Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Answer Is ...

... Jeff McCann

He was the person Auberger sent to keep tabs on the Northgate Neighborhood meeting. No other town representatives bothered to attend, aside from Chief Todd and his men who were part of the program. They left before Chuck Male presented his views on the Rahn trial.

READ About Chuck Male's Visit With NGN

John Parrinello requests to have the judge set aside the Rahn trial verdict. Affronti to hear the case in early July.


Anonymous said...

Who cares, this group has only itself to blame for northgate. Looking at the pile of ghetto that northgate is, it is an eyesore for the whole community. Quite frankly I live in the area and having Walmart come in and clean up that area would be a blessing. It's funny there was never a neighborhood group when Northgate was in its Heyday.

Anonymous said...

Aren't Chuck's 15 minutes of "fame" about over?

SCATS said...

To 8:08AM ~~ If I'm not mistaken, there was a Northgate Neighborhood group back in the 1990's when Bilsky was the head of the Greece Neighborhood Assn. group.

To 8:20AM ~~ Apparently not. I'm very pleased to see he's decided to stand up for what he believes in and speak out. If more people did so, there would have been no Rahn trial for folks like you to worry about ;)

Dave Garretson said...

Point of clarification: Northgate Neighbors is NOT the group opposing Wal-Mart.

In the past year our recent initiatives have included support for GPD's rank & file (remember those ribbons last year?), hosting Night Out Against Crime, participating in the Dewey Traffic Study and Dewey Ave C of C Roundtable, participating in Spruce up Greece, keeping a watchful eye on Northgate Plaza, collecting resident statements & photos of flooding problems on east side creeks, and hosting our annual "meet the candidates" evening.

At last night's meeting, Jeff McCann, Chief Baxter, and Capt. Urmacher each made remarks from the podium citing examples of Northgate Neighbors helping the community. They all expressed appreciation for the work we are doing.

We welcome any neighbor who wishes to attend our meetings or join our ranks.

Anonymous said...

SCATS, I appreciate your response, but Northgate if I'm not mistaken was the first suburban plaza in the country (1959), for close to 30plus years there was no NNA. Now there is finally a chance to clean up a depressed area/plaza and they fight it. I go over to Gates Walmart and see how they cleaned up a "dead plaza" (Westgate) and revitalized the area-even with parks and a new plaza to
accomonodate existing businesses.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate your respect for Chuck's advocacy.

I also wonder why that same respect does not extend to folks who stand up in support of ideas that are different than yours.

SCATS said...

To 11:21AM ~~ That is likely a matter of how they go about it. Process matters.

Anonymous said...

I think it's good NGN is getting away from the neighborhood stuff and getting more political. Now they're no different than the Chamber and Rotary! It's just that Northgate Neighbors is for the local Democrat Party. So what?

Anonymous said...

Is it true that Chuck Male is going to run for the Board or Supervisor? He's got my vote. He's 150% correct in his assessment of Aubuger.

Maybe Aubuger can be removed with the passing of a petition for a vote of no confidence from the community.

Liars, they make me sick. Can't wait til Aubugers day comes. It should be a town-wide observed holiday!

SCATS said...

To 5:50PM ~~ In case you missed it, Uncle Auggie was re-elected to another term last Nov.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Male is definitely running for something. Nobody goes out of their way to attend a political group's meeting unless they're looking to drum up support. Beating on Uncle Auggy when it doesn't matter anymore is an indication also. I heard Dick Beebe might not be running again. I think Male would have to move, but others have done this so it's an option. Maloney's name doesn't even come up anymore. Isn't he on the NGN board? Was he there yesterday?

SCATS said...

To 6:57PM ~~ And you're definitely tokin' on the wacky weed. You can keep saying that NGN is a political group, but it just doesn't make it so. Next to our C of C prez. I'd say that NGN's Prez. is about the next biggest fence-sitter the Town of Greece has ever seen. If anything, what makes it so political is the fact Auberger has the group constantly monitored by one of his compadres out of his fear of loss of control ;)

For the record, I've gone out of my way to attend NGN meetings at different times and I have no intention of running for office. I do intend to keep on "beating on Uncle Auggy" though. No one deserves it more than Mr. Memory Loss himself.

Anonymous said...

No answer on Maloney SCATS? You're such a coward...

SCATS said...

To 10:31AM ~~ Oh, excuse me! I was so busy pondering over the fact that Chuck Male was seen talking to Jeff McCann and even shook his hand as they parted company. It MUST mean he's been asked to run for office by the Republicans ;) Can you imagine that?

Anonymous said...

Chuck Male, with questions:

I would like to ask if it is possible too impeach a Town Official? If not, why not? If so, what needs to be done to accomplish it?

Another question I have - Bob L. interviewed many officers and employees of the town, I know this from the trial. I wonder if Mr. Auberger ever receive one of those interviews like the rest and if so, I wonder why it was not read in court like the others. If not, why not?

Anonymous said...

