Wednesday, July 23, 2014

(VIDEO) Rochester, NY Police officer Matthew Cushman; "I have an official duty to park wherever I want because I am exempt from vehicle and traffic law..."


ABOVE THE LAW.
Rochester, NY Police officer Matthew Cushman.


By Davy V.

It's not everyday that I'm able to get a police officer to admit, on camera, that he or she is above the law.

Not everyday.

But I did this past Sunday.

Here's the story.

Sunday afternoon, around 4:30 p.m., I went to do some shopping at the Wegmans Food market located on East Avenue, in Rochester, NY.

As I walked in the store, I couldn't help but notice a Rochester, NY Police cruiser, parked in front of the store, facing the wrong way, and partially blocking a traffic lane.

Being used to seeing the Rochester Police department parking wherever they want, however they want, I initially didn't think you much of it, other than taking a couple of quick photos.

But then I noticed several shoppers, both entering and exiting the store, using the two crosswalks on either side of the RPD cruiser.

The Wegmans customers I saw, each had a couple of things in common.

They each looked at the RPD cruiser.

And, they each expressed a negative reaction at seeing the RPD cruiser parked like it was.

One man kept looking at the cruiser as he entered the store's breezeway, then shook his head as if in disgust.


Rochester, NY Police officer Matthew Cushman's
cruiser E-42 illegally parked,
creating traffic safety issue.
But, I still didn't pay it much mind, even do I admit that I chuckled at seeing the negative reactions of the people who looked at the police cruiser.

It showed me, that taxpayers, albeit slowly, are starting to realize just how their tax dollars are being used.

By arrogant, inconsiderate public servants who believe they are not only somehow entitled to special privileges, but in fact truly believe, as you will soon see, that they are indeed, above the law.

So, I did my shopping, and after going around the store several times, and spending at least 45 minutes inside, I checked out.

It was then, while I was in line, that I noticed the RPD officer shooting the shit inside the Wegmans security office.

Then, as I was exiting the store, I noticed the police officer was now inside his cruiser.

And me being someone who doesn't pass up a great opportunity to question a public servant on his or her use of taxpayer dollars, well, let's just say I couldn't resist engaging questioning Rochester, NY Police officer Matthew Cushman.

Now I won't tell you what happened next, as it would ruin the point of you watching the video, right?

However, before you do you watch the video, I want you to keep one thing in mind.

These are YOUR public servants.

YOU pay their salaries.

I say this because I really want you to pay attention to Rochester, NY Police officer Matthew Cushman.

Pay special attention to his reply, when I ask him if that is pedestrian crosswalk behind his illegally parked cruiser.

"That's what they appear to say."

That was RPD officer Cushman's response to my question.

Also pay close attention to how officer Cushman, in textbook cop mode, refuses to take any accountability whatsoever for his above the law reckless parking, by blaming Wegmans, basically telling me that he has to do what Wegmans tells him to do, including parking in such a manner which creates a traffic safety issue.

And for those of you who may dismiss this as much ado about nothing, as I always I remind you, it's incidents such as these that should serve as red flag reminders to ALL of us, that WE MUST hold OUR public servants accountable, and call them out whenever needed.

But, if you're like some folks, who no matter what cops do, subscribe to the "Cops can do no wrong' way of thinking when it comes to law enforcement, then next time you go shopping, park your vehicle like that, and let me know if it's still there when you come out.

And as always, remember... COPS LIE. RECORD EVERYTHING.



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Friday, July 4, 2014

Rochester, NY Police officer Jordan Bracey, Badge 2061, Would Rather Ticket Motorists for Tinted Windows, Than Fight Real Crime


Smile Rochester Police officer Jordan Bracey!
You're on candid camera.


By Davy V.

On any given day of the week in Rochester, NY, one can find a cornucopia of crime and criminal activity.

Open air drug dealing.

Armed robbery.

Violent assaults. 

