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Riley’s Song: Verse Two – Update on Our Investigations.

There are too many contradictions, gaps, inconsistencies in the Riley Kern case to allow anyone with any sense of decency or any trace of compassion to rest easy. While we can’t answer all questions in such a tragic event we can at least try to be honest and thorough in answering those that are answerable. We can at least meet our obligations to come forward and speak the truth. We can at least do our best to connect the dots and minimize doubt and with doubt mistrust. None of this has been done in Riley’s case, at least as far as our investigations and informants have shown. Here’s where we are as of today.

They’re gonna getcha!

Riley Kern was 19 at the time of the accident. Riley Kern’s funeral was on his 20th birthday. Riley Kern, although just before his death, was living with his mother and sister in Kansas, was a local boy. Riley Kern grew up in the RCS area and even attended Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk high school. Riley Kern’s father, Paul Gumpher, still lives in Climax, New York.

A group of local young people loved and respected Riley to such an extent that they got together and made the trip to Kansas to pay their respects and say a last farewell to Riley at his funeral. For all we have to say about today’s young people, that gesture of loyalty and love struck at even our heart chords. There’s no words to say that would do them the credit they deserve but Thank you! You really did Good!

We are asking Travis Hagen: If you have nothing to hide, nothing to fear, do you go into hiding?

A local man, Travis D Hagen, 48 years old, formerly of Ravena, New York, now residing in the Greene County hamlet of Coxsackie, just south of Ravena, has all but disappeared from the radar. Hagen didn’t have the decency even to express his condolences to Riley’s family at the death of their son, a death caused or at least contributed to by Hagen. Hagen is even avoiding the insurance investigators in the case. This raises the obvious question of: If you have nothing to hide, nothing to fear, do you go into hiding?

Why are you hiding?

Travis Hagen, 48, was driving a 2007 GMC pick-up truck on State Route 143 at the junction of County Route 106 (Tompkins Road) in front of the Sycamore Country Club. We might ask what Hagen was doing out there in the early evening hours of Friday, July 27, 2018, so far from Coxsackie on a sultry summer’s evening. There’s not a lot out there at that time of day except perhaps some friends and some brews. Informants share with us that Travis does like his brew. More on this later.

The Terry Hagen Golf Tournament benefiting the Lustgarten Foundation

Informants also tell us that there is an annual Terrry Hagen Golf Tournament held at the Sycamore County Club, and that the elder Hagen , now dead, was a popular denizen at the country club and an avid golfer. Dots are starting to connect, aren’t they?

Well, the Terry Hagen Memorial Golf Tourny was held at the Sycamore Country Club on August 18, 2018, so it’s reasonable to suggest that Travis Hagen was at the Sycamore Country Club taking care of “business” over a couple of brews, planning or finalizing details of the golf tourny. Sound reasonable to you? Why else would anyone be in that desolate area on a Friday evening? Now, an investigator would certainly have to question the staff at the Sycamore about Hagen’s being there that evening and what he was doing. Doncha think?

One person killed, NO accident reconstruction, and NO police photos taken.

Riley P. “Jeremiah” Kern

The NYS DMV Police Accident Report (MV-104A (6/04) shows the accident to have occurred on July 27, 2018, a Friday, at 6:22 p.m. One person killed, no accident reconstruction, and no police photos taken. That’s a bit irregular. Although our research with the National Weather Service shows that July 27, 2018, was generally sunny/partly cloudy with a high of 86 and a low of 67, there is no mention of weather conditions in the police report. Wouldn’t you think that would be important? Not according to Patrolman Ian Foard of the Coeymans Police Department, the “investigator” at the scene.

Back to the Police Report: In the Accident Description/Officer’s Notes section of the report, Riley’s vehicle is referred to as V1 and Hagen’s vehicle as V2, in the extract of the Police Report below, we are transcribing V1 to Riley and V2 as Hagen . Foard writes:

“Riley was traveling around a curve at high speed and Riley lost control of the vehicle and laid his motorcycle down.[1] Hagen was traveling Northbound [sic] on Route 143 and as Riley came around the curve it (V1 or V2? Riley or Hagen ?) traveled into the Northbound lane in front of Hagen.  Hagen swerved to avoid impact and struck Riley. Riley was ejected and struck the rear driver side of Hagen’s vehicle. Riley’s vehicle traveled under Hagen ’s causing damage to the undercarriage of Hagen s vehicle and eventually ending up behind Hagen ’s vehicle. Riley did pass away from crash-related injuries at Albany Medical Center.”

According to Patrolman Ian Foard, he was the last official to arrive at the accident scene after the EMTs arrived. So where did he get all of this information? Foard’s entry in the form is undated but the report shows that it was “reviewed by” Daniel Contento (acting Police Chief, Coeymans PD) on August 7, 2018, eleven (11) days after the accident, not including the day of the accident! eleven days later. The accident occurred at 6:22 p.m. on July 27, 2018. Riley died at Albany Medical Center shortly after 10 p.m.

Typical cop fashion: Cover me!

Only one “eye witness” is given in the report (we’re withholding that person’s name for now), who was allegedly mowing his “yard” according to Foard. Our visit to the scene would complicate that witness’ claim to having been an “eye witness” because the only property near the scene is to the South and the site of the accident would have been impaired by bushes. But the eye-witness named in the Police Report by Foard and claimed by Foard to have been “mowing his yard” at the time of the accident, is a big problem. You see, the so-called eye-witness lives on Alcove Road — and we are assuming that’s where his “yard” is —, some 4 miles distance from the accident site!

