MEDFORD: Two arrested in fatal stabbing of man

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Police have arrested two men in connection with the stabbing death of a Quogue man who collapsed and later died after knocking on the door of a Medford home seeking help Sunday morning. Full Story
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booker t

Hackettstown, NJ

#1 Jun 27, 2008
Is joshua Lopez an american citizen?

How much of our tax dollars are spent on crimes commited by people that should be 3000miles south of here?
Balto

Norwalk, CT

#2 Jun 27, 2008
I don't miss spending time out east anymore. Looks like the people out there have been overrun with scum just like every place else.
NYC

New York, NY

#3 Jun 27, 2008
Joshua Lopez sure is fugly

Fredrick Hollman will need his mama to send his lube by the case or he'll never be able to sit down
NYC

New York, NY

#4 Jun 27, 2008
we can't say f.u.g.l.y. here?
A friend

Buffalo, NY

#5 Jun 27, 2008
Too bad they can't fry 'em. Those scumbags sure deserve it. I hope they rot in prison for the rest of their lives for what they did to Thomas Garafolo.
Mary

Teaneck, NJ

#6 Jun 27, 2008
I worked with Josh..as far as i know hes a citizen.. hes got a kid and everything.. we all were in absolute SHOCK today when we heard..this was not something ANYONE thought he was capable of..
NYC

New York, NY

#7 Jun 30, 2008
Mary wrote:
I worked with Josh..as far as i know hes a citizen.. hes got a kid and everything.. we all were in absolute SHOCK today when we heard..this was not something ANYONE thought he was capable of..
Just look at him, he has criminal written all over his face.
Tomacco

Elizabeth, NJ

#8 Jun 30, 2008
I feel bad for Mr. Garofalo's family.
These 2 men need to be held accountable for their actions. Long Island needs to be purged of these losers. Send these idiots to walk the grounds of Iraq to look for IEDs while barefooted.
Innocent or Guilty

Lodi, NJ

#9 Jul 1, 2008
I have known Joshua for well over a year now and do not think that he is capable of such. He is a citizen and does have a kid, not that that makes him an upstanding guy but legal none the less. As for everyones first thought, fry em they deserve to rot in prison, don't get me wrong, for someone to do something like that to someone, they definately deserve to suffer. But, as of right now all we have is some little dirtbag pointing the finger. How do we know he was not set up? How do we know he actually did this? Does someone know something that I don't? In case you haven't read, the man that was killed was far from an upstanding citizen, involved in a theft ring and drugs. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't mean he deserves to die an agonizing death like he did but he didn't belong on our streets either. As for the comment made by NYC, are you kidding me? What are we 2? You're probably uglier than both of them, does that mean that you killed someone too, or maybe you would say that I am, but I do sure know that I never killed anyone. Stop being stupid people. We shouldn't judge on what we don't know for sure. We can all accuse eachother of something and say we are friends or even never met and we could possible get arrested for just a bad look. "We don't yet know. So don't make quick decisions!!!"
friend

Buffalo, NY

#10 Jul 1, 2008
Wow, Selden, pretty hypocritical for someone talking about not making assumptions before knowing the "facts" and being non-judgmental to go and make assumptions and pass judgment yourself. First off, he wasn't involved in a "theft-ring." Secondly, if you think the fact that Tom Garafolo was an addict, a thief, a non-upstanding citizen, has any bearing on whether or not he should have been murdered, why the hell did you bring it up? Why mention that stuff then, if you're going to follow it with, "don't get me wrong...?" Sounds like you think his life was of less value because of his drug problem, but you're just trying to be politically correct with your asinine little addendum there. Thirdly, don't you think the police know a little bit more than what the press lets on? Do you seriously believe they arrested the guy based only on what Frederick Hollman said to the police? NO! They need more evidence than that to charge someone with 2nd degree murder.
Let me tell you something - you ignorant MORON - Thomas Garafolo was a wonderful man. He had 2 kids to take care of on his own and he worked his ass off for years to raise them well. He was a warm, funny, and charismatic HUMAN BEING. And he was well-loved by his family and friends. He developed
an illness which caused him to do things he wouldn't have done under normal circumstances. I am not asking you or anyone else to excuse the fact that he was stealing or doing drugs, but to consider what kind of personal hell someone with a drug addiction goes through. Imagine being hooked on something to the point where you feel like you're going to die without it? Tom did not want to be a drug addict, in fact he tried in earnest to clean up several times. He was a good person - read some of the things his son posted about him on another forum, listen to what his family and friends have to say about him. Don't define him by what he was at his worst. There was so much more to him than the fact that he was a user. Most of all, don't sit there and devalue his life because he was an addict while defending another addict for murdering him.
Pay Back

