Appeals court to hear John White case...

Appeals court to hear John White case Friday

There are 26 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 21, 2009, titled Appeals court to hear John White case Friday. In it, Newsday reports that:

Brooklyn is expected to hear arguments Friday in the racially charged case of a Miller Place man convicted of the fatal shooting of a Selden teenager.

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Colleen

Rockville Centre, NY

#1 Oct 23, 2009
what an injustice it would be if john white is found inncocent even as it is a disgrace that he was only charged with manslaughter. They claim he was defending his family and home but answer me this what weapons did those kids have other than their voices(which it is freedom of speech). if john white feared for his life, why did he not call the police. in this country it is illegal to take the law into your own hands and under laws of using deadly force and individual can only use deadly force if deadly force is brought upon them. i understand Mr. White felt his family was in danger/ life threatening danger but that is what the police is for. It took those kids 20 minutes to get to Mr. White's house and considering we have one of the highest paid police departments and the upper class neighborhood the White's lived in the police would of been there long before the car full of unruly kids arrived. i understand the boys used racial slurs which i am not condoning in anyway but they are intitled to freedom of speech and last time i checked words never killed anyone at most might of hurt your feelings. this case should not be considered a race case. it should be taken for what it is, a man who took the law into his own hands, a man who felt it was appropriate to confront a 17 year old with a loaded weapon, a man who was in so much fear but not enough fear to call the police, a man who ruined not only the lives of the boy who was killed but the lives of his own family. this whole case is a disgrace that man killed that boy in cold blood.
Justine

Hicksville, NY

#2 Oct 24, 2009
We have waited patiently for justice, and we will get it.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#3 Oct 24, 2009
If you looked at the parents, of the teen, who was part of that MOB, that terrorized Mr. White and his Family, you could see, in their eyes, and in their comments, that, the "apple didn't far from the tree".

You could see, where, the kid's Hate came from, so it was no surprise, that his end, was violent, and a waste.

A person has a right to defend himself, his Family, and his property.

Sad as it is to conclude, The kid deserved, what he got, in the end.

It's too bad that his parents didn't teach him, that what he did was wrong, before he got shot.

It was their responsibility to teach him that.

But it appeared, in media coverage, the Parents didn't think those kind of things, were important.

It's sad that the parents have to suffer the loss of their child, but if they brought him up, without Hate, it wouldn't have happened.
Deanna

Hicksville, NY

#5 Oct 25, 2009
MikeLI wrote:
If you looked at the parents, of the teen, who was part of that MOB, that terrorized Mr. White and his Family, you could see, in their eyes, and in their comments, that, the "apple didn't far from the tree".
You could see, where, the kid's Hate came from, so it was no surprise, that his end, was violent, and a waste.
A person has a right to defend himself, his Family, and his property.
Sad as it is to conclude, The kid deserved, what he got, in the end.
It's too bad that his parents didn't teach him, that what he did was wrong, before he got shot.
It was their responsibility to teach him that.
But it appeared, in media coverage, the Parents didn't think those kind of things, were important.
It's sad that the parents have to suffer the loss of their child, but if they brought him up, without Hate, it wouldn't have happened.
You are really crazy. White is the one who is full of hate.
What kind of family is it where the son uses the father to kill his rival? Not a very nice one. You would not find that in the families from Long Island.
Miller Place resident

Warren, NJ

#6 Oct 25, 2009
His "rival?" Yes, Aaron planned the whole thing ... talk about crazy.

Aaron was asked to leave somewhere that night and he did, quietly.
Dano was told to leave Mr. White's (with a gun pointed at his face) and instead of leaving, he grabbed the gun.
eve

Hicksville, NY

#7 Nov 16, 2009
Miller Place resident wrote:
His "rival?" Yes, Aaron planned the whole thing ... talk about crazy.
Aaron was asked to leave somewhere that night and he did, quietly.
Dano was told to leave Mr. White's (with a gun pointed at his face) and instead of leaving, he grabbed the gun.
yeah, he went quietly home in a quiet rage, and manipulated his father into shooting dano. these people do not belong around here.
Real Issues

