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Bruno, Deluca, Warner Squirming to Cover It Up

The Ravena Health and Fitness Center Has Become a Monkey on the Backs of Co-Conspirators and Crooks Ravena Mayor John Bruno, Center-Manager-Appointee Cathy Deluca, and Give-the-Library-an-Eviction-Notice Nancy Biscone-Warner

Mayor Bruno, Cathy Deluca, Nancy Warner, Marty Case are All Squirming to Find a Way out of the Pickle They're In.

Mayor Bruno, Cathy Deluca, Nancy Warner, Marty Case are All Squirming to Find a Way out of the Pickle They’re In.

Marlene McTigue and the Ravena News Herald owe this community some honesty. McTigue and the News Herald have to stop deceiving their subscribers with lies and cover-up stories. The Ravena Health and Fitness story is deceptive and misleading. It makes a feeble attempt to make something very bad look pretty good. It’s not and McTigue and the News Herald have to tell the truth, not cover up the lies!

So it goes with the Official Ravena-Coeymanazi Gazette, the Ravena News Herald and local News Herald editor, Marlene McTigue continues the unethical News Herald tradition of misinformation.(Yes. It’s the same Marlene McTigue who put her 5th-grade daughter, Maddie, up to plug the teachers union’s misinformation tactic that failed re: the 2013-14 RCS school budget—despite Matt Miller, Jerry Deluca, and a gaggle of teachers the 2% tax levy passed, defeating their proposed 3.5+%), is right there to misinform the public and to try to haul Bruno’s, Deluca’s and Warner’s arses out of the mess they’ve gotten themselves into with this travesty of community expense, the Ravena Fitness Center!

We’ve reported previously on how Mayor John Bruno and Nancy Biscone-Warner, together with Marty Case and Cathy Deluca, met behind closed doors to hatch this latest idiotic abuse of public office and scam, the Ravena Fitness Center. Ran out and spent some $40,000 of taxpayer money on used fitness equipment and forged ahead with their little scam without a single public hearing, no public comment, and keeping taxpayers and local residents absolutely in the dark.

We recently reported that the Ravena fitness Center is forecast to cost Ravena taxpayers more than $150,000 in 2014. That while the tax base is dwindling, storefronts continue to be boarded up, residential properties have lost value, and everyone’s trying to avoid getting swallowed up by monster potholes! That’s the Mayor John Bruno legacy for Ravena’s upcoming centennial.

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The article appearing in the April 25, 2013, Ravena News Herald, “Ravena Health and Fitness Center gearing up to hit the ground running,” penned by Marlene McTigue, avoids all mention of the crookery that is going on, and paints an overly rosey picture of this public scam.

Recall, dear readers, that we frequently throw out the term Coeymanazis, Incest Club, and Teachers Clique. All of these are intimately related: The Coeymanazis are headed by the Deluca pair, Cathy and Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca, who are very closely associated with the teachers clique (a failing bunch of hypocrites on the RCS CSD board of education), who are beholding to outed double-dipper teachers union rep “Matt-the-Mutt” Miller, who is the local lackey for the New York State United Teachers union (NYSUT) in the RCS district. And who do you think is very, very close friendly-like with Matt-the-Mut Miller? It’s  Mary Partridge-Brown of the elect lawyer n0-show-at-board-meetings Peter E. Brown gang.

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Now let’s connect the dots on the Ravena village council with the dots on the Ravena Health and Fitness Center scam artists. Here we have Marlene McTigue of the Ravena News Herald painting a pretty picture of Mayor John Bruno’s heroic act of “repurposing” the RCS Community Library space, to create a useless waste of money, a fitness center. Just what Ravena needs. Right? And we then have Cathy Deluca, wife of loudmouth, now pretty much disgraced, Dirty-Hands Jerry Deluca, a much disliked thug on the Coeymans police, a.k.a. Bobo Cop, and keeper of DoDo Cop, Gregory Darlington. Cathy Deluca is typically making nice while she’s conniving to screw someone or the entire community; hubby BoBo Dirty-Hands Jerry is usually waddling around playing law enforcement or mouthing off some nonsense at a school board meeting.

The good news is that recently people in the community are starting to wake up and think. They’re starting to question the lies and misinformation; they’re starting to fight back. Since last year, Matt Miller has lost a lot of credibility in his own circles. First he was fired from his double-dipping “energy manager” position for which he was soaking the district for $18,000 in addition to his teacher salary of about $80,000. He tried to badmouth Dr Alan R. McCartney and prevent his being hired to be RCS CSD superintendent. That failed. He tried to get a board member RK removed from the school board. That failed. His most recent shameful defeat was his failure and Jerry Deluca’s failure to force the school board to accept a more than 3.5% increase in the tax levy; they lost that battle, too, when the board passed Dr McCartney’s 2.0% budget. There’s nothing positive about those people and the only thing you can depend on them to do is to take care of themselves. Just like Cathy Deluca is doing: padding her nest with taxpayer money, $30,000 of  it. We see right through them. Can’t you?

Are ya still with me? We have already identified Marlene McTigue as being in league with the teachers and the teachers union rep, Matt-the-Mutt Miller, and having put her 5th-grade daughter up to plug the teachers outlandish demand for a tax levy increase. But the plot thickens even more if you’re following this, because the teacher on the Ravena village council and social studies teacher at the high school, Marty Case, chimes in obliviously, obviously trying to cover up the sting of public outrage:

“We’re going to be getting a new fitness center and a new library, healthy bodies, healthy minds, it will be a great thing for our community.” (Marty Case, village councilman)

What we need are some “healthy minds” on the village council, the town board. Never mind the “healthy bodies.” The idiot seems to have forgotten that the entire behind-closed-doors conspiracy could just land Mr Case jobless and censured by the NYSED for his involvement in allegedly illegal activity. He also failed to mention the fact that the library’s rent was raised some $600 a month by the village of Ravena because the library couldn’t occupy the new location because Rocco Persico’s (Ravena village council member) cousin, Donny Persico, was delayed in getting a bank loan to finish the remodeling of the location. By the way, that $600 a month increase comes out of the library’s budget, RCS and New Baltimore property  taxpayer monies. Nope. That wasn’t mentioned in the McTigue article either.

