PoliceOne Members keep cop killers in prison
Whenever I’m notified that a cop killer is being considered for parole, it gets my blood boiling. What’s worse is that this stuff seems to be happening with greater regularity. My friend and colleague, Dan Marcou, wrote so well a couple of years ago that “parole is a national game of Russian Routlette” and he’s absolutely right. I’m paraphrasing him a little bit when I expand on what he’d written and say that it is almost as if parole boards simply load a round into the cylinder, spin it, and then hand the weapon over to their communities.
Lest we forget... Lovelle Mixon was on parole when he murdered Sgt. Mark Dunakin, Officer John Hege, Sgt. Daniel Sakai, and Sgt. Ervin Romans of the Oakland (Calif.) Police Department in March 2009. Maurice Clemmons, who had been paroled in 2004, murdered Sgt. Mark Renninger, Officer Ronald Owens, Officer Tina Griswold, and Officer Greg Richards of the Lakewood (Wash.) Police Department in November 2009.
Neither Mixon nor Clemmons was a convicted cop killer, and yet each one went on to kill four American law enforcers (each!) after being granted parole. What do parole boards think will happen when they contemplate — and God forbid, grant — parole to inmates who have already been convicted of killing a police officer?
Longtime readers of this space already know what to do when they see me write on this subject. For those of you who are relatively new to the program, here’s how it generally works. You’ve got three basic options for voicing your opinion to the parole board. You can...
Since I began doing these back in late 2009, PoliceOne Members have helped in the successful prevention of a handful of parole requests made by cop killers across the nation. Let’s go get ‘em.
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