Boy in Shopping Cart Case Cared More About Shoes than Mom He Nearly Killed, Say Officials

Hellen Freund et al., New York Post, December 7, 2011

The 13-year-old boy who admittedly threw a shopping cart over a fourth-story railing in Harlem–striking a philanthropist mom of two–cared more about his sneakers than the woman he nearly killed, officials revealed yesterday.

“The respondent was more concerned with the condition of his sneakers than with the condition of his victim,” city lawyer Leah Schmelzer said of pint-sized Jeovanni Rosario, 13, whose legal fate in the horrific prank–originally set for decision yesterday–was delayed due to lingering sentencing issues.

Rosario and his even younger partner in crime, Raymond Hernandez, 12, had spent their time at a Harlem precinct “Laughing and joking,” and showed “no empathy or remorse,” following the Oct. 30 tragedy, Schmelzer told Manhattan Family Court Judge Susan Larabee.

“Am I going to be able to get my sneakers back?” Rosario asked as he was led off to detention, a police source said.

Both boys have pleaded guilty to dropping the cart over the railing of a shopping mall despite knowing it could seriously hurt those below. At sentencing they face anywhere from probation up to being jailed until their 18th birthdays.

Victim Marion Hedges had been at the mall purchasing Halloween candy in bulk for disadvantaged children–and her own 13-year-old son watched in helpless horror as she was struck.

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“All we know is that she is out of the hospital and getting rehabilitation,” Rosario’s lawyer, Shahabuddeen Ally, told The Post of Hedges.

“I’m being told only that she is at the point where she has to relearn her name, and other basic functions.”

Rosario is actually quite concerned with her wellbeing, and has written her a letter of regret that says, “I did not mean to hurt you,” and “I hope you feel better,” the lawyer added. The kid feels deep remorse, he said.

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  • Anonymous

    “She has to relearn her name and other basic functions…” In other words, she`s #&*#@# for life. I say this as the spouse of someone who has suffered a severe head trauma. Twenty years after the accident and sixteen years after being with me, she can`t say my name on demand, each time, every time… Can’ t write a phone number down…Or let a waiter know what she wants, unless I get the menu for her a week in advance. She will be dependent on BOTH the help and paitence of strangers for life just to get home from the store. The lady in question in the story, will still have a family that loves her, still have a life but it will never never never be the same. The only real justice is for those kids to go through the same process legally, instead of medically.

  • Anonymous

    “the lawyer added. The kid feels deep remorse, he said.”

    For getting caught and only getting caught!!

    The little homie wants his shoes back!!

  • Anonymous

    I have some sympathy for her, but not nearly as much as I would have if she weren’t a bleeding heart liberal “at the mall purchasing Halloween candy in bulk for disadvantaged children” just like the ones that have now ruined her life. I’m sure that if she had witnessed this crime happen to some other white woman–not a proven philanthropist–she would have immediately jumped to the defense of the youths.

  • Anonymous

    Rosario is actually quite concerned with her well-being, and has written her a letter of regret that says, “I did not mean to hurt you,” and “I hope you feel better,” the lawyer added. The kid feels deep remorse, he said.

    It’s the attorney talking. A kid like that is incapable of “feeling” remorse. The sad thing is, I understand this white woman was out shopping for “underprivileged” kids. I hope it was not so. Whites are their own worse enemies.

  • Jacob Woo

    Puerto Ricans and Dominicans.

    They’re pretty much Black anyways.

  • Stiv

    Maybe she’ll also forget about being so blindly self-sacrificing to people who don’t deserve it. I hope those aspects of her personality change.

  • Question Diversity

    “Am I going to be able to get my sneakers back?” Rosario asked as he was led off to detention, a police source said.

    Poetic justice would be a corrupt jail guard purloining them for himself and then hawking them on the street for a little extra cash.

    I have heard stories about black kids getting these expensive athletic shoes, then buying these expensive cleaning kits. They keep nothing else about them clean, but their shoes? Fastidious as can be.

  • Peejay in Frisco

    That woman was trying to help the po’ downtrodden blacks? She gets the Amy Biehl Award.

