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Feb 8, 2011 4:44 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Jury Verdict In Kabot Case: Not Guilty Of DWI

Editor's Note:
 
Feb 8, 2011 4:44 PM

It took a jury less than 90 minutes to acquit former Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot of DWI on Friday afternoon, following a five-day trial in Riverhead Town Justice Court.

Ms. Kabot, who lost her reelection bid two months after being arrested on Labor Day 2009 in Westhampton Beach, was also acquitted of a lesser charge of driving while ability was impaired by alcohol. She was also found not guilty of failing to maintain her lane.

The lone guilty verdict was for a failing to stop for a stop sign, a traffic violation.

“My prayers were answered today,” said Quogue resident Ms. Kabot, 43, minutes after she was found not guilty of both alcohol-related charges by the six-person jury. “I’m just so glad this matter has come to a close. I’m looking forward to the next step of my life,” she continued, wiping tears from her eyes.

She declined to comment about her future plans—or whether or not she would seek political office again.

When Westhampton Beach Village Police pulled Ms. Kabot over shortly before midnight on September 6, 2009, she told the two arresting officers that she had one or two glasses of wine earlier that night during a family member’s birthday party in East Moriches. Ms. Kabot was arrested at 12:05 a.m. on September 7, 2009, and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, after she refused to take a blood or Breathalyzer test.

If convicted of DWI, Ms. Kabot could have faced a fine of up to $1,000 and had several points added to her driver’s license. First-time DWI offenders usually avoid jail time, according to authorities. If convicted of driving while impaired by alcohol—a lesser charge—Ms. Kabot could have incurred a fine of up to $500. The fine for running the stop sign could range from $150 to $200, authorities said.

In an interview on Monday, Westhampton Beach Village Police Chief Ray Dean said he stands behind the decision made by the two arresting officers, Officers Steven McManus and Ryan Lucas, to pull over Ms. Kabot in the first place.

“The jury spoke,” Chief Dean said. “That being said, it’s evidenced in the [arrest] video that my officers had obvious probable cause to make the stop and the arrest. They conducted themselves correctly, as evidenced by the jury finding her guilty for going through the stop sign.

“I still contend that my officers did the right thing,” he continued.

The video, taken from a camera installed on the dashboard of the police cruiser, shows the two officers following Ms. Kabot south on Sunset Avenue when her car crosses over the double-yellow line, and her failing to come to a complete stop before making a left turn onto Main Street. The video also shows her going around several pedestrians as they crossed Main Street. The tape also shows the officers conducting three field sobriety tests on Ms. Kabot, which they said she failed.

The tape, which was shown to jurors, then shows Ms. Kabot standing at the back of her car before jumping three minutes ahead, when it begins recording again. When it starts, Ms. Kabot is standing in the same position.

Officer McManus testified that he disobeyed Chief Dean’s instructions to never turn off the dashboard cameras—or their audio—because he needed to check the time that they had pulled Ms. Kabot over and wanted to review what he had seen. “We were about to take the Southampton Town supervisor into custody for DWI,” Officer McManus said during his testimony. “I wanted to make sure what we had on the tape we saw.”

Chief Dean declined to comment on the officer’s decision to stop the tape, saying only that his department’s video policy remains the same. He would not allow Officer McManus or Officer Lucas to be interviewed for this story.

As the jurors filed out of Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith’s courtroom on Friday, Ms. Kabot shook the hands of all six jurors, embracing at least one of them, while thanking them for their service.

“It’s a relief,” added Lance Kabot, Linda’s husband, who also appeared emotionally drained immediately after the verdict was read at around 4:30 p.m.

“They tried to take away her life,” said William Keahon, Ms. Kabot’s defense attorney. “They took away her name and her honor and the wonderful position that she held.

“She insisted upon going through with this trial,” he continued. “She just wanted to fight it.”

During his closing statement on Friday morning, Mr. Keahon told jurors that his client was targeted by Westhampton Beach Village Police because they, and other law enforcement officials, did not want her to win reelection. Ms. Kabot went on to lose her reelection bid that November to current Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.

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OMG, the plot thickens!
By ICE (1207), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 4:43 PM
Didn't ATH deny getting this phone call? Hmmmm maybe this will cost her the next election!
By ICE (1207), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 4:48 PM
ICE, you are correct in that Holst denied getting a called from police officer ref Kabot arrest. Read below.

From:
Publication: The Southampton Press
By Hallie D. Martin Sep 28, 2009 9:29 AM
Mr. Keahon also revealed Tuesday that an anonymous letter mailed to Southampton Town Hall about a week after Ms. Kabot’s arrest is also being investigated by her attorney. The letter, copies of which were also mailed to the supervisor’s private post office box and home address, ...more
By BruceB (131), Sag Harbor on Feb 3, 11 5:48 PM
After the call to her from the police, then Anna made a few calls herself spreading the word.
By Mrs.Sea (252), Sag Harbor on Feb 3, 11 6:00 PM
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Anna is politically isolated and now totally discredited. She has no future here. Its a shame for her but she played with fire and got burned too. Such is politics.
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:37 PM
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Interesting PBA COntract negotiated by ATH first order of 2010 business
By barbal (2), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 3:42 PM
Why does the president of the PBA have the cell phone number of the then town councilwoman Anna Throne Holst? All these test messages and cell phone calls were taking place just as she was being arrested.
Does this not stink?

By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 4:50 PM
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By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 8:30 PM
Bad visual Nature..no please not that one...I shiva at the thought...brrrr
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:29 PM
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How ridiculous! All I said was that ATH is not married. Just phrased it a little different...
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 5, 11 8:23 PM
Stupid move by cops, but Kabot lost the election because she was a lousy supervisor and she was pulled over because she was driving under the influence. The conspiracy theory crap may convince the jury to acquit, bu the video speaks for itself
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 3, 11 5:01 PM
You are mistaken, she was not a bad supervisor. This happened to her because she was doing the job she was elected to do and hold the town police officers to their agreement and retire after 20 years and save the tax payers money. Hiring new cops at the lower starting salary. But no, the PBA president and vice pres. with officers in uniform stormed a TB meeting and told Kabot that her time in office would be short. Watch the TB meeting its in the archives on the town web site.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:20 PM
You may disagree with me, but I am not "mistaken", because I am stating my own opinion. She was a terrible supervisor who continued Heaney's budget-busting cronyism and the tape, despite right-wing conspiracy nonsense, shows a woman under the influence who was busted.

Did the police make a mistake by phoning Holst? Yeah, they probably blew their case and a drunk driver who refused a breathalyzer but totally screwed up every other sobriety test, will go free. Will this bring down Holst? ...more
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 3, 11 8:04 PM
You are so out of touch how did Kabot continue Heaney's budget busting cronyism? What are you talking about re: the tape, despite a right wing conspiracy, showing a woman under the influence.
The tape does not even show Kabot, the police officer is standing in front of her most of the time. If she was stopped for going over the yellow line and not stopping at a stop sign why was she NOT issued any tickets??? Let me explain:They were not interested in giving her any ticket they were looking to ...more
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 8:31 PM
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In all fairness Kabot had proposed a trimmed down budget for 2010, with cuts in non-essential personal. Too bad ATH didn't follow through with that budget, I regret voting for ATH. Live and learn.
By ICE (1207), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:03 PM
Are you HH in alter ego? If not, I didn't think it possible for this town to have two town idiots...somebody must be missing one.
By Bayman3142 (63), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:48 PM
to Bayman3142:

It would be handy if you would include a salutation in your replies. I don't know to which of the esteemed posters you are comparing me.
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 10:08 PM
Apologize HH, I was comparing you to reg rep. I thought the glaring similarities were obvious.
By Bayman3142 (63), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 8:27 AM
Um, wasnt she part of the team that somehow lost track of over 10mm dollars? have we even found it?
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 4, 11 1:46 PM
She was a joke as a supervisor
By oldguy (60), hamptons on Feb 4, 11 4:59 PM
Littleplains. The accounting fiasco started way before her in the Heaney administration. Kabot at the instigation of of others on the board initiated the process of untangling the mess.
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 5, 11 9:23 AM

Razza, you don't know what you're talking about. Kabot arrested Heaney's crazy spending and cut $5 Million for her 2010 budget, chronicled repeatedly in Southampton Press. Anna raised the budget instead.
By Obbservant (440), southampton on Feb 7, 11 9:11 AM
Looks like the case is done. She won!
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 3, 11 5:31 PM
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By kpjc (157), east quogue on Feb 3, 11 5:54 PM
In a September 29, 2009 article on this website ("Attorney: Linda Kabot will be vindicated"), the Press wrote: "On Tuesday afternoon, Ms. Throne-Holst said someone did call her early in the morning on September 7 with the news of Ms. Kabot’s arrest, but it was not a police officer. Ms. Throne-Holst would not say who called her or what time she received the call." Either a misquote or Ms. Throne-Holst was not forthcoming.
By Good Ground (24), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 6:00 PM
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oops, I see BruceB has already pointed this out above
By Good Ground (24), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 6:02 PM
So then Anna Throne Holst is liar. As I always thought.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:13 PM
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Well maybe not exactly. Aube was a union rep at time. So technically he was not a cop...Does this wash?
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:48 PM
No it does not wash, he was still a cop. Does that wash for you?
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 8:33 PM
Well I was only trying to give a Clintonian interpretation...you know 'depends on your definition of what the word " is" is'
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 4, 11 11:54 AM
Kind of funny how all these people...except for the cops of course...were all awake and ready to text message and make phone calls at 1 AM.

