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This day in sports, June 18th, by Neil Miller, The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com

john franco and the rest of the mets celebrate at home plate tonite as mike piazza is honored/ Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/18/06 us open at winged foot golf club ,nj 4th round/mickleson loses usopen with a double bogey on the 18th green Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/18/09 usopen at bethpage tiger woods reacts after hitting ball into the rough at 5th hole Neil Miller The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/18/10 ny mets Vs. New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium Bronx NY fans watch batting practice this afternoon Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/18/11 Los Angeles Angels Vs. New York Mets at Citi Field Actress Glen Close sings the National Anthem before tonight’s game. Neil Miller The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/18/12 Baltimore Orioles Vs. New York Mets at Citi Field : tom seaver presents New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana #57 with a plaque and a bottle outfield wine before the game tonite Neil Miller The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/18/12 Baltimore Orioles Vs. New York Mets at Citi Field mets lead 4-0 after 6 inningd on a grans slam by New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis #29 Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/18/16 atlanta braves vs ny mets at citi field queens ny New York Mets lead 3-2 after 5 1/2 innnings New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz #32 reacts after giving up a solo homer to Atlanta Braves left fielder Jeff Francoeur #18 in the 6th inning Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
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Be careful what you ask for, A State of Chaos without Police, by Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com

The nation is gripped in the throes of protests from the disaster of police killings of people of color. Throughout the country, and yes, the world, protesters demand change.

file photo / protest in Plainview NY Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020

The list is long and varied depending on the source, but one demand is constant, the redesign of police departments as we know it today.

Without a doubt, the few very bad apples of policing are truly dangerous people. Likewise, some protesters and criminals are also very dangerous people. However, the vast majority on either side strive to live within the guidelines of the law. Police are faced with enormous demands to their sanity and well being every day.

Perhaps the answer to these senseless acts of violence is to have a National Protocol installed on a local level for police on the street. This would involve routine and reoccurring inspection of officers, including updated interviews, psychological testing, record review of complaints, and their social media accounts. This could determine who is and who is not fit for employment in sensitive areas.

However, the idea of defunding police departments and replacing them with community based patrols is a hazard, and misleading to the public on many issues. How would community members, without training and knowledge of tactics and weapons deal with murderers, rapists, arsonists, gangs, organized crime, the mentally ill and terrorists?

The idea is somewhat like the inmates controlling the asylum. Furthermore, there is no clear path of how monies taken from defunding police would truly get to the people in need, instead of go- betweens. Certainly, people of color need better access to quality health care, schools, and a more just social system.

Both parties in this situation need to respect each other. Police need to have a better means to deal with communities in danger, and those communities need to trust and respect the cops so that all can learn from this current debacle.

Sadly, there’s little common sense being said, but a lot of hot rhetoric. If we cant love and respect each other, then we need to have the means so that we can all deal with each other with cooler heads.

Taken to the extreme, if police are pulled off the streets, or greatly reduced in manpower and resources, the next possibility is a constant presence of state police and National Guard. Conceivably, though very unlikely, the military might be brought into play. So folks, then we are talking about a police state to make sure the wheels of civilization as we know continue to roll. Is that what we really want? I think not. It’s time to come to the table with real, workable ideas that respect both sides, and insures the progress of the American Way of Life, before it blows up in our faces.

