Cops seek witnesses in William Floyd High shooting

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Suffolk police yesterday were reviewing video and interviewing witnesses who had been at the "chaotic" scene at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach where a 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg after a ...
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Lisa mastic beach

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#23
Dec 15, 2008
 
Ive put alot of children thru this school and never has it been this bad.We have a nice little town it just needs to be cleaned up the right way, by the right people.Maybe then the tax paying home oweners will be able to let there children play outside again.
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Dec 15, 2008
 

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Curious wrote:
This Mastic area is intriguing. I'll never have a reason to set foot in there. Could somebody tell me what is wrong with this place. Is it just a big white slum with a lot of sex offenders? Is this just a big, caucasian slum? Is it like a bigger version of Levittown?
I live nearby in manorville, i attend william floyd high. And for someone to blame this on us it rediculous. It was a riverhead student. They brought their drama here. And i can say that because i attended both schools.
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Dec 15, 2008
 

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Maybe the police should start searching all section 8 housing in the area.
so all section 8 people are criminals very close minded there are good and bad in every walk of life,how about instead of pulling over cars to create revenue for the county which goes god knows where the police actually get involved in the neighborhoods,like the good old days,its all about the gangs they are everywhere
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Dec 15, 2008
 
about life wrote:
<quoted text>so all section 8 people are criminals very close minded there are good and bad in every walk of life,how about instead of pulling over cars to create revenue for the county which goes god knows where the police actually get involved in the neighborhoods,like the good old days,its all about the gangs they are everywhere
Absolutely, we can have cops get out of their cars gather up the gang members make smores hold hands and sing it's a small world after all. That will turn their druggie gang member frowns upside down.

How about bringing negtlect charges against all of the parents that don't curb or reign in their hood rats. When Momma has to go to court maybe she'll put down the cheap cigs from the reservation drop her 40 and put some limits on their kids. Naaaaah, it's always someone elses fault and responsibility to raise their kids. It's the "systems" fault for not having enough midnight basketball leagues available. It's the Town of Brookhaven's fault for not having enough play grounds and organized after school programs for the neglected children to attend. It's the school's fault for not undoing in 6 hours a day what the parent(s) have taken a child's lifetime to create. An out of control, no limits set upon them drug using, weapon carrying, thieving savage.
Vince

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Dec 15, 2008
 
No common sense wrote:
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Absolutely, we can have cops get out of their cars gather up the gang members make smores hold hands and sing it's a small world after all. That will turn their druggie gang member frowns upside down.
How about bringing negtlect charges against all of the parents that don't curb or reign in their hood rats. When Momma has to go to court maybe she'll put down the cheap cigs from the reservation drop her 40 and put some limits on their kids. Naaaaah, it's always someone elses fault and responsibility to raise their kids. It's the "systems" fault for not having enough midnight basketball leagues available. It's the Town of Brookhaven's fault for not having enough play grounds and organized after school programs for the neglected children to attend. It's the school's fault for not undoing in 6 hours a day what the parent(s) have taken a child's lifetime to create. An out of control, no limits set upon them drug using, weapon carrying, thieving savage.
Don't worry. Governor Patterson has the answer. Increase Welfare and decrease school funding. What better way to fix the problem than to take more money away from the tax payers kids and throw it at a flawed system. How about getting 2/3 of the people off welfare. If you CAN work, you SHOULD work. This is not a matter of being UNABLE to work, in most cases, it is being UNWILLING to work. Of course there are exceptions. Those are the 1/3 that should continue to get subsidized. But when you take the will away from people and then lump them in one area, you place an undue burden on the tax paying residents who keep fighting to get their town back. Come on Sayville and Bayport and Nissequogue and East Hampton, etc. When are you going to take on YOUR share of the burden? We in Mastic/Shirley keep hearing that nothing can be done , as many of these programs are State Mandated and County Run. I say, if there are 25 Section 8 families, they must be divided up equally among the Townships and then further divided by town. It is the responsibility of each township to provide housing spread throughout their jurisdiction. Not overload a town still trying to fight the stigma placed upon them in the late 70's when they first started pumping all the section 8, into the Mastic/Shirley area.
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Dec 16, 2008
 

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I was once driving through the Shiley/Mastic area and I saw some guy taking a leak on his house in the middle of the day. About an hour later, on the way home, I saw another man deficating on the side walk. Now who wants to tell me the people from this area are not trash?
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Dec 16, 2008
 
We have an English style garden with boxwood hedges and espaliered fruit trees. We grow white strawberries and over 20 types of herbs, and a variety of berries. We have a rumford fireplace in our home and many pieces of fine antique furniture.

We have a library filled with antique prints and books on a variety of subjects ranging from local history to woodworking with 18th century tools.

I collect coin silver and pottery from the early 19th century. I speak two languages and am learning a third and my husband speaks three languages. We listen to classical music. We regularly visit museums and historical sites.

We don't tolerate bad behaviour in our home and our children were taught proper manners. We pray daily and read the Bible.

We completely eschew 'trashy' behaviour and yes we live in Mastic Beach.

