Only in ultra-liberal Massachusetts (or, perhaps, California) could a scumbag like Rod Matthews come up for parole. At age 14, this lowlife took a baseball bat and crushed to death the skull of another 14 year old. Fortunately, it looks right now that his appeal will be denied. But how can we even be having a discussion about freeing this lowlife..? How can a worthless piece of sh*t like this person even be allowed to plead a case to be released from jail...? And how can a so-called "compassionate" professor of criminology actually support this scumbag's appeal..? Spare me the "he was only 14" bullcrap. It isn't like he took one swing and got scared and ran away. He meticulously planned his attack in advance, bashed the victim several times, and had a plan to cover up his crime. And now he's up for parole. They should make a rule that any criminal that receives parole has to live in the same neighborhood of the members of that parole board.