Comments by memny
Posted on September 11 at 9:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Everyone can knitpick this to death and condemn the city all they want but what is the alternative? There will never be enough places to put all the neglected, abandoned or confiscated pets. Boarding animals requires time and money, so maybe the people criticizing should step up and adopt. The city and it's taxpayers shouldn't have to be responsible, it should be the idiot owners. The dogs aren't being starved, beaten or made to fight, the city is doing the best they can with what they have. The alternative is to euthanize and that would put everyone up in arms too. Make up your minds people.
Posted on September 3 at 12:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I'm not saying the Starbuck's employee was right but for someone with a brain injury requiring the assistance of a service dog, she certainly was "camera ready" to film the incident. Why would she be anticipating the situation unless she wanted to slander somebody?
Posted on August 8 at 2:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The mother should be charged too. When you have kids, they should come before your lovelife. Articles like these are in the paper far too often and it's always some needy woman, who no doubt knew her child was being abused, and chose to let it continue as opposed to being single. They are both disgusting
Posted on July 30 at 8:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
How about "these detainees" behave in a manner acceptable to civilized society and they don't end up in jail eating off our tax dollars. Hard to feel sorry for any of them and they should be earning every morsel that goes into their mouths.
Posted on July 24 at 10:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If this was my loved one, I certainly would not want my last visual memory to be a close up picture of him covered with a tarp with his feet sticking out. Is there any need to sensationalize a drowning?? I know all the newspapers do this but it doesn't make it right.
Posted on July 15 at 8:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I doubt the parents have much wisdom to share with the kid or he wouldn't be out on the street of Schenectady at 11pm on a Sunday. Give him another year or two and the gun will be real.
Posted on July 1 at 11:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If roles were reversed and it was Mr. Franze who first put his hands on and hurt one of these delinquent teens, you can bet their parents would be suing his pants off. I hope he gets everything he can out of them, assuming their parents are productive working members of society....and that's probably a big assumption
Posted on June 23 at 3:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)
What a great story! Seems no one ever comments on the good news. I wish these men and their new found friends a brighter future. It is a shame they were never taught compassion and empathy as children but this is a great teaching moment for them.
Posted on June 20 at 9:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)
A scumbag and obviously psycho. For the boyfriend to stand by, let it happen and then join in on harassing the witness, I'd have to say he shouldn't have the dog either. I pity the child being subject to these abusers.
Posted on June 5 at 12:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I take no sides, I don't even live in Sch'dy County so I'm not tainted in my thought process. It seems the people sticking up for Officer Hotaling know him and therefore have a biased opinion. No matter how "out of character" it may seem, everybody has bad days and there is no telling what they may do on any given day (meaning he should have stayed IN his car). There are idiotic drivers everywhere and they all deserve a swift kick but there are many details in this story and they can't all be made up.
This guy crossed the line and if he's found guilty, who's to say how this event may have traumatized the student driver. Sounds like it was all ignorant adults that put this in motion and they should suffer the consequences for their lack of self control.