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Croton United Member Joel Gingold Responds to "Private Citizen" John McBride
To the Editor,
I assume that I am the target of
private citizen John McBride’s bombastic diatribe published in last
week’s Gazette. It’s OK to use my name, John, since I’m proud of all of
the statements I make.
depraved?” “Ethically disgusting?” Wow! I really must have hit a
sensitive nerve to elicit such expletives. But then, it’s been my
experience that certain lawyers tend to launch such hyperbole when they
know that the accusations made against their clients are true. But I
The purpose of my address to the junior
members of the board was an attempt to inject some backbone into what
has become a compliant majority. I believe that there is still hope
that they can become independent leaders and act in the best interests
of all the citizens of the village rather than simply follow meekly
along behind their senior colleagues.
The focus of my
remarks was the Honor Code at West Point which states, “A cadet will not
lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do” and how those tenets apply
to village government. At no point did I state, or even imply, that
the mayor or Ms. Gallelli was guilty of criminal conduct. Do I believe
that their conduct was unethical? Absolutely. Immoral? You bet.
Against the best interests of the citizens of the village? No
question. But, criminal in the legal sense? No.
if, as an attorney, Mr. McBride believes their actions meet the
criminal standard, I will defer to his judgment, as he is better
qualified than I to make such a determination.
Mr. McBride decries the absence of “facts” in my remarks. READ THE REST HERE https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-member-joel-gingold-responds-to-private-citizen-john-mcbride/399097446913959