The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Friday, October 05, 2007


In an effort to stem the rising violent crime rate in Troy the City Council .........passed a resolution opposing Governor Spitzer's proposal to allow illegal immigrants to obtain drivers licenses?

The resolution was sponsored by Public Safety Chair Carolin Collier (ED6) and Mark Wojcik (ED-1). The resolution reads in part:
"Whereas, the Troy City Council is concerned for the safety of the residents of this city and state with regard to terrorists obtaining driver's licenses to legitimize their stay in this great country."

Despite having absolutely no power over the issuing of drivers licenses, the meaningless resolution passed 8-1. Hopefully, it will reduce the number of terrorist attacks suffered in Troy the past six years.

There's no word yet when Collier and Wojcik will discuss the rise in crime in Troy. You know, robbery, aggravated assault, property crime....crimes actually committed against residents.

It's not that we support giving licenses to illegal immigrants. Just last week an illegal from Norway almost drove us off the road. Spitzer's proposition is perplexing. It's just that this resolution is the type of cynical, bush league, political grandstanding nonsense that places local legislative bodies on a par with Doyle Middle School's Seventh Grade Student Senate.


It's been a tragic year in political/activist circles. Godspeed, Miles.

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