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Dumbass Team: Coeymans Police and Albany DA Soares!

We’ve reported on the May 12 Raccoon incident in several articles, and in each of those articles where we have published new information, the Coeymans Police Department, the Albany County DA David Soares and his corrupt office, and others have confirmed everything we reported. As our readers are aware, we rely on information either from verifiable witnesses, published sources, or information provided by the public offices on our demand under the provisions of the NYS Freedom of Information Law. We frequently have to fight to get the information but we do get it. Here we are reporting on information we forced the Coeymans Police Department to give up, and they don’t look good. Here’s why:

We forced the Coeymans Police Department to cough up the Incident Reports completed by the two Coeymans Police Department personnel who put on the circus act that went international on May 12, 2018, when they used their patrol cars to harass, abuse, run over and kill a wild raccoon in full view of shoppers at Faith Plaza in Ravena, New York. The whole sickening display by the two perverts was recorded on video by a witness and it went viral on YouTube and other social media. The incident was covered by the international press and sent the world to cry outrage. The Coeymans PD and the Coeymans Town Board had very little to say — what could they say, the video told the entire story.

The Faith Plaza Raccoon Iincident Raises Important Questions about the Morality of Our Pubic Servants.

In fact, this embarrassing scandal looms far larger than the simple-minded antics of two small-town police officers and their sikeningly clownish performance while on duty. The incident raises important questions about the morality of our pubic servants, their ethics, their characters, value for taxpayer dollars, the quality of the people and the work done by them in public service, the negligence of our elected officials and their support even of the Constitution per their oaths of office. Yes, the incident even touches upon whether we can trust them and whether they are truthful. It’s ironic that the death of a wild animal should raise such questions in human affairs but it does and we can’t continue to ignore those questions.They’re right in our faces.

The Coeymans Police Totally Ignored their Own Procedures and Instructions

If you’ve been following this incident, you’ll know that the Coeymans PD wouldn’t identify the two officers involved. That was wrong. When we demanded the standard procedures for responding to animal control incidents, we found that they dated back to 1998 and had never been revised. That was wrong. The instructions used by the Coeymans Police when responding to animal control calls instructs them to contact the Coeymans Animal Control Officer, but Coeymans doesn’t have one (they eliminated the position several years ago). But the procedure also instructs officers to contact the Animal Control Officers in neighboring communities if the local ACO is not available. They never did any of that. They even deny any sort of animal control equipment in the Coeymans PD. We don’t believe that for a minute! What happened to the former ACO’s equipment? And Why? don’t they have even a net or a catchpole?

Our investigations show Albany DA Davis Soares’ report to be a load of steaming bullshit.

Albany County DA P. David Soares in Native Albany Costume.

You’ll also know that Albany County DA P. David Soares’ Animal Abuse Division was “investigating” the incident” but that his office found no reason to prosecute the officers because there was “no malice or contempt.” Really?!? Secondly, the DA’s office mentions that the officers performed correctly because there would have been a 2-hour wait for a NYS Department of Environmental Conservation person to respond (There are “only” 300 such state employees in New York). But our investigations show this to be a load of steaming bullshit.

We have the names of the two officers involved: Stephen PROKRYM and Jeff IOVINELLI.

We have obtained the “official” incident reports prepared by one of the two Coeymans Police personnel involved in the incident. We already identified Coeymans Police Department investigator Stephen PROKRYM as one of the pervs operating one of the two Coeymans Police vehicles involved in the scandal. We now have the name of the second officer involved,Jeff IOVINELLI.

IOVINELLI prepared both of the Coeymans Police Department Incident reports Nos. 24647 and 24648. Note the consecutive numbering but note also that the Incident Reports are written the day after the incident, that is, the IRs are written on May 13, a full day after the incident which occurred on May 12. We find these IRs to be suspect for two reasons:

  • They were written fully a day after the incident, after the Coeymans PD had made their “official statement” and after the NYS Department of Health had issued their report on the animal. The IRs, therefore, are written to fit the facts rather than to report the incident. That’s dishonest and should be considered misconduct and disciplined. But then the Coeymans PD and the Coeymans Town Board would look really stupid — the IRs now prove they are realy stupid.
  • The information in the IRs written by IOVINELLI is full of contraditions and mistakes as we describe below. The Coeymans Police Department, acting chief Contento, Iovinelli and Prokrym, in particular, can’t even get their lies straight!

In the first IR No. 24647, Iovinelli states that the incident occurred on “MONDAY 03/12/18” between 8:46 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and describes the “Incident Type” as “Animal, Animal acting rabid.”  All other details in the general information appear normal.

