We’ve read some crazy stories before but this guy is in a class all by himself!
You’re just a vicious racist, a Manhattan judge said in sentencing a psychotic gunman to life in prison for holding 15 white patrons of an East Village wine bar hostage ten years ago.
Steven Johnson — an African-American, AIDS-infected, unemployed Brooklyn barber — had burst into Bar Veloce on Second Avenue just before closing time on a June night in 2002, dousing everyone with kerosene and shouting, “White people are going to burn tonight!”
Ten years, one mistrial and one overturned verdict later, Johnson was up to his old tricks again at his sentencing today — ranting on about the economic collapse and comparing himself to the great terrorists of yore.
“In closing, I’d just like to say, f— you and suck my d—,” he told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Daniel FitzGerald.
The judge had the last word. First he turned down Johnson’s crude oral application, telling the creep, “Your pro se motion is denied.”
Then he sentenced Johnson to 240 years to life.
“Mr. Johnson, you deluded yourself into believing not only that night, but even now, that you were and are a great man of some substance and significance,” the judge said.
“But in your 15 minutes of fame you proved to be no more than a malevolent and vicious racist. You accomplished nothing that night except instilling terror in the hearts of innocent, decent people, injuring some of them,” he added.
“You showed no mercy toward your victims that night, and therefore you’ll receive none from me.”
As inappropriately hilarious as Johnson’s “s**k my d**k” comment might have been, his crime is no laughing matter. What type of sick bastid goes out to set people on fire?! Then to be so flagrant about it…if you ask us he got every second of jail time that he deserved.
Bet George Zimmerman does a LOT less time than this guy…smh
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