Stop the Silence! End the Intimidation, Injustice, Abuse of Our Civil Rights!
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For Months the Citizens of Our Communities have been Complaining to State and Federal Offices Literally Begging for Investigation into the Numerous Abuses being Suffered by Citizens in our Communities on a Day-to-Day Scale. Complaints to our local officials and public employees are ignored. Local law enforcement is corrupt and indifferent, frequently disposing of citizen and resident complaints on a whim or because the complaint is being made against a favored person, usually a political ally or a relative. While unlawful search warrants are being granted by our local ignorant village and town justices, our rogue police force executes them to gain political capital and to ensure their survival or the survival of their village and town council handlers. The local police and school officials focus on our children to retaliate against parents. The result is fear, intimidation, anxiety and abuse of rights. (See our articles: Coeymans: Tom Boehm Tries to Save His Political Ass, Holds “Press Conference” (Coeymans police Chief Darlington joins with local dems Tom Boehm and Tom Dolan to cop some political capital and dupe the press); Police State in Ravena-Coeymans? You’re kidding. Right?; Ravena-Coeymans Police State + Ignorant Town Justice = Treason!; More Coeymans Police Misconduct: We Want Answers!, and more, much more!)
Complaints to government agencies are an ongoing joke whether they go to the Department of Education, the New York State Comptroller’s Office, or the local office of the FBI. Citizens and residents cannot trust their local officials, their local police, and the Albany County District Attorney, P. David Soares, is just as corrupt and entrenched in the politics and political machine to be rendered untrustworthy and ineffective, unless it’s as a tool for the very abuses and injustice he has taken an oath to defend us against, but fails to do so.
The situation has hit critical mass and we are fed up and unwilling to witness the continued abuse of our residents, the violation of their civil rights, the corruption of the democratic process. It’s time for action; time for ultamatums. Time to issue public demands to the New York State Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, and to the federal law enforcement representative, Special Agent Andrew Vale.
Justice is Broken in Ravena-Coeymans and New Baltimore
An Open Letter to the New York State Attorney General
Eric T. Schneiderman
Office of the Attorney General
The Special Agent in Charge, Albany Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Special Agent-in-Charge Andrew Vale
FBI Albany Field Office
200 McCarty Avenue
Mr Schneiderman, Mr Vale:
We are directing this communication to you as the chief law – enforcement executive of the State of New York, to the New York State Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, and the local federal representative of law enforcement serving this region and representing the United States Department of Justice, the Agent in Charge of the Albany office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent Andrew Vale.
Mr Schneiderman, we remind you that you are head of the New YorkState department of law, you as the state Attorney General are both the “People’s Lawyer” and the State’s chief legal officer. As the “People’s Lawyer,” you as Attorney General serve as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens of New York, its organizations and its natural resources. In your role as the State’s chief legal counsel, you, Attorney General Schneiderman, not only advise the Executive branch of State government, but also defend actions and proceedings on behalf of the State and its people.
You, Mr Schneiderman, as Attorney General serve all New Yorkers in matters affecting our daily lives. Your offices, Mr Schneiderman, and the Attorney General’s Office generally is charged with the statutory and common law powers to protect consumers and investors, charitable donors, the public health and environment, civil rights, and the rights of wage-earners and businesses across the State.
You, Mr Schneiderman, have failed us and have failed in your mission to the citizens of Albany County, of the communities of Ravena – Coeymans, and of the town of New Baltimore. You have cast a blind eye to the corruption under which we are living, and are indifferent to the abuses committed against us. It would appear, Mr Schneiderman, that political interests have smothered our civil rights.
We remind you, Special Agent Vale that, according to the FBI website, “the mission of the FBI is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.” The FBI’s mission explicitly includes combating public corruption at all levels, protect civil rights, as well as terrorism.
We remind you also that your core values include:
- Rigorous obedience to the Constitution of the United States;
- Respect for the dignity of all those we protect;
- Uncompromising personal integrity and institutional integrity;
- Accountability by accepting responsibility for our actions and decisions and the consequences of our actions and decisions; and
- Leadership, both personal and professional.
We are calling you to accountability, Mr Vale, because from where we are observing, you are failing in your mission and your core values! It would appear, Mr Vale, that political interests have smothered our civil rights.
