Sunday, March 20, 2011

Albany Shenanigans

Sayeth Martley: "What's Good For Kollege Kids is Good For Kops! If we can turn the other cheek to those who threaten our safety, we should be willing to do the same for those who PROTECT our safety!"

Follow the logic!

"...stopped for allegedly driving without his headlights on."

In the weekend news, a veteran of the Albany Police Department, 3 months shy of retirement, made headlines on a DWI charge, a charge made AFTER the gentleman was pulled over FOR NOT HAVING HIS HEADLIGHTS ON.

People are wondering what if the Albany Police Department and the City of Albany, were to show the same level of leniency offered in the case the drunken Long Island hooligans... make a new law, so that

FROM NOW ON, all Albany police and city vehicles must be of the make and model where the headlights switch on automatically when there is not enough natural light.

Such a ruling, they reason, would be in the same spirit as moving uAlbany spring break to coincide with the week St. Patrick's Day falls in, so future keg and egg kids, a year or two or three shy of graducation, won't get into trouble.

Issuing vehicles equipped with automatic headlamps to coincide with those times officers forget to switch them on will prevent future police (and city) personell from getting into trouble.

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  1. Tit for tat, Dave! Here's a little info on the copper who arrested Jimmy Miller --

    Yeah, John Crossman is a real hero.
    Here’s the story of Johnny:
    1999 TU article: A city police officer was convicted this week for trespassing and harassment in a bar full of patrons, but will not lose his job.
    John Crossman, 36, an eight-year veteran of the force, was suspended after his arrest last year. He was also subject to internal departmental discipline, but Detective James Miller, a spokesman for the department, said those records are sealed. Crossman returned to duty full time April 15 and is working the night shift at the city’s North Station, Miller said. Crossman was arrested Nov. 1 in connection with a fight on Halloween night — also his birthday — in the Starting Gate restaurant on Watervliet Avenue. Owner Annette Osher complained to police that Crossman terrorized her patrons and refused to leave the tavern. She also alleged that he punched a customer in the face.
    And then there’s this little nugget on Johnny:
    1996 TU article Police Officer John Crossman was charged with unlawful imprisonment Tuesday after a former girlfriend alleged that he held her at knifepoint and refused to release her from his car during a New Year’s Eve date, State Police said.
    Crossman is expected to be arraigned Thursday in Malta Town Court on the misdemeanor charge of second-degree unlawful imprisonment, which was filed by Darci Demars, 30, of Latham. Demars said she fears for her safety and secured a restraining order that bars Crossman from contacting her, police said. In a telephone interview Tuesday, Demars described a frightening, 30-minute New Year’s Eve drive along the Northway that involved speeds of up to 120 mph.

  2. now they've gone and taken away our fountain day. this is extremely upsetting to almost every albany student. most of the students didn’t partake in the riot and should not be punished to this extent. basically its asking the students to rally against the school. and pres philip is now the most hated man in albany.

  3. Apparently the reputation of the University at Albany is more important than remembering great presidents. Changing the week of that break is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard, besides canceling fountain day.

  4. UAlbany has cancelled Fountain Day this year because of the kegs and eggs riot. Said university president George Philip in a letter to students: "I regret that this action will punish students who had no role in the disturbing events of March 12. But the need to proactively respond and to uphold our reputation has never been greater."


    Send an email to our presidents ! (less)

  5. Want to know the real story that the media doesn’t know or tell you? Crossman came upon Miller walking down the street. He stopped his car and had a brief hello to each other. At that point, realizing that Miller was possibly intoxicated, what did he do? Offer a ride and take his keys? NO.. Proceeded to hide out on the next street over and and wait for Miller to pull out.

  6. The decision by the University to cancel Fountain Day affects every student. The Student Association, with the greater sentiment of the student population, is disappointed with the decision. This decision was made completely by the University with no input by Student Association or any student leader. President Philip and the administration have taken full responsibility for the decision and although we respect their candor, we don’t ultimately agree with the result.


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