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

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

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

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

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


The Parent’s Plea:

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


Our Response:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck!
The Editor, Smalbany


Teacher- and Coach-on-Student Bully

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

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

So, In Summary, Our Advice Is:

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

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

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Harassment Primer: NY Law Is Unconstitutional

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Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, it is not intended to provide legal advice as individual situations will differ and should be discussed with an expert and/or an attorney. For specific technical or legal advice on the information provided and related topics, please contact an attorney.

New York criminal law attorney Scott J. Limmer writes “In most prosecutions for aggravated harassment, there are hidden agendas and the charges stem from exaggerations or overblown accounts of what actually happened.”

First Amendment Scholar David L. Hudson Jr. describes a case in which  a man who left profane telephone messages with an assistant district attorney in Nassau County, N.Y.,  and has had his aggravated harassment charges dismissed by a New York court. The judge reasoned that the law was unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds.

Judge Valerie Alexander of the District Court of New York, 1st District, NassauCounty, agreed in her July 25 decision People v. Louis. “A criminal prohibition on communicating in an annoying or alarming way is facially unconstitutional,” she wrote.

“The vagueness and overbreadth of this statute is readily apparent,” she said. “It cries out to be reworked, and sharply limited, to those areas where speech should be circumscribed.” Judge  Alexander said the law was not written with nearly enough precision to accord with basic free-speech principles.

Scott J. Kreppein, a constitutional rights attorney, provides additional insight into the controversial New York law on harassment, and writes: “The laws criminalizing “offenses to public order,” (i.e. the “disturbing the peace” family of crimes such as harassment and loitering), need to be carefully drafted to avoid constitutional issues.  Frequently, the phrase “for no legitimate purpose” is added to these statutes, letting the courts define what constitutes a “legitimate purpose,” so that constitutional issues can be avoided. See People v. Shack, 86 N.Y.2d 529 (1995).

Essentially, as phrased, the law criminalizes being intentionally annoying or causing alarm, for any purpose. In fact, this could describe any other emergency communication or warning, such as reporting a fire or telling someone they need to go to the hospital right away; it could describe almost any argument over the telephone; or it could describe someone engaging in parody or “joking”  that is protected by the First Amendment.

In 2003, the Court of Appeals found this statute unconstitutional. People v. Mangano, 100 N.Y.2d 569, 571 (2003).

In 2008, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found the current version of the New York harassment law unconstitutional, and found that the City of New York could be civilly liable for enforcing it.   The matter was settled prior to another written decision being issued. Vives v. City of New York, 524 F.3d 346, 357-358 (2d Cir. 2008).

So what exactly is this monster, aggravated harassment? Aggravated harassment in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor, occurs when a person intentionally acts to harass, threaten, annoy or alarm another person, using a telephone, telegraph, the mail or any form of written communication, including electronic means. Simply making a call, even if no conversation takes place, can constitute aggravated harassment in the second degree. That’s how vague the law is!

Under the laws in the state of New York, you can be charged with harassment for engaging in a course of conduct or committing acts that place a person in reasonable fear of physical injury. This can include intentionally and repeatedly following someone in a public place, and is known as harassment in the first degree. If the harassment escalates, you may find yourself charged with harassment in the second degree, as set forth in Section 240.26 of the New York criminal code.

Generally, a person is guilty of harassment (NY PL 240.30) if and when that person intends to “harass, annoy, threaten or alarm” another individual. Further, this person must then:

  • s/he communicates with the targeted individual by just about any form of communication including, mail, email or telephone in a manner that is likely to annoy or harm that person
  • Or, with the same intent to “harass, annoy, threaten or alarm” an individual, you (2) make a telephone call to that person (regardless of whether you actually have a conversation) without a legitimate purpose for that communication.

You may have noticed that I highlighted a number of key words in the above. So the whole process involves intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm, then makes some sort of communication to that person, and that communication is likely to annoy or harm that person, and/or there is no legitimate purpose for the communication.

