Tuesday, January 8, 2019

NYS Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise did everything he could to hang Chanel Lewis out to dry


Judge Michael Aloise served up a lot of "home cooking" for the Queens DA's Office during the Chanel Lewis trial  ---  what do you expect from somebody with so many connections to that office and the Queens County political establishment


Not only did his ordering a mistrial in the Vetrano-Lewis case pull the fat out of the fire for the prosecution, his earlier evidentiary rulings and strict limitations on the defense's cross-examinations of prosecution witnesses kept the Chanel Lewis team from presenting their best case  ---  and the good Queens machine judge was covering his own ass for a very flawed trial,  one that was  rife with reversible error.....



For all of their song and dance, and dog and pony tactics,  the NYPD and the Queens DA's Office could not produce a single piece of evidence that Chanel Lewis was present at the time and place of Karina Vetrano's murder  ---  except for what has clearly been shown to be a coerced and very problematic "confession" by an intellectually challenged young person with special needs, who was first placed in isolation and then "interrogated" overnight without legal representation or any other adult representative present.

So far I have done plenty of commentary on the weaknesses of two parts of the "open and shut case" against Chanel Lewis  ---  first,  the ersatz DNA "matches" to Chanel Lewis found in three places on  Ms. Vetrano and/or on her personal possessions;  and second, the questionable confession by the Defendant Chanel Lewis,  which seems to have all of the facts wrong about the way Karina Vetrano was murdered and/or  how murder scene looked.  Now, let's look at some of the evidence that was not allowed to get to the jury that might have firmed up their joint several and  collective inclinations to acquit the Defendant Chanel Lewis.

First, the trial Judge, Michael Aloise, didn't allow the defense to question prosecution witnesses about the many thousands of hours of video tape of the various approaches to Gateway Park,  none of which showed a picture of the defendant entering into, or even at any location near Gateway Park, or exiting from it, at any time relevant to the murder of Karina Vetrano.

Next, we have had a chance to look into a defense analysis of vectors from the various cell towers around East New York and Howard Beach that would have yielded information that, if not clearly contradictory to similar prosecution evidence showing Chanel Lewis might have been near the murder scene, would have yielded  an equal probability that Chanel Lewis was in a Brooklyn Park several miles away from the Vetrano murder scene at or near the time that Karina Vetrano was murdered in Gateway Park near the edge of her Howard Beach neighborhood. However, Judge Aloise would not allow the defense to question prosecution witnesses about the pings on vectors to a Brooklyn  site where Chanel Lewis said he was around  the time of Karina Vetrano's murder ( See "Karina Vetrano Murder Trial Wraps Up After Judge Blocks Video Evidence" by Max Rivlin-Nadler,  11/19/18,  Gothamist   [http://gothamist.com/2018/11/19/chanel_lewis_video_evidence.php]).  

When the defense attempted to get the favorable cell tower information into evidence using an investigator, the testimony was cut off on a narrow issue of discovery and disclosure, because the investigator was referring to investigator's notes, and those notes had been demanded by the prosecution, but had not been turned over prior to the investigator's attempted testimony.

In addition to the cell tower evidence favorable to the defense,  there was another "eye witness," whose testimony was blocked by the trial judge, Michael Aloise.  According to the Gothamist report by Max Rivlin-Nadler,  "...  a Verizon employee who was working on a telephone pole along the path that Lewis told investigators during his confession that he had used to enter the park [was expected to testify that he] never saw Lewis enter or leave the park during the time the murder took place...."   As with so many other rulings in this case, Queens County Justice Michael Aloise sided with the Queens County DA  ruling that the Verizon employee’s testimony had “no relevance whatsoever,” and that it would needlessly prolong the trial.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Colleen Golden & Bob Capano >>> go at it <<< over Sliwa & Ulrich


It was a very special "He said -- She said" moment (or few moments spread out over five hours)  on "The New Bay Ridge Talk" site on Facebook....


I suspect that Colleen-baby and Bob, office down the hall from that big supermarket cat, aren't co-members in any mutual adoration society  ---  or even a mutual admiration society.....


