An opinion piece from NEWSDAY, 19 December:
A most pedestrian murder
This local case drew national attention, but it was hardly up there with the greats
BY VINCENT LARDO
Vincent Lardo is author of "The Hampton Affair," "The Hampton Connection" and "The McNally Series."
December 19, 2004
A while back a TV comic touted a routine that went something like this. "Holland reports heavy rain and flooding. Dikes threatened. It's the same old story. If you've got a problem, blame it on the minorities."
The murder of Ted Ammon on Center Lane in East Hampton in 2001 got off to a similar start when, early on, it was reported that Ammon had been seen on the "gay" beach at Two Mile Hollow. What we had, of course, was a "gay" murder. You got trouble, blame it on the minorities. (Albeit, on Two Mile Hollow beach gay men and women are hardly in the minority.)...