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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Six Philadelphia Police Narcotics Officers Indicted On Kidnapping, Robbery, Conspiracy, Extortion, and Drug Charges


Philadelphia Police officer
Linwood Norman
By Davy V. 

The city of brotherly love is hanging its head down in shame after six Philadelphia Police officers were indicted Wednesday morning.

"I have been a police officer for more than 40 years and this is one of the worst cases of corruption that I have ever heard," said
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, after a 26-count federal indictment was announced, naming six of his officers, all of whom have been arrested and charged with among other crimes, kidnapping, drug dealing, robbery, extortion, and conspiracy.

According to the federal indictment, Philadelphia Police narcotics officers Michael Spicer, Thomas Liciardello, Linwood Norman, John Speicer, Brian Reynolds, and Perry Betts kidnapped, extorted, and robbed drug dealers between February 2006 and November of 2012.

Philadelphia Police officer
John Speiser

The six would then falsify police reports in order to cover up their actions.

At the press conference, U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger said that the Philadelphia Police narcotics officers would regularly pull over vehicles of suspected drug dealers, as well as illegally enter their homes without warrants.

Once the officers gained illegal entry into the homes, they stole cash, property, and drugs, then split them among themselves.

Prosecutors credit the cooperation of Philadelphia Police narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker, who pled guilty last February to robbery, stemming from an incident last year in which he used a gun to rob a suspected drug dealer of $15,000 in cash and drugs.

Philadelphia Police officer
Michael Spicer

According to prosecutors, Philadelphia Police narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker began cooperating with them immediately after his arrest.

"Words just don't describe the degree in which this has brought discredit upon not only these individual officers, but their families, the police department, the entire city, and the profession of policing," Commossioner Ramsey said.
The six Philadelphia Police narcotics officers stole more than $500,000 in cash, drugs, and property.
There are 22 separate incidents outlined in the federal indictment.
Below are a few highlights.

October 16, 2007

Philadelphia Police narcotics officers Brian Reynolds and Thomas Liciardello, along woth officer Jeffrey Walker, stopped a vehicle and seized $30,000 from a man identified in the federal indictment as R.K.


Philadelphia Police officer
Brian Reynolds
According to the federal indictment, the three officers divided the money among themselves, then took R.K. to Philadelphia Police 5th police district where they illegally held R.K. in a cell without processing him for arrest.

It was then, while R.K. was being heldc, that the three officers went to his residence, entered without a warrant, and confiscated a safe containing $80,000, which they stole and split.

November 26, 2007 
Philadelphia Police narcotics officer Linwood Norman lifted a man, identified in the indictment as N.C., off his feet and leaned N.C. over an 18-story balcony railing while officer Thomas Liciardello, Perry Betts, John Spicer and Norman stole $8,000 in cash and property.

Philadelphia Police officer
Gary Betts

February 7, 2008 
Philadehia Police narcotics officer Thomas Liciardello and some of the other officers broke into a residence where officer Liciardello then threatened to shoot the resident, identified as J.L., in an effort to steal $16,000.
According to the federal indictment, on September 6, 2009 officer Linwood Norman and officer Walker stole several kilograms of cocaine, which they then distributed.

February 24, 2010

Philadelphia Police officers Michael Spicer punched victim J.K. in the mouth, then dangled J.K. off a balcony 35 feet off the ground while officer Liciardello, Reynolds, and Betts stole approximately $79,000 and a Calvin Klein suit.

Philadelphia Police officer
Thomas Liciardello

June 23, 2011 
Philadelphia Police officer Thomas Liciardello kicked a man, identified as W.L., in the mouth, breaking his teeth, while other Philadelphia Police officers struck the man in the groin and hit him in the back of the head with a steel bar. 

The officers then stole $34,000.

The federal indictment also outlines a long list of criminal conduct by the six Philadelphia Police officers including conspiring to violate individuals of their civil rights, RICO conspiracy, Hobbs Act ribbery, extortion, using a firearm during a violent crime, falsifying records, and posession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

If convicted, the Philadelphia Police officers face maximum sentences of 40 years to life in prison.

I just wonder how many innocent people are in prison as a result of these dirty cops setting them up.


