Saturday, August 11, 2007
87.5% of New Yorkers Say. “Let A Jury Decide Gallagher’s Innocence”
In a recent non-scientific poll conducted by the Juniper Park Patriots we found that it is very likely that 87.5% of New Yorkers feel that Councilman Gallagher should be given his day in court and let the facts be presented to a jury. The poll also revealed that many people feel that a thorough investigation should be conducted, that Gallagher should be treated fairly and that everyone is entitled to be considered innocent until proven guilty. The poll was conducted with no scientific methodology and with minimal effort. The Patriots admit we have taken certain liberties when arriving at our conclusions but we consider that blogmatic license.
We would like to thank the Queens Courier and reporter Christina Santucci for providing us with the foundation for our data. In her recent “Street Talk” article (Volume 20 Number 33 August 9-15 2007 pg 19), Ms. Santucci posed the question, “Councilman Gallagher has admitted to adultery not rape…what do you think?
And here is what some people had to say…
“They should keep investigating. If they said he did it, then we have to find out the truth. To accuse someone of a crime wrongly without investigating ruins their character.”
- Francis Radicer, Ridgewood
“I’ve met him before, and I don’t think that he is capable of doing that. He is a nice man.”
- Zenaida Velinich, Ridgewood
“People have a responsibility to make sure that politicians and organizations are held accountable for their actions.”
- Elliot Bassman, Jackson Heights
“I believe that they should continue to investigate. I feel that he should be treated fairly like anyone else.”
- Donna Pagan, Howard beach
“I wasn’t there. I can’t pass judgment. They should continue to investigate.
- Anila Shiwlochan, Middle Village
“I think he is innocent but stupid for getting himself mixed up in that kind of trouble. The District Attorney should continue to look into it.”
- Nicole Russo, Middle Village
“They should continue to investigate the matter, of course. If he did it, then that’s a crime.”
- Born Allah, Middle Village
“I feel that he has done well for the community. I think they should throw out the grand jury because only one side-prosecutors-are heard. Many people in the community feel that he is being railroaded.”
- Joe Occhiuto, Middle Village
*Please be advised that this was a severely non-scientific poll with a correction factor of a plus or minus 98 points.
We conducted another poll and found that 96.4% of New Yorkers think that Bob Holden is a lunatic, a moron, a heartless human being and an overall town idiot.
Tony, Lorraine, Christina, Steve, Ed and Tony Avella thought Bob was O.K.
Posted by Patrick Henry at 9:21 PM