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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ramsey County, Minnesota Sheriff's Deputy Caught on Surveillance Video Beating his K-9 Partner

Ramsey County Sheriff's Deputy Brett A. Berry


By Davy V.

In yet another example of how some law enforcement officers abuse and mistreat their 4-legged partners, a Ramsey County, Minesota Sheriff's Deputy was captured on a casino's video surveillance system abusing his K-9 partner.

Ramsey County, Minnesota Sheriff's Deputy Brett A. Berry, 47 was staying at Black Bear Casino and Resort on June 15th with a group of deputies as part of their K-9 certification, when security asked that he leave the premises after several customers complained that he had made unwanted advances on them.

As Black Bear security followed Deputy Berry on their surveillance cameras around 3 a.m., they observed Deputy Berry returning to his hotel room, then walking on the casino's parking lot with his K-9 partner.

That's when security observed an irate Deputy Berry yelling at his K-9, then picking his partner up and slamming the dog to the pavement.

The terrified K-9 then ran away from Deputy Berry, and into the resort's lobby vestibule, where the dog became stuck between the doors.

According to the criminal complaint against Berry, the Deputy then beats the dog on its ribs and shoulders.

Berry was charged with animal cruelty as well as assaulting a public safety dog.

The K-9, who according to Ramsey County Sheriff's officials was taken from Deputy Berry, was treated at a local veterinarian.

Ramsey County Sheriff's Sgt. John Rastham, the department's public affairs officer, released a statement which in part read:

"We hold our staff to the highest standards, amd the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office is troubled by these allegations."

This isn't the first time that Deputy Ramsey has been in trouble.

In 2007, Deputy Berry received a "poor public relations" complaint in his file.

And this incident involving Deputy Berry marks the third time this month where a Ramsey County Sheriff's Deputy is investigated for wrongdoing and official misconduct.

Ramsey County Sheriff's Deputy Thomas Rudenick is being investigated after being suspected of stealing evidence from the Ramsey County Sheriff's property clerk storage unit amd selling it to various pawnshops.

Also, earlier this month, Ramsey County Sheriff's Deputy Glen John Pothen was charged with DWI.

The arrest marked Deputy Pothen's second DWI arrest since 2014.


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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Joyce Mitchell, Escaped N.Y. Prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat's Hamburger Helper


Richard Matt and David Sweat


By Davy V.

It's been a little while since I gave you a WTF story.

Well, here's one for you.

If you thought the case involving escaped Clinton, NY prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat couldn't get any weirder, think again.

First, Matt and Sweat break out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Danemora County, New York on June 6th, a la Escape from Alcatraz, even leaving dummy heads in their prison cots after the last count.

Then, similar to another one of my favorite movies, Shawshank Redemption, except a steam pipe, not a sewer pipe, the inmates crawl their way out to a manhole cover located a block and a half away from the prison, to freedom.

But then Matt and Sweat discover that Mitchell, who was supposed to be waiting for them with a get away car at that manhole cover, got cold feet, so the prisoners are left stranded,

But how were they able to cut their way out of their cells, through a steel pipe, a concrete wall, and a chain and lock on a manhole cover?

Well, fast forward hundreds of false leads and sightings later, and now it turns out that Joyce Mitchell, the prison's tailor shop seamstress, and would be getaway driver has admitted that she was Matt and Sweat's hamburger helper.

Mitchell admitted to authorities that she smuggled hacksaw blades inside frozen hamburger meat, which she gave to a prison guard who in turn gave it to the inmates.

And it's believed it was those hacksaw blades which Matt and Sweat used to break out of the prison.

Mitchell has been arresfed and charged with aiding the inmates escape.

Meanwhile, after finding the prisoner's DNA in a burglarized cabin, Matt and Sweat are believed to be in an area as close as 25-30 miles from the prison.


The Hamburger Helper, Joyce Mitchell 


Hole cut out in prison cell


The steam pipe through which the prisoners crawled through to freedom


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo looks down on manhole cover hole





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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Is South Carolina Judge James B. Gosnell a Racist?


Judge James B. Gosnell


By Davy V.

Judge James B. Gosnell, the judge who presided over the bond hearing for Dylan Roof, the white 21-year old who walked into Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina and executed 9 innocent Black church mmembers who had welcomed him into their prayer meeting, is coming under heavy criticism for comments he made during the hearing.

Friday afternoon, Dylan Roof appeared via video conference at a bond hearing, wearing a jail inmate jumpsuit a few sizes too big, with two armed officers standing guard behind him.

As family members of the deceased expressed their pain over losing their loved ones, as well as their forgiveness, the thin Roof with a bowl haircut showed no emotion whatsoever.

Judge Gosnell set bond at $1 Million dollars, and Roof was escorted out by the armed guards.

But it's what's Judge Gosnell said during that bond hearing, as well as his history, that has a lot of people wondering if he should have presided over the bond hearing of a white man who shot and killed 9 African-Americans, in the first place.

