EXHIBIT 8 – Exhibit FF Evidence Unlawful Policing SUFFOLK PATCHOGUE NYSCheck out these fake police training records created by Patchogue, Pontieri, Egan Snead to hunt latinos and undesirables. NY State and Suffolk were in on the scam because it made revenue.
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Suffolk’s County was instrumental in the creation of an unauthorized police force in Patchogue and Port Jefferson NY. Suffolk officials participated in a scam that allowed the fake cops of Patchogue to be paid on fraudulent duty statements and false applications for payment. Bottom line: Suffolk paid the fake cops, knowing they were fake and knowing the statements they made for payment were fraudulent. Suffolk knew the cops were fake when they paid them. In the emails [link above and below] is conversation between Suffolk County Attorney Christine Malafi and Alan Schneider [Director of Personnel] where these officials engage in damage control claiming that so long as they quietly condemn the racially motivated illegal policing, Suffolk County can avoid responsibility for the hunting of undesirables with fake police.
“plausible Denial ” fake cop strategy: Click on the link above to see the interagency emails of Suffolk officials in which they acknowledge Patchogue’s Cops were/are illegal.
Fifteen years for attempted murder
Police disguise was an aggravating factor
By: Carol Winker | email@example.com
07 October, 2011
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Carlney Rashad Campbell, 20, was sentenced last Friday to 15 years imprisonment for an attempted murder that occurred in May 2009.
A Grand Court jury found Campbell guilty weeks ago, but sentencing was delayed for a social inquiry report to be obtained (Caymanian Compass, 25 August).
The incident leading to the charge occurred at the Treasure Island where the victim, José Morales, resided at the time. He was attacked in an elevator by a man portraying himself as a police officer.
In reviewing the evidence before passing sentence, Justice Alexander Henderson noted Mr. Morales’ evidence the attacker wore blue overalls with the word “POLICE” above his shirt pocket and a Cayman Islands logo. He also wore a black belt, black boots and gloves so as to look like a local police officer. When the man had initially walked past Mr. Morales, the letters “POLICE” were on the back of the overalls.
The judge said wearing such a disguise was clearly an aggravating factor because Campbell had done so for the express purpose of portraying himself as somebody to be trusted. “This was so that he could attack his victim while his victim was off guard,” he said.
The attacker pulled a knife and Mr. Morales struggled with him, at one point holding the man’s hand against his throat. The man told him, “I’m sorry, man. Somebody paid me to do it.” Mr. Morales asked who had paid, but did not get an answer. He was bitten, which prompted him to let go of the attacker’s hand, and then he was stabbed on the right side of his head and again around his left ear. The man eventually fled after dropping the knife. Although he lost a large amount of blood, Mr. Morales managed to stagger outside, call 911 and summon help.
Justice Henderson said the facts of the attack were uncontradicted by any evidence. The issue was solely identification of the attacker.
The case for the prosecution, as presented by Senior Crown Counsel John Masters, included evidence that Mr. Morales saw a vehicle leaving the scene and managed to get the licence plate number. One of the digits turned out to be incorrect, but police succeeded in tracking the vehicle down. It belonged to a friend of Campbell’s. The friend said Campbell had put a pair of overalls into a barrel used to burn rubbish.
There was also DNA recovered from the bite mark on Mr. Morales’ arm. A comparison with Campbell’s DNA profile did not exclude him.
At the sentencing hearing, defence attorney Nicola Moore asked the judge to consider Campbell’s age at the time of the incident – 18 – as well as his family background as detailed in the social inquiry report.
Justice Henderson referred to some details publicly, noting a lack of parenting and Campbell’s status as “an alumnus of the Alternative Education Programme after being expelled from John Gray High School.” He had been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for burglary and handling stolen goods. The report indicated Campbell presented a high risk of re-offending.
The judge also considered a victim impact statement from Mr. Morales, who swore under oath he had no idea why he had been attacked. “The presumption is that it was a case of mistaken identity,” the judge said.
He agreed Campbell’s age was a mitigating factor. However, he added, “I consider the impersonation of a police officer in the course of a paid attempt to kill someone to be an aggravating factor. There was also a high degree of planning involved in this offence.”
The maximum sentence for attempted murder is imprisonment for life. UK guidelines indicate a range of 12 to 20 years.