Beachwood, OH

#10 Nov 21, 2009
Justine wrote:
We have waited patiently for justice, and we will get it.
I believe the young lady who held on to an untruth destroyed the lives of these families. I am no way supporting actions of Mr. White nor the young men..
Rich

Caribou, ME

#11 Nov 21, 2009
Freedom of speech does not include tresspassing and making threats.If White was in fear of being harmed which is reasonable to assume,manslaughter is the correct finding. In my day if a kid went to somebodys house and acted that way with adults your own parents would have put their foot up your ass for being disrespectful.Its unfortunate but you play you pay
George W Bush

East Meadow, NY

#13 Nov 24, 2009
Colleen wrote:
what an injustice it would be if john white is found inncocent even as it is a disgrace that he was only charged with manslaughter. They claim he was defending his family and home but answer me this what weapons did those kids have other than their voices(which it is freedom of speech). if john white feared for his life, why did he not call the police. in this country it is illegal to take the law into your own hands and under laws of using deadly force and individual can only use deadly force if deadly force is brought upon them. i understand Mr. White felt his family was in danger/ life threatening danger but that is what the police is for. It took those kids 20 minutes to get to Mr. White's house and considering we have one of the highest paid police departments and the upper class neighborhood the White's lived in the police would of been there long before the car full of unruly kids arrived. i understand the boys used racial slurs which i am not condoning in anyway but they are intitled to freedom of speech and last time i checked words never killed anyone at most might of hurt your feelings. this case should not be considered a race case. it should be taken for what it is, a man who took the law into his own hands, a man who felt it was appropriate to confront a 17 year old with a loaded weapon, a man who was in so much fear but not enough fear to call the police, a man who ruined not only the lives of the boy who was killed but the lives of his own family. this whole case is a disgrace that man killed that boy in cold blood.
Spoken like a true blithering reh-tard. As the poster from Maine said, freedom of speech does not include threats and trespassing. If a mob of racist ginzos comes to my lawn threatening my family(weapons or not) and property Im sure Ill have my mossberg cocked and ready to defend whats rightfully mine. If this case were as clean-cut as ypu people portray it to be...he wouldve been charged with murder. period. Out east LI, south shore trash all act like this. Adults as well as teens.
Yea its unfortunate this kid died, and im sure he didnt see it coming, but it happened as a result of his own actions.
Eve of Destruction

Huntington Station, NY

#14 Feb 11, 2010
eve wrote:
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yeah, he went quietly home in a quiet rage, and manipulated his father into shooting dano. these people do not belong around here.
could you please explain your convoluted logic
How did Aaron White force those young men to get in their cars in the middle of the night and drive to his house.

Rules for Survival 101

1.) Never call someone in the middle of the night and threaten to kill a family member
2.) If a man with a gun gives you the option to leave, it is a wise man who exercises that option.

In summation, if you are going to go to someone's home in the middle of the night, drunk, with a gang of wanna be hoodlums and you get killed. You have no one to blame but yourself.

Take a deep breath and say it outloud
Dano is dead because Dano acted like an asshole

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#15 Feb 13, 2010
In the Halls of Justice, the only justice, is in the halls !

People have a right to protect, themselves and their property.

The Rule is : DO what you have to DO, then let the Lord, sort them out !
Second That

Nutley, NJ

#16 Mar 12, 2010
Stupid is what stupid does, now stupid's dead!
John White, you did what I would have done, I hope you walk and I'm not an African American either!
charles

Hendersonville, TN

#17 Apr 18, 2010
Everyone should be saddened by the loss of life in this tragic event and we should all remain respectful of the family when making comments.

I am disappointed that nobody has questioned who was responsible for serving these young teenagers alcohol. Someone is morally responsible for providing enough alcohol to impair the judgement and change the personality of what was potrayed to be an "easy- going" teenager. Who was responsible for providing the alcohol to the teenagers and starting this tragic event?

