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Editorial: Press has right not to be harassed

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reader1
July 26, 2014
10:15 a.m.

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How often has this happened within this reporting area?

I've seen reports of it elsewhere, but do not recall a local incident outside of this one.

SchenectadyScott
July 26, 2014
10:42 a.m.

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They are there reader1....think of any reporters that left the biz...reporters do not retire..it is in their blood....and when they are compromised...that is it...they are done and can not do their jobs. It is a sad fact.

ChuckD
July 26, 2014
11:30 a.m.

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Oh please, Reader1, your wording, 'happened within this reporting area' sets you right up for the old game of Whack-a-Mole. The article is about law enforcement's rampant abuse of authority, not just interference of the media. You sound suspiciously overly defensive of it.

reader1
July 26, 2014
3:42 p.m.

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It was a reasonable question. While I am aware of incidents like these occurring elsewhere I do not recall any reports, certain non recently, of this type of behavior. The Gazette being a local paper, I was assuming that was the audience this commentary was directed to. In fact, they were reacting to a local incident, or more accurately - a local example of a national phenomenon.

ChuckD - You see things I don't. This article was clearly about interference with the media and civilian's right to film officers' behavior in public.

joycemadre
July 27, 2014
10:37 a.m.

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Law enforcements abuse of their authority is not new!! However, its appears to be getting worse and totally out of control. Did they forget the oath they took? or perhaps never read it. It's disgusting!!

wmarincic
July 27, 2014
11:35 p.m.

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I don't know joicemadre. Were people born in the last 30 years not ever taught manners, responsibility, work ethics and common sense? Im with reader1 on this one, it's a fair question since the Gazette has made more innuendoes and false stories about the Schenectady Police than anyone. The Gazette lives to bash them but that didn't stop the police from taking down a dangerous felon in the lobby of the Gazette and risk the lives of multiple police officers. Two different groups here, one works with honor and dignity and the other one writes things.

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