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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Aaron Colletti, One of 7 Cops Who Executed Mentally-Ill Man, Caught on Video Beating African-American Man


        
                                                       

                    Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Aaron Colletti Punches African-American Man

By Davy V.

A video posted on Facebook shows Rochester, NY Police Sergeant Aaron Colletti beating an African-American man on the porch of a home while another RPD officer kicks the man after he is already down.

The video of the incident, which took place Thursday afternoon, also shows that same officer holding a taser to the back of the man's head in what is known as a 'drive stun', which is when a taser's electric current is deployed when it's making direct contact on a person's body.

At no point in the video is the man seen resisting.

In fact, as Rochester Police Sgt. Colletti is seen delivering four hard blows, including two punches to the man's head the man is seen cowering against the house, trying to cover his face and head.

The video begins with the Sgt. Colletti punching the man before two Rochester Police officers run up on the porch yelling, "On the ground now!, Get your ass on the ground!, Get on the fucking ground!"

Then, in perhaps what is one of the most disturbing points in the video, the man is heard telling the officers, "I can't breathe", which is exactly what Eric Garner told NYPD cops before he collapsed and died after being put in a chokehold in Staten Island in July.

Just a few seconds later, one of the RPD officers tells the man, "We don't care!"


Update:
In a well planned, and rehearsed Friday morning press conference, Rochester, NY Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, flanked by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, began the usual damage control spin game, justifying what is clearly a use of excessive force on the part of the Rochester Police.
A nervous Chief Ciminelli immediately justified Rochester Police Sergeant Aaron Colletti's use of excessive force, which is clear as he is seen in the video punching an African-American man, 36-year old Clem Long, in the head, ribs, and back, while the man is not resisting.
According to Ciminelli, the incident seen in the video began when Sergeant Colletti observed drug dealing and attempted to apprehend suspects at 369 Genesee Street, Thursday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.
At the press conference RPD Chief Ciminelli said a woman assaulted the RPD Sgt. Colletti with a broomstick handle.
Ciminelli says they are still looking for that woman.
According to Rochester Police, RPD Sgt. Colletti took time off to recover from his 'injuries'.
What is interesting is that in the video, there is no sign of any injuries to Sgt. Colletti.
Clem Long was charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession, resisting and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Friday afternoon I received a call from Latanya Morse, an investigator with the Monroe County Public Defender's office, who is representing Mr. Long.
Since I was the first to go public with the story of this incident, Morse wanted to know if there is another video available of the incident.
There have been several posts on social media indicating that there are other videos.
If anyone has any info. or know if there are in fact any other videos, please contact Latanya Morse at (585) 753-4278

Note:
Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Aaron Colletti is one of 7 Rochester cops who executed Israel "Izzy" Andino, a mentally-ill young man, on his 20th birthday, on June 21, 2012.

Click link below to read my 2012 piece on Izzy Andino, executed by Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Aaron Colletti and 6 other RPD cops.



                                               

                          



                                            
         
                             

               

                                           

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Rochester, NY Police Sergeant Beaten With Broomstick Handle


                             



By Davy V.

It's been a while since I gave you guys a 'WTF?' piece.

Well, here you go.

A Rochester, NY Police Segeant was beaten with a broomstick.

Yes.

A broomstick.

The RPD Sergeant was attempting to arrest a suspect who was selling drugs on Genesee Street, on the city's west side Thursday afternoon.

Of at least that's the RPD's story.

According to Rochester Police, It was then that an unidentified person began to beat the RPD Sergeant on the head with the broomstick.

The broomstick bandit got away.

There's no word on the RPD Sergeant's condition.

Or the broomstick's.

Word is that the Rochester Police department is embarrassed by the whole incident.

Looks like they're trying to SWEEP the incident under the rug.







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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What Did Larry and Jane Glazer Do For Rochester's Poor?


                     

                                                         Larry Glazer



By Davy V.

What is it about society that as soon as soneone dies, they immediately enter sainthood?

I'm serious.

We've all heard it a million times.

Oh he was such a good man, he wouldn't hurt a fly, such a good, caring, giving soul.

Or...  She was such a good person, honest to a fault.

Am I the only one who sees this?