  • Anonymous

    I have nothing but sympathy for her and her family. However, I must state the obvious; Whites must disengage from blacks and black communities. The philanthropist was no doubt in Harlem looking to help out the people whose own has destroyed her life.

    Another one gone. How many more?

  • Anonymous

    This may sound heartless, but this is a win-win for us. Firstly, if this black brat’s horrendous behavior gets just one person to see the light, we win. Secondly, the victim was a white leftist actively stabbing fellow whites in the back so she is arguably worse than the black kid himself. The fact that her leftist nonsense came back to bite her ankle is poetic justice.

  • Chicagoan

    I believe the offender wrote the letter at the direction of his lawyer so as to help his case. The lawyer probably even provided an outline of what was to be written. That’s just a trick; the creep feels nothing.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, let’s import more of that refuse! It will make our country stronger!

  • Anonymous

    That was a kind-hearted, descent, white woman and she deserves some respect. That is not the kind of person that some of you people should be disparaging. The race traitors are the people like the SPLC bunch of hoodlums who sued a man for holding illegal alien criminal trespassers on his property and gave them cookies and milk while they awaited the police! The SPLC took his ranch away from him and gave it the the criminal foreigners. Those are the people that deserve your ire, not a kind-hearted white lady who showed some descent Christian charity!

  • Tim in Indiana

    1 — Anonymous wrote at 4:57 PM on December 7:

    “She has to relearn her name and other basic functions…” In other words, she`s #&*#@# for life.

    I’m afraid you’re right. Can you imagine getting hit by a shopping cart dropped from 4 STORIES UP??? I’m surprised the impact didn’t break her neck. Maybe it did. This whole story is sick. My heart goes out to her 13-year-old son.

  • Anonymous

    I have to agree with poster #10. While I feel sorry for her family, the irony of the whole situation is that she was out buying candy for the very same hoodlums that did this. She was probably so preoccupied with her liberal mission that she failed to hear these two punks coming. I live in downtown Chicago and believe me you can hear them way before you can see them

  • Frank

    #3 is out of line. You do not know if she is a liberal. Stick to the facts.

  • Jim

    Why do people continue to attempt to domesticate these sub-humans?

  • Groundhog

    This disgusting event is totally the fault of the reckless boys and I hope they are locked up. However, some of the comments made about the lady are out of line. Many, if not most young people share and spend time helping others. With maturity, our assistance becomes more selective. It is certainly better than having the government involved in throwing our money away. This lovely young mother in no way deserved to have her head bashed in for being charitable!

  • Freyr

    What a beautiful face. What a tragedy that someone who looks like that spends her time serving people like these two. How many children does she have? Probably just the one. She should have had a half a dozen and shared her genetic wealth with the world -not candy with ghetto dysfunctionals. With her money, she could have lived like a Queen into old age surrounded by the love of her children and grandchildren – a life well lived.

  • flyingtiger

    Another hate crime. Book ’em, Danno.

  • Anonymous

    From http://goo.gl/4aWfT

    One of the pint-sized punks who nearly killed a Manhattan mom with a shopping cart admitted in a letter to the victim:

    My actions were stupid.

    I did not mean to hurt you.

    I hope you feel better.

    Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

    The punk wrote that? Perfect grammar? Tell me more. I doubt he can read it. His lawyers should be held in contempt.

    At least he squashed a libtard.

  • Anonymous

    All that I can see these days is that the great light that was the United States is being slowly and deliberately extinguished. No matter how hard I try as an individual raising my children properly, attending to my Boy Scouts, preventing my church from joining the insanity, I just can’t rid myself of the foreboding that I am living during our end days. I don’t want it that way but as I look around me and perceive the transformation of my countrymen into a foreign body without a common language, a common goal of decency, and worst of all, any connection to a past of hundreds of years of sacrifice and building. The evil that is producing this is relentless and entrenched. How to stop it will require so much bloodshed that it sickens me, a vet of several battles. I guess I just don’t know what to do but God help us if we end up as just another one of those regions of the world, constantly living in terror and death.

