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joshua tanner April 17, 2014 at 06:08 pm
The names in these busts continue to tell the story. The cartels from south of the border areRead More running all over the country bring cheap heroin over broken borders. Rampant illegal immigration the heroin epidemic are hand-in-hand. There was another 12 million bust this week in Washington Heights (NYC). "Arrested in the Monday night sweep were Pablo Paulino, 36, Pedro Abreu, 54, of the Bronx; and Janieson Garcia"____http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/multimillion-dollar-drug-ring-busted-washington-heights-article-1.1758571#ixzz2zBSd7Tnc
Watchdog April 17, 2014 at 08:52 pm
Good job by the State police.
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knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 09:06 pm
If the State Troopers on LI are going to have a "slowdown" to get pay parity with the SCPDRead More and NCPD, "Speed Week" would certainly be the week to do it.
cb April 17, 2014 at 09:55 pm
should be done at all times not just during a speed week
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 11:05 pm
Yes, cb, I think they could come up with some other catchy names for various crack-downs on the taxRead More paying public. How about "Click-it-or-Ticket Week" or "Text Week" or "No-Right-On- Red Week" or "PBA Week" etc,etc. This way you could stay home the week of your biggest weakness.
DANI GARAVITo April 5, 2014 at 02:01 pm
I find it very difficult to have sympathy for someone who does drugs. Giving a false concept aboutRead More Narcan and telling folks it's going to save them, is false hope. Especially when drugs can be laced with other stuff where Narcan doesn't work. Why promote the "safe" use of drugs by providing an antidote that may not always work. I have a better idea: don't do drugs. Also, in many of our suburban areas the emergency services don't get called until someone is dead, found by mom and dad the next morning after the overdose. This is about education, not enabling our young people to do drugs and think it will all be ok if something happens because a cop will give them a nose full of Narcan.
John D April 7, 2014 at 09:54 am
The police already carry heart defibrillators for our bacon/egg/cheese eating residents. In NY theRead More State Police performed 170 saves out of 1095 attempts, or ~15%. Those 15% now mostly eat oatmeal and steamed broccoli for breakfast. Giving Nalaxone to the cops is no different in my view, and may result in a loser resident turning his life around for the good of all in the community. I'm no fan of drug abusing losers, but if the cops are going to show up anyway then they might as well try and save a life, even if it will be a very small percentage. I think this once again opens the debate on the readiness of our EMT/Paramedic services, not just for overdoses but for all medical emergencies. We keep increasing the expectations of our Police services but appear to continue to ignore our ambulances. Maybe it's time to give our EMT's some more responsibility or hire another paramedic or two.
DANI GARAVITo April 7, 2014 at 12:03 pm
John D makes a great point. EMS has always been treated as an after-thought, or the red headed childRead More of emergency services. Demanding that our local municipalities place some pressure on the local volunteer agencies to staff and respond quickly and appropriately would also be a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, too few people are willing to go to battle to demand a better and appropriate EMS response, whether that's a volunteer staffed ambulance or paid. Folks pay a hell of a lot of taxes in NYS, but get very very few municipal resources to show for it - especially when it comes to EMS.
Convicted repeat sex offender Jonathan DeLaura, 39, was sentenced to 35 years in prison
michele April 2, 2014 at 04:14 pm
Make it life in prison with out possibility of parole. Also put him in general population he willRead More get what is due to him. Inmates don't like child molesters. They will take care of it.
Roxane Bidlack April 3, 2014 at 10:41 am
Yes, it is disgusting that people enjoy watching little children being forced into sexual activity,Read More but even worse are the people who produce these videos and pictures....' These are real children and they are being destroyed by the depraved. Of course, there would be no need for child pornography if there was no demand for child pornography. It's just a vicious, evil cycle. Simply tragic.
Joe Malichio April 4, 2014 at 10:55 am
On October 8th, 2009... he should've been locked up for life. Sexual misconduct with a TWELVE YEARRead More OLD BOY. Game over. Our justice system is a joke. It's too bad for our children that people like me aren't in charge.
