THE NEW BAD DAYS FOR JAMAICA: A COMMUNITY COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL AT CRITICAL MASS WITH NO END IN SIGHT, WHILE ELECTED OFFICIALS & OTHER SO-CALLED LEADERS PLAY POCKET POOL

Jamaica is spiraling DOWNWARDS and FAST, especially in the past year and no amount of development nor Chipotle’s or Starbucks or even a massive expansion of Resorts Casino is going to help (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/resorts-world-casino-bets-big-400m-queens-expansion-article-1.3322071). I mean certainly $2.2 million dollars down the proverbial fucking ghetto drain did not help Rufus King Park, that Queens BP Katz loves to talk about. That park has pretty much turned into an big outdoor homeless shelter, with an encampment in the Pavilion and the much much smaller park, Major Mark Park at Hillside Avenue & 175th Street (WHICH WAS A MAJOR DISASTER THIS MORNING), is an utter complete disaster of mounds of garbage, litter, liquor bottles and a big homeless encampment, where not only have homeless taken over the benches, but are now making the lawn their new home. My eyes have witnessed arguments, drug use and shitting & pissing in public. The situation has gotten even worse with the drug clinic, which was moved from Archer & Parsons, to right across the street next to a liquor store (who thought this one through). Last year a shooting erupted by two drug addicts from the clinic in the park. AND the park in is in the district of Congressman Meeks, Senator Comrie, Councilman Miller & Assembly Member Hyndman, who have all been completely silent on the issue, no surprise.

A rise in young black underage girls being kidnapped into prostitution, the latest being the 15 year old girl who was pimped out for FOUR MONTHS in 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/), while not one local elected official, including Queen BP Katz or that wonderful useless black female Public Advocate Letitia James, have not said ONE WORD or COMMENT about this situation which took place in the beginning of June. I mean how does the Flakes, Greater Allen Church or the management of this HUD senior residence have no idea that a 15 year old girl is being held against her will in a senior’s apartment while johns go in an out taking advantage of this young girl, while her kidnapper, St. Albans hood rat, Joseph Gilbert makes this place his home and office. I mean what has to happen to young black girls in this community for elected officials to speak out against this. AND just the other day, a pervert pastor in Queen Village, Rueben Chizor, went to prison for raping two sisters, age 12 & 14 in the basement of his church (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/more-hypocrisy-from-se-queens-church-leaders-queens-village-pervert-pastorreuben-chizor-gets-15-years-behind-bars-for-raping-14-12-year-old-sisters/).

AND NOW comes the most horrifying and atrocious story of a mother of two, who was brutally beaten, robbed and raped at gun point by five fucking hood rats with guns (no doubt all of them from Jamaica),  a block from her church, Celestial Church of Christ (150-08 Liberty Ave) that she attended and was heading to the subway (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/like-one-needs-another-fucking-reason-to-hate-ghetto-jamaica-mother-of-two-viciously-beaten-robbed-at-gun-point-and-raped-by-five-hood-rats/). AND have we heard from any of these spineless local elected officials on this. You do know this story made the cover of The Daily News.

Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.

Then the usual bullshit and nonsense of constant garbage dumping, that this blog and Ms. Pamela Hazel has been reporting on for years with no solutions or results. The lack of enforcement of so many quality of life issues, like the ILLEGAL sidewalk parties with loud music, going on most weekends on 90 Ave (169 & 170 St) by residents of an apartment building at the SE corner of 169 St & 90 Ave) that start in the afternoon and go well past 11pm. A situation that has been going on for years, despite numerous 311 complaints and illegal issues of sidewalk obstruction, outdoor parties on public sidewalks complete with loud music from speakers.

ILLEGAL Sidewalk Party almost every weekend on 90 Ave by 169th St

YES, we are obviously sliding down the ghetto spiral and heading into the NEW BAD DAYS OF JAMAICA, which is evident in every direction you go.

So elected official and so-called community leaders…………………………what do you have to say?

Douche Bag elected officials on trail for corruption, stealing and falsifying documents, yet still is running for election and backed by the douche bag Queens Democratic Party and it’s leaders.

The media center. We are still waiting for the HD television

Five weeks ago. Jamaica’s Famous Bushwalk that Ms. Pamela Hazel reports on over and over again.

Homeless Drug Addicts in love.

Rufus King Park

The face of Jamaica.

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MORE HYPOCRISY FROM SE QUEENS CHURCH LEADERS: QUEENS VILLAGE PERVERT PASTOR,REUBEN CHIZOR, GETS 15 YEARS BEHIND BARS FOR RAPING 14 & 12 YEAR OLD SISTERS

AND the SE Queens/Jamaica religious hypocrisy continues full frontal as Nigerian pervert pastor, Reuben Chizor of some bullshit church called Hope Restoration Ministries of Queens Village, was sentenced for 15 years in prison (NOT ENOUGH) for the raping of two sisters, age 12 & 14, in the basement of yet another bullshit black church in the community.

