Comments by reader1
Posted on October 18 at 8:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Schenectady PD has a program that analyzes these statistics and has been using it for a few years. In fact, it is a NHTSA program.
Posted on October 18 at 8:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Condolences to Mr. LaJuett and the families and friends of this young couple. And, Thank you to everyone who helped with their wedding. The people who facilitated the wedding demonstrated the best in us.
Posted on October 9 at 8:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Just because you support a team does not in any way entitle you to information regarding issues such as these. And, to suggest not providing the information to the fans is indicative the college and team do not care or appreciate its' fan base is simply wrong, in my view. Organizations have the right and the authority to deal with internal issues such as these privately.
On a side note, providing this information would benefit the Gazette because it might interest some readers, which in turn, helps the paper's bottom line. So, I view the Gazette's righteous indignation re: the lack of access to this information with a bit of scepticism.
Posted on October 5 at 8:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I am pretty certain that Americans are tired of war, but, might be more tired of the idea of groups launching unprovoked attacks against us. Iraq invasion aside, the bombings of Isis, the invasion of Afghanistan were not unprovoked attacks launched by a war mongering nation. RE: Isis - some of the people killed by the terrorists were in that area for purely humanitarian reasons. The journalists were killed there while trying to inform the world about the horrific events occurring there.
I would be interested to hear what the activist's solution would be to the Isis problem. a bunch of animals (apology to all animal species) who use Islam as a justification for murder and rape.
Posted on October 2 at 5:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Based on the article, it would seem the dispatchers (I'm assuming that is the 24 employees they are referencing) are no longer city employees, which carries with it the implication they are not on city payroll, and/or the County is paying their benefits? Or, maybe the county benefits are cheaper? Doesn't the city have to pay to be a part of the county dispatch? And, those payments formula can change in the future. It would be interesting to see the numbers on that.
Posted on October 1 at 6:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Up until a few years ago, whenever they posted these numbers - the police and fire departments were evaluated individually. Most of the minorities work for the PD.
A significant part of the problem is getting people to take the examination.
Posted on October 1 at 5:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The one issue that may surface is if some companies received tax incentives to move here.
Posted on September 30 at 8:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)
RE: NFL and domestic violence. Patronage of NFL and its' products is voluntary. The sponsors are concerned that criminal acts by the NFL's employees will hurt the brand, which in turn, impacts their ability to market their products. Fans and advocacy groups are applying pressure to ensure the NFL's employees do not commit violent crimes. These events and the reactions have a lot to with football, the business of football.
Posted on September 30 at 7:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Both Harris and Garzone concerts were fantastic. Thanks to "A Place for Jazz" saw Garzone for only $15. Unbelievable.
Posted on September 12 at 9:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)
First, congratulations to Niskayuna High School.
tonijean - "how sad to have such a divide only a few miles apart" Indeed. I think it's deeper than teachers and students. I suspect that attitudes towards education and support systems at home are also critical.