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

50 Years After Rochester, NY Riots, What's Really Changed? Nothing.


An African-American man is beaten by
Rochester, NY Police officers
during the 1964 riot.
By Davy V.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 riots in Rochester, NY.

It was in the early evening hours of Friday July 24, 1964 when Rochester Police arrested a 19-year old African-American man at a neighborhood block party.

The riot, which lasted three days, was fueled by growing tensions in the African-American community, such as police brutality (Rochester, NY Police would regularly beat blacks), public housing (Rochester, NY was the last city in New York State to implement public housing programs), and low income jobs (pretty much the only jobs available to African-Americans).


An African-American man is beaten by
New York State Troopers
during the 1964 riot.
As the riot escalated, New York State Governor Nelson Rockerfeller called out the National Guard.

The move on Rockefeller's part, would mark the first time in history where national guard troops had ever been deployed to a northern city. 

When it was all over, there were many injuries, including a Rochester Police officer who lost an eye after he was hit by a bottle, an ABC News reporter who was shot in the face, and a total of four dead, three of whom died when a helicopter conducting surveillance of the riots, crashed and burned.

Almost 1,000 people were arrested, and more than 200 stores and businesses were left looted and damaged.

So what has changed in 50 years?

Let's see.


POLICE BRUTALITY:

So, 50 years later, how is the community relations between the Rochester, NY Police department and the African-American community? 

Over the last 5 decades the Rochester, NY Police department's mistreatment of African-Americans has continued to increase, each year, worse than the previous.

In fact, the Rochester, NY Police department has a long history of abusing, and killing African-Americans.

One name that brings back horrible memories of abuse and brutality is Rochester Police detective William Mahoney.

Mahoney's nickname was "Backroom Bill", because of what he would do to suspects in the RPD's interrogation rooms.

William "Backroom Bill" Mahoney was known for beating suspects, forcing them to sign false confessions.

One of Backroom Bill's favorite torture beating tactics was to tape a phone book around a suspect's midsection using electrical tape.

Rochester Police detective William Mahoney would then strike suspects with billy clubs, and his fists, making sure to hit the phone book, so as to not leave any signs of trauma which could be easily identified as having come from a vicious beating.

One high profile case in which Mahoney was involved was that of Rochester resident Betty Tyson.

Tyson, a prostitute, was arrested by Rochester Police as a suspect in the 1974 murder of Timothy Haworth, a Philadelphia traveling businessman in town on business with Kodak, who went out at night looking for a prostitute, and was murdered.

Haworth's body was found in an alley.

Back at Rochester Police headquarters, William "Backroom Bill" Mahoney beat Tyson, and after hours of an exhausting, brutality filled interrogation, forced Tyson into signing a false confession.

Betty Tyson was sentenced to 25 years to life, and was finally released after her conviction was overturned, but not before spending 25 years in prison.

Mahoney was later convicted in Federal court of conspiracy, involving a different case.

In the years that would follow, the Rochester, NY Police department would continue a busing and killing African-Americans.

On November 11, 1975, 18 year old Denise Hawkins was running from her abusive boyfriend down a Rochester, NY street when Rochester, NY Police officer named Michael Leach shot her dead.

Leach, the son of former Rochester, NY Police Chief Delmar Leach, stated that Hawkins had a knife in her hand.

Denise Hawkins' death was met with an outcry for justice from the community in Rochester, NY for several reasons.

First, because she was an African American shot by a white police officer.

Second, because she was a woman.

Despite demands from community activists in Rochester, such as the late Rev. Raymond Graves, Rochester Police officer Michael Leach was cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of Denise Hawkins, and her killing was found to be justified.

Leach, who would rise to the rank of Captain, later murdered his own, shooting him in the back.

More innocent African-Americans would later be murdered by trigger-happy, white, Rochester Police officers.

Alicia McCuller, Calvin Greene, Vandy Davis, Vandy Davis, Craig Heard, and Izzy Andino, are just some of the innocent lives taken by Rochester, NY cops.

In the case of Alicia McCuller, she was shot by Rochester Police officer Thomas L. Whitmore, and as she lay dying on the ground, gasping for air, officer Whitmore stood over her, and shot her a second time.

