Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) woul...

Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) would make it a felony to harass cops

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what

Rome, NY

#2 Apr 8, 2014
What can you say. You voted for him!
Not since the eighties

Syracuse, NY

#3 Apr 8, 2014
I always thought there was already a law against "obstructing justice". Nothing I see here acknowledges that. More fuzzy feel good legislation from Griffo is all I see. The cops in the video showed appropriate professional restraint in the face of a few morons who might well have been charged with obstruction. We have no right to intercede or interfere with officers while they're on duty. It's fool hardy and dangerous but again there's already a law...
I would agree that video taping officers from a safe distance is not obstruction as some cops have tried to claim but Griffo's legislation has nothing to do with that. I like Joe very much and supported him as Rome's mayor but that ended when he rose to the county & state gov. How soon they forget.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#4 Apr 8, 2014
Joe has built his legislative reputation on sponsoring bills to make things that are already illegal, more illegal. As far as I know,if you "harass, annoy, or threaten" any citizen, you are breaking the law. But if you "harass, annoy, or threaten" a LEO now, it's a felony? How about if a LEO acts to " harass, annoy, or threaten" a citizen? I wager that's a far more common occurrence.
what

Rome, NY

#5 Apr 8, 2014
frankcor wrote:
Joe has built his legislative reputation on sponsoring bills to make things that are already illegal, more illegal. As far as I know,if you "harass, annoy, or threaten" any citizen, you are breaking the law. But if you "harass, annoy, or threaten" a LEO now, it's a felony? How about if a LEO acts to " harass, annoy, or threaten" a citizen? I wager that's a far more common occurrence.
How true this may be! Cant he come up with something worth while on his own for once?
ryan nobles

Syracuse, NY

#6 Apr 8, 2014
Is it because of this legislation he got outta a traffic charge when he was at fault at a personal injury MVA? He's always putting these bills thru just to justify his job. As a post above stated...this is legislation that makes everyone feel warm and fuzzy and feel good. There's already too many laws on the books in this state.
Beans Burritto

Rome, NY

#8 May 8, 2014
I don't like this
NotALocal

Rome, NY

#9 May 9, 2014
Huh. Must be a election year. Ol' Crazy Joe pops out of wherever he hides, sponsors some do-nothing, touchy-feely bill and waits to see if he'll get another term on the taxpayers' dime. Then poof! He disappears again.
Wanda

East Syracuse, NY

#10 May 9, 2014
What if you're a state senator and you plow into someone when you're driving? Apparently, he's made that legal however.
hank brackett

Geneva, NY

#11 May 9, 2014
How about the bill he authored at the request of Chief wampum, Ray Halbritter? Making an official protest from the NYS legislature to the owner of the Wash. Redskins using the Redskins name. How much did Halbritter grease all the pols in getting this thru the legislature? In Joe's case Halbritter hired 2 male escorts to supply him with a few hours of man juice. The only reason Halbritter wants this so bad is because Redskins owner Dan Snyder has more money than chief wampum.
Mr Obvious

Syracuse, NY

#12 May 9, 2014
all true hank. what's worse is that this anti redskins "non-binding resolution" has absolutely no teeth, can't be enforced, can't be forced, it's just ass kissing & grandstanding. wouldn't it be nice if our elected officials spent their time on issues where they could actually do some good?
nobody cared about wash. redskins name until that puke halbritter started blubbering just to get his disgusting face on camera....not to mention the annenburg (sp) survey findings that native americans by a huge margin DO NOT object to the name. the name is still used among tribes for their own sports teams! "official protest" my ass.
Beans Buritto

Rome, NY

#14 May 9, 2014
when you see him
sghbsfg

Syracuse, NY

#15 May 9, 2014
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Wow

New Paltz, NY

#16 May 9, 2014
frankcor wrote:
Joe has built his legislative reputation on sponsoring bills to make things that are already illegal, more illegal. As far as I know,if you "harass, annoy, or threaten" any citizen, you are breaking the law. But if you "harass, annoy, or threaten" a LEO now, it's a felony? How about if a LEO acts to " harass, annoy, or threaten" a citizen? I wager that's a far more common occurrence.
Seriously Frank? How dare you. If I am told correctly you never hesitated to ask for their help, but now you come on an accuse them of harassing citizens more than citizens harass them? Are you out of your mind, or have you been so dulled by your years on the school board that you just can't see common sense when it bites you in the as*? Wow...any respect many people had for you flew right out the window when they saw this post. Thanks for showing your true colors.
Beans Burritto

Rome, NY

#17 May 12, 2014
pass some real bills

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#18 May 12, 2014
Wow wrote:
Seriously Frank? How dare you. If I am told correctly you never hesitated to ask for their help, but now you come on an accuse them of harassing citizens more than citizens harass them? Are you out of your mind, or have you been so dulled by your years on the school board that you just can't see common sense when it bites you in the as*? Wow...any respect many people had for you flew right out the window when they saw this post. Thanks for showing your true colors.
If my opinion offends you, stop reading my posts.
Wow weeeee

Geneva, NY

#19 May 12, 2014
did your 2 year old grandkd help with that comback......
Punch Cops in the Head

Cantonment, FL

#20 May 12, 2014
Well, you know what I always say- if you're already headed for a Felony, might as well---

Punch Cops in the Head.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#21 May 12, 2014
Wow weeeee wrote:
did your 2 year old grandkd help with that comback......
No, it comes from an old book: you may have heard of it. "If thine eye offends thee, pluck it out."
Typical

Rome, NY

#22 May 13, 2014
GOOD. If your in a situation to be in trouble with the law then you are a scumbag. They should taze,beat your ass for being a scumbag to begin with. Too many around anyhow.
Give me a break

Rome, NY

#23 May 13, 2014
frankcor wrote:
Joe has built his legislative reputation on sponsoring bills to make things that are already illegal, more illegal. As far as I know,if you "harass, annoy, or threaten" any citizen, you are breaking the law. But if you "harass, annoy, or threaten" a LEO now, it's a felony? How about if a LEO acts to " harass, annoy, or threaten" a citizen? I wager that's a far more common occurrence.
it's called doing their job. Give me a break with all they have to do is harass a poor innocent victim. The chances of them doing that are slim to NONE. I think lawyers consists of harassing and lying then any job out there,right Frank?

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