Am I the only one with the cojones to call this b.s. out?

In just the last couple of weeks, in my hometown of Rochester, NY, with the help of Rochester's Corporate-America run mainstream news media, the community has entered three people into this 'sainthood.'

The first was a Rochester, NY cop, Daryl Pierson, who according to Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, was shot and killed while chasing a parolee suspect.

Before his body was cold, Rochester's cop loving LAMESTREAM news media labeled him a hero.

Before all the facts were known.

Before the 'investigation' into his death was complete.

A cop became a hero.

Just like that.

I call this phenomenon 'Instant Hero.'

And then, just two days later, Rochester, NY's Buckingham Properties CEO Larry Glazer, a billionaire developer, and his wife Jane, they entered this 'Instant sainthood' hero status, when they were killed after their single engine plane crashed into the sea near Jamaica.

It is believed that Glazer, who was piloting the Socata aircraft, and his wife, lost consciousness due to hypoxia, and the plane eventually crashed when it ran out of fuel.

Well, of course, as expected, Rochester's corporate-run mainstream news media once again made sure to brand the Glazers as nothing short of saints.

Why?

They were just people.

Like me.

Like YOU.

What made Larry Glazer a hero?

The fact that Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren and the City of Rochester sold property to Glazer under market value, then provided huge tax breaks, in exchange for kick backs which Warren and her cohorts lined their pockets with, at taxpayers expense?

Is that what made Larry Glazer some sort of hero?

They're not heroes, any more than me or YOU would ever be considered 'heroes', despite the fact that we struggle everyday to provide for our familes and put clothes on our children's backs, and a roof over their heads.

Despite the fact that we go to great lengths every single day to give our children the best life we can, while deciding of we buy groceries, or pay that gas and electric shut off notice.

The cop, and Glazer, the billionaire tycoon developer who was known as 'Mr. Rochester', and his wife, just like YOU or I, used put on their pants one leg at a time, no?

They went to tne bathroom, just as YOU or I do, right?

And just as YOU or I, they made mistakes right?

Just as YOU or I, they sinned, didn't they?

So what is this shit, of instantly declaring someone a hero after they die?

Did the Glazers die while conducting a humanitarian mission to provide clean drinking water, food, and medicine  to children in Africa?

NO.

They died while on their way to their million dollar vacation home in Naples, Florida.

So check this out, since Rochester, NY's Corporate-America news media opened the door by labeling this power couple heroes, well, I'm gonna walk through that door!

The child poverty rate in Rochester, NY is 46 percent.

That's more than twice the national average of 20 percent.

Which is why it's no surprise that Rochester, NY is ranked as the 3rd Poorest City in the U.S.

Every day, thousands of low-income families, with young children, a strong concentration of which are African-American and Latinos, and many of them single parent homes, struggle to put food on the table.

For many young children in Rochester, NY, dinner consists of a pack of high sodium, Ramen noodle soup.



Many children don't even get that, and go to bed hungry, crying themselves to sleep.

What did Larry and Jane Glazer ever do to help Rochester's poor?

What did they do to help poor children in Rochester?

Yes, I know Larry Glazer posed for countless ground breaking, shovel holding, construction site news media pressers.

Yes, I know Larry Glazer cut countless ribbons and smiled for television news cameras.

But again, I ask: What did Larry Glazer and his wife do, to directly effect, and improve the lives of Rochesfer's poor?

I'm not talking about some round about, tax write-off donation to some 'non profit' organization whose 'leaders' end up pocketing the money.

I am asking straight up, what did Larry and Jane Glazer do to help Rochester's poor?

To help Rochester's homeless?

The same homeless who struggle to find shelter from Rochester's harsh winters, and who can be found sleeping on cardboard boxes just a few feet away from Larry Glazer's $59 Million development of Rochester's former Midtown Plaza.

Funny thing is ask any minority in Rochester, NY, and I will bet you dollars to donuts that they will tell you they never saw Larry of Jane Glazer in their Jeffeson Avenue, of North Clintom Avenue neighborhood, handing out food baskets, or toys to poor children.


UPDATE:

       Larry Glazer's Company Buckingham Properties Recieves More Than $480,000 Tax Break

According to The Rochester Business Journal, Buckingham Properties is receiving more than $480,000 in tax breaks.

