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Posted on May 4 at 1:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Happy to remind the Gazette once again - there is no plea of innocent in our law. There is guilty, and there is not guilty. This is an error that has been made here many times. As far as this being one-sided: that's why there are trials. How could it be any different when they have not even filed any motions? Defense lawyers should be glad it went to a grand jury as they get the minutes as part of the discovery.

From: Trio accused of assault on bus at UAlbany plead innocent

Posted on April 27 at 8:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Mayor McCarthy is a liar. This city is dirty, poverty stricken and crime ridden and he nothing better to do than complain about Union College. I do not believe for one second that anyone from Union said that they did not want poor people in the area. If Union College left Schenectady tomorrow - that would be a disaster. If Mayor McCarthy left - that would be a benefit. Take a ride around the city, Gary - it's a dump.

From: City blames Union College for stalled DSS project

Posted on April 21 at 11:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

They were not going to let him speak as he does not live in the district?? That is absurd. Why did not one speak against him if he is so bad he has to be fired????

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Posted on April 9 at 1:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I think that's a great story - but why assume the gentleman was lonely? Maybe that life fit him.

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Posted on April 3 at 12:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I do not believe for one second that 600 thousand dollar figure. Will SPD go to the casino or is it the State police? I think Gary is mad at Roger Hull.

From: McCarthy seeks ‘fair share’ from non-profits

Posted on April 3 at 9:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I would like to know who else received this type of letter - anyone? Are churches getting it? If the mayor says he is not singling out Union - let him prove it. Some of these non-profits are doing the job the city and county are not - so let's not get too crazy over taxes and PILOTS.

From: McCarthy seeks ‘fair share’ from non-profits

Posted on April 1 at 10:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I've already eaten there - very good.

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Posted on March 29 at 10:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The majority of crime committed in Schenectady is NOT committed in the downtown area. This was the exception. And it seems as though the police got there and these characters just walked around the corner and brazenly and stupidly started shooting. I thought that this was well handled. I do tend to like the idea of walking beat cops but I have no idea if there are enough officers on the evening/early night shift to cover that. I think it would help if we had ZERO TOLERANCE for weapons possessions. If you are arrested in Schenectady with an illegal firearm - you need to go to prison and we need to let everyone know that. No plea bargaining. And if you didn't like Schenectady and you left - don't write in the paper telling us how to run our city.

From: Gunfire stirs downtown concerns in Schenectady

Posted on March 25 at 8:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Double standard? What does some guy in another state have to do with this? I find it interesting that no one seems to think that there might have been a reason he took off from his fellow officers. Yes - police officers enforce the law and are held to a higher standard. He waited hours to turn himself in - who says he was not under the influence or that he did not have something illegal in his car? If he was just some ordinary citizen - would the comments be so generous?

From: Schenectady cop charged with fleeing an officer

Posted on March 25 at 4:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Pranks? At one in the morning, speeding around the city streets is hardly a joke. Maybe he shouldn't be fired, but this is a black eye for the department, not horseplay gone wrong. What if there had been an accident?

From: Schenectady cop charged with fleeing an officer

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