The one eye-witness was, according to Foard, “mowing his yard.” The problem is, his yard is 4 miles away from the accident site!

But that’s the least of the problems with Foard’s very late report. In fact, New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 22, § 605. Report required upon accident reads (in pertinent part):

“(a) 1. Every person operating a motor vehicle, except a police officer (as defined in subdivision thirty-four of section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law ), a correction officer, or a firefighter, operating a police department, a correction department, or fire department vehicle respectively while on duty, if a report has been filed by the owner of such vehicle, which is in any manner involved in an accident, anywhere within the boundaries of this state, in which any person is killed or injured, or in which damage to the property of any one person, including himself, in excess of one thousand dollars is sustained, shall within ten days after such accident, report the matter in writing to the commissioner.”

“2. Failure to report an accident as herein provided or failure to give correctly the information required of him by the commissioner in connection with such report shall be a misdemeanor and shall constitute a ground for suspension or revocation of the operator’s (or chauffeur’s) license or all certificates of registration for any motor vehicle, or of both, of the person failing to make such report as herein required.  In addition, the commissioner may temporarily suspend the driver’s license or permit or certificate of registration of the motor vehicle involved in the accident, or of both, of the person failing to report an accident within the period prescribed in paragraph one of this subdivision, until such report has been filed.  However, no suspension or a revocation shall be made of a license or certificate of registration of any police officer, correction officer, or firefighter involved in an accident while on duty for failure to report such accident within ten days thereof if a report has been filed by the owner of such vehicle.”

“(c) The report required by this section shall be made in such form and number as the commissioner may prescribe.”

The law is clear on the reporting requirement and the time for reporting. In fact, in the next section, it actually states at VTL § 606. Processing of required reports:

“The commissioner [the DMV], when processing reports of accidents filed pursuant to this article, shall give priority to reports involving serious physical injury (as defined in subdivision ten of section 10.00 of the penal law ) or death.”

The investigating officer, when making his report, is an agent of the Department of Motor Vehicles, that is, the “Commissioner” in the laws. Accordingly, if there is serious physical injury or death involved, the officer is to give “priority” to the report. But it took the Coeymans Police Department eleven (11) days just to get the report written and reviewed! No one is going to tell us that the Coeymans Police Department is that overworked and understaffed that it takes 11 days to fill out a form! Incompetence and indifference; criminal obstruction!

Not only is the police report late and in violation of the law, it is incomplete and inaccurate!

First of all, Patrolman Foard and Sgt Daniel Contento apparently can’t read or understand the clear labels on the form. For example, in the section “Vehicle Model” the form actually gives examples, such as “Mustang, Corvette” but Foard (Contento) insert “Motorcycle” for Vehicle 1 (V1, Riley) but “Sierra” for Vehicle 2 (V2, Hagen).

In the “Emergency Medical Services” the form requires times (in military notation; we are converting to conventional time notation here). EMS was  “Notified at 6:24” and “Arrived at the scene at 6:26 p.m.” The form shows that the EMS “Arrived (with Riley) at hospital” at 7:05 p.m. We don’t find those times to be believable.

First of all, any 911 calls go through the Albany County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center in Albany, who then take down the details and relay them to the appropriate First Responders. That alone should take several minutes. Then the First Responders have to get their acts together and get to the scene, which will take another several minutes, at least. But the accident, according to the report happened at 6:22 p.m. If we are to believe the accident report, the accident was reported after the accident occurred, naturally, that is, after 6:22 p.m., the 911 dispatcher contacted the local EMS, who then got all their information and gear, and personnel together and got to the scene at 6:26. That’s in less than 4 minutes!!! Do you believe that?

That raises yet another question: How long did it take anyone to make the 911 call once the accident occurred?

But it took them about 45 minutes to get the dying boy to Albany Medical Center! And that’s assuming the ambulance arrived at the very same moment as the EMS, which is unlikely because they were also busy trying to decide whether to medevac (Lifeline) Riley to the hospital, a decision that fell through the cracks due to “thunderstorms” in the area (Thunderstorms? No mention of these in the National Weather Service reports. Rain, maybe, but no thunderstorms in Albany County on July 27, 2018).

Back to the report: Patrolman Foard writes that the first point of impact on Riley’s motorcycle was at point 11, the left door. We weren’t aware that motorcycles, much less Riley’s bike, had left doors but maybe Patrolman Foard and Sgt Contento know more about this than we do.

Besides, if you are filling out a form, you’d indicate everything you need to indicate, wouldn’t you? It’s all done half-assed, as usual in Coeymans! We’ve always said, ”You pay peanuts, you get monkeys!”

And then you put them in uniforms and hand them guns.


Editor’s Note: New Law in New York: Serious Accidents to Trigger Mandatory Sobriety Tests in New York. The new law expands the responsibilities of police officers who are first responders to the scene of a motor vehicle accident if the collision either caused a serious injury or caused a death. Now, among the responsibilities that police have as they investigate the cause of the accident is a responsibility to assess whether the driver was in violation of state traffic law or not. Under the previous rules related to field sobriety testing, the laws in New York stipulated that it was up to the discretion of the officer to determine if a person should be tested for impairment. The new rule simplifies and streamlines the system and ensures that drivers don’t simple evade the law when a death or a serious injury happens.

According to New York State Senator Pamela Helming, who was one of the bill’s sponsors, indicated that” “Individuals need to be held accountable for their choices, especially when it leads to the death or serious injury of someone else.” Helming also warned: “Eliminating loopholes in the current law that allow drivers under the influence to escape prosecution at the expense of someone else’s life is a start.” With new evidence available to demonstrate intoxication after serious accidents, victims should be better able to pursue claims for compensation against those who caused collisions while drunk. A New York City car accident law firm can provide help to victims in taking action.

