Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
Sliwa throws his beret into the ring --- by saying he really doesn't want the job for himself or any of the other candidates
Sliwa offers forgiveness to Ulrich if he REPENTS
Public Advocate Candidate (and CIty Council Speaker) MM-V needs to focus on New York City's and real New Yorker's needs
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Queens Republican City Councilman Eric Ulrich gets Staten Island support for his run for Public Advocate
Faces serious opposition from growing field of "Democrats" in "non-partisan" special election for short term fill-in for spot vacated by NYAG-Elect Letitia James --- which field now includes: Jumaane Williams, Rafael Espinal, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Michael Blake and Ydanis Rodriquez
Ulrich also will have to contend with serious personal opposition to his candidacy from many fellow Republicans, some of whom look like they could bolt and support Curtis Sliwa or another "Anybody but Ulrich" Republican alternative
Of particular interest to this blog, Ulrich must deal with a growing NYPD-Queens DA Office scandal from his home borough & district >>> there is fall-out all over him concerning his personal involvement with the failed attempt to railroad a Brooklyn black man with special needs for the murder of Karina Vetrano --- most of which has popped up like mushrooms since a Queens jury failed to convict the Brooklyn black man [and which at one point seemed near to a complete acquittal] --- all of this scandal is in Ulrich's home-borough of Queens; and particular aspects of it are in and around his backyard neighborhoods of Ozone Park and Howard Beach
The Staten Island Republicans put out an E-mail announcement yesterday that they are endorsing Ulrich's very long-shot campaign to steal the Public Advocate position for a very temporary period.
Some are already saying that the S.I. GOP process and the announcement are tainted. Near the top of the list of those unhappy with the announcement are many of those close to Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn GOP is completely fractured over supporting or not supporting Mr. U's race.
This blog had previously tied the fiasco of the Vetrano-Lewis investigation and prosecution to prospective candidate Ulrich..... Now, that he is clear that he IS running for Public Advocate, he should be fully vetted and his personal involvement in the attempted railroading of a possibly innocent person needs to be fully explored.
There's a lot to unpack here. More when I get it.
Monday, December 10, 2018
.... But more than anything else, Detective Lieutenant John Russo is the "Achilles Heel" for any attempt at a retrial of Chanel Lewis
"Hero cop" --- AH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA !!! --- Neighborhood vigilante and thug is more like it --- and --- pretty much a "Bully boy" - "On the job"
THE PRESS REALLY NEEDS TO LOOK MORE CLOSELY INTO THIS GUY, DET. LT. RUSSO --- AND EVERYBODY NEEDS TO ASK WHY IT TOOK HIM NEARLY SIX MONTHS TO GET MORE DEEPLY INVOLVED IN THIS MURDER CASE THAN HE HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY
NYPD Detective Lieutenant John Russo testified in court in the Vetrano-Lewis case about his first encounter(s) with a man that he later fingered as the man guilty of the murder of Karina Vetrano. Russo said that his recollections from his May 30 & 31, 2016 encounters with Chanel Lewis were that: he saw an "out of place'' man wearing 'long sleeves' and his "hood up in warm weather"; that "[a]fter several minutes of watching, [he] believed [Chanel Lewis] was about to commit or had previously committed a burglary... so [Russo said he] called 911 and reported a suspicious a male....." ; all told, Russo testified the he had been watching Chanel Lewis' unusual behavior for nearly an hour on that first day; and that on the following day, Russo tracked Lewis down in the same area and called detectives to question him.
Hmmmmm !!! "[O]ut of place" --- "... believed he was about to commit or had previously committed a burglary..." --- what a neighborhood watcher that John Russo was at the end of May 2016 --- a regular "Black Knight"..... If only it had ended there; however, surely, it did not.
All of that was reported in a very good compilation by the Daily Mail about the Vetrano-Lewis trial (See "High-ranking NYPD cop who cracked the Queens jogger case recalls his dramatic first encounter with the man who brutally 'raped and strangled' Karina Vetrano" by Jessica Schroeder & Snejana Farberov, 11/9/18 [updated 11/12/18], Daily Mail/ Dailymail.com [https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6370655/NYPD-officer-cracked-Queens-jogger-case-testifies-court.html]).
That very same Daily Mail report stated that "[Chanel Lewis'] dramatic arrest came eight months later during [an] investigation in[to] the killing of Karina Vetrano, who was murdered in the same area Russ[o]l had his encounter with Lewis.... Russo ordered detectives to track him down, and they ultimately found DNA from [Chanel Lewis'] home that matched the DNA at the crime scene...."
That sort of begs two questions: how was it that an "off duty" and "volunteer" Det. Lieut. John Russo could "order" detectives to do anything; and why did it take him all of six months into the Vetrano murder investigation to throw his substantial NYPD weight around.