Small world.

Boston Cop Killer gets early release.

The son of the Boston Bomb Squad officer who survived a 1991 explosion that killed his partner wept on Thursday as he begged a federal judge to keep one of the two perpetrators locked up.

“My dad was a big, strong man; and now he’s a weak, scared man,” said Boston Firefighter Frank Foley, the son of Francis Foley, who lost an eye and his partner, Jeremiah Hurley, in the Roslindale blast. “My father is afraid of evil people now. … He barricades his bedroom door. … He doesn’t know this (hearing) is going on. … I implore you: Help me protect my dad.”

Amy Barsky, one of Alfred Trenkler’s three attorneys, asked Judge William Smith to release him out of compassion, casting doubt on his culpability and arguing that he has a heart condition and could die of COVID-19 in prison.

But Boston Police Officer Leeanne Teehan, one of Hurley’s four children, said Trenkler deserved no compassion.

“My family and I are furious that after 24-plus years, we are back here again to fight for justice for my father,” Teehan said. “First, how is it OK to take advantage of a worldwide pandemic to try to keep this man out of prison? My family and I firmly believe that former federal judge Nancy Gertner and her million-dollar team of experts are using their power and their influence to get this defendant out of prison….We beg you to see the unfairness and the loss in our lives.”

I had a bicycle accident today and spend the whole afternoon in the ER.  Mostly sitting on a gurney.  Around me passed the ebb and flow of humanity, some like me with non-life threatening injury and an embarrassed look on their face.   Two young women with obvious mental problems; screaming and cursing on one side, crying and pleading on the other.

But in the compartment on the other side of the hall, an older man about my age, quiescent and confused.  Over the course of several hours as I lay there and caught bits and pieces of conversation as the nurses and doctor interviewed the patient and his daughter.   1993.  Bomb squad.  Partner killed.  Lost an eye.

When I got home tonight I got onto the internet and put it all together.  That man was former Boston Police Office Francis Foley, the daughter was Boston Police Officer Leeanne Teehan.

And last year a Federal judge released the man responsible for the crimes on early release.  On the grounds that he was at ‘risk’ of catching Covid-19 in prison.

I feel like my hospital gurney was at the epicenter of everything wrong with our country today.

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Was a Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the Last American President to be honestly elected, Donald J. Trump.
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3 Responses to Small world.

  1. Dan Patterson says:

    I just saw your link at Knuckledraggin’ and I am very sorry for everyone involved, you included.
    What an indictment of our society and what a shame.


    • “My dad was a big, strong man; and now he’s a weak, scared man,”

      The man in that bed was frail and confused, I gather that he is about my age, early seventies. What caught my attention was the way his daughter said “Daddy”. The love was apparent, the respect.
      The criminal responsible for that diminishment should not be free.


  2. Large Marge says:

    Got here from Knuckledraggin’.


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