Even one of the half-witted Coeymans police officers would or should have been able to figure out that there was no harassment in Vadney’s case, even if we don’t consider the blatant violation of the lawful protective order against any further harassment of Vadney or his family directly by Joe Tracey or indirectly by misusing the Coeymans Police.

So, Vadney, having returned Tracey’s call or responded to Joe Tracey’s request for a call-back pretty much eliminates any suspicion that Vadney  intended to harass, threaten, annoy or alarm Tracey, and Vadney would have had to have placed that call for that specific purpose. But that’s not true. Vadney was responding to Tracey’s request to call him! It would be really hard to believe that the Mr Vadney we know would have made any call to intentionally harass Tracey, or anyone else for that matter. But how does returning someone’s call get turned into harassment? Vadney had no idea why he was calling Tracey, except for the fact that Tracey asked Vadney to call him! Sound like a set-up to you?

Joe Tracey doesn’t have the brains to have set this up himself; neither does Josephine O’Connor. So, we ask you, Who do you think might have been involved in the set-up, given the role Dirty-Hands Jerry has been playing in the displays at board of education meetings, Josephine O’Connor’s little performance after the voting with her “He called me fat!” exhibition, the FaceBook publications by O’Connor, Josephine O’Connor’s father’s (Joe Tracey) visit to the business, where he caused a disturbance and made threats, the refusal of the Coeymans Police to take the woman’s complaint, the appearance of two Coeymans police officer’s at Vadney’s home the day after Tracey’s arrest by the Bethlehem police and after the issue of the order of protection by judge Jordan?

In most cases, most instances where the police respond to a complaint of harassment a simple warning to stop and to avoid contact with the other party is sufficient. This raises the question of why the Coeymans police arrested Vadney in the first place, unless there was something else, something more sinister going on in this abuse of police power. Maybe we should ask GeraldDirty-Hands Deluca” about the abuse of police power, the unlawful arrest, and the other irregularites that are conspicuous in this case.

We’d like to know what you think is going on here? What’s your take on this terrible development? Please leave your comment below (if you don’t want your comment published please indicate that it is confidential).

(Editor’s note: Joseph Edward Tracey was arrested by the Bethlehem police because he allegedly as mouthing off to them and became abusive; because of Tracey’s misconduct it was sufficiently obvious that he was nutty enough for a judge to immediately issue and serve Tracey with a protective order to stay away from Vadney. The Coeymans police ignored that order. In addition, the local business woman who Tracey threatened and whose family he threatened, attempted to file a report and a complaint with the Coeymans police but they refused to take the complaint. The very officer who refused to take the womans’s complaint against Tracey was one of the arresting officers who arrested Vadney, Coeymans police officer Kerry Thompson. Is something starting to stink here? Smell anything rotten yet?)

Please visit our article on what’s beneath the surface: There’s More Than Meets The Eye…

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Coeymanazis Doing Their Worst…Aided by the Times Useless

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If the Coeymanazis under the Leadership of Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca and his paramour Cathy “Bottle-Gal” Deluca Don’t Do Enough Damage in the Community, There’s Always Dayelin Roman or Scott Waldman to Misreport Something or Misrepresent Some Facts in the Times Useless!

FaceBook Journalism
Cathy Deluca, R.J. D’Esposito, and Dayelin Roman Put Their Heads Together and Come Up With One Whole Brain!
(Well, Almost. Some Minor Parts Still Missing)

And so, there was Ms Times Useless herself, Dayelin Roman, seated idiotically between some key speakers at the June 19th RCS board of education meeting, and, despite the pundits around her, still managed to misreport what was going on. But if there’s one thing we can count on the pulp-head journalists of the Times Useless to deliver, it’s their typical negativity and inaccuracy. They never disappoint.

[One Times Useless reporter reported the 29 seniors’ of the class of 2012 to be vandalism, today Roman calls it a harmless prank. Hope everyone having an opinion caught the downgrade.]

