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Strock altogether too negative about animal rescue efforts I am bothered by the negativity of Carl Strock’s Oct. 25 column, “SPCA looking out for cats, also humans.” I do not think a colonel in the National Guard, a man who serves our country, who I assume has had at least one tour of duty/deployment if not more, is a “wannabe cop.” This alone deserves Strock’s respect and appreciation. It has mine. Why the sarcasm about ...


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wmarincic
October 30, 2011
8:14 a.m.

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NYCLU who do you support? Is it the good taxpaying, working citizens who get robbed or killed or raped? Is it the majority of children who go to school to get a good education? Is it the Police who risk their lives every day to protect the citizens on the street and the inmates in jail. NO, you defend the rapists, child molesters, murderers, theives and the illegal aliens, you defend the bullies in school and turn against the teachers who are sometimes attacked in school. You are a local branch of the ACLU, that should really be the AACLU, Anti American Civil Liberties Union.

bumbi6997
October 30, 2011
8:28 a.m.

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Strock should have taken his interview a little further - his suspicions may have been confirmed. According to court documents, Tully was sued for abusing his peace officer status and bullying citizens - www.animallaw.com/CAsales.htm. For someone who is so concerned about people commuting suicide, doesn't sound like he was too concerned if these people killed themselves. It is incongruous that Tully's law firm website bragged how they defended "numerous animal cruelty cases" and solicited the business of those charged with crimes against animals. They claimed they EXPERTS at it. It's nice that Mr. Fumiano, who is related of one of Tully's minions, wants to score brownie points for his kin, but next time Stock needs to do his homework and get the whole story.

Will1960
October 30, 2011
11:23 a.m.

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@wmarincic,

You have been listening to(or have been brainwashed by) BIll O'Reilly's rants too long. Defending freedom of speech issues when the circumstances are not controvercial isn't the reason our constitution and the first amendment exists and protects our citizens. The ACLU consistly backs cases where violations to our citizens rights have been demostrated, especially the long list of people you may depise.

And in regards to the study done by the ACLU on taser use by police agencies, the report cited that 73% of the time no verbal warning was issued by police when they used the tasers on its citizens. That's a percentage the police should seek to lower through proper training or a policy change, but that troubling statistic would have never have come to the atteniton of the public without the diligent work of the ALCU.

WordWiz78
October 30, 2011
1:57 p.m.

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I agree with most of what Sister Glynn has said, but I do have to disagree with the assertion that it is unimportant that they haven't articulated a common, coherent message.

As with any protest, having a clearly stated goal is the single-most important thing needed for a successful protest. Without it, the demonstrators are just a horde of angry people shouting at the top of their lungs and accomplishing nothing.

The first rule of debate is to clearly state your position - in other words, a message. The second rule is to be able to navigate your way through to a conclusion you are aiming for - in other words, a goal. The same rules apply to protesting. No one is going to listen to a bunch of people babbling about nothing.

I applaud anyone who wishing to (properly) exercise their right to peacable protest. If you wish to make a difference with your protest, though, you need to research what you're protesting and set a clear objective. Only then will anyone care to listen to you.

wmarincic
October 30, 2011
2:44 p.m.

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Will1960

Really? Like suing to have all crosses removed from the graves of our military in National Cemetaries? Lawsuits to allow pedophiles to live next to schools? I stand by my statements.

biwemple
October 30, 2011
4:57 p.m.

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The crosses being removed by the ACLU is an urban legend: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/...

wmarincic
October 31, 2011
7:11 a.m.

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I'm sorry I was thinking avbout the cross in the Mohave desert.
But I still stand behind my statement about the ACLU. I had it out with the NY presedent of the NYCLU that promised to sue Schenectady County over allowing pedopohiles to live wherever they want. Just google my name and read.

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