Tom Clements
Tom Clements
Tom Clements is a South Carolina environmental activist and politician. Clements was the Green Party's nominee in the 2010 United States Senate election in South Carolina. Clements received more than 9% of the general election. He is the Southeastern Nuclear Campaign Coordinator for the US branch of Friends of the Earth in Columbia, South Carolina. Clements worked as the campaign manager for Democratic Congressman Doug Barnard, Jr.
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Hollywood liberals making radical comments about Baltimore
Fox News - almost 2 years
Retired FBI Special Agent Tim Clemente weighs in on comments made by liberals going against police officers
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Women accused of plotting terrorist attack
Fox News - almost 2 years
Retired FBI Agent Tim Clemente responds
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Evan Ebel, Parolee, Allegedly Made Pizza Driver Read Statement Before Killing Him
Huffington Post - about 3 years
DENVER (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Colorado parolee suspected of killing the state's prisons chief and a pizza delivery man forced the delivery man to read a statement right before his death and recorded it. Prosecutors say the statement that Evan Ebel forced Nathan Leon to read March 17 seemed to denounce prison officials for putting inmates into solitary confinement. Ebel then shot Leon to death. Ebel is suspected of killing Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements two days later. The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/1ejzYLu ) the recording of Leon was revealed in court filings related to the upcoming sentencing of Stevie Vigil, who acknowledged buying the handgun Ebel allegedly used to kill the men. In part, the transcript reads, "You treated us inhumanely, and so we simply seek to do the same." The recorder was found after Ebel died in a shootout with Texas authorities. ___ Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com
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Ex-FBI agent: Snowden valuable
CNN - over 3 years
Erin Burnett talks to Tim Clemente about reports the NSA leaker Edward Snowden has a job with a top Russian web site.
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Homaidan Al-Turki Case: Saudi Arabia Seeks Return Of National Serving Colorado Prison Sentence
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Saudi Arabia is seeking the release of Homaidan al-Turki, a Saudi national who is serving a Colorado prison sentence for sexually assaulting a housekeeper whom he kept as a virtual slave in his home. Security was increased Thursday for a hearing that was held for al-Turki at an Arapahoe County Courthouse. According to a report by 7News, snipers could be seen on the roof of the building and there was an added security checkpoint directly outside of the courtroom. Fahed Al-Rawaf of the Saudi embassy in Washington D.C. appeared in the courtroom to ask the court to allow al-Turki to complete his sentence at home. Al-Turki was convicted in 2006 and sentenced to 28 years to life for committing unlawful sexual contact by use of force, theft and extortion. He has maintained his innocence and has argued that the case was politically motivated and stems from anti-Muslim sentiment following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Earlier this year, Colorado officials denied a similar reques ...
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Suicide At Supermax: Questions Swirl About Death Of Inmate Robert Knott
Huffington Post - over 3 years
From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. As weeks go, the first one of September was especially tough for Fremont County Coroner Carlette Brocious. Three residents of the 47,347-person county killed themselves in four days. That’s a record in her eight years in the office. “Three people right in a row – it’s phenomenally high,” she says. “But, given the high number of prisoners we have here, it’s really not so many.” One of the three suicides wasn’t prison related. Homer Yeager, an 82-year-old former public works director, shot himself in the head at his home on Willow Street in Cañon City on September 5. “He had years of medical problems,” Brocious said. “Unfortunately, he didn’t have a very good quality of life.” On Sept. 8, Markus Owen, 56, hanged himself with a shoelace in his cell at the Arrowhead Correctional Center, a minimum security state prison in Cañon City. His cellmate was down the hall showering at the time. Owen had been sentenced to eight years in prison ...
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Judge Goes Into Hiding After 211 Crew Put A Hit On His Life
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A Colorado judge reportedly went into hiding and was placed under police protection after informants issued warnings that the 211 crew had put a "hit" on the judge's life for his role in the investigation of the killing of Colorado's prisons chief. An anonymous source told The Denver Post that authorities learned that the 211, a white supremacist prison gang, had ordered the assassination of El Paso County Judge Jonathan Walker after at least two jail informants warned prison leaders. The hit is reportedly in retaliation for the approximately 20 search warrants Walker signed on 211 gang members to uncover evidence linking them to the March slaying of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements. Clements was shot and killed at his home just north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County. The man suspected of killing Clements, 28-year-old Evan Ebel, was reportedly a member of the 211 gang. Just days after Clement's death, Ebel died in a shootout with Texas law enforcement. The g ...
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ACLU Report Finds Growing Number Of Mentally Ill In Solitary Confinement
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Since the death of the Colorado Prisons Chief Tom Clements, the ACLU of Colorado has found that even though the department of corrections has decreased the overall number of inmates held in solitary confinement, more and more of the seriously mentally ill are being placed in solitary confinement. The 18-month study found that nearly 90 of Colorado's seriously mentally ill prisoners have been housed in solitary confinement, that more than half of them have been living in isolation for over a year and that approximately 14 have been living in isolation for more than four years. As recently as 2012, the report said that the average length of stay for mentally ill prisoners in solitary confinement was 16 months. "It is time for the state of Colorado to stop warehousing seriously mentally ill prisoners in long-term solitary confinement and to begin providing these prisoners with the intensive mental health treatment they need to allow them to be productive members of soc ...
