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A Parent’s Plea…Help Me! My Child’s Been Bullied

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Parents Can Come Out Kicking and Punching Now. You Don’t Have to be Afraid Anymore!
If They Retaliate, Sue Them and Take Their Jobs!

The New York State Anti-Bullying Law, the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), Went Into Full Effect on July 1, 2012.
The Law Now Makes Teachers, Principals, Administrators, School Districts Responsible and Liable for Acts of Bullying that Take Place on School Property or in the Context of School Activities. Now, In Addition to their Civil Liabilities for the Welfare of School Children, the Law Makes the Schools Co-Liable for Bullying of Students on Students,  or Teachers, TA’s, or Coaches on Students. But It’s Up to YOU, It’s YOUR Responsibility as Parents, to be Proactive and Public in Protecting Your Children!

Make the School District Accountable
It’s the Law Now!

We just received another request from a concerned RCS parent with a child or children in the RCS schools who writes [names redacted to protect the individual’s identity and to ensure confidentiality]:


The Parent’s Plea:

“Hello Im another concerned parent of RCS children …I was hoping you assist me. Simply what I am Looking for is…What lawyer is representing the [redacted] family in their suit against the RCS district? I ask since I am in the process of seeking my own legal advice for bullying. If you don’t know or feel uncomfortable disclosing that information hopefully you can suggest an attorney who isn’t so-called “corrupted”.
“Also would you be able to direct me to any other possible resources out there that may be able to help me?
“I have followed the “chain of command” regarding the bullying since October 2011, teacher- guidance – principal – superintendent – CSE – teacher- principal -superintendent &  recently a email to the board (no replies to the email).
“Simply put .. I’m at a large brick wall of a dead end- and need direction, to insure the safety of my child.”


Our Response:

Your original message was forwarded to us by one of our contributors whom you contacted with your request but did not have the information you needed. We hope we can offer you some help in this response.

No child deserves to be hurt socially, emotionally or psychologically, least of all in our schools!

First of all, any concerned parent would be well advised to seek out other concerned parents and to join together to seek representation as a group. First of all, a group has more backbone to pursue such a campaign, there’s “power in numbers.” Secondly, in a group, you can all share your experiences and establish a pattern of abuse and indifference by the administration, essential probative items for a good case. Thirdly, in a group you can share not only stories but also expenses. Getting individual representation might be difficult but if a group of you approach an attorney, s/he’ll have a better feel for the situation and can put together a better strategy. Fourthly, the District would be more intimidated and more prone to settle if confronted by a group of parents represented by an attorney who is ready to kick ass.

One of the problems you parents who contact us have is that you say you want to protect your children but are willing only to go half way. You want to do what you’ve been doing for years–not only you but so many others–creeping around in the shadows, trying to stay invisible, yet saying you want to stop the bullying or solve the problems. But you’ve got to stand up and come out into the light to do that.

You parents are not going to get anything done by skulking around in the shadows, not wanting your names mentioned, not wanting to tell your stories to the public, wanting to assert your rights but wanting also for someone else to carry the load for you. Sorry, that doesn’t work.

Individually, your lovely school district is going to eat you up one-by-one when you come with your complaint. You think your tax dollars are going to the children in your schools, do you? Just wait until you have an issue with the school district, that same school district who is always telling the voters, “We’re here for the kids.” But not your kids. You may have already experienced how concerned they are for the kids: did you get any response to your complaints or inquiries about the incidents you are talking about? Probably not. The RCS CSD turns into an entirely different animal when it comes to having to deal with a problem, especially when it might make them look bad. And it’s an ugly beast when it comes to responding to a complaint about a child’s welfare in the schools; that really makes them look bad. Don’t you think you should be telling the world about that?

It’s usually very unlikely that the District will respond to e-mails, they’re too dangerous. But what I do and always suggest first and foremost is that you document everything in writing in a notebook or some other way as soon as possible after an event or incident or contact. That’s very important when it comes to evidence and any hearings or court appearances. If it’s written down as soon as possible after it happens it’s 1000x better than plain old memory. Second, put all your requests into letter form, clearly stating the problem (no emotions, just the facts, please), times, dates, names, and what you want answered. Always include a reasonable request for something to be done that will make you happy or satisfy you. Then mail it to the school principal, the RCS CSD superintendent, and to the president of the board of education. Send the copy to the RCS CSD superintendent by certified mail, return receipt requested. Then you have proof you made the inquiry, proof they received it, and then proof they didn’t bother to respond.

As for sharing information about someone else’s representation or case, I’m afraid I”m not in the position to to do that. But what I would suggest is that you call the individual or drop by that individual’s home, they’re very welcoming and helpful, and talk to them about your needs and concerns. Talking directly to persons with similar problems is immensely helpful and healing. It’s worked well with many types of problems.

If you still want to go at it alone, I would suggest you contact the New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service at 1 (800) 342-3661 lr@nysba.org, or Department for Children, Youth and Families Programs & Services at the Child Protective Services (CPS) Hotline: 1 (800) 342-3720, tell them what you need, a ask for a recommendation for assistance in moving forward with your case.

I’d also suggest that you get out of that Democrat cesspool of political party machinery and give Pete Lopez, your NYS Assemblyman for the 127nd Assembly District (but running for the newly formed 102nd district that includes Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, New Baltimore are part of his district), tell him about the problems you’re having, about the response you’re getting from the District, ask for his help. Tell him this bullying problem is big here and obviously big everywhere if the legislatures of a large number of states have actually passed laws like the the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA),  New York’s “Dignity Act“! That’s why he’s there. Besides, if you hadn’t already heard, it’s an election year and the candidates will be chomping at the bit for sensitive issues to toy with.” In fact, call everyone who’s running and not part of the local political machine (that would exclude Tom Dolan who has done NOTHING with regard to helping parents with the bullying problem–he’s part of the political gang that’s part of the problem!). And you haven’t heard a peep out of the Delucas, the Bartletts, the Whalens, Engels, Revilles, Latters, Misuracas, Leput-Hommels or any of the other Coeymanazi bunch about the bullying problem. Of course not! They’re part of the system and you don’t buck your own system. And besides, they’re all out doing something ultra-important: collecting bottles. Do you get it? If it’s easy and gets them brownie points they’ll do it; if it involves getting their hands dirty and being prophets, Forget it! Just give them glory and they’ll love you for it but don’t expect much in return.

So, what I’d recommend first of all is to find like-minded allies, especially parents whose children were bullied in the past and may have graduated or left the RCS school district. They may be very willing to step out with you. Then, contact parents with children still in the RCS school district and get together, explaining how important it is to join up and step out. You’ll get nothing done if you and others like you keep hiding. You’ll never be able to say that you actually did sometihing to protect your children and some day they might actually ask you, “Why didn’t you, mom, dad? What will you answer?

Of course I will respect your request to keep our conversations private but I would also ask you to please continue to keep us updated on what you are doing and how it’s working for you. It helps us to help others in your situation or in similar situations to know how our advice is working for them.

