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What You Can Do to Help Keep a Cop Killer Behind Bars

What You Can Do to Help Keep a Cop Killer Behind Bars

Michael Levine and son, Keith (inset)

January 03, 2011

Michael Alston may have been known on the streets as Sugar Bear, but he’s a heartless, cold-blooded cop killer who should remain behind bars when the New York State Parole Board meets this week. And YOU can make that happen.

Alston, now 54, worked as an enforcer for drug dealers. A two-time convicted killer, he was out of jail less than a month just days after Christmas 1991 when he and two other thugs beat a man who’d just taken money from an ATM machine on West 57th Street in Manhattan around 2 a.m.

Off-duty NYPD Sgt. Keith Levine saw what was happening and rushed to help. He chased the pack on foot, was shot twice and died.

Alston is serving 15 years to life thanks to a 1993 plea bargain — courtesy of prosecutors who were afraid that an earlier confession from a wrongly arrested suspect could let the real shooter walk. This is his third crack at parole.

“By killing my son, he technically qualified as a serial killer,” said the slain hero’s father, Michael Levine, a retired DEA agent who now teaches police and lectures on undercover tactics and informant handling. “Which means in a sane society I shouldn’t even have to write this.

“I shouldn’t have to tell this or any parole board that if this man is set free while he can pull a trigger that’s what he will do: He will kill again, and again and again,” said Levine, who wrote the best-selling book “Deep Cover.”

“This is what he does, this is what he’s done since childhood,” he said. “This is what he has done every time he’s been set free by parole boards in the past and that, other than death or a cage, there is no cure for this.

“To set a virus like this free is to condemn the children of some other father to death. And that what NYPD Sgt. Keith Richard Levine died trying to prevent.”

So here’s what we need to do: Write the New York State Parole Board.

Click the link below, and make your feelings known:
LETTER TO N.Y. STATE PAROLE BOARD


 

Don’t forget to include:

RE: Michael Alston
NYSID#0:3 521538N
DIN#: 93A0704


As if it weren’t painful enough, Levine noted that the letter from the Parole Board notifying him of the Jan. 17 hearing is addressed to Michael “Lavigne.”

“I have been part of law enforcement and military bureaucracies long enough to be used to this kind of insensitivity,” said Levine, whose expert testimony in more than 300 cases nationwide have helped put criminals behind bars. “However, given Mr. Alston’s past record of rubber-stamped paroles after multi-felony convictions including two homicides, it certainly does not add to my confidence that anything I say will matter.

“And it’s not just getting my name wrong that is so disturbing. It is forgetting the family name of the 27-year old police officer who died trying to protect the innocent from this parole-licensed killer that is both unforgivable and frightening.”

View the Original Article at CliffviewPilot.com


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    expert53

    over 1 year ago

    2 Comments

    To all my brothers and sisters who have ever carried a badge. Thanks to your support this animal was denied parole. He is now up for it again. I am writing this on 11/8/12 and will be talking to the parole board in Albany NY tomorrow. The parole hearing is in December. The following is a synopsis of what I will see. Please pass this on.
    God Bless you all.
    Mike Levine

    Department of Corrections & Community Supervision
    The Harriman State Campus – Building 2
    1220 Washington Avenue
    Albany, New York 1226-2050 Re: Prisoner, Michael Alston 93A0704

    Presentation Before NYS Parole Board 11-9-12
    In a very real sense, my whole family was murdered the day that a cancer cell with the human name, Michael Alston, fired a bullet into the heart of my son, NYPD Sgt. Keith Levine— the third time that this creature was caught and convicted of killing someone’s child. As my boy was falling, mortally wounded, his last act was to fire two bullets at his killer from a .38 caliber gun that was his off-duty service revolver. One of the bullets hit the zipper on that malignancy’s jacket and was deflected. Had my son’s bullet been from one of the 9MM guns now being issued to police, the cancer cell would have been destroyed as should happen to all malignancies, and I wouldn’t be saying these words and the world would be a safer and saner place. Instead, a wonderful, loving young man, a police officer, a gifted musician, song writer and actor, a young man with a beautiful soul and dreams who wanted to help and protect people is no more. And the malignancy with the human name Michael Alston lives on to yet kill again, if we allow it.
    Now I would like to speak to the parole board more as an expert than the father of Keith Levine. In the past 45 years my expert testimony in the areas of Undercover Survival Tactics and Undercover Narcotics Enforcement has been accepted on more than 300 occasions in federal and state courts throughout the US and Canada and many foreign countries. Knowing and understanding the modus operandi of malignancies such as the one named Michael Alston is critical to that expertise. As an undercover officer I have dealt directly with these malignancies, face-to-face, looking them in the eyes, making undercover deals for everything from drugs to assassinations. To do this any length of time and survive is living the life of a snake charmer. You study them in a way that no social scientist can. Up close and very personal, and in their own natural habitats. It is hard for straight citizens, judges and even parole boards to comprehend creatures that walk around on two legs to which taking a life is more than just a correctable error. Creatures to whom killing is a compulsion, a need. It is for this reason I use the metaphor of a malignancy, a deadly cancer cell. A malignancy has no other purpose than to kill. And other than destroy or isolate it nothing else in the world works to stop it.
    In the case of this particular malignancy, he is now convicted of three homicides, including my son’s. To street people, cops and undercover narks, this means he has gotten away with as many as thirty. Three or more murders, according to the FBI constitute a serial killer. This creature is no different than the Ted Bundys, Son of Sams or Jeffrey Dahmers of this world. He doesn’t know his victims other than at the moment of contact, when he fulfills his need. So he kills with untraceable guns and escapes into a subterranean world where he is confident that he won’t be found; and on those few occasions when he is found he counts on a skewed bureaucratic and political system that seems to value human life a lot less than fiscal budgets, to free him to kill again. He kills because that is what he does; that’s what he will always do when allowed to roam free; that’s what he is guaranteed to do. Anyone who sets this creature free, from this day on, KNOW that innocent blood is on your hands.
    This is no longer about vengeance. Nothing I say can bring my son back, but what I say, and what the parole board can do, is to carry on my son’s work. Complete what he died for. Protect the innocent from this virulent malignancy called Michael Alston.
    Let him die safely in a cage.
    Please pass this on.

