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Once again, Sch’dy’s ‘finest’ seem to be anything but Re Dec. 22 article, “Cops chastised for hiring strippers”: My husband attended Christmas parties at GE for over 30 years. He also attended numerous retirement parties throughout his career at GE. None of them involved strippers. Nor did any of the parties I attended where I worked. The fact that the Schenectady Police Department can’t seem to enjoy themselves without drinking or ogling semi-naked women is ...


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wmarincic
December 30, 2012
1:23 a.m.

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Tricia Margas I don't think anyone believes that your husband has never been to a bachelor party that had strippers. Since when is the private lives of the police or anyone else for that matter your business? Who elected you to tell a private citizen what he can or can not do in his free time? What about these girls? Many are single mothers providing for their children. They make a great "legal" income, they are working and not taking from the system and deserve to make a living any way they choose as long as it is legal. Way too many people are jumping to conclusions about a story in this paper that is a non story. Ask yourself, what reason would this paper have to print that story?????

gina99
December 30, 2012
8:50 a.m.

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This did not happen in a vacuum. Our City police have a horrible job and a troubled history. Nobody cares about private employees but new recruits to our force must use better judgement. It's time to start enforcing the residency laws and fire officers that refuse to pay their fair share of the oppressive taxes.

mezz3131
December 30, 2012
9:20 a.m.

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Tricia, your husbands not cop. He doesn't have to wear a bulletproof vest to work. Think about this; a bad day for most is being stressed out because they had too much paperwork. A bad day for the police is when they don't make it home. Think for a min. these men and women that people are chastising for having a party off duty are the SAME ones who rescued a baby out of a burning building on McClellan st. before the FD arrived. The same ones who helped protect the president of the United States when he visited GE. The same ones who help the community off duty, find raising for sick children, donating blood etc. the list goes on and on. Police work is stressful. 75% divorce rate, 2x as likely to be an alcoholic, 2x as likely to committ suicide. And all you can do is spit at them. Shame on you people for not understanding. You people are the lowest of the low. And you know what the police will do when you need help? Help you without judgement, bias or prejudice. Give the police a break.

wmarincic
December 30, 2012
9:47 a.m.

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gina99, please tell me why it was bad judgement. You continue to blame the police for the residency laws and the taxes. The last I knew that was done by the democrat city council and the mayor. If you want the law changed then petition those fools that got elected to the council and mayors position and change the laws for new hires. BTW they have to live in the city for the first five years and they are penalized under their "union contract" for not moving within six months of hiring. Please stop blaming the police for something that is not theiir fault.

FrankLowe
December 30, 2012
4:53 p.m.

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Ms Margas, I didn't know Schenectady had a puritan faction. Those must have been some hopping parties....shuffleboard anyone?
I very rarely defend police, or any authority figure for that matter, but in cities like Schenectady being a cop can be a very stressful and downright lousy job. Unlike the suburbs, those who the city cops deal with day in and day out are definately not the cream of the crop. I wouldn't want that job.
All you perfect people should cut these guys some slack.

irene58
January 1, 2013
2:01 p.m.

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I guess it's too bad Monica Lewinsky wasn't a stripper.....

bluelinecop
January 7, 2013
1:23 a.m.

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Gina, crack a beer and find a man, your too bored! Ms Margas, sit down with your husband one day and tell him to start being honest with you.

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