Good luck!
The Editor, Smalbany


Teacher- and Coach-on-Student Bully

Keep in mind the types of bullying that go on in our schools includes student-on-student, teacher-on-student, coach-on-student (sometimes even teacher-on-teacher, and student-on-teacher, believe it or not)! We can talk about various types of bullying that often appear simultaneously:

  • Physical: pushing, kicking, assault with objects, etc. It occurs more frequently in primary than in secondary. But don’t be led astray by this generalization, as student’s get older, physical abuse becomes more covert, more calculated, more dangerous and symptomatic of bigger problems ahead! Research shows that bully teachers and coaches have a history of being bullied. There’s also evidence of a bullied-connection withviolent, sociopathic behavior in adults.
  • Verbal abuse and name-calling, slurs in public, highlighting physical defects, etc.. It is the most common and can leave very deep scars. Words do harm and harm deeply.  Teachers be especially aware of this in yourselves.
  • Psychological: undermine the individual’s self-esteem and foster their sense of fear. The psychological harm is really a common feature of any bullying but it is a standalone form of bullying, too.
  • Social: attempts to isolate the members of other groups, or to exclude certain persons or classmate as members of a group. Scarring. Can produce problems further down the road in the young adult and the mature adult (true for all of the bullying types!).

So, In Summary, Our Advice Is:

  • You need to be parents to your children. That’s more than just providing them with a cellphone, junk food, and a ride to the mall! You need to be a positive role model, a source of nurture and protection. Not a friend, a parent!
  • Have open, honest dialogue with your children about the reality of bullying and that there is a law against it.
  • Encourage your children to bring their concerns to you immediately, not to wait, not to be afraid.
  • Get names of other children who have been bullied (your own children will probably be the best sources for this information, believe it or not). Kids see and hear a lot at the school and that makes them great sources of information. Contact the parents of other children who have been bullied or abused in your district. Get together to form an action committee. There’s power in numbers and the more people you have with similar experiences, the more credible your own case. This will become very important later at hearings or in court!
  • Document all incidents, conversations, contacts, etc. in a written record with dates, times, incendent description, names of those involved, names of those contacted, outcome (always with dates and times!).
  • Confront principals, administrators, superintendent, board of education immediately with your concerns. Don’t wait! They’ll use that against you! And do it in writing(not by e-mail), and what you expect to be done to fix the situation. The best way is a copy of the letter of notice or inquiry to each of the levels (principal, administrators, superintendent, BoE) with the copy to the superintent by certified mail, return receipt requested. Remember: Stick to the facts, admit nothing, don’t get emotional, assume you are always the victim! Don’t let them use anything against you later! Don’t believe any promises! Get it in writing!
  • Follow up on each of your inquiries or complaints by telephone call (note date, time, who spoken to, and substance of the call), and then with a written confirmation of the follow-up and brief details of the conversation. Send a copy to the other party and to the superintendent.
  • If you still don’t get a response. Contact the local police, make a complaint. Send a copy of the complaint to the Albany County District Attorney’s Office referring to the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), send a copy to your Assemblyman and to your state Senator. Do this by regular mail, not by e-mail. You can follow up or confirm by e-mail and attach a scanned copy of the hard copy letter or complaint.
  • Contact the  New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service at 1 (800) 342-3661 lr@nysba.org for a referral to an attorney specializing in lawsuits against school districts, even specializing in cases under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). Under the law you are entitled to an initial free consultation with an attorney. If s/she decides to take the case, get him or her to provide you with a written letter of representation that states the approximate cost of the case in fees etc. and the approximate length of time s/he expects the case to take to resolution. Do not ask for promises that you will win; that’s unreasonable.
  • From that point on, let the attorney do his/her magic, but follow-up regularly, never trust or think that they’re on top of it, they’re probably not and will likely need some high-voltage prodding to get them to move their asses. Stay out of the way but stay informed!
  • Be  active! Be very active! It’s your children at risk, not theirs. Your children will thank you some day…or curse you if you’don’t act now!

Not on my lawn and
DEFINITELY NOT ON MY KIDS!
The Editor

Special Notice & Legal Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, it is not intended to provide legal advice as individual situations will differ and should be discussed with an expert and/or lawyer. This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Persons accessing this site are encouraged to seek independent counsel for advice regarding their individual legal issues. For specific technical or legal advice on the information provided and related topics, please contact the author.
 
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Hidden Costs of Corruption…Can Ravena-Coeymans Afford Them?

We Published Parts of this Article in a Previous Article But it Wasn’t Very Visible, We’re Told. It’s Important, So We’re Giving it Space of Its Own

In a previous article we discussed a case of a resident trying to get the Coeymans police department to enforce the law rather than having the law perversely applied as usually occurs. In that article we describe a current case where  the Coeymans police, in conspiracy with the Coeymanazis around the Coeymans justice court, are actually obstructing justice (that’s a federal crime under where I come from; see US Code – Chapter 73: Obstruction of justice.) by employing conspicuous retaliation (delaying) tactics and likely other criminal activities to avoid prosecuting alleged felonies. The problem is, the Coeymans police and the Coeymans justice court actually thought they’d get away with it again this time again, sillies that they are!

Obstruction of Justice is a Serious Crime

Obstruction of justice is a serious federal and state  crime where someone tries to impede or interfere with the operation of the justice process. Anyone, even a police investigator or officer, a judge or other public official can be guilty of this crime. This can include actions that impede or prevent the criminal process during the investigation stage or during the prosecution stage. There are many different ways that someone can be charged with obstructing justice such as:

  • Attempting to influence a judge, court employee or a jury member
  • Threatening, harassing, coercing, assaulting, blackmailing, retaliating against or taking other actions against someone for participating in a criminal investigation or prosecution
  • Lying to law enforcement officials about important information such as knowingly altering, concealing, or destroying evidence or potential evidence
  • Otherwise obstructing or impairing the operation of state or federal laws, obstructing or impairing a criminal investigation.

The law takes a particularly dim view of public officials (elected officials, judges, public employees, police officers and employees) who obstructing the justice system, because society holds such people to a higher standard of conduct. Where an obstruction of justice charge might be sketchy, most prosecutors also make use of statutes protecting the citizen’s civil rights; so there are provisions that can be used in prosecuting for civil rights violations, too. Even a mediocre attorney would have a picnic here in Coeymans, and probably will…a qualified civil rights lawyer will make a killing!

The civil suits will be filed, of course, or follow the criminal prosecutions, or they may even be filed at the same time and run simultaneously. Where the criminal prosecutions don’t get the dirtbags, the civil lawsuits will (Do you remember OJ Simpson?). Pay us now or pay us later, as the old Midas muffler commercial used to chant.

Coming Soon to Someone
You Know!

You’re gonna be served!

Note also that Coeymans will have to diligently investigate and disposition each and every Formal Written Complaint submitted by citizens and residents, and those investigations must be properly documented. That’s great for future civil lawsuits and criminal prosecutions because the documentation of those complaint investigations will be available in discovery or when subpoenaed and what a mess that will be for Coeymans! Furthermore, every Notice of Claim will have to be investigated, documented, and those records of investigation will be available, too. Everyone involved at any stage of the process will be a possible witness and can ge examined before trial or at trial. Positively delicious!

And do you realize, citzens and residents of Ravena-Coeymans, that you will  have to foot the bill for the criminal misconduct of your elected officials, the police, the judges. So, go ahead and ignore what’s going on in the Coeymans Police Department and in the Coeymans Town Court and in your town boards and village councils.

