Friday, May 29, 2015


Former corrupt Mayor Clinton Young is announcing his candidacy tomorrow for Mayor of Mount Vernon. Young, in his usual fashion as a lazy opportunist, is making his announcement at Memorial Field. 

The embattled former Mayor is hoping that residents forgot about his corrupt, high taxing administration, that employed thugs that went around shaking down business owners and city residents and instead will turn their focus the eye sore that currently sits in a dilapidated state on Sandford Blvd. However, Mount Vernon voters are not foolish and will reject Young's candidacy just like they did four years ago. 

Mount Vernon Exposed was created because of the rampant corruption in Mayor Young's administration.  Today, Mount Vernon Exposed is the most viewed publication in Mount Vernon with over 60,000 page views per month.  

Clinton Young's protege turned Ernie Davis lapdog, John Boykin is seeking a City Council seat and was just recently endorsed by the Mount Vernon Democratic City Commitee, the same organization that endorsed Mayor Davis after he brought crack cocaine to his nominating interview. 

No candidate endorsed by the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee has won the past two Mayoral elections.  


Sunday, May 24, 2015


Mayor Davis Brings Crack To Democratic Interview,
Reginald Lafayette and Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee Nominate Davis For Mayor

The Dishonorable Ernest D. Davis brought crack-cocaine to Mount Vernon Democratic Headquarters during his interview process for Mayor on Saturday, May 16, 2015. The incumbent Mayor of Mount Vernon, who is on probation for federal tax evasion charges, says he found the vials of crack on the street, according to a Democratic Committee insider who is a member of the Democratic steering committee.

They agreed to talk to us only if their name was not mentioned in the story because they are an active member of the committee, but felt outraged by the Mayor’s actions and the fact no one in the Mount Vernon Democratic Committee who witnessed this, including Catlin Gleason (wife of a retired MVPD Detective), Mary Graves (Sister of Former Mayor Clinton Young), Antoinette Carusso & Reginald Lafayette himself, spoke up about it.

Davis claims to have found the vials of crack and said, “I just wanted to show you that we need to be paying more attention to what our youths are doing,” according to our source.

This goes to show the blatant arrogance of Davis, a convicted criminal who is on probation, thinking he can walk into the Mount Vernon Democratic Headquarters in possession of an illegal controlled substance, which is a crime under federal and New York State laws for an average citizen. Should it not be more so for a convicted criminal on probation?

This is a continuous erosion of justice, due to the selected prosecution of the democratic elected DA, when many youth of color have been dragged in court because police have lied. Now you have police and elected officials turning a blind eye, because of connection of party bosses, like Reggie Lafayette and their continuous underhanded dealing in upholding the status quo.

Secondly the fact that Davis is never without a member of MVPD on his detail, that officer turned a blind eye to Davis being in possession of an illegal controlled substance. Thirdly, the fact that the Mount Vernon Democratic Committee, whom Davis showed these vials of crack to, in their infamous wisdom, thought that made Davis the candidate they wanted to represent the party in the upcoming election.

When convicted of a crime, and before we go any further let's address those who say it’s only a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor is a crime and to make that excuse, what do you tell the many young adults who are sitting in Valhalla because of a misdemeanor, that it’s okay because it’s only a misdemeanor? What kind of a message does that send to our youth? When convicted of a crime and sentenced to probation, a violation of probation at the very least could require Davis to appear in court for a probation violation hearing.

A conviction could result in at the very least additional probation time. It could also be seen as a breach of his plea bargain agreement and he could serve time for his original conviction in addition to added time for being in possession of an illegal controlled substance, which could depending on the charge could now make him a convicted felon (who cannot vote.) You can vote if charged with a misdemeanor, which is probably why, his people, including the City Council President Marcus Griffin, keep saying it’s only a misdemeanor.

Possessing, using or selling illegal drugs is a violation and breaks the conditions of probation and any plea agreement.

Blind justice, a legal concept regarding the neutrality of dispensing justice and is often represented by Lady Justice being depicted wearing a blindfold. No discipline of the highest elected official of the city of Mount Vernon in this matter could be perceived as lady Justice peeking under the blindfold, negating the neutrality of dispensing justice. Davis has walked around the streets of Mt. Vernon like a Teflon Don who is above the law before and after his conviction.

