Freeing a Terrorist: At What Cost?

“I am not a criminal…I never posed a danger to…society.” With these words, the terrorist responsible for the deaths of three police officers demanded his freedom.

Herman Bell, a member of the Black Liberation Army, a domestic terrorist organization that declared war on the United States, was convicted of killing two New York Police Department officers in 1971 and later pleaded guilty to killing a San Francisco police sergeant. He will walk out of a New York State prison next month, the result of an egregious decision by the current New York parole board.