This day in sports, June 17th, by Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com

06/16/17 Washington Nationals vs New York Mets at citifield queens ny New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz #32 pitches in the 4th inning Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
devils rays vs yankees second game of the dh,,, yanks lead 1-0 after 3 innings #33 wells has given up no runs thru 3 ,,,Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/17/06 us open at winged foot golf club ,nj 3rd round//ferrie reacts after missing putt for par on the 18th green Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/17/07 New York Mets Vs. New York Yankees @ Yankee Stadium : Yankees win 8-2 #40 wang leaves the game in the 9th inning to the cheers of the fans at the stadium Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/17/08 dhl fanfest event @mlb outdoor plaza ny,ny yogi berra left and derek jeter right sign at dhl fan fest today Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/17/10 ny giants mini camp at training facility east rutherford nj #10 eli manning at practice today with qb #8 riley skinner #19 jim sorgi and #5 rhett bomar Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/17/15 nycfc vs ny cosmos at hofstra university,shuart field uniondale N.Y. nycfc leads 1-0 at the half #24 shay facey kicks the ball away from #77lucky mkosana Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020

This day in sports, June 16th ,by Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com

burnitz swings thru ball to spike a rally as the mets fails to score in the fouth as the yanks play the mets at shea Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/16/06 us open at winged foot golf club ,nj 2nd round/tiger woods finishes on hole nine going 12 over for the day and may miss cut for us open/ tiger woods looks at score cars after finishing 2nd round Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/16/07 New York Mets Vs. New York Yankees @ Yankee Stadium Yankees win 11-8 #42 rivera pitches in the 9th inning today Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/16/12 Cincinnati Reds Vs. New York Mets at Citi Field – New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese #49 throws a pitch during tonight’s game. Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/16/15 Toronto Blue Jays vs N.Y. Mets at citifield Queens N.Y. New York Mets win 3-2 New York Mets relief pitcher Bobby Parnell #39 reacts after getting the final out in the 9th inning Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020

This day in sports, June 15th, by Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com

06/15/06 us open at winged foot golf club ,nj 1st round/phil mickelson drives on the 7th hole today Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/15/07 jets facility at hofstra #10 chad pennington throws today at jets mini camp Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/15/08 texas rangers Vs. New York Mets @ Shea Stadium game #2 mets trail 1-0 after 1 inning #5 david wright makes nice play in the 1st inning today Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/15/09 us open at bethpage state park tiger woods uses an iron on short par 8th hole tee box today Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/15/10 jets mini camp training at jet practice facility florham park nj #24 darrelle revis at practice today Neil Miller/The New York Extra/The NYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/15/12 Cincinnati Reds Vs. New York Mets at Citi Field :ny mets trail 4-1 after 7 innings New York Mets center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis #9 hits a solo homer in the 7th inning tonite Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/15/13 Chicago Cubs Vs. New York Mets at Citi Field Queens NY : New York Mets third baseman David Wright #5 hits an RBI double during the fourth inning. Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/15/15 Toronto Blue Jays vs N.Y. Mets at citifield Queens N.Y. mets win 4-2 on a single by New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores #4 celebrating with New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares #12 after the win Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/15/16 pittsburgh pirates vs ny mets at citi field queens ny New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34 pitches in the 1st inning Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020

The Almost Brother Band at Shell Creek Park by Neil Miller , The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com. Another re-run from last summer.

8/02/19 almost brothers band at the TOH mobile bandshell ,shell creek park, island park ny from left to right Sean Mc Grath, Joe Wasserman,Tom Hooker,Bob Owen,Dave Losse, and Dave Filloramo

This review is easy to do ! The Almost Brother Band is one of the most favorite Allmans cover band on the Island, and one of the most fun to listen to,and enjoy the crowd they always draw.The Brothers feature Sean McGrath and Dave Filloramo on guitars,Joe Wasserman keyboards,Tom Hooker bass,Bob Owen, vocals and percussion, and Dave Losse and Bruce Dickson ,drums.

above photos Neil Miller /nysportsextra copyright 2019

In my interview with Sean, we went over the beginnings of the band,and how the pieces went together together to form the current band.More importantly, was his vision of what the creative force and the direction of the band was.” We try to separate our band from others in that we take from the Allmans the inventive energy that had ,and bring that into our music”

The crowd at Shell Creek enjoyed favorites like Statesboro Blues,and Blue Skies amont others.

