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Today's Quote September 27/2016
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
High Gas Prices in Oswego!
Can anyone explain why Oswego has the highest gas prices around? I always try to make it a point to buy my gas outside of Oswego whenever it is possible. How come Sunoco is exactly .20 cents more in Oswego then Sunoco is in Syracuse? I was in Oneida the other day and filled my tank at 188.9 a gallon, the next morning I drove past Sunoco on west First and Utica St. and gas was 225.9. OMG that's .37 cents a gallon more, what is up with that? I have even filled up on the NYS thruway before because it was a lot cheaper than Oswego's prices! Who is it anyway that sets these high prices in Oswego for gas compared to areas South and Southeast of here? High gas prices, High Taxes, High Water/Sewer Bills, High Rent, what makes people want to stay here? We are getting ripped off on everything including the weekly increases in food prices. Is everyone out to get rich off the working man that is struggling to raise a family here! All I can say is WAKE UP OSWEGO BEFORE IT'S TO LATE!
Fulton man charged with 1st degree rape, 2 other charges
West Side Elites
I was surprised to hear of how "successful" this year's Porchfest was at bringing the community together. I believe the individuals who run Porchfest are the same individuals who run the ORA. My wife and I live outside of the "Franklin Square" and "Montcalm Park" neighborhoods - not far out mind you. We requested to have performers on our porch and our neighbors requested the same. We were told no by the organizers. We were told we were outside of the targeted area, which happens to be concentrated with higher income residents, which unfortunately we are not. How is Porchfest successful when it is just a bunch of wealthy people showing off their homes and excluding neighbors and neighborhoods who aren't quite as wealthy? The organizers of this event need to realize that to effectively bring the community together you need to include a cross section of the community and not just the upper echelons. All this does is increase the divide between the different socioeconomic classes in our community and the small amount of "success" you think you achieved is completed negated by the hard feelings you create to average residents like me and my wife. Oswego at its core is still working class. You should try to be sensitive to that and not continue to shut us out as if we're second class citizens.
Today's Quote September 23-26/2016
“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
Arnold Palmer Dies At 87
The Atlantean Conspiracy: The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America
After reading Lisa Peebles filing. Many are disgusted with the acting officials who were involved. This is a very degrading and disgusting abuse of power. They still continue to fight it. There's nothing more that needs to be said. But the bad guys are the political power running loose in Oswego. The filings heart breaking and my heart goes out to both the Allen family and the Thibodeau family. One family fights for truth, the other one fights to uphold a lie. I feel sorry for the Allen's. They have been fooled. It's easier to convince someone they've been fooled than for them to accept the fact they have. How they stand by this, I have no idea. They are not helping to bring the truth to light but to keep that light hidden. Very sad. Very heart breaking a teen girl died and it seems very few care. What's worse is we the people allowed this case to get to where it's at. Maybe soon, the supreme court will stop this group of idiots that seem to run Oswego by an iron rod, maybe that iron rod will get shoved straight up their ass. Lisa didn't skip a beat and nailed every person involved. Including Purdy who had seemed to have committed perjury. Which one of these idiots haven't committed perjury and in the end how many will be charged with being accessories to murder. If Gods willing. It'll be all of them. Including you Vanpatten, and also your side kick Bobby wheeler. I wonder if you two are the two investigators listed in Bohrer notes as investigator shit head and investigator chicken shit.
Sweep in 3 Oswego bars results in dozens of fake ID tickets
Wahrendorks helping stop underage drinking. There is the joke of the year.
Canadian town steams over Nestlé bid to control local spring water well
Amid Western drought, Oregon county to vote on Nestlé bottling public water
Today's Quote September 22/2016
“We were making the future, he said, and hardly any of us troubled to think what future we were making.
And here it is!”
H. G. Wells
I read what you did, and we all know who you are!
I read what you did, and we all know who you are! Donald Dodd, Reuel Todd, Greg Oakes, Mark Moody, Daniel King, and Donald Todd
As a citizen of this county, you all work for me, not each other. This is too inform you that I am calling you out, for the truth !
I have read all of the information you filed. There is no glaring evidence against Gary Thibodeau, because if there was, you would have had to file it. Further witheld evidence
would constitute another Brady Violation. I pondered today what in the world the former jurors were told in Gary's trial by you, Donald Dodd. Your timeline is preposterous. It is not even worth mentioning. Reuel Todd, please tell me what led you to the Thibodeau brothers? I cannot find any supporting documentation that sends the case towards them. A criminal never calls and identifies themselves, as being at the scene of the crime. Who is Borrelli, and why were you going so far as to talk about him being in a photo line up for the clerks at the D&W 4-16-1994, but on 4-14-1994, Borrelli was given "walking papers" yesterday. That would have made it 4-13-1994. On 4-15-94, you say:" Is it time to do a photo line up on Borrelli?" So you gave Borrelli "walking papers", I believe that means you let him go, on 4-13-94, but on 4-15-94 and again on 4-16-94, you were going to have the clerks at the D&W look at his picture? But after 4-16-94, Borrelli is never mentioned again.
On 4-14-94, the lead sheet says, "Danny Barney, has come into view as a probably suspect". On 4-15-94, the lead sheet says: Wheeler interviewed Dan Barney yesterday,
at length. Believes Barney is not a suspect." Where are the notes from the interview with Dan Barney? 4-15-94, it says, "late yesterday, Gary Thibodeau, entered the picture as a possible suspect. This developes from a lead that came in early on." Where is the lead, Moe? I can't find any documentation of a lead about Gary, being a suspect. Who told you Gary had a crush on Heidi? Or that Gary was ever coming on to Heidi? The only documentation about anyone coming onto Heidi, is in her diary, about her boss, Matt Duell, not Gary.
The case against Gary Thibodeau, regarding Heidi Allen's abduction, is all like the above mentioned fairy tales. This person is a suspect, no, we let him go. Hey, this person might have done it, no, we talked to him and he said he didn't do it. So you decided amongst yourselves, to pin it on a person and his brother, that you had no evidence against, only a citizen that was trying to help you.
So I say that the Appellate Division will get the public the answers we have been seeking for 22 years. Dumb of us to ever believe that our District Attorney's Office, or
Sheriff's Department, were honest or truthful. All you were looking for was someone to blame it on, to puff yourselves up, but I'm sure soon, it will be deflated, like yesterday's
birthday balloons. The public doesn't believe you, trust you, or support corrupt officials.
Oakes habitual liar
Oakes you are a bold faced liar anyone with a computer and access to this blog can see how much of a liar you are. In 1994/95 arrest and conviction of Gary Thibodeau. Fahey repeatedly requested the CI file, he was told Allen wasnt an informant. He then requested a dismissal due to with holding of evidence. The old news reports do not support Oakes bull shit lies. Fahey over and over called Dodd, out on this CI status and requested her entire CI file. Again they played the Allen wasnt a CI. http://heidiallenarticles.blogspot.com/?m=1 take the time to study openly on your own. The DA office are hubitual liars and so are the Sheriffs. Request a state police if you need an officer. The lies are sickening. The Sheriff dept. Should be shut down.
In Again Out Again Breckenridge
Roger Breckenridge out of Prison
Identifying and Location Information
As of 09/21/16 DIN (Department Identification Number) 13B0403
Inmate Name BRECKENRIDGE, ROGER L
Date of Birth 08/11/1968
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status RELEASED
Housing / Releasing Facility GOWANDA
Date Received (Original) 02/14/2013
Date Received (Current) 06/03/2016
County of Commitment OSWEGO
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 08/25/16 PAROLE DIV OF PAROLE
Crimes of Conviction
If all 4 crime fields contain data, there may be additional crimes not shown here. In this case, the crimes shown here are those with the longest sentences.
As of 09/21/16 Crime Class
GRAND LARCENY - NOT AUTO 4TH E
Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 09/21/16 Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0001 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence 0004 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date 06/2016
Parole Hearing Type PAROLE VIOLATOR ASSESSED EXPIRATION
Parole Eligibility Date 10/24/2013
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date 11/02/2016
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date
Not A Clue
This is the most recent pic of the painted sidewalk. It has been somewhat covered. Paint on a sidewalk is not a good thing, unless it has a ton of sand in it. It makes for a very slippery surface, whether the paint is green or white.
Today's Quote September 21/2016
“The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities,
perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.”
Oswego County Land Bank ...Shane Broadwell WTF
Seems Shane Broadwell (make believe legislator) wants to be involved in purchasing, with taxpayer's money, run down properties in the City of Oswego for the Land Bank, and has been pushing hard to get the county to buy very specific ones. There are a lot of run down
properties in the city, but his continued interest in certainproperties makes me wonder what is in it for him. This weasel tries to
make it look like he is doing it for the benefit of the city, but there is more to the question now that Pathfinder is involved, just
like they are involved in the Renaissance Neighborhood Project. It is all about loaning money at high interest rates. Broadwell has his
finger in the pie and is trying to make it look like it he is only interested in the beautification of the city. If that were the case,
isn't about time he filled in that embarrassing hole on East First and Utica St, take down the sign and give up the shame. It has been at least 10 years that the hole has been there and any visitors to the city have to see that as they enter Oswego on 481.
The Broaswell's have been ripping off this city for years, and now Shane is into ripping it off even more. It is time the corporate
welfare ends, along with the corruption that is being disguised as a benefit to the city. It is also time to vote this weasel out of
Expected attendance 7000 people.Will that track hold that many fans?
Next camp site getting up grade, but how many campers will that hold?
Fans themselves where are all the cars going to park? Who is going
to control the traffic situation? Just a few questions that I have not
heard mentioned by anyone. This is going to be interesting to say the least.
What hasn't Todd Lied about. Back then the citizens felt the DA was outta touch with reality. That due to it. It cost human life. That same thing stands today. Due to the past and present DA human life does not matter. What matters is covering up the cover up and multitude of lies. I ask myself if maybe Oakes thought Gary's appeals would be granted. If so, maybe he thought he'd simply let the system play out. Wash his hands of it. The issue is, his hands are now a part of those lies. They continue to churn. The sickest lie Oakes is following. Is the fact Gary was involved. When in 1994, the news reports are very clear. The Thibodeaus nor the van matched descriptions given. Bivens, he has a huge surprise in store for Oakes and lying Donald. With one gesture. He will destroy the idea it was ever a Thibodeau. Cause the Thibodeaus are not who he points to when given photos. Oakes, must not have followed up with a proper investogation, Bivens has ID another man, maybe the sheriff's should try not to cover up their cover up, because I'm supreme court or a new trial, their own witnesses are destroying them. The entire truth on Bivens has yet to surface. But in time it will.
Today's Quote September 19-20/2016
“Whether one eats a cat or not is a personal choice, and I don't want to sway anyone one way or another.
But if you do, there is one obvious cooking tip: Always remember to remove the bell from the cat's collar before cooking.”
Gary Thibodeau...The death of common sense
Are the prosecution witnesses really witnesses as to what they saw or are they just a link to a prosecution procedure that convicted an innocent man.
Witnesses provide information to help the prosecutor convince a jury that a person is guilty as charged.
- Dave Stinson: was there from 7:41 - 7:45, waved down a deputy but did not tell him that he saw a kidnapping.
- Richard was there and left at 7:42 and was seen by Stinson (at least he had to be) but not seen kidnapping HA.
- Stinson walked in after 7:42 and no Heidi. Now how could Richard have done this in one minute, with Stinson being there but did not see anything. He also never mentioned that he saw anyone let alone Gary.
- Mr. Swenkowski said he watched Richard leave the store and then left. He was there at 7:41 also.
- Swenkowski also saod he saw one person.
- Two people there at the time of the crime and saw nothing.
- Bivens said he saw two husky men and a women but NO TIME WAS MENTIONED IN THE DA's STATEMENT OF FACTS.
- So this makes a question of when Bivens was there. Had to be after and close to 7:42 according to the OCSD as that is when Richard bought cigs and left.
- How could Bivens see the crime and Swenkowski and Stinson didn't although they had to be there at the same time because Stinson walked in at 7:41 and no Heidi.
- Bivens stated that he did not remember telling a deputy later that he had driven by at 8-8:30. He saw the crime, then Stinson has to be mistaken about HA not being in the store. Which could happen but he flagged down Deputy Curtis and he also checked for Heidi...not found.
