Monday, August 22, 2011

TEAM RIVERS/FAVA UNVEIL PLAN FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS IN MOUNT VERNON

City Council Districts City of Mount Vernon

TEAM RIVERS/FAVA 2011


Saturday, August 20, 2011

MAYOR YOUNG CRONY TO RIG MAYORAL DEBATE AS PAYBACK FOR RECEIVING NO BID CONTRACT


Derrickson Lawrence "The Crime Stopper"

Mayor Young has proven that he is the king of conflicts of interests and corruption and that no law or person is going to stop him in his quest to line his pockets with taxpayer dollars.  Mayor Young must be thrown out office.  Returning former Mayor Ernest Davis to office isn’t the solution either.  


On Thursday, August 18th, 2011, a forum was held at St. Peter’s and Paul Church sponsored by The Fleetwood Neighborhood Association and The Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce.  The one sided debate was moderated by staunch supporters of Mayor Clinton Young.  It was clear that the questions were loaded by the organizations that sponsored the event.  The forum was moderated by Frank Fraley, a convicted felon and President of the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce and Susan Granata, President of the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association.   Several board members of the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association are also district leaders in the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee that voted in support of Mayor Young at nominating convention held in May.  How’s that for a conflict of interest?


Now we fast forward to the next Mayoral debate to be held on August 24, 2011 at the Wartburg.   The forum is being sponsored by another crony of Mayor Clinton Young, Derrickson Lawrence.   Derrickson Lawrence is also a district leader in the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee that voted for Mayor Young at the nominating convention held in May.  Mr. Lawrence has been paving the way to begin his political career for quite some time now.  Mr. Lawrence ran for Mayor against Ernie Davis and was handily defeated.   As a loyal minion of Mayor Young, Mr. Lawrence was rewarded some favors.  


Derrick Lawrence "No Bid Contract"
Mr. Lawrence is the Chairman of the Westchester County Homeowners Coalition, Chairman of the Westchester County Crime stoppers, and was recently appointed by Westchester County Legislator Lyndon Williams to the Westchester County Charter Revision Committee.  Mr. Lawrence is also the CEO, of Marketview, a company that was just awarded a no-bid contract to install an online complaints system through the Department of Public Works.  Mayor Young sure knows how to take care of his buddies. 
If Mr. Lawrence was truly committed to reducing crime, perhaps he should focus on his position as Chairman of the Westchester County Crime stoppers.  He need not look any further than city hall, if he was genuinely interested in catching criminals.  But then again Mr. Lawrence is part of the same no-bid contract awarding systems that has seen millions of dollars fly out of the windows of city hall into the pockets of political hacks and thieves.   Mr. Lawrence has been awfully silent on the recent crime wave in the City of Mount Vernon.  Where are the crime stoppers?


Mount Vernon Exposed caught up with Mr. Lawrence at the Mayoral debate on Thursday, August 18th, 2011 to ask him about the no-bid contract.  When asked about the contract he received, Mr. Lawrence appeared puzzled and dazed as to why we were inquiring about his contract with the City of Mount Vernon.  We then asked him the dollar amount of the contract and Mr. Lawrence told one of our reporters that the amount of the contract was “confidential”.  We then informed Mr. Lawrence that any expenditure of public monies is not confidential and that we could easily obtain the information we were seeking though a Freedom of Information Law request.  Mr. Lawrence then quickly told the reporter that he was paid $1500.00 to install the software by the City of Mount Vernon.  


So voters beware, the Mayoral debate scheduled for Wednesday, August 24, 2011 will be rigged with loaded questions by Derrickson Lawrence.  All candidates for Mayor should boycott this biased event.  Any forum for public office should be held by non-partisan groups such as The League of Woman voters where members of the audience will be able to ask the candidates questions. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

BUSTED: MAYOR DAVIS CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE EXPOSED; DAVIS WAS ARCHITECT ON 100 UNIT PROJECT WHILE SITTING AS MAYOR

BUSTED MAYOR DAVIS....CAUGHT IN THE ACT

CORRUPT MAYOR ERNEST DAVIS
Mayor Ernest D. Davis was elected to office in 1995.  From the onset, Mayor Davis had a plan to line his pockets with taxpayer dollars and kickbacks from contractors funneled through Grace Baptist. Unknown too many, a special relationship existed between Pastor W. Franklyn Richardson, Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church and Mayor Ernest Davis.  Folks close to these two individuals tell tales of money laundering, extortion, and extensive amounts of cash being passed under the table. Most of the development that occurred while Davis was Mayor was in the form of low income and senior housing that was sponsored by Pastor Rev. Richardson and Grace Baptist Church.  