Are you still with me? Be patient. Now, Nancy Warner is a Biscone, a cousin to shyster Michael Biscone of Ravena village attorney infamy. Nancy Warner has also been village of Ravena treasurer for about 25-30 years but can’t seem to keep the books straight (Remember the state audit last year and its scathing assessment of Ravena accounting, rather lack of it) nor keep Mayor John Bruno aware of his financial responsibilities under the law (Remember his unforgettable statement, “I didn’t know…”).  Then there’s Cathy Deluca, who managed one failed fitness center in Ravena, and now has been hand-picked to manage the next failed fitness center in Ravena: the Ravena Health and Fitness Center.

 One thing I have to hand to McTigue, she got the wording perfectly when she writes:

“Newly appointed Fitness Center Director Cathy Deluca said ‘We’re ready to hit the ground running…'”

Couldn’t have chosen the words more perfectly, “newly appointed fitness center director Cathy Deluca.” Yes, Cathy, you’d damned well better “hit the ground running,” especially when the investigations start up. And we’ll make sure they do start up (we’re filing a complaint with the Secretary of State and the Office of the State Attorney General demanding an investigation of the village of Ravena’s creation of the Health and Fitness Center. We’d like you to support that effort but more on that later).

Reality is Reality. Truth is Truth.

Reality is Reality.
Truth is Truth.

A Hippo in Tights is Still a Hippo!

Cathy Deluca is quoted as having “more than 20 years of experience in the fitness industry.” I’m really sorry, Cathy, but seriously. When’s the last time you or Jerry looked in a mirror that could get all of you in on one shot? Reality is reality. Truth is truth. We don’t buy your “20 years of experience in the fitness industry” crap. Like let’s have some serious disclosure here. Let’s have a list of the places where you’ve gotten all those 20 years of experience (not wiping down equipment or cruising the showers, now, real management experience).

We are calling on all residents of Ravena to see through the smoke screen and demand accountability and transparency. It’s your money they’re spending and they’re spending it without your consent. You need to call them out at the next village meeting and ask questions like:

  • When did you put this out for public comment?
  • When did you hold a public meeting to hear our opinions?
  • When did you ask us if you could spend the $40,000 on used equipment?
  • When did you ask us for inputs on the forecast more than $150,000 in the proposed budget for the Ravena Health and Fitness Center?
  • Where is the business plan for the center?
  • Who is paying for all of the banners and website promotional material already out there?
  • Who authorized the “appointment” of Cathy Deluca to be the “director” of the illegal fitness center, and who decided to pay her $30,000 a year of your money?
  • What are Deluca’s credentials to manage the center and who reviewed and approved them? We want to see her 20 years experience on paper, documentable!
  • What studies were done to determine whether a fitness center will survive in this area, or even is wanted (apart from Bruno’s “vision”, Deluca’s and Warner’s sweet-talking, we have NOTHING in the way of planning or ensuring the best interests of the public’s monies)?
  • In short, if the questions above are not clearly, honestly, convincingly answered: Whose heads will roll first?

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    You Need to Ask: What’s Going On?!?

Residents, taxpayers! Haven’t you had your fill of a certain bunch of insiders doing what they please in their own interests. Haven’t they almost destroyed this community and this area with their lousy attitudes, their self-appointed privileges, their privileged cliques, their thievery? We need to ask questions and get answers. If we don’t do it now, maybe the government will step in and do it for us? Is that what you’d want?

The rumor is now that in order to save face, Bruno, Deluca, Warner and the rest of the conspirators are considering non-profit status, hoping to recoup some of the money they’ve wasted. Before anything goes non-profit, the questions have to be cleared up that are here and now.  Before anyone takes home $30,000 of taxpayer money, we want to know a hell of a lot or someone’s going to jail!

You Be the Judge Is this an Abuse of Public Trust?

You Be the Judge
Is this an Abuse of Public Trust?

The Editor

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Our Zombification & Now Even God Comes in 29 Designer Flavors!

 We Are Being Dumbed Down and Turned into A Nation of Zombies.

The Zombies are Eating Our Tax Dollars!

The y’re Turning Us Into Zombies
And We’re Eating Each Other!

Technology, the Promoters of the Technology, the Lobbies and Unions Shoving Technology Down Our Throats, the Public Officials Who are Slaves to the Unions and Lobbies, and our Already Zombified Teachers and Administrators are Hell-bent to Zombify our Entire Culture!

Just Shoot Us! Why Doncha!?!

You’re Boring Us to Death!
Just Shoot Us! Why Doncha!?!

I was going to continue the reports on the RC Teen Activity Center and on the Unending Persecution of the RCS CSD BoE President by the Hypocrite Albany DA P.[udenda] David Soares, until I Experienced the Most Recent RCS school board public meeting on January 7, 2012. I simply had to comment on it!

The point is, however, that the specific RCS situation is not unique; in fact, it’s as common as…well, the metaphors I could offer may not be very pleasant so I’ll stop while I still have your attention. The problem is endemic, and I hope to convince you that it is as serious as I expect it is.

PowerPoint Masturbation. I reviewed the RCS Central School District board of education meeting of January 7th, and I was initially amazed that it was so…quiet. Fact is: It was barely attended by the public. Then came the reason: Another one of those idiotic digital slide show presentations where the presenter self-pleasures him or herself by vomiting onto a wall or screen a mass of numbers, charts and graphs that no one but the presenter understands. Only a death squad of mercenaries could kill the audience quicker! Is that the plan? Kill attendance by presenting idiotic garbage? Is that the purpose of the public sessions of the board of education meetings? Well, it does show one thing: If these presenters, who are teachers and administrators in the schools, are that self-absorbed and mentally zombified that they don’t give a damn how intensely boring they are and how disrespectful they are of their audience, what on earth are they doing in the classrooms? Is this an indicator of how they communicate information in the classroom, too? Then, of course, I started to think…

zombies ahead run

Education is all about communication. If teachers and administrators are not capable of communicating appropriately with their audience, what in hell are we spending all this money on paying teachers extreme salaries? If, from what we see and hear in these PowerPoint slide presentations by teachers and administrators is: What in hell are we spending all of the “professional development” money on for teachers? (Please don’t tell me, “It’s in their contract.”) The PowerPoint presentations are much too long, too many slides, too poorly designed, too poorly presented, not presented in a language the audience can fully understand, and present too much information for anyone of normal intelligence to digest! The time, effort, money would be better spent on a simple one-page executive summary, and an essential facts sheet followed with a Q/A session.