This sounds like a PBA witch hunt.
By c'mon now (46), southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:03 PM
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It would seem that maybe the smell ain't just low tide...
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 6:07 PM
Was the PBA President Pat Aube on duty with all the these personal calls & test messages?
Also, has Aube stepped down as PBA President the article above states the then PBA President?
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:25 PM
He was PBA president then he is now an officer again as I understand it.
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:51 PM
Linda is guility of driving while impaired-the jury will disregard all this other nonsense.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Feb 3, 11 7:54 PM
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I hope you're right, but I think they'll acquit because of this conspiracy BS
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 3, 11 8:05 PM
EE What are you drinking? Get real and sleep it off.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:32 PM
yeah....get real....only a sober person can totally disregard instruction repeated over and over and walk backwards heel to toe and forget how to count to 15 by thousands.
By Bayman3142 (63), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 8:31 AM
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That would be NOT GUILTY oh wise one!
By sayitaintsojoe (100), Westhampton on Feb 5, 11 10:54 AM
Alll this talk of a conspiracy still does not make her drive the way she did, does not make her admit to having drank wine at a party or gve her the right to refuse a breath test. If she was not drunk or better yet was not worried about her blood alcohol level, she would have taken the breath test and went home.

FYI- A glass of wine as far as alcohol i concerned is considered to be 4 ounces. 4 ounces of wine, a 12 oz beer (6% alcohol) and a 1 1/4 ounce shot of 80 proof liquor all equal ...more
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 3, 11 8:24 PM
6oz is the normal serving size of a glass of wine. I have poured many glasses as well as done inventories based upon these numbers. Wine prices per glass are calculated by the expectation of 4 glasses from a 750ml bottle.

Where may I find these 8-10oz glasses of wine? Want to get some before the place goes under due to cost overuns!

Also most beers are under 6%. 5% is a better average #.
By ICE (1207), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:16 PM
Oh, well, I'll try again. On another bb which shall be unnamed but which identifies itself numerically as pertaining to Long Island by using telephone area codes, a former inspector asserts that the amount of liquor necessary to reach .08 on the breathalyzer is much greater than most people think.
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 11:44 AM
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By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 8:38 PM
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By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 8:42 PM
Since HH loves to use salaries as his arguement for this conspiracy and has consistently claimed that STPD officers "average" more than $150k, let's post the salaries of the officers mentioned in this story!

Patrick Aube, 2010 Salary: $115,885
Lt. Gonce 2010 Salary: $139,217
Steve McManus 2010 Salary: $126,734

Maybe Aube was SO upset he was making less $$$ than these guys that he framed Linda to show that he was powerful and that he should be rewarded with more $$?

HH, ...more
Feb 3, 11 9:07 PM appended by Nature
Oh, and Officer Gwinn was payed $117,871 in 2010. This information was all found on www.seethroughny.net Interestingly enough, all of the above listed salaries were HIGHER in 2009 (when Kabot was still in office) with the exception of Aube who's salary essentially remained the same.
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 9:07 PM
It's still nearly THREE times the "average" salary, of an "average"
taxpayer.

Can't imagine why there is any enmity...
Feb 3, 11 9:11 PM appended by Mr. Z
Aube, that is. The others are more than triple your average, single income.
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 9:11 PM
From Wiki:

The median income for a household in the county was $84,767, and the median income for a family was $72,112. Males had a median income of $50,046 versus $33,281 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,577. About 3.90% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.70% of those under age 18 and 6.30% of those age 65 or over.

Suffolk County ranks at number 21 on the list of the most populous counties in the United States.[11]

In ...more
Feb 3, 11 9:18 PM appended by Mr. Z
Anyone out there remember what "de facto" segregation is? Or, "de pecuniae" segregation, for that matter?
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 9:18 PM
What does the salaries for WH Village police have to do with L. Kabot.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:26 PM
Haven't been paying your full measure of attention to the broadest scope of the situation, have you?
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 9:31 PM
Sounds logical, based on the drift above , that Aube wanted o show his gal pal Anna that he had the It if not the income. It was not about money it was biceps and triceps and abs..oh my...:)
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:44 PM
Well, I am back to using a pos netbook. As usual, it freezes every time that I try to use the seethroughny website. However, when I tried to access officers Gwinn's and Aube's salary with a more powerful computer, no results were returned. Ergo, I cannot comment on the data that you have posted.

If you tell me specifically what you filled in in the various fields to obtain the results that you did, I will duplicate your efforts and, with success, will have something pertinent to say.
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 10:04 PM
seethrought.net select salaries/pensions, select Towns, time in their last names and hit enter. For McManus you must enter Mc Manus and of course be under "villages"
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 10:21 PM
to Nature:

Thank you. I will try it again manana but I thought that I did as you instructed and failed.
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 12:15 AM
HH, if you are using Windows on that netbook, try using Ubuntu Linux.

It's free, and has far less "overhead" as an operating system.
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 4, 11 6:14 PM
to Mr.Z:

Thanks for the suggestion. I replied several days ago but must have forgotten to press "Submit".

Actually, I am using Linux. In addition to its failing to have the power to run complex applications, ASUS returned my netbook to me when last I sent it in for repair loaded with a Linux OS infected with a virus called "DansGuardian". It's a censor program that, for instance, when I try to access wikipedia, returns an error message that says something like "Illegal character ...more
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 5, 11 10:58 AM
A police officer is not an "average" job. You aren't handed a weapon in your "average" job nor are you required to work 10-12 hour shifts or midnight shifts nor does your "average" job put your life in a position of reasonable risk at least once a week.

Yes, the East End is pretty safe - but there have been a few articles recently about drugs and gangs and guns in our safe hamlet. Shootings and robberies in Tuckahoe, gang members arrested as a part of a drug ring in Flanders. Police ...more
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 9:18 PM
Stop with the excuses.

They simply are not worth TRIPLE the people who pay their salaries. If you go by the "per capita" calculation, it's more than FIVE times a "per capita" member of society's salary.

