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Another Black Liberation Army cop killer is getting parole — Robert Hayes, a cold-blooded thug who killed a transit cop in a senseless subway platform shootout in 1973, then turned a sawed-off shotgun on the five cops who later busted into his hideout.
Transit patrolman and father of two Sidney Thompson, 37, lost his life for merely trying to arrest the then-23-year-old Hayes and a second BLA member for jumping a turnstile.
The article goes on to state the following:
Sentenced to 35-to-life in 1974 — before state law mandated life without parole for cop killers — Hayes will get out as early as July 24, The Post has learned.
“It just broke my heart,” Thompson’s widow, Joyce, 68, said of getting a letter on Friday informing her that her husband’s killer was being released.
“My husband was killed because he stopped somebody from jumping a turnstile,” she added. “My husband was killed for 15 cents.”
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