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Michael Dukakis sends support letter ahead of Phillipos sentencing (Boston Bomber ally)
bostonherald.com ^ | 6/5/15 | Laurel J. Sweet

Posted on 06/05/2015 3:35:19 AM PDT by cotton1706

Former Gov. Michael Dukakis says a Cambridge man facing five years in federal prison for repeatedly lying to the FBI about his pal Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is “a fine young man” who “could have a great future in public service.”

Dukakis went to bat for Robel Kidane Phillipos, 21, in a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock ahead of Phillipos’ sentencing today for making false statements to the FBI in its investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings. Prosecutors want five years.

Phillipos and Tsarnaev, both 21, grew up together in Cambridge and were classmates at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Dukakis’ wife, Kitty, and Phillipos’ mother were both social workers at the International Institute of Boston. Dukakis took Phillipos to the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston and testified as a character witness for him at his trial.

“I have always believed that he could have a great future in public service,” Dukakis says. He called Phillipos “a young man who could and should have a great future ahead of him. For the life of me, I can’t understand why justice would be served by incarcerating him.”

Phillipos was present in Tsarnaev’s dorm room when classmates Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov removed evidence. The FBI had made the Tsarnaev brothers’ photo public. MIT police officer Sean Collier was killed later that night, and his family has said the Tsarnaev pals might have been able to prevent that.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 06/05/2015 3:35:19 AM PDT by cotton1706
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“I have always believed that he could have a great future in public service,” Dukakis says

LOL! Yes, we need more defenders of terrorists, we don't have enough as it is. Holy smoke, is this guy for real?

2 posted on 06/05/2015 3:46:19 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (B. Hussein Obama: 17 acts of Treason and counting.)
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To: cotton1706
Remember this photo? They said it ruined his POTUS campaign because it made him look like the enemy. Now we know that he really is. The guy is defending a piece of rat filth who tried to help TERRORISTS get away with murder, WTF? And this guy was Governor? Is drinking Kittys moonshine or something?


3 posted on 06/05/2015 3:52:46 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (B. Hussein Obama: 17 acts of Treason and counting.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Dukakis never met a criminal he didn’t love. He furloughed Willie Horton over the objections of the Massachusetts legislature.


4 posted on 06/05/2015 3:55:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Let us now try liberty)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Dukakis never met a criminal he didn’t love. He furloughed Willie Horton over the objections of the Massachusetts legislature.


5 posted on 06/05/2015 3:55:31 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Let us now try liberty)
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To: cotton1706; GOPsterinMA; Impy; BillyBoy

5 ? Give him 50. The last thing Massachusetts needs is another Dhimmi terrorist helper in public office.


6 posted on 06/05/2015 3:59:09 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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“I have always believed that he could have a great future in public service,” Dukakis says. He called Phillipos “a young man who could and should have a great future ahead of him.”

So did Officer Sean Collier! He was already in public service. He had a great future ahead. Perhaps if Phillipos and his cohorts had not obstructed the FBI, maybe Officer Collier could have enjoyed his future. Dukakis’s “young man” was indirectly responsible for the murder of Sean Collier.


7 posted on 06/05/2015 4:01:42 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: Rummyfan

Yep, I remember that. Willie Horton, a freakin animal who butchered a kid working at a gas station and this bum Doocockass vetoes a bill preventing animals like that to be out on furlough all in the name of “rehabilitation”. I mean what the hell? The guy butchered a 16 year old kid, stabbed him multiple times and this idiot wants to “rehabilitate” him? F him! Freakin’ Democraps, they always pick these bums when come to Presidential contenders, the absolute worst of the worst.


8 posted on 06/05/2015 4:15:16 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (B. Hussein Obama: 17 acts of Treason and counting.)
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To: cotton1706

If Dukakis were running for president next year, he’d win hands down. That’s how much the country has changed in just a few years. (And, yes, his support for terrorists would be a big plus in his favor.)


9 posted on 06/05/2015 4:19:37 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; KC_Lion; sickoflibs; NFHale; stephenjohnbanker; ..

I....have to admit I’m bit taken aback.

The worst President we never had thinks this little terrorist aiding pig is fit for “public service”? What, elected office?

5 years? He should be shot against a wall, after everyone is reminded that he’s a loyal democrat.

And Dukakis should have his mouth sown shut so he can’t speak.


10 posted on 06/05/2015 4:56:04 AM PDT by Impy (They pull a knife, you pull a gun. That's the CHICAGO WAY, and that's how you beat the rats!)
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To: cotton1706
Michael Dukakis sends support letter ahead of Phillipos sentencing (Boston Bomber ally)

Friend of Dukakis? Give him ten years!!

11 posted on 06/05/2015 5:18:27 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: GoldenPup

Howie Carr will have a field day with this one!


12 posted on 06/05/2015 5:41:27 AM PDT by gr8eman (Don't waste your energy trying to understand commies. Use it to defeat them!)
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To: cotton1706
Phillipos? Must be ethnic solidarity. How’d this Greek kid get caught up in anarchic Musselmania?
13 posted on 06/05/2015 5:42:12 AM PDT by Oratam
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Ducukca: Just go away, you gnat.


14 posted on 06/05/2015 5:47:19 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (I'm with Steve McQueen: I live my life for myself and answer to nobody.)
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To: cotton1706

Guess he’ll learn how to start out on that public service education while in prison.


15 posted on 06/05/2015 5:58:39 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( I Was Told Nobody Is Perfect But Yet, Here I Am ...)
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To: cotton1706; MeshugeMikey

OSCAR WINNER Michael Dukakis....

if he hadn’t been running in 1988, his relative wouldn’t have won.


16 posted on 06/05/2015 6:15:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Funny how Hollywood's 'No Nukes' crowd has been silent during Obama's Iranian nuclear negotiations.)
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To: Oratam

“How’d this Greek kid get caught up in anarchic Musselmania?”

There a lot of that in Boston among liberal politicians.


17 posted on 06/05/2015 6:15:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Funny how Hollywood's 'No Nukes' crowd has been silent during Obama's Iranian nuclear negotiations.)
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To: cotton1706

Doofcockis is the WORST judge of character I’ve ever seen!!!


18 posted on 06/05/2015 6:37:39 AM PDT by Ann Archy (ABORTION....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Impy; GrandJediMasterYoda; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; KC_Lion; sickoflibs; NFHale

In 1980, my dad debated Dukakis at Boston University, and my dad wiped the floor with him. After the debate, Dukakis admitted that he was a Marxist, and would never change. He kept his word. methinks : )


19 posted on 06/05/2015 9:29:22 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) (GOPe is that easy to read))
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To: stephenjohnbanker; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale

That is so cool!

My dad once debated a parking attendant, I forget who won.


20 posted on 06/05/2015 8:15:36 PM PDT by Impy (They pull a knife, you pull a gun. That's the CHICAGO WAY, and that's how you beat the rats!)
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