Judge did right thing visiting troubled teen

While Erie County Family Court Judge Paul Buchanan might have made a misstep in the eyes of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, it is refreshing that beneath those austere black robes beats the heart of a very compassionate man who truly cares about children and their futures and is willing to pay the price. And though his conduct might have “created an appearance of impropriety,” visiting a troubled teen and encouraging her in her time of need was the right thing to do. Bravo, Judge Buchanan.

Dennis Patrick Farrell