How did
Colleen wrote:
what an injustice it would be if john white is found inncocent even as it is a disgrace that he was only charged with manslaughter. They claim he was defending his family and home but answer me this what weapons did those kids have other than their voices(which it is freedom of speech). if john white feared for his life, why did he not call the police. in this country it is illegal to take the law into your own hands and under laws of using deadly force and individual can only use deadly force if deadly force is brought upon them. i understand Mr. White felt his family was in danger/ life threatening danger but that is what the police is for. It took those kids 20 minutes to get to Mr. White's house and considering we have one of the highest paid police departments and the upper class neighborhood the White's lived in the police would of been there long before the car full of unruly kids arrived. i understand the boys used racial slurs which i am not condoning in anyway but they are intitled to freedom of speech and last time i checked words never killed anyone at most might of hurt your feelings. this case should not be considered a race case. it should be taken for what it is, a man who took the law into his own hands, a man who felt it was appropriate to confront a 17 year old with a loaded weapon, a man who was in so much fear but not enough fear to call the police, a man who ruined not only the lives of the boy who was killed but the lives of his own family. this whole case is a disgrace that man killed that boy in cold blood.
charles

Hendersonville, TN

#18 Apr 18, 2010
Everyone should be saddened by the loss of life in this tragic event and we should all remain respectful of the family when making comments.

I am disappointed that nobody has questioned who was responsible for serving these young teenagers alcohol. Someone is morally responsible for providing enough alcohol to impair the judgement and change the personality of what was potrayed to be an "easy- going" teenager. Who was responsible for providing the alcohol to the teenagers and starting this tragic event?
Justine

Hicksville, NY

#19 Apr 18, 2010
White and his son Aaron are two slippery snakes.
Justine

Hicksville, NY

#20 Apr 18, 2010
Eve of Destruction wrote:
<quoted text>
could you please explain your convoluted logic
How did Aaron White force those young men to get in their cars in the middle of the night and drive to his house.
Rules for Survival 101
1.) Never call someone in the middle of the night and threaten to kill a family member
2.) If a man with a gun gives you the option to leave, it is a wise man who exercises that option.
In summation, if you are going to go to someone's home in the middle of the night, drunk, with a gang of wanna be hoodlums and you get killed. You have no one to blame but yourself.
Take a deep breath and say it outloud
Dano is dead because Dano acted like an asshole
Add to that: Aaron, don't invite to your house and give directions to kids you and your father are so ridiculously paranoid about, instead of calling the police.
Justine

Hicksville, NY

#21 Apr 18, 2010
Rich wrote:
Freedom of speech does not include tresspassing and making threats.If White was in fear of being harmed which is reasonable to assume,manslaughter is the correct finding. In my day if a kid went to somebodys house and acted that way with adults your own parents would have put their foot up your ass for being disrespectful.Its unfortunate but you play you pay
Put your foot up his behind, but not shoot him in the face, right?
Justine

Hicksville, NY

#22 Apr 18, 2010
Eve of Destruction wrote:
<quoted text>
could you please explain your convoluted logic
How did Aaron White force those young men to get in their cars in the middle of the night and drive to his house.
Rules for Survival 101
1.) Never call someone in the middle of the night and threaten to kill a family member
2.) If a man with a gun gives you the option to leave, it is a wise man who exercises that option.
In summation, if you are going to go to someone's home in the middle of the night, drunk, with a gang of wanna be hoodlums and you get killed. You have no one to blame but yourself.
Take a deep breath and say it outloud
Dano is dead because Dano acted like an asshole
Dano never expected to be shot in the face, because people around here don't do that to teens.

If people deserve to be shot in the face for hating, then Aarons friends posting on this case would get shot in the face. One of them promised to urinate on Dano's memorial tree.

Another joke is the person calling Dano a racist and using the name "ginzo" to describe Italians. Hippocracy 101.
Justine

Hicksville, NY

#23 Apr 18, 2010
MikeLI wrote:
In the Halls of Justice, the only justice, is in the halls !
People have a right to protect, themselves and their property.
The Rule is : DO what you have to DO, then let the Lord, sort them out !
I understand the right to protect yourself and your property, but I don't really think this is a case for that.

What are you going to do, start shooting the local teenagers in the face for their nonsense now?

I don't think its the same thing as a bunch of criminals invading a home.
Helen

Stamford, CT

#24 Jun 13, 2010
Blame the young woman. It shows that racism is alive and well in Long Island and the good old USA.

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