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Are Charles H. “Chuck” Stahlman and Son, Zachary Stahlman a Bit too Cozy with New York State Police?

Are the New York State Police Troop F a Bit Too Cozy with the Stahlmans?

Too Cozy with Suspect Felon?

The facts seem to point to a questionable relationship between the Stahlman pair, father Charles H. “Chuck” Stahlman, and son Zachary Stahlman. One particular set of facts raises red flags: the Stahlmans appear to have a special relationship with the New York State Police or at least with one Trooper, presumably a member of Troop F that serves the Glenmont area. Rather than request the assistance of the local law enforcement department in whose jurisdiction the Stahlmans live, they seem to rely on the State Police to be their messengers. We find that suspect and we have contacted the New York State Police with our inquiry Why? are the Stahlmans so cozy with the State Police, so cozy that every time the Stahlmans have an itch, the New York State Police are there to scratch it for them. Could this possibly have something to do with the Chuck Stahlman’s disappearing felony in 2016?

On or about November 13, 2016, Mr Charles H. Stahlman was apprehended by New York State Police for felony passing of a false instrument (counterfeit $10 and $20 bills) at an estate sale. Stahlman was arraigned before a justice of the Bethlehem Town Court on or about November 13, 2016, bail was posted in the amount of $10,000, and Stahlman had a December 6, 2016 court appearance. After that, the case disappears. (As reported in the Times Union, “Cops: Man bought furniture with fake cash” as well as in a large number of other news media).

On or about February 4, 2016, a New York State Trooper accompanied Mr Charles H. “Chuck” Stahlman to a local business to return keys to a lease property leased by Z. Stahlman, who broke the lease. Question: Why a state trooper?

On or about September 27, 2016, Mr Zachary Stahlman, Charles Stahlman’s son, testified under oath in answer to a question as to why a state police law enfocement officer accompanied Charles Stahlman to return keys, Zachary Stahlman’s response on the record (partially inaudible) was, “My father [is or has] friends with the State Police.

On or about June 22, 2018, a New York State Trooper contacted a local business man on behalf of Mr Zachary Stahlman, to investigate Mr Stahlman’s complaining of “harassment” upon being lawfully served with the business man’s answer and motion opposing Mr Stahlman’s Motion to Reargue before the Greene County Court. Seems Mr Stahlman can play shithouse lawyer and unlawfully serve anyone but the tables turn when Zachary Stahlman is lawfully served. (See our article on Stahlman and local shyster Brendan Baynes, “Shyster Meets Psycho: Brendan Baynes and Zachary Stahlman a.k.a. Fat Cat Antiques” for details.)

The circumstances of the Stahlman’s felony case disposition, the fact that several investigations in which the Stahlmans were suspects were allowed to go cold, and the fact that the Stahlmans, rather than contact local law enforcement in whose jurisdiction they reside, the Bethlehem Police. The Stahlmans seem to have a predisposition to contact the New York State Police, which in combination with the overall factual background, suggests that there may be some impropriety in the conduct of one or several New York State Police personnel and an overly cozy relationship with the Stahlmans. (See our articles, “Local Law Enforcement Might Need Some Help with the Math: 2 + 2 = Stahlman!” and “Criminals Thumbing Their Noses to Law Enforcement? Why?” and “Drive-by Shooting Arrives in RCS“.)

These questions, as you can see, are not new, just unanswered, and we think that they need to be answered. Now!

Felonies just seem to disappear in the Town of Bethlehem…Just like in the Town of Coeymans!

We have requested information from the Bethlehem Town Court where Charles Stahlman was arraigned when apprehended for felony possession [and passing] of a forged instrument. At his arraignment $10,000 bail was posted and a court appearance set for December 6, 2016. After that, the case seems to have disappeared. Do felonies disappear that easily?

The North Country Gazette (“Cops: Man Used Fake Money To Buy Furniture“) goes a little bit more in detail than the Times Union does about the Stahlman felony charge:

“Charles H. Stahlman, 52, of Glenmont, was charged with first degree possession of a forged instrument, a felony.

“Troopers responded to a complaint of fake money that was used at an estate sale on Saturday. Stahlman allgedly used four $20 bills and four $10 bills, all of which were forged. As the Trooper was obtaining a deposition from the complainant, Stahlman showed up to retrieve the furniture he had purchased with the forged money earlier that day. The complainant positively identified Stahlman.”

Not only does the fake money incident raise questions about the New York State Police, it also points directly to Albany County District Attorney, P. David Soares, another figure who has been the subject not only of local criticism but national criticism, for his inept and corrupt practices. You see, Soares would have the final say in whether charges are brought against a perpetrator, and Soares would have the final say as to whether charges are pressed and the perp brought to trial. So if there’s some suspicious activity going on in the ranks of the New York State Police, the so-called Cuomo-the-Homo’s Private Militia, and a law enforcement body answering directly to a Democrat district attorney and Democrat governor, both being the chief law enforcement officers in their jurisdictions and calling the shots, we may have something interesting going on here. Maybe this is something the FBI should be investigating.

A contributor has contacted the New York State Police Professional Standards Bureau and the New York State Police Command Division to request investigation and comment on this situation.

We’ll keep our readers posted on this. If any of our readers has any information to add to this, we’d really appreciate your sharing your knowledge with us in total confidentiality. We will investigate and if it’s good, we’ll report on it.

In the meantime, please bear in mind that when we can’t trust those to whom we entrust the public’s safety and give what we so fondly call “police powers”, and when we start taking the deadly turn to becoming a police state in a totalitarian system, signs of which we can see already, and when we give criminals special privileges because they know someone in authority, we may all find ourselves living in fear of our lives, fear of “the camps,” fear of the death squads. It makes you wonder how many of those warriors who challenged the system and were found dead on their tractors, in their cars, or reported as human remains found in a local wooded area, might actually be the powers-to-be’s answer to the questions we ask them.

Thanks for your loyal support!

The Editor

 

 
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Trouble in Hooterville a.k.a. Ravena … Again … STILL!

