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Jim do a piece on why the chiefs won't let police do their jobs with out being told they are wrong and driving to fast to calls and also why the police hands are tied for the curfew the courts will not fine mom or dad
Stop it with the whiny excuses like a two year old. The TPD sucks and it's not because of the courts or a curfew problem. The union has you so fat and lazy you can solve a dang thing. Losers.
You're right. It's not because of the courts. It's because of the DAs office not knowing which way is up. And you should proof read your comment before posting it. I think you meant they "can't" not can. And the last time I checked with the cities budget the TPD has been working without a contract for 2013 and 2014 and settled on 2011 and 2012 by taking a 2% raise and a 0 respectively and actually helping the city out by doing so. If you're such a better candidate and not a "loser" like you're stating The officers are why don't you take the test and become an officer? Or is it you who is truly fat and lazy and not our boys and girls in blue?
I hope and yes really hope that your not insinuating that our police would just let the city go down in flames the rest of the way because they only got a 2% raise god help us if this is sothe root of troys problems are that the people on the top of the food chain are literally crying like little baby's that they need more money that's quite frankly not there one thing for certain and we have seen its effect on city's like Detroit and 26 others when industry leaves people suffer also I find it comical that Joe Bruno got his name in the papers so many times for the chip plant in Malta among other problems he hasso did Cuomo and a whole parade of politicians seems like that's almost all they got besides GE who is wanting out of NY ASAPalso every time GE wants the State to sign off on the dredging of the rivers the State shoves it right up GEs Ass also who owns the rivers any way the Politicians or the people its not hard to watch the Top to bottom way they do business when the walls all come crashing down ( Metaphorically Speaking )
And the unbelievable abuse in sick leave. How did the City get wrapped up in such a joke of an agreement ?
Curfew? Who needs that. Send Rich Crist up there. He'll take care of it.
If the officers were where they were suppose to be they wouldn't need to speed as much as they do.
So when an officer who is patrolling lansingburgh is on northern drive and a shooting happens on 102nd st what does your vast law enforcement experience tell you how to get there? Or are we supposed to just "be there?" Moron
Maybe they could be there if they had adequate staffing.
You are spot on with that assessment. I'm curious where do all our property taxes go to? Minimal staffing in the FD and PD and convicts working for DPW. You ever see national grid pave a section of a road they just worked on? Perfect. Now look at DPW when they fix a road. They have to put up cones and barrels warning drivers of the massive drop off they are about to drive over. Sad.
859, if you lived in Troy you would know how to get there quicker. And as for calling Troy tax paying residents morons is just just disrespectful but since we all are hiding behind anonymous posts your safe and I can't have you written up. So just do us all a favor,get to work.
They have adequate staffing, they just need them to go to work, they are always off sick poo r on vacation
6 homicides, an arsonist running amok, vacant buildings on the rise, and property taxes sky rocketing. Yet the City council is preoccupied with how a building was torn down and a statue on pawling ave. and a certain few council members making war on the police department. The men and women who bravely protect us day in and day out without hesitation.
Only Rodney and Zalewski are preoccupied with the Demolition Conspiracy That Never Was. At this point they have to keep it going to save face. Next they'll beg FEMA to take a couple files for a week so they can claim they're investigating too.The rest of the council knows it's bullshit and going nowhere, and that there are much more important issues facing the city than a bunch of moonbats on 3rd St getting their underwear in a twist over a code citation.
Really. Bill DunneEd Fonzy
The demolition is a real issue, tell me how much money went into your pocket from the demo?
Yara yada yada
AnonymousJuly 21, 2014 at 5:19 PMsit down harry your never going to be back in Troy city politics againwhy don't you and your wife move out to schodack with rich crist you can be his garbage collector just like Vito is for Murphy
Troy PD could do a bang up job if they did not have to keep a blind eye of how these dirty politicians keep putting the screws to the tax payers also the Troy PD has to clean up the messes that these dirty hacks project on the investors who come to Troy and fall in love with the city only to be duped buy the last 4 or 5 administrations and incompetent DAs like Bruno s kid and a parade of many more selective prosecutors too
Umm...one of your own works for and is a part if those fucked up situations so I think you should put a clamp on it okay bud?
