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police, holiday, pay, 9/11, September 11, World Trade Center

There are 43 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 21, 2008, titled police, holiday, pay, 9/11, September 11, World Trade Center. In it, Newsday reports that:

In what may be a first-of-its-kind contract provision, police officers in Peabody, Mass., will receive holiday pay on Sept.

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ANGRY MOM

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Oct 21, 2008
This would be in honr of the exactly ZERO Mass. policemen who perished, were hurt, or had a runny nose on 9/11.
Pete

Raritan, NJ

#3 Oct 21, 2008
ANGRY MOM wrote:
This would be in honr of the exactly ZERO Mass. policemen who perished, were hurt, or had a runny nose on 9/11.
Free enterprise. Where ever there is a profit to be made, the worms will come out of the ground.
Huntington mom

New York, NY

#4 Oct 21, 2008
If 911 becomes a "holiday", it won't be long before there are 911 sales at dept. stores, etc. It would lose its significance.

There is already a Patriot's Day holiday in Massachusetts in April.(the same day as a marathon). This doesn't make sense.
MRC Ex LIer Ft Myers Fl

Fort Myers, FL

#5 Oct 21, 2008
Why would you make this a holiday where people had died? This was a tragedy and you want this to be a HOLIDAY! I think not! Where's your thinking on this subject! This is a disgrace knowing that you will profit in pay from thousands of people that lost there lives to terrorists. You disgust me totally! You will not hear the end of this subject.
Ben

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Oct 21, 2008
In NY, some gave all. In Massachusetts, some take all.....including the cake.
true blue

Yaphank, NY

#7 Oct 21, 2008
You people who make fun of this are nothing but PIGS, police are underpaid and abused by the press and public, WAKE UP, they protect you from terrorists and criminals you cant do enough to repay these brave men and women they are TRUE HEROs
poconoweeze

Palmerton, PA

#8 Oct 22, 2008
this definitley is not a holiday just remember a horror attack on our citizens. ma. the most liberal state in the u.s. dumber than a box of rocks. the cops ought to be ashamed to take this pay, but like the greedy pigs they are they will take. it. no integrity anywhere.
poconoweeze

Palmerton, PA

#9 Oct 22, 2008
true blue wrote:
You people who make fun of this are nothing but PIGS, police are underpaid and abused by the press and public, WAKE UP, they protect you from terrorists and criminals you cant do enough to repay these brave men and women they are TRUE HEROs
yeah and the cops in suffolk are not unpaid. geedy pigs.
Outrage

New York, NY

#10 Oct 22, 2008
Best said by the Boston Hearald

America’s day of mourning is cause for celebration for these payroll patriots.
unbelievable

New York, NY

#11 Oct 22, 2008
more pay for sitting in a car all day...why dont we let them work for 5 years and then give them full pay for the rest of our lives...what a joke
unbelievable

New York, NY

#12 Oct 22, 2008
true blue wrote:
You people who make fun of this are nothing but PIGS, police are underpaid and abused by the press and public, WAKE UP, they protect you from terrorists and criminals you cant do enough to repay these brave men and women they are TRUE HEROs
most overated job in the world...get a job and work !!!!!!!!! all i ever see are cops sitting in there cars talking on there cells...
Outrage

New York, NY

#13 Oct 22, 2008
true blue wrote:
You people who make fun of this are nothing but PIGS, police are underpaid and abused by the press and public, WAKE UP, they protect you from terrorists and criminals you cant do enough to repay these brave men and women they are TRUE HEROs
Thank you for your opinion OFFICER True Blue.
I live on Long Island. Police are far from under paid (over 100,000 a year) and are far from being abused.
Effigy of the Forgotten

United States

#14 Oct 22, 2008
Can I receive holiday pay too, since I actually live in NY ?

