Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Congratulations to my friend and former coworker Aileen Hoak on finishing yesterday's Buffalo Marathon in under three hours. This was Hoak's first marathon and she finished fourth overall among women in this international race.
Previously, she was known for competing in road racing (5K and 10K races). Marathons require a significantly different style of training and not all road racers make the transition easily. Unlike many serious runners, Hoak is not quirky, either. Some are so obsessed with their times, it becomes a part of their personality. Congratulations to Hoak as well as third place finisher Meaghan Hayes of Grand Island on being the top local women finishers. Their times are even more impressive when you consider that running is a part time hobby and not their primary occupation. Hoak, for example, works three jobs and runs in her spare time. The runners who come here from other countries are often professional runners in search of prize money. Not to take anything away from their accomplishments, but they have more time to train (and rest) than our local competitors. Although, you would never hear athletes like Hoak or Hayes use this as an excuse.
Speaking of quirky, how about this quote from 1st place Russian runner Veronika Lopatina, when asked about her time?...
When asked if she was happy about her time, she said, "Not so happy, but it's OK."
Next time, she hopes to break the speed of light.She made up for it, though by stating her true purpose in coming to the event...
When the race was over, Lopatina set out on the true purpose of her visit.
"I came here to see Niagara Falls," she said. "It's very close, so I decided to run the marathon and then see the Falls."
Can you really blame her? I'm sure she saw enough abandoned grain elevators during the race.
This might be the funniest clip I've put on this site in a long time. Rosie Ruiz, came out of the crowd to finish "first" among women in the 1980 Boston Marathon. After the race, she was interviewed and failed to answer basic questions about running, that even the most novice runners would know. It quickly became apparent that she was a scam artist who snuck into the race. The best part about the interview might be the constant sneezing. I think they call that a "tell" in poker. It was revealed that a few months earlier, Ruiz took a subway to finish the New York City Marathon. Hey, it's quicker than running...
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Assemblyman Mark Schroeder no sooner announced his candidacy for City Comptroller when at least five people expressed interest in taking his job. The Blogger will be collecting resumes and conducting endorsement interviews in the coming weeks. He will also be putting political ads on this site (so get your check books out). I spoke to the South Buffalo Rooster at the Caz Carnival (AKA Scumfest) this weekend. Here are some people being pushed and a few pushing themselves:
Mickey Kearns- Probably sick of fielding complaints about potholes. With name recognition from his mayoral bid, Kearns would seem to be the early favorite. Odds 2:1
Lou "Pinocchio" Petrucci-
Never met a lie he didn't tell. Pinnocchio's puppet strings are pulled by the perennial political opportunist Ray "Wrong Turn" McGurn. Think about how many politicians I've covered on here. When I tell you that Lou's willingness to lie supercedes all others, that should really open up people's eyes and carry some weight. This man will lie about anything to anyone. It's no wonder people that don't even know me or my blog are starting to refer to him as Pinocchio. Just like Brian Davis, says here Lou is lying about his college degree. He talks a good game, but I don't think he has one. But as long as he's lying about everything else, he might as well lie about that, too.Was also a strong supporter of Andrew Cuomo against South Buffalo's Carl Paladino. A fact the Blogger will remind Carl (and his money) of. Should have been loyal, Pinocchio.Odds 2,500:1
Jeff Conrad- Pushing himself. Brian Higgins is not dumb enough to make the same mistake twice. Higgins obviously tapped the intellectually challenged Conrad for Councilman as a favor to one of Conrad's relatives a few years back. He knew he could control him, but doesn't want the inevitable headaches that would come out of Albany this time. If he were to anoint the Special Olympian this time, I'd have to say Higgins is dumber than I look. Conrad also was a strong supporter of Cuomo, convincing his supporters (all three of them) to vote against Carl Paladino. Bad move. Odds 100:1
Some guy named McGavis- Don't know him. Think he's a member of Goin' South, which is all anyone really needs to know. Next. Odds 100:1
The insult dunk tank clown from the Caz Carnival- Has as much schooling as Petrucci and Conrad combined, and is at least as honest. Odds 25:1
Anyone interested in the position should come see the Blogger immediately. It would be a good idea to bring some Imperial pizza and kneel before thou and kiss my rings. I'm waiting. Send in the clowns...