Chuck Male in Response:
RE: To 6:57:
I am not running for any political position. My intentions are too make as many people aware of the facts and my opinions based on a lack of response and some specific responses by our Town Supervisor during the trial.
I have never met our Town Super before until this trial, I have heard of him and respected him for his position he held in our Town. I know he belongs to the same Parish as I do, he is a Republican (as I am) and I have voted for him many times to keep him in office. A most important fact is that I have lived in Greece all my life and really felt like moving after hearing Mr. Auberger's testimony. Am I being too temperamental? Maybe, but I am a proud person and was brought up to know what is a good cause to work or be strong for.
So like I said, I feel embarrassed, upset for everything that I ever believed in and really pissed off that our Town Supervisor could allow this type of behavior from anyone who works for him in "our" Town. He has clearly stated, "I am the Boss" "I am in charge of hiring, firing and repirmanding for the GPD" so I believe Augie needs to take full credit and accountability for everything, both the good and the bad!

To this date, I have not heard him give all of us an apology yet, or have I missed something? The best apology would be reading that he is resigning but I am able to accept a public statement saying,
"I am sorry"!

Anonymous said...

Chuck Male to Mr. Jeff McCann comments after the meeting:

Mr. McCann,

You asked to speak to me last night after I spoke to the NGN Group, (not sure why you did not ask like everyone else was asking questions from the audience) but I did enjoy our chat. We met last night for the first time and I do feel you were sincere.

You brought up a couple of things for the purpose of giving me another view on some of my opinions on Mr.Auberger's "responses to questions from Mr. Parrinello" other than the "I Don't remember, don't recall ones".
I left the meeting with your comments on my mind and decided that I needed to find out how some of the other Jurors felt, (I am truly trying to be open and unbiased) when an explanation is being given to me.
So far I have contacted some and just want to let you know that your view is not flying so well with them either. Only 1 so far has had a different outlook than I did but your explanation for Mr. Auberger's response was pretty ridiculous to him as well.

Your explanation why Mr. Auberger said he did not know who was running the police department was because Rahn was still running the office, after all you claimed he only missied 2 full days of work from his accident on 12/5/99 thru most of the year of 2000. Then you claimed the Time Sheets proved that, well we all saw the same time sheets and we only saw Rahn's signature on the two before the accident. Some were stamped signatures of Rahns and many more had no signature or just Auberger's signature on them.
We do know that Rahn fell while hanging his X-Mas lights on his house and broke both of his wrist. We also know that at least one but possibly both wrist were compond fractures, (those require surger, pins, recovery, rehab and so on).
We also know that he had two cast on his arms down past his elbows making both of his hands stand up forward in the air during part of this disability period. With knowing this, you want me and the rest of the jurors to believe that he only missed 2 days of work and was running the GPD. Now that explanation is funny and ridiculous as well. Not sure he came up with that idea but I really go back to the drawing board if you want me to be convinced.

You also mentioned that you were going to check into the interviews that were heard as testimony. You said you never heard that some of the witnesses said that some of the responses to the interviewers questions were not what they said and in some cases said those were the interviewers comments.

Anonymous said...

Chuck Male asking for more explanations from Mr. McCann:

Mr. McCann,
While you’re at it, could you find out why Augie would ask Spencer to have the background check on Pignato after his, 2 minute meet and greet interview and receive it back on his desk within 2 weeks or less completed. We heard background checks could take up to a month or more.
In my opinion, I guess I would of said, damn this was done fast; better take a good look at it!

But never once even opened the binder before giving it back to Spencer and asking him to set up a meeting with the Town Board to vote on hiring Pignato.

Do you think you could find out and clear my head on why Augie received 3 anonymous letters stating their reasons why not to hire Pignato. We know he said he couldn't remember who he gave those letters too but then came up with 3 names that he might have gave them too. So I guess I am a little confused on where did those letters go. I know that they did not become part of Pignato's background check binder.

Again, just my opinion but if I received letters like this would of prompted me to really look at the background check when it was completed and brought to me.

I need more clarification on why Augie endorsed Pignato's hire to the Town Board, (especially not even reviewing the background check). I believe Augie said this because he based his endorsement on the background check being completed, but he never looked at it.
If he did read the background check, he would of saw that Trowbridge wrote about the funny joke that he pulled at another RPD officers B-day party. That was hiring a transvestite to give this officer oral sex.
Last I knew, that was illegal and clearly improper for a police officer to be involved in.
I am not so sure if I would of hired a guy who has done this but that is also my opinion.

I really like to know why Augie did not fire Rahn over the gun theft and not reporting it sooner?
All of the testimonys, evidense and witnesses were all the same from 1999 and 2000. I guess nothing really changed at all in a decade.
We do know that the gun was found in a crack house in Feb. of 2000. We also know that Merritt called Augie and told him about the lost or stolen service pistol after he talked with W. Mackin.
We also heard that a year or better after the gun was found, Augie called Rahn and asked him to give a full report on his stolen gun. Rahn did what his boss requested of him and then Augie calls him and gave him a real stiff verbal repirmand. I believe it went like this; Merritt you really need to be more careful with your gun.
My opinion is, I think a written repirmand would of sufficed stating; Merritt, your fired!

I have a few other opinions but I will wait for you to give me explanations for the ones I have just written. I really look forward to you giving me these explanations so I can share them with the other jurors. Maybe you could be a guest speaker at the next NGN meeting and we (jurors) all could be invited to listen. It could be like the old Comics Cafe was back!!