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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ohio Cop Leaves His K-9 Partner in Hot Cruiser For 4 Hours To Die, Receives 2 Week Suspension and Loses 40 Hours of Vacation Pay


                                  

                                                         Beny

By Davy V.

A dog is a man's (and woman's) best friend.

That old saying is so true.

Think about it.

Your dog doesn't care if you're dead broke, or filthy rich.

Your dog doesn't care if you  smell like roses or if you haven't showered in days.

And unlike some people, who are only interested in what you can do for them, your dog could care less about self-interest, or materialistic things.

In fact, from the moment you leave your house, although you may not realize it, your best friend will spend the whole day waiting for you to return.

That's why they are ecstatic to see you when you return home.

From the moment they hear your car door close and your house keys jingle, they're on the other side of that door, tail wagging, waiting to jump on you!

Let's be honest, your own family members are not even that excited to see you.

Dogs are loyal.

They won't betray you.

They will protect you.

This is especially true for police K-9 dogs.

Although many people don't realize it, a K-9 is a police officer.

A K-9 is his or her fellow officer's partner.

And just as a human police officer, K-9's encounter and face dangerous situations on a regular basis.

In fact, more often than not, a police K-9 is the first to encounter dangerous situations and their lives are put on the line, when their human counterparts send them in to locate armed suspects, or detect for explosive devices.

And it's those dangers which many times lead to K-9's losing their lives, protecting their partners, in the line of duty.

And they won't hesitate to lay down their lives.

Which is why it's disturbing when police officers neglect, physically abuse, and in some  cases kill their K-9's.

Take, for example, Montville, Ohio Police Sgt. Brett Harrison, who left his K-9 partner Beny, a 2-year old German Shepherd in his police cruiser, with the windows rolled up, and the car off for four hours, killing the K-9.

The K-9 died from heatstroke.

The incident took place on September 28th, when Sgt. Harrison left his partner in his cruiser, in the  police station parking lot from approximately 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to the Montville Police Department, an internal investigation found that Sgt. Harrison violated departmental "policy and procedures."

According to Montville Police Chief Terry Grice, his department concluded that the K-9's death was an accident, and that video surveillance footage from a security camera showed a nervous Sgt. Harrison when he realized what he had done.

In a statement by Sgt. Harrison, he said expressed his "deepest apology" to the Montville Township, and to his "partner, friend and loving family member Beny." 

"Deepest apology" huh?

How could a police officer forget his partner, who would lay his life down for him?

How can he leave his K-9 behind to die in a hot car with all the windows up?





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Wegmans Food Market CEO Danny Wegman; The Cokehead and His $4.5 Million Ferarri

     

   Wegmans CEO Danny Wegman waves from his $4.5 Million custom Ferarri F12 SP 


By Davy V.

In the 1980's, Wegmans Food Markets CEO Danny Wegman was busted in South Florida with several bricks of cocaine.

The bust never made the news, because Danny Wegman's father, Robert Wegman paid off Rochester, NY's Corporate-America run mainstream news media outlets, and made sure that the embarrassing incident never went public.

According to a 19-year Wegmans distribution center employee who spoke to me on the condition of anonymity a few months ago, Danny Wegman's drug bust is still talked about within the company's inner circle, and everyone  knows that Danny Wegman loves his white lines, and has no shortage of cocaine in his Canandaigua, NY mansion.

That same employee also told me that the Wegman family's relationship with Corporate-America run mainstream news media is a very close one.

"Danny has lunch with all the news channel directors regularly," the employee said.

"He's especially close with 13WHAM News director Chuck Samuels.

Hmm...

It's no surprise why Danny's Florida cocaine bust never made the news.

And it's no surprise why 13WHAM News director Chuck Samuels ran a headline story about Danny Wegman's $4.5 Million Ferarri.

That's right.

His $4.5 Million Ferarri.

Here's 13WHAM's original story.

"Wegmans CEO spotted in $4 million Ferrari Updated: Thursday, October 9 2014, 12:14 PM EDT Pittsford, N.Y. - The CEO of Wegmans Food Markets has a fairly conspicuous new set of wheels. Danny Wegman was spotted last month driving a Ferrari F12 SP America in the parking lot of the Pittsford Wegmans store. This is reportedly the first time the car was seen on the road, according to GT Spirit. Wegman reportedly had the car created as a special one-off version of the F12 Berlinetta Ferrari. It is rumored to have cost somewhere between $3-4 million. The Wegman family has a net worth of more than $3 billion."

Now here's my problem with this.

Rochester, NY is ranked the Third Poorest City in the U.S.

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

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

While Wegmans throws garbage bags, full of food, including chicken wings, pizza, and other cooked from their caf├ęs several times a day, Rochester, NY's homeless are digging through trash cans and dumpsters downtown, looking for scraps to eat.

