Sunshine Elected School Board President

Do you think the "mob rule" comment was out of line?

The Glen Cove Board of Education's when trustee Joel Sunshine made a comment cautioning against the board's decisions being too swayed by public opinion, calling it a "slippery slope toward mob rule."

Residents in the audience took offense, and the topic came up again this week after .

Do you think Sunshine's comment should have weighed more heavily on board members' voting? Did it warrant the response it got from some in the community? 

No Sunshine July 08, 2012 at 03:38 PM
(contin) “They’re clearly using their law licenses as a weapon of mass destruction,” said Ms. Carey. “The term counselor of law is just that. You’re supposed to counsel. You’re supposed to help. You become an attorney because you want to help people.” Ms. Carey claims the firm is suing a list of clients for legal fees in the amount of $921,701.68. But Mr. Feinstein said many of those cases, which were accumulated over the course of 10 to 11 years, have been settled. Mr. Feinsten and Mr. Sunshine tell a different story. They pointed out that they haven’t yet been granted a motion for $134,235 in legal fees owed by Ms. Kennedy—compensation for a lengthy, exhaustive trial against her that they say drained their firm’s resources. After the trial, Mr. Feinstein said the six-member jury quickly issued a unanimous verdict to award the firm $23,000 in legal fees, in a case that the lawyers offered to settle with Ms. Kennedy for $1,500 in lieu of going to trial. Mr. Feinstein said Ms. Kennedy refused on “principle,” and instead the two parties endured a nearly 12-day trial in October.
No Sunshine July 08, 2012 at 03:40 PM
(contin) “If you asked my wife, she’d have me and Joel shot for the time we put in,” Mr. Feinstein said. Mr. Sunshine called the accusations against his firm “categorically not true.” http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/General-Interest-EH/421653/East-Hampton-Woman-In-Fight-To-Keep-Her-Home courtesy: East Hampton Press - April 24, 2012
patrick drohan July 16, 2012 at 01:49 AM
know the facts of a case before you speak publicly about something. This case has many different aspects you know NOTHING about....
patrick drohan July 16, 2012 at 01:54 AM
what does any of this have to do with the Glen Cove School district? you're just trying to slander a person who has lived in Glen Cove all his life and wants nothing best for his city and schools, this is not the forum for personal vendettas or to air out someone else's dirty laundry, shame on all of you.
GC September 16, 2012 at 02:10 PM
When my family relocated to Long Island last year, it was Mr. Sunshine who convinced us on settling in Glen Cove. Our new employment offer requires us to be on the south shore every week day but Mr. Sunshine's love and overwhelmingly positive attitude towards the City and its residents made us believers and we settled in Glen Cove. Since Mr. Sunshine has been elected to the school board, my family and I have sat back and watched Glen Cove's true colors be revealed. I may not know any of you or your children personally (and frankly, I'm glad I don't) but the way the community has attacked Mr. Sunshine, for being elected to a position that YOU, the residents of Glen Cove, put him in, is truly disturbing and saddening, especially for me and my family. If we adults can't put aside our personal vendettas or social agendas, we have a much bigger problem. This needs to be about the children of Glen Cove and their future, not picking sides in this adult playground battle for being named the "leader" of the clique. It's time we all grow up and look at the bigger picture. I will say, my family and I have decided to leave Glen Cove as we do not want to be a part of a community where someone's last name means more than the issues at stake and the future of my children.


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