The Height of Deceit, Hypocrisy, and Subterfuge Continues in Yonkers with Greater Cruelty
The Blue Truth Hezitorial
It was September 8th, 2017. For most Americans it was Friday’s signal that the weekend would soon arrive with the promise of time to relax and unwind and enjoy the people for whom we cared and also permit us the time to engage in our personal interests. Not so for three Yonkers Police personnel who had been legally entwined in what most screen writers contemplate would be their most laudable and recognizable work should they write it. Allegations of lies, assaults, break-ins and the “setting up” and/or targeting of Yonkers citizens and other Yonkers Police personnel is a surefire best seller that would eclipse all previous Martin Scorcese film ventures. It seems the plausible outcome.
Wrong! This is no screenplay; at least not yet! The individuals are all real. Each is a Yonkers Police Officer. The three amigos have deep rooted ties to one another dating back to their school yard days in the hills of North Yonkers. It was in their formative years that they likely conformed to the adage one hears to this day with respect to the City of Yonkers (CoY). CoY, the second most hilly city in the United States, after San Francisco, is disparagingly described as the City of Hills, where nothing is on the level”. And so it is.
The city is known to be hilly. The disparaging attribute was earned on the down low by the likes of Yonkers Police Chief John Mueller, Detective Sgt. Brian Moran, and Yonkers PBA President Keith Olson. They intended to attend the “oral arguments” that would be heard before three august judges at the United States Federal Court at 40 Foley Square. As is typical of their demeanor and behavior pattern of the three amigos, they were attempting to legally worm their way out of what most Americans have sworn to die for, that is, defending the U. S. Constitutional Freedom of Speech. Their intention and corroborating conduct of targeting any outspoken Police Officer of any rank who was not aligned with the corrupted standards under coerced Yonkers Police Benevolent Association conduct, were intentioned to dominate the PBA membership including incorporating unconstitutional means emboldened by tactics that instilled fear and inferred retribution if ever critical of espousing truths to power. Keith Olson has been the ugly poster child’s face of the Yonkers PBA. Since then, Yonkers Police insiders have amassed an intricate and complex pile of internal complaint reports and legal accusations against the infamous trio.
Sources in the know, speaking on condition of anonymity, advise the Yonkers Tribune that both police unions, The Yonkers Police Benevolent Association (Yonkers PBA), and the Captains, Lieutenants, and Sergeants Association (Yonkers CLSA) incorporate the lobbying services of former Senator Nick Spano, a convicted felon. Nick Spano is representing the Yonkers PBA at a rate of $48,000 annual remuneration by his own admission to Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris, and $24,000 annual remuneration from the Yonkers CLSA, also advised by Nick Spano to Hezi Aris. There is no logic for the Yonkers PBA and/or the Yonkers CLSA engaging the services of Nick Spano’s Empire Strategic Planning (ESP) because both the Yonkers PBA and Yonkers CLSA advise they are each prohibited from engaging the services of ESP for any and all issues that are specific to their respective interests and/or issues regarding the City of Yonkers. Both unions had engaged the services of lobbyists that represented the union’s interests throughout the state. Inference of alleged quid pro quo conduct and outcome is recognizable as logical in its telling and factual at that, not merely an alternative to reality. Nick Spano and ESP would simply be superfluous to the two unions’ needs were Nick Spano not managing the prospects for Yonkers Police Chief John Mueller, Detective Sgt. Brian Moran, and Yonkers PBA President Det. Keith Olson.
The contractual arrangement where the union membership pays for an additional lobbying firm permits the three amigos to call the shots within the Yonkers Police Department. Puppet Master Nick Spano owns these three marionettes, and wears them like a suit lapel pin. They each define the “pay to play” system; sort of like gambling dice against a wall on the streets of Yonkers.
