Governor commutes sentence of John White for 2006 shooting

Dec 23, 2010 Full story: Newsday.com 32

John White, center, arrives with wife Sonia, left, at Suffolk County Criminal Court in Riverhead.

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Truth

Delray Beach, FL

#1 Dec 23, 2010
This is disgusting!!! This man and his son were alerted to the fact the kid was coming to confront Whites son. He had more than 10 minutes to do what any law abiding american would do, CALL POLICE. The group coming to his home HAD NO GUN and wanted to FIGHT>..yes fight that thing you do with your FIST... John White CHOSE to pick up his gun, answer the door, walk to the END of his driveway and point range shoot his kid in the face and kill him.. THAT IS MURDER...for whites, blacks, hispanics...it is murder...pre meditated. The govenor is terrible.. I'm telling you..if you are black in america you are in a great position.. You get jobs with LOWER SCORES, you go to school for free, you get white people like bill Gates given you freee money.. it simply is disgusting... Racism in it's worst for is how whites are treated. My friend scored 15 points above a black on police test and DID NOT GET THE JOB< hahhahaha... Who would be proud of getting a job KNOWING others beat you on a test..
port jeff

West Islip, NY

#2 Dec 23, 2010
Get over it!! Merry Christmas Whites!!
So Happy

West Islip, NY

#3 Dec 23, 2010
I am so happy for John White and his family. May they have a wonderful holiday as they deserve.
Martha

Bowling Green, KY

#4 Dec 23, 2010
White should burn in hell for ending the life of a beautiful child. Murderer!
Daytwan Shabazz X

Bronx, NY

#5 Dec 23, 2010
So let me get this straight, a black man shoots a white teenager point blank in the face and kills him and serves 5 months in jail ,,,,, WTF ! Our polititions let a card carring retard of a Govenor get away with this ? Outrage doesnt cover this. My heart goes out to the family of the teen. And for the record, no I don't think the teen should have gone to the White's house screaming obsenities but there was no other threat to his family that warrented this shooting.
ghost

Selden, NY

#6 Dec 23, 2010
I'm so glad he is out .now john w can get back into the groove and kill more of them white mf's.Now we know we wont go to the joint so lets begin...
Disgusted

Warwick, NY

#7 Dec 23, 2010
I hope all of the John White supporters, including Rev. Al, the 100 black men in law enforcement and the NAACP remember this the next time a white home owner kills a young unarmed black man who is either threatening or committing a crime on their property. I know they won't because they are hypocrites.
The only place in New York State you have a right to use deadly force to defend yourself is IN YOUR HOUSE, your property line doesn't mean a thing... but I guess that only applies to white people.
Why would you leave the SAFETY of your house with a GUN which is ILLEGAL to do to confront these kids? Why would you not call the Police? Why does White and his supporters NOT answer this question. White is a 54 year old IDIOT.
At the very least, the illegal use of a gun should get this man far more than what he received.
Paterson just showed what we all knew all along, he is a racist who is not interested in Justice.
"The right to defend one's home, family and ultimately one's self is at the heart of our history and law," said the Rev. Roderick Pearson, who was chairman of Suffolk's African-American advisory board at the time of the shooting.
I will remember this Rev. Pearson, I will remember this statement very closely. I hope you feel the same way about a white man defending his family and property as strongly. Somehow I doubt it.
Mark

Delray Beach, FL

#8 Dec 23, 2010
How can Paterson get away with this? This is racism in it's greatest form. There was NO reasonable excuse for the John White to even leave his home. What he did is not even defendable. This is a sad day for our country and will only make racism of all kinds grow stronger then ever. The failure of the judicial system, politicians, news reporters to simply call everything straight down the line, whether african american or european american is disgusting to say the least.

John White is a murderer...a PRE MEDITATED murder' of a young white teen... and the state of New York stood by and allowed it. White people WAKE UP... Blacks are united.. they stand together (even though their iq doesn't allow them to see the truth).. When was the last time we saw a organized WHITE support group or march for a white cause? Has any white person ever stood up to racial unequality and protested the police departments hiring of lesser qualified, lower test scoring blacks over more qualified whites with higher test scores? No. As long as you don't protest it no one will even take notice.

