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2 workers, 2 patrons shot to death at NY pharmacy
Associated Press ^ | June 19, 2011 | FRANK ELTMAN

Posted on 06/19/2011 8:56:41 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

MEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- A gunman shot four people inside a pharmacy in a New York suburb Sunday morning, killing everyone inside the store in what police said looked like a robbery gone wrong.

The massacre happened at about 10:20 a.m. inside a family-owned pharmacy in a small cluster of medical offices in Medford, a middle-class hamlet on Long Island about 60 miles east of New York City.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; davidlaffer

1 posted on 06/19/2011 8:56:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So much for those gun laws in New York.


2 posted on 06/19/2011 9:00:56 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: SkyDancer

It’s Long Island, and firearms are less demonized out there compared to NYC. But it doesn’t change the fact that firearms laws caused this shooting, as we know. It’s always the intent in a human heart and mind.


3 posted on 06/19/2011 9:07:45 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: wastedyears; SkyDancer; All

Aw man, I meant NOT firearms laws.


4 posted on 06/19/2011 9:10:39 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oxycontin.


5 posted on 06/19/2011 9:12:34 PM PDT by volunbeer
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To: wastedyears

Could have been some jerk from the city looking for Oxycontin/codeine stuff.


6 posted on 06/19/2011 9:16:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Police rushed to the scene after getting a 911 call from someone in the pharmacy's parking lot. When they arrived, they found two employees and two customers dead, said Suffolk County Police Department's Chief of Detectives Dominick Varrone. No one inside the shop survived.

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

7 posted on 06/19/2011 9:16:49 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

gun free zone = target rich ennvironment


8 posted on 06/19/2011 9:29:16 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘We own the economy’ June 15, 2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does a robbery ever go right?

Perhaps when the intended victim kills the perp...but not in New York...


9 posted on 06/19/2011 9:43:03 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://sachem.patch.com/articles/police-four-killed-in-medford-drugstore-shooting

Looks like a meth head...


10 posted on 06/19/2011 9:49:38 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Free ThinkerNY

how come we never hear of robberies gone right?


11 posted on 06/19/2011 9:51:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They said the suspect put the drugs in a black backpack, yet they offered no descrition of the suspect.
12 posted on 06/19/2011 10:10:33 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

http://sachem.patch.com/articles/police-four-killed-in-medford-drugstore-shooting

even his picture!

this guy’s going down verrrrrrrry soon.


13 posted on 06/19/2011 10:23:05 PM PDT by bitt (I don’t want illegal aliens persecuted. I want them PROSECUTED)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wow. A full description! I wonder why?

Police said the male suspect, who is still at large, allegedly stole prescription drugs from the store. He is described by authorities as a white man with a thin build, approximatley 5 feet 8 inches tall, and was either unshaven or had a dark beard and mustache and short dark hair. The suspect was wearing a white baseball hat, sunglasses, a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, dark shoes and was carrying a black backpack. The suspect fled on foot eastbound on Southaven Avenue.

Oh, he's white. That's why they printed it.
14 posted on 06/20/2011 12:25:06 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Ken H

We all know what that means !


15 posted on 06/20/2011 1:38:10 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: sushiman

Oops ...I didn’t read the posts to the end ...He is white .


16 posted on 06/20/2011 1:41:07 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: smokingfrog

LOL ...I used to live on LI ...Now in Japan ...First thing I notice when I go home for a visit ( which ain’t often ) is the police state . Cops everywhere you look : state , county , town , sherrifs , etc...Every 10th car is a cop car ! Yet , they can’t get there in time in a case like this ?


17 posted on 06/20/2011 1:44:30 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: smokingfrog

LOL ...I used to live on LI ...Now in Japan ...First thing I notice when I go home for a visit ( which ain’t often ) is the police state . Cops everywhere you look : state , county , town , sherrifs , etc...Every 10th car is a cop car ! Yet , they can’t get there in time in a case like this ?


18 posted on 06/20/2011 1:44:41 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: sushiman

I’ve been living on Long Island for most of my 60 years on this planet, and I can assure you that the police here are as useful as nipples on a bull. Forget 911. You can probably get them to respond to a problem quicker if you mail them a letter. What’s worse, is that they are the highest paid cops in the country, making well over six figures on average. For that kind of money, they should assume some risk. They don’t. They hardly ever respond to ANYTHING unless they have two or three sector cars join them. More times than not, they send a female cop, as the entire department seems to have become a social experiment of sorts. I’ve learned not to rely on them.


19 posted on 06/20/2011 3:37:11 AM PDT by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: ObamaMustGo2012

This is what I figured . I lived out on the east end before coming to Japan in 1985 . Cops were very good at stuff like harrassing kids for setting off fireworks , or giving tickets to people for not making a complete stop at a country stop sign on a lonely midnight road ...Must be a better word than useless ...LOL ...


20 posted on 06/20/2011 4:10:16 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: ObamaMustGo2012

BTW - I’m 59 and assume you are too .


21 posted on 06/20/2011 4:10:53 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: sushiman

oops ...mis-read your post ..You are 60 ...Well ,we’re close in age .


22 posted on 06/20/2011 4:11:54 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In my mind the ONLY reason to kill everyone during a robbery is that one or more of the victims could ID you. And a crank-head would be so wired prolly he'd forget about security cameras. And a Heroin Junkie needing a fix would be so screwed up, cameras are the last thing he'd think of too.

And from the picture I say go for a heroin addict. Meth heads (I've seen) don't have beards as they can't scratch at the invisible bugs crawling under their skin with one.

And mr police try looking 'local'. Some mutt from NYC's streets wouldn't know about this area of Long Island unless he's been, or lived there, right?

23 posted on 06/20/2011 5:05:32 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: ObamaMustGo2012
You can probably get them to respond to a problem quicker if you mail them a letter.
That line would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

Your whole post reminds me of similar things I've read about England, where it seems the police never arrive until they are absolutely sure that the "coast is clear".

We need a full house-cleaning of government at all levels in this country. And of course we're not going to get it.

24 posted on 06/20/2011 5:12:28 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: ObamaMustGo2012

But even the best PD couldn’t have gotten to this crime scene on time. The 911 call was almost certainly made after all the shots were fired.

This is clearly a case of: When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.


25 posted on 06/20/2011 5:14:06 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP.


26 posted on 06/20/2011 8:38:36 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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