I have to say whats true. This was excellence work by the NPD. This officer did it in the correct way by not engaging in a dangerous high speed chase that could have endangered innocent lives like so many others on the NPD have done.. He should be commended and be used as an example of the right way to do the job. View Comment
It's not a new tax. If you buy taxable items online and were not charged sales tax, then you are required to pay use tax to the state when you file your income tax return. This was put into law under the REPUBLICAN ROWLAND administration before he went TO PRISON View Comment
Actually the people of Newtown want to bad all gun and rightfully so. Also you mention the "26 dead ones". what you forgot to mention is the fact that the guns used to slaughter those "26 dead ones" were legally purchased. The people of Newtown are correct we do need to ban all guns and your obsessed posts prove that point. View Comment
Is the the first public hearings where the constituency is allowed to speak that you have been too?
The reason I ask is this seems to be SOP, the disrespect that is shown to the taxpayer. Its a shame when people like yourself take time out of your day to attend these meeting and are treated as you are a nuisance. I have long stopped going for that exact reason. Norwalk needs change. The last thing Norwalk needs is more of the old boys club network that has destroyed which once was a fine town. When I say change that goes for both Democrats and Republicans as the same faces have been around way to long.
Also let us not forget the bad attitude comes from the top down. Have you ever seen how Moccia acts when someone dares question the great OZ. View Comment
OH ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHY WE DO NOT WANT ARMED GUARDS IN SCHOOLS
As the two officers confronted a gunman in front of the Empire State Building on a busy Friday morning, they had to make a snap decision: Do they open fire in the middle of Midtown?
From a distance of less than 10 feet, the officers, Craig Matthews and Robert Sinishtaj, answered in unison; one shot nine times and the other seven.
Investigators believe at least 7 of those 16 bullets struck the gunman, said Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. But the officers also struck some, if not all, of the nine bystanders who were wounded.
This was the second time in two weeks that the police were involved in a fatal shooting in Midtown; on Aug. 11, two officers fired 12 shots at a knife-wielding man after he escaped arrest in Times Square.
The Patrol Guide prohibits officers from firing their weapons if, “in their professional judgment, doing so will unnecessarily endanger innocent persons.”
Mr. Browne said that in Friday’s shooting, the two officers had taken account of their surroundings before firing, as they are trained to do. Video surveillance footage, Mr. Browne said, shows that most of the wounded bystanders were closer to the Empire State Building, while the shooter was near the curb.
One of those wounded said he was standing behind the gunman when the police opened fire.
“One of the cops shot me in my arm,” a 23-year-old man, Robert Asika, said outside Bellevue Hospital Center. He said that the gunman was moving toward him, and suggested that the officers “shot me probably trying to shoot him.”
HERE IS THE NORMAL OUTCOME WHEN THE POLICE/ARMED GUARDS GET INVOLVED IN A SHOOTOUT IN A PUBLIC PLACE.
Shootout raises questions for NYPD
Just over a week after NYPD officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man in Times Square, reports emerged from today’s fatal shooting outside the Empire State Building that some of the injured bystanders had been struck by police-fired bullets.
Nine people were injured and two were killed in the midtown shooting, which began when 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson approached his former employer and shot him in the head at close range. The shooter then fled, chased by two uniformed officers. Johnson opened fire on them, before they returned fire, fatally shooting him. Of the bystanders who were shot, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted “some may have been shot accidentally by police officers who responded.”
Details remain unclear as to which shots came from Johnson and which from the NYPD. However, as Gothamist noted, “Johnson’s gun holds eight bullets and he reportedly used at least three to shoot his manager. Officers fired 14 rounds and nine bystanders in total were shot.” Stray bullets hit victims standing inside the Empire State Building foyer and one bystander standing behind the window of a nearby Duane Reade.
Like the incident earlier this month in Times Square, the shooting has prompted questions about police operation of firearms; in both cases multiple rounds were used to take down and kill one assailant. And although these incidents in two of the city’s busiest tourist areas provide headline-grabbing news, for many New Yorkers, police-involved shootings are less uncommon. Notably, in February police shot unarmed 18-year-old Ramarley Graham in his Bronx home; the shooting officer has been indicted on manslaughter, not murder charges.
According to the annual NYPD Firearm Discharge Report (most recently released for 2010 incidents), in 2010 the NYPD had the “fewest firearms discharges, and shot and killed the fewest number of people since formal recording of such data began 40 years ago in 1971.” The number of subjects “shot and injured” by officers that year was 16, according to the report. Figures for 2011 and 2012 are not yet available, but will likely be higher. It remains to be seen how the police’s use of lethal force today will be judged — but it’s certainly a number of injuries to add to the 2012 firearm discharge tally.
UPDATE: According to the New York Times, “A law enforcement official said later on Friday that Mr. Johnson did not fire his weapon at the
officers.” This runs counter to earlier reports and statements from Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police commissioner Ray Kelly who both said the police were returning fire.. This also suggests that all bystanders may have been struck by police bullets.
OH YET ANOTHER SUCCESS
San Mateo Gun Buyback 'Huge Success'
by KQED News Staff and Wires | January 28, 2013 — 8:07 PM
San Mateo county officials now have 700 guns off the streets, including twenty-four assault rifles, after a gun buyback this weekend.
People lined up for blocks outside the Event Center in San Mateo to sell handguns for $100 each, and larger guns for $200. Participants were limited to turning in a total of three guns.
The entire event was conducted by vehicle - participants stayed in their cars while sheriff's deputies opened trunks and removed the guns, making sure they were in working order and unloaded.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Rebecca Rosenblatt says it was well worth the effort.
"I know that there were some pictures from the press release of some very serious guns that were taken in," Rosenblatt says. "There were some naysayers that said 'oh, you're just going to get shotguns and some hunting rifles,' and I think those pictures, seeing these very violent guns as well as those assault rifles, shows that this event really will have an impact."
Saturday's event cost over $63,000, and was the first buyback in several years by San Mateo County. The county split the expense with Peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who contributed unused campaign funds.
PONY TAIL STEVE / JIM T
Thanks for the laugh as we are laughing hysterically.
CLICK THE LINK AT THE END AND THE PIC SAYS IT ALL..ONLY A FOOL WOULD DISAGREE
After successful gun buyback in Trenton, are more in store
WHYY's Phil Gregory will be reporting later this afternoon on the anonymous, no-questions-asked gun buyback program in Trenton, N.J., last weekend that netted 2,500 weapons. He's asking if N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa is planning any more buybacks in the state after this and an earlier successful campaign in Camden that saw 1,137 weapons turned in.
Check NewsWorks later for the story.
Incidentally, take a look at the picture from last weekend in Trenton. Does one of these things seem ... not like the others? (That's a shoulder-fired rocket launcher on the right-hand side.)
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local//the-feed/50239-after-successful-gun-buyback-in-trenton-are-more-in-store View Comment
if I were you i would read the post towards the end of this thread from your little friend Pagie as she doesn't agree with you on this as she feel the mother of the killer in Newtown if she lived did not commit any crime ..I think you would even agree that Pagiie is nuts on this one. View Comment