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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rochester, NY Police officer Mario "Cowboy" Masic Falsely Arrests, Threatens African-American Man Washing Laundry "If you don't stop moving, I'm going to shoot you!"

                           

          
                         Rochester, NY Police officer Mario "Cowboy" Masic


By Davy V.

Quintin Keene has a message for Rochester, NY Police officers.

"If you're a police officer and you're truly a good cop then you would get the trash out."

The trash Quinitin is referring to is rogue, dirty cops like Rochester Police officer Mario Masic.

On September 18, 2014 Quintin was on the phone talking with his grandmother while washing clothes at a Genesee Street laundromat on Rochester's west side when he saw a Rochester Police cruiser pull up in front of the laundromat and do a u-turn.

"Oh wow I guess they got somebody," Quintin commented to his grandmother, not realizing that the officer driving the cruiser was actually coming for him.

That's when Rochester Police officer Mario Masic ran into the laundromat, assaults Quintin, grabbing him and throwing him up against the wall, yelling, "Take your hand out of your fucking pocket!, Put your fucking phone down!" 

It was then that Quintin says he told officer Masic that he wanted to let his grandmother, who hadheard the entire commotion, what was going on.

But officer Masic, who is known on the streets as "Cowboy", wasn't trying to hear that.

"I don't give a fuck about your grandmother, put your phone down!", Masic yelled at Quintin, before pepper spraying him in the face.

In an exclusive video interview with independent journalist Ted Forsyth, who broke this story on Rochester Indymedia, Quintin describes what Rochester Police officer Mario Masic did next.

"He (Masic) tells me if I don't stop moving he's going to shoot me."

After more Rochester Police officers arrived, Quintin was taken outside and placed in a police cruiser where he was taken to jail.

Quintin was charged with resisting arrest.

The incident took place just a few blocks away from where Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Aaron Colletti was caught on video punching an African-American man on tne porch of a home.

If the name Mario Masic sounds familiar, it should.

Rochester Police officer Mario Masic made international headlines when he violated Emily Good's constitutional rights right after he arrested her for video recording him conducting a racially profiled traffic stop of an African-American motorist on May 12, 2011.

Charges against Good were later dismissed.

The incident put the City of Rochester, NY, and the Rochester Police Department under an international spotlight, as the latest law enforcement agency to violate a citizen's first amendment right to record.

Click the link below to read Forsyth's piece as well as watch a great video which not only includes an interview with Quintin Keene, but also a history of Rochester Police officer Mario Masic.

Click link below.





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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

(UPDATED WITH VIDEO) Former Greece, NY Police officer John Casey III Charged With Child Pornography

   

                              Former Greece, NY Cop John Casey III leaves Federal Court

By Davy V.

This disturbing story involving a former law enforcement officer is another reminder of the type of sick, disturbed individuals who have the public's trust to protect and serve men, women, and children.

Former Greece, NY Police officer John Casey III has been charged with posessing child pornography.

A criminal complaint which was unsealed in federal court Tuesday, accuses Casey of posessing child pornography, and sharing images online.

Casey, who resigned from the Greece Police department in May, is accused of posessing at least 64 child pornography files, with images depicting minors involved in sexual acts.

One of the images which Casey possessed featured a male adult sexually violating female infant.

Perhaps as disturbing as Greece, NY Police officer John Casey possessing images of child pornography, including images of infants being raped, is the fact that federal officials were aware that Casey not only possessed child pornography, but agents were also aware that Casey was a law enforcement officer--TWO YEARS AGO.

Court documents show that U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigators traced peer-to-peer file sharing images of child pornography, back to Greece, NY Police officer Casey, back in 2012.

However, federal agents failed to charge officer Casey.

It wasn't until two years later, in March of 2014, that a federal agent who was investigating different peer-to-peer file sharing services, discovered an IP address whose user had the 64 child pornography files which were ready for download.

That user was Greece, NY Police officer John Casey III.

The IP address, his own.

