Relatives plead for slumlord crackdown

Relatives plead for slumlord crackdown

There are 30 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 27, 2007, titled Relatives plead for slumlord crackdown. In it, Newsday reports that:

The father of a 4-year-old girl who died, along with her mother, of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning inside a condemned multi-family home last week in West Babylon called for a new state law Tuesday that ...

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pathetic

Selden, NY

#21 Nov 27, 2007
how pathetic isit that people can call themselves proud americans or even just decent folks when they disparage people who cant afford to live in fancy houses,they name call people who have left loved ones behind calling ,they label them illegal aliens when in fact they were americans.Perhaps its time to realise that ignorance and racism are just other words for fear .instead of using the n word say I'm afraid .I fear everything and the only way I can say it is to make fun of a little girl who died.
nick

Rye, NY

#22 Nov 27, 2007
hey Boyle what are you going to do with all the kids who put there elderly parents up in their homes in a modified apt...lots of felons there.....
say it aint so

Denver, CO

#23 Nov 28, 2007
Concerned Citizen wrote:
They are not looking to get rich, but how will they pay for the cost of the funerals, pain and anguish, all clearly unexpected? The landlord must assume a lot of responsibility for this but not all. He should be held financially responsible as he was making money off of these illegal dwellings.
your kidding right?
1. don't have funerals you can't afford. a simple burial or cremation would do.
2. pain and anguish? we all have pain and anguish at one time or another, should everyone be compensated everytime something happens = i think not.
3. i agree that the landlord is partially responsible, but then again, the people who chose to live in those kind of conditions are the ones who are ultimatly responsible for their own lives and safety = nobody forced them to live like that, they knewn they were living ILLEGALLY.
4. now the greiving families are coming out of the woodwork looking to make a quick buck off of this tragdy = they should be ashamed of themselves, IF THEY CARED so much about their loved ones, THEY would have NEVER let them live in those kind of conditions.
END OF STORY
mightymouse

Smithtown, NY

#24 Nov 28, 2007
It's an absolute shame that some one had to die to now start asking about cracking down on illegal housing.

When Steve Levy ws trying to do just that, he was called a "racist" by groups who thought it was about Hispanics living in them.

How sad!!!!
Georgia

Athens, GA

#25 Nov 28, 2007
All I can say is that Long Island has the most heartless people in the world. There is never any empathy, no matter what the situation. I will say to you wait patiently because one day there will be payback.
Ree

Wantagh, NY

#26 Nov 28, 2007
I totally agree. It is sad that this has happened and only GOD nows why Talani and her mom had to go. I pray for the family and I now that justice will be surved. This should not be looked at as a money issue but as a means to protect the lives of others and to prevent this from happening to someone elses family member. I think there should be some type of concideration here. I too know how it feels to lose someome so dear. Be encouraged family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Not one positive comment is posted to the families of the victims in this tragic situation which is what's sad about America. Everyone of these comments was posted by some FORTUNATE person who has either never been in a situation where living in a dwelling such as this was necessary or knew anyone close who is/was. No one knows there situations or why they are there. I personally own a house and have taken in those less fortunate because I understand circumstances happen and people suffer temporary setbacks. I too have a daughter and an ex-wife, but am fortunate enough to know they live in a good home, however, no place is safe. This could have happened anywhere, anytime. But if my ex was not as fortunate and neither myself, no matter how hard we worked, what then? Family and friends can't help, or maybe no one is local, then what? With no place to go, what would you do? The streets, a shelter, what? Let's keep in mind here that the father Aaron and his family never wanted or expected this to happen. This should have never happened but it did. I know Aaron works hard and provides as needed and then some. They are not looking to get rich, but how will they pay for the cost of the funerals, pain and anguish, all clearly unexpected? The landlord must assume a lot of responsibility for this but not all. He should be held financially responsible as he was making money off of these illegal dwellings.
Reeeee

Wantagh, NY

#27 Nov 28, 2007
It is so sad that these comments are so heartless.There no concideration of the family's feeling right now. Lives were lost, and only GOD Knows why this had to happend to such beautiful people. The last thing this family needs is hurtful words. Be encouraged family God will give you strength in times of weakness.
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Not one positive comment is posted to the families of the victims in this tragic situation which is what's sad about America. Everyone of these comments was posted by some FORTUNATE person who has either never been in a situation where living in a dwelling such as this was necessary or knew anyone close who is/was. No one knows there situations or why they are there. I personally own a house and have taken in those less fortunate because I understand circumstances happen and people suffer temporary setbacks. I too have a daughter and an ex-wife, but am fortunate enough to know they live in a good home, however, no place is safe. This could have happened anywhere, anytime. But if my ex was not as fortunate and neither myself, no matter how hard we worked, what then? Family and friends can't help, or maybe no one is local, then what? With no place to go, what would you do? The streets, a shelter, what? Let's keep in mind here that the father Aaron and his family never wanted or expected this to happen. This should have never happened but it did. I know Aaron works hard and provides as needed and then some. They are not looking to get rich, but how will they pay for the cost of the funerals, pain and anguish, all clearly unexpected? The landlord must assume a lot of responsibility for this but not all. He should be held financially responsible as he was making money off of these illegal dwellings.
taking notice

Forest, VA

#28 Dec 2, 2007
its nice to know that there are still a few human beings without black hearts. ( Fatima117,concerned citizen,)
Brian J Mccluskey

AOL

#29 Dec 13, 2007
First let me say, my condolences go out to the Johnson family. I live in Bay Shore and I have been trying to shut down illegal apartments since 1994. I have had every phony politician with me, every address, and have also reported all to the Islip Town Code Department, all to no avail. I might also add that I am an army of one and in Bay Shore, along with many hundreds of illegal apartments owned by some of your finest citizens (haha), we have Long Island's largest toxic plume. The citizens of Bay Shore are an apathetic group at best. Its quite obvious they do not care about their fellow citizens. Its a shame-we get some press on the backs of two young people's lives. If any real citizens would like to contact me-my number is in the book. Lets hear from people that have a spine and want to make a better Bay Shore. Covering it over with black top doesn't bring back two people's lives.
rex scates

Alameda, CA

#30 Apr 26, 2011
Brian J Mccluskey wrote:
First let me say, my condolences go out to the Johnson family. I live in Bay Shore and I have been trying to shut down illegal apartments since 1994. I have had every phony politician with me, every address, and have also reported all to the Islip Town Code Department, all to no avail. I might also add that I am an army of one and in Bay Shore, along with many hundreds of illegal apartments owned by some of your finest citizens (haha), we have Long Island's largest toxic plume. The citizens of Bay Shore are an apathetic group at best. Its quite obvious they do not care about their fellow citizens. Its a shame-we get some press on the backs of two young people's lives. If any real citizens would like to contact me-my number is in the book. Lets hear from people that have a spine and want to make a better Bay Shore. Covering it over with black top doesn't bring back two people's lives.
your a smart bum

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