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1 posted on 05/18/2008 5:41:58 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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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 wasn’t crying at Dartmouth High School back in 1993, when he fatally stabbed a teenager he didn’t even know, laughing and jeering as his victim lay dying on the classroom floor. Even Deval’s Parole Board had to stipulate that.

“The Parole Board does acknowledge this tragic senseless loss of a young and innocent victim but . . . ”

But we’re liberals, and it’s 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 who’ve been turning their lives around, and now it’s 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. I’m 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, Deval’s hometown, who worked for the 2006 Patrick campaign doing “advance” work, which could mean driving. The other one Deval put on - well, I’m 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, she’s 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 couldn’t 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 shouldn’t 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. It’s just professional courtesy.

This return of revolving-door justice in Massachusetts means yet more anguish for the families of released killers’ victims. It’s always been bad enough, knowing that sooner or later, a letter will arrive telling you that your son’s 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 one’s 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.

What’s next, weekend furloughs for murderers?
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1094789


2 posted on 05/18/2008 5:43:02 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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Incidentally, in trying to develop my youtube skills (amateurish to be sure), I put one of my talkshows with Howie Carr on youtube. I'm also talking to Ann Coulter on the talkshow:Me talking to Howie Carr and Ann Coulter

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.

3 posted on 05/18/2008 5:56:28 AM PDT by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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