Sunday, February 25, 2018

OLD AND NEW BACKFILL --- John Giuca, the Brooklyn DA, and Angel and James DiPietro

A series of connections that taint the prosecution  and provide an explanation of what has driven the Brooklyn DA’s case against John Giuca

Not only has Angel diPietro been a top-suspect-turned-top-witness in the Mark Fisher murder case-turned-assistant-district attorney,  she has been the daughter of a lawyer,  who has been strangely  intertwined with former Kings County (Brooklyn) DA Charles Hynes


According to a NY Daily News article from a few of years ago in 2015,   “….   During the [2013] campaign,  [deceased Brooklyn DA Kenneth] Thompson slammed Hynes for employing Angel Di[P]ietro, an assistant district attorney who also served as a witness in a high-profile Brooklyn murder case after she brought a friend, Mark Fisher, to a Brooklyn house party where he was killed hours later….”   

But that’s not all that the News said  ---  “….   DiPietro’s father, James, is a prominent criminal defense attorney and a staunch Hynes supporter who made several campaign donations….”   And then taking a quote from the man that took away the DA job from Charles Hynes in 2013,  the Daily News wrote this:   “….   ‘Another day, another Hynes scandal,’ said Thompson in 2013. ‘The large campaign donation by [Angel]  DiPietro’s father [James]  after DA Hynes hired Ms. DiPietro raises serious questions.’…   But DiPietro still works in the office….”  (See  “Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson gains national acclaim his first year”  by  Reuven Blau,  1/6/15,  NY Daily News   []).   

In  2014,  a specialty blog dedicated to “…   those who have been railroaded by the Brooklyn Justice System from an investigator whose seen it all….”  also had a good take on some of this DiPietro stuff  (See  “You can't discuss the Charles Hynes railroad without mentioning John Giuca...”   by Bixco [???],  2/15/14, Blog,  “The Charles Hynes Rail Road”   []).   

Now, more than four years have passed, since Thompson’s win over Hynes,  and Angel DiPietro still works as an ADA in the Office of the Kings County prosecutor,   the current DA Gonzalez.  ---  AND  ---  According to ADA Joseph Alexis  last week,  the Brooklyn DA’s office is looking into again using Angel Di Pietro,  since Mr. Giuca’s  prior conviction had been overturned.   It However,  Mr. Alexis made clear that the DA’s Office needed to re-evaluate Angel DiPietro,  as one of its key witnesses for any new trial that might be had against John Giuca.   


During a time, including when the Giuca case was being hashed-out in court,   James DiPietro represented a top DA Charles Hynes’ office lieutenant when criminal charges, possibly including murder,  were hanging over that operative’s head   (See  “Intervention in S.I. Dispute Turns Deadly’  by  Kareem  Fahimdec,  12/24/2006  “Grand jury fails to indict Tottenville resident for role in brawl that killed longtime friend”  by Peter  N. Spencer,  3/17/2007,  Staten Island Advance/   []).  

Then there was the “normal” stuff between Hynes and Mr. DiPietro,  which it turns out,  sometimes ain’t so normal.   You see,   James DiPietro has a lot of clients that are tough guys of the gingerella sort,  and needless to say,  those cases always got some kind of special treatment in the Brooklyn DAs office.

>>>   [One paragraph from the original post of this material was removed by the blog administrator at about 7:00 AM EST on 2/26/18…..   Although the information contained in that paragraph is believed to be accurate,  the events described in it might lead (have led) to a false conclusion about a case,  which did not likely involve any special relationship between Messrs.  Hynes and DiPietro…..  Furthermore,  the events described in that paragraph did not occur during Hynes' tenure as DA]   <<<

Well,  that’s enough for now.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

THE JOHN GIUCA CASE UPDATE: THE "DENNY CHIN SCREWS UP --- AGAIN !!!" EDITION --- Wait a minute !!! That should be Acting NY State Supreme Court scumbag, DANNY CHUN

…. But to be fair,  it has been said by one famous person,  who had appeared in front of Danny Chun before, that >>>  this fine example of an Asian Gentleman “…makes a great lo mein...”  and  “…he never puts too much starch in the collars…”

…. Culinary and laundering issues aside,  obviously,  having a real hard-on for middle-class white guys is no bar to being a biased or even bigoted Criminal Court Judge in New York City or an Acting Supreme Court Justice in New York State

Maybe,  some ethnic groups just have a color problem when it comes to issues that are black and white  ---  Asians  might be a case in point.  