While the Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares cannot possibly be unaware of the outrageous situations under his nose and perpetrated on his watch given the facts, for example, that on October 22 our statistics counter showed that the Albany DA visited this blog no less than 25 times! The Albany County DA spends outrageous amounts of time on this blog; for example,on October 24 (24 hour period) Soares’ office was on this blog a total of 21 hours 42minutes and 15 seconds, on October 25 a total of 8 hours 5 minutes 9 seconds, on October 28, 8 hours 14 minutes 17 seconds! There is no possible way that Albany County DA P. David Soares could be unaware of the abuses of public office, the obstruction of justice, the civil rights abuses, the outright criminality that goes on in the Coeymans police department and elsewhere in these communities. But local officials like Ravena village justice Harold Warner (his daughter is an attorney employed in the DA’s office) and Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington’s wife (a secretary in Soares’ office), which may be a clue why Soares has failed in his oath, his obligations, his duties to his adopted country, the United States, and his adopted people, us Americans. (P. David Soares was born in Brava, Cape Verde, an island off the coast of West Africa. Soares comes from a culture where corruption abounds, civil and human rights abuses are routine, women are third class citizens. It’s no wonder Soares is a womanizer, unethical, a closet racist, and doesn’t quite get how we operate in the United States.) Soares is a cog in the wheels of the corrupt Albany Democrat machine, just like our corrupt local officials. (Source: Soares’ biography, “About David.”)
Has the Apple gone Rotten?
Even the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, under the command of another local boy, Sheriff Craig Apple, has its own skeletons. One of those skeletons is recently “promoted” Kerry Thompson, now Deputy Chief for law enforcement (is this a joke?) under Chief Deputy Paul M. Courcelle, Kerry, who is also lieutenant and “assistant” to Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington and — you really couldn’t make this stuff up — is married to Darlington’s sister! (See our article: Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple: Has the Apple Gone Rotten?)
Even store chains like Trader Joe’s won’t allow a manager’s close family member to work in the same store! What’s going on here, we ask? There’s a word for this situation and behavior: INCEST!
There is no just, fair or ethical reason why the citizen/resident must individually go to the poorhouse by bringing private suit for public purpoes, when you, Mr Schneiderman, and you, Mr Vale, have the duty and responsibilities as set forth above, and are required upon notice to take law enforcement and prosecution action against public servants and officials who violate the law! It is our job to notify you of wrongdoing by our public officials and public servants; it is your job to follow up and to prosecute. Let’s not make any mistakes on these points. So get moving, gentlemen!
We Want It Stopped!!!
By way of prologue, we would like to express our extreme indignation and disappointment at your performance, Mr Schneiderman and Mr Vale, and pathetic state of awareness, despite the red flags sent up by local citizens, the media, and other indicators pointing to the deplorable state of government and law enforcement in this region, to wit: Albany County, the municipalities of Ravena – Coeymans and generally southern Albany county, and northeastern Greene county, particularly the town of New Baltimore.
Our main question is this: What are you doing in your positions? What are you doing to ensure the sanctity of the law, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, or the safety and wellbeing of the citizens who, in good faith, delegate to you their natural moral rights of autonomy, dignity, consent, common good, etc. If we are to rely on our experiences to date the answer to that question would be: pitifully little.
We are aware that your offices have been informed by individuals of the situation currently existing in the Ravena – Coeymans community with regard to the violations of rights, political corruption, obstruction of justice. We are also aware that your offices, if they are conducting their business ethically and diligently, should be aware of the decades – long history of abuses in these communities and the suffering of our residents. You should be aware of the discrepancies and deficiencies in fiscal responsibility and the corruption that is rampant in these communities. You should be aware if only you read the local media rags or monitor local news. Are you on this planet on a regular basis?
We citizens are all too aware of the fact that acting alone or turning to you as individuals is fruitless; you ignore us. You are indifferent to us. We are too small to waste your precious time on. Well, sirs, this is where your attitude is going to change. Now we are going public in a big way. Your wake – up call is here and now!
We have had enough of your ridiculous branding of disgruntled citizens as “terrorists.” That’s not going to work any more. In Boston in 1773, a bunch of citizens were disgruntled and the result was the Boston Tea Party; In August 1776 (not on July 4th!) the majority of the delegates to the 2nd Continental Congress signed off on the Declaration of Independence. On April 12, 1861, a civil war started because of injustices. In 1848 the Liberty Party made women’s suffrage a plank in their platform and in 1920, women achieved the right to vote with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was passed. But with all that history of dissent, civil disobedience, and enactment of laws to prevent abuse of citizens, we sense that something has been lost along the way; our public servants and elected officials have become indifferent, even ignorant of the rights guaranteed by the sacred documents of American freedoms, the Constitution and its Amendments.
Right here in this community our public servants, our law enforcement bodies are egregiously violating our civil rights and the laws of this state and this country. Our elected officials are egregiously and arrogantly indifferent to our civil rights and the laws of this state and this country. Our complaints and claims fall on deaf ears and our rights and recourse are ignored and we are disenfranchised by the high costs of legal representation and the deep pockets of the insurance companies hired by our own people, our own elected and public officials to defend them against us, the very people they have taken oaths to serve!
Our complaints and notices to you, the New York state law enforcement executive and to the enforcement agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation go ignored, or become part of an ongoing investigation file. Worse still, they are “investigated” and then dismissed, adding insult to the injury already suffered.
