LAKEWOOD, Wash. - Four police officers were shot and killed in a bloody Sunday morning ambush at a Lakewood-area coffee shop, officials said.
Pierce County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ed Troyer called the ambush "a targeted attack" on the four Lakewood police officers as they were preparing to start their shifts at about 8:30 a.m.
Officials at the scene said a lone gunmen burst into the Forza Coffee Co. outlet at 11401 Steele St. South, shot the four uniformed officers as they were working on their laptop computers, then fled the scene. [...]
This is horrendous news folks.
More at Confederate Yankee and Ace
[...] It is probably a total coincidence, but Parkland is 22 miles down I-5 from Evergreen State College, the radical leftist school that helped create Rachel Corrie and Andrew Mickel, the later of which ambushed a police officer in Nov 2002, and is now on death row. Another radical leftist shot and killed a police officer on Halloween after firebombing four police cars on Oct. 22, and was in turn shot earlier this month. [...]
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[...] If Huckabee—now a Fox News personality—did set this man free, his aspirations for a future White House run may be over.
Update: The Times confirms that Huckabee set this suspect free. [END]
I never did like the Huckster and now, if this is so, I will never listen to the thug again ever.
Robert Stacy McCain's on the news big time, "UPDATE: 4 Police Officers Ambushed, LATEST: Ark. Man Sought for Questioning."
But the story's taking a deeply significant political angle. See Michelle Malkin, "Violent Felon Granted Clemency by Huckabee Now Sought in Lakewood, WA Police Ambush." Also, at Confederate Yankee, "Huckabee Paroled Cop Killer."
And Mike Huckabee's statement is here, at NWCN Washington News, "Person of Interest Identified in Deaths of Officers":
UPDATE 4:55 a.m. ET: More from KIRO at SWAT standoff in Seattle:
Several bangs, followed by sound of breaking glass, then a louder explosion from Leschi standoff scene.
Obviously, the police want to end this before dawn. They've got night-vision equipment; Clemmons doesn't.