Damn, Ruben Wills is found guilty on five counts and will be heading to prison for up to 7 years and the last hood rat involved in the brutal gang rape of mother of two, surrenders his sorry ass. A week of some justice.

YET, still not one local elected official has not talked about this viscous atrocity in their community or the fact that NO ONE knew about this group home, which have young folks with long arrest records NOR have any of them step forward to talk about the 15 year old black girl that was kidnapped and pimped out for FOUR MONTHS at Rev. Floyd Flake’s Greater Allen Senior Residence (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/11-days-the-flakes-and-greater-allen-church-have-made-no-comment-about-underage-girl-being-pimped-out-of-greater-allen-cathedral-senior-residence-for-four-months-plus-some-new-info-arises/)

NOT ONE. Not Katz (what is good for families is good for Queens), not COMRIE, NOT MEEKS, NOT MILLER, NOT HYDMAN in which this brutal crime happened in their own district.

WHY FOLKS? Cowards, no balls, no spine, no morals, scared of the Flakes, don’t give a shit, don’t want to rock the boat. WHAT THE FUCK IS IT.

Katrina Vetrano from Howard Beach who was brutally murdered last year, many came forward to comment on this. Yet in Jamaica, the coward elected officials don’t stay shit about these atrocities happening and there are many atrocities going on here, especially the kidnapping and pimping out of underage females of color and the disappearance of many as well. BLACK GIRLS LIVES DON’T MATTER TO BLACK ELECTED OFFICIALS. They just try and sweep them under the rug. SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.


From The Daily  News:

Fourth suspect surrenders in sex assault of woman leaving Queens church

Shorter was the final suspect wanted for the sick robbery and sex attack on the 50-year-old victim after she left Jamaica’s Celestial Church of Christ around 11 p.m. July 11.

(Go Nakamura/New York Daily News)

The fourth man accused of sexually assaulting a woman as she left her Queens church has surrendered to authorities, police said Friday.

Isaiah Shorter


Shorter was the final suspect wanted for the sick robbery and sex attack on the 50-year-old victim after she left Jamaica’s Celestial Church of Christ around 11 p.m. July 11.

The suspects, all from the same halfway house on South Road in Jamaica, robbed her at gunpoint then forced her to strip and perform oral sex on them.

FUCKING SCUM HOOD RATS who gang raped a mother of two in Jamaica July 11th/12

Julisses Ginel, Brandon Walker and Justin Williams were charged July 14 in the attack.

(Sam Costanza for New York Daily News)

Shorter has 14 prior arrests, mostly for low-level offenses, police said.

Queens church members afraid to attend Mass after woman’s attack

“They said, ‘If you don’t do that, I’ll shoot you,’” the victim recounted to the Daily News. “So I did what I had to do.”

She first tried to scare the fiends away by claiming to be HIV-positive — even though she is not — but the threat of infection didn’t scare the attackers.

One of them ran off, then returned a few minutes later with a condom, the stunned woman told police.

“You’re a stupid African woman,” one of the men said as he slapped her.



Spotted this over at Queens Crap.

Damn did this woman gives it to Mayor Dumbo and he does not even have the balls to address her, but chooses to be a fucking coward and not even answer this tax payer’s question. THIS IS A CLASSIC FOR THE AGES.

We NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE HER, not the sheeple that were in the video following the Mayor like they were “The Walking Dead”.


To hear the sound make sure when you click on the video, to move your your cursor down toward the bottom of the video to get the below photo and un-mute and adjust the volume.


Damn, that white boy in the back is cutting up some good shit.

My sources have informed that Rufus King Park, which has been turning into a garbage dump and an outdoor homeless shelter with alcohol drinking and drug use, is FINALLY get much needed park enforcement in the evenings and on weekends, which is when it tends to be very problematic.




Seems like I am not the only one who has been raising a fuss about how this park has been going down hill.

NOW time to tackle that much smaller but more problematic park, Major Mark Park.


Now that major asshole Ruby Wills was found guilty on five counts and will be heading to prison for up to seven years, with election time coming up, let’s look back at all the corrupt Jamaica elected officials who have been sent to prison. A total of FOUR from Jamaica, but I kept thinking there was another, probably wishful thinking.

