Saturday, September 22, 2012


I hope that all of you will take the time to contact the New York authorities and let them know that you are opposed to the parole of three vicious and unremorseful cop killers. It’s easy to do. Just follow the instructions in the LAPPL Blog update.


LAPPL Blog Update
September 21, 2012

We know you are busy, but what we are asking will only take a few minutes and can make a huge difference in keeping three cop killers in prison.

Here’s the background: In 1988, New York City Police Officer Edward Byrne, newly assigned to the 103rd Precinct, was sitting in a patrol car guarding the house of a family who had defied a major drug dealer and agreed to testify against him. At approximately 3:30 a.m., four armed men (Philip Copeland, Scott Cobb, Todd Scott and David McClary) crept up on both sides of the rookie officer’s vehicle. One of the suspects knocked on the passenger window to distract Byrne as the second suspect ran up to the driver’s side window. Without uttering a word, he opened fire into the car and executed Officer Byrne by shooting him five times in the head. Officer Byrne was rushed to Mary Immaculate Hospital where he died of his wounds, just a few days after his 22nd birthday.

Three of the four convicted cop killers are up for parole in November 2012. We’re asking you to send letters to the Parole Board(s) in opposition of their parole.

The World Wide Web makes it easy to make a difference. Here’s how you can help:

1. Visit the NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association website (

2. Click on the “Keep Cop Killers in Jail” icon.

3. Follow the on-screen directions to send letters opposing the parole of these cop killers.

Be sure to send a separate e-letter for all three convicted cop killers - Phillip "Marshall" Copeland, Scott Cobb and David McClary.

In January when this cop killer sought and was rejected in his bid for a furlough to attend his grandmother's funeral Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch said, “This cold-blooded cop killer denied a young police officer, Edward Byrne, every good and enjoyable thing that life held in store for him when he was assassinated Edward for no other reason than being a police officer. It is an outrage that this miscreant’s request for a furlough should get any consideration at all. He deserves no better treatment than he gave Officer Byrne.” Those same sentiments hold true as these convicted cop killers are up for parole in November.

Emails from you and your friends and family around the country, not just New York, will help ensure parole is denied for these three cop-killers. The family and friends of Officer Byrne, and our fellow officers in New York will appreciate your support in this important matter.

We thank you for taking time from your busy day to help make a difference.

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