Comments by daily
Posted on June 23 at 2:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)
yeah......these guys are model citizens...don't buy their story.. did anyone check their past..
Posted on June 22 at 10:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Jim I wouldn't have to worry about it because the parents of these failing kids don't care so I would never have to see them. So I will have an educated kid helping me who truly cares and not kids who don't care. Parents don't care "kids don't care". They don't care what teachers have to teach them because the parents of the failing kids could give two sh**'s. So it does not matter what we do we can't help the situation if the PARENTS DON'T CARE.
Posted on June 22 at 8:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)
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Posted on June 19 at 9:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Yesterday when I wrote the comment above I mistakenly thought that the Gazette was trying to be balanced, after seeing my choices today for the poll I am starting to wonder how balanced the Gazette really is. While the poll has the disclaimer it's not scientific please note every choice is towards condemnation, simple agreement, or you having no opinion. To be fair as I said before if the facts proved he did it maybe he should not be a police officer however there was no choice in the poll for it was harsh or he should have been able to keep his job etc, which in a balanced poll you would need. So how tilted is this article in it's reporting? I would hope not, but... A quick review of Gazette articles of the past highlight the many ills of the Schenectady force, rarely do I see a positive article. I cannot imagine that everyday every police officer in that city is up to no good. How about a little balanced reporting.
Posted on June 18 at 9:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Where would you be in jail? I agree the system needs an overhaul but I hate to sound like a supporter when I don't have all the facts but what is fact is if a person whom was not a cop did this they would have had their day in court and kept their job. Don't believe me, look at the adults (the news called them kids) from the bow tie assault. They assaulted someone resulting in injury and look at their punishment. So frankly being forced to quit your job seems right based on what he does for a living, morally at least, but is way more severe then those who hurt people at the movies thus in my opinion was because he was a cop and not what you would have been forced to do.
Posted on June 13 at 5:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Expand SCCC? Seriously? Your are suggesting taking more land off the tax roles and putting in yet another plot which uses resources without paying property taxes, because a casino might bring social ills. Let us for once use the property for someone who will pay taxes. Also we should not forget that just because the resolution has passed does it mean a casino will actually be built there. Take a few seconds and try not to derail (fitting for the Alco site) redevelopment and continued tax benefits.
Posted on June 11 at 1:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Further don't beleive its true just because the cowardly administration doesn't have the fortitude to protect their people. I'm sorry but a he said she said case is not sufficient to damn this detective. Hard evidence should be required and if you have some lets see it. The internal affairs unit of the Schenectady police apparently things evidence beyond a reasonable doubt is too much because they are convicting this man on beleif at best.(I would argue its more a conviction on their own lack of back bone and self-preservation) I've never seen the head of a police department be so concerned with CRUSHING their own people with punishment while not batting and eye lash as the so many criminals get essentially NO punishment on a daily basis for legitimate offenses. Good job "leaders" you should feel proud.
Posted on June 11 at 1:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)
If this really happened, Det. Hotaling could have easily stayed and explained he felt threatened by multiple people and felt it neccesary to draw his gun for safety. If I was a cop and there were a couple people coming to attack me I would pull my gun. Det. Hotaling was from all accounts a good policeman who would know that he has the right to draw his gun in defense against more than one attacker. So why would he lie and leave the scene? He wouldn't. People, stop judging the man before you know the facts. You know nothing about the family that reported this or their true motives. You don't know anything about what Det. Hotaling has sacrificed or been through in his career. Get a grip on reality and stop beleiving what this ridiculous reporter writes.
Posted on June 8 at 3:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Kopacham are you saying that prostitution only takes advantage of women? While I would agree that there are more woman whom involved in that and being taken advantage of, there are men as well. As for gambling and gaming this is a legal contest and is regulated in this state much like the lottery. While there are studies and stats there are studies and stats for everything in life on both sides. Bottom line, as I stated previously, a dollar more towards reducing taxes is a dollar more then yesterday. And a casino will bring more then a dollar. While it will bring with it more persons thus more opportunity for crime a proactive approach by the city and the police (this might be your real fear as it may not happen here) will keep these in check.
Posted on June 7 at 7:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Just the opposite here "kopacham". In this case, the City used his pension as leverage to get him to leave. This case was entirely beatable and John should have fought it, but he did not want to risk his pension over it. This article leads people like you to want to hate this officer. John gave 19 years of his life protecting people in Schenectady and after an allegation you want to take everything he worked towards for that long? The next time you get falsely accused maybe the judge will fine you the entire value of your 401k account. Let me know if that would be fair. Stop hating the police please. Believe it or not, if you need them, they will come help you.