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Prison Officials Acknowledge Chief's Death Tied To Solitary Confinement Policies
Huffington Post - over 3 years
From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. To have known Tom Clements during his first year in Colorado meant hearing a statistic, sometimes over and over again, that haunted him as director of the state’s Corrections Department. He mentioned it the day we met, shortly after shaking my hand. “Did you know that 47 percent of offenders in ad-seg are walking directly out onto the streets?” he said. Ad-seg, short for administrative segregation, the department’s term for solitary confinement, originally was meant to house the most violent prisoners, the so-called worst of the worst, to separate them from general population. In practice, it also has been used for gang leaders, convicts with gang affiliations and those who, for various reasons, aren’t considered compliant inmates. Ad-seg involves locking prisoners down 23 hours a day alone in a cement cell about the size of two queen-sized mattresses. It means limiting human interactions to the small slot through wh ...
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White Supremacist Serving Life Sentence Mistakenly Released
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Colorado Department of Corrections says it has corrected its procedures after it mistakenly released a killer who was supposed to be sentenced to life in prison. Before the mistaken early release of Evan Ebel, who is suspected of killing former DOC Chief Tom Clements, white supremacist Clifton Blecha was erroneously released on parole in 2002, according to The Denver Post. Blecha fled to the East Coast where he was later recaptured. Corrections officials told The Associated Press that one of Blecha's sentencing documents had gotten lost, but added that they have fixed the mistake and it hasn't happened since. In the days following the death of Clements, Governor John Hickenlooper ordered a prison audit after it became apparent that Ebel had been released four years early because the courts had given the prison system incorrect information about his proper sentence. The judicial department has determined that at least 129 court orders of the 694 cases they ...
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ACLU Still Pushing For Secret Nathan Dunlap Execution Documents
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. When Gov. John Hickenlooper this week blocked the execution of Nathan Dunlap, he called for a statewide conversation about the death penalty. His decision to reprieve the Chuck E. Cheese’s murderer came weeks after Colorado lawmakers killed a bill to abolish capital punishment on grounds that the topic needs more public debate. But no such discussion has yet been planned yet by the politicians. In the meantime, civil rights watchdogs are hoping to advance the conversation in court by continuing to pursue a lawsuit tied to Dunlap’s execution. “Up until two days ago, Colorado was scheduling an execution for this summer. The Governor has taken that execution off the calendar, but he has not taken the death penalty off the public agenda,” Mark Silverstein, legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, said Friday. “The public has an interest in learning exactly what the state plans to do the next time an ex ...
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Documents Show Ebel Was Anxious About Being Freed
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. Evan Ebel, suspected murderer of Prisons Chief Tom Clements, filed a series of grievances with the Department of Corrections shortly before his release from prison that document his concerns about transitioning directly from years in solitary confinement to the free world. “Do you have an obligation to the public to reacclimate me, the dangerous inmate, to being around other human beings prior to being released and, if not, why?” Ebel asked in three formal grievances, each almost verbatim, filed in the months before he walked free in January. Ebel’s concerns fell on the deaf ears of prison officials who, documents suggest, seemed to care less than Ebel himself about the volatility and threat posed by a prisoner who had a history of threatening and injuring prison guards. Instead, the officials to whom the grievances were addressed focused on Ebel’s failure to dot the I’s and cross the T’s in his paperwork. They repeatedly ...
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Nearly 90,000 Alerts In Last 6 Months
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Though last month it was announced that Colorado parole officers would be ordered to respond to alerts from parolees' electronic monitoring equipment within two hours, recent data released by the Department of Corrections shows that could be easier said than done. Colorado parole officers have received 89,000 alerts -- or three per day -- generated by monitoring devices in the last six months alone, and they only have a team of 212 officers on hand to respond to those alerts. "If we responded to all 89,000 of these, you see our officers would be working 24/7,” Shaun McGuire, Community Parole Manager for the state told 7News. After the killing of the state's corrections chief Tom Clements last month, allegedly by former white supremacist gang member Evan Spencer Ebel, it was discovered that Ebel had slipped his ankle bracelet though authorities did not pursue him for six days. It took officers five days to realize he was on the run and another to issue a warrant for hi ...
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Colorado House Passes Last 2 Gun Bills
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Colorado Democrats moved the last two bills of their gun control package through the state House Monday morning, sending one to Gov. John Hickenlooper and the other back to the Senate for approval. Both Senate Bills 195 and 197 passed in the Senate last month, but the House began consideration of the bills Monday. Senate Bill 195 would require a handgun training class for concealed-carry permit holders at the actual location where the training is, rather than online. As the law currently stands, people can take online classes to get a concealed carry permit. According to a report by The Denver Post, the training measure is the only one of the seven gun bills introduced by Democrats that has received any Republican backing. On Monday, three Republican Representatives voted to move the measure forward. The other measure, Senate Bill 197, would prevent people who have been convicted of certain domestic violence crimes from possessing firearms. Last month Hicken ...