Acting Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun,  who the Appellate Division already ruled blew it with respect to a dismissal motion by John Giuca in 2016,  has taken a second bight out of this former white college student’s ass  ---  this time at a bail hearing earlier today in Supreme Court in Downtown Brooklyn.   

But the real problem was that Chun  acted so completely over the top that he all but said he didn’t care what the Appellate Division, Second Department,  had to say about his earlier rulings in the Giuca Case.....   

Obviously,  in Judge Chun’s court room it's what the Brooklyn DA says that goes;  and as far as Judge Chun is concerned,  John Giuca is still guilty as charged;  and all of his appeals were nothing but a waste of court time and New York State's money.

Not only is Acting Justice Danny Chun completely wrong on the facts and the law,  the remarks and demeanor on display in HIS courtroom show that Judge Chun is manifestly biased to the point of bigotry when it come to somebody who is middle-class and white.

Let's see if the New York State Justice system can fix this new kind of racism that has crept into the New York Courts.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Is Marty Golden Unveiling a new 2018 Election-Year Strutteegurree --- being even less Conservative and less Republican than before

Attacking the Sisters of Mercy along with a bunch of anti-Catholic Democrat Pols might show that NYSS Marty G is even more R.I.N.O. and less conservative than before

Rather than sticking his foot in his mouth  like he has in the past  ---  AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN  ---  Marty is sticking his foot in his mouth in new and possibly more popular-looking leftish ways

Possibly gone are,  the older but still recent,  days like this:  when our State Senator told the down-town bike guy that he, Marty Golden is not a State Senator, but a cop; and then, like a kid caught stealing on camera, the old silver-haired goniff tried to lie his way out of it   ---   or after telling Brooklyn Eagle interviewer Paula Katinas that the opioid epidemic involved doctors' kids and is not "a ghetto drug";  again, the old silver-haired goniff tried to lie his way out of it.

Now,  we see that our supposedly conservative Republican State Senator is just trying to blend in with a mostly-Democrat pack of wolves trying to pounce on a bunch of Catholic sisters when they appear down and almost out

Otherwise,  how else does Marty explain this:  ".... Golden concurred  [with Abbate, who had said 'The seniors deserve this....  Those nuns who are there today are a disgrace to this order']  vowing to stand by the seniors as they fought to stay.  'It isn’t right for our Narrows seniors, and we’re not going to take it,'  Golden said...."  


"....   'The Sisters of Mercy put out an RFP and they didn’t listen to their own agreement,' asserted Golden. 'Part of that agreement was that affordable senior housing be built at this location. They did the wrong thing, and that’s why we’re here.'..."

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Local Pols organize an anti-Catholic Nun-hunt

---  Marty Golden and  “Conservative Leader” Fran Vella-Marone stoke-up a vicious mob against formerly beloved  >>> Sisters of Mercy <<<
---  Peter Abbate even calls upon the Pope to disband the venerable religious order entirely

Leading a crowd of the great unwashed and undeserving gathered in the butt-fuck-end of  Dyker Heights,  who were likely armed since they were acting like they were the blood-thirsty villagers in the James Whale "Frankenstein"  series  of movies  ---  folks like Fran Vella-Marone, Justin Brannan, Marty Golden, Peter Abbate, Carlos Menchaca, Vincent Gentile,  Max Rose,  Ross Barkan and  Andrew Gounardes verbally beat-up on a group of good sisters,  whose order had once been referred to as the “Walking Sisters” when founded in Dublin by Catherine Mc Auley,  and who have been active in this country since 1843, and in the Diocese of Brooklyn since 1862…..

Obviously, after years of pent-up rage, no doubt for most of them going back to real or imagined hurts in grammar school, a bi-partisan (actually multi-partisan) group of politicians of all stripes have seized upon an opportunity to go on the hunt for some Catholic nuns  ---  or at least one small group of them,  The Sisters of Mercy  ---  with possibly much more mayhem being promised in the future

And what were the sins of these,  now-obvious-to-the- politicos,  miscreant,  non- religious and greedy women  ---  they intend to leave this part of Brooklyn, and they’re trying to sell THEIR property at a fair market value.   (You know,  like most sensible people would do under the same circumstances)…..