“I am in a lousy lousy mood :-l”

Since: Oct 08

Lon Guyland

#16 Oct 22, 2008
Huntington mom wrote:
If 911 becomes a "holiday", it won't be long before there are 911 sales at dept. stores, etc. It would lose its significance.
There is already a Patriot's Day holiday in Massachusetts in April.(the same day as a marathon). This doesn't make sense.
That is so right. 9/11 should not be a holiday at all. It should however be a day of rememberance. As such, I think that at the precise time of the attacks, all offices should observe a moment of silence. We need to never forget what happened on that day but making the day a holiday only lends itself to future generations having barbecues and fireworks on that day (which obviously would be disgusting). And for those who say that we should all just move forward, I have to say that to ignore that day would be a step BACK. If we don't remember those who perished, we are doomed to fall back into the state we were prior...which was a homeland security department that was sadly lacking and a country wide lack of American pride.
tom

United States

#17 Oct 22, 2008
Yes! Only in Massachussettes, one of three Gay Marriage states, would they celebrate death. That is their lifestyle.
go back to the video tape

Great Neck, NY

#18 Oct 22, 2008
true blue wrote:
You people who make fun of this are nothing but PIGS, police are underpaid and abused by the press and public, WAKE UP, they protect you from terrorists and criminals you cant do enough to repay these brave men and women they are TRUE HEROs
Under Paid are you out of your mind?Nassau police Highest paid in the U.S. Suffolk police second highest paid in the U.S.How much base pay Nassau 107,000k per year Suffolk 103,000k per year talk about cry babies. This country doe's need change IT'S DIAPER'S!!!
Chuck Wagon

Atlanta, GA

#19 Oct 22, 2008
true blue wrote:
You people who make fun of this are nothing but PIGS, police are underpaid and abused by the press and public, WAKE UP, they protect you from terrorists and criminals you cant do enough to repay these brave men and women they are TRUE HEROs
You're an idiot,a cop,or a troll.....probably all three!!
Real Facts

New York, NY

#20 Oct 22, 2008
As someone who knew quite a few names on the list in both New York and at the Pentagon, I have to say this just disgusts me.

September 11th should always be a day of remembrance. It should be a day when we wake up and think about those who are gone. However, it should also be the day that we say never again. We do not let the terrorists win. We do not sit in bed and cry all day. We have our moment, then we get up and go about our business. We prove to the terrorists that we will go on, and they will not win.

We don’t deserve a day off for September 11th. We do not deserve double time, or over-time, or any thing else. It is a day to remember, but it is also a day to move on.

I think I would explode if Macy’s started a 9/11 white sale, or Waldbaum’s is having a 9/11 BBQ blowout.

Do I think that we should have more holidays in the US? Yes, absolutely. Being an office worker, I get the main 7 holidays (New Years, Presidents, Memorial, Independence, Labor, Thanksgiving and Christmas). I would love to get the holidays my kids get from school or other people seem to get (Columbus, Election, Veterans, Day after Thanksgiving, MLK, and Lincoln’s Birthday). Perhaps there should be more of a push to make these “Real” holidays before we make September 11th a holiday.

Should we have a holiday form December 7th as well?
Real Facts

New York, NY

#21 Oct 22, 2008
VOR IPSANCH wrote:
<quoted text>
That is so right. 9/11 should not be a holiday at all. It should however be a day of rememberance. As such, I think that at the precise time of the attacks, all offices should observe a moment of silence. We need to never forget what happened on that day but making the day a holiday only lends itself to future generations having barbecues and fireworks on that day (which obviously would be disgusting). And for those who say that we should all just move forward, I have to say that to ignore that day would be a step BACK. If we don't remember those who perished, we are doomed to fall back into the state we were prior...which was a homeland security department that was sadly lacking and a country wide lack of American pride.
Well said, but I would just like to point out, Homeland Security was created in the wake of 9/11. The DHS did not exist prior to 9/11.

“I am in a lousy lousy mood :-l”

Since: Oct 08

Lon Guyland

#22 Oct 22, 2008
Real Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
Well said, but I would just like to point out, Homeland Security was created in the wake of 9/11. The DHS did not exist prior to 9/11.
I appreciate the correction.

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