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Holbrook teen convicted of drug-related murder -

There are 151 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 3, 2007, titled Holbrook teen convicted of drug-related murder -. In it, Newsday reports that:

The Holbrook teen charged with shooting Thomas Herzberg to death during a car chase last October was convicted of murder by a Riverhead jury Friday.

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wake uo suffolk county

Passaic, NJ

#157 Nov 29, 2007
Has everyone forgotten that all these kids were on all kinds of drugs including Thomas Hertberg the driver who was kille. None of these kids had intentions of killing someone. Jack Barretta is the reason Hertzberg is dead. So are all the rap videos that glorify guns drugs and money, no one ever gets killed in a rap video. Long Island has been invaded by gangs from nyc and they brought the oxycontin which is synthetic heroin to our town, the problenm is you can warn your kids about drugs but once they are hooked they have no control over themselves. Any one getting involved in a drug deal knows they are taking their life into their hands. Putting the 18 year old kid in a maximum security prison will not solve the problems and unfortunatley for the Hertzberg family it will not bring their son back. The sentence for the two boys who did not fire the fatal shot is insane for a first offense. These are not bad kids, the drugs got control of them. In 18 years though they are sure to be be professional criminals, because they will learn what they live in there. The woman who strangled her husband to death faces 1st degree murder and shes out on bail!! Never get in trouble in an election year in suffolk county, the most corrupt county goverment i know. These boys need to be punished, but life in jail for the boys who did not shoot at the car window is insane,5 families were destroyed here ,the sentence needs to be reuced to something realistic so these kids can change their lives and possibly help other kids. No disrespect to the Hertzbergs, but their son was also running with a bad crowd, but we cant protect our kids when they go out with their friends and where drugs are involved.
OhlaOhVITO

Mamaroneck, NY

#158 Dec 29, 2007
Listen...
This is not a case to determine who was wrong or right. what happened happened there is nothing we can say or do to change that. Oxy Contin has become an epidemic among the youth, Did this drug play such an integral role on this case?...absolutely it did. But i blame media as corny as it sounds it played such a strong role by glamorizing what a "gangsta" is. All of these kids grew up in decent house-hold with decent incomes. I happen to know each one of them personally and i will tell you first hand that none of them were handed any cards in life that were unbearable to overcome. They were submerge and caught up in a life-style that was a giant front. The drugs must have altered there decisions at the same time also. All i could say is that a beautiful person that had time to contribute things to the world was taken from us....-Thank You

-Rest In Peace Tommy...
hardworking am-vet

United States

#159 Dec 29, 2007
Denis wrote:
Look up Suffolk County White Trash in your local lingo, phrases & stereotypes' book, and there's a picture of all participants.
How the hell is this kid, an athlete no less, a hockey player involved in drugs?
Rivera's 19 year old fanny will belong to some 38 year old "gentleman" who is now in year 17 of a Life sentence; he'll show Mr. Rivera the finer points of romance.
HAHAHAHHAHAHA DAT FUN E
holbrook

Milford, CT

#161 Jun 30, 2008
THIS IS WAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HANG OUT WITH THIS TYPE OF CROWD. THEY MIGHT ALL APPEAR AS FRIENDS AT FIRST, BUT WHEN MONEY AND DRUGS ARE INVOLVED FRIENDSHIP DOESN'T MATTER NO MORE...ITS ALL ABOUT MONEY AND GUNS AND VIOLENCE. EVERYONE THINGS THERE GOING TO BE APRRECIATED BY EVERYONE BY DOING STUPID SHYT. AND I FEEL BAD THAT THE KID WHO WENT TO MY SCHOOL DIED. BUT HE SHOULD OF KNOWN THEY WERE A BAD CROWED. BUT IM GLAD THE KID GOT 25 YEARS IN JAIL...FUCKIN BASTARD...HOPE HE REALLY DOES GET RAPED AND GETS AIDS. HOPE THEY STARVE HIM TO DEATH TOO.
rich costenza

Elizabeth, NJ

#162 Nov 1, 2008
last time i heard he was getting taken advantage of from behind everynight
Judge Roy Bean

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

#163 Nov 1, 2008
uh huh

Madison, NJ

#164 Aug 19, 2009
ananamusss wrote:
ill tell u what, I knew Tommy and for any1 to call this kid trash then i hope u fry in hell urself. He was with a terrible friend and thats why he was in this situation. Anyhow some people mess up in their lives, almost every1 at one point so dont judge them because im sure ( AN AMERICAN) u've messed up be4 too. The only trash their was is brian, russel,micheal, and robert not Tommy. U should be ashamed of urself to call urself an American--u dirtbag
You don't need to be a bad person through and through to make a bad decision. But unfortunately, the way this world works, when you make a bad decision that leads to the MURDERING of someone, your background doesn't mean much anymore. I could be a great guy, but if I go into your house with a friend to burglarize it, and my friend shoots your mother/father/brother/sister to death while I stand by doing nothing...does it really matter that I was a good person? Sorry, but some actions can be powerful enough to cast a shadow over your past.
uh huh

Madison, NJ

#165 Aug 19, 2009
And I'm sick of hearing about how this big drug problem and our society turned these kids into doing this. This is the reason why America is in such as sad state today, nobody wants accept the fact that INDIVIDUALS are responsible for their own actions. Don't blame it on society, don't blame it on the peer pressure. Come on people, this isn't fucking Somalia, it's holbrook. Nobody forced these kids into the lifestyle they were living. They chose it because they were idiots. Plain and simple. Kids make it out like their life is so bad growing up in central long island. They make their own crime. Are they blind to the fact that most of their classmates grow up to be clean and successful? Do they do so many drugs that they actually hallucinate that their little gangsta crew is growing up in BX or south central? LOL
ronkonkoma

Rockville Centre, NY

#166 Mar 9, 2011
brian was a good friend of mine...everybody makes mistakes...drugs turn people into animals and the victim was in the wrong place at the wrong time hanging with the scum of the earth
Mikey

Dallas, TX

#167 Jun 1, 2011
Yeah brians had it rough up there been having to pay to keep his butthole tight. After the first rape he was able to cut a deal his mom puts money in his commisary to keep him.safe. Last I heard he was gonna be transferred to PC.
BEexcellent2each other

Middle Island, NY

#168 Oct 1, 2011
american wrote:
none of these boys are angels this is what happens when you run with this type of crowd there all guilty if u want to play u must be willing to pay your life or time no winners here
you have it all wrong ,I read that the kid who died was a straight A student,he just happened to be TOO NICE he gave the wrong guy a ride ,you can read all about it on line,get the fact s first pal before you make your judgements!

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