- Stinson said he saw two husky men with a girl in the parking lot. He said there wasn't anyone or cars in the lot.
Wasn't Stinson and Swenkowski there per their statements. Swenkowski also said the deputies tried to convince him that his time was off but he stood his ground on the time he gave.
- I personally don't believe Bivens was even there..(just my opinion). His time is way off and no time was recorded when he first gave his statement according to the DA's Facts...no time given with his statement. Why not?
- Then we have Gary going to a MA prison and snitches give stories that we now know are not true.
- Bottom line: two witnesses there at the time of the crime but did not see Richard taking Heidi. Bivens saying he saw two husky men taking her (but no time was given by him) but Swenkowski and Stinson were there and did
not see anything.
To the DA involved in this. You sir have NO WITNESSES AT ALL! Maybe a story teller but if at least you should have had three witnesses. Bivens could not have seen a crime between 8-8:30 because the OCSD was there at that time.
I submit to you that you set up a frame of Richard and Gary Thibodeau (and a bad one that is full of holes) got bad info from snitches who I think lied and their statement proves it.
So I am going to ask in this paper right now to Donald Dodd to please answer my question: How did three people there at the time of the crime and two didn't see anything and one who didn't even know or did not want to tell what time he was there, which had to be around 7:41-7:42 did see the crime?
If I were you, I would be afraid, very afraid of a federal Investigation. If no investigation happens if Gary wins his appeal, call your state representative, senator and anyone else that would help.
THIS WAS A SET UP AND A FRAME.....BUT YOU'RE NEXT!
If the speed indicator says you’re over the limit, is there a cop around to give you a ticket?
If there is a cop why do we need a speed indicator?
Are there cameras on the speed indicator to take a picture of the driver and the license plate?
Is this another waste of the taxpayer’s money?
Big Brother is watching you.
Today's Quote September 18/2016
"True wisdom is less presuming than folly.
The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate,
and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance."
The book is largely based on secondhand information from the Sheriff’s Department, the District Attorney’s office and family members. The Sheriffs lied, the D.A. lied and the family lied so that basically makes the book fiction.
Why wasn't this in the police blotter,
Another IT issue??Records: Man threatens to rape teen in Oswego parking lot before sexually abusing her
Show Up Time
So if a OFD is called in, but sent home with in one hour, that person gets five hours of time and a half ( 7.5 of straight time ) . Do these people get called in , maybe four times with in a 24 hour period ? So maybe , one of these hereo’s could collect twenty hours of time and a half ! That comes down to ¾ ( or 7.5 % of a full paycheck Per Day ) .
20 hours per shift x $ 125.00 per hour = $ 2,500.00 per man ! And if they call in four men x $ 2,500.00 = $ 10,000.00 per shift ( 24 hour ) . So you could be spending $ 70,000.00 per week in show up time ! Which, in the worse case world ,would be $ 70,000.00 x 52 weeks = $ 3,640,000.00 a year, which, at this time, I do not think that the Famous OFD Ambl. Corp. could recoup! The chief eithers understands how to protect the membership , and does not care about the taxpayers, or is really bad at math ( checks and balances ). Maybe big brother can do some 2nd and 3rd mathbook coin sckills!
Probably visited Syracuse Ave. No. Wrong, if he had he would not have been arrested.
I would be surprised if that guy was not seeing a male prostitute
RE: Four More Misdemeanor Plea Bargains For Oaks
We should start a fund me page to pay there cellmates to beat and rape them every day.
In order to have cellmates they would have to be convicted of something bigger than a misdemeanor.
The Heidi controversy
I was under the direct impression. Heidi switched her schedule with Sally Brooks. Who was suppose to be working at the Fish on in port Ontario. Either way. There are conflicting stories from Heidi family and the DA office. If she was not scheduled the only ones who would be aware of this switch. Are her family, Brett and DUELLS, in which case Ms. Duell file seems to have been tampered with. Very convenient. No one else would ever have known. Unless Heidi told someone. I very much likely doubt that was her topic of discussion.
Re: Gary Thibodeau and the Other 10,000 a Year Wrongfully Convicted in America
Re: Whos Lying
We know the Family lied, The OCSD lied and the DA lied.
Since the book is based on information which mostly came from these three sources then the answer to the question is everyone.
It's common sense
Why would Donald Dodd or Todd know more. Hmmm, maybe because they supposedly investigated and prosecuted this case. No matter what you post. The fact is. They should have known. Both her sister and their dept. All have different times, ones clearly lying. I'll bet it is not Lisa Buske, but the DA office that was said in 1994 to be out of touch with the public and their mistakes cost human lives. They were also in trouble back then for many different reasons. From lying, to prosecutorial misconduct. If you read the old news. You'd be well aware of their tricks. I highly doubt her sister is bull shitting anyone in her book. But I do not doubt that the DA office did a ton. Many people do not agree with your questions as to how could Dodd or Todd know. Well in order to prosecute this case you'd think they should have. Ridiculous remarks.
Today's Quote September 16/2016
“Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.”
Four More Misdemeanor Plea Bargains For Oaks
COMMENTS ARE OPEN
OAKES STATEMENT OF FACTS, FILED OCTOBER 2015, PAGE 12, FIRST PARAGRAPH:
Heidi often offered to work on the holidays.
Regarding Easter Sunday, another employee Sally Brooks, and Heidi, were willing to work; initially Ms. Brooks
was scheduled to open, but she had another job that needed her that morning. Therefore, Heidi agreed to open
the store that morning.
"WHERE'S HEIDI" BOOK WRITTEN BY HEIDI'S SISTER, LISA BUSKE
CHAPTER ONE, PAGE 24, FIRST PARAGRAPH:
The day started like Easter Sunday did in other small American towns. Heidi arrived at work early, anticipating
the time she would spend with family and friends later in the afternoon. She volunteered to cover the morning shift
so a coworker could spend the holiday with her children, even though it meant she would be the only one working at the store.
(FYI, THE DUELLS NEVER HAD MORE THAN ONE EMPLOYEE WORKING THE STORE AT A TIME)
I BET HER FAMILY KNEW WHY SHE WAS WORKING!
WHY WOULD DONALD DODD OR REUEL TODD KNOW MORE?
WHAT IS THE TRUTH, WHO IS TELLING STORIES?
If She was working for someone else how were Gary and Richard supposed to know this?????
Did Deputy Van Patten drop her work schedule in the parking lot?????
Why was the first register tape transaction 4:06?
Why does the book say Heidi started work at 5am?
Why does testimony show Heidi started work at 6am?
Why does testimony show Heidi was on the schedule to work that Sunday?
Why is a “story” that another person was originally scheduled but Heidi took over instead?
Why does testimony show Brett left at 6:35am that Easter morning but the book says around 7:15am?
The inmates statements were taken mid-July.
Why did OCSD get the transaction tape from April 2, 1994 on August 11?
Why was Mrs. Duell’s file tampered with on August 12?
Why did Bivens testify at Grand Jury that he was in the D&W parking lot and the only car there was Heidi’s, his first statement says he went by the D&W between 8-8:30 but his testimony was leaving Oswego at 7:30am, and his testimony was about witnessing a physical altercation?
How could Richard and/or Gary have possibly gone to the D&W the morning of April3, 1994, taken Heidi to near Gary’s “to talk to her” brought her back to the store before anyone noticed her gone, made a purchase and then kidnapped her with the time between ALL the customers that were there the morning of April 3, 1994?
Final answer-People lied to help get a quick conviction, in hopes of finding Heidi or “getting their man” to placate the community after Mr. Benningfield told the searchers that the kidnapper could be standing there next to them.
Lisa-you did the research years ago. You know part of the Truth….that Gary and Richard are innocent. Do what’s right. You have plenty of support. Stand up to your family and the lying people you have, unjustly, high regards for.
Another Fire Thief Caught By The State Comptroller And Released By Oaks
Mayor Barlow Pitches New Code Enforcement Strategy, Pressures Landlords
Today's Quote September 15/2016
“When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning,
not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.”
Oswego Gets Another Grant
Here is a direct link to the comments Murtagh has made online. The top comment reads.
FBI on case has been on it for years they feel they have the right guy in jail
Posted on Key Heidi Allen witness texts pal: I lied to police about what I know
10/24/2014 10:32 AM
Which is an out right lie. As we are all aware FBI Points to Bohrer. In 1994 they testified then that there was no link between the Thibodeaus and Heidi Allen.
Murtagh also can not deny it was him. Several times. He makes it very clear. It is him.
Please ask john on this he knows who I am ( Rich Murtaugh )
Posted on Ground search for 1994 kidnapping victim Heidi Allen ends; no evidence turned up
9/12/2014 8:28 PM
He openly admits twice of removing a van from Valley Road in Fernwood. But no ones paying attention.
Global Buffet dumping cooking grease down drains backing up into their basement
The health department and the City of Oswego, need to shut down the "Global Buffet." The employees are dirty - dumping cooking grease into the drains which is plugging them and backing the sewers. The entire place needs to be shut down and "STERILIZED!"
All a person had to do was look at or into their back door to see the filth of the place. Tony Bologna did not have any problem with that as long as they paid the rent on time. If you bought food or drink from any business in Canal Commons you probably should be checked for Hepatitis, Dysentery and E coli for starters.
Murtagh confirmed no caddy in his posts online. So where Oakes got that from is beyond me. Murtagh admits and so did Breckenridge of picking up a van at Gary's. But no idea of a caddy.
I believe he said I towed a van from there not a caddie .. Jmo though
Posted on Oswego County DA: James Steen is pathological liar, but not Heidi Allen's killer
10/22/2014 8:33 AM
Don't no nothing bout caddy
Posted on Oswego County DA: James Steen is pathological liar, but not Heidi Allen's killer
10/22/2014 2:55 AM -Richard Murtagh. So if Oakes wants to use a hearsay witness. He should probley listen to the tower, that was there. No caddy. Sorry Oakes. You did lie in your filing. Little or big, it's a lie. You were giving some impression that the Caddy Dodd brought up was disposed of as well. It is not the truth.
So are the three OFD personal ( that is out on long term injuiry, and why ,if they are collecting a paycheck, this is not a COMP issue ? or are they on disbl. ! So is the person that is oversees, is that person collecting a paycheck from the city and collecting a paycheck from the FED GOVT. ?
Sounds like to me that the Fire Chief does not know how to do a time sheet or has no problem being “Dumb” !
If you let the Ambl. Service go, that will free up FOUR FIREMEN in EVERY SHIFT! Time to fire the Chief and hire a fifth grader to do the time sheets! The City of Oswego, NY starts to get into the black !
Who's lying game!
Time to compare some facts, between the book, "Where's Heidi", written by Lisa Buske, sister of Heidi, and DA Greg Oakes, Statement of Facts, filed October of 2015.
STATEMENT OF FACTS, page 1, SAYS: On Easter morning, April 3, 1994, Mr. Law arose at 5:45 am at Heidi's residence. He and Heidi left the residence at ab out 5:50am, and Mr. Law followed Heidi to the D&W Convenience Store. Heidi drove her maroon 1984 Pontiac Sunbird Station Wagon, and Mr. Law drove his 1987 Ford Bronco. They arrived at the store at 5:55 am.
Lisa Buske's Book says: Chapter 3 "A Time to weep" , Paragraph 3, page 35: As my parents settled into their swivel chairs, Ed sat on the couch while I snuggled into my favorite childhood chair. We heard Brett's black Dodge Cougar pull into the driveway then Heidi's feet skipping through the kitchen.
Chapter 1 Page 26: At 5 am, on April 3, 1994, Heidi opened up the D&W Convenience Store, located at the intersection of State Route 104 and State Route 104B, and her boyfriend Brett came along to keep her company until the store got busy. Brett often accompanied her on those early mornings.
STATEMENT OF FACTS page 1, last paragraph, last sentence, SAYS: Mr. Law left at about 6:35 that morning.
Lisa Buske's Book page 26, last sentence, says: Brett left the store around 7:15 am
Who's wrong? Who's telling a story? What was Brett driving, a Cougar, or a Bronco? Hey Oakes, did you ever check your "facts"? These facts, are very important, maybe you don't know which is true, who's playing the liar game?
