Comments by mezz3131
Posted on January 25 at 10:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Schenectady High School has a graduation rate of 64.5% through August 2013. The lowest out of all schools in Schenectady County. I'm surprised they can find any qualified candidates to take the test that come from the city to begin with. The notion that there is not a large enough pool of minority candidates who can meet the qualifications, who are actually from the city of Schenectady, makes complete sense. You can't get minorities to take the exam who are from the City of Schenectady because barely any exist that meet the qualifications to simply take the test.
Better- higher in quality, more attractive, appealing, effective. Source: Merriam Webster.com
Examples- Having a job where you're not subject to being spit, punched, kicked, disrespected, stabbed/slashed or worse, being shot at. Not to mention, second guessed scrutinized, and judged by a community who hates you, bosses who don't care about you/ exploit your misfortunes to advance themselves and politicians who don't even know you.
How often do you see individuals who posses a masters degree, apply to become a Police Officer? I would surmise hardly ever. This is because anyone who posses a higher degree of education prior to becoming a Police Officer is smart enough to realize their hard earned education is better utilized somewhere else. Higher pay, less stress, safer and more gratifying.
People become Police Officers and than pursue higher degrees of education because they are either 1. preparing for the future, ie. retirement or 2. They think that they have a chance in climbing the ladder of supervision/administration.
Posted on January 25 at 10 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I never said there isn't a large enough pool. What I said was you have to consider the portion of those percentages that are qualified. You can say the same for white, hispanic and female. The percentages themselves are disproportionate to the actual qualified individuals. Every profession is in the same boat, making the availability of qualified individuals even more scarce. So what do I mean by doing "better" for themselves? "Better" is not having millions of clueless critics who don't have a clue what they're talking about and don't have what it takes to do it themselves. "Better" is making a living without everyone scrutinizing how much you make and what benefits THEY don't get. "Better" is working 9 to 5, Monday through Friday, no holidays or weekends, maybe a company car and not having to listen to everyone complain that you don't deserve what you get. As for helping people and making a difference? C'mon now....vast majority of the cops do a great job and do what they are TOLD not what they feel is best. Ya and I know very well what policing is. Maybe not what they teach in grad school or what a politician or administrator wants to sell.....
Posted on January 25 at 12:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)
To get a truly accurate perspective we have to look at the percentages that are actually qualified for the job. To be a police officer, there are age restrictions, education standards, psychiatric and health evaluations and criminal background checks. These standards drastically reduce the number of actually qualified black applicants so it only makes sense that the numbers are not going to match up. Not to mention, and let's be real, if I were a black male who met all of these qualifications, I know that I am in higher demand and can do better for myself than the police department.
Posted on January 23 at 2:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)
"If you don't follow the laws you are a criminal". What a ridiculous statement. I see a lot of people driving faster than the posted speed limit, must be a lot of crooks out there!
Posted on January 22 at 11:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It's clear she didn't spend the money on a gym membership or at the salon!
Posted on January 22 at 11:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Amazing how a book keeper at family business brings home an extra half million dollars and her husband who is a supervisor for the city of Schenectady doesn't find anything "off". I think the question of where the rest of the money is shouldn't be hard to answer. New trucks for him and family. Heartless dirty people. Mr Marcella is a saint!
Posted on January 21 at 6:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)
While an honorable fight for his constituents, where was this supervisor and all his headlines when Lowes, Walmart, and Mohawk Honda all located on Freemans Bridge Road. Don't you think they have something to do with the traffic and public safety problems? He has let GPD work their tails off with no help (increased staffing) but now when there is money to be had he says a casino is gonna cause all these problems? Message to the supervisor- the Super Walmart is much worse for public safety than the casino! Stop crying, build a hotel and such on your side of town and enjoy the business the casino brings.
Posted on January 16 at 9:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Will1960, kind of like the SAFE act? capitalize on the public's fear (i.e. right after the Newton, Ct ordeal) and knee jerk reaction (i.e. rush to pass the law during the night in a short time before anyone knew what was happening?)
Posted on January 16 at 9:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Mr. Buckbee, No one has ever blown up a bridge so should we try to prevent it from happening? Na let's not waste money or resources to protect them if it never happened.....that is basically what you are saying? No one ever flew a jet into one of the largest buildings in the world let alone two before 9/11
Posted on January 15 at 8:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)
ya because the SAFE act is what stopped the guy from using an assault weapon. If the guy had more than seven rounds he probably wouldn't have shot the victim because he would be in violation of the SAFE act....SAFE act saved the day....moron