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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Still Don't Believe Mainstream News Media has a "Working" Relationship with Law Enforcement?


Nikki Rudd poses with fellow News10 NBC members



By Davy V.

For years I've talked about how Corporare-America run mainstream news media has a relationship with  law enforcement.

I've written about how when it comes to law enforcement, mainstream news media will go to great lengths in order not to damage that relationship with police agencies.

You see, mainstream news media, and law enforcement can't do their jobs without the each other's help.

Mainstream news media depends on law enforcement agencies to feed them info., tips, leads, etc., and to keep them "in the loop" when it comes to cases which mainstream news media chooses to report on.

And law enforcement agencies need mainstream news media to get things out to the public.

You know, the "Police want to know if you've seen this suspect, call them" sort of thing.

But mainstream news media needs law enforcement more than law enforcement needs mainstream news media.

And that's why mainstream news media often treads very lightly when it comes to putting law enforcement under any sort of negative spotlight.

Let's just say that when it comes to reporting incidents of police misconduct and corruption, mainstream news media treads very lightly.

In essence mainstream news media takes what I like to call the "Don't bite the hand that feeds you" approach.

In Rochester, NY, my hometown, mainstream news media reporters are very close with local law enforcement agencies such as the Rochester, NY Police Department, amd the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

You can say that mainstream news media reporters are in bed with law enforcement.

And in some cases I mean that literally.

But I won't get into that right now.

I'll save that for another time.

But for now, consider this.

Nikki Rudd, a reporter for Rochester, NY's NBC affiliate, News10 NBC, emceed the Rochester, NY Police Department's annual Blue and Gold Gala, Sunday.

The Rochester, NY Police Department's Blue and Gold Gala is an annual fundraiser for the RPD.

How's that for the close relationship between mainstream news media and law enforcement?

I mean what ever happened to news reporters remaining fair and balanced.

What ever happened to news reporters having to remain impartial?

Nikki Rudd, a news reporter emceeing a fundraiser for the Rochester, NY Police Department?

Posing for photos with a fellow reporter and even News10 NBC's weatherman Rich Caniglia, like they're on the red carpet in Hollywood?

Well, there you go.

Still Don't Believe Mainstream News Media has a Working Relationship with Law Enforcement?


Nikki Rudd tweets "What an honor to be a part of the Rochester Police Foundation's
Blue & Gold Gala. Thanks to my "partners in crime!"







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Like Ice Cube said, "Black Police Showing Out for The White Cop." Black Rochester, NY Police officer Caught on Video Punching Black Man


Black Rochester, NY Police beats black man.


By Davy V.

A video posted on Facebook shows a Rochester, NY Police officer punching a black man in the face, then seconds later, the same officer slams the man's back against the hard and sharp edge of a cement street curb.

In the video, a woman in the background can be heard saying "That wasn't even fucking necessary " referring to the man being punched by the RPD officer.

The woman then says; "I seen it all, a black cop punched him," referring to a black Rochester Police officer who beats the black man.

Like Ice Cube said on N.W.A.'s hit song, Fuck Tha Police, "Black police showing out for the white cop,"

In the video, someone can also be heard telling the man, "Do not allow them to shoot you!"

The incident happened Saturday on Genesee Street, on Rochester's west side.

There is no more information available at this time as to why police stopped the man, who is seen handcuffed at the end of the video, being walked to a Rochester Police cruiser.

I will be updating this piece of more information becomes available.


Click link below to watch video.




PLEASE SUPPORT MY FILM "A PROMISE TO MY DAD"


That's me on the right with my dad Mario Vara, and Judge Provenzano
when my dad became a U.S. citizen.


For the past 20 years my work has centered around exposing police misconduct and corruption.

Most recently, I exposed an Irondequoit, NY Police Detective, Jim Frascati, for posting disturbing racist posts on social media against African-Americans and Mexicans.

As a result of my exposing Detective Frascati right here on this blog, he was fired, and a 911 Deputy Director was suspended without pay after he also posted racist comments on Detective Frascati's original post.

As an activist, my goal is to put a spotlight on incidents which mainstream news media often ignores.

So why do I do this, you may ask?

Well, my story begins as the son of a Cuban immigrant, who left his homeland in search of a better life for his family.

And it's that story, my Dad's story, which I want to tell through my film, "A Promise to My Dad."