While the public scandal of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center continues to be ignored by the mayor, Mr William “Mouse” Misuraca and his Band of Merry Dithering Dildos, William “Bill” Bailey, Joel Coye, Keith Mahler and former mummy-mayor’s girl, Nancy Warner, and while the Ravena village council, the same Mayor “Mouse” and his Merry Band of Dithering Dildos named above, are passing local laws like Local Law 2 of 2015, requiring all residents in so-called flood plains to obtain flood insurance at the property owner’s expense, citing federal mandates as their way out but neglecting to mention that the federal FEMA program is such an incompetent gory hole that, as with Obamacare and education, the federal government is pushing more and more on the taxpayers of this country and then, when there is a natural disaster, you make a claim, your insurance goes up, and the federal government subsidizes or bails out the insurance and banking institutions. Do you ever get the feeling that the cards are stacked against you? Considering the condition of Ravena’s sewer system and water mains, and the flooding of lawns and village homes, maybe the brainiacs on the Village board should require ALL village property owners to buy flood insurance!

Still hemorrhaging more than $6000 of taxpayer money every month…

deadhorseWell, while the Blond-Bimbo of the scandalous money-pit that’s hemorrhaging more than $6,000 of taxpayer dollars every month, according to the Ravena village council’s own estimates, they are still kissing Cathy Deluca’s broad bottom and still giving her free rein in wasting taxpayer money. Her most recent scam was sending out hundreds of flyers inviting locals to join the leech field they call a health club, but when a Ravena village council asked Deluca at a recent public meeting how many new members the irresponsible promotional campaign actually yielded Deluca claimed she ‘wasn’t sure. Maybe 20 or so’, according to Cathy. Well, that’s a far cry from the some 300-500 that are needed to even make the Ravena Health and Fitness Center come close to breaking even! But Mayor Mouse and Nitwit Nancy and the Merry Band of Dithering Dildos continue to allow Deluca to have her playpen. Why is that, Ravena?

Listen, Cathy: The horse is dead. Stop trying to find another stick to beat it; it’s not going to work (AGAIN!)

Cathy Deluca has no answers but can come up with a lie or two almost immediately…

But while Cathy Deluca has no answers but can come up with a lie or two almost immediately (practice makes perfect, it would seem), and she can’t seem to get things moving in the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, she’s got plenty of advice (and of course, that advice includes her as one of its principal beneficiaries). She’s now touting another “For the kids” line of bullshit, this time it’s nutrition. When will it ever end? Well, considering the money-pit Ravena Health and Fitness Center is losing money to the tune of $6,000+ every month, that comes out to be about $100 grand a year; that can buy a hell of a lot of nutrition and nutrition programs but instead the only nutrition program it seems to be providing for is Cathy Deluca’s and tubby-hubby Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca’s.

But there’s More Trouble A’brewin’ in Hooterville…

And this time it’s the Ravena Planning Board against the Ravena village council;trouble brewing a mutiny, a revolution seems to be about to happen.

According to a very reliable source who will remain anonymous for now but who we’ll call JC (Yes, dear readers, those are the initials of Joel Coye), the Ravena village council has created another problem for itself by overstepping its authorities and messing with the Ravena Planning Board. What’s worse still is that according to our source, the Ravena village council has again violated the law and again has shot itself in the foot.

According to a letter signed by Mayor “Mouse” and his Merry Band of Dithering Dildos, Yes! all five of them (William Misuraca, William “Bill” Bailey, Keith Mahler, Jr., Nancy Warner, and Joel Coye), they are demanding that a certain member of the Ravena Planning Board resign effective immediately, stating:

“It has come to our attention that you made a number of inappropriate and unprofessional comments at the Village Planning Board Meeting held on December 8, 2014. We as a Board strive to maintain the highest level of professionalism and respect in the conduct of all Village officers and employees. We have received numerous complaints as to the statements made by you at the public meeting and in front of your colleagues.

As such, we, the Village Board of Trustees, jointly request that you resign immediately from the Village of Ravena Planning Board.”

The problem is this: At least two sitting members of the board, one being the chairman of the board himself, report not to have any knowledge of any such “inappropriate and unprofessional comments” having been made by the victim. That leaves Joel Coye and Claire Roberts, Nancy Warner’s two moles on the Ravena Planning Board, who concocted the lies.

Warner, Coye, Roberts

Warner, Coye, Roberts

Furthermore, the minutes of the very meeting to which Mayor “Mouse” Misuraca and his Merry Band of Dithering Dildos are referring makes no mention of any problem. Given the fact that the mayor and the board were not present at that meeting, it seems that the only one who could have disseminated such a lie would be Village trustee Joel Coye, who happens to be the Village board liaison to the Planning Board, and Nancy Warner’s breast-feeding flea, Claire Roberts.

The victim JC naturally refused to be railroaded by that bunch of sockpuppets and so, at the next meeting, madam Nancy Warner shows up with Joel Coye and the report is, when the victim JC took his seat next to Claire Roberts “you could hear a pin drop in the room.” Wonder Why?

 Well it may be that Nancy Warner and her minions, including Mlayor “Mouse” and his Band of Dithering Dildos, are making an attempt to remove the dems from the Village Planning Board, expecially those who have been on it for years and know what’s going on. Why sideline members of the Planning Board when you should be working closely together for the good of the community? Personal ambition, greed, vanity, a thirst for power may be at the center of it all. Why work with people who don’t agree with you when you can try to make them disappear and put your friends in their place, and those friends will do whatever you ask. Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it? Piss off the chairman of the Planning Board by ignoring him and maybe he’ll lose his cool and you can get him to resign, too. Then, when space is vacant, Nancy’s little petunia Alicia Nieves, an alternate, can move in.

The republican village council would love to load the Planning Board with cronies, just like the RCS CSD board of education is loaded exclusively with teachers…

What? You don’t believe this could happen? Well consider this: Cathy Deluca is a close friend of Nancy Warner, and Warner covers Deluca’s back whenever the going gets rough. Why do you think Deluca’s still there when anyone else would have been canned ages ago. Now consider Alicia Nieves, who is a friend of Nancy Warner but otherwise a nobody, and who is a regular with Warner at Deluca’s moneypit playpen. They “work out’ together. The republican village council would love to load the Planning Board with cronies, just like the RCS CSD board of education is loaded exclusively with teachers, spouses of teachers, close relatives of teachers, “owned and operated by the New York State United Teachers, the union,” and it’s not in your interest. Same thing can happen to the Village Planning Board; it will become just an arm of the insiders club and will lose it’s autonomy, it’ll become a puppet board. Claire Roberts (kept Bruce Roberts’ name after the divorce) works in the Halfway House for Mayor “Mouse” and Claire Roberts nominated the Bill Misuraca, now Mayor “Mouse”, republican caucus to get him on the ballot to run for mayor. As New Baltimore town supervisor Nick Dellisanti likes to point out when stepping over loyal supporters to appoint a republican to town positions, “Republicans appoint republicans (so screw the rest of you)!” That’s apparently how Claire Roberts got her appointment to the planning board — she attempted to get elected to public office but lost every time so we guess the only way she could get a position is by special favors and getting an appointment. Yeah, it’s a cozy rat’s nest, isn’t it?