As hungry young, inner city children cry themselves to sleep.

There are so many real issues in my hometown.

And 13WHAM News thinks that featuring a Cokehead CEO and his $4.5 Million custom Ferarri is newsworthy?






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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hammond, Indiana Cop Smashes Car Window, Tasers Passenger Over Seatbelt Violation; "You're going to come out of the car one way or another, you want your kids to see you come out through the window?"

                         
                                      Hammond, Indiana cop smashes car window

By Davy V.
Lisa Mahone was driving to Chicago with her boyfriend, Jamal Jones, and her two children, to see her dying mother,  when Hammond, Indiana Police officers pulled her vehicle over.
"The whole situation was just crazy, I said 'Oh my God, he's pulling me over like I robbed a bank'", Mahone said.
According to Hammond Police, officers pulled Mahone over on September 25th, because she wasn't wearing her seatbelt.
But what happened in the minutes following the traffic stop, is what has tne Hammond Police Department and the cops who pulled Mahone over, under an international spotlight.
And it was all caught on video, thanks to Mahone's 14-year old son,who was riding in the backseat, and recorded the entire incident.
The video begins with the Hammond cops asking Jamal Jones for his ID.
Jones tried to explain to the officers that due to a recent traffic ticket, he didn't have his ID on him, then Jones reached into the backseat to get the ticket to show the officers.
It was then that the police officers reached for their guns.
Afraid for his life as well as his girlfriend's and her children, Jones refused to open the vehicle's door.
"That's why I have my windows up," Jones tells the officers.
"I'm not no harm to you right now. I got my kids in the car and you're drawing your weapon."
Then, in a classic example showing just how rogue some cops are, when Jones asks for a supervisor, one of the officers tells him, "Look at my shoulder dumbass, I got bars!"
The cop then tells Jones, "You're going to come out of the car one way or another. You want your kids to see you come out through the window?" 
Lisa Mahone can be heard talking on the phone with a 911 dispatcher.
"I am scared, and the man, pulled a gun out," she tells the dispatcher.
"A gun."
"Why do my kids have to see that."
A few seconds later, one of the Hammond cops can be seen putting some sunglasses on and stepping back.
The cop then smashes the passenger side window, sending glass flying on the children in the backseat, before tasering Jones.
The children are heard crying and screaming in fear.
"They had no probable cause, one, to even ask Jamal to get out of the car, or two, to engage in excessive force in tasering and arresting him." The family's attorney, Dana Kurtz said in a statement.
Had it not been for a smart young man who recorded this incident, there would be no proof of this very disturbing incident.
Surely the police would deny it ever happened.
At the very least they would lie and spin it to justify their illegal, thug-like actions and behavior.
Which is why i always say... COPS LIE. RECORD EVERYTHING.

will be updating this piece.
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Photo Shows Webster, NY Cop Illegally Parked in Handicapped Loading Zone

                         

                                      Webster, NY Cops Don't Care Where They Park
                                     Even If It's Blocking a Handicapped Parking Zone


By Davy V.

I've always said that when it comes to police misconduct and corruption, there's two common denominators that law enforcement officers share.

The first is an overall 'Above The Law' mentality.

The second is a sense of entitlement.

The two actually go together.

In fact they compliment each other.

You see, law enforcement officers truly feel they are above the law.

Ironically, the very same law which is their duty to 'enforce'.

We see it everyday.

It's the old, 'Do as I say, not as I do' way of doing things.

In New York State for example, it is illegal to talk on your cellphone while driving.

Police will not hesitate to pull you over and hit you with a fine.

Yet how often do we see Officer Friendly laughing his ass off on his phone as he drives by us?

Of course, I'm sure if you were to ask Officer Friendly or any of his superiors about him using his phone while driving, before you could get the words out of your mouth, they'd justify it with two words to describe why he was on his phone.

Official business.

That's just a small example of the above the law mentality.

Which leads to the sense of entitlement which law enforcement officers have.

Take, for example, the photos above which a Monroe County, NY taxpayer sent me Saturday afternoon, by a smart, alert, and concerned taxpayer who was ready to document the above the law mentality which cops have.

It shows 2 Webster, NY Police cruisers illegally parked in front of the Kohl's store located at 925 Holt Road.

As you can see, the Webster Police cruiser in the top photo is illegally parked in the fire lane.

Something YOU or I are not permitted to do.

In fact, YOU or I wouldn't even be allowed to stand there to laid our vehicles, without some cop telling us to move because we are blocking the fire lane.

Now, even though the photo of the Webster Police cruiser illegally parked in the fire lane is disturbing, it's the second photo which is downright disgusting.

As you can see, that photo shows Webster Police cruiser 9149, illegally parked in a handicapped loading zone, right next to a handicapped parking space.