And then there’s the typical Times Useless cheap shots at the board members who are not part of the teachers clique or the Coeymanazi gang! You’d almost get the impression little miss Floridian Dayelin Roman, star reporter for the “hill towns,” is in bed with them…figuratively, of course?

The best stuff though is what we get from FaceBook and the Coeymanazis there; you know, Cathy “Bottle-Gal” Deluca and her screwball sidekick R.J. D’Esposito. Here’s just a sampling of highlights from the blather of misinformation they spend their worthless lives chattering about:

Bob Fonz Williams represents the “kill them all” camp, and lumps the whole board of education in the same litter box. Bob apparently isn’t a thinking type and sees everything in an all-or-nothing or strictly black-and-white field. He writes:

“and that should START with the BOE !!!!! never happen,too much shit in the pot ! it is a shame for the kids.”

No, Bob Fonz, it’s a shame for the adults, who are acting like such asses! I really am a bit sick and tired of hearing “about the kids.” First of all, it’s not the kids that allowed this putrid mess to develop, it was the complacent sheeple, the all-or-nothings, the black-or-whiters, and the Coeymanazis  that got us into this mess. And it’s them that handed the power to the Coeymanazis but forgot the accountability! Bob, Fonz, whatever your moniker is, read some of the comments! And Wake UP! It’s attitudes like yours that is empowering the Coeymanazis!

C’mon Bob Fonz!
Stop Talkin’ Shite!

Bob represents one group of mentally challenged residents who seem to think that if you get rid of the entire board of education, that you’ll possibly get a functional one. That’s idiotic. The first step would be to get the teachers and the retired teachers and the spouses of teachers off the board! That’s where the conflict of interest problem lies. Another problem is that people like Bob fail to break down the whole picture. You need to ask yourself: Who on the board is making all the accusations, demanding resignations, attacking other board members? Who’s been recruited by the Deluca Losers Club that got booted last time and now are sour grapes, rallying behind the Delucas and the Hommels of the community?

Dorothy Dutton addressing R.J. Esposito’s stupid remarks, intelligently and prudently asks D’Esposito:

“First of all I would like to know where you are getting your information from, and if it is true or just more rumors about the BOE. Second….I do not think what Mr. Vadney said to Ms Connors (?) [O’Connor] called for such a reaction from her father. She is a big girl and can stand up for herself. To me this whole thing is just nonsense that got blown up out of preportion!!!”

Thank you, Dorothy! Takes guts to demand truth instead of rumors and gossip. It takes guts to call a nut case a nut case, especially when the nut case is a close relative of one of the Ravena ruling tribes, the Persicos, and a close friend of arch-Coeymanazi Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca! It’s people like Dorothy and AT who are going to ultimately save this community!

AT (I’m using her initials because she has in the past asked that she not be identified), A fairly regular commenter writes the a real sparkle of sanity that appears on the fascist FaceBook page:

“What is shameful is all the gossip. What is shameful is that teachers and students are bullying and attacking (literally, ATTACKING…watch the video!) a young man because of the budget hype and differences of opinion. What is shameful is a public post on seeing if everyone is going to the BoE meeting tonight for sensationalism and more gossip. Why don’t you try going to a BoE meeting for educational issues sometime. It is people like you [meaning Bob Fonz Williams] who continually stir the pot that leads to the shameful behavior. Grow up! Don’t you have kids?? Try being a role model.”

BRAVA AT! No, most of the Coeymanazis have been sterilized by their own venom! Why have kids? The Coeymanazis never bothered to grow up and act like adults!

Debbie Oatman captures that same thought when she writes:

 “What??? I hope, for the sake of the students, this nonsense stops! The “grown ups” really need to grow up!! It’s shameful, to say the least.”