This day in sports, June 14th, by Neil Miller The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com

confeti fleis as #4 SCOTT STEVENS RAISES THE STANLEY CUP AT THE CELEBRATION AT NJ TODAY…NEIL MILLER The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
061405 pirates Vs. New York Yankees @ Yankee Stadium : Yankees #2 jeter takes out #14 castillo leading to the yanks 2nd run in the 3rd inning/ Neil Miller/The New york Extra/TheNYExtra.co copyright 2020
06/14/08 texas rangers Vs. New York Mets @ Shea Stadium /neil miller game cancelled due to rain,,, member of the texas ranger surfs on the tarp during rain delay Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/14/09 ny mets vs ny yankees neil miller #57 santana leaves the game in the 5th inning today Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/14/13 chicago cubs vs New York Mets at Citi Field Queens NY jeff wilpon at batting practice today Neil Miller/The New York Extra.com copyright 2020

This day is sports, June 13th, by Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNTExtra.com

06/13/12 ny giants practice at timex center east rutherforf nj New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) today at practice Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/13/12 ny giants practice at timex center east rutherford nj john mara today at practice Neil Miller /The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/13/12 ny giants practice at timex center east rutherforf nj New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin today at practice Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/13/15 Atlanta Braves vs N.Y. Mets at citifield Queens N.Y. New York Mets lead 2-1 on a 2rbi single in the 7th innning by New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud #7 Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/13/18 Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees at yankee stadium bronx ny New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge #99 hits a sac fly in the 1st inning Neiul Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020

This day in sports, June 12th, by Neil Miller, The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com

luke donald responds to crowd after making par on the 3rd hole of the buick today Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
6/11/05 angels Vs. New York Mets @ Shea Stadium/ home plate ump eric copper ejects piazza as willie randolph get between them Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/12/08 predraft workouts at knicks practice facility greenburgh ny o.j. mayo after workout today Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/12/10 houston astros Vs. New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium bronx ny yanks lead 1-0 on this homer by #2 derek jeter in the 1st inning Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/12/14 PSAL “B” Division Boys Baseball Championship at Yankee Stadium Bronx N.Y. Beach Channel Dolphins vs Bronx HS Science Wolverines Channel wins 7-5 in 9 innings Dolphins celebrate their win after the game today Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/12/15 Atlanta Braves vs N.Y. Mets at citifield Queens N.Y. New York Mets lead 5-3 after 7 innings New York Mets relief pitcher Carlos Torres #52 pitches in the 7th inning Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/12/17 Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets at citifield queens ny New York Mets security guard goodhope tackles a runner in tonites game neilMiller/The New York Extra/TheNYExytra.com copyright 2020

This day in sports, June 11th, by Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com

barclays golf/sunday 06/11/06 final round round//vijay singh is the winner of the barclay classic Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
fredrik jacobson is cool and relaxrd as he lines up putt on the 1st hole today at the 2nd round of the buick Neil Miller The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
6/11/05 angels Vs. New York Mets @ Shea Stadium/#18 storms home after hitting an inside the park homer Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/11/08 Arizona Diamondbacks Vs. New York Mets @ Shea Stadium Mets Carlos Beltran hits a game winning two run homer in the 13th inning. Carlos Beltran throws his helmet as he runs to homeplate on his game winning two run homer. Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/11/11 Cleveland Indians Vs. New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium Yankees Relief pitcher David Robertson reacts after getting out of trouble in the 8th inning. Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/11/14 Milwaukee Brewers vs New York Mets at citifield queens ny Milwaukee Brewers lead 3-1 after 5 innings New York Mets manager Terry Collins #10 is ejected by home plate ump gary cederstrom after arguuing a review called at 1st base in the 5th inning Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020
06/11/15 S.F. Giants vs N.Y. Mets at citifield Queens N.Y. New York Mets win 5-4 on a walk single by New York Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer #23 in the 9th inning front and center in frame Neil Miller/The New York Extra/TheNYExtra.com copyright 2020