Herman Bell denied parole… again.

New York State Political Prisoner Herman Bell convicted of the 1971 killing of two New York City Police Officers appeared before the parole board for the fifth time on March 21, 2012. Despite an unblemished institutional record for nearly 40 years, a viable release plan and even support for release from the family of one of the deceased officers, the panel rejected release as “incompatible with the welfare of society” because it “would deprecate the seriousness of the offense.”

The three-person (two white, one Black) panel consisted of a former prosecutor, a former police detective and a victims’ rights advocate.

Herman is of course disappointed but is otherwise in good spirits. He plans to appeal the decision. Most importantly, he thanks all those who supported his release and urges everyone to support parole release for New York State PPs Jalil Muntaquin and Robert Seth Hayes both of whom go before the Board in June 2012.

2 Responses

  1. […] to help Robert and Jalil’s upcoming parole hearings. You can read an article about that here. HERMAN BELL 79C0262 Great Meadow Correctional Facility 11739 State Route 22 P.O. Box 51 Comstock, […]

  2. […] Herman Bell was just denied parole again. He’s asking supporters to help Robert and Jalil’s upcoming parole hearings. You can read an article about that here. […]

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