Any candidate with the courage to come out against the machines operating in our village, town and city halls is either silenced by boards of election that hide behind non – disclosure, secrecy, and protection of their confidentiality. If the candidate survives the challenges of the opposition and the corruption of the boards of election, they have to face the violations of their civil rights by local sign ordinances, or the hooliganism of campaign sign vandals and thieves, the criminal conduct perpetrated by their unprincipled lawless opponents, and the indifference or non – response of local law enforcement to their claims. The democratic process has become a farce; cliques are in control and citizens have been literally disenfranchised. The laws enacted by our local governments are facially unconstitutional and are being enforced by a local ignorant police department. We have become a police state, in other words.
Local democrat candidates steal, destroy, remove their opponents’ campaign signs with impunity! In the town of New Baltimore alone one candidate, Janet I. Angelis, running for a seat on the town council, went around and removed the signs of her opponents’ campaign signs and was idiotic enough to have delivered them to one of the candidates with a lecture! (See our article: New Baltimore Democrat Town Board Candidate Janet ANGELIS Caught Moving, Stealing Opponents’ Campaign Signs!) Again in New Baltimore, the Democrat candidates intimidated a local elderly widow to remove the Republican/Conservative signs from her property (The signs have yet to be recovered a week later!) (Read our article: New Baltimore. Now Intimidation of the Elderly: Take Down Those Signs!) And those are just two examples of recent occurrences in the town of New Baltimore in Greene County (Greene County DA: Terry Wilhelm (R), Greene County Sheriff: Gregory Seely (R)). These are blatant violations of protected rights, civil rights, violations of New York State election law, violations of criminal law and where are our local law enforcement officials?
Civil rights, protected rights, obstruction of justice, conspiracy, indifference, abuse of public office are conspicuously obvious and yet those in authority cast a blind eye on what’s happening to our American homeland.
Mr Schneiderman, Mr Vale we in the Albany, Ravena – Coeymans, and New Baltimore communities don’t give a whit about the apparent propaganda so urgently circulated about so – called sovereign citizens, about terrorist threats, about drug cartels and the like. We have our own hometown terrorists and our own hometown terrorism oppressing right here and now.
Mr Schneiderman, Mr Vale we accuse you of ignoring our complaints, our suffering. We accuse you of failing to protect the laws of the land and the protected rights granted by the United States Constitution and its Amendments. We accuse you of indifference to us!
This Open Letter demands your attention and action. This Open Letter demands your proactive investigation into these complaints. This Open Letter demands that you immediately do your jobs, the jobs that you are being paid by the taxpayers of this land to do, and to immediately bring the perpetrators of the injustices complained of to justice, and to bring justice and fair play, the rule of law, back to our communities.
We demand action NOW. This is no individual citizen requesting your attention to an injustice in a poorly drafted letter. This is a pubic demand calling you and your agencies out publicly to investigate, prosecute, and correct.
In the context of this demand we are attaching several documents that are illustrative of the abuses and criminality in these communities.
We are living in a police-state! We cannot turn to our local law enforcement because they are far too corrupt to do justice. Our own Coeymans police chief, Gregory Darlington, is incompetent and is a tool of such dirty cops like Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca, rogue cops like Ryan Johnson, and tainted law enforcement like Albany County Sheriff Department employee, Kerry Thompson, and others as well as self-interested petty politicians like Thomas Boehm and Thomas Dolan! We cannot turn to our Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares because he is far too entrenched in the machine and far too compromised by his own surly ambitions and lack of ethics; in Albany county, the democrat machine has descended far to deeply in the mire of corruption to be of any possible use to its citizens. (Please see our article: Ravena-Coeymans Police State + Ignorant Town Justice = Treason!, Police State in Ravena-Coeymans? You’re kidding. Right? The other examples are too numerous to list here. We suggest a search of any of those names on this blog.)
Mr Schneiderman, Mr Vale, it is your indifference and the indifference of your predecessors and your handlers, as well as of the offices of the New York State Department of State and the Office of the New York State Comptroller, offices that go through the motions with their decisions and audits, but whose bite is gentle and toothless, whether by political necessity or by indifference, that has allowed this deplorable state of affairs to have reached this point of intolerability. It is up to you and your agencies to correct it forthwith and to meet your obligations to the citizens of these communities.
You cannot continue to ignore this situation. You need only to survey this blog to get the truth, to learn the real story straight from our citizens. We live in fear of retaliation, of discriminatory and selective law enforcement, of double – even triple – standards, of cronyism, of public corruption. Our citizens are being abused, our laws are being broken, and our civil rights are being violated; we want something done NOW!
For the citizens of Albany County, Ravena – Coeymans, New Baltimore New York,
Enclosures (with permission for release by the complainant(s)):
Put Your Face Here
“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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