Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rochester, NY Cop Calls Man a "Fucking Dopehead"


Rochester, NY Police officer Stares Down Camera after Calling Man a "Fucking Dopehead."

By Davy V.

For years I've written about the Rochester, NY Police Department's unprofessionalism and the disgust and disdain that many RPD officers have towards the very same citizens which they take a sworn oath to protect and serve.

Some of these citizens include the mentally-ill, homeless, and drug addicts.

The video below shows a Rochester, NY Police officer belittling a man in the middle of the street on Rochester's east side Saturday morning.

In the video, two Rochester Police officers are seen detaining a white man on North Clinton Avenue, when one of the police officers on the right is heard telling the man, "Tough guy, fucking dopehead?"

The man can be heard telling the officer, "No I'm not, you don't understand."

The same police officer is then seen staring the camera down.

I will be updating this story.


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What Was Rochester, NY Police officer Who Was Conducting Video Surveillance of Citizens Trying to Hide?


Rochester, NY Cop Covers her Badge

By Davy V.

What exactly was a Rochester, NY Police officer who was conducting video surveillance of citizens at a peaceful downtown Rochester rally in support of immigrants Friday afternoon trying to hide?

Her badge?

Or was it perhaps that in addition to using a handheld video camera to record citizens exercising their first amendment right to free speech, she was also video recording with her personal cell phone?


What was Rochester, NY Police officer trying to hide?


Was Rochester, NY Police officer using her personal cell phone to video record citizens?

In the video, the officer also lies.

She tells me she doesn't have a name tag on when she does.

If you look closely in the video, you can see that she does in fact have her name on her uniform.

The last couple of letters can be partially seen.


Rochester, NY Police officer lied. Her name was on her uniform.


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Why Would Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle Newspaper Writer Dave Andreatta Publish Investigative Reporter's Address After His Family Received Threats for Releasing Donald Trump's Tax Returns?


David Cay Johnston

UPDATED: For years I've called out and exposed Rochester, NY's mainstream news media for their unethical practices, hypocrisy, and unprofessionalism.

Check out Rochester, NY Democract and Chronicle newspaper reporter Dave Andreatta's response after I exposed him in the piece below for publishing David Cay Johnston's home address.

Johnston, who lives in the Rochester, NY area, is the reporter who received and released Donald Trump's tax returns.

You gotta love Dave Andreatta's professionalism, calling me an "asshole", and even going as far as  to borrow Donald Trump's famous "FAKE NEWS!" term.

No sir.

Not fake news at all.


Here's more from Dave Andreatta's twitter meltdown:

In this tweet Andreatta calls me a "wannabe journalist."




By Davy V.

While folks in Rochester, NY were bracing for a blizzard which has so far dumped nearly two feet of snow, an indiscreet envelope arrived at a home in a suburb of Rochester Tuesday morning.

Inside that envelope, were President Donald Trump's 2005 tax returns.

The envelope was sent anonymously to David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter and author of the New York Times best seller The Making of Donald Trump.

By now, news of Trump's tax returns which were mailed to Johnston is all over the television and the internet.

In fact, Johnston himself, who was in Palm Beach, Florida when his daughter contacted him about the envelope, has been on several news shows since releasing the tax returns.

But that's not why I'm writing this.

I'm writing this because just as me and my family have been threatened as a result of my work exposing police   corruption and official misconduct (most recently and ex-con threatened to murder and decapitate my 5-year old daughter and despite the threat having been captured on video, law enforcement refused to take action) David Cay Johnston and his family, including his daughter, have received threats since the release of Trump's tax returns.

And I'm writing this to point out the irresponsible actions of one of Rochester's mainstream news media reporters.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper reporter Dave Andreatta.


Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle newspaper reporter Dave Andreatta

Wednesday morning, in a piece he wrote about Johnston's release of Trump's tax returns, Andreatta published a photo of the envelope that arrived at David Cay Johnston's home.

The photo clearly shows Johnston's full home address.

(Note: I have chosen not to publish the photo of the envelope, redacted or not, or David Cay Johnston's address)

Dave Andreatta could have redacted it.

But he chose not to.

This is extremely irresponsible on Dave Andreatta's part.

Why would Dave Andreatta publish Johnston's home address, especially given the fact that Johnston's family has received threats from wack job Trump supporters?

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren: Former RPD Chief James Sheppard "Heavy Handed, a Disservice to Our Community" So Why Did She Condone It?


Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren

By Davy V.

As Rochester, NY Police Chief, James Sheppard gave free range to rogue, corrupt cops who racially profiled, abused and violated citizens' civil rights.

Especially African-Americans and Latinos.

Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard was known for his heavy handed police tactics, with no regard for citizens' constitutional rights.

In a 2012 press conference Chief Sheppard announced the Rochester, NY Police Department's "Zero Tolerance" policy.

"If you're riding a bike and it doesn't have a bell, we're gonna stop you, if it doesn't have lights, we're gonna stop you."

As Rochester, NY Police Chief, James Sheppard not only believed in racial profiling, he encouraged it.

Chief Sheppard believed and supported stop and frisk.

As Rochester Police Chief, James Sheppard lacked leadership.

He lacked transparency.


Former Rochester, NY Police Chief James Sheppard

Check out the video below, of Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren during a recent radio show interview, where she was asked how she would rate her former police chief.

