Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
News of a 16-year-old boy dying while being restrained at a Yonkers school broke yesterday, and today police are reviewing security footage from the gym where he died. Details are still coming out, and none too soon for those commenting on LoHud.com:
As a parent of a child who attends programs on this campus, I’m what wondering the procedures are for restraining children. My prayers are with this young man’s family.”
— Tennell Rampersant
“This case definitely requires an autopsy. I hope it provides answers. (Yes, we view situations through our own glasses – but our glasses have much experience.)”
— Gaile Irene
“I was once a student there (and) never witnessed anything extreme like that, but that’s too much. I’m deeply hurt. I knew the teen; he was a very good kid, never bothered anyone. … R.I.P. BRO.”
— Maurice Sean Hendricks
Most popular story on LoHud.com: Leake & Watts boy’s death: Police reviewing video from gym where 16-year-old died as he was being restrained.
Trending on Twitter:
Dick Clark. The Mount Vernon native and longtime host of “American Bandstand” and the New Year’s Eve countdown from Times Square, died Wednesday at age 82.
Me 2 RT @theculturemom Feeling so sad about Dick Clark.Such an important part of my youth with American Bandstand, Top 40, New Year’s Eve— Gift Baskets (@TTTGiftBaskets) April 19, 2012
Tru Indeed!! RT @PeteRock: R.I.P. Dick Clark. He was from money earning mt.vernon baby! Dick Clark was from my hood and he will be missed.— BlackBerryMalc (@MalcWasHere) April 19, 2012
Etan Patz. The FBI is digging in a SoHo basement on a tip that evidence in the case of Patz, a 6-year-old boy who went missing in 1979, may be found there.
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