Monday, July 11, 2016

My Wallet Matters!



  • Costs Exceeded $2100 To Greece Police Dept. To Provide Assistance To RPD During 'Black Lives Matters' Protest
  • Those costs will NOT be reimbursed
  • Monroe County Sheriff's & NY State Police were also used at taxpayer expense
  • RPD Chief Ciminelli admits they were very flexible about allowing protesters to block traffic, carry out other unlawful actions, etc. 


WHY SHOULD GREECE TAXPAYERS GET STUCK WITH A BILL TO SUPPORT HIS RIDICULOUS DECISION-MAKING??

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

TRADITION

Same crap back in Rochester's 64 Riot when GPD had cars on Central Ave between Clinton & St Paul for the opening scene of the Riot. At least 3 Greece cars came back on tow trucks with all their glass inside the car.

Beyond that, STUPIDITY on SuperBill's part. Greece cops and cars had to be sent to aid the City only after his approval. Then again, word is Bill owes the City for loosing some 911 Records one day a while back.

Sheriff on the other hand has an obligation to cover the City in a situation where the City can't handle its job load. That same obligation would also cover Greece or any other town with its own Department.

Anonymous said...

First it's not going to cost taxpayers anything since the police work on a budget regardless of where it's spent. So this isn't an extra $2,000 from taxpayers. Second department cover and assist each other on almost a daily basis it's called cooperation. The money comes from within THEIR already established budget and without assistance it would cost tax payers a lot more since the budgets would have to be increased by quite a bit. Mutual aid from outside agencies is normal and necessary for every police department.

SCATS said...

To 9:29AM ~~ Oh puh-leeze! You are trying to tell us they PLAN AHEAD to pay OT to these guys, so it's already "in the budget"? That sounds like 10 lbs. of crapple in a 5 lb. bag. Sorry, but we don't buy it.

Charlie Hubbard said...

All taxpayers will pay in one form or another to support this group of RACIST IDIOTS who 'think' they are important.

Greece Democrats said...

It's absolutely terrible.

According to this story from TV-10, Greece was so short of manpower Ogden's Police Chief had to fill in at the opening of this Lemonade Stand in Greece that will donate all its profit to Police.
How can this be happening? Will King William send Code Compliance to the stand to issue Citations for failure to meet Greece Requirements? Will the King open a Lemonade Stand at the Library? Will it use child labor?



July 11, 2016 05:41 PM

It's been a tense week across the country, but we have a local feel-good story we'd like to share with you.

A local woman tweeted a picture on Monday showing a group of kids running a lemonade stand to help benefit law enforcement officers.

In the picture, you can see Ogden Police Chief Christopher Mears posing with the children at the stand.

All the money raised by the children will go towards police officers in Dallas. The stand is located on Lucinda Lane off North Avenue just north of Maiden Lane. They will be there from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
http://www.whec.com/news/kids-start-lemonade-stand-for-police/4196122/?cat=565

Greasey PBA said...

Couldn't King Willie have sent the Wannabe PD instead?
It would have been cheaper, and they could have practiced for getting their asses pushed around at the Hilton Fireman's Carnival too.

Anonymous said...

To 5:41 Don't advertise the kids lemonade stand too much. When Bill finds out he will make them get a permit

Anonymous said...

To 5:41 I hear he only charges kids $35.00 for a town lemonade stand Permit , that's after they get their Connty health dept permit

Anonymous said...

To 5:41 How dare someone have a publicity event in Greece someplace other then Town Hall Campus and not invite the king

Anonymous said...

NEW FLASH: King Willie and is girlfriend Michelle Marini are going to Cleveland next week for the big R shindig. I wonder who will be running the Town with Michelle gone?

Anonymous said...

To 8:42 No need to waste time inviting him. If it is not at town hall or if he does not get full credit he won't be there anyway. Although I can visualize him standing in front of the kids, introducing his town council members and telling us how wonderful lemonade stands are .