  1. Former Senator Shirley Huntley – May 2013 for 1 year.

    Former corrupt Senator douche bag Shirley Huntley, one of the local leaders who only looked out for herself. Now she is Big Bertha’s bitch in prison.

  2. Former Senator Malcolm Smith – February 2015 for 7 years.

    Senator Malcolm A. Smith being carted off by FBI agents. Another douche bag Jamaica local leader.

  3. Assembly Member William Scarborough – September 2015 for 1 year and 1 month

    Scarborough being arrested in May. Now arrested again.

  4. Councilman Ruben Wills – July 2017 (found guilty). Heading to prison after sentencing in August 2017 for up to 7 years.

    Councilman Ruben Wills being arrested in November of 2014


AND of course there are MANY NY politicians who have seen the inside of a prison, ironically, mostly Democrats. Your tax dollars being squandered, while your communities turn to shit. Republicans, Democrats, no matter, the people are always getting fucked in the ass by a 15 inch dildo without lube.


From Syracuse.com:

Troubled NY politicians: A list of arrests, scandals, misdeeds and controversies

  By syracuse.com | The Post-Standard

on January 26, 2015 at 5:00 AM, updated February 09, 2015 at 3:56 PM

 In New York, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is not the first elected state official who has been accused of offenses that warrant induction into a rogues’ gallery. There have been 41 accused of misdeeds in the past 12 years. Some are awaiting trial, some have been convicted, some resigned amid controversy without criminal charges. Some were rewarded with re-election or other government jobs.


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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

Charged Jan. 22 with accepting bribes and kickbacks totaling nearly $4 million. The FBI charged that Silver failed to disclose on state financial disclosure reports secret payments he received for years from a small law firm that specialized in seeking reductions of New York City real estate taxes. He is free on $200,000 bail and remains in office. Silver was first elected to the Assembly in 1976, and became speaker in 1994.


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Former Assemblyman Dennis Gabrysczak

Resigned from the Assembly in January 2014 shortly after being accused of sexual harassment by seven former legislative staffers. Lawsuits are pending against Gabrysczak, who was first elected to the Assembly in 2006.

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Former Assemblyman William Boyland

Convicted in March 2014 of 21 federal charges, including bribery, mail fraud and extortion. He solicited bribes from undercover agents who asked his help on development deals and pocketed $70,000 in unearned Assembly per diem payments. He is awaiting sentencing, facing up to 30 years in prison. He previously was tried and acquitted of federal corruption charges in 2011.

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Assemblyman William Scarborough

Re-elected, unopposed, in 2014 despite being charged that year with felony counts of using $40,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses and filing false claims for $40,000 in travel reimbursements. He has pleaded not guilty.

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Sen. Thomas Libous

Re-elected in 2014 despite being indicted months earlier with lying to the FBI. He is accused of repeatedly lying to FBI agents in June 2010, when he was interviewed as part of a probe into whether he used his influence to get his son a job with a prominent Westchester County law firm. The charge is pending.

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Former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno

Acquitted in 2014 by a second jury of the charges of honest services fraud. He had been convicted of fraud in 2009. He was accused of using his influence to make money in his sideline consulting business, depriving taxpayers of his honest services. After he appealed, the conviction was overturned in 2011.


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Former Assemblyman Eric Stevenson

Sentenced to three years in prison in 2014 after being convicted of bribery and other public corruption charges. He was charged in 2013 with accepting $22,000 in bribes from businessmen who built an adult day care center in return for legislation to impose a moratorium on the opening of competing centers. His seat became vacant automatically when he was convicted.

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Former Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa

Sentenced in 2014 to one year in prison after pleading guilty to lying to immigration authorities on her marital relationship in 2005 and for making false statements in a bankruptcy petition in 2009. She paid $8000 for a sham marriage to gain citizenship. She resigned from the Assembly when she pleaded guilty in June 2014.

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Former Sen. Shirley Huntley

Sentenced in 2013 to one year in prison after she pleaded guilty to embezzling $87,000 in public funds and attempting to cover it up. A senator from 2007 through 2012, she was released in 2014. She secretly recorded other politicians in a bid for leniency. Huntley lost a primary election after she was arrested.

