Kings County Supreme Court Justice Carl Landicino, from Yorktown Heights charged with DWI upstate
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Hey, momofthreekids, I'm a dadofthreekids. Yes, I acknowledge that she was wrong to have brought a joint on school grounds, as I am sure she realizes that by now. You may have misunderstood the point I had tried to make. Is it important to me that she may have given "Jane Smith" that joint in my children's presence? No, not in the least. Would I have had a fit? No, not in the least. I haven't raised my children to hide or shield them from the realities of life. I wouldn't want to hinder their mental growth, as it is only my job to help shape it. I have raised them to be able to make their own decisions between right and wrong. Making mistakes, making wrong choices, are all part of growing up. Life's lessons are presented in many different forms. This situation is obviously wrong but also quite minor. The punishment in no way fits the offense. View Comment
Yes, they should sue for emotional distress. I'm distressed trying to understand how an administrator thinks that a years suspension is proper punishment. If this girl was caught by the YPD with one joint, off school property, it isn't even a criminal offense.
New York Consolidated Laws:
§221.05 Unlawful possession of marihuana.
A person is guilty of unlawful possession of marihuana when he knowingly and unlawfully possesses marihuana.
Unlawful possession of marihuana is a violation punishable only by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars.
One year suspension for a joint, 2 years for cocaine, 3 years for heroin. That sounds about right, no?
jmjedm1: That's a weird question. Why would I send my children to school with marijuana? I don't think this parent sent her child to school with it either. I haven't missed the point, nor have the parent(s) that have filed the lawsuit, as they are trying to make their point. Who cares about law you ask? All of the law abiding citizens, of course. The school was, and always is, represented by legal counsel, and you feel that the parents should not have done the same? This whole situation has come to light because marijuana is against the law, and in the student's case, it is a violation, not a crime. We need administrators to be fully transparent and the punishments that they dole out, to fit the crime. There is so much to this story that we would all like to know, but will never have the chance, as the record will be sealed. It will be recorded as the parents winning an undisclosed amount. View Comment
To jmjedm1-I do not see anywhere in the article or lawsuit where you could interpret that the parents are trying to make a statement that this is normal. However, I do see the statements that you have directly made. First of all, someone would have to have a drug problem in order to be accepted into a rehab program. Apparently you have concluded that she has such problem. Secondly, you have even suggested jail time. Jail time for possession of one joint? What are you crazy or just oblivious to reality?
"Many people are surprised to learn that unlawful possession of marijuana is not even a crime in New York State. Unlawful possession of marijuana is classified by our legislature as a violation. A violation is the legal equivalent of a traffic ticket."
jmjedm1, I really hope that you do not hold any position of authority over anyone's children except your own. View Comment
Yes, I agree, zero tolerance. But if you read the lawsuit, "Jane Smith", the girl that the joint was given to, hasn't received any disciplinary action. If this is true, then the district is more liable. Unless "Jane Smith" was "working" for Dr. Glading, the assistant principal. That scenario opens up another can of worms. And why is the assistant principle handling this matter? Is it that this situation is not serious enough to warrant the direct involvement of the principal himself? I predict that the plaintiffs will win and that Dr. Glading will be subjected himself to disciplinary action. View Comment
What type of criminal activity was Robert Bronstein suspected of, that caused him to have to show ID to the police? Unless you are suspected of committing, or about to commit a crime, you do not have to show ID to the police. New York is not yet a police state. If you are a passenger in a car, and have not done anything illegal, the police can ask for ID, but it is your right to refuse. View Comment
Unfunded mandates are state/national government-imposed regulations that require actions by state or local governments or public schools, without providing funds to pay for their completion.
Some of the most taxing are: salary increases and pension contributions for public employees and the ever-increasing cost of health insurance for public workers. View Comment
A judge that intentionally broke the law and he keeps his job? Ummm, why? Something is wrong here. If it is your responsibility to uphold the law, and you have exercised poor judgement and broke the law intentionally, I believe that you are no longer qualified to serve as a Supreme Court Justice, for $174,000 a year. View Comment
Didn't the town's insurance premium go up this year, in part due to the amount of lawsuits against the town? Is this an issue that needed a lawsuit? Why has it taken these officers 3 years to get this straightened out? Why are our insurance premiums going up because the people that we pay with our tax dollars are suing the town, causing our taxes to increase? Isn't payment of a K-9 officer clearly spelled out somewhere? Of course you have to take care of the dog. They knew this before they had that job responsibility. Another great quote from Supervisor Grace, "Hopefully it will go away". Keep hoping Mike. View Comment
Well this answers most questions:
Time for the dogs to go. These cops are making $100,000 a year and are entitled to more compensation for what amounts to "dog watching".
Mr. Grace, the summons was accepted by the town clerk on 1/11, that was 2 weeks ago. What do you mean that you aren't familiar with it because it just came in? You have a week to respond. Think you'll be familiar in time? View Comment
How are you supposed to figure out where a cop lives? Seems like you would have to hover over each of the hundreds of pinpoints until you find someone with the name you are looking for. If you are looking for a particular officer, you may or may not even find him. First of all, he would have to live in one of the counties and he would have to have a gun permit. Police officers don't need to have a gun permit. Seems harder to do than they make it out to be. View Comment
Can't exercise your 1st amendment right if not given the opportunity. Even our governor chooses to silence the people that he works for.
"The vote also would require Cuomo to issue a "message of necessity" that would dispense with the three days of public review that bills are supposed to have under the state constitution." View Comment
They are asking for special treatment, NamVet, how can you not see that? If they were going to go after The Journal News if there was an incident with an citizen on the list, rather than just a member of their association, then and only then would it be considered equal treatment. How can you not see that we all should be treated equally? Similar situation with Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant. He knowingly broke the law by not allowing public access to the names and addresses of the gun permit holders in Putnam County. Although The Journal News would be once again exercising poor judgement by publishing this information, it is NYS Freedom of Information Law(FOIL), which is protected by the First Amendment, that Clerk Sant things he is above the law to withhold. None of us are above the law. Oh, correction, some of us, if affiliated with the right people are above the law. Wish I could pick and choose which laws to abide by, but I can't, neither should anyone else. If a law needs to be changed for the benefit of the people, follow the legislative process to get it changed. View Comment
This is an excellent example of how government agencies, namely the police, in this instance, seem to feel that they have more rights than the rest of the citizens.The Affiliated Police Association has threatened to hold The Journal News responsible if there in an incident with ONE OF THEIR MEMBERS. Not if there is an incident with a citizen that isn't associated with a police agency, just if there is an incident with one of their members. This mindset is just wrong. We all have the same rights. Being a police officer shouldn't and doesn't give you any special treatment than an ordinary citizen. Mr. Robert C. Caralyus, president of the APA, please explain the justification. View Comment