Sorry, but you will never convince me that they are worth THREE to FIVE times what the people they are sworn to protect, and serve are. Double, I would understand, but beyond that, you've got one hell of a case to prove to the vast majority of us.
Feb 3, 11 9:23 PM appended by Mr. Z
Just for the record, if some strung out meth/crack/smack addict decided to rob the store I work in, I run a risk of getting harmed, or shot myself. Doesn't hold water, Jack.
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 9:23 PM
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Granted there have been a lot of violent drug related crimes here recently and it seems that the SH has had some success in staying on top of those. There has always been a drug trade out here. But it seems that that trade is changing from a small time dealer to a more violent and gang related business. The battle against this is not just a local police matter as we see with today's bust of a gang by the task force. So in that context it is acceptable that the officers have good salaries. But then ...more
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 3, 11 10:04 PM
Find someone who lives in Western Suffolk County and ask them what they pay for Suffolk County P.D. OR Nassau County residents about their P.D. $$$$? You won't be complaining about what you pay for STPD. They're a bargain.
By lifesaver (108), speonk on Feb 4, 11 8:39 AM
Really, I would not be surprised with that. How is that cost diluted across peoples tax bills given the greater population and property density. It would be an interesting statistic.
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 4, 11 2:03 PM
The "average" self-employed business owner works at least 10 - 12 hrs daily (5-7days/wk!!!!) Most hospital staff (nurses, docs, orderlies, aids etc)works 12 hr shifts nowadays....and if you want to see any of them putting themselves in "reasonable risk", check out the ER, esp the midnight shift during the summer ! I'm not bashing cops, but they're not the only one's out there protecting our community, but I do know that the salary was definitely a factor in their CHOOSING this job......unlike our ...more
By Sharon (4), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 5:14 PM
Yeah, I know what you mean. I used to work with a security company that employed female guards. The guard got caught "waxing the knob" of one of Easthampton's finest. ( always wondered why they called them Easthampton's finest." That was the midnight shift...as you call it. Rough job. I also get let into houses, to do service calls, quite often in the sagaponack area...and a Southampton Town PD 4X4 shows up to let me in. Now...if he happens to be "off-duty'...should he not be "burning his own ...more
By c'mon now (46), southampton on Feb 4, 11 8:09 PM
Hello, can you say cell phone records tell the story?
By East End 2 (120), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:21 PM
i guess ATH is a liar since she denied getting such a call when this occurred
By ridiculous (214), hampton bays on Feb 3, 11 9:26 PM
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Where are all the ATH left wing lovers. What no comments from them about Madam Supervisor being a liar.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:29 PM
I love the whole bird not just her left wing..
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 3, 11 10:09 PM
Wow, rage rep, you have some real anger issues. Buy a dog or find a someone to love.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 4, 11 8:09 AM
shes a total liar... but linda was drunk. separate issue.
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 4, 11 4:17 PM
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She swerved over the double yellow line.Could have been drunk, on prescribed meds, talking on cell phone or just tired, Who cares? She needed to be stopped before she had an accident and hurt herself or someone else..it's that simple.
By consciencepoint (16), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:57 PM
conscience
Go to bed and get some sleep before you hurt yourself.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 11:07 PM
Hey, rage rep, you know why you have so many comments removed from this board? Bully.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 4, 11 8:10 AM
Where i the defensive cross examination?

The ADA asked "But are you involved in a conspiracy to frame Linda Kabot for driving while intoxicated?”


The answer was no!

So from there we have simple questions?

Do you call your family at one in the morning?
Since the answer is likely "no" one would then ask if he is in the habit of calling friends and family to chat at 1AM
NO? So why call ATH?
Are you in the habit of calling ATH after every DUI?
If ...more
By Hambone (482), New York on Feb 3, 11 10:33 PM
I watched the video kabot was crossing the line and i thought taping the breaks. I also thought the officers involved were bunglers, sober as a church mouse their commands seemed to be confusing, overbearing and not condusive to be unbiased. Couldn't help thinking, is this what we pay over a $100,000.00 a year for?
By coyote (14), southampton on Feb 3, 11 10:43 PM
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A wise man once remarked that:

"It is the greatest of villains, who believe that they are heroes."
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 11:33 PM
Text and phone calls from the arresting officer to the political opponent while at the scene?

The arrest must have been a set up from the get.

By elliot (238), sag harbor on Feb 4, 11 12:06 AM
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It wasn't at the scene - it was an hour later and not by the arresting officer, nor a member of their PD. Do you realize how many cards had to fall in place for this "conspiracy" to play out?
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 11 9:16 AM
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you're right! i bet they had the bartenders spike her drinks too!
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 4, 11 4:24 PM
ATH lied and thats a fact jack.

She is done ...
By Summer Resident (209), Manhattan on Feb 4, 11 1:43 AM
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Let us not forget that Linda Kabot refused to take the breathalizer teat. If she was not buzzed and she passed the test none of this would be happening.
What does it matter if someone called ATH?
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 8:29 AM
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I love how the police and the supervisor play little high school games on our coin. I guess it's just too much to ask these clowns to do the job that they were hired or elected to do.
By double standard (1506), quogue on Feb 4, 11 8:40 AM
Who cares! Whomever called whomever, whomever texted whomever.... who really cares??? I certainly don't. It doesn't change the fact that she drank, she drove and, she got caught. It's her lawyers job to smoke screen it any way he can, it's his job, and he gets paid very well for it. Bottom line: she did it and it's on tape.I'm just happy she didn't kill anyone. Let's move on....
By honeylamb (71), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 9:27 AM
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From another report on the web:

Lengthy testimony ensued about the recording of Kabot’s arrest. Gonce said he has the first and original recording in his office, but said it is not labeled as such.

“Did there come a point in time when Officer McManus and Officer Lucas asked for a copy?” asked Gonce.

Gonce said the officers, who stopped and arrested Kabot, had asked to review the “first copy” that he had in his office.

They took the ...more
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 4, 11 11:18 AM
It's pretty clear that Supervisor Kabot will be found not guilty. I hope that she has some post-trial plan to run again for Supervisor. ATH, by the testimony of the officers, has shown herself to be nothing more than a superannuated police groupie. We need Supervisor Kabot back in control to root out the featherbedding in the STPD.

I await the Defense witnesses with anticipation. Will Keahon call the passerby who was arrested for his trouble when he told the cops to let Kabot go because ...more
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 12:19 PM
The defense rested yesterday afternoon and they have summation this morning at 10:00 A.M.
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 4, 11 12:35 PM
Summation reported on recently by daily tabloid published west of The Canal.
By PBR (4818), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 1:12 PM
Jurors are delibirating - so I guess the answer to all of your questions is "no". It would be hard for Keahon to do all that, as there is no real basis for a "conspiracy". And if there was, the cops are idiots because they were making more $$$ under Kabot than under ATH
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 11 2:44 PM
Your irrational hate of policemen makes you bias, highhead. I too hope Kabot runs for supervisor again so she can be defeated again, not by Anna, but by a new candidate that can fight Nuzzi and Malone.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 4, 11 2:53 PM
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By patrickstar (67), hampton bays on Feb 4, 11 12:38 PM
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By patrickstar (67), hampton bays on Feb 4, 11 12:38 PM
Tell Anna
By patrickstar (67), hampton bays on Feb 4, 11 12:38 PM
Is it true? New reality TV show about SH Town Hall detailing all the cat fights and political backstabbing.
By jose1 (28), southampton on Feb 4, 11 12:49 PM
Why bother. Just watch cable news...lol
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 4, 11 1:22 PM
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All right... time for some fun here..: new summer drink combo..the Linda Kabot, of course ...Double white wine followed by a Bombay Blue Sapphire Gin shot...$45.00, cab fair included.
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 4, 11 1:39 PM
How about naming it "Kabotage" for all those conspiracy theorists out there.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 4, 11 2:54 PM
Well in the end, Linda may have ultimately beat a corrupt Anna (your going to get knocked off the Throne) Holst.
By kpjc (157), east quogue on Feb 4, 11 2:36 PM
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By xatiannorthsea (16), southampton on Feb 4, 11 2:41 PM
Lets be real people everyone and anyone knows the cops in WH are not on the up and up and never drive through that town. They'll get you for looking at them the wrong way. PS Also show me one pollitican that is not out for themself.
By J. Totta (89), Sag Harbor on Feb 4, 11 2:48 PM
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to Nature:

OK, I tried AGAIN. Here's what I entered in seethoughny:

2009 - - police officer - - Towns - - Southampton - - Southampton (Police & Fire) - - Aube - - Patrick - - wages - - more than - - 50,000

The site returns the message "No records to display". What am I doing wrong? (I added the 50,000 just in case no field could be left blank. When I did that, the error message, "Enter a valid number" was returned.)

I have tried permutations of "police officer" ...more
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 2:57 PM
Don't enter all of that additional info (Southampton Town, Police & fire). Just go to "Towns" and enter "Aube" it will come up.
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 11 3:07 PM
to Nature:

How cool is this!? SeethoughNY responded to my complaint that STPD salaries weren't in their data base (or I couldn't find them) by emailing me the list of salaries for the entire department in 2009.

I was suspicious that the salaries that you posted seemed low and, sure enough, the data does NOT include overtime pay nor, I assume, benefits since salary would exclude those perks.

The roster lists "ndr" (no data received) in the place after each officer's name ...more
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 3:37 PM
Glad to see you are a big boy and figured out (with a little help from others) how to circumvent the FOILING (which certainly would have lead to a Kabot-like fate) and got your info.

Of course it doesn't include benefits - NO listed public salaries include benefits. Just like when you get a job and they tell you the salaray is $XXX it does not include the cost of a benefits package.

And why are you so anti-OT? Yes, it costs a lot of $$$ but they are being compensated for being ...more
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 11 3:49 PM
Oh, and P.S. have them send you the salaries for 2010, add them up and compare the two years then tell me how much LESS the STPD made under their new Supervisor who is "in bed" with the PD
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 11 3:51 PM
Please Nature not again...I can't contain myself...please stop..lol
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 4, 11 4:41 PM
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FIVE TIMES "per capita" income.

The "less", is marginal, at best.

