The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Sunday, October 25, 2015

SPECIAL EDITION



A quick break from the election for this Sunday morning's SPECIAL EDITION. Also look for more than one post a day as election day draws near. The extra material won't cost you a dime more than you pay now.

While Internal Affairs (no pun intended) investigates the unlawful release of the Gordon 911. recording, we were thinking about a few more things they may want to investigate. Just investigate. That's all. We are not saying any charges would be brought or any disciplinary action would be taken, but it's worth a look.

THE McCOLLEY TRIAL

Ronita McColley, was the resident of 396 First Street on July 3, 2008 when police executed the no-knock search warrant at her first-floor apartment, which the Rensselaer county Drug and Gang Task Force believed to be a “stash house.” A confidential informant indicated he had purchased crack-cocaine at the residence. The head Investigator, Mike Riley applied for a search warrant to Troy City Court Judge Matt Turner for four residences, including McColley’s. Riley did not include information about the residents of 396 First Street or mention McColley in the application. Troy's Emergency Response Team executed the warrant. The apartment was clean.

Not unexpectedly, Ms. McColley commenced a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging causes of  action, inter alia, for false arrest, false imprisonment, assault and battery, and trespass. On February10, 2010, Plaintiff filed an Amended Complaint, raising the same claims against Defendants County of Rensselaer; Rensselaer Investigator Michael Riley, the City of Troy; and unknown Troy Police Officers Moe Doe and Joe Doe.*

It is not our intention to relitigate this case. If you are interested in the details, you can find them in the Decision that dismissed the case against the City of Troy and Troy Police Officers Doe and Doe. It's an interesting case.

The case against Rensselaer County and Investigator Riley proceeded to trial in July of 2015. The jury deliberated for less than an hour and found the defendants not liable. Now, for those of you who may think ill of Ms. McColley, she was a single mom, gainfully employed with the State and had no criminal record. The apartment was spotless. Again, this is all for background purposes.

One of the key witnesses for Ms. McColley was none other than Chief of Police john Tedesco (then Assistant Chief). Tedesco testified that Police Chief Nick Kaiser had ordered him to perform an investigation. That investigation was reduced to a report and was highly critical of the Task Force.

Interestingly, Tedesco, in performing this investigation, did not interview...the top guy, Michael Riley. According to Tedesco, Kaiser said not to interview Riley.

Every cop will tell you that Tedesco hates the modern concept of police special teams. If he had his way, everyone would be in uniform and patrolling the streets. We're are not criticizing this philosophy, just setting forth the philosophy.

All of this is fairly straightforward. But...


Does anyone believe that Chief Kaiser would have ordered Tedesco to investigate a leaky toilet let alone this matter? If he did, would he have ordered Tedesco not to speak with the main guy who applied for the warrant?

Our sources have told us that Kaiser denies ever ordering Tedesco to perform the investigation and that Tedesco inserted himself into the process. If true, could that constitute perjury, before a Federal judge and jury? We think this would be a ripe story for some investigative journalist.

Which leads us to our second topic for an Internal Affairs investigation.

TROY CITY HALL DRUG AND GAMBLING INVESTIGATION

 A few years back, in the good-old days of the Tutunjian reign, the Special Operations Section began an investigation based on information from a confidential informant. That CI (or confidential informant) provided information that drugs were being sold from within the administration. There was also allegations of what sounds like a gambling ring. The SOS eventually focused on certain targets. Some you may know. Others, probably not. The city has many employees and departments. For the record, Tutunjian was not -we repeat - not a target. Barbecue sauce, even taken intravenously,  is not a controlled substance.

Confronted with this information Chief Kaiser made the fatal error of speaking with the administration. Soon after, the targets ceased their activities and the investigation dried up. Why he didn't go to the FBI or the State Police is not known.

During the course of this little drama, did a certain assistant chief approach an SOS officer and request access to the CI Book? This is one of the few occasions that a subordinate can refuse an order. He did and the assistant chief backed down. Why would an assistant chief want to see CI Book? Was the CI a city employee? Was the assistant chief running interference for the administration?

All of this is good stuff. All of this proves nothing. That's not our point. Our point is, there is enough here to spark an investigation. Will we see one? Of course not. However, doesn't this potential systemic problem seem more worthy of investigation than a leaked 911 tape? Of course, the subject of that tape might soon be Tedesco's boss. Tedesco is a financial backer of Gordon and so it goes.

If there are any people out there with any details, feel free to e-mail us. We will not turn over our CI Book to any authorities. PS We will not publish comments that name names. We might laugh but we don't want anyone accused of drug dealing, using or gambling without actual evidence. We're not Republicans after all. We'll try to develop this story but its doubtful we can uncover much that went on here. People still on the force don't want to endanger their job and those retired probably want to put it all behind them.


* Aliases for officers  Moe and Joe Roe. They are not related.

