Thursday, January 13, 2011

Deval makes the right call in Parole Board disaster

Gov. Deval Patrick said Thursday that he has accepted the resignations of the five members of the state parole board who voted to release a career criminal who authorities said later killed a Woburn police officer in a shootout.

Patrick also accepted the resignation of the executive director of the board and said he would seek to remove other officials from the agency.

The killing of a police officer at the hands of a paroled lifer is what it took...
to make change.

3 Comments:

At January 13, 2011 at 3:28 PM , Blogger concerned voter said...

Now if Framingham would only follow suit and accept the resignation of the cop that shot an innocent man in his bed, maybe we would have a chance to move forward in Framingham.

 
At January 13, 2011 at 4:10 PM , Blogger abby said...

Sad that it took someone dying for them to look at the incompetence of the people on the parole board, but at least they are all gone.

 
At January 14, 2011 at 8:30 AM , Blogger blog addict said...

I don’t think Deval had any choice. The police unions would have hung him out to dry if he had not done something about this. The real test of whether he is doing the right thing will be in who he appoints to fill these seats now. What criteria is he going to use to decide who should be making these kinds of decisions going forward?

 

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