It's His Way or the Courts as Collins Doesn't Flinch
Erie County Executive Chris Collins does what he wants and lets the people who don't like it sue him. "I've been here 11 years, and I don't remember a time when government has been so hostile," said John A. Curr III, director of the Buffalo office of the New York Civil Liberties Union, which went to court to wrestle records from the Collins administration. "It's not the way democracy is supposed to work," Curr said. "What they are saying is, 'It's my way or the courts.' There is no negotiating. There is no bipartisanship. It's disturbing."