Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Slappin' Mrs. Sweeney 'round

Tags: Elections 2006, Congress, John Sweeney, 20th CD Race, Kirsten Gillibrand
Hmmm... this couldn't be the blockbuster that some in the Gillibrand camp were alluding to a couple of weeks back, could it? "John Sweeney got into an early-morning fracas with his wife that became so frightening she called 911 for help... Suspect had scratches on face. Both parties refused medical attention." - Sweeney's 911 Call

Sweeney campaign says the document concerning a domestic incident is "false and concocted"

(Addresses have been removed by the Times Union)
Background: John Sweeney Refuses to Debate Kirsten Gillibrand

Perhaps a just solution would be to give Mr. Sweeney some quality time with some Jordanian policewomen...

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  1. Below is information about the Sweeney for Congress campaign LYING to State Police & me being Wrongly threatened with Arrest.
    Feel free to contact me at 518-xxx-xxx, pass this on to whomever you feel appropriate.
    Thanks. - Jxx Sxxxxx

    The story is mentioned on today's DailyKos blog at

    My complaint form is at

    here'a a narrative of events:
    On Sunday Oct. 15 around 1pm I arrived at the Saratoga Wilton Elks (1 Elks Lane 12866) to protest outside the Women for Sweeney event. As I drove down Els Lane towards the Elks Club parking lot, I was immediately "greeted" by the Sweeney campaign people (they knew me by name), who told me I was on private property and had to leave. I told them that it looked to me like a public road, & proceeded to talk to a trooper nearby (Sgt. Williams). I told the trooper that I was going to park in the NBT bank parking lot, & come back to discuss this with him. I was then told (I believe it was by Trooper Anslow) that the parking lot was only to be used by Sweeney for Congress, that Sweeney for Congress had been given exclusive use of the parking lot by NBT bank. I asked how they knew this to be true, & if they had any document to show this. I was then told that if I didn't immediately move my car, I would be arrested and the car towed, and that I could argue with a judge later. I did move my car out of there. I later checked with the NBT Bank Manager, who told me (verbally & by email) that NBT Bank did NOT give the Sweeney campaign ANY permission whatsoever. So the Sweeney campaign obviously lied to the State Troopers. For which I was threatened with arrest. Is this a crime? Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third Degree? I filed a complaint, after 2 weeks of trying to get an answer from the State Troopers as to whether they would do anything (so far nothing).

    below is the Confirming email from NBT Bank that they did NOT give Sweeney campaign exclusive permission to use their parking lot:
    Kathy Donnelly wrote:
    NBT Bank did not give exclusive rights to the Republican Women for
    Sweeney organization to use our parking lot for the event. The Elks Club
    rented out the building to the Republican Women's group.

    Katherine Vail-Donnelly
    Branch Manager
    Saratoga Springs Office
    P: 518-584-5338
    F: 518-584-5584

    >>> Jxx Sxxxxx 10/17/06 7:50 PM >>>
    Jxx Sxxxxxx
    P.O. Box xxxx
    Ballston Spa NY 12020
    Oct. 17, 2006

    Kathy Donnelly
    NBT Bank

    Dear Ms. Donnelly:
    Please reply to me to confirm, as we discussed, that on Sun. Oct. 15,
    2006 NBT Bank did not give Sweeney for Congress exclusive use of it's
    parking lot.
    Thank you very much.
    J--- S------


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