Saturday, February 6, 2016

Rochester, NY Cop Drives Reckless, Nearly Runs My Son Over, Fellow officer Ebony Archetko Defends Him; "Did He Hit Your Son?"

Rochester, NY Police officer Ebony Archetko Defends Fellow Cop; "Did he hit your son?"

By Davy V.

When it comes to driving reckless and putting innocent lives in danger, the Rochester, NY Police Department has a long history of both. (SEE PHOTOS BELOW)

In fact, Rochester Police officers regularly exceed safe speeds and use poor judgement when driving in highly populated residential areas.  

Including neighborhoods where children play.

Rochester, NY cops have hit and killed innocent pedestrians, including children, crashed into other motorists, fallen asleep behind the wheel, hitting parked cars, and flipped cruisers over.

But, according to Rochester, NY Police officer Ebony Artcheko, unless one of her fellow officers actually hits an innocent child, she doesn't really care that one of her fellow officers has no regard for children's safety.

And according to Rochester Police officer Ebony Archetko, I have no right to question her fellow officer about his reckless driving.

Even though I pay his salary.

Saturday morning as I was dropping  my son off at a relative's house after his basketball game, I popped the trunk so that he could get his hover board.

I was legally parked on the side of the street when my son hopped on his hover board directly behind my car, which means he wasn't in any way positioned where he would be impeding traffic, besides it's a very quiet residential street with very little traffic.

Even still, I would have preferred he had waited until he was on the sidewalk to hop on his hover board, but you know how kids are, and he was headed up the end of the driveway, to get onto the sidewalk.

That's when I looked in my rear view mirror and saw a Rochester, NY Police cruiser, driving erratic, at a high rate of speed, with no lights or sirens on, and driving straight at my son.

I yelled to my son to get on the sidewalk and at the last minute, less than a foot from running right into my car, almost as if the officer hadn't seen me parked there, or my son, the officer pulled his cruiser to the left, screeching his tires, almost running my son over.

I caught up with the officer who was driving cruiser 223.

And what happened next was almost as disturbing as the officer's reckless driving.

And of course I captured it on video.

Check out what happens when I approach the officer who by this time is standing next to two other Rochester Police officers.

Rochester, NY Police officer Ebony Archetko helps her fellow officer escape any accountability for his reckless actions.

Officer Archetko seems to downplay her fellow officer's reckless driving which could have seriously injured or killed my son, by repeatedly asking me "Did he hit your son?", with a smirk on her face.

As you watch the video, pay close attention to how both Rochester Police officer in the background, including the cop who almost hit my son, conveniently wait for, and use Rochester Police officer Ebony Archetko's running interference for them, to sneak away.

Below I've posted a close up screen shot of the officer.

Notice the SAP gloves he's wearing.

SAP gloves have been banned and are illegal in some states due to the serious injuries they can inflict.

SAP glove knuckles are filled with lead, and cops love to wear them, especially Rochester, NY Police officers, because the can seriously hurt people.

I've placed several calls to Rochester Police but still have not heard back.


Rochester, NY Cop who nearly hit my son.

Rochester, NY Police officer Ebony Archetko


Rochester, NY Police officer Ebony Archetko walks away before closing on me after I repeatedly ask for her fellow officer's name.

Rochester, NY Police cruiser 223 

Check out the photos below of Rochester, NY Police officers and the aftermath of their reckless driving.

Rochester, NY Police officer flips his cruiser over after driving recklessly on s street while children played outside

Rochester, NY cop falls asleep behind the wheel and hits parked car.

Rochester, NY Police officer crashes into car sending a family to the hospital with injuries.

Rochester, NY Police cruiser after crashing into car with family inside.

Rochester, NY Police officer crashes into building.

Rochester, NY Police officer crashes into tree.

Rochester, NY Police officer crashes into motorist.  

Rochester, NY Police cruiser after running off road and striking car.


