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Buffalo police officers issued 34,068 tickets for illegally tinted windows from 2014 through 2017, remarkable and troubling.When my officer approaches a vehicle with extreme colored tint it is an officer safety issue. There is a variety of dangerous things that could occur because of diminished visibility into the vehicle.Moor commonly, window tint is in place to conceal c…

The Buffalo News editorial board opined on May 17 that the Seneca Nation should not be “rewarded with sports betting” while “the Senecas continue to renege on their contractual obligations.” The Senecas are abiding by the compact by utilizing their right to go to the Department of the Interior, who have to rule within 45 days (certainly not an eternity).The editorial also …

Do you hear it? I do – that sound seems to be everywhere around me these days. The sound of moving vans backing up to homes in my neighborhood, moving people out of New York State, the land of Socialism and giveaways.Folks that have the ability to say they have had enough of our newly-elected Democratic majority of both houses of our state congress along with Mr. Cuomo, th…

As the “leader” of the free world and (presumably) the most powerful man in the western hemisphere Donald Trump has an obligation and responsibility to set an elevated example of morality and principle while representing and defending the broad diversity of these United States. Instead, he plays to the most detestable and base aspects of our societal flaws. He fortifies an…

Dr. Paul T Biddle who was given probation for crimes. His attorney says “He is the only victim of his offense.” As a previous patient of Biddle’s couldn’t disagree more.Biddle chose to write 800 that’s right not 80; but 800 prescriptions to an out of state pharmacy using patients and even deceased patients’ names to cover up his scheme, so that he could feed his addiction …

The first thing I read in the May 22 Buffalo News was Chris Collins criticizing his potential rival for the 27th congressional district, Chris Jacobs, by bragging about how he, Collins, is Donald Trump’s ally through thick and thin, not just when it makes sense politically and suggesting Jacobs would do otherwise. Collins is at least honest in suggesting Jacobs would think…

When I was growing up in the late 1930s and early 1940s, if someone wanted to bet on a horse race, or bet on a three- or four-digit number, they would have to go to a bookie who placed the bet for them.If you smoke marijuana, you had to go to some shady dealer to buy it. Casino gambling was only available in faraway places like Monte Carlo and of course prostitution has be…

Where are the signs for Amtrak train station in Niagara Falls? While several of the old signs remain directing potential passengers to the old station, a year-and-half has passed. And there are no signs for the new Underground Railroad Heritage Museum.And to make use of the new facility why haven’t they worked with Amtrak to make this the other end of the rainbow with New …

So, Albany, in its insatiable thirst for tax revenue, is attempting to pass legislation legalizing non-medical marijuana per numerous articles in The Buffalo News.From what I’ve read, the potency of pot today is several times more powerful than it was decades ago. I’ve also read most law enforcement agencies are against it.And finally, many scientists are still unsure of t…

In response to the May 16 letter; “Keeping the Skyway should be no contest,” this summer I will be returning to Western New York after a decade in another jewel of the Great Lakes; Chicago.I was fortunate enough to be able to hone my chops as a transportation policy professional in The Windy City, and I wanted to bring that passion home. Although I grew up in Rochester, my…

Monsignor Franklin M. Kelliher “wouldn’t stand for anyone hurting a kid” according to a retired sheriff’s deputy. But he certainly did when he meted out his own brand of punishment to errant priests instead of urging his law enforcement friends to do their job. Ask a convicted felon serving 10 or 20 years if they would trade their sentence for a punch and you can see who g…

With the New York Legislature getting ready to possibly legalize marijuana, this is another way for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to confiscate firearms from citizens. Marijuana is a Class 1 drug and possession is a federal offense.It is also a condition for prohibiting gun ownership. If legalization is passed, there will be extreme scrutiny for the purchasers. The law undoubtedly wil…

If the molesting of hundreds if not thousands of young Catholics by generations of pedophiles parading as priests isn’t enough, the decadeslong cover up by the Buffalo Diocese makes the matter a thousand times worse.Only this week we learn that these pedophiles were exempt from prosecution by agreement between the diocese and law enforcement. Instead of an arrest and arrai…

“A leopard never changes its spots” is a favorite expression of mine. It fits our time and our nation’s leader.Donald Trump’s signature book “The Art of the Deal” was crafted during the years that Trump lost over a billion dollars. Recently, the book’s ghost writer has emerged to decry this book’s complete fabrication.Examine Trump’s ownership in the United States Football…