But I can't do it alone.

I need your help.

'A Promise To My Dad' is a documentary film about a promise I made to my father at his wake, after my father committed suicide.

The short film explores the life of my dad, Mario Vara  as he leaves Cuba with my mom and older brother in 1968, in search of freedom and a better life for our family.

After moving the family to Rochester, NY, my father realizes that despite the promises of freedom and liberty that a life in America can bring, the harsh reality is that there are many injustices as well.

In fact, my dad would soon face very similar 'police state' tactics, as the ones he escaped his homeland for in the first place.

"A Promise to My Dad" highlights an incident in the 1980's, when Rochester Police officers Mark Mariano and Randall Benjamin kicked down the family's door, illegally entering our home, terrorizing me and my family at gunpoint.

As a result of that incident, my dad becomes outspoken against police abuse and misconduct.

Unlike many Americans who take their rights for granted, my dad took a stand to denounce law enforcement violating U.S. citizen's civil rights.

Having lived a communist dictatorship, my dad knew all too well what it was like to live in a totalitarian police state, where simply expressing one's dislike for Castro and his government could land you in prison.

My dad was passionate in his denouncement of rogue cops abusing and violating citizen's civil rights in the U.S.

As a teen, I would tag  along with my dad accompanying him to community meetings, rallies, and marches where he, along with other citizens demanded accountability from those whose job is to serve and protect, as well as the elected officials whose job it is to keep them in check.

'A Promise To My Dad' features me telling my dad's story, including talking about my father's depression and how it led to him committing suicide in 1993, after the Rochester, NY Police Department targeted my father through a series of selective harassment and intimidation tactics. 

'A Promise to My Dad' follows me as I struggle to keep the promise I made to my dad, to continue his work against police misconduct and corruption, while at the same time trying to find my own identity as a young man, then as a father myself.

Throughout the film I will talk about my own struggles with depression, my father's suicide, and the effects that my work has brought to me and my family, including my children being stalked and receiving death threats.

One example of this came in August of 2014, when an ex-con who is known to work with Rochester Police as a paid confidential informant (C.I.) was captured on a store's surveillance video threatening to murder, and decapitate my 5-year old daughter.

Despite the video clearly showing the individual threatening to kill and decapitate an innocent child, Rochester Police and the Monroe County, NY District Attorney's office, including D.A. Sandra Doorley, refused to charge the individual.

Please support my film "A Promise to My Dad" by making a donation.


Making a donation is easy.

Just click on the link below which will take you to my blog.

Once there, click on the 'Donate' icon located at the top right of the page and follow the easy steps.

All donations are secure through PayPal.

Any donation over $35.00 receives a free 'A Promise to My Dad' t-shirt.

Just be sure to include your address when making your donation.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Steve Boily Believes Cop Should Have Let Daughter Off Speeding Ticket; "If They Had Known That Her Dad Was in The Same Profession, They Would Have."


Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Steve Boily


By Davy V.

Do cops give, and expect to receive preferential treatment, or as they like to refer to it "professional courtesies" from other cops when they or their family members are pulled over for speeding, and other violations?

Of course they do.

Do cops believe they are entitled to special treatment just because they're part of the thin blue line?

Absolutely.

Do they also believe this "special treatment" should extend to their family?

Yes.

But when was the last time a cop admitted that to you?

Probably never right?

In fact you'd be hard pressed to find a cop who will admit that any kind of special treatment exists.

Well, thanks to Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Steve Boily, you can now rest assured that it does.

Here's the story.

I received a tip from a concerned taxpayer.

The tip consisted of two screenshots taken from Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Steve Boily's Facebook page.

In the first screen shot, RPD Sgt. Steve Boily posts about his daughter, Sarah Boily having been pulled over by police for speeding.

Sgt. Boily's Facebook post from April 6th at 3:59 pm reads;

"And the winner for fastest in a 40 mph zone......... Sarah Boily. And it was laser verified."

What followed was several people, ncluding RPD Sgt. Boily himself, commenting on how Sgt. Boily's daughter should have received special treatment, just because well, she's a cop's daughter.

Kelly Phillips then posted the following comment on Sgt. Boily's post.

"They Do the right thing?"

Rochester Police Sgt. Steve Boily replies;

"If they had known tgat her father was in the same profession, they would have."

