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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association on Thursday called on the public to oppose parole for two men who were convicted in the 1971 murders of two NYPD officers.

The PBA said Anthony Bottom – now known as Jalil Abdul Muntaqim – and Herman Bell have admitted to the May 21, 1971 murders of officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini after denying any role for many years, “in a transparent bid to win parole.”

The union said Bottom, Bell and a third now-deceased defendant, Albert “Nuh” Washington, waited for any two NYPD officers to respond to a bogus call for help at the Colonial Park Houses public housing development in Harlem. They then fired at the backs of Jones and Piagentini when they responded, the PBA said.

“Jones, who was married and the father of two, died immediately of four shots to the back of…

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