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Posted on April 14 at 8:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)
@jerryrock - depending on what was exactly said to the victim, you could be wrong. If he made defamatory statements regarding the victim being American, than per the Penal Law (Article 485) definition of a Hate Crime....this can, and will stick. I don't think it would hinge upon him being a serviceman, as they are not protected within the article but rather just being American. Even US citizens can discriminate against other Americans, it happens all the time for one reason or another.
Posted on April 1 at 10:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Who is this article written by?
I'm sure a red light camera would have made Anthony Gallo, a drug addicted, previous DWAI convicted, 10 license suspension individual stop at the red light preventing the tragedy. Your right I think we should be mad at the city... that camera would have saved her.
If we had a camera then a ticket would go to the owner of the vehicle... A woman that it was registered to. Camera's don't prove who is driving the car. So why should red light or speeding tickets be issued when it can't be proven who was driving?
Posted on March 29 at 11:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't the County already own the former Trustco HQ on State St/ Erie Blvd? Why isn't the dispatch center going there? Rotterdam needs tax base. Rotterdam should be courting Shop Rite for the former Grand Union site. As for the police headquarters and court, serious discussions regarding consolidation should occur before creating debt for taxpayers. In the meantime, consider options already available or soon to be available, like the CVS at 5-corners (if the new CVS is built), the former K-Mart plaza (Merge District 2 fire dept with District 6 and turn the District 2 firehouse into a new public safety building). Whatever is done, don't incur debt. Makes no sense.
Posted on March 23 at 7:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)
At first I thought it was paranoia also, now with the safe act and all the other legislation and timed release of "rewards" it is apparent, what Dictator Cuomo is trying to do. Anyone with a brain can see it now.
Law abiding citizens and gun enthusiast now become criminals. Criminals committing crimes don't follow the existing laws, so what do new laws matter? If I am going to rob a store/bank/person with a weapon, do I care that I am breaking the law by having a 10 round magazine instead of 7? At the point of facing charges of robbery, criminal possession of a firearm, I doubt the additional misdemeanor charge is going to be the one that discourages me from committing the robbery in the first place.
So how is the SAFE act reducing crime? Think about it.
Posted on March 22 at 11:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)
You know what, if someone had a gun and even attempted to pull it out anywhere near me, whether their intention was to shoot me or not, if I thought my life was threatened, I would've shot! Self preservation my ass, Mr Ward. You would've shot too if you believed for a second your life was in danger. Those poor officers have to deal with those circumstances every single day! The people in that city hate them for doing what they're supposed to do, and for all the officers knew that guy's intention was to hurt them! And you know what, Mr. Ward, whether or not that 3rd officer saw the gun or not, he was helping defend his fellow officers, so he was right to fire! The Schenectady Police Department most certainly deserves an apology from the NAACP! When are they going to stop accepting the behavior of criminals just because of their race? It's time to step it up, and accept better behavior out of your own! That guy was a criminal with a rap sheet, and I'm sure had he not passed, his rap sheet would have continued! The NAACP should really scold that type of behavior, and not encourage it!
Posted on March 22 at 11:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I liked Anne Hughes....they should've kept her!
Posted on March 13 at 9:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Thanks to James Buhrmaster for standing up for our rights. I expected this from liberal Schenectady County and its time to remove all legislators who do not stand for the rights of the people. I am tired of Schenectady giving my taxes away to lazy people who refuse to work and then not representing me.
Posted on March 10 at 10:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The cops are driving around "nice" cars because the department does not have the appropriate resources to allocate to foot or bike patrol. The cops can barely keep up with the emergency call volume, let alone handle lower priority not emergency calls. Just ask anyone who has called to file a report for a "non priority" issue, I know from experience, three hours after I called I finally saw a Officer. Its simple really, with a force of of 145 Officers, and only with about 65 Officers to cover the uniformed patrol division, divide that by three shifts, Officers out injured, vacation, days off, and take away supervisors who do not answer non priority calls, you are left with a rag of a department. I am surprised they are able to answer the amount of emergency calls that persist in the city. This is no surprise though, the city of Schenectady does not have the tax revenue to support a bigger department. This is a common trend in America. Once vibrant, bustling rich tax base cities, have fallen to the urban tax collecting, system sucking nomads, who moved in to collect the most social services they can get there hands on. Why work when others will work for you? When GE shipped jobs over seas, and ALCO shut down, working class citizens packed up to find work else where, Schenectady began its downward spiral, and its still spinning. One has to wonder, how many more straws can be placed on the camels back ?