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Prison Official Helped N.Y. Cop Killer Get Parole

June 15, 2010  | 

Brooklyn cop killer Shu'aib Raheem won parole with the help of a prison official who testified there was only a "very, very slim" chance he would break the law if freed.

Superintendent Joseph Smith told the Parole Board that Raheem had been a "stable" prisoner during his time behind bars, according to a transcript obtained by the Daily News.

Raheem - who is expected to be released by July 8 - was convicted of murdering Officer Stephen Gilroy in a 1973 hostage siege at John and Al's Sports Goods in Williamsburg.

Smith acknowledged the grief and pain of Gilroy's family and the hostages held at the store for 47 hours.

But he said Raheem's time at Shawangunk Correctional Facility, working in the law library and the Youth Assistance Program, was well spent.

Read Full Story at NYDailyNews.com

Tags: Parolees, Cop Killers


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trouttrooper @ 6/15/2010 8:48 PM

https://www.parole.state.ny.us/boardletters/forminput.jsp

Please use the above web address and send a letter in opposition of the release of this cop killer by the NYS Parole Division.

Topgun1 @ 6/16/2010 6:07 AM

Prison Official Smith needs to get his head out of his hind quarters and wake up. Maybe he is getting just a little to close to his "friends" in the prison. Am I the only one who is sickened by this Prison Official? Maybe if he likes him so much and he gets released, Mr. Smith will allow him to live in his home, you know, since he is such a nice guy and all.

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