In the so-called “Narrative” or description of the facts part of IR 24647, however, it appears that there was a first call put in to the Coeymans PD (through the Albany County 911 dispatch) to investigation “a raccoon acting sick,” and IOVINELLI writes that they found a raccoon “curled up in a ball under the area of some metal steps.” At that time IOVINELLI writes that he left the animal where it was and that individuals were advised not to bother the animal and to contact the CPD if there were any further issues. Now we remind you that that was at about 9:00 a.m.

In an UPDATE to IR 24647, IOVINELLI writes that when checking on “routine patrol [the] animal had left the area.” So, three hours had passed, IOVINELLI just left the animal where it was, did not call for any animal control assistance but, as you can read yourself, writes that the animal was behaving sick. In fact, in the general information part of this IR, you will recall, IOVINELLI writes “ANIMAL ACTING RABID.” Furthermore, we read that “individuals” were advised to leave the animal alone, so someone at Faith Plaza was aware of the animal. Our question is Who?

So, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on May 12, 2018, IOVINELLI (1) responds to an animal control call, (2) determines that the animal is not a threat, (3) advises “individuals” not to bother the animal, (3) leaves the scene and doesnt come back until (3) 1:00 pm, three hours later, to find the raccoon had gone. None of this follows the instructions of the Coeymans Police manual setting forth the procedures for handling an animal control issue.

We have a problem with a law enforcement officer describing in an Incident Report what he states to be an “Animal Acting Rabid,” simply advises “individuals” not to bother the animal, leaves the scene only to find the animal gone, and never takes any other steps!!! He says the “animal is acting rabid” for chrissake!!! He doesn’t follow procedure. He does NOTHING! Leaving the animal for three hours and then only on “routine patrol” returns to find the animal gone.

Furthermore, if we believe Albany District Attorney David Soare’s statement that the two officers had no choice but to dispatch the raccoon the way they did because they would have otherwise had to wait 2 hours for a Department of Environmental Conservation animal control person to arrive, makes no sense, because IOVINELLI, had he followed Coeymans Police Department procedure, could and should have contacted a local Animal Control Officer or the DEC; IOVINELLI had left the scene for a full 3 hours between 9 a.m. and 1:00 pm, plenty of time to get an animal control specialist on the scene. (A witness states that both cars were at the Cumberland Farms just minutes before the incident.)

Excerpt from Coeymans Police Incident Report 24647.

Let’s now move on to Coeymans Police Department Incident Report No. 24658, again written by CPD Officer IOVINELLI on May 23, 2018, a full day after the May 12, 2018 incident.

Something’s jerry-rigged in these reports.

In IR 24648 IOVINELLI states that the incident occurred between 12:54 a.m. and 1:18 pm. But in IR 24647, he states that he returns “on routine patrol” at 1 p.m., 6 minutes after the start of the incident he’s reporting on in IR 24648. How can that be? Something’s jerry-rigged in these reports. It gets better.

It was OK to allow a supposedly “rabid animal” to approach a “large group of citizens” some of whom potentially could contract deadly rabies

IOVINELLI writes that “[O]n the above date and time,” that is on May 12, 2018, at 12:54, he responded to a “second call in the area of the CVS in Faith Plaza.” When he arrived he saw a “large group of citizens in the area of CVS” and he also notices “a raccoon in front of the CVS.” (You can read other details in the extract below.)  IOVINELLI says nothing about controlling the “large group of citizens” and removing them to safety, but he does mention the behavior of the raccoon, even that the animal aproached a “nearby passerby.” Seems to us that if IOVINELLI, as he writes in his report, thought the raccoon was rabid, he was outrageously negligent in not ensuring the safety of the “large group of citizens” by clearing and securing the area!!! Did he think the raccoon was rabid on May 12 or did he write that the raccoon was rabid only on May 13, when he had the test results? And if he thought the raccoon was rabid on May 12, why didn’t he take steps to safeguard the public, which is the reason why he and PROKRYM gave for not using their service weapons and for using their vehicles to dispatch the animal. According to this report it was OK to allow a supposedly “rabid animal” to approach a “large group of citizens” some of whom potentially could contract deadly rabies for sure but they were concerned about something potentially happening if they used their service weapon. That makes sense, doesn’t it?

In his report IOVINELLI doesn’t mention calling in for support but we gather from the report that he did, which is when Stephen Prokrym would have arrived. IOVINELLI writes that the “[R]esponding officers attempted to shout and scare the officer away, throwing snow at it several times.” At the “officer“?  Why did IOVINELLI want to “scare the officer away”? Anyway, moving along. Dr IOVINELLI, a renowned expert in disease of wildlife and raccoon behavior, makes the diagnosis that “the raccoon appeared to be exibiting the signs of rabies” and that the “animal needed to be dispatched.” For those of you who are not familiar with Coeymans police jargon, “dispatched” means to be “harassed, abused, and run over;” in other words, killed.

