BLUE TRUTH: Six Months of Nothing But Societal Offense
By HEZI ARIS

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The Blue Truth

Bronxville Tribune / Yonkers Tribune / Mount Vernon Tribune / Westchester Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large and WHYT Radio’s Westchester On the Level Host Hezi Aris.

YONKERS, NY — May 25, 2020 – It has been over six months since Nick Spano and the Yonkers Police Benevolent Association (PBA) President Keith Olson finally tallied the lobbying cost burden paid out by the Yonkers PBA and the Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants Association (CLSA) since 2014. We will save the fireside chat with respect to former New York State Senator, now lobbyist, Nick Spano, a Yonkers Deputy Mayor by the name of James Cavanaugh who works for Nick Spano’s lobbying firm, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, the Gigante Saturday Night Fever wrinkled suit, and the illusion that Yonkers is the safest place to live. What is blatantly obvious is that Nick Spano, the former senator and ex-convict who served jail time for tax evasion, is now running Yonkers wearing Republican garb. It simply had to be stated; but we won’t belabor the point. After all, if you want something, need something, perhaps promotions, business contracts, and/or construction bids, you have to sign Nick Spano’s Empire Strategic Planning clause that Nicky Boy can’t do anything for you in Yonkers, even so,  keep sending the lobbying cash and steer endorsement payouts from the City of Yonkers’ unions and you may find that wishes do indeed come true.

Now that we know that wishes paid for are found under PBA President Keith Olson’s pillow, especially on behalf of Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller, after all their backstabbing style and demeanor, have permeated the very sinew of the Yonkers Police Department for quite some time now.  

Only a few weeks ago, The Journal News / LoHud published another article highlighting Yonkers “top earners” who made more than $225,000 annually. It was an eye-opener for most readers but it didn’t even skim the surface. There is so much more to be gleaned behind the tooth fairy’s “gifts”.  It relates to how Yonkers PBA President Keith Olson, among others in the Yonkers Police Department use and manipulate city overtime to maintain control of its membership and CLSA Supervisors, who seek to build up their overtime pay, before they retire. 

Read The Journal News / LoHud exposé: Yonkers’ Top Earners: 98 Employees Made More Than $225K

Mayor Mike Spano’s Communications Director Christina Gilmartin was quoted by LoHud to have asserted what she described as a “problematic” concern and that the conduct is perceived to be “pension padding”. Perception is drawn from knowledge or a lack of same. Even so, there is much more to be said about this never ending practice of the “haves” and “have nots” and how it is implemented. Rotten union leaders, such as PBA President Keith Olson, and his BFF Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller play their game to make sure that P.C. Mueller gets to grant the wish to the “family and friends” insiders by granting a wish and placing it under one’s pillow. If only the tooth fairy could be as magnanimous. You see, grasshopper, John Mueller has learned the art of using taxpayer cash to yield power, harass others, align fealty and loyalty, and force out the ones that are not on their cheerleading squad. Now hold that thought! With those odds on the crap table, can you imagine those “specifically chosen” few have much integrity? 

The Yonkers Tribune has learned that certain Police Officers were not afforded the same opportunities as the “family and friends” networkers because the Olsonettes had targeted them for speaking freely. Which brings to mind whether John Mueller and Keith Olson realize we live in America. We do, don’t we?

Yonkers has become a grimy, filthy city, revealing more than ever before that at Yonkers helm are leaders prone to failure or simply too scared to stand up for what they know is happening under their watch. That is why the Fourth Estate, media, is so important. Were it not for media, there would be no venue by which public figures would be caught.

With that backdrop, let’s divulge how “loyalists” get paid off. Reading between the lines, did you happen to read some of the comments that Olson was quoted as saying? If you had been following what has been going on within the Yonkers Police Department you may have chuckled as to Olson’s scripted responses.

According to Nick Spano’s “launderer” and union boss Keith Olson, Yonkers needs 200 more cops. By some unknown capacity,  P.C. John Mueller has brought the overtime concern under control. How can that be you ask?

The real story is that no one is presently willing to admit to the realty they have concocted. In order to besst understand what has transpired, let’s take a broader historical perspective. We hearken back to the days Keith Olson, John Mueller, among others, were engaged in every skullduggery connivance to undermine  former Police Commissioner Charles Gardner. Casting aspersions about P.C. Gardner’s capacity to guide the Yonkers Police Department  by questioning his capacity as a leader. All behind his back. They gained the ear of the gullible Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. Mayor Spano heard the talk from Mueller and Olson. They insinuated that P.C. Gardner was not capable, that he was too slow in formulating appropriate strategies especially with respect  to day to day operations or dealing with overtime or staffing levels. 