I appreciate, and respect all that they do, HOWEVER, it does not justify such excess. At 80k, you'd probably get little, or no arguement. Beyond the household income threshold, for ONE earner, is where it becomes iresome.
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 4, 11 6:36 PM
Hi Nature since HH hasn't responded to you I will. I am a property owner and Police taxes are Less than $200 for the year. We pay more for Fire and Ambulance than police. We pay almost $400 for library and then there is the lovely school tax that is over $7k. Of all the taxes I listed the police department is really the last thing I think people should be complaining about.
By lifesaver (108), speonk on Feb 6, 11 8:17 AM
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lifesaver - thanks for the info. HH has no leg to stand on... my guess is he has in some way or another benefited more from police services than fire/ems and library.

Cops are paid a ton, but how much really comes from your pocket? IF we slashed their pay by 50% - you wouldn't notice it, but the local economy would and their families would.
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 7, 11 9:27 AM
1) Supervisor in the middle of a contentious election gets pulled over for DWI.
2) Supervisor refuses innocence-proving breathalyzer.
3) Cops review video to confirm evidence before making arrest.
4) Supervisor busted.
5) Gossip circuit starts up with text and phone messages.
6) Supervisor's attorney spreads manure to distract from DWI charge.

I'm almost out of popcorn ...
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 3:26 PM
You forgot the part about how arresting officers tamper with video of tests and arrest..It makes it a better tail...
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 4, 11 4:45 PM
Reasonable Doubt?

TBD soon!
By PBR (4818), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 3:41 PM
PS -- Great coverage by the Press and Ms. Trauring, especially for being the first new organization to post the video of the traffic stop!
By PBR (4818), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 3:48 PM
That is not reasonable doubt to Kabot being drunk. It's reasonable doubt that they were happy to arrest her. Kabot can file a civil lawsuit in regards to the conspiracy, this court case relvoves around wether or not Kabot was intoxicated.
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 11 3:50 PM
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she was
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 4, 11 4:01 PM
I think it was HHS who raised the issue of Jury Nullification a few days ago. At the time I thought this possibility was a stretch, but Mr. Aube's early morning test message to Anna Throne-Holst might have tipped the balance in favor of Ms. Kabot IMO. I did not hear Mr. Keahon's summation, but it could have made the jury realize that their GUTS had already told them that "Something Was Rotten in Denmark" with this prosecution.

To "Nullify" an otherwise sound prosecution which should have ...more
By PBR (4818), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 4:23 PM
PS -- "text message" -- plus Aube then talked with Ms. Throne-Holst for NINE MINUTES after 1 AM in the morning.

Welcome to Peyton Place!
By PBR (4818), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 4:27 PM
Is there any politician out there that we can beleive. Town Hall catfights can be good TV. Maybe we can get some taxpayer money recouped from a Reality TV show?
By jose1 (28), southampton on Feb 4, 11 4:36 PM
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That goes to tell you that men are more gossiping that women ... wow
By YXZ (32), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 11 4:41 PM
Done!!!!
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 4, 11 4:46 PM
I'm assuming the WHB PD has sent ATH a text to let her know?
By CoweeDewey (110), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 4:55 PM
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That had nothing to do with WHB PD.
By Frank Wheeler (1734), Northampton on Feb 4, 11 5:01 PM
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Frank says, "That had nothing to do with WHB PD."

Unless it did!

Seems as if the verdict suggests that the Aube text to ATH MIGHT INDEED have had something "to do with WHB PD?"
By PBR (4818), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 5:28 PM
WOW, that was a quick deliberation! Good for her! Too bad it cost her the election!
By ICE (1207), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 4:55 PM
Officer standing in front of the dash camera = EPIC FAIL!!!
By ICE (1207), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 4:57 PM
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She beat the system with a big-time criminal trial lawyer who knew how to cloud the real issue. Way to go Linda. Hopefully next time you won't kill anyone. Now time to lawyer up (again) and challenge the results of the last election.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 5:01 PM
Congratulations to Linda for having the fortitude to bring this case to trial and shame on anyone from the other side who had any role in this debacle. While it may not have been a setup from the start it was certainly considered a feather in the cap of both local police departments involved. The future may well show the feather to have come from an albatross--the good people of Southampton Town deserve so much better. Too bad the the District Attorney didn't see it for what was as soon as the ...more
By Doug Penny (59), Lexington, Virginia on Feb 4, 11 5:02 PM
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Are you sure it was a feather? It may just have been a scale from a red herring.
By VOS (1010), WHB on Feb 4, 11 5:50 PM
Congratulations to Linda for having the fortitude to bring this case to trial and shame on anyone from the other side who had any role in this debacle. While it may not have been a setup from the start it was certainly considered a feather in the cap of both local police departments involved. The future may well show the feather to have come from an albatross--the good people of Southampton Town deserve so much better. Too bad the the District Attorney didn't see it for what was as soon as the ...more
By Doug Penny (59), Lexington, Virginia on Feb 4, 11 5:02 PM
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the fix was in if you ask me.
By tianabay (5), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 11 5:02 PM
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"Peyton Place" in -- "Peyton Place" out.

GIGO.
By PBR (4818), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 5:04 PM
Verdict is in-I'll be the first to admit I was wrong. Case closed.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Feb 4, 11 5:05 PM
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Not guilty in less than 90 minutes. I imagine in the civil suit - which Linda will no doubt bring against W.H.B. and the cops who arrested her, we will find out if there was in fact a conspiracy.

By Steven (113), Westhampton on Feb 4, 11 5:08 PM
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OJ was not guilty, too.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 5:09 PM
The glove didn't fit!
By ICE (1207), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 5:22 PM
You can only murder someone with gloves that fit, of course.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 5:34 PM
LOL, Exactly!
By ICE (1207), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 5:36 PM
OJ lost in the ensuing civil trial.

Justice has a way of finding The Truth.

TBD here.
By PBR (4818), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 6:24 PM
As has been demonstrated time and again, "justice" is determined by the depth of one's pocket.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 11:21 AM
This case begs for further investigation IMO.

Hopefully Suffolk County, NYS, or the US Attorney General will look into what REALLY happened behind the scenes here, before, during and after the incident.

A special blue-ribbon Grand Jury investigation might be appropriate to rid The East End of special interests dispensing "justice" under the radar screen.

The Internal Affairs Divisions of all police departments involved in this fiasco should also consider ferreting out ...more
By PBR (4818), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 5:17 PM
With all of the political corruption going on in town government, it is time for a good house cleaning. It is time for some fresh new faces to come forward before next election day!
By METCOMedia (116), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 11 5:41 PM
bravo we need good people in all political positions It's time for new honest faces Hopefully some good people will come forward and run not the liars and cheats who currently hold office
By harbor man (31), sag harbor on Feb 4, 11 8:28 PM
I'm by far no angel, unless you count "hell's angel", but I could be tempted to "throw my hat in the ring".

I enjoy my civil disobedience, just as much as the next man, which will most likely mean I ain't got a shot in Hell of being elected.
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 4, 11 11:04 PM
Kabot was an enemy of Southampton Town Police. Someone who had to be taken out! SHTPD couldn't do it, so what better than to have an outside agency do it, (WHBPD). Perhaps she frequented the Westhampton Beach area at night, and the police were familar with her vehicle and habits. All you have to do is lie in wait to the opportunity comes along and them spring it. If this is what you called a conspiracy, THEY succeeded, destroying Ms. Kabot's political life.That post midnight call by a police officer ...more
By BruceB (131), Sag Harbor on Feb 4, 11 6:20 PM
Seems to me that after ATH and her crony pushed for an ethics investigation of the Republicans' actions (which was dropped due to lack of any violations) maybe the Republicans should conduct an ethics investigation into ATH's behavior on this matter. She clearly lied about being contacted by police. Furthermore, most citizens let alone public officials would be treated with more courtesy and respect than they gave Linda. Really.. handcuffs??? Couldn't they just have escorted her home? This ...more
By eagleeye (39), Sag Harbor on Feb 4, 11 6:30 PM
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Eagleeye I totally agree.
Anna is a fraud, liar and phoney. She will give the town away to the police and never inforce the local law to retire them after 20 yrs.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 8:44 PM
to reg rep:

ATH has gelatin where others have spine. She was the STPD PBA candidate for Supervisor BEFORE Linda Kabot was busted. Until then, she had only received pats on the head from the STPD PBA. Linda's ambush raised her consciousness to the fact that good girls got pats but bad girls got smacks.