Saturday, May 28, 2011
I just got out of a practice with our u16 girls soccer team. While most of the girls on the team attend Mt. Mercy Academy, three of them, Tricia Buchwald (Hutch Tech) and Hannah Pomeroy (Da Vinci), and Alyssa Hewitt (Da Vinci)play BPS soccer in the Fall. All three are very good players. They could easily start for most suburban high schools.
This story in the Buffalo News on Tuesday caught my attention. It profiled Van Dinh, a male tennis player from Da Vinci High School. A junior, Dinh advanced to the Sectionals before losing a close match to Clarence High School's Sean Siracusa, (5-7, 6-2, and 7-5)...
"He's a great ambassador not just for the school, but for the district," Da Vinci coach Andrew McDermott said. "We're dealing with trying to get rackets in the hands of as many kids as possible. It's a very daunting task."
The contrast between city schools and their suburban counterparts can be striking.
At Lancaster on Tuesday, there were eight sectional matches taking place at the same time, all on pristine blue and red courts. But when the Dragons get practice time, they split the two courts at Buffalo's Front Park with International Prep at Grover Cleveland.Hopefully, next year, he'll go even further. In most sports, BPS athletes don't have the same club experience as their opponents. For example, most of Tricia, Hannah, and Alyssa's teammates at school only play soccer two months a year (in the Fall). These three play year round against strong (mostly suburban) competition.
When given the opportunity, BPS students can compete against anyone. For years, we heard the BPS schools would get creamed if they played the suburban schools in football. This was not the case. Last year, their first year in such play, they held their own and won several games against established teams. The challenge for other sports is to get the students playing against top competition year round. We also need to get more parents informed as to what's available out there. BPS athletic director Aubrey Lloyd knows it has to start at a young age. I spoke to him last week and he has several programs going on at the grammar schools. In my opinion, facilities and equipment are overrated. Getting the students out on the fields, courts, etc. competing-underrated. I think the Buffalo schools are moving in the right direction in athletics. Congratulations to Van Dinh on a terrific season.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Can't a man relax?...
Man admits to standing naked on Thruway
SHERIDAN, N.Y. (WIVB) - State Police arrested a Dunkirk man Thursday, for allegedly exposing himself in the Town of Sheridan.
Several New York State Thruway patrons have been filing complaints regarding a naked man exposing himself in a lewd manner along the Thruway.
A police detail was in place Thursday morning, and police say, 52-year-old Kenneth M. Dillenburg was observed completely naked exposing himself to Thruway patrons along West Sheridan Road.
Dillenburg was interviewed by State Police Investigators and admitted to engaging in this activity over the past several weeks.Man admits to standing naked on Thruway | WIVB.com
Soon after the baby was born, in a pool of water at home, Witterick, 38, and Stocker, 39, sent an email announcing to loved ones: "We've decided not to share Storm's sex for now - a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a stand up to what the world could become in Storm's lifetime (a more progressive place? ...)."
Kathy Witterick and David Stocker recently landed on the front page of The Toronto Star, explaining that they hope their third child, Storm, can remain untouched by the connotations of pink versus blue, male versus female, long enough to make up his or her own mind.
They told the Star that Storm's two older siblings - both on-the-record boys - know the baby's gender, along with a close family friend and the midwives who delivered him. They plan to keep the secret as long as Storm, 2-year-old Kio and 5-year-old Jazz are OK with it.
There's nothing unusual about Storm's genitalia, the parents note, but they've been stung by criticism of their older children for liking pink and purple clothes and other "girly" things, like the occasional dress and long hair for Jazz, who's currently sporting braids.Nation & World | Couple's gender secret for baby touches off debate | Seattle Times Newspaper
5/20/2011 120 Fulton Burglary UNK UNK person did enter unlocked apt, and did remove change purse
5/20/2011 2000 Seneca Robbery Brandon Barbuto and Joel Barbuto Def from 5522 Broadway and 362 Germania did stab compl and did take his wallet.
