animous

AOL

#1 Mar 16, 2006
you know ... i dont understand why the police dont do anything about outsiders comeing into boonville to cause issues with residence .. they pay taxes and follow the laws how come it is ok for outsiders to come into town to cause problems ?? this amazes me that when it does happen noone says for them to stay out there should be some kind of regulation preventing them from comeing into town once they have been known to come in solely to cause trouble ...
local resident

Clifton, NJ

#2 Jun 19, 2006
I am suprised that no one has heard or posted anout this issue yet. What I am about to tell you is probably being kept quiet by local law enforcement and the gov't.
On Saturday night, June 19th. Appx. 30-40 male soldiers from Ft. Drum came down to Boonville, entered the home of a local resident, male age 20, who had just recently moved into town. This resident and about a half dozen of his friends who were helping him move in were severly beaten almost to death by these military people with baseball bats, crowbars, and hammers while there female companions were forced to watch. By the time police arrived the victims were literaly mangled and some barely alive. In addition, every single member of the military gang escaped and remain at large.I have been informed by a local law enforcement officer that this is not the first time this sort of thing has happened involving military personel from Fort Drum. As a personal friend of the victims I think its about time that something is done here. For god sake, this is attempted murder we're talking about here!!!
local resident

Clifton, NJ

#3 Jun 19, 2006
The correct date of the occurence I spoke of before is June 17, 2006, not the 19th. Also, my location comes through as Clinton,NY because I'm sending this from my place of work, I assure you all that I am indeed a local resident.
curious and confused

Utica, NY

#4 Jun 23, 2006
local resident wrote:
The correct date of the occurence I spoke of before is June 17, 2006, not the 19th. Also, my location comes through as Clinton,NY because I'm sending this from my place of work, I assure you all that I am indeed a local resident.
I was just wondering if this happened at 9210 hawkinsville rd in boonville? I was also wondering if the military men picked this house randomly or if there was a reason? I thought maybe you would know as I can't seem to get anyone else to talk about it.
curious and confused

Utica, NY

#5 Jun 23, 2006
I also seem to have my comments shown from the wrong location as I am a boonville resident and am not really sure why it says I am from Lee Center, I am not even near Lee Center. Oh well
ravenwind50

AOL

#6 Jun 24, 2006
wow I live in colorado now but can see by post,s that hawkinsville and booneille has not changed in,18 years,still the same,i lived in forestport also and my husband was lost in woods and they thought i had killed but finally they formed search party and he came wondering out of woods on his own,and they had spent a week searching and i had to recruit half of utica,s worst to help look,but all in all I miss the adirondacks,and the closeness but there is alot that the police can do but dont in the small towns,I think it is due to knowing half of the criminals and that small town mentality,and there is a law I believe that makes it impossible for local law enforcement to prosicute soilders,i think they need to be proscicuted by the army,try getting in touch with fort drum army officials,well good talking to the adirondacks
DON A

Scottsmoor, FL

#7 Jun 29, 2006
I am totally ashamed of the hillbilly mentality of the police in Booneville. I was born in upstate New York and moved - not by choice at the age of 12; my family moved to South Carolina(SC). I thought only the small southern towns had "good ol' boys" running the show. I am even more angry over the fact that the citizens have not DEMANDED that the attorney general get involved and pressure the media to keep the story alive. As much as I disliked SC, this would not go unchallenged in Columbia, where FT. Jackson is. People would have not let something like this go unanswered. It tells me that some people need to gain some intestinal fortitude - guts- and get the media involved. I happen to remember when a family friend was beaten to death in Cleveland- Terry Proper- the police did not thoroughly investigate the crime. This was around 1971. I was in either 2nd or 3rd grade then. Just tell me folks, when are you going to grow up and grow some courage and push this issue...and get the attorney general, the feds, and the military involved in this? I now live in Orlando and I just wonder..If you guys talk about Southerners being dumb or slow, how does this make you look? It truly makes me ashamed; I thought and was taught that New Yorkers especially upstate New Yorkers speak their mind and speak up. Please before you the same thing that the southerners did to me ...picked on me because of my views and my accent... look at yourself and think how foolish you look for not standing up and keeping this issue alive. What ever happened to the "New York attitude?" IT'S OBVIOUS, you are not the same people I grew up to respect and love. I never thought yous guys would go backwards after 30 years.
Will

United States

#8 Oct 30, 2006
Well the reason the reponse may have taken so long is the the local Police are Village PD only. Its not the local police is fault its the State and county police. If Boonville was a Town PD, there ois no doubt in my mind the reponse would have been faster. A village PD cannot take calls in the Town. Its really simple.
The Boss

Watertown, NY

#9 Nov 12, 2006
something has been done, Those so called soldiers have been placed in custody awaiting trial.. and been dishonorabley discharged.
The Boss

Watertown, NY

#10 Nov 12, 2006
you know ... i dont understand why the police dont do anything about outsiders comeing into boonville to cause issues with residence ..
Well, They do... have you not read the police report or listen to the MOOSE.. these folks are arrested.. what you dont know is that the judge is FAR FAR FAR FAR to leanyent and allows sex offenders and DRUNKS to pay small fines and court fees... NONE of these people get the proper punishment. DO THE CRIME PAY THE FINE... or better yet COMMIT THE CRIME DO THE TIME.
hawkinsville resident

New York, NY

#11 Dec 12, 2006
I would like to add that I was home with the scanner on the evening of the incident in Hawkinsville. I heard the Boonville Police ask for permission from the State Police on the the radio to go and hold down the problem. I also heard the Boonville Police on the scanner call out on the radio that they were attempting to catch a fleeing vehicle, and they advised the State Police of there location which allowed the State to cut them off and arrest four males on the spot. I feel had they been able to respond right away this could have been a far better out come. I support and hope one day they can serve the town people aswell as the village.
Amanda Hugginkiss

New York, NY

#12 Dec 30, 2006
Will wrote:
Well the reason the reponse may have taken so long is the the local Police are Village PD only. Its not the local police is fault its the State and county police. If Boonville was a Town PD, there ois no doubt in my mind the reponse would have been faster. A village PD cannot take calls in the Town. Its really simple.
He's correct. It's simple... if you want a quick response to calls in the Town, then you need a Town PD.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#14 May 19, 2008
Alcohol and testosterone -- a deadly combination.
clipper

Elizabethton, TN

#15 May 19, 2008
Gotta think that the Adirondack Class of 2005 or whatever, will lose if they take on a mountain division. They are not only outnumbered, they are way over their heads in a beer fueled rumble. they should be kissing this soldier's ass, not kicking it over a can of beer!!

Many years ago, back in the 60's the natives of Key West (conchs we called them)were beating up sailors and marines in the downtown area nightly. Finally about 50 marines and sailors combined started at one end of Duvall St and kicked ass all the way to the other end of the island. The area commander of the Naval Station restricted all the military to the base for a few days, and the local merchants found that the miitary dollars fueled their cash registers much better than the cuban refugees welfare checks did. I was stationed there waiting for my school slot to open up, and it was the most amazing demonstration of military might I ever saw, haha!
Nuke-Vet

United States

#16 May 21, 2008
Same thing happened when I was in the UK. Bunch of locals kicked the dog-snot out of some USAF Cops because they didn't like "Yanks". The entire Flight went back to the pub the next evening, cleared it out with CS gas and had their way with some of the local-boys. Ahhhhhhh, sweet memories....lol.
yup

Watertown, NY

#17 Dec 2, 2010
YUP

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