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

December 24, 2010 2 comments

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 and Governor 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.

 

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Ja Rule Pleads Guilty To A Felony Gun Possession Charge In A Manhattan Court

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

MTV – Ja Rule reached a plea deal with prosecutors in a Manhattan courtroom on Monday (December 13) that will see the rapper serve two years in prison. The charges stem from a gun bust in July 2007, when both Ja and Lil Wayne were arrested separately following a concert performance.

The Murder Inc. star pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony in the second degree.

“Minor setback for a major comeback,” Ja tweeted after reaching the deal. Continue Reading…

Ja Rule pleaded guilty to a felony gun possession charge in a Manhattan court today.

Ja Rule & Lil Wayne were arrested on the same day

He was arrested on Jul. 22, 2007. The same day Lil Wayne was arrested in New York City on a separate felony gun charge after performing at the Beacon Theatre.

Ja Rule was promised 2 years in prison by the judge for attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony in the second degree.

 

Derek Jeter Signs A $50 Million Dollar Contract To Stay With The New York Yankees

December 4, 2010 2 comments

Yahoo Sports – On the very day the Boston Red Sox reached across the country to get the player they’ve always wanted, the New York Yankees reached across their clubhouse and got the player who, by some appearances, had been shoved down their throats.

Derek Jeter  is a Yankee again, and history will show he never really wasn’t. And maybe it’s best to remember it that way, as one long and seamless and elegant path, right up until the time someone has to tell Jeter he can’t play shortstop anymore. What’s a little “messy” among friends? Continue Reading…

The public squabble over Jeter’s contract negotiations with the Evil Empire can finally be over. Derek Jeter has signed a $50 million dollar contract to play 3 more years with the New York Yankees.

Derek Jeter is the quintessential athlete.

Jeter was rumored to be asking for $22-24 million dollars over 5-6 years. Maybe that was too many years.

But he has been their most consistent player for the past decade even if last season was his worst.

$17 million for 3 years and an optional fourth year for less money isn’t too bad.

The 4th year option gives Jeter a chance to add an extra season to his Hall of Fame legacy without having to worry about negotiating another contract.

The Yankees should have worked this out before Derek Jeter’s contract was finished because they are nothing without him.

They would be just another team in today’s the MLB’s culture of steroids.

Derek Jeter has never been suspected of taking steroids and he is the heart and soul of the best team in baseball.

Everybody knows the Yankees made the right decision here.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Of Facebook, Is Giving $100 Million Dollars To The Newark Public School System

September 22, 2010 2 comments

 

Young Mark Zuckerberg 

 

NYMAG – In a bit of positive press for the Facebook CEO – who could certainly use it right about now! – Zuckerberg has agreed to donate $100 million to improve Newark’s public school system. As part of the arrangement, Gov. Chris Christie will be giving up some control of the long-troubled state-run operation to Mayor Cory Booker (the state took control of the city’s floundering school system in 1995). The donation will be officially announced Friday in the splashiest of ways: on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Continue Reading…

 

Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, NY and grew up in Westchester County. He also attended the prestigious Harvard University located in Cambridge, MA.

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