It is obvious there was a family arguement. I agree that you shouldn't resist arrest but in this case I have mixed emotions. I myself have experienced racial discrimination from the RPD and I did nothing to be harrased but be Black woman. I have witnessed RPD beat down a young man at the Public Library and spoke to the officer that he was using excessive force. I was called a racist to excite me to respond. I didin't I just asked for his name he then growled very nasty and threatened to jail me. So, as far as the RPD I have very little respect for them this is just a few that I am highlighting.
I don't think any woman Black, White,Asian, Native American or Hispanic should be hit in the head at 6 months pregnant that was distasteful and there is nothing that can justify punching pregnant woman in the head and throwing her belly down to the pavement. I don't care what race she is, how much she weighs, how tall she is she is. The officer should be charged with child endangerment
They need to throw this case out and have the officer publicly apologize for unecessary force. if not you they're making a big mistake because there are children watching and they won't forget this . They are going to have a bad attitude towards the RPD and they will have communities against them. More folks will get handguns and defend themselves by any means necessary, if this continues. Then you will have a problem on your hands because not everybody will go get a gun legally to defend themselves. That is something to ponder RPD.
I think Police Chief Sheppard summed it up well when he said that none of this would've happened if the Hardaways had complied with officers.
Trying to figure out why this video was released? Apparently the family was hoping the video would produce outrage. To a point that's worked - it's clearly a rallying opportunity for the anti-police crowd and even makes mainstream news. But it seems almost certain that the use of force will be judged appropriate and justified in the eyes of the review board and probably majority public opinion too.
Meanwhile the video is pretty-much conclusive evidence against the woman as far as the charges she's facing. So it might make it much harder for her to mount a defense and/or get a good deal. Without the video at least she could claim the cops lied. With the video, well you can see.
Some people are just obstinate by nature and have real difficulty accepting any authority over them. According to other news reports, Ms. Hardaway's behavior in court today was also atrocious, at least initially. It's sad to see these sorts of scenarios play out, especially when people aren't even the subject of police action but nevertheless blow up during police contact due to a character fault. It's as if they just can't help themselves.
I say this especially since the consequences of getting into even a relatively minor scuffle with the police are always severe, as I suppose they should be. Obviously if you resist or run from the police, the police really have no choice but to take you to jail at least for that night. Personally I hope that the woman is able to get the charges reduced as part of some plea deal so that at least she won't suffer a felony conviction. If she can get probation and counseling, I think it would be best.
I think that stepping up the deployment of Tasers to the police force could help here. Without these, if you resist then the police aren't left with much option besides to get a bit physical. With them, the police can often neutralize you rather than needing to continue in a violent struggle. Yes Tasers are already deployed among Rochester police, but only some officers are trained on (and issued with) these. In this case, it seems that none of the responding officers had one. Don't get me wrong - a distracting/compliance strike to the head is likely preferable to using a Taser on somebody who claims pregnancy. But, consider that if either of the two officers who were arresting the brother (who was also resisting) had used a Taser to effect that arrest more quickly, Ms. Hardaway may have not had as much of a chance to interfere, or at least one of those other officers would have been freed up to help with the arrest of Ms. Hardaway.
Perhaps the dome site will be used for this. Imagine the cries of "Winner winner Wegmans dinner!"
I think the operative word on this article “More good news for sturgeon” is ‘early’. (“And the early results of that work are positive”) Sturgeons used to fill our rivers and Great Lakes, which probably made them a keystone species for these ecologies.
We applaud the efforts now being made to bring them back and recover our lakes’ and rivers’ ecology that has been decimated by years of dumping toxic waste into them. It’s good, I suppose, that the test sturgeons have survived ten years in the Genesee River.
But because sturgeons don’t reach sexual maturity until 20 years or more, we don’t know if they can reproduce healthy offspring and whether these offspring can reproduce. It’s going to take a long time to find out.
