Man pleads not guilty to killing prom...

Man pleads not guilty to killing prominent attorney

There are 53 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 19, 2007, titled Man pleads not guilty to killing prominent attorney. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Ridge Man accused of driving drunk when he killed a prominent Manhattan attorney riding a bicycle pleaded not guilty Thursday to manslaughter.

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TEETOTALER

Fairview, NJ

#1 Jul 19, 2007
DWI has long been an epidemic on Long Island. Yet all we do is read about them every day.

To paraphrase a line from the classic movie Invasion Of The Body Snatchers: "They're here now. You're next."
SOOP

Horsham, PA

#2 Jul 19, 2007
It appears that this man is being treated a bit harsher than most aacused drunk drivers. Why is that? Don't get me wrong, our laws should be fitting, but for all, not just those that kill someone the community deems prominent.
abby

Stamford, CT

#3 Jul 19, 2007
my thing is how can enter a plea of not guilty if he was not guilty then the guy onthe bike would still be alive - the lawyer who is representing this bottom feeder must be one himself that's all I can say
abby

Stamford, CT

#4 Jul 19, 2007
like I said how could not plea not guilty the man is dead he hit him and the justice system lets him ple not guilty if he is not guilty they the man on the bike would be alive - its pretty sad siutation when bottom feeder lawyers represent people like this - I don't think he is being treated harsher then must accused he hit a man and killed him he sould be presecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Especially if he did not even stop to see what happened
Ban Everything

United States

#5 Jul 19, 2007
Perhaps he had just recieved his legal bill...

Since: Dec 06

massapequa, long island

#7 Jul 19, 2007
SOOP wrote:
It appears that this man is being treated a bit harsher than most aacused drunk drivers. Why is that? Don't get me wrong, our laws should be fitting, but for all, not just those that kill someone the community deems prominent.
harsher then most? he wasn't charged with murfer was he?
he should have been.
you get behind a wheel of a car and you are drunk, you now have in the hands of a drunk, a very powerful and deadly weapon. he knew he was drunk and he knew he got behind the wheel. that makes it murder.
Queen of Corona

Levittown, NY

#8 Jul 19, 2007
abby wrote:
like I said how could not plea not guilty the man is dead he hit him and the justice system lets him ple not guilty if he is not guilty they the man on the bike would be alive - its pretty sad siutation when bottom feeder lawyers represent people like this - I don't think he is being treated harsher then must accused he hit a man and killed him he sould be presecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Especially if he did not even stop to see what happened
Wow, what English!! And I thought LI schools were bad. Thanks for your opinion?
Andy

Chicago, IL

#10 Jul 19, 2007
Hmmm-supported by two dozen family and friends. Who was left to keep watch on the trailer park???
LITaxpayer

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Jul 19, 2007
One less attorney......not all is bad!
Long Island Girl

AOL

#12 Jul 19, 2007
It's amazing that this 24yr old was driving while drunk ,killed someone and there is someone out there in CA that thinks he is being unfairly punished>>>GREAT, dont we just need more people like that. He got into his car drunk....he should be charged w/ vehicularmanslaughter or murder...and be punished for taking a life. When drunk driving crimes are commited and people are injured or killed whoever the offender is>>they should all be punished RQUALLY & SEVERLY !!!
Long Island Girl

AOL

#13 Jul 19, 2007
Ooppss..Equally ans Severly !
not again

Denver, CO

#14 Jul 19, 2007
swine
Huh

Hauppauge, NY

#15 Jul 19, 2007
SOOP wrote:
It appears that this man is being treated a bit harsher than most aacused drunk drivers. Why is that? Don't get me wrong, our laws should be fitting, but for all, not just those that kill someone the community deems prominent.
He's charged with Manslaughter like the rest, how is he being treated more harshly?
SOOP

Horsham, PA

#16 Jul 19, 2007
dan p wrote:
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harsher then most? he wasn't charged with murfer was he?
he should have been.
you get behind a wheel of a car and you are drunk, you now have in the hands of a drunk, a very powerful and deadly weapon. he knew he was drunk and he knew he got behind the wheel. that makes it murder.
I agree, killing someone whilte in the process of driving drunk should be considered murder. However, I am just pointing out that many times the charges are not this severe, while they should be.
tex

Harker Heights, TX

#17 Jul 19, 2007
Dont make sense to be riding a bike on the same roadway where cars are...now does it?
LITaxpayer

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Jul 19, 2007
not again wrote:
swine
Did you mean "svine"
Jane

Massapequa Park, NY

#19 Jul 19, 2007
SOOP wrote:
It appears that this man is being treated a bit harsher than most aacused drunk drivers. Why is that? Don't get me wrong, our laws should be fitting, but for all, not just those that kill someone the community deems prominent.
Well perhaps this is the start of something NEW.
oiram ifnab

Englewood, CO

#20 Jul 19, 2007
Andy wrote:
Hmmm-supported by two dozen family and friends. Who was left to keep watch on the trailer park???
Good one!

ps They supported him because he was too drunk to stand up?
Hypocrites

Hicksville, NY

#24 Jul 19, 2007
If this was a Hispanic American, there would be 6-7 pages full of comments about how we should "deport" him. But since he's white, race is not an issue. I love it.
SOOP

AOL

#25 Jul 19, 2007
Long Island Girl wrote:
It's amazing that this 24yr old was driving while drunk ,killed someone and there is someone out there in CA that thinks he is being unfairly punished>>>GREAT, dont we just need more people like that. He got into his car drunk....he should be charged w/ vehicularmanslaughter or murder...and be punished for taking a life. When drunk driving crimes are commited and people are injured or killed whoever the offender is>>they should all be punished RQUALLY & SEVERLY !!!
If you had read the post you are referring to, you will see that the writer was not saying he was being unfairly punished, only that these charges were more harsh than usual, but should be this harsh for all.

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