See that clearly marked, yellow diagonal striped section?

That would be a handicapped loading zone.

Those bright yellow lines are there to allow vehicles outfitted for the handicapped to unload and load wheelchairs for handicapped persons.

But that Webster, NY Police officer could care less.

Because he or she obviously feels they are above the law.

And entitled.



Contact Webster, NY Police Chief Gerald L. Pickering at  (585) 872-1216 Ext. 240





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Friday, October 3, 2014

Rochester, NY Taxpayer Dollars at Work; Despite Pleading Guilty To Getting Behind the Wheel Drunk, Speeding, And Putting Innocent Lives at Risk, Rochester, NY Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon Will Keep his Job

                               
         
                                                     THE DRUNK.
             Rochester, NY Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon's mugshot.

By Davy V.
A few months ago, speaking to a packed auditorium of young black female students, Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren, the city's first female African-American mayor, spoke about the importance of having core values.
Respect.
Integrity.
Honesty.
Accountabilty.
Warren challenged the young girls to strive to be their best.
She told them to never give up.
To value themselves.
To be true to themselves and to others.
To lead with conviction.
And to always do the right thing.
Great advice we should all live by.
It's just too bad that Rochester Mayor Lovely Warrren doesn't practice what she preaches.
Take for example, Rochester Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon, who was pulled over by New York State Police last March around 11:30 p.m. on interstate 490 in Rochester, driving drunk, with a blood alcohol level of .13, nearly twice the legal limit.
Redon was arrested and charged with DWI, speeding, and driving with an expired inspection sticker on his car.
Facing public criticism, Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon 'offered' his resignation to Mayor Lovely Warren.
Warren refused to accept Redon's resignation.
"While I am very disappointed in this turn of events and the Deputy Mayor's lapse in judgment, I have accepted his apology. Leonard Redon is a valued member of my team who is doing good work on behalf of the people of Rochester.  I know he is sincerely regretful for the embarrassment he has caused for the city, for me and for himself and will take steps to assure that it never happens again."
Friday morning, in Rochester City Court, Rochester, NY Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon pled guilty to driving drunk.
Not surprisingly, in what's commonly referred to in the media as a 'Friday News Dump', in essence, the releasing of any negative news stories, documents, etc., or comments pertaining to such matters, on a Friday afternoon, or early evening in an attempt to try and avoid news media scrutiny, Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren, and her administration announced that Redon would keep his job.
The statement reads, "There is precedent under previous administrations for allowing individuals to continue to serve following a misdemeanor plea, as long as the transgression was not on city time or related to city business and their employment record was meritorious, as is the case with Deputy Mayor Redon."
So much for that talk about doing the right thing that Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren gave those young black girls huh?
It doesn't matter that Redon's irresponsible decision to drive drunk put innocent lives at risk, didn't happen while he was on the clock.
HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED!
Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren's refusal to fire Redon is indicative of the cronyism and corruption that exists in positions of public trust, just as it exists in law enforcement.
It's the Good Ol' Boys club.
Only difference here is that it's a woman leading the corruption.
So there you have it.
Rochester, NY taxpayer dollars at work.
Despite making a conscious decision to get behind the wheel drunk, speeding, putting innocent lives at risk, and a guilty plea, Rochester, NY Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon, a drunk, gets to keeps his job.
Because Mayor Lovely Warren said so.


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Confederate, German Reich Flags in One Rochester, NY Neighborhood StirsUp Controversy


     

                         A confederate flag and a German Reichskriegsflagge flag 
                                  hang at 287 Meigs Street, in Rochesrer, NY



By Davy V.

At first, 287 Meigs Street looks like any other house in Rochester, NY's Park Avenue neighborhood, just a few blocks away from the City's annual Park Avenue Arts Festival, one of the biggest festivals in Upsate New York.

But one look down the home's driveway, at the rear of the house will reveal something disturbing.

A confederate flag hanging alongside a German reich battle flag, used in the 1930's.

And it's the combination of those flags which has sparked quite a buzz on social media.

Here's how it all started.

A woman, who had been looking for an apartment to rent, found one she fell in love with on Meigs Street.

Until she saw photos a friend of hers had posted on Facebook, which showed the flags that her potential soon to be neighbors had hanging from their home.

The woman then took to Facebook to vent her disappointment, and frustration.

And it's become a heated topic, with more than 290 comments on the original post, in less than 24 hours.

The comments range from some folks claiming the flags are proof of a presence of Neo-Nazi groups in Rochester, to some people who are just disgusted at what they feel is an obvious racist message whoever hung the flags is trying to send, and there are some who are defending the flags as nothing than more than free speech.

Perhaps the following comment posted on the Facebook thread, best sums up the obvious meaning behind the flags hanging at 287 Meigs Street.