Keep on ignoring the corruption and criminal activity but don’t complain later that the lawsuits are sending the town into bankruptcy or that services are discontinued in order to pay the judgments! And don’t scandalize the citizens who stand up for their rights when they’re abused and mistreated; if the majority in the community didn’t sit back and let the criminals have their way with the community, the criminal prosecutions and the administrative law actions and civil lawsuits wouldn’t be happening.

  • Do you residents realize that every complaint has to be investigated and that costs money?
  • Do you realize that every time a complaint is made against a judge, like the ones against George Dardiani, or against one of your public officials, the community, YOU, have to foot the bill for his lawyers?
  • Do you residents realize that when a complaint is made against a police officer, whether the complaint is justified no not, and that officer is disciplined or terminated, it could cost upwards of $250,000 in the battle with the police union to get the creep off the force? This is about what it costs to battle the teachers union, too, when you want to fire a teacher. Do you wonder why you have so many pervs on the police force or as teachers?

Are you listening, Darlington, Dardiani, Deluca, Biscone, David Soares, Coeymans town board members! Your outright misconduct and indifference is going to cost a bundle…both you and the community. Fines, jail, loss of pension…not pretty.

So, Citizens and Residents of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, You Can Wake Up Now or Pay Up Later…Those Who Are Still Left in Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk; The Smart Ones Will Have Already Left, Probably With Their Non-Polluting Businesses and Skills (All that Coeymans can attract these days is ther communities rejects and garbage dumps, it seems! But you all have raw sewerage on your lawns or in your basements, don’t you? Now, that’s a plus!)

Enjoy the Show…And Pay the Price
(We Warned You!)
The Editor

Special Notice & Legal Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, it is not intended to provide legal advice as individual situations will differ and should be discussed with an expert and/or lawyer. This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Persons accessing this site are encouraged to seek independent counsel for advice regarding their individual legal issues. For specific technical or legal advice on the information provided and related topics, please contact the author.
 

There’s a F*&$%@% Elephant in the Room!!!

Warning: If you are a student or a minor, please leave this blog NOW!

When we started this blog it was never intended to focus on the backwater communities of Ravena and Coeymans, much less be dominated by the corruption and evil in those two neighboring communities. A story about a local business person who was being scandalized because of some obscure political leaning and because he was appealing his tax assessments is actually what drew our attention to Ravena-Coeymans. It became quickly apparent to us that the place is a nest of fear, anxiety, and hypocrisy and so we titled our first article “Coeymans, New York: A Nest of Hypocrisy”

In addition, there are some very credible indicators that Coeymans town officials, including one particular judge and members of the Coeymans police department may be actively and knowlingly obstructing justice, a very serious federal crime.

Coeymans’ Response to Its Taxpayers

The feedback we got on that first article was tremendous and, looking back more than 54,000 readers later, we’ve covered an awful lot of territory but have come to only one conclusion, and it’s the same one we drew right at the start: The hypocrisy and corruption is so obviously on the surface and so conspicuous, it’s like the elephant in the room. When we first announced to everyone in the Ravena-Coeymans community, “There’s an elephant in the room!” The response was like, “Elephant? What elephant? Oh, that’s not an elephant, it’s an elephant!” And so it went on and on. The hypocrisy, corruption, and evil was so visible, so conspicuous no one wanted to see it or admit it was there. But we persisted because it called to mind that ancient story about the six blind men and the elephant, which was later put into a poem, “The Blind Men and the Elephant” by John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887).  (Click here to read or download Blind Men and the Elephant-Poem.)

The final stanza goes like this:


And so these men of Indostan
Disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
Exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right,
And all were in the wrong!


Now, I’m very much a realist and pragmatic and generally stick to the verifiable facts, having spent my entire professional life basically writing, critiquing and being critiqued in one fashion or another. So I know when I see an elephant.

This is an Elephant

So, speaking of elephants in the room, let’s take a very brief look at a very big elephant in a very small courtroom…actually there were two elephants in the Coeymans courtroom this past week, and everyone managed to ignore them. Perhaps our decription of the problem was too complicated for modest intellects so we decided to simplify it for some of our local readers.

Elephant No. 1. The People vs. John Vadney.
For those of you who somehow managed not to have been following this here is the case in a nutshell. There are plenty of details on this blog, too. A former (Thank God! she’s former!) member of the RCS CSD board of education, Josephine O’Connor, claimed that the sitting board of education president called her “fat” while waiting for the results of the 2012 voting on May 15th. O’Connor allegedly did what we call the ‘fat-lady dance’ and as she describes it on FaceBook, she ran up and down the school hall in the presence of voters, shouting “He called me fat!” Witnesses to the exchange all deny that Mr Vadney called O’Connor “fat” or anything similar at all. Several weeks later, O’Connor’s father, Joseph Edward Tracey, appears at a local business and proceeds to threaten the female owner and her family. He demands Mr Vadney’s phone number and the woman gives it to him. Tracey later places a call to Vadney, who puts it on speaker, and Tracey launches into a tirade of profanity, obscenities, and threats. Mr Vadney, fearing for his family’s safety, notifies the police, who contact Tracey, and Tracey gets abusive with the police. The Bethlehem police arrest Tracey and he is arraigned before a Bethlehem town justice. Mr Vadney requests an order of protection ordering Tracey to stay away from Vadney and his family, and the judge grants it. Tracey violates the order the very next day (admitting this fact in a sworn statement!) but has the Coeymans police arrest Mr Vadney claiming that Mr Vadney allegedly called him (Tracey) names.

Mr Vadney’s son was brutally attacked when he entered the high school the very Monday following the arrests. Nothing was done, no charges pressed. Everything was quiet, business as usual.

Mr Vadney had to take his entire family to an undisclosed location for their security thoughout the entire summer. That’s not an elephant, that’s plain bullshit! No one should have to leave his home to feel secure!

Although there is abundant evidence against Tracey, there is no evidence against Mr Vadney, but Mr Vadney has been harassed by the press, by opponents, and by the Coeymans court. The basic question is this: Why is Mr Vadney continuing to be harassed when there is clearly no evidence and no case against him? (This question is one that the incumbent DA P. David Soares should be answering, but he’s too busy dipping his pen in company ink and getting himself censured by the Appellate Court).

When the business woman attempted to file a report about Tracey’s abuse, the Coeymans police officer refused to take the complaint. The incident is currently the subject of a Formal Complaint and Claim against the town of Coeymans and the Coeymans Police.

That’s elephant No. 1 (actually it’s a whole herd of elephants but we’ll keep it simple for now).

Elephant No. 2 – The People vs. Scott Lendin
The second elephant in the room interestingly is the polar opposite of the first elephant! This time it’s a case of trying to get the Coeymans police department to enforce the law rather than having the law perversely applied. In other words, the Coeymans police in conjunction with the Coeymanazis around the Coeymans justice court are actually obstructing justice (that’s a federal crime under where I come from; see US Code – Chapter 73: Obstruction of justice.) by employing conspicuous retaliation (delaying) tactics. And they thought they’d get away with it, sillies that they are!

Obstruction of justice is a serious federal offense where someone tries to impede or interfere with the operation of the justice process. Anyone, even a police investigator or officer, a judge or other public official can be guilty of this crime. This can include actions that impede or prevent the criminal process during the investigation stage or during the prosecution stage. There are many different ways that someone can be charged with obstructing justice such as:

  • Attempting to influence a judge, court employee or a jury member
  • Threatening, harassing, coercing, assaulting, blackmailing, retaliating against or taking other actions against someone for participating in a criminal investigation or prosecution
  • Lying to law enforcement officials about important information such as knowingly altering, concealing, or destroying evidence or potential evidence
  • Otherwise obstructing or impairing the operation of state or federal laws, obstructing or impairing a criminal investigation.