The tax breaks are going to support zone of Larry Glazer's multi-million dollar project at the former Ward Supply Company in Rochester, NY, which Glazer's company, Buckingham Properties is turning into apartments and commercial space.

According to Buckingham Properties, the project will create 13 jobs over the next three years.

Wait.

13 jobs?

In three years?

That's it?

So a billionaire tycoon's company gets more than $480,000 in tax breaks and only 13 jobs are created? 

Over the next three years?

The old saying is so true.

The rich get richer.

Even in death.




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Monday, September 15, 2014

Drunk NYPD Cop Victor Zambrona Shoots His Own Friends After Night Out Drinking


                                  

By Davy V.
A New York City Police officer out drinking, ended up turning his gun on two of his friends shooting them both.
NYPD officer Victor Zambrona was out with a small group of friends on New York's Upper West Side Thursday night when one of those friends, a woman, expressed concern over Zambrona being drunk.
Zambrona's friend asked if she could hold his gun, and hang onto it.
Officer Zambrona handed the gun over to the woman, but almost immediately changed his mind and demanded that the woman return the gun to him.
Concerned over her drunk friend having a gun, the woman refused to give Zambrona his gun back,and that's when a struggle ensued.
It was during that struggle that NYPD officer Zambrona fired off several shots.
One of those shots hit the woman in her foot.
Another friend of Zambrona, a man, was shot in the leg.
After shooting his two friends, officer Zambrona tried to flee.
Zambrona's male friend, who suffered the gunshot to his leg, managed to chase him down.
It was then that officer Zambrona fired at his friend, but that bullet missed the man, instead hitting the sidewalk.
Shortly after, Zambrona was surrounded by several New York City Police officers.
"They were shouting, 'Drop the gun! Drop tne gun!', but he wouldn't," a witness said.
Now had Zambrona been a regular citizen, especially a minority, NYPD officers would have shot and killed him on the spot.
Just like 7 Rochester, NY cops did, when they executed Izzy Andino, a mentally-ill young man on his 20th birthday, in June of 2012.
Andino, who was shot 10 times, was holding a BB rifle, and had not shot anyone.
But officer Zambrona wasn't a regular citizen.
He's a cop.
An NYPD cop.
And of course, the NYPD, or any other law enforcement agency is not going to shoot a fellow police officer, even though that officer is armed, and has just shot two people.
So what did they do?
An NYPD officer knocked the gun out of his hand, tackled and wrestled him down, and arrested him.
Too bad they don't do that when it's a black or Latino man.
The NYPD has not said what charges if any, officer Zambrona will face.


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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Is Rochester, NY Police Department Behind Hit on Cop Killer's Life?


                                         Facebook post indicates a hit on Thomas Johnson,
                                seen here in a New York State Corrections Department photo.

                                               CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE FULL VIEW.

By Davy V.

A post on social media suggest that Thomas Johnson III, the suspect in the shooting death of Rochester, NY Police officer Daryl Pierson, may have a hit on his life.

According to Rochester Police, Johnson shot officer Pierson on Hudson Avenue September 3rd, after Pierson tried to arrest him for a parole violation.

Last week, a Rochester man who goes by the Facebook name 'Bain Cragnolin', but whose real is Corey Crag, posted a photo (above) of Johnson, with the caption "Bounty at $5,000 for-Thomas Johnson. It's time to eliminate the cancer amongst us! All proceeds go to our slain officer's family.. Share if you actually care!"

The post has since been removed from Crag's Facebook page.

If in fact there is a hit on Johnson, who is at the Monroe County Jail, is the Rochester, NY Police department behind it?


I will be updating this piece.


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Friday, September 12, 2014

Rochester, NY Tattoo Shop Honors Fallen RPD Officer Daryl Pierson'sMemory with 'FUCK YOU DAVY' T-Shirts (UPDATED)


                                     

By Davy V.

There are many ways to honor a fallen police officer.

Take for example the Village of East Rochester, NY, the hometown of Rochester, NY Police officer who was shot and killed on September 3, 2014, according to Rochester Police, while attempting to arrest a parole violator.

