I've noticed how the politicians are "attempting to benefit from this incident". Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis is the main culprit, always jumping on any opportunity to play the race card, whether or not it's justified. View Comment
Do you really believe this was the first time that allegedly racist tweets were posted in regards to the Mount Vernon sports teams? It goes both ways too. And whatever, it's high school sports, there's always harsh and rude comments being traded on the field and on the court. The only reason this is being amplified is to divert attention away from other issues. Contrary to Judith Johnson's allegations, nobody's civil rights were violated. The MV team continued to play exceptionally well, and won the game. View Comment
The Mount Vernon students had best get used to it. The fact they're from Mount Vernon is a stigma they will carry as they enter adulthood. And much of it has nothing to do with racial identity. Rather, it has everything to do with the simple fact that they're from Mount Vernon - the city where the people allow a corrupt administration to preside over the will of the people. The city where the people allow a corrupt school district to destroy the educational process. View Comment
@thebutlersellsit - the most recent actor deaths from heroin are Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith. I don't feel sorry for them or any others who die from heroin OD or any other drug OD. They chose to do what they did. View Comment
A few years ago, during the early part of Judith Johnson's position of Superintendent, there was a violent riot at the Mount Vernon High School. Hundreds of students participated, three or four police departments were called in, and several students were arrested. Nothing more was reported after that incident. To his credit, Mayor Davis was quoted in the Journal News as saying the students who caused the riot should have been expelled. But because the Mt. Vernon BOE operates under a shroud of secrecy, no more information was released to the public.
And let's not forget the previous Superintendent, Welton Sawyer, who destroyed what should have been a quality education for the students. The corrupt BOE did nothing about it, while more than 50% of the students were failing. View Comment
@truthBtold - you may be right, I may be too late in blaming someone for playing the race card. Mt. Vernon Mayor Davis has been playing the race card for years and gets away with it every time. Because of Mayor Davis and what he has done to the city, the incident in Mahopac is merely a reflection of what the people in other parts of the state think and say about Mount Vernon. View Comment
@cryptoguardian - as you may know, the Mt. Vernon School District is controlled by a "greedy politician", the city's Mayor Ernie.Davis. Davis should be staying out of this but instead he's doing what he enjoys idoing - playing the race card. With this event, he can divert attention away from his misappropriation of taxpayer's dollars.
As for Brenda Crump's comment about "smothering" this incident rather than "fueling" it - it looks like Davis is already adding fuel. View Comment
@jlombard63 - Ask the tax payers of Mount Vernon how the 2% state mandated tax cap is working out for them. It's NEVER been applied in Mount Vernon, not since its inception. Mayor Ernie Davis continues to demand astronomical tax increases every year, much of which is used to pay for his private follies.
As for the HUD mandate on Affordable Housing, ask former CE Andy Spano why he kept kicking it down the road. Was it because he didn't want to offend his wealthy friends in the communities where the low-income housing was supposed to be built? View Comment
Mount Vernon is already nearly bankrupt, and the public workers unions refuse to accept more financial responsibility for themselves. When bankruptcy becomes final, then there may be nothing for those workers to collect. View Comment
Soros, Buffett and Zuckerberg aren't serious about paying more taxes. They're mouthpieces for Obama, and they know they'll never have to pay even one dollar more in taxes as long as they control Obama. View Comment
The 6.5% unemployment rate is not a true number, as many millions of people are still unemployed but not counted since they're no longer collecting benefits. The real unemployment rate has increased since Obama has been President, and hovers around 18%. View Comment
Astorino doesn't stand a chance of winning, and I don't know why he even wants to waste his time. Maybe he wants to get some statewide recognition. But the Cuomo Democrat political machine will retain its leader in the Governor position for another term, even with all the lies Cuomo has been disseminating. View Comment
Unfortunately for the taxpayers of Mount Vernon, the Governor's initiative doesn't apply to that city. MV Mayor Ernie Davis even said at a public meeting, he doesn't care what the Governor mandates, he (Davis) will do whatever he wants to do. View Comment
Kerry Kennedy DID get acquitted BECAUSE of her family name. And it helped her, too, when the family brought in her mother Ethel, in a wheel chair, to garner sympathy from the jurors. Interesting to note that on the day of Kerry's acquittal, her mother Ethel miraculously was able to WALK out of the court house, no wheel chair needed.
Anyway, she's free now - free to do it all over again, but next time, maybe some innocent person will be injured or even killed by her irresponsibility and negligence. View Comment
@GreenburghDad - have the Dems finally admitted they made a mistake selecting Obama for their President, based solely on his skin color, rather than selecting a woman who may have been a much better President? The Dems showed their true misogynist traits when they kicked Hillary Clinton under the bus in 2008, instead choosing someone for their Affirmative Action agenda. View Comment