Governor Hickenlooper’s political team has been floating trial balloons recently, testing out the idea of granting clemency to convicted mass murderer Nathan Dunlap, who killed four people at Chuck E. Cheese in Aurora, including three teenage kids.

The latest hint came in the form of two tweets from Hick’s long-time Chief of Staff, Roxanne White.

Reports The Colorado Observer‘s Valerie Richardson:

CENTENNIAL – A judge set the execution week for Death Row inmate Nathan Dunlap at a Wednesday hearing, but there was also some good news for the convicted mass murderer.

Roxane White, chief of staff for Gov. John Hickenlooper, sent two messages on her Twitter account Wednesday that would seem to portend well for Dunlap’s chances of escaping the executioner. 

“At the hearing to set the execution date for Nathan Dunlap. There has to be a more humane path,” said White in one tweet, which she also sent via a hashtag to the Colorado legislature feed.

A few hours earlier, she tweeted: “CO has three on death row. All from same judicial dist, all African American men from the same high school.”

White’s race-baiting, while not surprising coming from someone on the left, has been directly refuted by African-American Democratic Rep. Rhonda Fields’ daughter, Maisha Fields, in a legislative hearing about repealing the death penalty.

The two killers of Maisha’s brother, Javad, both now sit on death row.

As KDVR‘s Eli Stokols reported last month:

“They were found guilty not erroneously, not because they were black, not because of their age, but because of their choices,” said Fields, pushing back at the bill sponsor, Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, who cited statistics showing that the bill is disproportionately applied to black defendants.

No, Roxanne, Nathan Dunlap was not given the death penalty because he is black, but because he brutally murdered four people in cold blood.

With 69% of Coloradans opposed to overturning the death penalty in the case of Nathan Dunlap, it has to make you wonder what’s going on at the Governor’s mansion.

Has Hick’s staff convinced him to make another hard shift to the left? Is the tail wagging the dog again?