Comments by ajames
Posted on November 3 at 9:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If you give a sworn statement to gov't officals and lie in it which obviously could create a hardship on another individual (a police officer who stands to be disciplined anywhere from suspension days, job termination to even arrest) why would the Gazette advocate for the law (making a false statement, etc) being ignored? What about the rights of the individual being lied about? Nevermind the huge waste of tax payer dollars associated with investigating a false complaint. Moreover, restitution to the tax payers should be part of the sentence if an individual is found guilty of this charge.
Posted on October 31 at 12:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Wow, SchenectadyScott is just stuffed full of mis-information... Working Families Party controlled by the Firemen? Please do some research before you state obvious mistakes. And if I remember correctly, Brucker and King were not endorsed by the Conservative Party last year, Dukes and Tiberio were.
Posted on October 15 at 12:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It's about time.
Posted on September 20 at 9:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Yes, congrats to him for accepting all that pride money after turning his back on all of the Conservatives that he graciously turned his back on after accepting their endorsement. I'm sure he'll do wonderfully on Ballot line E...
Posted on September 15 at 11:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The process of counting absentee ballots is scheduled to start Thursday. As of early Friday afternoon, 238 of 410 absentee ballots in Columbia County were returned, as were 403 of 560 in Saratoga County, 316 of 478 in Columbia County and 20 of 34 in Washington County.
Think you may want to read this paragraph again...
Posted on September 14 at 7:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Oh Roy, how far did all that Pride money get you???
Posted on August 12 at 9:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)
@ajames--"the Chief brought that concept of directed patrol to the Department."
Directed patrol was first instituted in the City during the 1990's. Care to explain how he brought it to the City when he didn't become Chief until a decade later?
Posted on August 12 at 9:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)
@ cfield---(SSB - accreditation, fleet management)
An Assistant Chief needs to be in charge of fleet management.... oh my.... You could put a chimp on minimum wage in charge of fleet management and still be in no worse of a position. And accredidation--- you can't be serious. Do you honestly believe he has anything to do with accredidation? Please... So that's how you justify a $120,000 salary plus another $50,000+ in benefits? Pathetic.
The second A/C---HR--- You don't believe there's a better way to handle HR issues then put a $200,000 assistant chief in charge of it? You wouldn't make it very long in the business world, that's for sure.
Posted on August 11 at 12:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)
cfield- Please list the job duties for each of the 4 assistant chiefs. Once you do that we can have a real conversation based on facts. Until then, it's evident you don't have a clue of what you're talking about.
Two of the assistant chiefs don't do a thing. Add up their two salaries including benefits and you are $350,000. Put that money towards hiring six more officers and put them in a proactive unit like the vice squad or directed patrol unit and you can make a real difference.
Please, don't try and tell me those two extra positions are needed or they have duties that will have to be placed elsewhere. I know much better than that but obviously havent got a clue.
Posted on August 10 at 1:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)
wmarincic, keep up the good work. Its evident you know what you are writing about. Just some further information, I believe Albany to have approx 330 officers to Schdy's current 135 or so. I would like to see anyone compare the call/crime/arrest statistics of the two cities and compare that to a per officer ratio. I'm confident it would shed some light on how understaffed the dept is and also how ridiculously top heavy it is.