The bill was signed into law on December 18, 2017, and went into effect 30 days after signing.


Seems both Foard and the Sycamore Country Club have no clue where they are.

The accident happened on State Route 143 40 ft South of what Foard calls Tompkins Road. The roadway Foard is referring to, apparently, is County Route 106. Tompkins Road is not the roadway’s DOT real designation but is the street name used by locals and the Sycamore Country Club in its address, but then the Sycamore Country Club is located in the hamlet of Coeymans Hollow, not in Ravena! Seems both Foard and the Sycamore Country Club have no clue where they are. Foard can almost be forgiven, being from Mechanicville and given his history (see below, Editor’s Aside].

Annotated Police Report Sketch

The narrative text also states that Riley was “traveling around a curve at high speed.” How does anyone know that as a fact. Foard himself admits that he was the last to arrive on the scene, after the EMS. The eye witness named in the Police Report was “mowing his yard” and lives on Alcove Road. OK. Maybe Foard can explain how a guy mowing his lawn 4 miles away could see the accident? That guy must have one hell of a set of eyes! Or has Foard left something out? What’s your guess?

In the narrative (text) description of the accident, Foard notes that Hagen’s truck sustained “damage to the undercarriage of Hagen’s vehicle” but Foard does not indicate that damage in the diagram! This raises the question of whether Foard was able to crawl under Hagen’s vehicle to inspect it and on what grounds Foard determined the damage to be caused at the time of the accident. We don’t think that a part-time patrolman has that expertise. Do you?

Foard makes an interesting commitment as to the sequence of the events: He writes that Riley “laid his motorcycle down” indicating that Riley was actually in control of his vehicle and took the emergency measure of putting the cycle into a skid to avoid the accident. This in no way would indicate that Riley “lost control of the vehicle” as Foard speculates in his narrative. Foard was not there and given the situation, it’s unlikely that any witness would be able to state with certainly that Riley lost control of his motorcycle.

Foard then writes that Hagen “swerved to avoid impact and struck Riley.” This is the black letter written narrative that likely went through some editing and, if anything had to be changed before or after Contento “reviewed” and passed the report, that something would have been changed. As it now reads, Hagen struck Riley, not the other way around!

In this narrative the sequence continues: Riley was “ejected and struck the rear driver side” of Hagen’s vehicle. According to the damage diagram in the Police Report, Foard indicates in the Damage Codes for Riley’s vehicle: Point of impact 11 (left, driver side door), “Most Damage”: 8 (rear of vehicle), and Foard enters three other damage codes: 14, undercarriage; 5, passenger side door (or right side of vehicle), and 11, driver side door (or left side of vehicle).

Foard indicates Damage Codes for Hagen’s vehicle:  : “Point of impact 1” (left, front headlight/fender), “Most Damage: 8” (rear of vehicle), and Foard enters three other damage codes: “1”, (left, front headlight/fender); “”10”, driver side door (or right side of vehicle), and “12, driver side front panel (or left front side of vehicle). But this doesn’t seem right because the pictures taken by an EMS person do not show Driver-side damage at all!

Nothing in Foard’s report seems to agree. And it was reviewed by acting police chief Sgt Contento, and released to the Department of Motor Vehicles! How embarassing!

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(Photo Credits: Thomas Marra)

When asked about this, the EMS photographer/journalist explained that the only damage he documented was on the passenger door side, a dent, probably from impact (how else would you get a dent like that shown in the image?) When questioned further, the EMS photographer/journalist explained that if there were no damage he would not have photographed it; there was not damage on the left side, the driver’s side, of Hagen’s vehicle, according to this EMS photographer/journalist.

So this information, along with Foard’s statements in the Police Report actually damage any credibility of the Coeymans Police investigation, if there were any investigation at all, and contradict or rule out most of what Foard writes in his report!

Here’s some other information that creams Foard’s report. The manufacturer’s specs for the 2007 GMC Sierra driven by Hagen give a front ground clearance of 9.1 inches. The rear ground clearance for this vehicle is 12.1 inches, or an average of 10.6 inches along the length of the vehicle.

The 2008 Buel motorcycle driven by Riley has a width of about 29” and a length of about 78 inches. Given the condition of the motorcycle as shown in the pictures taken at the accident scene, and given Foard’s report saying that Riley’s motorcycle “struck the rear driver side” of Hagen’s pickup truck” and then “traveled under Hagen’s vehicle[,] causing damage to the undercarriage of Hagen’s vehicle[,] and eventuallyending up behind Hagen’s vehicle.” Given the specs of the two vehicles, you think the cycle would have been a mangled mess. It wasn’t — at least not until Burn’s Towing got their hands on it. (Click the link to view the insurance investigator’s photos.)

Insurance Investigator’s Photos

True to local scoundrel form, Burns + Sons Auto Repair & AAA Towing in Ravena (2537 US 9W Ravena, NY 12143 ) didn’t waste a minute getting their hands into Riley’s family’s pockets. We have learned that Burns charged the family more than $1800 ($300 for “towing” the motorcycle and $65/day for storage)! Good Lord! The cycle weighs only about 350 lbs and two men could lift it onto a pickup bed! Thank you! Burns & Sons Towing (Ravena) for confirming everything we have ever had to say about local crooks!

There’s more, much more but we won’t share it until we confirm and vet it. Stay tuned!