It was Cathy “Bottle-Gal” Deluca who started the entire discussion, when she wrote:

“[Cathy DeLuca] It would seem that indeed Mrs. V has filed a notice of claim/intent with the distict. This constitutes a “contract” according to the district code of conduct and Mr. V would have an “interest” in said contract. It is required by law that it be publicly disclosed in writing and made part of the official record. It is prohibited by both the RCS Code of Ethics and Article 18 of the General Municipal Law for a board member to have an “interest in a contract with the school district where a board member has the power or may appoint someone who has the power to negotiate, authorize of make payment…..” See section 1340(pg 52) of the RCS BOE Policy Manual. As for a VIDEO, where is this available for viewing?”

Now, Cathy, Let’s Put On Our Thinking Cap!

But Cathy “Bottle-Gal” Deluca  is as ignorant as her misinformation-monger [c]hubby Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca when she calls a “notice of claim” a “contract.” Who cares what the RCS Code of Ethics says? It was probably written by Deluca who seems to know little or nothing about law or law enforcement. They totally misunderstand the Article 18 text and then go on to exhibit their ignorance publicly by misinforming the public about its meaning! But admittedly, if anyone knows anything about conflict of interest and misuse of one’s public office, it has to be the Delucas! But ya gotta let them make absolute asses of themselves; they’re so deluded they actually think people are taking them seriously. Them days is gone, Jerry.

R.J. D’Esposito, another Coeymanazi who, like Donna Leput-Hommel, is constantly sucking up to Cathy “Bottle-Gal” Deluca, leaves little to the imagination when it comes to the depravity of the Deluca Losers Club:

“[Rj DEsposito] As far as I know the lawsuit has nothing to do with Josie [Josephine O’Connor of “He Called Me Fat!” fame]……I not really sure why you think it does. As far as what he said to her it was wrong and deliberately hurtful. That being said it did get out of hand.”

We really need to note that R.J. (Really Jerky?) D’Esposito doen’t have a clue what is going on. She’s a bloated gossip! We’d like to know how she knows that anything was said and how, in fact, it was “wrong and deliberately hurtful.” This is a perfect example of how these cows don’t think! But, to R.J.’s credit (and I mean this sincerely), she does admit that “it did get out of hand.” At this point, there’s still some glimmer of hope for R.J. until she manages to screw up a beautiful moment and writes:

“[Rj DEsposito] Are you kidding me!!!!….it was the police (state not local) that said he started it all. And now his father is suing. Does it not concern you that the lawyer has to consult the board on how to proceed? You think his vote won’t be to settle. Do you really believe he will not use his inside influence to make things go his way. I would love to have a BoE meeting that is just about education but the constant negative action of some board members will not allow this to happen. If you choose to bury your head in the sand and not see that the actions of some board members are down right disgraceful that is your choice but it is not mine. As for how i raise my kids I want them to stand up for themselves and if something does not seem right I want them to ask questions and stay informed not follow like mindless sheep. Believe it or not people can disagree completely and still be respectful. So please do not bring my kids into this mess.”

We the Sheeple
The D’Esposito Motto

R.J., confirmed “Really Jerky” now, has really confused all the facts and has created a pornographic fantasy of her own. She expresses the wish “to have a BoE meeting that is just about education” and goes on about standing up for one’s self, asking questions, stay informed, avoiding becoming sheeple. I read this and ask: Where is this woman? From which alternative universe is she viewing these events? She’s in the very group she’s condemning and apparently is unaware of it! She’s starting to make Josephine O’Connor look sane!

Well, there you have it. Straight from the cows’ udders. We hope you have a clearer picture of the finer side of the Coeymanazis.

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 P.s. I’ve just been informed that R.J. D’Esposito may be a male gendered type (it’s sometimes difficult to tell with these Coeymanazi types; I mean with all the facial and body hair, and the sheer bulk). I have assumed all along that the banter on FaceBook was a girls’ club PMS outburst. Could still be…but if you are male, R.J., it really doesn’t change my opinion of you 😉

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Psycho Set-up: Watch Out Mr Lukkens!

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

We’ve Seen the Videos But We Get Delayed Reports on What Actually Goes On That the Camera Misses. Maybe It’s Missing Too Much!

Crazy Like A Cat!

