Skidmore President Speaks ... and Who's Counting
About the numbers: Last Thursday, following a closed meeting about the handling of 420 that included reps from Skidmore and law enforcement,, D.A. Jim Murphy was quoted in other media that Skidmore security convincingly showed that the number of students participating in 420 was more like 25 rather than the 100 estimated by The Saratogian. After discussing this with him yesterday, Murphy acknowledges that the difference in the college and the newspaper's estimates does not mean The Saratogian's were inaccurate.
Our estimate was obtained by a reporter and photographer being in the thick of things. The newspaper never meant to suggest that you could see all the participants smoking pot, but it was definitely going on. And we are confident that the crowd at 4:20 was much more like 100 than 25.