Huckabee Pardon (Suspect Still at Large)
What should also be toast is early parole and pardons for those found guilty of violent offenses involving weapons, peace officers, senior citizens and domestic related. The Arkansas legislature looked into curtailing the governor's power after 74 of Huckabee's 77 clemency recommendations were rejected as being "without merit."
On a better note:
- A suspect in the slaying of four police officers who were gunned down in a suburban coffee shop was surrounded by police at a Seattle house early Monday, wounded and possibly dead, police said.
Negotiators were trying to communicate with Maurice Clemmons, 37, using loudspeakers, explosions and even a robot to try to prod him from hiding. At one point, gunshots rang through the neighborhood, about 30 miles from the original crime scene.
"We have determined that in fact he has been shot," said Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff. "He may be deceased from his gunshot wound."
UPDATE: Suspect still on the loose, although reports are he is wounded and seeking medical assistance from friends. Hopefully, each and every one of them is charged as a accessory after the fact. It's probably too much to hope that Washington state executes a few of them, too.
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