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Plot ties to city police troubles ‘tenuous at best’

Veteran actor Ray Liotta plays corrupt detective DeLuca.
Veteran actor Ray Liotta plays corrupt detective DeLuca.
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Like every element in "The Place Beyond the Pines," Derek Cianfrance wanted his fictional Schenectady Police to be as close to the real deal as possible. The director of "The Place Beyond the Pines" met frequently with police brass and his actors studied officers both on- and off-duty. Stars like Bradley Cooper and Ray Liotta took turns riding with patrol officers, studying their language and mannerisms during actual calls. Cianfrance also wanted his film to ...


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wmarincic
April 5, 2013
7:58 a.m.

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Thanks for attacking the SPD again and again. We can always count on the Gazette to use any little obsolete reason to mention the police in a bad light. I think those four cops were heroes, they cleaned up the city that they loved. They got a bad deal and were railroaded as far as I'm concerned. I saw the good they did every day. My neighborhood was on the verge of turning bad and they tried to stop it. Look at Vale now, the result of those guys being taken off the job. Thank God I'm out of there, the shootings were waking me up every night.

reader1
April 5, 2013
9:06 a.m.

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How did Barnett and Siler get railroaded when they pled guilty? They paid for what they did, so it's over - but railroaded? Heroes?

wmarincic
April 5, 2013
5:29 p.m.

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They never should have been charged. They did nothing that the DEA was not doing and is still doing. If it is so over why does the Gazette and all of these so called readers continue to bring it up? It was almost 10 years ago.

reader1
April 6, 2013
10:33 a.m.

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It was brought up because of the movie. The two I mentioned admitted to robbing someone on the street, and probably avoided other charges by cooperating - so they did plenty wrong.

Some reporters dredge up SPD dirt unnecessarily, however, I don't know that that is the case with this article. People were bound to see the movie and draw comparisons.

And, those are pretty serious allegations you are directing towards the DEA - hope you have proof to back those up.

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