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Taking Responsibility is A Community Duty

13 Jun

Parents Who Drop Off Their Teens
Must Expect That

They Are Also Dropping Off A Serious Responsibility

THANK YOU! MICHAEL FISHER !

THANK YOU! MICHAEL FISHER !

Michael Fisher of the RC Youth and Teen Activities Center
Did the Right Thing!
And You Parents Should Be Grateful!
Did the Coeymans Police Officer in Car #922 Do the Right Thing?

Readers should note that the first part of the header above is a statement. Mr Michael Fisher did the right thing when he alerted the Coeymans Police that an who allegedly had the unmistakeable odor of alcohol on his breath took custody of a teenager, who was at the Teen Center, and then attempted to drive the teenager to an undisclosed location—we’re assuming that the destination would be home but Who knows?— What we do know is that the readers—some eye-witnesses— who notified us of the incident agree that Michael Fisher did the right thing. We do, too!

You pass the baton of responsibilityYou Delegate Authority and Responsibility

You pass the baton of responsibility
You Delegate Authority and Responsibility

Any parent or guardian of a teenager who, on the one hand, delivers a teenager to the Teen Center and leaves that teenager there without also delegating the the management of the Teen Center the undisputed authority to ensure the teenagers physical, moral, and psychological welfare has, as it were, his or her head up his or her anus. When everything’s going well and there’s no incident everybody’s happy-happy but when push-comes-to-shove and the serious questions get asked—or you have to wake up and face the real world—you all get scared shiteless. Right?

The RC Teen Center Has Been Doing A Stellar Job of Parenting YOUR Kids…
It’s the Parents Who Dump Their Kids So They—the Parents—Can Party, Who Need the Whipping!

It’s not the Teen Center or Michael Fisher who’s on the carpet and needs a good ass-kicking. The RC Teen Center has been doing a stellar job of parenting YOUR kids. It’s the parents who dump their kids on the RC Teen Center so that they—the PARENTS—can act like irresponsible dumbasses and party, who need the whipping! So let’s get that point straight and clear.

In Fact, the RC Teen Center is the best thing to happen to this backwater half-dead town in decades! Until now “it’s for the kids” was only an excuse for the adults in the RCS district to go around acting like jackasses. All their fundraisers and their bottle-drives were aimed at Look-at-me-doing-nice-nice, while in the background they were backstabbing and stealing anything they could get their hands on, including Fitness Centers. All of the hocus-pocus and hidden agendas and racketeering going on with the local sports associations can’t make the adults look better than they are: they’re terrible role models and pretty sorry excuses for human beings, too.

Then along comes the messianic figure of someone like Michael Fisher who puts his personal savings, his time, and especially his heart where his mouth is, and shows this community what real giving and love is, and he risks showing how dark and evil all of the others really are. That’s a dangerous position to be in around here and we warned him about the two-facedness and hypocrisy that is resident in this town way back when he first started. It’s time NOW, people, parents to stand behind and watch his back, while he’s watching yours and your kids’ backs. You OWE it to him because Michael Fisher is either one of the greatest frauds to come to Ravena Coeymans or he’s one of the most genuine, authentic things available to your kids since school lunches in this ethics- and morality-starved nest of hypocrisy.

Can You Handle The Truth?

Can You Handle The Truth?

One thing is plain and clear, people: Your teenagers don’t need shiny trophies out of the hands of arrogant tax avoiders, possibly criminals, who make you think they’re making Olympians out of your kids (at the expense of their morals and minds!). Your teenagers don’t need adults basking in the limelight amongst bags of bottles saying, “It’s for the kid’s; they need field trips.” (And once on the field trip having the teacher chaperone takes off to party. Is the Martin Case incident still, yet being investigated?) Your kids don’t need your tax money going to support an illegal Health and Fitness Center set up to provide a job to a local mob leader. Your kids don’t need adults like Jerry Deluca, a police department employee,  and Matt Miller, a teacher and union representative, showing up at Board of Education meeting and acting like drunks, and being expelled for their disorderly conduct. Your kids don’t need role models like that!

Your kids need role models like Michael Fisher! Maybe YOU, parents, need role models like Michael Fisher, because from where we’re standing you need a role model to be the example of how YOU should act responsibly!!!

Your kids need role models like Michael Fisher! YOU need role models like Michael Fisher…

Some More Painful Truth...

Some More Painful Truth…

The RC Youth and Teen Activities Center has just turned 6-months old. It’s NOT the product of our illustrious mayor John T. Bruno jumping in with a check for $40,000 to support an important new institution in the community. No! The more than $40,000 went to purchase used fitness equipment from a croney. It wasn’t the village board of Ravena putting $115,500.00 in the 2013-14 village of Ravena budget to support youth programs! NO! That $115,000 went to the illegal Ravena Health and Fitness Center—every cent of it taxpayer money! And NO! it wasn’t an allocation of $30,000 for a youth programs director, either. NO! That $30,000 is in the budget to support the director of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, Cathy Deluca, the wife of Coeymans police investigator Jerry Deluca, the same Jerry Deluca who teamed up with Matthew Miller, one of your darling high-school teachers—the one who was double-dipping as energy manager, the one who was allegedly  instigating bullying at the high school, the one promoting the questionably legal raffle now going on in RCS— to put on a performance of disorderly conduct  at a board of education meeting, and then later to harass a local woman as she left the meeting. And the town of Coeymans? Nada, zilch, zero in youth programs! Unless you want to call the Coeymans Police Department and the holding cell there a “youth program.”  That’s where your local government puts your money.

