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’09 parole of officer’s killer gets hard look
Boston Globe ^ | 12/29/10 | Maria Cramer and Jonathan Saltzman

Posted on 12/29/2010 9:38:59 AM PST by raccoonradio

(In 2008, Dominic Cinelli told the Massachusetts Parole Board that he was “deeply sorry’’ and a “new and different’’ man.)
Dominic Cinelli sat before the Massachusetts Parole Board in November 2008 and insisted that he was no longer the heroin addict who shot a security guard during an armed robbery to feed his drug habit.

“I’m new and different,’’ he said in a soft voice. “But I realize that deep inside me there is still that ugliness, and I know that I have to deal with that and control that, and I’m doing a real good job of it.’’

Four months later, Cinelli was a free man. But the ugliness he described resurfaced Sunday when, according to police, he fatally shot a Woburn police officer during the robbery of a Kohl’s department store. Cinelli, 57, was killed during the shootout with the officer, John Maguire, a 60-year-old father of three who was nearing retirement.

Now the unanimous decision to free Cinelli is under intense scrutiny while police and victim advocates question how the Parole Board released a career criminal serving concurrent life sentences.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: copkiller; dementalillness; parole; woburn
This is Massachusetts. We're stupid.
1 posted on 12/29/2010 9:39:04 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Barn Door, horse.


2 posted on 12/29/2010 9:40:11 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: raccoonradio

We need to parole less, and execute more.


3 posted on 12/29/2010 9:40:28 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Paladin2

Exactly, and it’s this great thinking that helped Mass. to re-elect Deval Patrick. “No Ordinary Leader...Together We Can”


4 posted on 12/29/2010 9:42:56 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

We’d see a heck of a lot less of this crap if individuals on parole boards could be held personally liable for the crimes of those they release.


5 posted on 12/29/2010 9:43:25 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: ClearCase_guy

MA voters voted to re-institute the death penalty. Legislature reversed it...at the time the Senate Pres.
was the brother of gangster/mass killer Whitey Bulger.
One steals with a gun; one, with a pen.


6 posted on 12/29/2010 9:45:22 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

He needed the 13 steps and a short drop,There is no rehabilitation for these people.


7 posted on 12/29/2010 9:45:49 AM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: raccoonradio
police and victim advocates question how the Parole Board released a career criminal serving concurrent life sentences

It might have something to do with the fact that his father was a well-connected Boston cop.

8 posted on 12/29/2010 9:46:05 AM PST by wideawake
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To: raccoonradio

http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20101229probe_urged_in_release_of_lifer_who_killed_cop_state_parole_board_under_fire/srvc=home&position=0

Boston Herald’s version at least allows comments.

>>“It’s disgusting,” Woburn Police Chief Phillip Mahoney said of the board’s decision to spring Cinelli. “Unacceptable.”

“This is someone who should never (have seen) the light of day,” agreed outgoing state Rep. Jeffrey Perry, a ranking minority member of the Joint Committee on Public Safety. “To think he was allowed to walk out of prison certainly raises some red flags.”

“How does this guy get parole?” asked Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan. “When is the Parole Board going to understand there is no better way to predict future violent criminal behavior than to look at past violent criminal behavior?”


9 posted on 12/29/2010 9:46:43 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Two words for the state of mASSachusetts....

Willie Horton

10 posted on 12/29/2010 9:47:27 AM PST by Fedupwithit ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" -Albert Camus)
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To: raccoonradio
One of the comments on the Herald's article:
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>>Liberalism and the liberal agenda allowed a person serving three life sentences to be paroled and to go free.

The mental disorder known as liberalism cost Officer Jack Maguire his life.

Officer Maguire was murdered by a person that was paroled while serving three life sentences.

Someone has some serious explaining to do, because clearly - Officer Jack Maguire was a victim of "the system" in Massachusetts. I suggest starting at the top when looking for what went wrong here.

Governor Patrick......what say you?

