Now let’s all hear from the ghetto crew about how both men have turned their life around, were doing good, yada, yada, yada. Guess that didn’t work out too well for these two. In the meantime, a 69 year grandmother Eve Gentillon, is still in the hospital, and had to have a piece of her skull removed due to a subdural hematoma in her brain. Her crime, going to church on a Sunday morning, when her path was crossed with hood rat Springer.
Jamaica has really become a cesspool of criminals, ex-cons and gang bangers making the lives of hard working people in the community a nightmare, especially in the notorious South Jamaica section.
Time for some major crackdown in this community or would that infringe on criminal hood rats doing whatever the fuck they want. What a fucking shitty uncivilized community as the hood rats multiply.
From The Daily News:
Cops also charged Jamel Ethridge with menacing, reckless endangerment and weapons possession for the Friday night clash inside a Queens housing project stairwell, cops said.
The Queens resident hobbled out of Jamaica Hospital Saturday and was awaiting arraignment.
A plainclothes NYPD lieutenant and a uniformed housing officer confronted Ethridge on the second floor landing of the Baisley Park Houses on Guy R. Brewer Blvd. near Foch Blvd. in Jamaica about 9:30 p.m., officials said.
The ex-con, who served three years in prison for an attempted murder from 1998, had a gun in his hands when police approached, officials said. Cops told him to drop the firearm but he refused. Both cops fired at Ethridge, striking him in the leg. Ethridge also fired but it was not immediately clear if he was aiming at cops at the time, police said.
From The Daily News:
Richard Springer, 29, looked dazed and sleep deprived as he was arraigned in Queens Supreme Court for the surprise attack on 69-year-old Eve Gentillon on the morning of Oct. 15.
Springer, who has 13 prior arrests for an array of crimes including assault, robbery and burglary, had gone to the Sutphin King Deli in Jamaica and argued with store employees over the price of beer, workers said.
He attacked one of the workers and then ran out of the deli and punched Gentillon, “who was an innocent bystander,” said prosecutor Robin Kwalbrun.
She was knocked to ground and suffered a head injury when her head smacked into the sidewalk.
The grandmother is still in the hospital, and had to have a piece of her skull removed due to a subdural hematoma in her brain, court papers say.
Prosecutors said Springer has “psychiatric issues,” and his lawyer, Fern Merenstein, asked that he be placed on suicide watch and be given a psychiatric evaluation.
Judge Stephanie Zaro signed off on the request, and remanded him.
He’s due back in court Dec. 6.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said, “This case will be vigorously prosecuted to ensure that justice is served.”
Springer faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.
City Councilman Ruben Wills praised the NYPD for tracking Springer down, and said her likely needs to be treated for substance abuse.