Monday, September 26, 2016
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
|CORRUPT MAYOR RICHARD THOMAS, CORRUPT DEPUTY POLICE JOSEPH SPIEZIO, AND CORRUPT CHIEF OF STAFF SHAWYN PATERSON HOWARD|
Mayor Thomas and Corporation Counsel Lawrence Pocari have violated a court order issued by New York State Supreme Court Justice Susan Cacace. Last month, Cacace ruled that the City of Mount Vernon violated her court order when they put locks on O.K. Freddy after she ordered them removed.
Mayor Thomas has since gone berserk and has been going from one extreme to the other. Yesterday morning Mayor Thomas, Corporation Counsel and his Chief of Staff/Planning Commissioner Shawyn Patterson-Howard held a meeting to discuss how to close down O.K. Freddy’s Meat Market again. Shawyn Patterson Howard led the meeting.
According to a source that was present during the meeting, Mayor Thomas was cussing like a sailor and repeatedly said “FUCK THE JUDGE, I RUN MOUNT VERNON”. The source said Mayor Thomas was adamant about closing down the businesses.
Corporation Counsel Lawrence Pocari was so bold that he put his evil plan into writing. Pocari sent out emails to City of Mount Vernon employees stating that if they did not write violations they would be written up for “Neglect of Duty”.
Mayor Thomas has shown complete disregard for the judicial system and apparently unfazed that he can be held in contempt of court for willfully violating a court order.
Judge Cacace ordered all parties to appear in her courtroom tomorrow morning at 11:30 A.M. Mount Vernon Exposed will continue to follow this developing story.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
REV. W. FRANKLYN RICHARDSON AND UNITED BLACK CLERGY RESPONSIBLE FOR DEATHS OF BLACK MEN IN MOUNT VERNON
Mount Vernon’s Ineffective Clergy
|REV. EDWARD MULRAINE|
While violence claims the lives of citizens in Mount Vernon, our religious leaders remain silent. The same leaders, who loudly preach politics from the pulpit and suck the life out our school district, stay silent while our citizens die.
Last month, the local clergy pushed Kevin Bunch for school board trustee. The United Black Clergy (UBC) members took time out of their sermons to illegally electioneer from the pulpit. Grace Baptist crony, Henry May, peddled Bunch literature in front of polling locations.
Killings and gun violence are never on Sunday morning programs. Many believe the black churches in Mount Vernon created the violence we are experiencing by robbing the school district blind, and producing a generation of uneducated former students.
As bullets fly and the people die, the Clergy remains silent to the tragedies that plague Mount Vernon. They never offer the option of opening their churches to get kids off the street. Macedonia Pastor Darren Morton spent many Sundays electioneering from the pulpit endorsing Kevin Bunch for School Board Trustee. However, Morton is partly responsible for our youth walking the streets with no activities. Morton, who is a failed Recreation Commissioner, should not be employed by the City of Mount Vernon. The lack of recreation in Mount Vernon plagues our city.
Although the Clergy is silent to tragedies, they are vocal when it comes to city and school elections. They are also vocal as to who gets to spend bond money.
While people die, the Clergy are focused on electing Reverend Edward Mulraine for the State Senate seat, vacated by Ruth Hassell Thompson. Sources say, Reverend Mulraine of Unity Baptist Church in Mount Vernon repeatedly cheated on his wife and fathered a child with a parishioner. His wife left him. While our youth’s blood spills in the street, our Clergy supports Mulraine. Bunch and Mulraine are on the Sunday morning programs, not the victims of violence, who lay in morgues with gunshot wounds. Mulraine is the protégé of Rev. W. Franklyn Richardson and Grace Baptist Church.
While we bury our citizens, Rev. Richardson of Grace Baptist Church, invited Rev. Al Sharpton, (last Sunday), to speak at Unity Baptist Church. The prior day’s shooting death and stabbing were not on the agenda, but Mulraine for State Senate was. Does Sharpton know of Mulraine’s past, or did the UBC fail to mention it?