5/20/2011 999 Exchange Robbery Mark Penrod PREVIOUS REPORTED robbery. Def was arrested
5/20/2011 250 Chicago UNK UNK person did remove work bench from business
5/20/2011 50 Fredro Larceny vehicle Larry Zielinski Def was caught going through a vehicle
5/20/2011 100 Unger Larceny Melinda Registar Def did forge checks
5/20/2011 60 Unger Criminal Mischief Poss known Poss know person did damage window on veh
5/20/2011 62 Republic Larceny James Kotrys Def of 45 South Street did take metal from parking lot
5/20/2011 80 Kelburn Criminal MIschief UNK UNK person did enter compl UNLOCKED vehicle and did remove radio
5/20/2011 100 Zittle Harassment Matthew Mootz Def of 37 Houston did harass compl
5/20/2011 Smith and Perry Reckless Endangerment Kevin Kerwin Def of 297 Smith did fire shotgun towards compl. Def arrested in poss of same.
5/20/2011 30 Cambria Harassment KNOWN Known susp did make many threats via text
5/20/2011 60 Woodside Harassment UNK/SUSP Poss known person did make threats via email.
5/20/2011 9 Duerstein Poss of Marij Jeffery Battles Def did have warrant from Hamburg, and did poss marij
5/21/2011 40 Culver Larceny vehicle Cory Shoup Def of 16 Peach Street did steal items from vehicle
5/21/2011 20 Fairview Larceny Poss Known Poss known susp did remove keys from table
5/21/2011 160 Culver Larceny vehicle UNK UNK susp did enter UNLOCKED vehicle and did ransack...nothing taken
5/21/2011 40 Parkview Larceny UNK UNK person did remove lic plates from veh
5/21/2011 1900 South Park Larceny UNK UNK person entered wilson farms and did steal beer
5/21/2011 30 Culver Larceny vehicle UNK UNK person entered UNLOCKED vehicle and did remove GPS
5/21/2011 90 Geary Burglary KNOWN Known susp did enter compl apt, and did damage phone
5/21/2011 20 Riverview Burglary Joshua Jones Def of 127 Elk did enter compl garage, and did remove various items
5/21/2011 370 Louisiana Assault KNOWN Known susp did assault compl
5/21/2011 130 Geary Stolen vehicle UNK Vehicle recovered at above address.
PREVIOUS REPORT 5/21/2011 Bailey and Seneca DWI Michael Burford Def was arrested for DWI after crossing double yellow lines
5/21/2011 140 Woodside Assault Richard Szczygiel Def arrested for punching compl
5/21/2011 20 Kamper Harassment KNOWN Known susp did strike compl
5/21/2011 7 Maywood Harassment Known Known susp did make lewd remarks to compl
5/21/2011 90 Geary Criminal Mischief Known Known susp did enter compl friends home and did damage phone and strike compl
5/21/2011 300 Perry Criminal Mischief UNK UNK person did damage compl vehicle
5/21/2011 700 Hopkins Assault Known Known susp did throw compl to ground
5/21/2011 290 Perry Stolen vehicle UNK Vehicle recovered at above address.
PREVIOUS REPORT 5/21/2011 2000 Seneca False Personation Felicia Lazzara Def was stopped by officers and did give false ID
5/22/2011 1900 Seneca Robbery Joshua Patton Def of 648 McKinley did attempt to rob the Rite Aid on Seneca. He was chased by officers and caught.
5/22/2011 350 Alabama Assault Known Known susp did make threats to compl, he also has OOP
5/22/2011 100 Eden Larceny vehicle UNK UNK person did smash window of vehicle in order to steal GPS in window, ipod and cash left in vehicle
5/22/2011 950 Clinton Burglary UNK UNL person did break into apt and did remove wine glasses
5/22/2011 690 Furhman Larceny Sharon and Philip Muzzy Def (mom and son) did drive down street taking man-holes. They live at 165 Mackinaw and 2907 RT 98 North
5/22/2011 90 Sirret Criminal Mischief UNK UNK person did damage compl fence
5/22/2011 999 Exchange CPCS David Mellody Def was in poss of CS he lives at 9 Andrew
5/23/2011 70 Kenefick Larceny vehicle UNK UNK person did smash window in vehicle and did remove black case on seat
5/23/2011 1000 Fillmore Larceny Known Known susp did steal compl wallet
5/23/2011 312 Perry Larceny James Kotrys Susp did steal cash from compl Suspect lives at 45 South Street
5/23/2011 160 Cable Burglary UNK UNK persons did attempt to enter church.