Mayor Davis began his administration as a criminal enterprise in 1995 and he ended it as a criminal enterprise in 2007.  Mayor Davis saw three key people in his administration get indicted and convicted by a federal grand jury for corruption.  Now Mayor Davis is seeking to return to office to continue his criminal enterprise.  Mayor Davis wants the people of the great City of Mount Vernon to believe that the raid on City Hall by the F.B.I was a planned conspiracy.  Mayor Davis is still apparently high on whatever he likes to smoke in his spare time.  

POVERTY PIMP PASTOR RICHARDSON
Each week until Primary day, we will focus on one development project in Mount Vernon constructed during Davis’ administration.  The first project we will take a look at is called the Grace House, a 100 unit section 8 elderly project located at 229 South 7th Avenue.  Construction on this project began in 1997.  This was one of Davis’ first projects of his administration and the beginning of his criminal enterprise.  

§ 24-4 of The City Charter of Mount Vernon States,

[Amended 12-16-70 by L.L. No. 5-1970, approved 12-28-70]
A. No city officer or employee shall:
(1) Directly or indirectly solicit any gift; or accept or receive any gift, whether in the form of money, services, loan, travel, entertainment, hospitality, thing or promise or any other form, under circumstances in which it could reasonably be inferred that the gift was intended to influence him or could reasonably be expected to influence him in the performance of his official duties or was intended as a reward for any official action on his part.
[Amended 2-9-77 by L.L. No. 2-1977]
(2) Disclose confidential information acquired by him in the course of his official duties to unauthorized persons or use such information to further his personal interest.
(3) Invest or hold any investment directly or indirectly in any financial, business, commercial or other private transaction which creates a conflict with his official duties.
(4) Engage in, solicit, negotiate for or promise to accept private employment or render services for private interests when such employment or service creates a conflict with or impairs the proper discharge of his official duties.
(5) After the termination of service or employment with such municipality, appear before any board or agency of the City of Mount Vernon in relation to any case, proceeding or application in which he personally participated during the period of his service or employment or which was under his active consideration.
(6) Perform any professional services for others, for compensation, in relation to any proceeding, petition or hearing before any city agency as herein defined.
(7) Represent any person, firm or corporation being sued by the City of Mount Vernon in the defense of such suit, or represent or appear for any person, firm or corporation filing a claim against or prosecuting a legal action or proceeding against the City of Mount Vernon, in the filing of such claim or the prosecution of such action or proceeding.
(8) Appear for or represent any person, firm or corporation in an action involving the prosecution of such person, firm or corporation for violation of any city ordinances or codes.
(9) Take part in or vote or pass upon any matter before him or any board or commission of which he is a member, in which matter he has any direct or indirect pecuniary interest.

GRACE HOUSE
Mayor Davis was the architect for the Grace House project located at 229 South 7th Avenue.  It is clear that Davis’ actions were against the law.  Perhaps this is a matter that the United States Attorney should look into.  The plaque in the lobby of the building has Davis’ name clearly engraved in it.  Don’t stop believing’, Mayor Davis’ is nothing more than a shakedown artist looking to get paid. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

MAYOR YOUNG "BOY TOY" JOHN BOYKIN TO RUN FOR CITY COUNCIL; ALLEGEDLY HIRES CONVICTED CRIMINAL AS CAMPAIGN MANAGER

JOHN BOYKIN
John Boykin, the foul mouthed punk that was caught on tape threatening community activist Samuel L. Rivers has emerged from hiding and has decided to run for City Council. Boykin was hired as the “Special Assistant” to Mayor Young immediately after Young was sworn into office. Young even rewarded this degenerate by promoting him as Deputy Director to the Youth Bureau.  While attending Cornell University, Boykin was charged with assault for violently smashing a glass bottle over the head of a fellow classmate.  The victim required a massive amount of stitches to close the gaping wound.  It is alleged that the dispute was over a female.  


