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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Former Caledonia, NY Police Sgt. David Witherspoon, Convicted of Drugging and Raping 18-Year Old, To be Released From Prison; DA Pushes for Level 3 Sex Offender Status

                                  

                                             CONVICTED RAPIST
              Former Caledonia, NY Police Sgt. David Witherspoon

By Davy V.
In 2004, Caledonia, NY Police Sgt. David Witherspoon slipped Ambien into an 18-year old girl's drink, drugging her.
Sgt. Witherspoon then raped the young girl.
"He made his victim physically helpless by drugging her," Livingston County, NY District Attorney Gregory McCaffrey said.
"Basically impairing her drink and then having sex with her."
Witherspoon was convicted in 2006.
Now,after having spent 8 years behind bars, former Caledonia Police Sgt. David Witherspoon is set to be released next month from State prison.
Witherspoon will be registered as a level 2 sex offender, which according to the New York State sex offender registry, is described as a medium risk to re-offend.
But Livingston County District Attirney Gregory McCaffrey says that's not good enough.
McCaffrey wants this former dirty rapist cop to be registered as a level 3 sex offender, the highest risk to re-offend,
"We just think he's a potential danger to the community and I think he should be marked as a level three, as a high risk to potentially re-offend, given the nature of his crime back in 2004."
"He made his victim physically helpless by drugging her," McCaffrey said, adding "Basically impairing her drink and then having sex with her."
As it turns out, former Caledonia Police Sgt. David Witherspoon may have raped more innocent victims.
During Sgt. Witherspoon's trial, the Livingston County District Attorney's officer received information that Sgt. Witherspoon sexually assaulted another woman.
That woman however, was so intimidated by a fear of retaliation, that she refused to cooperate.
Witherspoon is expected to return to Caledonia after his release from prison.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rochester, NY Police K-9 Officer Cuyler Mooney; "I'm Doing My Job, Get Out of My Way!", After I Expose RPD Racial Profiling Traffic Stops of African-American Motorists

   

                                 Rochester, NY Police K-9 officer Cuyler Mooney, badge # 871


By Davy V.

Rochester, NY Police K-9 officer Cuyler Mooney, badge # 871, would have had no problem fitting right in Adolf Hiler's Nazi Germany with his 'Nothing to see here, keep it moving' Gestapo-like behavior.

Wednesday afternoon, while doing some random Copwatching on Rochester's west side, I was able to document two separate incidents of Rochester Police officers involved in racially profiling two separate black motorists.

The first occurred around 3:45 p.m., when I came across several Rochester, NY Police officers harassing an innocent African-American motorist who was getting gasoline on the corner of Bufalo Rd. and Glide Street.

As you can see in the video below (Part 1), Rochester cops surrounded the man at the gas pump, questioning the man.

Like I always tell people to do, I immediately began video recording and documenting the incident.

When the RPD cops were done harassing the motorist,  I asked Rochester, NY Police officer Matthew Klinkman, badge # 326, why he and his fellow officers questioned the man.

As you can see at the end of the video, officer Klinkman refused to answer, and drove off on me, but not before giving me his badge number, and name, after it asked him for them.

Afterwards, I interviewed the motorist, Trevor, in a short video, (Part 2 below).

The man was very appreciative that I had video recorded the incident.

Not even 10 minutes after I left that location, I came across a second traffic stop, in the 100 block of Chili Avenue, which is less than a mile from the first location.

This time a total of 5 Rochester Police cruisers had pulled over another African-American motorist.

And that's when Rochester, NY Police officer Cuyler Mooney comes in.

As you'll see in the Part 3 video below, after Rochester, NY Police officer Jason Lathrop, badge # 2039 puts his hands on me, I walk over to RPD officer Cuyler Mooney's cruiser, and officer Mooney actually helps me once again prove just how rogue and unprofessional Rochester, NY Police officers truly are.

"I'm doing my job, get out of my way!", officer Mooney yells at me, over the loud barks of his K-9 partner "Bandit", after I ask him for his badge number.

By officer Mooney's response, becoming irate when I asked him for his badge number, it is clear that  like most Rochester Police officers, officer Mooney doesn't believe that as a public servant it is not only his duty, but his obligation, to be accountable, again, to the very same individuals who pay his salary--THE TAXPAYERS.

Thank you officer Mooney.

Priceless.

Also be sure to check out Rochester Police Sgt. Bello's refusal to answer my questions.

But perhaps it's Rochester, NY Police officer Sir Glynn, badge # 2227 who best represents the level of immaturity, and unprofessionalism within the Rochester, NY Police department.

Check out officer Glynn, as he is unable to control his nervous laughter, towards the end of the Part 3 video.

And to think, these are the individuals entrusted to 'Serve and Protect'?

Disturbing.


CLICK PLAY ON LINKS BELOW TO WATCH VIDEOS.


PART 1




PART 2




PART 3






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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ohio Cop Leaves His K-9 Partner in Hot Cruiser For 4 Hours To Die, Receives 2 Week Suspension and Loses 40 Hours of Vacation Pay


                                  

                                                         Beny

By Davy V.

A dog is a man's (and woman's) best friend.

That old saying is so true.

Think about it.

Your dog doesn't care if you're dead broke, or filthy rich.

Your dog doesn't care if you  smell like roses or if you haven't showered in days.

And unlike some people, who are only interested in what you can do for them, your dog could care less about self-interest, or materialistic things.

In fact, from the moment you leave your house, although you may not realize it, your best friend will spend the whole day waiting for you to return.

That's why they are ecstatic to see you when you return home.

From the moment they hear your car door close and your house keys jingle, they're on the other side of that door, tail wagging, waiting to jump on you!

Let's be honest, your own family members are not even that excited to see you.

Dogs are loyal.

They won't betray you.

They will protect you.

This is especially true for police K-9 dogs.

Although many people don't realize it, a K-9 is a police officer.

A K-9 is his or her fellow officer's partner.

And just as a human police officer, K-9's encounter and face dangerous situations on a regular basis.

In fact, more often than not, a police K-9 is the first to encounter dangerous situations and their lives are put on the line, when their human counterparts send them in to locate armed suspects, or detect for explosive devices.

And it's those dangers which many times lead to K-9's losing their lives, protecting their partners, in the line of duty.

And they won't hesitate to lay down their lives.

Which is why it's disturbing when police officers neglect, physically abuse, and in some  cases kill their K-9's.

Take, for example, Montville, Ohio Police Sgt. Brett Harrison, who left his K-9 partner Beny, a 2-year old German Shepherd in his police cruiser, with the windows rolled up, and the car off for four hours, killing the K-9.

The K-9 died from heatstroke.

The incident took place on September 28th, when Sgt. Harrison left his partner in his cruiser, in the  police station parking lot from approximately 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to the Montville Police Department, an internal investigation found that Sgt. Harrison violated departmental "policy and procedures."

According to Montville Police Chief Terry Grice, his department concluded that the K-9's death was an accident, and that video surveillance footage from a security camera showed a nervous Sgt. Harrison when he realized what he had done.

In a statement by Sgt. Harrison, he said expressed his "deepest apology" to the Montville Township, and to his "partner, friend and loving family member Beny." 

"Deepest apology" huh?

How could a police officer forget his partner, who would lay his life down for him?

How can he leave his K-9 behind to die in a hot car with all the windows up?



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Wegmans Food Market CEO Danny Wegman; The Cokehead and His $4.5 Million Ferarri

     

   Wegmans CEO Danny Wegman waves from his $4.5 Million custom Ferarri F12 SP 


By Davy V.

In the 1980's, Wegmans Food Markets CEO Danny Wegman was busted in South Florida with several bricks of cocaine.

The bust never made the news, because Danny Wegman's father, Robert Wegman paid off Rochester, NY's Corporate-America run mainstream news media outlets, and made sure that the embarrassing incident never went public.

According to a 19-year Wegmans distribution center employee who spoke to me on the condition of anonymity a few months ago, Danny Wegman's drug bust is still talked about within the company's inner circle, and everyone  knows that Danny Wegman loves his white lines, and has no shortage of cocaine in his Canandaigua, NY mansion.

That same employee also told me that the Wegman family's relationship with Corporate-America run mainstream news media is a very close one.

"Danny has lunch with all the news channel directors regularly," the employee said.

"He's especially close with 13WHAM News director Chuck Samuels.

Hmm...

It's no surprise why Danny's Florida cocaine bust never made the news.

And it's no surprise why 13WHAM News director Chuck Samuels ran a headline story about Danny Wegman's $4.5 Million Ferarri.

That's right.

His $4.5 Million Ferarri.

Here's 13WHAM's original story.

"Wegmans CEO spotted in $4 million Ferrari Updated: Thursday, October 9 2014, 12:14 PM EDT Pittsford, N.Y. - The CEO of Wegmans Food Markets has a fairly conspicuous new set of wheels. Danny Wegman was spotted last month driving a Ferrari F12 SP America in the parking lot of the Pittsford Wegmans store. This is reportedly the first time the car was seen on the road, according to GT Spirit. Wegman reportedly had the car created as a special one-off version of the F12 Berlinetta Ferrari. It is rumored to have cost somewhere between $3-4 million. The Wegman family has a net worth of more than $3 billion."

Now here's my problem with this.

Rochester, NY is ranked the Third Poorest City in the U.S.

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

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

While Wegmans throws garbage bags, full of food, including chicken wings, pizza, and other cooked from their caf├ęs several times a day, Rochester, NY's homeless are digging through trash cans and dumpsters downtown, looking for scraps to eat.

As hungry young, inner city children cry themselves to sleep.

There are so many real issues in my hometown.

And 13WHAM News thinks that featuring a Cokehead CEO and his $4.5 Million custom Ferarri is newsworthy?



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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hammond, Indiana Cop Smashes Car Window, Tasers Passenger Over Seatbelt Violation; "You're going to come out of the car one way or another, you want your kids to see you come out through the window?"

                         
                                      Hammond, Indiana cop smashes car window

By Davy V.
Lisa Mahone was driving to Chicago with her boyfriend, Jamal Jones, and her two children, to see her dying mother,  when Hammond, Indiana Police officers pulled her vehicle over.
"The whole situation was just crazy, I said 'Oh my God, he's pulling me over like I robbed a bank'", Mahone said.
According to Hammond Police, officers pulled Mahone over on September 25th, because she wasn't wearing her seatbelt.
But what happened in the minutes following the traffic stop, is what has tne Hammond Police Department and the cops who pulled Mahone over, under an international spotlight.
And it was all caught on video, thanks to Mahone's 14-year old son,who was riding in the backseat, and recorded the entire incident.
The video begins with the Hammond cops asking Jamal Jones for his ID.
Jones tried to explain to the officers that due to a recent traffic ticket, he didn't have his ID on him, then Jones reached into the backseat to get the ticket to show the officers.
It was then that the police officers reached for their guns.
Afraid for his life as well as his girlfriend's and her children, Jones refused to open the vehicle's door.
"That's why I have my windows up," Jones tells the officers.
"I'm not no harm to you right now. I got my kids in the car and you're drawing your weapon."
Then, in a classic example showing just how rogue some cops are, when Jones asks for a supervisor, one of the officers tells him, "Look at my shoulder dumbass, I got bars!"
The cop then tells Jones, "You're going to come out of the car one way or another. You want your kids to see you come out through the window?" 
Lisa Mahone can be heard talking on the phone with a 911 dispatcher.
"I am scared, and the man, pulled a gun out," she tells the dispatcher.
"A gun."
"Why do my kids have to see that."
A few seconds later, one of the Hammond cops can be seen putting some sunglasses on and stepping back.
The cop then smashes the passenger side window, sending glass flying on the children in the backseat, before tasering Jones.
The children are heard crying and screaming in fear.
"They had no probable cause, one, to even ask Jamal to get out of the car, or two, to engage in excessive force in tasering and arresting him." The family's attorney, Dana Kurtz said in a statement.
Had it not been for a smart young man who recorded this incident, there would be no proof of this very disturbing incident.
Surely the police would deny it ever happened.
At the very least they would lie and spin it to justify their illegal, thug-like actions and behavior.
Which is why i always say... COPS LIE. RECORD EVERYTHING.

will be updating this piece.
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Photo Shows Webster, NY Cop Illegally Parked in Handicapped Loading Zone

                         

                                      Webster, NY Cops Don't Care Where They Park
                                     Even If It's Blocking a Handicapped Parking Zone


By Davy V.

I've always said that when it comes to police misconduct and corruption, there's two common denominators that law enforcement officers share.

The first is an overall 'Above The Law' mentality.

The second is a sense of entitlement.

The two actually go together.

In fact they compliment each other.

You see, law enforcement officers truly feel they are above the law.

Ironically, the very same law which is their duty to 'enforce'.

We see it everyday.

It's the old, 'Do as I say, not as I do' way of doing things.

In New York State for example, it is illegal to talk on your cellphone while driving.

Police will not hesitate to pull you over and hit you with a fine.

Yet how often do we see Officer Friendly laughing his ass off on his phone as he drives by us?

