Ridge man pleads guilty in fatal house crash -

Sep 20, 2007 Read more: Newsday 44
A Ridge man who police say was driving under the influence of drugs when he crashed through the wall of a Farmingdale house, killing its owner as he sat on a couch, pleaded guilty to all charges Thursday. Read more
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Good plea

Hauppauge, NY

#1 Sep 20, 2007
Good disposition. He only faced 7 1/2 - 15 after what would have been a 2-3 month trial, and 7-14 pre-trial saves the family the stress of a trial.
Dont tase me bro

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Sep 20, 2007
line 7: "unlawfully feeling from a police officer in the first degree" feeling an officer?
what drugs he took to drive to a wall? must be a powerful mushroom!! I wonder what the victim was watching when he died. Cops? wheel of fortune?
what

Morristown, NJ

#3 Sep 20, 2007
the family is suing the police for their part? what the HELL are they suing about? why dont you finish the god damn article newsday?
this is freakin ridiculous.
Southbound

Overland Park, KS

#7 Sep 20, 2007
Responsibility where responsibility lies, with the loser who was doing something illegal and ran from the pursuing police officers. This is refreshing. Any suit against the police should be dismissed.
former LIer

Saint Petersburg, FL

#8 Sep 20, 2007
The police were doing their job. Sue the driver...and his parents for raising him!! The driver is the one that took drugs, drove into the house and caused their father's death! Not the police. Get rid of the slimey lawyer and sue the right people!
Wise Old Man

New Hyde Park, NY

#9 Sep 20, 2007
the victim lived in Farmingdale and the family live in Northbabylon ? she had probally already threw him out, and now she want to sue the police ? I guess for loss of affection
JJJ

Farmingdale, NY

#10 Sep 20, 2007
Toast is Awesome wrote:
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Judging from the picture of the family, it seems to me like a bunch of opportunistic white trash is trying to cash in on this to the fullest extent. Is anybody really surprised by it?
You are so stupid. The police should know when to give up a dangerous chase...like when racing through a residential area. You'd think different if it was your Dad, loser.
poison pen

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Sep 20, 2007
looks like these people lived in different homes. are they divorced?
wife in north babylon, dead husband in farmingdale.sure blame the cops,
county has money (boys we just hit lotto) how about suing the skid who killed him. what? he hasn't got any money and is going to jail. cops doing their job.maybe there shouldn't be any cops. who would we blame then.
Stony Brook NY

Bridgewater, NJ

#14 Sep 20, 2007
former LIer wrote:
The police were doing their job. Sue the driver...and his parents for raising him!! The driver is the one that took drugs, drove into the house and caused their father's death! Not the police. Get rid of the slimey lawyer and sue the right people!
But THEY don't have any money!!!
Toast is Awesome

Wallington, NJ

#15 Sep 20, 2007
poison pen wrote:
looks like these people lived in different homes. are they divorced?
wife in north babylon, dead husband in farmingdale.sure blame the cops,
county has money (boys we just hit lotto) how about suing the skid who killed him. what? he hasn't got any money and is going to jail. cops doing their job.maybe there shouldn't be any cops. who would we blame then.
Try telling that to my friend JJJ from Farmingdale, who bashed the cops for doing their job.

I agree with you 100%.
SunnyDay

Union City, CA

#16 Sep 20, 2007
How about suing the person who crashed into the house instead of the police doing their job. I'm sorry for this families loss but this isn't the fault of the police. The suspect ran into the house while he was running from the police because he was doing something wrong, HOW is that the police's fault?

