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Scott Peterson April 18, 2014 at 11:29 pm
In my experiences, the State Police I've encountered in my travels across the country have alwaysRead More displayed a level of courtesy and professionalism I've often found wanting in smaller organizations. I've never encountered a prick as I define the term though were I to include the term to mean one who seemingly allows no exceptions, I could see the term as valid.
knee jerk April 19, 2014 at 09:07 am
Well put definition Scott, seemingly describing Maryland State Troopers to a tee.
Jaques Strape April 22, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Pennsylvania Troopers are equally professional and courteous.
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
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.
Jimbo February 14, 2014 at 07:19 am
What happen to Montauk, East Hampton or Southampton? We changed to all rain and lots of it!
Patricia February 15, 2014 at 02:37 pm
boo hoo....I didn't get the weather report I wanted....give it a rest everyone..
Thomas February 15, 2014 at 03:31 pm
I know it's Feb. what do you expect?
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Mickey Brandt December 16, 2013 at 10:32 am
The gun violence article is a great piece of aggregare reporting and editing. Yes, I think, inRead More general, Patch should more often take a chance with its readers' Internet attention span and run long-format stuff.
CowDung December 16, 2013 at 05:53 pm
The gun violence article is a great example of Patch trying to push a political agenda. PatchRead More should try harder to stay neutral in their reporting. Perhaps report on violence in our society instead of trying to frame it as an argument targeting gun ownership. Guns are involved in a smaller percentage of murders than articles like this lead us to believe. We saw a similar thing with the Common Core articles. If Patch feels the need to push a political agenda, at least have the professionalism to do it under an Editorial/Opinion heading...
Steve August 21, 2013 at 09:52 am
If Kelly can't figure out how to do his job without illegal tactics, it's time to find somebody whoRead More can.
pat from brooklyn September 20, 2013 at 10:01 am
the tactic is not illegal, its the way its being done that is in question
Efk September 22, 2013 at 09:40 am
I believe that what many people are forgetting is that police work is not like other professionsRead More where you are afforded the process of troubleshooting and testing various solutions to a problem. Oftentimes crime happens without warning; the nature of police work is such that an officer has only seconds to respond and prevent innocent people from becoming victims and/or stopping someone who has just committed a crime. The way this argument has been portrayed in the media have people believing that cops actually patrol the streets looking for minorities to target. That is, at best, shortsighted. This is a gray area and while there definitely needs to be a coming together of ALL communities to work in conjunction with law enforcement to make the streets safer for everyone, criminalizing NYPD and victimizing our communities is NOT the answer. I do believe without a doubt that crime rates will rise if we eliminate stop and frisk. If an independent overseer of the PD is put in place then I believe the result will be anarchy. If I were a police officer, someone who took a job that pays poorly and puts my life in danger every single day, and I was forced to second guess my every decision, especially when in life and death situations I know I am not afforded that luxury, I would help old women cross the street and stop there. I have always identified with the political left and many liberal ideologies. However, in this instance, I think so many people are throwing ration and logic out the window and are allowing themselves to be guided by knee-jerk, emotional responses. If that is where we are going, then at least it will be interesting what/who we blame when crime increases on our streets.
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Yas Pas August 13, 2013 at 01:51 pm
One positive is that it introduces more bikers in the neighborhood so drivers will have to adapt andRead More learn to coexist with the biking community. Of course, this will work better if bikers are biking safer too...
AndreasNYC August 14, 2013 at 12:31 am
Yay for bikes. Bikes move people without causing athsma or killing 200+ New Yorkers per year as carsRead More do so I very much support them! I'm glad my son and I live in a city where most households don't own a car. Yay for more bikes in our city and let's look forward to all road users obaying the laws and being safe.
Ladydi69126 August 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm
Its not just cars that cause ASTHMA ( correct spelling ) its the total package cars, buses trucksRead More etc. This is Urban America not some backwards place in Iowa. Then we need to ban trucks, buses outdoor cooking ( fumes) that means no more sidwalk cafes which are a nusiance or bar " backyards" which cause noise pollution i can go on and on bikes should remain in the park not on city streets
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BRADY November 24, 2013 at 10:45 am
Who cares,if he's ready to act out like this in public towards a helpless animal then how would heRead More act against a human ,and when he does everyone wants to know WHY DIDN'T "THEY" DO SOMETHING whoever ''THEY"is