Rapes. 

Even murders.

There's never a shortage.

Yet, despite Rochester, which was recently named the third poorest city in the country, being poverty stricken, crime-ridden, and drug infested, some Rochester, NY Police officers seem more interested in writing tickets, than fighting real crime.

Take, for instance, Rochester, NY Police officer Jordan Bracey, badge 2061.

Officer Bracey, who works out of the RPD's west division, would rather spend his shift parked hiding behind abandoned buildings near Rochester's Upper Falls bridge, preying on innocent, taxpaying motorists, than getting drug dealers, rapists, and murderers off the streets.

Officer Bracey loves meeting the
City of Rochester, NY's ticket quota!

That's right.

Rochester, NY Police officer Jordan Bracey would rather issue motorists tickets for window tint.

Yes.

Window tint.

Enter Brian, who asked me to not publish his last name out of fear of retaliation by Rochester Police.

Brian was driving near Rochester's Lake Avenue recently when all of a sudden he sees a Rochester, NY Police cruiser behind him.

It was Rochester Police officer Jordan Bracey.

Bracey issues Brian a ticket for having his car windows tinted.

A $98 ticket.

Rochester, NY residents should feel secure
that in a city which is crime-ridden,
drug infested, and poverty-stricken,
issuing taxpayers tickets for window tint is a priority.



Plus a $58 surcharge.

"He's always there, hiding, just waiting to stop people," Brian told me, referring to RPD officer Jordan Bracey stalking motorists near Rochester's Upper Falls bridge, adding "He has stopped one of my friends five times, for having window tint on his car."

Brian says that each time his friend was stopped, officer Bracey issued him a ticket.

Five times.

That's $780.00 !

As for Brian...  less than 10 minutes.

That's all it took for Rochester Police officer Jordan Bracey to make $156 for the City of Rochester.

For window tint.

While drug dealers, rapists, and murderers roam the streets of Rochester, NY, officer Jordan Bracey is fighting window tint.

So there you have it, Rochester, NY.

Your taxpayer dollars at work.



Note: if you live in Rochester, be on the lookout fir Rochester, NY Police officer Jordan Bracey, posted up near the Lyell Ave., Smith St., and North Vincent St. area, near the Upper Falls bridge.








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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

VIDEO: Rochester, NY Police Kick Woman and Young Children Off RTS Bus in Storm, All Over $1.00 Fare (UPDATED)


Child looks up at Rochester, NY Police officer,
before RPD cop kicks him, his little sister, and his mother
off RTS bus, in the middle of powerful thunderstorm.


By Davy V.

"She'll go to jail!"

That's what a Rochester, NY Police officer told passengers onboard a Regional Transit Service (RTS) bus Tuesday night, when the driver called Rochester Police on a young woman who was babysitting two young children, and asked two RPD cops to kick her and the children off the bus.

At night.

In the middle of a thunderstorm.

The disturbing 3 minute video, which was posted on Facebook shows an understandably upset crowd standing up for the woman and children, questioning a Rochester Police officer who yelled at the woman, "Get off the bus!"

Several passengers can be heard in the video telling the RPD cop that the woman paid her $1.00 fare.

According to the young woman, Corrine Moore, who spoke with me on the phone Wednesday night, this is what happened.

Moore told me that she was on the RTS bus route 10, and once that bus arrived in downtown Rochester, for the bus lineup around 8:12 p.m., she and the children, ages 1 and 2 years old, transferred to RTS bus number 4 which is the Hudson Avenue route.

Corrine Moore said it was then that a man, who was on the first bus, offered to help her by carrying the baby stroller for her, and placing it inside the number 4 bus.

Moore then swiped her RTS bus pass, to pay her $1.00 bus fare. (Since the children are under the age of 5, there is no charge for them.)

While all this was happening, the Good Samaritan missed his bus.

