'Lost Their G--Damn Humanity': PBA President Furious Over Release of Cop Killer
The president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association slammed a parole board's decision to release a man from prison who killed two police officers.
Patrick Lynch expressed his outrage at a press conference Friday after Herman Bell was released from Shawangunk Correctional Facility.
Bell killed two police officers in 1971 and served nearly 45 years behind bars for the murders of officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones.
"The parole board has lost their g--damn humanity to think that a murderer should walk their streets," Lynch said.
"I don't want a murderer in my damn neighborhood," Lynch said.
According to a report by the New York Post, a parole board report said Bell's admission of his crimes "denoted maturation and insight.”
The Post reports that a panel of appellate judges will hear arguments next week to put Bell back in prison.