The law takes a particularly dim view of public officials (elected officials, judges, public employees, police officers and employees) who obstructing the justice system, because society holds such people to a higher standard of conduct. Where an obstruction of justice charge might be sketchy, most prosecutors also make use of statutes protecting the citizen’s civil rights; so there are provisions that can be used in prosecuting for civil rights violations, too. Even a mediocre attorney would have a picnic here in Coeymans, and probably will…a qualified civil rights lawyer will make a killing!

Are you listening, Darlington, Dardiani, Deluca, Biscone, David Soares, Coeymans town board members!

In December 2011–YES! December 2011–a certain Scott Lendin allegedly trespassed on the claimant’s property and damaged a number of automobiles, and stole a motor vehicle. In total there are likely two grand theft felonies and one trespass charge that was made in December 2011 with the Coeymans police. The alleged crimes were committed in December 2011, when the report was filed by the victim, but Mr Lendin has not even been arraigned yet!

In fact, the Coeymans police managed to delay, a form of retaliation, the investigation, which was assigned to Guess who? Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca, who sat on it for more than six months. Finally, totally frustrated, the business owners contacted the NYS Police and the Albany County Sheriff’s Department for help. The Sheriff’s department responded and within a day the investigation was underway and Dirty-Hands Jerry was removed from the case and the case was assigned to another investigator. They’re still sitting on it.

Now, most recently, Mr Lendin was supposed to have been arraigned on Thursday, August 23, 2012, before Coeymans town justice George Dardiani, the same George Dardiani who is being investigated for ethics violations by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, who lost a pissing contest against Michael T. Biscone, now representing Scott Lendin, and couldn’t manage to get Biscone to bring Lendin in to be arraigned, and also appears to be unwilling to sign the warrants to allow the police to bring Lendin in to be arraigned.

Don’t mess with Grandma!

Admittedly, when you put a school cafeteria manager in judge’s robes that’s exactly what you get, a cafeteria manager in judge’s robes. But that’s the problem with the town and village justice system and has been for more than half a century: you put an ignoramus on the bench and he’s scared shitless to do anything more that jail drunks, harass old ladies (a Coeymans speciality, I hear), pork their clerks (I presume only the female ones), and pee blood when facing an attorney. And who suffers? You get one guess.

Biscone tells Dardiani he’s not brining in Scott Lendin to be arraigned because the Coeymans police screwed up the paperwork. According the the Coeymans police, nothing’s wrong with the paperwork, Biscone is just being an “asshole.” (After some 8 months don’t you figure the Coeymans police would have noticed if something were wrong with the paperwork? Wouldn’t you think Dirty-Hands Jerry would have noticed in the more than 6 months he was supposedly “investigating” the crime? He didn’t.) So, here you have it: The Coeymans police ignore a crime until forced by the County Sheriff to move their asses, then they further delay the investigation. Obviously, there was an initial arrest and a report, otherwise Lendin would not be called in to be arraigned.

One question we might also ask is where is Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington when all of this is going on? Isn’t he being paid more than $91,000 a year in taxpayer money to ensure that things get done and done on time in the Coeymans P.D.? We also have it firsthand that the Coeymans town board oversees the Coeymans police department. O.K. Coeymans town board, do some overseeing! Why’s this happening? Tom Dolan is the Coeymans town board liaison to the Coeymans police department. Let’s ask the wannabe state senator (NEVER!), Tom Dolan, why this is happening? (Just imagine how effective he’d be in the state senate! NOT!)

Why Dardiani is delaying the show is a very big question mark. Actually, Dardiani is putting himself in yet another difficult situation because he’s again violating judicial ethics. Admittedly, he’s probably intimidated by Biscone, because he (Dardiani) has no formal legal training and very little if any training by the state when he was elected (although the town and village justices should attend annual continuing education seminars). So he’s probably afraid to sign the warrants. Is that so, justice Dardiani, are you scared?

That’s the second elephant and the little elephants, the big questions that follow that elephant are:

  1. Once the crime was reported and Lendin arrested…if he was even arrested when the crime was reported…why wasn’t he arraigned then?
  2. Why was the case laying around on Deluca’s desk for more than 6 months?
    Why was it necessary to have to get the Sheriff’s department on it before Coeymans police would move?
  3. Once it got moving again, why wasn’t Lendin arraigned as required by the law?
  4. Why wasn’t Scott Lendin in court for arraignment on Thursday, August 23, 2012?
  5. When Biscone refused to bring Lendin in, why didn’t Dardiani immediately issue a bench warrant ordering the police to bring him in to be arraigned?
  6. But who, in fact, is lying? Either Biscone is likely lying about the paperwork or the Coeymans police are lying and incompetent for having screwed up the paperwork and then, worse still,  lying about it. (Our money is on that fat-ass Michael Biscone.)
  7. And if Biscone is lying and the paperwork is in order, why haven’t the police proceeded to bring Lendin in. If they need a warrant signed by dumb-ass Dardiani, why don’t they have it in hand?

So we’ve made a full circle, though you may not have noticed, because our attention was first drawn to Ravena-Coeymans when we read about the local businessperson who was being crucified for having a different political ideology and for appealing his taxes. Now, the questions I have for all of our esteemed readers and those who can’t read but love the pictures:

Question for Discussion No. 1: Why are we paying taxes to support a police department who is indifferent to crime, enforces the law selectively and discriminatorily, is known far and wide to be retaliatory, who delay investigations for months, etc.? Why, I ask you, are we paying taxes to support a bunch of incompetent, unlawful, corrupt thugs who intimidate and dominate the good cops on the force? The bottom line is this: We are getting screwed by the criminals and screwed by the very law enforcement personnel we are paying to enforce the laws! Why pay taxes for that?

Got nutz?

Question for Discussion No. 2: Why are we paying taxes to support a town and village court system that the entire world, including the New York State Unified Court System, admits is ignorant, corrupt, and a waste of money? Why are we paying for judges who don’t know the law, or who are afraid to interpret it, or who pee themselves when they see a lawyer? Who runs the courtroom? Do we really need to pay for judges and court staff if all they do is collect traffic fines? Can’t our tax dollars pay for a balls-transplant so that we can get some justice? We are getting screwed by the criminals, screwed by the taxpayer-paid police, and screwed by the taxpayer-paid judges, and further screwed by the taxpayer-paid court staff! Why pay taxes to get screwed?

Question for Discussion No. 3: How dare any one of you out there criticize anyone for questioning the justice of how our tax dollars are being spent? How dare any one of you criticize another citizen for having the balls to say “NO! I’ve had enough! I’m sick of being screwed!” Knowing what you know you should be rallying behind that citizen with pitchforks, baseball bats, coat hangers, dildos, anything to support him! Or do you perversely enjoy the screw-job you’re getting for your tax dollars?

Question for Discussion No. 4: When in hell are you people going to do something about all of this? Like at least starting a letter-writing campaign, an e-mail campaign, filing Formal Complaints, attending town board and village council meetings and demanding accountability? And then, to add insult to injury, Why? Good people, do you even entertain the idea of allowing someone like company-man Tom Dolan to even consider running for a senate seat?!?!