Feeling bad that the man missed his own bus while helping her, Moore then gave the man her bus pass, which she says she didn't need anymore, for him to use.

Moore said it was then that the RTS driver became angry that she gave her bus pass to the man.

The RTS bus driver then ordered Moore and the children to get off the bus.

When Moore asked why, the RTS bus driver called for Rochester Police to respond.

The video ends with two Rochester, NY cops kicking the Moore, and the children off the bus.

Baby stroller and all.

At night.

In the middle of a powerful thunderstorm that swept through Rochester, knocking down trees and downing power lines.

Corrine Moore told me that RTS supervisors, both women, who responded treated her very rude and unprofessional.

"They told me that they really didn't care, and that they didn't want to hear it," Moore said, referring to the RTS supervisors not caring to hear what happened, and showing no sympathy whatsoever.

Shame not only on the Rochester, NY Police department, but also on the RTS, whose driver contacted police in the first place.

The incident is especially disgusting, when one considers that RTS would condone kicking a mother and her children off a bus, over a dollar.

A dollar which she paid, using her own bus pass.

$1.00. 

All this, happening just a couple of blocks away from a new, $50 Million RTS bus terminal is being constructed in downtown Rochester, slated to open in November.

But the story gets even more disturbing.

At one point in the video, the RPD cop is heard approving of the bus driver kicking a mother and her two young children off the bus.

"He has the authority at anytime to kick anybody off the bus," the RPD cop tells passengers.

Corrine Moore said that the Rochester Police officer then gave her an ultimatum.

Get off the bus with your children, storm or no storm, or go to jail.

The RPD cop then used a very well known intimidation scare tactic commonly used against women with children.

The cop told Moore that if she didn't get off the bus, he would call Child Protective Services (CPS) and the children would be taken away.

"The police officer said to me 'you can can either get yourself and the kids off this bus or CPS will be called and your kids will be taken into custody and you'll be taken into custody," Moore said, adding, "I feel the officers were very racist, they didn't even give me a chance to say anything."

Moore also told me that before a passenger began video recording the incident, the Rochester Police officers were cursing at her.

Disgusting.

All over a $1.00.

$1.00 she already paid.

And the Rochester, NY Police department wonders why the community has zero respect for them?



UPDATE: Finally, nearly 24 hours after I was the first to break this disturbing story, roght here on my blog, Rochester, NY's mainstream, or how I like to call them, LAMESTREAM news media decided to report this disturbing incident.


Contact:

Regional Transit Service (RTS) 585-288-1700

Rochester, NY Police Chief Michael Ciminelli 585-428-7033

Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren 585-428-7045




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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Former Rochester, NY Police Captain Michael Leach Gets Away With Murder; Will Serve Only 6 Months For Killing His Own Son

By Davy V.

Former Rochester, NY Police Captain
Michael Leach



Former Rochester, NY Police Captain Michael Leach has shot and killed at least two innocent people.

The first was on November 11, 1975, when as an RPD patrol officer, Michael Leach murdered Denise Hawkins, an African-American woman who was in an abusive relationship.

Leach claimed that he shot Denise Hawkins because she had a knife in her hand.

Rochester, NY Police officer Michael Leach, the son of former Rochester, NY Police Chief Delmar Leach, was cleared in Denise Hawkins' murder, and continued his career with the Rochester, NY Police department, rising to the rank of Captain, before retiring in 2001.

The second was on Saturday July 21, 2012 when Leach shot and killed his own son.

Michael Leach, a part time Perry, NY Police officer, and his son were staying at the Clarke's Beach Hotel, in Old Forge, NY, when according to New York State Police, the 59-year old Leach mistook his son, Matthew Leach, 37, for an intruder, before shooting him once in the back with his .45 caliber Glock handgun, when his son entered the motel room they both shared.

The Leach's were part of a motorcycle group that stays at the Clark's Beach motel every couple of years.

