Parole standards?
Aug 28, 2018 | 9759 views | 0 0 comments | 470 470 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, has been denied parole once again.

On refusing his parole, the state Board of Parole said releasing Chapman would not only tend to mitigate the seriousness of his crime, but also would endanger public safety because someone would try to harm him out of anger or revenge.

The same state board recently granted parole to Herman Bell, convicted of killing Officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones of the NYPD in 1971, and Sgt. John Young in San Francisco the same year.

Evidently the board neglected to take the same criteria, namely mitigate the serious of his crime, into consideration for this cop killer.


Bill Viggiano

Williston Park

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