Some of our readers may want to believe that bull, but the truth is that it WAS Olson and Mueller who dispensed overtime or denied overtime discreetly. They gave their “family an friends” lackeys the overtime. They are the same officers who can be found by following the double yellow traffic overtime records. While we choose not to be “investigators”, it is evident that the this flock of sheep were steered right into oncoming “traffic overtime”. Did someone say “Traffic Overtime“? 

As the City of Yonkers is engaged in approving a FY2020-2021 Budget, it is a certainty that Yonkers Finance Commissioner John Liszewski can enlighten the Yonkers City Councilmembers, should they have an interest to know, that there are log books and payroll records of all the personnel who were privy to that oath of brotherhood. One can further presume with the allure of constant traffic overtime for the chosen few, a/k/a the filthy few, is how control, intimidation, and yes, targeting fellow police officers is part of the scam.

At first glance at the reading of this ‘telling”, one may infer these cops made out like fat cats. The issue that New York State and the City of Yonkers must contend with is why a large majority of union officials got to pension pad for several years straight and why other police personnel were not afforded comparable yearly averages of $225K or better when they were anticipating retirement. 

So many of the men/women in Blue, specifically the “Friends and Family” network do Nick Spano’s laundry. They just pay union dues to their union representatives like Olson who then makes sure the Republican lobbyist gets his sack of membership coin to lobby for what, you guessed it, OVERTIME. That is the name of the game.

Following The Journal News/LoHud’s lead, the Yonkers Tribune decided to glance at some of the union officials and publicly print their name just like they did.

Just a few of the former Yonkers PBA Union Officials that were privy to years of ‘traffic “overtime or should it be called the Olson/ Mueller going away payoff for being obedient, that is subservient, boys and girls.

Dale Hughes

Betty Morales

Michael Mueller

Marvin Oakley

Vincent Romano

William Pataky

Joseph Mahoney, among others.

We have to disagree with Olson’s comments about the distribution or the control of overtime. The only thing Mueller did thus far, besides locking out those bosses he does not like or mistrusts, is deny them any extra time, cut time from them, transfer the overtime onto those who do not openly question his demeanor, conduct, and action. 

Olson’s vacuous and meaningless  words can’t deny pension padding for the Kool-Aiddrinkers who sell Olson’s and Muellers’ pipe dreams. So as this Pandemic hits cities throughout America, Mueller threatens to fine and lock up people who gathered together while criminals were being let out of jail. 

Yonkers Police Department has been aware of gun arrests, shootings, robberies, increase in domestic violence, as well as overall crime, yet P.C. Mueller prefers to hand you a slice of pizza just like Mayor Mike Spano. The only good thing about getting a slice of pizza in Yonkers is that Yonkers is renowned for its pizza. Hmm, hmm, so good!

The Yonkers Police Department went back to working 8-hour tours from 12 hours that were placed upon them during the pandemic. During that time some officers were able to get 12 hours of straight overtime to back fill those out sick with COVID-19. So when they worked 24 hours over two days, they got paid the equivalent of 40 hours, and they would also be permitted to work an additional 4 hours overtime each of those two days beyond the 12 hours shift at time-and-a-half. Sp they ended up getting paid a total of 40 hours for work 24 hours, or work 28 hours, getting paid for 46 hours, or worked 32 hours , while getting paid 52 hours yet working 36 hours. They convinced the Police Officers to accept the lure, and all it did was cause overtime to skyrocket even further as it also exacerbated the number of Police Officers to become infected by COVID-19.  They call that a “union lure” and that is what the membership gets when the PBA President and the Police Commissioner are in bed together. They are after all BFF.

One thing is certain, that is, that Traffic Overtime is being abused by the people handing it out for the “chosen few”. It could be considered illegal to be biased for favoring some and never others. It seems the Yonkers Police Department treats its Police Officers unfairly; some get overtime, others never get overtime. 

It is definitely an abuse of the NYS Pension System because the distribution of overtime is not afforded everyone on an equal basis.

Now that you know how the system is played, the takeaway is simple. If you want to survive on the Yonkers Police Department under Olson and Mueller all you have to do is swear to seeing it their way, swear to what they write, and regurgitate what they say. If you can parrot them, you might get a bite oat the apple. Remember to keep your mouth shut until you do, and if you don’t, perhaps you’ll get nothing. You may however  be called upon at times to target others. If you intend to abide by their demand of you, you may very well be setting yourself up for future corruption charges and you will be played for a whore while employed by the YPD

Right now Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, PBA President Keith Olson and Nick Spano’s appointed Police Commissioner John Mueller will no doubt be listed as the worst public officials the City of Yonkers ever had at the helm. They take their place along the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio side.

