Ball refuses to be intimidated by dead goat

By Terence Corcoran
The Journal News • March 6, 2009


PUTNAM LAKE - State Assemblyman Greg Ball, R-Patterson, said this afternoon that he won't be intimidated because someone dumped a dead goat outside his Putnam Lake home Wednesday night.

State police are investigating but declined to release much information, citing the open case.
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"Whether this crime was perpetrated by gang members, or some sick local individual, I will not be cowed by threats, and I condemn this kind of heinous violent behavior towards animals," Ball said. "I want my constituents to know that I will continue my efforts to stand up every day for justice, and the people of the Hudson Valley."

A note written on cardboard in a crude Spanish was tied around the goat's neck and made a vulgar reference to Ball. It also said viva MS-13, an apparent reference to Mara Salvatrucha, a notorious Central American gang that some of Ball’s political allies have said operates in Brewster although police have never found credible evidence of its presence.
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A note in spanish eh?