The other day there was a fire on East 4th Street and I heard that we called in all of our off duty personnel but then sent them home pretty quickly. Don't they all get a minimum of like 5 hours overtime every time they are called in. So much for saving money on overtime. How come we don't call on any of the other departments in the county to help us when there is a fire. The volunteer departments wouldn't cost us any money and could probably get here quicker then some of our off duty members that live quite a distance away. Just my 2 cents.
Today's Quote September 14/2016
“Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing.”
J. B. Priestley
Cop Logs: Oswego PD 09/12/2016
Blotter MIA due to IT issue.
Typical Oswego Mentality
Why would the police put a speed indicator 10 feet past a stop sign?
The speed is posted at 30 MPH and it is in front Fitzhugh Park School
on Tenth Street, I don't think even a "crouch Rocket" could get to 30
MPH from that stop sign to the speed indicator. What a brilliant
decision by toe OPD. Hey, it's good for a laugh...enjoy.
Northern NY Cold Hardy Grapes Nursery Being Remodeled
Willsboro, NY. The cold hardy grape variety research nursery in Northern New York is getting a make-over.
With new funding from the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program that helped establish the nursery at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm in Willsboro in 2005, old vines have been removed, the soil is being refreshed, and new varieties of grapes have been carefully selected for planting in 2017.
The evaluation of new varieties has been named a priority by growers associated by the wine grape industry across New York state.
A list of 21 potential varieties for the new planting at the Willsboro farm was identified through a survey of Northern New York grape growers, the leaders of the highly respected Cornell-Geneva and Minnesota University grape breeding programs, and private grape breeders. Cornell University Horticulture Professor Tim Martinson and Anna Wallis of the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program will determine the final planting based on the availability of plant material in the spring of 2017.
In 2015, the old vines at the Willsboro were removed with the exception of the Marquette, Frontenac, Frontenac gris, and La Crescent varieties that have proven to be suited to the NNY climate and soils. Those plantings continue to produce grapes for wine production research by Cornell University.
Regional growers will be invited to help establish the new planting. Once the new trial is planted, the research team will evaluate such factors as vine vigor, winter survival, crop yield, and grape quality.
The results of past cold hardy grape trials conducted in Northern New York are posted on the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program website at www.nnyagdev.org.
The farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program provides grants for on-farm research and technical assistance projects in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Funding for the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is supported by the New York State Senate and administered through the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Photo Opps For The OFD
When does the publicity stop? , were on the jobt every min. , how did you people go this long without us,? At anytime, did the OFD thank the taxpayers of Oswego for paying there $ 90,000.00 a year B.S. ? And how about those 4 WD . trucks with plows ? Are they saying that THEY do not need the D.P.W. ?
As of right now, I am not sure who to bow down to! Board of education and there leader ( goey), OFD and there pic taking news reporting ( does conzone come on the clock for this public service ?). You do understand that everytime there is a call, they are going to make it out as if they are the only date in town!
We need to see TIME SHEETS , PAYROLL STUBS, RE-TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, AMBL. Expense Costs, Vechile Exp. , Man Time Costs, Accounting Dept. costs, ETC…
Let us see the REAL BREAKDOWN and while we are at it, let us see how the board of education is spending more money ( taxpayers )on more administrators! They do not care either, They Also think that the Taxpayers of Oswego, NY are dumb and have deep pockets ! This Super is just more sneeky than the others!
Why did they cut all the afternoon school programs at the middle school, but hire more addmin. positions ? Is this board nothing more than a bobblehead group ?
Today's Quote September 12/2016
“I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth's follies--
thinking that those who care about us will care for the things that mean much to us.”
RE: Lies more lies Oakes
Oakes is using classic inadmissible hearsay and uncorroborated rumor to bolster LE’s theory of how Richard and Gary were involved?
Did Mr. Neadle testify? Did Mr. Neadle hear Gary say what Mr. Maynes claimed?
Wow, would have expected more from a top LE official. You studied this case for how long? Shame on you for believing/going along with the sham.
Love all the documents you provided in your Statement of Facts, Affirmations, and Exhibits. Can you publicize more? Please!!
Today's Quote September 11/2016
“The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore never scrutinize or question.”
Stephen Jay Gould
Lies, lies, lies
1. Gary "confessed" to 2 inmates.
2. Illegal search of Gary's property that yielded evidence of Heidi.
3. Phone wire taps.
4. Human bones in furnace.
5. Remains in rolled rug of blue van.
These lies are so easily exposed from the documents made public in DA Oaks' filing it's borderline comical that some people still believe them.
Truth, truth, truth
1a. news article 1995-Dodd says inmates did not say Gary admitted involvement. This is corroborated by the inmates' statements, trial testimony, and by more recent interview with a news reporter.
2a. Fahey tells Judge in pre-trial Hearing there were 2 searches of Gary's property. No pre-trial Hearing was held due to illegal evidence gathered and testimony reflected details of items seized and/or sent to FBI lab. Both searches occurred while Gary was incarcerated. First search on or about June 22, 23 when furnace was seized. Second was on or about July 24 when property was searched and 5 cadaver dogs brought to site with no alerts of human remains. There is indication from Oaks filing that the July 24 search was by warrant. NOTE: blue van was on property for all days of searching and evidence gathered from that van was also testified to.
3a. Phone records were subpoenaed for the MA witnesses. These witnesses were incorrect about Gary and Sharon being in MA on April 3, 4, 5 with a broken down Caddy because deputies positively viewed the Caddy at Gary's property during that time frame.
4a. Testimony shows that no human remains were found from forensic testing and bone fragments were more consistent with animal.
5a. Evidence first gathered from Richard's van on April 9, 1994 which showed no evidence of Heidi "ever" being in that van. Evidence showed that van was seen at a car wash after April 9. Piece of rug that was missing since the first search was found on Richards property. Property receipt given to Thibodeau's, forensically tested to reveal canine DNA. Witness statement about Richard and Gary seen disposing of a rug in the woods with Heidi's remains was proven false by evidence that Richard was working at the time and no physical evidence that Heidi was there (law enforcement physically went to location). Testimony shows that evidence was taken from the blue van during the search on or about June 22 that did not link to Heidi. Testimony from recent Hearing shows that after August 1994 when the blue van was junked, there was no evidence of Heidi in a rolled rug that was in the van.
Questions that should be answered:
Why is there a 40 minute gap between Brett's testimony of leaving the D&W and the time the book says?
Why did law enforcement and family say Heidi wasn't a CI when a Sergeant recognized her as a CI?
Why wasn't the bulk storage Heidi file boxes made available to Defense?
Why weren't the fingerprints from the index card used in conjunction with the notebook fingerprints?
How did Mike have a fax statement of Bivens with the Oswego County DWI unit phone number?
Why was the first time on the register transaction record 4:06?
Why did Brett testify in Gary's trial that Heidi wasn't afraid of anyone in particular but in Richard's he mentions Matt Duell?
Why does Dodd affirm during a pre-trial Hearing that he was withholding information and wouldn't say what he was withholding if he was going to make "the entire OCSD file" available to Defense?
Why wasn't the fact that Sharon and Richard were acquitted of their charges relevant to Gary's Appeal in 1999?
Why wasn't Wheeler reprimanded for lying during a pre-trial Hearing?
Why isn't Pietrowski being held accountable for missing texts?
Why does Todd keep lying to the public?
Why doesn't Oaks do what's right in the miscarriage of Justice?
How could Heidi's family stand behind law enforcement after all that has been made public?
Why was Jennifer the only recently named given a polygraph?
Why is law enforcement covering for convicted criminals when 3 dogs indicate in an area related to the boasting of several criminals?
Why was an excavator brought to the cabin site without the medical examiner present?
When will the Appellate Division begin hearing oral arguements?
Why was it not relevant to Gary's jurors that several witnesses admitted during trial to misconduct by law enforcement in relation to their written statements?
When will the insanity of "Justice was served" end?
Who will be the first to "tell the whole truth and nothing but the Truth"?
Who will man-up and answer - WHERE'S HEIDI?
Compare the theory of Gary and Richard being involved in the disappearance of Heidi and what is known as Fact and compare that to the recent revelations.....#FreeGary.
Lies more lies Oakes
This is how bad the DA office adds to words from Witnesses. Read #179. Bold faced lie. Oakes directs you to exhibit 12, as proof. He says that Roger towed a van and a CADILLAC off Gary's property. Exhibit 12 from Mr. Needles. Says no such thing. He only says that Roger and David Maynes towed a van off Gary's property and Gary was passed. David was bragging about getting arrested for trespassing on Gary's property. Well, if the old junk van sat on Gary's property for over ten years. And it did not run, move, and was never owned by Gary. But the DA wants to give the picture this van could have been used and David and Roger disposed of it. Please, explain why Gary would be pissed for them disposing of what Oakes would like to believe was evidence, or the possible van used. Give me a break, I'm certain if it was, he would have been relieved they got rid of the evidence. Oakes, you sir, are the dumbest DA in this country. You also claim that Kidnapping/murder/disposing of a van across the country lines has a five year statue of limitations. Murder DA jokes has no limitations nor does the evidence in its case. Disposing of evidence with possibly a murdered teen, disposed of in Canada, has no statue of limitations. You sir, must truly think the citizens of Oswego are morons. See attached comments, exhibit 12 and Jokes statue of limitations of five years, to help protect a convicted Murderer Steen. I do not know which ones more psychotic. Ocsd, DA office, or these suspects.
ji Is this the same Dept. that threw the DPW under the bus two years ago saying the DPW. was not as important as the Fire Dept ? Do any of the Fire Dept. ,including their union boss, that any of them can fired, laid off or no contract will be enforced ,dues to taxpayers paying more monies , if a tax increase is shown ? Good for the young mayor showing some back bone for the taxpayers! I hope that there more to come !
Ambl. service ( been stealing from the taxpayers for years ) is going to be cut ! And No More Phony Update date classes, And start paying for your own uniforms and cleaning ! $ 90,000.00 per year?, NO MORE !
It can't be simple. Either way. You do not think outside of the box, let alone inside of it. Richard or as your exhibit 12 mr. Needles calls him Dicki Murtagh actually plastered across the internet one night, that he and a employee did haul a van out of Fernwood, off valley road at a red house. Now this red house was very Good friends to Michael Bohrer. It couldn't be Oakes that they covered their ass by moving a van off Gary's property. So they could move this second van on Valley Road. And say it was the van they moved off Gary's. Oakes you can not possibly be that stupid. It's common sense. In which case you lack a shit load, I believe you should track down Mr dicki and request he explain the white van they removed off Valley Road, in Fernwood, for Roger Breckenridge. Around the time of Heidi. If you need a copy of those messages. They can easily be supplied. You also cannot claim it wasn't Murtagh who posted them. A reporter called him out online confirming it was indeed Richard Murtagh.
Omg please no mistake we (3 of us) picked up two vans at gt house ... Me roger & a 3rd person picked up a dift van in fern wood I can't tell you where it was but I'm sure I can drive right to there like I did last week going to Gary's house ( that I had only been to twice before in the 90's
Posted on Ground search for 1994 kidnapping victim Heidi Allen ends; no evidence turned up
9/14/2014 11:25 PM
It was a red house is all we can remember
Posted on Ground search for 1994 kidnapping victim Heidi Allen ends; no evidence turned up
9/14/2014 11:17 PM
I'm sorry I don't I'd just be guessing but one of my helpers just asked me if I remember going to fern wood to get a white van at 1st didn't remember but after talking a bit I do now
Posted on Ground search for 1994 kidnapping victim Heidi Allen ends; no evidence turned up
9/14/2014 11:08 PM
No in fern wood ( I think that's how you spell it
Posted on Ground search for 1994 kidnapping victim Heidi Allen ends; no evidence turned up
9/14/2014 11:05 PM
Omg I don't know I just remember him coming to me wanting me to pick one up for him .. Never gave it much thought till tonight talking it over with my staff
Posted on Ground search for 1994 kidnapping victim Heidi Allen ends; no evidence turned up
9/14/2014 10:55 PM
You all ready for this one ????? I do remember going with RB to fern wood to pick up a white van that he had to junk back around same time of the ha deal
Posted on Ground search for 1994 kidnapping victim Heidi Allen ends; no evidence turned up
9/14/2014 10:52 PM
Copied right from Syracuse.com, I think you need to start using the laws set in place that were meant to help victims. Not protect murderers.
