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Man who rushed officers in Gazette lobby is sentenced

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The knife-wielding man who rushed at officers and was shot three times in the lobby of The Daily Gazette apologized in court Friday for his actions and was sentenced to 21⁄2 years in state prison. Schenectady County Court Judge Karen Drago handed down the sentence for Elvis Norwood while also calling for greater resources for the mentally ill. Norwood, 22, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, and authorities said it appeared he was off his medication and ...


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JIMOCONNOR
February 2, 2013
8:02 a.m.

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This is kinda the 'good side' of a very tarnished coin. No one died, or got maimed. Gazette reviewed and changed some policies. We learned cops do not always carry tazers. We learned providing MH services is extremely difficult, arcane, and ultimately up to the recipients of those services. Given these factors, justice got meted out in a just humane way.

wmarincic
February 2, 2013
9:29 a.m.
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airedale1950
February 2, 2013
7:33 p.m.

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Would I be allowed to inquire why all the removals of opinions by "site staff" lately??...I believe every contributor deserves an explanation from the editorial staff as to the sudden onset of thin skin and PC conscience on behalf of the Gazette.
It seems every comment is being scrutinized the way Sister Mary Angela searched and edited our thoughts back in my Catechism Classes at Saint Madeline's so many years ago....what's next the dreaded ruler across the knuckles?

Please note readers, I have not in any way said anything that could be construed as unseemly or politically UN-correct!

reader1
February 3, 2013
7:47 a.m.

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OCONNOR - SPD was just implementing Tazers at that time, they were not all trained on the technology when this incident occurred. They do carry them all the time now.

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