THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
The U.S. Border Patrol is investigating an incident involving the use of a Taser on an Ogdensburg woman at a checkpoint May 7 in Waddington. Jess Cooke, 21, said she was pulled in for a secondary inspection after agents said she appeared nervous at the checkpoint. A conversation with agents escalated and Cooke was tackled and Tased after she resisted an agent who grabbed her after she refused to comply with a request for her to move. The scuffle was caught on video by Cooke and can be viewed by clicking here.
After viewing the video, do you think the Border Patrol agents handled the situation appropriately?
Do you feel like your rights have ever been violated at a Border Patrol stop in St. Lawrence County?
Results will be posted Monday, May 25.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
St. Lawrence County lawmakers have a proposed law requiring Amish to equip buggies with orange safety triangles in the hopes of preventing vehicle and buggy accidents. Orange triangles are required on all other slow-moving vehicles under state law. The Amish community says the orange triangles are against their faith.
Do you think orange safety triangles should be required on Amish buggies regardless of religious beliefs?
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The Amvets Post 1997 Ladies Auxiliary donated the proceeds of their recent 'Mom Prom' to Renewal House. The auxiliary gave $875 and a tote of personal supplies for child Renewal House clients. From left, Beverly Thompson, Phyllis Durham, Ilene Burke, Robin Chambers and Cindy Lovely.View enlarged photo.
Greg Bouchard of the Potsdam Charity Hankfest Group recently dedicated the new children’s computer desk at the Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St. The library was the recipient of donations raised at 'Hankfest' in 2014 in Potsdam.View enlarged photo.
Inspired by the Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund Walk on Saturday May 16, some Gouverneur girls set up this lemonade stand on Rowley Street, donating all of the proceeds to the Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund. "These eager girls were able to raise $85 towards the cause,” said Sean Devlin of Gouverneur, who submitted the photo. Pictured are Elaina Lumley, Alexis Devlin, Kaitlyn Gibson, Raegan Devlin and Torie Salisbury.View enlarged photo.
Mary Prinz of Black Lake recently spotted a northern oriole in her back yard. "I have never seen a northern (Baltimore) oriole before. This one was hanging out in my backyard on Black Lake," Prinz wrote. "Even though it is very bright orange, and makes a distinctive whistling noise, it was very good at hiding in the trees. It took me the better part of an hour to get a good photo."
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