Warner, Roberts & Coye Prepping for a Board Meeting

Warner, Roberts & Coye Prepping for a Board Meeting

The problems allegedly all started about 10 months ago, when Claire Roberts was appointed to the Planning Board. Roberts is a frustrated politician who has attempted to run for elected office but has failed. As a friend of Nancy Warner, and a denizen with Planning Board member Alicia Nieves, also a friend of Nancy Warner and Cathy Deluca, however, she apparently wants to throw her weight around (no pun intended). That’s why Nancy Warner has to show up (word is she’s got her eye on the mayor’s office but doesn’t the bartender-turned-mayor know any of this? You can soon read what happens in the Town of New Baltimore when a town employee announces his plans to run against one of his bosses.)

Regretful Rat

Regretful Rat

A new study from the University of Minnesota shows that even rats have the ability to experience regret. Regret is a cognitive behavior once thought to be unique to humans — but absent in the Warner and Deluca subspecies —, but neuroscientists A. David Redish, Ph.D and Adam Steiner explained to the journal Science Daily that this isn’t actually the case:

“Regret is the recognition that you made a mistake, that if you had done something else, you would have been better off,” said Redish. “The difficult part of this study was separating regret from disappointment, which is when things aren’t as good as you would have hoped. The key to distinguishing between the two was letting the rats choose what to do.”

(You can read the Redish & Steiner article, “I shouldn’t have eaten there: Rats show behavior of ‘regret’ in choosing the wrong ‘restaurant'” at Science Daily.)

Well, it looks like Nancy Warner, Joel Coye, and Claire Roberts don’t have the character or the integrity to regret what they’ve started, but they sure can look forward to some heavy-duty disappointment when it blows up in their faces. And Ravena mayor Bill “Mouse” Misuraca will come out smelling like a rat, too.

But Why? is Joel Coye, a republican, contacting Tom Dolan, a sitting member of the Coeymans town board and allegedly a democrap, asking him to read this blog? That’s a question Joel Coye should be able to answer but will he? Maybe Nancy Warner can ask Joel Why? he’s going to Tom Dolan. Or maybe mayor “Mouse” Misuraca or girlfriend Claire Roberts? We’d like to know.  Wouldn’t YOU?


There should be no question in anyone’s mind that the Ravena Village Board clearly overstepped their authority when they interfered with the Planning Board’s administration. In fact, the Ravena Village Board displayed extraordinary disrespect to the chairperson of the Planning Board, Mr Al Visconti, by not even having the courtesy to consult with him. Normally, any problems on the Planning Board or in any department, in fact, are initially handled by the particular committee or by the department. Since when does the Village board disregard this protocol and act on their own. If there’s a resignation to be demanded, the Planning Board chairperson with the advice and consultation of the other board members make that demand, and inform the Village board of their action. Only then should the Village board get involved and support the Planning Board’s decision regarding one of its members. In fact, a public hearing should have been held in this matter as per the law! Misuraca and his band of sockpuppets not only committed a serious breach of the Village Code of Ethics but they violated JC‘s rights as well as current procedural law!


This looks like a replay of the backstabbing game they played when they railroaded village justice Phil Crandall into resignation. You see, former judge Crandall’s so-called colleague on the bench, the villain Hal Warner, Nancy Warner’s husband, threw Crandall to the wolves. Our speculation is this: Nancy Warner is the village board member who oversees the operations of the Village Justice Court. Yes, you’re reading correctly. Nancy Warner oversees her husband’s court; Crandall was an outsider and may have known too much so he had to go. So, to keep things nice and cozy, Nancy may have orchestrated Crandall’s disposal with the help of her crooked judge husband. But dear readers, you couldn’t all have been in the dark about what’s going on in your Village hall, could you?

We got your number, Nancy Warner

We got your number, Nancy Warner

The Ravena Viillage Planning Board, with the exception of Claire Roberts, is a pretty honest group of people, many of whom — including the victim, JC — have served the village for more than 10 years. Al Visconti, the chairman of the Ravena Village Planning Board, is a man who plays by the rules, and Rosie Rarick is completely upright and straightforward. It seems that the “republicans”, Nancy Warner and Joel Coye, and Claire Roberts, a dear friend of Nancy Warner, are the actual conspirators.

Is there a party-political motivation to all of this? Al Visconti is a democrat as are the rest of the members. Only Claire Roberts is a republican. Joel Coye, village board liaison to the Planning Board is, of course, a club member and a republican. But truth be told, the Ravena village board doesn’t have the honesty or integrity to be able to play the party loyalty card, they’re RINOs (Republicans in name only), and would change parties at the drop of a hat if it would benefit them. They have no real party mission or an understanding of what the party represents. They asked and Barbara Cumm, the local Republican committee chairwoman, granted them the endorsement.

It’s more than that and here’s what we think: Some time ago, when TCI was campaigning to get approval to put it’s disposal plant in behind the Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School, in the territory of Ravena, the victim JC suggested that the Village do a complete study of the environmental and health impact of having the TCI installation in the village of Ravena. Obviously, if such a study were to have been done it would have raised some very significant questions and concerns. As a result, TCI jumped across the creek and set up housekeeping not in Ravena but in Coeymans. Well, this really burned some people in Village Hall because now they couldn’t claim to have won a business for Ravena — even at the risk of poisoning our environment and kids as well — and to have lost TCI to Coeymans must have killed them. So a vendetta was sworn. Someone had to pay for putting the interest of residents before those of the Village board club!

Ravena doesn’t mind making laws, it just has a problem obeying laws. We all know of the Village of Ravena’s many violations of the Public Officer’s Law and the Freedom of Information Laws. We’ve all read about the numerous Notices of Claim against the Village of Ravena for violation of civil and constitutionally protected rights of residents and citizens. But it seems like a chronic problem that the Ravena village board simply doesn’t like playing by rules and prefers backstabbing to compromise. Obey the laws on the books? No way!