IOVINELLI again confirms that neither he nor PROKRYM had done any crowd control and that they had not secured the area “in the interest of public safety,”  nor were they concerned for the public’s safety when they observed that the animal was beginning to “approach stores and make entry into several of the buildings,” and they were not concerned about the crowds when they were attempting to “scare away the officer” or “throwing snow” at the animal to “get it to change direction away from members of the general public, even as IOVINELLI writes in the report the animal “appeared to be exhibiting the signs of rabies.

Normally, if the general public is too stupid to avoid danger wouldn’t it be the police who would take charge of the situation and do crowd control, securing the area “in the interest of public safety”? Well, YES, in any other place but Coeymans. In Coeymans they “attempt to scare the officer away,” they “throw snow” and make “loud noises.” But crowd control or secure the area? Nope!

It is PROKRYM who advises IOVINELLI that they shouldn’t discharge a firearm and that the animal had to be dispatched “using the patrol vehicle.” Now that’s a senior law enforcement person telling the patrol officer that somewhere in the Coeymans manuals, the procedure is to use a patrol vehicle to kill an animal when it’s unsafe to use a firearm. We never were able to find that section when we examined the procedures. Maybe Mr PROKRYM can point it out to us sometime.

According to the report, IOVINELLI and PROKRYM attempted to move the area to a more open location in the parking lot.” What area? Why more the area? Doesn’t make sense but that’s what he writes. Sort of when he writes that they “attempted to scare the officer away.”

What is concerning here in this report is that the first mention of contacting any outside animal control assistance was only after the animal was “dispatched”. This is completely contrary to what is in the Coeymans Police Department manual concerning animal control calls.

Now, if Albany County DA P. David Soares, democrappy fool of an attorney that he is, made his statements after his office had concluded their imaginary investigation into the incident, he would have clearly seen that there was gross misconduct and that procedure was not followed at all. Clearly such misconduct by law enforcement is subject to disciplinary action. If Soares were worth anything as an attorney, which he’s not, he would have noted with some suspicion the many contradictions, questionable statements, and errors in these two official police documents, which would be admissible in court as true. But Soares and his teams of overpaid dumbasses probably never even saw these reports, never even asked for them. If they had, even Soares could not have missed the glaring, conspicuous errors.

But it doesn’t say much for the Town of Coeymans or the Coeymans Police Department, either. You’d think that acting police chief F/Sgt Danel Contento, investigator Stephen Prokrym, or patrolman Jeff Iovinelli would have checked the report and caught the stupid errors and maybe have corrected them before finalizing the report. And why isn’t Prokrym’s signature on the report? He’s the senior officer involved. Didn’t anyone in the Town of Coeymans or the Coeymans Police Department check these two reports? Probably NOT because they thought they were immune to attack, above discipline. 

Well, maybe acting police chief Contento, officer Iovinelli, investigator Prokrym, DA Soares and his team don’t read these things but WE DO, and now YOU DO, citizens. Now there should be some questions, some very burning questions asked not only about this incident but about the overall operations and quality of the Coeymans Police Department and its employees. Here’s one for you:

Our reps will be at the next Coeymans Town Board meeting to ask those questions.

Excerpt from Coeymans Police Incident Report 24648.

The Incident Report (IR) is the Police Department’s Official Documentation of the Facts of an Incident for Legal Purposes.

If the Town of Coeymans, the acting police chief, the two officers involved could not do a more professional job of reviewing and quality controlling an important document like the Incident Report, especially this incident report which is the Department’s official documentation of the incident for legal purposes, in this incident which got international attention and widespread national media coverage, then how accurate are the documents they prepare when reporting on an incident in which you are involved. These documents can make or break a case and they are pitifully carelessly prepared, even when they are meant to cover cops’ asses. Go figure!

We are still waiting for responses from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, and the Albany County District Attorney regarding our demands for documents, including but not limited to the Investigation Reports prepared by their departments. We expect either that no investigations were done or they were done just as carelessly as the reporting by the Coeymans Police Department’s Jeff IOVINELLI.

We have contacted all local communities who have Animal Control Officers (ACOs) and they confirm that they did not receive a call for assistance from the Coeymans Police Department in this incident.

The Adopted Town of Coeymans Budget allows almost $800,000 for the Coeymans Police Department.

The Adopted Town of Coeymans Budget allows almost $800,000, that’s almost a million dollars of taxpayer money, for the Coeymans Police Department, and yet they don’t even have a net or a catchpole to capture a raccoon, and they can’t write a coherent Incident Report to save their own asses. Coeymans taxpayers pay more than $500,000 a year in employee salaries for the Coeymans PD. Most of the arguments made in favor of keeping the Coeymans PD are being made by the elderly who think the Coeymans PD is in the rescue business!!! Don’t they realize they have a Coeymans Fire and Rescue company and a Ravena Fire and Rescue facility with blocks of each other, and both are funded by taxpayer dollars. Wake up stupids! Do you really think that money is money allocated by the Coeymans Town Board with any notion of fiscal responsibility? We don’t.