Unfortunately, there is no candidate on the horizon, from either party, that has dared to raise the subject of p.d. pay since Officer Gwinn and the ranked blueshirts humiliated ...more
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 5, 11 11:25 AM
I remember that, and how despicable that a PBA president can speak to a Town Board member, let alone Supervisor like that, with none-too-thinly veiled threats that if they retired those officers who were on permanent disability that other officers would refuse to do their jobs. Unbelievable. To protect and serve... their own self interests. They were in it together, the PBA and ATH, you wash my back I'll wash yours. Congrats and kudos to Linda for having the character and guts to fight for our ...more
By eagleeye (39), Sag Harbor on Feb 5, 11 1:51 PM
Would any of you feel comfortable with Linda on tht Night driving down your street while your kids were out playing?? I think not. She was dwi! Her refusal to submit to the breath test shows that she knew that she was guilty, if she was comfortable and knew that she was fine she would have avoided this whole mess by taking the test. Either way, her political life is shot by the way that she acted and her attitude during the arrest. All of Keahon's razzle dazzle will not change that. I'm sure there ...more
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 4, 11 6:38 PM
to Clarity:

I would feel a lot more comfortable having my kids on the street than I would feel being on the street my self walking my bicycle. I don't expect to be arrested for voicing my opinion. (Insert snide reply here.)

Note to all citizens: If you see the cops abusing a citizen, don't intervene in WHB.
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 5, 11 11:31 AM
I truly believe that had Linda been cooperative, admitted she was wrong and made a public apology, she would have gotten a plea deal, paid a 500 dollar fine and probably would have been re-elected. People are forgiving and would have admired her for admitting she made a mistake, because lord knows we all have.
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 4, 11 6:40 PM
to Clarity:

Should she have apologized for global warming as well?
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 6:54 PM
Thanks, HH, I needed that!

A good laugh, that is.

Someone believing noble intentions could rule our current society.

How trite...
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 4, 11 11:26 PM
HURRAH!! Let us kill the fatted tofu calf.

to Nature:

I swear that I have said this before but, to reiterate, what I want to know is the TOTAL COST of each p.d. officer each year. I have no bias against overtime other than that I don't want to pay it unless absolutely necessary.

The site to which you directed me, seethroughny, was less informative than the STPD remuneration list that Supervisor Kabot posted on the Town website before she was ambushed. All it revealed ...more
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 6:50 PM
Isn't Gwinn the guy who successfully sued the town when he was improperly denied a detective position? Is that why they wanted him out?
By VOS (1010), WHB on Feb 4, 11 7:29 PM
It seems to me that even if it was a setup they would have nothing if she simply took the test and came up sober. If anyone else refused to take the test their license would be automatically gone.
You can't set someone up for a DWI if they are not DWI. The video seems to show her vehicle swerving across the yellow line and you can clearly hear her refusing the test. Sometimes you have to take a little responsibility for your actions and not make a bunch of excuses. If she would have ran into ...more
By Andrew (11), Calverton on Feb 4, 11 6:58 PM
She refused the breathalyzer because she was drunk.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 5, 11 1:16 AM
What part of "Not Guilty" doesn't everyone understand?
By PBR (4818), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 7:25 PM
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The part(s) where she weaved over the double yellow, identified herself like she deserved special treatment, couldn't balance and couldn't count. And also the part where she'd leave her car and have her husband drive her home (because she was DWI).
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 11:59 AM
If this was anyone other then Linda Kabot at the time, the officers would have just driven her home. Congratulations Linda. I am happy for you. All the best to you!
By powerwalker (48), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 7:39 PM
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When was the last time cops DROVE someone home that they pulled over on suspicion of DWI? This isn't the 60's anymore...
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 5, 11 10:14 PM
My guess is she'll be reelected to the town board in June and receive a sizable settlement from the village of Westhampton Beach who will also being paying for the Eruv debacle. Thank goodness I live in the town of Southampton.
By Steven (113), Westhampton on Feb 4, 11 8:00 PM
Congratulations Linda, I'm happy that you can put this nightmare behind you.
Some people just don't get it how much you were and are hated by the police dept. for doing your job.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 8:17 PM
And apparently some people are capable of overlooking the fact that she broke the law and put other people in sever danger that night. Had this been anyone else we wouldn't even be talking about this, they would have already been done serving their sentence.

regrep you should be ashamed of yourself. I guess some people are above the law in your book. I hope you have a few drinks one night while at dinner and get pulled over. I really do!
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 6, 11 5:09 PM
time for some honest new fresh talent to run for political office time to clean the house both on a local and national level
By harbor man (31), sag harbor on Feb 4, 11 8:31 PM
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Also time to clean out at the Westhampton Police Department and the Southampton Police Dept. What a joke these two agencies are. Overpaid to do no work. How are the Post Stop Cafe Robbery, the Astoria Savings holdup and the Westhampton Steakhouse cases coming? Oh that's right, WHB PD doesn't know how to solve crimes. They just know how to harass people!
By sayitaintsojoe (100), Westhampton on Feb 5, 11 11:14 AM
At this point the right thing for the SH Press to do is remove the video of the arrest.
I think Linda Kabot and her family have had enough, the police have distroyed her reputation and her career.
TAKE DOWN THE VIDEO, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 8:49 PM
They can take it down but I will be putting it up on youtube, twitter, facebook and any other site I can think of where people will be able to see the injustice that was served to us this week. Police arrests are public information, like it or not Kabotlover. Too bad you won't be getting your way with this one, can't win em all eh?
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 6, 11 5:16 PM
What a joke! Not guilty? Total failure of our criminal justice system. She was clearly impaired by alcohol that night and only got away with it because of who she was. I say was because she is nothing now. If it were me or you in this trial we would've already been convicted.

Makes me so angry that people like her get away these things. I ask you all this question...If she wasn't impaired by alcohol then she may be the most unintelligent person to ever hold an elected position. She ...more
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 4, 11 9:48 PM
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WRONG!
The real lesson here,is do not mess with the local police. Elected official's better not try and enforce the law. Even though we have a law on the books that state that a PO should retire after 20 years.
It is truly said for the tax payers that this law of the Town of Southampton have never been enforced.

The only elected official (Linda Kabot) who ever tried to enforce the law was treated with disrespect, insulted and threatened by PBA officials (in 2008) at a town board ...more
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 11:08 PM
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she was not guilty. end of story.
By banjack (45), port jeff on Feb 5, 11 10:07 AM
The real lesson here, is elected officials don't have to abide by the law.

And "not guilty" does not mean that she was not DWI. It simply means that the jury was manipulated by a crack criminal defense attorney who clouded the issue and somehow managed to prevent witnesses (Magic's Pub) from testifying.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 12:06 PM
If this is all true - then why did the Town police involved in this matter (like Aube) make LESS in 2010 as a base salary under ATH than Linda Kabot?
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 5, 11 5:33 PM
regrep, you are the moron here. Tell you what. I'm going to come over to your house after having "two" glasses of wine and take your children for a ride. Sound like a good idea? Would you let them in the car with me? Would you let them ride along with your precious ex supervisor? Would you lend her your car to drive around in? Would you let your kids ride their bikes outside knowing she was coming down the street? Answer these questions leaving your warped political views out of it and you ...more
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 6, 11 5:07 PM
If she were really sober, all that se needed to do was blow and she could have driven home that night.
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 10:24 PM
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You miss the point.

There was a risk, due to prior threats, and fear, that a machine could be calibrated to stand against her.

I have always respected your opinion, so, dwell on that scenario, in her shoes.
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 4, 11 11:14 PM
you have a lot to learn. they were setting her up.
By banjack (45), port jeff on Feb 5, 11 10:09 AM
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By Dunker137 (12), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 10:38 PM
From O.J. on down to Michael Vick, "justice" is obviously only as costly, as the paperwork jam, and attorney you are capable of affording.

I won't say her acquittal is right, or wrong.

All I will say, is "justice" can be purchased FAR too easily in our current state of "society".
Feb 4, 11 11:08 PM appended by Mr. Z
[expletive deleted] me, I almost forgot Martha Stewart!!!!!
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 4, 11 11:08 PM
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WOW, and how could I forget Vince Neil?

Oh, who am I kidding, the list of purchased "justice" is endless.

Halls of Justice Painted Green
Money Talking
Power Wolves Beset Your Door
Hear Them Stalking
Soon You'll Please Their Appetite
They Devour
Hammer of Justice Crushes You
Overpower

The Ultimate in Vanity
Exploiting Their Supremacy
I Can't Believe the Things You Say
I Can't Believe
I Can't Believe the Price You Pay
Nothing ...more
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 4, 11 11:19 PM
You just did say it was wrong.
Now you are comparing OJ (the low life murderer) and Michael Vick (dog killer) with Kabot.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 11:23 PM
No.