Calvin Greene, a mentally-ill father, was unarmed, when Rochester Police officer Gary E. Smith shot him a total of three times, killing him instantly,

Vandy Davis had gone to get furniture when he was shot and killed by Rochester, NY Police officer David Gebhardt.

Officer Gebhardt claimed that as he was entering the apartment on a drug raid, he accidentally tripped on an extension cord, and as a resume discharged his shotgun which hit Vandy Davis in the chest, killing him instantly.

Craig Heard was a 14-year old Honor Roll student who like many teenagers, made a bad decision in the company he kept.

As a result, Craig Heard took a stolen car, which a friend had stolen earlier, for a joyride on the morning of June 10, 2002.

Cornered by Rochester Police in a dead end street, a frightened, unarmed Craig Heard was executed by Rochester Police officers Hector Padgham and Serge Savitcheff, who shot young Craig twice in the head.

Izzy Andino, a mentally ill young Latino man was executed by 7 Rochester, NY Police officers on June 21, 20012, in what neighbors described as a modern day firing squad.

Andino, who was despondent and had gotten into an argument with his mother, was shot at least 12 times.

His body was left uncovered for hours on a sidewalk, while Rochester cops cracked jokes about his death.

These are just a few of tne senseless murders mintoties by tne Rochester, NY Police departnent.

In addition, in more recent years, citizens armed with video cameras and cellphones have captured disturbing videos showing Rochester, NY Police officers abusing, beating and violating citizens' civil rights.

On May 12, 2011, Emily Good was arrested by Rochester, NY Police officer Mario Masic after Good videotaped Masic and other Rochester Police officers conducting a racially profiled traffic stop of an African-American motorist.

Good's charges were later dismissed.

The video of Good's arrest went viral and put not only the Rochester, NY Police department, and the City of Rochester under an international spotlight, but also brought under a spotlight citizens' first amendment right to photograph and video record police officers.

Another disturbing video (posted below) which once again captured Rochester Police officers abusing African-Americans was that of Benny Warr, a disabled, one-legged amputee who was lifted, and thrown off his motorized wheelchair, pepper sprayed, beaten and falsely arrested by Rochester, NY Police officers Anthony Liberatore, Joseph Ferrigno, and Mitchell Stewart, while waiting for a bus.

Benny Warr,
beaten by Rochester, NY Police officers
while waiting for bus.


And even more recently, in a case which was featured on CNN News, Rochester, NY Police officer Eliud Rodriguez racially profiled, and arrested three African-American teenagers, and high school basketball players who were waiting for a bus.

And when it comes to police racial profiling, abuse, and murders of innocent African-Americans and Latinos, NOTHING will ever change until those in positions of authority force that change.

Take, for example, Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren.

Before she was Mayor, when she was elected to Rochester City Council in 2007, and then as President ob 2010, Lovely Warren has always been opposed to the 50-plus year call for a true Civilian Review Board (CRB), one with subpoena power, to oversee and investigate incidents of abuse and civil rights violations on behalf of Rochester, NY Police officers.

As Mayor, Lovely Warren continues to oppose a true CRB, instead choosing to continue a joke, which is the Center for Dispute Settlement, a City of Rochester funded agency (CONFLICT OF INTEREST?), which "investigates" allegations of police misconduct, then "presents" their "recommendation" to none other than the Rochester Police Chief himself, where then the Chief, and NO ONE ELSE, has complete control of any action.

The result?

A roundabout way to get to the same end result.

POLICE POLICING THEMSELVES.

What about low income families?

Well, Rochester, NY was recently named the Third Poorest City in the U.S.

The child poverty rate in the U.S. is 20 percent.

That means that across the U.S., 1 out of every 5 children under the age of 18 lives in poverty.

In Rochester, NY, the child poverty rate is 46 percent.

That's more than twice the national average.

Every day, thousands of low-income families, with young children, a strong concentration of which are African-American, 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.

Rochester's high school graduation and drop out rate is one of the worst in the country, teen pregnancy among African-American girls, remains at an alarming rate, giving an all new meaning to the term, "Babies having babies."

Hmmm... 