You don’t’ have to believe me,  it’s all in black and white in several reports on the events at,  and the circumstances surrounding,  the Angel Guardian site at 64th Street above Tenth Avenue,  in that last sliver of Dyker Heights near the cut for the “N” train. (Although I must warn you that the local press definitely adopted their local pols’ secular, anti-Catholic, anti-nun agenda  ---  and clearly the papers did it without the spin,  colour and penache of my headline and sub-headlines above  ( See  “Senior center at Angel Guardian gets three-month reprieve; fight continues” by Meaghan McGoldrick,  2/2/18 [later dates in print editions],  The Brooklyn Reporter/ and associated newspapers   [];   “Reprive: Angel Guardian nuns cancel senior center’s early eviction following protest”  by Julianne McShane,  2/5/18 [updated;  later dates in print editions],  Courier Life’s Brooklyn Daily   [];  "Community Debates Sale of Angel Guardian Home”  by Marie Elena Giossi,  2/7/18,  The Tablet/ Diocesan News   []).

Interestingly,  almost all of the politicians mentioned above (most notably Marty Golden and Fran Vella-Marone),  carry the water and fight for the "property rights" of big-time mega-land-developers, like Silverstein, Kalikow and the Wilpons,  because they chow-down like pigs and sows at the troughs of REBNY and other big-money real-estate-mogul donors.  >>> I guess the Sisters of Mercy didn't send their checks in the mail to the right folks when they were supposed to. <<< 


Service Without Honor  ---  An Op Ed piece by Lucretia Regina-Potter

“Some people are stepping on their soap boxes demanding the resignation of Assemblywoman Pamela Harris, the indicted politician of the 46 AD who has been a no-show in Albany and is still collecting a legislative salary….

As her former  opponent, and a woman who is passionate and protective of her community, I clearly brought to light that there were questionable financial activities going on throughout the campaign, but very few would listen to my message and even doubted it's credence. My findings about her and many other local political activities have gone unnoticed and deliberately ignored, especially by many in the local Press, some of whom have encouraged disparaging and demeaning columns to be written about me and my candidacies, distracting the voter from the real issues at hand….

One would expect me to be the first to demand her resignation,
However, I do respect the constitution and believe that every American citizen deserves due process. Everyone is entitled to their day in court. So let Pamela Harris have her fair say….

Should she resign? Of course that would be best….

The $79,500 question is why no one in the Legislature of our beloved New York State ha[s] asked her to resign?   Why are they circling the wagons?   And who is paying for this imbroglio?   Their silence is deafening.

Perhaps Pamela Harris will respect the constituents that elected her by doing what is best for our beleaguered 46[th] Assembly District, and step down.

An honorable woman would do so....”

Lucretia Regina-Potter is the President of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization and the former Republican District Leader of the 46 Assembly District. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Holy Skulduggery, Batman !!!

Picture the Dark Knight, Batman, stabbing Robin,  "The Boy Wonder,"  in the back.  ---   Now,  picture the suddenly very dark persona of State Senator Martin Golden stabbing his staff's  "...Boy Wonder,"  John Quaglione, in the back.  ---   Then,  ask yourself this,  which imagined dastardly deed is more likely to happen ???   Or, if you saw somethings like either of those scenarios on social media,  which would you believe is more likely to be true ???

Look at this buzz from out there in the Twittersphere: 

"...   Zack Fink Retweeted  

Bay Ridge Democrats@BayRidgeDems 7h7 hours ago  [at 6:10 PM EST]

Bay Ridge Democrats Retweeted Zack Fink
Sounds like Marty got some poll results back….

Zack FinkVerified account @ZackFinkNews
Sources say @SenMartyGolden is working behind the scenes to get @agounardes to run for @AMPamelaHarris seat instead of Bay Ridge State Senate seat...."


For those interested in such things,  Zack Fink is a reporter for NY1.....

I wonder why he's saying all this stuff ?????  The Bay Ridge Dems sure seem to like it enough to do an RT  ---  a few others just gave it a "like"  ---  presumably,  the liked it.....


Don't fret, John-Boy, this might be the best thing for you.....

Of course, I don't believe that, but I thought it would be a nice thing to say.....

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Long ago but not very far away --- This blog said that there were several miscarriages of justice involved in the conviction of John Giuca for the murder of suburban footballer Mark Fisher

Yesterday,  a New York State Appellate Court agreed about one of those miscarriages of justice ---  And it overturned Guica’s conviction because of errors by a reviewing judge in not finding probable prosecutorial misconduct in the case, and not finding that the trial court failed to properly instruct the jury about what the DA had done….

