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(CNN)   "He now plans to relax and reconnect with his family" (and sue the balls off of the NYPD)   (cnn.com) divider line 28
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2013-03-22 08:34:56 AM  
He's likely to have some severe anger issues.  I hope he gets some counseling to help him deal with the transition....and THEN sues the balls off the NYPD.  after which I'd get the hell outta town and retire somewhere nice.  don't matter where really...just somewhere nice and quiet where nobody cares about NY city.
 
2013-03-22 09:00:11 AM  
I can't even imagine. All those years behind bars, lost. Although a nice payoff would be nice, it can't give that back. The people who lied about him doing it should serve the exact amount of time he did.
 
2013-03-22 09:02:20 AM  

Weaver95: after which I'd get the hell outta town and retire somewhere nice.  don't matter where really...just somewhere nice and quiet where nobody cares about NY city.


So, anywhere five miles outside the NYC city limits should be fine then?
 
2013-03-22 09:03:26 AM  
This is one of my worst fears. Right behind getting pushed off the platform into the way of an oncoming train.
 
2013-03-22 09:04:05 AM  
Problem...  NYPD has no balls.
They'll have to sue the vaginas off them.
 
2013-03-22 09:10:19 AM  
FTA: a onetime witness said he had been coached into identifying Ranta in a police lineup

That "detective" ought to take a ride on an electric chair.
 
2013-03-22 09:14:23 AM  
If New York had the death penalty, they wouldn't have to worry about guys like this and their lawyers.
 
2013-03-22 09:18:18 AM  
the child was alone without parents in the lineup?
the child was instructed by an adult and not the child's parent was instructed?

Those right there are two CAREER ENDING felonies that cop is guilty of committing.
 
2013-03-22 09:21:22 AM  
FTA: Louis Scarcella, one of the detectives who investigated the case, told CNN that Ranta admitted his involvement in the heist attempt and that he stands by the arrest. As for claims that police coached a witness, he said, "No way that happened."

shame on you, you POS
 
hej
2013-03-22 09:21:26 AM  
"Ranta had been convicted of second-degree murder in 1991 for killing a rabbi during a botched diamond heist."

8 comments and not a single 'Snatch' reference?
 
2013-03-22 09:22:31 AM  
He should also sue the pants off the punk kid who put the frame on him.
 
2013-03-22 09:29:23 AM  
He admitted being a lookout and part of the planning of the robbery?  That still makes him an accessory to murder.  Actually, if you think about it, he served about as much time as he should have for that fact.  I know two wrongs don't make a right but I'm having trouble feeling sorry for him.
 
2013-03-22 09:31:30 AM  
I suspect the media misinterpreted his comment.

He wasn't saying that he wanted to get out of NYC, he was telling the reporter asking the asinine question "how do you feel?" to get the hell out of [his face].
 
2013-03-22 09:33:42 AM  

pag1107: He admitted being a lookout and part of the planning of the robbery?  That still makes him an accessory to murder.  Actually, if you think about it, he served about as much time as he should have for that fact.  I know two wrongs don't make a right but I'm having trouble feeling sorry for him.


If you accept that the child was coached to identify him in the lineup, it's not a reach to suppose that he lied about the confession too. Perhaps I missed it, but I didn't see any mention that such confession was recorded and, if signed, it was not signed under duress.
 
2013-03-22 09:48:58 AM  
Meh, he served time, but for the wrong crime....won't win if he sues....at best will get ostracized even further
 
2013-03-22 10:10:20 AM  
He worked hard for the money.
 
2013-03-22 10:18:21 AM  

Bit'O'Gristle: The people who lied about him doing it should serve the exact amount of time he did.


They won't.  Prosecutorial Immunity.  The SCOTUS has upheld it even in cases of deliberate abuse.
 
2013-03-22 10:56:59 AM  
Hasn't Mayor Bloomberg already neutered NYC?
 
2013-03-22 10:59:27 AM  
My understanding is it's getting harder and harder to win these kinds of lawsuits, especially in NY. Laws are slowly being tweaked to give more immunity. Prosecutorial immunity covers the prosecutors even if they did it 100% intentionally. NYPD pretty much gets the same protection these days.

At best, he'll generate some bad press, maybe make someone look bad enough to settile with a little dough to keep it out of the media. But I doubt he'd get anywhere in court now.

Sad story. I'm sure there are many others, especially from the 70's and 80's when corruption was way more common.  I'm sure many people did 20-30 years for crimes they never committed, and some may still be in jail.
 
2013-03-22 11:17:20 AM  
Holy shiat ... this guy just walked out of prison after being there since 1991?

This was what popular cars looked like in 1991:

media.caranddriver.com

This is what a computer looked like in 1991 (with a top of the line 386 and a whopping 2MB of RAM)

www.garethjmsaunders.co.uk

This is what a TV looked like in 1991:

planettrash.files.wordpress.com

Also:
- Law and Order's FIRST SEASON aired in 1991 ...
- Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, and Toy Story were still 3-4 years from being shot and completed.
- This guy saw Y2K after nearly a decade behind bars
- President Clinton's two terms, Bush's two terms, and Obama's over 4 years in office have passed.

Holy SHIAT ... there isn't enough money in the world for this guy ... Jesus Tapdancing Christ on a Cracker ... O_O
 
2013-03-22 11:17:50 AM  
"They're saying that I framed it," Scarcella said. "I want to go on record saying this: I never framed anyone in my life, and you would have to be a low, low devil to do something like that. I slept very good for the last 22 years."

Yes it was very easy to sleep at night since you were not in jail
 
2013-03-22 11:22:48 AM  
killing a rabbi during a botched diamond heist

That's not a crime; that's Film Noir.

media02.hongkiat.com
 
2013-03-22 11:41:41 AM  
www.chud.com
 
2013-03-22 12:14:54 PM  
I'm thinking most Farkers stopped reading before learning we was part of the crime, just not the shooter.  Time served, IMO
 
2013-03-22 12:34:27 PM  

hej: "Ranta had been convicted of second-degree murder in 1991 for killing a rabbi during a botched diamond heist."

8 comments and not a single 'Snatch' reference?


Right? That was the first thing I thought of.

www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-03-22 12:43:58 PM  
I'm a bit curious about the mixed statements he gave police.  In some statements he admitted being part of the planning, but not part of the robbery.  If this was true, and if the police believed it was true, then the only problem here is that they over-charged him and then made up facts to support the charge when they really didn't need to - if he admitted being a part of the conspiracy then they could have sent him away for almost as long as a co-conspirator, and all of the flaws in the prosecution that are described in the article would be irrelevant and unnecessary.
 
2013-03-22 01:20:11 PM  
But first he needs tp pay for 20yrs of room and board.
 
2013-03-22 01:42:23 PM  
Whether he had anything to do with it or not, we can't tolerate cops who coach witnesses or otherwise cook up lies. The cop who coached the kid needs to never see the light of day again. Right into a cell with the worst, most violent, cop-hating felons with him. And everyone should ignore his cries for help.
 
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