Funeral for a Slain Teenage Car Detailer

Funeral for a Slain Teenage Car Detailer

There are 99 comments on the New York Times story from Aug 15, 2006, titled Funeral for a Slain Teenage Car Detailer. In it, New York Times reports that:

The summer rain pelted the well-waxed white hood of Daniel Cicciaro Jr.'s 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1 and beaded into a thousand droplets.

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Tired of excuses

Madison, MS

#58 Dec 22, 2007
BJS wrote:
If two carloads of black young men from Gordon Heights and Bellport rolled up in the up-scale Miller Place neighborhood and a white property owner had looked out the window and saw them and stepped out of his house with a gun and shot one because he was being brazen and trying to take the gun, the white home owner would be called a hero and the remainder of the black young men would be arrested for a series of crimes. The same should've been true for the drunken white young men from Sound Beach and Selden. Just because they're white, DOESN'T MAKE IT RIGHT.
Daniel Cicciaro got what he deserved. If he wasn't drunk and at someone's house in the middle of the night with a gang of his punk friends, he would be alive today! HIS PARENTS ARE PAYING FOR NOT RAISING DANIEL CICCIARO PROPERLY!! HIS PARENTS GOT WHAT THEY DESERVED FOR RAISING A PUNK, A NO-DISCIPLINED AND ALCOHOLIC SON. WHITE KIDS THINK THAT THEY GO WHERE EVER THEY WANT, WHENEVER THEY WANT AND TREAT PEOPLE, ESPECCIALLY BLACK PEOPLE, ANYWAY THEY WANT AND GET AWAY WITH IT. NOT THIS TIME! THEY THOUGHT MR. WHITE WAS A PUNK AND WAS GOING TO CALL THE POLICE. HE SHOULD'VE SHOT EACH AND EVERYONE OF THEM FOR BEING AT HIS HOUSE TRESPASSING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TRYING TO CALL OUT HIS SON TO HARM HIM.
Mr. White was justified in going outside with a loaded gun. He should've gone out with his shot gun with more fire power to blow each and everyone of them into pieces! NOW LOW-LIFE, ARROGANT WHITE KIDS ARE GOING TO THINK TWICE BEFORE THEY GO TO ANOTHER BLACK FAMILY'S HOUSE STARTING TROUBLE.
Mr. White had asked this bloodthirsty wolfpack to leave his property numerous times. If they listened, the little third-rate punk with a bad haircut would not be dead.
REST IN PEACE, GUIDO.
If Mr. White really felt threatened, why didn't he just call the police to make them leave? He is going to go to jail and I couldn't be happier. That is one less child killer off the street. Maybe he can share a cell with the Jena 6
Mr White

Mahwah, NJ

#59 Dec 23, 2007
I sho hopes I find a gay lover in jail yo
occitoxi

Brookline, MA

#61 Dec 23, 2007
well...5 is a crowd. A hero doesn't go around look for a fight either. As it is, we've all been teenagers and when one of them dies, it is an immense tragedy. Responsibilities are shared, but the one with the gun will pay the hefty price...well no...the teenager already paid the ultimate price. But don't hero-ize that kid, at 17 you're supposed to know what you're doing. At fault here: RACISM (N-word), stupidity and gun ownership .. worst combo possible!! But...when will we learn that gun should only be carried by police officers and security agents..NEVER !

Since: Dec 07

Brookline, MA

#62 Dec 23, 2007
well...5 is a crowd. A hero doesn't go around look for a fight either. As it is, we've all been teenagers and when one of them dies, it is an immense tragedy. Responsibilities are shared, but the one with the gun will pay the hefty price...well no...the teenager already paid the ultimate price. But don't hero-ize that kid, at 17 you're supposed to know what you're doing. At fault here: RACISM (N-word), stupidity and gun ownership .. worst combo possible!! But...when will we learn that gun should only be carried by police officers and security agents..NEVER !
eak

Boynton Beach, FL

#63 Dec 23, 2007
I don't condone the behavior of Mr. White and his foolhardiness in brandishing a weapon which ultimately led to a tradegy and death of a teenager. However,if the situation were reversed and 5 black teenagers descended on a white family's home would the verdict be different ?
Also, once the weapon was shown, did any of the teenagers run or hide ?.........or were they so drunk with a sense of entitlement to harass their target's family ?

Since: Dec 07

Brookline, MA

#64 Dec 23, 2007
Respond to Raji: sounds to me like you're a racist pig yourself raji : Big Time ! Stop posting and start working on your orthograph (wikipedia)
and here the story goes:
Black men run faster than white men (go to a track & field meeting and see Jeremy Wariner run)...and myself (100-dash in 10"5 -faster than most black men-);
White men are smarter than black men (Obama is smarter than I...He and 100,000 black men);
I have a much bigger attribute than you raji...bet 1,000 Euro...I'm 1,446 dollar richer!
Advise to Raji : Go back to the 19th century if you feel the way it sounds on your post...cheers
OJ SIMPSON

Mahwah, NJ

#65 Dec 23, 2007
word up
Fireman

Bronx, NY

#66 Dec 23, 2007
To begin with the loss of a young life is always a tragedy and in the case of Daniel Cicciaro this is no exception. Irrespective of the the events surrounding his death one must reflect and empathize with the grief of his family, friends and community. At the same instance it must be said that a 53 year old man is now facing a term in prison incarcerated from his family as a result of a rash, heat of the moment decision he made. The punishment he received in line with the rule of law is one suited to the crime he committed.

The rest of us in the local community however really have to reflect on what happened here and how if possible can we overcome and learn from this situation. Unfortunately it appears that instead, the community is polarized around racial and bias lines related to this event.

