Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Ongoing corruption and incompetence in the Davis administration ultimately led to the death of Raynette Turner.  

Mount Vernon Police Officials refused to send Ms Turner back to the hospital after she threw up in the holding cell in the courthouse.  Instead of sending her to the hospital, Mount Vernon Police officials sent her back to her cell where she died moments later.  

Was Ms. Turner Poisoned by the sub par food served to inmates that isn't fit for a rat to eat?  The Bird's Nest Restaurant on Third Street in Mount Vernon has the contract to provide food to inmates. According to a political insider, The owner of the Bird's Nest is a mistress of Mayor Davis.  The Insider also revealed the Deputy Commissioner Burke instructed the owner of the Bird's Nest to make the food as nasty as possible or he would take the contract away.  

The United States Justice Department must investigate the Mount Vernon Police Department at once. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


A political insider has informed Mount Vernon Exposed that Crime Boss Reggie Lafayette has reared his conflict of interest head once again.  According to the insider, Crime Boss Reggie and Executive Assistant Tajian Jones had staff members at the Westchester County Board of Elections go through Mount Vernon City Council candidate Andre Wallace's Designating Petitions.  Taxpayer dollars went to fund the manpower needed to provide Crime Boss Reggie's consigliore Lisa Copeland, the specific objections needed to remove her opponent from the ballot for the upcoming Democratic Primary to be held on September 10, 2015.

Lisa Copeland, a protégé of Crime Boss Reggie, is the former City Clerk for the City of Mount Vernon.  Crime Boss Reggie was also a City Clerk in the City of Mount Vernon.  Copeland, who is struggling to raise funds for her City Council race, called on help from her former employer for help knocking Andre Wallace of the ballot.  Crime Boss Reggie came to the rescue and provided Lisa Copeland with the specifications of objections needed to knock Andre Wallace off the ballot.

On Monday, July 27, 2015, Lisa Copeland appeared Pro-Se with those objections prepared by Crime Boss Reggie and his staff at the Westchester County Board of Elections.  The case before Judge Emmett Murphy was adjourned until next week because the Westchester County Board of Elections has yet to make a determination.  It will be interesting to see how Crime Boss Reggie rules on this one. 

To Be Continued.

Sunday, July 26, 2015


A political insider has informed Mount Vernon Exposed that Westchester Count Election Commissioner and Dem Crime Chairman Reginald Lafayette has reached out to all of the Judges in New York State Supreme Court and made deals to have the judge’s rule in his favor.  In return, according to the source, substantial cash payments have already been delivered to the judges and parties appearing before the judges on election matters are only doing so for formality purposes. 

Crimes Boss Reggie also promised these Judges support for re-election and even promised two of the judges appointment to the Appellate Court if they do what they have been instructed to do and that is rule in Reggie's favor involving any cases involving candidates for the City of Mount Vernon.

The U.S. Attorney must investigate Mr. Lafayette and his nefarious business dealings.

Stay tuned as Mount Vernon Exposed covers all of the Mount Vernon cases.

Next up- Crime Boss Reggie's profitable relationship with Surrogate Court Judge Brandon Sall. 

Monday, July 20, 2015


Commissioner Reggie Lafayette week and he confirmed what has long been on the minds of many; that widespread petition fraud is rampant throughout Westchester County, and especially in Mount Vernon, Crime Boss Reggie Lafayette’s hometown. 

Mount Vernon Exposed previously reported on the "Cosa Nostra" style of politics that currently takes place in the City of Mount Vernon.  If a candidate wants to run for office in Mount Vernon, a minimum of 1000 valid signatures is required to secure a spot on the ballot.  Candidates usually try to secure two to three times that amount so that they can withstand petition challenges. 

Crime Boss Reggie Lafayette is the Westchester County Democratic Chairman, The Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee Chairman, and Westchester County Election Commissioner.  King Reggie has the final in any petition say along with his conflict of interest counterpart, Doug Colety. 

Throughout the petition gathering process there were rumors daily of candidates have trouble getting valid signatures for their petitions, namely Ernest D. Davis and Ruth Hassell-Thompson.  Mount Vernon Exposed reviewed both candidates’ petitions on its face and it appeared that both camps had exceeded the required amount of signatures.  Ernie Davis appears on the petition with John Boykin, Adrian Armstrong, and Lisa Copeland.

Earlier today, Mount Vernon Exposed learned that petitions for Ernest D. Davis and Ruth Hassell Thompson, candidates for Mayor contain widespread fraud.  According to a source involved in challenging both candidates’ petitions, names were signed for people when in fact they didn't sign.  One person told Mount Vernon Exposed that her mother's name appeared on Senator Thompson's petition even though her mother has moved away from Mount Vernon over six years ago. 