  • Anonymous

    Rosario is actually quite concerned with her wellbeing, and has written her a letter of regret that says, “I did not mean to hurt you,” and “I hope you feel better,” the lawyer added. The kid feels deep remorse, he said.

    Lawyers are allowed to lie in this manner: Why? Why aren’t lawyers punished for lying?

    Something has to change with the legal system.

  • Cousin Charlie from TN

    Harlem NYC has been a hellhole for umpteen decades. I’m sure all readers know that. The heyday of this part of Manhattan was the early 20th century. That’s when most of the (non-government funded) buildings that are there were built. By and for whites.

    Same for all the infrastructure such as roads, sewers, subways, etc. None of the designers of that stuff could have envisioned what an awful place it is now. Sure, whites have recently tried “coming back” there to Harlem; but there is so much decrepitude that only truly PC marxist whites could go there and not feel like nauseous aliens.

    Same also goes for most of NYC.

    Whatever “mall” the story refers to, is not anything like a suburban mall that most could relate to.

  • jdavis

    “you must disengage from blacks” is best advice yet given. As our first AA president demonstrates daily, he is incompetent and has been socially presented as intelligent and capable…he isn’t. Two days ago he thought he was in TX, not even knowing which of his 57 states he was in, remember 57?

    Stop kissing black butts, ignore them at every opportunity, quit worshipping football and other athletes, stop spending your white money on black enterprise and criminals, boycott them early and often. Don’t give them the answer to anything unless your job demands it.

    Be couteous, be mindful, but shut them out.

  • Anonymous

    “Rosario is actually quite concerned with her well-being, and has written her a letter of regret that says, “I did not mean to hurt you,” and “I hope you feel better,” the lawyer added. The kid feels deep remorse, he said.”

    Jeovanni (stop stealing and mispelling Italian names) is not capable of remorse. He’s a sociopath who’ll be committing his first rape soon, if he hasn’t already. If he’s so retarded that he didn’t know that dropping a shopping cart four stories down onto someone’s head would “hurt” them, he should be “Youthanized”. Actually he should be anyway. We’ll be reading about Jeovanni again soon.

    Remarks about this poor woman deserving what happened to her reduce us to the very level of the mutants who commit these atrocities.

    As for Amy Biehl, I read about how she died and I still can’t shake the mental image of her begging for her life as they stabbed her repeatedly to the cheers of the accursed crowd for whom she sacrificed her life.

    I’d wager that if a scientifically executed survey were done of the number of White people who are atrociously victimized by these monsters every day of any given year, the results would be staggering.

    Let’s not desecrate Amy Biehl’s memory or that of Eve Carson or the suffering of Marion Hedges. They are/ were victims of the junk fed to our children via our public non-education system of the last 60 years.

    I personally have introduced some of my nauseatingly liberal friends to AMREN and I think that some of them are being swayed due to the accessibility of information about what’s REALLY going on in the US despite the MSM’s efforts to bury the truth.

    BTW this is off topic but I’d like to get the opinion of some AMREN readers re. the online newspapers requiring that you post comments using Facebook. if you have an account. Your Facebook profile picture and name automatically come up once you click on the “post a comment” button. Do you think that such a policy stifles honest commentary because it makes the writer vulnerable to retaliation?

  • Raza

    Maybe Sharia Law isn’t so bad after all. Under Sharia, a male relative of Marion Hedges would be invited into an operating theater to puncture the exposed brain tissue of Jeovanni Rosario with a pair of surgical scissors.

  • Rebelcelt

    I wonder what her children will grow up to be like? Hopefully they will remember….and remember well. Hopefully it will over ride the liberal indoctorination they will be subjugated to.

    May they believe what they see with their own eyes.

  • Anonymous

    16 — Raza wrote at 10:22 AM on December 8:

    “Maybe Sharia Law isn’t so bad after all. Under Sharia, a male relative of Marion Hedges would be invited into an operating theater to puncture the exposed brain tissue of Jeovanni Rosario with a pair of surgical scissors.”

    That’s interesting that Sharia Law has a option for people who hurt women. From my observation they treat women just a bit better than they do dogs.

