Comments by reader1
Posted on March 26 at 9:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Wrong Hamilton, the Chief's brother was the former Schenectady PBA President.
Posted on March 3 at 9:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Great food and fantastic local success story. Really nice people too.
Posted on February 26 at 7:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Incredibly reckless and foolish. Cannot believe they didn't have the common sense to walk away from their initial allegations.
Posted on February 8 at 6:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If you are referring to the recent article about installing cameras - aren't you referring to the Town of Rotterdam?
And, why not do some reporting first, find out about the camera systems rather than guess about all the potential negative ramifications?
Posted on February 5 at 11:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Any officer who was "forced out" (e.g., fired, resigned) occurred under the old system, by means of an arbitrator.
Posted on January 29 at 7:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)
again, look at the revisions to the NYS Police & Fire Retirement System Tiers 5 & 6.
Posted on January 28 at 9:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)
wgage01 - I never said the police had a right to an expectation of privacy.
Posted on January 28 at 9:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)
gplante (and others) - Due to changes in the NYS Law, the ability of police officers to increase their pensions is significantly limited for officers hired after a certain year. I forget which year that kicked in. And, it's a very young department so already affects a number of officers. I think it is capped at 15% of their salary. And, their pensions take a hit when they reach social security eligibility. It's big reduction too.
You should look up the new rules re: NYS Police pensions.
But the real reasons for the majority of the rise in OT costs has already been stated in the article - high call volume, staffing needed for presence on the streets, and not enough officers.
Posted on January 24 at 8:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)
There is no right to an expectation of privacy in what the citizen exposes to public view.
Posted on January 24 at 7:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)
You are concerned about the use of public safety surveillance cameras but want video recording of every police-citizen encounter?