Patrick to sign crime bill, calls it imperfect

Strong feelings by foes, backers

Governor Deval Patrick, ­under intense pressure from police and from victims’ relatives, said Tuesday that he would sign legislation that removes the possibility of parole for certain repeat offenders, even though he believes the bill does not give judges enough flexibility in sentencing.

“It’s not a perfect bill, it’s not a comprehensive bill, but it does some good,” Patrick told reporters after he toured a ­Roxbury nonprofit group that seeks to reduce youth violence.

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