Its mind blowing to even comprehend why on earth a life has been lost as a result of something that started as an internet rumor related to a female third party. During a time when many young men of Daniels age are dieing in far off lands like Iraq and Afghanistan one must reflect on the assignment of the term 'Hero'. What truly does a teenager know about life and its struggles? How on earth can grown adults forget so easily about the quality and value of life? There is no glory in laying your life in a suburban neighborhood street for a cause that has no bearing. There is no moral standing for forgetting that the gun trigger you have your finger on is shortly about to diminish a life that is identical to your own flesh and blood.

This is a tragedy.
Citizen

Grapevine, TX

#67 Dec 23, 2007
It's unfortunate that this young man died and equally unforturnate that Mr. White and his son did not take the high ground, go inside and call the cops. However, please cut the "Dano was a hero" crap. Facts:(1) young Dano was drunk (blood alcohol level above legal limit); (2) drunk young Dano went to Mr. White's house with 4-5 of his friends to confront young Mr. White about a bogus claim by a young lady (defending her honor my azz);(3) adults let young Dano and his underage friends drink to excess at their home. There's enough blame to go around. Mr. White should get 5 years (2 actual time serve and 3 years probation).
John White

Mahwah, NJ

#68 Dec 23, 2007
i be lookin foward to great ass sex yo
Regrets

Washington, DC

#69 Dec 23, 2007
In my humble opinion, the defendent should serve time for the unnatural death of this individual and for possession of the handgun.

I had hoped the verdict would serve justice and that it would be just and fair to all parties. Perhaps when the defendent is sentenced it will be more obvious that justice has been served.

I am very disappointed at the manner in which the family reacted to the verdict. Shaved heads, tattos, muscle bound, "Celebrating". They seemed more happy that their parenting style had been vindicated. I was very sad to see their reaction.

Their reaction seems to me to explain the actions of their son that evening. I am sorry they had to lose their child, but they are not helping anyone by acting with glee about this verdict. They have shown themselves to be the white form of that which their son seemed to hate so much. Do we have a w-word? I sure hope the judge experienced their glee.

It is my sincere hope that the judge will arrive a t a sentence that serves justice. I hope the sentence will be fair and serve all parties in this case.

This is clearly a situation where everyone is and was completely wrong. It is most unfortunate that few will derive anything useful from this dreadful experience.

I hope all parents learn from this experience.
coatesmoe

Großerlach, Germany

#70 Dec 25, 2007
Dano cicciaro jr was a 17 punk who died because he was a fool. His friend got caught using the N--Word on his cell phone. This shows you what state of mind they were in. The White family did what every one in the USA can do, protect their family and property. Cicciaro and friends are at fault. White will be punished because he is a Black American. This is justice in the good old USA.
coatesmoe

Großerlach, Germany

#71 Dec 25, 2007
Dano didn't intend to harm anyone. Why didn´t his so called friends stop him from going there. He was a 17 year old man with four other men backing him up and shouting N-word. Now he is dead. The other four now know why he is dead. All of the cousins and friends who are now crying did nothing to help tone the situation down. I is hard to fell sorry for Dano because he was a fool. The White Family will pay for his being a fool.
Freddy Fourpointsix

Thomaston, CT

#72 Dec 26, 2007
Tired of excuses wrote:
<quoted text>
If Mr. White really felt threatened, why didn't he just call the police to make them leave? He is going to go to jail and I couldn't be happier. That is one less child killer off the street. Maybe he can share a cell with the Jena 6
Why didn't he call the police? Well, maybe he figured they wouldn't get there in time to help him. I had a serious car accident once, on a 15 degree January afternoon. I sat outside in the cold that day, and waited 30 minutes for the cops to arrive. Where? About 3 minutes from the 6th precinct.
Freddy Fourpointsix

Thomaston, CT

#73 Dec 26, 2007
raji wrote:
most racist pigs have a reason to feel the way they do either a girl they like left them for a big dick black man or there mother ao sister is pretty soon you wont have to here from scum like this because white people are a dying breed even the one that feel like this jerk goes to the spa to darken there skin take injections of shrew spit to fatten there lips risk all type of health problems to resemble us just fucked me apretty little blond bitch last night
Huh? What? English please
Daniel Dano Cicciaro

New York, NY

#74 Dec 26, 2007
Mush Mouth wrote:
given a choice 9 out of 10 blacks wish they were born white,the other 1 out of ten lied on the survey,smelly broke ass jigaboos
Dad, please grow up. Even I'm embarrased now, and I'm burning in hell!
SeanBell inHELL

Mahwah, NJ

#75 Dec 26, 2007
blacks should not have guns,even the black police
Ann C

San Jose, CA

#76 Dec 30, 2007
The parents of Daniel Cicciaro brought their sorrow on to themselves by raising that type of sorry excuse for a human being.
Tired of excuses

Coram, NY

#77 Dec 30, 2007
Tired of excuses wrote:
<quoted text>
If Mr. White really felt threatened, why didn't he just call the police to make them leave? He is going to go to jail and I couldn't be happier. That is one less child killer off the street. Maybe he can share a cell with the Jena 6
He was obviously trying to make them leave, but thet refused
To occitoxi

Coram, NY

#78 Dec 30, 2007
occitoxi wrote:
Respond to Raji: sounds to me like you're a racist pig yourself raji : Big Time ! Stop posting and start working on your orthograph (wikipedia)
and here the story goes:
Black men run faster than white men (go to a track & field meeting and see Jeremy Wariner run)...and myself (100-dash in 10"5 -faster than most black men-);
White men are smarter than black men (Obama is smarter than I...He and 100,000 black men);
I have a much bigger attribute than you raji...bet 1,000 Euro...I'm 1,446 dollar richer!
Advise to Raji : Go back to the 19th century if you feel the way it sounds on your post...cheers
Sober up before you post

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