Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Steve Boily
By Davy V.
Do cops give, and expect to receive preferential treatment, or as they like to refer to it "professional courtesies" from other cops when they or their family members are pulled over for speeding, and other violations?
Of course they do.
Do cops believe they are entitled to special treatment just because they're part of the thin blue line?
Do they also believe this "special treatment" should extend to their family?
But when was the last time a cop admitted that to you?
Probably never right?
In fact you'd be hard pressed to find a cop who will admit that any kind of special treatment exists.
Well, thanks to Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Steve Boily, you can now rest assured that it does.
Here's the story.
I received a tip from a concerned taxpayer.
The tip consisted of two screenshots taken from Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Steve Boily's Facebook page.
In the first screen shot, RPD Sgt. Steve Boily posts about his daughter, Sarah Boily having been pulled over by police for speeding.
Sgt. Boily's Facebook post from April 6th at 3:59 pm reads;
"And the winner for fastest in a 40 mph zone......... Sarah Boily. And it was laser verified."
What followed was several people, ncluding RPD Sgt. Boily himself, commenting on how Sgt. Boily's daughter should have received special treatment, just because well, she's a cop's daughter.
Kelly Phillips then posted the following comment on Sgt. Boily's post.
"They Do the right thing?"
Rochester Police Sgt. Steve Boily replies;
"If they had known tgat her father was in the same profession, they would have."
Jessica Lewis posted; "She didn't use the "my dad is your sergeant" card??"
Melissa Nicolosi posted; "Police Daughter Lesson #1 "Excuse me officer, I was wondering if you might extend some professional courtesy?"
I'm not sure what I find more disgusting.
The fact that cops do subscribe to giving and receiving special treatment to cops and their families, or the fact that people would actually think that it's "Professional" for a police officer to look the other way and ignore a serious violation such as speeding.
It's a sick and twisted world we live in.
I'm also disgusted by the great example that Rochester Police Sgt. Steve Boily would teach and encourage his daughter that "preferential treatment" and double standards are good.
Way to teach a young driver to be responsible and accountable for her actions, Sgt. Boily.
And my response to Kelly Phillips?
Yes, they did the right thing.
They ticketed her.
However, I wonder if RPD Sgt, Steve Boily got that ticket "fixed."
It wouldn't surprise me.
Can't wait to see what the cop apologists will opine.
Here's RPD Sgt. Steve Boily's original post:
Comments Encourage "Professional Courtesies"
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That's me on the right with my dad Mario Vara, and Judge Provenzano
when my dad became a U.S. citizen.
For the past 20 years my work has centered around exposing police misconduct and corruption.
Most recently, I exposed an Irondequoit, NY Police Detective, Jim Frascati, for posting disturbing racist posts on social media against African-Americans and Mexicans.
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As an activist, my goal is to put a spotlight on incidents which mainstream news media often ignores.
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After moving the family to Rochester, NY, my father realizes that despite the promises of freedom and liberty that a life in America can bring, the harsh reality is that there are many injustices as well.
In fact, my dad would soon face very similar 'police state' tactics, as the ones he escaped his homeland for in the first place.
"A Promise to My Dad" highlights an incident in the 1980's, when Rochester Police officers Mark Mariano and Randall Benjamin kicked down the family's door, illegally entering our home, terrorizing me and my family at gunpoint.
As a result of that incident, my dad becomes outspoken against police abuse and misconduct.
Unlike many Americans who take their rights for granted, my dad took a stand to denounce law enforcement violating U.S. citizen's civil rights.
Having lived a communist dictatorship, my dad knew all too well what it was like to live in a totalitarian police state, where simply expressing one's dislike for Castro and his government could land you in prison.
My dad was passionate in his denouncement of rogue cops abusing and violating citizen's civil rights in the U.S.
As a teen, I would tag along with my dad accompanying him to community meetings, rallies, and marches where he, along with other citizens demanded accountability from those whose job is to serve and protect, as well as the elected officials whose job it is to keep them in check.
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'A Promise to My Dad' follows me as I struggle to keep the promise I made to my dad, to continue his work against police misconduct and corruption, while at the same time trying to find my own identity as a young man, then as a father myself.
Throughout the film I will talk about my own struggles with depression, my father's suicide, and the effects that my work has brought to me and my family, including my children being stalked and receiving death threats.
One example of this came in August of 2014, when an ex-con who is known to work with Rochester Police as a paid confidential informant (C.I.) was captured on a store's surveillance video threatening to murder, and decapitate my 5-year old daughter.
Despite the video clearly showing the individual threatening to kill and decapitate an innocent child, Rochester Police and the Monroe County, NY District Attorney's office, including D.A. Sandra Doorley, refused to charge the individual.
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