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Posted on 04/10/2012 2:38:46 PM PDT by Fitzy_888
Question by Premo: And you said a few minutes ago that you realize you committed crimes in this case. Is that correct?
Answer by McGrath: I have been told, yes.
This candid admission according to Gordon, "is in clear violation of the Troy City Charter due to his disorderly conduct as outlined in Article VII, subsection C-31."
Video of the incident can be seen below, with the relevant portion beginning at 28:33.
As Gordon begins reading his letter, McGrath can be seen sitting to the left of the viewer's point of view, and is seen motioning to Kopka at 30:26 to cut the speaker off. Kopka dutifully does his bidding, and responds by interrupting Gordon saying, "Jim, I'd like to remind you there's no personal attacks..." Gordon responds that, "This is a statement of fact, not a personal attack."
Facts, as they say, are stubborn things. More stubborn however was Kopka's insistence on cutting Gordon off.
Kopka eventually demands the letter from Gordon and turns off his microphone.
Why any of this came as so offensive that it would have to be censored can only be understood by Kopka herself. To the casual observer, there can be only one explanation. Kopka and McGrath do not want the criminal history of a currently serving member and representative of the city as a matter of public record.
At the time of this printing, e-mails to the City Council and Mayor Lou Rosamilia have gone unanswered.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Last month, we also called on the immediate resignation of Mr. McGrath based on a newly revealed history of felony drug charges, and more importantly his latest role in the voter fraud scandal.
At the trial, Premo pressed McGrath about his criminal background. He also confronted him with a stack of absentee ballots that were not part of Smith’s case, but showed what Premo suggested were other forged ballots handled personally by McGrath.
Yet McGrath continues to make light of these incidents, calling Gordon out on initiating the ‘silly season’ for wanting to address them publicly.
McGrath for his part, has a propensity to crack jokes in the midst of very serious matters. During the voter fraud trial, he cracked wise about his inability to turn a profit selling drugs (proven untrue), the same crime for which he had been convicted. While most would have hung their heads in shame, McGrath laughed it off, prompting an apology from the judge in the case.
But the reality here is that the joke is squarely being played on the residents of the city of Troy. This joke is not vaguely amusing, it is a practical joke gone horribly awry - the career of Kevin McGrath.
McGrath’s history is too checkered to ignore. It needs to be addressed by the City Council today. From drug deals, to plea deals, his record is a blight on Troy politics specifically, and New York politics in general.
This reminds me of the commercial running on TV now where the guy starts badmouthing the boss on his phone and his buddy who’s with the boss disconnects the speakerphone and says “Wrong number!”.
More along folks, nothing to see here...