“We as a Board strive to maintain the highest level of professionalism and respect…” (sounds so-o-o Nancy Warner, doesn’t it?)

steaming bullshit

A Pile of Steaming Bullshit

That’s why it seems like such a pile of bullshit when we read in the Ravena village board’s letter dated December 30, 2014, in which they demand the resignation of the victim JC, and they write, ” We as a Board strive to maintain the highest level of professionalism and respect in the conduct of all Village officers and employees.” Only Nancy Warner could have conjured up a fiction, a lie, a fantasy of that magnitude!

It’s HOT! So stay tuned…

Since we are informed lawyers are getting involved in this most recent scandal created by the amateurs on the Ravena Village Board, we cannot publish everything yet but as soon as we get the go-ahead from the party going after the Village of Ravena, we’ll be the first to publish it for your information. Stay tuned!

Crusading for What's Right The Editor

Crusading for What’s Right
The Editor

Coming up: New Baltimore: Retaliation for Challenging an Incumbent! How Un-American!

 
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Ravena Clerk Discloses Protected Information: Aids Identity Theft

The village of Ravena has had so much to hide for so long that it loses track of what it should hide and what it should make public. Nancy Warner and her minions do a pretty good job of violating the law when it comes to responding to demands for disclosure under the New York State Freedom of Information Law, especially when the request has to do with some of their pet projects like the Ravena Health and Fitness Center or their dealings with local attorneys like Michael Biscone. We thought the cloak and dagger games were over when William “Moose” Misuraca booted John Bruno out of the mayor’s office. But it seems it’s business as usual in Ravena village hall.

RAVENA CLERK’S OFFICE DISCLOSES PROTECTED PERSONAL INFORMATION

Hasn’t Anyone in the Village of Ravena Clerk’s Office Heard of the
1974 Privacy Act or of H.I.P.A., or Any of the Other Laws Protecting Privacy?

privacy-personal-informationRavena village “trustee” Nancy Warner and her minions Annette Demitraszek (Clerk-Treasurer) and Kristine Biernacki do their very best to keep things from the public, even when a lawful demand is made under the NYS F.O.I.L., but when they try to hide everything, they ultimately trip themselves up. This time they really did a great job of making fools of themselves and they shat right where they eat!

A local resident has turned papers over to us that s/he received in response to a demand for disclosure under the NYS Freedom of Information Law. The F.O.I.L. demanded documents relating to village of Ravena employees, their salaries, benefits, etc. The village of Ravena responded — very unusual indeed — by providing a number of printouts for village employees. The printouts were improperly redacted — normally protected information like social security account numbers, home addresses, etc. are removed from the documents — but not in this case.

DISCLO~1The documents we have received show everything, clearly legible, including Employee No., Name, Address, Soc-Sec-No., Phone No., Department, Retirement No., and much more. Imagine this scenario: A criminal makes a F.O.I.L. request to the village of Ravena clerk’s office,  Nancy Warner and her puppets Annette Demitraszek (Clerk-Treasurer) and Kristine Biernacki process the request and turn over to the possible identity thief all the information s/he could possible dream of getting. Here’s just a sample of what we can see in the documents provided by the village of Ravena clerk’s office (unlike the village of Ravena clerks, we have reproduced only the last four digits of the individual’s SSAN and Retirement No. — some of them have been scrambled but the owners will still be able to recognize them):

Beck, Edward J. SSAN XXX – XX – 0733 Retire # XXXX2702
Bruno, Josephine P. SSAN XXX – XX – 9128 Retire # XXXX4257
Conners, Scott D. SSAN XXX – XX – 1470 Retire # XXXX2583
Court, Alan D. Sr. SSAN XXX – XX – 9326 Retire # XXXX2753
Golgoski, Timothy R SSAN XXX – XX – 4806 Retire # XXXX6237
Hoyt, Vanessa L. SSAN XXX – XX – 4335 Retire # XXXX5810
Leonard, Jason T. SSAN XXX – XX – 5424 Retire # XXXX8086
Shear, James M. SSAN XXX – XX – 4686 Retire # XXXX5801
Traver, Henry C. SSAN XXX – XX – 9985 Retire # XXXX4928
Trombley, Joel K. Sr. SSAN XXX – XX – 4093 Retire # XXXX2691
Van Etten, Lee C. SSAN XXX – XX – 8490 Retire # XXXX6694

Disclaimer: Since the above information and other information contained in the documents was produced and disclosed by the village of Ravena’s clerk’s office, and was disclosed and released in response to a demand made under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law, we reasonably presume that it was made public by an official act of the Ravena village clerk prior to our publication; consequently  we assume no liability for its publication here. It’s obviously out there now, thanks to the Ravena clerks.

It’s really comical to see these morons in action. They don’t provide what the law says they have to provide but they provide what the law says they must not provide. Nancy Warner and her minions Annette Demitraszek (Clerk-Treasurer) and Kristine Biernacki and the rest of those humanoids in Ravena village hall are living proof of the walking brain dead.

Residents and taxpayers/property owners in the village of Ravena should also be aware that Demitrazek and Biernacki are Bruno appointees! Yes! They were appointed by former mayor John Bruno and his hatchet-faced sidekick Nancy Warner. Make no mistake about it, when Bruno appointed you it wasn’t for your brains! You had to leave your brain at the door and follow orders from Bruno and Warner. What we don’t understand is Why? incoming mayor William Misuraca didn’t show some leadership and replace the whole lot when he took office! Being a wuss just set him up to be embarrassed by the leftovers from the last corrupt administration. Shame on you, Misuraca!

The Privacy Act vs.the Freedom of Information Laws

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The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended at 5 U.S.C. 552a, protects records that can be retrieved from a system of records by personal identifiers such as a name, social security number, or other identifying number or symbol. (A system of records is any grouping of information about an individual under the control of a public agency from which information is retrievable by personal identifiers).