Seems to me that not only do the same issues, such as police race relations and poverty, which served as the catalyst for the July '64 riots, not only still exist, but are actually worse.

Frankly, I'm surprised there hasn't been another riot.

But it will happen again, no doubt.

So what's really changed in Rochester, NY over the last 50 years?

Nothing.

I wonder what Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, great civil rights leaders who are both buried in Rochester's Mt. Hope Cemetery, would say.




Click Play to watch video of Rochester, NY Police officer Mario Masic violating Emily Good's first amendment right to record police.





Click Play to watch video of Benny Warr being beaten by Rochester, NY Police officers Anthony Liberatore, Joseph Ferrigno, and Mitchell Stewart.





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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Syracuse, NY Police officer Robert Herrington, Who Ran Red Light, and Crashed into Unmarked Detective Vehicle, Proves Law Enforcement Officers Are Above The Law

By Davy V.

An accident involving two Syracuse, NY Police officers once again proves what I have been saying for the last 18-plus years exposing police misconduct, and corruption.

That police officers are indeed, ABOVE THE LAW.

Syracuse, NY Police officer Robert Herrington was driving his marked official police cruiser in the late hours Tuesday morning when he ran a red light, and crashed into get this, another Syracuse Police official!

Officer Harrington, who Syracuse Police officials say was distracted looking at his onboard computer, and not paying attention to his driving, crashed into an unmarked police vehicle, driven by Syracuse, NY Police detective Edward MacBlane.

According to Syracuse Police officials, officer Harrington was en route to a suspicious person call, and did not have his lights, or siren on.

Syracuse Police officer Robert Harrington was not issued any tickets, and will not face any disciplinary action, proving once again, that police officers are above the law.

Can you imagine if that had been me or you, driving distracted, running a red light, and crashing into a police cruiser?



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NYPD Cop Daniel Pantaleo Waved at Cell Phone Camera, Moments after Applying Illegal, Forbidden Fatal Chokehold to Eric Garner


NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo waves at camera,
moments after applying fatal choke hold
on Eric Garner.
By Davy V.

By now, millions of people throughout the country, and the world, have seen the disturbing video, which shows NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo placing a fatal choke hold on 43-year old Eric Garner, killing the Staten Island husband and father of six.

The video, which was recorded by 22-year old Ramsey Orta, Ramsey Orta, 22, begins with Pantaleo, an 8-year veteran of the NYPD, approaching Garner on a sidewalk, for what the NYPD says was suspicion that Garner was selling untaxed, loose cigarettes.

Basically losies.

In the video, Garner is heard telling officers, "Every time you see me, you want to mess with me. I'm tired of it. It stops today," Garner shouts. "I'm minding my business. Please just leave me alone."

That's when NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo comes up from behind Garner,  an illegal, choke hold, prohibited by departmental policy.

As officer Pantaleo is cutting off Eric Garners breathing, at least three other NYPD cops grab Garner, bringing him down to the pavement.

It is at this point in the video, where Garner is seen gasping for air, and is heard telling officers, "I can't breathe."

Pantaleo ignores Garner.

A few seconds later, NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo is seen using his hands to push Eric Garner's face into the sidewalk, as Garner continues to reiterate his plea to the officers, "I can't breathe, I can't breathe." 

As all this is happening, at least two NYPD cops are seen and heard telling the man video recording the entire incident to "Back up!"

A few more minutes pass, and more cops arrive, as onlookers watch from the store entrances.

But something's wrong.

Eric Garner is quiet.

The man who repeatedly pleaded with those whose job it is to protect and serve, telling them that he couldn't breathe, is now lying motionless on a dirty Staten Island New York sidewalk, as a gang of cops refuse to render any kind of medical assistance.

Even an EMT is seen refusing to render aid.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio seemed disgusted with Garner's murder.

"I watched it the same way a family member would watch it, and it was very sad to watch," de Blasio said, referring to the video.

As for NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, his gun and badge has been taken away, and he's been assigned to desk duty.

NYPD officer Pantaleo has been sued at least three times in just the past two years, for unlawful, racially motivated arrests on Staten Island.

Federal court records indicate that in the first lawsuit, which was settled this past January, officer Damiel Pantaleo was accused by two African-American men of arresting them without reason.

