Cop killer denied parole

Cop killer denied parole

There are 32 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Mar 20, 2009, titled Cop killer denied parole. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Six years into his life sentence for killing two El Segundo police officers in 1957, Gerald Mason was denied release this week by a parole board that said he continues to minimize his crimes and fails to show real remorse.

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LA to PHX

Scottsdale, AZ

#22 May 31, 2011
HOOKED TO ID wrote:
I feel sorry for Mason and for his family
sometimes we all do stuff and regret later
this case only proves that what goes around comes around, also that soon or later we have to face the result of our actions.
I am sorry for all families involved on this
You've got to be kidding... Rape and murder are things "we all do" and "regret later". I certainly hope you don't have children to pass your profound wisdom on to.
Anonymous

Pico Rivera, CA

#23 Jan 19, 2012
I barely saw this story on 48 Hours last night.

I agree with "Unfair"...it was only a couple of pigs. I can't speak for other parts of the country, but in Southern California, cops are nothing but paid gangbangers. Hell, the mere existence of the "3,000 Boys" who were involved in that Christmas 2010 brawl in Montebello shows that. Well, to anyone with a brain, that is.

Pigs abuse their authority whenever the opportunity presents itself. MAYBE 1 in 10 is a good guy trying to make a difference. But most of them? Scum.

As for the absolute morons who suggest we go to the police station and express this? Why would I waste my time doing that? I tell them to their faces. Pigs hide behind their badges every day...the true cowards.

While I don't enjoy seeing pigs get whacked, I sure as hell don't care when they do. Chances are they were scumbags.
Knowing Mason

United States

#24 May 5, 2012
I was actually in prison with Gerald, several misdemeanors and a felony (receiving stolen goods) gave way to my path of meeting the most humble, caring and remorseful man i have ever met. He lives each day in agony and wishes he could take back what he did when he was young and scared.

None of you know Gerald, I do, you are all wrong. Everyday we would sit on a bench next the rec. field and talk till the sunset and was ordered to go into the prison. He told me his whole life and his crime, he wept when talking about it.

I made bad decisions and so did he, i certainly forgive him for what he did. I dont argue right or wrong. Who am I to judge? He told me, its not the bad you do that defines who you are, its how you apply the bad things done to your life, turn something negative into something positive and learn from it he said, with a smike and teary old blues.....Gerald never committed another crime.

The day I was released from prison Gerald made arrangements to help me transition back into society. I am know a very sucessful business man and i owe it all to the old timer at Broad River.

I miss you bud.
HOOKED TO ID wrote:
I feel sorry for Mason and for his family
sometimes we all do stuff and regret later
this case only proves that what goes around comes around, also that soon or later we have to face the result of our actions.
I am sorry for all families involved on this
Knowing Mason

United States

#25 May 5, 2012
Tried to post this blog from my phone and it came out with typo's, sorry guys
Godzilla Thighs

United States

#27 Aug 13, 2014
Cop kiler is having mucho prison sex with lots of partners. Jajaja
Lori simmons

Seattle, WA

#29 Dec 13, 2016
Not Unfair wrote:
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If you were not a coward you would go into the El Segundo Police Station and state your opinions there instead of hiding behind an anonymous post. Since you like Gerald Mason so much maybe you can be cell mates someday.
I am the granddaughter of officer Phillips and I and I am so disgusted that you would call me grandfather and officer Curtis thugh! How dare you. I am sure I can set up a way for you to meet Mason and enjoy his company..you who ever you are, are a coward! My family lost someone they loved and I never got to me him nor did his great grandchildren because of Gerald Mason! He rob us all because he was in fact the THUG shame on you and yes by all means go into the El Segundo pd and state your thoughts on this see how far you get. I am disgusted and ashamed to share the same air with the like of you!
Lori simmons

Seattle, WA

#30 Dec 13, 2016
LA to PHX wrote:
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You've got to be kidding... Rape and murder are things "we all do" and "regret later". I certainly hope you don't have children to pass your profound wisdom on to.
I don't feel sorry for him. He shot and killed my grandfather office Phillips. He knew what he was doing he just got away with it for to long! When the officers went to his home he said to them and I quote " your here for that?" Yeah that's what he said..he has no remorse other than being away from his charmed life and family! My mother, aunt, uncle and grandmother lost their lives the day he shot and killed my grandfather and my grandfather didn't get to live a life like mr. Mason! There is no feeling sorry for someone who knew what he was doing!
Lori simmons

Seattle, WA

#31 Dec 13, 2016
Anonymous wrote:
I barely saw this story on 48 Hours last night.

I agree with "Unfair"...it was only a couple of pigs. I can't speak for other parts of the country, but in Southern California, cops are nothing but paid gangbangers. Hell, the mere existence of the "3,000 Boys" who were involved in that Christmas 2010 brawl in Montebello shows that. Well, to anyone with a brain, that is.