As expected, the three amigos were chauffeured that Friday morning to United States Federal Court at 40 Foley Square by PBA President Olson. Legal Eagle Andrew Quinn representing the two unions also came along for the ride. It was he who would defend them and more. Only one of the three amigos attending the court deliberation was off the clock, that is, in attendance of their own volition. The court did not demand their attendance. They chose to do so on their own. Two of the three amigos were paid to be on the job in Yonkers but chose instead to attend the court’s preceding of their own volition but got paid anyway. The third actually checked in when required to do so for the 4pm to Midnight shift. Each enjoying the use of Olson’s contractual “gift/perk” to him, a spanking new SUV truck. He signed away the PBA membership’s benefits for it. He also put wear and tear on the SUV that September day using Yonkers Taxpayer paid for gasoline for a court deliberation to which he was neither required, requested, or needed. The PBA members were represented by The Quinn Law Firm by Andrew Quinn, Esq., as noted above, and by a Wilson Elser hired attorney on behalf of Yonkers Corporation Counsel.
The stakes were high as the three amigos and the legal team representing differing interests walked through the entranceway to the Federal Court Building. The Justices are all presidential appointees and do not navigate nor commingle with the rancorous reputation for which Yonkers is known. The trio along with the City of Yonkers and their respective legal counsel stood before U.S. Court of Appeals Chief Judge for the Second Circuit Hon. Robert A. Katzmann, with Hon. U. S. Supreme Court Judges Robert D. Sacks and Judge Chester J. Straub.
Listen to the Oral Argument engaged before the United States Court Judges to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in its entirety and contemplate if Andrew Quinn, of The Quinn Law firm, threw PBA President Keith Olsen under the bus. Herein is the link to the oral argument audio in its entirety…
The three amigos were that day exposed for targeting civilians and individual union members from both police unions for being denied their freedom of political speech. Any basic Constitutional Law class will inform any and all students of Constitutional Law that intentionally violating a person’s First Amendment right can be a very costly lawsuit. The City of Yonkers’ internal police records cannot recall last when a rogue union president set up a dues paying member to be expelled from a “band of brothers in blue”. Many insiders with the Yonkers Police Department (YPD) are quietly hoping for the Scales of Justice to tip in favor of the ordinary union members. For more than five years the three amigos have been spending taxpayers’ money and union members’ legal defense funds to defend their allegedly unscrupulous conduct. In fact, Fox News’ Water’s World would have a blast questioning any ordinary Yonkers Police Officer on how their money is spent or to what they are entitled. Insiders say that during the Dario Tenor investigations in which two former Yonkers PBA Trustees pleaded guilty to perjury, the Yonkers PBA has still not paid a Yonkers Police Detective for out of pocket legal expenses. Perhaps when the Tenor lawsuit begins Olson will reimburse the Yonkers Police Detective.
Thus far, the New York State Court of Appeals saw through their treachery and lies as four New York State Appellate Court Judges all concurred that the Yonkers PBA, the City of Yonkers, and the three amigos’ conduct was corrupt, arbitrary and capricious. The trio is known within the YPD as the “Mt. Rushmore crew” for having defaced the image of the Yonkers PBA and the CLSA single handedly.
To follow up on the inner working of the accused you may want to click onto the U.S. Federal link above to hear the audio of the trio’s tall tales and their last ditch legal attempt to keep the dirty dealings of the Yonkers PBA away from public eye and scrutiny and the Department of Justice. What is most insulting and disgusting is that Yonkers City Hall and the Spano Brothers have allowed these so called Yonkers Police Officers to operate against civilians and officers alike. There is no doubt that more than one Spano brother is constantly impeding Police Commissioner Gardner‘s efforts to rid the department of these union thugs. They are allegedly individually and collectively responsible for many instances of assaults, verbal threats, tampering of and with potential evidence, and evidence of supervisors’ intentionally giving misleading statements against Yonkers Police Officers. Still many Yonkers residents and Yonkers Police Officers are uninformed about the inner working of the Yonkers PBA. Perhaps time is changing in Yonkers and Yonkers voters have awoken to the travesty conducted in their name. Perhaps the voters will rid and vote against all four City of Yonkers politicos who have besmirched and soiled the one-time, well respected and earned integrity of the Yonkers PBA and Yonkers CLSA union endorsements. Did the two police unions endorse those candidates because they had proven their integrity and independence of Nick Spano or is it because Nick Spano controls and tells the two unions what to say, and when to say it? Change will arrive when Yonkersites vote in compliance with the “facts and truths” they have long known but were afraid to express.