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#30
Dec 16, 2008
 
to bad the shooter ws from riverhead
Vince

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Dec 17, 2008
 
I kid you not wrote:
I was once driving through the Shiley/Mastic area and I saw some guy taking a leak on his house in the middle of the day. About an hour later, on the way home, I saw another man deficating on the side walk. Now who wants to tell me the people from this area are not trash?
Why don't you go ahead and purchase the house next to you and rent it out to DSS to house some of the transients the government forces on US. I love all you ignorant people. If you read what is being written, those low life people are being put in the area BY the Government. Apparently you can't read through your rose colored glasses. If it bothers you that an area is subjected to this behavior, do something about it. Lord knows no one has ever even spit on the sidewalk in your town. Boy, talk about ignorance. I've been to Great Neck. You have to go through some seedy areas to get to it. I've also been to Manhattan and witnessed people urinating on the street. Does that mean most of the residents of NYC are vagrants? Of course not. In the 10 years I've lived in the area, I've never seen the behavior you witnessed. Amazing that you saw it twice in one day. Where were you when you saw it? By one Smith's Point (one of the nicest beaches on LI?) By the William Floyd Estate (home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a National Landmark), The Golf Course, the Wertham Wildlife Preverve? Forge River Marina? Southhaven Park? Dowling College? Colabro Airport?...or were you just heading towards the reservation to try and score some cheap cigarettes. Do us all a favor and in the future, stay out of the area. It would be better for all of us. And when people like you write their congressmen and insist that their area take on their fair share of the burden, it will be better for everyone.
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#32
Dec 17, 2008
 
To Vince, we're trying. Antihamptons.com is trying to spread the word on how beautiful this area actually is. No other town on LI has our open waterfront for everyone to enjoy. The people who post about the local government keeping the town depressed hit it right on the head. As one representative, who wont be named, put it when asked why so many sex offenders are being dumped in our neighborhood,said "they've got to go somewhere!" Vote yes to incorporate Mastic Beach into a village. Once that happens, renters of non-owner occupied houses will be forced to leave. Section 8 goes along with them. Lets get our town back!!!

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Dec 17, 2008
 
Vince wrote:
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Why don't you go ahead and purchase the house next to you and rent it out to DSS to house some of the transients the government forces on US. I love all you ignorant people. If you read what is being written, those low life people are being put in the area BY the Government. Apparently you can't read through your rose colored glasses. If it bothers you that an area is subjected to this behavior, do something about it. Lord knows no one has ever even spit on the sidewalk in your town. Boy, talk about ignorance. I've been to Great Neck. You have to go through some seedy areas to get to it. I've also been to Manhattan and witnessed people urinating on the street. Does that mean most of the residents of NYC are vagrants? Of course not. In the 10 years I've lived in the area, I've never seen the behavior you witnessed. Amazing that you saw it twice in one day. Where were you when you saw it? By one Smith's Point (one of the nicest beaches on LI?) By the William Floyd Estate (home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a National Landmark), The Golf Course, the Wertham Wildlife Preverve? Forge River Marina? Southhaven Park? Dowling College? Colabro Airport?...or were you just heading towards the reservation to try and score some cheap cigarettes. Do us all a favor and in the future, stay out of the area. It would be better for all of us. And when people like you write their congressmen and insist that their area take on their fair share of the burden, it will be better for everyone.
Vince,

These problems are why I have been advocating an absentee landlord tax. Please look at other forums I've started regarding this issue. There are people out here that are proponents for a village, which in no way can or could address the issues you have bought up. This area would become another Patchogue on the water / a village for almost 20 years, with the same social ills that have never left that area. Take a look, and give me your input.

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Dec 17, 2008
 
Vince wrote:
I too used to hold the ignorant view of the area. Having moved to the area in the late 1990's I was surprised at the people who live and OWN in the area. I have never met a friendlier or harder working group of people. Many have gone on to have good paying jobs and own businesses, but choose to stay here because they like the area. Many are third generation residents, who could choose to live somewhere else but don't. The problem with the area is caused by state and local government. Rather than taking Section 8, Sex Offenders, and recovering addicts and dispersing them equally around the county, they overburden this area. This creates a catch 22. It causes the home values to stay depressed, which in turn causes the slum lord's to buy up property only to be paid by DSS to house more of these people. Believe me, if any other South Shore area was subjected to the government forced influx of temporary residents, the outcome would be the same.
In short, it is not the RESIDENTS of Mastic-Shirley, that harm the area, it is the TEMPORARY RESIDENTS forced on us by the government. But until the taxpayers of the area unite against these infair practices, nothing will change.
Very well said.

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Very well said.
Thanks!