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2nd Man Arrested In Probe Of Prison Chief's Death
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A second white supremacist prison gang member whose name surfaced during an investigation into the slaying of Colorado's prisons chief was arrested Thursday evening, authorities said. Colorado Springs authorities arrested Thomas Guolee, 31, around 5:30 p.m., according to El Paso County sheriff's officials. He was being held without bond for a parole violation. Investigators have said Guolee isn't a suspect in the shooting death of Colorado Department of Corrections head Tom Clements, but his name and that of fellow 211 Crew member James Lohr came up during the investigation. Authorities last week issued an alert for law-enforcement officers to look out for both men, who had outstanding warrants unrelated to Clements' death. Lohr, 47, was arrested April 5 in Colorado Springs after a short chase and is now being held on charges including vehicular eluding. His bond has been set at $250,000. Parolee Evan Ebel is the only suspect that h ...
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Evan Ebel Suicide Note Shows Parolee Was 'Ruined' By Solitary
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. About two weeks before his death, Evan Ebel — suspect in last month’s murders of pizza delivery man Nate Leon and Colorado corrections chief Tom Clements — wrote a suicide note to a longtime friend who says Ebel was unhinged by his abrupt release from solitary confinement and seeking revenge for years of humiliation and torture behind bars. Writing to The Colorado Independent, prisoner Troy Anderson said Ebel’s anguished letter arrived a week before the shootings. “I got a letter from him last week saying goodbye, that he loved me, my family,” Anderson wrote on March 22. “He didn’t feel like he belonged [in the free world],” Anderson continued. “He was consumed by what they did to him [in prison].” Anderson has served nearly two decades of what’s essentially a life sentence after gun battles with police and for offenses tied in part to robbery and drug use. As was the case with Ebel, Anderson, 44, has served most of his ...
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Escaped Felon Surrenders
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
A man who has been on the run for three days and whose escape has shed criticism on a department still hurting over the death of their prisons director, has been caught. Escaped felon Felix Trujillo, 24, surrendered to police without incident Wednesday around 2 p.m. after his relatives arranged for his recapture. Trujillo had been on the run since Sunday evening when he escaped the Denver County Jail allegedly with the help of a sheriff's deputy and wearing a deputy's uniform. Earlier Wednesday Marilyn Annette Reeves, 47, was arrested on suspicion of helping Trujillo, though officials have so far declined to elaborate. Deputy Matthew Andrews, 36, was also arrested Monday at Denver Police headquarters and accused of helping Trujillo escape. An attorney for Andrews said that he felt his life and the life of his family was in danger if he did not help Trujillo out of jail. ttorney Donald Sisson told The Denver Post ( ) that on Saturday, a driver pulled up next t ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tom Clements
    FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 59
    Clements was the Green Party's nominee in the 2010 United States Senate election in South Carolina.
    More Details Hide Details Clements received more than 9% of the general election. He is the Southeastern Nuclear Campaign Coordinator for the US branch of Friends of the Earth in Columbia, South Carolina. Clements worked as the campaign manager for Democratic Congressman Doug Barnard, Jr. in the 1980s and as well as a long environmental activist with Greenpeace and the Nuclear Control Institute. Clements worked as a policy analyst in the United States Forest Service and as an inspector in the Office of Surface Mining for the U.S. Department of the Interior. Clements worked the executive director of the Nuclear Control Institute, a research and advocacy center for preventing nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism.
  • FORTIES
  • 2000
    Age 49
    Clements' result also exceeds the previous best result for a progressive statewide candidate; Ralph Nader received 20,297 votes for President from SC in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Clements was born in 1951 in Savannah, Georgia. He is an eighth generation Georgian. He served in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica and is fluent in Spanish. Clements has a MA degree in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia and a BA from Emory University.
  • 1999
    Age 48
    He joined NCI in February 1999 and is responsible for the organization's day-to-day operations.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to joining NCI, Clements was a senior nuclear campaigner with Greenpeace. He is considered a nuclear and plutonium expert by the New York Times. He is also the Southeastern Nuclear Campaign Coordinator for the US branch of Friends of the Earth in Columbia, South Carolina. Friends of the Earth is the considered the public interest watchdog over the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site nuclear complex. Clements, who had no previous experience with the Green Party, was approached by party leadership in January 2010 and asked to run for the US Senate later that year. He won the Green Party's nomination for Senate in May and by June had raised 15,000 dollars towards his Senate campaign. Though not included in the Rasmussen poll data released in that same month, he claimed that the 9% of those polled supporting "other" was for his campaign. He ran against incumbent Republican Jim DeMint and military veteran and Democrat Alvin Greene as well as several write-in candidates.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Age 0
    Born in 1951.
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