NY Gov Commutes Sentence Of Anti-White Murderer

Outgoing NY Governor David Paterson (R) has commuted the murder sentence of John White (R) for killing an unarmed White child.

Outgoing New York governor, David Paterson, has commuted the sentence of an African-American man who fatally shot and killed an unarmed Italian-American teenager in a case many believe should have been charged as a hate crime.

John H. White, 57, was convicted of manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon for shooting Daniel Ciccario, 17, point-blank in the face on August 9, 2006, reports The New York Times. Drunk and yelling racial slurs, Ciccario and a group of White youths stood at the foot of the driveway of White’s Suffolk County home and challenged his son, then-19-year-old Aaron, to a fight. The elder White came out of his home with an unlicensed Beretta pistol, shooting Ciccario at point-blank range in the face, killing him.

The spark that ignited Ciccario’s rage that night was a fake MySpace page created by a friend, reports The New York Post. Michael Longo testified in court that he used the webpage to impostor Aaron White, filling the site with hatred against mutual friend Jenny Martin, including threats to rape her.

After reading the rape threats, Martin went to Ciccario for help. Ciccario went to White’s home looking for a fight.

Daniel Cicciaro

White testified during his trial that the incident reminded him of stories he heard while growing up in Brooklyn of how the Klu Klux Klan burned down his grandfather’s business in rural Alabama, reports The New York Daily News. Calling the group of Caucasian youths a “lynch mob,” White claimed he only shot Ciccario when the Italian-American teen “lunged” at him.

White was sentenced to only 2-to-4 years in prison for a sentence that has a maximum of 15 years, prompting the Ciccario family to launch an emotionally-charged press conference damning the judge’s ruling. “Let’s see what happens when Aaron White gets shot,” Cicciaro’s father, Daniel Sr., screamed over a background of quiet sobbing heard from mom Joanne and other family members.

Daniel Sr. later retracted his passionate statements after police began investigating him.

To add insult to injury, White remained free on bail while his case went through appeal. At the time of his release, White had only served five months of his sentence and would have been eligible for parole in October 2011, reports The New York Times.

Frederick K. Brewington

White’s lawyer, Frederick K. Brewington, cautioned against viewing the commutation as having a racial bias, and the timing of his client’s release is “serendipitous” with the end of Paterson’s time in office. However, racial motives are a hard factor to ignore, given Governor Paterson’s history on matters of race.

New York’s first Black governor infamously whined that reporters who described him as the “accidental” governor were being “overtly racist” (despite the fact that the term “accidental” has been used to describe many politicians, most of whom have been White); Patterson blamed the GOP of using “overt racism” during the 2008 US Presidential campaign against Barack Obama; he whined that an SNL comedy skit was “overtly racist” against him; he settled a US$1.5 million reverse discrimination lawsuit filed by a 26-year veteran White photographer, who was fired and replaced by an African-American; and Malcom Smith, a Democrat and Paterson ally, reportedly fired 200 State staffers because they were White shortly after taking office last January, and replaced them with minorities.

Rev. Al Sharpton, circa 1984

Paterson decided to shorten White’s sentence after a heavy campaign by supporters and many Black leaders, including the Rev. Al Sharpton. The governor consulted with the Leftist activist twice while making his decision, but never spoke to the Ciccero family, reports Newsday.com. Paterson also called to tell Sharpton that White would be home for Christmas, but never called the Ciccero family.

“I was delighted to hear it,” Sharpton said, while adding that Paterson’s decision was not the result of his or any other “activist groups” who lobbied for White’s release.

Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota was sharply critical of Paterson for not consulting with the Ciccero family.

In addition to Paterson’s history of having a chip on his shoulder regarding matters of race, he reportedly plans to make more pardons in immigration cases before leaving office. The governor began a special clemency process in the spring intended to help permanent legal residents who were at risk of deportation because of long-ago or minor convictions. This month, he pardoned six of those immigrants, including a financial administrator at the City University of New York.

Daniel Sr. had nothing to say about the commutation when reached for comment by the Times. But one anonymous relative told The New York Post, “Of course, he’s angry. The guy already had a light sentence, and he can’t even serve that out? It’s just ridiculous.” Cicciaro’s ex-wife, Joanne, told The Post she was “upset” about White’s release but declined to say anything further. 

In a press conference outside his home, White told reporters that he felt “blessed and highly favored” by the commutation, thanking his family and the governor.

Brewington told reporters that Governor Paterson’s commutation was “an appropriate end of justice in this situation,” although, “we remember that in this situation, a young man’s life was lost, and the White family will never forget that, and keep the Ciccero family in their prayers.”


  • Let’s see if it were the other way around- if a white man shot a Martin Luther Coon “youf” from the “community”- life without the possibility of parole and no commutation even if there were a guido governor like Andy Cuomo.

  • Yeah, It is clear that there is nothing but racism on the part of black people. Where are al sharpton and jesse jackson ? Why aren’t they protesting for this young white kid ? Oh, wait a minute he was white that’s why they are not protesting.

  • This is what happens when you put racist blacks in office.

  • ernesto "che" godiva

    “Guido”. You like that Frank?

  • Hal Turner was right!
    /angrily sips from SNB mug

  • A man has a right to defend his property and family!!!
    The facts are that a bunch of drunk white racists went to White’s house with the intend to hurt his son and they screamed that they wanted to rape his wife. Those white racists also had a baseball bat. White was justified to defend his property and family. That white prick Ciccario got shot because he lunged at the weapon mr. White was holding. He and his friends went looking for a fight, well shit happens when a man is forced to defend his family and Ciccario got killed. It’s very good mr. White was released from jail infact he should have never been convicted at all. I am sure that if the ethnic roles were reversed the white peson defending his family and property would (rightly so) not have been convicted.

