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Posted on 10/20/2020 5:47:05 AM PDT by shortstop

You don’t parole a child molester to an in-home daycare. You don’t parole an addict to a drug house.

And you don’t parole a cop killer to the home of a Black Lives Matter activist.

Even if it is in a toney suburb in a quarter-million-dollar house.

But that is exactly what the state of New York has done with Black Panther Anthony Bottom, who ambushed and executed two New York City police officers in 1971. Turned loose when nobody was looking, the Black Liberation Army soldier was paroled to Rochester, without any notice to either the public or any public officials.

More specifically, he was paroled to an address in Brighton, a suburb of Rochester, to an address that belongs to a man whose Facebook feed reads like somebody who spends a lot of time hating cops – and Republicans.

He has posted the demands of the Rochester BLM activists, the names of the officers involved in the Daniel Prude incident, various mocking and derisive posts about police, and a steady stream of claims that the police are the enforcers of an oppressive society build upon institutional racism. All cops are racists, all cops are bad. Activists engaged in clashes with police are freedom fighters, and police efforts to resist violent protesters are wrong and must be resisted.

That’s the guy New York state decided to let a cop-murdering Black Panther move in with.

Without telling anybody.

Until I tweeted in Saturday, there had been no public knowledge of the Anthony Bottom release. And thus far there has been no complaint about it. Not a single elected or police official has publicly said a thing. When I asked the president of the Rochester police union if he wanted to say something about it, he said he was in Florida and so couldn’t comment, because apparently they don’t have phones in Florida.

It was the same with a variety of political, police and criminal justice officials who I shared information about the release with. All are willing to sputter and curse in private, but nobody’s issued a statement yet.

Even when it turned out that Anthony Bottom wasn’t in some halfway house, like most newly released inmates, he was ensconced in the upscale home of an apparent admirer. A hero come home to a place where they believe exactly what he believed back in 1971.

Which shows how sinister and political the Cuomo parole officials are.

One of the conditions for release is always to avoid associations that might draw the offender back into the conduct that got them imprisoned in the first place. This release, to this residence, does exactly the opposite of that. That’s because of politics. Somehow, the rhetoric that got one cop’s brains blown out and riddled the body of another with 13 bullet holes is now eastside chic, part and parcel of being, as the governor calls is, “the progressive capital of the nation.”

As “peaceful protesters” with umbrellas, gas masks and shields charge lines of Rochester police officers, will they now have a hero to inspire them?

Will Anthony Bottom be lecturing in the high schools and the colleges? Will he become an adjunct at the university? Will the Town Board issue him a proclamation of welcome? Will the county executive put him on an advisory board? Will the mayor appoint him to the Police Accountability Board?

Is this his vindication? Has Anthony Bottom been freed from his own Robben Island? Is he now, the blood of racist enforcers on his hands, the new spiritual leader of the fist-in-the-air people? Will there be a statue or a park? Does he march in the next St. Patrick’s Day Parade?

And will anyone dare say anything?

In a Democrat town in a Democrat county with a Democrat city, all of whom have taken a knee and pledged to defund or defang or demilitarize the police, will anyone dare breathe a word of criticism?

Will fear of angering the governor or unleashing the online savagery of the keyboard antifa keep neighbors and chiefs silent? Will the protesters and their cheerleaders on the evening news be emboldened and encouraged, or even pushed to violence themselves?

Only time will tell.

But this much is clear: Rochester’s progressives have a new hero.

He and his ankle bracelet are living in luxury in Brighton, released by the state into a haven that believes and says exactly what he and his organization were saying publicly as they privately bought bullets and collected guns to ambush and execute police officers.

This is Rochester’s Lady MacBeth moment.

And it is an accessory after the fact, and will never wash its hands clean.

If it silently accepts this cop killer into its midst.

And allows him to be the folk hero of the “peaceful protesters” and the hippie wannabes, ashamed they missed Chicago in ’68.

TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anthonybottom; bla; blackpanthers; blm; bloggers; copkiller; cuomo; cuomolegacy; domesticterrorism; murderer; newyork; parole; proterrorist; rochester
Of interest to those who have been following the BLM/Daniel Prude activity in Rochester, NY
1 posted on 10/20/2020 5:47:05 AM PDT by shortstop
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To: shortstop
Even if it is in a toney suburb in a quarter-million-dollar house

Say what?

The owners of that home must be quarter-millionaires.

Did it have a paved driveway and an above ground pool?

2 posted on 10/20/2020 5:58:22 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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I hate that word play.

Trying to sway with focus on “million” rather than the much-smaller thousands that it is.

Geesh, even our modest house is at least “half-million” in value.

3 posted on 10/20/2020 6:06:06 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs. I)
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To: shortstop

I’m so glad to have left Rochester for the AF in ‘74 and never return...

4 posted on 10/20/2020 6:09:22 AM PDT by trebb (Don't howl about illegal leeches, or Trump in general, while not donating to FR - it's hypocritical.)
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To: shortstop

Winter is coming

5 posted on 10/20/2020 6:34:48 AM PDT by griswold3 (Democratic Socialism is Slavery by Mob Rule)
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6 posted on 10/20/2020 7:10:10 AM PDT by sauropod (Let them eat kale. I will not comply.)
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To: RoosterRedux
As a former Rochesterian, I can tell you that Brighton is toney. Lots of "old money" there and is a prestige address.

There are two factors in the value of the house. With the closing of Kodak, relocation of Xerox, some other big employers like French's, maybe Bausch & Lomb, there is a huge devaluation happening in that city. Also, Lonsberry is from a small town about 50 miles south of Rochester, where a $150,000 home is a mansion. Gone from Rochester since 1978 and thankful for it.

7 posted on 10/20/2020 7:27:28 AM PDT by shortstop (I used to wrap fish in the New York Times, but it made the fish stink.)
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Brighton is more Jewish than the surrounding towns of Penfield, Perinton, Pittsford and Henrietta. However Pittsford is a democRAT stronghold of suburbia.

8 posted on 10/20/2020 7:58:53 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Life is about ass, you're either covering, hauling, laughing, kicking, kissing, or behaving like one)
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