SCATS said...

To 12:52PM ~~ You must have ESP! We were drafting a BLOG on that earlier today ;) It's posted now :)

Anonymous said...

12:52pm Mic McCann aren't you supposed to be working at 12:52pm or are you still on lunch?

Anonymous said...

Charlie. Who the hell are you to be calling our PD racist idiots? Or for that matter police officers in general. And by the way they are important!

Anonymous said...

Your unfortunate stupid remarks about the 1964 riots calling it crap is an insult to me and all the ther officers who participated in that vicious display of criminal unrest in the city. As was the case many times before that, our department responded to a mutual aid call from the city that they lacked sufficient. Manpower to control a bad situation thatwas becoming increasingly out of hand and dangerous.
Without hesitation our 30 man department responded by mobilizing the entire department and sent a contingent of 13 officers to assist the city. The rest were put on 24 hr duty until the situation was neutralized
Armed with my duty uniform ,a white plastic helmet with plastic face mask and riot baton we took up assigned positions along side officers from the city, Gates, Irondequoit ,deputy sheriffs in that intersection shoulder to shoulder against a mob of bottle, rock and other object throwing rioters in an attempt to contain them . Needless to say all off us were struck by thrown objects but we held the perimeter.it would be wise to remember that none of us were veterans of civil disobedience of this magnitude and had no training ..those of us with military service took charge and containment was accomplished. We took a bad beating that night and the next day and the riot was not put down until a couple of bus loads of well equipped State Police marched six abrest down the Avenue and the rioters scattered. Those
that remained were arrested and carted of to Exchange st
You should also know that the officers that remained in town, set up barricades at road ways into Greece and successfully blocked and turned around rioters in cars attempting to cause problem for our community. After 3 harrowing days it was finally over.
II was stain on the city of Rochester but a proud moment for us in law enforcement who came together to assist fellow officers and protect those we were sworn to protect.

SCATS said...

To 8:01AM ~~ Who the hell ARE YOU to be attempting to twist his words? OBVIOUSLY, he was talking about the protesters.

SCATS said...

To 9:40PM ~~ You forgot to take your secret decoder ring with you!

Anonymous said...

I just took a page out of your book. You should be the last one to complain about twisting comments on this site. PS can't Charlie speak for himself. If he tells me I mistook his comment I will accept it coming from him not you whoever you think you are.

Anonymous said...

Now that was rude but funny. I never had one of those back then but maybe you did. And maybe just maybe you
are in unreality , Little Orphan Annie! Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine!
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Anonymous said...

9:40 also neglects to mention He was PAID, as were the Greece Civil Defense Police who manned the Road Blocks along with Greece Cops including securing the Ridge Rd overpass of Mt Reid Blvd to protect Greece from absolutely NO traffic, vehicular or pedestrian, because the City was LOCKED DOWN from dark to dawn by order of Gordon Howe, County Executive.

He also doesn't mention the Civil Defense Rescue truck hauled food and beverage to the Road Blocks and RPD building that was donated by Wegmans and other Greece food vendors to support the effort.

He further neglects to mention the riot kicked off in front of Henner Honda on Central Ave with a barrage of bricks and masonry dropped from the roof of the Henner location and shts fired at an RPD Cycle. Also unmentioned is that the City FD was connected to a hydrant in front of the NY Central RR station, and standing by to play water on the rioters.

But then, when did FACTS ever come into play when an old Greece Cop ran his mouth.
Perhaps next he can tell us of the brutal battle to Unionize the Department and fight for 20 year retirement in the same time frame.

SCATS said...

To 2:15PM ~~ It's not who I think I am. It's who I know I am :) I'm in charge here, not you!

To 2:44PM ~~ After describing his PLASTIC helmet, I thought he MUST have a decoder ring, too LOL

Anonymous said...

The plastic helmets were adorable SCATS.

