Wednesday, August 26, 2015

We were right

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We said more than once that the Brady Hearing for Gary Thibodeau would drag out beyond the election.

This is a great story in Syracuse.com that pretty much confirms the foot dragging.

This is probably going to be the longest Brady Hearing in the history of the United States-- if it isn't already.

Stalling until after the election only makes the public more convinced of a cover up. 

Judge King should have cleared his calendar when he was assinged this case.

It's time people start writing Judge Tormey and asking what the hell is going on. It's time for answers.




Sunday, August 23, 2015

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Speaking of records...

We see that there are many commenting on the below post in regard to Legislator Amy Tresidder's county leg attendance record. 

This was on Mike McAndrew's campaign page. We're looking forward to hearing more about this.



Michael McAndrew for Oswego County DA

Glad to see my opponent finally prosecuted two heroin dealers properly. Why did it take over a year, even though they confessed? Perhaps my campaign is changing the DA's positions on drug dealers, who normally are offered pleas with no prison time because the office believes it is easier to prove a violation of probation later than doing their jobs up front with respect to the crime charged. My opponents record will be published soon on the website. It will astound you. Two felony trials in all of 2014? Stay tuned Oswego County!



Thursday, August 20, 2015

Of interest to Oswego residents

We rarely write about city of Oswego or Fulton politics because this site is about the county, but we were sent this link for any of the city folk who might be interested. There was no message with the link so we don't know if it's a one-time thing or what. 

https://oswegoelectionvoice.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/does-age-really-matter/



Looks like the publicans are at it again!



Thursday, July 9, 2015

Is Judge King on an extended vacation?

The last we had heard, Judge King was going to schedule the continuation of the Brady Hearing for Gary Thibodeau after the DNA testing of the knife came back.

Well, they've been back for quite some time and all is silent.

Many in the community believe the hearing and/or decision is being stalled until after the election. This wouldn't be surprising. It's a well-known tactic used by both major parties.

Yet, Gary Thibodeau sits in prison with no answer as to whether he will be entitled to a new trial.

The answer should be simple. A Brady Hearing is for the purpose of determining if information not presented at trial would have changed the outcome of the verdict.

We all know the answer to that. Heidi Allen was a confidential drug information for the Oswego County Sheriff's Department and one juror has already publicly stated that, had that information been presented, it certainly would have changed her mind.

How hard can that be for Judge King? 


Monday, January 12, 2015

The hearing of the century

Thus far, it's slow going. We will update as the day goes on.

Rather unfair that the judge is allowing people to wear buttons with Heidi Allen's picture. Although there's no jury, it just seems wrong. Since the Allen's are behind the Sheriff and the DA 100 percent, it just looks biased.

But that's the Oswego County legal system for you.

Gary Thibodeau looks good considering what he's been through and is going through. 

We'll see how Oakes performs. We've been told by lawyers that he's not good in court. 


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Gary Thibodeau

As we head into the hearing for Gary Thibodeau, that begins Monday, we know that emotions will run high. We ask that you keep comments civil. Express your opinion without insulting one another.

This is the time for the truth to hopefully be exposed. Many people have been subpoenaed to testify. 

Perhaps we will finally learn why the Allen's said Heidi wasn't a drug informant when it's been learned as fact that she was. This is a fair question, and one many want to know the answer to.

Perhaps we will learn why Heidi's uncle put her in such a dangerous position. This is something else many want to know.

And Heidi's boyfriend... he had to be one of the few people to know she was working that Easter morning, and working alone. There's nothing we could find to even suggest that either Gary or Richard Thibodeau would have a way of knowing this. It doesn't seem likely that the Thibodeau's would embark on a potluck kidnapping. Someone knew she'd be there, and be there alone. 

In all the pictures we've seen from back before Heidi was abducted, we've seen plenty of people who claimed back then that they didn't know one another, partying together. Missing from the pictures is Gary and Richard Thibodeau.

And what about Heidi's boyfriend?  It's been said that Heidi wasn't scheduled to work Easter morning, that she'd been called in. That would be something few would know. 

We hope the Powers' were among those subpoenaed. It would be interesting to hear their versions of why they disturbed the cabin site. 

The testimony many are waiting to hear is that of Deputy Chris VanPatten. The entire lost confidential informant card story doesn't hold water.

We will keep you updated as the trial unfolds. 



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Backus Tax shut down

At this afternoon's meeting of the county legislature, the Republicans withdrew the resolution for the mortgage tax aka Backus tax. Apparently, they knew it wasn't too popular with the public.

Looks like Backus will need to find another way to rape the taxpayers. Give him time... he will.


Bucky, really?

We heard that someone showed up at the last Finance and Personnel meeting to speak on the issue of raising the mortgage tax and that Legislator Terry Wilbur, who chaired the committee, wouldn't let the person speak.

Apparently, Bucky doesn't give a hoot what the taxpayers have to say about county government. How rude is it that someone takes the time out of their day to attend a public meeting and can't even address the committee?

We think perhaps Bucky may be spending his last year as a legislator, especially if the rumor is true that Jack Beckwith is running.

Don't forget-- there's still time to call or write your legislator to voice your opinion on the Backus tax. 

And stay tuned-- soon we will have Backus' biggest fish story ever and what those he lied about had to say. We know... there's plenty of people out there who are going to claim that they were told Backus' biggest lie, but this one is hard to top.




Monday, January 5, 2015

Dateline is here

One of our readers commented several times about Dateline being here. It's true. 

Oswego County gets to be put in the national spotlight, and maybe not in a good way.

It's going to be an interesting show to watch. There is no air date set yet, but it wouldn't be surprising if they do coverage of the hearing and then air.

There's at least two family members of Heidi Allen who, at the time, didn't believe Gary Thibodeau was guilty. They had another suspect in mind. Someone closer to Heidi.

Hopefully, they will interview the couple who disturbed one of the cabin sites because they were trying to be do-gooders. There's got to be more to that story because it doesn't add up.

Next week the hearing of the century begins.