East Rochester residents lit more than 4,000 luminaries in RPD officer Pierson's memory, including setting up luminaries in memory of officer Pierson's initials, "J.P."

Even officer Pierson's East Rochester High School football tram honored him by sticking "RPD 46" thin blue line stickers on their football helmets.

Players also sold the stickers with proceeds going to officer Pierson's family.

All very thoughtful ways to honor officer Pierson.

But there's one Rochester, NY business which took a little different approach in honoring RPD officer Daryl Pierson.

Extreme Graphix Tattoo Shop is selling "FUCK YOU DAVY V." t-shirts for $25.00 a pop.

According to Extreme Graphix owner John Sniper, all proceeds will go to Rochester Police officer Daryl Pierson's family.

Wow.

I understand there are some folks who don't like my work.

But I can't think of a more distasteful way to honor someone's memory.

PRICELESS.

And just to prove to anyone who doubts that Extreme Graphix did in fact get FUCK YOU DAVY V. t-shirts done in memory of Rochester Police officer Daryl Pierson, just check out the video below to listen to what an Extreme Graphix employee tells me, after I call pretending to be someone asking about the t-shirts.


Click the link below to listen to my call to Extreme Graphix!




                      
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

COPS LIE. RECORD EVERYTHING: Rochester, NY Police officer Refuses to Give Me Her Badge Number, After Driving Reckless and Tailgating My Vehicle; "It's None Of Your Business!" (VIDEO)


      

                                                  Rochester, NY Police officer Patrice Allen
                                                                      Badge 1764


By Davy V.

For years I've relentlessly exposed how most members of the Rochester, NY Police Department have an above the law mentality, an arrogant behavior, and a sense of entitlement, as well as a belief that they are somehow exempt from being held accountable by the very same citizens who pay their salary.

In other words, the taxpayers.

Take for example the Rochester Police officer in the video below, who after tailgating me and putting me and my child's safety at risk, refused to give me her badge number despite an obligation as a public servant, to do so.

Here's the story.

Thursday afternoon, while driving on Highland Avenue, I notice a Rochester Police cruiser speed up behind me.

Confused as if to the officer was pulling me over, as not only had I not committed any violation, but also seeing no lights flashing on the cruiser, I kept driving, doing the posted speed limit.

The officer then got so close to my rear bumper that at one point I couldn't even see the cruiser's bumper in my rear view mirror.

Not understanding why the officer was right on my ass and why she thnot passing me, as there was no traffic coming in the opposite direction, I decided to just pull over to the side of the road.

That's when in between explaining to one of my children in the backseat that everything was ok, the RPD officer pulls up next to my car and slams her brakes.

The officer then rolled down her window, and yelled at me, "Is everything ok, why did you pull to the side when you saw me behind you?"

"Because you have been tailgating me for a while,"  I replied.

"What is your badge number?" I asked the officer.

"None of your business," she replied, before nervously going into a story about her being n tne way to a burglary, which made no sense because again, up the point where she intentionally sped up, and gotright  pn my bumper, before tailgating me, she was not driving fast, and at no time did she have flashing lights turned on RPD E-64 cruiser.

I asked the officer for her badge number again, and again she replied "None of your business," then drove off.

The only reason that I did not record the interaction is that my child had my ipad and was playing a game on it.

The RPD officer then turned her lights on, only to stop and wait for a red light.

Burglary call huh?

Hmmmm.

It was at this point where I pulled up next to the officer and again asked her for her badge number.

And this time made sure to video record her unprofessional, above the law behavior, and her refusal to be accountable to a taxpayer by giving me her badge number.

When the video begins, pay close attention to the RPD officer.

Notice how the officer is relaxed, playing with her fingernails.

Does that look like a cop en route to a burglary call?

Notice how she makes up lie as she goes.

Like I always say... COPS LIE. RECORD EVERYTHING.


UPDATE:

"She was supposed to give you her badge number," that's what Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Henry Favor told me, after I called RPD.

Sgt. Favor, immediately gave me the officer's name.

Patrice Allen.

Badge 1764.

Sgt. Favor, who was very professional, seemed embarrassed by officer Allen's unprofessional conduct.

As well he should be.


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