Politics & Government

Politics & Government
2:19 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Smile, You're On Camera. Video Used as Evidence & Unbiased Interrogation Record

Surveillance footage of a couple allegedly using a stolen credit card at the Camillus Walmart, July 14.
Credit Camillus Police Department

Surveillance video has given police full-face views of two suspects who allegedly used a stolen credit card to rack up a 15-hundred dollar bill of goods at Walmart in Camillus.  Released to the public, the images have drawn hundreds of responses and views…and do so in many cases.


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9:09 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Ex-Governor Pataki Sued Over Forced Psych Transfers

Lead in text: 
Ex-Governor George Pataki is expected to testify about how more that 100 sex offenders came to be involuntarily institutionalized.
NEW YORK - Former New York Gov. George Pataki is expected to testify about how more than 100 sex offenders came to be involuntarily institutionalized eight years ago when they finished prison sentences. Tuesday's testimony comes in a civil trial in Manhattan federal court after six convicted sex offenders sued Pataki and the state.
Syracuse Mayor's Race
3:20 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Pat Hogan Fears Syracuse Could Go Way of Bankrupt Detroit, Says He'd Be More Hands-On Mayor

Syracuse Mayoral Candidate Pat Hogan
Credit pathoganformayor.com

Mayoral Candidate and Common Councilor Pat Hogan says Syracuse needs to watch out that it doesn’t go the way of bankrupt Detroit.  Hogan released a series of ideas today to raise revenue, create jobs and consolidate government to get the city on better financial footing. 


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Veterans Employment
9:26 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Veterans Jobs Program Matches Military Experience with Civilian Jobs.

New program, "Experience Counts", gives veterans credit for military skills to help get a civilian job

Interview with Dept of Labor Assistant Director of Communications Chris White on "Experience Counts" veterans' jobs program.

New York State’s Department of Labor is trying to help returning veterans turn their military experience into a civilian job. 

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DAVID RENZ CASE
4:43 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Rep. Dan Maffei to Introduce Legislation in Response to Tragedy

Rep. Dan Maffei, right, speaking outside the federal building in Syracuse with Assemblymember Bill Magnarelli.
Credit Kaitlyn Richards, WAER News

Congressman Dan Maffei demanded reform in the federal probation system today outside the Syracuse Federal Building.   Before allegedly killing Lori Bresnahan and sexual assaulting a ten year-old girl in March, David Renz managed to get out of his electronic monitoring bracelet without alerting authorities. 


Legislators on both state and federal levels immediately looked into who was to blame. Congressman Dan Maffei started by looking into the effectiveness of the monitoring bracelets.

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