5/23/2011 450 South Division Burglary Poss known Poss known susp did enter compl unlocked apt
5/23/2011 Seneca and Bailey Harassment Craig Moss Def of 2074 Clinton did drive by police and yell, "FU".
5/23/2011 18 Abbott Harassment Known Known susp did come to compl apt and did grab them
5/23/2011 820 Tifft Criminal Mischief Known Known susp did drive over compl lawnmower
5/23/2011 Ship Canal Criminal Mischief Leon Dunston Def did enter property unlawfully, and did damage vehicle (in attempt to gain entry)
5/23/2011 90 Meriden Harassment Beckey Nerderski Def arrested for harassment
5/23/2011 1400 South Park Assault Skeeter Walker Def did strike parents and did then stop them from calling police
5/23/2011 380 Marilla Harassment and obstructing Gregory Weldon Def did fight, and then refused officers request to stop
5/23/2011 1800 South Park Warrant William Coplin Def arrested on warrant
5/23/2011 50 Remoleno Criminal Mischief Known Known susp did damage compl vehicle
5/24/2011 1300 William Larceny Known Known susp did attempt to steal metal rods from the compl lot
5/24/2011 140 Trowbridge Larceny UNK Unk person did remove an ipod touch from compl purse
5/24/2011 1900 Seneca Larceny UNK UNK person did steal compl bike from in front of store
5/24/2011 1000 McKinley Larceny UNK UNK person did remove lic plate from trailer
5/24/2011 30 Naragnassett Burglary UNK UNK person did enter compl home, went in purse, and then removed $200 (weird)
5/24/2011 430 South Park Robbery UNK UNK b/m/did display a handgun to store clerk at Family Dollar, did demand cash, and ran through the Perry Projects
5/24/2011 1270 Seneca Robbery UNK UNK person did attempt to buy a CD player form susp. When he gave him the $, the susp then grabbed $
5/24/2011 1280 Seneca Trespass and Harassment Frank Sekuterski Def refused to leave compl home
5/24/2011 77 Duerstein Criminal Mischief and Assault Brandon Brown Def did break compl door, and then punched compl in face
5/24/2011 1280 Seneca VOOP Frank Sekuterski Def did VOOP
5/24/2011 South Park and McCamley Criminal Contempt Darry Barnes Def did VOOP 5/24/2011 Smith and Elk Harassment Known Known susp did yell swear words at compl
5/24/2011 1920 Seneca Assault Crysta Huss Def did harass and punch compl.
5/24/2011 40 Krakow Assault Justin Smith Def did strike compl
5/24/2011 100 Aldrich Assault Joseph Everett Def of 110 Davidson did punch compl in face
5/24/2011 Cazenovia and Seneca Criminal Contempt and Felony V&T Darryl Barnes Def of 28 Kilhoffer did VOOP and was driving on a suspended lic
5/25/2011 30 Junior Burglary UNK Unk person(s) did enter unlocked door and did remove Dewalt drill
5/25/2011 120 Pontiac S Larceny UNK Unk person did remove two shovels from compl yard
5/25/2011 60 Pomona Harassment KNOWN Known susp keeps calling compl asking for money
5/25/2011 50 Sage Assault Siegfrede Behal Def did punch compl several times in the face
5/25/2011 290 Germania Harassment KNOWN Known person did push compl while at party
5/25/2011 Salem and Harassment KNOWN Known susp did drive in front of bus causing alarm
5/25/2011 Seneca and Pomona Harassment KNOWN Known susp did pull compl hair
5/25/2011 540 Bailey Warrant Robert Williams Def arrested for outstanding warrant
5/26/2011 120 Elk Criminal Mischief KNOWN Known susp did damage compl wall
5/26/2011 130 Cushing Larceny UNK UNK person did remove compl purse from side yard
5/26/2011 210 Baitz Assault Sean Hoto Def did hit his mother
5/26/2011 356 Alabama Robbery UNK UNK b/m did show a long rifle and did then rob chinese delivery man.
5/26/2011 130 Weimar Harassment KNOWN Known compl has been calling compl
5/26/2011 Foot of Smith Poss of Marij John Milly and Donald Leldolf Defs were sitting at the foot of Smith Street, in a car, smoking marij
5/26/2011 870 Tifft Criminal Mischief UNK UNK person did push compl shed to the side (?)
