Ex-bar owner convicted in firebombing...

Ex-bar owner convicted in firebombing of card store

There are 49 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 5, 2008, titled Ex-bar owner convicted in firebombing of card store. In it, Newsday reports that:

The former owner of a once popular bar in New Hyde Park was convicted yesterday of having a next-door card shop destroyed in a firebombing, federal prosecutors said.

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KEVIN CAMELOT

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Mar 5, 2008
ok
thetruth

Pompano Beach, FL

#2 Mar 5, 2008
37 years??? That's BIZARRE to say the least. I'm not a law expert, but I think the we've seen guys like the father that point blank range killed a teen and he's up for 15 years I believe? I've also read about rapest, cvhild molesters getting under ten year sentences...

If the 37 years is accurate that is disgusting.
MCC

Centereach, NY

#3 Mar 5, 2008
thetruth wrote:
37 years??? That's BIZARRE to say the least. I'm not a law expert, but I think the we've seen guys like the father that point blank range killed a teen and he's up for 15 years I believe? I've also read about rapest, cvhild molesters getting under ten year sentences...
If the 37 years is accurate that is disgusting.
Completely!
micky62

Bronx, NY

#4 Mar 5, 2008
Wow.... A minumum of 30yrs., I bet this jerk had no friggin idea. He figured he would hire two goons and torch the empty shop. Now, he's looking at 37yrs.. Guess he never heard of researching.
Tom T

Hastings, MN

#5 Mar 5, 2008
thetruth wrote:
37 years??? That's BIZARRE to say the least. I'm not a law expert, but I think the we've seen guys like the father that point blank range killed a teen and he's up for 15 years I believe? I've also read about rapest, cvhild molesters getting under ten year sentences...
If the 37 years is accurate that is disgusting.
I agree, this sounds outrageous. I kind of recall the story when it broke. Was anyone injured? I don't recall that anyone was. Newsday doesn't even tell.Unbeleivable.
Malcolm Xcrement

Cave City, KY

#6 Mar 5, 2008
You guys have it bass ackwards!

37 years for firebombing is NOT too severe!

It's just that the penalties for the other crimes, like murder and rape are too LIENIENT.

This man destroyed a building; put peoples lives in jeopardy; Destroyed someones livelihood, etc.-and if he can commit such a horric crime...hardly a "beginners" crime, imagine what he's done that he's never been caught or convicted on!
Hmmm

AOL

#7 Mar 5, 2008
He may be facing 37 years, but years of experience in federal court has taught me that virtually nobody gets the maximum possible sentence. With federal sentencing guidelines, he'll probably get a lot less time than the maximum under the statutes. That being said, firebombing is a serious crime that puts lives in danger, be they tenants, firefighters, or anybody else unfortunate enough to be around when the crime is committed.
Mandatory Sentencing

Lynbrook, NY

#8 Mar 5, 2008
Re-read the article. There is a mandatory sentence of at least 37 years. In Federal prison, you must serve at least 85 percent of your time, too.
ellen

White Plains, NY

#9 Mar 5, 2008
my ex took a pair of pliers and popped my dogs testicles ..he got 3 months
thetruth

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 Mar 6, 2008
ellen wrote:
my ex took a pair of pliers and popped my dogs testicles ..he got 3 months
He should be given the death penalty...

No one got hurt. The crime was done to an empty place and there was no chance of danger to anyone with the incredibly rare exception of a firefighter getting injured in soemthing like this.

It is incredibly unjust aqnd I wouldn't be surprised if it gets over turned on appeal. laws need to be changed fast.
smith

Amityville, NY

#11 Mar 6, 2008
Malcom says:
"You guys have it bass ackwards!

37 years for firebombing is NOT too severe!

It's just that the penalties for the other crimes, like murder and rape are too LIENIENT.

This man destroyed a building; put peoples lives in jeopardy; Destroyed someones livelihood, etc.-and if he can commit such a horric crime...hardly a "beginners" crime, imagine what he's done that he's never been caught or convicted on!"

Amen, Brother!
This was not a tiny mistake. He destroyed someone's business, he ruined people's jobs, he put lives in danger.. Neighboring businesses could have easily gone up in flames as well.(His own lawyer states that his bar was damaged)
Well i guess he sure showed them, huh?
37 years sounds about right to me. If an idiot can be so dumb as to burn down the store next to his and sophisticated in criminal ways enough to hire someone else to do it, he doesn't need to be out there among society.

You all have my permission to lobby for more stringent minimum sentences for rape and murder.
Good

Shoreham, NY

#12 Mar 6, 2008
One more anti-social thug off the streets. Some people don't think the law applies to them. Now Graziano will have a long time in jail to brush up on his civics. Good riddance!

“Rant much?”

Since: Dec 07

Long Island, NY

#14 Mar 6, 2008
Whatta maroon.
PrimrosePath

Hicksville, NY

#15 Mar 6, 2008
Only if Charlie had Johnny Cochran on his side - he'd be 100 percent not guilty.
Helllllllloooooo o

Union City, NJ

#16 Mar 6, 2008
WASN'T ME!!!!
Frank

New York, NY

#17 Mar 6, 2008
Here we go with another FAT ITALIAN that can't seem to live an honest clean life. See ya in 47 years, GUMBA!!
Frank

New York, NY

#18 Mar 6, 2008
micky62 wrote:
Wow.... A minumum of 30yrs., I bet this jerk had no friggin idea. He figured he would hire two goons and torch the empty shop. Now, he's looking at 37yrs.. Guess he never heard of researching.
You saw his last name, right?? Would you expect him to have anything more than HALF a brain?
Jessica Simpson

Freeport, NY

#19 Mar 6, 2008
New Hyde Park is like the GHETTO - Might as well do a drive by shooting while your at it.
ur a loser

Farmingdale, NY

#21 Mar 6, 2008
Frank wrote:
Here we go with another FAT ITALIAN that can't seem to live an honest clean life. See ya in 47 years, GUMBA!!
Y are you going to he!! too.
A@@h o l e
ur a loser

Farmingdale, NY

#22 Mar 6, 2008
ITALIANS SUCK wrote:
A guy named Carmine Graziano ordered a firebombing? Why am I not surprised?
Another fine example of ethnic diversity making America a better place...a better place for immigrant criminals maybe.
F U you pr.ck. Italians are the best and your just jealous cuz your not. Bastard

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