Hasn’t this blog exposed enough of the corruption, incestuous relations, the evil web of illicit influence that extends from the heart of your village and town (your local officials and their spouses complicating everything from school budgets to court operations) to the very chambers of the NYS supreme court (Joe Teresi, town attorney Greg Teresi’s dear old dad)?

Or is this community populated by blind sheeple goosing an elephant and calling it…a dead ladybug!

There’s a F***ing Elephant in the Room!
Admit it! See it!
The Editor

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Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Accountability, Albany, Albany County District Attorney, Albany County Sheriff Department, All the Justice You Can Buy, Appellate Division 3rd Departmentt, ARANY, Attorney Discipline, Attorney Misconduct, Burning the Constitution, Capital District, Cathy Deluca, Coeymanazis, Coeymans, Coeymans Police Department, Coeymans Town Attorney, Coeymans Town Board, Coeymans Town Court, Coeymans Town Justice, Commission on Judicial Conduct, Committee on Professional Standards, Conflict of Interest, Conspiracy, Contempt of Court, Corrupt Judge, Corrupt Justice, Corrupt Police, Corruption, Craig D. Apple Sr., Daniel Contento, David Soares, DeLuca Public Affairs, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, Fraud, George Dardiani, Gerald Deluca, Greene County, Greg Teresi, Gregory Darlington, Gregory Teresi, Harold Warner, Hudson Valley, Hypocrisy, Incompetence, Intimidation, Investigation, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Jerry Deluca, Joe Rotello, Joe Teresi, Joe Tracey, John J. Biscone, John Neri, John T. Biscone, John T. Bruno, Joseph C Rotello, Joseph C. Teresi, Joseph Teresi, Josephine O'Connor, Judicial Ethics, Judicial Misconduct, Justice and Courts, Kangaroo Court, Liberty Weeping, Losers Club, Main Street Small Business Coalition, Mayor Bruno, Michael Biscone, MSSBC, New Baltimore, New York, New York State, New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, New York State Police, New York State Supreme Court, New York State Unified Court System, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, Office of the Attorney General, P. David Soares, Perjury, Peter Masti, Phillip Crandall, Police Incompetence, Ravena, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, Ravena Village Justice, Selkirk, Smalbany, Stephen Flach, Tainted Judge, Terrorism at Home, Thomas A. Boehm, Thomas E. Dolan, Tom Dolan, Town Justice, Village Justice

 

Dardiani and Biscone Subject to Discipline!

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An Asinine Idiotic Attorney and an Ignorant Judge with No Balls Make for A Silly Soap Opera! But That’s What Was Presented to the Public by the Dardiani-Biscone Comedy Team, the Stars of the Coeymans Town Court.

Coeymans Town Court is One!

Take it for what it’s worth but I have a very profound respect for the law, ethics, morality. I am personally offended when I see a cheap shyster making a mockery of jurisprudence, the court, police work and all for the shyster’s ego and personal gain. That’s what I saw in Dardiani’s court with the performance of star-clown Michael J. Biscone in his perverse defense of alleged felon Scott Lendin, whom he refused to produce for arraignment on Thursday on two counts of felony grand theft and one of trespassing. Not only did shyster  Biscone show unabashed contempt for the court, playing on the presiding judge’s ignorance and inability to assert himself, but he offended the notion of law enforcement by publicly–and inaccurately–proclaiming that the Coeymans police department had screwed up the paperwork. Biscone showed extreme disrespect for the court by telling, YES! telling the judge he was not going to bring his client in to be arraigned. Any other judge would have placed Biscone in contempt of court with a hefty fine but Coeymans town justice George Dardiani just grinned stupidly and attempted to appease Biscone.

If that were a private meeting or a meeting in chambers it would have been bad enough but it all transpired in public, in front of dozens of spectators in open court. What effect did the whole circus performance have on the public? Well, it would be reasonable to assume that anyone witnessing the monkeys at play felt it was a mockery of jurisprudence. I, for one, was embarassed by it all and felt that most of the unwashed in the courtroom probably lost all respect for the court. Bully Biscone merely proved the general opinon that he’s a jerk and that the court is a plaything, a sham, and he could do what he pleased and get away with it. After all, he’s a Biscone.

Well, Dardiani, you balless wonder, and Mikey Biscone: Here’s where the buck is going to stop! Dardiani, you’re done making a mockery of the justice system. Biscone, you’re on your way to disciplinary hearings, shyster that you are! The investigation will probably include your unethical conflicts of interest, too. The community is getting a wake-up call and you’re both on notice.

Based on What We Were Able to Observe in Coeymans Town Justice George Dardiani’s Court on Thursday, We Have Grounds for and Will File Another Formal Written Complaint Demanding that the State Unified Court System Discipline Dardiani for Failing to Maintain Order in His Courtroom and for Eroding the Public’s Confidence in the Judical System. Bad news for Georgy, because this may mean the Commission will remove him from the bench and prohibit him from ever running again. Are you listening, kitty-litter reporter Dayelin Roman of the Smalbany Times Useless?

Dardiani’s Reaction to Biscone
He Became a Sucking Eyeball Freak!

 Old John J. Biscone, mouldering in his grave, must have been turning restlessly at about 10:20 on Thursday, August 23, 2012, when sonny boy Michael Biscone was making an ass of himself, George Dardiani, and the justice system. Poor old dead daddy! Is that really your legacy to the community, John J.? Is Michael J. and John T. all there is (Well, isn’t it enough? The place is lousy with Biscone shysters!)  Not quite what you were hoping for, is it? But it’s the Biscone Legacy.

Michael J. Biscone, the Biscone Legacy
John J. Biscone’s Gift to You = One Big Turd and One Little Turd

So, in Addition, We are Preparing a Formal Written Complaint Against Michael J. [Jerky-Boy] Biscone for Submission to the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, 3rd Department Demanding the Biscone be Censured and Disciplined for His Unprofessional and Contemptuous Conduct in Dardiani’s Court and for his Unethical Conflicts of Interest he Operates in RCS which We and an Entire Community Witness Regularly (Probably Why the Coeymans Town Board Meetings and the Ravena Village Council Meetings are Not Recorded and Archived).

They’re All Cousins!
Now do you see what’s going on?
(We’re working on a bigger relationships chart.)

And yes, we are aware that Michael T. Biscone’s former partner, Joseph C Rotello, is employed as a clerk (exec assistant)  in the Appellate Division 3rd Department division of the court system. And yes, we will ensure that the complaint points out this fact and that the investigation precludes Joe Rotello from interfering, intervening, or otherwise influencing the investigative process or the outcome. Sorry, Mikey, but Joe Rotello won’t be able to help you out on this one. And don’t forget that hidden little tick, Greg Teresi, his father is the notorious censured state judge Joseph Teresi, the one censored for anti-pro se bias. Not to mention, of course, town justice Harold “Hal” Warren’s wife who is a Biscone and a member of the Ravena town counsel.  And there’s the Darlington connection with Soares DA’s office, the best little whorehouse in Albany,  in Albany where his wife is a secretary. So, you see, in this widow’s web of incestuous relationships unless you’re paying someone off, or in bed with them, you don’t have a snowflake’s chance in hell for justice in Ravena-Coeymans!