ELIMINATE THE COEYMANS POLICE DEPARTMENT AND WITH IT THE IRRESPONSIBLE COEYMANS TOWN BOARD.

WHILE YOU’RE AT IT, GET RID OF THAT DEMOCRAPPY RACIST FOOL OF A DISTRICT ATTORNEY, P. DAVID SOARES.

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to see the complete original Coeymans PD Incident Reports.

Our Previous Articles Covering this Incident

Albany County DA Soares Affirms Double Standard Again: Coeymans Clown Cops OK (April 4, 2018)

Officer Identified!!! Coeymans PD Steve Prokrym Involved in Raccoon Scandal!!! (March 26, 2018)

Truth be Told: On the Heels of the Coeymans Town Board Meeting (March 23, 2018)

More on the Coeymans Police Department. Our Recent Investigations. (March 21, 2018)

Follow-up Report: Coeymans Raccoon Incident. We still have our doubts! (March 19, 2018)

We are speechless! OMG! Coeymans Police Caught on Video Again! (March 12, 2018)

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Officer Identified!!! Coeymans PD Steve Prokrym Involved in Raccoon Scandal!!!

Stephen Prokrym Update

We’ve uncovered some interesting information on Coeymans PD investigator Stephen Prokrym, one of the individuals involved in the now famous Faith Plaza Raccoon Scandal:

According to NYS Department of State Corporation Registrations., Prokrym owns and operates a security service business out of Schenectady, New York.  The business address is STEPHEN S PROKRYM, 1019 DIBELLA DR, SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK, 12303, and the NYS Corporation registration looks like this:

Selected Entity Name: KEEPLOCK SECURITY SERVICES, INC
Selected Entity Status Information
Current Entity Name: KEEPLOCK SECURITY SERVICES, INC
DOS ID #: 3214945
Initial DOS Filing Date: JUNE 07, 2005
County: ALBANY
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Entity Type: DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
Current Entity Status: ACTIVE

According to the business’ website (https://www.keeplock.com/),

“Turn to Keeplock Security Services and TechAlbany in Schenectady, New York, for effective security solutions. Our company has two related businesses, namely Keeplock Security Services offering all aspects of NYS Security Guard Training and with TechAlbany providing first-rate CCTV camera sales and services, adding IT and computer related services from sales and service. With more than 30 years of industry experience, we take pride in providing you with prompt and top-quality security training, computer related services along with CCTV sales and services.”

Maybe Prokrym should add “animal abuse” and “specializing in letting investigations go cold,” as his real specialties.

How Prokrym manages to work at the Coeymans PD and operate a business in Schenectady is a big question, we’d like to have answers for. No wonder he can’t invetigate cases up to arrest and prosecution of suspects! He’s too busy elsewhere!!! Don’t you think that if Coeymans taxpayers are paying him to investigate he should be investigating in Coeymans?

Special thanks to contributor M.C.


We’ve received information from a reliable source that one of the Coeymans Police personnel operating one of the vehicles involved in the scandalous incident at Faith Plaza on March 12, 2018, when a defenseless raccoon was harassed, abused, and finally run over by two Coeymans Police cars. That information informs us that one of the officers involved was Coeymans Police investigator

Stephen Prokrym.

Prokrym is employed by the Town of Coeymans, Coeymans Police Department as a police investigator, a mid-to-senior level law enforcement employee.

We demand that Prokrym and the other officer, whose identity is still pending but we’re expecting his name shortly, be suspended while under investigation. Any law enforcement officer known to have been involved in such irresponsible, unprofessional conduct should be terminated immediately and prosecuted.

We have asked the Coeymans Police Department and Coeymans town supervisor Crandall to explicitly deny that Prokrym was involved in the incident. We gave the Coeymans PD and Crandall until 5 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2018, to explicitly deny Prokrym’s involvement, after which deadline we advised that we would presume the Department’s and Crandall’s silence to be an admission of the truth of the information. Obviously, we did not hear from them so we must consider the report to be true.

We are working on identifying the operator of the second vehicle involved in the incident and will report that information as soon as we have it.

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It Shouldn’t Be a One-Man Show…Where are the Rest of You?

One single resident of Ravena steps out and creates a place for the kids 

A One-Man-Show Won't Work

A One-Man-Show Won’t Work

To Get the Best Out of It We Have to Team Up

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.

