Comments by kmiac
Posted on April 7 at 11:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I wonder how the County would feel about one of their dispatchers writing such a letter. First, administrators aren't hired to handle calls, so your comment about them not doing the job hired for is completely incorrect. Your final comment about the "all powerful" union is funny considering you and the rest of the dispatchers belong to a union yourselves. The only statement you made that seems to have any real truth behind it is that the city needs more cops. The rest sounds like the grumblings of a disgruntled employee.
Posted on April 5 at 11:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)
A very well written response, Reader1. It's nice to see someone able to look at things in an objective manner.
Posted on April 4 at 7:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Will, how do you know they didn't engage him in conversation first? Are you under the assumption that they just approached him, said nothing, fought him, tased him, he ran away, they caught him, and then took him into custody? All with no conversation at all having taken place?
Posted on April 4 at 10:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)
1963, you're right. Interactions between police and citizens should not end in citizens being killed. Unfortunately when people decide to physically fight with police, especially if they have health problems, it is a possibility. Tasers were sold to police as "less lethal" not "non lethal", it may sound like semantics but there is a difference.
To Mr. Robinson, I wouldn't say it's the police that label neighborhoods like Arbor Hill as high crime areas just so they can "stop, detain, and harass our youth". I think they're labeled as such because they are areas of high crime. Also, how can you honestly say the police should have "left him alone" without even knowing why they approached him to begin with? Let's not make this about race, the last two individuals that died after the use of tasers in the Capital Region were white.
Posted on April 3 at 1:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)
And now even the title of the article has changed.
Posted on April 3 at 12:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)
And now the article is "updated" and changed. Now it is the "authorities" that blame the deaths on heart attacks and excited delirium. Why make that change? It makes it sound like the Police claim it was so. Why not mention that a medical examiner blamed the deaths on heart attacks. Any chance for the gazette to try to stir up controversy when law enforcement is involved.
Posted on April 2 at 12:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)
"There have been multiple deaths resulting from the use of Tasers by police in recent years in the Capital Region."
"Both deaths were blamed on heart attacks that resulted from the effects of a controversial syndrome called excited delirium."
So which is it Gazette? In the above story it states that the man in Albany was Tasered and then led the officers on a foot pursuit before being caught and taken into custody. Will there be a day when you report stories as facts are presented rather than just putting your own bias into every single one? Maybe we could wait for an autopsy to determine the cause of death and for a toxicology report instead of saying it was the police that killed him with a Taser.
Posted on March 8 at 1:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)
SAFNY, without knowing the cause of the fire how can you determine that newer or better housing would have made any difference or that an absentee landlord was to blame?
Posted on February 27 at 10:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Maybe we can blame the individuals that carried out these acts and not the tools they used to do so, SAFNY.
Posted on February 25 at 5:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Gene, Brian Williams is not getting a "bum wrap". He was on a helicopter that arrived approximately an hour after the helicopter that was actually hit with multiple rockets. He originally told the story stating he was on that helicopter that was hit by rockets and forced to make an emergency landing. That's not "misremembering", it's not a "mistake", it is a lie. Yes, people don't need to have been awarded a Purple Heart to have experienced trauma, but the fact is that he was nowhere near that helicopter when it went down and he always knew that. I disagree that those judging him "have not experienced this trauma and just do not understand it".
I am a veteran of Fallujah and Mosul and I was at the Rangers game where he further propagated this lie and had all of MSG standing and cheering for him and the soldier that was actually there. I cheered for them. When it came out later that he lied I felt disgusted. There is no need to defend this liar. His apology was forced and he downplayed his lie by saying he was in "the following aircraft". They must have been following from a great distance to get there an hour later.