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  1. I just want to know how a parks supervisor can say no to a drug test and get away with it! ? Hey Hezi maybe it’s time you look into that ? Is there a bigger picture here? is someone letting all of this shit happen ? The commissioner up there is a union puppet so sindona has him by the balls! Sansone should’ve gotten the job but another fuck up by the mayor of this great city!

  2. I guess when Keith Olson took a knee he didn’t realize he was doing it to defund himself. Stupid bastard. Smh. Defund the Yonkers PBA, take your Union back fellas. It’s been hijacked by a very large oversized rodent!! BLM has a position all ready for the rodent, comes with knee pads and mucho queso. Tell the rat to take Tilson, Bess and Walker with him. Stooges!

    1. Hey Hezi, I wonder if the Spanos will give back all the money they shook the PBA and CLSA down for over the years?? That seems to be the new woke thing to do..

    2. he would never, this was a well-orachstrated show of solidarity with the protesters that with some pandering and psychological meandering would keep the protesters at bay with the promise to what? look at their demands, please.

  3. Congrats to John “Joker” Mueller and Keith “moquette row river rat” Olson for disrespecting the flag and hard working Yonkers Police officers by taking a knee. It’s very uplifting to see you bow at the feet of an opportunist and crook such as Jimmy Bostic. When Jim says, “we need more resources” it’s code word for I need a new Cadillac. His midnight basketball has brought violence to the community that he leeches off. I guess Bostic and Olson are one in the same. Bostic robs his community while Olson robs his PBA members. Mueller and Olson are two of the most despicable people in the YPD, we should be protesting them. Also I’m starting to notice cops like Tilson, C. Walker & Bess joining in with these protesters. Tilson even posted something despicable on social media. Just know that law enforcement does not condone the killing of George Floyd. So when you guys put on that uniform you yourselves are a target of these thugs that are ravaging the communities you are sworn to protect. You guys won’t be forgotten for standing with extremists over the profession you chose. Turn in your badges because you are a disgrace. Take Mueller and Olson with you. Mueller wants cops to turn the other cheek if struck with flying objects but walks around with a criminal named Hector holding signs up about whose life is more important. Congrats to the administration for fucking over Timmy Hodges and making this nut Mueller Police Commissioner, this too will never be forgotten.

  4. Congrats to John “Joker” Mueller and Keith “moquette row river rat” Olson for disrespecting the flag and hard working Yonkers Police officers by taking a knee. It’s very uplifting to see you bow at the feet of an opportunist and crook such as Jimmy Bostic. When Jim says, “we need more resources” it’s code word for I need a new Cadillac. His midnight basketball has brought violence to the community that he leeches off. I guess Bostic and Olson are one in the same. Bostic robs his community while Olson robs his PBA members. Mueller and Olson are two of the most despicable people in the YPD, we should be protesting them. Also I’m starting to notice cops like Tilson, C. Walker & Bess joining in with these protesters. Tilson even posted something despicable on social media. Just know that law enforcement does not condone the killing of George Floyd. So when you guys put on that uniform you yourselves are a target of these thugs that are ravaging the communities you are sworn to protect. You guys won’t be forgotten for standing with extremists over the profession you chose. Turn in your badges because you are a disgrace. Take Mueller and Olson with you. Mueller wants cops to turn the other cheek if struck with flying objects but walks around with a criminal named Hector holding signs up about whose life is more important. Congrats to the administration for fucking over Timmy Hodges and making this nut Mueller Police Commissioner, this too will never be forgotten.

  5. How’s Lou Verturino doing? Is he still getting shit faced while working down in the squad. Keith Olson should search that bums desk like he searched Captain Itzlas. Maybe the PBA lackey Autumn Edwards should intervene and get Lou the help he needs.

  6. We thank the Tribune for reporting very troubling problems within the Yonkers Police Department and with its City Mayor Mike Spano. If cops like Olson and others are permitted to go unscathed for their conduct then you can understand why citizens in Minneapolis are upset. If a Union President can start a job action because of the attempted transfer of John Mueller and force cops to sign what they perceive as legal documents then you have a dirty political department without accountability to anyone.
    # remember this the DOJ never tells you when they are investigating,

  7. YPD has bad apples that assumed power and used their positions and power against others. They are currently using that power against others including supervisors. That power is and has been used on official reports that intentionally distort all the facts. So Union cash, and political interference kindles corruption. That is abuse of power has been used by the Yonkers PBA involving Olson and the current head of the Yonkers Police Department John Mueller who is definitely not the right choice for any department.