Our Clergy in Mount Vernon is a disgrace. The UBC is active in everything but saving our community. Their School District meddling may be the reason Mount Vernon is erupting in violence. They are not interested in helping to stop murders they may have caused.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
School District Shame
|CORRUPT SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE|
School Board Trustee Omar McDowell hit a new low Tuesday, and it is now clear that the only reason he became a School Board Trustee, is to line his pockets with taxpayer’s money. Tuesday, Trustee McDowell and long time crook Terrance Horton, stormed the Ed Center, trying to secure a contract for Horton and Horton’s Korean business connection. Sources report, that in return for McDowell securing a school district contract for Terrance Horton, he would receive a 10% cut. Sources also report that McDowell was promised financial compensation for securing a deal for Carver Federal Bank to perform services for the school bond. Such deals are illegal.
Mount Vernon Exposed was informed that Trustee McDowell is receiving food stamps under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, (SNAP). It is likely that McDowell is also receiving government rent assistance. The McDowell family members are driving expensive Cadillac vehicles with out of state plates. How is it possible that a Trustee on government assistance can afford theses vehicles? Something is wrong, and a federal investigation needs to be conducted to find out if the McDowells are defrauding the government.
The UBC tried to hijack the School Board, by backing Kevin Bunch in the past election. A Bunch win would have given Trustee Dorothea Miller the Board Presidency, and the United Black Clergy (UBC) control of the Board. Miller is tied to the hip of Omar McDowell, as well as The UBC. It would have been a disaster having this group in power. Crooked Ministers pulling the strings of a crooked board majority would be a repeat of 2002 when the then $100 million bond was stolen. With a majority, the district would have had no choice but to cave in to McDowell, and our bond money would once again become misappropriated.
McDowell is an embarrassment. He is the point man for crooked Ministers and crooked businessmen, and should resign. It is obvious that he does not have enough moral fiber to represent children, and hold the position as a School Board Trustee. The fact that he has other Trustees who are aligned with him, is shameful. Those Trustees should also resign. Our Children deserve better.
The board owes the residents of Mt Vernon an audit of past bonds. It was promised, but it has yet to be accomplished.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
|BISHOP EDWARS ENGAGED IN ILLEGAL|
The UBC Goes Down In Defeat
The United Black Clergy (UBC) received a crushing defeat in yesterday’s school board election. Their Candidate, Kevin Bunch was strongly rejected by Mount Vernon voters. Adriane Saunders, Rosemarie Jarosz, and Dr. Serigne Gningue won re-election, and will serve another 3-year term.
There were winners and losers in the school board race
Bishop Collie Edwars and The UBC
These bands of corrupt Ministers were rejected by the voters of Mount Vernon, as well as by members of their congregation. They destroyed the school district from 1997-2013 and tried to make a come back, and once again steal bond money. UBC President, Bishop Collie Edwars is out of touch with the issues. He and The UBC need to stay out of our school system.
Dorothea Miller, Charmaine Feron, and Omar McDowell
This trio of board members hitched their wagon to Ministers who are hell bent on destroying the district. They should resign. If not, next year this time, voters of Mount Vernon desperate for a better Mount Vernon, will vote them out of office.
Ms. Farquharson also hitched her wagon to Corrupt Ministers. Voters want churches out of politics, and Ms. Farquson can’t seem to get that message. Voters will send her a message loud and clear, and reject Delia Farquharson’s bid for a City Council seat next year.
The winds of politics in Mount Vernon have changed. Maureen Walker is constantly on the wrong side of the will of the people of this city. Banding together with The UBC to bring down a very successful school board was a big mistake.
Omar McDowell pitched shady contractors for bond contracts. Their hopes for a financial windfall by raiding the bond were dashed.
Kevin does not understand politics, and needs a history lesson. The bad board members are up for re-election next year.
The Citizens of Mount Vernon
Changing the power of the board while a $108 million is floating around, would have buried Mount Vernon. Students and taxpayers are big winners today.
The Mount Vernon School District
Once an embarrassment, Mount Vernon’s school district received a big victory yesterday. With a great Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Hamilton, and a competent honest board, our district has a great future.
Rosemarie Jarosz, and Dr. Serigne Gningue
Bishop Collie Edwars made it very clear that the UBC was targeting Jarosz and Gningue. The voters rewarded them while punishing UBC candidate Kevin Bunch.
The New Movement
There is a very small group of people who want Mount Vernon to succeed. They know how to win elections and will be a force to contend with.
Congrats to Mount Vernon.
