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Racist madman to rot
nypost.com ^ | March 9, 2013 | LAURA ITALIANO

Posted on 03/09/2013 10:09:28 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

You’re just a vicious racist, a Manhattan judge said in sentencing a psychotic gunman to 240 years in prison for holding 15 white patrons of an East Village wine bar hostage 10 years ago.

Steven Johnson — an AIDS-infected, unemployed Brooklyn barber — had burst into Bar Veloce on Second Avenue just before closing time on a June night in 2002, dousing everyone with kerosene and shouting, “White people are going to burn tonight!”

One decade, one mistrial and one overturned verdict later, Johnson was up to his old tricks again at his sentencing yesterday — ranting about the economic collapse and comparing himself to the great terrorists of yore.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: New York
KEYWORDS: aids; barveloce; blackkk; brooklyn; danielfitzgerald; newyork; newyorkcity; stevenjohnson

1 posted on 03/09/2013 10:09:28 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Gotta love the judge:

“Mr. Johnson, you deluded yourself into believing not only that night, but even now, that you were and are a great man of some substance and significance...

“But in your 15 minutes of fame you proved to be no more than a malevolent and vicious racist. You accomplished nothing that night except instilling terror in the hearts of innocent, decent people, injuring some of them...

“You showed no mercy toward your victims that night... And therefore you’ll receive none from me.”

2 posted on 03/09/2013 10:15:15 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

I am offended that it too eleven years, and untold dollars to put this pond scum away. The cops never do their job. One of the witnesses said that the cops refused to shoot this guy a second time when they arrived. But they have no problem emptying their guns into your dog!


5 posted on 03/09/2013 10:21:07 AM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

Or two Mexicans delivering newspapers.


6 posted on 03/09/2013 10:24:02 AM PST by sport
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To: vette6387

Right there with you.

“When seconds count, the police are just minutes away”. It rings so true.


7 posted on 03/09/2013 10:25:53 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The one thing not said, did he get HIV from a contaminated needle, or is he a malevolent and vicious racist homosexual?


8 posted on 03/09/2013 10:25:56 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: sport

“Or two Mexicans delivering newspapers.”

But that would be because the SoCal police were being “hunted” by one of their own. Under those circumstances, citizens become just like the family dog, only more so.The “Police Motto” is “To Protect and To Serve Ourselves.” Translation: We plan on going home tonight, no matter who has to die!


10 posted on 03/09/2013 10:34:40 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Berlin_Freeper
...you deluded yourself into believing not only that night, but even now, that you were and are a great man of some substance and significance,

Heck, we have a President who believes that. 'Course, Obama does a better job suppressing his overt psychotic tendencies than Johnson does, but he's just as bad.

11 posted on 03/09/2013 10:34:56 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Old Sarge
YOU are the First Responder


Hattip NFHale
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2994912/posts?page=7#7

12 posted on 03/09/2013 10:45:19 AM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
...[Where] did he get HIV from ..?

the CIA, of course. /sarc

This guy reminds me of the nutcase that shot up a MTA car - acting as his own lawyer defending himself in front of the jury -"And why are there 93 charges? Because it is 1993..."

14 posted on 03/09/2013 10:52:29 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

Colin Ferguson. What a cluster uff that trial was. I watched the whole thing. He cross examined his own victims referring to himself in the 3rd person. The judge should never have allowed that trial, it made a mockery of pretty much everyone involved in the criminal justice system.


15 posted on 03/09/2013 11:22:50 AM PST by rudabaga
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Despite being bound at the wrists with plastic cuffs and covered in kerosene, Gidley jumped Johnson and hurled him to the floor after he started ranting about how no one would leave the bar except in a body bag.

You can only push some people so far.

16 posted on 03/09/2013 11:33:32 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: Riley

That was hilarious.


17 posted on 03/09/2013 11:34:17 AM PST by Girlene
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
"You can only push some people so far."

“I started yelling, ‘Shoot him!’ I kept yelling it for what seemed like forever,” she cried on the stand in December, recalling the moment she tackled Johnson and cops finally stormed the place.

“Then one of the officers shot him, and he stopped moving . . . and I yelled, ‘Shoot him again.’ ”


Yep
18 posted on 03/09/2013 11:37:19 AM PST by Girlene
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Berlin_Freeper.
You’re just a vicious racist, a Manhattan judge said in sentencing a psychotic gunman to 240 years in prison for holding 15 white patrons of an East Village wine bar hostage 10 years ago. Steven Johnson -- an AIDS-infected, unemployed Brooklyn barber... One decade, one mistrial and one overturned verdict later, Johnson was up to his old tricks again at his sentencing yesterday -- ranting about the economic collapse and comparing himself to the great terrorists of yore.
Anyone know what his screen name is over on Kos or HuffPo?


19 posted on 03/09/2013 11:48:01 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Bryan

Wait a minute...Isn’t that Obama’s son?

Or is that Obama?


20 posted on 03/09/2013 11:48:42 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: rudabaga
Well, one does have the right to face one's accusers. Even if they are traumatized survivors of a massacre.

I forgot that Ferguson argued with a victim on whether or not it was actually Ferguson that stood over him and pulled the trigger.

I doubt it was Justice Daniel FitzGerald that presided over that trial.

21 posted on 03/09/2013 11:54:11 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Bryan

I think he’s Dennis Rodman’s sane brother......


22 posted on 03/09/2013 11:55:42 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Calvin Locke

No that trial was in Nassau County, more conservative than NY County. But the judge just didn’t want to find him insane because everyone wanted him to stand trial. Clearly he was totally out of his mind and it just made the judge and court look foolish to pretend otherwise. On top of that, it was traumatic to the victims having to be cross examined by the guy who shot them! He would never have been released anyway and frankly, it made other judges take note in future cases.


23 posted on 03/09/2013 12:01:46 PM PST by rudabaga
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This guy should have gotten himself a collar and he would have been rewarded by such rants. The same as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are.

Sharpton has caused more injuries and death than this guy has.


24 posted on 03/09/2013 12:36:58 PM PST by Venturer
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

How long until the likes of Sharpton and Jackson call the judge a “racist”?


25 posted on 03/09/2013 2:02:33 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: LibWhacker
Heck, we have a President who believes that. 'Course, Obama does a better job suppressing his overt psychotic tendencies than Johnson does, but...

...but a president is in a position to kill a lot more people with drones, weapons, troops, abortionists, death panels, all kinds of ways. And he has.

26 posted on 03/09/2013 3:02:05 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Liberalism: knowing you're better than everyone else because of your humility. -- Daniel Greenfield)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

> Racist madman to rot

When I saw the title I thought that he is going to be buried.


27 posted on 03/09/2013 3:50:02 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Yep. He’s responsible for more deaths than Johnson. Bengazi alone makes him worse than Johnson. He’s just as unrepentant, just as malevolent, just as hateful, just as much of a racist, and the potential of more deaths at his hands, even of the nation itself (which he despises), is going to be hanging over our heads for the next four years.
God knows what he’ll do. I’d rather throw myself at the mercy of Steven Johnson than that hateful, jug-eared Kenyan demon.


29 posted on 03/09/2013 8:12:19 PM PST by LibWhacker
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