Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Re March 7 article, “Ex-inspector cleared of major counts”: [Kenneth] Tyree’s getting away with homicide in the Jay Street fire sets an interesting precedent.Defendants can plead ignorance, based on the fact that they weren’t properly instructed. I can just hear the defense counsel now: “Your Honor and members of the jury, no one taught my client how to properly use an AR-15, therefore, he’s not guilty of killing all those people.”The jury’s decision is pathetic.Arthur HombachSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcy
Tokyo: The official mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled at a ceremony in downtown Tokyo on Sunday.The mascot for the Olympics is named Miraitowa while the Paralympic mascot will be known as Someity.Miraitowa is a combination of the Japanese words for future and eternity while Someity comes from a popular cherry blossom variety “Someiyoshino” and echoes the English phrase “so mighty.”The two mascot designs were selected by elementary school children across Japan.The selection process involving schoolchildren was introduced to get students enthusiastic about the games while also ensuring transparency.Organisers say the pair of futuristic characters combine tradition and innovation. The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled for July 24 to August 9, 2020. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.