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Is the Town’s Plan to Exhaust Residents Seeking Justice?

New Baltimore Resident’s Message to Joe Stanzione, Greene County District Attorney:
“We, the public, pay the bills but we’re not getting delivery. As an attorney, you should recognize that this is unlawful.”

Taxpayers and Property Owners are not Means to Their End!
Tax Dollars Pay Public Employees’ and Elected Officials’ Salaries, and Provide Money for Reasonably Expectable Competent Services.
Not to damage our property and then ignore us!!!

New Baltimore insurers Marshall & Sterling (Leeds, NY), Trident Brokerage, and Argo Group (Bermuda) are being paid to work against New Baltimore Residents and Property Owners with good faith claims for damages. The Albany law firm of Bailey, Johnson, DeLeonardis & Peck P.C. have been hired by New Baltimore’s insurers and New Baltimore to make sure New Baltimore residents, property owners and tax payers don’t get justice and fair play! Isn’t there something wrong with this picture? Don’t WE pay the bills in this town? If we as private citizens damage town property our sorry asses are in jail! Maybe that’s where our Town Board, our Town Sole Assessor, Gordon Bennett, and definitely our Town Superintendent of Highways, Denis Jordan, should be!

This is what our government has become!

When a government uses a taxpayer’s own dollars to screw the taxpayer, that’s downright immoral. The Town of New Baltimore pays for insurance to cover liabilities but when a liability occurs, the insurance coverage we pay for is used against us, and the town hides behind the insurance company’s lawyers. You want rights? Find another lawyer, pay him, spend years paying him or her, and when the money runs out, forget about it. You’re still paying. Why doesn’t the Town of New Baltimore wake up, accept the evidence, and stop playing games with residents. That’s not how it’s supposed to work guys and gals!

Here’s the text of a local resident’s letter to the insurance companies covering the Town of New Baltimore’s liability risk. It seems that New Baltimore’s Town Board (Jeff Ruso, Shelli van Etten, Chuck Brody, Scott Brody), Supervisor Nick Dellisanti,  and other elected officials are really missing the bus when it comes to doing what’s right for residents and taxpayers. The problem is that we elected these people who are spending so much time screwing us than they are making life better for us. No exceptions! From the SupervisorDellisanti, Deputy Supervisor Ruso,  to the town board members (Shelli van Etten, Chuck Irving, Scott Brody), to the Highway Superintendent Denis Jordan, to Gordon Bennett, New Baltimore Tax Assessor, who, rather than look at a piece of damaged property for reassessment, tells the property owner to ask for a form!!!

Here’s the full text of the letter to the Town’s insurance company:

Dear Insurance Specialists:[1]

Mr Thomas Rickert, CPCU, ARM, ARM-P, ARM-E, ARC, ARe, VP, Head of Marketing, Trident, ArgoGroup[2]
Joshua Bouchez , Territory Marketing Manager, East Coast[3]
Claims Reporting, Trident[4]
Ashley Heline, Communications Coordinator, ArgoGroup[5]
ArgoGroup Underwriters[6]

It has always been my understanding, and I would reasonably presume that of the general public, that insurance was a science of risk management, control, mitigation but our understanding has changed radically over the past two years on the example of ArgoGroup’s, Trident’s and Marshall & Sterling’s “risk management” in the Town of New Baltimore.

It seems your operations are more attuned to “risk aggravation” or “risk perpetuation” than to “risk management,” and this fact is borne out by a brief review of some of the reports published on a local watchdog blog, Smalbany Blog, which has been covering the incompetence and the abuses operating in the Town of New Baltimore, most specifically in the New Baltimore Highway Department under the direct supervision and authority of its Superintendent, Mr Denis Jordan. For your convenience, several of those links are provided at the end of this communication. You are encouraged, in your own interests, to review the contents of those articles.

Our Town Government at Work for Us.

In terms of fair play, justice and fiduciary obligations, ArgoGroup, Trident, the agency Marshall & Sterling (Leeds, NY) in collusion with the law firm of Bailey, Johnson, DeLeonardis & Peck P.C.(Crystall R. Peck, attorney of record in this matter) and the Town of New Baltimore, you all get failing grades in terms of ethics and fair play. Furthermore, on objective and subjective moral assessment, your conduct is immoral.

It is very much in your interests to review the links provided below which provide a very clear picture of the real risk situation in New Baltimore and how the rights and interests of taxpayers, residents and others, including your shareholders, are being misused and abused.

The facts are indisputable, the evidence clear and convincing, the wrongful acts ongoing, and the damage to the public and to private interests substantial. This is bad press for you and your collaborators indeed.