Justice for sale, is wrong.

I wasn't arrested for "disorderly conduct" that night, so I can't be sure. All I choose to do, is turn a mirror face up to "society".
Feb 4, 11 11:29 PM appended by Mr. Z
It is only "time, and tide" which hath have proven the character of the two persons in question you chose to describe. A bath robe is "one size fits all". All the better reason we have courts of law. However, like any good thing, Humanity may choose to abuse such good things.
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 4, 11 11:29 PM
You can add yourself in that list rage rep.

The cops screwed up. They had her dead to rights, she freaking walked backwards instead of turning around. Should have waited a few hours before calling Throne Holst
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 5, 11 1:11 AM
How do you handle the officers tampering with the video of the arrest after their supervisor had removed the copy from the car's computer.
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 5, 11 9:11 AM
Dunker
Explain what are you talking about? If you know something share it.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 11:12 PM
So disappointed in ATH, sorry I voted for her-she lied.
By nurse (53), sag harbor on Feb 5, 11 12:37 AM
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Name one politician who hasn't.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 12:07 PM
Because your politicians are week. when we get our caliphate in the middle east you will see how well government can be ran. Islam is the way. you could not get away with this in Pakistan ms Kabot. It is a disgrace to the office you held.
By local 84 (302), riverhead on Feb 5, 11 2:44 PM
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By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 4:30 PM
If my comment was off-topic or inappropriate, so is the one I replied to.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 10:26 PM
What a JOKE The paper sensors our comments but lets local 84s stand Bias???
By joe hampton (2927), south hampton on Feb 7, 11 12:20 AM
Hmmmm, if I drove late at night and was pulled over, could I refuse a Breathalyzer? And get away with it? Bad cops, mysterious late night calls to Holst.
Looks like the case of crooked politicians and cops.
Oh wait! That's every day in the Hamptons with all the back stabbers!
By LovedHerTown (117), southampton on Feb 5, 11 7:20 AM
?
By Phoebe (4), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 10:05 AM
She could not even count on the police video and she got off! Scary.

By Phoebe (4), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 10:13 AM
The real story here is the scheme. The Westhampton police called the Southampton PBA president 10 minutes after the arrest. The Southampton PBA president makes a call to confirm the arrest, then he calls Anna Throne Holst at 1AM and speaks with her for 10 minutes about the arrest. It does not take a conspitacy theorist to see that there is something very wrong with this chain of events. The piece of this puzzle that really raises serious questions is why ATH flat out denied she was called by ...more
By hohum123 (91), springs on Feb 5, 11 11:17 AM
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Well I guess ATH is going to be a one term Supervisor.
By PrivateerMatt (390), Weesuck Creek , EQ on Feb 5, 11 11:51 AM
Just like Linda.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 12:08 PM
I just watched the video of the stop and arrest. She crossed the yellow line once and that was as she was getting to the corner to turn left. She used her signals at all times, slowed to allow people cross the street, moved to the left to create a safe distance fromher car and a truck diagnoled parked out into the street, and when she was pulled over she pulled into the diagonal parking space perfectly. The care was dead center between the two parking lines, she pulled her front tires right up ...more
By hohum123 (91), springs on Feb 5, 11 12:08 PM
Because the real story here is that M.A.D has driven the Federal government to the point of a police state. The legal limit is a joke,the speed limits are a joke,the outdoor smoking laws are a joke,now we are going after Doritos and ding dongs.
OMG .....Lets just all stay home and Facebook weeeee.......The restaurants, bars, bowling alleys are all ghost towns.
By joe hampton (2927), south hampton on Feb 5, 11 1:40 PM
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Instead people are in virtual bars on second life.....I say get a life. I feel sorry for every one under thirty that will live there whole life in the nanny state and not even know how much has been taken away from them.
By joe hampton (2927), south hampton on Feb 5, 11 1:41 PM
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By rabblerouser (45), Hampton Bays on Feb 5, 11 12:27 PM
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Rabblerouser
You are so right on with your comments regarding Anna Throne-Holst. Its to bad the SH Press will most likely delete your comments. I have stated almost the same thing in another post and it was deleted. Many dead bodies in Anna wake. ATH is the darling of the SH Press and they don't like to hear the truth about her character.
I followed the 2008 campaign closely and know her well,she will do anything to win.
We'll see if we have freedom of speech.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 1:08 PM
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Freedom of speech protects you from the government. This is a privately owned and operated site and participation is at their discretion. Or would you prefer to have the government tell them what to do.

Why us it that those of you on the far right so embrace a document of which you have so little knowledge? Perhaps instead of quoting the constitution and claiming it's protection, you should give it a read
By progressnow (556), sag harbor on Feb 5, 11 5:48 PM
Read it many times maybe you should re-read it.
Why is it that those like you on the far left and a Anna Throne-Holst supporter will not comment on the fact that Madam Supervisor ATH is a liar, a phoney and of poor character.


By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 6:32 PM
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Rage rep, if you think the constitution protects your right to make a fool of yourself on an anonymous, privately owned blog, you are mistaken. Judging from your posts here, You should be put on a government watch list
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 5, 11 6:45 PM
Radical Razza judging from your posts
You need to keep you own comments in check but then again you left wing-nuts are so beside yourselves trying to get your agenda passed. Bishop supporter.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 7:16 PM
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The DWI Laws are out of hand , Congratulations Linda
By joe hampton (2927), south hampton on Feb 5, 11 12:49 PM
Yeah, how dare they have laws meant to save innocent people from murde by a drunken driver
By progressnow (556), sag harbor on Feb 5, 11 5:43 PM
Every 50 minutes there is a drunk driving related death in this country! It is not the laws that are out of hand, but the drunk drivers. Leave it to Joe Hampton to complain about laws that exist to save lives. Remove tebag, insert intelligent thought.
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 6:01 PM
We also have immigration laws to prevent criminals from crossing the border, but you're not really in favor of enforcing those, are you?
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Feb 5, 11 7:21 PM
What a completely moronic comparison by reality last. The dude is completely obsessed with immigrants. He must be an unskilled laborer
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 5, 11 7:28 PM
I did not say we should not have any drinking laws just that they have gotten out of hand. The Ambulance chasers and auto insurance company's have made sure of that.The limits are ridiculously low.
By joe hampton (2927), south hampton on Feb 5, 11 7:58 PM
If MAD tried in the 80s all at once to make the illegal intoxication levels what they are now... we would have laughed at them.Little by little they have managed to out law it to the point of non existence just like seat belts and now fat labels.
By joe hampton (2927), south hampton on Feb 5, 11 7:59 PM
More embarrassing for Anna Throne-Holst than for Linda. Where are the reporters from the press asking ATH about her lie?
By kpjc (157), east quogue on Feb 5, 11 1:40 PM
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Why was rabblerouser's comment removed? Is it because Fred Thiele's name was mentioned?
By Mrs.Sea (252), Sag Harbor on Feb 5, 11 1:45 PM
Not only was Theile mentioned but also Dan Russo, Pat Aube, Linda Kabot Darlene Troge just a few she screwed one way or another.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 6:34 PM
I agree with JH I choose the red pill
By They call me (2167), southampton on Feb 5, 11 2:13 PM
Congrats to Linda and her long journey to prove what everyone who is anyone knew from the start and that is that she was, as she said from the beginning, set up! The video, which is a one time thing on 27 East???, proves one sure thing and that is that they were "riding" her and if anyone has ever experienced what happens when the police ride you, well, it speaks for itself. She should sue them all and clear her name and Anna is a done deal for lying. You play with the goons you pay. Simple! ...more
By maggie (16), East Quogue on Feb 5, 11 3:41 PM
I know that when I'm being tailed by a cop at midnight on a weekend notorious for intoxicated drivers, that I NEVER stop at stop signs... I just roll on through like Kabot so the cops won't rear end me while they tailgate me...