In the meantime one single Ravena resident takes his savings and his time, gets a second job to do something for the kids. Something the kids really need: a place to go other than the street! And they get rides home after the club closes…in his care, not in a Coeymans police vehicle. While the village of Ravena is shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars for a handful of special friends, and the town of Coeymans is busy looking the other way while leaving youth services to the Coeymans Police Department, one single resident of Ravena steps out and creates a place for the kids: the Ravena-Coeymans Youth and Teen Activities Center (RCYTAC).

Parents and residents of Ravena-Coeymans: When’s the last time you visited the RCYTAC? I visited just the other day and I was floored to see how nice it is. I was floored to see a lot of teens who I know personally enjoying the place. Those kids actually stopped, greeted me and were happy to see me there. They actually looked, well, happy! The disk jockey’s a teen, the food service staff are teens, the teens learning how to take charge and socialize. As I was visiting, kids were strolling in but none were coming out so I assumed that they were involved in one of the many available activities…all of them monitored and supervised, mind you!

While I was standing outside with Mr Michael Fisher, creater of the RCYTAC, I was amazed when a parent came up and asked if she could donate the refreshments from her son’s grad party, because he decided that he didn’t want a party and that the RCYTAC should have it. The parent also made a fairly generous cash contribution for the kids. That same parent, a psychologist and author of children’s books, is planning to do poetry and literature workshops at the RCYTAC! Question: What are YOU doing?

I have one single question, parents, residents: Where the hell are the rest of you????

Why is it you’d risk leaving your kids unsupervised, in their rooms, on Facebook, being evil? Why wouldn’t you give them a ride to the RCYTAC where they can socialize in a healthy environment?

Why is it you’d risk your teen’s wandering around dark streets and parks at risk of life and limb? Why wouldn’t you give them a ride to the RCYTAC where they can socialize safely?

Why is it you don’t enjoy some personal time to recuperate without the unnecessary stress of either knowing where your kids are or, worse still, not knowing?!? Why wouldn’t you give them a ride to the RCYTAC where they can socialize in a healthy environment?

Why is it you’d risk having the Coeymans Police, the Albany County Sheriff, or the State Police bringing your kid home or bringing your the news of his or her arrest, bail, court appearances—or worse, news of a tragedy— when you could have supported the RCYTAC with some time and a couple of bucks donation?

Tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of your tax dollars are being spent on worthless projects like a village fitness center

Why is it you sit back oblivious to the fact that tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of your tax dollars are being spent on worthless projects like a village fitness center that is exclusive and unwelcoming to many in the community, while youth programs and services are ignored? Why aren’t you demanding that some of that money be donated no strings attached to the RCYTAC?!? No strings attached! We don’t want it to become a Coeymanazi brainwashing camp, do we? Why aren’t you parents and residents appearing at village and town board meetings screaming bloody murder that nothing is being done for youth…well almost nothing, the Coeymans police seem to like arresting them. Don’t you realize that if the kids are off the streets and not looking for something to do, they’ll likely stay out of mischief?prison kid

Ravena Coeymans Selkirk teens and youth are tomorrow’s consumers and voters; If you mobilze NOW and get your parents to support your projects, you can move on local government and get those geezers to support your RCYTAC. BE YOUR OWN RCS CHAMPIONS!!!

Teen Work is Team Work

Teen Work is Team Work

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Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk teens: Why would you stick with street friends who will only get you into a mess of trouble? Why don’t you get smart and mobilize for your own good? Michael Fisher is handing you the opportunity to do something really good, important, responsible, independent for you and your generation at the Teen Center. Mr Fischer is handing you the opportunity to show that you can become a part of something great, you can be your own leaders, you can create a community you can be proud of, and you can empower yourselves and your friends to get the attention of local residents and government to take an interest in your welfare, in your RCYTAC, to support Mr Michael Fisher’s vision for RC youth. Ravena Coeymans Selkirk teens and youth are tomorrow’s consumers and voters; If you mobilze NOW and get your parents to support your projects, you can move on local government and get those geezers to support your RCYTAC. Be fair! Don’t make Mr Fisher do it all on his dime…he just can’t do it without your help and support.

Really Bad Move!

Really Bad Move!

As scary as the girls’ Facebook exchanges were, some good points were made such as: Being bad is not cool because it will come back to bite you in future, when you’ll really need to prove who and what you are. Beating someone up is not cool, it’s criminal, and it’s not going to get you a job or an education; it’s going to get you a reputation and a bad one at that and one that’s likely to follow you wherever you go. But if you are a leader now and to take the initiative to work for community, that’s going to serve you well for the rest of your lives. Be smart…be leadership…be champions!