  8. Need Traffic overtime? Call Olson or Johnny Joker to swear your allegiance to signing false statements, making false statements, looking through and putting files together against other personnel and at times assaulting others, harassing others and yes, selective targeting civilians.
    If your interested in pension padding to almost 300k, call now to swear in.
    Union Trustees and Board members are automatically given first preference for up to three to four years.
    Union Presidents can double dip and get their 4,500 a month stipend too. The trail was cut by the famous PBA Yacht Master Eddie Lee Palm Trees who also jumped in bed with a crew he couldn’t control.
    Welcome to the World of the Yonkers Police Department.

    1. Can’t report anything in Yonkers when Nick Spano is getting lobbying cash from City Unions. Really not a question for the Yonkers Tribune.

      1. Nope, this Police Department needs a full review and as they continue this selective targeting of police personnel and civilians. At the end of the day, the City of Yonkers will be legally responsible as more and more statements come out against Mueller and Olson

  9. Hezi, your reporting on the actions that your people have given you is incredible. Do you know why no agency has done anything about this?

    1. KO don’t you have a cheeseburger to eat or some files to look through at the D. A’s office? Maybe you can skip some rope before you attack Mingy again.

  10. Keith, can you tell Lo-hud why union officials got the bulk of Traffic overtime?
    Crickets right? Maybe your elastic waist pants are getting too tight.

  11. Guess Tim’s professionalism intimidates a 12 grader and a screw ball that got the spot with PBA lobbying cash from 2014. The dude alluding to attending Law School. Ha, ha, ha

      1. hey, how are those LSAT’s coming along? if you were still studying in the jail you might have been able to pass them by now.

  12. What’s the matter KO, are you and Mueller afraid of what the persons you labeled Blue Truthers might say about what has been going on under the Nick Spano regime? I know it hurts why don’t you go down to the Yonkers Brewery and ask for a few cheesy cheeseburgers.

  13. Shameful that Davis and others could not get Traffic overtime like the other greedy PBA officials… something needs to be changed or looked into

  14. KO now that your push is choking himself behind a closed door on the third floor you think you can find those files or IP addresses you told the Former PC you had. And while your at it would you like a copy of yourself and your thugs giving a Yonkers Business man targeted summons?
    That one eye Johnny the drunken Sgt looks a little unstable on his feet after threatening a civilian to open a parked locked vehicle to take back a placard. Is that the Olson/ Moran search warrant class you taught?

  15. I think by now the Westchester District’s Attorney’s Office is well aware of how YPD operates under the Yonkers PBA President and his one eye growth John the Joker Mueller.

  16. Yeah John Mueller and Keith Olson showed up in Federal Court with all their swearing liars. Can’t wait to see the expression on the State Judges face when the facts come out as what had been going on in a so called police department. Maybe the Judge can call in a Spano or two to see what they know about Mueller and Olson.

  17. Heard Pat McCormack, Hartnett’s secretary is Mueller’s top pick for the DD. Funny they would pick a dude that couldn’t find the courage to report all the drug addicts he had in the 3rd.
    It’s good for Mueller because the guy will swear to anything.

    1. Guess when you have no trust in the system you work for you crawl in your hole fearing reprisals for relatives and other employees like what they did to others.

  18. I have a question. Is the problem that certain people are getting the overtime, or the overtime itself? In other words, would it matter if Officers Smith, Jones, and Johnson each got 30 hours OT or if Officer Smith got 90 hours OT? It would be fairer to the others if each got 30 hours, but as far as the City is concerned, they are still paying out 90 hours OT. And this seems to be the real problem-the amount given out, not who gets it. Please enlighten me if I am mistaken. Thank you.

    1. You missed the point. It’s about Keith Olson and John Mueller denying certain Smith’s from being eligible to get it because they are hung up on the fact that people who are cops have no right to Freedom of Speech. So don’t try to dilute the facts with who pays. It is clearly about dirty lying union officials being picked off for turning a blind eye and doing the dirty for Mueller and KO. Dirty comes in many forms. You can sign your name to lie about others, you can make statements and allegations that are not true. Bottom line is that Traffic overtime is for the Filthy Few and Con Edison caught in a pension padding scam for privy PBA and CLSA Police Officials.

  19. Just saw KO trying to get a cheeseburger at the food bank. He was telling the Mayor that if they hire 200 more cops his union kiss asses would starve and be at the food Bank after they hit 270k.

    1. Yup they may be gone or going but Yonkers PD is still run by two low life rats they have set up others and targeted civilians. But, there is a lot more silent Blue Truthers out there. Shameful but they fear being targeted with lies. So that leaves Keith Olson to run the grimy curbs as a waterfront gray river rat.

