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Seeking proof of a work slowdown during storm

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 05:39 PM

Vetean police journalist Murray Weiss offers an inside take on the investigation into the snow removal conspiracy:

There is nothing to prosecute, my sources say. Nada.

No one has come forward to investigators since the storm with the names or hard information to back-up the claims of a slowdown that were widely spread through the media.

And prosecutors opened their doors wide open for them. They even sent investigators to the office of Queens City Councilman Dan Halloran, who started all this by saying he heard of the slowdown from guilt-ridden workers themselves. Well, it seems Halloran may have gotten ahead of himself — he's backpedaling quickly.

He originally said five city workers came to him. When investigators visited him, he named two city Department of Transportation workers. Let's just say they basically contradicted his account, and leave it at that.

The three other city workers worked for Sanitation, he maintained. They came to him for legal representation, so he can't provide their names because of attorney-client privilege.

Mayor Bloomberg also uttered some doubts about the work slowdown during the storm.

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Comments [2]

The NY Post and Murdoch media slandered NY sanitation workers with no proof and now are ignoring the story. THis is a classic case of information warfare against working people.

Jan. 17 2011 06:13 AM
Larry Littlefield

"No proof" might do from a legal perspective, but not from a political perspective. At this point, given the severity of the allegations, they have to prove the negative. They need to be able to say "no slowdown" conclusively.

Jan. 15 2011 07:18 PM

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