The men said officer Pantaleo subjected them to a "humiliating and unlawful strip search."

Both men said that the incident involved being ordered by Pantaleo to "pull their pants and underwear down, squat and cough."

The men, whose charges were later dismissed, were imprisoned overnight.

In the second lawsuit, NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo was accused of providing false information on a police report in order to support false charges against a man.

Those charges also were later dismissed.

Eric Garner's murder by the NYPD brings back horrible memories of the murder of Anthony Baez, a Bronx man killed by NYPD officer Francis Livoti, in 1994, after Livoti used a chokehold on him.

Baez' story is featured in an emotional documentary film "Every Mother's Son", which I highly recommend watching.

Perhaps equally disturbing to the fact that NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo applying a fatal chokehold to am innocent man, is what he did afterwards.

As an unconscious Eric Garner was being strapped down to an ambulance stretcher, officer Pantaleo showed absolutely no remorse, regret, or responsibility for his actions.

Instead, NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo smiled, and waved at the camera.



Click Play below to watch video of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo putting fatal choke hold and murdering Eric Garner.








Click Play below to watch video of NYPD officers and EMT refusing to render aid to Eric Garner.

Look for NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo waving at the camera at approx. the 6:55 point of the video,









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Sunday, July 20, 2014

(VIDEO) Rochester, NY Police officer Matthew Cushman; "I have an official duty to park wherever I want because I am exempt from vehicle and traffic law..."


ABOVE THE LAW.
Rochester, NY Police officer Matthew Cushman.
By Davy V.

It's not everyday that I'm able to get a police officer to admit, on camera, that he or she is above the law.

Not everyday.

But I did today.

Here's the story.

Sunday afternoon, around 4:30 p.m., I went to do some shopping at the Wegmans Food market located on East Avenue, in Rochester, NY.

As I walked in the store, I couldn't help but notice a Rochester, NY Police cruiser, parked in front of the store, facing the wrong way, and partially blocking a traffic lane.

Being used to seeing the Rochester Police department parking wherever they want, however they want, I initially didn't think you much of it, other than taking a couple of quick photos.

But then I noticed several shoppers, both entering and exiting the store, using the two crosswalks on either side of the RPD cruiser.

The Wegmans customers I saw, each had a couple of things in common.

They each looked at the RPD cruiser.

And, they each expressed a negative reaction at seeing the RPD cruiser parked like it was.

One man kept looking at the cruiser as he entered the store's breezeway, then shook his head as if in disgust.


Rochester, NY Police officer Matthew Cushman's
cruiser E-42 illegally parked,
creating traffic safety issue.
But, I still didn't pay it much mind, even do I admit that I chuckled at seeing the negative reactions of the people who looked at the police cruiser.

It showed me, that taxpayers, albeit slowly, are starting to realize just how their tax dollars are being used.

By arrogant, inconsiderate public servants who believe they are not only somehow entitled to special privileges, but in fact truly believe, as you will soon see, that they are indeed, above the law.

So, I did my shopping, and after going around the store several times, and spending at least 45 minutes inside, I checked out.

It was then, while I was in line, that I noticed the RPD officer shooting the shit inside the Wegmans security office.

Then, as I was exiting the store, I noticed the police officer was now inside his cruiser.

And me being someone who doesn't pass up a great opportunity to question a public servant on his or her use of taxpayer dollars, well, let's just say I couldn't resist engaging questioning Rochester, NY Police officer Matthew Cushman.

Now I won't tell you what happened next, as it would ruin the point of you watching the video, right?

However, before you do you watch the video, I want you to keep one thing in mind.

These are YOUR public servants.

YOU pay their salaries.

I say this because I really want you to pay attention to Rochester, NY Police officer Matthew Cushman.

Pay special attention to his reply, when I ask him if that is pedestrian crosswalk behind his illegally parked cruiser.

"That's what they appear to say."

That was RPD officer Cushman's response to my question.

Also pay close attention to how officer Cushman, in textbook cop mode, refuses to take any accountability whatsoever for his above the law reckless parking, by blaming Wegmans, basically telling me that he has to do what Wegmans tells him to do, including parking in such a manner which creates a traffic safety issue.