This is one of a long series of botched investigations that have become the hallmark of the Coeymans Police Department. It’s not only that they are incompetent and too arrogant to call in real professionals from the Albany County Sheriff’s Department or the New York State Police, their incompetence and arrogance has and is continuing to cause good people a lot of unnecessary suffering. On top of all that, we as taxpayers are paying for this incompetence and abuse! How stupid can it possibly get?!?


Editor’s Aside — Some Notes on Coeymans Patrolman Ian FOARD

It appears part-time Coeymans patrolman Ian FOARD comes to Coeymans from the Mechanicville PD, and he brings a bit of baggage with him.

At the regular meeting of the Mechanicville City Council on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Mayor Baker and the Mechanicville City Council appointed Ian Foard to the position of full-time desk-officer at a rate of $13.47/h (Resolution #20-14)

According to the official minutes of the Coeymans Town Board Meeting of March 22, 2018 Mr. Foard was appointed to the position of Probationary Part-Time Police Officer effective March 26, 2018. Foard’s appointment was contingent upon Foard’s signing a personal services contract with the Town of Coeymans and his paperwork being filed with the Human Resource Clerk. According to the minutes, Foard would be compensated at the rate designated in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. (Resolution #063-18). At that same meeting, Sgt Daniel Contento was appointed acting Police Chief (Resolution #062-18).

The Albany Times Union reported on January 25, 2018, that Ian Foard was one of five Mechanicville police department employees who filed a multiple-charge complaint with the Mechanicville Human Resources Officer alleging multiple abuses by Mechanicville Mayor Baker. Foard alleges in the complaint that when Foard was dealing with a personal family matter, Mayor Baker allegedly told Ian Foard, that his father is “disgusting, weird” because he is transgender. Baker allegedly told Foard “every mistake you’ve made was because of your dad.”

The 5-page complaint was filed with the Commissioner of Accounts Kimberly Dunn who acts as the city’s human resource officer and city clerk. It was signed by Police Benevolent Association officers President Alexander Dunn, Vice President Matthew Dunn, Foard, the bargaining unit’s treasurer, and Rabbitt, the union’s secretary. Both Alexander Dunn and Matthew Dunn are the City Clerk’s, Kimberly Dunn’s sons; the rumor is that the Dunn boys were put up to the complaint by momma Dunn, who has her eye on the mayor’s office.

Later, on July 12, 2018, the Albany Times Union reports that the charges against Mayor Baker were dropped, and that Mechanicville Police Chief Police Chief Joseph Waldron “retired,” “retired” usually used to pretty up the fact of “resigned.”

Ian Foard subsequently resigned or was terminated from employment with the City of Mechanicville Police Department and was later hired as a part-time patrolman by the Town of Coeymans.

We have requested information from the City of Mechanicville relating to FOARD’s termination or separation.

See the extract from the complaint filed by FOARD and others, below.

This is an extract from the official complaint.


This is not an isolated incident with the Cold-Case Coeymans Police Department. We’ve been covering stories on a regular basis. Here are just a few of the most recent articles we’ve run about the a dysfunctional law enforcement mistake:

Dumbass Team: Coeymans Police and Albany DA Soares!
More on the Coeymans Police Department. Our Recent Investigations.
We are speechless! OMG! Coeymans Police Caught on Video Again!
Coeymans Police Turning Into Coeymans Gestapo Again?
Criminals Thumbing Their Noses to Law Enforcement? Why?
Local Law Enforcement Might Need Some Help with the Math: 2 + 2 = Stahlman!
Drive-by Shooting Arrives in RCS

We’re in control, Rye!
We won’t let you down.

Click this link to read Riley’s mom’s response to detractors of SmalbanyRiley’s Mom Responds: A Mother’s Perspective.


[1] Motorcycle accidents involving a laydown by the operator of the motorcycle means that when the motorcyclist experiences a sudden emergency and he decides to lay down the bike rather than collide with another object. Because of the suddenness of the hazard, the rider applies the brakes and the bike slides on its side.

 
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Raped by the Coeymans Police Department!

 


Of course, any Town of Coeymans official or member of the Coeymans Police Department has the opportunity to deny, correct, to clarify any of the statements made in this article. All he or she has to do is leave a comment. We want to hear what you have to say.


Thieves in Law Enforcement And They're Robbing Us Blind!!!

Thieves in Law Enforcement
And They’re Robbing Us Blind!!!

This just in from one of our informants:

Just a few tidbits happening at Coeymans PD.
 
blehOfficer Ryan Johnson who is supposed to be working for the DEA full-time (but is paid through our town of Coeymans tax dollars – not the DEA), and who can be found hanging out at the Coeymans PD all day and even being allowed to pick up OT shifts has now been promoted to Sargeant at Coeymans PD.  Now you need to ask how it is that he can be a FT employee of the DEA (and just had his contract extended with the DEA) and now be promoted to Sargeant at Coeymans PD also – Isn’t this “double dipping”????   It just goes to show that the bad cops always come out on top! But only if the Coeymans town council allow it! The Coeymans town council has ultimate supervisory authority over the Coeymans Police Department and it’s idiot dodo chief, Darlington. So why don’t we ask what in hell is going on in that looney-bin of a town hall?

(Who exactly is paying Johnson? What is the contract with the DEA? Does the DEA reimburse Coeymans for Johnson’s time? What is he doing all day at the Coeymans p.d.? Why does he charge overtime if he’s working for the DEA? What was the basis of his promotion? Number of citizen complaint? Number of civil rights violations? Let’s get some answers, people!)

AGAIN: We say put a moratorium, a stop to any major decisions, including any promotions, especially in the Coeymans police department, until the new town board takes over in January.

Me RCO Me Want OT!