Poor stewardship of public treasure, abuse of office, and indifference and incompetence at the state level (Mr George Amadore, NYS Senator, 46th Senatorial District), the county level (Greene County, NY; Greene County District Attorney, Mr Joseph Stanzione), and at the local, town level (Town of New Baltimore Town Board; Town of New Baltimore Highway Department, Highway Superintendant Denis Jordan; Town Attorney Mr Tal Rappelea) with the self-interests of Trident/ArgoGroup’s legal prostitutes Bailey, Johnson, DeLeonardis, & Peck P.C., are jointly, severally and individually traumatizing every concept of justice, fair play, professional ethics, good government, and abusing the fiduciary obligations and duties of local, county, and state elected officials, whose obligations are to the public weal, and to the individual uniquely concerned.

It is our well-founded observation that none of the parties listed in the above paragraph are complying with the basic tenets of ethics and the standards we, the public, expect of regulated enterprise, licensed professionals, elected officials; in fact, it is our observation, not our opinion, that Marshall & SterlingTridentArgoGroup, state senator George AmadoreGreene County officialsTown of New Baltimore officials, and the law firm of Bailey, Johnson, DeLeonardis, & Peck P.C.are making a public mockery of public and professional ethics, good government, responsible stewardship in government, and the notions of justice, fair play and fiduciary obligation to the citizen, resident, and most of all to the taxpayers of these communities.

As it now stands, the taxpayer and property owner is exposed to tenfold jeopardy[7]:

  • Jeopardy situation No. 1: As a property owner, one is obliged to pay substantial taxes on one’s property to support government and education; accordingly, the property owner, by and through their taxes and assessments, pays for the services of government. Forsaking all else in order to ensure timely payment of assessed property taxes, the property owner remits.
  • Jeopardy situation No. 2: When the services of government, including the wages and salaries, the goods and services required for operation, etc. operate contrary to the interests of the taxpayer, the taxpayer is harmed. The taxpayer/property owner is deprived of his reasonable expectations issuing from the payment of assessed property taxes.
  • Jeopardy situation No. 3: Included in the allocations of taxpayer dollars, that is, the taxes paid by the property owner, are set aside for the purposes of payment of the salaries and wages of individuals who are either indifferent or incompetent, and those individuals in the course of their employment, harm the taxpayer, those tax dollars are used ostensibly to harm the taxpayer. This is an egregious abuse of the notion of trust and fair play.
  • Jeopardy situation No. 3: When the competent government offices are served with notice of the above situation, and those authorities do not exercise and implement every available option to cure the defects and deficiencies, those authorities are derelict and guilty of misprision.
  • Jeopardy situation No. 4: When the harm done to the taxpayer/property owner is ongoing and attributable to the constructive operations and knowledge of the local competent government offices, each of the instances constitutes a new claim and a new harm to the taxpayer/property owner. Given the fact that the local government and the competent offices are duly notified, each instance constitutes a separate act of negligence/dereliction.
  • Jeopardy situation No. 5: The taxpayer/property owner not only is being deprived of reasonably expected level of competent services for his tax dollars, he is being deprived of good ethical government services, both of which result in financial damage to the taxpayer/property owner in terms of his good faith investment in his community and his reasonable expectations of financial advantage resulting from his investment. This deprivation is tortious.
  • Jeopardy situation No. 6: When the beneficiary local government by its negligence, indifference or incompetence then ignores the taxpayer/property owner’s good faith notice and demands for cure of the defects and deficiencies, and for compensation of the harm done, the local government ignores the claimant and, instead of fair response, hands the matter over to an underwriter, who then hands it over to a hired-gun law firm.
  • Jeopardy situation No. 7: Given the situations above and given the fact of Jeopardy situation No. 7, the taxpayer/property owner is confronted by a situation comparable to Buridan’s ass[8]: The choices available to the taxpayer/property owner to obtain justice are: (1) rely on the good will of local government, (2) proceed at law. A third option is merely to throw one’s hand’s into the air in despair, and lapse into anger and apathy. Conspicuously, option (1) is absent and unavailable to the taxpayer/property owner, and option (3) is unacceptable by any standard of assessment. This leaves Jeopardy situation No. 8.
  • Jeopardy situation No. 8: The taxpayer/property owner, while still obliged to pay his property taxes and other assessments to the delinquent and derelict town government and town officials, is compelled to seek out and to pay for legal services necessary for obtaining justice. This may be a calculated strategy deployed by the delinquent and derelict town government in collusion with their insurance underwriters and their attorneys, clearly expecting that the matter will have to endure a protracted course in pretrial procedures and, if the victim is persistent, then to endure the trial procedure. This normally lasts for a decade or more and can cost the harmed property owner hundreds of thousands of dollars. Regardless of the endurance of the harmed property owner in terms of financial resources and tenacity, he is still in jeopardy situation No. 9.
  • Jeopardy situation No. 9: The clear strategy of the town is to hand over the matter to the underwriter, who has almost limitless resources, who hands it over to a local law firm, who is on retainer by the insurance company. The combination of very deep pockets and a law firm on retainer and obliged to represent the interests of the insurance company over and against the interests of the property owner, regardless of the factual situation, encourages the insurance company and the law firm to keep the matter in the courts for as long as possible, ostensibly in the expectation of exhausting the property owners will, energy, and resources, causing him to withdraw.
  • Jeopardy situation No. 10: The interests of justice and the public weal are defeated, as are the interests of the property owner. The entire community and society at large are damaged, injured.