5/26/2011 Cazenovia Park Poss of Marij Zachery Bennett and Michael Bigouette While on foot patrol in Caz Park, officers did observe def smoking marij
5/26/2011 400 Germania VOOP and Obstructing Govt Admin Norman Bettinger Def was arrested for VOOP. Did give officers false name
5/26/2011 130 Buffum MANY V&T Steven Williams Def of 52 Lorraine did pass stop sign, did run from officers, and was arrested in poss of a bottle of rum
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Watson raises a good point when he talks about the disparities in the ratio of white to black students in the city's three best (arguably) high schools: City Honors, Da Vinci, and Hutch Tech. There's only one problem. Each of these schools chooses their students primarily on an entrance exam. Watson questions whether the entrance exams are (play the race card music) culturally biased. Culturally biased! Here is Watson, doing what he does best, making excuses and playing the race based blame game...
• Did this occur because the top schools use tests and selection criteria that are culturally biased or that give an inside edge to better-educated parents who know best how to navigate the system?
Outrageous. Fortunately, teachers, parents, and taxpayers have had enough of liberal nonsense from the likes of "Race Card" Rod. Guys like Watson want to blame everything on race. The white controlled educational system is keeping the black students down, etc., etc. But how does this explain the Vietnamese, Burmese, Thai, and Somalian refugees who come to Buffalo with little more than the clothes on their backs? They don't even know the language, yet most come to school willing to work and make something out of themselves. In no time, they are speaking English, performing well at school, and graduating. Oh, yea. Most aren't being continuously disruptive in class, either. Look at the suspension rates, Rod.
Instead of blasting grammar school parents, whose children miss 35 days a year, Watson thinks we need to form a focus group for them. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahaha. We need a focus group to tell parents that keeping their kids home 35 days a year is not in their best interest? Is he serious?...
• Why do some parents feel so little sense of efficacy when it comes to education that they don’t make sure their kids attend school, as reflected in the Buffalo Teachers Federation analysis showing alarming absenteeism rates? Who’s going to convene the parental focus group, suggested by union chief Phil Rumore, that could help find out why?
In the past, I've worked in a racially mixed charter school, where students from both races were being accepted at Hutch Tech and Da Vinci. In fact, race was rarely even discussed at this school. The white kids at this school all got along and worked hard in class. The difference? The parents of these students were involved in their kids' education. The students were not allowed to walk around the classrooms while the teacher was trying to teach. They were not permitted to talk over the teacher. Kids with behavior problems were not made the center of attention (which is exactly what they want). The whole day did not become about them. Cell phones were collected and put in a lock box until the end of the day. Homework was expected. There were consequences to misbehavior.
It's 2011. We need to stop making excuses for bad parenting and lazy students. There are so many great students in Buffalo, willing to come to school and make an effort. It has nothing to do with "culturally biased" test scores or the district. The leaders in the black community need to start asking their neighbors why they don't value education or the importance of good parenting. Watson's flimsy excuses are pathetic and quite frankly, I'm embarrassed for him.
Two-tiered district cries out for reform
A very interesting and accurate letter in today's paper about busing's effect on the Buffalo Public Schools. Judge Curtin has his feet up somewhere, probably unaware that his court decision ruined both the city and it's schools. Anyone with the means, packed their bags and fled to the suburbs. We spent millions of dollars and wasted countless hours busing the students from one neighborhood to another. What has been the result? The schools today are more segregated than ever. I was at school #37 today (Futures Academy). The school should be surrounded by bars. Lunch should be called feeding time. I'm in the process of trying to block it out of my mind, as I will never walk through those doors again.It was a complete zoo...
Busing contributed to city school demise
Much has been written recently about the failure of the Buffalo public school system. Years ago the system had a few troubled inner-city schools. Many other schools were performing at or above standards. However, it was determined that to improve all schools that we should bus students.
Parents and students that knew and understood the value of a good education were appalled. Many had sacrificed and moved to certain areas, but busing led concerned parents to remove their children from the public system and place them in private or religious-based schools. Those who could afford, moved to suburban areas. Thus, began the demise of the city school system then doomed to become a glorified free baby sitting service.