After imposing the term of 15 years, Justice Henderson said, “There has been a lot of criticism expressed in the press of police investigations and evidence gathering. In this case, the police did an admirable job of gathering the evidence and putting the case together. I think it is appropriate for the court to recognise that.”
Responding to Lawrence Downes’ editorial “Victim Circus” in the New York Times:
Witches hunt? None here. Nor is there any need for a “hunt.” Seventeen years of a fake police should be a hard enough fact–”probable cause” for an investigation.
Is there any proof the Village personnel impersonating peace officers did anything wrong? We don’t need proof of wrongdoing. No speculation is required. Everything that they did is morally questionable and is legally actionable.
Do the immigrant Latinos, who Wolter asked to come forward, know what happened to them? How could they when the victims come from places where police and abuse is the norm? The authority figures in Suffolk, Levy, Pontieri, and others, are no different from what they are used to. Latinos are escaping a world where the fourteenth amendment “equal protection clause” does not exist.
In “Outlier” Malcolm Gladwell talks of cultural bias and how it shapes our lives. Here the cultural bias of many who come from Latin America is to distrust government officials and the police as they are known to violate human rights. But this culture bias, while indeed present in the Latin community I speak to, is actually grounded in reality and the district of the police and government is real. It is the well-founded distrust founded upon the fact that in the Suffolk and in Patchogue there is no equal protection clause to protect Latinos. How could there be one if they have an unlawful and untrained police department who targets them?
“They are not angry” pontificates as Mr. Pontieri characterizes. Many community leaders are asking for forgiveness and reconciliation. However, forgiveness and reconciliation traditionally comes after the admission of wrong doings and as a request for forgiveness and we have yet to hear such a request. In fact, Mr. Pontieri and others have done everything they can to suppress the truth of the illegal untrained police force is doing. If the Latin population and the general population is not angry YET, it is because are not aware of what has been done to them in the name of public safety.
Here in the North we believe that only the South would have such a corrupt police force to push the “undesirables” out. It couldn’t happen in New York, not 60 miles from New York City. You couldn’t possible have an untrained, illegally armed fake police force with no “racial profiling” and no prohibitions on asking detainees their status. This isn’t Alabama after all. Right?
Fake Cops, it must be a hoax you say. Suffolk County Police Department would never go along with that! Wouldn’t they have an obligation to put a stop to it? Doesn’t the Suffolk County Police Department have to uphold the law?
From the moment this hate crime problem came up, the politicians began to clamor for immediate “healing.” They wanted the cameras and newspapers to go away. Lawrence Downes alludes that Priest Wolter is a grandstanding, because after all, the Mayor “is concerned.” Somehow we should bow down to the Mayor’s authority, as he knows best and grew up two blocks away from where Marcelo was murdered. After all, he says, “The Village of Patchogue has always taken care of its own issues.”
The question, which Mr. Downes does not ask is how does the Village of Patchogue takes care of its own issue, but I will answer him:
1) They create a fake armed and untrained police force.
2) They illegally destroy and doctor records to hide their illegal activities.
3) They defraud Suffolk County Civil Service.
4) They deprive residents of the right to speak at public meetings.
5) They destroy public meeting tapes and do not record public minutes.
3) They only allow certain business in town.
6) They use constables to target Latinos and the poor.http://villagepolicecases.com/documents/Patchogue_Fourth_Amended_Complaint.pdf
7) They exempt their friends and associates from complying with Village Law and selective enforce the laws against others.
8) They call in a fake fire alarm to search the homes of suspected immigrants.
9) They deny anything happened.
Then one would ask, what’s has been the motive? Why the fake cops in the first place? Why go through so much trouble? Why put everything, the entire Village government at risk. FEAR is the confessed answer. Fear of whom?
If you want an answer, don’t listen to me draw conclusions. It’s all in the 17 years of Village of Patchogue, Village Court records and police records that were illegally “not maintained.”
Can you imagine if the Suffolk Police Department said it didn’t have any records? Well, this is what Village of Patchogue officials, Judge McGuire, former Village Attorney J. Lee Snead, current Village Attorney Brian Egan, and current Village Clerk, Patricia Seal are telling us. The records should document the illegal detaining of motorist, and the illegal search of DMV records, and the failure to remove false convictions marked on the victim licenses–a racial profiling cocktail, but which is by no means the main course.