    Department of Corrections & Community Supervision
    The Harriman State Campus – Building 2
    1220 Washington Avenue
    Albany, New York 1226-2050 Re: Prisoner, Michael Alston 93A0704

    Presentation Before NYS Parole Board 11-9-12
    In a very real sense, my whole family was murdered the day that a cancer cell with the human name, Michael Alston, fired a bullet into the heart of my son, NYPD Sgt. Keith Levine— the third time that this creature was caught and convicted of killing someone’s child. As my boy was falling, mortally wounded, his last act was to fire two bullets at his killer from a .38 caliber gun that was his off-duty service revolver. One of the bullets hit the zipper on that malignancy’s jacket and was deflected. Had my son’s bullet been from one of the 9MM guns now being issued to police, the cancer cell would have been destroyed as should happen to all malignancies, and I wouldn’t be saying these words and the world would be a safer and saner place. Instead, a wonderful, loving young man, a police officer, a gifted musician, song writer and actor, a young man with a beautiful soul and dreams who wanted to help and protect people is no more. And the malignancy with the human name Michael Alston lives on to yet kill again, if we allow it.
    Now I would like to speak to the parole board more as an expert than the father of Keith Levine. In the past 45 years my expert testimony in the areas of Undercover Survival Tactics and Undercover Narcotics Enforcement has been accepted on more than 300 occasions in federal and state courts throughout the US and Canada and many foreign countries. Knowing and understanding the modus operandi of malignancies such as the one named Michael Alston is critical to that expertise. As an undercover officer I have dealt directly with these malignancies, face-to-face, looking them in the eyes, making undercover deals for everything from drugs to assassinations. To do this any length of time and survive is living the life of a snake charmer. You study them in a way that no social scientist can. Up close and very personal, and in their own natural habitats. It is hard for straight citizens, judges and even parole boards to comprehend creatures that walk around on two legs to which taking a life is more than just a correctable error. Creatures to whom killing is a compulsion, a need. It is for this reason I use the metaphor of a malignancy, a deadly cancer cell. A malignancy has no other purpose than to kill. And other than destroy or isolate it nothing else in the world works to stop it.
    In the case of this particular malignancy, he is now convicted of three homicides, including my son’s. To street people, cops and undercover narks, this means he has gotten away with as many as thirty. Three or more murders, according to the FBI constitute a serial killer. This creature is no different than the Ted Bundys, Son of Sams or Jeffrey Dahmers of this world. He doesn’t know his victims other than at the moment of contact, when he fulfills his need. So he kills with untraceable guns and escapes into a subterranean world where he is confident that he won’t be found; and on those few occasions when he is found he counts on a skewed bureaucratic and political system that seems to value human life a lot less than fiscal budgets, to free him to kill again. He kills because that is what he does; that’s what he will always do when allowed to roam free; that’s what he is guaranteed to do. Anyone who sets this creature free, from this day on, KNOW that innocent blood is on your hands.
    This is no longer about vengeance. Nothing I say can bring my son back, but what I say, and what the parole board can do, is to carry on my son’s work. Complete what he died for. Protect the innocent from this virulent malignancy called Michael Alston.
    Let him die safely in a cage.
    Please pass this on.

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    tremor2

    over 3 years ago

    430 Comments

    I sent my letter in...hope a lot of others do the same!

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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    Everthing you can under the LAW...

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    armadillo87

    over 3 years ago

    10 Comments

    whats din under the zip

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    armadillo87

    over 3 years ago

    10 Comments

    bump t1401hm

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    celticolleen

    over 3 years ago

    16 Comments

    Error occured while processing your request

    Report the following Board of Parole Message to 518-473-9400 : null or Invalid input

    --Maybe they just don't want to hear from us Californians!

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    meriwether1983

    over 3 years ago

    78 Comments

    letter sent.

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    Drill_Sergeant

    over 3 years ago

    142 Comments

    Done.

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    adam_crouse

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Letter sent.

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    jhunph

    over 3 years ago

    1116 Comments

    celticolleen keep trying, Im not in NY right now but I was able to submit my petition.

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    celticolleen

    over 3 years ago

    16 Comments

    I tried but keep getting an error. Is it because I'm from CA?

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    whitew

    over 3 years ago

    180 Comments

    Letter sent. Stay inside where you belong.

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    Lawequipeng

    over 3 years ago

    10 Comments

    If the parole board has learnt anything from history this individual must never be granted parole.
    Letter sent

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    t1401hm

    over 3 years ago

    1754 Comments

    Bump Dep1870

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    Dep1870

    over 3 years ago

    188 Comments

    Those proven to be Cop Killers should be fried. No questions asked!

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