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Court case not ‘real news’

October 15, 2013

Court case not ‘real news’ Editor, OBSERVER: A recent Page 1 headline regarding a Fredonia trustee’s court case moving to Stockton (Oct. 2) was just nonsense....

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Oct-21-13 11:27 PM

Perhaps localresident, when you get a break from your minimum wage you can tell us why you believe articles like this and the police blotter are needed and what valuable insight they offer the community. Since you won't be able to do that (because there isn't one) we can just sit back, kick back and enjoy the police state that Chautauqua county, our state and our country has become. When people who have friends and family members in jail and they start quoting and examining Timothy McVeigh (See NYTIMES re rise of new Michigan Militia) then you'll know we have a big problem in this country. By the way articles like that you won't see in the Observer because that's not considered lazy man's journalism.

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Oct-21-13 11:22 PM

localresident, Hitler would be very proud about how the Police and Media work together to persecute/prosecute people. Plain and simple, there is no investigation/examination for the truth, for justice and if you are a sucker and dumb enough to believe that the police doesn't manipulate the media to benefit their very own institution they are vested in and need to promote, see Lynn Dejack who spent 15 yrs in jail for a murder she didn't committ tell that Anthony Capozzi, a man of limited intelligence who was framed by the police and media for a crime he didn't commit, tell that to the 1,000s of people cleared from death row for crimes they didn't committ. The police and media ruined these people's lives and you just want to wash your hands of the tactics of the police and media and say there is nothing wrong with it.

There is something wrong with it and our society needs to change the way it persecutes/prosecutes people because it will have unintended consequnces.

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Oct-20-13 10:38 PM

Uh, deloniak, printing arrest reports is actually a right given to newspapers, media, et al so that the authorities don't resort to "secret police" tactics a la the Gestapo. Remember them? You know, the group that started the persecution of the "unwanted" populace in 1930's Germany. Grow up and take your medicine. The police reports in the paper are only arrest reports, not verdicts, although the paper does publish those too. S u c k it up, buttercup.

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Oct-20-13 10:23 PM

While I don't know the specific person or that person's circumstances that this post references, I will say this. John D'agostino is a POS. He has ruined any integrity that this newspaper had by passing off trash (i.e police blotters, arrests, accident reports, etc) and passing that off as news. He is not a journalist. He is responsible for this paper having absolutely no credibility and lack of content. He practices lazy man journalism and fills his newspapers with press releases and police blotters.

What people need to do is 1) complain to his bosses about the absolute crap he publishes every day. 2) Boycott the observer and all local businesses that advertise in the paper 3) Publish the names and addresses and phone numbers of John D and other reporters and editors so the people can take their complaints directly to the people who print this garbarge.

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Oct-19-13 12:09 AM

Clowns, it's not front page worthy if you're a Fredonia council member looking to run for mayor. But you know, grabbing a girl's boobs is not an offense because women don't matter as much as men do.

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Oct-18-13 6:21 AM

Sexual Assault isn't front page news? You must be his new girlfriend or something.

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Oct-15-13 12:23 PM

When you don't properly investigate incidents like Joe's, you wind up with cover ups like this:

www . Theatlanticwire . com/national/2013/10/family-driven-maryville-missouri-home-after-teen-sex-scandal/70489/

Because the kid's grandpa had political ties, and even though the kid did this as many as 10 times before, the charges were dropped, even after he admitted it, and authorities saw video eveidence of it! Their reason: not enough evidence. Now, Anonymous is getting involved, so things might get a little riled up in maryville...

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Oct-15-13 10:09 AM

Elected officials are held to a higher standard than non elected officials therefore his court case made the headlines. So on that point I'll disagree with you. As far as you labeling the OBSERVER as a conservative publication.........did you also know the moon is NOT made out of green cheese?

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Oct-15-13 8:59 AM

Jess, we believe you have a right to your opinion, but elected persons are fair game in the press, and are held to different standards than the average joe, the press in the past has reported other crimes committed by elected officials, a former county legislator now city attorney and Dunkirk city councilman for DUI come to mind

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Oct-15-13 8:55 AM

Geeeez, thanks for putting this back in the news again... :-)

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Oct-15-13 8:43 AM

In an area like this the legal problems of an elected official is "real news" and it's ironic that you claim the Observer has a right wing bias yet I bet you didn't complain when the press was crucifying Reed over late property tax payments, or was that different because he is an "evil Republican?"

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Oct-15-13 8:27 AM

Well you have the NEW YORK TIMES and the WASHINGTON POST to read.

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Oct-15-13 6:21 AM

just because you are paranoid, doesnt mean they are not out to get you

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