So I got word that this Wednesday (Sept. 27, 2006), Burt Kaplan will stand before Judge Weinstein, and the government will request a reduction in his sentencing because of his role as the star witness in the Mafia cops trial. How do I feel about this?
It’s true that his admittance to his crimes finally brought us closure, and for that we are grateful. He could have gone to his grave with this secret. But let’s not forget that he was the cause, and him admitting does not change what was done.
So what do I think about Kaplan now having the chance for freedom, spending his latter years with his family and grandchild?
I think it’s tragic, twisted and completely unjust. But I also understand that unfortunately our justice system is not always ‘just’ and this (as well as the cops verdict being thrown out) is a prime example of it. Kaplan was needed to convict those cops. And in the end he admitted to everything. The only thing left now for him to do is apologize to us and show remorse.
Without that he proves that he has no remorse and is exactly what he admitted to the world that he is…a cold blooded killer.