A lot remains to be done before there is any semblance of justice in this case  ---  a spokesperson for the current DA even suggested that the DA might attempt to re-try Giuca for the same crime, in spite of the stink permeating the Brooklyn DA’s Office from the prosecutors’ abuses before and during the first trial

The New York Post’s coverage of the Appellate Division  ---  Second Department’s negation of the results of the trial of John Giuca barely scratched the surface of what was wrong with the investigation leading up to and then the actual prosecution of Giuca.   The appellate court implied that the conviction might well have been based on fabricated evidence,  which was made necessary because of the uproar over the non-progress on the case following botched investigations by the police and then the Brooklyn DA’s Office.  If you want to look at what the NY Post reporter,  Emily Saul,  did say…   (See  Court overturns conviction of ‘Grid Kid’ killer  by Emily Saul,  2/8/18,  NY Post/ Metro   []).


The following are some of the instances wherein I covered the John Giuca case on this blog,  sometimes tying it in closely to efforts to keep DA Hynes in office by specific Brooklyn GOP and Conservative Party operators  (It's a regular who’s who of the “Usual Suspects”.....):   >>>  “Brooklyn GOP Wilson-Pakula to Hynes in 2005 at Center of Appeal of MURDER CONVICTION in 2003 killing”  by  Galewyn Massey,  1/31/14,  The Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead/  Post and Comments   [];  >>>  “Brooklyn GOP Wilson-Pakula to Hynes in 2005 at Center of Appeal of MURDER CONVICTION in 2003 killing”  by  Galewyn Massey,  1/31/14,  The Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead/  Post and Comments   [].;   >>>  “Old Brooklyn Murder Case Looks Like More Trouble for GOP and Conservative Activists and Leaders who were around a few years ago”   by Galewyn Massey,  2/26/14,  The Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead/  Post and Comments   [];  >>>  “The Big House With Big Secrets: 1306 Albemarle Road”  by Galewyn Massey,  9/27/14,  The Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead/  Post and Comments   [];   >>>  “EXTRA, EXTRA --- "There's no business like show business..." for Hynes-Thompson carry-over Brooklyn ADA Nicolazzi”  by Galewyn Massey,   11/28/14,  The Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead/  Post and Comments   [].

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Republican Intelligence Committeemembers' Memo and today's Federal Court Ruling shows that it's time to "Cry 'Havoc !' and let slip the dogs of war"

---  "....  Knowledge will forever govern ignorance,  and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power that knowledge gives...."                                   ---   A Democrat Congressional Committee Chairman, long ago and far away, using James Madison's words to make a point

  ---  Oh, what the hell !!!  A people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves.....  PERIOD.....   

                         ---    A Brooklyn Republican blogger, here and now, using James Madison's words to make a point

“It’s unfortunate, but not at all surprising, to see a FISA court judge side with secrecy over transparency on the very day the House Intelligence Committee released a very troubling example of abuse of trust within the FISA system”                          ---  Christopher Bedford, editor-in-chief, Daily Caller News Foundation

Shakespeare's line about unleashing the "Dogs of War"  isn't just great drama; and it isn't just great literature.   In times like these, it is much needed advice.....

Devin Nunes needs to have his statue raised-up in a Hall of Hero-Defenders of our failing and dying noble enterprise, and rapidly disappearing republic

Yesteray's Daily Caller strongly touted the release of a House Intelligence Committee memo,  as shedding much-needed light on strong evidence of misconduct high in the  Barack Obama Administration  ---  most notably focusing on compromised operators in  the FBI and Justice Department.  At the same time DC compared Congress' release of the memo with a same-day ruling by US District Judge James Boasberg   >>>  against civilian media efforts to get the FBI to release several memos written by disgraced former FBI Director James Comey, detailing his take on several private conversations that he had with President Donald Trump [probably memorializing Comey's and the President's comments on matters related to those dealt with in the House Intelligence Committee's memo]  (See  "BREAKING: On The Same Day Trump Releases the Nunes Memo A Federal Judge Keeps The Comey Memos Secret" by Richard Pollack,  2/2/18,  The Daily Caller/ Investigative Group  []).

According to the article in the Daily Caller  ---  Judge Boasberg refused to release former FBI Director Comey's documents on this basis:  they were still being used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller [and his lynch mob of pro-Democrat lawyers and investigators] looking into largely unproven,  and now discredited allegations of Russian collusion with Trump and/or his 2016 campaign associates.  The scumbag jurist unabashedly ruled in favor of the "Deep State"  or  "Shadow Government" ---  saying the following:   “....  [T]he Comey Memos, at least for now, will remain in the hands of the Special Counsel and not the public.”