Boykin’s’ troubles don’t end there.  Boykin also crashed his city issued vehicle while he was on the taxpayers’ dime.  It has been alleged that Boykin was intoxicated when the crash occurred.

For the past two years, sources close to Boykin have told Mount Vernon Exposed that Boykin has been on the payroll of the strip club Sue’s Rendezvous, and has even been a paid consultant for their illegal attempt to expand their business in downtown Mount Vernon.  Boykin also frequently lobbied Zoning Board and City Council members on behalf of Sue’s Rendezvous.  According to the NYS Commission on Public Integrity, Boykin is not registered as a lobbyist.  Boykin was also allegedly paid as a consultant for the failed supermarket, Key Food in Fleetwood.

Boykin, long rumored to be the personal “boy toy” of Mayor Clinton Young, can be seen on a daily basis campaigning with some of the city’s most dangerous thugs and gangsters.  One such dangerous and violent individual is Antoine Lowe, Director of Civil Defense for the City of Mount Vernon.  Sources have also told Mount Vernon Exposed, that Boykin is in the liquor business and is in contractual negotiations with Sue’s Rendezvous to develop an alcoholic beverage for the strip club. Dickerson is also the point person or “bagman” for Mayor Young.  

Sources close to Boykin also personally told Mount Vernon Exposed that Boykin has hired Antoine Lowe as his campaign consultant/manager for the upcoming Democratic Primary. Lowe’s name appears first on Boykin’s’ nominating petitions for City Council.  Lowe was convicted of soliciting an undercover Mount Vernon detective posing as a crack addicted prostitute.  Lowe also stands accused of muscling and shaking down local business owners on the orders of Mayor Clinton Young.  Antoine Lowe stands about 6’2” and weighs about 450 pounds.  How’s that for intimidation?  One can imagine that Boykin, Dickerson, and Lowe are threatening people to vote for Boykin.  Lowe has been known to pull his gun on people when things don’t go his way.  This is the famed “Brain Trust” of Mayor Clinton Young.  

ANTOINE LOWE
On July 25, 2011, Mount Vernon Exposed received a tip that Antoine Lowe was shopping while getting paid by Mount Vernon taxpayers.  Mount Vernon Exposed was provided with information, including a sales receipt that Antoine Lowe was shopping at Burlington Coat Factory on Central Avenue in Yonkers, when he should have been at work.  The arrogance of this criminal doesn’t end there.  Lowe also drove his city issued Ford Taurus to Burlington Coat factory and illegally parked it in the fire lane while he did his personal shopping.  Mayor Young sure knows how to recruit talent for his administration.  





Friday, August 12, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: COUNCILWOMAN DIANE MUNRO MORRIS DROPPED FROM DEMOCRATIC BALLOT

MOUNT VERNON EXPOSED EXCLUSIVE

COUNCILWOMAN DIANE MUNRO MORRIS
This just in.  City Councilwoman Diane Munroe Morris’ petitions have been declared invalid by the Westchester County Board of Elections.  According to the BOE ruling, Councilwoman Diane Munro needed 1,000 valid signatures to appear on the ballot for the Democratic Primary on September 13, 2011.  Councilwoman Diane Munro submitted 1,832 signatures and 1,019 signatures were declared invalid leaving 813 valid signatures.

This is first time in recent years that an incumbent not backed by the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee did not make the ballot.  Diane Munro retained Dan Pagano as her counsel and a hearing is scheduled on Monday, August 15, 2011 before the Honorable Judge Nicolas Colabella.  We will keep you posted on this election matter. 

 Councilwoman Diane Munro Morris Board of Election Ruling

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

MAYOR DAVIS CALLS MOUNT VERNON "PIECE OF SHIT CITY"; MAYOR DAVIS AND MAYOR YOUNG KISS AND MAKE UP

CORRUPT FORMER MAYOR ERNIE DAVIS
Crime is way up in Mount Vernon.  While an innocent lady had her brains blown out on Monday night, Mayor Young and former Mayor Ernie Davis, were hugging and reuniting, plotting how to keep their opponents out of office.  It is the policies of both corrupt men that have led to the violence found so common throughout Mount Vernon.  