The Daily News did not have a photo of this pervert man of the cloth, so I dug one up for all to see.

PEVERT, Rueben Chizor of the bullshit Hope Restoration Ministries in Queens Village. ALL THESE SO-CALLED CHURCHES NEED INVESTIGATING

ALL of these SE Queens churches, well all of Queens, need to be majorly investigated for fraud, misconduct, money laundering, skipping on paying taxes because of religion bullshit and all the other nasty shit too many of these crap churches are getting away with.

AND speaking of religion hypocrisy, it has been 33 days since The Daily News broke the story of the pimping out of a 15 year old black girl for FOUR MONTHS in Rev. Floyd Flake’s Greater Allen Cathedral Senior Residence, a HUD apartment building for the elderly and not the Flakes, Greater Allen Church nor any local elected officials (Meeks, Sanders, Comrie, Miller, Wills, Vanel, Cook, Lancman, Hyndman, Katz or other church leaders have come forward to comment or question how this was possible for four months (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/).

REV. Floyd Flake and his Senior Residence brothel of underage girls

They all are still trying to sweep this under the rug and wipe their hands cleaned of this atrocity.

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From The Daily News:

Queens pastor gets 15 years behind bars for raping two girls

The perv pastor raped the victims in the basement of the Hope Restoration Ministries in Queens Village.

(Google)

A Queens pastor was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for raping two girls in the basement of his church.

Reuben Chizor’s victims were 12- and 14-year-old sisters and members of his Hope Restoration Ministries congregation in Queens Village.

“The defendant took advantage of his position as a man of the cloth and the trust placed in him by his followers to satisfy his depraved desires. Through manipulation and conniving control, he sexually abused his two young victims for nearly two years,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. “What the defendant forced his victims to endure was horrendous — and as punishment he now will be spending a lengthy term behind bars.”

Trial testimony last month revealed that on July 27, 2011, Chizor took the 14-year-old victim to the church basement, where he lived, and raped her. On Aug. 22, 2011, he raped the 12-year-old.

Chizor, 56, continued abusing one or both of the girls through May 2013, Brown said.

In July 2015, the girls confided in each other they’d been raped by Chizor, and police were notified.

Efforts to reach Chizor and his attorney were unsuccessful. A message left at the church was not returned.

 

REPORT SHOWS THAT ADULTS VIEW BLACK GIRLS AS LESS INNOCENT THAN WHITE GIRLS AND THAT INCLUDES JAMAICA’S BLACK ELECTED OFFICIALS & CHURCH LEADERS WHO HAVE NOT MADE A COMMENT ABOUT 15 YEAR OLD GIRL PIMPED OUT AT REV. FLAKE’S GREATER ALLEN SENIOR RESIDENCE

Reading both of these articles make me think of the young 15 year black girl in the Jamaica community who was pimped out for FOUR MONTHS by St. Alban’s thug, Joseph Gilbert at Rev, Floyd Flake’s Greater Allen Senior Residence on Merrick Blvd (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/) and that the Flakes, Greater Allen Church, local black elected officials like Meeks, Comrie, Hyndman, Miller (all in that district)  local Jamaica church leaders, Greater Allen Church sheeple, I mean worshipers, Queens Borough President & mother Melinda Katz, black Public Advocate Letitia James and a whole host of others who have to this day, have yet to make a comment or speak out about this atrocity that happened in Flake’s HUD senior residence. It is as if this 15 year old black girl never existed. Nor have they commented on the number of underage girls of color who have had this same fate in Jamaica and SE Queens (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/sex-trafficking-of-underage-girls-of-color-in-jamaica-se-queens-is-alive-and-well-but-you-certainly-dont-hear-elected-officials-or-community-leaders-speaking-out-especially-when-it-happens-i/). Again, like it does not exist or never happens.

When Howard Beach’s  Karina Vetrano was viciously murdered in 2016 while jogging, the news media played this story with numerous photos of Vetrano continuously for months and months, yet when young D’aja Robinson was fatally shot in the head on a MTA bus by a couple of hood rats, the story played for maybe two days at that. Both females and young, though Robinson was a young teen, both pretty, but one was white, the other black. Not to take anything away from Vetrano and what her family went through, but Robinson had a family as well and she did not deserve this fate caused by Jamaica hood rats with guns.

D’aja Robinson who life was taken by some punkass with a gun.

But back to the young girl pimped out for FOUR MONTHS at Flake’s Senior Residence. Everyone should be appalled by this act, but also appalled by a community and it’s so-called leaders silent on this issue, because they put politics first over constituents and a young girl. AND if you are a black women and especially a black woman in the Jamaica community, you should be majorly angered at how this community and the powerful Flakes and Greater Allen Church are sweeping this under the rug. YOU SHOULD BE DEMANDING that elected officials speak up and the Flake’s and Greater Allen Church come clean on this.

