Here's one from the 'better late than never' files. According to The Record, Jack Cox, owner of Jack's Auto Sales on River Street, was fined $81,000 by City Court Judge Chris Maier. The reason? Keeping a junked car on the property. We know, we never would have guessed.
Cox has to pay $1,000 a day for each day a vehicle was illegally stored on the property. This is just one battle in a very long war waged by the City of Troy and Cox for years. The City has, almost always, been in the right. When the Troy Polloi sides with Bob Mirch, the stars have aligned.
Of course, Cox will appeal. Such an appeal should go to one of the County Court Judges. Why they would reverse is beyond us. The pickup truck could not be reached for comment.
We don't care if Cox doesn't want to play by the rules like everyone else. He should just be ready to pay for breaking those rules.
In other news, Troy Police are investigating the alleged murder of an unarmed woodchuck at the Frear Park golf course during a golf tournament. According to witnesses, a manned golf cart pursued and murdered a woodchuck. Police are investigating allegations that the murder was committed by two off-duty City of Rensselaer police officers.
It is not known if alcohol was involved. A motive has not yet been determined but jealousy has not been ruled out. The woodchuck's identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
If the allegations are true, it is more than disturbing that two grown men, sworn to uphold the law, would intentional injure, let alone kill, an animal. If the allegations are proven, the officers should be dismissed from employment and prosecuted.
Both stories come courtesy of Mark Robarge at The Record.
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