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Dec 18, 2008
 
antihamptons wrote:
To Vince, we're trying. Antihamptons.com is trying to spread the word on how beautiful this area actually is. No other town on LI has our open waterfront for everyone to enjoy. The people who post about the local government keeping the town depressed hit it right on the head. As one representative, who wont be named, put it when asked why so many sex offenders are being dumped in our neighborhood,said "they've got to go somewhere!" Vote yes to incorporate Mastic Beach into a village. Once that happens, renters of non-owner occupied houses will be forced to leave. Section 8 goes along with them. Lets get our town back!!!
antihamptoms.com
Good intentions, but very misleading information. All a village can do is change the yearly rental permit fees for non-owner occupied homes - you will never, I repeat, NEVER, do anything regarding Section 8 housing. The mayor of Patchogue has a Section 8 home both across the street from him, and many other homes surrounding his home. This is a federally funded program - up to $1600.00 per month is paid by the government / the balance, if any, is picked up by DSS, AND THEIR PROPERTY TAXES ARE ALSO PAID THRU DSS. This is a fact sir, and can be easily confirmed. I have many friends in DSS that supply this information.

The ills of this community, i/e - transients, need to be weeded out by implementing an Absentee Landlord tax. Affordable housing attracts slumlords, this has always been and shall always be true. To implement a 10% corporate property tax on absentee landlords will be a good start in making this area unattractive financially to set up shop in this area. If you incorporate first, you are doomed to become another Patchogue on the water.

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Dec 18, 2008
 
Vince wrote:
I too used to hold the ignorant view of the area. Having moved to the area in the late 1990's I was surprised at the people who live and OWN in the area. I have never met a friendlier or harder working group of people. Many have gone on to have good paying jobs and own businesses, but choose to stay here because they like the area. Many are third generation residents, who could choose to live somewhere else but don't. The problem with the area is caused by state and local government. Rather than taking Section 8, Sex Offenders, and recovering addicts and dispersing them equally around the county, they overburden this area. This creates a catch 22. It causes the home values to stay depressed, which in turn causes the slum lord's to buy up property only to be paid by DSS to house more of these people. Believe me, if any other South Shore area was subjected to the government forced influx of temporary residents, the outcome would be the same.
In short, it is not the RESIDENTS of Mastic-Shirley, that harm the area, it is the TEMPORARY RESIDENTS forced on us by the government. But until the taxpayers of the area unite against these infair practices, nothing will change.
I agree and thank you for your take on all of this Vince.

I need to apolopize to Tony-Tee now. I posted without realizing her viewpoint.

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Dec 19, 2008
 
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I agree and thank you for your take on all of this Vince.
I need to apolopize to Tony-Tee now. I posted without realizing her viewpoint.
No need to apologize - Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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Dec 19, 2008
 
The (Alleged) Wm Floyd shooter was arrested. He is OMAR TOMLINSON, DOB 03-23-81 (27 year old man).
His address is 9 Terapin St. Mastic NY 11950. The address is a high ranch owned by J. Sears.

Just wondering, is this a LEGAL RENTAL?

If I ran the village, I would order my code enforcement team to document whether there is a valid rental permit, determine where the owner lives, identify the other tenants, summon the landlord to court, and have the village magistrate order a search warrant to allow access to the property so that all building code violations are addressed. The Town is too busy to do it's job.

We need a village.

(I know others will say let there be an absentee landlord tax). A Village will be able to get into the property and punish the slumlords. ALT tax, if enacted, will raise the landlord's cost of doing business, but it will not solve the problem.

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Village Now wrote:
The (Alleged) Wm Floyd shooter was arrested. He is OMAR TOMLINSON, DOB 03-23-81 (27 year old man).
His address is 9 Terapin St. Mastic NY 11950. The address is a high ranch owned by J. Sears.
Just wondering, is this a LEGAL RENTAL?
If I ran the village, I would order my code enforcement team to document whether there is a valid rental permit, determine where the owner lives, identify the other tenants, summon the landlord to court, and have the village magistrate order a search warrant to allow access to the property so that all building code violations are addressed. The Town is too busy to do it's job.
We need a village.
(I know others will say let there be an absentee landlord tax). A Village will be able to get into the property and punish the slumlords. ALT tax, if enacted, will raise the landlord's cost of doing business, but it will not solve the problem.
A man was stabbed to death in the Village of Patchogue, so stop this rambling of how a village is the cure.
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Dec 19, 2008
 
Silas Barnaby wrote:
"Police said the suspect is a male, about 5 foot 7 inches tall with a stocky build."
Hey that really narrows it down for us! What exactly is the point of that description?
Does the SCPD intentionally not report the race of the suspect or does Newsday omit it?
SCPD does report it in their news releases.

Newsday a/k/a News-Rag "manipulates" and "censors" police press releases to make them more politically correct. Sound like George Orwells 1984 anyone? Newsday, although not a government enity, likes to act as our nany or "thought police." Newsday does this by omitting valuable suspect information, for their own polictical/monetary agenda, at the expense of public safety.
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Dec 19, 2008
 
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SCPD does report it in their news releases.
Newsday a/k/a News-Rag "manipulates" and "censors" police press releases to make them more politically correct. Sound like George Orwells 1984 anyone? Newsday, although not a government enity, likes to act as our nany or "thought police." Newsday does this by omitting valuable suspect information, for their own polictical/monetary agenda, at the expense of public safety.
FYI SCPD's News Releases are available online. Simply go to www.suffolkpd.org . All the press releases are right on the main page.

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