An individual is entitled to access to his or her records and to request correction of these records by stating the reasons for such actions with supporting justification showing how the record is untimely, incomplete, inaccurate or irrelevant. The Privacy Act prohibits disclosure of these records without written individual consent unless one of the twelve disclosure exceptions enumerated in the Act applies. These records are held in Privacy Act systems of records. These notices identify the legal authority for collecting and storing the records, individuals about whom records will be collected, what kinds of information will be collected, and how the records will be used (See http://www.socialsecurity.gov/foia/bluebook/toc.htm).

privacy-lawWARNING: If you provide any personal information to the village of Ravena be prepared for the possibility that they’ll share it indiscriminately. These documents and the information they contain are clear proof that the village of Ravena’s clerk office staff are or were incompetent, and it certainly puts Ms Nancy Warner in a very embarrassing position, given her role as dominatrix in the clerk’s office and domineering its staff for so many years!

This unconscionable and gross violation of these individuals’ and likely countless others’ privacy rights, and the potential of exposing them to identity theft, by the inept and incompetent village of Ravena clerk’s office will and should result in any number of claims and lawsuits against the village of Ravena and its employees by these current and past victims of the clerks’ incompetence and ignorance. Clearly those former employees like Vanessa Hoyt who suffered indignities at the hands of the Bruno-Warner machine have yet another cause for action. Our recommendation to the others whose personal information has been unlawfully disclosed: Demand that the inept clerks be terminated! Demand Nancy Warner’s resignation! Notify and file a complaint with the state and federal authorities! File your lawsuits! Anyone else who thinks the village of Ravena has their personal information on file should immediately contact the village of Ravena and demand to know what precautions are being implemented to safeguard your personal information, and demand to know how that information is being used!

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What you hear or see, or know can land you in Jail! 18 USC § 4 – Misprision of Felony

 


This just in: We’ve just confirmed the report from a reader that the Ravena News Herald just might be getting things right, even seeing the light. See the front-page report on lawsuits against the Village of Ravena, Town of Coeymans, and the Coeymans Police Department in the September 26, 2013 issue of the Ravena News Herald. Thank you, News Herald!


If You’re Working For the Village of Ravena, the Town of Coeymans, the Town of New Baltimore, or Particularly If You are Employed by the Coeymans Police Department

After Notices of Claims Have Been Served for Obstruction of Justice, Official Misconduct, Negligent Hiring and Retention, Civil Rights Violations, this is Just What the Coeymans Police Department and the Village of Ravena Needed!

18 USC § 4 - Misprision of Felony A Federal Law Just for the Coeymans PD

18 USC § 4 – Misprision of Felony
A Federal Law Just for the Coeymans PD

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Federal Prosecutors Are Showing a Special Interest in the Federal Law called 18 USC §4, Misprision of Felony. And Recent Prosecutions Show Just How Interested, Especially When It Comes to Public Officials and Law Enforcement Personnel.Misprision of felony is defined by the federal law as:

18 USC § 4 – Misprision of Felony. Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

In plain language misprision of felony says that anyone can be responsible for a crime fbicommitted by another person by making a contribution by his own free will. But even by not making a physical contribution or assisting in the commission of a crime, a person can commit a crime of his or her own with respect to another person’s crime. How? By standing by and not preventing the crime using the means available to him or her. Even if the crime has already been committed in someone’s absence and he/she becomes aware of the crime and does not report it to the authorities, the law holds him or her to be guilty of a breach of duty to the community and to the government, and law punishes that breach.

In other words, if you know a crime has been committed and you do not report the crime to the authorities to bring the criminal to justice, you are guilty of misprision and can be punished yourself.

Launch that investigation and examine police chief Darlington and every police officer and employee of the Coeymans Police department.

It’s essential that the town of Coeymans supervisor and town board launch an immediate internal investigation to ensure that no one in the Coeymans police department knows of criminality in the department or that no on is involved in criminality. It’s the job of the Coeymans town board members to launch that investigation and examine police chief Darlington and every police officer and employee of the department. It’s the duty of town supervisor Flach ensure that no member of the town board is an accessory or involved in an cover-up or criminality and the town board must take a careful look at the supervisor,  too. The judges on the town court should be especially scrutinized for compliance with all aspects of the Judicial Law and the Code of Judicial Ethics of the New York State Unified Court System. If you don’t clean your own house, the FBI will do it for you, it seems.

This goes for the Ravena-Coeymans Central School District officers, employees, administrators, teachers. Even if there’s no felony activity, which we don’t rule out without appropriate investigation, you’re still liable if you see, hear, or know of misconduct or criminal activity and don’t report it or prevent it! We’re on to something here and we’ll use it to the max. Dr Allen McCartney needs to lauch his own internal investigations before someone else does—and you know who will.

Ravena Mayor "Black Mamba" Bruno

Ravena Mayor “Black Mamba” Bruno

The village of Ravena is a completely other story. The Ravena village government is so corrupt and far gone they might as well all surrender to the Sheriff. There’s absolutely no one in the Ravena village government who has the intelligence, the integrity, the ethics to point a finger at anyone else there. They’re all in the same stew. Any investigation of the village of Ravena has to come from the outside, and we don’t mean toothless audits and reports that come out of the New York State Comptroller’s office and take a year to write! We mean a SERIOUS investigation that will include audits of every aspect of Ravena mis-government.

 The FBI actively pursues this law in a wide variety of cases involving private citizens, public servants and law enforcement personnel. How do you feel Coeymans or Albany would fare if the FBI were to audit their cases and disposition of cases.

Coeymans' p.c. Darlington. How involved is he?

Coeymans’ p.c. Darlington.
How involved is he?

Do you think that Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca or DoDo cop Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington would or could avoid a fine and/or jail time? We don’t think so. At least Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca would probably stand a 110% of doing time. But what about the other law enforcement officers on the Coeymans Police Department or the other employees like the dispatchers or Darlington’s “confidential” secretary, Dawn LaMountain. They see and hear, don’t they? Yes, we know, their hearing and seeing tends to be a bit selective but the FBI has ways of sorting out the selectivity. Don’t you think it’s time for some digging around in the Coeymans Police Department, on the Coeymans town board? And let’s not forget our dear little gremlins in Ravena village hall, those little crooked fixtures who have been playing their dirty little games for more than 30 years at least. And the town of New Baltimore Elites Club who hold their regular meetings in the New Baltimore Town Hall, stay tuned for the revelations about that tribe.