They certainly don't seem to see eye-to-eye when it comes to the likes of Curtis Sliwa and Eric Ulrich


Does this show that former GOP State Senator Marty G. decided that he needs to send out his lovely colleen, Colleen,  to do his dirty work for him ???


As they said in a pop tune a very long time ago,  when Mrs. Golden's favorite bottle baby, now her husband Marty Golden, was still a beautiful baby boy,   "...  This could be the start of something big..."

It started out with this:

Robert Capano
2:07pm Jan 5
Curtis Sliwa's party name for the special election Feb. 26 for NYC Public Advocate is "FIRE ME." He is the only candidate that will fire himself and everyone else, and padlock the door and shut the lights if elected to save the taxpayers money for this useless position. 
Curtis Sliwa's party name for the special election Feb. 26 for NYC Public Advocate is "FIRE ME." He ... 

[[[  Several positive responsive comments]]]
 
Then this:

Colleen Golden6:55pm Jan 5
Eric is our man


Sliwa's man pushing back with this:  

Robert Capano                                                                               7:01pm  Jan 5
Wow, despite Ulrich trashing Malliotakis as recently as last month and went with Bo Dietl for Mayor. Your husband shared an office with Nicole


Followed by this:  

Colleen Golden                                                                             7:09pm  Jan 5
Robert Capano so what. I’m still with Eric. I won’t even get started on things you said and did in the past because the past is the past. Maybe.

And finally this:


Colleen Golden                                                                              7:13pm  Jan 5
Robert Capano we cant always cry over spilled milk. We get over things and move on. I like Eric and I will do a lot for him along with many of my friends.


WHOA !!!  ---  Did you catch the ominous,  or even threatening:   "MAYBE....."  in the 7:09pm comment by Mrs. Marty Golden.


Is this a sign that a suddenly very old and failing former GOP state senator  has decided that he needs to have his Missuz go out to do some of his dirty work ???

And here I thought that the lovely colleen in Marty's life was counselling that her hubby pack it in for the good of the family.....  If not, then she is cut from the same cloth as her broken valise of a husband  ---  not able to learn a thing from Marty's ugly eviction last November.from his longtime place at the public trough, and just as important, from the political bigtime . 

HUH-HUH-HUH !!!  Good stuff, kids.....





Friday, January 4, 2019

Curtis Sliwa unmasks Conservative Party attempt to pull a fast one in the upcoming "Non-Partisan" --- "Special Election" for Public Advocate


Curtis Sliwa, described as a life-long "Public Advocate," appeared and spoke at the Queens Village Republican Club last night


Sliwa ripped into "Little Eric with the bow tie..." for what he said on ABC knocking Melissa Mark-Vivarito,  because Eric had cast the deciding vote to make her the City Council Speaker, after talking to Mayor deBlasio  ---  and his opposition to the 2017 Republican Nominee for Mayor, Nicole Malliotakis, with Eric being for 1% Bo Dietl instead  ---  and his association with convicted Queens County Republican felon "Dannemora" John Haggerty (and his not-yet-convicted-of-anything brother Bart)  ---  and most of all for Eric Ulrich's being "a deBlasio Republican"



Curtis says that he's if elected  ---  he would abolish the public patronage mill of PUBLIC ADVOCATE



And then there was this:
>>>  YOW-ZUH !   YOW-ZUH !!!   DAT JERRY KOOTZZAH  ---  HE BE NO DANG GOOD !!!!!  <<<



Yes, Curtis Sliwa last night, while speaking publicly at the Queens Village Republican Club, called out Jerry Kassar as the "somebody" who was doing Mike Long's bidding by complaining to the FCC about Sliwa's run for PA while on the air at ABC  (See it all on Facebook at: [https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156772513150449&id=558375448&anchor_composer=false]).  He said it was all being done to further the run of "the future of the Republican Party"  ---   who the Conservative leaders like Long and Kassar say >>>  "EVERYBODY"  <<<  is supporting.  ---  Eric "the man with the bow-tie" Ulrich.


