Schenectady

Violence at Rivers casino far overstated

Paul Fox, Schenectady
PHOTOGRAPHER:

 

There are a couple of points I would like to make in regards to Graham Higgins’ May 15 letter, “Dems brought us bad casino decision.” 

His reference to the charging of sports groups over $200 for each police car that has to be called to the field due to a disturbance is indeed a travesty. But if he wants the fee to be expanded to cover the casino. Why not expand it to cover all disturbances at any commercial establishment? Why discriminate against sports groups or the casino? By the way, what are we paying taxes for anyway? 

Also, his statement: “I believe we now have a casino teetering on lawlessness” is a gross exaggeration. There have been melees at other venues such as sports stadiums, etc., and they have never been branded as “places teetering on lawlessness.”

I’m a frequent visitor of Rivers casino. Their security department and its procedures for maintaining a safe environment and for handling incidents are exemplary.

Paul Fox

Schenectady

Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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