Federal agents armed with a search warrant raided Casey's Long Pond Rd. home in Greece, NY on April 22nd, and seized two laptop computers.

Agents also took a second computer from the home, which according to federal officials, contained information that could be traced back to Casey.

Investigators also discovered information on that computer which was traced back to officer Casey's profession as a police officer for the Greece, NY Police department.

Federal agents arrested Casey in Iowa last week.

He will appear before Federal Magistrate Jonathan W. Feldman in downtown Rochester on Monday.



Update:
Former Greece, NY Police officer John Casey III appeared in Federal court Monday morning, where he pled not guilty to charges of posessing child pornography images.
Standing before U.S. Federal Magistrate Jonathan Feldman, Casey who was a Rochester, NY Police officer before being hired by the Greece Police Department, denied that the images, which include a female infant being sexually assaulted by an adult male, were his.
"He's accused of possessing some images alleged to be of children, sexually pornographic images of children," said Casey's attorney, Stephen Leonardo, adding, "He did deny that those are his."
Casey is due back in court in November.
Check out the video below of me asking former Greece, NY Police officer John Casey III if he had any comment after being arraigned in Federal court.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rochester, NY Police Sergeant Beaten With Broomstick Handle


                             



By Davy V.

It's been a while since I gave you guys a 'WTF?' piece.

Well, here you go.

A Rochester, NY Police Segeant was beaten with a broomstick.

Yes.

A broomstick.

The RPD Sergeant was attempting to arrest a suspect who was selling drugs on Genesee Street, on the city's west side Thursday afternoon.

Of at least that's the RPD's story.

According to Rochester Police, It was then that an unidentified person began to beat the RPD Sergeant on the head with the broomstick.

The broomstick bandit got away.

There's no word on the RPD Sergeant's condition.

Or the broomstick's.

Word is that the Rochester Police department is embarrassed by the whole incident.

Looks like they're trying to SWEEP the incident under the rug.







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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What Did Larry and Jane Glazer Do For Rochester's Poor?


                     

                                                         Larry Glazer



By Davy V.

What is it about society that as soon as soneone dies, they immediately enter sainthood?

I'm serious.

We've all heard it a million times.

Oh he was such a good man, he wouldn't hurt a fly, such a good, caring, giving soul.

Or...  She was such a good person, honest to a fault.

Am I the only one who sees this?

Am I the only one with the cojones to call this b.s. out?

In just the last couple of weeks, in my hometown of Rochester, NY, with the help of Rochester's Corporate-America run mainstream news media, the community has entered three people into this 'sainthood.'

The first was a Rochester, NY cop, Daryl Pierson, who according to Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, was shot and killed while chasing a parolee suspect.

Before his body was cold, Rochester's cop loving LAMESTREAM news media labeled him a hero.

Before all the facts were known.

Before the 'investigation' into his death was complete.

A cop became a hero.

Just like that.

I call this phenomenon 'Instant Hero.'

And then, just two days later, Rochester, NY's Buckingham Properties CEO Larry Glazer, a billionaire developer, and his wife Jane, they entered this 'Instant sainthood' hero status, when they were killed after their single engine plane crashed into the sea near Jamaica.

It is believed that Glazer, who was piloting the Socata aircraft, and his wife, lost consciousness due to hypoxia, and the plane eventually crashed when it ran out of fuel.

Well, of course, as expected, Rochester's corporate-run mainstream news media once again made sure to brand the Glazers as nothing short of saints.

Why?

They were just people.

Like me.

Like YOU.

What made Larry Glazer a hero?

The fact that Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren and the City of Rochester sold property to Glazer under market value, then provided huge tax breaks, in exchange for kick backs which Warren and her cohorts lined their pockets with, at taxpayers expense?

Is that what made Larry Glazer some sort of hero?

They're not heroes, any more than me or YOU would ever be considered 'heroes', despite the fact that we struggle everyday to provide for our familes and put clothes on our children's backs, and a roof over their heads.