I'd also explain to Dickie, those involved. Do not get the reward money.
Is there still a cash award up & if so how much is it .. What you got to do to receive it ty
Posted on Judge in Heidi Allen case reverses decision, will allow DA to respond to wrongful conviction claim
9/19/2014 5:48 PM
Pretty sick Murtagh plastered that across the internet. Then requests the reward money. What a great guy. With zero conscience.
Today's Quote September 10/2016
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
TRY THIS OFD
Nine members per east side and west side totals 18. Ambl crew 2 on east and 2 on west . equals 4 . So why not cancel the ambl crew, put them back as firefighters ( 11 each side ). Mentor takes care or ambl service, the overtime issue gets smaller, fire mccrobie and chawgo. And stop this back and forth B.S. The mayor has the power to fire and layoff at will!
It is clear that the fire dept has been running this city for years, now the time has come were the TAXPAYERS have a say ! And please stop the training that is not needed ! OSHA, really ! These guys are grabing every straw that they can . They are lucky that this does not go to RICCO act !
They are applying for a grant to keep the 15 men on the job. Did they get this application approved by the council.
It is time to stop the heroes from operating independently. Everything that goes on in that department should be approved by the council.
That training bullsh!t is another scam. Half the time it is a paid vacation or training for some job they are going to do in the private sector.
How Mad Are They
When does the two four WD pick- up go ? When does the boats go ? When does the B.S. Training stop ? Osha does not apply to these guys in a emer. situation, after all, this is why these guys go to ( training school), if you are being told that they went to osha, either they are stupid, or handing the public B.S. Boy , does the greed run deep.
And where is Miles Becker in all of this Payroll Greed? Must be at the Library kids section reading “ HIGHLIGHTS “.
And a P.S., the mayor can let go anyone, anytime !
Today's Quote September 9/2016
“My doors have been completely wide open in this process,”
Oh! That is where the problem is.
The city is supposed to come to you.
YOU FAT ARROGANT PRICK
Oswego mayor, fire department still at odds over cuts - News - Oswego County News Now
Mrs. Duell testified about the register tape, items purchased and time...??
It strikes me as odd that "The time had to be entered into the memory of the cash register. (Tr. 1488)."
Could it be possible that the register tape was...manipulated when the deputy went back on August 11, 1994 to get the register tape from April 2, 1994? Mrs. Duell's OCSD file was tampered with on August 12, 1994.
just a thought on parking
People ( locals ) who do not have a driveway, they get a permit free! Rentals are a different story. Landlords pay for the parking fee ,but will NOT be put into the rent ! Landlords start put into more planning when it includes parking, snow removal,grass cutting , putting out yard waste ( once again, it is illegal to discharge grass, leaves, snow into the streets ) !
After all, when the grass clipings block the drain inserts, water builds up, and if there is cracks in the blacktop, water will absorb into the sub-base ( where breaks are preasent in the drive area ) and undermind the base , which in turn makes bad roads and aldermen who do not understand construction or math !
RE: Questions to be answered
Deputy Curtis testified in the original trial that the money from the register was deposited in the bank. (DA's Statement of Facts does not state this.)
-Sergeant Lortie specifically calls Heidi a "confidential informant" and recognizes her name from working with the ACT team.
It appears his involvement with the case after this report became limited?
-Family, LE and Dodd's denial that Heidi was a "CI".
-Neither VanPatten nor Mrs. Duell notify Heidi or the family of the information dropped in public.? (Thinking they may have considering Brett would stay at Heidi's work until customer traffic picked up.)
-The informants card, photo, etc was "lost" from the time of the Heidi Center move until it was "found" in bulk storage within OCSD on May 16, 1995.
-Pre-trial Hearing Judge's acknowledgment that Dodd was not going to say what he was holding back as far as discovery.
-No mention whatsoever from either Defense or Prosecution during Gary's trial that Heidi may have been a confidential informant. Dodd didn't carry the card, photo, etc...to the original trial? There were 2 prints on the card taken to the Heidi Center right after the disappearance but LE used notebook prints instead? One would think the prints taken in a controlled manner would be more relevant?
-Mrs. Burr recently signs a statement about Heidi's involvement with LE in an informant capacity up to a short time before her disappearance. Brett's recent dialogue with Oakes about Heidi being afraid of a "coke-head" that lived near the D&W.
**"Good arrest, good conviction"....PPPfffttt**
“Writer and VanPatten returned to the store and were informed that Inv. Scruton could not locate C.I. file for Allen. VanPatten was Allens contact for ACT Team so writer asked VanPatten if he turned the file over to Inv. Scruton. He did not recall Allen as a C.I. in 1991 until writer reminded him. VanPatten then called the office and had someone check his mailbox. The file was located and relayed to the crime scene.”
Sgt. Lortie’s report 4/27/94
When you see the date of this report 4/27/94 you have to wonder if it was the original or a revised report. Otherwise why would it take 23 days to get it done.
I think everyone knows cops will not rat out other cops but honest cops will not take a hit for crooked ones either. If you ask an honest one to give a statement or testify they will often tell you the facts as they happened. They will not volunteer anything someone in authority has to ask. In many cases those in authority know or suspect the answers they will get so they do not ask the questions, i.e. Watergate and Serpico.
At any rate that just may be what is happening in the paragraph above. After 23 days Sgt. Lortie has had time to think over what has been going on.
VanPatten somehow manages to lose Allen’s picture ID card indicating she was an informant, and he does it in the parking lot where she works.
Three years after working directly with Allen as a Confidential Informant he tells Sgt. Lortie he does not remember her. Then in the next breath VanPatten knows exactly where to find Allen’s missing C.I. file.
At that point someone should have been asking VanPatten to account for his whereabouts on the morning of April 3/1994.
Today's Quote September 8/2016
“There is an Italian proverb which saith, From my enemy let me defend myself;
but from a pretensed friend Lord deliver me”
Does Lyman Reed and his lovely wife, Nicole have a rental permit for 218 Syracuse Ave.? Better yet, do they have a permit to operate their whore house at 218 Syracuse Ave. Saw the hooker trolling Syracuse Ave. looking for johns the other day. Can't the DPW put up a big red light for her?
According to testimony from Brett Law, he left the store at 6:35am BUT according to the book “Where’s Heidi” page 27, Brett left at 7:15am. Which is it? It makes a VERY big difference. 40 minute difference. The difference between the inmates being truthful or not.
According to the timeline, there were no customers between 7:20am and 7:38am. That would leave 18 minutes for the “confession” to be true.
It takes about 16 minutes one way from the D&W to Gary’s house.
Questions That Should Be Answered!
Sunday, April 3 1994 @ 2:00 AM was the beginning of daylight savings time.
Was every witness interviewed asked if they were referencing their recollection of time based on standard time or had they set their clocks ahead and based their statements on savings time????
“The first entry on the tape was 4:06 when the cash register was turned on.”
“When Heidi arrived at work she set the time on the cash register”
“The detail tape then showed three zeros and then gave the correct time of 5:55 am.”
Therefore Heidi “started her drawer at five minutes to 6:00 am.”
If Heidi was setting the time on the register because of daylight savings time Then the register should have shown the time as 4:55 when it was turned on.
Why was it at 4:06? AM? PM?
Did the register keep the correct time?
“6:16 am no sale entry on detail tape (Tr. 1515)”
Nine minutes before her boyfriend Bret Law left the store someone hits the no sale button presumably to open the cash drawer. Did anyone balance the money in the drawer with the sales listed on the tape? Was all accounted for? If the answer is yes then what was the reason for the no sale entry?
At 5:45 Bret and Heidi wake up.
At 5:50 the two get in a car and drive to the store.
Are we talking about a couple of average teenagers or is this Wonder Woman and Superman?
Come on, who do you know that wakes up from a sound sleep, gets dressed, brushes their hair, maybe teeth and puts on makeup and is out the door in five minutes?
OZ cop blotter
What's up with cop blotter? It has not been posted in quite awhile. No arrests? Well, we know the Syracuse Ave. hooker is still plying her trade, so the cops still haven't done anything about the drug dealing hooker. Pretty much says anything goes in Oz, wide open hole, so to speak, no pun intended. Just sayin
Oswego Police Blotter
No Oswego Police arrests posted since August 22. Is something being buried?
Why is the FD only running 1 ambulance? Is this their way to keep the shift numbers higher by letting them sit around and skip ambulance calls?
I thought each call was worth money, why are they skipping them?
More money wasted by the fire chief.
Today's Quote September 7/2016
“It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than the investigation of the obscure.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
Oswego judge's sanction was his 2nd over public word choice
In 1998 Hafners opponent was a drunken crackhead.
Thanks to crooks like Dodd and Oaks the people in Oswego County have no confidence in the justice system. There the ones that should get investigated.
Judge Tembeckjian and his commission are a joke.
Careful there you sound a bit mean-spirited
Judge Hafner is one of a very small group of Oswego County Judges, which has the publics confidence.
Last year Oaks was handed a slam-dunk in the Smegelsky case. Instead of prosecuting multiple counts of Grand Larceny he made a deal to plead it down to partial restitution and a fine. I agree with you. That commission and the people on it are a joke.
Gerald Stern, Esq.
Attorney for County Court Judge Walter Hafner, Jr.
Dated: Sept. 6, 2016 917 453-5328
Based on the judge’s agreement, the Commission on Judicial Conduct
votes to admonish Oswego County Court Judge Walter W. Hafner
for failing to be courteous in three instances (2010-2013).
Charges I and II might have been sufficient for a private caution, the Commission says in its Determination of 8/29/16, but the third charge elevates the sanction to an admonition (which is the mildest sanction in the law), ending a lengthy inquiry into three allegations.
On Nov. 15, 2010, in People v Steven M. Swank, while awaiting jury deliberations in a statutory rape case, the judge, defense counsel, and Mr. Oakes, who was an Assistant District Attorney at the time, discussed a possible plea agreement to a lesser charge. It appeared that the jury would be deadlocked and a mistrial would have to be granted and a new trial held.
The defendant had denied at trial that he engaged in sex with the young woman. The defense attorney said he would propose a plea bargain to his client on a misdemeanor charge that did not mandate his client to register as a sex offender. The assistant district attorney, Mr. Oakes, replied he would consent to a plea reduction to a misdemeanor only if the defendant were required to register as a sex offender. Defense counsel refused to accept the reduction on that basis. The judge noted the victim’s trial testimony, and said to the prosecutor that the difference between his position and defense counsel’s position would not affect the victim. The judge added that from her testimony, “she is apparently not upset at the whole incident,” that she now has a child from another incident (unrelated to the defendant), and the plea bargain that Mr. Oakes was insisting upon was “not going to save her.”
The plea discussions failed to produce an agreement for a guilty plea in lieu of a verdict. The jury subsequently convicted the defendant. On appeal, the Appellate Division, 4th Department held that although it was a close case factually, there was no basis to set aside the conviction.
Judge Hafner expressed to the Commission that in his attempt to negotiate a plea bargain when it appeared that the jury was deadlocked, some of his words had been “careless, harsh and insensitive” as to the young woman (in her absence).
Gerald Stern, Judge Hafner’s counsel, made the following
statement concerning Charge I:
Judges often are involved in plea discussions with counsel. Usually, these are in closed sessions. Here it took place in an almost-empty courtroom, at the bench, while the jury was deliberating in another room, and the young woman was not present. In plea discussions, judges often raise questions about the prosecution’s case and try to bring the attorneys together. Judges are permitted to be active in plea discussions as long as they do not coerce guilty pleas. The vast majority of cases pending in criminal parts are plea-bargained. If judges did not participate in plea discussions, the system would be even more delayed since only a small percentage of cases can go to trial. In this case, when the discussion failed to produce agreement, the subject was dropped.