Retribution has held Yonkersites back. It is an undeniable reality. The time for the change Yonkersites desire must be demanded by Yonkersites through the election process. It is time for a change, and Yonkers residents have the right to demand it. The union members and their families and friends must vote these sycophants and enablers out of office.
As a sad reminder of just how dangerous the streets of Yonkers are, one of Yonkers Finest Police Officers was ambushed and shot by two street thugs. Luckily Yonkers Police Officer Kayla Maher will survive and return to her family. Yonkers Third Precinct Police Officers that responded are all hailed as heroes, exhibiting the challenges and what it takes to be Police Officers today. This is the real face of the Yonkers Police Department, not the demented inner workings of a PBA that targets their own. These men and women are much larger than the face of Keith Olson and his dirty PBA Board members, who are a bunch of Lollypop suckers bought off with traffic overtime and among “tit” suckling jobs.
The real face of the Yonkers Police Department are the officers who avoid the dirty dealings of Olson’s raiders, and answer the calls to serve the City of Yonkers. The officers that respond to calls day in and day out are everyday heroes, not the inside rogue cops who commit perjury against fellow Police Officers and citizens alike. Yes, the good Lord was by P.O. Maher’s side when she and the responding officers arrived at the scene to serve the public interest. The Yonkers Tribune would be remorse not to thank the many outside agencies for their support as well. If this was not tragic enough Yonkers politicos crawled out of the local bars and the Yonkers PBA Golf Outings to make sure they got their photo-op during the campaign season. So as the incumbent politicos look to cut more funds away from the working cops, Keith Olson is crying out about being “there in strength and unity”. At issue is how long before Mr. Olson acknowledges that these hero police officers will have to start using their own time to undergo recuperation and rehab at their own expense because he gave away their 207c protection?
What Yonkers Police Officers and residents need to do is vote against incumbent politicians, dump the head union leader that targets civilians and fellow Yonkers Police Officers that report police misconduct. The Yonkers Tribune has learned that the same three amigos have intentionally targeted another political adversary for his affiliation with others who want to rid the department of the dynamic dirty trio. To find out more about the dirty dealings of the Yonkers PBA go to social media. It did not take Nick Spano’s John “Joker Boy” Mueller long to start to pull the rug out from the working cop, nor long to target yet another brother in blue. The Federal Court Justices saw right through the lies of the Yonkers Trio… Stay tuned. The Justices will make their rulings known in due time.
- Sue Gerry, Yonkers Deputy Mayor forced to step down.
- Patricia Malferi, Manager of Administrations at Yonkers Public School District forced to step down.
- Carmen Gomez Goldberg forced to step down from the Yonkers Parks & Recreation Board of Trustees; her assertion is that she resigned yet they begged her to stay on for 30 days more days.
- John Khader received a letter advising him of his dismissal from the Yonkers Planning Board.
- Yonkers Police personnel denied advancement… more in the coming days.
- Yonkers District 10 Leader Ann Murro forced to step down from her employment with the Department of Human Resources. her positionas District Leader is tenuous at best.
Who is next to be thrown out? If you know, please share all the details by advising who else was found awaiting their turn to have their heads decapitated by the swift and callous engagement of City Hall’s guillotine.
TIP ME: Something going on readers should know about? Have a tip or a story idea? Email Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris at eHezi@Hush.com