Busing is the greatest failure since prohibition. It has succeeded in helping create the child obesity epidemic and also, no doubt, helped raise the price of gasoline to over $4 a gallon. Think of the glut of gas that would be dumped into the market if all the unnecessary yellow buses were off the road, and the lines of cars stranded behind them could move more freely.
However, busing, unlike prohibition, is here to stay. The damage is done and I believe irreversibly.John Dolhon
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was clocked by a North Carolina sheriff's deputy going 128 mph in a 45 mph zone and was cited for careless and reckless driving and speeding, a law enforcement spokesman said Tuesday.
Iredell County Sheriff's Office Capt. Darren Campbell said a deputy stopped Busch's 2012 yellow Lexus sports car on a road between Troutman and Mooresville, where the 26-year-old driver lives. It's about 30 miles north of Charlotte.
In this clip, neighbors complain that CSX needs to put up a fence to stop "4 and 5 year olds" from playing on the tracks. CSX counters that fences in the past have not worked as a deterrent, as the kids hop them anyway. Most commenters to the story think the neighbors need try a new and radical approach: keeping an eye on their children...
I love the role of a spoiler. Without it, the two major parties become complacent and won't listen to the needs of the constituents. In fact, I'm watching with interest to see how the County Legislature redistricting process unfolds. If there's a competitive race between "Einstein" Whalen and someone from another neighborhood, I'd love to throw my independent hat in the ring. I'd love to hear Whalen's people talk about how smart he is. Same goes for Dave Franczyk. If the council makes my district into Fillmore, I'll do the same thing. Why support these entrenched politicians when they don't care about the everyday residents of their district? When I ran in 2001, I got 33% of the vote. A spoiler took 10%. I had no problem with that. He had every right to run, as do people like Davis...
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
They report over 100 teenagers and young adults partied in the park. Buffalo Police need to apprehend the suspects and make an example out of them. Parks seem to be the most popular place for vandalism. Every time we have a home game for our youth soccer club, we have to pick up the goals (that have been completely overturned). Often times, they cut the netting with a knife (why they do this, I have no idea) and we have to duct tape the cut pieces together. It's really sad. I'm starting to think Singapore has the right idea. Isn't that where they cane people for graffiti and vandalism?
Monday, May 23, 2011
Camping said that he's now realized the apocalypse will come five months after May 21, the original date he predicted. He had earlier said Oct. 21 was when the globe would be consumed by a fireball.
Saturday was "an invisible judgment day" in which a spiritual judgment took place, he said. But the timing and the structure is the same as it has always been, he said.
It probably will happen on October 21st. The Bills will be 7-0 and all of a sudden the earthquakes will start. By the way, it looks like the church/apocalyptic business is the place to be...
In 2009, the nonprofit Family Radio reported in IRS filings that it received $18.3 million in donations, and had assets of more than $104 million, including $34 million in stocks or other publicly traded securities.
And we're all laughing at their leader?
Radio host says Rapture actually coming in October - USATODAY.com
I've listened to preachers
I've listened to fools
I've watched all the dropouts
Who make their own rules
One person conditioned to rule and control
The media sells it and you live the role
Mental wounds still screaming
Driving me insane
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train...
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
The reapportionment panel, a group of hangers-on associated with various Buffalo Common Council members, has come up with their plan to change the Council districts in the city of Buffalo.
The process is nothing more than an absurd charade. The whole objective of the committee is to make sure each district stays "voter friendly" for each of the council members, while keeping the district populations roughly the same. After all, these aren't temporary positions, but positions for life. This process has been made more difficult by the mass exodus taking place in every district except North and South Buffalo.
Voters in my district (the area between St. Agatha's Church and Tifft/South Park will undoubtedly be surprised to learn that they will soon be considered part of the Fillmore District. That way, perennial do-nothing, career politician Dave Franczyk will be able to keep his district predominantly white, ensuring many more years of twiddling his thumbs in city hall.
It's funny how the leaders of the city preach racial unity, yet go out of their way to divide neighborhoods by race and class. I'm calling for radical change. Under my plan, the Common Council would consist of seven people (two blacks, two whites, two Puerto Ricans, and the Council President, who will be of Burmese descent.
The district boundaries will be completely eliminated. The white residents of the city will pick two white representatives, the black residents will pick two black representatives, and the Puerto Ricans will pick two Puerto Rican leaders. The Council President will be chosen by a local witch doctor from Grant Street. If you have an issue, you call your representative. Why not? I'd rather do this than have stupid names like Lovejoy, Fillmore, and South that have nothing to do with where we live.
