Levy pulls more cops from state roads

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy removed all county police officers from patrol duty on the Long Island Expressway and Sunrise Highway at 10 a.m. Monday morning, the capstone in his battle to force the State ... Full Story
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Ed Burke

Coram, NY

#357 Sep 19, 2008
Fact or Fiction wrote:
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Troopers earn about 100K WITHOUT overtime. I have to check that I may be a little off. So for the State to take over, it would still cost the taxpayer. Remembee the Troopers are paid by the state, which gets their money from you. Now Levy looks good because instead of the county portion of your tax bill increasing, the State tax, sales tax and all State fees will have to rise to pay for the additional Troopers.
Even if that is true which seems unlikely, the New York State Income Tax is a fairer way to pay for police services than the property tax, so I'd still have to go with the Troopers. We should pay for schools the same way.
Simon Templar

United States

#358 Sep 19, 2008
wow wrote:
No the highway sector cars were not take home cars they relieved at the Prcts. I believe your thinking of the state funded Stop D.I.W.I. cars. If your going to argue a point please know the facts.. Nice try though.
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The SCPD motorcycle cops get take home cars and motorcycles. If the weather prohibits them from using their motorcycle for the day, then they use the their take home car.

So 24/7 there is always either a take home car or motorcycle at their house.
Simon Templar

United States

#359 Sep 19, 2008
StandardizedTest wrote:
StandardizedTest wrote:
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The same job for less money; let the state troopers do it.
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That doesn't make any sense; the troopers would benefit from the extra workload. Why wouldn't the troopers want it????
The troopers patrol 10,000 miles of roadway throughout the sate. I'm sure they could pick up the LIE and not break a sweat.

It's like a buddy of mine from SCPD Highway Patrol says about being a highway cop......."It's not a job; it's an attitude!"
StandardizedTest

AOL

#360 Sep 19, 2008
Fact or Fiction wrote:
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It was the Counties who wanted to take over the patrols of these roads. They made deals with the State. Levy is covering large beelding wounds with Band-Aids.
Well now the County wants to give it back to the state, so there you go.

It is the SCPD that won't let it go back to the state; they're acting like a bunch of babies.
Fact or Fiction

Jersey City, NJ

#361 Sep 23, 2008
Ed Burke wrote:
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Even if that is true which seems unlikely, the New York State Income Tax is a fairer way to pay for police services than the property tax, so I'd still have to go with the Troopers. We should pay for schools the same way.
Its true, but you are correct the State Income tax is a better way to pay because its spread out throughout the entire state, instead of property owners. There was talk about doing the same for the schools but I havent heard any more talk about that.
1180BVTL

Springfield Gardens, NY

#362 Sep 27, 2008
Taxpayer wrote:
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Nice piece of fantasy Officer whoever you are.
Say Cleaners. Railroad and Main in Sayville. Levy should have paid like the rest of us! No fantasy there pal.
AJA

West Babylon, NY

#363 Aug 29, 2013
CARL MATTSON wrote:
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Is Sgt. Mike Trentini still on Suffolk Police?
Yes and I just bought ' MikeTrentini.com ', I am no longer a scared little girl afraid of him and the SCPD. I've felt his wrath and now he is going to feel mine.

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