Referring to Dylan Roof's family, a visibly angry Judge Gosnell said "we also have victims on the other side."

Judge Gosnell added, "The Roof family didn't ask to become a part of this tragedy, and they will need help too."

Now, it'd be hard to argue that Roof's family must be going through a hard time.

I mean ther son after all, is a racist mass murderer.

But especially given Judge Gosnell's history, I question exactly what was he trying to say by his comments.

Comments which seemed out of place, and in poor taste.

Especially when family members are expressing their pain over losing loved ones at the hands of a racist murderer.

Family members who will never get to hold and talk to their loved ones, like Dylan Roof's family will get to hold and talk to him.

In 2003, Judge James B. Gosnell was publicly reprimanded for an incident where he used the word "nigger" when addressing an Afrucan-American defendant.

During a bail reduction hearing, Judge James B. Gosnell was speaking to the black defendant, when he told the man, "There are four kinds of people on this world, black people, white people, red necks, and niggers."

Judge Gosnell later told a disciplinary counsel that he made an "ill considered" statement in an attempt to get the young man to change his life.

The disciplinary panel also ruled that Judge Gosnell showed favoritism to a fellow judge who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Despite the law requiring anyone arrested for any DWI or suspicion of driving under the influence, to stay in jail overnight, Judge Gosnell drove to the jail to set a bond for Judge Joseph Mendelsohn at 2:30 a.m.

Judge Gosnell then told officials at the jail to make it look like the bond was set at 8:00 a.m., instead of 2:30 a.m., when Judge Mendelsohn was released.

I don't know about you, but Judge James B. Gosnell sounds like a down South Good Ol' Boy.

The kind who keep their white hood in the glove compartment of their pickup truck.


Dylan Roof at his bond hearing


Dylan Roof, the face of evil.






Dylan Roof holding up a confederate flag



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Friday, June 19, 2015

Miami-Dade Police Detective Indicted on Charges of Robbing Motorists



By Davy V.


Integrity.

Respect.

Service.

Fairness.

Those words are displayed on a sign outside the Miami-Dade Police Fred Taylor Headquarters Building in Doral, Floridaa.

But one Miami-Dade Polce Detectve clearly didn't abide by them.

Miami-Dade Police Detectve William Kostopoulos, 47, has been indicted on charges that he abused has authority as a law enforcement officer to violate the civil rights of motorists which he pulled over, then robbed them.

Yes.

Robbed them.

The indictment accuses Kostopoulos of making three traffic stops so that he could rob the motorists of money, and other possessions.

Kostopoulos, a 17-year veteran, is also accused of lying to investigators in an attempt to get away with his crimes.

In a statement at a news conference Thursday, Miami-Dade Police Director J.D. Patterson said the following:

"To effectively carry out our sworn duty to protect the physical safety and the constitutionally granted rights of our residents, law enforcement officers need the trust and confidence of the community. Officers who violate the tenet of this profession negatively impact this necessary bond between the public and the police and make the jobs of the honorable and professional officers more difficult."

Sounds good, right?

Except one thing.

Detectve Kostopoulos is on paid leave.

In other words, a paid vacation.




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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Would You Like Some Mold and Algae with Your Wash? You Can Get it at Clean-O-Rama in Henrietta, NY


Clean-O-Rama Laundromat 345 Jefferson Rd., Henrietta, NY


By Davy V.

Those who know me know that I'm a clean freak.

I obsess about cleanliness.

Not only in my home, but also when I patronize a business.

Whether it be a restaurant, grocery store, or movie theatre, I'm that one person who will not hesitate to demand good, clean service for my money.

Well, you can now add laundromats to that list.

Here's the story.

Sunday afternoon I dragged three bags of laundry, which included my heavy comforter, to my favorite laundromat.

When I got there it was jam packed.

Not surprising really, on a Sunday, when many folks are washing.

Not wanting to wait, I decided to hit up a laundromat in Henrietta, NY, a suburb of Rochester.

Clean O-Rama.

In a minute you'll see just why that name is ironic.

Anyways, I get there, and quickly load up a few washers with my clothes.

Usually I'm very observant, but since I had already wasted time driving to my favorite spot, only for it to be full, then spent another 20 minutes driving to a second laundromat, I quickly took the washers that were available.

Bad move.

After loading my clothes in two washers and dropping 18 queaters in each machine, I couldn't believe what I saw.

Now I don't know about you, but I'm the type that likes to look at my clothes spinning in the white sudsy water.

Yep.

I wil stand, or sit in front of the washer and stare at my clothes as they wash.

And yes, in case you're wondering, I do the same thing when my clothes are spinning in the dryer.

So what did I see?

Mold and algae.

Growing on the inside of the washer door, of one of the washers I was using.

And let me be clear.

The water in which my clothes were washing in, was also circulating through the mold.