The charred remains of the Mariners Cove Inn in Point Pleasant Beach
getgoing1973 March 26, 2014 at 08:28 am
at least now with all the victims getting clothes, Karl (with a K) the registered sex offender willRead More be well dressed when lurking around playgrounds
grmahigold March 26, 2014 at 09:25 am
a quick search shows Karl isnt the only sex offender displaced. Glad they r beachfront at the WhiteRead More Sands now !!!!
frespase March 27, 2014 at 01:23 pm
and they are not sandy victims
Naabt Dotorg March 22, 2014 at 07:06 am
Get help for heroin and painkiller addictions in a doctor’s office with the prescriptionRead More medication buprenorphine. Go to TreatmentMatch.org - a nonprofit organization providing a free and confidential way to find certified doctors who can help. Learn more about bupe at naabt.org
Michael Counihan March 22, 2014 at 09:12 am
Too little, too late. This was a serious problem ten years ago. What was the sheriff doing then?
Rachel March 24, 2014 at 03:00 pm
@Michael So why bother doing anything about it now?
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) March 18, 2014 at 01:59 pm
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Robbie Shalla March 18, 2014 at 02:28 pm
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JOHN DEMPSEY JR. March 20, 2014 at 06:53 am
I'm sorry, but it sounds a little bit like racial profiling . This type of action does not takeRead More place on other ethnic holidays . Think about it.
R Rice March 6, 2014 at 07:05 am
Looks like another civil rights violation, force fed into law by executive action, instead ofRead More legislative debate "for the public's safety." Sounds a lot like the justification for NSA spying that no one seems too concerned about, anymore...
DG March 6, 2014 at 02:02 pm
if cops are going to have our personal digital life history at their fingertips, we should also haveRead More access to their personnel files, including complaints like, false arrests, departmental disciplinary actions and proceedings, psychological profiles, and driving and arrest histories. After all, no information is sacred anymore.
bill of rights March 8, 2014 at 11:17 am
have you driven a highway recently? everyone is speeding. cuomo is the worst governor. please voteRead More for the new guy in november.
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Zach March 3, 2014 at 08:36 pm
OK Paula. Good point in response to my post of March 1. So, I place the following addition to myRead More comment: "Oh poor Kerry. Poor, poor Kerry. Because she has more money than the common transgressor, her name got into the paper. Good, and double good for her. Paula: chill out, before you make yourself sick. This transmission is both "Over" and "Out".
john g flynn March 5, 2014 at 02:13 pm
Ask yourselves if this was you and a jury of your peers acquitted you , how and what would you beRead More posting now ? She had a great Attorney and a creative / unusual Defense which the Jury agreed with so case closed . As to names being printed in the Papers , I think everyone's name should be printed as they are potentially a danger to Society . Embarrassement can be a great motivator . Years ago the Media did print names and I was humiliated being one .
Johnny Rooten April 2, 2014 at 02:08 pm
Kennedy's have a knack for beating the laws Now death is another story.
Two Connecticut men are accused of trying to swap a loaded, illegal handgun for heroin, Westchester County Police said Feb. 27. (Photo provided)
patina3 February 28, 2014 at 09:23 am
I don't understand how the drug that can save a person who overdoses on heron will be a cure forRead More the heron problem. Clearly people are coming from Ct to purchase heroin in our neighborhood. How many are carrying loaded guns? The drug HEROIN needs an undercover police task force to get to the root of the problem. The cure for an over dose is a different issue and should be on hand with all medical staffs and police officers.
Reid Poosikian March 6, 2014 at 02:53 pm
@patina3 the drug (naloxone or something) that is used to save a person ODing isnt meant to be aRead More means to an end of the heroin epidemic. Its a life saving tool for people who have made the choice to use, whether idiotic or not. Someone ODing will have bodily functions and respiratory failure VERY quickly. therefore, if the people with the life saver drug are the users, they will have it on hand and can use it in that short time span the abuser has left, cuz an OD on heroin will kill swiftly. If the law enforcers have it, you run the risk of them not arriving on time, or having the person who should call the authorities being to scared to get in trouble, resulting in an unnecessary death. Bottom line is, people will use and abuse drugs, and they should also be the ones able to save themselves and others, since it is their decision to use, and safer to have on hand than have to wait for an ambulance.
Carolyn Adams February 28, 2014 at 07:12 am
Maybe this will affect you when someone breaks into your home and steals your valuables in order toRead More buy drugs. When something is labeled an epidemic it means that it impacts society as a whole not just the individuals who 'choose' to do drugs. I certainly don't have the answers and didn't participate in the Town Hall, but if all it did was educate people about the issue, then it's a start. At least we're not burying our heads in the sand.
