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NYCLU study on Tasers, and Gazette’s editorial about it, were off base Re Oct. 23 editorial, “Police too quick to use Tasers”: The Gazette is once again misrepresenting the facts. I was unable to locate the actual study the New York Civil Liberties Union recently did on Taser use. Without reiterating them here, the findings are just that — findings. They support no legitimate basis for concluding that the police are misusing Tasers. The findings ...


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biwemple
October 27, 2011
9:55 a.m.

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Typical government agency solution to a problem of decreasing revenues - raise the fees. Examples: Thruway: not enough users or it costs to much to manage EZ-Pass, so raise tolls. Schd'y: not enough mortgage tax coming in as fewer people are buying homes, so raise the rate. Post Office: people are paying bills online instead of sending it via mail, so raise stamp costs.

As for Reagan not wanting to tax the rich. Listen to or read the speech he gave at Northridge HS, CA in 1985 where he spoke almost the identical words being used now for the wealthiest to pay their fair share. I don't recall anyone calling Reagan's words in his speech 'class warfare' then either. Perhaps he was against trickle-down economics before he was for it?

WordWiz78
October 27, 2011
7:32 p.m.

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Mr. Mayer, no one is claiming the "99%" are stupid - you are, however, incredibly misinformed. Your key (and sole) argument here seems to be that the rich don't pay their "fair share."

How so? They pay the same percentage of taxes that you do. In fact, since their AGI is so much more than yours, they pay a proportionately higher amount of money every year.

So, are you saying you want them to pay more for being successful? They should pay a higher percentage than you because they were able to be more successful than you? What kind of jealous, arrogant excuse is that? When did we start punishing people for being successful? If that's the case, please allow me to stop working right now so that I might not offend you by being a success.

A question, Mr. Mayer: where do you propose we stop with this Punishment Tax? I mean, I'm assuming you are not completely destitute, so - relative to those who are - you are quite rich. Let's impose higher taxes on you, as well. Of course, you probably think we should draw the line at whatever your AGI is - obviously, only those who make more than you are the ones who should be punished, right?

Perhaps you would prefer we live in a communist society, where everyone gets the same amount of money, regardless of how hard they work for it. The burger flipper at McDonald's, the teacher at the local high school, the paramedic who saves your life, and the soldiers who fight for you freedom will all make the same amount. So will the guy who opts not to get a job because he sees that he will still get the same amount of money as you, and he won't have to do a damn thing!

wmarincic
October 27, 2011
9:14 p.m.

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Dan Darling
When Eddie Ritz was forced to shoot the man with the knife after a long standoff the Gazette criticized the Police for not calling in an outside agency with tasers. The Gazette is anti-police, always have been and always will be.

dandarling32103
October 27, 2011
11:49 p.m.

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@ Marincic I know. But I have taken it upon myself to write the wrongs (yes, write) of the Gazette's libelous remarks and persistent crusade against our defenders of public safety. We would all be ignorant if we denied that some bad apples (or good apples gone bad) have been and still are employed by police everywhere. But we would all be more ignorant for condemning the police generally. People are so quick to criticize them and maybe I'll never change minds. But I feel strongly that someone should speak out against poor reporting on this particular matter.

wmarincic
October 28, 2011
6:56 a.m.

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Dan I have personally spoken to Gazette Editor Judy Patrick about the liberal bias of the Gazette. I believe she will agree but she is also a huge defender of the most biased of them all, Kathleen Moore.

dandarling32103
October 28, 2011
11:58 a.m.

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UGH! I know. I can't believe she won a reward for her reporting. I've heard from some of my friends on the force that she stalks them looking for something to go wrong or to be out of place. It makes me sick.

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