Jessica Lewis posted; "She didn't use the "my dad is your sergeant" card??"

Melissa Nicolosi posted; "Police Daughter Lesson #1 "Excuse me officer, I was wondering if you might extend some professional courtesy?"

I'm not sure what I find more disgusting.

The fact that cops do subscribe to giving and receiving special treatment to cops and their families, or the fact that people would actually think that it's "Professional" for a police officer to look the other way and ignore a serious violation such as speeding.

It's a sick and twisted world we live in.

I'm also disgusted by the great example that Rochester Police Sgt. Steve Boily would teach and encourage his daughter that "preferential treatment" and double standards are good.

Way to teach a young driver to be responsible and accountable for her actions, Sgt. Boily.

And my response to Kelly Phillips?

Yes, they did the right thing.

They ticketed her.

However, I wonder if RPD Sgt, Steve Boily got that ticket "fixed."

It wouldn't surprise me.

Can't wait to see what the cop apologists will opine.


Here's RPD Sgt. Steve Boily's original post:



Comments Encourage "Professional Courtesies"





PLEASE SUPPORT MY FILM "A PROMISE TO MY DAD"


That's me on the right with my dad Mario Vara, and Judge Provenzano
when my dad became a U.S. citizen.


For the past 20 years my work has centered around exposing police misconduct and corruption.

Most recently, I exposed an Irondequoit, NY Police Detective, Jim Frascati, for posting disturbing racist posts on social media against African-Americans and Mexicans.

As a result of my exposing Detective Frascati right here on this blog, he was fired, and a 911 Deputy Director was suspended without pay after he also posted racist comments on Detective Frascati's original post.

As an activist, my goal is to put a spotlight on incidents which mainstream news media often ignores.

So why do I do this, you may ask?

Well, my story begins as the son of a Cuban immigrant, who left his homeland in search of a better life for his family.

And it's that story, my Dad's story, which I want to tell through my film, "A Promise to My Dad."

But I can't do it alone.

I need your help.

'A Promise To My Dad' is a documentary film about a promise I made to my father at his wake, after my father committed suicide.

The short film explores the life of my dad, Mario Vara  as he leaves Cuba with my mom and older brother in 1968, in search of freedom and a better life for our family.

After moving the family to Rochester, NY, my father realizes that despite the promises of freedom and liberty that a life in America can bring, the harsh reality is that there are many injustices as well.

In fact, my dad would soon face very similar 'police state' tactics, as the ones he escaped his homeland for in the first place.

"A Promise to My Dad" highlights an incident in the 1980's, when Rochester Police officers Mark Mariano and Randall Benjamin kicked down the family's door, illegally entering our home, terrorizing me and my family at gunpoint.

As a result of that incident, my dad becomes outspoken against police abuse and misconduct.

Unlike many Americans who take their rights for granted, my dad took a stand to denounce law enforcement violating U.S. citizen's civil rights.

Having lived a communist dictatorship, my dad knew all too well what it was like to live in a totalitarian police state, where simply expressing one's dislike for Castro and his government could land you in prison.

My dad was passionate in his denouncement of rogue cops abusing and violating citizen's civil rights in the U.S.

As a teen, I would tag  along with my dad accompanying him to community meetings, rallies, and marches where he, along with other citizens demanded accountability from those whose job is to serve and protect, as well as the elected officials whose job it is to keep them in check.

'A Promise To My Dad' features me telling my dad's story, including talking about my father's depression and how it led to him committing suicide in 1993, after the Rochester, NY Police Department targeted my father through a series of selective harassment and intimidation tactics. 

'A Promise to My Dad' follows me as I struggle to keep the promise I made to my dad, to continue his work against police misconduct and corruption, while at the same time trying to find my own identity as a young man, then as a father myself.

Throughout the film I will talk about my own struggles with depression, my father's suicide, and the effects that my work has brought to me and my family, including my children being stalked and receiving death threats.

One example of this came in August of 2014, when an ex-con who is known to work with Rochester Police as a paid confidential informant (C.I.) was captured on a store's surveillance video threatening to murder, and decapitate my 5-year old daughter.

Despite the video clearly showing the individual threatening to kill and decapitate an innocent child, Rochester Police and the Monroe County, NY District Attorney's office, including D.A. Sandra Doorley, refused to charge the individual.