Also, the get-away driver was released after posting just a $1000 dollar cash bail???? HUH???? He is just as responsible for the death of Officer Maguire as the guy that pulled the trigger. Yet for a measly $1000 bucks he's home tonight, likely high and drunk and bragging to his "friends" that he is now a cop killer. Again, Governor Patrick...are you Ok with *this*?????

Meanwhile, I send my condolences to the family and friends of Officer Maguire, the Woburn police, and all police officers everywhere that have to deal with career criminals that are VERY often released inexplicably.

Rest in peace Jack.

11 posted on 12/29/2010 9:48:16 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Join the Texodus, friend.


12 posted on 12/29/2010 9:49:54 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Howie Carr list ping. Avi Nelson is on today and I’d hope he’d talk about this


13 posted on 12/29/2010 9:50:20 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

States that refuse to utilize Old Sparky are destined to see more murders at the hands of those who should have been executed rather than paroled.


14 posted on 12/29/2010 9:51:22 AM PST by IbJensen ("How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think"-A. Hitler)
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To: raccoonradio
"This is Massachusetts. We're stupid."

Massachusetts is Liberal. The parole board had good intentions, and with Liberals good intentions is all that counts.

15 posted on 12/29/2010 9:53:32 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Wish I could...

I will say that (Boston cons. talk host) Howie Carr used to have a feature where he’d read about Texas executing someone and he’d play a snippet of the country tune “God Bless Texas” followed by the sound effect of an electrical buzz
(i.e., Old Sparky)


16 posted on 12/29/2010 9:55:29 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
In 2008, about 78 percent of parolees in Massachusetts completed parole supervision without reoffending or violating conditions, compared to the 49 percent national rate, according to federal and state statistics.

I don't believe this for a second. They are cooking the books somehow to achieve this number.

17 posted on 12/29/2010 9:56:22 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (My baloney has a first name, it's DEMOCRAT; my baloney has a second name, it's PARTY)
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To: Cheetahcat

A 13 step rehab program?


18 posted on 12/29/2010 9:56:37 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: YHAOS
The good intentions of Liberals can be counted on to misfire.

They see a man accused of a crime, and they say "What if he is innocent?" They think it is better for a guilty man to go free than for an innocent man to rot in prison.

They see a man convicted of a crime, and they say "He could still be innocent! And, even if he is guilty, perhaps he really has changed. It is terrible to lock up a man who has been reformed."

They never see that their mistakes result in dead poilice officers and families without a husband and father. I guess the Liberals don't care that much for such "little people".

19 posted on 12/29/2010 9:58:03 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: raccoonradio
I can't help but wonder if some Republican uses this in a campaign ad will the Democrats and their willing accomplices in the media scream “RACISM” like they did in 1988 over the sainted Willie Horton? I am sure they can come up with something since this b****** is of Italian decent.
20 posted on 12/29/2010 9:59:39 AM PST by Tupelo
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To: VeniVidiVici

I’d say the 49% rate is probably closer to realistic and probably about 10% higher than actual. (40% wouldn’t surprise me)

I’m a former felon myself and I rehabed myself. (Decided I wasn’t interested in prison) However I was a drunk driver and not a murdering heroin addict.


21 posted on 12/29/2010 10:02:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: raccoonradio

Howie Carr has for years called the the Mass. Parole Board part of the “Hackorama,” a resting place for corrupt, incompetent liberal democrat party hacks.


22 posted on 12/29/2010 10:03:47 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: cripplecreek
A 13 step rehab program?

A program that works; there's never been another murder committed by the graduates of this program.

23 posted on 12/29/2010 10:06:14 AM PST by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15:1-4)
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To: rightly_dividing

A 0% recidivism rate.


24 posted on 12/29/2010 10:08:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: raccoonradio

A Citizen Of Massachewshits

25 posted on 12/29/2010 10:14:05 AM PST by IbJensen ("How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think"-A. Hitler)
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To: IbJensen
A typical Obama democrat party core voter: the "democratic base".

If he wasn't in jail, he'd be working as an ACORN-type community activist next election:


26 posted on 12/29/2010 10:21:53 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: raccoonradio
In 1985, Cinelli was given a one-day furlough, but did not return and instead committed a series of crimes, during which he shot John Henry, a 60-year-old Mattapan security guard, after robbing a jewelry store in downtown Boston. Henry survived.

