Friday, December 7, 2007

Thomas Trantino

11 comments:

Pat said...

Oh My God..why would you want to post a video of an animal. This man should have been caged for life, like the animal he is. I am the sister of Gary Tedesco the 22 murdered police officer who was on the police force 5 days.. Our family was destroyed. I was 11 years old.. lost my childhood, my father cried every night until a few years later he died at 59.. my mother wore black until her death this year.. and this man is on a video preaching and getting his college education! It makes me sick... I am a professional speaker.. perhaps you would like to do a video of me and what this did to our family!! It makes me sick to my stomach.
Patricia Tedesco

highlite said...

I have no respect for Thomas Trantino, and no respect from a publisher that would take his story on.

What is wrong in this country? It seems to have become a nation where we glorify the criminal and ignore the damage that they wreak against families and society?
How is society served by this? Does it show that we have the ability to rehabilitate the career criminal or murderer? I think not, the statistics are proof of how we are losing that battle.

So, stories on Thomas Trantino don't impress me, don't honor my sensibilities, or make me feel warm and fuzzy. I'm interested in the good of society, not those that narrowly escape death row or life imprisonment because of societies changing moires on capital punishment.

Always remember, he got free because of an ultra-liberal N.J. Supreme Court, not because he deserved freedom.

And as for a college education, if it meant all that much to him, he could have gotten it in prison. He still speaks like a thug, thinks like a thug, so therefore, despite college, he must still be a thug, albeit an old and decrepit one.

Rev. Robert Ray

*lgs said...

Pat, I'm the creator of the post, something I did for a class assignment. I would very much like to make a video of your professional speaking, and do something regarding how this affected your family. my email is lgsteagall@gmail.com if you would like to send me a way to get in touch with you.

pk said...

I interviewed Trantino for an hour and fifteen minutes by phone6 months ago. He is everything the 2 families have always said - remorseless and heartless. He still denies direct involvment, blaming it on Cassarino, who left the bar when Officer Voto told him to. He said all Lodi cops are on the mafia's payroll, and he told me "dont believe everything you hear" when i reminded him that Peter Voto Jr.,who was 9, was going to go fishing with his dad the next day.

He should have never been released. All you leftist clowns who say so must answer to the question- could he still harm or kill? The answer is yes. That's why parole should not have been granted. PK

johnconnor04 said...

I knew thomas trantino in prison. I have seen many types there over the years. Some belonged there as one reader said about "talking like a thug, acting like a thug" other inmates who either had mental problems or drug addictions didn't really belong there but there for some inmates the help they need just isn't available. (how many drug addicts do you know that have insurance to go to a three day detox not to mention a 28 day inpatient program). I am no condoning violence in fact I hate it. I'm not minimizing my crimes but what I'm getting at is that Mr. Trantino did something very bad in that there is no coming back from death. And yes I do believe in the death penalty only if the defendant either admits to the crime or it is entirely obvious ( how many innocent men have been put to death?) There is no rehabilitation in the NJDOC. The programs that are offered are put together with no forethought and the waiting list is so long that your sentence has to be at least 7 years long to get into most of them. So, those serving short sentences go home with no job skills or drug rehab etc. And the mental health staff are terrible. You can not talk about your crime or any other crimes that were never solved, you see a social worker (not a psychologist) for 20 minutes every 2 weeks. but getting back to Mr. Trantino. Do I feel he should be released? I have to say yes. he is an old man now. let him live his last years at home. I have seen people get parole after getting numerous charges while in prison. the reason mr trantino didn't get parole for so long was because of the political pressure placed on the NJ parole board not the "ultra liberal" NJ supreme court as one writer stated. (no I am not at all proud to say i threw my life away because of drugs or to have been in prison I'm just letting the readers understand where i am coming from.

eddiethekid said...

I completely agree with Johnconnor04.
Nobody is saying Thomas Trantino didn't commit a horrible crime, but he stopped his use of drugs and alcohol and spent the next 38 years trying to become an accomplished artist and author. You cannot undue the crimes of anyone, but you can at least appreciate someone who tries to do something constructive with their life over a period of 4 decades.

eddiethekid said...

I completely agree with Johnconnor04.
Nobody is saying Thomas Trantino didn't commit a horrible crime, but he stopped his use of drugs and alcohol and spent the next 38 years trying to become an accomplished artist and author. You cannot undue the crimes of anyone, but you can at least appreciate someone who tries to do something constructive with their life over a period of 4 decades.

Patty said...

I cannot believe anyone would give this animal credit for anything! But then there you are . People like you who have not lived with a tragedy like this have no clue i have nothing more to say to you because you will never get it

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adriennec said...

The only reason Trantino spent 38 years trying to become an author and artist is because he was behind bars. Had he still been loose in society, he would have still been committing crimes. He mercilessly shot and killed a 43 year old father of three and a 22 year old probationary office who didn't even have a gun and wasn't in uniform. He was still wearing the suit he had worn earlier in the night when we attended a friend's wedding. Trantino was sentenced to death and only because NJ changed its laws was he eligible for parole. The heinous nature of the cold-blooded murders he committed kept him behind bars all those years. Today that same crime would keep him in prison for his entire life with no eligibility for parole. His sentence was done after 38 years. The Tedesco and Voto families' pain has been going on for 49 years and will continue until none of them are left. If you want to learn more, read David Stout’s Night of the Devil for an accurate portrayal of the real Thomas Trantino.