Friday, July 17, 2009

Ball: Conducted Nick Joseph Background Work


Sgt. Ball's lawyer claims it wasn't "dummied up" like Pignato's
Says Ball "is getting stigmatized" and is "totally innocent"

RNews.com

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The bottom line is John Auberger knew that both men had questionable records of police service yet did not oppose the hiring. At the time were there no other suitable canidates for the GPD that Pignato and Joseph were good choices? The town had choices, and it is sumed up by the politucal machine made poor ones.

Anonymous said...

Put Brian Ball back on the job and quit deflecting the blame.

SCATS said...

To 6:01PM ~~ I find your comment most interesting given that Sgt. Ball hasn't been charged with anything yet. What do you think he is being blamed for?

Anonymous said...

Is Dan Greene as beholding to the unions as Maloney seems to be?

Anonymous said...

Oh please. Everyone knows Ball was Rahn's go to guy. Whatever Merrit needed done, Brian took care of it for him. In your quest to have UAW union leaders take control of town government (look what they've done to Delphi) you will ignore facts and encourage lies and misinformation. It's good to know now exactly what the Greece democrats stand for.

Anonymous said...

"Suspended, with pay" translates into "Guilty, awaiting action" in the court of public opinion. What it does to the mental state of the individual themselves is criminal. They can't be seen in public without whispers and innuendo.

I have personally approached several people who have endured this bullying tactic. It impacts them, and their relationships with others, for years afterward.

It's the freakin' POLICE force ITSELF that he works for. If there "ain't no evidence" then reinstate him. If there is, charge him.

Continued "suspension with pay" serves no purpose other than to bully, without mercy, while feigning "due process."

SCATS said...

To 11:14AM ~~ Brian Ball lives in Webster and is seen in public through his position as the Union Hill Fire Chief. Has he taken to wearing a mask? Not that I've heard about. While I agree that this investigation is dragging on too long, I don't believe Brian Ball is innocent for one minute.

Anonymous said...

Then the point is proven. In the court of public opinion, he is already guilty.

If there is evidence, charge him. If there is not. Put him back to work. It is just that simple.

SCATS said...

To 9:19PM ~~ I doubt there is anyone truly "innocent" who works at GPD. They would have to be completely oblivious to all the unlawful acts going on around them carried out by their colleagues, two of whom are already serving in state prisons!

By the way, I agree that he should be charged ASAP. There is no reason to waste any more of our taxpayer money by continuing to pay a salary for someone who will ultimately be charged anyway.

Anonymous said...

Of course, SCATS! With an assumption of guilt, it makes complete sense to get along with the business of charging him. Since they haven’t, the question becomes “Why not?” Continued incompetence at GPD? Or maybe (just “maybe”) he’s simply being bullied or scapegoated? Either way, it is wrong.

The US Constitution’s Sixth Amendment refers to the right of an individual to a speedy trial so as to avoid a long incarceration prior to “getting around” to it. The tactic of “suspension with pay” is a bullying tactic to avoid being bound by the Sixth Amendment – while subjecting the individual to the same mental cruelties.

SCATS blog has shown the same community self-loathing that another posting pointed to: the community hates both itself (“It’s give-a-damn is broken”) and distrusts its’ public servants (in doubting there is any innocent party at GPD).

It is Greece, New York itself that is broken.

SCATS said...

To 7:53AM ~~ Perhaps I should thank you for giving SCATS such total power and control over the will of 96,000 people ... but I won't. Why? Unlike you, I've at least provided a reason or two explaining my stance. You point to the Constitutional Law (he may only face internal disciplinary charges, not legal ones), bullying and scapegoating ~~ all of which are excuses, not reasons.