Mr Fischer did the only responsibile and reasonable thing available to him under the circumstances…he called the local police for assistance.

And speaking of the Coeymans Police Department. Last Friday evening Michael Fischer was caught in the death grip of a moral and legal Catch 22: He couldn’t legally refuse to turn over a teenager to a parent or guardian who was, according to witnesses, obviously under the influence of at least alcohol. Nor could he in good conscience condone the irresponsibility of the adult and just allow him to drive off with the teenager in the car and forget about it. Mr Fisher did the only responsibile and reasonable thing available to him under the circumstances: he called local law enforcement for assistance. Not that that action did a whit of good!

And what happened then? Well, the dispatcher then proceeded to broadcast Michael Fischer’s name and the situation over the airways to every local yahoo with a police-band receiver. Isn’t that illegal? Isn’t the name of the caller supposed to be confidential? And yes, the Coeymans Police did respond. The Coeymans Police did stop the car driven by the individual allegedly under the influence of one or more substances. And the Coeymans Police did, in fact, almost immediately allow the driver to get back into the car and drive on.To Serve and to Protect.” Question: Who in hell are they serving and protecting!?!?!?!

Here’s what we have on the parent/guardian who picked up the teenager: He was only recently released from jail (we don’t know yet why he was in). He allegedly had no license to drive. He had allegedly obviously and perceptibly been drinking. Question: Why did the investigating Coeymans Police  officer (we don’t know who s/he was but we’ll know shortly) allow the suspect to go on his way, apparently no further questions asked? What’s the whole story?

So, ladies and gentlemen, what you need to do is offer Michael Fisher a big community THANK YOU, MIKE, FOR KEEPING OUR KIDS SAFE! and drop off a personal check or a check from your organization or from your bank (ATTENTION: RCS Business Community—or what’s left of you)  to support the good work the RC Youth and Teen Activities Center is doing. And maybe, just maybe some of you parents can pick up a paintbrush or a hammer and lend a hand…in between romps and parties!

Your local government, the village of Ravena and the town of Coeymans, only seem to be able to divert funds to their friends or to arrest your kids; there’s no money or interest in treating them with dignity, or protecting them. They leave that task to people like Mike Fisher and the RC Youth and Teen Activities Center. But one thing is certain: THE KIDS WILL REMEMBER WHO CARED!

Michael Fisher doesn’t have to explain his actions. Chief Gregory Darlington has some questions that he needs to answer, and you should start asking them NOW! Here’s his e-mail, telephone number, and address. Get the answers!

Gregory A. Darlington, Chief of Police
Coeymans Police Department
18 Russell Ave.
Ravena, NY 12143

chiefofpolice@coeymans.org
police@coeymans.org

Non-Emergency Number: 518-756-2059
Investigation Division: 518-756-2059 Ext. 368

EDITOR’S NOTE:
The Coeymans Police Department has a terrible record
for responding to citizens’ inquiries and for ignoring complaints.
Do the community a real service and BE PERSISTENT!

THE EDITOR

THE EDITOR

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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2 responses to “Taking Responsibility is A Community Duty

  1. non ya

    June 13, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Mr. Fisher did do the right thing. He’s always been a good positive role model. Something needs to be done with bad parents and it doesn’t help that the Coeymans Police aren’t doing what’s expected of them. Last year they let a man get away with driving drunk and leaving a new born baby in his truck a few days before halloween. I honestly think the Coeymans Police need to go and have another law enforcement group take over.

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    • RCS Confidential

      June 13, 2013 at 9:15 am

      We obviously agree that Michael Fisher is doing a stellar job. We also agree that some elements in the Coeymans Police Department should go. As you may already know, we fully support Coeymans town supervisor Stephen Flach’s proposal and Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple’s proposal that the Coeymans Police Department should be eliminated (while keeping a local presence in the form of a satellite station, almost identical to what we now have) and putting all of the staff under the professional management of the Albany County Sheriff’s Department. It could only get better (it would be impossible to get worse!).

      And while it is reprehensible that anyone would abandon a helpless baby we also have to wonder why the driver ran off? Was it because he trusted that he would get a fair shake from the police? Was it because he trusted that he would be treated with dignity? Was he simply afraid? Desperate? Or was it simply that he was a jerk? There’s more to the story; there always is.

      While there are a number of very fine officers and employees in the Coeymans Police Department, the few rogues sink the whole ship and the good ones drown with the bad ones. Too bad!

      But the ultimate responsibility continues to be in the hands of the voters! If the community doesn’t wake up, stand up, speak up it’s going to be the same-ol-same-ol forever and unto the ages!

      The Editor

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