Westbury, NY

#11 Jul 2, 2008
friend wrote:
Wow, Selden, pretty hypocritical for someone talking about not making assumptions before knowing the "facts" and being non-judgmental to go and make assumptions and pass judgment yourself. First off, he wasn't involved in a "theft-ring." Secondly, if you think the fact that Tom Garafolo was an addict, a thief, a non-upstanding citizen, has any bearing on whether or not he should have been murdered, why the hell did you bring it up? Why mention that stuff then, if you're going to follow it with, "don't get me wrong...?" Sounds like you think his life was of less value because of his drug problem, but you're just trying to be politically correct with your asinine little addendum there. Thirdly, don't you think the police know a little bit more than what the press lets on? Do you seriously believe they arrested the guy based only on what Frederick Hollman said to the police? NO! They need more evidence than that to charge someone with 2nd degree murder.
Let me tell you something - you ignorant MORON - Thomas Garafolo was a wonderful man. He had 2 kids to take care of on his own and he worked his ass off for years to raise them well. He was a warm, funny, and charismatic HUMAN BEING. And he was well-loved by his family and friends. He developed
an illness which caused him to do things he wouldn't have done under normal circumstances. I am not asking you or anyone else to excuse the fact that he was stealing or doing drugs, but to consider what kind of personal hell someone with a drug addiction goes through. Imagine being hooked on something to the point where you feel like you're going to die without it? Tom did not want to be a drug addict, in fact he tried in earnest to clean up several times. He was a good person - read some of the things his son posted about him on another forum, listen to what his family and friends have to say about him. Don't define him by what he was at his worst. There was so much more to him than the fact that he was a user. Most of all, don't sit there and devalue his life because he was an addict while defending another addict for murdering him.
So you're saying that all responsible folks should feel sorry for drug addicts?

No one ever gets judged at their best when there is a worst or haven't you learned that yet?

ayou better take a refresher course on life!
friend

Buffalo, NY

#12 Jul 2, 2008
and you better take a refresher course in logic! nowhere did i say or even allude to the idea that all responsible people should feel sorry for drug addicts. i was calling selden out on his/her hypocrisy for not extending the same compassion to thomas garafolo that s/he feels and asks others to feel toward his murderer.
i was saying that when people die (especially those we do not even KNOW), and therefore become unable to speak for or defend themselves, let's not judge them based on what they did when they were at their very lowest.
and thanks for the advice, but NO THANKS! i don't think it wise to take life lessons from the cold-hearted and jaded.
family

Ridge, NY

#13 Jul 3, 2008
Thank you to the friend from buffalo.
More Raises

Mohegan Lake, NY

#14 Jul 3, 2008
Tuesday July 8th the board of education is holding a special meeting to vote for raises for all the Asst Sups and Directors. They still do not get that we can not keep affording these raises
a friend

Elmont, NY

#15 Jul 3, 2008
i think josh is a sad person who has no future going for him, he through it all away a long time ago and the only place he actually finds happiness is the suffering through others.i think we should pray for him since he has just thrown his life away instead of call him names.
living hell

Bronx, NY

#16 Jul 5, 2008
to the family of MR.GAROFALO you have my sympathy. newsday misprinted address its 49 woodlawn ave thats where fred hollman came from a place where the mother is a crack head, daughter is pregnant, and oh yea her boyfriend is a total dirtbag. the mother will let any scumbag off the street live there just as long as you have crack how i know this i live on that block and thats living hell,so to fred you dirtbag no one will be there for you, you are a lost soul,may you burn in hell because the man that you killed had a family, children a LIFE.
NEPHEW

Bayonne, NJ

#17 Jul 8, 2008
I gues we do know something you dont, both Fred and Josh confesed to murdering my uncle. Josh never mentioned being setup.
mother of his child

Richmond, VA

#18 Mar 20, 2009
NEPHEW wrote:
I gues we do know something you dont, both Fred and Josh confesed to murdering my uncle. Josh never mentioned being setup.
Josh is not capable of murder I have known him through good and bad he was abused as a child not from his parents but by others if he did confess it wasn't because he was guilty but because he has given up on life wanted a place to live and was soo lost to everything. Josh would sacrifice himself to help anyone and HE IS NO MURDERER i know this for a fact and I am sorry for the loss of a life no matter whos it is but you have no idea what kind of man he really is so no matter what pain the family of mr. garofolo is going through he is not to blame I know this to be true. Please let God be the judge because none of us have the right. Josh truly is a good man just so hurt and torn within himself he looks for frienship and love with anyone trying to give it. He is not capable of murder but he would hurt himself before ever hurting anyone else. I know he is lost but he is not a bad person. Don't judge let God do that and just pray for those who we can never understand.
Speechless

Richmond, VA

#19 Mar 21, 2009
Actually, Josh IS an American Citizen, are you? And I've known him for many years, and this has been so hard for us to actually believe and even harder for us to understand. You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover. He would have done anything for anyone and all I can say right now is drugs will ruin even the best people. Why am I even wasting my time here explaining anything! Believe and think what you want. But I'm sure most of you, have had someone close to you do something completely unexpected and out of character! Did you disown them?
booker t wrote:
Is joshua Lopez an american citizen?
How much of our tax dollars are spent on crimes commited by people that should be 3000miles south of here?
meeka

Middle Island, NY

#20 Aug 12, 2011
NYC wrote:
Joshua Lopez sure is fugly
Fredrick Hollman will need his mama to send his lube by the case or he'll never be able to sit down
I feel ppl need too grown up nd I domt thing ppl should spend the rest of there life in jail I feel ppl can learn from there mistake nd feel srry for wut they did but I due know one thing that ist not gonna bring tha mannn back although I feel srry for his family but fred is too young too spend the rest of his life in jail nd my brother aint no p***y so grown tha fuck up

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