Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Rochester, NY Cop Shot and Killed

Rochester, NY Police officer
Daryl R. Pierson
By Davy V.

For decades, the Rochester, NY Police department has been executing innocent citizens.

In June of 2012, 20-year old Israel 'Izzy' Andino was shot by 7 Rochester, NY cops in what witnesses referred to as a modern day fring squad execution.

Andino, who was mentally-ill, was killed on his 20th birthday.

After being killed by trigger happy Rochester Police Sgt. Aaron Colletti, Sgt. Mike Nicholls, Officer Antonio Gonzalez, Officer Brian Cala, Officer Greg Karnes, Officer Onasis Socol, and Officer Eluid Rodriguez, Izzy's cold, dead body lay on a blood soaked sidewalk, uncovered for almost 8 hours, while Rochester Police officers cracked jokes, as they repeatedly stepped over his corpse.

According to Rochester, NY Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, a Rochester, NY Police officer was shot Wednesday night, around 9:25 p.m., near Hudson Avenue and Warsaw Street, on Rochester's northeast side.

That officer, who was rushed to the hospital, died during surgery.

Rochester, NY Police Chief Ciminelli, who would not release the officer's name, would only describe the incident as "an exchange of gunfire" between a suspect and the RPD officer.

At a press conference at Rochester General Hospital, Ciminelli said an innocent bystander was also shot.

Ciminelli would not say who shot the innocent bystander.

The last time a Rochester Police officer was killed in the line of duty was 1959.

Perhaps now, the Rochester, NY Police department, including the 7 trigger-happy cops who executed Izzy Andino, are feeling the pain of losing a loved one.

Just like Izzy's family did.


Rochester, NY Police officials have released the name of the officer shot and killed last night.

That officer has been identified as 32-year old Daryl R. Pierson, an 8-year veteran of the Rochester, NY Police department.

Pierson was assigned to the RPD's Tactical Unit.

The Rochester, NY Police department's Tactical Unit is the most corrupt division within the RPD.

I will be updating this piece soon.

Click link below to read my original piece on Rochester, NY Police execution of Izzy Andino.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Woman Takes Photo of Rochester, NY Police officer Asleep Behind the Wheel; "He had shades on and he was asleep."

This is the photo a woman took of a
Rochester, NY Police officer
who she says was asleep inside his parked cruiser. 

By Davy V.

A Rochester, New York woman on her way to her business Thursday around noon, did a double take when she saw something she couldn't believe, while stopped at a traffic light.

A Rochester, NY Police officer asleep behind the wheel of his cruiser.

"I happened to look over to my right and the officer's head dropped, then he laid his head back, he was nodding out," said the woman, who asked me not to publish her name out of fear of retaliation by the Rochester Police Department.

"He had shades on and was asleep, he didn't move at all," the woman told me via a phone interview.

"He was sleeping."

The woman said that since there were no cars behind her while she was waiting for the light at the intersection of East Main Street and Gibbs Street, in downtown Rochester, she actually remained stopped through a complete light cycle, to confirm if in fact the Rochester Police officer was asleep, before she took the photo.

Rochester, NY Police officer
with his head slumped to the side.

The woman said it was then, after seeing the RPD officer's head involuntarily drop several times, then slump to the side against the door of his cruiser, that she took the photo.

Although the photo clearly seems to support the woman's account, as it shows a Rochester, NY Police officer with his head slumped to the side, wearing shades, even though he is parked in the shade, the number of the RPD cruiser is a bit blurry.

It appears to be Rochester, NY Police cruiser 'D-40'.

After calling a Monroe County dispatcher, in an attempt to identify the officer, and being placed on hold for several minutes, I was told that they could not release any information.

"Everything is confidential here, and we're not supposed to give out any information," the dispatcher told me.

So there you have it, Rochester, NY, YOUR taxpayer dollars at work.

Asleep at the wheel.

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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..."

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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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