One other point: no one criticized the judge for his handling of the case, either through the long trial or afterwards. In fact, the Commission accepted the concession of its staff that there was no basis to contest the judge’s position that his judicial actions were consistent with his duties and he showed no favoritism to either side. (See Commission Determination, page 3, paragraph 5.) After the jury verdict, the judge denied the defense motion to set aside the verdict (see Commission’s Determination, p. 5, paragraph 12). He sentenced the defendant to prison.
On September 5, 2013, while presiding over People v Lee A. Johnson, Jr., the judge, during a bench conference on scheduling the case in which the defendant had been detained for nine months while awaiting trial, inquired of the prosecution why it was taking so long to move felony cases.
During the entire nine-month detention, the defendant refused to plead guilty to the top charge of Rape in the 1st degree and another rape charge. Yet, it took six months to obtain an indictment. Mr. Oakes, the D.A., suggested that Judge Hafner modify his trial calendar and substitute the Johnson case for trial instead of the oldest felony case on the judge’s calendar, which upset the judge since the defendant had languished in jail for nine months at that point because of the District Attorney’s lengthy delay in obtaining an indictment. The judge denied a defense request to release the defendant on speedy trial grounds since, as the judge explained, the defendant, through counsel, had expressly waived the time limitations in the Criminal Procedure Law. The judge raised his voice in referring to the prosecution’s failure to seek indictments on a timely basis and the defense lawyers’ habit of waiving their clients’ rights on request of the DA’s office. The judge pressed Mr. Oakes to explain why cases were not presented promptly to grand juries to reduce the pre-trial detention time and move cases more expeditiously to trial. Mr. Oakes denied any such problem, to which the judge responded that he could establish that there were such delays. The DA stated that the judge’s statement of numerous delays was “absolutely not true,” the judge got upset and “yelled at Mr. Oakes, in a frustrated tone.”
The defendant, who was incarcerated prior to trial for 12 months, was subsequently acquitted of five charges by a jury, including the two rape charges, and was convicted of four lesser charges.
Judge Hafner told the Commission that in pressing the DA because of delays, he regretted his tone of voice and recognizes his ethical obligation to be courteous no matter how good his intentions are.
Gerald Stern, Judge Hafner’s counsel, made the following statement concerning Charge II:
A judge has a responsibility to control his or her calendar and to make sure that cases are moved expeditiously. Toward that end, the judge also has a responsibility to question why cases are not presented more expeditiously to grand juries so that indictments will be obtained faster and trials could be scheduled faster. Concerned judges press the lawyers, including prosecutors, to explain why there are lengthy delays, which was a problem in Oswego County and in other parts of the state.
Judge Hafner raised his voice and otherwise showed frustration. It seems to me that a concerned judge is likely to get upset when there is undue delay and when the prosecutor is not recognizing the importance of moving cases more expeditiously. When the judge stated that there were delays in the Johnson case as well as other cases, DA Oakes responded by saying that the judge’s observation was “absolutely not true.” My experience is that there are few judges, if any, who would not get upset at such a brazen remark in open court by a prosecutor to the presiding judge. The judge was upset with the District Attorney about delays, the resulting overcrowding of the county’s jail, and the District Attorney’s responses to the judge in court.
A judge must be courteous even when a lawyer is not. The judge has advised the Commission that he will be more courteous in the future.
Courtesy in court is important, but so is justice.
Judge Hafner presided over a felony case of Burglary 2d degree and Criminal Possession. The District Attorney’s office had been disqualified because a relative of the District Attorney had been charged with a misdemeanor in a related case. Judge Hafner appointed a special prosecutor to handle the cases, but on October 13, 2013, the judge realized that the case before him could not be completed within one year and therefore would have to be dismissed by operation of law since the defendant had been in pre-trial detention.
Judge Hafner realized that the special prosecutor had failed to move the cases expeditiously after DA Oakes’ disqualification, with the result that the defendants, including the District Attorney’s relative, “got away with a burglary basically.” He also said that there were “improprieties” in the handling of the case. The judge was charged with failing to be courteous and making a statement that presumed that the defendants were guilty. He also asked what had happened to the DA’s cousin’s case in the lower court. The judge released the defendant in the felony case from pre-trial detention pending the ultimate dismissal of charges for the failure to prosecute. Subsequently, the charge against the defendant facing felony charges had to be dismissed.
Gerald Stern, Judge Hafner’s counsel, made the following statement
as to Charge III:
Judge Hafner was concerned with the reasons why the felony case was about to be dismissed without a resolution of whether the defendant was guilty or not guilty. He also asked about the DA’s cousin’s related case in another court. Judge Hafner acknowledged to the Commission that his comments were not appropriate. Instead of saying they “got away with a burglary,” he could have said they did not have to face criminal charges because of the way the cases were prosecuted. He regrets the words he used to express his indignation and concerns. The judge expressed frustration that the two cases were not handled properly. He mentioned in court that the defendant in the misdemeanor case was a relative of the DA. (Earlier, because of the family relationship between the DA and the defendant in the lower court, DA Oakes was disqualified from both cases. There was no discussion at any time whether the DA had a conflict because of the defendant in the felony case before the judge. )
The judge is also being admonished for expressing his view that there were improprieties in the handling of the cases, and he realizes that he should have maintained his silence on any suspicions he had.
Commission Determination (attached)
The Commission’s determination, dated August 29, 2016, is based on an agreed statement of facts, signed by the Commission Administrator, the judge and his counsel. The Commission, in admonishing the judge, stated that the judge’s “inappropriate statements … were inconsistent with his obligation to be “patient, dignified and courteous” (p.19 first par.).
The Commission stated:
The need to ensure that justice is administered in a timely manner is particularly acute where, as in Johnson, a defendant had been in custody for a period past the statutory time limits (though he had waived his rights under those provisions). While a judge can properly question a prosecutor about perceived inordinate delays, this duty, like all of a judge’s responsibilities, must be exercised in a courteous, dignified manner.
(p.21, first par.)
The Commission concluded that while charges I and II,
“standing alone, might otherwise warrant a confidential caution, his statements in the matter set forth in Charge III, in our view, elevate this matter to public discipline. We therefore conclude that the sanction of admonition is appropriate and accept the stipulated disposition.”
(p. 22, first full par.).
Judge Hafner has served as County Court Judge since January 1, 1999.
His current term expires in 2018.
Judge Hafner will have no comment to make to the news media.
The judge accepts the Commission’s Determination and will not seek review in the Court of Appeals.
Who is responsible?
Riddle me this one Batman: National Grid hires a contract company to drop a large tree that is on CITY property onto private property.
With no attempt to contact it's owner, the crew damages a car parked at the curb by dragging limbs from the downed tree to the chipper, which was parked behind the car.
Once downed and limbed, the bulk of the tree is left as it fell, on private property, in a mess, complete with damage to the private lawn.
When contacted, the DPW response is "Sorry lady, we didn't do that work". I accept that response, because it makes sense.
I'm guessing that the contractor is totally responsible for the cleanup as well as the dropping of this huge tree, and for paying for repairs to the paint on the varved up car.
Oswego (and cleaning up your own mess) Luver
So the heroes were out collecting for MDA. Who would trust this band of thieves with cash donations with no receipt? Do you really think all of this money is gonna get to MDA? Does the city condone this fund raising event? If these heroes are getting paid overtime to be out there then shouldn't the city be asked if it is ok for them to do it? I don't think this the overtime pay is meant to cover while fund raising. The most important part, and one that I personally will be following up on is who gave the heroes permission to break the law all weekend? I mean what were they doing? Standing on a state highway impeding traffic. Last I knew there are no special provisions in the law that allow anyone to do this for a fund raising. Emails will be going to the mayor, the council, state troopers and state legislature about this UNSAFE situation our heroes created this past weekend. I suggest you all do the same. Shame on you so called heroes.
If you actually looked at the timeline.
At 7:41 stitson arrives, at 7:41 a man cashes out he buys one pack of smokes and two newspapers. At 7:41 Stitson describes the store clerk missing. At 7:42 Richard shows up buys smokes. In the mean time. The 7:41 customer packs his smokes in his car, watches Richard enter and exit the store. Mean while stitson in the store waiting on the clerk, as Richard passes him, cashes out and is never seen by Stitson. As Richard cash out time was 7:42. So the kidnapping didn't take place from 7:41 -7:42 it took place between 7:43/7:44. At 7:45 a cop was on the scene and at 7:45 a van is seen in the town of Mexico ten miles away. By science you'd have to be traveling over 150 mph to make it in two minutes to where the van was spotted in Mexico. The time line is scientifically impossible. How does Heidi, the newspaper customer,Stitson and thibodeau all appear on the scene together. No one saw Gary or Heidi being taken. How do you travel 150 mph, on snowy roads?
St. Lawrence to Host War of 1812 Talks
St. Lawrence University, in conjunction with the Fort La Présentation Association, will host the War of 1812 Heritage Talks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, in Eben Holden and Gunnison Memorial Chapel. The liberal arts campus is located in Canton, NY.
The talks will feature Nicole Eustace, professor of history at New York University, Gary Gibson, author of the war’s maritime history, Judith DeGroat, associate professor of history at St. Lawrence University, Cassidy Percoco, collections manager at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, Matthew Dudley, St. Lawrence University Class of 2014 graduate currently studying at Yale University, and Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, Laura Rediehs, and John Danis will play selections of music from the War of 1812.
There will be registration fee of $10 both in advance and at the door. Registration is available online at www.fort1749.org and beginning at 8:30 on the day of the event at the Eben Holden Conference Center.
St. Lawrence University Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome to attend the event for free.
View a map of the St. Lawrence University campus online at www.stlawu.edu/campus-map.
For more information, visit Facebook www.facebook.com/warof1812heritagetalks or contact Melissane Schrems at 315-229-5221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's another exaggerated example of OCSD, AND DODD.
SOMETIME between 7:30 / 7:45 a.m. umm not. Richard never cashed out until 7:42 a.m. the van was seen three minutes later at 7:45 a.m. we know she had cashed Richard out at 7:42 a.m. So between 7:43/7:45 is the only time that van could have been spotted in Mexico. Two minutes. Use a speed converter online you are up over one hundred and fifty mph, they'd have been traveling to be in Mexico at 7:45 a.m. Dodd did nothing but cross witnesses with other witnesses and confuse everyone with so many times, dates and so many witnesses. He messed up. Four people would have been on the scene. Not just Richard or Stitson. But the man whom bought the two newspapers clearly says he sat in his car for a minute and watched Richard exit the store. So that would have taken place after 7:42 a.m. we can determine these times due to the cash register receipt and the evidence Dodd entered in court on his time line of events. Which none of it adds up. There was no 7:30 a.m.to 7:45 a.m. Richard had not cashed out yet. So if the van was seen between these times. It clearly wasn't Richards van.
Winter Parking Ban
I was reading the posting about the Overnight parking ban they are talking about. Instead of a sticker to put on the car. Why can't the police add the plate number of person getting the parking sticker into computer system? Then when the police run the plates it should come back with the information that they can park in the road. It is like they do with handicap signs. For the price of $125.00 this should be simple to do one would think
Well this is Ozwego where the rule of thumb is not doing the best thing but rather doing what we have always done in the past. That helps keep it the corrupt backward little community it has always been.
April 14, 1994-Bobby interviews Dan Barney "at length" but doesn't take notes or record the interview.?
April 14, 1994-Gary becomes "prime suspect" in briefing which Bobby attended.
May 19, 1994-Bobby receives fax from MA police about Gary's warrant.
May 25, 1994-Gary arrested on the warrant.
Late July 1994-Bobby and Herb interview both inmates.
April 18, 1995-Bobby testifies at a pre-trial (Huntley) hearing that he didn't know Gary was a suspect before his warrant arrest.
May 1, 1995-Fahey files pre-trial Motion, in part, to request sanctions against Bobby for lying during the pre-trial Hearing (Huntley Hearing).
Today's Quote September 5/2016
“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us”
Robert Louis Stevenson
Wouldn't it be cheaper for the city to make a contribution directly to the MDA instead of paying our firefighters OVERTIME to stand at the forks in the road and collect money?
Water Thief Abbott
Does any one know what this thieving Oz fireman got for stealing water from the town of Scriba and New Haven? Probably got the same kind of deal Stinkgelsky got from the corrupt DA. Only Oz firemen can get away with this thievery, the rest of us would be in jail. Wouldn't it be wonderful to lay off these two criminals?
