Saturday, October 1, 2016

Trial's Over, But the Politics is Just Beginning

    On an evening where two national programs aired reports on the Oral Hillary trial, I was also reading ths NY Times account of what's been going on in a sleepy upstate village named Potsdam.
    It's always interesting to hear the outside perspective.
    Of course, the reason national media is here is race, whereas the local media is covering the murder trial of a sixth grader five years ago.
     Local angles include the overall climate of intrigue in the DA's office, that resulted in a DA from Syracuse driving up to take over prosecution.
     The national take is prejudice against a black man who dated a white woman in a part of NY thought to be a cold weather setting for To Kill a Mockingbird.
      Of course that was a rape case, not the murder of a child, but it's the notion of prejudice that brought the big boys to town.
       With the circus moved on, locally the attention shifts out of the courtroom and to politics and who will run for DA next year, and will the current DA face sanctions that could drive her from office. If so there would be a Democratic incumbent in place as the Governor appoints to fill the term.
      The politics is not national news, but it should provide local press plenty to write about in the weeks and months to come.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/nyregion/potsdam-murder-oral-nicholas-hillary.html?smid=tw-nytmetro&smtyp=cur&_r=0

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My god Jeff! Look at the time! Get some sleep man!

Anonymous said...

Look at the time says 4:34 am??? That's rich. Do you go to bed at 2:30pm right after you get out of your 3 hours of teaching and 3 hours of lesson plan time?

Remember mayor, if you are a teacher or media guy, you can get up at 4:30am and that makes you virtuous. But if you go to bed at that hour, an hour after your shift ends and want to wind down, you are sick. Just as those who go to your bar on Sunday AM are sick.

Anonymous said...

Wow...scathing article about Ms. Rain in the Huffington Post entitled "The Most Dangerous Prosecutor in New York." "Slightly" less favorable than last night's Dateline NBC piece. I bet she packs up and leaves before her term is up as she implodes from this critical loss.

Anonymous said...

Good god, another teacher/education complaint. Sickening. Yet I find it humorous.