Unfortunately, racism AGAINST whites is at a all time high.
The Law

Piscataway, NJ

#9 Dec 24, 2010
Lack of Common Sense

Piscataway, NJ

#10 Dec 24, 2010
Ridiculous, he should serve nothing less then life in prison for the multiple terrible decisions he made.

1. Illegal firearm.
2. Not calling 911.
3. Leaving his safe home to go out in the street to confront the aggressors who were children, not men, unarmed children!
4. Escalating the situation by bringing a firearm to confront unarmed children.
5. Discharging the firearm and taking the life of a unarmed child.

He could have simply stayed in his home and waited for them to get bored and leave, or call 911 to send a police car to escort them off his property. The kids would have went home, slept of the booze, and it would have just been chalked up as a typical stupid thing young boys do.

This is very different then a situation were his life and his families lives were in real danger due to someone breaking down his front door to get into his house, big big difference.
Dr Rev Shabazz X

Bronx, NY

#11 Dec 24, 2010
John white gave the unarmed teens directions to his house then waited with a shotgun and illegal handgun.Murder 2nd and CPW 1st,yet only 5 months and 200k raised by WBLI.WTF
did it wrong

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Dec 24, 2010
He should have called police, waited inside his front door UNLOCKED. If they decided to make entry Bang end of story.
Samantha

Massapequa Park, NY

#13 Dec 24, 2010
Why did Newsday only put one person who was against this, and four who were for it, in their article?
wqedrfghj

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Dec 24, 2010
Samantha wrote:
Why did Newsday only put one person who was against this, and four who were for it, in their article?
To sell papers. Why do you think they put a picture of Cicciaro's father with the caption strong reaction to Whites release. When in fact he had no reaction. They're just using people to make money they don't care for the truth. Leave these people alone and let them get on with they're lives.
Dr Rev Shabazz X

Bronx, NY

#15 Dec 24, 2010
they would not have found the house if white did not give directions
Disgusted

Warwick, NY

#16 Dec 24, 2010
I see in the Newsday story that White recounted when he found out he was being released.
Not a thing in that story about him having any remorse or praying for the soul of his victim... and it was a victim, not the result of an accident.
Some Church going man. What a failure.
Mr White

Bronx, NY

#17 Dec 25, 2010
Hells Angel

Beacon, NY

#18 Dec 25, 2010
Let me get this straight.
A Man of color walks out into the street with an Illegal handgun, and shoots an unarmened teenager of another color at point blank range while the mans son stands by with a shotgun. And he walks away with 168 days??????????
What does this tell you about how the laws are enforced.
Would the same thing be done if the colors were reversed????
Notice keep your teens in check, the president has been set , and will be tested. Then it will be an issue of equal rights.
Mark

Delray Beach, FL

#19 Dec 25, 2010
Hells Angel wrote:
Let me get this straight.
A Man of color walks out into the street with an Illegal handgun, and shoots an unarmened teenager of another color at point blank range while the mans son stands by with a shotgun. And he walks away with 168 days??????????
What does this tell you about how the laws are enforced.
Would the same thing be done if the colors were reversed????
Notice keep your teens in check, the president has been set , and will be tested. Then it will be an issue of equal rights.
Your absolutely right. It's a shame whites just don't stand up for their own race publically. As this case stood, sharpten had many people protesting on whites behalf.. There were few white supporters. Just think, there are ignorant white people that actually voted this govenor in. The supreme court justice, mayorga (sp?) has admitted she PURPOSELY held a back white person. I forgot the exact case, but a quick search will tell you. Yet, Obama puts her in supreme court. This stuff is happening all over and it's a shame.
Justice

Medford, NY

#20 Dec 26, 2010
Lame Duck Gov. Patterson is a racist criminal and should be prison! He should be stripped of all his authority and all his lame duck decisions be reversed!

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