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Long Island Black Man’s Sentence For Murdering A White Kid Commuted By Governor David Patterson

CBS News – New York Gov. David Paterson commuted the sentence Thursday of a black man imprisoned for the racially charged shooting death of a white teenager on Long Island, a decision in the final days of his administration that infuriated the lawyer who prosecuted the case.

Paterson said the five months John Harris White has served was enough time for the emotion-fueled 2006 shooting death of Daniel Cicciaro, 17. Paterson said everybody connected with the case had suffered enough, and White was released Thursday. Continue Reading…

John Harris White has been served justice by David Patterson

John Harris White has been released from prison after serving 6 months for manslaughter & possession of an illegal weapon convictions. New York Governor David Patterson ‘commuted’ his sentence today.

John Harris White was set to be in prison for 2-4 years for shooting 17-year old Daniel Cicciaro in an attempt to protect his son, Aaron White.

Aaron had just left a party after being asked to leave for ‘posting online threats’ about a girl in attendance (found to be not true).

A ‘lynch mob’ or a large group of racist kids then showed up at the White’s house in the predominantly white Long Island neighborhood.

Daniel Cicciaro was driving with an alcohol level above the legal limit and was 3 inches away from the gun when he was shot.

His father, Daniel Sr. screamed “Let’s see what happens when Aaron White gets shot.” And that was when he thought John Harris White would serve 4 years in prison.

It was a tough decision and both sides have much to be sad and angry about.

Governor Patterson made the right decision here.

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