NOW --- THAT'S NEWS ALL BY ITSELF
LONG TRIES TO DEFEND HIMSELF AND HOLY ANGELS ACADEMY AFTER BULLYING-INDUCED SUICIDE OF TEEN STUDENT
IT'S INDEFENSIBLE --- LONG'S PAST HISTORY OF HOSTILITY TO VICTIM GROUPS SHOWS WHY HE IS UNFIT TO SERVE AS CHAIRMAN OF HOLY ANGELS ACADEMY --- HE NEEDS TO RESIGN
THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY NEEDS TO GIVE HIM THE BOOT TOO
Let's start in the middle --- ".... Long, in an extensive interview with Gay City News, said that [City Councilman Daniel] Dromm 'doesn’t know what happened here — all the work and care the teachers and principal gave to little Danny. We were aware Danny was a troubled kid. I’m not blaming him. We took him back. Thought we could help him. He was a good boy, but he really had lots of issues. Guidance counselors made recommendations that he get professional help and the family wouldn’t follow them. I’m not blaming them. Principal spoke to me. I’m not saying some kids didn’t make a face at him or there weren’t incidents. He was searching for someone to like him. He would latch on to someone and then they might push him away. He was failing badly and the principal called me in and said, ‘I’m going to call his father in and recommend he go to another school.’ The father agreed. He wasn’t coming back. Even his note he says he was happy he was leaving.'... Long said the school 'has a whole anti-bullying program. We brought in the precinct. The teacher’s handbook includes it.'... As for his opposition to the state’s anti-bullying law, Long said, 'I have opposed legislation that I believe sets up separate categories of people. We don’t need special legislation for skinny people or fat people. Bullying happens in every school. These teachers and this principal reacted to every incident with Danny or every other kid. The principal does intervene. She is caring. She knows every kid by first name.'..." (See "In Wake of Student Suicide, Dromm Demands Long’s Ouster" by Andy Humm, 8/18/16, Gay City News [http://gaycitynews.nyc/wake-student-suicide-dromm-demands-longs-ouster/]). BOY, DOES MIKE LONG SOUND DEFENSIVE, OR WHAT ?????
There is much more in the "Gay City News" article by Andy Humm --- which goes over Mike Long's long and virulent campaign against all sorts of victims' rights -- most notably gays -- even mentioning a long ago dust-up with a much younger Councilman Long over the NYC Gay Rights Bill.
MIKE LONG'S VIEWS ON TOLERANCE ARE WAY OUT-OF-STEP --- HE MUST RESIGNMike Long is way out of step with contemporary views of tolerance, both in American society and even within the Catholic Church. Even though Mike Long looks like he is one of DiMarzio's guys, the Bishop of Brooklyn needs to PUSH Mike Long for a quick resignation from Queen of Angels Academy.
Andy Humm's article shows that libertarians and young conservatives active in the NYS Conservative Party need to push for the ouster of Long ASAP. This Neanderthal character has long overstayed his "once upon a time days" on the NYS political scene.