Skip to comments.Howie Carr live thread Week of May 18, 2008
Posted on 05/18/2008 5:41:57 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Howie live thread starting off with his Sunday Herald column
Get ready: Board putting logic on parole
By Howie Carr | Sunday, May 18, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com
The Parole Board is open Under New Management - liberal bleeding-heart management.
This is splendid news for stone killers and rapists, bad news for everybody else.
This week we got the first of what will no doubt be a long line of murderers being cut loose: Karter Reed, who wept at his Parole Board hearing in March. Of course Killer Karter wasnt crying at Dartmouth High School back in 1993, when he fatally stabbed a teenager he didnt even know, laughing and jeering as his victim lay dying on the classroom floor. Even Devals Parole Board had to stipulate that.
The Parole Board does acknowledge this tragic senseless loss of a young and innocent victim but . . .
But were liberals, and its our $90,000-a-year job to fling open the prison doors for murderers. For 16 years, these horrid Republicans would never release any of these poor young men whove been turning their lives around, and now its payback time.
The vote to let Killer Karter go was 4-3. It was close only because the Parole Board still includes some holdovers not appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick, that great benefactor of rapists. Next year the votes will be 5-2, then 6-1.
Mr. Reed was incarcerated at a very young and susceptible age, the limousine liberals wrote. But not to worry, Killer Karter has rehabilitated himself. Here are some of the prison programs he availed himself of: Alternatives to Violence, Training for Trainers, Training for Facilitators and Welcome Diversity, Anger Management, Toastmasters and, my favorite, Barber School.
Last week, the Herald tried to find out which members voted to unleash this monster on society. We got the swerve. This matter may take awhile to sort out. Im guessing the Parole Board will cut loose several more murderers before we can start printing roll calls.
Deval has now appointed three of the seven Parole Board members. One was a GOP holdover. Another was an ex-cop from Milton, Devals hometown, who worked for the 2006 Patrick campaign doing advance work, which could mean driving. The other one Deval put on - well, Im going to go out on a limb and say that Leticia Munoz is one of the people who voted to release Killer Karter Reed.
You see, shes a . . . psychologist, working, according to the wire story about her appointment last year, mostly with poor, urban clients. As Deval put it, she adds an important perspective to the deliberations of the Parole Board.
The lopsided Democrat majority in the Legislature couldnt be more pleased. Last fall, a bill sailed through the House demanding the appointment of more behavioral scientists like Munoz, as opposed to cops.
The solons have a visceral dislike for the local constabulary, and why shouldnt they? Cops arrest legislators. The previous two House speakers are convicted felons. Tinkering with the makeup of the Parole Board to put more murderers back onto the street. Its just professional courtesy.
This return of revolving-door justice in Massachusetts means yet more anguish for the families of released killers victims. Its always been bad enough, knowing that sooner or later, a letter will arrive telling you that your sons murderer is again coming up for a parole hearing, and will soon be singing the blues about how he just had to cut your loved ones throat because he came from a broken home, or was abused by a priest, or was taunted because of his Caribbean accent.
But at least the survivors could take some solace in knowing that, in the end, the Parole Board would do the right thing and send the shiv-wielding killer back to MCI-Cedar Junction.
No longer. This is a return to Dukakis days. The difference is, the henpecked little wimp from Brookline often commuted the sentences himself, and took the heat. This time around, Gov. Patrick will let his new, improved rubber-stamp Parole Board stonewall the press when the released murderers somehow forget their Anger Management training and begin doing what they do best: killing people.
Whats next, weekend furloughs for murderers?
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1094789
Ann Coulter's father, John Vincent Coulter, had recently died and I was hoping the video I referenced to her, Peaceniks unhinged, would bring a little smile to her face. I was worried about Howie Carr's mental state too, because a nasty judge wouldn't let him leave a.m. WRKO for a morning f.m. station.
Oh good and thanks for sharing! I could do that too (find
some still pictures and Howie audio and link them up with
Windows Movie Maker, then upload!) There are some Howie
clips on YouTube from various sources (and on Howie’s
various sites there are clips, like from when he was on
TV talk shows promoting Brothers Bulger)
Maybe there’s a way I could post the interview HC did with
Ch 4 last year, right when it looked like he might jump
to WTKK...if the Ch 4 website still has it up (it’s
poss. I may have audio of it, at least, somewhere). They even had the unedited version, the whole 20 minutes or
so, up there at one point. If I can grab it to say,
Real Video, I can then upload it to youtube
Raw version of the Howie interview (after an ad). At the time
he thought he’d be moving to FM
the interview is on this page:
and click on one of the pix of Howie
Well, allow me to put a positive spin on all this.
