Here’s a look at opinion content published today, Thursday, Aug. 12
… Family Court Judge Linda Christopher found herself and her integrity under attack in a Facebook page made to look like it belongs to her. In it, she is shown posing in front of Nazi flags covered with swastikas. Christopher contacted Facebook, asking that the page, which she called “despicable,” be taken down. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe went further, saying it’s a crime to use a computer to create phony websites and pages. The Rockland Computer Crime Task Force is trying to find the site’s creator. Another reaction has been to tighten security at the Family Court, where family issues often play out in emotional proceedings. …
Ground Zero mosque: Cartoon
Matt Davies comments on opposition to the mosque and Islamic cultural center proposed by the Cordoba Initiative in lower Manhattan.
Phil Reisman comments on news that Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is seeking proposals for the future of Playland. Reisman writes:
Who doesn’t love Playland, at least in theory? Playland is an undisputed gem.
Yet it can’t seem to make a buck.
Indeed, for years, the amusement park has stood as the Rubik’s Cube of Westchester politics, a frustrating conundrum with countless twists and turns.
Every idea is countered with an objection. Every solution creates another problem. There are a lot of interested parties in this endless puzzle, not the least of whom are the county’s taxpayers who are asked to assume Playland’s costs.