Custody of evidence seems to be pretty shoddy there, too. What happens during all these so-called “drug raids,” even the botched up ones (almost all of them)? With the slipshod chain of custody procedures in the Coeymans Police Department it’s pretty easy for some of the whacky-weed or other stuff to avoid inventory or simply disappear. From where we’re observing it seems the fox watching the chickens!

We get regular updates from the FBI on investigations, prosecutions, and sentencing. Here’s a recent blurb on a police officer who got nabbed:

Coeymans PD's Gerald Deluca "Dirty Hands Jerry"

Coeymans PD’s Gerald Deluca
“Dirty Hands Jerry”

DALLAS—Brent Dickey, 42, a former officer with the Alvarado, Texas Police Department, appeared in federal court today and pleaded guilty to an Information charging one count of misprision of a felony. He faces a maximum statutory penalty of three years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Dickey, a resident of Burleson, Texas, will remain on bond pending sentencing, which is set for January 8, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade. Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, in February 2010, Dickey was assigned to the Stop The Offender Program-Special Crimes Unit (STOP-SCU), a Johnson County law enforcement task force that investigated drug crimes occurring in the county. Dickey knew that a particular individual, Person A, was unlawfully distributing anabolic steroids, and he failed to make this felony known to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, such as a federal grand jury or an FBI agent.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Searching the FBI site brings up dozens of cases where persons are prosecuted for having knowledge of a crime but doing nothing about it. It far more serious when it happens in public office, especially in law enforcement, and it’s apparently happening Guess where? Yup! Right under your noses.

If you want to read more about the FBI’s investigations and prosecutions of the federal misprision law click on the links below:

We’ve got just about every crime in the book going on right here, right under your noses: Violation of protected rights, violations of civil rights, obstruction of justice, misuse of public office.

You name it, we’ll find it.

We'll let the dogs out on ya! We gonna gitcha!

We’ll let the dogs out on ya!
We gonna gitcha!

Do you think that’s why the village of Ravena and the Coeymans Police Department are so uncooperative when you ask for information? Think twice when they tell you your request is ready and check it twice because it’s likely to be a ton of paper but no information, especially if it’s coming out of the Ravena village offices or from the Coeymans Police Department.

Mayor B'runo's Biological Weapon for Infecting Coeymans Martin "Marty" Case

Mayor Bruno’s Biological Weapon for Infecting Coeymans
Martin “Marty” Case

And do you think it’s going to get any better if Ravena mayor John Bruno’s lackeys like Marty Case (sitting member of the Ravena village board) or any more relatives of Coeymans police department employees get hired to work in the Coeymans PD, or if Coeymans police chief’s good girlie friend, Michelle Maddige, gets into the Coeymans Clerk’s office? By the way, Ms Maddige hasn’t got a lick of experience or education that would qualify her for the position of town Clerk, how is it she’s even on the ballot? Most candidates for the elected office of Town Clerk have at least worked in the Clerk’s office for 5-10 years before they even think about being qualified to run! Think there’s something fishy going on? Especially after they rushed to get Maddige on the Coeymans planning board almost overnight so they could say in her candidate’s propaganda that she is on a Coeymans board, at least. That’s a pretty dirty trick, don’t you think so?

Kerry Thompson, too, would never have gotten away with what he does in Coeymans if he tried it on Craig Apple’s watch. Say, Kerry, isn’t your son one of the new Coeymans police trainees? But we’re going to do a special issue on Incest is Best in Coeymans, especially in the Coeymans PD.

Good news is that the good news is getting out there and the proof is that the incumbents and their lackeys got their arses kicked in the primaries. Thank you voters! Thank you for waking up and smelling the burnt coffee!

Does a number on your nose.

Does a number on your nose.

If these cases are brought in federal court there will be no saving them. Albany County DA has pissed off at least 3 federal judges and wouldn’t be able to save his own Black ass let alone be able to get special favors or deals for his white-trash honky tools in Coeymans.

So Coeymans police officers and employees, how long are you going to keep your mouths shut about what you see and hear in the Coeymanazi Pork Dive called the Coeymans Police Department? Are you willing to take the risk and the rap for Deluca and Darlington and their cronies?

Play dat card for yo daddy!

Play dat card for yo daddy!

That sort of criminal activity would be highly unlikely on Craig Apple’s, Albany County Sheriff, or Greg Sealy’s, Greene County Sheriff, nor on Terry Wilhelm’s, Greene County DA, watch. Why, because they’re pro’s who run professional teams. Unlike the Caver-in-Chief, Barak “Oreo” Obama, who was expressed to the White House by the democrats flashing the race ticket on the soul-train, or Albany County DA P. David Soares, who took the same soul-train using the same race ticket, Apple, Sealy, and Wilhelm ran and won on their merits without the backroom deals brewed in Albany by the Dem Machine.

Joan R. of New Baltimore having a good-hair-day.

Joan R. of New Baltimore having a good-hair-day.

And speaking of sheriffs. This one’s for Joan and Robert Ross of New Baltimore, NY: We hear you’ve been naughty again and the Greene County Sheriff has been trying to contact you. We know you were in town because we saw you but the sheriff’s deputy says you’re not answering your door when he came by three different times. Why is that, Joan, Robbie? Fess up and answer your door when the deputy knocks, he’s not going to give up, you know. We’re going to dedicate a special issue to Joan Ross’ addiction to this blog and her cut-and-paste emails. Seem’s Joanie is our best promoter but as usual for the wrong reasons. So, Joan and Robbie, you can run but you can’t hide. Just answer the door and take your medicine.

Open Wide, Double-wide!! The Editor

Open Wide, Double-wide!!
The Editor

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

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Ravena Loitering Law is Unconstitutional: Violates First, Fourth, Fourteenth Amendments!

Our Advice: Drive a Crook Crazeee Wear a Wire. Get yourself a small digital voice recorder and keep it handy. Protect yourself when you talk to the Ravenazis or the Coeymanazis, when you enter their dens, when they approach you. New York State is a “one-party state” which means that if you are a party to a conversation you can tape the conversation without having to tell anyone. They’re crazy-paranoid now that they know we know they can be taped. If they behave themselves—which is highly unlikely—they have nothing to fear; if they don’t behave—which is very likely—you’ve got evidence and they have a problem. Ask mayor John Bruno and Cathy Deluca…they know!

Get Wired!

Get Wired!