Is this a turtle copycat arsonist. Bike and all?
You wrote the same thing on your Facebook page Cooper. Get some new material. Turtle had more class than you.
Andy! er, I mean, Randy!
The Arsonists is undoubtedly a republicanMaybe he/she is a democrat who jumped the fence of vise verse while we are on that subject gordon,vito,mirch,Crowley all know whats really going on with the crime in the city there infiltrators with there goofy looking leader harryKathy Jimmino lets these psychopaths do what ever they want to do along with the vandenburg clan of Ningcompoops crist is also calling the shots on who gets jacked up by any means possible whether outside felons are hired or by someone who is already on the payrollfollow mirch & vitos fraudulent ballot trail like you use bread crumbs to entice birds or ( RATS ) to poison then you will find the holy grail of corruption in troy
Robert, you should collect all these psychotic rants and produce a manifesto similar to the Unabomber. Maybe even build an out-house sized cabin up in the Berlin Mountains.
The arsonist is an arsonist and just has to be caught those kind of people are scary no regard for anyone but typically they are someone nobody would think would do something like that
2:46-- Perfect example of when the headlights are left on and no one inside the truck.
AnonymousJuly 22, 2014 at 9:29 AMIs the arsonist your mother
737, typical idiot,non educated response.is that the best you've got?
Jim Gordon sweaty and red as he bumbled through his meeting tonight. Telling the crowd to report problems to Tedesco, the mayor, DPW, feral cats. Anyone but him. Because he'll be cowering in his basement.
Jim Gordon wants that free ride to the top Harry had the Troy Record to brain wash the votersNow Franco is letting every one have a chance to clear the air on there honest viewsJim the people in north central will not vote you into the mayors office pal neither will the east side or south Troyyou showed your real colors when harry s goons were raping and pillaging the entire city don't waist your time Jim I will be there among st others
Nice to see the press at the meeting at the Burgh last night. Mayor got po.unded, will never win a second term. The home town paper the Record was absent. I'm sure Ms. Sanzone was to busy writing a piece on Adam, Pavlic and Kenny.
The woman who "pounded" the mayor was the one who is a disgrace to the City. You all acted like animals, just like the residents at the South Troy meeting. You get, what you give people.You demand the Mayor to do something but what have YOU done. Do you call and ask for more lighting? Do you turn on porch lights? Do you keep an eye on your own children? Do you talk to your own children to get more information on what is going on in the streets? What are YOU doing to be proactive in keeping your neighborhood safe?
You should ask Jim Gordon all those questions, isn't he supposed to represent Lansingburgh? There's more to leadership than holding meetings and talking to the press and telling people to report crime. What is he doing to PREVENT crime? That's HIS job, not burgh residents! He works for us and he talks to us like we work for him. And now that there's no commissioner and his buddy Chief Tedesco has the control he said he needed, shouldn't things be getting better?? They're just getting worse. Is Gordon going to hold Tedesco accountable? Or is he just going to let Tedesco blame the street cops for his failures as chief?We need strong leadership in Lansingburgh. It's more obvious every day that Jim Gordon is a weak party shill and not up to the task. He's already circling the drain.
your evidently harry or one of his clones
Where was our Council President? 250 residents petrified to walk the streets and he can't bother to show? Guess Mr. Self Important needs directions to Lansingburgh from the East Side.
All cops, including the chief, should be required to live in the city. Period. No exceptions.You have to be invested in a community to police it effectively.
I completely agree 100%, why are they working for Troy if they don't believe in it?
