Philly officer's killer was paroled i...

Philly officer's killer was paroled in August

There are 23 comments on the The Morning Call story from Sep 24, 2008, titled Philly officer's killer was paroled in August. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A man who fatally shot a police officer after a traffic stop was paroled last month and had a warrant out for his arrest for fighting with police only a week after his release from state prison, authorities ...

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Bad guy

Oldwick, NJ

#1 Sep 24, 2008
The only saving grace here is that no fools can let this creature out again.
Tank

Kutztown, PA

#2 Sep 24, 2008
We need to abolish this parole crap.
Taxpayer

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Sep 24, 2008
Well it sounds like our tax dollars at work, they paroled a man that was obviously a threat to the community, I don't know i'd be looking at the wardens records and tryign to figure out who did the STRING PULLING to get him paroled!
megg

United States

#5 Sep 24, 2008
I am glad he's dead. There, I said it.
Officer down

Allentown, PA

#6 Sep 24, 2008
Again criminals can get guns easier than those who obey the law.
Nutter Is A Joke

New York, NY

#7 Sep 24, 2008
Oh come on now, it's not Giddings fault - it is the gun's fault. That's why we need all of Nutter's new gun laws and no laws that keep violent scum in prisons, or harsh sentences/enforcement for those that have/use guns ILLEGALLY. Nut-job is on the case and he'll have all you law-abiding gun owners paying for this in no time.
Nutter Is A Joke

New York, NY

#8 Sep 24, 2008
megg wrote:
I am glad he's dead. There, I said it.
Assuming you mean Gidding, I'm sure wasn't slow and painful enough.
Scott

Bethlehem, PA

#9 Sep 24, 2008
Nut head won't see parole as the problem he will like every time a brave officer gets killed on duty blame the gun that was used and not the man using the gun. I see more anti-gun legislation on the way from the mayors office.
megg

United States

#10 Sep 24, 2008
Nutter Is A Joke wrote:
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Assuming you mean Gidding, I'm sure wasn't slow and painful enough.
Oh my gosh, yes...I meant Gidding. I just reread what I wrote...by all means I meant Gidding, not the cop!
Berks_Iraq_Vet

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#11 Sep 24, 2008
How long before Nutter blames the gun and not the people/ "culture" in Philadelphia?
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#12 Sep 24, 2008
Sad thing is, now the police officer(s) who killed Giddings will have to go through the whole internal affairs investigation to make sure that they acted correctly and didn't violate his rights or anything... (I know the DA said they were justified, but I'm sure there will still be an internal investigation) My thoughts are with Officer McDonalds' family, friends, and fellow officers.
Illusion of Progress

Macungie, PA

#13 Sep 24, 2008
The only reason they ( mcall, and other rags) print stories like this is to stir up the hornets nest, we all know the system is broken, we all know it is corrupt, we also know the judges, and parole board members are incompetent, and received their positions thru friends, nepotism, back room deals, etc....
and finally we also know there is nothing we the public can do, we are right back where we were 232 years ago... we again have "Taxation, without representation"... amazing how we think in sooo many ways we have progressed as a society, when nothing could be further from the truth.
This won't stop until the laws are changed, and these types of people are either incarcerated for the remainder of their lives,( i have no answer as to how to do that economically for the taxpayer), or they, and others who are "lifers" in prison are executed, to make space for the next scum bag to occupy the cell.
God Bless all cops, soldiers, and anyone else out there fighting to protect us all against the criminal element.
Great Example

Whitehall, PA

#14 Sep 24, 2008
"was involved in an assault on four officers inside a home following a traffic stop in North Philadelphia, police said."
And those Police Officers did NOT arrest him, why? He would of been off the street. Hind sight. And now an officer is dead.
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#15 Sep 24, 2008
Illusion of Progress wrote:
The only reason they ( mcall, and other rags) print stories like this is to stir up the hornets nest, we all know the system is broken, we all know it is corrupt, we also know the judges, and parole board members are incompetent, and received their positions thru friends, nepotism, back room deals, etc....
and finally we also know there is nothing we the public can do, we are right back where we were 232 years ago... we again have "Taxation, without representation"... amazing how we think in sooo many ways we have progressed as a society, when nothing could be further from the truth.
This won't stop until the laws are changed, and these types of people are either incarcerated for the remainder of their lives,( i have no answer as to how to do that economically for the taxpayer), or they, and others who are "lifers" in prison are executed, to make space for the next scum bag to occupy the cell.
God Bless all cops, soldiers, and anyone else out there fighting to protect us all against the criminal element.
I agree with much of what you say. I think violent criminals should either be executed or get life in jail (perhaps they could work off some of their "expense" by having to do hard manual labor?) Seems a lot of people are always trying to find fault with what the police do; I'm betting if they had to ride in a squad car for a few nights, esp. in a high-crime area, they'd be very, very surprised what an officer has to deal with.
Michelle Obama

Fleetwood, PA

#16 Sep 24, 2008
Racists! Vote for Barry.
thinking

United States

#17 Sep 24, 2008
Idea:

Assign points to crimes. Example -- torturing your victim, 100 points. Murdering your victim, 100 points. Sexually assualting a child, 100 points. Stealing a jar of peanut butter from the grocery store because you're out of work and your children are hungry,.05 points.

Give the jail spaces to the people with the highest number of points. As new ones come in, don't add more cells. Just kill the ones at the top of the chain who have accumulated the most points! The first several to "go" would probably all have several hundred points against them, but as time goes by, we'd be getting down to lower point values. Maybe that would cause some of them to think about committing a second crime at least. Crimes should have the same value in points in every state.

Gets the worst ones off the street pemanently and doesn't cost the taxpayers any more than they're now paying.
cal

Northampton, PA

#18 Sep 24, 2008
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archie

Bethlehem, PA

#20 Sep 24, 2008
amazing how a piece of trash gets out early from prison. thank the liberals and their "give everyone a second, third, fourth chance mentality.
mom of a senior

Whitehall, PA

#21 Sep 24, 2008
why was he paroled? If it was clear he could not be rehabilitated, why was he let out? Hope it's on the minds of the parole board who let him out. Once again the system has failed. That poor officer and his family. There was no excuse for this. I hope the family sues.
join the revolution

Jessup, MD

#22 Sep 24, 2008
lets see whats happening in California police news.........

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