Nassau PBA Backs Cop in Hofstra Shooting

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau PBA President James Carver.The Nassau County police union that represents the officer who tragically shot and killed a Hofstra University student last week is backing him “100 percent” and defending him from those criticizing his actions during the home invasion.Nassau County Police Benevolent Association President James Carver expressed his condolences to 21-year-old Andrea Rebello’s family during his first public appearance since the robbery, saying, “[I] can’t imagine the pain that they’re going through right now.”But, Carver made clear that outsiders should point the finger at 30-year-old Dalton Smith, a career criminal from Hempstead who had recently absconded from parole after his early release from prison in February, instead of the 12-year Nassau police veteran, who hasn’t been identified.“There’s only person responsible for what happened early Friday morning,” Carver blasted. “And that’s the ex-con that was on parole and while on parole violated his parole and was still out there to commit more violent crimes as he did the other day.”“There’s some second guessing going on by people who think we should’ve stayed outside the house,” he added. “But our job is to get inside there and make sure we can protect as many people as we can.”Carver declined to go into the details about the case, citing the ongoing investigation. The Nassau County District Attorney’s office is also looking into the incident as it does “every police involved shooting,” a spokesman said. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said that Police Commissioner Thomas Dale “will conduct a complete and thorough investigation of this terrible tragedy,” according to a county spokeswoman.The parolee, Smith, used Rebello as a human shield as he tried to make it out of the house during a failed robbery attempt Friday around 2:20 a.m. Three of the four occupants, including Rebello’s twin sister, had already made it to safety when Smith put Rebello in a headlock, tucked her close to his chest, and pointed his .9mm at the officer before the officer fired eight shots—one hitting Rebello in the head, according to police.Andrea Rebello (Photo: Instagram)The officer was taken to the hospital after the incident and has since been interviewed by investigators, Carver said.Officers are often criticized for their actions despite the unpredictable nature of police work, the union boss noted, adding that fellow officers stand “100 percent” behind their fellow officer.His voice rising at times, Carver laced into critics that have questioned why the two responding officers didn’t wait for a hostage negotiation team to arrive before going into the dark house after Rebello’s friend, allowed to leave to retrieve Smith more cash from an ATM, called 911.“When you respond to a call you don’t wait around the block and wait for your backup to come,” he said. “What we’re trained to do is respond immediately there and we take action. That’s what we do.”“A split second decision will now become second guessed and criticized by those that never went to a police academy, never once responded to a call with a man with a gun,” Carver added.Rebello’s uncle, Henrique Santos, has been the first close family member to express his frustration with the officer, telling The Journal News, that “he should’ve negotiated,” with Smith.The uncle also added, “He should have hit the guy with the first shot, not eight.”Carver noted that he has no problem with the uncle expressing his frustration with police.“I understand why he second guesses,” he said. “They lost a family member, they lost a loved one and it’s a very emotional time for them. I understand his thoughts in this matter.”He also called on the parole board and lawmakers to examine how dangerous criminals such as Smith are allowed back onto the streets.Smith, whose rap sheet dates back 14 years, had served nine of his 10 year sentence for attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon when he was conditionally released on May 5, 2012, according to New York State Department of Correction and Community Supervision spokesman Tom Mailey.Police said Dalton Smith of Hempstead was the masked gunman that sparked a police-involved shooting that killed him and a Hofstra student on Friday.He absconded the first time in July 2012 and was arrested.“On October 5, 2012 an Administrative Law Judge, with independent decision-making authority, gave Smith a 12 month time assessment, with the condition that his parole would be restored if he entered and successfully completed a 90 day drug treatment program,” Mailey said in a statement.Smith completed the program in February and was released to Post Release Supervision. He failed to make contact with his parole officer on April 23 and then left his approved residence. That’s when police issued a warrant for his arrest.“A team from Parole started following up on leads, and checking his past residences and other locations he was known to frequent,” Mailey said.The officer is currently with close friends and family and is on sick leave, Carver said.Rebello’s friends and family will say their final goodbye at a funeral service in Sleepy Hollow on Wednesday.last_img read more

