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Columnist wrong to brand black males as ‘domestic terrorists’

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Columnist wrong to brand black males as ‘domestic terrorists’ I was shocked, and somewhat discouraged, to read the Sept. 8 article by [McClatchy-Tribune News Service assistant sports editor] Gregory Clay likening the prevalence of violence by “young black males” in America to domestic terrorism. While I can expect such lazy and ignorant assessments from people under no obligation to the public, it is disheartening to see them unabashedly in print in the newspaper. There is ...


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Fritzdawg
September 13, 2013
12:19 a.m.

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Andrew M. Kopach:
When you're right, you're right.
Pedestrians don't have air bags, or seat belts.

rjk1915
September 13, 2013
3:11 p.m.

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I agree that some of the library material is unfortunate, but there will always be a bottom 10%, and it does get them in the door.

robbump
September 13, 2013
3:15 p.m.

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I remember a lawsuit several years ago against the state, county, et al, when a youth climbed over the guard rail and was fatally struck. I don't remember the outcome, but you can bet if that incident gave cause to sue, then pedestrians (or their families) who become victims of car-ped collisions where no protection at all is given anymore will most certainly find reason to sue. That sidewalk had better be kept VERY clean winters.

Fritzdawg
September 13, 2013
3:27 p.m.

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robbump:
"That sidewalk had better be kept VERY clean winters."
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Which will be very hard to do, because there is no place to put the snow, and with the barrier there, it won't be able to fall into the river.
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If there were barriers on both sides, it would be like the bridges, and ramps leading into the Empire State Plaza.
With no place for the snow to go, the road resembles a bob sled run.
Every one in a while, a vehicle will be taking the turns too fast, slide up the bank, and plummet to a certain death.

ceecee
September 13, 2013
4:41 p.m.

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fitzdawg - Many cities in the snowbelt use enclosed mini snowblowers with treads similar to army tanks to handle sidewalk snow. The snow on the Western Gateway sidewalks could be handled by shooting it directly over the wall into the Mohawk. Taxpayer money spent wisely - too logical for our neck of the woods.

robbump
September 14, 2013
9:02 p.m.

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ceecee- have you seen how many times local sidewalks are cleaned during/after each snowstorem as compared to the REPEATED plowing? (Dozens of plowings, actually) compared to one snowblowing, maybe within a week AFTER the storm. And only ONE pass, at that, which NEVER cleans down to the cement.

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