Dr Alan McCartney did an excellent job by jumping in and summarizing a very confused and muttered presentation point by clearly distilling the facts: “When she says [the increase in] online testing, the state has essentially told us that Within two years they expect that all state tests will be taken online at the same time by every student in the state.” Bingo. Stop the convoluted explanations and miscommunications, cross-referencing and pointing to other people. You’re supposed to be informing everyone!

But the fact remains: So much money being spent on technology, updates, new computers, etc. doesn’t do very much to improve socialization, reading, writing, development of self. Those are the problems that are being created by over-technologization of our schools and digitizing our learning environments. Out-of-control and excessive dependence on technology is a key factor in zombification.

Big Brother's Zombies

Big Brother’s Zombies
Orwell, “1984”
(See our P.s. at the end of this article!)

Zombification of America. Imagine all of those futuristic low-budget films where masses of human beings are mindlessly gazing at Fearless Leader, who appears demonically proselytizing on a huge flat-screen. Imagine all of those low-budget walking-dead films depicting zombified undead human beings walking around aimlessly, mindlessly trying to find a brain to eat (apparently they’re brain-starved, the product of our education system). Imagine all of the newsreel, archival, and documentary images of the Nazi era, of Stalin’s Russia, of the China of the cultural revolution, and the propaganda machine that deprived whole populations of freedom of thought, speech, movement, and controlled every atom of information served to the public. Have you ever thought about how all of that was accomplished? Have you ever thought about the underlying message these films of protest, of warning they are sending?

Are these your kids>

Are these your kids

Isolation of Children. In all of the totalitarian regimes, the family unit was a prime target. First you isolate parents from children, and then you get all the children in one place and brainwash them. Sound familiar? Here, let me help you to understand. In the Nazi, Stalinist, China during the cultural revolution, the family was always made sacrosanct because the propagandists knew at the time that it was central and a core value to the population. But what they then proceded to do is to gradually dissolve the traditional family to form a new-age type of family. Breeders would produce perfect offspring, who would be herded into education camps, and who then would become a generation of perfect zombies, and the cycle would continue. Are you getting it now? Maybe not? Let’s move on, then.

This isolation of children, young people from parents and the traditional family unit then went on to isolate families and children from the ethics and morality sources, the spiritual and faith communities, the churches and congregations. Once the sensitivity to the value of spirituality, faith and religion was erased in the family and in the youth, new gods, idols, could be set up to fill the void created by killing God. Once ethics and morality was taken out of the hands of the faith and spiritual communities, the now ethically and moraly sterile parents and youth could be filled with a popular, government, corporate morality and ethics.

zombie girlNow those newly indoctrinated, brainwashed young adults become teachers. Without the traditional family to instill a sense of culture and identity, and without the faith communities to inspire ethics and morality, the education system, the schools and liberal colleges and universities now disseminate faddish, dumbed-down learning at economically hobbling prices. The basic thought here is: control the spirit and the mind through zombified education, the spirit through corporate ethics and morality, and vertical and horizontal movement by shackling the population with the propaganda that the ultimate goal is a college education even if you end up with a lifetime of debt and no job.

The control logic is ingenious. Don’t you think? No, you don’t think. That’s the fundamental problem!

Undead - The Zombie Teacher

Mr Undead
The Zombie Teacher

Here’s an example: The other day I was having a breakfast meeting with a contributor. The waitress, always ready to add her two cents, starts bitching about what her daughter is [not] learning in middle school. Seems she’s falling behind and the mother hasn’t a clue how to help her. “She just doesn’t get the math they’re teaching! It’s all dashes and dots and numbers. I just don’t get it. I don’t understand what it is!” ISOLATION OF THE PARENT FROM THE CHILD’S EDUCATION! The government sets up systems that eliminate parental participation in their childrens’ education (except to pay dearly for it). If the parent doesn’t get it and can’t help the child, the parent loses esteem in the child’s eyes (“Gee, mom, you’re a dumbass!”), the child feels helpless and vulnerable, has low self-esteem (“I’m stupid.”), the modern morality, ethics, and economics force the single mother to work long hours to support the child (“Gee, mom, you’re never around when I need you!”), the father’s probably a victim of the legal system and in jail for peeing in public or desperation drinking (think alcoholism in soviet Russia), and the child has a no-parent family unit (Our law enforcement dunces and idiot judges at work reinforcing the zombification process!).

eat more brainsEnter the A.S.A.P. programs and the Teen  Activity Centers of the world! Parents are already technically isolated from their children and the ethical and moral foundations have been eroded to such an extent that any sense of guilt is radically lessened, so now parents, in the squeeze by the financial environment and the corporate brainwashing that they MUST HAVE, MUST RUSH OUT and GET, MUST GIVE, now make the excuse that to make ends meet, they both, mother and father, must have jobs.

(No one seems to catch on that they’re being satanically manipulated by the corporations, the educators, the service providers. Nope! They’re zombies now, they don’t have to think. No brain left, you see! That’s why the movie zombies have to eat brains…they have to replace their own brain they sacrificed to the government, unions and corporations!). But now we have “After School Activities Programs” and Community Teen Centers, Youth Centers, etc. that gather the young people together, away from home, family, parents, and become the surrogate home, family, parents to the children. All they are are Nazi, Stalinist, revolutionary Chinese youth camps, and they have the same effect: Separate the children from the home, family, parents; gather them into one place; make them feel good and liked there; replace the home, family, parents with a new home, family, and new “parents.” Get it yet? Sure, you rationalize the whole thing and think you “need to work to make ends meet,” that “you need to give the kids the latest brain-dissolving handheld toys,” that you need “to rush out and buy that product,” that everyone in the family “needs their own vehicle” (so that they can rush out and leave the home, family, parents and get to the youth or teen center, indoctrination camp.). No guilt anymore! Everyone has his or her addiction. Everyone’s a zombie.

Nobody needs to care. Everyone needs an assault weapon (to finish off all the other zombies). Do your hear the evil Lord [In]Sidious sniggering in the confusion of your life, now?

FEAR IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL MOTIVATORS, CONTROLS, WEAPONS!