Me SRO
Me Want OT!

Coeymans police officer Danielle Crosier is getting all the OT she could possibly want or “create” as the RCS Central School District “School Resource Officer.” But the kids are still doing all the enforcement work and stopping the bullying in the schools.   When have you ever found it necessary for an SRO to ride the school bus with the football players after hours to an away-game and guess what – She was paid OT for this trip.  How long will it be before we hear about the sexual escapades with the hot-and-horny athletes?!? School Resource Officer? Sounds to us like it’s a goldmine for a rookie female cop whose panties are too tight!  Get that little vixen out of the school and put the teachers and administrators to work! That’s what they’re being paid to do! This isn’t the Bronx or Queens, its Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk! Why do we need police officers in our school corridors?!? (We should ask the working breeder-pairs, not parents, parents parent, but breeder-pairs. They breed them but don’t parent them—the same ones who voted the current RCS teachers board to be the RCS board of education. LOSERS!)

(Why was officer Danielle Crosier making the trip with the team? Was there some suspicion of criminal activity? Was Crosier in uniform? Was Crosier carrying a weapon? Was Crosier in the men’s locker room? Why did the team need Crosier to make the trip with them? Who approved the overtime? Who approved the trip?!?)

Aren’t you so glad to see our tax dollars are being so well administered by our trusted elected officials. Tie up Boehm, Rogers and Dolan until after January, when the new Coeymans town board takes over.

The Town of Coeymans is out of control! It seems the Coeymans police department and the Coeymanazis are running things and everyone in the Coeymans p.d. is cashing in. Why is the Town of Coeymans not  accountable to anyone.  The current Coeymans town board and PD are raping each and every one of us and getting away with it.

Abuse of Public Office & Official Misconduct

Coeymans Idea of Financial Responsibility Your money at work in the Coeymans Police Department.

Coeymans’ Idea of Financial Responsibility
Your money at work in the Coeymans Police Department.
The Editor

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

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Times Union Doesn’t Like My Comments…

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The Times Union Blog Page On The RCS Vote Apparently Doesn’t Like My Comments, While Printing Every Perverse Sort Of Blather Possible, The Vast Majority Of Which Has Nothing To Do With The Topic, And Simply Is Mutual Bloodying Exchanges Between Disembodied Misfits

So the Times Useless doesn’t like what I have to say. Who gives a flying waffle, anyway! I even wonder why I bothered to share anything with that putrid rag in the first instance. But I did…Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa! So I’m a candidate for the DumbAss Award (that reminds me: We are awarding that this week…stay tuned!).

The Times Useless’ Star Reporter

With the daily numbers on this blog–three days straight we’ve topped the all-time single-day Readers figures and are now more than 1000 readers a day! On Tuesday, May 15th, more than 1450 readers visited the Smalbany blog. Thank you very much! The Times Useless site had less than 90 at the time, and most of those by a handful of sadomasochists pleasuring one another with back-and-forth parrying, inflicting minor mental lacerations so the actual number was probably 1/4 or even 1/5 of that 90, probably a maximum of 15 or 16 actual individuals, assuming they didn’t change their screen names multiple times, which is something that happens a lot.

Typical Times Useless Commentor

You’re probably seething to know what I wrote that the Times Useless found objectionable and not on a par with the overall Neanderthal-quality of the other contributors? Far be it from me to keep you drooling…here are my comments:

After reading some of these comments I occurs to me that they are very likely authored by a group of adolescents from the RCS high school who had attempted to pose as adults and comment on the Smalbany blog. The immaturity shows through as does almost identical wording of some of the comments; identical to comments that were disallowed on the Smalbany blog and TRASHED.  (They’ve obviously found a new home on the Times Useless blog.) Despite numerous warnings not to visit the blog and especially NOT to leave comments, they have tried every name in the book to get around it but their IP addresses give them away every time. Two arch delinquents are Timothy HOUGHTALING and Seamus MOONEY…two obnoxius little worms with egos bigger that the words they misuse. Here “JustTheFacts” would be a prime candidate for one of the RCS unparented, unschooled delinquent children.

Depite numerous warnings and requests to their principal Brian Bailey to intervene and help them to avoid a misdemeanor harassment charge, and to get their parents involved in parenting these two future criminals, they continue to ignore the warnings.

They repeatedly refer to idiotic social media sites for their facts and continue to disseminate their idiotic drivel and speculations. There’s an entire page dedicated to their initial attacks in which one of the gang, some Karen Rachael, even states that “their teachers were there laughing” while they were making their foul comments on the blog. That said it all for me regarding the RCS teachers and their teachers association.

You can read some of the school children’s comments at What Your Kids Were Doing in School at RCS Today… http://wp.me/p2jPFe-eX and Parents: Do You Know Where Your Children Are? at http://wp.me/p2jPFe-ey.

You know when a brainless adolescent is writing when you see names named and they can’t possibly be sure. Moreover, their sources are reminiscent of the addled ravings of one Joan Ross, an Albany transplant bored-as-hell-wannabe-sophisticate of New Baltimore, who out of the one side of her face would recruit her New Baltimore neighbors for her activist causes and then, after a drink or two, delight in demeaning them and calling them “newbaltimorons.” Same perverse logic: Please accept me, if you don’t I’ll try to destroy you. Purest narcissism.

Thank you. Please have a look at those two pages and compare with some of them here. You won’t be disappointed.

We Asked…You Responded: Thank You!