Monday, May 16, 2016
|UNITED BLACK CLERGY PRESIDENT BISHOP EDWARS|
ENGAGED IN ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES
Past school board elections were stolen by church officials desperate to control contracts and jobs. Mount Vernon residents are concerned that election fraud will happen again this year. Thieves are lining themselves up to get their hands on the current bond, and will do anything to win this election.
Trustee Omar McDowell is already applying pressure to school officials and hoping to award contracts to shady characters. Mount Vernon taxpayers are terrified at the prospect that this $108 million bond will experience the same fate as past bonds. Most of the current board members have performed a great job revitalizing the school district, but are few are hell bent on hitching their wagon to crooked ministers who want to steal money. In no other community are churches involved in the school district like what is going on in Mt Vernon. After devastating the school system from 1997-2013, these crooked Ministers are back to raid our bond money once again. Enough is enough.
It will be great to see a few past and current corrupt board members, along with their rogue Minister counterparts, being carted off to jail.
Friday, May 13, 2016
United Black Clergy Admits To Targeting Board Members
Mount Vernon Exposed caught up with United Black Clergy President Bishop Collie Edwars after he contacted Mount Vernon Exposed regarding a recent story. Mt Vernon Exposed reported that the Bishop offered support for Kevin Bunch, in exchange for the new board’s support for Bishop Edwars’ plan to establish a charter school. Friendship Worship Center is located on Lincoln, Avenue, on the north side of Mount Vernon.
|UNITED BLACK CLERGY PRESIDENT|
BISHOP COLLIE EDWARS
First, let me make this very clear, most of the over 400 churches in Mt Vernon have honorable Pastors, who do great work in our city. Only four churches have crossed the line into illegal actives. Those churches have hurt Mt Vernon’s School District, causing a generation of children to go uneducated.
The conversation with the Bishop was extremely troubling to say the least. It is very clear that Bishop Edwars is self-serving, tone deaf, and is not very educated when it comes to the issues affecting the citizens of Mount Vernon. The Bishop constantly replies with false innuendo and bizarre statements, yet his group of four Ministers wants to take over our school district.
Bishop Edwars answered questions regarding his plans to establish a charter school in the City of Mount Vernon. The Bishop stated that his application has been pushed back (denied) three times by the State, because the Mount Vernon City School District is on the “upswing”. If the school district is on the upswing, as stated by Bishop Edwars, why is there a need to open up a charter school? Historically speaking, Charter Schools were created because of failing school districts. The purpose was to give parents an alternative to costly private school tuition. Additionally, if the school district is on an upswing, why is there a need to change one of the best boards we have had in the last 30 years.
Mount Vernon Exposed pointed out to Bishop Edwars, that if his plot goes through, and he gets his hand picked candidate elected, the Bishop could circumvent the New York State Board of Regents by having the school board vote to approve his charter school. The Bishop disagreed, or was playing dumb that he didn’t know such power was vested in the school board.
The most outrageous revelation in the interview was Bishop Edwars admitted that the UBC is targeting Dr. Gningue and Ms. Jarosz, and is spearing their running mate. This explains why the UBC’s handpicked moderators harshly treated this group at the debates. Nowhere in America does this happen. This type of behavior is the main reason our school system and city continually fails. Those debates were an embarrassment, and Ministers responsible for the debacle need to step down. People of God do not target people. Our elected officials deserve the decency of not being disrespected.
The churches always contend that the board favors north side schools, even though north side schools are full with south side students. His contention that no school on the south side has a k-8 program is not true. Graham elementary school was the first school to have k-8 implemented. It is scary that Bishop Edwars did not know that Graham is located on the south side of Mt Vernon.
Mt Vernon’s Board should be applauded for cleaning up the mess these churches caused from 1997-2013. No other community has Pastors bullying their way into school systems. We need federal intervention. Most churches are good, but these rogue Pastors need to be stopped.
Join your fellow citizens who are fed up, and click on the IRS link below. Fill out and submit, IRS complaint form 13909. The more complaints, the faster the action.
Mt Vernon also urges the residents of Mt Vernon to contact the US Justice Department at (914) 993-1900. Lets demand that all past school bonds be investigated. We should not be spending a dime on the new bond while accused bond thieves are trying to wrestle control of the school board. Enough is enough.