Rodney was with me last night. He bought my dunne buggy!~~! He's the man now. Will help him beat Chappy now. He knock chef Mike and Dunne off committee!~~! Big win for the good guys. Rodney need not go to meeting in the 'Bergh. Bunch of cry baby harry and gordon lovers. Rodney don't need 'Bergh to win, has strategy, sounds good to me. Brighter days ahead for all of us !~~!
murphy you jack ass that was a feeble attempt at burning the mattress factorywhat cant you even hire a competent arsonists the guy doused himself and burnt himself to death
low life's in the burgh brought all this on them selves vandenburgs too busy screwing the public at large and forgot there shitting where they eat yeah I said it and pointed it out too harrys people created these messes and who is left to clean it up just who harry,crowley,mirch and those so called community people you know the ones that vito has created in his burnt out mind vito shitting where he eats Harry shitting where he eats Mirch shitting where he eats Vito shitting where he eats Vandenburgs shitting where they eatCrowley shitting where he eatsGordon shitting where he eatswould the people please stand up who are shitting where they eatvigilance after six fires were set in Lansingburgh for the ones who are shitting where they eatand who just looks the other way Jimino Crist Wade and a whole parade of do nothings we the people just pawns in there dirty little games council people collecting money from the state and not going to jail Can this newly appointed States Attorney just please flush this toilet twice just for good measure Mirch Vito getting away with major voter fraud people coming out of the woodwork telling my appointed information gatherers how they did hundreds is not thousands of fraudulent absentee ballots so what do the police do they can only do with what current and past dirty politicians will let them do no more no less
And the shit eating Cox's can't get any city property, towing contracts, zoning variances, or respect from anyone that matters.Put that in your pipe and smoke it Bobby. Reality sucks. You are a zero.
I generally wouldn't publish something like this but it's just too funny.
Thanks Jim for providing us a glimpse into the mental illness that is Robert Charles Cox. If he would only look in the mirror he would realize that he has no right to criticize anyone. His problem is he can't reach any mirrors.Can you imagine the sounds of the voices in his head? How much time and space does the people he ridicules and slanders take up in his head?Someday, somewhere he will get what is coming to him. He will be force fed the shit he serves up about others. The day is coming Bobby, make sure your battery is charged so you can make a getaway.
Leave Bobby alone. We need him here to further Rodney's political journey. He along with the good Rev. Tim are Rodney's guys, don't ever forget it. BOOM
Someday, somewhere he will get what is coming to himbring it on scumbag
I see things haven't changed much. McGrath had his kid from code up at Cox's property on WTEN last night. Of all the vacant buildings they pick that one to showcase. Theyr 'still thugs.
7:01. Your a stupid f#€k aren't you.
hey lets face it once your a target of an arsonists in our case hired arsoniststhen code comes in to finish you off and even the judges are told what to do in these matters in troythe scum wont rise to the top in the burgh its still in control of the bottom feedersnow the bottom feeders have the upper hand using fear once more
Robert next time your with the DA going over your findings from your extensive investigation of Harry's administration why don't you share your information about your "targeted arsonist"? Then you can clear up who's after your family. Them you might clean up your family's properties. Blow hard.
Robert," the scum wont rise to the top" are you talking about your family and the shitholes they own? If you're pointing the finger at "arsonists" you may want to look within first. You are the classic Dem, take no responsibility for your actions and it's always someone else's fault. You are a blowhard.
Robert investigation is right up there with OJ's investigation
PS asshole your wrong on ever point you pointed out first of all you just dying that your not in control any more and what ever power you did have is fading fast And soon the last bunch of jack asses you have molded into your vision of win at any cost and don't worry about the Public at large there just here to pay taxes attitude has been exposed at every turn and fork in the roadYour a Dinosaur and your just using the same old tactics you used when you had all the Fraudulent Absentee ballots in your arsenal to win but with out the Fraudulent Absentee ballots your nothing Your like one of those Collage kids who buys the answers to a test and get through life Fraudulently and that's all you know
I just had my call to city hall returned. How about you Robert? Hearing from anyone? Hello? Crickets and voices that's all you hear.
Marks never going to get back in he has worn out his welcome lets face it as far as Matt goes he actually thinks he is doing things for the good of the city his perception is skewed by years of brain washing in murky waters by dirty republicans they ran the whole city on intimidation and fear now there's going to be an awakening the people in the know will shed these bloodsuckers from the kingdom in both party's
The only "murky waters" are how this administration runs things and Rodney and his friends (below murky) plan to run things. Dirty to the core.
The awakening has already started, the people in the know have had a seat at the table which is evident by the filth, crime and vacant properties in the city. There is no doubt the city has declined more in the last two years than under both Pattison and Tutunjian. Thank you people in the know.