A year before Willie Horton. Just think if Dukakis had learned his lesson from Cinelli.

27 posted on 12/29/2010 10:22:20 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: cripplecreek

One of the design requirements for a gallows ... 13 steps to the platform.


28 posted on 12/29/2010 10:25:16 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: raccoonradio

I’d heard that after age 40 most criminals had the fight taken out of them. I guess not in this case.


29 posted on 12/29/2010 10:26:08 AM PST by PLMerite (Fix the FR clock. It's time.)
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I’d heard that after age 40 most criminals had the fight taken out of them.

They get too old for prison, I guess.

30 posted on 12/29/2010 10:30:03 AM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: raccoonradio
We looked pretty hard at that nutjob cannibal we sent to Minnesota or Wisconsin too, after he ate a bunch of kids.

We looked hard too at the screwball who carved his mother with a meat knife at dinner in front of his family; released to shoot a young couple over a tattoo or something in Washington.

We let some nerd out after popping her brother with a shotgun, then she went somewhere else and caped a few professors or aids, or whatnot.

Every state has a primary export.

Massachusetts exports homicidal maniacs. I have been here so long that these repeating scenarios are nothing more than comic relief for me.

The close look is just because this turd did not export his a$$, and took out one of the team. The Wouburn police will be pissed off for the week, then no one will remember.

Every last person pissed off by this latest outrage will summarily reelect those who allow these things to happen, unless a more repulsive candidate presents.

It has been going on for a long time here; it is all we know.

Cops hate this $hit, but all will be forgiven tomorrow. Then the never ending contract negotiations will continue with the pigs who kill their brothers and sisters.

31 posted on 12/29/2010 10:31:48 AM PST by mmercier (better you than me)
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To: cripplecreek

“A 13 step rehab program?”

Yes I like that.


32 posted on 12/29/2010 10:55:27 AM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: mmercier
"..It has been going on for a long time here; it is all we know.

Cops hate this $hit, but all will be forgiven tomorrow. Then the never ending contract negotiations will continue with the pigs who kill their brothers and sisters..."

What you say is true, of course, but then we all see Morgan Freeman play his part again as the reconstructed con in the "Shawshank Redemption", and we suddenly realize, again, that inside every killer is a warm and fuzzy angel just waiting to get out... and armed again.

33 posted on 12/29/2010 10:59:56 AM PST by pickrell (Old dog, new trick...sort of)
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To: raccoonradio

Parole Board chairman: They’ve got a name for people like you H.I. That name is called “recidivism.”
Parole Board member: Repeat offender!

Parole Board chairman: Not a pretty name, is it H.I.?
H.I.: No, sir. That’s one bonehead name, but that ain’t me any more.

Parole Board chairman: You’re not just telling us what we want to hear?
H.I.: No, sir, no way.

Parole Board member: ‘Cause we just want to hear the truth.
H.I.: Well, then I guess I am telling you what you want to hear.

Parole Board chairman: Boy, didn’t we just tell you not to do that?
H.I.: Yes, sir.

Parole Board chairman: Okay, then.
-Raising Arizona (1987)


34 posted on 12/29/2010 11:39:06 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: pickrell
I have known several killers.

One popped his wife with an AK five times and hijacked a plane from Beverly airport, shooting at the oil tanks over Boston Harbor in the 80’s.

He is free today, unless old age claimed him.

He used to buy me beer.

Another shot his girlfriend at a daycare in Amesbury, then himself. He left two orphaned daughters in his wake. We used to shoot together. No one thought he was anything other than a good, quiet guy.

Another close friend from Junior high is currently serving a few life sentences for stabbing the crap out of three people in a bar fight in Connecticut. I will let you know when he gets out, as he will likely come here.

As an afterthought, the first two killers I mentioned lived on the same street. Pilsbury Avenue, Danvers Massachusetts.

35 posted on 12/29/2010 11:43:45 AM PST by mmercier (voodootoo)
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