How can of Mount Vernon move forward when the CEO of Mount Vernon (as he was referred to in his press conference to announce his candidacy) with his blatantly breaking laws knowing nothing will happen? What message does it send to the youth who look up to the highest elected official of Mount Vernon for leadership and as their role model?

“If the mayor can do what he wants and get away with it…”

Our insider suggested the only way to get the committee members to actually come forth and speak up on this and many other criminal infractions is to open an investigation.

“While many may have loyalty to Davis and Lafayette, We can guarantee everyone is not willing to risk going to jail by lying to the police or perjuring themselves on the stand. We have witnessed time and time again in the MV Democratic Headquarters, the democratic process does not exist anymore in Mount Vernon and something needs to be done.”

Monday, May 18, 2015


Elias Gootzeit, who is seeking re-election to the Mount Vernon School Board, has been an embarrassment to Mount Vernon. In his past 7 years as a Board Member, his behavior at school board meetings have been disruptive and bizarre. The New York State Education Dept. has a video of how school boards should not behave, and Mount Vernon’s School Board, during Gootzeit’s tenure, was used as the example. He is known to go as far as to throw chairs when he does not get his way. Gootzeit aligns himself with The UBC (United Black Clergy) and Ernie Davis, whose meddling in Mount Vernon Schools has caused the destruction of Mount Vernon’s once blue ribbon school district, and the tripling of property taxes.

Mount Vernon Exposed was informed, that in an attempt to keep Gootzeit in office, deals have been made. Frances Ann Lightsy, Principal of Grimes Elementary School, and a staunch Ernie Davis supporter, has been working very hard to get Gootzeit re-elected. Ms. Lightsy is retiring at the end of the school year, and reports are, Gootzeit has arranged a job in the District Office for her upon her retirement. This is payback for Lightsy’s support. Our school system has been auctioned off to the highest bidder for the last 18 years. Nothing Mr. Gootzeit has accomplished in his tenure has helped educate children. In fact, scores have tumbled and taxes have soared while he sat on The Board.

Gootzeit championed the yearlong fight to allow undocumented citizens to vote in school elections. This was an attempt help get him re-elected. The health of a school system is vital to the health of any city. Having undocumented residents determine the future of Mount Vernon, our tax rate, and property values, is insane. Gootzeit has not offered one solution to help children, or cut taxes. He is an advocate against change. His connection to The UBC, an organization with roots to CEPAA, a group who seized control of the school board in 1997 is troubling.

Since CEPAA took control of the board in 1997, children and taxpayers have caught hell. Under CEPAA, vocational courses were cut from the educational system. Ralph Tedesco, the director of vocational training for the district, was a member of the (ICA) Italian Civic Association. The ICA was the group that once held a grip of the school board, and was defeated by CEPAA in 1997. Despite the devastating effect it would have on children, the vocation programs were cut, only to hurt Tedesco and the ICA. This left academically challenged children, no option but to drop out of school, resort to crime, and face years behind bars.

Ms. Lightsy was appointed Principal in 2003 by CEPPA’s board members. She will have no retirement trophy on her mantle, listing her accomplishments as Principal. Grimes Elementary School has over 60% of its children below State levels in reading and math. Ms. Lightsy, whose salary is higher than any Official working for The City of Mount Vernon, is finding time to help inject herself in the School Board Election, while her students cannot add and read.

When we go to the polls Tuesday, do so for children, and people who struggle to pay for their education, nothing else.  Political deals have destroyed our educational system. If we are going to help our new Superintendent succeed, we must cut ties with our troubling past. With corrupt individuals backing Elias Gootzeit, there seems to be no shame in the continued exploitation of children, and taxpayers in the City of Mount Vernon.

Monday, May 11, 2015


Voter Fraud Part 2

The group responsible for destroying Mount Vernon’s School system, and for massive amounts of voter fraud, is backing Elias Goodzeit in order to help continue their influence in the Mount Vernon School System.