As The Daily News Shaun King stated in the 2nd article:

It’s no accident that we hear so little about missing black girls in this country 

and it is no accident that we hear NOTHING, not a little, but NOTHING in regards to this young girl kidnapped and forced into prostitution at Flake’s Greater Allen Senior Residence for FOUR MONTHS.

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From The Daily News:

Adults view black girls as less innocent than white girls, research shows

The report, “Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood,” was published Tuesday by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality.

(kali9/Getty Images)

American adults view black girls as less innocent than white girls, new research shows.

A study Georgetown University academics conducted found adults view black girls as more adult-like than their white peers, especially in the 5-14 age range.

The report, “Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood,” was published Tuesday by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality.

The study revealed that adults think black girls seem older and require less nurturing and protection than white girls of the same age. It also found adults think black girls know more about sex than their white counterparts.

KING: It’s no accident we hear little about missing black girls

“What we found is that adults see black girls as less innocent and less in need of protection,” said report author Rebecca Epstein.

“This new evidence of what we call the ‘adultification’ of black girls may help explain why black girls in America are disciplined much more often and more severely than white girls — across our schools and in our juvenile justice system,” she added.

Epstein’s study was based on a survey of 325 adults from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds and educational levels from across the United States.

The report also cites stats showing black girls are five times more likely to be suspended from school as white girls, and twice as likely to be suspended as white boys.

Additionally, the study found black girls make up just under 16% of the female school population, but account for 28% of referrals to law enforcement, and 37% of arrests.

From The Daily News:

KING: It’s no accident that we hear so little about missing black girls in this country

Eight-year old Relisha Rudd has been missing for 3 years.

(AP)

Have you ever heard of Relisha Rudd?

Today, through all of the noise about Donald Trump and his lies, I heard her name for the very first time. The sweet little 8-year-old girl, which is the same age of my precious daughter, Savannah, has been missing for three long years. She lived in a D.C.-area homeless shelter with her mother before she was last seen on camera with a janitor at the facility. That janitor in March 2014 was suspected of killing his wife and days later, committed suicide. While many people presume Relisha is dead, clues of her whereabouts have gone cold. She has vanished.

I study and obsess over injustice and inequity for a living and haven’t heard anyone talking about Relisha.

This is not an accident. Thousands and thousands of young black girls and women are missing all over the country, but most people can’t name a single one of them. I asked a few people this morning, just as a test, if they could. They couldn’t. They didn’t even know that anybody was missing.

D.C. cops hunt another man in search for missing 8-year-old girl

Chareah Payne, 17, went missing on Friday March 17, 2017.

(Metropolitan Police Department)

How would they? The stories of young black girls and women who are missing don’t get the Elizabeth Smart or Natalee Holloway treatment. We don’t see primetime television specials on them. Their images don’t become permanent fixtures on Twitter. Their names don’t get hashtags or trending topics. Nationwide manhunts or search parties don’t ensue. Crying black parents, pleading for their children to be found, don’t interrupt our sitcoms as breaking news.

Shaniah Boyd, 14, went missing on March 18, 2017.

(Metropolitan Police Department)

It appears that having blonde hair and blue eyes, and having white parents in suburban America, makes it far more likely that a story of a missing young girl will be told.

Washington, D.C., appears to have a particular problem. Two young black girls, Shaniah Boyd and Chareah Payne, have gone missing just this past week and many other open cases remain open from 2017 alone.

Phoenix Coldon has been missing since December 18, 2011.

(Facebook)

None of this is OK. It’s not OK that so many people go missing, but the fact that being young and black makes it so unlikely that we will ever hear the story or know the name or see the face is particularly disturbing. Officials in D.C. are quick to say that 95% of the cases of disappearing girls and women have been resolved, but the fact remains that of the 5% that haven’t, all 37 of the girls and women are black and Latina. This trend is not unique to D.C. Black girls and women represent an outrageously disproportionate percentage of the number of people missing in this country.

Khalil Tatum found dead in D.C. park, Relisha Rudd still missing: police

Have you heard of Phoenix Coldon? She’s been missing since 2011.

How about Makayla Randall? She’s been missing since 2012.

Here in New York, more than a dozen black and Latina girls in the Bronx went missing in recent years — prompting many to believe they were being abducted or forced into prostitution.

Makayla Randall, 15, missing since October 1, 2012.

(North American Missing Persons Network)

So, the crisis is two-fold. The sheer volume of missing people in this country, particularly young black girls, must be addressed. The complex systems and structures and mechanisms needed to address this problem must be better. Of course that’s no easy feat. Each story behind each missing person is unique, but it’s often felt by families that their missing children just aren’t seen as the priority that they should be. Secondarily, how the media covers these cases, and how we all become aware of them, must change. While we can cross our fingers that mainstream outlets will do better, history tells me that’s a bad bet. Those of us who care and are passionate about this crisis would be better off building and funding our own solutions or supporting those that have already started.

