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Every time it seems as though the Schenectady Police Department has put its troubles with law-breaking cops behind it, a story surfaces like the one last week, in which an off-duty cop was arrested after a disturbing road rage incident. We’d love to believe that the most serious part of the allegation — that Det. John Hotaling pointed a gun at and threatened to kill some people he got frustrated with because they weren’t driving ...

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April 21, 2013
4:10 p.m.

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And, the writer knows people's specific opinions re: SPD?

Notwithstanding the troubled history of SPD, has anyone on Gazette's staff done anything to exacerbate that perception?

Bottom line, someone alleged wrongdoing - it's being investigated. He'll get his day in court.

April 22, 2013
8:26 a.m.

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I would love for once to see the Gazette give the SPD the benefit of the doubt rather than continue to stir the pot with these editorials. It is you the Gazette that is tearing the fabric of Schenectady and the relationship between the police and the citizens. Stop your vendetta.

April 22, 2013
8:40 a.m.

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There was a great article about Brian Kilcullen in the Times Union this weekend. No ax-grinding there.

April 22, 2013
12:39 p.m.

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It is an awful weird coincidence that he TU runs a story the same day that the Gazette decides to run my letter saying the same thing.

May 6, 2013
10:19 p.m.

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He wasn't arrested based on the facts of the investigation, he was arrested because Glenvilles chief folded under the threat of being sued by a drug dealing complainant.