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Diane Piagentini—widow of Officer Joseph Piagentini, who was assassinated along with Officer Waverly Jones in a 1971 ambush—is angry that Governor Andrew Cuomo will allow three-time cop-killer Herman Bell to vote in Thursday’s Democratic primary.

“My husband was assassinated! Cuomo gave him the right to vote. He gave three-time cop-killer Herman Bell the right to vote,” Piagentini told the New York Post.

Bell, a former member of the Black Liberation Army and the Black Panthers, is among the 24,000 convicts on parole who Cuomo granted the right to vote in May.

Bell also pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the BLA-orchestrated death of San Francisco Police Sergeant John Young.


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