    • Would Mr. White have gotten such a soft treatment by the court had he been (racially) White, and his attackers Black? Probably not.

      Would Mr. White have gotten a commuted sentence by Gov. Paterson? Based on Paterson’s record, I say no.

  • So now Chris Christie needs to commute Hal Turner’s sentence. After all, Christie was the one who signed off on all of Hal’s activities, while he was NJ state AG.

    Fair is Fair. Just sayin’.

  • Do you guys really think this guy is WHITE? Look at him. What’s more his mom is Puerto Rican. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you people?

  • If this was the other way around the black monkeys would be burning cars and shooting their guns in the street.. Bottom line, stupid new yorkers for voting for a low self image black man with baggage all over him.. notice he does not look you in the eye.. lots of baggage

  • @FREE HAL TURNER: Chris Christie is Governor of New Jersey and can only pardon or commute the sentences of criminals who are convicted of NJ state crimes. Hal was found guilty of breaking federal law and is incarcerated in the federal system and only my former schoolmate whom I knew from age 6 to age 18, Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General or President Barack Obama can commute his sentence or pardon him. Furthermore, asshole Hal is still under indictment in Connecticut for threatening several state representatives for something I can’t figure out at all, voting to give local parishes of the RC Church more say in local matters. I thought he was a member of the Christian Identity Movement of Matt Hale. So why did he give a shit? Only Governor M. Jodi Rell can intervene in that mess and he could be incarcerated consecutively. I emailed Hal when he started doing this threatening bullshit “worthy of death” to express concern and he told me to “fuck yourself” and I didn’t understand the distinction between “opining” and threatening. I enjoyed Hal while it lasted but ADIOS, MOTHERFUCKER!!

  • The Governor is sorry for not consulting the victim’s family first- I’LL BET!! FUCK YOU, DAVE!!

  • Another black puppet making waves by using the media and social justice to create racial issues.
    Divide and conquer.

    Meanwhile, the Jews go merrily along pulling the strings.

  • What in the world is Paterson thinking in freeing White?

    Paterson has been a joke of a governor. He simply has no ability to govern. In fact, “The Democratic Conference: Organizational and Operational Structure Report” is an eyewitness account of Paterson’s DYSFUNCTIONAL governing nature while Senate Minority Leader.


    Paterson’s office was criticized for PATRONAGE, LACK OF LEADERSHIP, INDECISIVENESS and INFIGHTING, in other words the office was a ZOO. Those interviewed in the report indicated that its chief of staff the disorganized Michael Jones-Bey had no management skills, was neglectful in his duties – often boozing it up with staff and coming to the office with a hangover – and should be relieved of his position.

    Amazingly, for running such a DYSFUNCTIONAL CHAOTIC office, the disorganized Michael Jones-Bey was picked by Paterson to mismanage the MWBE program at Empire State Development Corporation.

    That is the Paterson way – being rewarded for your incompetence.

  • Dey was tryin’ tah huit mah son who is a unarmed black YOUFF in “dah communitay”. It reminded me uh duh tales ma grampappy tolds me uh duh days uh slavery in duh Jim Crow segregation uh duh Ku Klux Klan befaw weeze had affirmative blacktion en all dem goodies to betta oua education en oua diction. So ah offed duh greaseball tu teach du White Anglo Saxon Protestants a lesson. Is dat duh way I was s’posed tuh says it, Reverend Al?

  • Where I live every day on the news you always hear some story about a black person murdering some one of there own race or other race. Rarely do you hear a white person murdering some one of there own race or another race. When you do hear some story about a white person killing a black person it is in defense.

  • I firmly believe that Patterson was an incompetent governor. However, as a white, conservative, republican judge (in another state) Patterson did the right thing by this commutation. From reading the facts of the case as reported in the media, Mr. White’s actions were very close to justified self-defense. Daniel Cicciaro took actions and made threats, which Mr. white had every right to take seriously. The fact that Daniel Cicciaro came with others in tow could have been construed by mr. white as a situation where he had no means to defend himself without a weapon (as opposed to a one on one fist fight). In a (normal) state, where possession of the pistol would not have been a crime, mr. white would probably not have been charged, or if charged, acquitted. In some states, the young man who sent the email which falsely accused aaron white of making comments and threats that incited Daniel Cicciaro to take his (unjustified) action that got him killed, could be charged with manslaughter or murder..

  • John White?????? What kind of Eurocentric slave owners name is that for a proud son of the soil of Africa? He needs an Afrocentric name to show his proud warrior heritagefrom the soil of mother Africa like Tawana Brawley ot Sister Souljah or Elombe Brath or Imhotep Gary Bird!!!!

  • @The Judge: What about poor Bernie Goetz? What you said only applies if you are a Martin Luther Coon. If you are white (not John White), you are Simon Legree and your goose is cooked.

  • This is a poor case to make charges of racism about. There are much better cases. Ciccario, misinformed, was the aggressor. Michael Longo is more responsible for Ciccario’s death than White. A bad joke that turned out badly. Sharpton also incited someone’s death. I can’t fault White for having a gun. “When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.” But its interesting that the NY papers called for Goetz’s head and not White’s. Back then the manhattan DA’s office was inciting the public with false information. Like Longo. Like Sharpton.

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