come on, give me a break.
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 5, 11 10:12 PM
Interesting ATH first order of business 2010 negotiate and settle PBA contract.
By barbal (2), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 3:45 PM
GOD BLESS THE FMILY IF NASSAU COUNTY PD POLICE OFFICER MICHAEL CALIFANO!! People who swerve and don't maintain their lane should be convicted, because they can KILL
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 5, 11 5:23 PM
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This story clearly shows that Anna Throne-Holst is a liar. If anyone is interested in calling out Supervisor Throne-Holst on this horrific lie show up at the Town Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 8 at 6 p.m. in the town board room 2nd floor of town hall. At the public portion of the agenda you are allowed to speak and ask any question you want of any of the 5 town board members. Anything at all, just raise your hand and you will be asked to go to the podium. She must be called out on this horrible ...more
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 6:59 PM
Rage rep makes Michelle Bachman look sane
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 5, 11 7:31 PM
Miss Bachman is very much sane thank you
By joe hampton (2927), south hampton on Feb 5, 11 8:01 PM
Hah! In the land of midgets Pygmies cast tall shadows.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 5, 11 9:07 PM
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Oh, so true, razza51, oh so true!
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 11:21 AM
A Travesty of justice at best. Should this happen to Joe blow he would have been guilty a year ago and lost his license for not blowing ,let alone for the documented failure of a field sobriety test and obvious inability to control her vehicle properly. this is not a case of politics but a case of our justice system failing to work. My head just can not grasp what this jury of her piers was thinking.or not ! Talk to the family's that loose loved ones to drunk drivers and explain the merits ...more
By frank84 (10), hampton bays on Feb 5, 11 8:03 PM
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FWIW, she lost her license for the requisite year and and any fine that would have been associated with her conviction is small potatoes compared to her attorney fees. She SHOULD have plead guilty and been done with it forever ago.
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 5, 11 10:11 PM
Linda Kabot has been vindicated; Anna Throne-Holst has been shown to be a liar, and the STPD PBA has been exposed as conspirators in Ms. Kabot's arrest. Where do we go from here?

It's far from clear sailing. The minority Town Council party, the Democrats, is led by the STPD PBA Town Council rep, Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst. As a result, for Democrats to run on a platform of police department reform would be implicitly to criticize her stewardship.

The Republican majority, on ...more
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 5, 11 8:36 PM
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Yes, we cannot allow a society where drunk drivers are actually punished.
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 10:10 PM
I think that have figured it out. You are Bill Jones, the former SHT deputy suervisor, because all of your posts are against the Police Dept that you obviously hated so much while in office because they made you look like the liar you are.
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 6, 11 11:24 PM
If he were Bill Jones he would easily be able to get the salaries of STPD he is so desperately after. Every now and then he also would show hints of insider knowledge - HH knows nothing about the inner workings of the Town.
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 7, 11 10:36 AM
stop being so modest... let's name it the "high hat size" party! Our campaign slogan can be "hell no, the cops gotta go!"
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 5, 11 10:08 PM
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The reality of it is that ALL politicians and Laywers are snakes and liers. You can Never trust them.
By lifesaver (108), speonk on Feb 6, 11 8:46 AM
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Looks like the liberal "Peace, Compassion and Forgiveness" gang is going to need a new witch to burn.
By double standard (1506), quogue on Feb 6, 11 8:54 AM
No, we'll stick with Linda, thanks.
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 11:22 AM
That's right, leftists prefer to attack individuals, rather than ideas or organizations, since they can make individuals feel pain more easily.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Feb 6, 11 1:42 PM
Kabot and her lawyer look like they just stepped out of an original episode of CHIPs
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 6, 11 11:09 AM
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Looking forward to Tuesday's public session at 6:00. Anna needs to confess and step down; at there very least there should be a recall and a new election for Supervisor.

Also looking forward to Linda's law suit against those who tried to frame her.
Will Keahon represent her in the civil action?
By Steven (113), Westhampton on Feb 6, 11 1:39 PM
Yeah, Anna should step down as soon as Nuzzi and Malone due so for their appointment of their buddy from OTB to a $120,000/year position without even accepting applications or holding public hearings.

You want to hold board members accountable? Me too. All of them.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 6, 11 2:47 PM
I don't agree on how this hiring was handled but when was a public hearing ever held on a personnel issue like hiring?
I don't think ever.
When the postion of Comptroller was given to Tamara Wright was it re-opened to the public, were applications taken or was she just handed the job? We know she worked p/t but the job should have been opened to the general public with a job posting in the paper. Was civil service regulations followed in Tamara's case? Tamara is a friend of Anna's and donated ...more
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 3:15 PM
I can only hope that the sitting Town Council members take Clarity's suggestion (above) to heart and apologize to Linda for the sins of commission and omission that they have committed in the course of her DWI ordeal. Of course, only ATH has been directly implicated by testimony but Honest Jim Malone, Smilin' Chris Nuzzi and Nance Grabowski must have known all about it. Poor Bridgey Flemming, first time in the adult pool, was simply over her head.

A soul-cleansing confession by all would ...more
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 6, 11 2:43 PM
Oh lets all sing a good ol' Kumbaya...
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Feb 6, 11 4:08 PM
Please don't associate me with any of your views or postings, as I believe that you sir are a loon!!
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 6, 11 11:26 PM
Highhatsize....you make many good and important points on these threads. However, you have got this one wrong! Fleming is the smartest member on the Southampton Town Board. Her insight, demeanor and courage in the face of difficult circumstances makes her the stand-out.
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 3:04 PM
Her inability to respond to constituents stands out, too.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 4:25 PM
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By oneseriousSicilian (33), medford on Feb 6, 11 3:16 PM
Noah...Cheap shot!
I am sure that you did not conduct a pole with all of the board members to test the degree to which they respond to constituents.
Bridget Fleming is the smartest person on the Southampton Town Board!
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 6:25 PM
One would hope that Noah "did not conduct a pole with all of the board members to test the degree to which they respond to constituents!"

OUCH !!!

One has thought that the Town Board was divided according to party, or perhaps this was a Pole Dance for a larger party?

Is this a Pole-ish joke?

Noah Way!

PS -- "Poll?"
By PBR (4818), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 9:59 PM
Not a cheap shot, personal experience. A direct written query was ignored.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 10:22 PM
That comment from SHNative about Fleming being the smartest person on the TB is hysterical he must have written comedy for the Smothers Brothers at one time.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 6:36 PM
People First, Razza123ABC, Progress now and all of the transparent hate crowd simply want Kabot to fry because of her politics. Had this been ATH the above mentioned crew would be screaming "conspiracy!!!!" from the highest of hills.

She was not found guilty, yet the gang with "teabag" tourette's seem to have themselves convinced that they know better than everyone else. They even know more than the jury that was actually at the trial. And of course they see this as the wrong team winning, ...more
By double standard (1506), quogue on Feb 6, 11 7:45 PM
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Quit your whining and drink your tea.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 6, 11 8:42 PM
By the way, if you could tag a break from all of your teabaggery for a moment and actually read, you would see that I don't care for Throne Holst anymore than I do Darth Kabot - who, let's be honest, was totally wasted. Not the first time a jury was distracted by shiny conspiracy theories.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 6, 11 8:46 PM
Hahaaaaa!!! Your 2 responses proved my point exactly. Perfect.

Man, I would love to debate you clowns on any issue. The only rules would be no ideology and no name calling. You all would just stand there and drool.
By double standard (1506), quogue on Feb 6, 11 9:40 PM
Haha! A debate? Dude, you think in talking points, it would be like debating a political ad.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 7, 11 7:54 AM
Have you read your posts? Your entire group offers nothing and when challenged you become the "teabag" parrots and then blame all of the world's problems on the wealthy and GWB tax cuts. Then you all give each other virtual high fives. You offer nothing because that's all you have. You can't even comprehend the idea of someone disagreeing with you. You want proof? Read your posts.

"Darth Kabot - who, let's be honest, was totally wasted"
This is how you argue. You have no proof at all ...more
By double standard (1506), quogue on Feb 7, 11 10:10 AM
"Double standard, I am your father." You need a drink. Call Linda.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 7, 11 1:14 PM
And Razza, you need to learn how to debate on facts. Name calling and poor attempts at humor won't cover up the fact that you have no argument here. Angry, angry hurt man you are, Razza1234567.
By double standard (1506), quogue on Feb 7, 11 7:00 PM
I will agree that Bridget Fleming is the smartest person on the Town Board. Look at her academic background.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Feb 6, 11 8:16 PM
If Bridget was so smart she would not be sitting on the TB. She would not need to, she would be making so much money in private practice.
Word is she is a terrible lawyer.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 9:29 PM
From the re-run of Terminator II this evening on AMC 43:

"It's in your nature to destroy yourselves."
By PBR (4818), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 8:47 PM
Let's just cut through all the BS. Bottom line is ATH has been caught in a huge lie and very embarrassing and unethical position. Her political career ends when her term ends -- it's that simple.
By hohum123 (91), springs on Feb 6, 11 11:02 PM
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All politicans lie, its the name of the game, ie, anna didnt get a call and linda wasnt drunk, both lies.
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 6, 11 11:28 PM
Ms. Throne-Holst is a uniter after all: she has earned the contempt of the entire political spectrum.
By rabblerouser (45), Hampton Bays on Feb 7, 11 7:33 AM
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By dogfacejones (78), Southampton on Feb 7, 11 8:03 AM

In the end, rogue politicians always expose themselves.