Search for 8-year-old girl is ‘recovery mission’ as police scour Washington park

I’ve heard many times that if your child is missing, that as soon as you hang up with the police, you should call a PR firm. Some families, particularly families who can afford it, have done just that. Perhaps a network of PR firms would be willing to donate their services around this issue to ensure that these stories are widely known? Whatever the case, what we have right now is simply not enough.

 

24 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……..AND NEITHER HAVE ANY LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS OR COMMUNITY LEADERS EITHER

Day 24 and Rev. Floyd “Pimp Daddy” Flake and company have still not made a comment or answered why some hood rat, Joseph Gilbert,  pimped out a 15 year old girl for four months in the Flake’s Greater Allen Cathedral Senior Residence. They have not returned calls to The Daily News, which broke the story, Queens Chronicle or Queens Press. NOTHING from the almighty not too fucking holy Flakes.

AND not one local elected official or any other church leader has stepped forward to condemn this action and question the Greater Allen Cathedral Church. But then so many of these elected officials in Jamaica and church leaders are not high up in the moral department to begin with. NO comment from Meeks, Comrie, Sanders, Miller, Wills, Hyndman, Vanel, Richards. Nothing from Katz, James or anyone else for that matter. HOW CONVENIENT.

AND how does a young girl not get noticed in a senior residence building and what about that scumbag St. Albans hood rat, Joseph Gilbert and all the disgusting men who used this poor girl. Is there no doorman, no security, no one notices anything for four months and how does she stay for so long in this place and where.

Even with new information that has come out that a drug addict senior citizen living in this HUD senior residence was keeping hood rat Joseph Gilbert in the apartment, still no comments. Again no one notices some young hood rat in this building. AND why is this fuck senior citizen drug addict still in this facility. AND why is their not a major investigation into Greater Allen Cathedral and the Flakes.

AND FLAKES and GREATER ALLEN CATHEDRAL CHURCH, what is your damn response on this issue.

BUT did you really think any of these hypocrites would come forward……………………AND THE HYPOCRISY & MENDACITY CONTINUES IN THE JAMAICA COMMUNITY.

Rev Floyd Flake all pimped out.

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From Queens Press:

Queens Man Indicted For Sex Trafficking

2-Brief-photo-(Photo-via-Google-Maps)

A man is accused of forcing a girl into prostitution at this senior residence.

A St. Albans man has been indicted on charges of sex trafficking after allegedly holding a teenage girl against her will at a Jamaica senior residence and forcing her to work as a prostitute, the Queens district attorney announced on Thursday.

Joseph Gilbert, 24, was charged with first- and second-degree kidnapping, compelling prostitution, sex trafficking, second-degree promoting prostitution, second-degree and third-degree assault, third degree rape, third-degree criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child. He faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

In December 2016, Gilbert allegedly forced a 15-year-old girl into prostitution. Whenever the girl expressed a desire to stop, Gilbert would allegedly beat her with his fists and threaten her, the DA said. Additionally, Gilbert allegedly forced the teenager to take drugs that would keep her awake, so she could work for Gilbert for longer periods of time.

In March 2017, the girl escaped from the senior residence, where she was being held against her will. Gilbert was allegedly staying with an older resident who was addicted to drugs.

“The defendant is accused of entering into an unlawful sexual relationship with the victim when she was just 15 years of age,” said Queens DA Richard Brown. “Thereafter, he is accused of holding her against her will, forcing her to engage in prostitution acts and to turn over to him all the money that she earned as a prostitute. If convicted, the defendant faces a lengthy term behind bars for sex trafficking—one of the most exploitive and degrading crimes against women and society.”

While the announcement released by the Queens DA did not list the name of the senior residence, a June 1 report by the New York Daily News identified the location as the Allen Cathedral Senior Residence, a building with senior affordable housing units that is affiliated with the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York.

The Greater Allen AME Cathedral did not respond to emailed questions by press time.

–James Farrell

1990 BLAST FROM THE PAST OF SHADY REV. FLOYD FLAKE & GREATER ALLEN CATHEDRAL CHURCH: SEX SCANDAL & MISUSE OF FUNDS – THIS IS YOUR ALMIGHTY MAN OF GOD

Rev Floyd Flake all pimped out.

While none of any of Jamaica elected officials (past or present) from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Senator Leroy Comrie to Congressman Gregory Meeks and Public Advocate Letitia James, no Jamaica community leader or The Flakes and the Greater Allen Church have yet to come forward with any information or a comment or returned any of the media’s phone calls regarding the recent pimping out of a young 15 year old girl by St. Albans Joseph Gilbert for FOUR MONTHS at Flake’s Greater Allen Cathedral Senior Residence on Merrick Blvd (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/), some digging in the past of Shady Flakey has shown a most unholy Flake and his wife Elaine. Talk about HYPOCRITES.

