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CLEMMONS: Cop killer’s sister faces biased jury

Letter by Robert Randle, Tacoma on May 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm with 14 Comments »
May 26, 2010 2:51 pm

On Nov. 29, 2009, Maurice Clemmons walked into the Forza coffeeshop in Parkland and gunned down four Lakewood police officers, marking the worst incident in the state’s history involving the deaths of law enforcement officials.

Because of the impact of this heinous crime on the local community it will certainly be difficult to find an impartial juror. Although Clemmons’ sister, LaTanya Clemmons, has admitted to giving money to Dorcus Allen, who drove the getaway car, to rent a motel room and for bus fare, she contends that her actions were in no way related to the horrific murders that had taken place some days earlier.

It seems that the tactic used by the prosecution is to prey on the sympathy of the jury by continuing to replay the circumstances of the murder done by her brother by calling witnesses to the slaying and playing 911 recordings, instead of focusing on the more narrow scope of her rendering criminal assistance.

While it is true that LaTanya Clemmons’ actions did seem to betray a lousy sense of timing and appear incriminating, still, this does not prove her guilt or complicity. Since Maurice Clemmons is dead and beyond the reach of justice, the next best thing to prosecuting him to the fullest extent of the law is to take it out on the nearest living relative, namely, his sister LaTanya.

Leave a comment Comments → 14
  1. Now I get it.

    She’s a victim.

    Such insight.

  2. ValleyTarts says:

    Incredible logic. Where did you go to school, Evergreen State ?
    She rendered assistance to a mass murderering thug knowing full well what he was doing. Hanging would be too generous. Oops, better not say that or it could be considered non-PC. Lethal injection then.

  3. I agree with the letter writer. While reading an article on this a few days ago I wondered what relevance there was in the testimony of the officer’s relatives and the coffee shop employees. Yes these crimes were terrible, I would be the first to admit that, but let’s focus on the criminal assistance rather than emotion. I think this is only going to give the defendant a reason to appeal.

  4. the3rdpigshouse says:

    How about we focus on finding this societal misfit guilty – then hang the maggot!!

  5. hansgruber says:

    Robert, I expect family to be supportive. I do not expect them to help him continue his effort to continue to murder.

    Wonder if you would have written a letter like this had Clemmons successfully murder Seattle PD Officer Benjamin Kelly?

  6. mattersnot1 says:

    I agree with bnsg and the letter writer. It also hit me that the prosecution is attempting to try Maurice Clemmons ex post facto through his sister and it will give LaTanya Clemmons grounds for appeal.
    Does it bother anyone else that the trial testimony regarding what happened at the coffee shop is so much different than what had been previously reported?

  7. beerBoy says:

    She rendered assistance to a mass murderering thug knowing full well what he was doing

    If, indeed, she knew full well then she is guilty – but how does playing the 911 tapes prove that?

  8. redneckbuck says:

    Try her, If she knew what he had done she should do time. If not, let her go.

  9. The prosecution is presenting its case to a supposedly uninformed jury of the accused peers.

    We, writing here, are far more informed (and prejudiced) than the jury is supposed to be. Hence, they must be informed of the severity of the crime commited in order to render justice to the accomplice. The jury is a blank slate… or at least, it’s supposed to be.

  10. It’s realy difficult to reply to such idiousy. This creature knew exactly what she was doing, this trial is about the cowardly, cold-blooded murder of four police officers who were simply doing their job. It’s not about how this poor innocent woman got caught up in attempting to help the low life thug escape from justice, it’s about justice for the families of those officers and justice for the law-abiding public who was also damaged by these evil scum bags. Here again we see openly demonstrated the truthism that liberalism is a mental disorder.

  11. Hey, Frosty. “realy”? “idiousy”? This is a public forum. Misspelling simple words make what you say seem like idiocy. Really. Another thing: “truthism” isn’t a word. Did you mean “truism”?
    Get some remedial education.

  12. beerBoy says:

    four police officers who were simply doing their job

    for the interest of accuracy frosty……they were killed while sitting at a table drinking coffee.

  13. beerboy, they were sitting at a table drinking coffee and being briefed by the shift supervisor and going through their laptops for latest pertinent information.

  14. mccrudy, “realy’ is spelled with two “l’s”. How’s it feel to live in a glass house fool? This is a public forum, if you can’t spell a simple word like “really” take your four years of wasted college time elsewhere.

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