Pigs abuse their authority whenever the opportunity presents itself. MAYBE 1 in 10 is a good guy trying to make a difference. But most of them? Scum.

As for the absolute morons who suggest we go to the police station and express this? Why would I waste my time doing that? I tell them to their faces. Pigs hide behind their badges every day...the true cowards.

While I don't enjoy seeing pigs get whacked, I sure as hell don't care when they do. Chances are they were scumbags.
You are a disgusting person to think this way! My grandfather officer Phillips was a good cop. He was a pillar of society a father and a husband who was taken away for nothing other than a punk being a punk!
Donnie Tollett

United States

#32 Jun 13, 2017
Knowing Mason wrote:
I was actually in prison with Gerald, several misdemeanors and a felony (receiving stolen goods) gave way to my path of meeting the most humble, caring and remorseful man i have ever met. He lives each day in agony and wishes he could take back what he did when he was young and scared.

None of you know Gerald, I do, you are all wrong. Everyday we would sit on a bench next the rec. field and talk till the sunset and was ordered to go into the prison. He told me his whole life and his crime, he wept when talking about it.

I made bad decisions and so did he, i certainly forgive him for what he did. I dont argue right or wrong. Who am I to judge? He told me, its not the bad you do that defines who you are, its how you apply the bad things done to your life, turn something negative into something positive and learn from it he said, with a smike and teary old blues.....Gerald never committed another crime.

The day I was released from prison Gerald made arrangements to help me transition back into society. I am know a very sucessful business man and i owe it all to the old timer at Broad River.

I miss you bud.

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I tried to get Mr Mason's address so I could have written him. I know that he was a good man. He was a good man that did something terrible and wrong that summer night in 1957, when he was a young, drunk and stupid kid. I know that this haunted this man all of his life and prior to being apprehended, he wished that he could go back and change what he did. This horrible crime made him grow up quick and had everything to do with the crime free life that he lived. May God Bless Mr Mason and forgive him.
HeartRose

Eugene, OR

#33 Jul 1, 2017
Donnie Tollett wrote:
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I tried to get Mr Mason's address so I could have written him. I know that he was a good man. He was a good man that did something terrible and wrong that summer night in 1957, when he was a young, drunk and stupid kid. I know that this haunted this man all of his life and prior to being apprehended, he wished that he could go back and change what he did. This horrible crime made him grow up quick and had everything to do with the crime free life that he lived. May God Bless Mr Mason and forgive him.
You gotta be kidding me!! If this had botherd Gerald Mason so much, he had 45 years( YES, 45 YEARS) to come forward and turn himself in! But no. He never gave it another thought, and he ONLY felt bad after once he got caught. While he was spending years raising a family, making money, and enjoying a good life, his victim's families could not move forward with THEIR lives. The 15 year old girl who he raped was most likely scared for life, and may not have even been able to put that horrible night behind her. The wives of the two slain police officers had to change their lives in an instant. They had to raise very young children on their own. If Mason truly was haunted by what he did, he would have done the right thing, and took his punishment 5 decades ago. But he was a coward, and he thought he had gotten away with it. He can tell people lies that would make him look good, but anyone with common sense knows the truth. He deserves to rot in prison!

Which brings me to ask ... Wikipedia said that Gerald Mason died on January 22, 2017, and there's even an obituary published on a funeral home website in his home town. But there are inconsistencies with his birthdate. Wikipedia said he was born January 26, 1934, and the funeral home said he was born January 31, 1934. But there's nothing else on the Internet to indicate that he did indeed die. If anyone has info to confirm where this guy is dead or not, please share.
Thanks.
HeartRose

Eugene, OR

#34 Jul 1, 2017
Lori simmons wrote:
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You are a disgusting person to think this way! My grandfather officer Phillips was a good cop. He was a pillar of society a father and a husband who was taken away for nothing other than a punk being a punk!
Lori Simmons, I am so, SO very sorry. For you, and for all of your family.:-(

Kathy
HeartRose

Eugene, OR

#36 Jul 3, 2017
HeartRose wrote:
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Which brings me to ask ... Wikipedia said that Gerald Mason died on January 22, 2017, and there's even an obituary published on a funeral home website in his home town. But there are inconsistencies with his birthdate. Wikipedia said he was born January 26, 1934, and the funeral home said he was born January 31, 1934. But there's nothing else on the Internet to indicate that he did indeed die. If anyone has info to confirm where this guy is dead or not, please share.
Thanks.
UPDATE: I'm replying to my own post. Gerald Mason is indeed dead! It's on the El Sugundo Web Page. He died on January 23, 2017. I'm just thankful that he got caught, and did at least spend some years in prison before he died.

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