Thursday, January 3, 2019

August 2016 report is a smoking gun that puts the lie into the NYPD timeline of its investigation in the Vetrano-Lewis case


Are top NYPD detectives Keystone Kops or sophisticated co-conspirators ???


Phil Vetrano’s August 2016 radio interview with Curtis Sliwa made the cops tip their hand much earlier than they had planned  ---  and it all turned out to be very close to what they said when they arrested Chanel Lewis in February 2017;  and then testified-to again at the Vetrano-Lewis murder trial in November 2018

 

When Phil Vetrano took to the airwaves on the Curtis Sliwa Show on August 29th,  2016,  saying that a “jogger,”  who regularly ran in the “Weeds” near where his daughter was murdered, needed to be questioned by police  ---  the NYPD sprung into action to spike the story and tamp down any speculation that anyone who knew or previously interacted with Karina Vetrano had anything to do with her murder


In less than a month after Karina Vetrano was murdered,  Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce  was announcing that NYPD detectives were looking for a random killer, possibly from East New York in Brooklyn,  who had entered the Brooklyn-side of Gateway Park at Erskine Street near the Gateway Mall



One of the most mysterious parts of the NYPD’s Karina Vetrano murder investigation was why it took New York City detectives over six months to track down Chanel Lewis when they should have been looking for  >>> HIM <<<  much earlier in the case…..  Well, maybe they knew about him much earlier in the case than they have said up to now.

Forget the dog-and-pony-show about the “hero cop,”  NYPD Det. Lieut. John Russo,  suddenly remembering in January 2017 about his couple of days of chasing Chanel Lewis around Howard Beach at the end of May in 2016.  His very detailed story about bumping into Chanel Lewis three times in two days both in Howard Beach and then in the Rockaways,  and then saying he didn’t connect any of that to Karina Vetrano’s murder in early August 2016 until shortly before Chanel Lewis’ arrest in February 2017  ---  Well,  as Nancy Grace might say,  “That dang dawg won’t hunt !”…..  

On August 29th or 30th 2016,  Dt. Lt. Russo’s boss,  NYPD Chief of Ds  Robert Boyce, spilled the beans on the NYPD’s ultimate suspect in the Karina Vetrano murder case  ---  it’s all pretty well laid out in an August 30, 2016 article by Danielle Tcholakian  (See “Mystery Jogger Not a Suspect In Howard Beach Jogger Murder, Police Say” by Danielle Tcholakian,  8/30/16,   [dna]info/  Howard Beach & Richmond Hill/ Crime & Mayhem   [https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160830/howard-beach/mystery-jogger-not-suspect-howard-beach-jogger-murder-police-say]).  

It’s all there on August 30, 2016, the whole case against the yet to be named Chanel Lewis…..  ---  “All there...”  ---  except of course for the phony DNA evidence pulled and handled by NYPD detectives when they questioned Lewis in February 2017, and then analyzed by the quite discredited OCME; and the not to be forgotten overnight, coerced, and very detailed confession, again in February 2017, by the unrepresented and simple-minded patsy in the case, Chanel Lewis.  Naturally, the Chanel  Lewis "confession" and his "own" hand drawn map of his routes in and out of Howard Beach fit the Chief of D's August 2016 description of events better than any glove ever fit on OJ Simpson's hand.

It’s very important not to forget that Det. Lieut. John Russo was a direct subordinate and worked very closely with Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce.  It is very unlikely that Chief Boyce made his statements to Danielle Tcholakian without being briefed on the Vetrano murder investigation by John Russo.  

Here’s the kicker,  more than a week before Chanel Lewis was arrested in February 2017,  Phil Vetrano did his own retelling of what Robert Boyce’s had recounted to the reporter Danielle Tcholakian in August 2016  ---  Vetrano's version was in a January 2017 podcast (See "The Aurora Project: Who Killed Karina? The Trail"  1/26/17   [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfU0OONLDIY]).