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Editorial: Judge deals properly with skunk of a cop

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Firing a bad cop is never very easy, but sending one to jail can be even more of a challenge if authorities or judges adopt the attitude that loss of career is a sufficient enough penalty. Quite the opposite happened with the sentencing of former Albany Police Officer Robert L. Schunk II Tuesday, and it was refreshing news of sorts. Convicted in March of harassment and criminal mischief in a 2-year-old domestic violence incident, Schunk ...

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June 14, 2012
7:36 a.m.

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The Gazette editors are getting all hot and bothered because a cop went to jail. Newsflash.... Nobody is perfect and the stress of being a cop is 100 times worse than the stress of writing for a 6th rate newspaper. Get over yourself....

June 14, 2012
8:56 p.m.

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I, too, am glad he is off the street and that justice was served. Too many times police officers get special treatment and their egos elevate to the point of misusing the power that is inherent in their position and consequently think they are above the law. This "character" is a real piece of work and should be in jail for more than one year and 15 days, that is for sure. I think it is obvious that there are some real issues that need to be addressed before he is released back into society. For one thing, he needs to be reminded that this is not the Wild West. We are a civilized society; one that he apparently has difficulty fitting into.