Suffolk Police Benevolent Association going to court

There are 15 comments on the Jun 10, 2009, Newsday story titled Suffolk Police Benevolent Association going to court. In it, Newsday reports that:

The Suffolk Police Benevolent Association will appear in State Supreme Court Thursday seeking a court order to block the Suffolk Conservative Party from ousting more than 2,000 police officers and their families who enrolled in the minor party last year.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Newsday.

Ren Hoek

Nashua, NH

#1 Jun 10, 2009
Sorry boys but the party has the right to allow or disallow anyone membership. Why are you wasting more of the taxpayers money with this nonsense? If it means that much to you, start your own party, run your own candidates and get all your friends to vote for them.
What conservative party

West New York, NJ

#2 Jun 10, 2009
Conservative party what a joke!!! Walsh suported Tim Mazzei the defense lawyer for supervisor.
defend america

Piscataway, NJ

#3 Jun 10, 2009
Shouldn't anyone be able to choose their political party affiliation? This is America. Since when do political organizations throw out members??? I'm a conservative and I am ashamed of this move.
Crockett

Patchogue, NY

#4 Jun 10, 2009
defend america wrote:
Shouldn't anyone be able to choose their political party affiliation? This is America. Since when do political organizations throw out members??? I'm a conservative and I am ashamed of this move.
This isn't America, it's Suffolk County. No choices, one candidate for each position. We don't like you, we'll throw you out of the party of your choice. Those old enough to remember, it was called communism.
The Zohan

Riverdale, NJ

#5 Jun 10, 2009
The head of the conservative party works for the sheriff's department. It is complete nonsense. The political corruption in this county never ends. There is a reason cross endorsements are illegal in 40 or so other states. They violate the very principals of democracy.
Election law

Bayport, NY

#6 Jun 10, 2009
It is illegal for a union to raid a political party for these purposes which the Suffolk PBA has done. If the members of the PBA do not like the candidate, then go out and do some real leg work and get someone on the ballot in a September primary. Sour grapes will get you cheap whines

“Small gov't.Low taxes, Freedom”

Since: Mar 07

Ronkonkoma

#7 Jun 10, 2009
defend america wrote:
Shouldn't anyone be able to choose their political party affiliation? This is America. Since when do political organizations throw out members??? I'm a conservative and I am ashamed of this move.
It's called a hostile takeover, and it's engineered in just the way the SCPBA has attempted to, by BOGUSLY joining a party and then trying to take over it's offices.

Unfortunately it happened to my own party in 1996 and 2004 before we were able to right the ship and remove the usurpers.

Those people weren't "choosing" a party affiliation, they were attempting a coup similar to Skelos' and Golisano....
TGC

East Meadow, NY

#8 Jun 10, 2009
Election law wrote:
It is illegal for a union to raid a political party for these purposes which the Suffolk PBA has done. If the members of the PBA do not like the candidate, then go out and do some real leg work and get someone on the ballot in a September primary. Sour grapes will get you cheap whines
Read the article again, it says that the people signing up live in Suffolk, but do not necessarily work there. Therefore they can not belong to the Suffolk PBA. The implication is that they are Nassau, or NYC officers, possibly influenced by Suffolk PBA, despite the fact that most cops tend to be fairly conservative in their views.
murph

Nyack, NY

#9 Jun 11, 2009
the party has the right to its own rules

Since: May 07

Patchogue, NY

#10 Jun 11, 2009
Lock up that SCPD union NOW! It is time that we all fight back to stop that union from taking every penny from the taxpayers.
ELAINE A LEIRER

Osage Beach, MO

#11 Jun 11, 2009
Well, Mr. Frayler, you in your decision to attack the sheriff because he is not as powerful as the county executive, is now in court. You have not, in your zeal to be a bully, counted on the court of public oppinion. Many in Suffolk resent the arrogance of the PBA leadership. It is time to recognize that your problem is with Levy. I have empathy for the police whom you have seduced into your scheme to raid the Conservative party. You are not being honest with them. I do not agree with the approach the Conservatives have taken to resolve this contratemps. As one of the King Henrys have said, first we will rid ourseves of these lawyers.
Pragmatic

Bayonne, NJ

#12 Jun 11, 2009
Levy will move on soon enough. He has already started the process by vocalizing his thoughts on a shot a the gov's position. What no one seems to realize is that he is decimating all of Suffolk County by his inept, bully-boy style of pompous leadership. When he moves on the next county exec will have to hire people, replace equipment and spend, spend, spend in order to adequately operate the county. When this finally happens and everyone sees their taxes take a BIG jump only then will they truly realize how incompetantly Levy was at running a county government.

“ Fighting a corrupt system”

Since: Aug 08

Centereach,NY

#13 Jun 14, 2009
I'd like to see, " Suffolk Police benevolent association GOING OUT OF BUSINESS" as a headline already.

Since: May 07

Patchogue, NY

#14 Jun 16, 2009
Uncle Jesse wrote:
I'd like to see, " Suffolk Police benevolent association GOING OUT OF BUSINESS" as a headline already.
That Jeff F has been paying a lot of money to people to get where they are now. Open the books!

“ Fighting a corrupt system”

Since: Aug 08

Centereach,NY

#15 Jun 17, 2009
The FRAYED wire.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Suffolk Bancorp Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Nesconset man sentenced in slaying of Smithtown... (Jun '08) Jan '15 Anon 15
News Pumpkin picking on Long Island (Oct '08) Aug '13 Woodlands Waterway 26
News Cops seek witnesses in William Floyd High shooting (Dec '08) May '13 Tim B MBV Security 60
News Lawmakers call for MTA to take over Suffolk's b... (May '09) Jul '12 Ann 27
News Huntington bagel baker testifies in murder trial (Jan '09) Jun '12 Uri 23
News Title insurance agent charged with larcenies (Jul '08) Jan '12 T Cidoni 4
News Arrested for attempted rape, Middle Island bus ... (Jul '11) Jul '11 Justice 1
More from around the web