Zombie Teachers

Zombie Teachers

Zombification of Education. Well, I started out talking about PowerPoint masturbation and presenter self-pleasuring. I raised the question if what we are seeing, the total alienation of the audience by the presenter, total unawareness of the audience, is that what’s happening in the classrooms? I then provided you, dear readers, with a tour of what I see is going on right under unseeing eyes: the zombification of the people. Yes, we are so blind that we sheeple along to the drumbeat of the propagandists, our richly lobby-bribed elected officials, the corporations, and a federal government too big to care and money-making-bailout-sponges the propagandists tell us are too big to fail. But what we are really missing, so tragically missing is the true tragedy right here, in our own communities, right in your own home: the zombification of the family! We used to hear that “education starts in the home, formation in the churches, training in the schools.” Where has all that wisdom gone? We are becoming a nation of digitized, electronic junkies. We are becoming a society of ethically cleansed, amoral, brainless, starving zombies. Why? Because it’s so easy. That’s why.

But we like easy. But when you actually think about it it’s catastrophic! Take, for example, electronic communications. Before the birth of the transistor radio way back in the 1960’s, people sat home and listened to the radio together; with the transistor radio, the migration genes were facilitated, and you could listen on your own, while on the move! Then came the computer and e-mail and online searches. No more sitting down and writing a nice card or going to the library, seeing friends, socializing, browsing the stacks. Now you could sit in a dark cubicle or in a corner of your bedroom and get it all! But even then you still had to go out, face the world, shop, negotiate, pay bills.

No more, my little zombies! Just isolate yourself in your dark little corner and Bingo! It’s all done…digitally. Eating out in a restaurant or a diner used to be a social ritual. Forget about that, too! Just look around you: couples sitting at the same table, each one looking blankly down at their lap. It used to be that when you saw something like that you yelled: “Hands on the table!” No more, my little zombies! All the self-pleasuring now is done…digitally!

So the universities came up with another rain-making, revenue generating, cost-saving strategy: online degrees. No more physical interpersonal social learning experiences. Just sit in your dusty, smelly, infested corner and “earn a degree.” It’s that simple, simpletons!

Worse still, our educators and the boards of education are caving to an idiotic decree, now law, that mandates that our schools go digital! Now if this isn’t a conspiracy by the information technology lobbies, the computer and software lobbies, I must have come down with the last shower!

Freud, Piaget, Ainsworth, Watson, Bandura, Kohlberg and others all have theories of human development, of stages of human moral and character evelopment and all of them take into consideration the importance of human physical interaction.

One Instructor, One Lesson for All

One Instructor, One Lesson for All

Almost every mainstream magazine and journal has recently published articles on the importance of human contact in healthy human development and the consequences of “isolation.” The studies and research on which these articles are based is done by scholars and academics, scientists. Why is it all lost on our educators? The Answer: Unions and Lobbies! MONEY. And our federal and state education pundits are all in the union and lobby pockets! That’s why the New York State Education Department has told schools to start planning for the flatscreen teacher–all of education will be cleansed of the personal role model in the classroom, the adored teacher (what’s left of any real role models in the classroom). One standardized model will present one standardized presentation over fiberoptic delivery or satellite hookup. All zombies will get one standardized program of instruction. All little zombies will be uniform in their thinking. All parent zombies will be eliminated from the picture (until tax time comes). The entire world will be ZOMBIFIED!

Which Way Is God?!?

Which Way Is God?!?

Nowadays Even God Comes in 29 Different Flavors. Religion and faith, too, has been zombified by the media and by the courts. People are spiritually lost, impoverished. They know there’s something more than the new idols of cars, money, handhelds, digital friends. The human spirit feels drawn to something else! And the free market economy, atheist capitalism is right there to meet the need! My question is :  Why? if so many people are searching that someone doesn’t get the message that they’re not finding what they need. Just driving around the area we see more different churches than Heinz has soups! What is it that all these churches are attempting to answer but don’t seem to be doing? An interesting fact is that Episcopalians are defecting to Roman Catholicism; Roman Catholics, fundamentalists, Evangelicals, and others are flocking to the Eastern Orthodox Church! The reasons? Here are just a couple of the reasons given in the literature:

  • the reductionism, barreness, and minimalism in most faddish, modern faith communities
  • a search for a sense of mystery and majesty in worship
  • a search for a joyful and confident, credible celebration of the gospel liturgy
  • a commitment to the role of tradition as a supplement/complement to the Bible as a source for theology
  • an experience of a well-defined sense of identity in faith tradition rooted in a historical consciousness of the early church
  • a heritage of Christian perseverance tested by modern challenges, even persecutions.

The Powers had to Make God Politically Incorrect in our Schools and Public Institutions.

Why? Because a belief in God and freedom to speak about God could possibly remind us that we have the freedom,  the chutzpah (Hebrew: audacity) to Argue with God. In fact, this  would create a dangerous situation in which the citizen could challenge the Powers. Hell, if Abraham and Job could argue with God, why shouldn’t we challenge the Powers?

One possible explanation is that the general zombification we are witnessing is expressing itself in confusion and derailment relating to spirituality and the search for Ultimate Truth, a search for our own identity. The causes of the general zombification include those discussed above. The solutions don’t need to be discovered, they’re already under our noses, we need only to see and acknowledge them.

Believe!Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

Believe!
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

The Editor

P.s. If you’ve gotten this far, you deserve a little gift! I’ve found an interesting article, very short, that goes through seven technologies that George Orwell describes in his novel, 1984, and that have become reality in 2013! The man was a seer, a prophet! Read the short article with my best wishes. Click 7 sinister technologies from Orwell 1984.

 
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No Public Inputs or Notice! Village Board Minutes Confirm!

We’ve Just Received The Village of Ravena’s Response to our Demand for Documents and It Appears that The Village of Ravena is Pulling Another Fast-One on Residents!

Village of Ravena Retaliating Against the RCS Community Library?

