Comments by reader1
Posted on July 30 at 6:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Familiar with the area so I certainly do not need an invitation from you to know what goes on.
Again, the true numbers are what is needed to understand the scope of the problem.
Posted on July 30 at 8:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Spot on. The only point not touched upon is the whether he'll ever be held accountable for the meddling (aka corruption). My bet is no.
Posted on July 30 at 8:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It would be interesting to see the amounts for officers who have retired to date and ascertain how much of their pension was actually derived from these details.
And, keep in mind, the details would have to have been worked during the three years used for pension calculation to be relevant to this discussion.
Posted on July 30 at 8:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Getting way off topic, but what are the annual costs to the City re: the pension costs and social services. I suspect much of the latter costs are for children and the elderly. You cannot make those arguments without knowing the numbers.
Posted on July 29 at 11:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Another thing that muddies this up a bit is whether the City as a whole benefits from facilitating these events - is it better that there is a Stockadeathon, Summer Block Party, St. Anthony's Festa,...?
Posted on July 29 at 11:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Agreed, this is a loss.
Posted on July 29 at 10:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I think the biggest issue is that a private entity, able to afford to pay for cops as private security, is incurring a cost that a third party (taxpayer) must shoulder (pension liability).
This could get messy.
Posted on July 26 at 3:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It was a reasonable question. While I am aware of incidents like these occurring elsewhere I do not recall any reports, certain non recently, of this type of behavior. The Gazette being a local paper, I was assuming that was the audience this commentary was directed to. In fact, they were reacting to a local incident, or more accurately - a local example of a national phenomenon.
ChuckD - You see things I don't. This article was clearly about interference with the media and civilian's right to film officers' behavior in public.
Posted on July 26 at 10:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)
How often has this happened within this reporting area?
I've seen reports of it elsewhere, but do not recall a local incident outside of this one.
Posted on July 19 at 9:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Apparently the judge didn't feel that way. The point you were trying to make was clear, the rationale as to why she would receive it was missing.