  • Standard Bearer

    Despite his name, Jeovanni Rosario is indeed black. There are pictures of his mother, Rosemary Rosario, and she’s clearly black. There are plenty of blacks with Spanish surnames.

  • Soprano Fan

    To jdavis (re post # 25):

    Good points paisan. To which I might add:

    Avoid them if you can,

    Deal with them if you must,

    But always keep them at arm’s length,

    And never, ever, trust them.

    Especially where money is concerned.

  • Anonymous

    26 — Anonymous wrote at 9:53 AM on December 8:

    BTW this is off topic but I’d like to get the opinion of some AMREN readers re. the online newspapers requiring that you post comments using Facebook. if you have an account. Your Facebook profile picture and name automatically come up once you click on the “post a comment” button. Do you think that such a policy stifles honest commentary because it makes the writer vulnerable to retaliation?

    Yes. Which is I won’t participate in those Comments boards that make that requirement.

    It’s also why I barely even use Facebook at all.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous 21:

    “At least he squashed a libtard”.

    You call the “youth” a punk and then you offer the atrocious injury of Marion Hedges because she is liberal, as a mitigating circumstance?

    She thought that she was doing some good. Hate the criminal not the victim.

  • Korean kid

    The lawyer thinks everyone else is an idiot?

    A guy who dropped a shopping cart on the woman’s head from the 4th story, and was worried about his shoes more than the victim, is honestly worried about the victim?

  • Anonymous

    I agree on Facebook-I have found the increasing number of sites requiring a Facebook log in to comment very disturbing, not least because of a recent article I read , in which a female Facebook executive admitted Facebook intends to do away with pseudonyms. They intend to require all Facebook member accounts to be under their real names_IIRC, it’s being touted as an “anti bullying” measure, and if that requirement, plus more and more sites requiring Facebook to comment at all prevents people from commenting on controversial issues for fear of real life consequences (as was the case circa 1995 and earlier, when the only way to comment publicly on news articles was to send a letter with your real name and address) , well, that’s just an “unforeseen consequence”, of course. / sarcasm. The use of Facebook log ins is intended to stifle public discourse and to create a false illusion of widespread public agreement on various controversies (abortion, gay marriage, illegal immigration, AA, etc) because those who don’t agree with the MSM’s stance will be intimidated from speaking out…Just as they were in the days before the internet.

    [The New AmRen.com will very likely have Facebook login (and also Twitter) as an option, but it will not be a requirement. — Moderator]

  • Uniculturalist

    In reply to #26:

    I will not post on a web site or discussion forum that requires me to divulge my details. Of course, that can mean that our side of things never gets heard, which I’m hoping causes the discussions to become so milquetoast and uninteresting that people will simply quit posting to (or reading posts on) those sites. Fortunately, many sites, including some major ones, do still allow for anonymity.

    For free speech to truly flourish, we must have the say whether and when to reveal our identities.

    Regarding Marion Hedges: yes, what she did was risky, possibly even foolish, but I really can’t stomach some of the comments being made about her here. I suppose none of you has ever made an unwise decision before! If we judged everyone by the standards that some of you are employing here, where would you be today?

    As the Apostle James says, mercy triumphs over judgment. This woman did not deserve to be treated like this, no matter what some of you here may think of her philanthropy.

  • Anonymous

    This may sound harsh, but my sympathy for this lady is extremely limited. She seems to be a bleeding heart liberal who would go out of her way for blacks, but not her fellow whites, and probably had nothing but disdain and open utter contempt for us “racist” AmReners. I have encountered many, many, people just like her. She reminds me of poor, stupid, tragically misguided and deluded Amy Biehl.

  • Bartender

    Untill 5 or so years ago, I was an “anti racist” (anti white) activist. I had fully drank the koolaide. The brainwashing of schools, media, movies, society, etc. had gotten deep into me. I woke up about 8 years ago. Before that, I would have gotten halloween candy for “under privileged youth“.

    Does that mean a “youth” should drop stuff on my head?

    The “libtard had it comin” types disturb me. I guess you have no friends or family in, or a part of the indoctrinated left.

  • Anonymous

    This crime occurred in the East Harlem district of Manhattan. There are very few White people in Harlem so that the blond blue eyed Marion Hedges would certainly stand out.

