Comments by jerryrock
Posted on April 13 at 3:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Both men are American citizens. Wu should be treated no differently than any American who assaults another. Bringing this to the level of a hate crime is reaching on the part of the prosecutor. Although there was a bill introduced to add Military and Veterans status to the Hate a crime statute, There is no indication that it was ever passed. It is still listed in open legislation. They would be hard pressed to pass the Bill since you don't have to be a US citizen to serve in our military.
Posted on April 12 at noon (Suggest removal)
A BB gun is not classified as a firearm.
NYS Penal Law §265.00 Definitions. 3. "Firearm" means (a) any pistol or revolver; or (b) a shotgun having one or more barrels less than eighteen inches in length; or (c) a rifle having one or more barrels less than sixteen inches in length
11. "Rifle" means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed metallic cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger.
Posted on April 9 at 6:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)
ChuckD your characterization of the World Peace and Health Organization is way off base. Aside from purchasing and restoring the former Jesuit dormitory and the land bordering the eastern end of the Auriesville Shrine, the Buddhists also purchased and restored 2 church buildings in the City of Amsterdam that were closed and abandoned by the Catholics. They now serve as beautiful Buddhist Temples. Every year The World Peace and Health Organization offers free training in meditation techniques to anyone that wants to participate.
Posted on April 9 at 8:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Another great article from Gazette Reporter Ed Munger Jr.!
Posted on April 7 at 12:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It is time to start going after those who serve alchoholic beverages or banning it outright.. Increasing penalties for drunk drivers will not stop them. Excessive consumption of alchohol is the third leading cause of death in the United States, much higher than tobacco yet we spend more time and money legislating the advertising and sale of tobacco products.
Posted on March 15 at 8:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Why wasn't he arrested for DWAI? He should do the right thing and resign fom office!
Posted on February 19 at 4:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)
You missed one key point: Heller left intact the ability of the government to determine what weapons the general public would be allowed to possess for self defense.
Posted on February 16 at 9:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The "opinion" expressed by the Superviors and Sheriff is clearly against the New York State Law, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the US Constitution as interpreted by The US Supreme Court in Heller v. Distrct if Columbia.
As an elected official, you do not publicly bad mouth the government you represent by passing worthless legislation on the publics dime. You show opposition at the polls.
Posted on February 16 at 3:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The resolution passed by the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors is a waste of the people's time and taxpayer money. This Republican agenda has no legal power and does not reflect the opinion of the majority. Doesn't the Board have more important issues to resolve, like rebuilding and recovering from the 2011 storm damage?
Elected Officials and Law enforcement are bound by oath to support the Constitution and the law of New York State. They are not qualified, nor is it their job to interpret the Constitution. That is the job of the US Supreme Court.
Posted on January 17 at 12:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If it really split legislators along party lines, it would not have passed with such an overwhelming bipartisan vote! The split was along geographic lines.