Why is it you are sitting there thinking that your kids are getting the most out of the school district budget? Are you in denial or just plain stupid? Have you examined the school budget to see just how much of it is “for the kids”? You might want to do that one day. And don’t be misled by the dumbing down of the curriculum or the fancy-sounding names they give to programs that are there just to enrich the staff with extra pay. Ask yourself why an athletics coach or a teacher is being paid 4-6 times the per capita income of RC residents or 2-3x the average household income of a RC household? Then ask yourself why you haven’t made a substantial donation to the RCYTAC for the valuable service of keeping your kids safe (the school system doesn’t seem to be able to do that), saving you bail money, and even possibly saving you funeral expenses. Blunt, but real.

Empowered Youth

Empowered Youth

We support what is good for this community and most especially what is good for our greatest hope and asset: our teens and youth. We adults who have the good sense and vision realize that some day we are going to have to depend on today’s youth when they are making the decisions and running things. And the kind of people I want to see running things for me when I need them are the kind of teens and youth I saw at the Ravena-Coeymans Youth and Teen Activity Center.

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Latter-Hyslop-Brown’s Miss Piggies: “We’ll never shop here again!”

Honor,Integrity, Experience, Vision,  RCS Champions Only the BEST for RCS

Honor,Integrity, Experience, Vision,
RCS Champions
Vadney #1
Polyak #3
Sylvester #5

Only the BEST for RCS


The Editor’s Choice

Two Section 8 Cows Complain to Shop’n Save management about two candidates passing out flyers in the public area, outside the store: “If you allow them to pass out flyers, we’ll never shop here again!Silly-ass cows! Where else would you shop?
No place else would have you Fiends of RCS, Twinkie-sucking vampires.
That’s how Coeymanazi democracy works.
That kind of Latter-Hyslop-Brown behavior
would never happen with Vadney, Sylvester or Polyak!

(On a different note: What’s up with Jerry Deluca refusing to serve an opponent’s wife and children refreshments after the ballroom dancing exhibition a the elementary school? What’s up Jer’. Are you taking it out on family members, AGAIN? Yup! Yer a real community builder. Yes! You are! Hypocrite!)

Civil Rights Violation By Ravena Shop’n Save May Lead to Lawsuits

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Miss Piggies: "We'll never shop here again!" Go OINK! yourselves, Biatches! This is from the Editor

Miss Latter-Hyslop-Brown Piggies: “We’ll never shop here again!”
Go OINK! yourselves, Biatches!
This is from the Editor

Our advice to the SpLatter-PigSlop-Browneye Miss Piggies is to take your food-stamp-stuffed pig’s-ear purses and stuff them deeply where the sun don’t shine no mo’.

shopnsave_logoShop’n Save’s action taken asking the candidates to stop passing out flyers and preventing their lawful activity is an outright violation of their civil rights, a violation of their freedom of speech and expression guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States…

loser handActually, Shop’n Save’s action taken and preventing them from passing out campaign flyers and preventing their lawful activity is an outright violation of the campaigners’ civil rights, a violation of their freedom of speech and expression guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. It may also be interpreted as a violation of their right of peaceful  assembly and obstruction of democratic process. This may very well become a nice fat lawsuit and even a civil rights issue! Shows you how indifference to citizen’s rights and the vile, nasty, uncivil behavior of a few Nazi cows can get the Shop’n Save people and their parent Hannaford  into a heap of trouble! It’s not so much the two cows and their stupidity but the stupidity of the Shop’n Save management that is going to cause the problem, because the people passing out the flyers were not in the store but outside in a public area. Bad news for Shop’n Save!

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Our advice to Shop’n Save and Hannaford: You’d better be quick with a public apology or you can count on our promoting civil and criminal charges against you and your management.

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Friends of RCS BoE candidate Patrick E. Brown is a lawyer but is silent about the civil rights violations being perpetrated by his backers!

 What does Friends of RCS candidate lawyer Pat Brown have to say about their civil rights violations?

What does Friends of RCS candidate lawyer Pat Brown have to say about their civil rights violations?

And so we have Friends of RCS with their shyster lawyer candidate, Patrick E. Brown of Brown and Weinraub, an Albany law firm, violating their opponents’ civil rights! How does that grab you, Friends? What’s Brown got to say about this latest Coeymanazi embarrassment?

We’ve already reported on Friends of RCS suppressing free speech and expression by banning or censoring posts and comments on their Friends of RCS Facebook site, and the comments made that Freinds of RCS “will not tolerate negative comments about their candidates.”  And we’ve also heard about their lie that the “love the discussion and dialogue,” too. So we’d be really foolish given circumstances like these to expect any different from their candidates, James Latter, Jason Hyslop, and Patrick Brown!

Think of all the taxpayers, civic-minded shoppers, Americans you’ve probably pissed off!

As for the servants-of-section-eight management of Shop’n Slave, you got no guts, no cojones, you prostitute principles for food stamps! Locals like you, Shop’n Slave Smiths are worse than the Coeymanazis! Now that this is out, think of all the taxpayers, civic-minded shoppers you’ve probably pissed off!