We Were Very Specific in Our Demand for Copies of Public Notices, Hearings, and Minutes and Public Comments, Both For and Against the Ravena Fitness Center, and the Names of Trustees Who Voted For and Against Spending $50-100,000 on Used Fitness Equipment.The Village of Ravena Provided only the Minutes of the Village board meeting of September 18, 2012, and was unable to provide any other documents relating to our request. What does this mean? It means that the Village of Ravena was given the opportunity to save its butt and show that it acted in good faith with the public’s trust and that it did its business in an open and transparent way, safeguaring the common good. But did the elected village trustees do that? NO!In fact, the only documents that the Village of Ravena was able to provide in response to the clearly worded request for documents was, as mentioned above, the minutes of the September 18, 2012, Ravena village board meeting, and an excuse for not being able to produce any public notices, minutes of hearings, public comments, etc. The excuse reads, “Denied: Public Notice, Hearings, Votes” Why? “Record of which this agency (the Village of Ravena) is legal custodian cannot be found.” Translation: The village of Ravena would normally have those documents but they don’t exist. What this means: The village of Ravena, the trustees of the Village of Ravena, never made any Public Notices, never held any Hearings, and never opened the question of the Fitness Center or the Spending of $50-100,000 on used fitness equipment. The trustees and mayor of Ravena apparently didn’t think the public, the voters had to know anything about the secret meetings held behind closed doors.

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What do the Signs Tell Us?

Warning: If you are a student or a minor, please leave this blog now.

The Rats Are Busy!

Flash! We just received a very disturbing comment from a local businessperson… that comment reports that the Coeymanazis are making calls to all of the member businesses of the GREATER COEYMANS RAVENA COMMUNITY BUSINESS GROUP telling them that if they don’t leave the group, that the Coeymanazis will force the community not to do business with them. That’s how the rat pack in Coeymans works!

Read the Comment under Know What It Feels Like to Be BLED to DEATH?

Stop those RATS! VOTE NO!

 Cruising Through the Area Today, I Noticed All the Signs Marring the Landscapes, and I Thought About What Those Signs Tell Us. Here Is Our Reading…

Ingenious! Brilliant!

This One’s Our Hands-Down Favorite and It Speaks Volumes!

This one simply shouts out: “We’ve Had Enough of Your Sign Vandalism! Try Trashing This One, Stupid!

With all the nastiness in this budget controversy, probably the worst demonstration of moronic behavior has been the YES! side’s trashing and vandalism of the NO!’s signs. Totally unfair play but Hey! were in the RCS district! Do we expect different? But this local business person’s response was unique and utterly brilliant–a courageous challenge to the local gangsters and the Coeymanazis! Bravo!

Then we have the signs that take the children hostage and ransom them for a vote. Here’s one of them:

Pure Propaganda

This One Is Just Pure Propaganda. It Appeals to the Emotions, Not to the Head. One of the lowest tricks in the book to get people to do what you want them to do is to tug at the heart strings. We see it regularly on the television when they show dirty South American or Aftican children and appeal to you to adopt one with your check! Or those animal rescue commercials with the abused puppies and kittens; how can you not give and give more? Well This is no different, they’re taking the school children hostage and demanding your vote as ransom! Don’t fall for it!

The sign is posted conspicuously on the lawn of the home of a Coeyman’s town justice.  Why is that important you might ask? Well, New York State has what is called the Code of Judical Conduct that governs a justice’s or judge’s conduct. Specifically,

  • Section 100.5   states that  ” A judge or candidate for elective judicial office shall refrain from inappropriate political activity.”
  • Section 100.2    “A judge shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all of the judge’s activities.”
  • Section 100.3    A judge shall perform the duties of judicial office impartially and diligently.
  • Section 100.4    A judge shall so conduct the judge’s extra-judicial activities as to minimize the risk of conflict with judicial obligations.

It really looks like the judge has made a big mistake. By placing that sign urging a Yes! vote on his front lawn the judge is broadcasting that he is partisan in a heated political debate centering on the 2012-13 school budget. In addition, and considering much of the illegal intimidation, harassment, vandalism that has been going on during this debate, he is broadcasting that he is not impartial but supports the group for the budget over and against those opposing the budget;  he is supporting the special-interest teachers union. Furthermore, it’s not enough we have one ex-cop in a judge suit (H. Warner), now it appears we have a town justice broadcasting that he supports the political group spearheaded by unethical and atheist teacher Matt Miller and the Jerry Deluca gang, the Bartlett-Hummel-Dingbat gang of Coeymanazis. The judge, in other words, has broadcast loud and clear his potential for bias and prejudice and should not be on the bench!

Read more about the Rules at Rules Governing Judicial Conduct of the Commission on Judicial Conduct.

We have pictures of the sign and we will be filing a formal written complaint to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct demaning that town justice Dardiani be sanctioned or even removed from the bench for his unethical conduct! (There will be more on this issue after the vote, too.)

We All Know About Clusters, Don’t We?

 Flooding the area with signs all over the place makes the false impression that there’s also numbers behind the signs. That’s not so in the propaganda world. But it does influence some of the stupider one’s seeing the signs. What it does mean is that they don’t have what it takes to pursuade people with sound facts and figures, so they’ll try to make them think that they are big enough to carry the vote. It’s just a smoke screen, people.

The cluster effect also means that this is a bunch that, like their signs, stick together…they don’t have the guts to stand alone, they can only act in a pack, like rats, under cover of darkness.

Please note also that the signs are impersonal, have no warmth, no personality, they’re plastic just like the people they’re advertising. Think about it…store-bought, cold, plastic…are those the kind of people you want making your decisions for you?

They’re Blowin’ It Out Their Butts!

It’s a snow job but did you even consider what all those signs are costing them? Who’s paying for it? And what are they getting out of it? Well, if that budget gets passed, we all know who’ll be paying the bill, YOU!

This is another example of the “appeal to their emotions” type of propaganda: the luvy-duvy crap…manipulating you through the symbols that the pictures and the colors represent:

You’re Being Manipulated!

 This is basic psychology 101 but you’d be surprised how many geniuses fall for the ploy. It’s the same level of manipulation that they use when they take the kids hostage for your vote. This time it’s like a child’s note written by impersonators…tug, tug. You have to see through their tricks and how they affect you.

I’ll close with just a couple of signs that really have a message; you can see it as well as feel it. The first sign, the truck, is one of those signs rich in meaning. here are a couple more:

Purely Simple and Honest; No Hype. Handpainted by a real human being!

We liked this one because it’s honest and human. A real person took the time and energy to create this sign that expresses his or her position and calling out to the reader to vote NO! How good does it get?

And this one has the same effect but it’s also asking the reader not to soak up all the toxic waste that’s been fed to them by the Coeymanazis but to know the facts.

Use Your Head’s People!

