Comments by buzzy
Posted on January 1 at 1:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)
None of the above incidents you bring up Mr. Berry have one shred of evidence that they were somehow racially motivated. Given the exact set of circumstances save for switching the races involved the outcome would have been the same. Especially in Garner and Brown you do not have the right to resist arrest or fight for an officers weapon. Are there inherent dangers with policing yes there are but it comes from members of society who pose threats to society as a whole not just Police. I believe sir that by your tone you just hate authority and need to blame someone for your perceived wrongs perpetrated against you by society,in other words the blame game.
Posted on December 24 at 11:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Please don't even try to compare the chant for Dead cops to any historical protest-Cromwell lived in the Middle Ages . You sir are not very bright.
Posted on December 23 at 3:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Reader1 first the shooter had never been treated for mental illness and even if he was so what? It would make him more susceptible to influences that would cause him to take extreme measures. Second the protests have not been without violence. Are we disregarding the two lieutenants assaulted on the Brooklyn Bridge last week? Also the shooter on video has been shown to have attended the protest at Union Square and whether you want to believe it or not the vitriol and rhetoric is distinctly anti Police,such as Police are racists,racist Police,Police murderers,KKK Police,nice huh? Also should we disregard the several hundred protestors marching to the chant what do we want dead cops,when do we want them,now. Sorry reader one the protest were the water and fertilizer to the horrific plant that bore the fruit of the execution. No activist,politician or anyone condemned the above actions,matter of fact Deblasio called the assaults "alleged". No one denies anyone right to protest but there sometimes a price to pay when the protest goes too far,which in this case they have.
Posted on December 21 at 6:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Hey Mike in light of that little incident in Brooklyn, you know the two cops being executed sitting in their patrol cars, maybe you heard,well anyway do you think any of these pro prima donnas will speak out? No I don't think so either. Go ahead keep promoting the hands up fallacy. The media is as culpable as anyone in this whole fiasco from Aug 9th on incidentally since that date 10 Police officers have now been gunned down.
Posted on December 21 at 6:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I guess this story was not important enough to make it into Sunday edition. Gazette made sure to include the wire story of the CHP officer having to kill the 17 yo. Who attacked him with a machete. Second section front for the die in at Crossgates . This all proves one thing blue lives don't matter. Given exact circumstances in Brown and Garner but substitute white tattooed skinheads and the result would have been the same,but it doesn't fit into the proper agenda. .
Posted on December 8 at 7:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Your column makes some valid points but my concern as your Police connections would probably agree is why is the dialogue one way. All the onus is placed on Police to change.The Police are wrong ,the Police need retraining, the Polie,the Police, the Police. Why not along with any retraining or rethinking about Police how about some community retraining? What to do and not to do when interacting with Police might be a topic. Generalized statements taken from people and treated as facts,ie. Winston ,"I was beaten up",there is recourse for that numerous attorneys would take such a case pro bono unless of course he engaged in activity that led to and accelerated the situation. As for petty laws which do you pick and choose to enforce? Also in the Brown case its not that murky. He violently attempted to wrestle the officers gun from him so much so it discharged twice in the car,and to what end? The only conclusion was that Browns intent was to shoot the officer from then on any of Wilsons reaction is justified as forensically its proven Brown was charging the officer and concluded by several witnesses as well. Lastly ask your Police connections how they feel about people who have an agenda or have no perception as to what an officer can and cannot do dictating policy that may potentially endanger their lives. I have 26 years in law enforcement and a lot of what is being talked about will give officers second thoughts that in time they often have to react could mean whether they survive or not. By the way since the Brown incident August 9th 6 officers have been shot and killed, do you know their names? I didnt think so,and outside their families and friends no one else did either.
Posted on December 7 at 3:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Why is it only the Police must be retrained and changed. How about some basic civics training for communities like if you break the law and your confronted for it by law enforcement don't resist. Sounds pretty simple and full of common sense doesn't it? You do NOT have the right to resist arrest period. The training officers get is loaded with community relations and how to' son diffusing situations. The problem is situations on the street don't always play out like training. In other words the community hasn't gotten the syllabus and doesn't always follow the script.
Posted on July 29 at 12:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)
You are an ideological elitist. I am sick of hearing the cry about no WMD's. Besides our own foreign intelligence, the agencies of France, Britain and Israel all confirmed the same information that this country acted on. Did it ever occur to you that the WMD;s wound up in Syria where they were eventually used I mean Hussein was given like a 3 month heads up . Do you not recall the use of WMD on the Kurds of Iraq? The shooting down of the plane is but a blip on what Putin has been involved in. The Crimea,providing military weaponry to Syria,Iran and possibly to the new Islamic terrorists in Iraq. Finally the other day the testing of cruise missles in direct violation of the Nuclear Treaty of 1987 becomes yet another ratcheting up of his aggressive behavior. Doesn't the open mike statement to the Russian President by Obama "I'll have flexibility when I am re-elected" bother you. History has a tendency to repeat itself and I hope we are not in a Neville Chamberlain era.
Posted on July 7 at 2:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)
War on women,what a disingenuous catch phrase the left has come up with. The Supreme Court rules against your ideology and all you can do is demonize and name call. The court sides with you,ie. Obamacare,and they are enlightened. Hobby lobby has been providing payment for 16 of the 20 FDA approved contraceptives and was only seeiking relief under the 1993 Religious Freedom Act, signed into law by your very own Bill Clinton your very own warrior on women.
Posted on July 7 at 10:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)
ok climate change is real. But until there is an economically viable alternative to fossil fuel,something a regular middle class guy can use without severely altering his economic status forget it. There are far more serious issues in middle class life right now and all polls show that. Plus we can reduce what ever all you want but without Russia,India and China on board its worthless. And please dont even try and say they are