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Former Sen. Malcolm Smith

Former Sen. Malcolm Smith, D-Queens, the former Senate majority leader, was found guilty Feb. 5, 2014 of scheming to bribe his way onto the ballot in the 2013 New York City mayoral election. A federal jury found Smith guilty on all four charges: bribery conspiracy, wire fraud, use of interstate facilities to commit bribery and extortion. Smith lost his re-election bid in 2014 after being charged in 2013 with the felony charges.

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Former Sen. Pedro Espada Jr.

Sentenced in 2013 to five years in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a health care network he ran. Espada was found guilty of four counts of theft from a group of nonprofit clinics to pay for fine meals, parties, luxury cars and spa treatments for his family. Espada was sentenced to pay $368,000 to the government, pay the same amount to victims and pay more than $100,000 to the IRS.

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Assemblyman Steve Katz
R-Mohegan Lake

Charged in 2013 with unlawful possession of marijuana after he was stopped for speeding. The charge was dismissed after Katz performed community service. Katz had voted against bills that would legalize marijuana for medical uses prior to his arrest. Katz was first elected assemblyman in 2010. He was re-elected in 2014.

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Former Assemblyman Nelson Castro

Resigned in April 2013 as part of an agreement by prosecutors not to prosecute him on several felonies. Castro, first elected in 2008, was allowed to escape prosecution because he wore a wire for federal authorities for two years and recorded incriminating conversations with other lawmakers.

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Former Assemblyman Vito Lopez

Resigned from the Assembly in 2013 after eight female staffers accused him of sexually harassing them. He was fined $330,000 by a state ethics board. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had approved confidential settlements with some of the women. The Assembly was preparing to start the process of expelling Lopez, who was first elected in 1984, when he resigned.

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Sen. John Sampson

Easily won re-election in 2014 despite being charged in 2013 with embezzling $440,000 and with obstructing justice in a scheme to control money from the foreclosure of four Brooklyn properties. Two embezzling charges were dismissed, but he still faces trial on eight counts, including making false statements, concealing records, obstructing justice and witness tampering.

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Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez

Charged in 2013 with driving while intoxicated near Albany. The disposition of the charge is unknown. Rodriguez was first elected to the Assembly in 2010. He easily won re-election in 2014.

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Former Assemblyman Micah Kellner

Sanctioned in 2013 by the Assembly, stripped of a committee chair and barred from having interns, after an ethics investigation found he had sexually harassed staff members. He did not seek re-election.


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Former Sen. Nicholas Spano

Sentenced in 2012 to one year in prison after he pleaded guilty that year to a felony of obstructing the IRS by filing fraudulent tax returns. He failed to pay $45,000 in taxes on income he received from an insurance company that won state contracts. Spano lost his re-election bid in 2006.

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Former Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera

Lost her re-election bid in 2012 while under investigation for allegations that she provided boyfriends with no-show public jobs. No charges were filed. Rivera was first elected to the Assembly in 2004. Her father is an Assembly member.


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Former Sen. Carl Kruger

Sentenced in 2012 to seven years in prison after he was convicted of accepting nearly a half-million dollars in bribes from business owners with business before the state. He was indicted in 2011. He resigned from the Senate right before he pleaded guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud, and bribery in 2011.

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Former state Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi

A Democrat from New York City, was sentenced in 2011 to one to four years in prison for his leading role in an influence-peddling scandal at the state’s massive pension fund. Hevesi pleaded guilty to official misconduct, a felony, in 2010, admitting he had approved a $250 million pension investment in exchange for nearly $1 million in benefits from a California businessman. Hevesi, first elected comptroller in 2002, was re-elected in 2006, but a month later he was forced to resign when he pleaded guilty to a felony of defrauding the government, admitting he assigned state employees to care for his ailing wife. Hevesi was sentenced in 2007 to a $5,000 fine and permanently banned from holding elective office again for that offense. He was released on parole from prison in 2014.