"Pairing the Confederate Battle Flag with the Reichskriegsflagge is clearly barely coded identification with white supremacy. Neonazis in Germany march under variations of the black-white-red tri-color Reichskriegsflagge since the swastika is banned.  If someone wanted to show German pride and indicate they weren't a nazi, they'd use the Bundes- und Handelsflagge black-red-gold tri-color."

Referring to the iron cross on the German naval flag, Jack Bracing Spula, a former writer for Rochester's City Newspaper wrote:

"It may be that this old imperial symbol is now finding favor with neo-nazis of some kind. The key symbol here, in any case, is the Stars and Bars. We need a variation of "No pasaran," something like "It shall not fly." I wonder, too, if the motorcycle parked in the background has any connection to the fascistic flag display. I'm not dumping on motorcycles as such; I'm just wondering if there's some kind of "road warrior" gang thing going on."

Phillip J. Seitzer, who is of German decsent, pulled no punches in expressing his disgust after learning about the flags on Meigs Street.

In a comment Seitzer posted on my own Facebook page, he writes:

"These stupid ass racist fucks need to make their own flags and symbols and stop making a mockery of my heritage! Yes, it's the symbolism of a bad time in German history but that's why it shouldn't be thrown around and have our one bad time in my people's history have pride taken from it."

Seitzer added, "The vast majority of my people have gotten past that black mark of my ancestors and are caring people so these scumbags need to leave this lame Hitler shit alone!"

Judging by the buzz that the flags at 287 Meigs Street have received on social media, it's obvious that this is a hot button issue.

Are there Neo-Nazis living on Meigs Street?

Is there a Neo-Nazi gang in Rochester's Park Avenue neighborhood?

I don't know.

But I want to be clear, whoever lives at 287 Meigs Street has every right to hang those flags and express themselves.

Just as YOU or I, they too have a right to free speech.

The first amendment guarantees them that right.

I mean it would be hypocritical of me, someone who fully excercises my right to free speech on a daily basis, not to acknowledge a person's right to free speech, irregardless of if I happen to agree with their views or not."

Now, with that being said, just because someone has a right to free speech doesn't mean that I won't excercise my right to expose them, and any sick, disgusting. disturbed, and hatred filled message they may be trying to send.






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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rochester, NY Police officer Mario "Cowboy" Masic Falsely Arrests,Threatens African-American Man Washing Laundry; "If you don't stop moving, I'm going to shoot you!"

                           

          
                         Rochester, NY Police officer Mario "Cowboy" Masic


By Davy V.

Quintin Keene has a message for Rochester, NY Police officers.

"If you're a police officer and you're truly a good cop then you would get the trash out."

The trash Quinitin is referring to is rogue, dirty cops like Rochester Police officer Mario Masic.

On September 18, 2014 Quintin was on the phone talking with his grandmother while washing clothes at a Genesee Street laundromat on Rochester's west side when he saw a Rochester Police cruiser pull up in front of the laundromat and do a u-turn.

"Oh wow I guess they got somebody," Quintin commented to his grandmother, not realizing that the officer driving the cruiser was actually coming for him.

That's when Rochester Police officer Mario Masic ran into the laundromat, assaults Quintin, grabbing him and throwing him up against the wall, yelling, "Take your hand out of your fucking pocket!, Put your fucking phone down!" 

It was then that Quintin says he told officer Masic that he wanted to let his grandmother, who hadheard the entire commotion, what was going on.

But officer Masic, who is known on the streets as "Cowboy", wasn't trying to hear that.

"I don't give a fuck about your grandmother, put your phone down!", Masic yelled at Quintin, before pepper spraying him in the face.

In an exclusive video interview with independent journalist Ted Forsyth, who broke this story on Rochester Indymedia, Quintin describes what Rochester Police officer Mario Masic did next.

"He (Masic) tells me if I don't stop moving he's going to shoot me."

After more Rochester Police officers arrived, Quintin was taken outside and placed in a police cruiser where he was taken to jail.

Quintin was charged with resisting arrest.

The incident took place just a few blocks away from where Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Aaron Colletti was caught on video punching an African-American man on tne porch of a home.

If the name Mario Masic sounds familiar, it should.

Rochester Police officer Mario Masic made international headlines when he violated Emily Good's constitutional rights right after he arrested her for video recording him conducting a racially profiled traffic stop of an African-American motorist on May 12, 2011.

Charges against Good were later dismissed.

The incident put the City of Rochester, NY, and the Rochester Police Department under an international spotlight, as the latest law enforcement agency to violate a citizen's first amendment right to record.

Click the link below to read Forsyth's piece as well as watch a great video which not only includes an interview with Quintin Keene, but also a history of Rochester Police officer Mario Masic.

Click link below.





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