    The criminal s dropped an object onto someone. Are we to believe that these non-Whites randomly dropped the shopping cart?

    If two White punks had dropped a shopping cart on a Black woman at a White mall it would certainly be a major hate crime. The punks would not be able to get away with saying that they did not deliberately hit the Black woman.

    The FBI and other federal agencies would make the case top priority and spend hundreds of millions of dollars investigating to find out if the punks ever said the N-word. President Obama would interrupt Monday Night Football to advise the public on how the case was coming along.

    If one of the punks should have a relative named Jared, well we know where the President would go with that.

  • Anonymous

    In reply to 37:

    Like Frank said before “Stick to the facts”. We don’t know if she was a ‘bleeding liberal’ or not. What should be stated is that it’s still pretty horrible, no one deserves that.

    As for everyone else:

    Not all AAs are horrible. I know a good couple that are decent, upstanding citizens. It’s just idiots like Rosario that give them a bad name. Unfortunate, but true… (And altho it’s not like he has done anything bad to this nature, I do have to wonder about Obama… and his 57 states.)

  • Anonymous

    13 — Anonymous wrote at 10:20 PM on December 7:

    “That was a kind-hearted, descent, white woman and she deserves some respect. That is not the kind of person that some of you people should be disparaging. The race traitors are the people like the SPLC bunch of hoodlums who sued a man for holding illegal alien criminal trespassers on his property and gave them cookies and milk while they awaited the police! The SPLC took his ranch away from him and gave it the the criminal foreigners. Those are the people that deserve your ire, not a kind-hearted white lady who showed some descent Christian charity!”

    Thank you for making the point that is so unpopular here on Amren despite the overwhelming examples and solid arguments; Christianity ultimately betrays whites to their destruction. She might have been engaging in “good works” to guarantee her place in heaven, but whites also have alternatives in our European heritage that provide a better survival model for whites than the self-sacrificing mentality of the Christian model. Some “Christians” are practicing it without knowing; they just can’t let go of old labels and practices regardless of how obsolete and self destructive. We have our proud white ancestry that we used to venerate. We have models of behavior that call out the warrior nature of our people. As a model of heaven we have the one where the brave sit and feast with GOD forever, in the company of all the past heroes and loved ones. Our women are shield-bearing nurses of our men in time of need. I can get behind a European tradition like that far sooner than I could or would take up a cross and follow a long dead leader to a hill to be murdered by my enemies and turncoats.

  • Lauren

    Ever since I read, years ago, about black boys on the New Orleans Westbank throwing bricks off a freeway overpass onto cars below (killing people, when the bricks went through windshields), I have started to realize that much of our architecture and infrastructure is no longer appropriate.

    In the past, when our nations were inhabited by actual Human Beings, certain assumptions were made about our nations’ populations. One assumed that people would have better things to do than to throw bricks down onto cars. One assumed that elevators were safe, as long as the power was running, the cables didn’t snap, and as long as the buildings that housed them did not go up in flames. Today, elevators are becoming UNsafe, simply because of the quality of ‘people’ with whom we are forced to share them.

    These days, tall buildings offer too much risk, because they put one in danger of scary Humanoids. Our ‘governments’ now forbid us to live apart from scary Humanoids. It is forbidden that we make arrangements to exclude these people from our buildings and our lives.

    These days, it is too dangerous for public spaces to have balconies. Scary Humanoids might drop things from them, onto people below.

    Nor can we have public transportation. Scary Humanoids will board public transit, to intimidate, rob, and attack people.

    Manhole Covers are being stolen. Electrical wires are stolen off their poles. Air Conditioning Compressors are stolen for their Copper wires.

    Because of THEM, the list of things we can no longer have or do in America, grows longer by the day.

    Oh, and as for the Perp’s “Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.” Well…since Mrs. Hedges will probably be unable to form words for a while…maybe she will never be able to speak or write again. A few things come to mind that I might suggest on her behalf, that the ‘remorseful’ ‘Youth’ might “do”. Unfortunately, it is probably illegal for me to suggest them.