Both men would rather line their pockets with taxpayer dollars than to attack the epidemic that is plaguing the streets of Mount Vernon.  Renee Davis, daughter of Mayor Davis, has been quoted as saying ” My father is trying to save this piece of shit city.”  As the saying goes, the fruit does not fall to far from the tree, so we can gather that Mayor Davis feels that way about the City of Mount Vernon.  The only thing on the mind of Mayor Davis and his young whipper snapper Mayor Young is loot, loot, loot. 

Many Mount Vernon residents do not know that there are serious problems that exist within the Mount Vernon Police Department.  98% of the police officers in Mount Vernon are hardworking cops that want to improve the community that they serve. 2% only show up for a pay check and could care less about the ever increasing violent crime rate.  

CORRUPT MAYOR CLINTON YOUNG
In addition to staffing issues, Mount Vernon Police officers are placed directly in harm’s way each and every day.  Mount Vernon police cruisers lack computers that are found in every police car outside the City of Mount Vernon.  Bulletproof vests have long outlived their shelf life.  If an officer gets shot, chances are they may not survive.  Thank Mayor Young and his mentor Mayor Davis for the lack of equipment in the MVPD.
The police officers are trying to do the best they can do with the resources they have.  Do not blame the officers for the increasing crime rate.  Blame increase of crime on the failed policies of Mayor Davis and Mayor Young. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

HOW DO YOU SPELL C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N? ERNIE DAVIS

CORRUPT MAYOR ERNIE DAVIS
Mayor Davis’ has finally realized that his campaign is over before it even began.  Mayor Davis’, through the libelous and propaganda filled “Roadrunner Express” rant continues to spread false rumors throughout Mount Vernon.  Meet Mount Vernon’s own Marion Barry.

In an e-edition of the Roadrunner Express received today, author unknown, Mayor Davis and his circus cast of characters, stated that The Mount Vernon Exposed is being paid by a Mayoral candidate to sling mud.  First and foremost, Mount Vernon Exposed is not for sale and we are not being paid by anyone.  We feel that we owe it to the voters to reveal the criminality of former Mayor Ernest Davis.  Financial Disclosure records of all Mayoral candidates will reveal this fact.  Such slanderous and libelous statements will be challenged.

The Roadrunner Express did not deny any of the allegations brought forth by Mount Vernon Exposed, so we will believe them to be true.  “Mount Vernon must not allow invasive investigations into an opponent's personal life and rattling of bones of the skeletons in an opponent's closet to sway votes” We took this quote directly from Roadrunner Express.   It is evident that Mayor Davis is still high on whatever leisure drug he likes to fool around with in his spare time.  Shame on you Mr. Davis, for hiding behind an anonymous rag while crying like a little baby.  Your greed, cronyism, and nepotism, have turned Mount Vernon into what it is today.  You are not the self-proclaimed “Savior” of Mount Vernon.

Every stone will be unturned as we reveal who you really are.   So Mayor Davis? Where is the money that you looted? We will be watching you closely Mr. Davis. The public deserves transparency and that is what we will give them.  Pay your taxes or keep your mouth shut.  Period.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

FORMER MAYOR ERNIE DAVIS ALLEGEDLY FOUND WANDERING HALLWAY IN YONKERS NAKED WHILE HIGH ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; SECRET BANK ACCOUNT REVEALED

EMBATTLED FORMER MAYOR ERNIE DAVIS
Mayor Davis’ agenda and reasoning for returning to city hall comes from a vindictive and selfish point of view.  His thoughts are empty just like his campaign website.  http://www.re-electmayordavis.com/.   No good can come out of re-electing former Mayor Ernest Davis to City Hall.

Many blame Mayor Clinton Young for the corruption ongoing in the City of Mount Vernon.  Mayor Young only took a page from the book of his mentor, Mayor Ernie Davis.  Fearing that his slice of the pie was going to be lost forever, Mayor Young decided that he no longer wanted to sit on the sidelines while Mayor Davis looted the City dry.  Such greed on behalf of Davis led to three members of his administration being arrested, indicted, and convicted by federal authorities for public corruption.   Mayor Davis and Mayor Young are cut from the same cloth.