ENJOY!

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From New York Times (1990):

From New York Times (1990):

INDICTMENT NAMES QUEENS LAWMAKER IN MISUSE OF FUNDS

Representative Floyd H. Flake, a powerful Queens minister who rode his popularity into Congress four years ago, has been indicted on charges of diverting tens of thousands of dollars in church funds to his own use.

The 17-count Federal indictment, which was unsealed yesterday, charges that Mr. Flake and his wife, Margarett, engaged in a two-pronged conspiracy involving his church and the housing complex for the elderly that it built in Jamaica under his stewardship. They are accused of fraudulently obtaining $66,700 from the church, embezzling $75,000 from the housing complex and evading income taxes on both amounts.

Pastor Since ’76

The Representative, a Democrat whose Sixth Congressional District covers southern Queens, issued a detailed statement denying the charges. His lawyer said he still intended to run for re-election in November, and Mrs. Flake’s lawyer added that the charges would fuel ”a perception that minority politicians are being unfairly targeted for prosecution.”

Since 1976, the 45-year-old Congressman has been pastor of the Allen A.M.E. Church in Jamaica, one of the largest and oldest black churches in New York City, with 6,000 members and a history reaching back into the 1830’s. During his tenure, Mr. Flake has built up the church, and his own influence, with a network of social-services for the largely poor and largely black Jamaica neighborhood. #3d Congressman to Be Indicted And yesterday, under the warm afternoon sun, there was a wary feeling of racism at work and an insistence that the charges against the pastor had to be false. [Page B4.] Mr. Flake is the third new York City Congressman indicted in the last three years. The others, Mario Biaggi and Robert Garcia, both Bronx Democrats, were convicted in the Wedtech racketeering case. Mr. Garcia’s conviction was overturned in June.

In announcing the unsealing of the indictment, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Andrew J. Maloney, said the charges resulted from a two-year investigation that was prompted by reports of the misappropriation of funds at the church.

When asked how he felt about indicting a public official, particularly a popular and respected black minister, Mr. Maloney replied, ”We go wherever the evidence takes us.”

”In fairness to the Congressman, his church has done some outstanding work in that area,” Mr. Maloney added. ”Congressman Flake has surrounded himself with some outstanding people. It is rather sad that he used his position to enrich himself.”

Mayor David N. Dinkins issued a statement saying the indictment of Mr. Flake ”gives me great concern” and describing him as ”a caring and effective legislator” who provided a strong voice for New Yorkers and urban centers across the country.

”I hope that his case is resolved quickly,” the Mayor said, ”so that he may again give his full attention to his important work.”

Flake’s Response

The indictment was voted late Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Flake’s lawyer was notified of it on Wednesday and it was unsealed yesterday morning. Shortly before the indictment was publicly announced, Mr. Flake held a news conference in Queens, where he read his statement denying the charges.

”The charges,” Mr. Flake said, ”stem from my activities as the minister and pastor of the 156-year-old, 6,000-member Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., which built and operates one of the few successful, not-for-proft housing projects in the United States for 300 senior citizens.

”The prosecutor’s primary claim is that some portion of approximately $36,000 a year, which was estimated for providing project transportation services, out of a total church budget of over $1.3 million per year, was used for what the prosecutor considers personal expenses.”

Mr. Flake, who said he and the church had cooperated in the investigation, contended that the prosecutor is ”attempting to substitute his judgment on how a church should manage its affairs and how a pastor should fulfill his special duties in an inner-city minority community.”

‘Very Defensible Case’

Asserting that his wife has ”given countless hours to the church” and had little to do with the housing project or their income-tax returns, Mr. Flake said the decision to include her in the indictment ”raises, in my mind, serious questions about the fairness of this entire prosecution.”

Mr. Flake’s lawyer, Gustave H. Newman, said it is ”a very, very defensible case.” He said that the money cited in the indictment involved ”church-related activities” and that all of it was properly received and spent by checks.

Mrs. Flake’s lawyer, Theodore V. Wells Jr., said she was indicted essentially for signing some tax returns. He said the indictment would ”give further credence to the perception that minority politicians don’t get even-handed treatment.”

The indictment includes a conspiracy charge carrying a maximum prison sentence of five years, two fraud and embezzlement charges that each carry up to 10 years and several tax charges with maximum sentences ranging from three to five years. Mr. Flake is named in all 17 charges and his wife in nine.

Ministerial Expense Fund

From 1983 to 1989, the indictment said, Mr. and Mrs. Flake conspired to evade income taxes and embezzle funds from the federally subsidized housing project affiliated with the church.

Part of the tax-evasion scheme, the indictment said, involved the church’s ministerial expense fund, which was ”made to appear to be an official church account.” But the indictment said the bank account was operated by the defendants ”for their own personal use.”