I notice that Coolidge Rd. is not part of the new Fillmore District. What would the McKinley Circle Lady do if that happened? All of her government funded flowers would probably wilt. She talks a good game, but she doesn't want to live next door to anyone who is not white, or working for the city. Why don't they just change the name of the new Fillmore District to The South Buffalo White Trash Region? That's obviously what the people downtown think of it. Personally, I could care less. I consider my neighborhood a lawless, tribal region (like Eastern Afghanistan).
We don't answer to any of the city hall suits, anyway. The people in my district listen to the words of the Rooster and read the words of the Blogger. The Rooster knows more about what goes on around here than anyone in city hall. With his Polish surname, perhaps the Rooster would make a good opponent for Franczyk next year in a three way race with Darnell Jackson...
Friday, May 20, 2011
5/13/2011 530 Hopkins Burglary Gerald Kwasniewski Def did break window at pallet exchange, was then found by officers hiding under table
5/13/2011 130 Trowbridge Assault UNK Unk males jumped compl
5/13/2011 McKinley and Heussy Assault Andrew Kina Def did stab compl with knife over a pack of cigarettes
5/13/2011 200 Cazenovia Burglary UNK UNK person did break open shed and did remove beauty products
5/13/2011 60 Republic KNOWN Known susp did remove scrap metal from location
5/13/2011 120 Weyand Larceny Michael Duar Def did fraud several people into thinking he was the landlord, and did collect sec deposit
5/13/2011 20 Josie Larceny Known Known susp did remove several items from her home
5/14/2011 220 Tifft CP of Marij Justine Mack Def was in poss of marij
5/14/2011 40 Ward Scheme to defraud Known Known person did attempt to defraud compl, by stating he was with HSBC bank
5/14/2011 50 Remington Burglary Known Known susp did remove items from compl apt.
5/14/2011 460 Southside Harassment Known Known susp did throw dog crap into compl face
5/14/2011 840 Abbott Larceny Marybeth Lockwood Def did enter Rite Aid, take preg test off shelf, go into restroom-use, and attempt to leave store
5/14/2011 South Park and Hopkins Assault UNK Unk susp did jump compl, then made threats to compl
5/14/2011 1600 Clinton Criminal Facil Jasmine Diggs Def arrested on warrant
5/14/2011 660 Hopkins ID theft Known Known susp did use compl benefit card
5/14/2011 2100 South Park Larceny UNK UNK person did enter store and steal a bottle of beer
5/14/2011 120 Fulton Larceny UNK UNK b/m's did take pizza and wings from compl
5/15/2011 100 Newman Assault Martin Brokob Def did strike compl
5/15/2011 80 Stevenson Larceny vehicle UNK UNK person did remove compl radar det from veh
5/15/2011 840 Abbott Larceny UNK UNK w/f did remove an item from Rite aid
5/15/2011 270 Perry Assault KNOWN Known susp did strike compl
5/15/2011 Louisiana and Perry Larceny KNOWN Known susp did take compl necklace
5/15/2011 100 Weyand Criminal Mischief UNK UNK person did take rock and did throw it through compl veh window
5/15/2011 120 Fulton Known Known susp did not pay for cab he used
5/16/2011 2300 Seneca Assault Demetrius Jones Def did strike and bloody preg female
5/16/2011 150 Como Burglary Benjamin Fatty Def arrested for burglary
5/16/2011 52 Remoleno Harassment Known Known susp keeps calling compl (has case in court)
5/16/2011 300 Southside Harassment Known Known susp keeps calling compl
5/16/2011 306 Abbott Criminal Mischief Known Known susp did damage compl windows
5/16/2011 2200 South Park Harassment Known Known susp did make threats via Facebook
5/16/2011 160 Altruria Harassment Known Known susp did push compl after fight over money
5/16/2011 200 Cable Criminal Mischief Known Known susp did break compl garage windows
5/16/2011 200 Cable Criminal Mischief Known SAME PERSON SAME MO
5/16/2011 Casimir and Ogden Harassment Known Known susp did pull compl by hair
5/16/2011 Seneca and Caz Park Endangering the Welfare Cecil Hollingsworth DEF (BIG Problem on Seneca Street, and arrested 5 times over the past two weeks) did grab compl and attempt to go into compl pocket
5/17/2011 Hillary Park Larceny Known Known susp did steal compl bike, did strip it, and was seen leaving in car.