Dragons Wings cut off: Walters led Ireland to Euro with 2 Goals

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first_imgNational football team of B&H tonight was defeated by the team of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin in the rematch of play-off for the European Championship that will be played next year in France. Dragons have lost with the score 2: 0.In the 23rd minute when Bjorn Kuipers awarded a penalty for Ireland after Zukanovic’s playing with hand in the penalty area. Walters checkmated Begovic for 1: 0. As soon as our team walked to the center, Dzeko hit the outer part of the net.Team of Mehmed Bazdarevic was unable to seriously threaten the goal of Ireland in the first half of hour. Medunjanin tried his shot in the 33rd minute but without any success.Dragons accepted style of game imposed by Ireland. They played long balls, and team of Ireland was removing the danger in front of their goal without much difficulty. The first half of the match ended with the score 1: 0.Dragons strongly attacked in the beginning of the second half. Visca engaged Lulic in the 55th minute. However, footballer of Lazio didn’t manage to carry out the ball in the crucial moment. After that, head coach of Ireland made a double substitution. He did not liked how his players started the second half.Miralem Pjanic’s shot was blocked in the 59th minute. Head coach Bazdarevic made a substitution and Milan Djuric entered the game in the 69th minutes instead of Medunjanin.In the 70th minute Walters defeated unsecure Begovic again for 2: 0. Then it became clear who is traveling to the European Championship in France.Team of Ireland controlled the game until the very end. Ireland qualified for the Euro and B&H team failed to reach the finals of a big competition in the extra qualifications.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Basketball sub-state update: Friday, March 6.

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first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Class 2A sub-state at Oswego BoysFirst roundWest Elk 58 Yates Center 31Pittsburg Colgan 50 Oxford 25Udall 76 Uniontown 46Sedan 66 Oswego 45.SemifinalsPittsburg Colgan 58 West Elk 49Sedan 65 Udall 59.ChampionshipPittsburg Colgan vs. Sedan, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Class 1A Div. 1 sub-state at Argonia BoysFirst roundNorwich 74 Buffalo-Altoona-Midway 59SemifinalFridayCaldwell vs. Norwich, 7:30 p.m.Argonia vs. Colony-Crest, 6 p.m.SaturdayChampionship game at 7:30 p.m. GirlsFirst roundChetopa 60 Central Burden 44Dexter/Cedar Vale 54 Marmaton Valley 59 (OT)SemifinalSt. Paul 56 Central Burden 29South Haven 65 Marmaton Valley 36.ChampionshipSt. Paul vs. South Haven, Saturday, 6 p.m. Class 1A Div. 1 sub-state at St. PaulBoysFirst roundCentral Burden 62 South Haven 60St. Paul 54 Marmaton Valley 48SemifinalsFridayDexter vs. Central Burden, 6 p.m.Chetopa vs. St. Paul, 7:30 p.m.SaturdayChampionship game at 7:30 p.m. GirlsFirst roundBuffalo-Altoona-Midway won by forfeit.SemifinalsNorwich 66 B-A-Midway 11Caldwell 54 Argonia 41ChampionshipNorwich vs. Caldwell, Saturday, 6 p.m.Follow us on Twitter. Class 3A sub-state at Douglass. BoysFirst roundWichita Collegiate 77 Belle Plaine 27Sedgwick 61 Remington 50Wichita Independent 58 Douglass 51Conway Springs 76 Bluestem 52.SemifinalsFridayCollegiate vs. Sedgwick, 6 p.m.Wichita Independent vs. Conway Springs, 7:30 p.m.ChampionshipSaturday at 7:30 p.m. GirlsFirst roundDouglass 46 Bluestem 18Collegiate 34 Sedgwick 31Remington 53 Belle Plaine 32Conway Springs 35 Wichita Independent 29SemifinalsDouglass 38 Collegiate 34Remington 51 Conway Springs 38ChampionshipDouglass vs. Remington, 6 p.m. By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is the updated information of sub-state basketball tournaments involving Sumner County teams.Class 4A Div. I sub-state at Winfield. BoysFirst round:Wellington 63 Mulvane 30Rose Hill 65 Winfield 55Championship game:Rose Hill (4-15) vs. Wellington (11-10), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. GirlsFirst RoundFriday#1 Wellington (13-7) vs. #4 Mulvane (5-15), 6 p.m.#2 Winfield (11-9) vs. #3 Rose Hill (5-15), 7:30 p.m.ChampionshipSaturday at 6 p.m. GirlsFirst roundPittsburg Colgan 53 Yates Center 16Oswego 32 Uniontown 27Sedan 50 Udall25Oxford 39 West Elk 14SemifinalsFridayPittsburg vs. Oswego, 7:30 p.m.Sedan vs. Oxford, 6 p.m.SaturdayChampionship game at 6 p.m.last_img read more