Damned if I do. Damned if I don’t.
Why are they doing this to us?

As the situation enumerated above clearly shows, the current situation is immoral and represents an insult to the precepts of ethics in government and the professions. We are demanding investigation and prosecution of the particular matter and the general situation in New Baltimore.

I reasonably expect that as this situation develops there will be commensurate and appropriate public outrage, a justified outrage that will manifest itself in a multitude of ways.

This communication will be submitted to the Smalbany Blog for editing and publication.

I look forward to your response and comments.

First of all, given the performance of these elected officials, they don’t deserve to be in office and should be booted out next election. Secondly, these crooked insurance agents and brokers should be boycotted and investigated by the regulatory authorities. As for the shysters, the prostitute law firms like  Bailey, Johnson, DeLeonardis, & Peck P.C, they should be drummed out of the profession; they’re whores practicing law and abusing it.

Well, we’ve done our homework and have researched the law and other applicable court decisions as well as opinions on the subject matter handed down by the Office of the New York State Comptroller. Apparently, New Baltimore Town Attorney, Tal Rappelea, although he claims to specialize in municipal (town) law, hasn’t done his required reading for this course. We’ll be happy to provide him with our Memorandum of Law at the next New Baltimore Town Board public meeting. We’d like him, Mr Denis Jordan (New Baltimore Superintendent of Highways), Mr Scott van Wormer (the “new” — or he will be — New Baltimore Superintendent of Highways), Mr Joe Stanzione (Greene County District Attorney), Ms Crystall Peck (Bailey, Johnson, DeLeonardis & Peck P.C.), and the Greene County Press (Johnson Newspaper Group, Mary Delaney), and Ken Gray or Jean Valk (Marshall & Sterling Insurance) to be there to hear what we have to say, and maybe to comment, too. Maybe Greene County Sheriff Gregory Seally (R), “Mr Cold Case” Seally, will bring a couple of deputies and cuffs for the Town Board and Mr Jordan. We”ll also publish the Memorandum before the meeting so that the whole community can see what can and should be done to correct the disgusting situation in New Baltimore, and other towns like it.

Speaking of lawyers, here’s a bit of humor to take the edge off:

Question: Why does New York have all the lawyers and New Jersey all the toxic waste?
Answer: New Jersey had first choice.

Sign on New Baltimore Town Hall front door.

Enjoy your day!

The Editor

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Notes

[1] This communication was also cc’ed to Nick Dellisanti, Supervisor, Town of New Baltimore; Jeff Ruso, Deputy Supervisor, Town of New Baltimrore; Barbara Finke, Town Clerk, Town of New Baltimore; Mr. Joseph Stanzione, District Attorney, Greene County; Tal Rappelea, Town Attorney, Town of New Baltimore; Crystall R. Peck, attorney representing Trident/ArgoGroup (Town of New Baltimore); Ken Gray, Marshall & Sterling (Leeds, NY);  Jean Valk, Marshall & Sterling (Leeds, NY).

[2] Thom Rickert, CPCU, ARM, ARM-P, ARM-E, ARC, ARe VP, Head of Marketing, thom.rickert@tridentpublicrisk.com

[3] Joshua Bouchez, Territory Marketing Manager, East Coast, joshua.bouchez@tridentpublicrisk.com

[4] Trident Claims Reporting, claimsreporting@tridentpublicrisk.com

[5] Ashley Heline, Communications Coordinator, Argo Group US, ashley.heline@argogroupus.com

[6] The Argo Group is the parent of the Trident Insurance brokerage, and is located in Bermuda. Wonder Why? that is? Could it be for tax avoidance? (Argo Group, 110 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke HM 08, Bermuda. info@argolimited.com

[7] Jeopardy is defined as being or being placed in a situation in which someone or something is exposed to possible injury, loss, or evil.