5/17/2011 300 Alabama Robbery LEAD Known susp did rob the pizza delivery man of food and items in pocket
5/17/2011 2100 South Park Larceny UNK UNK person did come in NOCO and sis remove beer, and did not pay
5/17/2011 70 Highview Larceny vehicle UNK UNK person did enter UNLOCKED vehicle and remove cell phone
5/17/2011 10 McKinley Larceny vehicle UNK UNK person did enter UNLOCKED vehicle and did remove 15 music CD's
5/17/2011 90 Whitehall Larceny vehicle UNK UNK person did enter UNLOCKED vehicle and did remove $10 in cash, iPod, car charger and car adapt for iPod
5/17/2011 300 Perry Larceny Known Known susp did steal compl wallet while in compl apt
5/17/2011 190 Whitehall Larceny Known Known susp (tenant) did steal various items from apt
5/17/2011 1800 Clinton Larceny Known Known susp did steal compl Wii and games
5/17/2011 370 Perry Assault Known Known susp did strike compl during argument with another person
5/17/2011 10 Hillside Endangering the Welfare Suriano Carrion Def arrested on outstanding charges
5/17/2011 100 Newman Assault Martin Brokob Def arrested on previous report
5/17/2011 400 Perry Assault Known Known susp did beat and kick compl
5/17/2011 80 Gorski Harassment Known Known susp(s) did leave letter on compl vehicle making threats
5/17/2011 80 Hayward Assault Known Known susp did get out of his veh, did argue with compl, then did strike compl
5/17/2011 1900 Clinton Harassment Known Known susp has been texting compl (unwanted)
5/17/2011 Geary and Frank Assault JUIV Def of Kamper street did strike compl
5/17/2011 South Park and Louisiana Assault Taylor Easley Def did strike compl
5/18/2011 20 Hamburg Larceny vehicle UNK UNK person entered UNLOCKED vehicle and removed wallet
5/18/2011 10 Clifford Larceny vehicle UNK UNK person entered UNLOCKED vehicle and removed wallet
5/18/2011 130 Weyand Larceny UNK UNK person did remove compl purse from porch (she left it there)
5/18/2011 Abbott and Edgewood Stolen vehicle UNK Unk person did steal compl vehicle while compl was in store (LEFT IT RUNNING)
5/18/2011 70 Ladner Criminal Mischief UNK UNK person did damage compl screens in yard
5/18/2011 70 Ladner Harassment KNOWN Known susp keeps calling compl.
5/18/2011 10 Woodside Scheme to defraud UNK UNK susp did call compl and attempt to con her into giving him money (# )
5/18/2011 230 Fenton Harassment UNK UNK person did call compl stating the compl was a million dollar winner (# )
5/18/2011 2100 Seneca Harassment Joshua Jones Def did engage in a fight, refused to leave scene.
5/18/2011 2100 Seneca Harassment Manty Jones Def did engage in a fight, refused to leave scene.
5/18/2011 80 Abbott Harassment KNOWN Known susp did make threats against compl
5/19/2011 1600 William Burglary UNK UNK susp did enter Glass co. via window and did remove various items
5/19/2011 230 Weiss Assault Leonard Snjadecki Def did strike compl in head with a bat
5/19/2011 490 Willet Larceny UNK UNK person did enter compl yard and remove grill
5/19/2011 70 Ryan Larceny vehicle UNK UNK person did pry open door to vehicle, and did remove stereo, iPod, (total system)
5/19/2011 410 South Park Larceny UNK UNK person did steal compl bike from outside store
5/19/2011 10 Sidway Assault KNOWN Known susp did punch compl
5/19/2011 Smith (foot of) CP of Crack Mark Gotthart Def was in poss of crack in his vehicle 5/19/2011 2300 Seneca Trespass Deparis Vives Def did trespass at church, and was blocking enter
5/19/2011 100 Zittle Harassment KNOWN Known susp did leave several threats on Facebook
5/19/2011 660 Hopkins VOOP Darryl Barnes Def did VOOP