Don't parole him.
Execute him and let God sort it out.
He is a living testimony of the extraordinary grace of our Lord.
Did his dog tell him to say that?
Why is he going to a parole hearing? They can't be seriously considering letting him out?
People actually want to parole the "Son of Sam"? Not surprising considering Al Hussayen was let off the hook by a bunch of bleeding heart cretins.
The Justice System doesn't need reform. American Society does.
There are things that make sense in life. Releasing him does not.
But he obviously doesn't care any more for them than he did for the thirteen people he killed or wounded, for fun.
If they're even considering paroling SOS why is Sirhan Sirhan still in jail. It's been 36 years since he, at the age of 21, commited murder in the heat of anger. Maybe he should be freed. Do yout think he's still locked up because he killed a Kennedy?
"Berkowitz is serving six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences."
Although I think Mr.Berkowitz shows more brains than the parole board, why is he even being considered for parole? He's one of the most infamous serial killers in the history of NY, I assume he hasn't petitioned for parole (since he's rejecting the idea), and this just gives me great qualms about the entire system.
If you get 25 to life are you automatically considered for parole after the inital 25 year term, even if you're the Son of Sam?
What about other murderers, who aren't famous, or crazy, but may in fact be just as violent?
There seem to be certain people in our society (those would be the liberals) who think it's a great thing for us to have killers, rapists, and other criminals amoung us at all times. They don't want to execute them, and they can't even stand the thought of keeping them in jail.
When the crime rate goes down, they want to let these villains out of jail, I guess so the crime rate can go back up. They don't want people to have the right, or the equipment, to defend themselves.
They are a sick, sick, group. At least Mr. Berkowitz grasps that what he did was wrong. I'll be there are many liberals who think society deserved the "punishment" inflicted on it by Son of Sam.
the same psalm hit me squarely between the eyes when I was lost
no parole though
It seems that he was found to be demonic possesed. This came out by some investigative process among a group who looked into his case. remember the dog...and the voices he said were controlling him?
This group arranged to have a series of excorcisms for SoS. It was after this, that he began to study the Bile, the works of the Lord and began his acceptance of Christ.
He also knows that there's no way he could survive out in the real world again.
He the devil. And if you lived through his terror you would know. We were shocked to find out he lived about 6 miles from our house in Yonkers. We were afraid to sit out at night that summer and I will never forget the blackout of 77 it was a nightmare knowing this demon was stalking the streets. He should have been executed he is the devil.
No wonder NY State is such a hellhole for spending tax dollars. The dude said he didn't want to be paroled, but the state parole board still had a hearing for him. DUH!
"I actually believe that God is using him for a purpose. I don't excuse him for what he did, but he does seem sincerely repentant...."
One of the staff psychologist of "Focus On The Family" did an interview with Berkowitz that
resulted in a three-part airing this spring.
I've got mixed emotions. In a rational world, Berkowitz should have at least gotten the needle
by now. But the interview (and the testimony of others) reveals that a virtual sub-human
animal can now at least comport himself in the controlled environment of the prison.
Maybe G-d kept him alive (via the NY State legal system and through the one jail-house
attack that almost killed him) so that he can give psychologists a picture of the factors
(environmental/spiritual) that can result in a criminal rampage.
And, IIRC, during the interview, Berkowitz read a letter refusing parole.
In the interest of fair-play, I will mention that John Douglas, the former FBI profiler,
has reacted fairly cynically about Berkowitz's conversion. Douglas thinks this is almost
a predictable outcome as many serial killers he has interviewed express the wish that
their had gone into law enforcement, the ministry or other occupations in which a fair
amount of control can be had over others.
For those interested, here's a link to the Focus On The Family interview with Berkowitz
(I don't know if the audio links are still functional)
And too healthy to suit me.