AND to that Ruthie from South East Queens over in the Times Ledger article (http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2017/30/105barber_2017_07_28_q.html?comm=1#feedback) who comment to me:
South East Queens doesn’t need a racist ignorant bastard like yourself trying to tear them down. Racist people like you love to ignore the reality of the country we live in. White people kill in their communities just like everyone else and guess what the media and people like yourself ignore that.
From The Daily News:
His sister Miriam Wray, 65, said they have kept a steady presence by his bedside and are trying to cope with the tragedy that left a hard-working father figure heavily sedated and breathing through a respirator.
“It’s very hard. He was the father for everyone. The first person people would call when they had trouble,” she said. “He was always there for us.”
She said her brother, a Jamaican immigrant who has lived in the neighborhood for around 45 years, bought the house a few years ago and she helped him fix up the dilapidated property.
“He was so excited,” she said of Wray, who is the father of an adult son. “He was going to rent it out and sell it to one of the family one day.”
Doctors don’t know how long Wray’s recovery will take and are waiting to see if he makes any improvements in the coming days, she said.
Wray suffered burns over 80% of his body after the cylindrical shaped package filled with black powder ignited, police said.
Cops were still working to piece together what happened.
The package was meant for a Bloods gang member who lives in the home Wray rents out, police sources said.
Kathleen Toussaint, a tenant at the property, said the blast was so strong it knocked her landlord off his feet.
“It literally lifted him up in the air,” she said.
“When we came outside we saw he was kneeling in the grass and neighbors were trying to turn off the fire that was on him,” recalled Toussaint.
“It was really a scary sight because his skin was coming off,” she added.
Toussaint said she believes the package was on the porch for weeks and was not addressed to anyone at the property.
“We’re still kind of shaken up about it because it could’ve been anyone of us,” she said.
“God forbid if we took it inside the house, it would have been much worse.”