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Sen. Vincent Leibell
R-Yorktown Heights

Sentenced in 2011 to 21 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and tax evasion. The scheme involved shaking down lawyers and then conspiring to cover up the crime. After he was arrested in 2010, Leibell resigned from the Senate and was elected Putnam County executive, but never took that office. He served 28 years in the Assembly and Senate.


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Former Gov. David Paterson

A Democrat from New York City, was fined $62,125 in 2010 by a state ethics commission for soliciting and accepting free Yankees tickets, and then lying under oath to cover up his actions. He was fined 11 days before his term ended. A state senator before he was elected lieutenant governor, Paterson became governor in 2008 when Eliot Spitzer resigned in a prostitution scandal.

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Former Sen. Hiram Monserrate

Expelled from the Senate in February 2010 due to misdemeanor assault conviction in 2009 involving his girlfriend. Monserrate was sentenced to three years probation and community service. He had been charged with three felonies and three misdemeanors following a 2008 injury to his girlfriend.

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Sen. Kevin Parker

Re-elected twice since he was sentenced, in 2010, to three years on probation and fined $1,672 for criminal mischief. That stemmed from a 2009 altercation with a photographer for the New York Post. In 2005, Parker was charged with misdemeanor assault after he was accused of punching a traffic agent in the face. The charges were dropped after he agreed to take anger management classes.


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Former Sen. Efrain Gonzalez Jr.

Sentenced in 2009 to seven years in prison and ordered to forfeit more than $700,000 after being convicted of mail fraud and conspiracy. He was indicted in 2006 on charges that he had routed state grants known as “member items” to nonprofit groups and then used some of the money for personal expenses. He pleaded guilty to using the money to pay for personal expenses, including credit card bills, rent and Yankees tickets. Gonzalez lost his bid for re-election in 2008.

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Former Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin

Sentenced in 2009 to 10 years in prison for racketeering involving embezzlement of more than $2 million from the state Assembly, his campaign funds and from the nation’s largest municipal labor council, which he served as president. He was arrested in 2006 and announced he would not run for re-election that year. He pleaded guilty in 2008.


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Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer

A Democrat from New York City, resigned in 2008 days after it emerged that he had been caught on a federal wiretap discussing plans to meet a prostitute in Washington. Spitzer was known as Client-9 by Emporers Club VIP, the business that supplied prostitutes. Investigators believe Spitzer paid up to $80,000 for prostitutes while he was attorney general and governor. Spitzer was elected governor in 2006.

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Former Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV

Found guilty of driving while his ability was impaired by alcohol in 2010. He was arrested on a DWI charge in 2008. He served in the Assembly from 2001-2010 and lost a Democratic primary for Congress in 2010.

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Former Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio

Died in prison in 2011. He was arrested in 2008 on influence peddling charges. He won re-election that year, but in 2009, he resigned from the Assembly, where he’d served for 31 years, and pleaded guilty to fraud. He was accused of accepting $1 million in payments to promote the interests of businesses, including Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, in their dealings with state government.

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Former Assemblywoman Diane Gordon

Sentenced in 2008 to two to six years in prison after being convicted of receiving a bribe for offering to help a developer buy city-owned land in her district if he would build her a free $500,000 house. She was paroled from prison in 2010. Her seat automatically was vacated due to the felony conviction.

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Former Assemblyman Sam Hoyt

Prohibited in 2008 from participating in the Assembly’s internship program after the chamber’s ethics committee found he had an “inappropriate personal relationship” with a 23-year-old intern. He resigned from the Assembly in 2011 when Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed him as a regional president at Empire State Development Corp.

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Assemblyman Karim Camara

Convicted in 2008 of driving while ability impaired. He had been arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge in Albany. He was first elected to the Assembly in 2005. An ordained minister, Camara was easily re-elected in 2014, facing only opposition from a third-party candidate.


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Former Assemblyman Clarence Norman Jr.

Sentenced to 3 to 9 years in prison in 2007 for falsifying business records and grand larceny and paroled from prison in 2011. He was accused of shaking down a judicial candidate and accepting illegal campaign contributions during re-election campaigns. First elected in 1984, he resigned from the Assembly in 2005.