Mr. Flake was accused of having the church put part of his ”basic compensation as pastor” into the expense fund, obtaining $66,700 through the fund from 1983 to 1988 and not reporting the money on the tax returns that he and his wife filed.

The second part of the scheme, the indictment charged, involved a church-affiliated organization that built a 300-unit housing complex, the Allen Senior Citizens Apartments, with a $10 million loan from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The project was completed in 1981, and the Federal agency provided the bulk of its operating income.

A minibus company was hired to transport tenants from the housing complex to local restaurants, banks and shopping areas three times a week, the indictment said. It added that Mrs. Flake received the company’s bills of about $480 a month, but that the defendants billed the housing complex account for $3,000 a month.

Defense Lawyers’ Effort

The indictment said that from 1983 to 1986 the defendants billed $108,000 for the transportation costs, paid only $32,800 for them and diverted the remaining $75,200 to their own account.

The defense lawyers had sought to persuade the Justice Department not to approve the prosecutor’s request to proceed with the indictment. The department normally reviews potential indictments in tax cases and also other kinds of criminal cases involving public officials.

Mr. Flake was born in Los Angeles, attended public schools in Houston, went to Wilberforce Universityand to Payne Theological Seminary in Ohio and did additional graduate work in business administration at Northeastern University in Boston.

Mr. Flake moved to Queens in 1976, becoming pastor of the Allen A.M.E. Church. He and his wife have two daughters and two sons.

New York Times (1990):

Congressman Flake’s Indictment: Good Works or Greed?

In southeast Queens, where the war against drugs and deterioration is a daily struggle, the white-steepled Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church is surrounded by a complex of tan brick buildings that some call Flakeville, in honor of the minister-turned-politician who built them.

For it is there that Representative Floyd H. Flake, one of 13 children of a Houston janitor, arrived 14 years ago to assemble a spiritual and secular empire that is the envy of many ministers across the city.

An energetic and charismatic preacher -with administrative skills honed in business school and academia – he built a private school for 480, an apartment complex for the elderly, renovations to broken-down stores, a home health care agency, a health clinic and social service center, a credit union and a congregation that has grown to 6,000 and doubles as a political field operation on Election Day.

But prosecutors now say that in the flush of his successes at the Allen A.M.E. Church, Mr. Flake turned from good works to greed to pay for an increasingly lavish life of fancy cars and clothing.

Complaint About a Seduction

The complaints by an executive assistant, who said Mr. Flake had seduced her into an adulterous affair, stirred a former church trustee to come forward with allegations of fiscal improprieties. That in turn resulted in a 17-count Federal indictment last week, charging Mr. Flake and his wife with diverting thousands of dollars in church money to their own use.

Mr. Flake, in a statement, said his use of church money was proper. But even as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District, Andrew J. Maloney, announced the indictment, he went out of his way to praise Mr. Flake. ”In fairness to the Congressman,” Mr. Maloney said, ”his church has done some outstanding work.”

The career of Mr. Flake is a story of uncommon idealism and ambition centered on a 155-year-old church, the oldest in Queens, in a largely black neighborhood of small single-family homes. The church, on the corner of Linden Boulevard and Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica, was at the center of a long-established black community. By the time Mr. Flake arrived as an idealistic 31-year-old college administrator in 1976, there were signs of abandonment and an encroachment of drugs and other social ills.

Janitor’s Son Preaches at 15

Mr. Flake was born in Los Angeles, but grew up in Houston, where his father worked as a janitor at night to support his family.

Mr. Flake said he was totally caught up in church activities by age 10, and accepted the call to preach by age 15. When not leading youth activities at church, he said, he was selling black newspapers on his paper route.

The first member of his family to attend college, he graduated from Wilberforce University, an African Methodist Episcopal school in Xenia, Ohio, in 1967. He continued preaching while trying his hand at business, as a sales representative for the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and a marketing analyst for Xerox.

After working as an associate dean at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the nation’s oldest private, predominantly black college, Mr. Flake was recruited by Boston University to be the director of a black student center. He later served as the acting university chaplain. In his spare time, he took business courses at Northeastern University.

Door to Door to Koch

In his official biography, Mr. Flake says he was also dean of students at Boston University. But one former administrator at the school, Steven J. Trachtenberg, now president of George Washington University, said that while the job was offered, Mr. Flake turned it down. Instead he went to work at the Allen church.

At the church, working alone with a secretary, Mr. Flake set out to bring services to his neighborhood, going door to door at government offices, clipping public notices in newspapers and applying for grants.

”I would go downtown two or three times a week,” he said. ”Even when there were no projects available I would still go back to say hello.”

He struck up a cordial relationship with former Mayor Edward I. Koch, at a time when the Mayor’s relationship with many other black community leaders was growing more troubled. He became known in City Hall as one of Mr. Koch’s favorite ministers and community leaders.