Despite the fact that we go to great lengths every single day to give our children the best life we can, while deciding of we buy groceries, or pay that gas and electric shut off notice.

The cop, and Glazer, the billionaire tycoon developer who was known as 'Mr. Rochester', and his wife, just like YOU or I, used put on their pants one leg at a time, no?

They went to tne bathroom, just as YOU or I do, right?

And just as YOU or I, they made mistakes right?

Just as YOU or I, they sinned, didn't they?

So what is this shit, of instantly declaring someone a hero after they die?

Did the Glazers die while conducting a humanitarian mission to provide clean drinking water, food, and medicine  to children in Africa?

NO.

They died while on their way to their million dollar vacation home in Naples, Florida.

So check this out, since Rochester, NY's Corporate-America news media opened the door by labeling this power couple heroes, well, I'm gonna walk through that door!

The child poverty rate in Rochester, NY is 46 percent.

That's more than twice the national average of 20 percent.

Which is why it's no surprise that Rochester, NY is ranked as the 3rd Poorest City in the U.S.

Every day, thousands of low-income families, with young children, a strong concentration of which are African-American and Latinos, and many of them single parent homes, struggle to put food on the table.

For many young children in Rochester, NY, dinner consists of a pack of high sodium, Ramen noodle soup.



Many children don't even get that, and go to bed hungry, crying themselves to sleep.

What did Larry and Jane Glazer ever do to help Rochester's poor?

What did they do to help poor children in Rochester?

Yes, I know Larry Glazer posed for countless ground breaking, shovel holding, construction site news media pressers.

Yes, I know Larry Glazer cut countless ribbons and smiled for television news cameras.

But again, I ask: What did Larry Glazer and his wife do, to directly effect, and improve the lives of Rochesfer's poor?

I'm not talking about some round about, tax write-off donation to some 'non profit' organization whose 'leaders' end up pocketing the money.

I am asking straight up, what did Larry and Jane Glazer do to help Rochester's poor?

To help Rochester's homeless?

The same homeless who struggle to find shelter from Rochester's harsh winters, and who can be found sleeping on cardboard boxes just a few feet away from Larry Glazer's $59 Million development of Rochester's former Midtown Plaza.

Funny thing is ask any minority in Rochester, NY, and I will bet you dollars to donuts that they will tell you they never saw Larry of Jane Glazer in their Jeffeson Avenue, of North Clintom Avenue neighborhood, handing out food baskets, or toys to poor children.


UPDATE:

       Larry Glazer's Company Buckingham Properties Recieves More Than $480,000 Tax Break

According to The Rochester Business Journal, Buckingham Properties is receiving more than $480,000 in tax breaks.

The tax breaks are going to support zone of Larry Glazer's multi-million dollar project at the former Ward Supply Company in Rochester, NY, which Glazer's company, Buckingham Properties is turning into apartments and commercial space.

According to Buckingham Properties, the project will create 13 jobs over the next three years.

Wait.

13 jobs?

In three years?

That's it?

So a billionaire tycoon's company gets more than $480,000 in tax breaks and only 13 jobs are created? 

Over the next three years?

The old saying is so true.

The rich get richer.

Even in death.




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Monday, September 15, 2014

Drunk NYPD Cop Victor Zambrona Shoots His Own Friends After Night Out Drinking


                                  