Mayor Warren says Chief Sheppard was "heavy handed" and was "a disservice to our community."

Sheppard is one of three mayoral candidates who will run against Warren.

What's interesting is that Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren leaves out the fact that as Mayor, she was not only aware of Chief Sheppard's heavy handed police tactics, and complete disregard for citizens' civil rights, but she did nothing about it.

Mayor Warren enabled Chief Sheppard.


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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Where is Lovely Warren?


Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren

By Davy V.

Rochester, NY is recovering from one of its biggest storms in history.

A windstorm with hurricane style winds which peaked at 81 miles per hour Wednesday afternooon.

A windstorm which ripped through Rochester and Monroe County, snapping trees and utility poles in half like toothpicks.

We've seen downed power lines sprawled across city streets.

We've seen houses crushed by fallen trees.

And we've seen utility trucks from out of town coming to help restore normalcy in Rochester.

But there's one thing we haven't seen.

One thing noticeably missing through all this.

Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren.

She's nowhere to be seen or heard from. 

Not before, during, or after the storm.


Which is interesting, because Mayor Lovely Warren wasn't hard to find Monday evening when she announced that she would be running for re-election, inside a packed coffee shop which clearly violated fire code occupancy limit.

Just a couple of days after Charlotte Lahr, Rochester, NY's latest homicide victim, was repeatedly stabbed,  bludgeoned with a liquor bottle, and brutally murdered by a parolee inside her small South Avenue business, Mayor Lovely Warren chose to announce her re-election campaign.

While her taxpayer funded black Chevy Suburban limousine was parked illegally, in a no parking zone, and blocking a bus stop.

Mayor Warren, leaders are supposed to lead.

They're supposed to be seen.

They're supposed to show face.

Especially in a time of crisis.

Where are you?

You were supposed to come out and reassure Rochester, NY taxpayers, including your own constituents, that they're going to be ok.

That you and your staff are on it.

As Mayor, you're supposed to tell taxpayers that  you're doing, and will do whatever it takes to ensure their safety especially given the fact that the weekend forecast calls for 17 degrees and even less when you factor in the wind chill, and thousands of city residents are still without power.

Instead, you hide.

That's just Lovely.



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Monroe County, NY Sheriff's Cruiser Crushed in Wind Storm


Monroe County, NY Sheriff's cruiser after it was crushed by a tree.

By Davy V.

A photo posted on social media Thursday afternoon shows just how dangerous, and powerful wind storms can be.

The photo above is of a Monroe County, NY Sheriff's cruiser after a tree fell on it on Manitou Rd. Wednesday.

Thankfully, the Deputy did not suffer serious injuries, just a bump on her head.

Rochester, NY and the Monroe County region were hit by a record wind storm Wednesday evening which lasted well into the early morning hours Thursday.

Wind speeds at the Greater Rochester International Airport reached 81 miles per hour, snapping utility poles and tree limbs, uprooting trees, and even overturning RV and tractor trailers, throughout Monroe County.

Some trees, as you can see in the photo below, destroyed houses.


This home on Stone Rd. in Greece, NY was completely destroyed after a tree fell on it.



Utility poles and power lines sprawled across road

The towns of Greece and Irondequoit were hit the worst, with both declaring state of emergencies.

As of Thursday morning, at least 140,000 remained without power, making it the largest power outage in the Rochester area in the last 14 years.


An RV trailer flipped onto its side after windstorm 


Cobbs Hill Neighborhood  (Photo by Davy V.)

Cobbs Hill Neighborhood (Photo by Davy V.)

Cobbs Hill Neighborhood (Photo by Davy V.)

Cobbs Hill Neighborhood (Photo by Davy V.)

South Clinton Avenue Brighton, NY (Photo by Davy V.)

South Clinton Avenue Brighton, NY (Photo by Davy V.)

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(Photo by Davy V.)

South Winton Road (Photo by Davy V.)

(Photo by Davy V.)

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Monday, March 6, 2017

City of Rochester, NY Paints Over Frederick Douglass Art


Frederick Douglass

By Davy V.

Fredrick Douglass, one of my heroes, and the father of the civil rights movement, is buried in Rochester, NY's historic Mount Hope Cemetery.

In 1847, Douglass founded The North Star anti-slavery newspaper in Rochester.

Every year, thousands of people visit his grave.

In fact, over the years, the City of Rochester has used Frederick Douglass to promote Rochester tourism.

Which is why some in Rochester are asking why the City painted over a public art display of Frederick Douglass, in downtown Rochester, NY.

Last Friday, Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle newspaper reporter Steve Orr and some of his colleagues took the photos you see below, which show a City of Rochester, NY employee painting over the Frederick Douglass art which had been a fixture in downtown Rochester for years.

Despite posting a few photos on Twitter, no one at the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper, including Steve Orr, wrote about the City of Rochester removing the Frederick Douglass art, except for the two posts on Twitter which you can see below, and which read: "Is the City of Rochester REALLY erasing Frederick Douglass from Main Street?" and "YES. AMAZING."



Calls to the City of Rochester for comment were not returned.

BELOW: City of Rochester employee paints over Frederick Douglass art in downtown Rochester, NY. (Photo Credit: Steve Orr)





Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren

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