Bad move Shop’n Slave. Bad public image effects. Bad publicity still coming your way!

Civil Rights Violations. And Lawsuits Looming! Big Settlement or Big Judgment? Nice going, Shop’n Save!

You Stink, Shop'n Save!You sold out our democracy for pork bellies! The Editor

You Stink, Shop’n Save!
You sold out our democratic process for pork bellies!
The Editor

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You Are What You Eat…Buy Your Garbage at the Ravena Shop’n Save!

Buy Your Garbage at the Ravena Shop’n Save and Keep Your Shopping Dollars Local

Shop'n Save Stores Are Supplied by HannafordShop'Save Supermarkets are apparently the bottom-feeder option in one-horse towns.

Shop’n Save Stores Are Supplied by Hannaford
Shop’Save Supermarkets are apparently the bottom-feeder option in one-horse towns.

We’ve received an interesting request from a local resident that deserves some comment. It’s not a story of corruption—or is it?—and not about Coeymanazis or psycho-cops or corrupt government. It’s about a resident keeping his dollars locally and made to regret it by a local business owner.

It explains why so many businesses are going out of business or leaving the area. It explains, at least in part, why people would rather go to Glenmont or to Delmar to shop, keep fit, or to bank.

Here’s what the reader has to say:

Save Time And Money;Don't Shop at Shop'n SaveOr at least avoid the Ravena Shop'n Save

Save Time And Money;
Don’t Shop at Shop’n Save

Or at least do yourself a favor and avoid the
Ravena Shop’n Save

Dear Blog Editor:

I know this is not something really important or something you’d want to put on your blog, knowing you have bigger fish to fry, but I would like to let you know, and maybe you’ll find it interesting enough to put on your blog.Today is Sunday and I went out early to do pick up a couple of items to do a nice Sunday brunch.Now, I wanted to stay local and not make a world-tour of just getting a couple of items so I took the chance and went to the Ravena Shop’n Save (even though past experiences were not the best).I picked up eggs, orange juice, bacon, bread and a package of strawberries. I wanted some other items, including green peppers, but they were really garbage, soft and wrinkled, so I passed on items like that. But I did mention it to the produce person that they really shouldn’t be sold. He agreed (but didn’t do anything about it).

So I checked out and paid my $19.46 and headed home.We start to do the breakfast/brunch and open the strawberries. Many were rotten and several were actually moldy. If any of them could be used, they’d have to be cleaned up. It looked like only about 1/2 the package could be used.I was unhappy and decided to go back to Shop’n Save to give them a piece of my mind and get my money back, plus compensation for my time, fuel, and emotions.

Well, I got there and had to wait for someone to notice me at the “Customer Service” counter. An assistant manager, pleasant enough, came over and asked if she could help. I explained the problem and she asked if I had my receipt. I said No! But pointed out the cashier and reminded her that she, herself, had bagged the purchases. I remembered the exact items and the exact amount and told her the receipt is probably in the cashier’s waste bin. The Assistant Manager called across the store to the cashier that she “Needed to go through her garbage to find a receipt.” I told her that was disgusting and she replied that she couldn’t refund my money without the receipt or a store manager’s approval (Why was she an assistant manager?).

She fetched the garbage bag, went thru the contents and found the receipt! She then fills out a form, hands the book to me and asks me to provide a list of personal contact information. I found that bizarre and very complicated but I cooperated. She then asked me if I had a penny. By this time I tell her, “I’m really working too hard for this.” But I hand her a penny and she hands me four singles, turns to another customer and starts taking care of him. I’m standing there a bit stunned and ask her, “Is that all there is. Is that it?” She responds, “That’s your refund.” I return, “But what about my time, my gas, my trouble? Don’t you people care about that?” She replies, “Do you want to speak to a manager?” I answer, “Yes!”

Several minutes later some kid approaches the counter—I don’t even take notice because I’m waiting for a “manager,” someone who maybe looks like a manager—and the Assistant Manager announces this is the manager.Without introducing himself he looks at me and asks, “What’s the problem.” So I explain the problem and his problem with selling garbage (I explained to him the several items of produce I had earlier examined and found too far gone for human consumption.). I also mentioned that I expected a bit more consideration than $3.99 and I got not even an “I’m sorry.” I asked who exactly he was, what’s his name, he responded “Kyle Smith. My family owns this store.”

I then repeated that I expected some gesture that someone was concerned about my inconvenience and my unhappiness. Mr Smith simply responded with a strange look, “You want more?” I said “Yes. I do. I expect some customer care, customer service.” Mr Smith then invited me into one of the aisles so we had privacy. I told Mr Smith I didn’t need privacy that I wanted shoppers to hear my complaint.