Since: Jul 07

Orlando, FL

#17 Sep 20, 2007
JJJ wrote:
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You are so stupid. The police should know when to give up a dangerous chase...like when racing through a residential area. You'd think different if it was your Dad, loser.
Wrong, wrong, wrong.
If the police "had" to give up every chase just because someone runs or the neighborhood changes they wouldn't be able to catch anyone.
What needs to be done is to change the punishment for running from the police. The problem lies with the runners, NOT the police.
Only 2 months ago in Pine Hills, Florida another driver ran from the police after being observed driving
though red lights, passing cars on the shoulder, speeding.
THEN the police went after them as required by law. This driver brought this on himself. He was stopped only after running another red light killing an entire family!!!
Of course the anti-cops said the same junk. "the cops shouldn't chase them"
Nobody had a driver license or insurance in that car either.
Yea right. It's the cops fault.
New law. Run from the cops.
20 years in prison, no parole.
Only if no one is hurt by the runners actions. Anybody gets hurt.
Life, no parole.
rpm

United States

#18 Sep 20, 2007
i agree with JJJ 100% im a police officer in toms river new jersey and it is known when to call off a high speed pursuit. i did hear about this incident and apparently they were trying to call off this chase to save the drivers life and anyone who would be endangered from his recklessness. then when they did not stop because someone thought they could stop him he hit a house and killed someone. im not saying its the police officers fault but the family does have a strong case and if they would have called off the chase her husband would not have been dead.
fed up

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Sep 20, 2007
where are all the people who said that the police were picking on this poor alter boy 6 months ago it turns out everything the police said he did he did do. police are the only link between civility and chaos. and all you liberals should start putting the blame where it belongs on this drug addict felon who was given to many chances and should have been in jail prior to causing this terrible incident.
baddabing

New York, NY

#20 Sep 20, 2007
rpm wrote:
i agree with JJJ 100% im a police officer in toms river new jersey and it is known when to call off a high speed pursuit. i did hear about this incident and apparently they were trying to call off this chase to save the drivers life and anyone who would be endangered from his recklessness. then when they did not stop because someone thought they could stop him he hit a house and killed someone. im not saying its the police officers fault but the family does have a strong case and if they would have called off the chase her husband would not have been dead.
they are called FACTS! Get them straight before you spew anymore nonsense.
found innocent

Briarcliff Manor, NY

#21 Sep 20, 2007
fed up wrote:
where are all the people who said that the police were picking on this poor alter boy 6 months ago it turns out everything the police said he did he did do. police are the only link between civility and chaos. and all you liberals should start putting the blame where it belongs on this drug addict felon who was given to many chances and should have been in jail prior to causing this terrible incident.
by your logic, we should close up our courts since if a cop says you did something illegal you must have. then we can send everyone directly to jail and not bother with a trial, trials just get in the way of the police who are perfect and should be allowed to do anything to get their adrenaline pumping and make an arrest. Maybe we should get rid of the constitution since our pesky rights get in the way of police work. I hope she sues the cops personally and takes them for all they are worth.
Tommy

Bronx, NY

#22 Sep 20, 2007
The police are 100% at fault.. Give up your damn chase when you hit residential territory... for god sakes he did drugs, not a murder! Way to go cops thanks for killing another innocent man cause your thrill of chasing dumb drug dealers which you cant keep em' all off the street!
What is that all about

North Brunswick, NJ

#23 Sep 20, 2007
Let me get this straight: He was on parole in a drug charge, yet he's using marijuana while driving, eludes police, and kills someone in their home? 7 to 14 sounds lenient to me! The family should sue!
maggie

Shallotte, NC

#24 Sep 20, 2007
SUE SUE SUE -- THAT'S THE NAME OF THE GAME TODAY.

IF THEY CHOSE TO SUE AND THIS CASE DOES NOT GO IN THEIR FAVOR.... THEY SHOULD PAY ALL LEGAL COSTS INVOLVED.
COPS ARE DAMNED IF THEY DO AND DAMNED IF THEY DONT.
down2earth

Rockville Centre, NY

#25 Sep 20, 2007
Wise Old Man wrote:
the victim lived in Farmingdale and the family live in Northbabylon ? she had probally already threw him out, and now she want to sue the police ? I guess for loss of affection
You are not a wise old man, but a stupid old fool - how dare you say something like that when you don't know the story.

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