[8] Buridan’s ass is an illustration of a paradox in philosophy in the conception of free will. It refers to a hypothetical situation wherein a donkey that is equally hungry and thirsty is placed precisely midway between a stack of hay and a pail of water. As used here, it represents a situation where the choices are equally good or equally bad; damned if you do and damned if you don’t. The donkey in the illustration is hungry but dies because it can make the choice of which bale to eat. The illustration relates to the situation in New Baltimore in that the options for the property owner are all going to cause more harm or more suffering no matter which choice he makes. The only good choice is for the Town of New Baltimore to choose to do what is fair and right. But they have chosen not to do so. Thus, the property owner is in the unfavorable situation he finds himself in.

 

 
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An Open Letter to NYS Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Andrew Vale


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

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 Capitol
Albany, NY12224-0341

and to

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
Albany, NY12209

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:[1]

  • Rigorous obedience to the Constitution of the United States;
  • Respect for the dignity of all those we protect;
  • Compassion;
  • Fairness;
  • 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?

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!!!

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!


angry u betchaWe 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.


stop false arrest

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,

The Editor

Enclosures (with permission for release by the complainant(s)):

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Put Your Face Here
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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Open Letter to NYSED Commissioner John B. King, Jr.

Matt Miller, Union Rep in the RCS Central Schools, and Ms Nobody Tavia Rauch of Selkirk, Published a Nonsensical So-Called Petition on Change.Org, and Their So-Called Supporters are Recruiting Chain-Letter Fashion any Psycho They Can Find Who Will Sign the Thing.

It's No Petition<br><big>It's a Chain-Letter</big><br>Designed to Hook YOU!

It’s No Petition
It’s a Chain-Letter
Designed to Hook YOU!

A Reader Has Responded with A Letter to New York State Education Department (NYSED) Commissioner Dr John B. King, Jr., and We’d Like to Reproduce it Here.


Dr. John B. King, Jr.
Commissioner of Education
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Dear Commissioner King:

SubjectChange.org Petition by Matthew J. Miller and Tavia Rauch re: R. Krzykowski.

A very disturbing fact recently came to my attention and I’d like to address my feelings on the issue directly to you, as a concerned citizen, in this letter.

On about December 11, 2012, Mr Matthew J. Miller, a teacher at the RCS CSD high school and local NYSUT representative in the RCS CSD, joined with one Tavia Rauch of Selkirk, NY, to publish an online petition at Change.org. That petition is allegedly intended for your attention and requests that you intervene to remove a duly elected sitting board of education member. The petition makes unfounded claims and falsely accuses Mr Rodney Krzykowski of criminal activity. The petition itself and the recruited signers and their comments are slanderous and libelous. The petition itself and its signers cannot be properly validated.

Worse still, the petition is a hodgepodge of scripted comments and irrelevant accusations. The petition is not protected against multiple signings and even at least one dog has signed it! Many signers are not from the RCS CSD. In other words, the petition is simply another incident of Mr Matthew Miller and his local mob of retaliation, harassment, intimidation, and scandal.

I join with other community minded and civil members of this community to urge you to take no notice of such a ragtag attempt to slander and libel a dedicated servant of this community.

In the interest of my personal security and that of my family, I request that my identity not be revealed or disclosed, and that in the event of lawful production of this letter in response to good faith disclosure under the rules of discovery or under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Laws, that any information contained herein be obliterated and redacted to protect my identity.

Thank you for your attention and timely response.

Sincerely,

[Signature Redacted]

cc: Dr A.R. McCartney, Superintendent


If you’d like to join other concerned members of this RCS district and community who are sick and tired of Miller’s and the other un-American rabble rousers’ attempts to step all over your rights and to harass, intimidate, and coerce anyone not supporting their agendas, we’ve prepared a MS Word version of the above letter that you can download or copy, personalize and send off to Commissioner King to protest this ongoing stupidity. Just click the link below. Please don’t forget to send a cc to Dr Alan R, McCartney, RCS CSD Superintendent of Schools.

Click this link to copy or download a personalizable version of the letter to Commissioner of Education Smith: NYSED Commissioner King Letter re Change.0rg Petition 

(When you click on the link you will be brought to another page. Click on NYSED Commissioner King Letter re Change.0rg Petition in the middle of the page. A pop-up will appear and you can save the letter to your computer or open it.)

Thank You!For Your Support!The Editor

Thank You!
For Your Support!
The Editor

A Gift from the Editor
As We Approach the New Year 2013 and Consider Our Resolutions
Why Not Visit The Wooden Bowl: A Parable. It May Make a Big Difference.

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Open Letter to Interim Superintendent McCartney

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Welcome, Mr Superintendent, to the Troubled and Dysfunctional Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District!

Dear Dr McCartney:

We welcome you with open arms, although you’ll find most hearts and minds (what few functioning ones there are) in this district closed to anything new or positive, which might threaten the chronic stagnation here, and we would like to take this opportunity to offer some well-intentioned advice and provide some caveats.

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