First, by throwing open the prison gates to murderers, rapists, and various other thugs, less tax dollars are spent on their "room and board". The result is (presumably) savings to taxpayers.
Second, guess where most of these killers, rapists and thugs end up after they are released? That's right - - the same Democrat neighborhoods they came from; the same Democrat neighborhoods that elected Deval and the rest of the liberals responsible for returning to them the killers, rapists, and thugs!
Sounds like a karmic "win win" to me.
Monday show ping
It it is Monday it must be Max Robins. Vice-President of the Paley Center in New York and our resident television guru.....
Tue. show ping
On the day after a cancer survivor pitches a no-hitter for
the Red Sox, word comes as to Ted Kennedy’s condition—
as you prob have heard by now, the diagnosis is a brain
tumor. Howie didn’t talk too much about EMK yesterday but not sure if that will be the case today.
Sen. Edward Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor.
Doctors for the Massachusetts Democrat said today that preliminary biopsy results showed a malignant glioma in the left parietal-lobe. It was detected after Kennedy, 76, was airlifted to Boston on Saturday after having a seizure at his Cape Cod home.
The usual course of treatment includes combinations of radiation and chemotherapy, but Kennedys treatment will be decided after more tests.
The cheese has been cut—loose. See Howie’s poll.
Carmen DiNunzio aka the Cheeseman has been let out of jail by the clerk magistrate pending his trial on bribery charges. Did the clerk magistrate do the right thing?
Also Howie has let it be known, no tasteless jokes—the
“splash” and the Wizards of Uhs has been retired until
from http://www.SaveWRKO.com by Brian Maloney:
There is no way in hell that Republicans or conservatives (those are two distinct groups these days) want Ted Kennedy to pass away.
Not only is there nothing to be gained politically from his passing, it would actually represent a SETBACK for the GOP.
That’s because Kennedy is strongly disliked in much of the country and that has led to countless fundraising letters invoking his name that have generated untold millions for the cause.
Worse, Ted would be replaced with another Democrat, one probably extremely undeserving of the promotion.
I’d rather keep Kennedy there for another 20 years than see a truly scary individual like Bill Delahunt turn the US Senate into a Hugo Chavez fan club.
Do you really think Howie Carr and Jay Severin want to lose a favorite target?
So to those of you who are already busy using Ted’s illness to attack conservatives, forget it.
NOTE: right now, Howie is talking about how Deval Patrick would not be able to pick Kennedy’s replacement, thanks to a law intended to block Mitt Romney several years back.
Howie did bring up “what if the Dem-controlled MA legislature brought back the old law” (Gov being able to appoint successor) “and Deval appoints HIMSELF?”
Hmm—someone posted an article on FR, How To Escape A
Sinking Car. And also: “Edgartown hikes Chappy ferry rates”.
The list is endless.
I gotta give Howie major props, in that he has cut off any jerk out there who wants to make the expected stupid comments about Teddy today.
A caller just noted that the moonbats would be having a party if it was Dick Cheney who’d gotten the same diagnosis. I’d like to think that we’re FAR above such gutter tripe. Looking at some of the threads here today, however, I’m not so sure.
Since he brought up knocking stuff off the front news burner, he should be focusing on the crap that Congress will try to get through in the absence of news coverage.
how long will it be before he gets a slot for Wolf on RKO????
I was saying to a friend last weekend, after the news first broke, that the MA legislature is probably in a real quandary about what to do -- repeal the "Romney/Kerry law" now that there's a Dem gov? But, as far as I can tell, there's a lot of antagonism between Deval and legislature! What to do, what to do!!???
Howie's starting to sound like Kennedy: "...my share of mistakes...."
I wonder if somebody will come up with a pilot project to see if Chivas has negative effects on tumors?
Wed show ping
Howie said yesterday he wouldn’t have a column in today’s
paper—there would be no room for it (maybe tomorrow?) and
maybe he’s continuing the be-nice deal. But the Herald
had room for that fraud Mike Barnicle.