June 25, 2016

A Guy Name Joe

by Timothy J. Muise (author's profile)

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Paul Posted 4 years, 1 month ago. ✓ Mailed 4 years, 1 month ago   Favorite
In your words......."it's time to set the record straight".

Joseph Yandle did indeed falsify service in Vietnam and used it as a cornerstone in a petition for commutation. He also cited rehabilitation and education (he earned both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree whilst incarcerated). He was the getaway driver whose partner shot and killed a man in an armed robbery.......he was not the shooter, another fact considered in his commutation. The truth was revealed 3 years later (hardly immediately declared in violation!!) and his parole was revoked. He has been paroled and revoked twice since then with his latest parole granted in December 2014.

Joseph Labriola was sentenced as the shooter in a murder. He also granted himself parole by escaping from prison and stayed on the lam for 93 days before being recaptured and returned. He told a reporter from the Boston Globe as recently as 4 years ago that, if given the opportunity, he would escape again. Hardly an ideal candidate.

Since Soffen shuffled off the mortal coil I knew you would need another poster child. I am sure that you will find someone else to fixate upon. I'm just not sure that Joe Lab is the best choice.


Timothy J. Muise Posted 4 years ago.   Favorite
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admin Posted 4 years ago. ✓ Mailed 4 years ago   Favorite
A reminder to everyone in this conversation that we don't allow personal attacks. Please try to keep your remarks civil, and comment on the ideas presented by others rather than attacking the people presenting those ideas.

Future comments from anyone on this thread that attack individuals rather than ideas or actions will be removed.

Gypsyrose54 Posted 3 years, 10 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 10 months ago   Favorite

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