John White, Convicted After Resisting Mob, Honored

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When White armed himself and stepped outside his door, Cicciaro wrestled with him causing the gun to discharge and injure him fatally.

[Media And Justice]

John White, the father wrongfully convicted after he protected his home on Long Island from a mob of white teenagers will be joined by Michael Greys of 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care at CEMOTAP's March 27th 2P.M. forum. 

Together they will provide the latest information on John White’s appeal. Their topic will be "Justice Denied."

The Black community was outraged when White was given a two-to-four year sentence for accidentally shooting  17 year old Daniel Cicciaro  a white teenager who was attempting to force his way into the White’s home to attack his son. 

When White armed himself and stepped outside his door, Cicciaro wrestled with him causing the gun to discharge and injure him fatally. The unfortunate accident happened on August 9, 2006, when  the mob of white  teens were attempting to  enter the home because they wrongly thought that his son had made sexual threats to a white woman. 

White who is out on $200,000 bail has never had a brush with the law and is an outstanding citizen with an unblemished role as a successful family man. White who was defending his  home from the mob has said, “If John White can’t defend his home, then who can? I didn’t go out there with the  intent to do anybody harm.”  Many in  the Black community believe that if John White had been a white man defending his home against unlawful intrusion by a Black mob of teenagers, there would  have been no conviction.

CEMOTAP is urging the community to come out and join the ground swell of support for having White’s conviction overturned.

CEMOTAP is located at 135-05  Rockaway Blvd. South Ozone Park,  NY, located just one half block  off Van Wyck expressway at the Rockaway Blvd. exit.  Call (718) 322-8454 for additional information.

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