Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
Still the story people love to talk about, Douglas Kennedy’s intended trip outdoors with his newborn son has health care professionals turning out in force in the comments after the story.
“If something had happened to this infant that needed so badly to be taken out for air, then who would be suing who? Kennedy would be suing the hospital for not enforcing the rules. Gentlemen do not act like this.”
— Robin Swensen
Gov. Cuomo’s proposal to expand police collection of DNA and include those convicted of misdemeanors was the topic of our editorial today and a discussion on Facebook.com/LoHud.
“Very good idea. The Gov. is leading us in the right direction!”
— Rachel Kohen
“It doesn’t matter how small the crime is..it is still a crime. If you choose to break the law and are in the criminal system then DNA should be taken. Drunk Drivers are also breaking the law and also should be in that group. Many crimes have been solved and criminals found and absolved thanks to DNA.”
— Joann Confeiteiro Sarcinella
“Terrible idea and a slippery slope. DO NOT let them do this for minor crimes.”
— Tawn Blaisdell Caputo
From our editorial: “It would be a wasted opportunity, however, to stop with that reform and not make other common-sense fixes to bolster the delivery of justice in our courts.”
Most popular story on LoHud right now:
Annabi trial: Mangone says lie protected Nick Spano; bribe testimony differs
Trending on Twitter today:
— Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 100 points in one game against the Knicks 50 years ago today.
— Rush Limbaugh, who had something more than mildly controversial to say about government money, contraception and women. Sponsors are The U.S. Senate on Thursday upheld President Obama’s policy requiring employers and health insurance companies pay for contraceptives.
Tweets convince Limbaugh sponsor to yank ads after he calls law student a “slut.” huff.to/zGCMCu
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) March 2, 2012
— T.J. McCormack (@TJMcCormack) March 2, 2012
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