By Davy V.
A New York City Police officer out drinking, ended up turning his gun on two of his friends shooting them both.
NYPD officer Victor Zambrona was out with a small group of friends on New York's Upper West Side Thursday night when one of those friends, a woman, expressed concern over Zambrona being drunk.
Zambrona's friend asked if she could hold his gun, and hang onto it.
Officer Zambrona handed the gun over to the woman, but almost immediately changed his mind and demanded that the woman return the gun to him.
Concerned over her drunk friend having a gun, the woman refused to give Zambrona his gun back,and that's when a struggle ensued.
It was during that struggle that NYPD officer Zambrona fired off several shots.
One of those shots hit the woman in her foot.
Another friend of Zambrona, a man, was shot in the leg.
After shooting his two friends, officer Zambrona tried to flee.
Zambrona's male friend, who suffered the gunshot to his leg, managed to chase him down.
It was then that officer Zambrona fired at his friend, but that bullet missed the man, instead hitting the sidewalk.
Shortly after, Zambrona was surrounded by several New York City Police officers.
"They were shouting, 'Drop the gun! Drop tne gun!', but he wouldn't," a witness said.
Now had Zambrona been a regular citizen, especially a minority, NYPD officers would have shot and killed him on the spot.
Just like 7 Rochester, NY cops did, when they executed Izzy Andino, a mentally-ill young man on his 20th birthday, in June of 2012.
Andino, who was shot 10 times, was holding a BB rifle, and had not shot anyone.
But officer Zambrona wasn't a regular citizen.
He's a cop.
An NYPD cop.
And of course, the NYPD, or any other law enforcement agency is not going to shoot a fellow police officer, even though that officer is armed, and has just shot two people.
So what did they do?
An NYPD officer knocked the gun out of his hand, tackled and wrestled him down, and arrested him.
Too bad they don't do that when it's a black or Latino man.
The NYPD has not said what charges if any, officer Zambrona will face.


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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Is Rochester, NY Police Department Behind Hit on Cop Killer's Life?


                                         Facebook post indicates a hit on Thomas Johnson,
                                seen here in a New York State Corrections Department photo.

                                               CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE FULL VIEW.

By Davy V.

A post on social media suggest that Thomas Johnson III, the suspect in the shooting death of Rochester, NY Police officer Daryl Pierson, may have a hit on his life.

According to Rochester Police, Johnson shot officer Pierson on Hudson Avenue September 3rd, after Pierson tried to arrest him for a parole violation.

Last week, a Rochester man who goes by the Facebook name 'Bain Cragnolin', but whose real is Corey Crag, posted a photo (above) of Johnson, with the caption "Bounty at $5,000 for-Thomas Johnson. It's time to eliminate the cancer amongst us! All proceeds go to our slain officer's family.. Share if you actually care!"

The post has since been removed from Crag's Facebook page.

If in fact there is a hit on Johnson, who is at the Monroe County Jail, is the Rochester, NY Police department behind it?


I will be updating this piece.


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Friday, September 12, 2014

Rochester, NY Tattoo Shop Honors Fallen RPD Officer Daryl Pierson'sMemory with 'FUCK YOU DAVY' T-Shirts (UPDATED)


                                     

By Davy V.

There are many ways to honor a fallen police officer.

Take for example the Village of East Rochester, NY, the hometown of Rochester, NY Police officer who was shot and killed on September 3, 2014, according to Rochester Police, while attempting to arrest a parole violator.

East Rochester residents lit more than 4,000 luminaries in RPD officer Pierson's memory, including setting up luminaries in memory of officer Pierson's initials, "J.P."

Even officer Pierson's East Rochester High School football tram honored him by sticking "RPD 46" thin blue line stickers on their football helmets.

Players also sold the stickers with proceeds going to officer Pierson's family.

All very thoughtful ways to honor officer Pierson.

But there's one Rochester, NY business which took a little different approach in honoring RPD officer Daryl Pierson.

Extreme Graphix Tattoo Shop is selling "FUCK YOU DAVY V." t-shirts for $25.00 a pop.

According to Extreme Graphix owner John Sniper, all proceeds will go to Rochester Police officer Daryl Pierson's family.

Wow.

I understand there are some folks who don't like my work.

But I can't think of a more distasteful way to honor someone's memory.

PRICELESS.

And just to prove to anyone who doubts that Extreme Graphix did in fact get FUCK YOU DAVY V. t-shirts done in memory of Rochester Police officer Daryl Pierson, just check out the video below to listen to what an Extreme Graphix employee tells me, after I call pretending to be someone asking about the t-shirts.


Click the link below to listen to my call to Extreme Graphix!




                      
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