Sent from my iPad
Today's Quote September 3-4/2016
“The journey is difficult, immense. We will travel as far as we can,
but we cannot in one lifetime see all that we would like to see or to learn all that we hunger to know.”
Tony Baloney's bobcat
Heard Tony Baloney Pauldine's Bob cat was stolen. Couldn't happen to a more deserving person. On second thought he probably arranged to have it taken so he could shaft the insurance company because that's the way he rolls.
Whoever you are supporting Gary Thibodeau and ripping apart the filing from the DA, outstanding. Some things you posted. I missed. Keep it up. They deserve any humiliation that comes their way. If the community cared about their environment and the sick things the DA and Officers in that county have done. They'd have a better community and safer community for themselves and their families. Instead the majority doesn't stop to smell the roses. If they did. They'd realise they do not smell so grand after all. It takes a big person to not only help, but to spend time paying attention and caring about others. Many have helped. Many still are. I can not wait to see these aholes from Oswego face the lies they've dished out for years. I can only imagine how many other cases they have botched to get a conviction. Dodd was told then you have zero evidence. He will be told again, in supreme. How awful a person they all are for incarceration of an innocent man. Dodd deserves prision, Oakes to be removed from office, sheriff Todd deserves to be a greeter at wal Mart. Petrowski deserves a set of cuffs. Wheeler prison, along with any idiot officer that helped go along with the bull shit in 1994/1995. I pray that they all have repercussions they can not stop. They have put many people through abuse of power. That's exactly what they used to get any convictions through that made zero sense. Gary deserves more than just his freedom. Hopefully with good citizens like you Gary will gain just that.
Apparently Pokémon is in the Britebeck Park area as there are many people walking all over the park staring at their cell phones. Please be 100% alert when walking in the park as I understand there have been several near misses as they are not watching where they are going!
Hero's Boot Collecting on Rt 104
I see the Hero's were out doing a boot collection for charity and
that the drunk chief was out at the forks of the road in his usual
dress, of old shorts, tee shirt and flip-flops. What a f%@king
disgrace. They also had some skank collecting and on the East side
they looked like a bunch of Hill Billie's. Were they getting O.T. for
doing a charity event? It really makes me proud to be a resident of
Oswego seeing these clowns out there representing the city during a
week-end that will have thousands of visitors in town. Thank goodness
that 16 of them will be sent packing and the Mayor should send the
drunk, slob of a chief, packing as well.
As this was a city department, representing the city, on city streets,
where was the resolution by the council authorizing this activity? I
also saw that they had "caution" signs up to alert the traffic they
were there, after the accident they caused at the fork of the roads
If this is going to be an annual event, the mayor needs to have the OFD get
approval from the council and he needs to set a dress code for those
that are going to represent our city to visitors that come here on
Labor Day week-end. They were a disgrace the way they represented
themselves, and our city, under the guise of collecting for a worthy
I do not know what the scam is now but it used to be collecting money for Jerry’s Kids.
About 2006 that lazy bum Amedio, who used to be the head of the union, brought a couple of dumb dollies to the council meeting. Supposedly they were from the Community Chest or something. Giggling like village idjots they thanked the OFD for collecting $10,000 over the past (1996-2006) ten years. It was just like the eight-year-old Greaci dragged to the council meeting with a bag full of change just a few weeks ago.
Lets do the math. They had at least four people collecting at both ends of the city for two or three days and they claim they only got a thousand dollars each year for ten years. Lets say they were there only two days. That would mean they only got $250 per day East and West for a combined one day total of $500 times two days = $1000. On the busiest weekend of the year they claim only $1000 was donated. I am betting it was more like four or five thousand and the rest of it went in their pockets. They probably had Smegelsky doing the tally. Once a thief always a thief.
Today's Quote September 2/2016
"The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more."
What is wrong with this timeline found at the end of Oakes’ Statement of Facts filed during the Hearing?
No other customers at the D&W between 6:35am that Brett testified to and a customer, Mr. Wiltse at 7:38am? Why do notes from the Exhibits show there WERE other customers that made purchases between those times?
If Heidi was scheduled from 6am to 3pm, why is 4:06am first reported on the register tape if Heidi didn’t arrive until 4:55am(excluding the hour of DST)?
This timeline Can Not be accurate but was presented at Gary’s trial.
Today's Quote September 1/2016
“Too much agreement kills a chat.”
Oakes and Dodd, including Todd
They are not dealing with a small town attorney. Lisa Peebles is a powerful person. If anything happened to Gary, it does not mean any of this is going to stop. Gary asked Lisa if something did happen to finish this case. To clear his name and to bring Heidi family the truth. So no matter what they do. This is not going away. Gary's case will hit supreme court and national news. It's far from done. It has only just begun. Oakes is simply a coward. He questions the integrity of the sheriff dept and the investigator but stands by the fraudulent case. Then you got Todd who says he had very little to do with this case back then but stands by a case he seems to have had very little to do with. But a whole lotta say on what's factual or untrue. Wouldn't be because his brother helped Dodd prosecute this case. Couldn't be to much pride, based on nothing but lies. Pathetic. Supreme court on Gary's last case. They made it very clear. That just the diary wasn't enough to over turn the conviction. Many cases have been over turned for far less and many have had probes in to the cases and activing investigators, and DA office. Gary will go home. It's just a matter of time.
Clerk of the Legislature
How the hell dose the Clerk of the Legislature live outside of Oswego County??
I know she is appointed and has to file an Oath of Office Card when she was appointed. Maybe someone should FOIL for that card and see what she gave as her address. Or, is this going to be swept under the rug.
I would think that the County Legislature should have an obligation to the people who put them in office to see that the legislatures clerk lives in Oswego County. Looks like this will be another county cover up!
Today's Quote August 31/2016
“If you don't think too good, don't think too much”
I hope Garys lawyer files a big fat lawsuit on the county when all this is over.
Mayor Barlow and SUNY Oswego students
Kudos to Mayor Barlow for taking in consideration the taxpayers when he brought the Fire Dept down to what a normal city our size should have. Hoping now that he will put pressure on the Police Dept to do something about the underage drinking and drunken college students who continually disturb the neighborhoods as they walk through them coming from parties and the bars. Thank you in advance Mayor Barlow!!!
What is the Oswego Sheriff hiding? This case was a giant miscarriage of justice. Let Gary free before he dies in prison.
I think that has been the plan all along. Oaks keeps waiting until the eleventh hour to file documents. He and Dodd hope Thibedeou will die in jail and that will be the end of it all. This whole thing has the same stench as the Tony Pauldine trial and the get-out-of-jail-free deal that was given to Smegelsky.
RE: College is back
They do whatever they want because they know nobody is going to stop them. I thought Dehm was joke but this chief is worse than he was.
Just consider yourself lucky you do not live near downtown. It is a fu**ing zoo 24/7.
Today's Quote August 30/2016
“If I were dying my last words would be: Have faith and pursue the unknown end”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Re Todd, Moody, Oakes, Dodd
"After twenty years I can't believe I have to tell you there is another van. " Wescott
"If you look in to reports of a van watching the video store CLERK in 1994 you might find information on the van." -Bohrer 1995 FBI statement.
"I asked Murtagh if I had hauled a stolen van used in Heidi kidnapping." -Steen
"The van we hauled off Gary's property sat out there for over ten years." -Breckenridge
" I do recall moving a van for Breckenridge back then off Valley Road. -online statement from Richard Murtagh
"Steen and Roger were talking about getting rid of the van, I was afraid Roger would go with Steen. She left came back. Roger left early that morning his ex wife says.
Ocsd, and the rest of the bafoons also have Stitson there on the scene by their time line as Richard and Gary would have pulled off this crime.
There was a scratch in the panel of a bath room wall. On the interstate headed towards buffalo. The said Heidi Allen was a rat. Hmmm wonder who was using the interstate towards Canada. Maybe the fellas junking the van. Just a guess. This will all be exposed, in supreme. Jennifer Wescott was given repeated chances to tell the entire truth. I think even her chances are up. Such a believer in God Jennifer was during the hearing. She better start praying.
Get Safe ‘n Sight Decals at Great New York State Fair Boating Exhibit
Syracuse, NY. Paddleboard enthusiasts, kayakers and canoers are invited to visit The Water is Great in New York State: Boat and Paddle Clean and Safe Exhibit at the 2016 Great New York State Fair to receive free Safe ‘n Sight decals and one If Found decal for kayaks or canoes.
Safe ‘n Sight is a new New York State Parks Bureau of Marine Services educational outreach that encourages paddlers to place shiny reflective decals on their paddles to increase the visibility of their boats that sit close to the water surface.
The Water is Great in New York State: Boat and Paddle Clean and Safe Exhibit is a collaborative by the New York State Parks Bureau of Marine Services, New York Sea Grant, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Great Lakes Research Consortium.
The exhibit also includes a 7-foot round boat dating to the 1970s; an inflatable paddleboard; kayak; a display of different types of life jackets, even one for the family dog; Clean, Drain, Dry invasive species management information; and the child-sized U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary mascot Coastie.
The exhibit is in a tent at the mini New York State Park at the Fair, near the reflective pool from which a Great Lakes Research Consortium weather buoy is transmitting data on the State Fair weather conditions.
Today's Quote August 28-29/2016
“Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny.
They learn what to do and what to avoid.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Kell's hiring his house keeper for its job???
Really!!! In a time when you are getting rid of jobs you allow Tom Kell's to hire his house keeper for a seasonal job now he he is trying to find a full time permanent job for her!!! Really come on Mayor Barlow please don't go one step forward and three steps back. Put an end to this bullshit, how can you expect people to support you when you allow this time of hiring on your watch!!
Living in Madison County
Can someone please answer me this question???? How can the Clerk of the Oswego County legislature "Wendy Falls" live in Madison County???? What's wrong with that picture?
College is back.
My son and I had the misfortune to drive down Bridge Street at midnight last night. I was appalled. Dozens and dozens of drunk , staggering, and puking college kids, yes kids....responsible adults don't act that way, all over the street. Water Street was a mess, as was Bridge up to West 5th. Maybe Mayor Barlow should turn his eye to this mess. Had to be 100 drunken pukers in front of the strip club. Makes me ashamed to live here. What happened to the nice little town I grew up in? Come on Mayor, fix this mess........please.
Fulton Fire Dept Working
I was in shock today. Drove down fifth Street and seen the firemen painting the fire hydrants.
Had to go around the block and make sure,yes they were and sweating even.
Yahoo,finally out doing something.
scratching the surface
The post of the comment, "Chase's income disqualifies him from OFD Chief's job?" was on to something I believe. Chase has many of his fellow fireman working for him, makes you wonder if that is what creates the overtime. Call in sick so you can spray Napalm of Chase, or plow for Chase or run over college kids with Chase, either way you are making the extra buck and the city taxpayer gets the F---K. You are right it would be interesting to play follow the money, good job for some intern at the Comptrollers Office to really take hard loss at the payroll and absentee records and see if they hit trifecta.
As far as chief it wold just make life easier for all the guys to have the boss of both jobs right at the same location. Might also save us as taxpayers money because Chase might shave a little off the bill next time he poisons the parks if he is using the city phones, and help. Wait that was done before by a local police thief, boy that ended well for all concerned didn't it.
Here is a big shout out question to the Operating Engineers Union and or the Laborers, is Chase paying prevailing wage on all this government work he does? Seems like with all the guys out of work they would have an interest in this business.
Dear Todd, Oakes and Dodd
If Dave Stinson was at the D&W from 7:41-7:45 and Richard bought cigarettes at 7:42 plus kidnapped Heidi, why didn't Stinson see the crime?
Never mind, it'll come up in the appeal trial.
Stolen......and Thank you!
Thanks to the cowardly thief who made off with a 28" tall resin fairy statue from our porch on August 17th! It was quite expensive to purchase (GOOGLE the term if necessary), and meant a lot to my wife!
Mommy: your little angel didn't FIND it and bring it home to you as a gift! IT WAS STOLEN!
