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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South Winton Road (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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Thursday, March 2, 2017

(UPDATED) Irondequoit, NY Cop Arrested, Charged with Cyberstalking, Tormenting Ex-Girlfriend


Irondequoit, NY Police officer William Rosica


Irondequoit, NY Police officer William Rosica arrives in U.S. Federal District Court in Rochester, NY for a detention hearing (Photo Twitter)


I was in U.S. District Court in Rochester, NY this morning, when an Irondequoit, NY cop appeared for a detention hearing.

Saying that the evidence against officer Rosica suggests he waged "a campaign of abuse and terror", U.S. District Magistrate Judge Jonathan Feldman looked at Irondequoit, NY Police officer William Rosica, and denied him bail.

That means Rosica, a 13-year veteran of the Irondequoit, NY Police Department, will be held in custody, until his trial.

In court, Federal prosecutor Melissa Marangola outlined the government's case against Rosica, which includes Rosica stalking his ex-girlfriend both in person, driving by her house, conducting surveillance on her as she got a haircut, and also stalking her using computers, which he used to send her harassing emails, and messages, many from anonymous email accounts he would set up.

According to Marangola, officer Rosica tried hacking into his ex-girlfriend's personal and work email accounts, as well as her phones a total of 282 times.

Marangola told Judge Feldman that officer Rosica even sent his ex-girlfriend messages telling her she should kill her self and went as far as sending her links on ways how to commit suicide.

Also in court, it was revealed that officer Rosica's own brother, a priest in Toronto, Canada, contacted prosecutors telling them his brother should not be released from custody.

Prosecutor Melissa Marangola also told Judge Feldman that several law enforcement officials have contacted her office since Rosica's arrest, saying he has stalked women before.

One of those law enforcement officials told prosecutors that Rosica stalked another girlfriend in 2009, in the exact same fashion.

The law enforcement officer who contacted prosecutors is related to that woman.

In court, prosecutor Melissa Marangola said a law enforcement official told Federal prosecutors that he warned the Irondequoit, NY Police Department years ago, that if they hired Rosica, "they would regret it."

I will be updating this story.


By Davy V.

A veteran Irondequoit, NY Police officer has been arrested and charged with cyberstalking.

According to the U.S. Attorney's office in Rochester, NY, 50'year old William Rosica launched a "year long campaign to harass and torment" his ex-girlfriend.


According to court papers, the staking began after Rosica's ex-girlfriend ended their three-year long relationship.

Prosecutors say Rosica targeted his ex-girlfriend with text messages, emails, and phone calls.

According to prosecutors, Irondequoit, NY Police officer William Rosica tried to hack his ex-girlfriend''s work email as well her online medical system accounts.

Prosecutors  officer Rosica also targeted his ex's ex-husband and her co-workers.

Court papers state that in a meeting with his ex-girlfriend, Irondequoit, NY Police officer William Rosica told her, "Either I let you walk away and we live our separate lives or short of killing you, I destroy every aspect of your life. You tell me what I should do."

The federal criminal complaint against officer Rosica also states that he called his ex-girlfriend a liar, a skank, and even urged her to to kill herself.

Officer Rosica is facing federal charges which include cyberstalking and unlawful access to a protected computer.

He was arraigned Thursday morning and is being held in custody until a detention hearing Friday morning in Federal Court.

Rosica faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

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With a Killer on The Loose, Rochester, NY Cops Leave Homicide Scene to Go Stuff Their Faces


Rochester, NY Police officers Matthew Cushman (left) and Gary Wegman stuff their face while killer roams free. 

BELOW: Rochester, NY Police officers Gary Wegman and Matthew Cushman were involved in brutal 2012 beating of Rochester man.


By Davy V

With Rochester, NY's latest homicide victim still laying on the floor inside Char's Liquor Store, near Rochester's Highland Park neighborhood, and with her killer on the loose, two Rochester, NY cops decided they had better things to do than say, canvas the neighborhood, and I don't know... perhaps look for her killer?


Instead they decided that it'd be a good time to go stuff their faces with wraps at Pellegrino's restaurant just down the street from the homicide scene.

Charlotte Lahr, 46, the owner of Char's Wine and Liquor located on South Avenue, across from Highland Park, was stabbed repeatedly by Kevin Quandar, a parolee, who was just released from prison in January.

Quandar was arrested Friday.

The entire incident was captured on the store's surveillance video.

According to Rochester, NY radio show host Bob Lonsberry, Quandar walked behind the store's counter and began stabbing Lahr.

He kept stabbing her until the knife blade broke.

Quandar then picked up the knife blade and continued stabbing her.

Then he grabbed a liquor bottle and began to beat her.

Quandar struck Lahr a total of 39 times.

And two cops left to go stuff their face.

As Charlotte Lahr's body still lay behind the counter of her store.

In one of the city's most gruesome murders.

No doubt there will plenty of cop apologists defending these cops, but to them I say this:

What if it was your mother laying dead inside that store, and her killer on the loose while these cops stuffed their faces, as they left their cruiser illegally parked with their above the law, entitled mentality?

Would you feel the same way then?

Check out how Rochester, NY Police officers Gary Wegman and  Matthew Cushman left their cruiser running, and illegally parked, while they ate inside the restaurant as a killer roamed free.

The screenshot below is from a comment someone 
left on Facebook about this story.

It reads: "I would be against this post but these fuckers parked right behind me just when I was about to pull off then blocked me in and then I had to go up and n the sidewalk to be able to get out..."












Rochester, NY Police officers Gary Wegman and Matthew Cushman have a long history of being partners.

In the photo below, both officers are seen, (well officer Gary Wegman is partially covering his face) sitting in a hospital room after having been involved in the April 2012 beating of Jose Lugo.


Rochester, NY Police officer Gary Wegman covers his face, as he sits next to his partner, officer Matthew Cushman after having been involved in the April 2012 beating of Jose Lugo.



Photos of Jose Lugo





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