How the f*ck is this allowed to happen? (Note: Officer Piagentini was white, and Officer Jones was black.):
A cold-blooded killer who gunned down two New York City police officers nearly half a century ago is set to walk free after he was granted parole.
Herman Bell, a former Black Revolutionary Army thug who lured Officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones to a housing project in 1971, was granted clemency recently – despite past parole board rejections of his earlier bids that argued freeing Bell “would depreciate the severity of this crime,” the New York Post reported Wednesday.
The Black Revolutionary Army was a violent offshoot of the Black Panthers that sanctioned symbolic killings of police officers regardless of their race in New York and California.
Bell, along with Anthony Bottom and another accomplice who died in prison in 2000, called themselves the “New York 3.”
In 1971, the trio lured Piagentini, 22, and Jones, 33, to a Harlem housing project with a fake 911 call. As the unsuspecting cops approached, the three men opened fire.
Jones died instantly while Piagentini – who had been shot more than a dozen times – begged for his life, the Associated Press reported. Bell finished him off with the cop’s own gun.
I’m guessing Bell will now become a tenured professor or a celebrated, high-profile, BLM activist, and may even get a slot on the Stormy Daniels Network… err, I mean CNN.