Please support my film "A Promise to My Dad" by making a donation.


Making a donation is easy.

Just click on the link below which will take you to my blog.

Once there, click on the 'Donate' icon located at the top right of the page and follow the easy steps.

All donations are secure through PayPal.

Any donation over $35.00 receives a free 'A Promise to My Dad' t-shirt.

Just be sure to include your address when making your donation.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Disturbing Video Shows California Cop Strapped with Automatic Rifle Attacking Woman for Exercising her First Amendment Right to Record


U.S. Marshal Attacks Woman for Video Recording


By Davy V.

A disturbing video posted on YouTube shows what is believed to be a U.S. Marshal in Los Angeles, California in SWAT type attire, carrying an automatic assault rifle, attacking a woman who was video recording what appears to be some sort of task force detail.

In the 59 second video, the Marshal is seen charging at the woman who was standing on a public sidewalk.

The Marshal then attacks the woman, violently snatching her video recording device, knocking it to the ground, then kicks it down the sidewalk.

The incident was captured on video by someone who was recording from across the street.

I will be updating this piece as more information becomes available.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Former Irondequoit, NY Cop Admits to Exposing Himself to Young Children (UPDATED)


Retired Irondequoit, NY Police officer Martin Schlegel


By Davy V.

A retired Irondequoit, NY Police officer turned himself no New York State Police last week, and admitted that he had exposed himself to minors several times in tjeast year.

Retired Irondequoit, NY Police officer Martin Schlegel, 73, of Farmington, NY, is die back in court Monday evening at 6 pm.

Schlegel has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

UPDATE:

Former Irondequoit, NY Police officer Martin Schlegel was in Farmington Town Court Monday evening, where he pleaded not guilty.

According to court papers, the retired 73-year old cop had frequent sleepovers with young children and he would walk around naked.

Court documents also accuse Schlegel of laying in bed naked with the children, who were from the neighborhood.

Schlegel is accused of abusing a certain level of trust.

Trust that he no doubt picked up from his years as a police officer.

In an on camera interview with Rochester, NY News10 NBC reporter Berkeley Brean, Schlegel's attorney, Clark Zimmerman seemed very uncomfortable and nervous.

Brean asked Zimmerman several times should parents be concerned for their children, when it comes to Martin Schlegel, but Zimmerman would not give a straight answer.

"He's accused of endangering the welfare of children. There are three accusations," Zimmerman said.

In the court documents, Schlegel is accused of exposing himself in the nude and making a child fall asleep with hm in the same bed.


I will be updating this piece soon.




PLEASE SUPPORT MY FILM "A PROMISE TO MY DAD"


That's me on the right with my dad Mario Vara, and Judge Provenzano
when my dad became a U.S. citizen.


For the past 20 years my work has centered around exposing police misconduct and corruption.

Most recently, I exposed an Irondequoit, NY Police Detective, Jim Frascati, for posting disturbing racist posts on social media against African-Americans and Mexicans.

As a result of my exposing Detective Frascati right here on this blog, he was fired, and a 911 Deputy Director was suspended without pay after he also posted racist comments on Detective Frascati's original post.

As an activist, my goal is to put a spotlight on incidents which mainstream news media often ignores.

So why do I do this, you may ask?

Well, my story begins as the son of a Cuban immigrant, who left his homeland in search of a better life for his family.

And it's that story, my Dad's story, which I want to tell through my film, "A Promise to My Dad."

But I can't do it alone.

I need your help.

'A Promise To My Dad' is a documentary film about a promise I made to my father at his wake, after my father committed suicide.

The short film explores the life of my dad, Mario Vara  as he leaves Cuba with my mom and older brother in 1968, in search of freedom and a better life for our family.

After moving the family to Rochester, NY, my father realizes that despite the promises of freedom and liberty that a life in America can bring, the harsh reality is that there are many injustices as well.

In fact, my dad would soon face very similar 'police state' tactics, as the ones he escaped his homeland for in the first place.

"A Promise to My Dad" highlights an incident in the 1980's, when Rochester Police officers Mark Mariano and Randall Benjamin kicked down the family's door, illegally entering our home, terrorizing me and my family at gunpoint.

As a result of that incident, my dad becomes outspoken against police abuse and misconduct.