 We’ve commented on Josephine O’Connor’s uncanny nerve to keep the entire board of education on tether hooks and her arrogance to show up at the 11th hour on April 17th, just in time to give a heart-wrenching performance–and performance it was–only to cast the deciding vote to get the 2012-13 inflated school budget on the ballot and to saddle property-owners with an additional 6.8% on their tax levy. And what an amateurish performance it was!

We also reported on Josephine O’Connor’s idiotic “He called me fat!” dance at the high school, after the May 15th budget voting. That, too, was something only Josephine O’Connor heard in her head…seems no one else in the group or in the immediate area managed to hear anyone calling her fat (except for the voices in her head).

We then reported and Josephine O’Connor’s conspiracy with her father–and highly likely under the guidance and direction of others, because she’s too dumb to have set it all up herself–to get her father Joseph Edward “Joe” Tracey to threaten a local woman business owner and her family. She didn’t care that it got her lackey father arrested on misdemeanor aggravated harassment. But her father certainly left no doubt that they’re related when he requested a call from board of education president John Vadney, and proceeded to threaten Vadney on the speaker phone, which got Tracey arrested and allowed Vadney to get an order of protection against Tracey.

But not enough! Thanks to Josephine O’Connor’s conspiracies, and even after a Bethlehem town judge issues and serves the order of protection on Tracey personally, Josephine O’Cononr’s father, Joe Tracey ignores the judge’s order and manages to get the local Coeymanazis, Coeymans police officers Kerry Thompson (also working at the Albany County Sheriff’s department) and D. Crosier, in violation of Judge Jordan’s order of protection, to continue O’Connor’s and Tracey’s aggravated harassment and to unlawfully arrest the board of education president. Nice going Thompson and Crosier–accessories to violation of a lawful order of protection.

Cops with Dirty Hands

Not only did Thompson and Crosier aid and abet O’Connor’s conspiracy and Joe Tracey’s continuing harassment in blatant violation of an order of protection but they also denied Mr Vadney his due process rights and made an unlawful arrest, while ignoring a lawful order of protection. If the conspiracy, harassment, retaliation, intimidation, violation of due process rights and unlawful arrest were not enough, they further caused Mr Vadney and his entire family extraordinary psychological stress and placed them under duress, and defamed Mr Vadney. Not even a week after her shameful conduct, Josephine O’Connor–looking like she has had much better days, as we’re sure she must have–was forced to look on as RCS board of education president John Vadney was honored by the RCS Central School District for his achievements on the board and his selfless pursuit of excellence and continuing training: Superintendant Smith presented John Vadney with the Board Achievement Award, which is an award given by the New York State School Boards Association in recognition of training and continually expanding government knowledge and skills.

Mr Vadney’s son, upon entering the RCS High School building the Monday following the retaliation and harassment, denial of due process, and unlawful arrest was savagely attacked, NO! ambushed by another student, who struck the young man in the head and left lacerations on his neck and back! Josephine O’Connor’s conspiracies, her father, Joe Tracy’s participation, and Coeymanazi cops Kerry Thompson and D. Crosier now became the proxiate cause to endangering a minor and instigating a bully attack–a hate crime and assault and battery!

At the very same board of education meeting at which Mr Vadney was honored, the video of the meeting shows Josephine O’Connor sitting off at some distance from the Superintendant Elizabeth Smith and the president of the board Mr John Vadney, like some naughty child with a grimace, toying with a plastic water bottle, and allegedly kicking the table throughout the entire meeting. There’s something very disturbing about that sort of disturbed behavior in a scary person who claims to want to be a teacher! Not on this planet, honey!

Make the Move, Josephine!

But, it seems the set ups never cease. We have reports that Josephine O’Connor asked Mr Jeff Lukkens, one of the very persons her clique has been after and defamining, to ‘accompany her to the ladies room’ because she allegedly felt unsafe. (That’s understandable noting that the meeting was taking place in the RCS High School!) And, Mr Lukkens, being the nice guy that he is–damned fool, too–accompanies her. And who do they meet on the way? Our little friend, Jerry Deluca. Now what’s he lurking around for. Mr Lukkens tells Deluca to accompany O’Connor back. Wise move, Lukkens.

