This is what happens when these judges allow career criminals to roam free. We wind up with dead cops. Of course it’s not likely Michael Bloomberg will blame out lenient judicial system. He’ll blame the gun, instead.
The violent ex-con accused of gunning down a hero cop in Brooklyn Monday should have been locked up weeks ago for shooting a man in North Carolina, the Daily News has learned.
Despite being arrested twice in New York since September, a series of legal snafus allowed Lamont Pride to roam the streets of the city free to kill.
“I’m glad he’s finally caught. I wouldn’t put nothing past this guy,” RayShawn Maberson, the Greensboro, N.C., man Pride is accused of shooting in August, said when told Pride was arrested for killing veteran NYPD Officer Peter Figoski.
Maberson, 25, said he was shot Aug. 5 outside his apartment when Pride accused him of having sex with his girlfriend.
“He ran up and started talking jibber-jabberish about something one of his homeboys told him about me,” Maberson said.
He said he was bracing for a fist fight when Pride pulled a gun.
“He didn’t want to go one-on-one,” he said. “It’s just that a pistol is his weapon of choice.”