      Any person that attacks another when they are not looking is a thug. Too bad you and that crackerjack nut job John Mueller fear the truth. Isn’t it terrible? Your crew will forever be known as pure dirty lying cops. When you target other police personnel for your sick demented views you get hundreds of Blue Truthers all across the State.

      As for the readers of the Yonkers Tribune its the whole Truth and nothing but…So KO don’t you have some boss to lie on or some person to punch or some call to make to a dirtbag trustee to target a civilian’s daughter or family with summonses?

    2. Yup and you dirty thugs are glad they are not around to tell the new personnel just how dirty you all are. A couple of more months and the fat Moquette Union River Rat Keith Olson will be gone and go back to his rotten cheese and look for a couple of waterfront bums to push him around in his heavy weight wheelchair that is engraved “ I am a retired Union RAT”

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        Interesting statement, but if is the case, I know nothing of it. First off, all the assertions, which inn reality are unsubstantiated assertions of suggesting that BlueTruthers are our sources for information, perhaps they are, but I suggest most would not even know that some of the information I have heard from one source or another has been corroborated outside of Yonkers. SO, do your best to track the non-existent trail. There isn’t one person in Yonkers City Hall who in unfamiliar with a large number of police officers. That is logical, If you live and/or work in Yonkers you are likely to know many police officers, some by name, others by face.

        No need to create thes clandestine b.s. insinuations other than to feed your own conspiratorial construct of not what has been revealed so far. — Kindly, Hezi

  20. Thanks to these two mutts KEN Davis and others were not offered any Traffic shots. KO is a thug telling his girl Mueller who to go after. Just like Mueller and others are setting up other cops now. So long as Nick Spano is running Yonkers any real complaints must go to the District Attorney’s Office. Can’t trust Spano’s clones

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          No it was John Mueller who was Police Chief at the time and he was the person who gave his own brother the last 59 hours overtime. That was his last paycheck. Mueller maintained the pension padding scheme, not Gardner. — Kindly, Hezi

  21. No fat union boss should be able to selectively feed overtime and definitely not the head of any organization. What this story points out is sad for the officers and supervisors that were targeted and punished because they refused to stay silent.

  22. Hezi,
    Why dont you look into how Wilson Kimball was put on the Zoning Board? She was moved from planning to the municipal housing dept! more money, no credentials. Ellman ran the planning dept anyway. Isnt it a conflict her husband deputy mayor and she goes on ZBA? Also a conflict she works for the city? So in other words Nicky will run ZBA through his buddy Cavanah!

    1. Hey pal, we know Yonkers is corrupt and grimy but if you know something say something to outside agencies. This article is about a few worm infested rotten rodents.

    2. They put Wilson Kimball there to gentrify municipal housing, tear them down and turn them into expensive luxury condos. The Spanos have a plan.

  23. It is about letting people know what goes on in Yonkers. In this case they have a bought and paid for Police Commissioner who slaps himself everyday before he faces his subordinates.
    Any fool that wants to fine and lock up people for not social distancing is definitely not fit to command. Then again Olson and Mueller are the only two fools suing to suppress what they have done to others.
    These morons will need more than luck.

  24. ****Yawn****

    Hezi, you’ve been writing more or less the same column for years and years and years and years, and nothing has changed. If anything, it’s gotten worse. Does anyone really care? As in, *really* care? Because if all of these cops or homeowners *really* cared then they’d do something about it. And let me be the first to say that I can’t stand Spano or his “administration,” but I’m smart enough not to be a Yonkers homeowner.

  25. Yonkers PD under Mueller the fool and KO the liar has hit rock bottom. Guess cops have to kiss ass for Traffic now

  26. Simple solution, eliminate traffic overtime completely. Have con ed hire their own flag personnel. It’s done elsewhere, it could be done here. BTW, maybe Hezi could check to see if con ed actually reimburses the city.

    1. Do like they do in NYC- on these details the police officer is paid directly from the company that utilizes their services-not they way they do it Yonkers where the company pays the COY who in turn pay the officer which increases their pension and the end run cost the taxpayers of Yonkers-the problem is that all the Yonkers City Council are beholden to the unions and dont have the balls to stop this outrageous padding of their pensions.

  27. Say it ain’t so Nicky Boy Spano. Tell us how we can get construction contracts? Do we add 20 percent more on the bid or is that part of the lobbying cash fee

  28. Welcome to the Yonkers PD, were overtime is bought and sold and where selective union officials get to pension pad for years

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