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Report due soon on Schenectady cops' stripper bash

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Police have interviewed the officers and witnesses to last month’s platoon Christmas party, at which the officers hired strippers to perform for them. Police brass, the mayor and City Council members said the party was in poor judgment, but it is not yet clear whether any laws were broken. Public Safety Commissioner Wayne Bennett said he has been given a preliminary report, and expects a final draft early next week. If he is satisfied by ...

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mezz3131
January 5, 2013
2:54 a.m.

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Kathleen, give it a rest already. We may have to bring in another dead horse to beat!

wmarincic
January 5, 2013
7:17 a.m.

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Why is this even an issue? This was not a police party, it was a party that some police were present. My friend had a bachelor party a few weeks ago with strippers, does Ms. Moore want a list of those who attended "without their spouses" so as to see that nothing innapropriate happened? It is nobody's business what these officers do outside of work. They are private citizens and for there to be an internal investigation tells me that the command staff should be telling the Gazette no comment, not adding to the garbage being written. Albany and Troy PD have a rule when it comes to internal investigations, the rule is 'NO COMMENT', Bennett needs to learn it. Wayne Bennett must have gone to the Brian Stratton school of bus driving.....

ThePhilistine
January 5, 2013
9:54 a.m.

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It seems clear that nothing illegal happened, no DWIs no property damage nothing... but Kathleen moore wishes the worse for the police. There is no way wives and girlfriends would stand outside angry watching through a window and just text their friends. Anyone who is married knows that is definitely not the way that would play out.

Also how did this non story about these guys at private party turn into a "city sanctioned Christmas party"? It has already been printed in the other 3 or 4 stories it was a private party and a location that was privately reserved. If you have a real story by all means print it but to run with this witch hunt is crazy.

ajames
January 5, 2013
10:29 a.m.

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Councilman Vince Riggi also noted that stripping is legal, but said police should not have hired them for a private party. “You know how that goes. It certainly can lead to some things,” he said.

Vince Riggi acting as a moral compass. Now I have heard it all...

wmarincic
January 5, 2013
12:38 p.m.

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BTW who would invite McCarthy to a party and why would you want him there? The 2nd time I read this story I was thinking, who wrote this, a 10 year old?

rsmall803
January 5, 2013
12:56 p.m.

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given the nature of their job and the problems they have had over several years better judgement should have made.

gina99
January 6, 2013
8 a.m.

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Where's Mayor McCarthy's hilarious comments? Erickson is also a riot with his don't drink and drive lecture like officers don't know the existing law. Dead horse is right. The City is going bust and one "reporter" is in a froth over a private party.

kmiac
January 6, 2013
10:30 a.m.

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Ok first, lets get one thing straight, this was NOT a Christmas party it was a platoon party....big difference!! These guys need to have a feeling of comradery to do the job they do. They are in a city where they are precieved as the enemy. Miss. moore in your oh so accurate reporting, had you interviewed any other spouses of these officers, or just the one upset girlfriend? Im going to assume you did not. Had you correctly investigated you would know several facts, up tocand including the fact that spouses were aware of the strippers presence at the party, and the fact that only one girlfriend does not understand the concept of a platoon party. Now, as for inviting spouses and the mayor, please tell me you people are joking!! Who are any of you to say a group of people can not go out together without supervision? Are they not over 18? Did anyone have a dwi? Did Miss. Moore correctly notify you that spouses willingly dropped off and picked up their husbands at this party? She is just trying to stir up negatity about the department based on emotion, not based on aspects of the job. Do you miss moore realize all that does is put these young guys in an even more dangerous position as you further paint them to be an enemy?? Do you care if they go home each day to their spouses? Im sure that is a much bigger concern for these women than a party!

mezz3131
January 6, 2013
7:42 p.m.
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wmarincic
January 6, 2013
8:30 p.m.

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Or maybe a stripper.

bluelinecop
January 6, 2013
10:36 p.m.

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Ahh, Mezz you have revealed your age. I too am aware of Mr Riggi's extracurricular activities that did in fact land him in the gazette blotters. Of course that was a while ago before he was a politician and we know they, like reporters do no wrong. Especially not drink and drive after a council meeting or political fundraiser.

Bwarren14
January 7, 2013
1:53 p.m.
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wmarincic
January 7, 2013
4:28 p.m.
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Bwarren14
January 7, 2013
8:41 p.m.
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mezz3131
January 8, 2013
1:08 a.m.
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