And for those of you who may dismiss this as much ado about nothing, as I always I remind you, it's incidents such as these that should serve as red flag reminders to ALL of us, that WE MUST hold OUR public servants accountable, and call them out whenever needed.

But, if you're like some folks, who no matter what cops do, subscribe to the "Cops can do no wrong' way of thinking when it comes to law enforcement, then next time you go shopping, park your vehicle like that, and let me know if it's still there when you come out.

And as always, remember... COPS LIE. RECORD EVERYTHING.



Click Play below to watch video.





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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Roland Williams; Stop Trying to Hustle Rochester, NY Taxpayers... Black Youth Don't Need Football, They Need Fathers.


Roland Williams
Trying to hustle Rochester, NY Taxpayers.
By Davy V.

Rochester, NY is ranked as the third poorest city in the U.S.

The child poverty rate in Rochester is 46 percent, more than double the 20 percent U.S. national average.

Every day in Rochester, NY, 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.

Despite these disturbing numbers, not to mention Rochester's growing homeless population, Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren, the city's first woman mayor, and second African-American mayor, refuses to address the crisis in her city.

Instead, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, seems more interested lining her own pockets.

And those of her friends.

Enter Roland Williams, a Rochester, NY native, and former NFL star.

Williams, who played tight end for Syracuse University, was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the 1998 NFL Draft.

In 2000, Roland Williams, and his Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV, beating the Tennessee Titans.

After his NFL career, which was cut short due to a knee injury, Roland Williams has enjoyed success, which has included several gigs as a sports analyst for the past 10 years, as well as a self touted "motivational speaker."

Roland Williams' many many gigs have included CBS Sports, NBC Sports, ABC Sports, ESPN, MTV, Nickelodeon, NFL Network, CNBC, Fox, Fox Sports Net, CBS, and many more TV, radio, online and more.

Yep.

Roland Williams has been busy hustlin'.

But is Roland Williams trying to hustle the City of Rochester, NY?

In early June, several Rochester, NY City Council members, including Carolee Conklin took issue with Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren wanting to hire Roland Williams to hold a 10-day football camp for inner city youth.

The price to Rochester taxpayers?

$250,000.

Rochester councilwoman Conklee questioned why there was no Request for Proposals issued.



"It is to protect the integrity of city taxpayers dollars to assure there's no favoritism involved and that everyone has an equal chance to submit a proposal to do something," councilwoman Conklin.

Hmmm...

"Favoritism."

Interesting.

So what did Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren have to say?

Well, her Lovely Warren's reply was also interesting.

Warren said Roland Williams didn't need to submit a Request for Proposals (RFP) because of his "unique qualifications."

"When you're looking for a specialty service and you have someone that has the professionalism and also the expertise he has to provide not only the leadership around football but also around mentoring and other things," Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said.

"He's done it here before and we're so very proud he's coming here to do it again."

Lovely Warren was referring to the last time Roland Williams was awarded a contract from the City of Rochester.

Which was in 2001.

That contact was for $10,000.

Rochester, NY City councilwoman Conklin also questioned Roland Williams' "administrative costs."

The contract proposal called for $76,000 to be spent on "administrative fees."

Councilwoman Conklin said she was also concerned that Roland Williams' $250,000 football camp, which would recruit only 100 male youths, didn't address the needs of girls.

Excellent point.

I mean what about at risk girls?

Many of whom even engage in unprotected sex, only to become pregnant.

What about them?

Paying a quarter of a million dollars to some washed up, ex NFL football player for what?

After the mounting criticism over his proposed football camp, including the fact that Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren, who is friends with Williams, showed favoritism in order to secure $250,000 in taxpayer dollars, Roland Williams all of a sudden said he could hold the camp for $34,000.


BFF's
Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren
with Roland Williams
WTF?

From $250,000 to $34,000?

Friends with the Mayor?

No proposal requests?

Ok.

Here's my take on all this.

Williams, who lives in Los Angeles, is trying to hustle Rochester taxpayers.

While he pays put his hustle, Roland Williams is staying at the ritzy Strathallan Hotel, on East Avenue in Rochester.

