities.
The man suspected of gunning down four police officers in a suburban coffee shop was shot and killed by Seattle police early Tuesday, a sheriff’s spokesman said. Three other people were arrested for allegedly helping him elude authorities during a massive two-day manhunt.
Maurice Clemmons was shot to death in a working-class south Seattle neighborhood after police tracked him down using possible hiding spots supplied by Pierce County investigators, said Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the county sheriff. Troyer told Fox News a single officer found Clemmons and shot and killed him. A couple dozen police officers milled around at the scene where Clemmons was apparently shot, shaking hands and patting each other on the back.
Authorities say Clemmons, 37, singled out the Lakewood officers and spared employees and other customers at a coffee shop Sunday morning in Parkland, a Tacoma suburb about 35 miles south of Seattle. He then fled, but not before he was apparently shot in the torso by one of the dying officers.
On Monday, officers detained a sister of Clemmons who they think treated the suspect’s gunshot wound.
“We believe she drove him up to Seattle and bandaged him up,” Troyer said.
Troyer didn’t immediately give the names of the three people arrested on suspicion of rendering criminal assistance. Police said a network of friends and family gave Clemmons place to stay, medical aid, rides and money while he was on the run.
Sergeant Mark Renninger, 39, and Officers Ronald Owens, 37, Tina Griswold, 40, and Greg Richards, 42, were ambushed at a cafe in Tacoma, south of Seattle, on Sunday. All were married with children.
As the officer was doing his paperwork, he caught something moving behind him. He turned around and saw a man walking on the street behind his car, approaching the driver’s side. The officer got out of his car, immediately recognized the man as Clemmons and ordered him to show his hands and stop.
Clemmons refused, and while the officer was drawing his gun, the man reached into his waist and moved, police said.
“He wouldn’t stop,” Pugel said. “The officer fired several rounds.”
Clemmons was struck at least twice, police said. After Clemmons was pronounced dead, officers found a gun in Clemmons’ front pocket. Clemmons also had sustained a serious gunshot wound from one of the four officers killed in the coffee-shop shooting.
Police planned to arrest more people who helped Clemmons.
“We expect to have maybe six or seven people in custody by the day’s end,” said Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County sheriff. “Some are friends, some are acquaintances, some are partners in crime, some are relatives. Now they’re all partners in crime.”
Clemmons had a criminal history in Arkansas and Washington. In May 2000, Huckabee commuted his 108-year prison sentence to make him immediately eligible for parole, which was granted by the parole board two months later. Clemmons had been sentenced to 95 years, to run after time he was already serving on previous convictions.
In a statement on the conservative news Web site Newsmax.com, Huckabee wrote that he commuted Clemmons' sentence from 108 years to 47 years. Reports that he had pardoned Clemmons or set him free were erroneous, he said.
"I take full responsibility for my actions of nine years ago," Huckabee said. "I acted on the facts presented to me in 2000. If I could have possibly known what Clemmons would do nine years later, I obviously would have made a different decision. But if the same file was presented to me today, I would have likely made the same decision."
But the Arkansas prosecutor who put Clemmons behind bars told CNN on Tuesday that Huckabee was issuing clemency at "an astounding rate" during his tenure as governor.
"He was exercising the clemency power at what I call a wholesale rate," Larry Jegley said. "He was letting murderers out, he was letting rapists out, and he was letting the likes of Mr. Clemmons out."
One survey, he said, showed Huckabee issued more clemencies from 1996 to 2004 than the governors of all six surrounding states, including Texas.
He said he didn't know why so many clemencies were granted. "That was part of the frustration that we felt with the entire process. ... We never felt as though he gave victims, their families, jurors, law enforcement and the community in general an adequate explanation as to why he felt compelled to let people of proven danger go in our community."
Clemmons was among 1,033 people who were pardoned or had their sentences reduced during Huckabee's 10 1/2 years as governor. Bill Clinton, Frank White and Jim Guy Tucker granted 507 clemencies in the 17 1/2 years they served. Beebe, Huckabee's Democratic successor, has issued 273 commutations and pardons since taking office in January 2007 — all but one of them were pardons after the completion of the inmates' prison terms.
Huckabee's role in gaining the release of a convicted rapist, Wayne DuMond, was the subject of an attack ad during his presidential run. While Huckabee's predecessor, Tucker, reduced DuMond's sentence making him eligible for parole, Huckabee took steps almost immediately after taking office to win DuMond's release.
Two members of the state parole board said Huckabee pressured them to show DuMond mercy, while Huckabee publicly questioned whether DuMond was guilty of the rape of a teenage girl. During the presidential primaries, a conservative group aired television commercials in South Carolina featuring the mother of Carol Sue Shields, whom DuMond killed in 2000 after his release.
Black Muslim Group Celebrates “Brother & Martyr” Maurice Clemmons
“For Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen.” BOW Martyr Against White Terrorist & Racist Police Regime (Maurice Clemmons) Adorned With Virgins, Jewelry & Crowned; “When the Battle is Over, We Shall Wear a Crown.” – Seattle Black Foot Soldiers
The Seattle Blackfoot Soldiers, an offshoot of the Nation of Islam, celebrated cop killer Maurice Clemmons.
From a website called Black Male Felon...CHECK IT OUT
There’s more. The website also asks:
“Who’s Your Favorite Officer Down: Mark Renninger, Tina Griswold, Greg Richards or Ronald Owens;” Seattle Black Foot Soldiers: Shootings a Preemptive Strike on Terrorists
The Last Crusade reportedly has learned from an Arkansas law enforcement official, became a member of the Nation of Islam while serving time in the Cummins Prison.
Wild Thing's comment.......
Thank God they killed him. This time there will be no parole or commutation. Hello Huckabee are you listening?!!!
And those websites about the killer being a Muslim convert , what sick places on the internet they are. What horrible people!!!
The Black Muslims in the U.S. are mostly Black Liberation communists like Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground and Obama’s “reverend” Wright. Farrakhan is a big fan of Mao. The Nation Of Islam is arm in arm with the New Black Panther Party who are also revolutionary communist.
....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.
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Posted by Wild Thing at December 1, 2009 08:25 PM
Huckabee may have commuted his sentence but obama started the race war.
As Tom says, buy Ammo. This is going to get real ugly.
Posted by: Mark at December 1, 2009 09:49 PM
Glad Clemmons is out of the picture for good.
That is a sick website, full of sick comments.
I hope that Huckabee retires to anonymity now. He is a rino version of Clinton.
Posted by: TomR at December 1, 2009 10:16 PM
No words of 'police brutality' from the NAACP or ACLU or MSNBC or CNN or?!
Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at December 1, 2009 10:40 PM
Mark, yes it could get ugly.
Tom, it sure is, I saw the link at another blog
and had no idea the Muslims were claiming him
as one of their own. Very sick stuff for sure at
Darth, yes exactly, not a word.They always go after the good guys like our police. They better not this time. grrrr
Posted by: Wild Thing at December 2, 2009 01:21 AM
Black President, Black Attorney General, Black Assistant Attorney General, Black US Representative to the UN, Black Director of FCC. All of this black power play in 10 months. We need to take our country back from these assbites and we will. Blowbama has seen to it that race relations are set back 20 years. He is a traitor and a disgrace to his race and country. There will never ever be another black POTUS thanks to this cornholer bastard.
Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at December 2, 2009 04:35 PM