User Profile: christoff9


Member Since: September 21, 2011

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  • December 11, 2013 at 1:56am

    I miss OWS. The good old days.

  • December 11, 2013 at 1:35am

    “Do you really want someone representing you that gets up and walks out of things they don’t like?”

    No. I’d rather have one that takes selfies and smiling like a baffoon in the middle of a wake.

  • December 4, 2013 at 3:12pm

    it says “give back” to the community

  • October 3, 2013 at 5:54pm

    I’ll be there.

  • September 26, 2013 at 6:02pm

    j = it wasn’t the cities fault that those 2 got 18 months. it’s the law. they were charged as minors and there are very strict laws on how much time they can get.

  • September 26, 2013 at 5:55pm

    Robert, it happened very quickly and there were several bystanders who helped this man. they gave him CPR and helped him while waiting for the ambulance. williams’ friends are the ones who pulled him away from Mr. Gifford.

  • September 26, 2013 at 5:51pm

    he was out on bail from a felony gun charge when he committed this crime. his bail was revoked so he is in jail and has been since last Saturday.

  • September 26, 2013 at 5:47pm

    you couldn’t be more wrong. the leaders of the black community came out last weekend and spoke very loudly in protest of this vicious crime. even Farrakhan’s representative was there and spoke. they are outraged as are every decent human being in this community. this has touched everyone.

  • September 24, 2013 at 12:15pm

    Sep. 23, 2013 at 7:37pm

    Blacks have been of absolute no use since they developed machines to harvest cotton. Useless trash is all they are, and all they ever will be. They lack the intelligence to make it in a modern and civilized society.”

    This does no appear to be born of frustration. This appears to be hate.

  • September 23, 2013 at 9:38pm


  • September 23, 2013 at 7:50pm

    I’m shocked and appalled by the blatant racist comments on here. Mr. Gifford would not have wanted this reaction to his beating. Justice can be achieved without the same viciousness. Tone down the rhetoric because it does not help the cause.

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  • September 23, 2013 at 6:41pm

    Here is an excerpt

    Some of Gifford’s neighbors attended the gathering Sunday and said they don’t understand why anyone would want to hurt him. Gifford retired from Van Duyn and lived alone on the second floor of a tidy South Avenue home he rented, said his neighbor Cathy O’Hare. She also said Gifford still volunteered at the Elmwood Presbyterian Church food pantry on South Avenue. Another neighbor, Ken Frazer, said Gifford helped bag groceries at the church. Until a couple years ago, Gifford mowed the lawns for five to six neighbors, O’Hare said. Health problems stopped him from continuing, and now Frazer mows Gifford’s lawn.

    “Jim was always helpful,” Frazer said.

    Gifford didn’t have any family in the area, police and neighbors said. He often walked to where he needed to go or rode the bus, Frazer said. He relied on neighbors for help with every day questions that arose, including a recent insurance issue and when his furnace stopped working last winter, neighbors said.

    “Jim is a very quiet, gentle man,” Tim O’Hare said. “But he has trouble dealing with every day issues of living.”

    Cathy O’Hare said she brought Gifford baked goods and sometimes cooked for him because he didn’t cook, although he was good at using the microwave. Last Christmas, Gifford went to church with Cathy and Tim O’Hare, then joined them for Christmas dinner. Once or twice a week, Gifford walked across the street to visit the O’Hares and watch television with them.

  • September 23, 2013 at 6:35pm


  • September 23, 2013 at 6:26pm

    This is a very sweet man who was viciously attacked. His neighbors are wonderful people as well. Unfortunately, this is the 3rd or 4th such attack recently in Syracuse. Very scary.

    this is worth the time to read:

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  • September 2, 2013 at 9:06am

    If he’s tried as a juvenile (which in NY he most likely will), he will be out at 18.

  • August 22, 2013 at 4:50pm

    what the heck is heteromasculinity?

  • August 22, 2013 at 4:45pm

    any analysis of that side would just make him a victim solely because he’s black. that’s the only reason they need. it would still go back to white supremecy and colonialization. i have no idea what being heterosexual has to do with it but hey, throw it out there and see if anyone buys it.

  • May 14, 2013 at 10:52pm

    It was reported the gun was sitting on the passenger seat in plain sight. It is also legal for them to search the car once your placed under arrest. The issue isn’t the legality, it discretion on the cops part. He didn’t need to charge him.

  • May 14, 2013 at 4:12am

    Not saying it’s right but he wasn’t arrested because of the bullets. Pulling him over for the inadequate lights on the license place was trolling but once they find he has a suspended license, they must arrest him and tow the car. That’s when they do an “inventory” search of the vehicle. Not sure why they would need to open the gun and count the bullets but they did.

  • May 13, 2013 at 10:27pm

    Seems to me that most of you are missing the most important part. Of course the blaze’s reporting of this storh leaves something to be desired.

    This guy was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He was not arrested for having 9 bullets. When they arrest you, they have to do an inventory check on the car before it’s towed. As part of that check they saw the gun. Not sure why they would need to check how many bullets but that’s the story. This article is very misleading.

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