Mount Vernon Exposed telephone Crime Boss Reggie and tape-recorded the conversation.  To listen to the call click here. 

Mount Vernon Exposed asked Reggie if it was true that he was involved in organized crime and he responded" We can make a joint effort, I can turn all of these petitions over to the U.S. Attorney". 

Mount Vernon Exposed publisher Samuel L. Rivers explained to Reggie that he wasn't a candidate nor did he carry petitions for anyone for this year’s election, so the issue of fraudulent petitions wouldn't pertain to him. 

Reggie then responded, "No, No, No, No, No, You want to open up something, I will withdraw myself and have the U.S. Attorney and the D.A. act as referee so they can look into fraud...and when they see the fraud on these peoples petitions, a lot of them are going to be in trouble.  Since you wrote that stuff in there I am going to see if Doug wants to do that".

Rivers then responded " I think that is a very good idea Reggie, I think you should do that right away..."

Rivers then asked Reggie why he called Rivers an "Uncle Tom" last week when he stopped by the Board of Elections to view petitions for Ernest Davis and Ruth Hassell Thompson.  Reggie responded, "All I really see you do is tear down black people". 

Reggie has a fiduciary duty to the voters of Mount Vernon and Westchester County to turn over all petitions he that knows are fraudulent.  The petitions must be turn over to the F.B.I. as this a systemic part of the process in Mount Vernon politics.  The integrity of the electoral process has been eroded due to Crime Boss Lafayette’s blatant conflicts of interest. 

Crime Boss Reggie and Convict Ernie Davis are former business partners.  They owned a liquor store together in Mount Vernon.  There is nothing Reggie is not will to do, including cheating and altering election results, to help his long time friend hold onto power. 

Crime Boss Reggie is the Chairman of the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee; the same organization that Reggie said had fraudulent petitions?   How can the Chairman of the Westchester Democratic and Westchester County Election Commissioner allowed to run rampant rigging elections without any checks and balances?

At once, Reggie must turn over Ernie Davis' and Ruth Hassell-Thompsons' fraudulent petitions to the F.B.I. for investigation.  The Westchester District Attorney in conflicted out because Westchester D.A. Janet DiFiore contributed $10,000 to Reggie's campaign account.  If any candidate's petitions contain fraud, they should be arrested and charged and their name shall not be placed on the ballot for the upcoming Democratic Primary on September 10, 2015

To be continued....


Mount Vernon Exposed spoke with a Mount Vernon City Councilperson who said the use of the N-Word by Councilman Thomas never occurred and that the incident reported in the news was fabricated and exaggerated by City Council President Marcus Griffith on orders from convicted Criminal Mayor Ernie Davis and Westchester Dem Crime Boss Reggie Lafayette.

According to the Councilperson that was present during the "tiff" here is what went down:

During the City Council, Committee of the Whole Meeting, which occurs one day before the public City Council meeting, City Councilman Thomas was a little late, and rightfully so.  Councilman Thomas' wife is six months pregnant with their second child.  Councilman Thomas's wasn't feeling well that evening is the reason that Thomas was late to the meeting.

When Thomas arrived to the meeting, it was obvious that he was fatigued and a little bothered.  Marcus Griffith immediately began to get under the skin of Councilman Thomas by stating "Nice of you to join us this evening Councilman".  Councilman Thomas replied, " My wife wasn't feeling well".  Council President Griffith then said, "Your fucking wife...”

It was then that Council President Thomas got upset and stood up asking, "What is your f-ing problem"? Council President Griffith then stood up and said, "You are my f-ing problem, someone who wants to be Mayor can't even make meetings on time". 

At no point in time was anyone ever threatened and no one used the N-Word.  In fact when Griffith and Thomas started to argue, a third councilperson got in between them and told them to cool down and to knock it off.

According to the City Councilperson that was present both men used profanity but said Griffith clearly provoked the incident but no racial slurs were ever used during the "tiff" and no threats of bodily harm were used" 

According to a political insider, City Council President Marcus Griffith is on Mayor Ernie Davis' payroll and is under orders to attack Councilman Thomas at every opportunity to try to discredit what he says so it can help Mayor Davis out during the campaign.

During Mayor Davis' interview with Verizon Fios, which can be heard by clicking, here, here, and here (3 part interview), Davis called the Media lazy, and in this case Mount Vernon Exposed agrees with Davis' remarks.