(Bud don’t despair yet. There’s still justice Phillip Crandall and retired justice, now justice clerk Kevin Reilly who may be the only two clean people in the entire putrid system!)

Biscone Screwed You Guys Good

All that having been noted, we’d like to know what the Coeymans police department thinks of the ass-kicking they received at the hands of fat-ass Michael J. Biscone? Seems Biscone thinks you guys can’t even properly fill out an investigation form or an information. Fat-Ass Biscone seems to think you’re all a bunch of morons and belong in the same league as the ignorant mousey Coeymans town justices. How do you all feel about that? Did you really screw up the paperwork like Mike Biscone claims you did? Did you all play into Biscone’s dirty little game plan? What do you think about all of this? And where was your chief, Darlington, when all of this was happening…out again? What the hell is this town paying him for, anyway? He’s totally ineffective, useless! Was he taking his wife to the doctor’s again? Did you check under his desk…or was he under Dirty-Hands Jerry’s desk (Move over, Dayelin Roman, you gotta share!)?

Dardiani should have immediately held shyster Michael J. Biscone in contempt, remanded him to overnight custody, issued an immediate bench warrant and ordered alleged felon Scott Lendin arrested and brought in for arraignment. In addition, were I Dardiani, I would have made a formal written complaint to the NYS Committee on Professional Standards demanding that Biscone be disciplined. But then I’m different from Dardiani; I have a set of working man-apples.

Everyone present that day will be named as witnesses. We’ll submit the entire sign-in sheet with our papers. We’ll also demand the digital recordings of the proceedings as part of our filing.

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in Is It Feeding Time or is Court in Session?

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Sometimes You Neet to Just Drop In to See How Things Really Operate…That’s What We Did on Thursday Morning, While Coeymans Court Was In Session. Looked More Like Feeding Time at the Local Pig Farm than a Courtroom.

All Rise! Court is in Session!

But before we get started, we’d like to say that residents of the town of Coeymans, home of the Coeymanazis, or even anyone driving through the town of Coeymans, should know three important words and their definitions:

  • Railroad: to steamroll, to to condemn a person in a hasty manner by means of false charges or insufficient evidence: The prisoner insisted he had been railroaded.
  • Retaliation: to take retributory action, especially by returning some injury.
  • Duplicity: treachery, double-dealing, revenge.

And did you know that the Coeymans police department is the only department in the country that gets to use banjo music as its siren alarm? Click here to listen to the Coeymanazi sirens.

Hear Banjos?
It’s the Coeymans Police!

Well, That’s What We Did on Thursday, August 23, 2012: We happened to be driving by the the double-wide that serves as the Coeymans town hall (the Coeymanazi lair), Coeymans police department (the enforcement arm of the Coeymanazis), and Coeymans town court (the administrative arm of the Coeymanazis). It was really worth the visit to see the local justice-under-investigation, George Dardiani,  perched up there, acting as if he were actually honorable, clean.

Tthe only one with any brains or cojones, or decency in that court seems to be retired justice Kevin Reilly,  who doesn’t take any backtalk from any scheister like Biscone! That grinning fool Dardiani wouldn’t qualify to be Reilly’s law clerk let alone preside in a criminal proceedings! Bravo! Retired Justice Kevin Reilly!).

Now Playing in Coeymans!

While watching the carnival sideshow called a court, a couple of recent events came to mind:

P. [Pervert] David Soares
Albany County D.A.

Why is it that the trumped up case against the president of the board of education is being dragged out so long? Either there’s a case or there’s no case! Either there’s evidence or there’s no evidence! It should be obvious even to the primitive provincial mind of the incumbent pervert David Soares that there’s no case and that he’s wasting taxpayer money pushing the issue. Coeymans is certainly not in the political or the financial position to be able to afford a drawn out trial, and it appears that in the interest of justice and fairness the BoE president is going to call everyone out into the public’s eye and make real asses of them, from the Albany County District Pervert Soares, to the lunatic “he called me fat” sociopath Josephine Tracey-O’Connor, to her psycho bully father Joseph Edward Tracey, to the unethical Coeymans town justice George Dardiani, who has to recuse himself from the case because of his breach of ethics and the fact that his wife is a school nurse in the RCS district.

Why is it that the psycho-bully Joe Tracey has disappeared from the radar now that the damage is being done? Why is it the psycho-bully Joe Tracey’s case is being heard in the Town of Bethlehem, where locals are unlikely to be able to follow it? Answer: The Coeymanazis take care of their own, even their junkyard dogs.

This is not Josephine O’Connor.

Sociopath Josephine Tracey-O’Connor is a good friend of Gerald “Dirty Hands Jerry” Deluca, the so-called police investigator with all the right connections who runs the Coeymans police department. Dirty-Hands Jerry is Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington’s keeper, Darlington’s wife, L. Darlington, is David Soare’s Secretary. Town justice George Dardiani is currently under investigation by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct for multiple violations of the State Judicial Law and the Code of Judicial Ethics. It’s a mystery that he’s still on the bench in the first place! It seems everyone on the Coeymanazi side has read the script and are acting their parts in this drama.

How about you citizens and residents out there? Are you ready to foot the bill for a drawn out trial with all the bells and whistles. I’ll bet the Times Useless is just drooling over the opportunity to make asses of everyone in the RCS district…again. How’s it feel to be the clowns of the Capital District and the victims of putrid prostitute journalists like Dayelin Roman and her kind? Does it make you feel good all over?

Is This How You Want To Be Known?
The RCS Clowns?

Back to Coeymans: Here’s another question for you: How is it that a felony malicious mischief and grand theft case has been on Gregory Darlington’s desk since December 2011 and nothing’s been done? It was first assigned to Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca but for months Dirty-Hands Jerry sat on it and did nothing–this is a form of retaliation, the delaying tactic–until the frustrated businessowners called in the State Police and the Albany County Sheriff. The Sheriff’s people jumped on Darlington to get his ass moving on the case. So Darlington reassigns the case to another investigator who…has been sitting on it.  You’re paying Darlington more than $91,000 a year to take orders from his subordinate Dirty-Hands Jerry (who makes about $29,000 a year as police investigator) and Dirty-Hands Jerry is getting his orders from a Bruno, Biscone, Persico, or Albano…they’re all intermarried and in some sort of incestuous relationshipAnd they all want a chunk of YOUR money, lives, and self-respect…and you’re handing it to them!!!!!

Update on the felony case before Coeymans town justice George Dardiani: The criminal defendant didn’t show up in court today and so his attorney, Michael Biscone–Yeah, the same Biscone, younger brother of John T. Biscone, and the godfather the late John J. Biscone–when told his client was going to be brought in, tells the judge–that’s the respect Biscone has for the law and for the court–that he’s not bringing his client in. That’s Biscone telling the JUDGE what’s going to be done in this town. Anyone hear about contempt of court? How about you, judge George Dardiani, do you have the balls to hold Michael Biscone and his client in contempt of court? Go on, Dardiani, show us your balls!

Judge George Dardiani’s Balls
He’s got three: a blue one, a pink one, and a white one.

