Shouting during the anthem disrespectful

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I went to the Union/RPI hockey game at Union College recently. As is always the case, the event starts with the performance of the national anthem. The anthem begins “Oh say can you…” at which point, Union students and fans shout “U”, drowning out the lyrics on either side.Later in the anthem, RPI students and fans respond by shouting “red glare” (a reference to their teams’ colors) again, seriously disrupting the anthem.Well, they’re disrespecting our country, our flag and our national anthem. Wouldn’t you just love it if some college president said: “Get the sons ‘o’ b—-s out of the rink now. They’re expelled: Expelled.”I would report these “disrespectors” to President Trump, but he probably wouldn’t be too concerned because they’re almost entirely white.Bill MacTiernanSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcylast_img read more

Wellington man charged with 2 felonies of electronic and indecent solicitation of minor by county attorney’s office

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer has charged Steven R. Hunter, born in 1991, of 214 S. Cherry Street in Wellington with electronic solicitation, a level 3 personal felony; indecent solicitation of a child, a level 5 person felony; contributing to a child’s misconduct, a Class A misdemeanor; and interference with law enforcement, a level 9 felony.According to a Sumner County complaint, Hunter is accused of on April 27 of using a cell phone to text message a 15-year-old boy to commit or submit to an unlawful sexual act.Allegedly, Hunter then used texting to entice the alleged victim to a train park in Wellington at 12:30 a.m. with the intent to commit an unlawful sexual act upon the child. Hunter is also accused of encouraging a 15-year-old to violate city curfew by meeting him alone in the park after midnight.Allegedly, when apprehended at 12:40 a.m., Hunter gave a Wellington Police law enforcement officer, another name that was not his own, the complaint said.Hunter has a court disposition at the courthouse on May 8 at 1:30 p.m. A bond of $2,000 has been set and Hunter is to have no contact with any person under 16 years of age according to the complaint.last_img read more