Squabble in Saratoga Springs 

Saratoga Springs residents who complain of overzealous cops are trying anew to oust their justice court judge, Keith Stoney, because of complaints that he’s unfair. Not all residents have bought their claims however, and the dispute spilled onto City Weekly’s comments [see “Neighborhood Watched,” March 3, City Weekly].

“What an unfortunate story,” wrote Brandon. “As a resident of Saratoga Springs for over a decade now, I can tell you this much: No one is running scared from the police besides the ones with something to run for.”

No to Stoney said that misses the point. “The issue we are having is not the warrant for failure to appear. The issue is that [City Prosecutor] Lindsay Jarvis will send fully armed SWAT to your house without a search warrant.”

Brandon, stating a subject in the story should have been aware of his probation-review court date, was still not sympathetic.

“Everyone is so concerned about their rights but no one seems to care about consequences,” Brandon wrote.

Undetterred, No to Stoney wrote that supporters of Stoney are avoiding the issues.

“Notice how they don’t say that their actions were OK,” No to Stoney wrote. “Instead, they call you names.”

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