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Gloria R. April 24, 2014 at 11:59 am
some here will surely say any drug bust is major. I found an article on that bust in the otherRead More place. if it is inaccurate please correct me. http://archive.lohud.com/article/20131024/NEWS02/310240057/12-arrested-Westchester-heroin-ring that article makes no mention of it being a major drug bust, mostly because it probably wasn't. What makes you think it was major.the amount of people? in your case they were charged with criminal possession and sale in the third degree not first degree as in this article. a-1 felony here vs b felonies there. mandatory 8-20 on 1 charge here possibly no jail time there or max of 2.5 on possession + 9 yrs on the sale. If they do the max they will probably due about the same time for their crimes as the minimum here give or take. apples and apples please. 9 of those yrs is on the sale in the 3rd which does not apply here due to the accidental nature of this case. no sting. sale, btw, appears to be 1 packet or more to someone who wants to buy it. I speak for no one buy me and that was not so major imo. if it was they would be rolling and spinning numbers on the bust like they did here This article is about distribution not selling to the junkies on the corner
changesoon April 24, 2014 at 01:30 pm
some of these cases led to deaths of the drug users and some of these sellers or what ever role theyRead More played are being accused with murder charges (which is the "police expect additional charges" in the article you reference). Plus it wasn't one packet it was several thousand packets. -so in my eyes I think that's serious bust-to each his own.
Gloria R. April 24, 2014 at 03:59 pm
wrong again my friend. what it actually says in the article i linked to is "police expectRead More additional arrests" not charges-totally different.To me additional arrests indicates other people are expected to be arrested. What does it mean to you? . maybe since it was 6 months ago you could look around a bit and see and link to what if it any other arrests ever materialized. AND I never said it was one packet. I said "sale, btw, appears to be 1 packet or more to someone who wants to buy it" Not "the sale they were charged with was 1 packet" I was referencing back to "they were charged with criminal possession and sale" in the same post. sale was used in a general term. and selling 1 packet is still a sale. The article i linked to made no mention of thousands of packets and while nothing i said was inaccurate you could have posted a link to where you got your info.I also said this " I found an article on that bust in the other place. if it is inaccurate please correct me." not " I found an article on that bust in the other place. if it is accurate please correct me." which is exactly what you did . Now it is a "SERIOUS" bust !!. It might be serious,just not MAJOR You are entitled to your opinion, you are not entitled to twist,and misquote what other people say to bolster your claim. "some of these cases led to deaths of the drug users and some of these sellers or what ever role they played are being accused with murder charges" Murder 1-2 manslaghter?,Being accused by who.accused by relatives, friends, other junkies. Accused is not the same as being charged. Have they been charged and with what, If as you say, not the article, murder charges were brought against some in this bunch please link to it. don't just expect anyone to believe you, especially now. how tough is it to copy and paste link.
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Jaques Strape April 22, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Pennsylvania Troopers are equally professional and courteous.
KD Q April 23, 2014 at 01:18 pm
I want to root for the police, I really do; but when some a-hole flies by me, nearly hits my car orRead More is tailgating and I pass a cop who does NOTHING... It really diminishes my faith. They [not all but some] pull people over for bullshit and pull the power trip on innocent individuals who truly made mistakes or non-threatening/harmful offenses. But where the hell are they when the real risks are on the road??? How about they keep their patrols going for the crappy drivers EVERYDAY, and not just some appointed safety weeks.
knee jerk April 23, 2014 at 04:56 pm
Instead of calling it "Speed Week" or some other catchy tune, why not just call it what itRead More really is "Power Trip Week".
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
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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?
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Robbie Shalla March 18, 2014 at 02:28 pm
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 .
Case closed 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 ..