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The brother of the Empire State Building shooting victim is speaking out against news outlets that have published photos of his sibling’s body. Paul Ercolino said news organizations “gave Osama Bin Laden more respect” than his brother, Steven Ercolino, a former Rockland man, who was killed by an ex-colleague outside the New York landmark on Friday morning.
…No newspaper, whether online or in print, should have used that photo. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Ercolino family for their terrible and tragic loss…”
Shame on them, how can they sleep at night? Someday they will feel the pain of loosing someone they love see how it feels…”
A White Plains resident’s letter to the editor today argues that bicycle owners should be required to register their bikes and have them inspected annually to make riders follow the same laws that automobile operators do.
I’m a motorist, who is also a cyclists. Should I be charged with disobeying a traffic law while riding my bike [that] could go on my driving record? You’re right, cyclists should obey the laws of the road, so should drivers of vehicles, but the reality is nether do.”
— Randall Wolf
As a cyclist, I appreciate the spirit of making sure bikes on the road are in safe operating condition. However, I think your proposal has several flaws. First, I hear a lot of legitimate complaints about the behavior of cyclists the road, but I hear very little that the condition of their bikes are unsafe, so your proposal is “fixing” a part of cycling that is not broken. Second, the cost and bother will prevent casual riders from pulling out their bulky schwinns from the garage to ride around the culdesac. You would be removing the riders who are not really the problem. Finally, I doubt the registration could possibly cover the administration of this program. I doubt any money would make it to the “state coffers.”
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