Unlike many Americans who take their rights for granted, my dad took a stand to denounce law enforcement violating U.S. citizen's civil rights.

Having lived a communist dictatorship, my dad knew all too well what it was like to live in a totalitarian police state, where simply expressing one's dislike for Castro and his government could land you in prison.

My dad was passionate in his denouncement of rogue cops abusing and violating citizen's civil rights in the U.S.

As a teen, I would tag  along with my dad accompanying him to community meetings, rallies, and marches where he, along with other citizens demanded accountability from those whose job is to serve and protect, as well as the elected officials whose job it is to keep them in check.

'A Promise To My Dad' features me telling my dad's story, including talking about my father's depression and how it led to him committing suicide in 1993, after the Rochester, NY Police Department targeted my father through a series of selective harassment and intimidation tactics. 

'A Promise to My Dad' follows me as I struggle to keep the promise I made to my dad, to continue his work against police misconduct and corruption, while at the same time trying to find my own identity as a young man, then as a father myself.

Throughout the film I will talk about my own struggles with depression, my father's suicide, and the effects that my work has brought to me and my family, including my children being stalked and receiving death threats.

One example of this came in August of 2014, when an ex-con who is known to work with Rochester Police as a paid confidential informant (C.I.) was captured on a store's surveillance video threatening to murder, and decapitate my 5-year old daughter.

Despite the video clearly showing the individual threatening to kill and decapitate an innocent child, Rochester Police and the Monroe County, NY District Attorney's office, including D.A. Sandra Doorley, refused to charge the individual.

Please support my film "A Promise to My Dad" by making a donation.


Making a donation is easy.

Just click on the link below which will take you to my blog.

Once there, click on the 'Donate' icon located at the top right of the page and follow the easy steps.

All donations are secure through PayPal.

Any donation over $35.00 receives a free 'A Promise to My Dad' t-shirt.

Just be sure to include your address when making your donation.

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Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Paul Grande Goes on Anti-Muslim Rant, and Greece, NY Firefighters Post Blasphemous Memes of Jesus Christ



Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Paul Grande


By Davy V.

It's been just over a month since I exposed Irondequoit, NY Police Detective James "Jim" Frascati, right here on my blog, for his disturbing, racist Facebook posts attacking First Lady Michelle Obama, and Mexicans.

Frascati, a former Rochester, NY Police officer, also posted an eerie message to President Obama, where he basically dared the President to come to the small town of Irondequoit, threatening the President, saying "Love to process you personally."

As a result of my exposing Detective Frascati on my blog, the Town of Irondequoit, NY suspended him while it launched an investigation into Frascati's posts.

In my blog I also exposed Stephen Cuszens, the Deputy Director of 911 Communications for the City of Rochester, NY, who posted offensive comments against Mexicans, under one of Detective Frascati's original postings.

The City of Rochester, NY suspended Cuszens for one week without pay and ordered him to attend racial diversity classes.

On April 9th, the Irondequoit, NY Town board unanimously voted to give Town Supervisor Adam Bello authorization to fire Detectve Jim Frascati.

The town immediately removed Detective Frascati from its payroll, amd the termination process was initiated, but under civil service law, Detective Frascati had up to 8 days to respond and also had a right to ask for a hearing.

Instead, Detectve Frascati announced he would be retiring, leaving under a dark cloud, and scandal.

A scandal which Irondequoit, NY Town Supervisor Adam Bello referred to as one of the worst times in the town's history.

The entire incident raised a lot of questions.

Among them, questions about free speech.

There were some who defended Detective Frascat's racist posts, saying it was free speech.

But this wasn't about free speech.

This was about individuals, public servants, who are paid with our tax dollars, harboring, spewing and spreading hate.

But some didn't seem to understand that this wasn't about Free Speech.