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Former Sen. John Sabini

Fined after he pleaded guilty in 2008 to driving while ability impaired. Sabini was arrested in 2007 on a driving while intoxicated charge. Months after he was convicted, facing a tough primary challenge, Sabini was hired by Gov. David Paterson to be chairman of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

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Former Assemblyman Mike Cole

Censured by the Assembly in 2007 after he slept at the home of a young female intern following a night of drinking. Cole had served as the ranking member of the Assembly’s Ethics and Guidance Committee. He lost a primary election in the following year. Cole was first elected to the Assembly in 2006.


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Former Sen. Ada Smith

Fined $250 after she was convicted in 2006 of harassment. She was found guilty of throwing coffee in the face of a staff member who made a comment about her weight. She lost a primary election later that year. Prior to that, she had had other run-ins with police, including an incident in which she was accused of biting a New York City police officer.

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Former Assemblyman Ryan Karben

Resigned in 2006 from the Assembly amid charges of improper fraternization with interns. He was accused of watching pornography with three interns. No charges were filed against Karben. Karben subsequently served as a fundraiser for Eliot Spitzer’s campaign for governor.


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Former Assemblyman Roger Green

Pleaded guilty in 2004 to two counts of petty larceny and one count of filing a false instrument (Assembly travel expenses). He resigned after he was sentenced to probation for three years, fined $2,000, and required to pay back $3,000 to New York. But he was re-elected to the Assembly later that year. In 2006 he left the Assembly to unsuccessfully run for Congress.

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Former Sen. Guy Velella

Sentenced to one year in jail in 2004 after he was accused of accepting $137,000 in bribes for steering public-works contracts. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped charges against Velella’s 90-year-old father. Velella died in 2011.


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Former Assemblywoman Gloria Davis

Pleaded guilty in 2003 to accepting a bribe to steer a $1 million construction project in her district to a contractor. She was sentenced to three months in jail and to pay $20,000. She resigned after pleading guilty.


Councilman Ruben Wills: number 1 asshole in Jamaica politics and that is hard to do with all the competition here.

As Kool and The Gang sang:



FUCK YEAH. Cry baby asshole Ruby Wills is going to fucking jail and it could not have happened to a bigger asshole. Wills who can get up to 7 years in prison is automatically expelled from City Council. Hell, when City Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says:

“Ruben Wills betrayed the trust of all New Yorkers when he abused his position in the State Senate to steal thousands of dollars from the hardworking taxpayers of New York for his own selfish gain.”


So long asshole, you probably made my blog more than any other asshole Jamaica elected official. THANKS for the ghetto memories!

So know that brings the count up to FOUR of the number of asshole crooked Jamaica Queens elected officials sent off to jail in the last few years.

AND speaking of the other assholes, are we now going to hear from the local elected officials like Comrie and Meeks on this douchebag’s sentence. AND how about the asshole Queens Democratic Party which was backing him even when he was on trial.



From The Daily News:


Queens Councilman Ruben Wills found guilty of stealing over $30G in taxpayer money

The jury found Ruben Wills guilty of one count of a scheme to defraud, two counts of grand larceny and two counts of filing a false instrument.

(Go Nakamura/New York Daily News)

Queens Councilman Ruben Wills was convicted Thursday of five counts against him in a corruption trial, which included charges of stealing more than $30,000 in taxpayer money.Wills, who was accused of using the money to buy food, clothes, gas and a $750 Louis Vuitton handbag, buried his head in his hands as the jury read its verdict at the end of an 11-day trial in Queens Criminal Court.The jury found Wills guilty of one count of a scheme to defraud, two counts of grand larceny and two counts of filing a false instrument. The jury acquitted Wills on a single charge of filing false business records.

The conviction automatically expels Wills from the council.

His bio has already been removed from the council website.

“Ruben Wills’ crimes were a shameful violation of the public trust,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “Ruben Wills stole taxpayer dollars to buy fancy purses and clothes for himself and his friends. New Yorkers deserved better.”

Prosecutors said Wills used public matching funds from his 2009 council campaign to pay $11,500 to fund a shell company created to translate and distribute campaign literature that was never given out.