Honey: Prince Charming didn't buy it for you as a gift! IT WAS STOLEN!
Larry, Darrel or the other brother Darrel: The freaki'n thing is resin/plastic, and won't bring you any dope scratch for scrap metal!
If you (the thief) have an attack of decency and decide to make it reappear, we will be grateful and not pursue it any further.
Oswego (and the new NORTHERN NORTH SYRACUSE)Luver
Today's Quote August 27/2016
“I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth-I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.”
Chase's income disqualifies him from OFD Chief's job?
With municipal contracts in 3 different states Chase doesn't need the OFD pension especially the insurance. If you base his pension amount on his level of dedication and work contribution to the OFD his pension pay out should be around $120.00 a month. When does he find time to fight all those raging fires in Oswego, saving babies and grandmothers, when he's working out of state? Just exactly what necessitates all the overtime to begin with, besides greed and corruption?? mmm? How can he possibly find the time for overtime? LOL I wonder what would happen if you compared his OFD time sheet to his out of state work schedule? Do you think you'd find some embarrassing overlaps? I wonder how well his employees are insured assuming any of them work full time? They should check out their legal options. Seems like their insurance for a high-risk job should be substantial.
This latest contract "awarded" to Chase by Republican politicians to one of their cronies is "business as usual" in Oswego Co.
P.S. Chase proclaims the safety of known carcinogens in minute amounts yet how safe are the employees who are repeatedly exposed to these chemicals and in much higher concentrations? Time to see a specialist boys. You need blood work done a.s.a.p. Don't worry they won't be looking for illegal drugs.
Herbicides To Be Used Against Invading Water Chestnuts
College pukes are back
Traffic is now 5 to 10 times heavier than it has been since May.
Our Quiet neighborhoods all summer long are now bursting at the seams with loud, obnoxious, drunk students.
Our side streets barely had any parked cars all summer, now long time residents can't even find a parking space near their homes.
Now the police are being called for ignorant college pukes parking ACROSS the sidewalks, loud under aged rowdy parties and drunks.
We wake up in the morning to our properties littered with red cups, paper plates, beer cans and bottles.
Some of these drunks puke, piss and shit on our properties. Some drunks walk into neighbors houses, thinking they are walking back into a party they left earlier.
Or pass out on lawns, porches, etc...
Thanks to our city government for allowing all of this shit, bordering on harassment.
Fed up "Townie".
Today's Quote August 26/2016
"The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn"
All Osha fines are payed by the contractor unless their is some sort of deal agreed upon between him and owner of the property owner also I was just recently in Oswego and was interested in the work being done to the outside of the building the stone is what called here in Chicago blue stone it shales easily but is good looking the work that was done on the south wall was poor at best I have been repairing buildings of masonry structure for 50 years and am what is called a tuck pointer not a bricklayer same international but different unions tuck pointers repair and bricklayers build.
A quick buck is all they are interested in. None of the Pauldines have any skill except for bullsh!tting and massaging young boys.
Let the Young Bucks Have a Job
So is the Pres. of the OFD union going to keep 9 or recommend ) to keep the young recruits that went through training (who’s cost ) and retire the older ? or, keep the greed going on until some 30 year or more decides to call it a day . The milking will run, until the brakes are put on !
And the Mayor is the person who decides who is going to be chief, not the OFD!
Today's Quote August 25/2016
“Have you ever noticed there is never any third act to a nightmare?
They bring you to a climax of terror and then leave you there.”
Max Beerbohm quote
Foot in Big Mouth
Gerachi put his arrogent foot in his mouth on TV after vote on cuts. He said if he has 2 fire personel in the boat and a call goes out, they are in trouble manpower wise. Well thanks dumb ass for your comments on national TV, get rid of the boats !
What an asshole and he works for us ! Are you kiddin me !
Can anyone explain why most of the firemen are fat and out of shape ? Heart attacks waiting to happen ! Oh forgot about all the food runs. Pack your lunches like most people do fatties ! Get on the tread mills instead of washing and waxing your personal vehicles and motorcycles on duty ! Wash and wax your equipment like you are supposed to !
Fire Marshall Bill
Finally, Oswego State getting audited Thursday!
In response to today's post "Finally, Oswego State getting audited Thursday!"
Here is my comment-
"No surprise for those of us who know homunculus Debbie Bollettieri Stanley best. She has no ethics or integrity. She can run but she can't hide. The auditors are finally going to catch up with her and her cronies just like they did President Smith at SUNY Upstate. They will all be exposed and packing their bags in disgrace soon. Can't wait to read those headlines. It is too long in coming!"
Mayor Barlow Creates City of Oswego Poverty Reduction Steering Committee
Maybe they can find honest employment for the Syracuse Ave. hooker.
FINALLY, THE PEOPLE TRIUMPH
This is a great day for Oswego. Someone, Mayor Barlow to be exact, and the Common Council actually demonstrated that they can defeat the likes of the OFD who, with their chief thief, McCrobie, have been blatantly stealing money directly from the tax payers. I only pray that the FEDS ARE CONTACTED so they can take a close, close scrutinizing look at the books at the OFD and have that bastard McCrobie arrested or at least FIRED for the crimes he was the overseer of. In typical sociopathic, greedy fashion, he said he might consider resigning so that it may help the others, the lying worm. He is trying to save his ass so HE CAN RUN AWAY to his retirement and disappear, a typical coward move after he was caught 'dead in thew water.'
Next in line should be the landlords who are, in OFD fashion doing the same thing, blatantly stealing from the tax payers. Oswego has turned into a Rescue Mission, two out of five on Medicaid. To eliminate the Code Enforcement is putting the fox in the henhouse. All Common Council members who are landlords should be required by law to recuse themselves from any issue involving Code Enforcement and rentals, etc. They are common thieves too.
The people of Oswego should remember when Dick Atkins ran for Mayor, and his chief concern was the illegal padding of the overtime & retirement, etc., of the OFD who, he also said, was grossly overmanned. He was laughed at and was met with scorn and hatred, losing the election to Gosek who, he also said, was going to to trip himself up by his own perverted actions. He was met with more hatred but he was right again. It just goes to show how many idiots there are in Oswego who commit the crimes and the equal amount of idiots who believe in them.
Fire Department "Perfect Storm"
The circumstances for the exposure and demise of the padding and overstaffed costly fire department came at the right time. In April 2014, the Fire Department wanted to purchase another over priced ambulance and sent the request to the mayor and council for consideration. At that meeting's public session, the mayor and council (Barlow was a councilor at that time) were handed numerous spreadsheets and grafts of how the OFD was padding their retirement with un-necessary overtime and there was a proposal to reduce the OFD by 14 people and a recommendation to replace the incompetent Fire Chief. There was no action taken on the information that was provided, even though the information was taken from the treasures office and was extremely accurate. The mayor at that time was Gillen and had no guts to correct the situation that was placed at his feet. McCrobbie also got a copy of all the information provided, but yet failed to react to it by stopping the situation and actually managing the department.
Fast forward 2 years, and now Mayor Barlow, faced with a million dollar loss in revenue had the intestinal fortitude to do the right thing! He pulled out those spreadsheets and graphs, did his own investigation and realized he needed to act on, and correct a situation, that had been festering for several years. This information along with the revenue reduction allowed him to take the correct path, and he stood his ground and did the right thing....for that I give him a lot of credit.
He still has more to do as far as putting in a new chief that should be selected for the outside with a contract that does not allow a repeat of the actives that cause this "perfect Storm". In the long run, the OFD shot themselves in the foot by being such greedy pigs.
Lets Look at Some Math
Four Ambl. person per shift (24 hr. ) which means another four personal( Follow my math ) on the next shift ( which would be day three and four) another four people ( so at the moment we are up to eight ) so on the fifth an sixth day another four personal ( that equals twelve personal at $80,000.00 per year ) ( $ 80,000.00 x 12 = $ 960,000.00 and this does not include overtime, benefits, uniforms, food , training, union dues, Ambl. costs, payroll costs,poster costs, tee shirt costs,boat costs, 4 WD truck W/plows cost, bringing TWO fire Trucks where ever the Book Mobile goes) ! Sounds like one mill. brought in, $ 1.5 mil paid out ! Why not cut the ambl .corp and SAVE THE TAXPAYERS $ 1,500,000.00 per year! I am sure the taxpayers would like it and the payroll dept. would like it also !
And this just in! Taxes would not go up ! What a new concept, cutting waste !
Firemen's Families Meal Tickets?
Are the taxpayers of Oswego also paying to feed the firemen's families on top of their ridiculous salaries? The reason I ask is this, they all eat take-out meals 3 times a day (times 2 shifts - that's 6 shopping trips a day) AND buy groceries? When was the last time they answered 6 FIRE calls a day? How many groceries are actually consumed at the firehouses and how many groceries go straight home with the firemen? As far as their excuse as to why they need to shop for food (6 and more times a day) using the fire dept. vehicles is this; "in case there's a fire we're already in the fire engine". This is pure bullshit. STAY AT THE F*CKING FIREHOUSE where you are paid to be, send one of the "trainees" to pick up your families groceries and you'll have NO need to use such an unbelievable, lame-ass excuse. The food that doesn't go straight home at the end of every shift can also be cooked by the same trainee. That's how they did it for generations. It will also save you all those embarrassing photo encounters that necessitate your hiding the FD vehicles behind the Price Chopper.
Just would like to congratulate Mayor Barlow for the positive change and making the hard decisions that know other had the balls to do, but they all knew what was going on. Now to keep the momentum going you need to tax rental properties as a business , because that is what they are. They don't need to be taxed as say a Walmart or price chopper but certainly higher than residential owner occupied property, that would truly show how committed you are to turning around this city. Please look into this possibility. Another thing I truly think you need to look into privatizing the ambulance service. There are so many things that could and should be done differently, but honestly you have made a nice start!
Time line at D&W doesn't make sense: From the DA Statement of Facts.
7:41 Stinson arrives at the D&W
7:42 last transaction on register...Richard bought cigs.
Stinson must have entered the store just after 7:42 between 7:42 and 7:45.
7:45 Stinson waves down Deputy Curtis 3 minutes after Richard left. How could he not have seen Richard taking her?
Stinson was there from 7:41 - 7:45 when he flagged down the Deputy.
Richard bought cigs at 7:42 and left presumably with Heidi Allen and Gary kidnapping her but Stinson didn't see him.
So Stinson must have entered the store after Richard left and no Heidi.
Why didn't Stinson see Richard kidnap Heidi, he was there one minute before the last sale at 7:42 which we are told was Richards.
7:45 Mrs. Fabin sees van swerving behind her in Mexico
7:48 Brittany Link sees Richards van at Garys
So that means Stinson didn't see him but he was there.
Richard drove from the D&W at 7:42 to Mexico and then to Gary's all in 3 minutes.
Who was there from 7:42 to 7:45 when Stinson waved down Deputy Curtis?
How could this possibly happen? Why isn't there a time for when Bivens went by the D&W in the DA's Facts? He said he didn't recall telling a deputy that he dove by between 8-8:30 and saw 2 men abducting Heidi....impossible, Stinson said she was gone when he entered the store at about 7:42.
There's something really wrong going on here.
Oswego tax payers and Oswego fireman
Oswego tax payers and Oswego fireman and friends and family should thank god for the good sense of Barlow and council and start looking at the real Devils in this whole fireman issue MCCROBIE and GERACI they are the real culprits and should be held accountable. Don't be looking to play the blame game this falls squarely on their shoulders! They both should be fired ! Any body with half a brain can figure that out, come on people!!
How come does it seem that when the city of oswego, ny has a low grade contractor, they ( the contractor ) do not go by the state and fed. rules of safety ! And if OSHA comes in for a violation, who pays? the contractor or the city (taxpayers ) ? Osha was called in for nine violations on that building, but do not know the outcome as of yet !
Amry Corp. was also never notified of work next to the Oswego river! We are truly Hazzard County ! Cannot wait for the fines to start rolling out !
Today's Quote July 8/2016
“Man's natural character is to imitate;
that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely as possible the person whom he loves.