Rev. Mizell of Grace Baptist Church is the point person for churches who look to seize control of The Mount Vernon School Board.  In May, 2012, Rev Mizell, on behalf of The UBC (United Black Clergy) supported four Candidates, Francis Wynn, Elias Goodzeit, Delia Farqueson, and Brenda Crump. Mizell asked the Mount Vernon Democratic Committee to help their candidates win, because the clergy had lost credibility with the voters in Mount Vernon.

The UBC and their candidates illegally used Democratic Headquarters, and no leases were issued to use the facility. This is against New York State Campaign law. The 2012 election was marred with voter fraud. Sources informed Mount Vernon Exposed, that voters were bussed in from all areas, including The Bronx, to vote for Mizell’s candidates. As reported by The Journal News, dead people voted, people voted multiple times, and servicemen stationed overseas on election day had votes cast for them at poll locations. One voter’s home address was the abandoned tennis courts at Memorial field.  Comptroller Maureen Walker and her Husband Robert Walker were also part of the fraud that election day.

Mizell’s candidates won the election. The losing candidates requested the voting machines be impounded. This is common practice in elections, to guarantee they are fair and honest. Rev Mizell urged the sitting Board Members they helped get into office to vote no, and the motion failed. Two Board Members, who voted “no” were Elias Goodzeit, and Delia Farquharson. Both were winning candidates in the disputed election. Why would Elias Goodzeit, an Attorney, block the process to verify that an election in The United States Of America was fair? What was he hiding? Elias Goodzeit spent 3 years denying his involvement in voter fraud, yet he voted no to allow anyone to examine the voting machines.

Last year, Goodzeit, and Farquharson started a group called The Mount Vernon Board Campaign Action Committee. This organization is supposed to find school board candidates favorable to Grace Baptist, and other churches. When the black churches originally gained control of the board in 1997, they called themselves CEPAA (Coalition for the Empowerment of People of African Ancestry). Ministers have changed their organization’s names several times, to stay ahead of United States election laws. CEPPA became the UBC (United Black Clergy) and now, The Mount Vernon Board Campaign Action Committee.  We will discuss CEPAA Later.

 Last year, the Campaign Action Committee chose, Darthea Miller, Charmaine Fearon, and Omar McDowell as their candidates. Darthea Miller is Mizell’s choice to be the next Board President.  It looks like the trio of Miller, Fearon, and McDowell, are backing Elias Goodzeit, with the promise to put Miller in the President’s seat, as long as Goodzeit wins. Charmaine Fearon, is an Attorney for Morgan Stanley, and needs to be careful that she is not part of any voter fraud that may happen this year. Also, she cannot plead ignorance to not knowing the history of the people who support her. This is a disaster waiting to happen. Attorneys, Goodzeit and Fearon are well aware of the separation of church and state laws, and the fact that Grace Baptist, and other Churches who support them, are, and have been in violation of their IRS 501-C3 tax exempt status. Sources say, The Mount Vernon Board Campaign Action Committee was formed to hide Grace and other Churches’ involvement in the election process. Complaints have been filed with the IRS, and it is only a matter of time before the Government acts on the misbehavior of religious intuitions in Mount Vernon. Their supporters need to be aware that these religious organizations violate IRS law.

The Mount Vernon Campaign Action Committee urged last year’s candidates to decline support from other groups. However, recently Delia Farquharson begged support for Gootzeit, from a member of Concerned Property Owners, (a north side based organization). Furthermore, members of The Mount Vernon Campaign Action Committee wanted to drop Wanda White from their ticket as a deal for support for Goodzeit. Those request were denied.

Over the years, greed by some of the most prominent black church Minister’s in the City of Mount Vernon, destroyed our youth by denying them a proper education. Under the influence of the black Churches, Mount Vernon went from having great schools, to having one of the worst school districts in the country. Property taxes have tripled under their leadership. Graduation rates are at an all time low, because children are dropping out at record numbers. Most children in Mount Vernon perform below grade level.

There has been severe mismanagement of public funds for the past two decades due to the influence of the black churches in the City of Mount Vernon. Although taxes have tripled, vocational training has been removed from Mount Vernon schools, further hindering the prospect of children becoming employable.  Uneducated youth resort to crime, drugs, gangs, and finally become incarcerated. The elderly become squeezed out of their homes, while falling home prices have made Mount Vernon an undesirable place to live. How did this happen? How did people who preach the word of God become such opportunist? Why did they destroy a generation of youth?

