October 3, 2006 -- A man described by police as a Turkish-born Muslim was charged yesterday with destroying a Queens memorial to a fallen 9/11 cop while screaming, "This is political!" The Post has learned. Adnan Emre, 26, tore down a portion of Officer Paul Talty's tribute attached to a light post at 50th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, police sources said. It consisted of 5-inch-by-7-inch picture of the late officer, a cross, a plaque and crossed American and Irish flags. The plaque is inscribed, "Rest in Peace, Paul. We miss you. God Bless." Emre ripped down the cross at about 7:52 a.m., cops said, and announced his deed by screaming, "This is political!" "There are so many deranged people," said the officer's mom, Barbara Talty. "This doesn't surprise me, but it's sad." Talty's sister, Patricia Dougan, said the suspect must be unstable. "I just have to think whoever would do this isn't right in the mind," Dougan said. A passing MTA booth clerk witnessed the vandalism and called cops, who responded from the 108th Precinct station house just down the block. Emre was charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, said a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. He faces a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Talty, 40, rushed to the World Trade Center's south tower as it fell. Talty had served in the 108th Precinct before he was transferred to the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit. He left behind a preteen boy and girl - and a pregnant wife, who gave birth to a girl two weeks after the attacks. Talty's survivors maintain the memorial. Emre is a native of Turkey but now lives in Long Island City, police said. Local residents were outraged by the destruction. "If I caught him, he'd be dead, the bastard!" fumed Tom Ledden, 71, a long-time Long Island City resident and military veteran. Sung Park, owner of a deli across the street from Talty's memorial, said he fondly remembers the cop as a friendly, regular customer: "I only have good memories of him," he said. "Who would do this? He's a nut. People died on 9/11 and this sicko destroys the memorial? You must be really sick."
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10-03-2006, 06:46 PM #1
mad again.....ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
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10-03-2006, 07:57 PM #2
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what the ^%$@%&*
Political? I'm too upset for words; at least ones i could put in print here.
10-03-2006, 08:52 PM #3
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Frankly a little street justice was called for.
I am sick and tired of immigrants and frankly whiny liberals thinking that the only way to think is their way. Both sets of my grandparents were immigrants who left the old country to make a better life for themselves. They did their best to assimilate to American society, while still keeping their traditions and beliefs. What happened to that idea of immigration?
10-03-2006, 09:57 PM #4
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10-03-2006, 10:25 PM #5
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AND this guy is still walking?
10-04-2006, 02:44 AM #6
If he doesn't like it....
Send him HOME.
Its called freedom of choice...
The USA chooses not to have him living in it any more.
As for freedom of speech...
You are free to tell him to "P!ss Off"
Simple.Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.
10-04-2006, 09:01 AM #7
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Never Forget 9-11-2001
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10-04-2006, 09:38 AM #8
There are no words to use to describe this bastard. Talk about freedom of expression? I'd like to freely express my boot right up this bastard's @$$.
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Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.
10-04-2006, 09:59 AM #9
Flying airliners into buildings isn't "political"?
Deport the "turkey" back to Turkey!
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10-05-2006, 01:25 AM #10
Better yet.....Perhaps someone should attach Adnan Emre to a light post at 50th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City.
How he should be attached, well...leave that up to your imagination.Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
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