Marquis De Sade
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Keep It Up
All you dirty birds who are mean to your elected Mayor don't know "Sweet Billy" as only I do. If you knew how he got to where he is now you'd have a different opinion of him. How he acquired his first business from his morally challenged uncle was a feat worthy of the appreciation of Donald Trump, his small handed idol. Did you know that Billy has small hands too!? The doctor said they might "drop" and "it" might start to grow as he got older. We're still hoping and he still is a handsome boy! Any woman his mother's age would be pleased to know him. I don't believe any of you dirty rats can de-rail Billy's gravy train but he welcomes the challenge. Keep it coming! Billy has recently gained weight and is ready to get "husky" with you all.
P.S. Yes, he has more than one blue suit.
“Many people in the community have never lived in poverty and don’t truly understand what it is like to live moment to moment”
This is a great statement! This A$$hole doesn't even live in this community and he thinks he has a handle on poverty in Oswego. The County of Oswego is spending over, are you ready, $63,000,000 supporting poverty through DSS. Rudgick thinks by spending $1500 per person (City Officials) is going to make them sympathetic to the plight of the 21,500 people in poverty is a total waste of money. Most of our officials look down their noses on these people and would never sit down with them to understand how and why they are in the position they are in.
Send this A$$HOLE back where he came from.......
Today's Quote June 22/2016
“Many people in the community have never lived in poverty and don’t truly understand what it is like to live moment to moment”
When it comes to poverty we are the 8th worst county in the state.
There are 21,565 people in Oswego County living in poverty that is 18.5% of the population.
One in every six people are living in poverty and these a$$holes want to simulate poverty for those blind people who cannot see it all around them.
BILLY BARLOW TO SPEARHEAD EFFORT
Today's Quote May 11/2016
“Yes, there is possible danger. But on the other side, if it’s used responsibility we can work with it. This particular issue is no different than any other stuff that you have in your medicine cabinet,” he said. “We’re not talking about an airplane that is going to fly over and spread an Agent Orange type dust all over the city.”
You have not got a clue as to what the f**k you are talking about.
Wouldn't it be better to err on the side of caution?
Worst Case Scenario
Some fat lazy fireman spends $15,000 to sue the city for $12,000 and he wins.
Do you reall think some cheap chiseling Oswego fireman would spend that kind of money on a lawyer??????????
Best Case Scenario
The city has to eat a $12,000 contract and no one or no pet gets sick or dies from herbicide poisoning.
It should be a no f**king brainer.
Mayor Barlow was “looking for a consensus from the council on how to proceed”.
There is leadership at its finest. Waiting to see which way the wind is blowing.
We should do a DNA check to see if he is not really Gilligans son.
Not every part of Viet Nam was sprayed with the (liquid ) agent Orange yet the Veterans Administration considers any veteran who set foot in the country to have been exposed.
When the Sokolove Lawfirm brings a class action suit against the City of Oswego it will say if you set foot in Oswego City parks you were exposed to the herbicide Roundup and may be entitled to a substantial settlement. Get the legal representation you deserve call Sokolove Law.
“According to the city attorney, the resolution (to rescind) is in violation of the 2016 Rules of the Common Council”
But the mayor disposing of city property without council approval, awarding $25,000 contracts without seeking bids, and doing business with a city employee are not violations of the charter or anything else.
This Mayor, this City Attorney, this DPW Comissioner and this City Council
do not give a rats ass about the health and safety of the people of this community.
Kill Dem WeedsLemon Grove Blog
After Lengthy Debate Council Takes No Action on Herbicide Spraying
Watch key witness in Heidi Allen kidnapping case take lie detector (video)
Dumb City Att.
This tells the aldermen, if you re-nig on this contract, the city will be sued! Tells the aldermen, if people get sick, city will be sued! The Taxpayers lose again! Lets try this, anything that might put the taxpayers at risk, goes out in news memos one month in advanced and have proper notice! After all, the aldermen are not talking to the taxpayers,and do not go thru the pall times only, other forms of media must be used because not everyone gets that paper or subscribes on line and it seems that the aldermen are not reaching out to the taxpayers, except the you man mr. g. good for him, someone is showing some backbone and listening to his people !
School Board Election
I was going to vote for Aimee Callan, but after seeing yard signs with Bell/Callan,
I have changed my mind. If she has built a coalition with Bell, there is no way I could vote for her now. Jim Bell is right up Ballow's butt and was given a $25,000 no show job at City Hall. If he is running, it is not for the kids or the school, he is looking for something (job or himself, job for relative, and so on).
I think Amiee may have just lost her bid for school board by joining up with a guy like Bell; it is not good for her reputation. Sorry Aimee, you just lost my vote and maybe many more.
Hey ,this is simple, do not use it out of taxpayers concerns, voids contract! Health of the public over rides contract! Does this lawyer know anything ?
ONLY WE CAN PREVENT FORESTS
Today's Quote May 6/2016
"Religion is the opium of the masses."
Do You Want This Guy Spraying Hazardous Chemicals
In The Parks Where Your Children and Pets Play?
Council Poised To Reconsider Herbicide Vote
Council awarding contract to fireman's business, ???????
MOE AND MINI MOE
Federal nor the State governments
have ever mandated that
the City of Oswego
raise its water or sewer
Anyone who says they did
is a F**KING LIAR!!!!!!
Today's Quote August 6/15
“It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be
Oswego Firefighter Sentenced
Last night in Minetto Town Court Oswego firefighter and former Minetto
fire chief Joe Smegelsky Jr. received the maximum sentence of $1000 and
two years probation despite arguments from the District Attorney Greg Oaks
and defense lawyer Timothy Kirwan. They had hoped for a lesser sentence
but based on information in Smegelsky's pre sentencing report the maximum
punishment was handed down.
An audit by the State Comptrollers office found that Smegelsky had taken
funds and used a department credit card to purchase a handgun, automotive
parts and assorted items. He also created a fictitious company which sold
fire equipment from undisclosed sources to the Minetto Department.
District Attorney Oaks repeatedly argued for special treatment because
Smegelsky had paid back slightly less than half of what the Comptrollers
office found. However the fact remains he paid nothing back until he was
Joeseph Smegelsky Jr.
Below is a copy of the District Attorney's plea bargain and his
explaination of how they arrived at it.
If you enjoy fiction you will love this.
Today's Quote, January 26/15
"I am not an enemy of the negro, we want him here among us; he is the only
laboring class we have."
Nathan Bedford Forrest
WHITE RACISIST FIREDEPARTMENT
One week ago we celebrated Martin Luther King Day. I am sure members of
the Ozwego Fire Department seized the opportunity to rack up some double
overtime but that is about the only use they have for non-whites.
Since its inception in 1876 the Oswego Fire Department has been as white
as the driven snow, with respect to the color of its members that is. In
its 139 year history there has never been an Asian, Black or Hispanic
member. If you think this somehow reflects the population then you better
take off your blinders. Oswego’s elected officials and Personnel
Department have long allowed department members to live as far away as
Montour Falls, Watertown, and Groton. There is no way you can cast a net
that far and say, that population is reflected by our department.
In the late 1980’s there was young Black man working for the local cable
company who sometimes frequented the Fire House Tavern as did members of
the OFD. The firefighters exam had been announced and he was asking some
of the OFD members if they thought he had a chance of getting in. He
received all kinds of encouragement while he was there but after he left I
overheard two of the Heroes chuckling and say no way they were going to
let him in the department. “We have Guinias and Polocks and that is as
integrated as we are going to get.” I do not know if the man ever took the
test but the fact is that department remains as segregated as the day it
was formed. They are allowed to operate as their own little fiefdom
picking and choosing their own white membership and no one has the balls
to put a stop to it.
The next time our Senators and Congressmen come around for their photo ops
with our Hero Department we should all point out to the national media how
they are supporting a racist organization. Perhaps we should ask the NAACP
how this has been overlooked by their organization for so long.
OSWEGO NY FIREMAN CHARGED
WITH FELONY THIRD DEGREE GRAND LARCENY
Audit of Minetto fire chief charged with misusing $22K in funds for guns,
motorcycle parts completed
"This individual had keys to the cash register and went on a spending
spree with the fire company's money," DiNapoli said in a statement.
Today's Quote, July 2/14
“Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their
property that they may more perfectly respect it.”
G. K. Chesterton
Oswego's finest screwing the taxpayers once again spotted at Dicks
Sporting Goods in Great Northern Mall on 6/22/14.....didn't know they sold
food there....or were they perhaps getting a new set up clubs at our
expense??? Would still like to see the tab for the turning stone
"conference" they went to....a whole weekend at the turning stone???
meals, rooms, drinks, etc???? The worst part is it will never change. No
matter who is mayor they will always be controlled by the f.d. and no one
will run against our current council members. Oswego has become homeowners
to few (I stand corrected good homeowners) and is a city full of renters.
That was probably just Smegelsky picking up some
guns. They should be checking the video at Dicks to see who was with him.
That hero should be arrested too.
People like that are paranpiod about someone else stealing what they just
stole so naturally he would need to get a gun to protect all his or should
I say our stuff.
Yes, they are not as correct as they should be as I left off the 2
additional firemen that go out on Ambulance #2 and many of the other
expenses that can be attributed to the ambulance service . In reality here
is a $300,000 loss each year without he expense of a new ambulance. The
point is, we will never make a profit on this service; have a fully
qualified ambulance located in Oswego (Menter) that can handle all
emergencies; could cut 15 men from the department with all their benefits
and return $2,000,000 to the taxpayers; while cutting the long term
obligation of retirement and the padding of such for years to come.
Unfortunately, the obtuse Mayor, Council, and most of all ,Fire Chief,
have another agenda and it is not in the best interest of he taxpayers.
McCrobie probably was, at one time, a good fireman, but as a chief and
leader lacks in total credibility. The way overtime is handed out only
shows that he is helping to bump up he retirement of the soon to retire
firemen by thousands of taxpayers dollars. There is a belief that hey will
all get their turn is the OT merry-go-round, but the fact is, the tier 6
firemen will never see that benefit. The new anti padding law passed and
signed by he governor will not allow tier 6 employees to add any more than
$15,000 to their retirement benefits, and they will now have to go for the
last 5 years instead of 3. If I were a tier 6, I would tell the tier 5's
to stick their $50.00 they pay for the OT and start taking their share of
the OT, because it will all be ending when all the tier 5's retire.
Minetto Fire Chief
I asked a few weeks ago if anybody knew what was going on with Minetto's
Fire Chief well here you go.
Stole $20,000 from the fire department. I'm going to guess he possibly
stole more since he's being held with no bail. Coinsedently though he just
bought a piece of property behind his own for $20,000. Don't believe me?
Here's the property taxes. Coincident? You should take a drive by his
property to check it out. Constantly cars & trucks are being 'stored'
there and then disappear. Camper was there for a whole summer now that's
gone. I even seen the Minetto's fire truck pull up to his vacant property
hook on a utility trailer with all the fireman in it and take off. Now
Minetto Fire Dept has plenty of property to store at their station. Why
would they use his? I offend wondered why a property owner who only has
1/4 acre of grass need a 0 point turn lawn mower? Probably the fire
Reporting Welfare Fraud
If you suspect, or have knowledge of a social services client fraudulently
receiving assistance from Public Assistance, Food Stamps or Home Energy
Assistance (HEAP), you should report it to the Office of Temporary and
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RE: Oswego Corruption
Here are some places you should send your complaints.
Do not waste your time with the county DAs office.
of the State Comptroller
Division of Investigations
59 Maiden Lane
New York, N.Y. 10038
Office of the State Comptroller
Division of Investigations
110 State Street
Albany, N.Y. 12236-0001
New York State Office of the Attorney General
Public Integrity Unit
120 Broadway, 22nd Floor
New York, N.Y. 10271
New York State Reigonal Office of the Attorney General
615 Erie Boulevard West, Suite 102
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone Number: (315)448-4800
Consumer Frauds Number: (315)448-4848
(315)448-4853 (Main Number)
(315)448-4851 (Consumer Frauds Bureau)
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday thru
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Organized Crime & Racketeering
James Handley Federal Building
Syracuse, N.Y. 13261
Federal Bureau of Investigation
James Handley Federal Building
Syracuse, N.Y. 13261
York State Police
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226-2252
New York State Police
6 East 12th Street,
Fulton, NY 13069
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