Governor Huckabee Needs To Change His Clemency Policy sign now

To: Mike Huckabee, Governor, State of Arkansas

We, the undersigned, are residents of the great state of Arkansas and are very disturbed by your recent and past considerations regarding clemency. The following people are just a few of those who have been granted clemency by you since you took office on July 15, 1996:

* Eugene Fields was convicted of 4 DWI offenses and served less than 9 months of a 72-month sentence (http://www.katv.com/news/stories/0404/139473.html)

* Don Jeffers pleaded guilty to 1st degree murderand served 23 years of life in prison sentence; clemency stopped due to error in procedure (http://www.katv.com/news/stories/0504/149851.html)

* Wayne Dumond was convicted of raping 17 year old girl and served 14 years of already reduced life sentence to 39.5 years; he is in prison in another state for murder
(http://www.canoe.com/CNEWSFeatures9909/27_rapist.html)

* Denver Witham was convicted of 1st degree murder and was serving life in prison sentence (http://www.kthv.com/search/results.aspx?storyid=9895)

* John Claiborne was convicted with 3 counts of burglary, one count of theft, one of kidnapping and two of aggravated robbery was serving a 375 year sentence http://www.kthv.com/search/results.aspx?storyid=9895)

* James Maxwell was convicted of murdering a Little Rock minister and served 20+ years of a life sentence; was Governors Mansion trustee (http://www.katv.com/news/stories/1003/105131.html)



Recently you have stated your intentions to grant clemency to the following:

* Glen Green was convicted of killing an 18 year old pregnant woman and has served 30 years of life sentence; post prison transfer board unanimously voted to deny request
(http://www.kthv.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=10520)

* Dennis Lewis was convicted of murderand has served 30 years of a life sentence (http://www.katv.com/news/stories/0704/157643.html)

* 33 convicted felons none are convicted murders but their crimes do include aggravated robbery and drug crimes (http://www.katv.com/news/stories/0604/151249.html)


We realize granting clemency is a power vested to you by taking the oath of office, but that power must be used with responsibility. Releasing convicted murders and other felons is irresponsible. By doing this, you are saying to your constituents (us) that you do not give any regard to our safety or any credit to those who served on the juries of the convicted criminals. In addition, keeping silent on your reasons for clemency is a cowardice decision. The victims whose lives have been affected by these criminals deserve some sort of explanation.

We implore you to reconsider the way you grant clemencies and, at the very least, have the courage to give your justifications.

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  • 26 February 20161000. Sandra Si
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  • 25 February 2016999. Joanne C
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  • 23 February 2016998. Alissa H
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  • 23 February 2016997. William A
    for Governor Huckabee I have voted republican for the past three elctions. If this goes through, I will be convincd that you have moved too far to the right, as i do not agree with it. The election is coming up. Republican will have to move more to the mi
  • 22 February 2016996. Angie F
    for Governor Huckabee Put yourself in the families affected by these criminals before making your decision.
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  • 22 February 2016994. Melissa B
    for Governor Huckabee Dumond should have been an eye opener!
  • 21 February 2016993. Bert R
    for Governor Huckabee You should be held responsible as an accessory before the fact should any of the people commit crimes in the future
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    for Governor Huckabee I work in the law enforcement community and I am very concerned about the fact that you feel the need to release people who are criminals. These people did not show any compassion for their victims or there families. They do not dese
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    for Governor Huckabee Public servants answer the people they serve
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  • 10 February 2016980. W Howardg
    for Governor Huckabee You are the worst governor in all of my 72 years.
  • 09 February 2016979. Virgie D
    for Governor Huckabee Please change your policy and keep the citizens of Arkansas as safe as you possibly can. Thanks and God bless you.
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  • 06 February 2016977. Thomas A
    for Governor Huckabee Apparently you had an epiphany that there is no God, when you gave up His pulpit for the bully pulpit of politics. How much more self-righteous can you possibly get than to ignore victims, juries, and judges, to substitute your divin
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    for Governor Huckabee Please discontinue this abuse of power.
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    for Governor Huckabee In honor of the memory of David Mitchell Henshaw murdered 6/21/2002
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