Comments by capdisgeo
Posted on June 24 at 7:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It's a dangerous and often thankless job, God bless for a speedy recovery.
Posted on June 23 at 4:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I'll go out on a limb and pick McCracken to get it. He donated $750 to McCarthy's election campaign and we all know how business gets done in Schenectady....
Posted on June 22 at 11:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)
To George Putnam:
I don't own a gun. I did fire one once in Las Vegas at a range. So I'm not a Gun Nut by any means. But as a realist, I know that banning guns, any certain gun, or curtailing legal access to a gun will have zero affect on reducing gun violence in this country. Quite the opposite, it will create more crime in much the same manner that Prohibition did. Memories are short, but before Prohibition there was no Organized Crime, just random criminals. These same rifles will be bought and sold in a new black market with zero paperwork history. Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the US. Chicago has the highest murder rate in the US, so much so the local gangs call it Chiraq. These gangbangers don't have permits and receipts lol. Only a few cities in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela have higher murder rates than President Obama's hometown. France has the toughest gun laws in Europe. They are banned outright. How effective was that? When tragedies like Orlando happen the easiest politically correct reaction is to shout about Gun Control. But its all political window-dressing. A determined terrorist, homegrown or alien, will always have access to his chosen vehicle of death. The only real cure is to eliminate the killer before he performs his mission. There were at least a half dozen friends who knew this maniac had evil plans. They thought he wasn't serious. The FBI had him under watch and deemed him not a threat. These were the real failures that led to Orlando. They are where your anger should be directed.
Posted on June 9 at 10:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Schenectadians, this is the bill you're paying for corruption. All the patronage jobs, sweetheart deals for Unions, no bid contracts for campaign donations, they all eventually come home to roast.....right out of your wallet!! Thanks Mayor McCarthy!
Posted on June 7 at 11:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)
So basically, the jist of his convoluted explanation for obstructing justice is that traffic cameras are great for exposing crimes performed by the public, just not his Democratic cronies. Ok, we get it now. Thanks for the explanation, now retire. You've spent your life on public service welfare. Time for new blood. Someone not so entrenched in the political quagmire that wastes our tax dollars thru nepotism and corruption in this city. We have the highest taxes in the Capital District and what do we receive in return? A Mayor that rotates bars each night like he's playing volleyball and this old man, writing letters to protect his party's control of the spigot.
Posted on June 6 at 4:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)
All she needs is the traffic camera footage from the 8 cameras that filmed this chase/event that night. Then she needs to question the Mayor, Ms. Dingley, and all the officers present that night under oath.
Posted on June 6 at 3:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Sounds like a fair choice....
Posted on June 3 at 2:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)
There were 7 traffic cameras filming the Mayor that night, all visible to naked eye, which means footage can be viewed by public according to FOIL Act:
Union & McClellan
Eastern & McClellan
Eastern & Elmer
Eastern & Columbia
Eastern & Wendell
Eastern & Prospect
Eastern & Nott Terrace
8 if you include the camera at Police HQ. Let's review the tape with the Gazette and Vince Riggi present. Anything less is a cover-up.
Posted on June 3 at 9:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Bottom line .......let's review the tape! Film doesn't lie, Politicians do. When Politicians refuse to release the film footage to the Gazette, the only reason there an be is that they're afraid what the film shows. This woman needs a lawyer. Maybe E. Stewart Jones. Someone outside the city.
Posted on June 2 at 11:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Come to think of it, that young Officer was suspended without pay until he was cleared. Why shouldn't McCarthy experience the same sanctions? He should be suspended without pay until an Independent Prosecutor clears him. Leesa Perazzo should be made Interim Mayor until the Mayor is either found guilty or innocent. That way, if he's found guilty, Mayor Perazzo will be up and running, moving the city off the crime pages and back on the right track.