After I submitted that one, I submitted another once I read this comment:

89.No. 86 post really sums this up best! Not too late to get out and VOTE YES!! Don’t let these thugs scare you off! Stand up for your community. Your vote is the best way to get your voice heard. The other good way is to note which businesses are connected to this no-vote-campaign being waged by the [redacted]. Then vote with your checkbook and boycott! Comment by  Sanity — May 15th, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

“Thugs,” indeed! If you’ve read my article on the Pieter B. Coeymans PTO and the group of Coeymanazis taking aim on constitutional dissent, freedom of speech and opinion, and bullying the businesses who DARE to have an opinion (Thank you RJ DEsposito, Marlene McTigue, Sarah Berchtold Engel (a subject for NYSED moral conduct complaint), Donna Leput Hommel, and the Pieter B. Coeymans PTO FaceBook gang), you’ll  know the mentality of that bunch. But the commentor mentions “vote with your checkbook and boycott!”  Now that’s a reall pro-business, pro-community bit of advice, isn’t it? Real AMERICAN, too, if you have an opinion, we’ll punish you! The incarnation of the Pieter B. Coeymans PTO slogan, ““We are the PTO of Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary, A place to learn and grow.” Now…easy does it…get that foot into your mouth…you’re doing fine… (I know it’s hard to see what you’re doing when you have your head so far up your ass!)

So, after seeing that and even before my first comment was apparently trashed, I submitted a comment in response to a previous commentor who suggested that “This needs to be investigated,” referring to his/her drug-induced delusions (ironically this very same commentor uses the handle “Sanity,” that has to be the poor soul’s most severe delusion!).

My comment reads:

Yes! I agree. It does need investigating DESPERATELY. Especially the criminals who are deceiving the public in the secret meetings and the biased news media; or by not publishing the necessary facts; the criminals who are [fired by other departments and], Coeymans police officer McKenna, hired to the Coeymans Police Department by Gregory Darlington despite being found guilty of 9 counts of misconduct, lying to and misleading his supevisors, and fired by the Albany Police Department; the Coeymanazi Jerry Deluca (Deluca-Darlington’s Darling), who harasses women candidates and intimidates residents, the adulterer who was caught in flagrante delicto and now is a reader and a churchgoer at Saint Patrick’s RC in Ravena (Sundays only! Any other day he’s a Coeymanazi and horndog);  the ex-cops in judge’s robes using ex-cop tactics like Harold Warner (a person-of-interest to the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct; can’t seem to shake the cop role); the self-avowed atheist teacher like Matt Miller at the RCS High School (a subject for NYSED moral conduct complaint); the breaches of confidentiality and abuse of special ed children by James Latter, a BoE member whose wife, Amanda Latter,  teaches math at the RCS Middle School, the idiotic judge who broadcasts prejudice and bias on his front lawn like George Dardiani (another person-of-interest to the NYS CJC), the teachers who abuse their students by recruiting them to advocate for special interest campaigns like the RCS Teachers Association (Matt Miller), the recruitment of bully gangs at the RCS High School by teachers (a subject for NYSED moral conduct complaint), the numerous students in the RCS schools who have had to be taken out because of bullying and home tutored at taxpayer expense. Lies? Sorry, but all of this comes straight from publicly available documents and resources. For example the Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement forced on the RCS BoE by the special-interest (teachers union) majority (teachers and teachers spouses, still on today’s ballot + 2) that was never published because it would have gotten the teachers union lynched! Need more, visit the Smalbany blog!

Need to know about the cyberbullying etc. visit A Little History Lesson on that same blog. There’s nothing hidden on that blog, friends. It’s all out in the open and all verifiable.

Links, documents, resources, you name it, we provide it on the Smalbany blog! So where are these ignorant TU  liars getting their material that they’re posting. It’s obvious, RCS Central School District does not offer a reading course, obviously; if they have visited the Smalbany blog, it’s simply to look at the pretty pictures!

So far only 4 visitors to this TU site have visted the Smalbany blog. Why would that be? more than 90 comments here, quite a few speculating on who the blogger is etc. but out of those 90 only 4 have moved their asses to see for themselves. Pitiful but predictable.

After that comment disappeared from the blog…the Times Useless is probably going to take that information and do some stories, taking credit for the research. I wouldn’t put it past them!

It’s getting pretty obvious that when Beavis and Butthead don’t have anything better to go on, they pick a name, any name, rip it to shreds and then find another. No issues, just factoids and names. No constructive suggestions, just factoids and names.

Say, for instance, you feel that something is wrong or fact is being misrepresented. Do you leave a comment at the source? Hell no! Why do that? You might get an answer to your question. It’s far better to scoot around and attack from the rear, right. Then you’re sure of getting your rocks off with a sucker punch! That’s how things are done by the RCS mob…from behind!

The Ol’ RCS Sucker Punch
They Like It From Behind

What I find particularly symptomatic and idiotic is that the topic of this site is the RCS CSD 2012-2013 school budget vote and other budget items, plus the BoE elections but what you people have been doing is mauling one another, picking on anyone who has the balls to come out and express themselves, and very pitifully few of you have any hard facts. You’re apparently a bunch of turdologists!

What’s even more disgusting is that a few of you have taken aim on individuals whom you feel have such immense power that they are the only ones with the leadership ability who will move the NO! side to defeat the budget! Do you really think that by slandering, libeling a couple of individuals you’ll make your point. The only thing that will defeat one side or the other is the people, the vote! Are you that ignorant of the issues and the real problems in the RCS district and the town of Coeymans that you need to pick easy targets because your atrophied inbred brains can’t handle the bigger issues. You need physical solid targets because you can’t handle the abstract! Or can it be that you are so desperate and so full of anxiety you think you’ve been slighted and need to retaliate, or that you’re so frightened you need to get the first shot, or that you’re next on the exposed list? Good Lord, do you need counseling! If only self-esteem came in a bottle; I’d have a market in the RCS district that would make me superrich overnight!

