Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Red Kettle Campaign ...


 
WHAT DOES YOUR CONTRIBUTION
OF TIME OR MONEY SUPPORT?
 
Thomas Johnson III

Michael Caruthers

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

No more donations from me until this gets fixed. Shouldn't the state be providing interim housing so they can oversee parole violations? Maybe the Dept of Corrections should operate halfway homes for released convicts.

Anonymous said...

Same with VOA where they are no better.

Anonymous said...

Lets stop early release. One political party wants early release and to close prisons. I say build more prisons and keep them full term. Our crime rate would drop 50% no more recidivism.

Anonymous said...

Corrections & Parole were merged into a single department a number of years back with one of the biggest reasons being for Correction to be able to block paroles of the Likely to be back soon fraternity. It worked for a while.

Along came Baby Cuomo who closed 4 Prison facilities since January 14. This creeated a space shortage, and Corrections juggled some inmate population so they could be paroled forthwith to balance available cells with available inmates. Baby Cuomo saved taxpayers money. Corrections dumped violent critters onto the streets for the public to enjoy.

There is an open question with regard to the Salvation Army housing Paroled inmates.
Is the SA a compensated housing contractor to the Stats to house Parolees? OR, is the Salvation Army housing these Parolees as an act of charity? If it's a charitable act the SA won't see another dollar from me.

Anonymous said...

As if your 4 bucks is going to make a difference. What a joke you people are. I suggest you use your bucks on more crying towels.

SCATS said...

To 10:38AM ~~ Four bucks?? My you are quite the Scrooge, aren't you? I always drop at least a 20 dollar bill.

FYI, I do believe there will be a sizeable backlash in light of these recent newsworthy events. They had a tough time reaching goals in recent years. This certainly won't help.

People I've talked to are shocked they are involved in housing released felons. Most people are saying: "I thought they helped the poor" or those made homeless from fires, storms.

I wonder if they ever helped William Spengler. Maybe Dawn Nguyen should have some company as a scape goat ... hmmm

Anonymous said...

Another key factor is the plea deals that the District Attorney's office continually offers these felons on a daily basis. I'd love to see a front page news story on that!

Anonymous said...

What in hell did this organization have to do with the "news worthy" item that a police officer lost his life in the line of duty at the hands of the scum bag whose picture you put on this site? Are you insinuating that they were responsible for this horrific act? Please tell me that it's not true. If true, then I must challenge your somewhat twisted logic.
In truth, the responsibility rests solely on this States Criminal Justice System. A system that let's scum like him free on parole. A system that places cost above public safety. It's a known fact that it costs about 50 K per year to incarcerate each convict. It's much cheaper to parole him to a parole officer making the same salary but has as many as 10 parolees to ride herd over. It simply does not work as we have recently witnessed. So what's the answer? I don't know. But one thing I do know is this. Until the process is remedied, ruthless people like this piece of garbage,will continue to return to society and threaten the safety of the public as they are savage predators with no respect for the rules of a civilized world .
With regard to the murdered police officer incident, there could have been one positive action in a most horrific incident. That action would have been , not the wounding of the killer by his partner , but his bullet riddled corps .

SCATS said...

To 1:48PM ~~ Your questions appear to be rhetorical. Anyone who has been paying attention knows the connection. Even Lovely showed concern.

Anonymous said...

Scats 1:48 makes sense and some good points. I also have a question for you, Why no tribute or expressions of sympathy for this slain cop and his family on this site.?
It would seem to me if you are going to give his killer some face time here,why no mention of this kind as well ?
It just seems a bit odd to me.

SCATS said...

To 3:41PM ~~ I agree with the first comment posted on this thread. To that end, I agree with 1:48PM once he got beyond his rant about SCATS ... starting with "In truth, the responsibility rests solely on this States Criminal Justice System."

However, that does NOT take away from the FACT that people, very few people, ever would have thought that the $$ they donate would end up AIDING people such as these two! I've been VERY cautious with where I donate. THIS never ever crossed my mind.

As for a tribute to the cop, he's not buried yet.

Anonymous said...

Scats you need to follow the money trail. Salvation Army and VOA get big money to house these criminals. Dept. Of corrections calls them grants.

SCATS said...

To 5:01PM ~~ It's a shame we had to learn about this by sacrificing the life of a cop and the innocence of a young girl! But now that we know, there MUST be change!

Anonymous said...

Let's look at the satellite group homes for St Joseph's Villa or whatever the hell they wanna call that halfway house for violent criminals from the City shelters.
They're all over Greece and feeding the schools with the crap that rapes 14 year olds on video and kills PD!!!

SCATS said...

To 4:56PM ~~ I suspect your point is well made! We seldom hear ANYTHING about the Villa these days, hmmm ...

Anonymous said...

The Villa wanted to bring 500 illegals to the Villa each year and then relocate them into the community. Reilich said "NO" and that shut it down. With out community support it doesn't happen Villa people were not happy as they were going to be paid by the feds for doing this.

SCATS said...

To 5:54PM ~~ Wow! What a HUGE missed opportunity! Just think, we could have blended those "illegals" with all of the other "illegals" stealing our school district services. SMH ...

Anonymous said...

Im not sure how the Villa works now, but i was there from age 12-16. Not because id done anything wrong, i was an unwanted child with no where else to go. Thats how it was back in the day anyway..

SCATS said...

To 8:49AM ~~ Back in the day, we used to have an idea of what was going on there, too. Now I rarely hear it mentioned by name. Hmm ...