Councilman Ruben Wills being arrested in November of 2014

Prosecutors said Wills used public matching funds from his 2009 council campaign to pay $11,500 to fund a shell company created to translate and distribute campaign literature that was never given out.

(Christie M Farriella/for New York Daily News)

The money was instead redirected to a nonprofit corporation that Wills controlled and used to make personal purchases including the handbag, which he bought at Macy’s. Wills, a former state Senate staffer, also used money to shop at Nordstrom and Home Depot, officials said.

“Ruben Wills betrayed the trust of all New Yorkers when he abused his position in the State Senate to steal thousands of dollars from the hardworking taxpayers of New York for his own selfish gain,” said Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

“Serving in elected office requires honesty and integrity and today’s conviction makes clear that Ruben Wills is unfit to be a member of the City Council,”

During the trial, the black councilman and his attorney said questions from the prosecutor about a possible romance between the married Wills and his chief of staff were racially charged and out of bounds.

“It was just to muddy up Ruben to the jurors,” Kevin O’Donnell told the Daily News before the verdict. “They wouldn’t have done this with a white politician.”

The councilman, who was elected in 2010 and indicted four years later, faces up to seven years in prison.



Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.

AND you wonder why Jamaica has such a big homeless problem with encampments in Rufus King Park, Major Mark Park, Jamaica Center Station, Sutphin LIRR station, plus all the walking dead and all the problems that go with this crap.

26 homeless shelters and hotels turned homeless shelter. TWENTY-SIX and this does not even include the group homes, like the group home where four savages lived and brutally raped a mother of two July 11th, and the hybrid hotels that have floors for guests and floors for homeless, like the Comfort Inn on 162nd St in Downtown Jamaica, which has 3 floors for hotel guests and 3 floors for homeless.

Downtown Jamaica Comfort Inn. Worker inside told me that 3 floors are for hotel guests and three floors are for homeless. Nothing like being greeted at a hotel than by a half naked homeless man sitting in hot weather.



From DNAInfo New York:

Halfway House Where Sex Attack Suspects Stayed Opened Secretly, Locals Say

By  Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska and Katie Honan | July 20, 2017 9:50am

 The suspects accused of sexually attacking a woman in Jamaica last week lived in a halfway house at 145-53 South Rd., police said.

The suspects accused of sexually attacking a woman in Jamaica last week lived in a halfway house at 145-53 South Rd., police said.View Full Caption

DNAinfo/Katie Honan

QUEENS — The brutal sexual assault of a Jamaica churchgoer last week has shed light on several long-term issues in the neighborhood, including an influx of homeless shelters and halfway houses, as well as poorly lit corners that can be dangerous to those passing by at night, officials said.

The halfway house at 145-53 South Road — which authorities said housed four of the suspects involved in the assault — opened secretly last year, according to local officials who said they had no idea that the facility had been operating in the neighborhood.

Run by SCO Family of Services, the facility runs the Transitional Independent Living (TIL) program and can house up to 19 young people under the age 21.

Unlike shelters, which are operated by the Department of Homeless Services, TIL is overseen by the Department of Youth and Community Development and focuses specifically on helping homeless youth aged 16 to 21, providing them with training and support necessary to transition to independent living.

There are no signs outside the building, and local officials said they were not notified when it opened.

SCO Family of Services did not return a phone call seeking comment, but DYCD spokesman Mark Zustovich said in an email that the program is not part of the city’s adult shelter system, and therefore is not required to notify local communities when opening.

“In order to provide youth with a caring, home-like environment safe from external issues such as sex trafficking and domestic violence, confidentiality and privacy are important parts of the transitional independent living experience for young people who enter our City-funded programs voluntarily,” Zustovich said.

But Yvonne Reddick, district manager of Community Board 12, which covers Jamaica, Hollis and St. Albans, said  the group running the facility “should talk to the community board anyway, even if they don’t have to, out of courtesy.”

“It makes me wonder how many more [facilities] similar to that are there in the district,” Reddick said.

“We have more shelters and hotels [used to house homeless families] than any other district in the borough of Queens.”

According to data provided by DHS, there are currently 13 homeless shelters within the board’s boundaries, in addition to 13 hotels used to house homeless families.