Financial and Spiritual Growth

The efforts paid off. The church’s budget of $250,000 grew to $16.7 million, of which $9.7 million came from local and Federal government grants and programs. The church and its subsidiary corporations now have more than 700 employees, most of whom provide home health care services.

The spiritual life of the church surged as well. Mr. Flake, an imposing figure, 6 feet 1 inches tall, with closely trimmed hair and goatee, resplendent in royal blue robes, proved a popular and powerful orator. The congregation raised funds to build the Allen Christian School.

Membership in the church soared to 6,000 today from less than 1,500. Now the choir, more than a hundred strong, is seated first come first served, and three services are held each Sunday, the first, at 6:30 A.M., to meet the demand for seats. The church just spent $1 million for land for a new 2,500-seat sanctuary it hopes to build next year.

”He is a role model for the clergy,” said the Rev. Carl Flemister, regional executive minister of the American Baptist Churches.

‘He Is a Master Builder’

The Rev. Herbert Daughtry, pastor of the House of the Lord Pentecostal Church in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn, said, ”He is a master builder.”

In 1986, after the district’s longtime Congressman, Joseph P. Addabbo, died of cancer, Mr. Flake, at the urging, he says, of other local ministers, took on the regular Democratic clubs.

Running as an independent, he narrowly lost a special election to the Democrat, Assemblyman Alton R. Waldon Jr. But a few months later he came back to defeat Mr. Waldon in the Democratic primary and won a full term in the Sixth District.

Hundreds of congregants inundated polling places in the district – and many street corners between – for their beloved pastor.

‘An Army in His Church’

”You always hear about ministers who can do things like this, but when they run against political clubs, it almost always turns out to be baloney,” said Jerry Skurnik, a political consultant and former Koch aide. ”He had an army in his church working for him.”

While in Congress, Mr. Flake continues to run his church, a dual role that keeps him in perpetual motion, colleagues say, rushing back home several times a week after a full day in Washington to attend church or community events at night.

Mr. Flake has a moderately liberal voting record, but in his first two terms he has had little impact on legislation, and some constituents have begun to grouse that he has been spending too much time on church work.

”Most of the economic development work done by Representative Flake is done by his church,” complained Nat Singleton, the head of the Association of Minority Enterprises in New York State and a former supporter. He said other neighborhood groups were not getting enough help.

Mr. Flake lives in a large three-story brick house, bought by the church for his use, with his wife, Margarett Elaine, who works for the church, and four children.

In addition to his Congressional salary, he reported earning $20,000 from the church. Motor vehicle records show that he owns a 1989 red Mercedes and previously owned a Lincoln and a BMW. Edwin Reed, an aide to Mr. Flake, said the Mercedes was actually owned by the church.

Willingness to Cut Corners

Even as his church empire grew, the events that led to Mr. Flake’s indictment were quietly under way.

From the first, Mr. Flake showed a willingness to cut corners to get things done, sometimes for the church’s benefit, sometimes, prosecutors say, for his own.

Church records provided by a lawyer for a former church trustee show that the church used $530,000 from a Federal loan for housing for the elderly to pay for parts of the Allen Christian School.

When the misuse of funds was discovered, and the church was ordered to repay the money, Mr. Flake persuaded officials in the regional Housing and Urban Development office to forgive the misspending. He argued that some of the elderly residents did volunteer work at the school.

The decision to forgive the error, rescinded last year by the agency, was made by same Federal housing officials later caught up in a scandal over political favoritism at the H.U.D. regional office. The church was ordered to repay the money.

Accused of Misusing Account

Later, according to prosecutors and church documents, Mr. Flake became more flagrant. He set up a private church bank account at his home, used to pay for transportation for residents of the housing complex to local shopping areas. Mr. Flake paid a local van company about $480 a month but billed the housing project $3,000 for the service, and diverted $75,200 to his own use, the authorities say.

The indictment also charges him with putting much of his basic salary into a church expense fund as a way of evading Federal income taxes on $66,700 of income.

The allegations might never had surfaced if not for the grievances of Mr. Flake’s former executive assistant, Thelma Singleton-Scott.

Mrs. Scott, a congregant who was married with two children, was hired by Mr. Flake as his executive assistant in 1983. She said that they soon began an affair, an accusation Mr. Flake denied.

Accusation of Affair and Revenge

When she tried to break off the relationship a year later, she said, Mr. Flake dismissed her from her job, and when she complained, her name was stripped from the membership rolls of the church.

Mrs. Scott took her grievances against Mr. Flake to the church hierarchy, and demanded that he be dismissed. She took a lie-detector test, and secretly recorded conversations with Mr. Flake. Church officials backed Mr. Flake, but not before, Mrs. Scott’s lawyers contend, she was offered a large settlement to drop her complaint. She later filed a suit charging, among other things, ministerial malpractice.

