Gov. Cuomo’s Parole Board keeps showering blessings on even the most horrendous criminals.
For $5,000 from a drug lord who wanted revenge, Perry Bellamy set up the 1985 murder of Parole Officer Brian Rooney, 34, luring him to a park in South Jamaica — where a drive-by hit squad killed him with five shots. Now Bellamy will hit New York City streets again as soon as Sept. 30.
“It’s despicable and it’s heartbreaking,” Alan Reiter, 74, Rooney’s ex-partner, told The Post. “I can’t imagine his assigned parole officer wanting to even supervise him.”
The Parole Board declined to share its reasoning for the release. Does it have any?
Last month, after all, it sprang Samuel Ayala, the ringleader of three men who beat, raped and fatally shot two mothers, in front of their kids, in a 1977 home invasion in Westchester. Several of the now-grown children, denied their right to testify before the board because of the pandemic, are demanding a new hearing.
But the Cuomo Parole Board isn’t interested in second chances for victims — only for the rapists, mobsters, cop-killers and even terrorists that it keeps setting free.