Seattle cop-killer shot dead; Huckabee wounded by events
It’s being reported this morning that Seattle police have shot and killed the man who murdered four Tacoma-area police officers in a coffee shop on Sunday morning.
Looks like my guess of a gang initiation was wrong. (Not that it was important.)
There’s little to add about this horrible murder and the good news of the murderer’s death except that the murderer, Maurice Clemmons, is likely to be Mike Huckabee’s Willie Horton, with Huckabee having commuted Clemmons’ 108-year prison sentence for a string of crimes committed when Clemmons was a teenager.
Other remarkable parts of the story revolve around how this man was repeatedly able to get out of prison (commuted sentence, parole, or bail bonds) despite a record that showed him to be a clear and present danger to society. While Huckabee will be greatly damaged by this, the Washington State justice system also has a lot of explaining to do.
Beyond all that, allow me to just apologize now to those of you who (probably correctly) think it’s rather crass of me to be talking about the political implications of the deaths of 4 people and 1 monster. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.
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