Comments by daily
Posted on December 4 at 7:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Exactly what right does the Police Chief have, "In the interest of Justice" to dismiss charges. Is that not usually done by a judge, or at least the district attorneys office? The Police Chief no matter how powerful he thinks he is, is not an attorney or a judge. Sounds fishy to say the least.
Posted on December 3 at 1:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Saratoga Springs ?....Poor poor editing once again.
Posted on November 23 at 7:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The Niskayuna Police and the Sheriffs do not have the proper equipment nor training to deal with a potentially armed Mental health patient who just committed a very serious offense and has taken refuge and barricaded himself inside a home, refusing to acknowledge the Police who were attempting to have him leave his house. I gladly welcome anyone who thinks that the Niskayuna police should have just walked in and arrested him, to volunteer next time an incident like this occurs. Maybe he has a past violent criminal history with guns, maybe he was observed with a weapon inside the house before the victims escaped. Maybe he threatened to kill the victim, the police, or himself, maybe he too had specialized training at one point in his life that equaled or exceeded the training the Niskayuna Police had. All these things combined make for a very very potentially dangerous situation for not only the public, but for the Police Officers themselves. Bluntly speaking the Schenectady Police SWAT team was called in because a Hospital Patient Care Technician is not qualified to perform brain surgery. Critical incidents call for critical responses in order to Protect life and property. Many thanks to those Officers from Schenectady who risked their own lives last night to protect others.
Posted on November 23 at 8:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Toni, really? I hope you're not the neighbor of that mentally ill person. It would then be a tragedy if he in his mental state began to perhaps shoot a gun from his residence into your, or your child's, or elderly mothers bedroom. Then you would cry the police didn't do enough. You are very close minded to think the police react with a swat team on a regular basis. Be thankful for the men who put their lives in danger to keep people like you in your nice nice neighborhood safe.
Posted on November 16 at 8:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Cfield- Very poor grammar, sounds like you might need some sleep.
Posted on November 14 at 3:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Some can be really ignorant, section 8 and other services offer are not only offered to losers' I would rather have them as a neighbor than bigots like you, with your coded language.mi For this incident only victims were families in that area. I use to live in the city and only left cause of my job, I'm now closer to the city you have nothing to cry about, you have a great police force , I god forbid, something happend , in I my neighborhood I have to wait 40 minutes for troopers.. What I have notice some blame the poor for everything. Paint an entire community with a broad bigoted brush., so keep telling your self your not a bigot..and that yeah,, someone is crying the race card again, how about no.. You just might be a racist..for the record I'm Caucasian and see this with my friends and even my self sometimes , maybe is way we were raised,tv well I'm a middle class suburb and crime happens everywhere and yeah if these services weren't offered crime would be a lot higher, crime isn't income based.
Posted on November 14 at 9:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I am not a cop, I just happen to have family that is, that being said, everything said above is public knowledge, easily accessible in the Daily Gazette archives through a google search. Just because time goes on, doesn't mean that people forget, nor does it make ones actions justifiable. Sounds like your a cop, sticking up for the corrupt cops. Typical.
Posted on November 13 at 1:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)
So in sum, Firefighter Faulisi is essentially doing Police work because " unfortunately the Police Department is very busy." Sounds like the Police Department should hire enough Officers to efficiently Police the city and investigate crimes, such as arson. I wonder how much experience Faulisi has questioning/interrogating not only witnesses, but potential suspects. I can see cases getting thrown out in the future due to improper procedure of the Law, all because this firefighter is trying to be a Police Officer. Maybe it time the taxpayers spoke up with their disgust of the Police Department administrations response to rising crime rates. Crime raises and the Police department decides to continues to cut jobs. Makes a lot of sense! If the rest of you tax payers don't wake up and realize what is happening, pretty soon crimes will be taking place not only in the poor parts of the city, but every neighborhood that makes up the City of Schenectady. Maybe Kathleen Moore could write an article on how all the same Chiefs who were around for all the scandals these past 10 years are still there supposedly leading the department. Only in America is this possible. There is absolutely no accountability for inept Officers and rising crime rates. Where is the outrage ??? Its time for the Mayor to start clean with new Chiefs and new Officers. Ten years ago the department had over 168 Police Officers, today I believe they have somewhere around 141. Does this make sense to anyone ? Meanwhile the taxpayers continue to be victims of crimes, and the system sucking criminals walk around with little to no fear of the Police. They are apparently "overwhelmed with crime"...Kathleen, a investigative report into the Police Department administration and the history of their careers, and what exactly they have accomplished by being in their current positions would be a huge service to the taxpayers who pay their salary. I do believe their own Cheifs wife was arrested for cocaine possession in their families home, ignorance isn't an excuse, but he was the apparently the most qualified? Bennett has his own skeletons too, former State Police Superintendent Wayne Bennett altered official records involving a marital dispute in an apparent effort to protect then-Republican Rep. John Sweeney of Saratoga County. Seeber was involved in a alcohol related car accident in the city but was driven home by a Police Sgt., and lets not forget about Jack Falvo, as a sergeant. he was involved in one of the largest police brutality claims which he and his colleagues later lost in court, costing the taxpayers one of the largest pay outs in the history of lawsuits against the city. Hope this helps Kathleen.
Posted on November 6 at 7:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The point I would venture to guess is that the days of Bobby are gone from the CITY of Schenectady Police Department and they are now the problem of the county residence. Whom ever this retired cop is must never have been part of any brotherhood and does not deserve to say otherwise. If he does not like the county and how they run the business feel free to move on out! Don't give me this line of I shouldn't have to or any of that garbage he should enjoy his pension that the county and town provided for him stay out of the workings of the officers that still have to work there 60 hour plus days. (other than in scotia where there should ne no department any way)
Posted on November 6 at 1:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Mr. Macfarlane- I would like to see which line item in the city of Schenectady's Police Department Budget, is funded by Schenectady County. You sir are grossly miss informed. The fire department does receive funding, as they are part of the Schenectady County Hazardous Material team, which provides services to every municipality in the county, including your former employer, the Village of Scotia. I would like to know what service the City Police Department provides to the county. It's no secret that former PBA Bob Hamilton is deeply involved in county politics, and controls the conservative party, but he is the former PBA president. He took his politics with him when he duped his former constituents and took a job at the county Sheriffs office. So to say that the city of Schenectady Police union currently controls county politics is a complete prevarication of the truth. You should probably resubmit your editorial and change the City Police department to the County Sheriffs Office. Before you decide to throw mud you might want to consult with someone who is in touch with reality. Your assertions are inept at best.