Bert, the phrase "Worst of the worst" is going a bit far. Actually, a lot too far. Yes, he did some bad stuff, but WORST is usually reserved for something a lot, well, worse than hiding some cash. Heck, a $3,000 bribe is chump-change! And interestingly enough, it took you about 1.5 paragraphs to put James Traficant's name out there. Are you ever going to lose that hard-on for him? And if Belinky is the WORST OF THE WORST, then what does that make McNally? Sciortino? Betras? Your remedial journalism is laughable.
July 17, 2014 at 11:34 a.m.
I love these sentences they give nowadays. "3 to 10 years". Why not just say "The maximum sentence for this crime is _____ and then give them that many years. If it's 10 years, give them all 10. I think it's stupid to give a 7 year variance of a sentence. It gives these punks a sense of softness in the judicial and justice system. Start giving out max sentences and see what happens. No, it won't stop the dealings, but it will make people think twice about it.
July 16, 2014 at 8:34 a.m.
Law enforcement knows about 90% of what is going on illegally around here. They choose to act on it when it benefits the "higher powers." When Gotti went down, it was a year that yielded more mysterious death's than any other year before. They had MORE than enough evidence to convict him the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th time he was arraigned. But he was good for business back then. When he got put away, it was in the best interest of the "suits" that ran the city. Same here, with Belinky, etc. They do what they gotta do and when it's time for them to get caught, then that's when it happens. That's why they wait so long. Heck, Cafaro is still walking around free as a jaybird, and will never get put behind bars.
July 15, 2014 at 2:57 p.m.
Panic is the worst thing that can happen in the water. And if you can't swim, then don't go in the water....without wearing a flotation device. It really does save lives!
July 15, 2014 at 10:54 a.m.
If this Hotel's a-rockin'Don't come a-knockin!
July 13, 2014 at 9:46 p.m.
I feel ZERO sympathy for the family because just days after this air-sucker, Williams, was arrested, this lady OD'd on heroin. From what I have read, it was an attempted suicide. Either way, she went and knowingly engaged in the same drug and illegal activities that killed her daughter. This prick Williams just didn't go stab a random girl because she went to ask for teabags. If Gina knew he was a monster, do you think she would've went and asked for teabags to make tea?? No. She saw something, did something, and witnessed something that Williams felt was something she couldn't live to tell. But to take this girl's timeline of her rough life and act like that had EVERYTHING to do with her death is awful. Did some of it "contribute" to her death? Maybe. But I fault the parent (or adult in this case) for not leading a positive example for this girl and allowing her, at 16, to run rampant anywhere, anytime, anyplace!!!
July 9, 2014 at 8:56 a.m.
Thanks Janeyblue3. I think I may have to check it out. And it's good that the hood rats aren't out at this one because every festival that they can overtake, they usually do.
July 8, 2014 at 2:32 p.m.
I have never been to this festival. Any pros or cons for going? I think I might want to go, but I need some feedback.....
July 7, 2014 at 5:12 p.m.
The Warren Police have already said on the news that they suspect a drug overdose. That hasn't been confirmed yet, but if we are judging from past behavior, I do believe drug were involved. However, it is highly unlikely that she was OD'ing and stripped herself naked. That was either done before or after the fact. Once they find out who was involved and who is responsible for the senseless disposal of her body, they need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and thrown in jail, like the animal that they are!!! My condolences to the family and I pray they will get through this difficult time.
July 1, 2014 at 10:25 a.m.
When the weather heats up outside, then people will get fired up on the inside and start bustin' caps in anything that moves. Pull the trigger first and ask questions later.
June 30, 2014 at 9:17 a.m.