Perhaps Miriam Hernandez, who posted the following comment on Facebook when some were defending Detective Frascati's racist posts as free speech, said it best;

"It's interesting, how folks keep misunderstanding this as a free speech issue--it isn't. Three things are at play, 1) these folks are not self employed, they have signed a contract with an employer. It is common today that your off-work hours behavior is part of that contract, if your conduct is unbecoming, it reflects on your employer, and may open them up to liability. 2) in the case of the police officer, any racial profiling he does in his personal life will jeopardize his arrests--he is compromising cases he is involved in if it becomes apparent he's prejudiced. Literally, cases could be thrown out of court and a criminal be let lose because of this officer's racial views. 3) These folks do not own their Facebook accounts--neither do you or I own our accounts--Facebook owns the accounts, and even when you set your privacy settings to "only friends" legally nothing you post online is private. This is our Capitalist system--you have no right to your job, you are under contractand  can be fired if you open up your employer to liability--and Facebook is private ownership of Mark Zuckerberg and investors--you are using their platform, but the account is not owned by you and is not legally private. What don't people get here?"

Hernandez was spot on.

And in fact, some of the very points which Hernandez made in her comment are in essence, what makes up the Police Officer and Firefighter Code of Ethics.

Specifically referring to a police officer's off duty life, the Police Officer's Code of Ethics reads; "I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all."

And the Firefighter's Code of Ethics reads; "Always conduct myself, on and off duty, in a manner that reflects positively on myself, my department, and the fire service in general."

However, it seems that police officers, and firefighters just don't care.

Take, for example, Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Paul Grande.

Lets just say that Sgt. Grande clearly hates Muslims, as is quite evident by his disturbing Facebook posts.

Sgt. Grande also hates President Obama, and he has no shame in not hiding his hatred, even posting 
a "PRESIDENT'S ENEMY LIST" meme, where he and Joe Borzirelli, a member of the Monroe County, NY Sheriff's Office proudly display on their Facebook pages.


RPD Sgt. Paul Grande claims to belong to the "PRESIDENT'S ENEMY LIST"





Another meme posted by Rochester Police Sgt. Paul Grande showing his obsession and hatred of Muslims.




In the Facebook post below, RPD Sgt. Paul Grande writes "Obama these are the people that are misunderstood. Admit you hate Christians and Jews. It's ok. It's in your dna."





In the post below referring to President Obama, RPD Sgt. Paul Grande writes; "He is clueless on everything except his true agenda of transforming the USA to a third world Muslim nation!"




In the post below, Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Paul Grande attacks New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, while calling New York State "the welfare state."





Rochester Police Sgt. Paul Grande's Facebook post attacking minorities.



As for Rochester Police Sgt. Paul Grande's hatred of Muslims, he even has a problem with Muslim 
women wearing their religious headdress, as you can see in the meme below which Sgt. Grande posted on his Facebook page.






Monroe County, NY Sheriff's member Joe Borzirelli boasts that he's an enemy of President Obama.
 "I'm on the roster." 




Joe Borzirelli, Monroe County, NY Sheriff's Office.


GREECE, NY FIREFIGHTERS JIM O'KELLY AND LYLAK MARKIJAN POST BLASPHEMOUS MEMES OF JESUS CHRIST


Greece, NY Firefighter Jim O'Kelly



Greece, NY Firefighter Lylak Markijan one of several who "Liked" blasphemous Jesus Christ post.


By Davy V.

On Easter Sunday many of us were wishing our family and friends a Happy Easter, and making plans to get together with family members.

Some of us posted messages on Facebook in memory of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Greece, NY Firefighter Jim O'Kelly also posted things about Jesus Christ on Facebook.

It's what O'Kelly posted which prompted an outraged fellow firefighter of O'Kelly's to contact me.

In the email to me, the firefighter writes;

"Firefighters who make a disgrace of Easter and Jesus by joking about nailing him to a cross, this should be brought to the public'so attention. I like how you are keeping people honest."

Jim O'Kelly who works for the Ridge Road Fire District in Greece, NY writes "Happy Easter to all!" then posts the meme below, which shows a shadow figure intended to represent Jesus Christ, running away from a tall cross.

The caption on the photo reads "SHOULD HAVE USED A DIAMOND"

Diamond is a brand of nail gun.

Jim O'Kelly's disgusting point?

Jesus Christ should have been nailed to the cross with a nail gun.


Greece, NY Firefighter Chris Williams' blasphemous post of Jesus Christ's resurrection.



Then there's Ridge Road Fire District Firefighter Chris Williams.

Not to be outdone by Jim O'Kelly's blasphemous photo of Jesus Christ, Williams posted a meme depicting an illustration of Jesus Christ laughing.

The meme reads; "WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ME AMD A PICTURE OF ME? IT ONLY TAKES ONE NAIL TO HANG THE PICTURE."