This is a real person speaking to YOU! Telling YOU to use your head, your God-given intelligence to know the facts for yourself. Don’t be bullied, intimidated, harassed or over run by the sign clusters of rat packs. Just know the facts and vote NO! Simple, to the point, honest. Not plastic, not mass produced; just another human voice going out to the reader.

But of all the signs we’ve shown and commented on, the one that says it all is the lone sign, standing there, challenging, courageous, made with human hands, it’s message as simple as its design:

Strength and Courage; Independent!

It’s Judy Sylvester, a courageous woman with the guts to stand alone, not in a cluster, powerful in the simplicity of her message. That’s the kind of persons we need on the RCS Board of Education, courageous, human, unoffending, smart and independent. Judy Sylvester, like her signs, can stand on her own and doesn’t need a rat pack to back her up!

Thank you! Judy!

By the way, did you know that Howard ENGEL, a candidate for re-election to the RCS CSD Board of Education is a teacher married to a teacher, and is member of the teachers union at Averill Park? Did you know that candidate for election to the RCS CSD Board of Education Edward “Teddy” Reville is married to Engel’s sister? Sunilda Swan is also a former teacher. A. Whalen is a retired Teacher. Sitting board member James Latter’s wife, Amanda Latter, is a math teacher at the RCS middle school. Particularly disturbing is the Board of Education meeting of November 1 at which residents call for the immediate resignation of sitting Board member James Latter for breach of confidentiality and endangerment of a student, RCS Sports Association misuse of funds, questions regarding the RCS Sports Association’s non-profit status and 990 tax returns (non filed). O’Connor is a teacher. And you still don’t think the teachers are running the RCS BoE? In the name of fair play, get the teachers off the Board of Education!

Special Notice: We make every effort to be truthful, complete, fair, and balanced on this blog; therefore, if you see anything that you know to be false or incorrect, or if you have additional information to clarify any issue, please let us know by e-mailing your information or by leaving a comment. It’s very important to us that we don’t fall into the same category as those whom this blog is intended to expose. Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation and assistance!
 

Know What It Feels Like to Be BLED to DEATH?

Warning: If you are a student or a minor, please leave this blog now.

We have just acquired a copy of the so-called Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement between the Teachers Union a.k.a. the RCS Teachers Association and the RCS CSD and what we see in that document, submitted by the teachers union, is absolutely SCANDALOUS!

The Teachers Will Suck You Dry

If you vote YES! on the 2012-13 School Budget You’ll Know What it Feels Like to Be BLED TO DEATH!

Once you read this you will have to agree that the only way you can vote is NO! on the 2012-13 School Budget…and you’ll also have to agree that the teachers on the RCS Board of Education have to go!

You’ll Know Why When You Read This!

It’s all in the Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement offered by the teachers union and Matt Miller (remember him? the atheist teacher, also president of the RCS teachers union) and friends on April 17th, 2012. Before you misunderstand the document, it is a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) NOT a “contract,” and the terms of the agreement go into effect ONLY if the 2012-13 RCS School Budget is passed. So you must vote NO! to avoid being bled to death.

The teachers offer “a partial” = temporary “wage freeze” but subject to some pretty one-sided conditions (of course, the actual conditions were never made public for you to know!):

  1. According to the MOA, the Board must submit “a tax levy of 8.6%…or 6.8% based on efficiency measures that DO NOT NEGATIVELY IMPACT THE ASSOCIATION.” (#1 of the MOA). In other words, the teachers agree that you, the voters, can pay the 6.8%…everyone else can drop dead but the teachers association cannot be touched. Nice, right?
  2. The teachers’ 2010-2013 negotiated contract will be extended for two years, to 2015, with a 2.5% pay increase in each year of the extension. (#2 of the MOA).Wait a minute, this means the teachers get a raise when everyone else is cutting back! Now that’s a real sacrifice, voters!
  3. The teachers who initially do not receive the 2.5% per year pay increase will start to receive the 2.5% pay increase on February 1 [2013]  (#3 of the MOA).So, even those teachers who don’t initially get the pay increase get the pay increase on February 1st. Nice deal for the teachers! Pay me now, pay me later–win-win for the teachers! Do you like that, voters?
  4. On July 1, 2012, all members of the teachers union would still receive all increases in the 2010-13 contract. Another win-win for the teachers.
  5. There would be NO losses of full or part-time positions for teachers union members (#5 of the MOA). In other words, ALL teaching jobs would be safe, cuts would have to come from somewhere else but not from teachers! That’s really a sacrifice…ALL teachers’ jobs are safe, get raises, to hell with you, voter!
  6. Any savings from the Supplemental Agreement would be used only to offset tax levy but NOT to increase reserve funds or for any other purpose (#6 of the MOA). Only the teachers benefit, in other words.
  7. Number 7 of the MOA really gets us sick: “three sick days can be converted to personal days…above and beyond” (adding time off to the already generous time off without excuse)! Nice! Teachers get more paid  time off for themselves!

    What You’ll Be Screaming If the School Budget Passes

But the Teacher is Your Friend!

The key to stopping this ridiculous arrangement is to vote NO! on May 15th. If the budget is defeated these self-serving, shameless teachers’ demands will NOT go into effect! There is NO sacrifice of any kind in this Agreement, it’s a LOAN agreement and you, the voters, will have to pay for it plus interest!

 That’s the TRUTH behind your wonderful teachers! They are out for themselves and this proves it and you have to thank Matt Miller, David Dykeman, and Bridget Engelhardt of the RCS teachers association for cutting your throats, and the traitor teachers, teachers’ spouses and retired teachers (Engel, Whalen, O’Connor, Traver) on the Board of Education for pushing this monstrous deal through.

Loaded Dice:
Teachers Win=You Lose

If you vote NO! the teachers lose nothing and will continue according to the negotiated contract for 2010-2013.

We are including a scanned copy of the Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement for your reading “pleasure,” and so that you can see for yourself that everything we report on this issue is true and factual. Just click here to read the actual document: RCS CSD -Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement.