Prior to 1997 the ICA (Italian Civic Association) controlled the school board. Founded in 1917, the I.C.A. elected its first school board trustee in 1919. Its members, all who trace their roots to Italy, got out the vote by phoning and making house calls to their voter base. The ICA financed the running of school board candidates, influenced the hiring of the superintendent, teachers, and had complete control of contracts. Schools on the north side had better teachers, more computers, and were just plain better equipped than south side schools. The ICA took care of the north side, and African Americans and black church leaders in Mount Vernon were outraged.

Even with the favoritism to north side schools, the children in south side schools were being educated. Mount Vernon had blue ribbon, nationally recognized schools, and a high graduation rate. For example, on a state reading exam in 1996, 93.1 percent of Mount Vernon's sixth graders scored above the minimum competency level compared with 89.9 percent of all Westchester sixth graders. Children passed in great numbers in both middle-class and poor sections of the city. The average property tax bill in 1996 was about $3500 per year.

Black Ministers under CEPAA, mounted a campaign to wrestle power away from The ICA. The ringleader of CEPAA was Grace Baptist Church Pastor,  Franklyn Richardson. Despite US laws against mixing politics and religion, Preachers in violation of their 501-C3 tax-exempt statuses, preached politics from the pulpit, urging people to come out and vote for their candidates. In May of 1997, with 11,547 voters cast, CEPAA took control of the school board. The winning CEPAA candidates were, Frances W. Wynn, Carolyn V. Ben Reuben, Lynn C. Frazer-McBride, Gerald M. Coleman and the Rev. David D. Henry.

The 1997-98 budget was $95.9 million. CEPAA challenged the budget vote, which was defeated during the 1997 May election. In 1997, spending per pupil in the City of Mount Vernon was $9,383.45.  Today, spending has increased to almost $30,000 per pupil. Immediately following the 1997 school board election, CEPAA went to work, hiring “their” people to work in the school system, regardless of qualifications. Contracts were awarded to acquaintances, bonds were taken out, and money went missing. People became rich off the backs of our children and taxpayers.

It wasn’t too long after CEPAA put “their” people to work that taxpayers and children in the City of Mount Vernon began to feel the effects of CEPAA’s high taxing policies. Scores of children began to plummet, vocational schools were eliminated, students began to drop out in record numbers, and property taxes skyrocketed. Crime also escalated to record numbers, and our uneducated and unemployable youth ended up in jail. An entire generation of children were destroyed, mostly African American children, due to the policies of CEPAA.

Since our black Ministers rescued us from the ICA, over 6000 kids have dropped out of school. Most of our south side school children, the ones being rescued by CEPAA, are now well below state standard levels in reading and math. Some schools have much less than 30% of their children at or above grade level. Davis Middle School is an embarrassment, and ranks at the bottom of middle schools
In NY State, with 25% of 7th and 8th graders at or above reading and math levels. Davis Middle School is at risk for a State takeover.

Ministers continue to violate the law, and are heavy in school politics. Our children have suffered under their control. In the 2012 school board election, the process was rigged to insure certain candidates were elected. CEPAA always blamed the ICA of stealing elections to control money and jobs. The Ministers are now being accused of doing the same, by their actions in the 2012 election.

Mount Vernon has a wonderful Superintendent, Dr. Kenneth Hamilton, who has a very tough job. He was handed a very difficult situation. We are hopeful that his leadership will turn around our school system. Progress has begun.

We urge anyone concerned with the education of our children, and the high taxes we pay to educate them, to demand that all churches cease from meddling in our school system. Enough is enough. Any church member, who hears any Minister endorsing candidates, should report them to the IRS. We have lost a generation of children due to their unscrupulous behavior. We also urge Delia Farquharson and Elias Goodzeit, who is running for re-election, to explain why he voted not to allow voting machines to be inspected in the controversial 2012 election. Fair and honest elections are what this country stands for. What were Goodzeit and Farquharson hiding?