Why didn’t O’Connor ask her husband, who was at the meeting, to accompany her? Or someone from her own clique? Well, to an observer of all of this, it’s obvious: What was she going to do? Set up Lukkens, too? Claim he tried something along the way to the ladies room…or worse? Why would a grown woman feel so insecure? There’s something very strange going on in that head!

Our advice: Stay away from her or you’ll find yourself up against the wall with Deluca or one of his Coeymanazis cuffing you.

Why’s Deluca and the rest of the Coeymanazi gang now courting the people they were only weeks ago trying to lynch? Why? Because they’re losing ground and face. That’s why. The Rat Pack is trying to make nice but don’t trust them for a minute. They gotta go and yesterday! Send them back to the septic leach field where they came from, and fast!

More than $41 million dollars may become available and the Coeymanazis and the teachers association don’t want anyone in the way when it comes to spending it. Why do you think they’re trying to get everyone on the other side of the aisle to resign? Why do you think they’re trying every trick in the book to get the others off the board, even by setting them up, hoping that if they’re arrested or something, they’ll have to resign. That’s the strategy. But now that it’s not working, they’re putting on their make nice faces but now no one trusts them! So, Cathy Deluca, don’t waste your time we have your number. Jerry Deluca, don’t waste your time, either, we’ve had your number for a long time. Your train is heading for the cliff…hang on!

Any whining parents who voted YES! on the budget don’t waste anyone’s time. You made your bed now sleep in it. And when you roll over, ask Jerry or Cathy Deluca, or Donna Hommel, or the Bartletts, or any of the Coeymanzis why anything’s happening that you don’t quite like and didn’t expect to happen when you voted YES! While your at it, contact rcs.confidential@gmail.com and let those concerned citizens know what you’re bitching about and what the Coeymanazis respond! $41 million is one hell of a big pile of bottles and now Cathy Deluca wants you to collect more bottles. When will you people ever wake up.

Sorry Now?
You should have gotten off
the Deluca Express!

P.s. Jeff Lukkens: If you value your freedom and your good name, tell Josephine O’Connor to start wearing Depends or to get her hubby to get her to the ladies room. Do yourself a big favor!

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Atheist Teachers, Criminal Athletic Association, Neonazi Students

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Atheist Teachers, Criminal Athletic Association, Neonazi Students…Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School Has It ALL!

Bully Assault & Battery at
RCS High School

With the New York State Dignity Act, an important anti-bullying law going into effect this month, it is baffling, especially in view of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk schools’ very poor record in curtailing and preventing school bullying –teacher-on-student, teacher-on-teacher, and student-on-student bullying– how it is possible that a particularly brutal attack could happen in the RCS high school only last week!

Here’s what happened and what was caught on video:

A male ninth-grade student is attempting to pass through a door. Another male student appears to be making way for the first student to pass but then jumps the first student from behind. The attacker brutally hits the first student in the head and then claws his neck, leaving numerous lacerations and fingernail marks on the first student’s neck.

The first student was able to free himself from the attacker’s grip but not without injuries.

The entire incident was caught on video tape. The parents of the injured student demanded that the New York State Police be called; the Coeymans Police responded but were allegedly sent away by the school principal, who was instructed by the parents to allow only the State Police to investigate.

Because of fears of retaliation against the injured student that were expected on the basis of previous bullying incidents at the high school, several of which were directly attributed to the instigation of teachers having made imprudent and inappropriate remarks relating to a student, the parent of the injured student had earlier called the school to advise administration and teachers to be vigilant that day. A lot of good that precaution did!