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Friday, February 5, 2016

Racist Slurs Left Inside Rochester, NY Christian College

Racist message left on dorm door at Roberts Wesleyan College; "Go to where u belong African"

By Davy V.

Just days after Rochester's D&C newspaper published a front page story asking the stupid and ignorant question if racism still exists in Rochester, NY and Monroe County, a disgusting incident inside a Rochester, NY area college, answers that question.

A Christian college at that.

Sometime between 3 and 5 a.m. Thursday morning, a dorm inside Roberts Wesleyan College's Miner Hall, where many of the college's basketball team resides, was broken into.

Racial slurs targeting African-Americans were left inside the dorm, using shaving cream.

As you can see in the photos below, one of  the message reads; "Go to where u belong African."

Other messages left on the dorm included; "Go home fucking niggers", "Leave Rochester. We hate fucking nigger slaves."

Money was also stolen from the dorm.

The incident is especially disturbing because it occurred during black history month, , and just a few miles away from where Frederick Douglass, known as the father of America's civil rights movement is buried.

Frederick Douglass

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rochester, NY Cop Shoots Black Man Holding Mop Handle

The scene outside 336 Scio Street in Rochester, NY where a black man holding a mop handle was shot by police.

By Davy V.

A white 22-year veteran of the Rochester, NY Police Department shot a black man holding a mop handle Wednesday afternoon during a home invasion-style drug raid.

"The object being held by the man was later found to be a metal mop handle," Rochester, NY Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said during a news conference which took place nearly 10 hours after the shooting.

Rochester, NY Police investigator John Fiorica shot 47-year old Michael Coleman with his police department issued shotgun.

The shooting took place at 336 Scio Street, just blocks away from a school.

Luckily for 47-year old Michael Coleman, Fiorica is a bad shot.

Coleman did however, suffer an injury to his left hand.

An injury which RPD Chief Michael Ciminelli wasted no time in downplaying.

"It's a very minor injury," Chief Ciminelli said.

"Literally the hospital put a Band-Aid on it  and released him."

Then, in full damage control, spin mode, Ciminelli suggested the injury had nothing to do with his cop's shotgun blast.

"We don't know if it was a pellet from the shotgun or whether it was sustained as he fell to the ground," Ciminelli said.

"It's very possible he was not injured by the shotgun."

Ciminelli said police found drugs and drug paraphernalia in the home.

Michael Coleman was charged with various drug offenses.

According to RPD Chief Michael Ciminelli, Rochester Police investigator John Fiorica has been placed on administrative duty pending a "thorough internal investigation."

Which is police speak for "We're basically going to investigate ourselves."

Judging by Chief Ciminelli's downplaying of his cop opening fire on a black man holding a mop handle near a school, it's pretty clear what the outcome of that "investigation" will be.

Rochester, NY Police Public Information Officer Jackie Schuman in full damage control spin mode.

MORE SPIN... RPD Captain Korey Brown 

Rochester, NY Police Chief Michael Ciminelli

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Gainesville, Florida Cop Bobby White Surprises Youths with Basketball Legend Shaq!

Gainesville, Florida Police Officer Bobby White

By Davy V.

When Gainesville, Florida Police officer Bobby White, aka "Basketball Cop" responded to a call for a group of black youths being loud, while playing street basketball in front of their home, he could have handled it a couple of different ways.

He could have been a bully with a badge  and flexed his authority on the group of youths, intimidating, and threatening them, thus reaffirming the already well established perception that minorities have of police.

Or, he could use the opportunity to
make a difference, and a lasting impression on the group of youths.

Thankfully, Officer White chose the latter.

Here's what happened.

Officer White's dash cam video captures the moment he gets out and approaches the youths. (SEE LINK BELOW FOR PART 1)

"Do you believe someone called in a complaint about kids playing basketball in the street?", officer White says to one of the youths.

Here's where the video becomes priceless.

Officer White then tells the youth, "Obviously, I ain't got no problem with it."