This sounds like another complaint for the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and one for the Appellate Division, Committee on Professional Standards, the  New York State agency responsible for disciplining corrupt attorneys  like Michael Biscone,  doesn’t it? Did I say “corrupt attorney,” Mikey? Isn’t there a conflict of interest of sorts where you are working as village counsel and practicing at the same time before the village and town courts? Seems to me there’s a section in both the judicial code of ethics and in the ethics code for attorneys but I’ll have to check. It does seem reasonable to assume you’re playing both sides of the fence, though. Not that town justice Dardiani would know anything about the codes of ethics. And you wouldn’t even know how to spell the word, would you Mikey? By the way, did you sell the Village of Ravena your dirt yet?

Why is it that when a couple of mischief-makers spray a tag [Editor’s Note: “tagging” is when graffiti artists spray paint their initials on a wall.] on Michael Biscone’s garage door this past week, the entire Coeymans police department is activated and combing the neighborhood for the perps? But when anyone else needs them to do any law enforcement, they have to call in the Sheriff’s department or the State boys? Hint: Your name has to end in a vowel like BrunO, BisconE, PersicO, AlbanO, NerI or you have to be on their list.  but local business owners can’t even get a complaint investigated! Are you following all of this?

And we all know about part-time Coeymans police officer Kerry Thompson being promoted to be Gregory Darlington’s administrative assistant at more than $30 an hour. This is the same Kerry Thompson who, after our psycho-bully Joseph Tracey, Josephine O’Connor’s father, threatened a local business owner and her family, refused to take her complaint! Well, that’s turned into another potential  multimillion dollar lawsuit against the Coeymans police department. Formal Written Complaints and Notice of Claim have already been served on the illustrious but idiotic corps of Coeymanazis. Are you ready to pull out your wallets to support the morons in the town of Coeymans boys club?

Tommy DUH!-lan

And in the midst of all of this the one and only (thank God for that) Thomas E. Dolan, of fill-out-the-absentee-ballot fame, the wonderful director of the Choices program in Ravena, helping all of the poor and disadvantaged in our town, is the Coeymans town board liason to the Coeymans police department. But when asked if the police department had a policy or procedure for handling citizen’s complaints, he didn’t know. Fancy that! But now he’s running for the newly formed NYS senate seat for the 46th district (We’ve written articles on this on this blog. Just search for Dolan. Or Google Tom Dolan and you’ll get our articles, too!). But guess what his campaign slogan is: “No Fracking” Now that’s a really important local concern, isn’t it? Now look at Dolan’s work as a Coeymans town board member and ask yourself this question: “What can I hope he’ll do if I make him a senator?”  Sorry, I didn’t mean to make you vomit.

So, RCS citizens and residents, we have the RCS Bottle Blitz run by none other than Cathy Long Deluca, wife of Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca, who has yet to account for the take from the first so-called Bottle Blitz, and is using the RCS high-school cafeteria as her collection point. Has Bottle Blitz Cathy submitted any paperwork for using the cafeteria? Who is endorsing Deluca’s activity? Is it an official RCS CSD program? Is she paying for the use of the cafeteria (insurance, cleaning, utilities)?  If not, WHY NOT?

And then there’s the RCS Sports Association. I won’t waste any more time now on them. Just read the many articles on this blog to find out what a criminal bunch that is. And guess who’s behind it all. Most of the names end in a vowel. Get it?

And the teachers clique on the board of education, A. Whalen, Howard “Bray” Engel, James Latter, Edward “Teddy” Reville, all want to give it away. They’ve voted as a block to oppose any of the BoE president’s efforts to demand accountability, to clean up the waste, to clean up the administration. They’ve crucified any board member who pushes for accountability and responsibility in spending taxpayer money. Luckily the newly elected board has placed the teachers clique in the minorty and this is killing them and their backers because they’ve lost control of the more than $41 million school budget they thought they had in their pockets, that they pulled every trick in the book to get on the ballot and voted in.  Their response and that of the Coeymanazies: frame the board of education president. Remember the three keywords we mentioned at the top of this article.

And you fell for it, RCS residents and citizens. Now fix your clown makeup, your eyeliner is running with your tears!

Isn’t it odd that with all the criminals running this town the one person not on the take, not in someone’s pocket, the only one really who’s not getting some payment or benefit from his work and dedication, an elected official who is unpaid and working for the benefit of the RCS central school district, is being dragged through the mud by the rats in the pack. Aren’t you ashamed you’re not doing something about it, RCS residents, citizens, neighbors?

Shame on you, RCS!
For Letting All of This Happen!
The Editor

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No Response From District Office, Ms. Smith.

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 The Sports Association President and His Entourage Finally Appeared At the Board of Education Meeting and Poured Forth Some Pablum Puking Rhetoric But Said Not Much of Anything, Really. Just Pablum Puking Rhetoric.

Is it me? Or are they double-talking us?

Nor Did Ms Elizabeth “Betsy” Smith Have Much to Say In Response to Public Comment & Questions. Ms Smith Apparently Was Not Up to the Task of Responding to One of Our Contributor’s Requests Made by Email Before the Meeting. That Request is Reproduced Below.

“Regrettably, I shall not be able to attend the BoE meeting tonite (conflicts with the Town of Coeymans meeting).
 
“I would, however, urge you to address the following:

  1. Publicly announcing, for the benefit of residents and the public at large, that the RCS Sports Association is NOT an official oganization of the RCS CSD, and is an autonomous organization, which has not submitted to the District or to the Board required paperwork to allow it to operate on RCS CSD property.
  2. Publicly announcing, for the benefit of residents and the public at large, that the RCS Sports Association is using the designation “RCS” and the words “Indians Team Football” unofficially and is not associated with the RCS CSD nor with the RCS CSD Indians sports teams; the association is implied by the words RCS and Indians, but the association is not official nor sanctioned [=endorsed] by the RCS CSD or the RCS CSD board of edcuation.
  3. Publicly announcing that parents of students contacted by the RCS Sports Association may make payments or donations to the RCS Sports Association but the RCS Sports Association is not representing the RCS CSD; any such payments or donations made to the RCS Sports Association is made at the payer’s or contributor’s own risk. The RCS CSD does not vouch for the RCS Sports Association in any way whatsoever, expressly or impliedly.
  4. The recent RFP issued and sent out by the RCS district offices was not submitted to the RCS CSD board of education for review and approval before having been sent out to potential bidders; therefore, the RFP is being recalled/withdrawn, pending comprehensive review and reworking, and submittal to the RCS CSD BoE for review, discussion, and final disposition.

“It would be very convenient and appropriate if the Board of Education were to address these meeting conflicts with the Town of Coeymans and in future avoid meeting conflicts as has happened too frequently in the past, and to make it possible for commited residents of Coeymans and of the RCS CSD to attend both meetings in satisfaction of their civil commitments and obligations.
 
“Please accept this as our formal written request that these issues be addressed in the public part of the August 21, 2012, BoE meeting.”

 We would like to ask Superintendent Ms Elizabeth Smith and the RCS board of education Why? no mention was made of the above request and Why? no statement was made to inform the public of the real status of the RCS Sports Association. The above request was sent also to the entire RCS board of education but no one attempted to respond. What’s the reason?

Luckily a number of residents did speak at length abouth these issues but we continue to maintain that the RCS Central School District must make a public statement regarding the RCS Central School District’s precise relationship with the RCS Sports Association, that is, that they are not connected and that the RCS Central School District does not endorse the RCS Sports Association with any preference over against any other district organization.

Several residents made clear that the RCS Sports Association must present all of the required credentials including registrations, accounting documents for the past five years, and tax registrations at minimum. This must be done before the RCS Sports Association is allowed to use any facilities or have access to any students.