The fake armed untrained cops (call them what you like Village Constables, Code Enforcement Officers, Park Rangers, because the Village of Patchogue unlawfully gave all these officers policing power) reason for EXISTING can be found in the government records and “Facts are stubborn things.”
If you want to find out what is going on in Patchogue you must go to the records. Slavery has its invoices and manifests and contracts and the Village Patchogue has its minutes and department records. An inspection of these will show what the history of what Patchogue did in the name of public safety, redevelopment, and progress.
Henry R. Terry
PRESS STATEMENT OF THE REVEREND DWIGHT LEE WOLTER
The Congregational Church of Patchogue
95 East Main Street
Patchogue, New York, 11772
People who believe they are the victim of hate, harassment, injury, or attack simply because they are Latino, have the right to tell their story in a safe and supportive environment. But if such persons are afraid, for whatever reason, to report the incident to the police or other agencies, or if they did report the incident, but their statement was not accurately recorded; then the need for an alternative place and method of reporting becomes apparent.
That is why the Congregational Church of Patchogue has offered to be a sanctuary church where people are encouraged to come and be heard on Wednesday, December 3rd between 6 and 9PM at the Congregational Church of Patchogue, the site of the funeral of Marcelo Lucero.
Many who come may lack evidence or witnesses that could result in legal action. But simply telling their story, and feeling listened to, often results in an experience of healing that may never be found in a court of law. Even so, we will advocate for those who come seeking accountability and justice.
The spirituality of peace and reconciliation must have an equal seat at the table of justice. May we continue with the many good things about us, face and accept the bad ~ and may we become a powerful example of a community transformed by tragedy into a place of peace and justice, so that Marcelo Lucero will not have died in vain.
Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter
Congregational Church of Patchogue
Calling for Development Accountability
From around the state a coalition of community, policy, labor, and environmental organizations and have come together to form the New York State Initiative for Development Accountability (NYS IDA). Frustrated by the lack of quality jobs, transparency, and community participation in development as well as the negative environmental impacts of never-ending sprawl, these groups are targeting a main engine of subsidy distribution – Industrial Development Agencies (IDA) – for reform.
IDA’s hand out hundreds of millions of dollars a year in property tax breaks to companies across the state for the promise of new jobs and ostensibly other economic development “benefits”. But from North Country to Suffolk actual benefits are often underwhelming and sometimes completely scandalous. From the promise of jobs that actually result in net jobs lost, to counties stealing businesses (and jobs) with the lure of more tax breaks than their neighbors, to businesses with a long list of labor and environmental violations receiving tax-payer money IDA’s have not lived up to their promise.
In the coming months the Development Accountability coalition will be pushing for a set of reforms at the state level that include wage standards (prevailing and living wage), local hiring, community impact reports, increased transparency, a greater role for the public in the process, increased environmental standards, clawbacks (“do what you promise or give us back the loot”), and other important measures. The inclusion of these reforms in the subsidy giveaway process would transform how development impacts the real lives of people who should be benefiting more from the economic growth of their communities.
The Senate and the Assembly must act by July to incorporate these reforms and the coalition is working in regions across the state to make sure that local communities and the elected officials who represent them are speaking in one loud voice for subsidy accountability.
RE: The Investigation Is Ongoing:
Ronald Brinn from Patterson’s HRC has forwarded our complaint to Pamela Chin at Justice. Also Suffolk DA’s Sgt. Woolman is now investigating the legality of Patchogue’s Fake Police Department.
The DA’s Office told us on December 2, 2008, that the Village of Patchogue is no longer calling their constables “constables.”
On December 3, 2008, I questioned Victor Cruz and asked him if he still considered himself a “constables,” he said that he is not. I asked Mr. Cruz when he gave up his “constable” status and he said that it was “about three months ago.”
The retraction of this title along with the surrendering of weapons on June 1, 2008, is an admission by the Village of Patchogue that they are guilty of abusing this New York State power. We estimate that there are over 7.5 million dollars taken from Village of Patchogue residents in connection with this scheme. If you have any information, please post it here.
Patchogue redevelopment was racially motivated to push Latino’s out. The question remains to what extent Title 11 enviornmental, and other Department of State monies used to advance racially motivated policies?
Debate on arming code enforcement officers
BY PATRICK WHITTLE firstname.lastname@example.org July 07, 2008 … And Henry R. Terry , a Patchogue Village resident who says the gun policy defrauded taxpayers by giving …
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