And now, Michael Leach, who was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of second degree murder, and who was scheduled to stand trial beginning on June 16, charged with the intentional murder of his son, accepted a plea deal to criminally negligent homicide.

In return for pleading guilty, Michael Leach will be sentenced to just 6 months in the Herkimer, NY County Jail.

Thats right.

Just 6 months.

In jail.

Not prison.

Jail.

For murdering his own son.

So let me get this straight.

Not only does former Rochester, NY Police Captain Michael Leach kills his own son, shooting him in the back, but he goes from being charged with intentionally murdering his son, to being offered a plea deal?

A plea deal of criminally negligent homicide?

A plea deal where a trigger-happy ex cop, who has murdered at least two innocent people, will serve only 6 months for killing his own son?

I guess when you're a former cop, you can get away with murder.

Literally.



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Monday, June 2, 2014

Rochester, NY Police Officer Drives Reckless, Flips Cruiser... Neighbor: "All we saw was the police car come flying around the corner and then it flipped."


Rochester, NY Police cruiser W-78 flipped over
in front of house on Delano St.


By Davy V.

Here's a disturbing incident that the Rochester, NY Police department wanted to keep on the down low.

A Rochester, NY Police officer, driving reckless at high speeds down a residential street, in a neighborhood where children are always playing outside, lost control, and flipped his cruiser.

The incident happened around 4:00 p.m. Sunday, on Delano St., near Colvin St. on Rochester's west side.

Neighbors say Rochester Police were chasing a black vehicle, when one RPD cruiser made a sharp U-turn.

That's when the Rochester Police officer who was driving cruiser W-78 reckless, swerved in order not to hit the cruiser who was turning, lost control, then flipped.


Rochester, NY Police officers having a good laugh.
"All we saw was the police car come flying around the corner and then it flipped," said a neighbor, who out of fear of retaliation by Rochester Police, asked me not to publish their name.

"My family was having a barbecue outside, the officer could have hit the house."

Can you imagine if for example, an innocent child just happens to riding their bike, when the Rochester Police cruiser comes flying and flips?

It reminds me of young Trayvonne Pritchett.

The 14-year old was struck and killed by rookie, probationary Rochester, NY Poloce officer Scott Calkins, while riding his bike on North Clinton Ave. in October of 2010.

Rochester Police officer Scott Calkins was also driving recklessly, traveling at unsafe speeds, responding to call.

Officer Scott Calkins, who was very inexperienced, was being supervised by RPD Field Training Officer Josh Lewis, who was in the passenger seat.

As for Sunday's incident where the Rochester Police officer flipped his cruiser, perhaps the neighbor says it best.


Rochester, NY Taxpayer Dollars at Work!

RPD Police officers share a laugh
after one of their own speeds down neighborhood,
loses control, and flips cruiser.






"It's not safe at all,  they shouldn't be driving like that down our streets."

"Is it really worth it?"

I don't know what disturbs me more.

Rochester, NY Police officers putting innocent lives, including young children's at risk, by driving recklessly, or as you can see in the photo to the right, laughing about the whole thing, like it's a big joke, after one of their own flips a cruiser.












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Months After Being Brutally Beaten by Rochester, NY Police officers, For Video Recording, Man Finds the Courage to Speak Out About Horrific Incident

Mark Schrothh
after being brutally beaten, and tased by Rochester, NY cops.


By Davy V.

Last December I exposed a violent beating that Mark Schrothh suffered at the hands of those whose job it is to Protect and Serve--the Rochester, NY Police Department.

Schrothh was beaten so bad by several members of Rochester's biggest gang, that as you can see by looking at the photo, he was left beyond recognition.

The vicious beating took place December 8, 2013 at O'Callaghan's Pub located on Monroe Avenue in Rochester, NY.

What's even more disturbing is that Mark Schrothh was simply an innocent bystander, who chose to exercise his first amendment right to video record an incident involving Rochester Police officers which he was not even a part of.

