“If I had a nickel during my tenure as a prosecutor for every time a victim of domestic violence came to the office asking to drop charges, I would have retired 15 years ago.”
– Richard T. Cahill Jr.
Just a quote out of context. Also out of math…
Let’s say somebody gave Rich a nickel every time a victim of domestic violence came to his office. Let’s say Rich saved the money and retired 15 years ago. Modest chap, a grand a month is all Rich needed.
A thousand dollars a month adds up to $12,000 a year. Multiply by 15 – the number of years he already spent in retirement – and this is the amount Rich needed: $180,000.
To save $180,000 Rich hoarded 3,600,000 nickels, one for each of the 3,600,000 victims of the domestic violence coming to his office, asking to drop charges (2010 Ulster County population: 182,493).
20 victims per hour, 8 hours a day, 365 days a year – that’s 58,400 nickels a year.
How long Rich’s tenure should have been in order for him to retire 15 years ago?
Divide 3,600,000 by 58,400. The result? 62 years… 8 hours a day, 365 days a year…
This is not an attack on Richard T. Cahill Jr., this is a war against clichés.
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco