Friday, May 5, 2017

Rochester, NY Cop Who Falsely Detained Me, Posts Disturbing Comments on Social Media Glorifying Violence, Killing, and Even Saying He'd Love to Shoot Blacks and Latinos from High-Rise Rooftop


Rochester, NY Police Officer Chris Renz

By Davy V.

The Rochester, NY Police Officer who is heard on my video threatening me after I complain to him that the handcuffs felt too tight, after I was falsely arrested while exercising my first amendment right to record, is a loose canon and a liability to the City of Rochester, NY.

Rochester, NY Police Officer Chris Renz, a U.S. Marine sniper who has served tours in Iraq, apparently thinks he is still in Fallujah.

In one of several disturbing Facebook posts, the veteran Rochester, NY cop comments that he'd love to shoot minorities from the top of an inner city high rise.

Responding to a comment praising a photo which he posted on his Facebook page, where he is seen holding a U.S. military assault rifle, in Iraq, Rochester, NY Police Officer Chris Renz writes:

"If I could just take it to the roof of 100 Borinquen Plaza I could take out every drug spot from Fight village to Norton st.!"


Rochester, NY Police Officer Chris Renz


For my readers not familiar with Rochester, NY, Borinquen Plaza, located on the corner of North Clinton Ave., and Upper Falls Blvd. in Rochester, is a low income housing project which includes a 10-story high-rise called Los Flamboyanes, or "Los Flambos" for short.

North Clinton Avenue or "La Avenida", is a heavily populated Latino section of Rochester.

Fight Village is another low income housing project on North Clinton Ave., where the residents are primarily African-American.

In essence, with his post, Rochester, NY Police Officer Chris Renz is saying he'd love to sniper Blacks and Latinos.

But that's not the only disturbing Facebook post by Officer Renz.

In another Facebook post Rochester Police Officer Chris Renz shares a link for a video about street choke holds, titled "SIX STREET CHOKES EVERYONE SHOULD MASTER"

Specifically "Bamboo Choke, T-Shirt Choke, Hood Choke, Sleeve Choke, Houdini Choke, Baseball Choke."

Officer Renz captions each post: "Sleepy time"




Rochester, NY Police Officer Chris Renz's posts, where he seems to get off on violence, and killing, are especially disturbing given the fact that he's a police officer.

Choke holds are illegal and banned by most police agencies including the Rochester, NY Police Department.

In fact, at a recent news conference, stNdibg next to Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren, Rochester, NY Police Chief Michael Ciminelli denounced the use of choke holds, in light of the recent suspension of a 27-year veteran Rochester, NY Police Officer who was suspended after bodycam video showed him choking a handcuffed man in Rochester's East End nightclub district.

The FBI has launched an investigation into that incident.

But there's more.

In another Facebook post, RPD Officer Chris Renz once again seems obsessed with violence.

And killing.

Referring to a military assault rifle, Officer Renz writes:

"its def not the best in accuracy dept.. but for fucks shit up.... I know one HaDJI canelfucket who will disagree....oh wait he cant cuz I blew him away....god I loved shooting people with that thing."


Officer Renz writes: "I feel like slipping a sandbag over someones head.....I miss that."


In the post below, Rochester, NY Police Officer
Chris Renz referring to protesters in Rochester, posted a photo of a gun magazine with the caption:

"Celebrating Veterans day!!! But extra prepared for socialist anarchists!"


Speaking of body cams, in another Facebook post, Rochester, NY Police Officer Chris Renz writes: 

"Pancoe said I wasn't using my bodycam enuff... When I get warmed up he is gunna regret mentioning it lol"

"Pancoe" is Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Timothy Pancoe, Officer Chris Renz's superior.


Throughout his Facebook timeline, Rochester, NY Police Officer Chris Renz continues a disturbing pattern of his obsession with violence and glorifying killing.

In one post  Officer Renz writes:

"People are pissing me off..the old crazy Renz is coming back.. so game on..."


A Facebook replies to that comment with: "Not the SAW!!"

"SAW" stands for Squad Automatic Weapon.

It's an M249 military weapon.

Basically, a light machine gun.

Officer Renz replies: 

"And the grenade necklace. Just cause apparently. I don't give a fuck..."

During a March 26th search and rescue for a man wanted by police, who had gone into the  Genesee River, Rochester, NY Police Officer Chris Renz, who responded to the call, was posting comments on social media during the rescue, posting "It's over.....There is no escape..."


During the search and rescue, Rochester, NY Police Officer Renz also posted the comments below, on which included a photo he took of an RPD assault rifle, and others referring to the man in the river as an insurgent, and another comment laughing at the fact that the man was in the cold river water, and that he was "frozen" when the Rochester, NY Fire Department rescued him.




In one Facebook post, Rochester, NY Police Officer Chris Renz posts a photo of a dismembered head and spine in Iraq with the caption: "Just like that fatality in MORTAL KOMBAT!!!"


I tried reaching out to Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren regarding not only my case where I was falsely arrested by Rochester, NY Police Officer Joel Hasper and Chris Renz, but also to let her know about Rochester, NY Police Officer Chris Renz's disturbing posts and violent behavior.

Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren never returned multiple messages which I left with her secretary.

I did speak with Rochester, NY City Council President Loretta Scott, who took time out to meet with me.

Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren, who is up for reelection, has recently denounced rogue behavior by members of the Rochester, NY Police Department.

Again, Rochester, NY Police Officer Chris Renz is a danger and a liability to the City of Rochester, NY.

I want to clear about something:

I am thankful for our military.

The same men and women who have sacrificed their lives for all of us.

Our soldiers are heroes.

Many of them don't return home.

But Officer Renz's comments as a U.S. Marine are disgusting.

And concerning.

I don't know Officer Renz personally.

Perhaps he is traumatized and suffers from PTSD like many of our veterans do.

I don't know.

But I do know that someone with this mentality, someone who has taken a sworn oath to serve and protect a diverse community, and someone who is obsessed with violence and killing, is unacceptable.

And I know that someone this disturbed SHOULD NOT be a police officer.

Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren, you need to take action.

It is only a matter of time begure Rochester, NY Police Officer Chris Renz kills an innocent person.

I will be updating this piece.


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Monday, May 1, 2017

Davy V. Handcuffed, Falsely Arrested by Rochester, NY Police While Exercising First Amendment Right to Record


Rochester, NY Police Officer Joel Hasper

By Davy V.

For years I've written about Rochester, NY Police officer Joel Hasper, and his long history of beating, and falsely arresting minorities.

In April of 2012, Rochester, NY Police Officer Joel Hasper was one of several Rochester Police Officers who beat Jose Lugo on Flower Street on Rochester's east side.


In August of 2013, Rochester, NY Police Officer Joel Hasper beat Jonathan Aquino, a Puerto Rican man, fracturing his orbital.


Simply put, Rochester, NY Police Officer Joel Hasper is one of those cops.

In fact, as I'm writing this, Rochester, NY Police Officer Joel Hasper is being sued in Federal Court.

Officer Hasper is named in a Federal lawsuit along with 12 other Rochester, NY Police Officers, accused of beating a young African-American man, and tasering him repeatedly as he lay in a fetal position on the ground.

I drove to Rochester's east side to get some Spanish food as a treat for my children who would be getting home from school soon.

On my way home from the restaurant, I observed two Rochester Police officers holding a handcuffed African-American young man on the corner of North Clinton Avenue and Sullivan Street.

NOTE: Renemember that the young man was already handcuffed, as you can clearly see in my video below. That will play an important part as you'll soon see.

I pulled my car over to the side, and parked my car, being careful to park ahead of a NO PARKING sign.

I then exited my car and began video recording.

That's when I noticed that one of the Rochester, NY Police Officers was Joel Hasper.

Well, actually I noticed it was Officer Hasper, right after he waved what seemed to be a bag of drugs at me.

What happens next, well, you can see by clicking the link below for my video.

As you watch the video however, notice how Rochester, NY Police Officer Joel Hasper charges me as I ask him to call a supervisor.

Also watch how Officer Hasper does the classic "Stop resisting!" police tactic on me, even though I wasn't moving.

In fact if you pay close attention to the video, at the precise moment that Officer Hasper yells at me to stop resisting, I'm still holding my phone in my handcuffed hands.

If you look closely, although it's a bit dark, those are my palms, which you can see in the video.

And you can see I'm standing still.

Not moving.

At all.

If there's one thing I always tell people is NEVER resist.


No matter how much you know that your rights are being violated, DO NOT RESIST.

You WILL NOT win against the police.

At least not on the street.

So I cooperated.

Then Rochester, NY Police Officer Joel Hasper lies again.

For a second time. 

In the video, Officer Hasper claims that I refused to give him my ID.

Not true at all.

In fact you can clearly hear me in the video telling Officer Hasper that I don't have my ID on me, that's it's in my car.

Although the video is edited down for time, I was detained, handcuffed in the back of a Rochester, NY Police cruiser for close to 35 minutes.

Rochester, NY Police Officer Joel Hasper issued me three citations.

Jay walking.

Tinted windows.

And leaving my car "unattended."

As you can see in the photos below, the handcuffs were placed so tight that they left marks.

Also, and I believe this was intentional, instead of the handcuffs being placed around my wrists, they actually placed the handcuffs, tight around my actual hands, which caused a lot of pain, tingling, and numbness.

I will be updating this story.














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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Calvert County, Maryland Sheriff Deputy Threatens Citizens on A&E's Live PD TV Show


By Davy V.

Tune in to A&E's new television show LIVE PD, and you're sure to see cops violating citizens' constitutional rights with overreaching overzealous tactics which include racial profiling, illegal searches, and seizures, and in some cases, rogue cops threatening citizens.

Take, for example, a recent LIVE PD show which aired early Sunday morning.

In a "road rage" incident, or at least that's what washed up former Court TV reporter Dan Abrams, LIVE PD's host, called it, a Calvert County, Maryland Sheriff Deputy threatened a group of citizens which included a woman.

After several of the citizens complain about being filmed by LIVE PD's camera crew, a Calvert County, Maryland Sheriff Deputy tells them: "Just everyone worry about us right now, because right now the camera is yalls best friend, I promise you."


Calvert County, Maryland Sheriff Deputy Threatens Citizens "Just everyone worry about us right now, because right now the camera is yalls best friend, I promise you."


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Friday, April 21, 2017

Third Rochester, NY Police Officer Gets Paid Vacation After Yet Another Case of Excessive Force


Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren and Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli announce suspension of third RPD cop.  

By Davy V. 

For the third time this week, another Rochester, NY Police officer has been suspended after using excessive force.

Suspended with pay of course.

Hence the "paid vacation" part of the title above.

In the latest incident, according to Rochester, NY Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, RPD body-cam footage shows a 27-year veteran Rochester Police officer choking a handcuffed man.

Since choke holds can be fatal and therefore are illegal and against department policy, Chief Ciminelli said the FBI is assisting in the investigation.

Earlier this week, I posted a video to my YouTube channel DavyVTV which shows a black man being grabbed and lifted up off his dirt bike by Rochester, NY Police officers, and then body slammed to the ground.

That video led to two of the officers in that incident, both veteran RPD officers who were training new recruits, being suspended.

Rochester, NY Police Chief Michael Ciminelli refused to release the names of the three officers who have been suspended.

I will be updating this story.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Two Rochester, NY Cops Suspended After Video Posted to YouTube Channel DavyVTV Shows Black Man Being Body Slammed by RPD Officers


Rochester, NY Cops Pull Black Man off Dirt Bike


The two veteran Rochester, NY Police officers suspended with pay after I posted a video to my YouTube channel DavyVTV, showing them body slamming Alexander Garries, a young black man who was riding his brand new dirt bike which his girlfriend had just bought him for his birthday, were training two rookie Rochester, NY Police officers the night they assaulted Garries.

One of those veteran RPD officers is Patrick Giancursio.

Officer Giancursio is being sued in three separate lawsuits, including one which was filed after he was captured on surveillance video running down another black man with his police cruiser.

According to Rochester, NY Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, a body cam worn by one of the officers did not record the incident.



Alexander Garries


By Davy V.

Two Rochester, NY Police officers have been suspended after I posted a disturbing video to my YouTube channel DavyVTV on Tuesday, which shows a black man being body slammed to the ground and assaulted by several Rochester cops.

The video, which you can see below, shows the young man pulling into his driveway on his dirt bike, and two Rochester, NY Police cruisers with no emergency lights on, pulling in right behind him.

The young man is then pulled off his dirt bike and slammed to the ground by Rochester, NY cops.

The young man was not arrested and was given citations including for riding without a license.

The Rochester, NY Police officer who issued the citations is Officer Patrick Giancursio.

Giancursio is the same officer who is being sued for running down a black man with his police cruiser last year.

It's not clear if Rochester, NY Police officer Patrick Giancursio is one of the officers suspended.


Old MySpace photo of Rochester, NY Police officer Patrick Giancursio 


More recent photo of Rochester, NY Police officer Patrick Giancursio 

I will be updating this story.


Rochester, NY Cops Body Slam Pull Black Man 


Rochester, NY Police Chief Michael Ciminelli 


Alexander Garries' Dirt Bike


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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Keystone Cops 101: Do Rochester, NY Cops Even Know Their Own Badge Numbers?


Rochester, NY Police Officer Richardson is Completely Clueless as to His Own Badge Number 

By Davy V.

The badge has always been a proud symbol in the law enforcement profession.

It's one of the most recognizable symbols of being a police officer.

Right up there with a police officer's shiny police cruiser.

The badge is instantly recognized, especially in American culture.

In fact, hit television shows such as Dragnet, featured Sgt. Joe Friday's badge # 714 as the show's logo.


Sgt. Joe Friday's Badge #714 was the title logo of the hit television show

So why then, if the badge is such an important and proud symbol of law enforcement, are so many police officers completely clueless as to their own badge numbers?


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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Federal Judge: Rochester, NY Cop Once Involved in Ticket-Fixing Scandal, Violated Woman's Constitutional Rights


United States District Magistrate Judge Marian Payson

By Davy V.

A Federal Judge has ruled that a Rochester, NY Police officer violated a woman's constitutional rights when he pepper-sprayed and falsely arrested her, after she called police.

In July of 2010, Miriam McKnight called 911 to report a stabbing in the driveway of one of her neighbor's homes, where a party was being held.

Rochester, NY Police officer Gregory Vasile and Sgt. Mike Nichols responded.

Officer Vasile began to cordon off the area with yellow crime scene tape, and tied the tape to McKinght's porch.

McKinght told Officer Vasile that the stabbing didn't occur on her property, and that she didn't want the yellow tape tied to her property all night.

That's when Rochester Police Officer Gregory Vasile ordered McKinght to turn around.

"Put your hands behind your back, I've had enough of this shit," Vasile told McKnight.

Confused and upset, McKnight pulled away from Vasile.

That's when Officer Vasile pepper-sprayed McKinght, and charged her with resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration, commonly referred to as "O.G.A."

Both charges are commonly used by the Rochester, NY Police Department whenever they want to charge someone with something, but are not sure what to charge them with.

In other words, they're bullshit charges, and are often used together.

In McKnight s case, she ended up accepting sn adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, or "ACD", which basically means that the defendant is on the hook for a set period of time.

If they're not charged with any new "crimes" during that time period, their original charge will be dismissed.

If they are charged with any new "crimes", the original charge will be renewed.

Miriam McKnight filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Rochester, NY, Rochester Police Officer Gregory Vasile, and Rochester Police Sgt. Mike Nichols, who assisted Vasile in her arrest.


When police arrived, Miriam McKinght had her cell phone in her hand.

And she pressed record.

McKinght was able to record a 13-second audio clip off her conversation with officer Vasile, immediately before he arrested her.

That 13-second audio recording is what helped Judge Payson see a lying Rochester, NY cop.

United States Magistrate Judge Marian Payson ruled that Rochester, NY Police Officer Gregory Vasile had no legal reason to arrest McKnight.

In her decision, Judge Payson wrote that in court testimony, Rochester Policd Officer Vasile provided a different account of the arrest.

Officer Vasile claimed that Miriam McKinght interfered in his ability to secure the crime scene.

He also said that he told McKnight that she was under arrest.

In her decision Judge Payson wrote that McKnight's audio recording "undercuts (Vasile's) suggestion that McKnight was actually interfering with Vasile's ability to secure the crime scene."


Judge Payson relied on McKnight's recording, which showed Officer Vasile was lying.

"During those 13 seconds, Vasile never issued McKnight any orders that she failed to obey or warned her that her behavior could result in arrest," Judge Payson wrote.

Judge Payson ruled that Officer Vasile did not have legal cause to decide that Miriam McKnight was interfering with his duties.

"While Vasile's interest in defusing that (crime scene) volatility and securing the scene was appropriate, his actions towards the civilians at the scene, be they suspects, witnesses, or bystanders, were still required to be bounded by the law and the Constitution," Judge Payton wrote.

Judge Payson ruled in favor of Miriam McKnight on her claims of false arrest, false inprisonment and battery.

Payson also decided that Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Mike Nichols did not violate Miriam McKnight's constitutional rights because when he intervened and assisted in McKnight's arrest, he was doing so thinking that Officer Vasile was conducting a lawful arrest.

As a result of the false arrest, Miriam McKnight suffered not only cuts and bruises on her arms from the handcuffs and from being manhandled by police, but she also suffered emotional scars.

Judge Payson will decide on monetary awards due McKnight, at a later date.

Now consider this.

Miriam McKnight's case is just one of thousands of cases of abuse on behalf of rogie, overzealous Rochester, NY cops who violate innocent citizens' constitutional rights every year.

Most incidents of police abuse go unreported.

And very few even get to see court, let alone becone part of a lawsuit.


If the name Gregory Vasile sounds familiar, it should.

In 2012, I wrote about Rochester, NY Police Officer Gregory Vasile's connection to a ticket fixing scandal involving the Rochester, NY Police Department, where senior members of the RPD voided tickets issued to off duty Rochester, NY cops and their family members.



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