Thursday, February 4, 2016

Colleagues Show Support For Accused Corrections Officers | WWNY TV

    As the media likes to say, they were there to support one of their own...About one hundred packing the Town of Watertown court to show solidarity with three COs accused of fudging time cards.
    There has to be more to all this than meets the eye as the sums involved are small and normally even if caught these things are handled out of view.
      As they always say..."its a personnel matter" and the media goes along, as we know well.
     Colleagues Show Support For Accused Corrections Officers | WWNY TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports for | Local News

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

As they say, there is strength in numbers. Here in Watertown, there is srength in Doldo & Neddo. However, I am sure there will be full and impartial investigative reporting done for our benefit by the WDT. And if you believe that, I have a Dog Park & a bag full of Grant money to sell you....

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see if a jury will go along with this obvious politically motivated witch hunt. They should have just helped the inmates break out and then they would have gotten away with just a warning.

Anonymous said...

The real question here is why the dept of corrections would single out these people like this. It is bogus. But corrections has always set new standards for corruption.

Anonymous said...

They fit in with the guards at Dannamora who slept while two murderers escaped.. Time and Time again thieves in government jobs get away with it and I think its time to start getting tough..
This union and its president Michael Powers of Ogdensburg are as phony as they come. Defending these people who are nothing more than thieves like the people they babysit.
I think they should be sentenced by the courts with no plea bargains. The felon needs to be fired and the other two disiplined in a manner where they work under constant supervision.
Ogdensburg has had a pair of brothers convicted last year and both let go from the State with one going to prison and one getting a very long probation. First one with a drinking habit and the second doing what these people did.
Our local politicans need to get involved to see these people cant get away with this stuff by sponsoring legislation that would send these criminals to jail and out of the system.

Anonymous said...


Lots of secrets in the Department of Corrections behind those walls.

Don't ask, don't tell.

Anonymous said...

If they are going to bust everyone that has left work an hour or so early,usually with the tacit approval of the bosses,they better expand the jails,right now.Whoever was in charge should have quashed this by having these men stay over an hour or two,making it policy that no one leaves early without permission,and acted like a boss,not like a tattletale running to the cops.And now our legal system already overburdened with nonsense gets to sort out further nonsense..Jesus.

Anonymous said...

What a load of bull. Sounds like someones got an axe to grind with one or all of these guys. Betting you see this same thing with training days in many occupations - police, fire, medical, name it. I'm sure DOCCS Albany area staff have annual training requirements and spend every minute of the 8 hour day there. Hey, let's buy inmates degrees and charge CO's with a crime for stupid stuff like this. Makes perfect sense - in New York.

Anonymous said...

Neddo said they are being tried for just doing what ever other CO does... huh???

Anonymous said...

Now we got the local Mafia Representing the State Mafia ...Circus get your tickets the show is the hottest around.

Anonymous said...

Where does Addie's husband stand on this issue?

Anonymous said...

Just fire them. Move on. There are good people who don't cheat and steal look for work.
If this was a private company, they would be gone.

Anonymous said...

This is why you will never see Addie being the cheerleading for pension reform. There should be no question if convicted of any level of crime that the state employee forfeits all future pension payments.

As the Godfather Rahm and Obama have said, they bring a gun, we will bring a knife and have our boots on their neck.

Little Carl Heastie is still seeking clarity on this issue, once he has heard from the head of the Unions he will issue a statement.

Anonymous said...

These guys do what the boss does and their boss's boss does. Its is going to be an up hill battle to make these trumped up charges stick. Obviously it is not right to fudge your time cards. But everyone knows that prison guard jobs are run like a free for all and training days have always come with a nod nod wink wink. But now they are going to hold them accountable to the letter of the law? I don't think so. They will be able to show that this activity was condoned and they will be able to show court decisions agreeing that selective enforcement of a policy or procedure is nothing short of harassment. Who ordered the code red? Whats a code red? Show me in the manual where it says the mess hall is? How did you know where to eat?

Anonymous said...

Soon to see Ritchie hollering again I assume. OCF is again targeted for closure.. This aught to be interesting..

Anonymous said...

Todd,Anthony are just paying there dues! so when they get pinched they will be treated good on the inside. The line looked like the free cheese line of the great depression.

Anonymous said...

9:48 Is that you Danny, you seemed to be obsessed with A Few Good Men, dead give away when you post under Anonymous which you rail against. I rather like the other quote you so often mention "You can't handle the truth" Kind of catchy.

Anonymous said...

3:05, No I am not Danny but I have to ask you the same question: Are you Danny??? Because you make as much of a point as he does.

Try arguing against my point? Its not stealing if you do it with permission. If you are going to hold three employees accountable, you have to hold everyone accountable, or else it is harassment. Past practice is a defense. Doing what your boss told you to do is a defense.

I can speak to this because I worked in a government job years ago and they tried similar BS with me. I won every penny of back pay back in grievance. These guys will too if their union is worth anything. I was sent to training and then told to go home before 8 hours was up but I would still get paid. It happens every day in all kinds of jobs. I'm not saying its right but I am saying it is not the employees fault and it is not a crime. It is the warden's fault.

Anonymous said...

It's state hypocrisy at it's best. Is it right that people left early on training days once the actual training requirements were met? Technically probably not.
But those who are bringing the charges are as guilty as those accused. Everyone and I mean everyone from prison superintendents, deputy superintendents, Building 2 Albany staff and the OSI staff that is investigating the incident have ALL left work early on a training day.
There is an underlying reason the investigation began. It all started with a disgruntled former employee. I'll leave it at that.
To resolve this indicent this fairly, a new policy should clearly be implemented and enforced going forward. People like the accused should be warned and then move on with their careers and put it behind them instead of being punished for a decades old practice that Albany and every facility executive team has turned a blind eye to.

Anonymous said...

After with you 9:57. But doubt the disgruntled former employee isn't the person that approved bringing charges against these guys. That was a different genious wasting taxpayers money.
I wouldn't trade jobs with a CO if they promised me a free day off every week. If they got a free couple hours off once or twice a year good for them. Working in lousy environments like that, who cares?

Anonymous said...

At other jobs, on training days, the reason they let you go home early, is so you can study at home.
Maybe these guys were studying at home?
Just because they were not at the range, does not mean they were not working on their gun skoolin'.
Who9 knows...maybe the prison owes them overtime !