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Mr. Peter Tartaglia

Deputy Commissioner

Westchester County

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Westchester County

148 Martine Avenue

White Plains, New York 10601

United States

Company Description

Westchester County offers a choice of private elementary and private secondary schools as well. Among these are a number of culturally-oriented institutions, such as the German School, the French-American school and Keio High School, a Japanese high schoo ... more

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Marketing and Public Relations , Westchester County Department of Parks


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Bachelor of Arts Degree


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Think-Israel [cached]

"The incident was very quickly escalating," Peter Tartaglia, deputy commissioner of the Westchester County Parks Department, tells the Times, "and the police had no choice to interfere, or it could have turned into a riot.

The Examiner News - Small News is Big News [cached]

From left to right: Peter Tartaglia, deputy commissioner of Westchester County Parks; Joanne Fernandez, FWCP executive board member; Corinna Ricard-Farzan, Green Mountain Energy partnership coordinator; Kathy O'Connor Westchester County Parks commissioner; Jennifer Murphy, Green Mountain Energy sales manager, Westchester County; Judy Matson, FWCP executive board member ; Chris Cawley, FWCP vice-chairman of the board; Shirley Phillips, FWCP executive board member; Jack Walsh, Ridge Road Park superintendent; Joseph Stout, FWCP executive director.

Flint's News Talk » World News [cached]

"The incident was very quickly escalating, and the police had no choice to interfere, or it could have turned into a riot," Peter Tartaglia, deputy commissioner of the County Parks Department, said.

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Peter Tartaglia, deputy commissioner of Westchester County Parks, talks about Monday's incident at Playland.

The dispute broke out at about 2:30 p.m. near the park's entrance between members of the Muslim American Society of New York, according to Peter Tartaglia, deputy commissioner of Westchester County Parks. Fighting began when they were told they would be denied access to certain rides if they wore religious garb, Tartaglia said.
Two seasonal officers were injured while joining Westchester County Police who were trying to break up the scuffle, he said.
At least 60 police vehicles from eight surrounding departments quickly arrived at the park and park visitors say they thought that as many as 20 or more people were taken away from the park by police.
The park and its rides remained open Tuesday, but new visitors were not being allowed into the park. Tartaglia said no one inside was asked to leave the park.
Tartaglia said the rules and regulations of the park were made clear before the group arrived, blaming group organizers for not conveying the message.
"Part of our rules and regulations, which we painstakingly told them over and over again, is that certain rides you can not wear any sort of headgear," said Tartaglia.
The 15 arrested are charged with misdemeanors, Tartaglia said, but other charges are possible. Those arrested were taken to Westchester County Police offices in Hawthorne and Ossining.

Disciple Making Ministry » Muslim Leaders Criticize Police Response to Scuffle [cached]

Peter Tartaglia, deputy commissioner of the County Parks Department, said that two people were charged with assault and that 13 were charged with disorderly conduct. All had been released by Tuesday night.

Mr. Tartaglia said the Muslim American Society of New York, which organized the outing, had been warned of the headwear rule, which he said was a safety precaution to ensure that items like caps and head scarves did not get entangled in mechanical parts. On Playland's Web site, he noted, rides that allow what the park calls headgear are clearly indicated with the letter H.
"This is all about safety, not about religion," he said.
Mr. Tartaglia recalled an April 2010 episode in Sydney, Australia, in which a 26-year-old mother wearing a hijab was strangled after her head scarf became tangled in the wheel axle of a go-kart.
Mr. Tartaglia said that nearly 6,000 people were at the amusement park at the time, and that police intervention had been necessary to ensure public safety. "The incident was very quickly escalating," he said, "and the police had no choice to interfere, or it could have turned into a riot."

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