Regrettably, with regard to the RCS Sports Association’s assertion that it spends “100% of its profits” on students, when the RCS board of education was asked by resident Donna Pasquini if they had ever seen any documents or documentation of RCS Sports Association revenues and disbursements, there was an eery silence and a very understated “No.” Ms Pasquini then made it clear to the board that that was to change from this point on. We agree and congratulate Ms Pasquini for giving voice to the sentiments of so many of our readers that they are not ready to swallow the empty rhetoric any more.

It was generally agreed that the recent RFP for sports events concessions was an absolute disaster. The Superintendent and the district administration could not respond to the obvious embarassment of the RFP. Totally unprofessional.

Ms Ann Marie Vadney read a letter submitted by a local business person that enumerated a number of criticisms of the recent concessions RFP and how it disadvantaged local businesses; we hope to obtain a copy of that letter so that we may publish it with comments.

Kudos: It would be remiss of us if we were not to congratulate Ms Audrey Tossaint for her very professional presentation and comments on the RFP. Ms Toussaint made some very poignant and on target remarks and had the backing of her professional experience. She was courteous but no-nonsense, all business, and would not be snowjobed. Bravo, Ms Toussaint. We need more like you!

All said and done, nothing of real consequence was achieved at the August 21, 2012, RCS board of education meeting, that is, not much more than the same old crapola. When are they going to make some really impressive statements or decision is anyone’s guess. We can only hope…and hope…and hope!

Please get together and organize e-mail and mail-in campaigns to deluge the RCS district offices with demands to answer questions until the questions get answered. That’s one way to keep things on the front burner and in sight. Get Active!

Applies to the RCS Sports Association
and to the RCS District Administrators!
The Editor

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Posted by on August 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

More Money Questions…Who’s Cashing the Checks?

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Published in Time for the August 21 BoE Meeting!

It Seems that Organizations Without a Clear Legal Status and Without Having Submitted the Required Paperwork for Operating on Public School Property Are Collecting Money from the Parents of RCS Students and Continue Their Possibly Illegal Activities on Taxpayer Property

Is There A New Money
Laudromat in Ravena?

We now have some evidence that will help to track the money trail in the case of the RCS Sports Association, the so-called RCS Indians Football Camp, and the Duffle Bag Blitz. Seems that the allegedly unregistered RCS Sports Association or Athletics Association or whatever they’re calling themselves today are putting the money they collect into an account at National Bank of Coxsackie in Ravena. That’s interesting enough but the big Who? question still looms large in most residents’ minds. And how is it that a local state and federally regulated banking institution isn’t more careful with whom they deal and how they manage deposits?

Peter Smells It!
Why don’t YOU?!?

It’s been our experience that when you open a bank account you have to provide tons of identification and a social security number. If you’re an organization or a business, it’s even tougher, and most banks require a lot more information as well as verifications. So what’s going on when you’re claiming to be a non-profit organization, collecting money from parents of RCS students but despite demands from the RCS community and the RCS CSD Board of Education, have never produced your paperwork on your organization’s registrations, tax status, tax classification, your list of officers’ names, etc.? Has the bank asked for these and has the bank gotten the information? If so, why can’t the school district get it? And if the RCS Sports Association doesn’t produce it for the school district, what the hell are they doing collecting money from the parents of school students and operating a football camp on school property?

We’ve just received a copy of a check from a parent who is asking these and other questions. 

On July 26, 2012, the parent of an RCS student wrote a check in the amount of $75.00 to the RCS Sports Association for a “Football Camp.” The unendorsed check was deposited on August 10, 2012, to the order of the National Bank of Coxsackie (Ravena Branch) ID 021307054, “For Deposit Only INDIANS TEAM FOOTBALL CAMP” a/c 0307765966.

$75 Check for Football Camp

On April 5, 2012, that same parent wrote a check in the amount of $41.00 to the Indian Football Camp for a “Duffle Bag.” The unendorsed check was deposited on June 14, 2012, to the order of the National Bank of Coxsackie (Ravena Branch) ID 021307054, “For Deposit Only INDIANS TEAM FOOTBALL CAMP” a/c 0307765966.

$41.00 Check for Duffle Bag

So, here we have an RCS parent who so far has written checks in the amount of at least $116.00 to an organization calling itself the RCS Sports Association holding an account called the Indians Football Team Camp and using the RCS highschool sports teams’ moniker “Indians” to promote a football camp that operates on RCS school property, and even allegedly accepts participants (for payment, of course) from other districts, but no one seems to know who they are or how they are organized or operate. Worse still, they are associating themselves with the RCS school district but have not responded to the district’s or local residents’ demands to produce their financial records, their organization registration, the names of their officers, proof of insurance coverage and their tax information. Something’s really, really fishy here.

The RCS Sports Association, although not an official school organization, is taking plenty of advantage from what is known as “implied endorsement,” that is, making the false  impression that it is endorsed by the RCS Central School District by using the RCS initials and the “Indians” mascot name, when the RCS Sports Association is not endorsed by the school distict at all.

So, National Bank of Coxsackie, are you an accomplice, in complicity with this maverick organization? Are you shortcutting some serious banking policies and procedures regarding handling money from undocumented organizations? Or do you have the documentation, the same documentation that the RCS Sports Association has not provided on demand to the RCS Central School District  board of education?

Now, National Bank of Coxsackie, are you aware that the “old” RCS Sports Association has disbanded and that there’s a “new” RCS Sports Association? Or at least that’s what the public and the RCS board of education have allegedly been told. Do you, National Bank of Coxsackie, have the information relating to the “new” organization and, if you do, can you perhaps explain why the documents and information have not been disclosed on demand to the RCS CSD administration or to the board of education?

Have you, National Bank of Coxsackie seen any documents on organization registration, non-profit certificates, tax documents, etc.?

Who? National Bank of Coxsackie, is signing the RCS Sports Association checks? Who? National Bank of Coxsackie, is signing the Indians Football Team Camp checks? Don’t you think you’d better get some questions answered real quick, NBC? Now’s your chance.

$$$ Got money to launder? $$$

Now YOU, National Bank of Coxsackie, cannot say you didn’t know. Now YOU, National Banck of Coxsackie, will take a closer look at your depositor. Now, YOU, National Bank of Cosackie, will have to answer to you customers how and why this secrecy has persisted for so long. And thanks to one our readers and one of your customers, one of the brave new breed who’s sick and tired of the sheeple attitude, like so many others, and who’s decided to step out and and speak up, we now know where the money’s being laundered, if you’ll pardon a somewhat nuanced choice of words.

And RCS Sports Association, old or new, this would be a great time to come clean, produce your paperwork, your insurance polices, your tax records, your list of officers. We the public, the residents of this district, yeah, maybe even the National Bank of Coxsackie may be interested before they get audited, investigated, or prosecuted.

And all the parents who have been writing checks like these should be asking the same questions as we’re asking here.
We’ve asked the National Bank of Coxsackie in Coxsackie and Ravena what’s going on. Maybe you should, too!

NBC in Coxsackie
Mark Maraglio – Senior Vice President
mmaraglio@nbcoxsackie.com

NBC in Ravena
Jo-Ann Crotty – Branch Manager
jcrotty@nbcoxsackie.com

There’s No Time Left!
Come Clean, NOW!
The Editor

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