Saturday, February 13, 2010

Our New Chief Looks & Sounds Very Professional

  
Despite A Difficult Crime Scene, Chief Baxter Is A Breath Of Fresh Air On The Job As He Talks About Murder/Suicide On Island Cottage Rd.

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SCATS ~~ I'm shocked to see that the D&C's overnight Editor/Blogger Chad Roberts not only looked up the name of the home owner, but published it! I looked it up too when I wrote the BLOG last night, BUT I had no intentions of putting that into print so soon after the discovery of crime scene. I can't recall any other case where local media has done this. So I ask readers, what's your opinion on that?

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

A new precedent has been set. A low one at that. Police don't release names so family can be properly notified. I agree the D&C shouldn't have done it.

Mr. Ochmonek said...

It's typical of that rag.

Anonymous said...

Like SCATS has higher standards....pure BS. You are justjealous because the D & C beat you to the punch. It's all about you all the time.

Anonymous said...

RE: 12:51

Hi RJ, I thought you were on "sabbatical"?

Anonymous said...

12:51 thats a big cowchip on your shoulder. You sound like you work for the D&C. Whats there to be jealous about? scats beats the paper in getting the story out often enough.

Anonymous said...

It's one of the two buckaroos. They know who they are. And there is no sabbatical in the land they live in, only hormonal rage.

Anonymous said...

Baxter does look and sound like a pro even under stress. I hope for the sake of Greece that the power brokers leave him alone and let him do the job.

Good first impressions chief Baxter!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm not trying to break a story here by any means. I would like to inform any parents with children attending Paddy Hill that it was the school the 7 year old victim attended. I only put that here so that parents who's children my be affected can prepare themselves to speak to them, assuming they choose to. If SCATS permits, and thinks it wise, I will follow up with the childs name.

Anonymous said...

FYI, Kevin Doran reported the address on the 10 o'clock news last night. If family hadn't heard by then, they figured it out. The D&C wasn't first, as usual.

SCATS said...

To 4:15PM ~~ I see no reason to provide that. School is out all next week. By the time the kids head back, the parents, teachers and counselors should be able to handle things appropriately. But thanks for the offer.

SCATS said...

To 5PM ~~ We aren't talking about the address, but the names. The reason I looked up the address when I heard about it was to see if it was the home where other trouble has happened in the past. It wasn't.

Anonymous said...

I understand and respect your opinion SCATS, I will not go ahead with that here. I hope that GCSD & Paddy Hill do the right thing and inform students families prior to next week.

Anonymous said...

Nothing but trashy tabloid journalism just like the creator of this blog. Sucks to be old and cranky like SCATS who constantly has hemorhoids among other health issues.

Anonymous said...

Sad you've got nothing better to do on a Saturday night 6:10. Cheer by getting together with a family member. From experience I recommend your sister. She's sure to make you smile to!

SCATS said...

To 6:10PM ~~ Thanks for the chuckles :) You're such a delight!

To 5:37PM ~~ I saw on the news tonight that the child's teacher talked to media, so hopefully he/she will get the ball rolling. The family still doesn't want the name released from what was said on one channel, but another channel did what the D&C did. I wonder if GCSD will use email notifications over the holiday break ... ? Anyone know?

Anonymous said...

Auto-phone call from Paddy Hill principal about ten minutes ago announcing this Monday being open for counceling, and overview of what to expect once school starts back up.

SCATS said...

To 7:52PM ~~ Thank you! I found this on the D&C website too:

In response to the homicide-suicide, members of the Greece Central School District’s Trauma, Injury, and Grief Team have planned an adults-only meeting for 9 a.m. Monday in the Paddy Hill Elementary School cafeteria.

Counselors will work with parents and teachers on how to talk with children after an event such as this.

The district said the slain 7-year-old boy was a Paddy Hill Elementary School student.

"Police have not released the names of the victims; therefore, district officials can only say that he was a first-grader at the school," a district statement reads.

Anonymous said...

Also for what it's worth, I misspoke earlier here when I stated that he was a 2nd grader, the recording states that he was in 1st. One of my children was in preK with the boy a few years ago, and I assumed that they had moved on at the same pace, but obviously he had stayed back at some point.

Anonymous said...

This is just so sad and tragic. You wonder why the courts do not take domestic voilence more serious than they do. Maybe this little boy could have been saved. My heart and prayers to out to his mom and family. I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through.

SCATS said...

To 8:02AM ~~ It's horrifying, unthinkable and hard to get my mind wrapped around a parent's ability to do this to their
child :(