Mr Smith had not even looked in the bag yet but when I mentioned rotten fruit he actually asked, “Strawberries?

Eat them yourself, Smith! We don't want them!

Eat them yourself, Smith! We don’t want them!

I asked, “How did you know that?” He responded, “They’re usually the first to go. [That’s why] They’re on sale.” So, I said, “You know you’re selling us garbage, so you put it on sale to get rid of it and get your money. We take it home and have to cut half of it off and throw it away. That means that we’re paying more than the regular price, considering what has to get thrown out. We might as well go to Hannaford in Delmar or PriceChopper in Glenmont, we’d save money by paying full price. We’d save gas by not having to make two trips. That’s robbery!”

With a dull look on his face, he responded, “You want more?” By that time I had had enough and could have kicked myself in the ass for having allowed myself to be victimized again by Shop’n Save in Ravena. Just thought I’d let you know.

Thank you!

Well, yes, Ravena-Coeymans is a one-horse town.

The Smith family who run the Shop’n Save know that and the treatment their customers receive shows that fact. Actually, they cater more to the social welfare crowd who don’t really care because they survive on high-calorie junk food and don’t really give a damn for fresh veggies or fruits.

I personally took a short ride to Shop’n Save myself just to see what was going on. Yes, the soft mushy green peppers, about 8 of them, were lonely and rotten in the baskets, several other items looked like they had seen better, much better days (perhaps even in another Hannaford store before the got to Shop’n Save), and the strawberries were still out and still fragrantly past their prime, and you could see the mold on the bottom of the clear plastic package. The were indeed on sale for $3.99. Cheap for garbage.

Hannaford's Official Logo Actually Features Fresh-Looking Produce!

Hannaford’s Official Logo Actually Features Fresh-Looking Produce!

Most of the people who must shop at the Ravena Shop’n Save don’t have a choice of going to Delmar or Glenmont so they make their taxpayer-supported purchases there; why should they care, it’s not their money, it’s ours.

The problem I have with this entire scenario is that Kyle Smith and the Smith’s are actually taking taxpayer money for garbage, and profiting by that low-life scheme. It’s the whole story of the “captive audience.”

The Smith’s apparently don’t give a rat’s ass what anyone thinks about their customer service, which is nada, zero, zilch. Welfare customers don’t complain and the Ravena Shop’n Save apparently doesn’t get many more discerning customers to care about customer care.

This might seem like small potatoes to many readers but there are some very disturbing things going on here.  First of all, Ravena-Coeymans is a one-horse town. That’s all there is and no one cares, least of all the Smith family and “manager” Kyle Smith, who apparently has no management training and definitely no customer service training. They have their Oakbrook Manor clientele and in their small-town minds, that keeps them going.

Second, anyone who can will go outside of the area to do their major shopping. And one of the major expenses of any middle-class or even working class household is groceries and household items. Could run into the tens of thousands of dollars a week for even a small community like Ravena-Coeymans, and those dollars are going to Delmar, Albany, Glenmont, Colonie. Say bye-bye! Because under conditions like that, more businesses are going to fail and you’ll have more empty business property in Ravena-Coeymans.

Thirdly, running a business like the Smith family  apparently does is literally theft of taxpayer dollars. Or, even if we were to say that welfare shoppers don’t buy fruit or veggies, it’s still dishonest because they are knowingly selling sub-standard produce by deceptively marking it down, knowing that a good portion is unedible and must be thrown away. They’re selling us garbage to recoup their profits! How’s that make you feel?

Fourthly, it’s the attitude that really hurts the area. The very fact that shoppers and consumers in this Ravena-Coeymans area are treated like turds has far-reaching effects on everyone. The stupid attitude shown by Kyle Smith says it all. What he told our reader amounts to: “I don’t give a rat’s ass about your time, gas, or feelings. How dare you want more. You got your money back. Now get your sorry ass out of here.” How do you think the reader’s attitude would have changed dramatically if Smith simply said, “Gee, I’m really sorry you had this experience. Let me make it up to you. Would a $10.00 gift certificate help?” I believe Yes! It would have helped. The reader would have felt better and probably would have come back, spent his/her $10 and more. The reader would have left feeling like a valued customer instead of a door mat.

But that’s what Ravena-Coeymans is: A third-world community with third-world attitudes, and third-world services.

This explains a lot about Ravena-Coeymans: You are what you eat…or what Kyle Smith and the Ravena Shop’n Save want to sell you to eat.

Yes! Reader, this is important and it affects not only you, personally, but as you can see, affects the entire region in many ways. Thank you very much for sending in your story.

And YES! We’d Like to Hear from the Smith Family, the “Owners” of the Ravena Shop’n Save and from Hannaford Headquarters. Just Leave a Public Comment!

third world food searchIs This the Next Step?
We’re Third World Already
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