And the algae,

In other words, my clothes were washing in mold and algae.

And that wasn't the only washer with mold and algae growing inside.

I counted at least 5 others.

I immediately told an employee, who downplayed it, telling me that the machines are wiped down every day.

Really?

I've seen less algae in a 109 gallon fish tank.

Only after I demanded my $4.50 back, did the woman give me a refund.

Of course that was after she first offered me a piece of paper and a pen and had the nerve to tel me that I could leave the owner a note.

A note?

I don't think so.

Besides, what would it say?

"Dear sir or ma'm, your laundry is disgusting, I washed my clothes in your machine which is growing a certain strain of mold and algae, thanks."

I ended up having to do my wash over in a mold and algae free machine I was able to find.

There's nothing clean about Clean-O-Rama located at 345 Jefferson Rd. in Henrietta, NY.

The place is a dump.

Oh yeah, I wouldn't think of buying a soda at their vending machine either.

Check out the photo I took.

Those are used, cans and bottles that they use as selection displays.



Mold and Algae growing inside washing machines at Clean-O-Rama in Henrietta, NY












Mold and Algae growing inside washing machines at Clean-O-Rama in Henrietta, NY



Soda machine at Clean-O-Rama laundromat in Henrietta, NY
Those are used soda cans and water bottle for selection displays.





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Friday, June 5, 2015

Music Producer, Songwriter BattleRoy Indicted on Child Sex Abuse Charges


Music producer "BattleRoy" faces first degree sexual abuse charges


By Davy V.

Music producer Battleroy, whose real name is Roy Battle, known for his production amd songwriting work on hits such as Eminem's "Lighters", and Chris Brown's "Changed Man", was indicted Wednesday by a Federal jury in Rochester, NY on 10'counts of first degree sexual abuse.

A Rochester, NY native, now living in California, Battle, 36, is accused of sexually abusing at least 2 boys during a 7-year period, from 2005 to 2012 while he was involved in a church youth group.

Roy Battle was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Henrietta, NY as well as Open Door Baptist Church in Chili, NY, both suburbs of Rochester.

Battle is accused of having sexually abused the minors in his home at 71 Glendale Park in Rochester, NY.

BattleRoy has worked with platinum selling recording artists such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Chris Brown, and Eminem.

Eminem's hit song "Lighters", featuring Rihanna, which BattleRoy co-wrote amd produced, which helped propel his career and brought him international recognition.


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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Former Greece, NY Cop John Casey Sentenced to Less Time in Prison for Child Pornography Than Some People are Serving for Marijuana Possession



Former Greece, NY Cop John Casey


By Davy V.

If there's one thing I hate more than a dirty cop, it's a sleazy, greasy haired dirty lawyer who thinks that former cops should somehow be exempt from serving jail time for their crimes.

That's exactly what Rochester, NY lawyer Stephen Leonardo, who represents former Greece, NY Police officer John Casey argued in Federal Court Wednesday morning.

Casey, who pleaded guilty in March to possessing child pornography was in court to be sentenced.

Leonardo told Federal Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford that because his client had an "exemplary" military record and police history as a Greece, NY Police officer, he shouldn't serve a day in prison.

Even though Casey, who resigned from the Greece Police department pled guilty to charges that he was in possession of at least 64 child pornography files, with images depicting minors involved in sexual acts, including at least one image which featured a male adult sexually violating a female infant, as well as other Images of infants being raped.

But former Greece, NY Police officer John Casey's lawyer, Stephen Leonardo didn't care about that.

All he cared about was getting his sick, disgusting and disturbed ex-cop client off by having him serve no jail time.

In 2012, U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigators traced peer-to-peer file sharing images of child pornography, back to Greece, NY Police officer Casey, who before joining the Greece, NY Police Department was a Rochester, NY Police officer.

But federal agents didn't charge officer Casey.

In fact, it wasn't until two years later, in March of 2014, that a federal agent who was investigating different peer-to-peer file sharing services, discovered an IP address whose user had the 64 child pornography files which were ready for download.

That user was Greece, NY Police officer John Casey III.

The IP address, his own.

Federal agents armed with a search warrant raided Casey's Long Pond Rd. home in Greece, NY on April 22nd, and seized two laptop computers.

Agents also took a second computer from the home, which according to federal officials, contained information that could be traced back to Casey.

Investigators also discovered information on that computer which was traced back to officer Casey's profession as a police officer for the Greece, NY Police department.

Federal agents arrested Casey in Iowa.

So what did Federal Court Judge Elizabeth Wolford decide?

Well, even though U.S. Federal sentencing guidelines called for John Casey to be sentenced to a range between 57 and 71 months, Wolford instead sentenced Casey to only 48 months, or 4 years in prison.

The message?

If you're a former cop, you can receive less time in person for possessing images of babies getting getting raped, than some people are serving for marijusna possession.


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