VOTE NO!
On May 15th

By the way, did you know that Howard ENGEL, a candidate for re-election to the RCS CSD Board of Education is a teacher married to a teacher, and is head of the teachers union at Averill Park? Did you know that candidate for election to the RCS CSD Board of Education Edward “Teddy” Reville is married to Engel’s sister? Sunilda Swan is also a former teacher. A. Whalen is a retired Teacher. Sitting board member James Latter’s wife is a math teacher at the RCS middle school. Particularly disturbing is the Board of Education meeting of November 1 at which residents call for the immediate resignation of sitting Board member Latter for breach of confidentiality and endangerment of a student, RCS Sports Association misuse of funds, questions regarding the RCS Sports Association’s non-profit status and 990 tax returns (non filed). O’Connor is a teacher. An you still don’t think the teachers are running the RCS BoE? In the name of fair play, get the teachers off the Board of Education!

Special Notice: We make every effort to be truthful, complete, fair, and balanced on this blog; therefore, if you see anything that you know to be false or incorrect, or if you have additional information to clarify any issue, please let us know by e-mailing your information or by leaving a comment. It’s very important to us that we don’t fall into the same category as those whom this blog is intended to expose. Thank you very much in advance for your coöperation and assistance!
 

Corrupt Coeymans Police Effectiveness Compromised!!!

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

The School Budget Vote, Board of Education Elections, Harassment, Sign Vandalism! Coeymanazis, Coeymans Police Response: Intimidation! Hire-a-Thug Program!

Don’t Let The Coeymanazis Crap On You Anymore!

You’re Paying For it! WOW! Are You Paying for !t! Your Tax Dollars At Work…

The Coeymans Police Department is compromised in that one or more of its members, Gerald “Jerry” Deluca,  is deeply entrenched in a confrontational tactic in the board of education elections and the 2012-13 school budget vote, and has allegedly been involved in uncivil tactics, intimidation vis-à-vis a female candidate for the board of education. Shame! on you Jerry! Shame! on you Darlington for allowing this to reflect negatively on your force! Shame! on you residents of the Town of Coeymans for allowing this to happen….AGAIN!

Violence Doesn’t Have to Be Physical!

The tainted member of the Coeymans Police Department (Gerald Deluca) is conspicuously involved with the incestuous teachers gang on the board of elections and, because of his close relationship with the chief of the Coeymans Police Department, Gregory Darlington, (Deluca is “Darlington’s Darling”) the parties against whom the intimidation and sign vandalism is being perpetrated reasonably feel that they cannot get the protection or service they need from the Coeymanazis, experts in the soft violence of harassment and intimidation, and turning a blind eye to the misconduct of their cronies while harassing and intimidating their opponents.

And what do you do with a cop who doesn’t respect people, who forgets the essential boundaries, who steps over those boundaries? You can’t even make him or her a dog catcher! They are like an animal who tastes human flesh; they’re no good anymore.*

*The same applies to a town justice, Warner, who,  we are told, is an ex-cop! Where do the probable conflicts of interest stop in Coeymans?!?!

Coeymans Police Department
“To Serve and Protect”
….THEMSELVES!

Not enough, you think? Well here’s another little tidbit on the growing gang of thugs and undesirables that  your fine Coeymans Police Chief Gregory Darlington is assembling for your protection and service in the Coeymans Police Department Bad Boys Club–the Coeymans’ Police Department is starting to make the residents of Coxsackie Corrections Facility look like a Girl Scout Camp!!!

According to a report in the May 11th Times Union: A  NY state appeals court upheld the city’s 2010 firing of then police sergeant Peter J. McKenna for not intervening to stop another cop, a drunk, off-duty detective, from leaving a Bethlehem supermarket parking lot and then McKenna misleading [= lied to] his superiors about the encounter.

A state arbitrator found Peter J. McKenna, who was on duty at the time, guilty of nine misconduct charges leveled against him by the police department in the wake of the incident involving former Albany Detective George McNally. (McKenna was driving a marked police SUV when he followed McNally, who was off-duty and drunk, into neighboring Bethlehem following a hit-and-run crash McNally had fled in Albany.)

Coeymans Police Department is Compromised!

Bad Cop No Donut

Then McKenna admitted confronting McNally outside a Hannaford grocery store there but did not arrest him or notify Bethlehem police that the suspected drunken detective was getting back behind the wheel and driving away.

Acting state Supreme Court Justice Richard Platkin upheld the state arbitrator’s decision, and, of course, the police union continued to defend the criminal cop McKenna and appealed the case to the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court; your tax dollars at work!

On this Thursday, the five-judge appellate panel of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division unanimously affirmed Platkin’s ruling, that McKenna “should have attempted to stop McNally.” But hey, McKenna took the law into his own hands! Do you think he’s giving the same breaks to people he’s stopping when they pass through Coeymans?

McKenna  now is a patrolman in the town of Coeymans. Coeymans Police Chief Gregory Darlington said McKenna has been employed there about a month.

 Read more on Police Chief Darlington’s Trophy Hire, McKenna, the guilty verdict and the firing:

Smell Something Funny?

As if there’s not enough corruption and misconduct already in the Town of Coeymans, especially on the Coeymanazi Police Department, Darlington now has to recruit from the discarded dregs of the Albany departments! It’s all incestuous! Scandalous! Pathological! And it’s all in Coeymans, NY, right in your own back yard…or on your front lawn!

In view of all of this it’s no wonder most residents don’t trust the Coeymans Police! So, if asked why you are not going to your local police, tell the New York State Police or the FBI that the Coeymans Police Department is compromised and biased in the matters you are requesting assistance. They cannot be trusted. Give names!

Furthermore, the office of the Albany County District Attorney’s office is also compromised in that the wife of the chief of Coeymans Police is David Soares’ secretary! Can the office of the DA be trusted to handle any misconduct without being unduly influenced? We think not.

So here we have Deluca, McKenna, Darlington and who knows what else in the CPD clubhouse…Do you really feel safe now?

We have therefore recommended and would like to further recommend here, that any concerns for personal safety, any complaints of harassment or intimidation, and all incidents of campaign sign vandalism be handed over to the New York State Police or directly to the FBI in Albany. In all cases of campaign sign vandalism, the FBI should be informed.

The contact details for the Albany Field Office of the FBI are:

FBI Albany Field Office
200 McCarty Avenue
Albany, NY 12209
Phone: (518) 465-7551
Fax: (518) 431-7463

Send the Bullies and the Corrupt Police a Clear Message: NO!

Vote NO!
On May 15th

Special Notice: We make every effort to be truthful, complete, fair, and balanced on this blog; therefore, if you see anything that you know to be false or incorrect, or if you have additional information to clarify any issue, please let us know by e-mailing your information or by leaving a comment. It’s very important to us that we don’t fall into the same category as those whom this blog is intended to expose. Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation and assistance!
 