What happens next has to be seen to truly be appreciated.

Officer Bobby White starts shooting hoops with the youths, at one point even making a slam dunk, before telling the youths that he'll back.

With backup.

But Officer White was referring to bringing his fellow officers back to play ball with the youths.

He had no idea that a famous sports celebrity had contacted the Gainsville Police Department m, after seeing the original video, and wanted to come with Officer White and meet the youths.

Fast forward to the very next day and Officer White, not just a good cop, but a man of his word, returned.

With his backup.

A seven foot tall backup.

Basketball legend Shaquiile O'Neill.

Better known as Shaq.

Shaq balls with the youths, and even gives each of them $100 for shooting free throws.

One thing is for sure.

These youths will never forget two things.

A positive experience with a police officer.

A police officer who didn't talk down to them.

A police officer who respected them.

And they will never forget that moment when Shaq stepped out of his truck, took off his sweatshirt, played some hoops with them, and gave them some great advice.

And it all began with a good cop.

Officer Bobby White, aka "Basketball Cop."

A good cop who did the right thing.

Thank you officer White.

May other police officers follow your example sir.

And thank you Shaq!



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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pregnant Mother Says Greece, NY Cop Brandon Goater Beat Her and Her Family, Then Illegally Confiscated Their Cell Phones after She Video Recorded Him (UPDATED)

Greece, NY Police officer Brandon Goater

By Davy V.

In May of 2013, Greece, NY Police officer Brandon Goater, pepper sprayed a 14-year old student, handcuffed him, and then punched him in the face.

Outraged at their son being abused by a police officer, the boy's parents demanded that then Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter, take action, but as usually happens in cases where police officers abuse innocent citizens, Baxter swept everything under the rug, and it all went away.

Just like that.

Fast forward to Wednesday January 27, 2016.

Yolanda Baker Bray was out of town with her husband, Chris, and their 18-year old son Roberto, when hers son's Time Warner home security system sent him an alert.

Roberti called a friend back in Greece, NY, and asked him if he could drive to his home and make sure everything was ok.

But as soon as his friend arrived at the    Byscayne Drive home, he encountered several Greece, NY Police officers already there.

Inside the home.

Officers then told the friend that they were not leaving.

According to Baker Bray, when the officers entered the home, they found a few marijuana blunt roaches, as well as bongs.

And Baker Bray says that at seeing this, Greece Police officers asked a judge for a warrant to search the home.

Baker Bray says that the warrant was signed by a judge and time stamped.

The time stamp is marked as 10:54 a.m.

But Greece, NY cops entered and searched the home at 6:00 a.m, almost 5 hours before obtaining the warrant.

Which means one thing.

Greece, NY Police officers illegally searched the home, and went through Roberto's personal belongings, before obtaining a search warrant to cover their asses.

But that's not the most disturbing part.

Yolanda Baker Bray, her husband, and her son arrived at the home at 11:25 a.m.

I spoke with Yolanda on the phone Thursday evening, and here's what she told me happened when they arrived at her son's home.

"We walked up to the door of the house, and were immediately stopped by plain clothes Greece Police officers," Yolanda said.

"I asked them what was going on and why were they in my son's house."

It was at this point that Yolanda decided to exercise her first amendment protected right to record, and began filming the exchange with her cell phone.

"I had my phone out recording the whole thing because at this point I believed something just wasn't right, I believed there was wrongdoing on behalf of the Greece Police Department."

Yolanda then asked the officers what was going on.

"I was told that it was an active investigation and that they had a search warrant," Baker Bray said.

"I asked them to see the warrant and I asked them what even gave them the grounds to get a search warrant, when they were originally called to the home for a security alarm," Baker Bray told me.

Yolanda also questioned how was it that officers had already searched her son's home, hours before the warrant was even issued.

"At this time one of the detectives noticed I was video recording and he came charging at me," Baker Bray said.

