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CLEMMONS: John Wilkes Booth Syndrome in Pierce County?

Letter by Tom Street, Tacoma on May 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm with 5 Comments »
May 26, 2010 2:41 pm

Our nation was unable to put John Wilkes Booth on trial for Lincoln’s assassination, since he was killed by Union troops. The nation wanted more revenge and a trial. They rounded up anyone associated with Booth, including the doctor who set his leg and even his landlady. One of the persons they hanged was most likely innocent.

A police officer killed Maurice Clemmons following the murder of four Lakewood police officers, leaving us without a trial for him. Pierce County has charged everyone thought to have assisted him. I believe several knowingly were involved. His sister, LaTanya Clemmons, is now on trial; she denies knowing that law enforcement was seeking Maurice’s driver Dorcus Allen, whom she assisted.

I hope all pay who were connected to these horrible murders, but I also hope the Pierce County prosecutor can prove to the jury without any doubt that LaTanya knew about Allen’s involvement. We can’t allow revenge to send an innocent person to prison as in the Lincoln assassination trial.

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  1. According to Robert Randle, it was “bad timing.”

  2. donjames says:

    This is the second posting in this batch of letters, today, with this same theme. Are you guys members of the Latanya Clemmons Fan Club or something? Or maybe part of her defense team?

    From the TNT archives:

    According to previously filed court documents, LaTanya Clemmons went to a relative’s house in Algona the day the officers were shot. Earlier in the day, Maurice Clemmons had received first aid for the bullet wound at this same house before leaving with two relatives, the documents say.

    LaTanya Clemmons arrived at the house with Allen, according to a relative who remained at the house.

    The relative told detectives that while watching news coverage of the slain officers, Allen told those gathered at the home, “we was just there,” referring to the murder site, the documents say.

    Allen went on to describe how he drove Maurice Clemmons to and from the carwash near the coffee shop, the documents say.

    “While still at the Algona residence,” LaTanya Clemmons “said she was going to take Darcus to a motel so he could go back to Arkansas for a while and ‘lay low’ until this all ‘blew over,’ ” according to the documents.

    She drove him to a motel in Federal Way and paid for the room, then returned to the Algona residence, the documents say.

    The next day, the relative told detectives, she drove to the motel to pay for another night and to give Allen cash for a bus ticket to Arkansas, according to the documents.

    She was present when Allen was arrested in the early morning hours Dec. 1 and was deceptive when questioned about the killing of the officers, the documents say.

    I guess this is your idea of a modern-day witch hunt? Puleeaze.

  3. donjames says:

    Oh, and did I forget to mention that LaTanya and Darcus lived together?

  4. the3rdpigshouse says:

    Find the wench guilty and hang her high!!!

  5. donjames, great comments and right on target. But it doesn’t matter, even if they had video footage of her assisting the low-lifes there would be those among us, scurrying about like the little rats that they are, trying to excuse her involvement. They must all be involved in this anti-cop group called “copwatch’ from Evergreen College, who had one of their drugged out representatives at the Tacoma City Council meeting the other day. Liiberalism is a mental disorder.

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