We don’t know what the other “approximately 200 other substances” will be found in the test sturgeon’s blood. We don’t know if comparing sturgeon from another ‘unpolluted’ river merits comparison to what historic sturgeons were like.
And, we really don’t know if the toxics from the Genesee River—the 32nd most toxic polluted river in the US (see Wasting Our Waterways 2012 http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/… be encapsulated, entombed, or otherwise kept permanently out of the river’s ecology as we dredge and constantly reinvent the Genesee River for our pleasure.
The Dome site will probably be used for a casino...and that would explain moving the county fair.
:Seneca Nation eyes Rochester for a casino"
Did I miss something? When was Henrietta annexed by Rochester? How'd they jump over Brighton?
the dome will be the site for the casino just watch.
Actually, Washington and LA are more congested than either. Just sayin'.
I am a white guy that was a very young bass player in Rochester. I played my first gig as a guest at the Pythodd in about 1961. I sat in on the Sunday afternoon jam sessions. I was asked to come up to play by "Wild Bill Davis" a jazz organist. After the first tune. invited up this 16 year old trumpet player to join us. It turned out to be a very young "Chuck Mangione". So, my first time playing in public was at the PYTHODD with Chuck Mangione! I was there every Sunday to hear the greats!
Most of the water in Lake Ontario has passed through all of the other Great Lakes - Ontario is at the end of the chain. It can't be the case that all pollutants now in Lake Ontario have entered the lake from it's minor tributaries and watershed. If Lake Erie has the highest concentration of microplastics, they should look at the content of microplastics in the Niagara River.
Since I ranted about this very same topic in your "Changing Channels" article from two weeks ago, I for one am very grateful and appreciative that you wrote this. Very informative...thank you!
Now we can add plastics to pharmaceuticals, invasive species, phosphorous, sewage, manmade toxins, and Climate Change to the challenges of the Great Lakes. But that’s probably not enough, there will be some who’ll want to add Fracking waste to wastewater treatment plants that empty into our Great Lakes. Hard to believe we could screw up the largest fresh water system in the world so quickly.
Rahsaan Roland Kirk played the Pythodd several times. Also, Big John Patton and Grant Green, And Buffalo's Johnny Lytle - plus a whole lot more greats.
The same fate befell the Blackhawk in San Francisco. Still a parking lot in the middle of the most congested city outside New York.
Gloria Winston not only loved near the Pythodd, she was also worked there as a bartender before the Pythodd closed its doors.
WARNING TO ALL PARENTS: Common Core is an untested curriculum being driven by the Obama Education department into all states - the reason students did not do well and why teachers are rebelling is simple, this new standard has been poorly developed, it does focus way too much time on testing and data gathering. One of the basics to this training strategies is to overly frustrate students with material they cannot figure out on their own. Kindergarteners are being ask to develop on their own educational concepts they are not ready (mature enough) to handle. The state/federal government is mandating both the curriculum and classroom techniques under threat of firing teachers if they object or attempt to inform parents what is being required. The Core Curriculum is just another way this administration is trying to overwhelm all of us and take control of (in this case) what our children are learning ........ PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT "COMMON CORE" IS AND HOW IT IS AFFECTING YOUR CHILDREN. YOU CAN SIGN A PETITION TO STOP THIS INSANITY AT www.fixnyschools.com
We now know why Willa Powell made such a big deal out of having her kids skip the test. She had an inkling that the results would be a disaster Maybe it's time that Willa Powell "opted out" of the Board of Education. Clearly, she doesn't have any answers for the community.
A simple, straight-forward endorsement of Warren by City Newspaper would be more professional and honest than this less-than-subtle attempt to slime Richards by portraying the RTA endorsement as nothing more than a desperate attempt at "self-preservation”. Similarly, such "innocent" questions as, "If people believe that Warren's pro-charter stand jeopardizes their livelihood, could that swing them to Richards?" is slanted "journalism" of the lowest kind.
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