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Prison awaits young Schenectady father

Mom, infant son watch convicted dad sentenced, advised

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A young man who has been in trouble for much of his life faced both his greatest punishment and his greatest motivation for reform Tuesday morning. Jason Regals, 19, of Schenectady, was sentenced to 31⁄2 years in state prison for a robbery. It was the severest penalty to date for the latest in a long line of incidents stretching back to his juvenile years, including assault, menacing and other violent acts. But when he was ...


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SchenectadyScott
December 12, 2012
6:39 a.m.

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This is our Schenectady and the people we have to make it so great. All productive members of society.

dod
December 12, 2012
7:57 a.m.

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Really? Why is the gazette reporting on the sentencing of a common criminal and trying to turn him into some type of twisted story book character? REPORT THE NEWS WITHOUT YOUR LIBERAL TALL TALES.
Stop trying to romanticize Schenectady's crime!

justapto
December 12, 2012
9:34 a.m.

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Lance Corporal Anthony Denier is laid to rest for his dedication and self control advancing through the marines. Regals gets to cry how tough his lazy life is.
Perhaps Mr. Regals should have been drafted and sent through boot camp and made a man.
Then he could see what real sacrafice and pain is. A tour in a third world country would make any man respect all that the USA has to offer. Give and not just 'take'!

safny
December 12, 2012
9:54 a.m.

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What I find unfortunate is that the sister is keeping her baby awake for the big event - his uncle's sentencing to prison. What is wrong with her? It's not exactly like his college graduation. Also - the article refers to his newborn son and at the end, it refers to his daughter. Either way - I feel sorry for any kid of his.

justapto
December 12, 2012
12:49 p.m.

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Again: 'Poor Jason Regals'. All the victums of his cowardly crimes get no mention in this article!

jonw757
December 12, 2012
3:12 p.m.

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You know what that boy needs is a child. AWESOME

Root_Beer
December 12, 2012
5:04 p.m.

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And another family of Takers enters our wonderful system that is bankrupting this country. I hope the baby's mother has or is going to get a job to make herself better and her childs life better, yeah right!

cfield
December 13, 2012
7:46 p.m.

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She will be fine. I'm sure she's getting plenty of our money.

mezz3131
December 14, 2012
7:02 a.m.

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My guess is that this liberal reporter, who clearly shows bias in her reporting of others, knows this guy. This reporter should be fired, along with the editor who allowed this story to be printed. Or, in response to this continued horrible reporting, readers should boycott this media source all together. If people do not wake up and see the impact that this type of reporting is having on our society, we are all fools. The messages sent recently by Ms Moore: 1) the Cops are bad. 2) it is OK to rob people, break into their homes, and be disrespectful to a Judge because "we" understand and know that you will turn your life around. So now, if you are an impressionable reader, what message are you getting?

wmarincic
December 14, 2012
7:25 a.m.

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What happened to sending these minor criminals through boot camp? With waivers the first offenders can get in and it may break the cycle.Our volunteer military is doing multiple tours and if we added to the military we could end that. They would have a choice 5 years in prison or 4 years in the Army.

wmarincic
December 14, 2012
10:40 a.m.

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BTW the guy is a lifelong criminal not a misunderstood kid. He chose his path and there are many victims including a child he fathered that someone else will be paying for, most likely the taxpayers.You act at the Gazette like the police are the bad guys, I have news for you, it's dirtbags like him that are destroying not only Schenectady, but the whole country.

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