Carolyn Adams February 28, 2014 at 07:24 am
And I'll be real curious to see what Hollywood's reaction is to this problem vis a vis the Oscars.Read More Having lost 2 of their own to heroin overdoses in the past year, I would love to see them be proactive in taking a stand on this topic. But I doubt they will.
jo February 28, 2014 at 07:25 am
education about the "evils" of drugs has been around forever.. if folks don't get it byRead More now, I have no hope they ever will.. take the drugs ..suffer the consequences ..
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Genrl Quarters February 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm
@Sue.....hypothetically, had she killed someone that morning would you still think she should walkRead More away free ?
Atom February 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Sue ..this is a clear case of "DUIK"....driving under the influence as aRead More Kennedy......separate justice systems..anyone else would have been punished
DG February 28, 2014 at 12:15 pm
justice is never blind. In the eyes of the law some are more equal than others.
The Goldens Bridge Fire Department sustained significant damage during Monday morning's fire. (Photo credit: Simon John Oram)
David Styles February 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Bonnie you're so right! I dont care how the smoke detectors are wired into the building..they shouldRead More be functional! I still wish the FD well its just a shame that this happened.
NMS February 26, 2014 at 01:47 pm
LOL@ David Styles - you obviously aren't comprehending. If the smoke detectors are hard wired inRead More there's no batteries. They functioned appropriately and alerted dispatch which then sent the call out to the various departments. I'm not sure where the news outlets got the part about them not functioning, because they did.
David Styles February 26, 2014 at 02:18 pm
Thank you NMS, I am only commenting on what was reported. Sounds like you got the inside scoop!
A news truck was parked outside Mahopac High School Saturday afternoon.
Kevin T. Kennedy February 24, 2014 at 11:16 am
PatchRat, I don't believe it is the function of journalists to speculate or conjecture (as you haveRead More done). I for one appreciate that Ms. Tarr is keeping us apprised of the FACTS in this unfortunate tragedy. Prayers to the family and friends of this young man.
Rachel February 24, 2014 at 01:08 pm
"We" should be asking? PatchRat are you a family member or friend? Because I know that IRead More am not therefore making it none of my business and not my place to ask any questions about this incredibly sad event.
jo February 25, 2014 at 08:05 am
only 19 years old.. my soul is weeping..
Pam Green February 23, 2014 at 06:38 pm
Ct- I'm sorry. I was unaware that I was in the presence of an elitist member of academia, in theRead More trenches of the four walls of a classroom. When you seek out the police and falsely report an incident, yes that's a problem. The issue here was being interrogated for a crime and the suspect somehow not being allowed to lie to the police. Not illegal. I thought liberals were supposed to be open minded, not judgmental. Your quote,"Cops want convictions, not truth or what is right." That is a pretty broad brush. Hopefully your students will be open minded enough to think for themselves.
Ct3408 February 23, 2014 at 07:39 pm
Ah, name-calling. What is it about people hating others for simply reading and thinking forRead More themselves? Next time you are involved with a police investigation of a crime, go ahead and lie and see what happens. Obstruction of justice, obstructing governmental administration, etc. But you seem to know the law and think that all police and governmental employees are looking out for you, the citizen. Even when we are in court, we have to deal with the perjury of officers: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/opinion/sunday/why-police-officers-lie-under-oath.html
Alex Umrichin February 23, 2014 at 10:20 pm
You can't outright lie to the police if they are in the course of an investigation however there isRead More also no requirement that you say anything at all unless you have an attorney present. It is perfectly legal for police to lie to you, which is a good thing to keep in mind. If you ever feel in the least bit uncomfortable with questions that police are asking it is in your best interests to say nothing at all no matter what kind of threats they may make.
Rob T February 20, 2014 at 11:30 am
Here hoping they leave him in general population so he can be traded for cigarettes.
Rachel February 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm
The basketball coach in Cortlandt got 25 years to life for his sickening acts, why was this piece ofRead More trash issued such a shorter sentence?
P February 22, 2014 at 10:28 am
One word answers all your questions pertaining to why this horrible human only received a 5 yearRead More sentence and it simply comes down to MONEY. I'm sure this asshole had a private practice, made out pretty well and had a 6 figure lawyer on retainer just in case he ran into trouble. For all you outraged, please don't fear, this guy will have an extremely unpleasant 5 years of being passed around and flip flopped.
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