Ravena Law Is Unconstitutional: Violates Citizens’ Protected Constitutional Rights

Absolutely Stupid!!! And Unconstitutional

Absolutely Stupid!!!
And Unconstitutional

Village of Ravena Posts a “No Loitering” Sign on Main Street Gazebo.

Part Two: Ravena’s Laws Are Unconstitutional—No Loitering? How the village of Ravena, the Coeymans Police Department, and a Jerky-Boy District Attorney, P. David Soares cooperate to violate your rights! It’s all in violation of the United States Constitution and your rights!

The elected members of the Ravena, New York, village board have again demonstrated their profound ignorance of basic constitutional rights that every person in the United States of America is guaranteed. Ignorant elected officials make vague and illegal laws that invite discriminatory and retaliatory enfocement by a biased police department.

First of all, it’s absolutely ridiculous to put up a gazebo in a highly visible place right in the middle of the village and then to post a warning sign that prohibits its use! Think of it this way: By definition a gazebo is “a roofed structure that offers an open view of the surrounding area, typically used for relaxation or entertainment” and is usually situated in a spot that provides a pleasant view while offering shelter from the sun. shelter from the elements, a place to meet, or simply a place to relax. So why would the village of Ravena erect a gazebo and then post a warning tantamount to forbidding its use based on a local nonsense law?

In Article II “Rules of Conduct” [Adopted on May 28, 1934 by Ord. No. 1 [footnote omitted]] includes § 83 – 10. Riotous assembly, § Obscene language or conduct, and especially § 83 – 13 Unnecessary congregation, the village law that is referenced in the sign placed on the Main Street gazebo.  § 83 – 13 reads in its entirety:

vor no loitering sign detail

§ 83 – 13. Unnecessary congregation???

§ 83 – 13. Unnecessary congregation.

No persons shall unnecessarily congregate upon the sidewalks or streets or street corners in the vicinity of any church or other public place. [footnote omitted]

So what would the person of average intelligence make of this idiotic verbage? The words “unnecessarily” immediately caught my attention. Isn’t “unnecessarily” subject to a really broad and vague interpretation? “Congregate” is another troublesome word in this constitutionally unenforceable law. What does congregate mean, anyway, as used in the law. And if you can’t “congregate” on sidewalks or streets or street corners, that leaves very few other places to “congregate.” Well, that leaves alleyways, abandoned buildings, parks, vacant lots, any other public area that is not a “sidewalk,” “street,” or “street corner.” In fact, where you can congregate is just about anywhere mischief can be done ‘safely.’ And according to this Ravena law you’d better watch out for the Coeymans cops after church when you “congregate” “unnecessarily” on the street in front of the church or in the church parking lot. According to the Ravena law, you will be loitering and subject to a ticket (depending on who you are, of course; law enforcement in Ravena-Coeymans is highly biased).

 “A person is guilty of loitering when he/she…loiters.”

Even the New York Penal Law § 240.35 Loitering, despite its redundant phrasing “A person is guilty of loitering when he…loiters.” Brilliant language skills of the New York State legislators. Makes sense, doesn’t it? But in a law that kind of language can cause problems on an appeal or constitutional challenge, as we’ll see below.

Nevertheless, the New York loitering law is somewhat specific but not immune from challenge in that it notifies the citizen that he or she is guilty of loitering if he or she “wanders about in a public place for the purpose of begging…or gambling…or sexual conduct…or sexual behavior of a deviant nature;” or if a person is in a place and “masked…or disguised…or in unusual or unnatural attire.” The NY law also defines loitering as when a person is on “or remains in or about school grounds…with no legitimate reason for being there,” or is present a transportation facility “for the purpose of soliciting or sale of merchandise or services…or for the purpose of entertaining,” or is “in a transportation facility…and is unable to give a satisfactory explanation of his presence.” Loitering is a violation.

Loitering is a Violation. Sign on Ravena Gazebo

Loitering is a Violation.
Sign on Ravena Gazebo

Reading this law anyone of average intelligence will be able to understand the behavior that might earn him or her a ticket in New York state but anyone of average intelligence will also recognize that the terms of the law are so vague and ambiguous that the can cause any prosecutor really big problems when confronted with a smart defendant or defense attorney…most likely the prosecutor will opt not to prosecute –  – as is often the case –  – and just drop the charge or make a deal.

But back to the Ravena so – called “loitering” law. The Ravena law is conspicuously unconstitutional for the reasons we discuss below and the United States Supreme Court agrees. Here’s why (without going into the details of the individual cases, which we have studied for this article):

Your Rights Ignored Criminals: Bruno, Warner, Bailey, Case, Persico, Darlington!

Your Rights Ignored
Criminals: Bruno, Warner, Bailey, Case, Persico, Darlington!

The Supreme Court has held that such ordinances violate the First Amendment of the United States Constitution because they offend the protected rights and freedoms of association, assembly, and expression. The Court has also held that such ordinances are unconstitutionally vague in violation of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment because they arbitrarily restrict personal liberties.  Such ordinances as the Ravena law are unconstitutionally vague because the law fails “to establish standards for the police and public that are sufficient to guard against the arbitrary deprivation of liberty interests” by biased police officers. The Court also found that such ordinances are unconstitutional because they violate the Fourth Amendment by allowing a law enforcement officer to arrest a citizen suspect without probable cause. The Supreme Court held that “the freedom to loiter for innocent purposes is part of the ‘liberty’ protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

Here’s a bit of history for you: The legal background of loitering laws go back way before the American Constitution. In fact, laws criminalizing vagrancy and loitering go back to the time of the Black Plague in England more than 500 years ago. Back then the laws had an economic purpose: preventing laborers from traveling to neighboring communities where labor was scarce, where they could demand a higher wage. As time went on and poor populations increased and the unemployed filled English roads to rob those who traveled them, loitering laws became a tool for crime prevention and criminal punishment.

The loitering law allows police to “control persons who, although not traditionally considered criminals, were nonetheless considered undesirable.”

Today loitering laws still focus on crime prevention. The most common reasons for passing loitering laws include stopping drug dealers and prostitutes from frequenting an area, preventing obstruction in public passageways, and of course allowing police to “control persons who, although not traditionally considered criminals, were nonetheless considered undesirable.”  In fact, the Supreme Court held in a landmark case, Thornhill v. Alabama, that the statute in question was too broad and “prohibited otherwise lawful conduct that would otherwise be protected by the First Amendment. The Court also believed that the statute violated due process by granting the police too much discretion and “readily lent itself to harsh and discriminatory enforcement by local prosecuting officials, against particular groups deemed to merit their displeasure.” Sound familiar RCS residents?