  • elitist

    10 anonymous wrote:

    “This may sound heartless, but this is a win-win for us. Firstly, if this black brat’s horrendous behavior gets just one person to see the light, we win. Secondly, the victim was a white leftist actively stabbing fellow whites in the back so she is arguably worse than the black kid himself. The fact that her leftist nonsense came back to bite her ankle is poetic justice.”

    I then wrote that the above comment should be removed from the Amren site immediately, that the person who wrote it is depraved and doesn’t need to have a shopping cart dropped on his head, because he is already brain-damaged.

    Is Amren trying to go mainstream with white America, or are you trying to alienate same people in order to remain a fringe group of rabid haters?

    A woman who buys candy for disadvantaged children deserves to have a shopping cart dropped on her head?

    Is this white America??

    And you think there are problems in the black community?

    Is this the kind of image Amren is trying to project?

    A line has been crossed here:

    It is one thing to say liberals are stupid, liberals are naïve.

    It’s another to say liberals should be exterminated, send them to the ovens.

    Get your act together.

  • Anonymous

    40 — Anonymous wrote at 10:13 AM on December 9:

    “In reply to 37:

    Like Frank said before “Stick to the facts”. We don’t know if she was a ‘bleeding liberal’ or not. What should be stated is that it’s still pretty horrible, no one deserves that.

    As for everyone else:

    Not all AAs are horrible. I know a good couple that are decent, upstanding citizens. It’s just idiots like Rosario that give them a bad name. Unfortunate, but true… (And although it’s not like he has done anything bad to this nature, I do have to wonder about Obama… and his 57 states.)”

    You therefore know “a” good couple” and there may be several more but that doesn’t account for the other 90% and I’m being generous to estimate the “decent” people as a whole 10% of the Black population.

    This ten percent doesn’t speak out about their majority criminal segment of the Black population and that makes them a part of the problem.

    To be perfectly frank, it isn’t worth the risk to our safety as White people to try to sort out the “decent, upstanding people”.

    Not being a herpetologist, I can’t identify venomous snakes and the larger constrictors from non-venomous ones (except for rattlers) and therefore try to avoid all snakes.

    However I do agree with your comments about Marion Hedges. Some of our AMREN posters come off as pretty heartless. If there were more people with kindheartedness, maybe this world would be a better place. She’s a beautiful woman both inside and outside. I wish her a full recovery and I pray that she doesn’t forgive this genetic misfire. And I hope the little bastard never gets his sneakers back.

    Marion,

    Surround yourself with your loved ones who cherish you and forget the “Jeovannis” of this world. They’re unreachable. Their sociopathic nature is buried deep in their DNA. To them kindness is weakness. You can’t shine scat.

    Send some Christmas gifts to the many impoverished White kids in Appalachia. They are truly the “forgotten ones”. Many of them are living in conditions that are a lot worse than in Harlem. There are organizations though which you can do that.

  • Anonymous

    Hello. I am #37:

    My post has generated some hostility. I admit I do not know this unfortunate woman personally and I am extrapolating to some extent. Still.. she does come across to me as a typical liberal. The full ten yards type. I COULD be wrong, but I doubt it. I can only say I have encountered many white liberals in my life who have mocked, derided, insulted and condemned me for my racially aware views and pro-white viewpoints (white liberals do more to undermine me then colored people). I have endured much from their ilk. And I know exactly how such people FEEL towards the average commenter on AmRen.

  • margaret

    “40 — Anonymous wrote at 10:13 AM on December 9:

    In reply to 37:

    Like Frank said before “Stick to the facts”. We don’t know if she was a ‘bleeding liberal’ or not. What should be stated is that it’s still pretty horrible, no one deserves that.”

    I red a lot of the New York news coverage of this assault. The stories were full of the various charities for black and brown thugs this woman and her husband ran. Some even got some awards for her coddling and catering to black and brown feral youth.

    She’s White, but she would never give a dime to poor Whites. She and her family are the kind of liberals who advocate decades in prison for Whites who defend themselves against black and brown predators.

    I read the stories in the New York newspapers lauding her numerous efforts for black and brown predators going back 20 years.