Police: Schenectady man made threats against court, Family Court judge, faces felony

The Schenectady County Office Building, home to Family Court
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The Schenectady County Office Building, home to Family Court

SCHENECTADY – A city man has been arrested, accused of making threats against the local court system, including against a Family Court judge and the judge’s family, authorities said.

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Michael K. Cranker, 42, of Eastern Parkway, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of making a terroristic threat, a felony.

Cranker is accused of sending several emails to the Commission of Judicial Conduct Sept. 15 that “contained threats towards the Schenectady County Judicial System along with threats towards the destruction of the Schenectady County Courthouse buildings and people” inside, according to allegations filed in court.

The emails also contained “specific threats towards a sitting Schenectady County Family Court Judge and their family,” according to the allegations.

Cranker was arraigned and released under certain restrictions. He is due back in court later this month.

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4 Comments

mikecranker1978

The sad reality is when some one can prove with police reports and sworn testimony that family court is broken in New York State and ruins families, no one listens but when someone says “What if I did this to your family?” its a felony. I’m not allowed to talk about a pending matter because people are innocent until proven guilty, so why are you talking about it?

mikecranker1978

I just want to bring attention to a thing called “absent parent alienation” a crime in a lot of states but not New York. It’s a crime because those kids grow up to have an array of issues such as depression, they can suffer from addiction and even attempt or commit suicide later on.

mikecranker1978

I think all the revenue rehabs and the mental health system create; not to mention the court system and corrections, play a major part in new York state wanting our sons and daughters to become young adults with these problems, but other states don’t.

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