Like her cohort Skip Heaney, self anointed Southampton Queen Anna has flamed out spectacularly and shown to be the town's Liar-in Chief, along with PBA former Head Patrick Aube.

And the video showed the Gestapo like WHB police jokes in action! Oh what a town!

By Obbservant (440), southampton on Feb 7, 11 10:07 AM
I must have missed the jack-boots part.

But how is Anna Throne-Holst any sort of Skip Heaney "cohort?"
By Frank Wheeler (1734), Northampton on Feb 7, 11 1:00 PM
Skip befriended Anna because of his hatred for Linda Kabot. Don’t forget Skip lost the primary to Linda. He would have done anything to make sure Linda lost the election in Nov 2007. Skip ran anyway on the Conservative Line only, Linda on the Republican and Jim Henry on the Dem line. The rest is history but it didn’t end there.
Some people say that Skip remained friends with Anna just to try and make Linda’s life miserable on the TB. The Republican Party (still under Skips ...more
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 7, 11 7:50 PM

In the end, rogue politicians always expose themselves.

Like her cohort Skip Heaney, self anointed Southampton Queen Anna has flamed out spectacularly and shown to be the town's Liar-in Chief, along with PBA former Head Patrick Aube.

And the video showed the Gestapo like WHB police jokes in action! Oh what a town!

By Obbservant (440), southampton on Feb 7, 11 10:07 AM
Interesting that you call her Queen Anna. Some folks in town hall have been referring to her as her royal highness or the princess due to her imperious attitude when people don't agree with her.
By goldenrod (505), southampton on Feb 7, 11 11:07 AM
You sure that's why, and not because her name is "throne"?
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 7, 11 11:18 AM
Nothing to do with her name, everything to do with her attitude. All graciousness when the press or public is around, quite different when they're not.
By goldenrod (505), southampton on Feb 7, 11 10:56 PM
How about Linda Kabot for Supervisor and Bill Jones for Town Council member on the "Sunshine & Integrity" Party line? We can go through the pay records of ST employees who work with their hands and come up with a third contender who shows up for work every day on time.

Here's some tentative campaign slogans:

"We won't lie to you."

"We won't give jobs to our buds."

"Time to retire."
Feb 7, 11 1:27 PM appended by highhatsize
Just thought of another great class of people from whom to select Councilmember candidates: the forty civil servants who were let go a year ago because the Council wouldn't make the appropriate modifications to the pd payroll that would have saved them their jobs. These folks are imbued with the civic culture of the Southampton Town government. Their input would be invaluable in digging out all those hidden sinecures and pointless expenditures that have accreted during a hundred years of Republican control.
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 7, 11 1:27 PM
More like the "Bonnie and Clyde" party. Here's a slogan, "Tired of the same old same old - vote fore more of the same."

How about a bumper sticker: "This campaign stops for cocktails"

Or: "We won't lie to your face"
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 7, 11 1:54 PM
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I don't think that actually happend... I think it was proposed but never went through - they were saved @ the last minute. Feel free to provide documentation stating otherwise but that's what I recall (though, as you know, I've been wrong once or twice)
By Nature (2963), Hampton Bays on Feb 7, 11 6:38 PM
Technically speaking it is the Southampton Town Board.

http://www.southamptontownny.gov//content/596/598/1520/default.aspx

I don't know where the "Council" verbiage slipped in but it may not be supported by the enabling legislation?

More later from a regular computer.
By PBR (4818), Southampton on Feb 7, 11 8:38 PM
I have two words for you:

"Forensic Audit".
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 8, 11 7:35 AM
That "'council' verbiage" dates to 1971 when Southampton converted to "First Class Town" status and adopted the Councilmatic system. That was a big topic at the time in my high school civics class, as the Town Board elected four Councilmen to replace the Town Justices which had comprised the legislative body to that point.
By Frank Wheeler (1734), Northampton on Feb 8, 11 10:51 AM
Thanks Frank,

The Town eCode sure does not do a good job distinguishing the various terms IMO, nor are the Code section references on the Town site helpful.

Oh well, welcome to the accuracy of Town information.
By PBR (4818), Southampton on Feb 8, 11 6:44 PM
Many people were fooled with Anna Throne Holst because of her angelic face and her soft spoken demeanor. But her true character has come to light with the lie and dirty politics. I don’t know what she was thinking, to lie about something she knew people eventually fine out. Then again Anna would do anything to get elected and she did.
This dirty politics at its worst and her reputation and credibility is damaged badly.
I’m curious to see how she handles this, seeing that the ...more
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 7, 11 7:23 PM
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Looks like yet another fine pc of Police work for WHB!!! Keep it up!

Look on the upside guys - if they get the boot in WHB - their is always a strong future in Quogue for em. They take rejects from anywhere in that Dept.

I wonder what the lawsuits will cost WHB taxpayers???
By G (307), Southampton on Feb 8, 11 2:57 PM
My experiences with the Hamlet of Quogue police have always been cordial. I have no doubt that politics there are as Byzantine as in the Town of Southampton but the Hamlet cops answer to a small coterie of plutocrats who have run the hamlet forever. If they tried on intimidating tactics like the STPD they would be ejected like a skeet from a sling.
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 12, 11 11:13 AM
Speaking of town meetings-last nights was a non-event.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Feb 9, 11 4:27 PM
I was there and found it to be very informative
By joe hampton (2927), south hampton on Feb 16, 11 3:08 PM
The Public Portion of the 1 p.m. meeting was pretty eventful. Mike Sordi the Town Attorney forgot to file paperwork on the Genovese lawsuit and now it may cost the town $70 million. Anna did everything she could to defend his actions.
Also, if you read the article in the press about Linda being found not guilty see what Anna had to say about who called her, now she is changing what she was asked and how she answered. Her lies just get deeper and deeper.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 9, 11 7:34 PM
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By maggie (16), East Quogue on Feb 12, 11 8:00 AM
What about the bicyclist who witnessed the bust, complained to the cops about its fraudulence, and was busted himself for disorderly conduct during the infamous four minute gap in the tape?

Who is he? Why didn't Keahon call him as a defense witness? Were the cops as high-handed in his arrest as they appear to have been? At what point does 1st Amendment protected speech become disorderly conduct when the cops don't like what you're doing? Will he be a party to a civil action?
By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 12, 11 11:19 AM
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By goldenrod (505), southampton on Feb 12, 11 12:30 PM
Linda was drunk. For those not enamored of her politically, the evidence is clear. The jury was startled by the sparkling lights of conspiracy theory, so she should consider herself lucky and move on.

And let's not forget, weren't there witnesses who saw her at a bar that were not allowed to testify. Move on, Kabot. You did enough damage to this town when you were Heaney's henchwoman and you continued when you took the reigns.

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By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 12, 11 12:44 PM
The law says you're wrong, she was acquitted, therefore not drunk. I know you were frothing at the mouth waiting for a guilty verdict. Maybe if the trial had taken place in SH Justice Court, she would've been found guilty.....
By ICE (1207), Southampton on Feb 12, 11 6:18 PM
Razza the Great writes "Linda was drunk. For those not enamored of her politically, the evidence is clear. "

Thank you, Razza. Apparently you have super powers and are able squeeze the truth out without actually being there. Or perhaps you are invisible and were in the the jury room when the fateful decision was made to let Kabot walk.

My hope is that if you are ever called to judgment in front of your peers there is not an equally powerful and invisible force working against you.
By double standard (1506), quogue on Feb 13, 11 9:23 PM
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Happy to explain it to you, double standard.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 14, 11 8:16 AM
Thanks, DS.

You made me chuckle...
By Mr. Z (9519), North Sea on Feb 14, 11 8:15 PM
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By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 12, 11 1:15 PM
Ok. That took at least a year too long. But considering the change of venue and all the additional drama, who's surpised. Having watched the video, I would guess she had more than two glasses of wine. Maybe I drink too much.
My undrstanding is had she taken the brearalyzer, out there on the street, it would not have been admissible evidence. It is the machine they use at the station house that is brought into court as evidence.
By Ebby (75), Sag Harbor on Feb 12, 11 2:11 PM
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By highhatsize (3315), East Quogue on Feb 13, 11 11:14 AM
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