Of course, I'm sure if you were to ask Officer Friendly or any of his superiors about him using his phone while driving, before you could get the words out of your mouth, they'd justify it with two words to describe why he was on his phone.

Official business.

That's just a small example of the above the law mentality.

Which leads to the sense of entitlement which law enforcement officers have.

Take, for example, the photos above which a Monroe County, NY taxpayer sent me Saturday afternoon, by a smart, alert, and concerned taxpayer who was ready to document the above the law mentality which cops have.

It shows 2 Webster, NY Police cruisers illegally parked in front of the Kohl's store located at 925 Holt Road.

As you can see, the Webster Police cruiser in the top photo is illegally parked in the fire lane.

Something YOU or I are not permitted to do.

In fact, YOU or I wouldn't even be allowed to stand there to laid our vehicles, without some cop telling us to move because we are blocking the fire lane.

Now, even though the photo of the Webster Police cruiser illegally parked in the fire lane is disturbing, it's the second photo which is downright disgusting.

As you can see, that photo shows Webster Police cruiser 9149, illegally parked in a handicapped loading zone, right next to a handicapped parking space.

See that clearly marked, yellow diagonal striped section?

That would be a handicapped loading zone.

Those bright yellow lines are there to allow vehicles outfitted for the handicapped to unload and load wheelchairs for handicapped persons.

But that Webster, NY Police officer could care less.

Because he or she obviously feels they are above the law.

And entitled.



Contact Webster, NY Police Chief Gerald L. Pickering at  (585) 872-1216 Ext. 240



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Friday, October 3, 2014

Rochester, NY Taxpayer Dollars at Work; Despite Pleading Guilty To Getting Behind the Wheel Drunk, Speeding, And Putting Innocent Lives at Risk, Rochester, NY Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon Will Keep his Job

                               
         
                                                     THE DRUNK.
             Rochester, NY Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon's mugshot.

By Davy V.
A few months ago, speaking to a packed auditorium of young black female students, Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren, the city's first female African-American mayor, spoke about the importance of having core values.
Respect.
Integrity.
Honesty.
Accountabilty.
Warren challenged the young girls to strive to be their best.
She told them to never give up.
To value themselves.
To be true to themselves and to others.
To lead with conviction.
And to always do the right thing.
Great advice we should all live by.
It's just too bad that Rochester Mayor Lovely Warrren doesn't practice what she preaches.
Take for example, Rochester Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon, who was pulled over by New York State Police last March around 11:30 p.m. on interstate 490 in Rochester, driving drunk, with a blood alcohol level of .13, nearly twice the legal limit.
Redon was arrested and charged with DWI, speeding, and driving with an expired inspection sticker on his car.
Facing public criticism, Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon 'offered' his resignation to Mayor Lovely Warren.
Warren refused to accept Redon's resignation.
"While I am very disappointed in this turn of events and the Deputy Mayor's lapse in judgment, I have accepted his apology. Leonard Redon is a valued member of my team who is doing good work on behalf of the people of Rochester.  I know he is sincerely regretful for the embarrassment he has caused for the city, for me and for himself and will take steps to assure that it never happens again."
Friday morning, in Rochester City Court, Rochester, NY Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon pled guilty to driving drunk.
Not surprisingly, in what's commonly referred to in the media as a 'Friday News Dump', in essence, the releasing of any negative news stories, documents, etc., or comments pertaining to such matters, on a Friday afternoon, or early evening in an attempt to try and avoid news media scrutiny, Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren, and her administration announced that Redon would keep his job.
The statement reads, "There is precedent under previous administrations for allowing individuals to continue to serve following a misdemeanor plea, as long as the transgression was not on city time or related to city business and their employment record was meritorious, as is the case with Deputy Mayor Redon."
So much for that talk about doing the right thing that Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren gave those young black girls huh?
It doesn't matter that Redon's irresponsible decision to drive drunk put innocent lives at risk, didn't happen while he was on the clock.
HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED!
Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren's refusal to fire Redon is indicative of the cronyism and corruption that exists in positions of public trust, just as it exists in law enforcement.
It's the Good Ol' Boys club.
Only difference here is that it's a woman leading the corruption.
So there you have it.
Rochester, NY taxpayer dollars at work.
Despite making a conscious decision to get behind the wheel drunk, speeding, putting innocent lives at risk, and a guilty plea, Rochester, NY Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon, a drunk, gets to keeps his job.
Because Mayor Lovely Warren said so.


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