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW! You have opened the flood gates. There are a few players that have all the answers. Let's see where this leads. I am sure Teddy has a sick feeling in the pit of his tummy this morning!

Blue Pride said...

Do you have a drag tattoo? You just kicked a hornet's nest.

Anonymous said...

McCasshat's brain is about to explode. You are driving the narrative and its killing the twerp.Kind of sucks for him when he spends his time responding to the Polloi.

Anonymous said...

Tick tick tick tick..........looking forward to Monday morning Pat?

Anonymous said...

Keep digging. Almost there. Some sleepless nights, perhaps.

Anonymous said...

Odd you would need to go in this direction. My guess is that your count down 911 clock is enough for a judge to issue a search warrent on the reasonable suspision that you had pre-knowledge to a criminal act. IP addresses and names may be the next funny thing to be leaked.

So They are all out to save Gordon too. The guy at the TU says it was a dem operative, that's enough for me. Not so good for Gordon and also not good for Madden. And if Governor Harpo reads somewhere who runs this blog --

Only guessing.
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Anonymous said...

Keeping searching. Look harder.

Blue Pride said...

12:05 You silly. The countdown clock was counting down to the day before the election, Nov 2, 2015, Not October 21. Try again, K.

Anonymous said...

Well, this post certainly has Mcasshat all a-twitter! As is his pattern, he will now have to manufacture some non-scandal in an attempt to bring the focus back on him.

Anonymous said...

We're all sleeping just fine, Kevin. Unlike you, in full panic alert trying to put a domestic abuser in office.

Anonymous said...

The Dude can't read a clock? How's he read this blog. It's written above the fifth grade level.

David Graham said...

I am curious as to who burned City Hall, "just before the indictments came down" in the 30"s.

Anonymous said...

Reasonable suspicion doesn't get you a search warrant mcasshat!

Anonymous said...

Intravenous tube of barbecue sauce is classic, Made me laugh out loud!

Anonymous said...

You're so far off base McCassion. It's funny reading your dribble you cute little bastard.

Anonymous said...

The silence is deafening. No one wants to touch this one. I'd start with DPW. Just my two cents.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be able to time travel to the future just to see if 50 years from now if you Harry Hating Humps grandchildren are still talking about Harry and Mirch.

Anonymous said...

Correct, DPW. And a house on Old Sixth Ave.

Anonymous said...

We either shut McCassion up or he's at his assholes anonymous meeting

Anonymous said...

Can we all agree that it's going to be nice to get rid of the pretensious Zalewski and Wiltshire?

Anonymous said...

Many believe Harry, or one of his evil henchmen lit the stickmatch David. . Cox has the evidence on his kitchen table.

Anonymous said...

I once caught McCashionitis while traveling the dark continent of Africa with my trusty sidekick Punjab. Together we explored the markets, filled with colorful native garb, and mythical herbs & ancient balms, searching for something to stop the terrible itching, caused by the creeping McCashionitis. Once it travels to your brain, then the fun really begins. It eats away at you, knawing your brain. My wife twho once held me down) had the cure for it right in our medicine cabinet - Vagasil. For those of you, obviously suffering from McCashionitis, just check your own medicine cabinets - the way ya'll wail about the boy, you probably have some on hand. Signed:Mr. Peterman.

Anonymous said...

Oh, we just like teasing the little fella.

Anonymous said...

DPW and the house on Old Sixth. Come on boys, give him a little more.

Anonymous said...

Pretentious P-R-E-T-E-N-T-I-O-U-S. Pretentious.

Drone Boy said...

Blue Pride---My 5th grader wants to know if that clock was only counting down to election day, how come they they needed to take it down now?

2:10 Probable Cause appeared before the Judge an got reduced to Reasonable Suspision. That's probably 'cause the Judge was a Dem.

They charged Ernest, but they are going to let the 911 release go? Go ahead, give the Chief the finger.

Anonymous said...

Look forward to a bad day for the "White Rappers" daddy tomorrow he will be left unconscious in the road on 6th ave in front of the police department with all the local news channels filming his sudden departure from TPD. Hope Carmella C has a spare room in the ginnyless villa in Florida.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ken

Anonymous said...

I read here that the release of the 911 tape was not illegal. Something seems to be happening but again the legal minds of Democratus-Dunne-McGrath-Cox and Cooper have stated repeatedly it was perfectly legal. I have to stand by my legal blog advisers.

Jaime said...

8:10 Are you completely illiterate or a functional illiterate? If you bothered to read his/her/their first post on this they said that the person who recorded the recording could be guilty of a misdemeanor. They even laid out the elements of the crime.

So, please advise where anyone said there was no crime?

By the way, way is it you're more concerned about the release of the tape and not what's on it? Curious, don't you think? No problems holding women down?

Anonymous said...

Ouch! Smackdown!

Bob Loblaw Esq. said...

