The PJ Tatler

Should This Cop Killer Be Released Because He Plays the Flute?

File this under: “You’ve got to be kidding me!”

Back in the 1970s, Black Panther Herman Bell killed not one, but two police officers. He should’ve received the death penalty for those horrendous crimes, but he got off lightly; he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, which is why he now has the opportunity to ask for his release because he’s supposedly a “changed man.”

His ultimate proof? He plays the flute.

That’s right: he learned how to play a musical instrument. Isn’t that fantastic?

*Insert deep, long sigh.*

I’d be laughing out loud if it wasn’t so serious. As PJ Media’s own J. Christian Adams explains in the video above, this “ageing hippy terrorist” may actually get his way because he’s imprisoned in New York (where, as we all know, “anything is possible”) and because Attorney General Eric Holder is ridiculously sensitive to such appeals.