Monday, February 13, 2023

Why is Rochester, New York News Media Ignoring What’s Happening to Brighton, New York?



Why isn’t Rochester, New York news media reporting what has been happening in Brighton, New York, a Town suburb of Rochester, with a population of approximately 36,000 once considered a safe community for families.

As a Brighton resident for the past nearly 15 years, who specifically moved to Brighton for the schools and so my children could feel safe, I can tell you that I have personally seen just how much Brighton has changed.

In just the past two years, there has been a rapid and disturbing uptick in crime in Brighton. 

And perhaps as equally disturbing is the fact that instead of informing the public, Brighton Town Officials, including Town Supervisor Bill Moehle, together with Rochester, New York news media have done a great job at hiding it from the public.

And they continue to do so.

From major drug raids, including one around 5 a.m. in the morning, where a multi-task Monroe County, New York law enforcement narcotics team dressed like SWAT members smashed and jumped through windows of an apartment building while unsuspecting families with young children slept, to gang assaults in broad daylight, to home break-ins, including one incident just a block from the Brighton Police Department, where a parolee broke into a family’s home in the middle of the day, to my own home being burglarized, to Rochester gang members dumping stolen cars in Brighton, to an elderly white man who was recently pepper-sprayed and beaten by a group of black women who then stole his phone, Brighton, NY Town Officials and Rochester news media have kept it all hush. 

As a Brighton, New York resident I’m choosing to use my platforms including this blog to shine a light on what’s going on in my Town while Rochester, New York news media continues to look the other way. 

Stay tuned.