This type of law, the United States Supreme Court believes, “bears the hallmark of a police state.”

In another case, the Supreme Court ruled that “cities and states could not pass loitering laws simply as a way of increasing their power to arrest, and required that the state narrowly define who fell within the ordinance and ensure that the person’s actual conduct at least in some way constituted a recognizable offense.

A municipality’s anti-loitering ordinance criminalized innocent conduct and that was the downfall of the ordinance

In another important case the Supreme court ruled that the ordinance was “unconstitutionally vague because it subjected the exercise of a right of assembly to an unascertainable standard, and is unconstitutionally broad because it authorized the punishment of constitutionally protected conduct.” In other words, the court again found that a municipality’s anti-loitering ordinance criminalized innocent conduct and that was the downfall of the ordinance.

The Supreme Court in its rulings on the loitering laws has consistently held that loitering laws without a separate criminal element are overly vague and thus invalid.

In a recent landmark decision that buttressed and emphasized the Supreme Court’s attitude against loitering laws the Court stuck with the presumption that “the freedom to loiter for innocent purposes is part of the ‘liberty’ protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.” With those words the highest court of the land placed the freedom to loiter within the greater “liberty” concept of “life, liberty, or property” within the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. A further effect of this is that it the Supreme Court recognized that discriminatory enforcement is the product of vague laws and the rulings prevent biased police from discriminating or retaliating against innocent persons. In other words, a law like the Ravena nonsense code would leave the police free to act out their biases, by unfairly targeting, dispersing, and arresting anyone or any group they disfavor. Sound familiar?

And by the way: The fact of being a young person doesn’t mean that you don’t have constitutional rights. You receive those rights at birth!

This should come as a very clear warning to the village of Ravena and its bunch of ignorant and useless fixtures called the village board (mayor John Bruno, Nancy Warner, William Bailey, Martin Case, Rocco Persico) to the town of Coeymans and its town board (supervisor Stephen Flach, Peter E. Masti, Thomas E. Dolan, Dawn Rogers, Thomas A. Boehm), and especially puts the Coeymans Police Department on particular notice to watch their steps because we’re watching and we’re ready to take action to clean up their acts if they can’t do it themselves. So listen up Bruno, Flach, Darlington. You’ve been served!

And village of Ravena mayor John Bruno and village board members Nancy Warner, William Bailey, Martin Case, Rocco Persico: Take the damned sign off the gazebo. It’s mere presence is proof of your ignorance!

The Editor

The Editor

Cases cited in this article:

  • City of Chicago v. Morales, 687 N.E.2d 53, 58-59 (Ill. 1997), 119 S.Ct. 1849 (1999)
  • Thornhill v. Albama, 310 U.S. 88 (1940)
  • Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham, 382 U.S. 87 (1965)
  • Papachristou v. City of Jacksonville, 405 U.S. 156 (1972)
  • Coates v. City of Cincinnati, 402 U.S. 611 (1971)
  • Nevada v. Richard, 836 P.2d 622 (Nev. 1992)

Also:

  • Farrar, Jared. “Just Hangin’ Around: Gangs and Due Process Vagueness in City of Chicago v. Morales,” Mercer Law Review, v. 51:973-986.
  • Leipold, Andrew D. “Targeted Loitering Laws,” Journal of Constitutional Law, February v.  3:1. 2001:474-502.
  • Letter, Attorney General McMaster  S.W. White, January 28, 2010, Opinion on Constitutionality of Union, So. Carolina Loitering Ordinance
  • District Court of Prince William County (Va), Commonwealth of Virginia v. M.I. Hernandez et al., GC04009123-00, Motion to Dismiss (undated)
  • N.Y Pen. Law § 240.35 Loitering

Stay tuned for:

Part Three: The Coeymans Police Department—Scoff-laws in Uniform. How Indifference and Bias Denies You Your Constitutional Rights. (This is a must-read for Coeymans police chief Gregory “DoDo-Cop” Darlington, Gerald “Dirty Hands Jerry” BoBo-Cop-Deluca, and Officers Jason “what investigation” Albert, Ryan “Psychocop” Johnson, Kerry “it’s hearsay” Thompson)

Part Four: Suing the Town of Coeymans Coeymans Police Department for Obstruction of Justice and Misuse of Public Office. How Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington is going to lose his job and his crooked cops may find themselves doing jail time. So you want to make misdemeanors and felonies disappear, Mr Tom Dolan (Ask Tommy about his son’s escapades and where the charges went) and Dawn Rogers (Ask Dawn about her daughter’s friend the bottle and where the alleged DUI charges went). You might want to ask about how evidence is safeguarded in the Coeymans Police Department or their recipe for hitting parents through their kids. Or you might want to ask how to frame a resident or how to screw up a drug raid for a thimble full of marijuana while the real druggies are in the Ravena offices or the Coeymans PD evidence room (just speculating on this one). Of course, the Coeymans Police would rather hassle a bunch of kids congregating on a public gazebo than go after real criminals like Scott Lenden and his helpers (theft, possession of stolen goods, criminal tresspass). But then Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca was investigator on that case and didn’t move his fat arse on it for six months until the victims called in the Albany County Sheriff’s team. Or how about arresting a kid for possessing his own prescription drugs and having him jailed for 45 days…on the information provided by a known, convicted druggie? An what about the recent botched up drug raids? Any comment, chief Darlington or admin assistant Kerry Thompson? And what happend to the investigations of Cathy Deluca and Claude Wheeles on falsely reporting an incident—one that never happened but Deluca and Wheeles collaborated and lied about it—maybe Officer Jason Albert, chief Gregory Darlington, or maybe Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca can provide some answers. How does evidence leak out, Mr Deluca, Mr Darlington, Officer Albert?

Part Five: Going after the Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central School District Board of Education, a Turncoat Superintendent of Schools, and the Teachers Union Lackeys Voted to the RCS Board of Education. How’d that all happen? We’ve got some information and facts that are going to knock your socks off and have some people soiling their undies. The real facts behind what cooking on the BoE and what a suicidal, ignorant school district has done to itself by handing over $40 million to crooks!


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