They do seem inordinately more concerned about the non-violent crime while giving the violent crime a pass. Very disturbing priorities. Makes you wonder about their home life.

Anonymous said...

Shave the flavir saver graham

Anonymous said...

Never heard any of you women worshippers impassioned pleas for the troopers daughter.

Blue Pride said...

Drone Boy, the clock was on twelve days to go, which would be the day before the election. Lyons released the tape on the 20th. Why didn't the clock say 1 day to go or no days left. Since Lyons released it, why would they keep it up?

God help your 5th grader. Hope your his step-father and there's no blood connection. stupid runs in families.

Anonymous said...

The sad fact is 50 years from now, Harry will still be trying to be relevant, and still working for the county! With his cheeseburger slushies and intravenous tube of gravy

Sharkey said...

God, these Gordon apologists are stupid. Can't count and don't care if their candidate "holds down" his wife, who has to call 911. Nice people.

Anonymous said...

When did anyone of them say that? Where? Show us! You can't because your a fucking liar! Time to change your tampon!

Anonymous said...

Who is the trooper's daughter? Name her. Name the trooper. You won't because its more of your bullshit innuendo. No facts, no evidence. Just cute little asides that you heard from thugs.

Go on and have the balls to tell us more. What's their name?

Erlich Bachmann said...

Their stupidity and hypocrisy is truly astounding.

Anonymous said...

Don't know about a troopers daughter but I do know about innuendo and hypocrisy. Read the the initial post from democratus. How does it feel.

Anonymous said...

Because it was a load of bullshit. Stop protecting that scumbag candidate of yours. He's toast.

Anonymous said...

Direwolf?

Anonymous said...

Jeepers kreepers where did u get those peepers? Well I worked for the city. My office was a broom closet. I used insurance to get new peepers. Love zuul

Drone Boy said...

Blue Pride--- Since your smarter then the rest of us, I'll give it another try . It's not the clock or the date on the clock, it's the words in the the count down section that mentioned the tape for weeks before it was illegally leaked. We all know it wasn't informing us when it would be leaked, It leads to a question of how the blogger and some commenters might even know that the leak would happen. Who knew What When, we all know Why.

Lyons did not release the illegal copy of the 911 call, he reported the news and even mention a source . He has himself covered , rapped up tight in the freedom of the press, even if the original information was obtain illegal.

But a blogger and commenters are not the press, a crime was committed that could compromise the use of a public saftey system and possible knowledge that crime can be investigated. We all have freedom of speech, but we are all subject to a criminal investigations, with probable cause. Doesn't the funny little time left count down seem like Proable Cause?

Anonymous said...

Name the daughter? Is that anything like release the 911 recording ? Your all so fucking stupid. Quick question last 7 years how many democrats vs republicans pleaded guilty to a Felony?

Blue Pride said...

1:02 No it doesn't. Your theory is even dumber than the one I thought you had. A blog uses satire to discuss politics posts a countdown to the election and its clear it means that after 11/2, the release of the tape won't have an impact. Rest well. Your conspiracies are entertaining.

Anonymous said...

It's amusing how Harry still owns you people. Where do you think the rumor of the big investigation came from?

Anonymous said...

leaving someone unconscience sound threatening??? Is that what is happening on here??? you threatening a police officer?

Della Streetd said...

Blue Pride---I will give you the dumber point, because I keep trying, especially on this blog.

All your points about what the clock was and what the blog is are good arguments for Reasonable Doubt. Hold on to those, they may come in handy.

The person in the black robe with the gavel won't consider those points till charges are filed. If an investigator ask a judge for an order to track down any leads available from this blog, they will get. Ask Hillary.

Pulling down the election clock with it's narative, the new attack on the possible investigator, the attempts to frame the illegal leak as a Lyons news release and the incident itself as not being full investagate at the time all point to the same fact.
In a busted nut shell the fact is that the Gordon police incident was fully investigated and found to be non-criminal and the copying of a 911 call is a criminal act and will be investigated,

Satire or not , the blogger has opened the door.

Anonymous said...

You are truly clueless. I suggest you talk to a lawyer or at least walk by one in a hallway. Maybe you can pick up some intelligence by osmosis.

Anonymous said...

Because Republicans are dirtbag who hate women. It's nice to have a reminder so close to election day. Thanks Gordo.

Colleen R said...

Because they're led by Rich Crist. He's got quite a history himself.

Mrs. G said...

Whenever I read "Lyons" I'm not thinking of Brendan. Am I the only one?

Chairman Reid said...

Don't count em up just yet, fellas.

Boiler Man said...

I sure am! Come and get me. I can't fight and usually piss my pants when confronted, but I'll embroid you a T shirt.

Pat said...

Had a great Monday morning. Thanks. Ever get tired of being wrong, NoCashion?

Anonymous said...

Of course Harry owns them, they were bought and paid for by daddy just like the rest of his spoiled entitled little life.
..........Phibes