He's trying to make money off Rochester's poor, inner city youth.

Mr. Williams, I don't trust you.

Neither do Rochester taxpayers.

At risk, inner city black youth don't need football to make it of the hood.

They need strong black fathers.

They need real men.

Football may have been your ticket out of the 'hood Mr. Williams, but any inner city youth has more chances of hitting the lottery than ever being drafted by the NFL.

You know that Mr. Williams.

You're selling a dream.

And you're selling it to the most vulnerable, impressionable young minds.

I gotta hand it to you, that was a slick move on your part, trying to have your friend Mayor Lovely Warren get you a quarter of a million dollars.

Even 'padding' the costs, by adding $76,000 in non-specific, "administrative fees."

Roland Williams we're on to your hustle.

By the way, who's paying for your luxury suite at The Strathallan?

And how much cash were you gonna hit your girl Lovely Warren off with from that $250 grand?




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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Webster, NY Police Wake Taxpayer Up at 2:30 In The Morning for a Report of a Loud Bird in a Tree


Webster, NY Police Sgt. Shaun Welch
at Ryan Conklin's door at 2:30 in the morning
for a report of loud bird in a tree.
By Davy V.

If you're a Monroe County, NY taxpayer, especially if you live in the Town of Webster, NY, you may be interested to know just how the Webster Police department is using your tax dollars.

Looking for a bird in a tree.

Yes.

You read that right.

Looking for a bird in a tree.

At 2:30 in the morning.

That's exactly what Webster, NY Police Sgt. Shaun Welch and officer Samuel States were doing early Tuesday morning when they went to Ryan Conklin's home for a report of a loud bird in a tree, waking Conklin and his son up at 2:30 in the morning.

The video below, which Ryan Conklin recorded begins with the cops telling Conklin to "turn it off", thinking that Conklin had some sort of electronic bird soundscape recording eminating from a tree.

Later in the video the keystone cops confirm that it's a real bird.

WTF?

Really?

You can't make this crap up!

I have been to Ryan Conklin's home.

He loves birds.

Conklin has over 10 bird feeders in his back yard which he keeps full of bird food for several types of birds.

He spends over $400.00 a month on bird food!

By the way, if the name Ryan Conklin sounds familiar, it should.

On July 4th, Conklin was arrested by Monroe County, NY Sheriff's deputy Philip Baretela, after he asked Baretela, why he, along with MCSO deputy Baker and Sgt. Edwards were all eating together at 2:00 a.m., instead of patrolling for DWI's, at a time when bars are letting out and intoxicated drivers are getting behind the wheel.

Conklin's friend recorded the arrest, and documented it in a video which has gone viral.

Below, I have posted a link to my original piece on Ryan Conklin's arrest by Monroe County, NY Sheriff's deputies.

As an advocate of the right to record, I always encourage taxpayers to video record each and every encounter with law enforcement.

And that's what I love about Ryan Conklin.

He video records each and every encounter with law enforcement.

As he should.

In fact, Conklin's home, both inside and out, has more video cameras than a bank.

Conklin's home is under 24 hour video surveillance.

And everything is backed up.


24 Hour Video Surveillance
and "NO TRESPASSING POLICE TAKE NOTICE'
signs on Ryan Conklin's property.
As you can see in the photo to the right, Conklin makes it clear, to anyone can read, that his property is under 24 video surveillance, with a posted sign.

I also love the sign below that one that reads "NO TRESPASSING. POLICE TAKE NOTICE."

I guess the Webster, NY cops missed that sign while they were in hot pursuit of a bird.

In a tree.

At 2:30 in the morning.

This, from a police department who for the past 11 years hasn't been able to solve an armed robbery, and shooting at the Xerox Corporation federal credit union, on August 12, 3003 which left an innocent man dead.

Take a look at the must see video below which Ryan Conklin recorded of Webster's finest looking for a bird in a tree.


Click Play below to watch video of Webster, NY's finest harassing Ryan Conklin.





Click on link below to read my original piece on Ryan Conklin's arrest by Monroe County, NY Sheriff's deputies.

http://davyv.blogspot.com/2014/07/monroe-county-ny-sheriff-deputies.html




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