Greece, NY Firefighter Chris Williams' post.


 

So there you have it.

Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Paul Grande.

Greece, NY Firefighters Jim O'Kelly, and Chris Williams.

First Responders.

Public Servants.

Paid with YOUR Tax Dollars.

And who are clearly not abiding by their profession's Codes of Ethics.

It's not about free speech.

Yes, in the end anyone can pretty much say what they want.

But these are public servants.

And as such, they are held to a higher standard.

Both on and off duty.

When I was a child, I used to look up to police officers and firefighters.

What happened?

What is going n?

In Holley, NY, firefighters hold an annual "Squirrel Slam" encouraging people, including children as young as 12 years old to slaughter in cent squirrels, all n the name of fundraising.

Prizes for the mat squirrels killed have included brand new automatic rifles.

And just last month, in March, I exposed Joel Ramirez, a Rochester, NY Fire Department recruit after he posted an Anti-Semitic video he and his brother made.


Click link below to read my piece on that.





PLEASE SUPPORT MY FILM "A PROMISE TO MY DAD"


That's me on the right with my dad Mario Vara, and Judge Provenzano
when my dad became a U.S. citizen.


For the past 20 years my work has centered around exposing police misconduct and corruption.

Most recently, I exposed an Irondequoit, NY Police Detective, Jim Frascati, for posting disturbing racist posts on social media against African-Americans and Mexicans.

As a result of my exposing Detective Frascati right here on this blog, he was fired, and a 911 Deputy Director was suspended without pay after he also posted racist comments on Detective Frascati's original post.

As an activist, my goal is to put a spotlight on incidents which mainstream news media often ignores.

So why do I do this, you may ask?

Well, my story begins as the son of a Cuban immigrant, who left his homeland in search of a better life for his family.

And it's that story, my Dad's story, which I want to tell through my film, "A Promise to My Dad."

But I can't do it alone.

I need your help.

'A Promise To My Dad' is a documentary film about a promise I made to my father at his wake, after my father committed suicide.

The short film explores the life of my dad, Mario Vara  as he leaves Cuba with my mom and older brother in 1968, in search of freedom and a better life for our family.

After moving the family to Rochester, NY, my father realizes that despite the promises of freedom and liberty that a life in America can bring, the harsh reality is that there are many injustices as well.

In fact, my dad would soon face very similar 'police state' tactics, as the ones he escaped his homeland for in the first place.

"A Promise to My Dad" highlights an incident in the 1980's, when Rochester Police officers Mark Mariano and Randall Benjamin kicked down the family's door, illegally entering our home, terrorizing me and my family at gunpoint.

As a result of that incident, my dad becomes outspoken against police abuse and misconduct.

Unlike many Americans who take their rights for granted, my dad took a stand to denounce law enforcement violating U.S. citizen's civil rights.

Having lived a communist dictatorship, my dad knew all too well what it was like to live in a totalitarian police state, where simply expressing one's dislike for Castro and his government could land you in prison.

My dad was passionate in his denouncement of rogue cops abusing and violating citizen's civil rights in the U.S.

As a teen, I would tag  along with my dad accompanying him to community meetings, rallies, and marches where he, along with other citizens demanded accountability from those whose job is to serve and protect, as well as the elected officials whose job it is to keep them in check.

'A Promise To My Dad' features me telling my dad's story, including talking about my father's depression and how it led to him committing suicide in 1993, after the Rochester, NY Police Department targeted my father through a series of selective harassment and intimidation tactics. 

'A Promise to My Dad' follows me as I struggle to keep the promise I made to my dad, to continue his work against police misconduct and corruption, while at the same time trying to find my own identity as a young man, then as a father myself.

Throughout the film I will talk about my own struggles with depression, my father's suicide, and the effects that my work has brought to me and my family, including my children being stalked and receiving death threats.

One example of this came in August of 2014, when an ex-con who is known to work with Rochester Police as a paid confidential informant (C.I.) was captured on a store's surveillance video threatening to murder, and decapitate my 5-year old daughter.

Despite the video clearly showing the individual threatening to kill and decapitate an innocent child, Rochester Police and the Monroe County, NY District Attorney's office, including D.A. Sandra Doorley, refused to charge the individual.

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