Mayor Davis was more sophisticated with his corruption and pillaging of the city coffers.  Mayor Young is just plain idiotic and brazen with his corruption.  Mayor Davis would attend your local BBQ and smile in your face when he knew the city was facing a 15% tax increase.  Mayor Young would retreat and remain in hiding when he knew the city was facing a 15% tax increase.  Both of their policies have severely damaged the African American community in Mount Vernon. 

So we must ask ourselves; what makes Ernie run?  Mount Vernon Exposed has been inundated with phone calls regarding the candidacy of Mayor Davis.  Voters are outraged that Mayor Davis thinks they are fools and will vote for him.  Voters also wonder where the cash that Ernie allegedly looted is. Sources have recently confirmed that Ernie Davis maintained a stash bank account that was controlled by two persons on the City of Mount Vernon payroll.  These two individuals are still on the City of Mount Vernon payroll.  Mayor Davis must have forgotten that he is still under investigation by the F.B.I.

It was recently brought to our attention that Mayor Davis was recently evicted from an apartment in Yonkers that Mayor Davis calls his “love nest” for allegedly running around the hallways naked while high on a controlled substance.  Members of the Yonkers PD Emergency Services Unit responded on reports of an emotionally disturbed person running naked in the hallways in an apartment building near the Yonkers waterfront.  More details to follow.

Friday, August 5, 2011

TAX DEADBEAT MAYOR ERNIE DAVIS OWES $38K ON CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS PROPERTY

TAX DELINQUENT FORMER MAYOR ERNEST D. DAVIS
The political season in Mount Vernon is at its peak.  The deals have been made.   Voters must remain focused and thoroughly investigate all persons running for office.  The conflicts of interest and corruption must be detected before one takes office.  

In Mount Vernon, the politicians tend to recycle themselves and reemerge as new characters.  In reality, they all went to the same school and were taught by the same teachers.  This is true of Mayor Ernest Davis, Mayor Clinton Young, Karen Watts, Lisa Copeland, Serepher Halevi, Terrence Horton, Steve Horton, Loretta Hottinger, Ron Detres, Michael Justino, Eileen Justino, Ruth Hassel Thompson, and Diane Atkins.    We will explain at a later date how they are all connected to one another.  

Mayor Ernest Davis is seriously behind on his tax obligations to the City of Mount Vernon.  Mayor Davis currently owes $38,502.85 in back taxes on his property located at 47 S. 5th Avenue.  Davis also runs his campaign headquarters at that site.  

It appears that Mayor Davis is starting his campaign off with a smell that reeks of corruption. City Council President Karen Watts and DPW Commissioner Terrence Horton, two of Davis protégés, are also behind on their tax obligations to the City of Mount Vernon.    It was just recently brought to our attention that Lisa Copeland has been promised the job of DPW Commissioner in exchange for her support of Davis’ campaign.

It is unclear as to who Mayor Davis will make the Corporation Counsel.  Some names have been thrown around, but we will let you know as soon as we speak to the potential candidates. 




Mayor Ernest Davis Delinquent Taxes                                                                                                   

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

THANK YOU MR, DAVIS, BUT PLEASE SIT YOUR ASS DOWN PART 1

FORMER MAYOR ERNIE DAVIS

Election time is upon us and some creepy characters from the past are starting to rear their ugly heads.  One such character is former Mayor Ernest D. Davis who has surprised many by trying to get another bite at the apple. 

Mount Vernon voters must not forget that is was Davis’ former administration that saw three people indicted and convicted for corruption.  It was Davis that hired corrupt Tax Assessor Anthony DeBellis.  It was Davis that hired corrupt former Commissioner of Buildings Ralph Tedesco.  It was Davis that appointed racist and corrupt Judge Adam Seiden to not one but two terms in City Court.  It was Davis that hired Naomi Halevi that was just recently indicted for embezzling public monies.

On August 7, 2011 we will begin the series “ Thank you Mr. Davis, but please sit your ass down” that will thoroughly detail corruption throughout Davis’ administration including, alleged drug abuse, alleged adultery, and alleged shakedowns and extortion by former Mayor Ernest D. Davis.  We will also detail the deals that currently on the table for people to jump aboard the Davis express.  This is one series that you do not want to miss