Below is a description of the traumatic experience Mark Schrothh endured at the hands of several rogue Rochester, NY cops.

Or, as a like to call them, thugs in uniform.

Here it is, in Mark Schrothh's own words.


"So as many of you may know, I was involved in a terrible situation on December 8, 2013 outside of O'Cals on Monroe Avenue. 

There was an altercation where the police were called to respond to a fight that I was not involved in. 

I was standing filming the attacks with my phone when I was harassed and pepper sprayed by police while being on the sidewalk. 

I was told that if I said another word, which I said very few of, I would be arrested. 

I said I was sorry and started to walk away, which is when an arm was wrapped around my throat from behind and I was tacked onto my chest. I was held down to tne ground by multiple cops and was beaten brutally. 

I got baton whips against my legs, punched repeatedly in the sides of my face and head and was shot with a taser twice while being held against the ground. 

I was then placed in hand cuffs, but because I was beaten so badly, I was sent to the hospital. I sat there for four hours while honey assessed me and then released me at around 6am. 

While sitting there I had to be accompanied by the very officers that beat me, and before they left I was asked if I learned my lesson. 

I guess I have, in a way. I can now say though, that after getting a lawyer and fighting a misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest, which I don't know how I could have resisted while being forcefully held against the ground and beaten, but anyways, it's been a long  5-6 months and I am proud to say that it is OVER! 

I had to accept a charge of disorderly conduct, but am not facing any other issues or fines and I do not gave a misdemeanor on my record. 

Let my experience be a lesson to you.

My trust and belief that the cops are here to serve and protect is broken and most likely will never be repaired, but hey you live and learn. 

This whole situation has given me a lot to think about and has helped me in losing weight and becoming healthier inside and out. I want to thank everyone who has been there with me through this journey and express my highest gratitude fir standing by me and helping me. 

It means a lot to have people care about you and show that you are loved.

I'm  glad this matter is behind me and that I can move on with my life.

Happy to still be here and ready to make the best of this crazy situation. 

Much love everyone!"

- Mark Schrothh



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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Rochester, NY Police officer's Father Handcuffed by Greece, NY Police After Getting into Accident While Rushing his Daughter to Hospital

Rochester, NY Police officer
Felicia Gilchrist
By Davy V.
Imagine this.
Your child is in pain and you're rushing them to a hospital emergency room.
On the way there, you get into an accident.
Then, as your child is dying, you are handcuffed by police, who keep you from your dying child.
That's exactly what happened to Rochester, NY Police officer Felicia Gilchrist's father, Tuesday night, when he ran a red light at the intersection of Long Pond and Latta Roads, in Greece, NY, and was hit by another vehicle, as he was rushing his daughter to Park Ridge Hospital.
In what has to be the most disgusting, example of adding insult to injury, Greece, NY cops twisted officer Gilchrist's father's arms, and handcuffed him, while his daughter lay dying.
"They placed the handcuffs on him tight," a very emotional Nikki Dennis said, referring to the Greece, NY cops.
"The handcuffs were so tight that they left marks on his wrists."
According to Greece, NY Police, officer Gilchrist's father was "highly emotional", and officers were "trying to control his movements."
"Highly emotional"?
"Trying to control his movements"?
Of course he was emotional.
He raced to his daughter's side, and then was rushing her to the hi spiral, when he crashed, then saw his daughter dying!
Shame on the Greece, NY Police department and Chief Patrick Phelan.
It doesn't get any lower than to handcuff a father, while his daughter is slipping away.
May Greece, NY Police Chief Patrick Phelan, or any of his rogue, insensitive, and unprofessional cops never have to feel what officer Gilchrist's father felt.
Seeing his daughter dying.
With his hands handcuffed behind his back.
Not even being able to hold, or kiss her.
Shame on the Greece, NY Police department.
God Bless Rochester Police officer Felicia Gilchrist.



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