4th arrest in chase, shooting of Long Island teen driver

Full story: The Associated Press

A fourth man was charged Friday in last month's fatal shooting of a teenage driver who was chased by two cars with teens allegedly intent on pulling off a robbery, police said.
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christina

Ronkonkoma, NY

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Nov 7, 2006
 
I have known Brian Rivera,Robert Lathan,Michael Weed,Russel Cronnin and Thomas Herzberg for years. I would never expect this to happen. I dont believe that any of these boys had pulled the trigger, all they were trying to do was scare Jack and Tommy and to rob them. I know that was wrong and i'm not trying to say that they were not wrong because i know they were wrong, all i know is that they all have good hearts and they are would never wanted this to happen. Tommy was our friend and he is going to be missed very much. I just cant believe all this is happening. I'm sorry to the Herzberg family. I miss Tommy so much, well all do. R.I.P honey xoxo
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Nov 8, 2006
 
christina wrote:
I have known Brian Rivera,Robert Lathan,Michael Weed,Russel Cronnin and Thomas Herzberg for years. I would never expect this to happen. I dont believe that any of these boys had pulled the trigger, all they were trying to do was scare Jack and Tommy and to rob them. I know that was wrong and i'm not trying to say that they were not wrong because i know they were wrong, all i know is that they all have good hearts and they are would never wanted this to happen. Tommy was our friend and he is going to be missed very much. I just cant believe all this is happening. I'm sorry to the Herzberg family. I miss Tommy so much, well all do. R.I.P honey xoxo
"all they were trying to do was rob and scare them" YOUR AN IDIOT. They should all get the death penalty for what they did.
SOMEONE

Long Island City, NY

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Nov 10, 2006
 
THESE KIDS ARE ALL LOSERS!!! WHO TRYS TO ROB ONE KID WITH TWO CARS FULL OF KIDS AND SHOOTS AT THEM THEY DESERVE THE WORST PUNISHMENT!!
SOMEONE

Long Island City, NY

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Nov 10, 2006
 
OOO I FORGOT TO SAY..
ALL THESE KIDS THINK THEIR "GANGSTERS" WELL THEY ALL LIVE IN THE SUBERBS THEY DONT LIVE IN NO GHETTO.THEY ALL LOOK LIKE THEIR GUNNA CRY IN THEIR PICS IN THE PAPER LOOK HOW GANGSTER THEY ARE NOW. BUBBA IS GUNNA HAVE FUN WITH THEM IN JAIL.
a complete stranger

Astoria, NY

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Jan 9, 2007
 
PEOPLE WITH GOOD HEARTS DON'T "TRY AND SCARE"...TO ROB SOMEONE? U DON'T ROB SOMEONE WHEN THEY ARE DRIVING!!THEERE IS NO CONDONING OR DEFENDING THEIR ACTIONS. IT WASN'T THEY WERE SPEEDING AND HIT THEM...ACCIDENTS HAPPEN BUT ONCE YOU BRING A GUN INTO A PICTURE LAW SAYS U WANT THE OUTCOME TO BE LETHAL.RIP.
annonymous

Bronx, NY

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Jan 28, 2007
 
Well, frankly, I have been working with one of the four assailants as of late, and he's a good kid. Robert Lathan is polite and respectful which is a direct representation of the job his parents obviously have done so far. However, not knowing any of the other three I cannot comment on them. Be that as it may, one has to look deep at the heart of the manner; who and what failed these kids? There are too many to list, and I realize circumstances are just that; it will never undo what has been done. Stereotyping and generalizations though are too common! I'm reading these postings in response to the former and am disgusted that none of you have given a thought or two into the insights in which have made these four, and numerous others around this sick and depraved world, commit and continue to commit these heinous crimes. That's all. It is a goddamned shame and mere words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow I feel for the victim's family.
holbrook resited

Union City, NJ

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Aug 1, 2007
 
this is a damn shame stop this bullshit get a job start a family make it better not worse
MURDERERS

Moriches, NY

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Mar 31, 2013
 
FIRST OFF WHOEVER SEEMS TO THINK THEY KNOW THESE KIDS ARE WRONG CAUSE THEY ARE ALL MURDERERS, SECONDLY ROB LATHAN IS THE MEANIST NASTIEST PERSON ON THIS PLANT, WITNESSES HAVE SEEN HIM BET THE LLIVING CRAP OUT OF INNOCENT PEOPLE BECUASE THEY "LOOKED AT HIM FUNNY" PEOPLE HE NEW STATE THEY WATCHED HIM "PUSH A KID IN A POOL THAT HE NEW DIDNT NO HOW TO SWIM AT A SOCIAL PARTY" TO START WITH HIM WHILE EVERYONE LAUGHED, AND ONE MORE GROSS STORY WHICH IS JUST A HANDLE FULL OF THE HUNDREDS OF TERRIBLE THINGS THIS GUY HAS DONE, IS HE BEAT UP A KID INFRONT OF PEOPLE AND PEEDED ON HIS FACE AFTER WARD, WHILE "HIM AND HIS FRIENDS" SAT BACK AND LAUGHED.. AND YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THIS IS A GOOD KID?? ROB LATHAN AND HIS FRIENDS, ARE FULL BLOWN HERION ADDICTS.. MAYBE IF HIS PROBATION OFFICER WOULD OF CHECKED ON HIM MORE OFTEN THIS WOULD OF HAPPENED SINCE ROB YES WAS ON PROBATION BEFORE THE KILLING OF BRIAN, WHICH MAKES HIM "NOT A GOOD KID".. HIS PARENTS ARE DRUGS ADDICTS ASWELL, AND HAVE CRIMINAL RECORDS OF THERE OWN, SO STOP MAKING IT SEEM LIKE HE WAS RAISED WELL CAUSE HE WAS RAISED IN A HOUSE THAT SMELLS LIKE PISS BY TWO DRUNKS, HE BAR FAR CAME FROM A PROPER HOME... THESE BOYS ARE MURDERERS AND DESERVE LIFE IN JAIL CAUSE WHEN THEY COME OUT OF JAIL, ITS ONLY THE BEGINING I DOUBT THERE ARE JUST GOING TO TURN INTO MEN OVER NIGHT.. THEY ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR MONEY AND HAVE TO STEAL THAN LOOKING FOR DRUGS AND HAVE TO KILL FOR IT ONCE AGAIN... THIS DISGUSTING CREATURES SHOULD BE LOCKED UO FOR LIFE, YOU DONT GO SOMEWHERE WITH A GUN WITH INTENTIONS ON NOT USING IT, AND IT WOULDNT OF BEEN THE FIRST TIME THESE KIDS CARRIED GUNS, JUST THE FIRST TIME THEY GOT CAUGHT!! RIP BRIAN,

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