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MN legislators question cop killer's parole

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"This is not a witch hunt?," said Representative Tony Cornish as his committee prepared to question Minnesota Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy about his decision to parole a murderer sentenced for the shooting of a police officer. Republican leaders in the House and Senate requested the hearing. Roy decided to parole Tim Eling, 62, convicted of first-degree murder for the killing of Oakdale police officer Richard Walton in 1982 because of Eling's good behavior for the past 15 years, and his work at mentoring young offenders.

 

 

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This is from the same Tony Cornish who is giving up his position as police chief to pursue as yet unstated higher political ambitions?

The question here is whether a policeman's life is somehow worth more than that of any other citizen. I think not.

Republicans are basically criticizing Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy for following the law, and the constitution principle that all citizens have equal standing before the law.