That Greece, NY Police officer was Brandon Goater, who also works undercover for the Greater Rochester Area Narcotics Enforcement Team, or "GRANET."

"He was yelling at me to give him my phone," Baker Bray told me.

"My husband then grabbed the phone out of my hand to continue recording, and that's when a group of about ten officers attacked us, knocking us to the ground."

"And that's when Greece Police Detective Brandon Goater kneed me in my stomach then cocked back and punched me in the face," Baker Bray said.

It's important to note that Yolanda Baker Bray is pregnant.

Baker Bray told me that as Greece Police Detective Brandon Goater was beating her, the other officers were beating her husband and her son.

"We were handcuffed and put into police cars and an ambulance was called because I'm 11 weeks pregnant," Yolanda said.

As for her and her hudband's cell phones, Yolanda Baker Bray told me that Greece Police officers confiscated them, and are refusing to return them.

"They told us that they need to review the videos that we recorded and that the phones are evidence."

Yolanda, who told me she experienced abdominal pain after being kneed by Greece Police Detective Brandon Goater, was treated for facial trauma and contusion from being punched in the face by Goater.

Her husband and son were treated for injuries including cuts and abrasions.

"I still can't believe this officer hit me, despite myself, my husband and my son continuously telling him I'm pregnant," Baker Bray told me.

The family was taken to Greece Town Court where they were arraigned on resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration, or "O.G.A." charges.

Roberto was charged with marijuana possession and paraphernalia.

The family was taken to the Monroe County Jail in downtown Rochester, NY where they were processed and held until almost midnight, before they were permitted to post bail."


What do you do when you're a police department with a long history of abuse and corruption, and one of your officers beats a pregnant woman and her family and take their cell phones away from them after they recurred you?

You call in a favor by reaching out to your local mainstream news media outlets, the same ones who you regularly feed tips, leads and info. to, so they can do their jobs, and you ask them to help you justify your corrupt, rogue, Gestapo-like behavior, by spinning things in your favor.

That's exactly what the Greece, NY Police Department did.

And boy did Rochester's mainstream news media oblige!

And spin!

They were sure to mention that marijuana was found inside the residence, along with "guns".

Failing to mention that at least one of those "guns" was a legally purchased shotgun, which is legal to have in your home.

And also not surprising was the complete omission of any mention of Greece, NY Police officers beating the family, including Greece Police officer Brandon Goater, who beat a pregnant Yolanda Baker Bray.

Greece Police also lied by claiming that Yolanda Baker Bray's son called police.

And of course, Rochester's mainstream news media also failed to make any mention of how Greece Police illegally confiscated the family's cell phones and as a result violated their constitutionally protected first amendment right to record. 


Yolanda Baker Bray's injuries to her face after being punched by Greece, NY Police Detective Brandon Goater

Yolanda Baker Bray's son's injuries 

Greece, NY Police parked outside of home

Search warrant time stamped 
10:54 a.m.

Greece, NY Police officer Brandon Goater

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

What Would You Do?

By Davy V.

What would you do if you found something that didn't belong to you?

Would you do the right thing?


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Do The Right Thing

By Davy V.

As many of you already know, I'm shifting gears a bit.

One major change is that I will be creating more video content for my YouTube channel, DavyVTV, including my vlog which will be debuting soon.

While I have no plans of stopping this blog, I have decided that while I've been focusing on making this blog successful, as it closes in on the 2 million views mark, I've neglected another great platform where I can reach a broader audience, through visual content.


Some of you who follow this blog regularly, have reached out to me asking for more videos.

You got it!

You're the reason I do what I do.

Each and every one of you.

In the coming weeks you'll see more videos, as I get ready to launch my vlog.

So what kind of content can you expect?

Well, in many ways I'll be taking it back to my roots.

Back to 1995, when I used to produce and host KEEP IT ON THE REEL, a cable access television show which featured a fusion of social justice issues, mainly police accountability, and entertainment including interviews with music artists such