And what can we read in all of these idiotic handles and fake names. Doesn’t that in itself speak volumes?

So some of you fantasize that you  have done the world a real public service, have you, by unveiling the identity of the mystery blogger of RCS. OK. So you [think] you know who Fides qua Creditur is? That means that this was written by me, FqC; you claim you know who that is so I’m really not using a pseudonym; I’ve been outed. Are you going to come out now, too?

Peace

 So, there you have it! I hope I didn’t prematurely give away the coming issues to be prosecuted in the near future but if I did, well, c’est la vie; c’est la guerre!…since this writing the 2012-13 school budget has passed so there might still be a foreign language curriculum at the RCS high school…so I won’t translate the French 😉

Your’s Truly,
The Editor

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What They Don’t Know Might Hurt Them

Could this be happening here, in your backyard? Parent! Beware! Be informed about state and federal school programs (Don’t ask Matt Miller, though!) Schools Infringing on Parents’ Rights, and Doing It Secretly 

In an article published in Zenit by Rebecca Oas, PhD (Washington, D.C., April18, 2012),

she reports that in 2010, an article appeared in the UK newspaper The Telegraph reacting to a proposal to cut government funding for a certain beverage in schools. The author made the argument that the drink might be “doing more harm than good” and cited “negative side effects,” while noting that his viewpoint was heard relatively rarely in comparison to the large industry which vigorously promoted its product through advertising and with the support of government subsidies. The substance in question was milk, which would seem on the surface to be more innocuous than those fearsome beverages that have also come under fire for being available in schools in recent years, soft drinks. 

While the role of government in regulating access to these beverages in schools has varied from place to place, it can’t be disputed that a key factor influencing school policies is the input of parents.

Wotz next? Study hall cocktails laced with the pill?

A 2005 survey found that parents of adolescents had strong opinions regarding nutrition in schools, and urged health professionals in school settings to work with parents in promoting good nutrition in schools. While it may not be practical or even possible for a parent to monitor everything a child consumes while at school, this fact reflects only that substances like soft drinks are widely available, and not subject to restrictions under the law. There’s no excuse for parents are not expressly prohibited from knowing their children’s dietary habits by not being aware of what goes on in schools, neither the school or the government has any right to prohibit a parent’s demand for information. 

But here’s the real shocker: Dr Oas writes, “However, while parents’ input may be welcomed with regard to students’ intake of sugar, substances available only by prescription are being distributed to students at school-based clinics without their parents’ knowledge or consent. Recent reports from both the US and the UK reveal that students are receiving oral and implanted contraceptives while on school property, through government-funded initiatives.”

Is this happening at school?

A story aired on National Public Radio in March, discussing a provision of the new health care law that increases funding for school-based health centers, which exist to treat sick students, but which are also widely used to distribute condoms and oral contraceptives to students. The story focused on one such clinic located in California, where, according to state law, students older than 12 years of age can legally obtain prescribed contraceptives without their parents’ knowledge or permission. [Editor’s Note: 21 states explicitly allow minors to give consent to contraceptive services, meaning that parental consent, and consequently, knowledge, is not required.] This reflects an international trend. [For school implanation of contraceptives, please see the entire article.] Just as in the US, the contraception initiative in the UK was supported by a government effort to reduce teenage pregnancy.

These published news stories point to another key issue: the duties of parents and the larger society toward children, including older minors still under their parents’ legal guardianship.

It is worthwhile to note that the controversy regarding milk distribution in schools was in reference to children five and under, and the distribution of contraceptives is occurring among minors 13 and older. Clearly, society recognizes that personal responsibility increases as a child becomes more capable of making his or her own decisions, as evidenced by the fact that minors can be held liable for criminal activity. In the US, a parent or guardian must not only give consent, but must physically accompany a minor under 17 who wishes to go to a movie with a “Restricted” rating. It would seem that government regulations are frequently willing to defer to the wishes of parents with regard to the health and well-being of their children – except where their reproductive capability is concerned.

Nevertheless, parents who entrust their children to educational institutions rightly have concerns regarding their children’s exposure and access to many things on school grounds, from substances such as soft drinks or contraceptive pills to controversial curricula, to the influence of questionable teachers. That this access frequently occurs without the parents’ knowledge and is disturbing to many informed parents, but that such information is deliberately being kept from them constitutes a dangerous shift in the role of the parent and the local, state, and federal institutions making decisions relating to children in schools “in safeguarding the well-being of those who are not yet legally adults.”

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To read or download the entire article, click here: What They Don’t Know Might Hurt Them.

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A Fable of a Swimming Pool and Acquatic Sports and other Horror Stories

The Legend is That a Former President of the RCS Board of Education and his Cronies had to Slip it to the RCS Residents to Get the Pool (Hidden) in the Budget.

The original propaganda:

The Myth: "For the Kids"

The real future (?):

The Reality: what the kids are going to be paying for (you are already)! The pool and the money will dry up!

Double-dipping? No, not in the pool this time. But read on… I may be losing it but I always thought that you could do only one job at a time and get paid for that job.

Are you OK with this, too? He is!