We have previously reported on the bullying problems at the RCS high school, the reports of a teacher, Matt Miller, proclaiming himself to students to be an atheist when not reciting the “one nation under God” part of the pledge of allegiance (see  “One Nation Under God”…Maybe not.)  (Miller is president of the RCS teachers association/union), two teachers at least are known to have made inappropriate remarks about students or student’s family members which led directly to bullying incidents (see Stop the Presses…EXTRA! Bully Gangs at RCS and  Real Bullying at School is By the Teachers), school administration has either been slow to respond or totally non-responsive to incidents, including even a gun on school grounds (see Gun at School & Budget Vote Irregularities…Did you see… ), and the attacker in the most recent incident, a 15-year-old minor and resident of the Ravena community, Oakbrook Manor, is a self-proclaimed neo-nazi!

Because the attacker is a minor, the New York State Police have allegedly informed the parents of the injured student that no charges can be made against the attacking student! This was clearly a premeditated violent assault and battery on another student without provocation whatsoever! What’s this shite about not being able to charge the attacker? That’s utter nonsense! Charge the juvenile criminal and do it now or expect to see more bold attacks…and more lawsuits, including criminal charges against administrators and teachers! (On top of everything else, the RCS district is plagued with a corrupt and tainted police department and a serious retaliation problem. See Corrupt Coeymans Police Effectiveness Compromised!!!, Can You Explain This, Jerry?, This Is Your Town, Coeymans! Do you like it?).

Teachers are mandated reporters of such violence under the Dignity Act but at RCS they’re involved with the bullying! Many of the teachers don’t have the brains or the training to know the difference between opening their mouths and letting crap fly out and keeping their manure chutes shut!

And Brian Bailey, principal of the RCS high school, allegedly responds that he “Will take care of it [?]” (RCS has a record of non-response (see Schools, Superintendent:  No Response to Allegations of Bullying…)  Idiots! Brian Bailey is barely able to cross the street unassisted (see INCREDIBLE!!!)…what in hell is he going to do about this violent assault and battery on a student on school grounds? A neo-nazi, no less! Bailey can’t even be relied on to implement emergency security procedures when there’s a gun on school grounds! Who cares WHY the gun’s there! It’s there! You ask WHY? after you implement the security procedures, you DORK!

If school violence is not enough for your tax dollars, RCS residents and taxpayers, we also have our greedy little friend Matt Miller double-dipping and getting a stipend on top of his teacher salary (see A Fable of a Swimming Pool and Acquatic Sports and other Horror Stories). We have a RCS Athletic Association that’s come under fire for alleged criminal activity like misrepresenting itself as a non-profit, failing to file the required tax disclosures, illegally misusing Association funds for political purposes (see Sports Scandal Quiz: RCS Sports Association? and James Latter). There’s also the sociopath wanabe teacher, Josephine O’Connor, who does a “He called me fat!” dance for voters (see Josephine O’Connor: A Role Model of Maturity and Mental Stability…NOT!) and then gets a village idiot, her estranged father, Joseph “Joe” Tracey,  to harass and intimidate and then to file a false charge against the president of the Board of Education, getting the innocent man arrested! (see This Is Your Town, Coeymans! Criminals Gone Wild, Part II) And then we have the reall perp and pervs, over and above Josephine O’Connor, who go unscathed despite egregious violations of confidentiality in violation of the federal FERPA law, like James Latter  (see James Latter: Why Is He Still On the Board of Education?).

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District Recently Put to The Vote and Approved a $41,729,185 budget for the 2012-13 school year. While the proposed budget allegedly reduces spending by $708,681, or 1.7 percent compared with the current school year it increased the tax levy on property owning residents by an additional 6.8 percent! The final total was 1797 Yes votes to 1602 No votes (53 percent to 47 percent). The very close, almost a tie, provides a clear clue as to the sharp division in the community regarding this highly charged and controversial issue, not to mention the brutality and nastiness of the Yes! supporters in the campaigning leading to this vote. A large number of voting irregularities are currently under investigation by various authorities. (See More Irregularities in the Voting?, Gun at School & Budget Vote Irregularities…Did you see…,, Secret Meetings on Budget at Public School?)

Your Tax Dollars Working For You and Your Children!

Bullies are Pussies!

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