Way below the standards for a bump cap, made of soft plastic with absolutely no suspension inside the helmet.

Every member of the Civil Defense Auxiliary had one along with a nightstick, and Welehan distributed some of his inventory to the Greece PD who actually believed the thing would protect their skull from a golf ball dropped from the second floor. Unfortunately, bricks and concrete blocks were falling from the roof, 5 floors high.

The cars came back with blocks through the windshields and Greece Cops stood in the street trying to catch falling concrete with their heads. None even thought to get motorcycle helmets, or hard hats, but they looked macho in their little helmets.

That sort of thing won't happen with King William in command. Greece Cops have real helmets now, and plastic guns too. They even have telescoping night sticks so they don't trip over the stick.

Anonymous said...

4:03. Why am I not surprised by your cop hating comments . Certainly all organizations involved in public safety in that riot were mobilized to assist in any way possible to protect ALL citizens of Monroe County . You know people like you really piss me off. Tell me what you
Personally contributed to that effort. I would bet nothing. You try to impress readers with information that was general knowledge
after the fact in the days following the end of the riot in the various media reports. I on the other hand was on the receiving end
of those objects as were other officers. And yes I was paid to be there. At the time I and Greece officers were paid a whopping
$5,000 per year with no overtime to put our lives on the line to protect loud mouths like you.
As for your assertion that a ." Brutal Battle." took place to unionize absolutely not true and really a stupid uninformed comment.
In 1966, we formed Committee ,of which I was a member, and asked the chief of police to allow us to approach the town board
To recognize us as a bargaining group whose purpose was to negotiate with them for increased compensation. I'm happy to say
they readily agreed to meet with us and as a result, we were able to obtain from them the first ever contract containing increased
compensation and benifits. There was no. Battle as it took one meeting with them to get an agreement. The reason was apparent
because in contrast with today's attitudes like yours, there existed a strong support and appreciation for law enforcement at thattime.
What was relevant about that amicable agreement was the fact that the town board was under no obligation to do as
they did because there was no law requiring them to do so. At that time, we did not call ourselves a union. However that would
change the following year when the State established.the Taylor Law, giving public employees the right to organize in 1967.
Regarding the initiation of the 20 yr retirement option. Supervisor Fred Eckert at the time, could not be more supportive of our
effort to obtain this option, publically declaring that a police officer position is a young mans job and should be allowed the
option of retiring. As lead negotiator , I was proud to make our department the first department in the county to get this in
our agreement. Subsequently, other departments obtained it also.
As for your calling me an old Greece Cop Iam proud to confirm that. I may be old but I will continue to speak out on issues
important to me while I still can draw a breath .



Anonymous said...

To scats The plastic riot helmets had just come into being . I remember playing football in the 50's with leather helmets. Yes , we were known as Leather heads. The hard but brittle plastic helmets were made in the llate 50's that were any good. So, departments used tthe cheaper light height plastic ones with a face shield. For your info, the decoder rings you speak of were around in the 40's long before you were even a thought. Why would you mention that? Were you trying to date that person? One commentor described him as an old man so I guess that answers that question.

SCATS said...

To 7:34AM ~~ Better watch your BP!! That was quite a rant.

To 9:57AM ~~ How would you know whether I had a secret decoder ring or not?? Oh yeah, I almost forgot. YOU DON'T! lol

He's an older, long ago retired, Greece cop.

Anonymous said...

7;34 i question how 'proud' you are when you don't sign your name

Anonymous said...

$5000 in 1960 Dollars equals $40,715.88 2016.
Not a bad starting pay for someone also provided with health insurance too and other benefits.

Of course we should also remember 1 Command Officer of Greece PD was also collecting Home Relief because of the number of children he had.

Ahhhhh, the old days of grey summer shirts.

SCATS said...

To 1:30PM ~~ Now, now! Joe used to "proudly" sign his name, but then he vowed to NEVER read SCATS again, so now he can't ;)