Totally with you on the death penalty for the abductor of that 11-yr-old
Welcome news yesterday here on Long Island has been the arrest of five
people in connection with the murder of an office worker, 37-yr-old Anthony
Battaglia, as he was walking home from the railroad station to his house one
evening. He made it to the door of his house, where his wife found him.
The arrestees were said to be laughing and joking when in custody. One of
them gave a fine arrogant sneer to the TV news cameras.
Four of these vermin belong to the Latin Kings, one of the many Hispanic
gangs committing mayhem here on Long Island. None of the news stories –
see below — identifies any of them as illegal immigrants, of which Long
Island has a large number; but this topic is now taboo in crime coverage and
would not be mentioned in a respectable newspaper even if known.
Another interesting feature of these crime-news reports is the way they can
ALWAYS turn up some relative, friend, or neighbor to testify to the sweet
and gentle nature of the perps. Here it is a sister: “Jeanette, who would
not give her last name, said Mr. Paez did not go to school or have a job,
but he occasionally worked for his father. She said she could not imagine
her brother robbing and killing anyone. ‘I think I know how my brother is,’
she said in a telephone interview. ‘He must have been with the wrong people
at the wrong time. That could happen to anybody.’” The poor chap is just a