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Joe Smith Arrested


Library Board takes strong action.

Joe Smith, husband of Sandra Smith who is an aid to Senator Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), was arrested on Friday March 29, 2013.  He surrendered with his attorney, Richard Debrosse of the Elmont Youth Soccer Club, and who also is an outspoken supporter of the controversial plan endorsed by Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) to build a minor league soccer stadium in Elmont.  Smith was formally charged for his attack on Elmont resident Carl Achille at the March 2013 Coalition for Sustainable Development meeting.
Smith was ordered back in court to appear before a judge on April 10.  Community residents familiar with the incident hope Smith’s arrest leads to a safer, more tolerant environment where reasonable people can disagree without fear of attack.
The Elmont Library Board has also taken strong action against Smith and the Coalition.  The Board voted to suspend the Coalition and Smith from using the library.  “This is a strong message to everyone, and I commend the Board for taking swift action” said one community leader who witnessed the attack.  The Coalition and Smith can appeal to the Board for reinstatement. will keep the community advised of any new developments in this important story.
Last Updated ( Monday, 08 April 2013 09:35 )  


+3 # Elmont Insider 2013-04-04 12:30
This animal Smith was screaming racial and anti gay slurs?!?! Wow, from what I know and hear about this guy Scott he should of been the first one enraged calling for this guys arrest. SMH
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+4 # Archie 2013-04-04 11:20
Jack Martins is a snake oil salesman who tried to deceive Floral Park into supporting his GOP brothers' plan for a casino at Belmont. Now he wants a soccer stadium that will harm our area and that NC can't afford. When he's caught, he lies. He seems more interested in benefiting construction companies than his constituents. They send him campaign dollars to keep him in office, so that he will keep sending them new business projects. He and his NC party stink of corruption.
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+2 # Mel Barnes 2013-04-04 10:48
Good News! I hope the stadium is also used as a recreational center for youth sports. We need positive vibes in elmont!
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+4 # Jon 2013-04-04 08:56
I think the Feds need to get involved investigating these creeps. Wasn't this Martins the same senator that was pushing the nasty idea of a full scale Casino, strip club etc at Belmont Park, and meeting with that Smith guy and his wife and the Indian officials to seal the deal in our neighborhood!?! ?! I would bet that something fishy is going on here. Now he's pushing a Soccer Stadium... Where's the money Jack. Now they're attacking people at community meetings!?!? Nasty!! When can we vote this guy out.
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+5 # Tyrone 2013-04-04 08:44
This guy Joe Smith works for Scott so does his wife and that lawyer, they are killing our community. Scott Cushsing runs around paying kids $50 to hand out fliers in the community for the republican politicians, and his good soldiers get town jobs from him or he introduces them to the boss Joe Cairo. Scott gets his rocks off gossiping everybody's business, turning people against each other. It's the plan to hold down and divide the community. I know all about them. We don't need some little league soccer field/stadium we have enough parks that ain't even being used, why don't Jack Martins put this stadium in his neighborhood up in Mineola or Garden City. I wish I was at that meeting. Joe Smith is a coward. I wish he would of grabbed me like that.
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+3 # Mr. Johnson 2013-04-03 13:37
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+5 # Pepito 2013-04-02 19:28
UNBELIEVABLE, when I read this article. It just shows the Elmont community just how things are really going. There should be a STIFF penalty for his actions. Then we got an attorney who has more time on Facebook than my 22yr old daughter because he wants what Jack Martins (and his rokkie cronies) is stuffing down there throats. We know for sure, the Soccer stadium is a DEAD DOA DEAL. 400 million for a stadium that will never pay for itself. And NC has no $$$. This is why my friends, we need housing for young professionals and mixed-use development to fill this stadium. Oh, Jack and his troops will fill all the seats - yeah right. SOMEONE IS GETTING A KICK BACK FOR SURE. As far as the not-for-profit Sustainable, THAT IS A WASTE OF TIME AND TAX PAYER $$$$. THAT ORGANIZATION WAS NEVER EVER RUN PROFESSIONALLY AND RESPONSIBLY. IT NEEDS TO BE ABOLISHED - CLOSE THE DOOR!!!
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+6 # Randy 2013-04-02 16:45
So the connection is clear. This guy Joe attacks this young man at this civic meeting because the young man questioned the Soccer Stadium. Then the thug Joe Smith gets arrested, and then represented by the Soccer people!?!? Say it aint so, say it aint so! Jack Martins and all of his cronies gotta go!!
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+5 # Concerned Citizen 2013-04-02 14:12
Who payin for his lawyer????????? ??????
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+6 # Ann 2013-04-02 15:21
his lawyer is the same guy that is pushing the soccer stadium thing. maybe cosmos or the senators sandra work for is paying for this.

rotten rotten. #TAKEELMONTBACK
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+5 # Vicki 2013-04-02 12:52
Two things are always certain, the Lord and Justice always prevail. God Bless our community.
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+6 # Rob Giancola 2013-04-02 09:07
What a dummy, this Joe guy is takes the fall for his political cronies. Rule 1 in the tough guy manual, you never hit a cop. Guess he never read that part. Dummy.
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+6 # Ann 2013-04-02 07:02
Great! It's about time!
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