Well, it appears that RCS teachers may be nominated for a Nobel prize in ingenuity: They’ve figured out how to do at least two jobs at the same time and get paid for BOTH–also known as “double-dipping”! Seems that an annual salary of about $70+K just isn’t enough (plus summers off!), so one prominent teachers association official has a second job, apparently done at the same time and the same place as his teaching job (he teaches only two periods a day so he can take care of “association business”?), and while he does his teachers association finagling. He gets an additional $10+K for the “second job,” which is also at the same school during the same time he’s being a “teacher.” I sure hope he’s not teaching morality or ethics! How’s that work, I wonder?  Nice racket RCS taxpayers. Less teaching load, same money, second job done at the same time, an extra 10K?  Not bad! Question: Who’s his supervisor on job 1 and who on job 2? Any answers? Let’s get the real story and publish some figures!

 Abuse? (Control yourself, now. We’re talking about verbal abuse.)

Is this alright?

Now back at the pool, another character is hard at work…Has anyone investigated? A while back, an angry parent, a neighbor, in fact, shared with me the ordeal that the children were enduring at the hands of a “swimming coach,” that was so outrageous she was contemplating legal action. She allegedly brought the complaint to the middle school where her daughter was on the swim team and was apparently being verbally abused (Note! verbally! Here’s a site on Verbal Abuse.) by the coach/instructor. The neighbor’s daughter was not the only one to experience the technique of the coach, others had, too. Isn’t that a form of bullying?  Information is that same teacher is still there and nothing much has changed. Why not?

Helmet concussion in school sports? Is this a test? There have been numerous cases of long-term damage to the brain in school and professional sports due to even apparently minor impact to the head, even when wearing a helmet. This has ushered in a number of research studies and mandates for safer helmet design. (See the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy.) There’s a good article on the subject regarding highschool sports by Jonah Leher, The Fragile Teenage Brain: An in-depth look at concussions in high school football, in Grantland (January 12, 2012)  (click here for a pdf copy Jonah Lehrer-Fragile Teenage Brain). So, parents, what do you think about a bunch of teacher/coaches bouncing footballs off your kid’s helmet at practice? Isn’t that a form of bullying, too? Think they might have gotten a few knocks on the field? Or are they just stupid by birth? Ask the kids about this. Any Answers?

Addendum: Now tell me we’re not timely. On April 12 WMHT aired a Health Link segement with Benita Zahn and guests on the topic of–Guess what? TBI, traumatic brain injury in school athletes. Details at Traumatic Brain Injury

Think about this: You are electing teachers or retired teachers to the Board of Education; their friends and buddies, also teachers, at the school want this and that, and $$more money$$. The Teachers Association brings the requests to the BoE and the former and still teachers give them what they want. If it’s proposal against a teacher or the interests of the Teachers Association, they simply stonewall. Government as usual, do you think? That’s a question: Do YOU think? Do you put the fox in the henhouse to make sure the fox doesn’t have a party where the main course is…chicken? Apparently, YOU do! Solution: Keep the teachers and the Teachers Association in the school where they belong; put parents and business people on the Board of Education. Teachers and Teachers Association still have the opportunity to address the board in public session. Fair enough, isn’t it?

One thought keeps popping up in my mind: How is it that this is going on in such a small place, and everyone seems to know about it but nobody is coming forward–at least not out in the open–with it. Why are we getting this stuff in confidential conversations? Where is the news media? Where are the parents? Where are the watchdogs?

Maybe the Times Useless and its pulp fiction writers and the Daily Mail should be going after sharks instead of minnows, after the habitual perps and pervs and not just after some poor bastard who disputes his taxes. Waddaya think?

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What’s a Police State?

After Posting The Big Brother Item and Reading Some of the Emails Responding to It, I Just Couldn’t Resist Posting This.

Police State describes a situation in which the government or the dominant political system enforces rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic and political life of the population, especially by means of a police force, public safety forces, state or national security bodies, or even the national guard or military. The police force can be overt or covert, and very frequently citizens themselves voluntarily or involuntarily collaborate with the illicit police power.

A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and social control, and there is usually little or no distinction between the law and the exercise of political power by the executive (the police are part of the executive branch of government, by the way); more often than not, the police are in cahoots with a select social or political group. In the police state, civil rights are only apparent or even non-existent and laws are selectively enforced, most of the time arbitrarily and frequently without concern for the dignity of the citizen.

Make No Mistake: A Police State is A Corrupt State.

The citizens, if we can call them that, of a police state experience restrictions on their mobility (sometimes by means of inocuous appearing circumstances like intrusive security at airports, public transportation, even control of fuel prices, taxes), and on their freedom to express or communicate political or other views (frequently by political propaganda machines that brand anyone not agreeing to be traitors or terrorists, secretly monitoring communications, tracking cell phone activity all in the name of “public safety” but in reality in the interest of controlling the population), which are subject to or security agency or police monitoring or enforcement. Political control may be exerted by means of a “secret” police force, which operates outside the boundaries normally respected by law enforcemtn in an open system.

Did you ever think about what’s going on around you and how that’s affecting your civil liberties? Do you ever wonder who’s watching and where? Ever think about the anonymous comments and postings you’re always reading on the newspaper online sites? Wonder who’s informing on you? And you thought it happened only in Russia, China, North Korea…Wake up!

Here’s another little quiz question: Do you have any idea how many police and law enforcement agencies there are in the United States Federal Government system? The New York State law enforcement system? Well here’s an answer and you’d better sit down because when you see this, you’ll need to sit down. Police+Law Enforcement Agencies.

You should note that the list you may have just viewed does not include city, town and village law enforcement; it’s just federal, state, and New York state county levels. Do you feel outnumbered yet?

Sorry, but we couldn’t list the covert enforcers…the government probably doesn’t even know about them.

Feel safe yet?

 Do a friend a favor and send them a link to this blog.

They’ll thank you for it!