Instead of thoroughly investigating the story, News12 reported on an incident that happened over two weeks ago only because the Davis campaign kept pushing for coverage.  News12 provided lousy coverage and as usual, reported facts incorrectly and did not detect that they are being used in the smear campaign against Thomas. 

With just a little more effort, and a simple Google search, News12 would have discovered that Marcus Griffith was recorded telling a Mount Vernon City taxpayers to sell his home and move out of Mount Vernon if he doesn't like how things are running in Mount Vernon.  Griffith even told the resident he is an embarrassment to the City of Mount Vernon. Why wasn't this reported in the News? Marcus Griffith's comments can be heard here 

Further investigating by News12 would have also revealed that the Davis campaign, led by Griffith, stands also accused of copyright infringement for taking a fabricated letter to the editor and then, without knowledge of permission from the editor, distributed it around Mount Vernon to make it appear that the Mount Vernon Inquirer endorsed City Council Marcus Griffith's version of the events. 

The Author of the fabricated letter to the editor is Denise Cardozo Branch who is employed in the Davis Admonition.  Branch is a close family friend of Mayor Davis and is the Aunt of Deputy Corporation Counsel Brian Johnson.  Branch was not even in attendance the day of the meeting and had the wrong date in her letter to the editor. Branch's son, Latt George is also employed in DPW, also hired by Davis.  A DPW spokesman, said Latt George is out on disability after faking an injury.  Taxpayers are picking up the tab for Latt's corruption.  

According to the Mount Vernon Inquirer website, which can be found here: an editorial was written about the letter to the editor debacle:


Was I exploited for political reasons?

Some time ago I predicted that the current mayoral race was going to be one of the dirtiest in Mount Vernon’s history – and I was right. However,  I never thought that I would become an actual victim.

On Monday, July 13, I received a Letter to the Editor from a woman I happen to know, who works at the Armory as an assistant. In the letter she clearly implies that she attended and witnessed  a  volatile altercation ensue between City Council President Marcus Griffith and City Councilman Richard Thomas,“. . . at a regular scheduled City Council meeting on June 24.”  In fact, the incident occurred at a June 23rd council work session, open to the public but not recorded.  She also mentioned in the letter that Thomas used the “N” word and threatened to assault Griffith.   The date discrepancies alone raise critical “red flags” as to the authenticity of this letter.

I do not accept Letters to the Editor from anonymous individuals, but in this case I knew the lady and placed the letter on the Inquirer’s website, trusting that the information in the letter was accurate.

After consulting with my staff about the letter, I decided to make some telephone calls, and several individuals apprised me that the woman who sent me the letter never attended the meeting.  I immediately took the letter off the Inquirer’s website ---less than two hours after I had posted it.  Needless to say, I felt that I had been duped.

On Tuesday, July 14, at 7 AM, I received an email with an attachment.  Guess what the attachment contained? It was an actual copy of the letter that I had posted and removed from my website.  Outrageously, the individuals behind this dirty campaign ploy had the nerve to use the Inquirer’s mast at the top of the letter illegally, giving the impression that my newspaper actually stands behind the letter. I also learned that thousands of these letters were printed up and are being distributed throughout Mount Vernon.  It is amazing how low people will stoop for political gain.

My newspaper has been in existence since 2004, and readers respect it because the content is based on truthful journalism, since I do not have ties to anybody in Mount Vernon.  Readers also know that I try to remain neutral and do not endorse politicians. I made the mistake of endorsing a mayoral candidate many years ago and I am still regretting it until this day.

Mount Vernon is a great city and I love the people, but the city is badly broken and divided as never before.  This current mayoral race is critically important and the voters must not be allowed to be misinformed by individuals that will lie, cheat, and stop at nothing to have their candidate elected.

So, let your voice be heard by going to the polls on Primary Day and Election Day. Don’t waste your vote by staying home, because every vote counts. 
Joseph A. Parisi

City Council President Griffith even has had Mount Vernon Exposed publisher Samuel L. Rivers removed from City Council chambers when Rivers began questioning Griffith about the L.E.D. contract Griffith awarded to his buddy Terrence Horton.  As a scare tactics, Griffith in cahoots with Mount Vernon City Clerk George Brown, have as many as four (4) uniformed officers present during the City Council meeting to intimidate Rivers from speaking.  Mount Vernon has over 50 unsolved homicides over the past several years.  Perhaps these officers should be out trying to solve murders and real crimes and not harassing the citizens of Mount Vernon who challenge the corruption of the Davis regime. 

To be continued: Marcus Griffith's Rise to Power