Wednesday, May 11, 2016

NPR: Screws Urge Boycott of 260

     Wonder if they are shaking in their tasseled loafers at 260 ?  Prison guards are reportedly urging a boycott of the WDT and its sister papers across NNY, all due to a series of stories about alleged guard abuse of inmates at the Ogdensburg prison.
      There are reasons to dislike the Times, but if the role of media is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, it would seem they did so on this story.

NY prison guards target North Country newspapers with boycott | NCPR News

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apparently their upset because they couldn't keep this story locked down.

Anonymous said...

Dont give the times an attaboy after the way they treated you.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe the story. All the guards....er I mean "CO's", that I know, are too honest and pleasant to be inhumane against prisoners.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the COs should wait til they're walking mr Johnson back from the mess hall and see if he falls down and bruises his face. Oh wait, they can't do that on the outside.
If I were mr powers, I'd be telling his boys to keep their mouths shut when they're out in the bars. No need for civilians to know about how they abuse the people they're babysitting.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Addie's husband a Correction Officer, is he involved in this boycott. I'm sure if Addie's husband is involved the boys are quaking in their shoes.

Hey boys, you might want to try striking like those Verizon Union Members, lost all their gold plated health insurance benefits and plan the end of April.

Anonymous said...

To say the least a good share of them are Control Freaks, (goes with the job), full of themselves dishonest and do get involved with matcho man inmate beatings. The paper should be congradulated for covering and those that came forward should be cheered on.
What about the ones that just stole from the State and us taxpayers, should this go on just be cause their ignorant union president says this happens all the time.. Wow, watch their commercial with Mr Miller states they are an extension of your local police and protect your neighborhoods.. Has anyone seen any of these guys helping anyone like manning police traffic at events lately or walking on neighborhhod watches..
Let them go wash fire trucks if they are smart enough and help the firemen so they can get some more rest daily..

Middle-Class Mike said...

The Johnson Press merely needs to do a follow-up investigation of conditions in NNY prisons like Ogdensburg, with the cooperation of prison authorities, who need to provide total transparency. Mike Powers head of NYSCOPBA should be more than willing to allow for open and transparent coverage, including interviews with prisoners and authorities, to protect the good names of his correction officers. There are usually two sides to every story - unfortunately in prisons, inmates often really do lack a voice. Now everyone can reach the public with their version of the truth. Denying that prisoners have a right to tell their story, will just ring hollow, and reek of a cover-up by the Union and State Officials! Stay tuned! Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike'

Anonymous said...

All the boys have to do is put in a request for a transfer to Club Dannamora. They can partake with lovey wives of fellow officers as in Mrs. Mitchell. Even make a few extra bucks by bringing contraband to the inmates, stuffed in hamburger meat wasn't it?

I don't think Mrs. Mitchell and the prison guard lost their pensions.
Hang in there boys even the COs and the former prison super couldn't out your fellow Democrat pusher paper failures in Albany.

We feel for you Boys,having to babysit the trash of society and not getting the proper Thank you for the job you do!

We are in the Twilight Days of Hug A Thug!

Anonymous said...

Heres some thing to think about before you bite off your nose to spite your face COx. The Times and the Journal went a long way to help keep yur jobs secure in Ogdensburg. The then eidtor Chuck Kelly was the driving force in the community to get these jobs here and the driving force which kept the Prison open a few years back..Then Senator Aubertine broke his ass along with Kelly and other community leaders to keep this facility open . Patty Ritchie was getting ready for her run for office and seized upon the oppurtunity to get some publicity..
The Times and Journal reported an event which they were questioned about nothing more or less. It was the actions of the guards, their union president and the actions of the administration in making information available from the people of the North Country.
They have called for an investigation no more..
The union president resents any inquirey into any guard in any circumstance and obvious makes statements that are outright false to protect guards at any cost.
Mr Powers him-self has a tagged history as a CO often accused of the same abuses. His brush with the Ogdensburg Police over a family matter was well documented but somewhat hidden from the public as a family.
These guards that think they can walk on water have to be brought to justice both in the system and criminaly if necessary and the papers are doing their job.. What about the three COs from the Watertown facility who were skipping classes and claiming they were there.. MOst of us agree they stole from us and the State yet Mr Powers feels thats ok because its done all the time.
I personally think its time for Mr Powers is replaced. I think its time union members get honest represenation not a thug representing them. When will COs get to vote on their contracts or will Powers not allow it ever.

In closing I think the 98% who do their job and do it well should be represented and the ones who feel they are better than thou be replaced along with Mr Powers.




Anonymous said...

I don't have a dog in this fest. But I wouldn't buy a Watertown Times for any reason. I used to. In fact our family did for half a century. But their refusal to publish letters and their recent slant towards liberalism and blind support of our ineffective and money wasting schools sealed it for me. Let the teachers buy the darn rag.

Anonymous said...

I think it's the first sign that local unions are ready to flex their arms a bit in the area. Just the first strike. People might want to take note. Maybe it's time to take the unions serious?