Gov. Paterson pardons Long Island father who killed teen that threatened his son

Dec 24, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: NY Daily News

John Harris White was pardoned Thursday by Gov. David Paterson. White was convicted of killing Daniel Cicciaro Jr.

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people are stupid

Oak Park, MI

#1 Dec 25, 2010
I see so much misinformation on this case.

First off, Cic was NOT on whites property when he was shot. Police say he was standing on the street.

Next, white came out of his house and was standing at the edge of his front property nose to nose with the guy.

This story of a accidental shot is bs. white would have to have been pointing it at the guy with the safety off. Thats no accident.
Bossa Nova

Baldwin, NY

#2 Dec 27, 2010
All of this could have been avoided if the sorry excuse for parents had not been allowing minors to consume alcohol at the party, and if the so-called friends of this (unfortunately deceased)young man had taken his drunk behind home. Instead, they CHOSE the gang mentality route and decided to show up at this man's house be it on the block, in the driveway, whatever. These "friends" didn't scream for this young man "hey let's get out of here" or to "back off he's got a gun," They didn't drive him to the nearest hospital either, and let's not even go into the 911 recordings.

Not ONE TIME has Mr or Mrs Cicciaro Sr. expressed outrage at the parents who allowed his son to consume alcohol. Were it my son, they would have been prosecuted and I want them to serve the max sentence allowed.

Not ONE TIME did Mr. or Mrs. Cicciaro Sr. express outrage at the punk who set up the phony MySpace page with the rape hoax. This punk currently hides in a military uniform.

Not ONE TIME did Mr. or Mrs.Ciccaro express outrage at their son's friends for not driving their son home who was clearly intoxicated.

There are no winners in this case and it should be pointed out that Gov Patterson didn't pardon John White, so he is still considered a convicted felon and he is unable to own a gun (though prior to this incident the man didn't even have a parking ticket.)

For those who keep saying that he should have called the police: What could have stopped these young men from bashing the windows open with the bats and getting to this man and his family? Also, it is a catch-22 situation given the relationship of Black citizens and Law Enforcement i.e. slain NYPD officer Omar Edwards who was shot by his own colleauges.

Perhaps if this "genius" D.A. Thomas Spota had did the right thing by prosecuting both John White for the shooting AND Cicciaro Jr.'s phony friends for menacing and harassment, instead of doing the white thing by solely prosecuting John White the outcome and situation would have been much different.
Bossa Nova

Baldwin, NY

#3 Dec 27, 2010
I also hope that the parents of Daniel Cicciaro seek bereavement counseling, and use their son's death as a way to send the message out to parents and young men and women about the dangers of underage drinking and negative peer assciations. Godspeed to them.
osiris

Miller Place, NY

#4 Dec 27, 2010
dano's father used to drink with his son and his friends trash is always trash
Truth Hurts

Warwick, NY

#5 Dec 28, 2010
White had an illegal gun.

Period.

Ask Plaxico Burress what kind of time that alone will get you in New York.

White in his statement at his church and since his release has not uttered one word of remorse. He doesn't take any blame. A 54 year old man should have more sense than to do what he did. I own a gun, LEGALLY, and I know that I cannot even think about going outside of my house with it to confront someone. Unless my family IN THE HOUSE are directly threatened, I cannot use that gun in New York. Whether you agree or don't, THAT IS THE LAW! White broke it when he walked out of the house with an ILLEGAL gun. His sentencing was a joke.

All of this speculation and what if... there were no windows smashed, no one was assaulted, the house was never under any attack. White was just angry and wanted to shoot someone. Period.

And the "Governor", and I use that term loosely, really demonstrated who he represents in this state when he didn't even have the decency to call the family and get their side before releasing White. What a piece of slime he is... good riddance and don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out Paterson. We will all have the legacy of looking at those UGLY license plates you authorized. Who thought it was a good idea to let a blind man pick the new license plates anyway?

White knows the truth of what happened, and so does God who will provide him ultimate judgement one day. For his sake, I hope he has the story straight by then.
juries are stupid

Washington, MI

#6 Dec 28, 2010
Truth Hurts wrote:
White had an illegal gun.
Period.
Ask Plaxico Burress what kind of time that alone will get you in New York.
White in his statement at his church and since his release has not uttered one word of remorse. He doesn't take any blame. A 54 year old man should have more sense than to do what he did. I own a gun, LEGALLY, and I know that I cannot even think about going outside of my house with it to confront someone. Unless my family IN THE HOUSE are directly threatened, I cannot use that gun in New York. Whether you agree or don't, THAT IS THE LAW! White broke it when he walked out of the house with an ILLEGAL gun. His sentencing was a joke.
All of this speculation and what if... there were no windows smashed, no one was assaulted, the house was never under any attack. White was just angry and wanted to shoot someone. Period.
And the "Governor", and I use that term loosely, really demonstrated who he represents in this state when he didn't even have the decency to call the family and get their side before releasing White. What a piece of slime he is... good riddance and don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out Paterson. We will all have the legacy of looking at those UGLY license plates you authorized. Who thought it was a good idea to let a blind man pick the new license plates anyway?
White knows the truth of what happened, and so does God who will provide him ultimate judgement one day. For his sake, I hope he has the story straight by then.
Ya, there is so much misinformation put out about this murderous negros supporters. They try to spin it like white was under attack in his own home.
The fact is he went outside to the street where they were to point a gun at the guy. Thats why white couldn't say self defense and had to go with " it was an accidental shooting". Its clear there is a criminal system for negros and one for Caucasians. A Caucasian would do real time for such a act with a illegal gun.
truth hurts

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Dec 29, 2010
This right wing italian fascist guinea Kid Daniel Cicciaro Jr got what he deserved and for the trader' nazi website like stormwatch portraying him as some white teen (lol! lol! lol!) to lump all the other deferent ethnic european groups together to hide this fascist ethnic kids background is a sham! that "won't" work in 2010. this fascist guinea thug who intruded on john white property was a troubled italian kid and not just "a white kid".... i'm sure other european decent groups who suffered under fascism in world war two don't want to be lump in with this italian moron kids bad decision that got him killed. and as for the coke head polish girl who incited this problem for Daniel Cicciaro Jr death why hasn't she been indicted for causing his death by spreading lies to get attention because of her coke drug problem?!?.

See these RIGHT WING Mafia kids on long island are out of control and they need to be exposed for who they really are!. and thats by "singly" breaking down there "italian" ethnic group- down to science.

God speed Gov Patterson you are a real american hero who made the correct decision!

SO Happy New year John white may freedom ring!

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