Schools, Superintendent: No Response to Allegations of Bullying…

 Warning: If you are a student or a minor, please leave this blog now.

Don’t Let Them S–t On You or Your Kids Anymore!

A 2005 Study Discovered that 39 Percent of New York Students Reported that Bullying and Harassment is a Serious Problem in School; In 2012 New York Gets an Anti-Bullying Law.

Ask your kid how’s school?

Most of the studies have looked at student on student bullying; surprisingly, quite a few have studied teachers as bullies or the involvement of teachers in the bullying process.

The ‘Dignity for all Students Act’

The goal of the ‘Dignity for all Students Act’ is to provide all students with a safe and nurturing school environment conducive to learning by putting an end to harassment on school property and to discrimination based on, but not limited to, race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.

The NYCLU is participating on a statewide Task Force that the State Education Department established to help local school districts successfully implement the new law. The Task Force is composed of a range of stakeholders, including teachers, students, parents, school administrators, advocates and state and local education officials.

Senator Shirley Huntley, who co-chairs the Senate Committee on NYC School Governance said, “The Dignity for All Students Act was a much-needed bill I supported that will help curb bullying and harassment of students in public schools based on individual characteristics. Such bullying and harassment creates a hostile environment and often involves verbal threats, intimidation or abuse that negatively affects students’ educational performance and should not be tolerated.”

Specifically, the law reads:

7. “HARASSMENT” SHALL MEAN THE CREATION OF A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT BY CONDUCT OR BY VERBAL THREATS, INTIMIDATION OR ABUSE THAT HAS OR WOULD HAVE THE EFFECT OF UNREASONABLY AND SUBSTANTIALLY INTERFERING WITH A STUDENT’S EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE, OPPORTUNITIES OR BENEFITS, OR MENTAL, EMOTIONAL OR PHYSICAL WELL-BEING; OR CONDUCT, VERBAL THREATS, INTIM IDATION OR ABUSE THAT REASONABLY CAUSES OR WOULD REASONABLY BE EXPECTED TO CAUSE A STUDENT TO FEAR FOR HIS OR HER PHYSICAL SAFETY; SUCH CONDUCT, VERBAL THREATS, INTIMIDATION OR ABUSE INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO CONDUCT, VERBAL THREATS, INTIMIDATION OR ABUSE BASED ON A PERSON’S ACTU AL OR PERCEIVED RACE, COLOR, WEIGHT, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ETHNIC GROUP, RELIGION, RELIGIOUS PRACTICE, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER OR SEX.

S 12. DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT PROHIBITED
1. NO STUDENT SHALL BE SUBJECTED TO HARASSMENT BY EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY OR AT A SCHOOL FUNCTION…  

Teacher Bullies a Serious Problem

Out of curiosity, I did a search for articles on teachers who bully using the university search system and found, to my surprise, that there are a good number of articles that have looked at the problem of teachers as bullies. I’m reviewing several scholarly articles on the subject but two have really caught my attention: “Teachers Who Bully Students: A Hidden Trauma” and another  (S.W. Twemlow, 2006) and another “Perceptions of teachers’ support, safety, and absence from school because of fear among victims, bullies, and bully-victims” (R. Berkowitz, 2012). Conclusion: This is a real problem; teachers can and do bully students directly or thru other students. The phenomenon exists, is well known and has been studied by researchers. We are not crazy! Some teachers in the RCS schools, especially, according to reports, in the RCS High School, where teachers publicly stigmatize students who are then bullied, while the teachers refuse to intervene.

And what do you do with a teacher who doesn’t respect the kids, who forgets the essential boundaries, who steps over those boundaries? You can’t even make him or her a bus driver! They are like an animal who tastes human flesh; they’re no good anymore.

School Bullying–Teacher Misconduct

Our readers know that we have already written about this problem in the RCS schools and that we have notified principals and the superintendant of schools, Elizabeth Smith, but it seems cronyism wins out over the welfare of the kids; teachers stick with teachers, principals stick with their teachers, the superintendant sticks with the principals, and the kids suffer the trauma.

Trauma at School

Well, friends, enough is enough; this writer cannot and will not stand by as parents feel that they cannot raise a stink because of the Coeymanazies or for fear of further worse retaliation against the defenseless kids.

So today we wrote to the sponsors of the “Dignity for All Students Act,” all NYS Senators, and to the local Assembly representative, to the Board of Regents, to the NYSED Office of Counsel, to the School Safety Committee of the NYSED, and to the ACLU demanding that they look into the situation in the RCS CSD system, but especially the RCS high school. Bullying has no place in the schools; teacher bullies even less of a place.

We commiserate with the parents who are anxious, even afraid of agravated retaliation if they speak up; so we’re taking the reins and doing it for them.

We’re getting the ball rolling but we need your help to keep it rolling. Stand up to the bullies with us and we’ll get them and their accomplices booted out of the schools and on the street where they belong!

It’s all incestuous! Scandalous! Pathological! And it’s all in Coeymans, NY, right in your own back yard…or on your front lawn!

You can’t turn to the Coeymans Police, either, they’re compromised, tainted! So, if asked why you are not going to your local police, tell the NYSP or the FBI that the Coeymans Police Department is compromised and biased in the matters you are requesting assistance. They cannot be trusted. Give names!

Read the whole story on how the Corrupt Coeymans Police Effectiveness is Compromised.

Did you know: The office of the Albany County District Attorney’s office is also compromised in that the wife of the chief of Coeymans Police is David Soares’ secretary! Can the office of the DA be trusted to handle any misconduct without being unduely influenced? We think not.

We have therefore recommended and would like to further recommend here, that any concerns for personal safety, any complaints of harassment or intimidation, and all incidents of campaign or Vote NO! sign vandalism be handed over to the New York State Police or directly to the FBI in Albany. In all cases of campaign sign vandalism, the FBI should be informed.

The contact details for the Albany Field Office of the FBI are:

FBI Albany Field Office
200 McCarty Avenue
Albany, NY 12209
Phone: (518) 465-7551
Fax: (518) 431-7463

Read the whole story on how the Corrupt Coeymans Police Effectiveness is Compromised.

Send the Bullies and the Corrupt Police a Clear Message: NO!

Vote NO! On May 15th

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