posted on April 26, 2013 07:50
If Genesee County has a message for Albany about gun control, it’s simple – don’t mess with our right to bear arms.
Nearly 400 people jammed into the Steiner Theatre on the GCC Batavia campus last night for a forum sponsored by State Assemblyman Steve Hawley. The Batavia Republican was one of 44 upstate assemblymen to vote against New York’s SAFE Act, the state’s latest attempt at gun control.
Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster with the Genesee county Sheriff’s Office assured the crowd that local law enforcement will not target law abiding citizens -
"The sheriffs and other law enforcement are not called upon by this new legislation to go door to door confiscating any weapons newly classified as assault weapons and will not do so."
No one from the state police attended last night’s forum. The troopers have come under harsh criticism for their handling of a case in Erie County that resulted in the wrong man having his guns confiscated.
The softball coach at Genesee Community College has quit.
Renee Smith, 28, of Livonia resigned on Wednesday night just hours after her arrest on felony charges. The state inspectors general accuses Smith of falsifying time cards, putting in hours for her job as a state therapist while working for GCC's softball team.
41-yeqar-old Michelle Scroger of Hutchins Street, Batavia is facing felony charges for allegedly selling cocaine to an undercover officer on two separate occasions.
Scroger is jailed without bail.
Grace Suozzi of Batavia is trying to collect some of her medical expenses from the woman convicted of punching her in the check-out line of Wal-mart.
A doctor testified yesterday during a restitution hearing into the expenses incurred by Suozzi due to her injuries sustained in the Christmas Eve 2011 attack.
Jaquetta Simmons was convicted of punching the 70-year-old Grace Suozzi sending her to the hospital.
Simmons was originally sentenced to five years in prison but was granted a stay to give her lawyers time to prepare an appeal.
Judge Robert Noonan reserved decision on the restitution issue.
Mrs. Suozzi is seeking $2,100 from Simmons.