Sunday, June 28, 2009

WHY DID THIS TAKE THE DA THREE MONTHS TO DECIDE?

Driver indicted in death of teen

Tia M. Gerstner, 18, of Rochester has been indicted in the death of Joseph Mueller, 17, that occurred after a car crash in which she was driving.

Gerstner, who was charged with driving while intoxicated after a March 28 crash on Ling Road in Greece, is now charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, DWI and driving while ability impaired by drugs and by the combined influence of drugs and alcohol. (D&C)

13 comments:

Ashley said...
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Anonymous said...

The DA's office is a mess. The incompetency there is unbelievable. It all boils down to leadership and Mike Green is a wimp who is afraid investigations there might come up with results having political overtones and he's all about endorsements.

Everyoine knows that Rahn is the darling of the Conservative Party, so I don't think they will find any criminal charges against him.

Speaking of Rahn, and Mackin, I will bet the store that they will announce their resignations sometime this week. It's a wise thing to do for their future.

Under Civil Service Law they have seven days to respond to the multitude of charges made against them. If they should respond, they will trigger actions required by State law.

First they would be entitled to a hearing with a mutually agreed upon hearing officer. When and if this occurs all charges will be made public. The hearing officer will hear arguments regarding the charges. He then must make findings of guilt or no cause on each charge.

In the case of Rahn, he will have to make 40 such determinations. This is where it makes sense, at least to me, that they resign. What are the odds of the hearing officer issuing a decision of no cause on 40 charges? Not very good, right? In either case if Rahn and Mackin are found guilty of one charge, they are gone.

If the hearing officer finds them guilty of just one charge, he must make a recommendation for punishment ranging from a written reprimand to termination.

Let's say Rahn is guilty of charge X and the hearing officer recommends a 30 day suspension without pay. The Town Board consistent with Civil Service Law has two options - accept the recommendation, or to say thank you very much for your advice, but we opt to terminate.

Which option do you think the Town would take given the negativity created by the recent scandals.

In my opinion, Rahn and Mackin are history.

Anonymous said...

1 set of retirement papers has already been filed. The second set is not likely to be filed due to the personality of the person in question.

At this stage I'll not point out the giant ticking timebomb in the room. It's been obvious from day 1 of the investigation and well documented by 1 lawyer.

The civil service charges are little more than a joke. At worst they can result in loss of job and both men have sufficient time to retire. Look for one or both to appear soon as employees of a University in Rochester.

The previous comments on the INABILITY of DA Green are extremely understated. Green is a complete !%%)who can't even try a case, much akin to Howard Relin before him.

As tothe question of why it took 3 months to charge the cute little 17 year old female, Hey, we don't want to ruin her life and we want her to be able to complete the school year. After all being charged might upset her and deflate her self esteam.

Anonymous said...

If those Greeks were smart - they'd stay as far away from Greece as possible!

SCATS said...

BLOG Administration deleted the first "comment" which was promoting some sort of Greek orthodox website.

SCATS said...

To 1:38PM ~~ You make a good case. Very logical.

To 2:20PM ~~ My guess is that Rahn wasn't the one to file his papers ;) Regarding what you said about Tia Gertner, I think the more basic answer is that her appearance is the antithesis of Roderick Scott's. But that's just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

1:38- Your post is proof-positive that public administrators hold all of the cards without regard as to the moral nature of the "charges".

That is why I love my job so much.
-M

Anonymous said...

Ummmm, could we just say a certain Ghyno-American ADA disaproves of Mr Scott, his life style, his partner, and did not appreciate having to haul her glorious glutius maximus out of bed in the wee hours of the morning and make herself "presentable", and then subject her hairdoo to howling wind? I mean would that satisfy the antihairball requisite to avoid censorship?

OR

Should we simply say a certain miserable B!&%# has been known to employ the Grand Jury to fulfill her desires?

AND
We should point out there are at least 2 VERY GOOD Greek Resturants in Greece, one at MtReid & Maiden and the other at Latta & Flynn. Both serve excellent food at reasonable prices.

AND
If I may, a little personal message to a certain unnamed ADA, Do you really think John Parinello has gone senile? I know you despise this damn SCATS Blog. Have a nice nights sleep snookums.

Anonymous said...

Latta & Flynn???? Your taste in food is WAYYY off 9:34. My God, people that work within that plaza don't even eat there. Long Pond Family Resturant (down Latta) is better by far!

Anonymous said...

If you mean the name that rhymes with a little wooden boy of geppetto then put her name in quotes on google and about halfway down the page there is a disturbing link to new nation newsroom. She is quoted in many of the stories these people find interesting. Scary. Do you think she is prejudiced? Answer before scats deletes.

Anonymous said...

"she"s not one bit prejudice. She despises everyone equally unless it will advance or retard her carear path.

Right Snookums?

SCATS won't delete, I followed the rules.

SCATS said...

To 11:05PM ~~ I can't help but wonder if your name doesn't rhyme with Vegas ;) If so, I do love your Wed. night lasagna special. It's the SECOND best I've ever had. On the other hand, it's very tough to beat either the raspberry-lemon chicken or the London Broil from Olympia ... yummmmm :)

SCATS said...

To 11:27PM ~~ By jove I think you got it! :D