Statistics related to halfway houses in the district were not immediately available.

A spokeswoman for DHS said the city is “committed to ensuring that, over time, shelters are distributed equitably to meet the need in all five boroughs.”

But state Sen. James Sanders Jr. said that “the community of Southeast Queens has done more than its fair share for the disadvantaged populations of the city” and that “oversaturating one community does not allow for the healthy growth of that community.”

Because the attack took place around 11 p.m., some in the community also wondered about supervision at the facility.

In many adult shelters, curfew is set at 10 p.m. But Zustovich said that in this case, “program curfew is determined by the contracted provider and… can vary based on the educational and working schedules of the young people in residence.”

“DYCD is reviewing SCO policies and the circumstances of the specific youth allegedly involved,” he added.

Police so far have arrested Brandon Walker, 20, Julisses Ginel, 19, and Justin Williams, 17, who they said attacked the 50-year-old victim shortly after she had left the Celestial Church of Christ on Liberty Avenue on July 11.

A staff member at the halfway house reported suspicions to the police, leading to their arrest, the NYPD said.

The fourth suspect, identified by police as 20-year-old Isaiah Shorter, remains at large, authorities said Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint, the men confronted the woman at gunpoint on 150th Street near Beaver Road, demanding she hand over her wallet and MetroCard, and perform oral sex on them.

While the attack sparked an outcry in the community, Kevin Livingston — a local resident and founder of 100 Suits for 100 Men, a Jamaica-based organization assisting formerly incarcerated men and women — said it’s important not to “ostracize all young people” in the community.

“These young men who live in these SCO facilities — some of them are on medication, some of them are dealing with family issues, homosexuality — there is a lot going on in these particular homes,” said Livingston, who works with people living in several halfway houses in the area.

He also pointed out that the stretch where the assault occurred has been poorly lit, making it dangerous for those walking to the train at night.

The assault occurred near the intersection of 150th Street and Beaver Road, which locals say is poorly lit at night. (DNAinfo/Ben Fractenberg)

Sen. Sanders said he has reached out to the Department of Transportation “to ask them to do a study to find out if more lighting can be added to the area.”

The agency said that it is planning to add one new light on an existing wood pole at the intersection and upgrade another existing light to higher wattage.


Bad Mexican Hombres drinking in public, white white boy in background, cuts up some drugs. A few blocks from where Mayor and crew were doing their bullshit publicity stunt.

Damn, that white boy in the back is cutting up some good shit.

Just think, a measly $2.2 million dollars on Rufus King Park gave us a even bigger garbage dump and a major outdoor homeless shelter, can you imagine what billions on the Jamaica LIRR will get us.

SURE, pump all this money into Jamaica, while still leaving it a homeless, drug addict, crime ridden, filthy, ghetto nonsense community.

These alcoholic bottles did not magically get place here, our diverse population put them there and I am sure then took plenty of pisses there as well.


From NY1:

State plans to invest billions to help some LIRR stations

By NY1 News

As renovations continue at Penn Station, the state announced Wednesday an improvement plan for dozens of Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) stations, including two in Queens.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is investing $5.6 billion to transform 39 LIRR stations.

“We’ve taken a very bold course. We are daring to imagine a better New York, and we believe we can do it,” Cuomo said at a press conference for the announcement. “We’re investing the largest sum in infrastructure in the United States of America. We have the most aggressive infrastructure building program in the country, period, by far.”

He said the much-needed improvements will strengthen transportation infrastructure and increase rider capacity by 80 percent.

The Jamaica Station will undergo a major face lift, as it will be upgraded with higher speed switches and new signals.

Aging platforms are expected to be replaced, and some will be expanded to accommodate full-length, 12-car trains.

The station is also projected to be equipped with heated waiting areas and Wi-Fi.

Meantime, Flushing Station is expected to undergo general improvements.

The announcement comes amid a rough summer for commuters as Penn Station is currently undergoing major repairs as part of the “Summer of Hell” as Cuomo called it a few months ago.

Just last month, Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the MTA.

Penn Station is currently undergoing major repairs as part of the “Summer of Hell” as Cuomo called it a few months ago.