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Lakeview Gang Leader Charged With Attempted Murder

English Thomas was already being held on pending murder charges.

A Lakeview Crips gang leader, already being held on seperate murder charges, now faces additional charges after allegedly attempting to kill a rival Bloods gang member in Rockville Centre early last year.

According to Newsday [paid link], a grand jury recently indicted English Thomas, 29, on charges of attempted murder in aid of racketeering, attempted assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.

Prosecutors said he fired shots from the Rockville Centre train station toward a nearby lounge on Feb. 21, 2011. The name of Thomas' alleged target was not released, but the indictment asserts Thomas tried to kill the Hempstead man "for the purpose of maintaining and increasing position in the Crips."

The report continues to state that Thomas, who is from Uniondale, is a leader in the Lakeview gang called the "Insane Gangsta Crips."

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Thomas is already awaiting trial in the murder of a Yonkers woman and shooting of her husband and 12-year-old daughter, which occurred back in April 2010. Officials say Thomas was the getaway driver during the shooting for Charles Parsley, 28, and Kasaun White, 29, both of Old Mill Court.

Parsley and White were sentenced to 75 years to life in state prison for the crime back in June.

vincent cruz October 05, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Good they need to go after all the gang bangers in our community.
Gregg Jefferies October 05, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Another perp who didn't go to Frost Valley? PS I heard his middle name is Muffin. And his parent are Nook and Crany
Todd Hundley October 05, 2012 at 02:30 PM
How come there isn't a Lakeview uproar over Gangs & such in the community, but there is an uproar over people who want to start a charter school, to help the children of the community. PRIORITIES PEOPLE.
Courtney October 05, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Courtney of Charlotte, NC law enforcement retiree from Nassau Directed at Gregg Jefferies, good morning If you have nothing positive or constructive to say, to better a situation, it's my opinion that we, you/I should not make useless comments. We all need to roll up our sleeves and become active in the community to help make it safe for the innocent and bring positive programs to steer teens and young adults from "alleged" gang active. You should keep comments like yours to yourself. It does not help the situation when people like yourself is quick to through grease and not know all the intricate details of a case, you must remember that not all of the details are given to the news media.
Courtney October 05, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Courtney of Charlotte, NC My bad, I didnt have my morning joe.....please excuse me. I meant to type "throw" not "through"
Maria October 05, 2012 at 07:16 PM
OMG u must have read my mind. because its easier to not be responsible and ignore the bad things and go after what is good and easier to try to fix. I honestly believe there should be an invisible electric fence around Lakeview and keep all the bad in that community until theyhave to do something and fix it themselves.
Chris October 06, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Thanks for reporting on this gang activity in our community. This is something that that Newsday, fios one news, and news 12 long island ignore. The people have a right to know what is going on, so they can take action to protect their families. The citizens of Nassau County are like the proverbial frog in a slowly heated pot of water. Crime is going up at an alarming rate. When and if people wake up it will be to late.
Gregg Jefferies October 06, 2012 at 08:40 PM
@courtney ...stop trying to get heat on the message boards. Obviously you didn't get that my comment was a joke about Thomas's English muffins , and no one should have taken offense... Troll
We Care Foundation October 10, 2012 at 10:27 PM
As a Malverne alum, a supporter of Save Frost Valley and a Lakeview resident, I take offense to all 3 comments (prior to Courtney). This is a serious situation that we are facing in our community. I grew up in Lakeview and decided to move back to Lakeview after I graduated college because I always loved the community and school district! I don't think that the answer is to separate the children (Lakeview and Malverne) or put an imaginary fence around the neighborhood. I think that we all are a community or surrounding communities and we should want to work together to make it a safer environment for our children. So I agree with Courtney, we don't need negative comments every time there is "breaking news" in Lakeview! All it does is drive a bigger wedge in the community and school district and who sees that... Our children... Our children shouldn't feel like they are not wanted in their own school district!

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