The Elm Street Homicide Hezitorial
10:08AM Update on Thursday, August 27th: Yonkers Police Department issue a press release this morning about this homicide 2 days after it took place. The Press Release is posted in entirety at the bottom of this write-up.
5:30pm UPDATE on Wednesday, August 26th: Reliable and informed sources inform the Yonkers Tribune that Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano was with Yonkers City Council Majority Leader Corazon Pineda-Isaac on Elm Street while the shooting was taking place, yet not a word from either. One has to wonder if Black Lives Matter to either one of them or even if All Lives Matter to either one of them.
7:15pm UPDATE on Wednesday, August 26th: One male was shot in the leg by two unknown men late this afternoon near the Castle Royale Restaurant located at 92 Waverly Street, in Yonkers, NY 10701.
YONKERS, NY — August 26, 2020 — The shooting and subsequent death of Chazz Mitchell, a Black man in his 20’s on Oak Street and Elm Street took place close to 4pm yesterday afternoon. The alleged murderer, as well as the victim who was shot in the chest, were members of the Elm Street Wolves Gang. The stabbing of Chazz Mitchell took place in front of 63 Oak Street. Mr. Mitchell was transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The alleged murderer is being sought. The local gang member was known to the victim as well as to Yonkers Police. It was learned that the incident was caught on video tape by a city camera.
The person of interest sought by YPD is thought to be of similar age and is also a Black man. The fact that the Yonkers Police Department has yet to divulge this crime speaks to the dishonest and managed information that is not made public in a timely manner. Will YPD dismiss divulging this murder because the place at which this crime took place is situated a block away from the Yonkers Waterfront?
The Yonkers Police Department only days ago came to an agreement with Mayor Mike Spano that permitted the YPD to get an 18% longevity pay increase. So while YPD will be earning the “big bucks”, YPD refuses to admit that crime has escalated way over the 39 percent since March 5, 2020 when it was publicly divulged by Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. on the Westchester On the Level radio broadcast. Access information is revealed below.
Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller must believe by not admitting when crimes take place Yonkersites will feel safer due to their not knowing the facts. In fact, when Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller chose to decommission CompStat, the very mechanism by which crime statistics are tallied, statistics could no longer be tabulated. It is understood that P.C. Mueller is aware of every incident that takes place however by not advising the public, and not having proof through the CompStat system, the “safest city of like size in America” cannot be proven as such as CompStat has been decommissioned in Yonkers. Mueller is simply a P.C. who espouses facts to which he can corroborate no proof whatsoever.
Does P.C. Mueller believe that keeping the public at large ignorant of the facts will be the catalyst to spur future residents to be lulled into believing that YPD has crime under control along the Yonkers Waterfront or in any other section of Yonkers?
Why is Yonkers City Hall not demanding YPD reduce crime and publicly proving those non-existent “facts” they presently claim. The New York City Police Department has taken the unprecedented step of making much of the crime data developed in the CompStat model available to the public. This advancement, called CompStat 2.0, provides greater specificity about crimes through an online interactive experience. Why is the City of Yonkers bereft of such statistics? Perhaps installing a CompStat 2.0 would far exceed Yonkers financial capacity. The lack of availability of such an interactive program is however necessary. The statistics obtained by using the CompStat program is a tool by which future residents can be afforded proof that crime statistics are being reduced on a monthly basis, rather than being told “fables”. The public would have proof that would entice people to work, play and invest in a “safer” Yonkers. What is the logic for Mayor Mike Spano’s Administration to be reluctant and obtuse about re-engaging CompStat?
Some of the impetus that has caused crime to elevate to extreme levels is that bail reform permits many people to be released leaving some, though not all, to engage in a second or third crime.
The anger in the street, fomented and exacerbated by some of those who assert membership in the Black Lives Matter movement are using the movement as cover for their own illegal conduct.
With that background, it is no wonder that morale is down. Under P.C. Mueller’s aegis, Yonkers Police Officers and bosses of every responsibility are departing the department.
It was on March 5, 2020 when Westchester County Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. was a guest on the Westchester On the Level radio broadcast. The broadcast can be heard “On Demand” via the Internet … use the hyperlink to access the “On Demand” archive …
The broadcast was 2-hours in length, but the segment pertinent to this Hezitorial is the segment which was heard from 11am-11:30am.
All the reader needs do is click onto the hyperlink. Once the link is active, grab the cursor and move it halfway forward. It is not exact so you may need to move the cursor backwards or forward.
At 3:24pm, the Yonkers Tribune called Yonkers Police Communications Officer Detective Sergeant Dean Politopoulis but the Yonkers Tribune only got an answering machine to respond. No callback received even by 4pm. Which proves it is a waste of time calling! UPDATE @ 4:45pm still no callback!
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Yonkers Police Department Press Release Issued on Thursday, August 27th at 10:08am EDT
Yonkers Police investigate fatal Oak Street shooting
Alert sent on 08/27/2020 at 10:08 EDT