Mrs. Scott also consulted a lawyer, Robert H. Harris, who eventually took the evidence of financial malfeasance to the United States Attorney.

Mr. Harris said a former church trustee and retired Navy accountant, Elza W. Axon, called Mrs. Scott and said he had accumulated substantial evidence of financial improprieties by Mr. Flake. Mr. Harris turned the material over to Mr. Maloney.

While some officials and congregants in South Jamaica said Mr. Flake was the victim of a political or racial vendetta, the prevailing feeling following his indictment was sadness.

Mr. Flake said in an interview that the indictment was a ”difficult and traumatic” moment for his family.

”They have a hard time understanding how you can put this much into something and have this as the end result,” he said. ”They have seen me sacrifice them to perform for the church.”

POLITICAL HACK & HYPOCRITE QUEENS BP MELINDA KATZ MAKES STATEMENT ON ICE AGENTS ARRESTING TRAFFICKING VICTIM FROM CHINA BUT YET SHE & LOCAL JAMAICA OFFICIALS STILL HAVE NOT MAKE ONE COMMENT ON 15 YEAR OLD BLACK AMERICAN GIRL KIDNAPPED & PIMPED OUT FOR 4 MONTHS IN REV. FLAKE’S GREATER ALLEN CATHEDRAL SENIOR RESIDENCE

Ironic that political hack Queens Borough President Melinda Katz said the presence of ICE agents“severely disrupts and obstructs justice.” “Trafficked sex workers are exploited victims, not criminals,” she wrote in a statement. “The double victimization of these women is extremely troubling and unacceptable.”

BUT yet she has not made one statement nor have any local elected officials on the young 15 year old girl from Jamaica Queens who was kidnapped and pimped out for 4 months in Rev. Floyd Flake’s Greater Allen Cathedral Senior Residence on Merrick Blvd in Jamaica Queens nor the major issue of underage AMERICAN girls of color who are constantly kidnapped and forced into prostitution in this community:

So I guess a 15 year old American black girl being kidnapped and pimped out for 4 months in the almighty Rev. Floyd Flake’s Greater Allen Cathedral Senior Residence is TOTALLY ACCEPTABLE and does not deserve any comment from her or any of the lackey Jamaica local elected officials or the Flake Dynasty and their questionable Greater Allen Cathedral Church. WHAT ARE YOU HIDING.
Why is that MELINDA KATZ? WHY is that Jamaica elected officials? Such a major hypocrite. You can tell it is election time and she is gathering up immigrant votes as fast as possible.

Rev Floyd Flake all pimped out.

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From DNAInfo NewYork:

ICE Arrests 3 at Queens Court as Judge Says They Sought Trafficking Victim

By Katie Honan | June 17, 2017 3:34pm | Updated June 19, 2017 6:58am

 Queens Criminal Court in Kew Gardens.

Queens Criminal Court in Kew Gardens.

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KEW GARDENS — Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested three people outside the Queens Criminal Courthouse on Friday, with activists and the chief judge saying they also planned to arrest a woman from a court for human trafficking victims.

ICE agents were inside the courthouse looking for a young woman from China who was charged for working illegally as a masseuse, according to WNYC. 

She was being tried in human trafficking court, which aims to provide alternative sentences to possible sex workers — who are often victims of sex trafficking or other crimes, according to court officials.

Lawyers from Legal Aid protected the woman from ICE agents by asking the judge for bail so she could leave the courthouse, according to WNYC.

Rachel Yong Yow, a spokeswoman for ICE, confirmed they arrested three people outside of the courthouse from a “targeted enforcement action” but didn’t arrest anyone inside human trafficking intervention court.

She could not comment further on the nature of the enforcement action, or if ICE agents were inside the courthouse.

ICE policy directs agents away from enforcement in sensitive locations, unless they have prior approval from a supervisor of there are “exigent circumstances,” agency officials said.

But the presence of the agents inside the courthouse rattled many, including Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, who told WNYC in a statement she was “greatly concerned” by their presence.

“We are committed to the safety and security of all New Yorkers who use our courthouses throughout the state,” she said. “In a continuing dialogue, we have met with federal officials on a local and national level to convey our concerns and request that they treat courthouses as sensitive locations, similar to schools, hospitals and places of worship.”

Borough President Melinda Katz said the presence of ICE agents “severely disrupts and obstructs justice.”

“Trafficked sex workers are exploited victims, not criminals,” she wrote in a statement. “The double victimization of these women is extremely troubling and unacceptable.”

ICE agents have had an increased presence at courthouses around the city since President Donald J. Trump took office, according to Legal Aid.

“We are deeply troubled over yesterday’s arrests and ICE’s continued surveillance and presence at area courthouses,” said Tina Luongo, Attorney-In-Charge of the Criminal Practice at The Legal Aid Society. “It’s been months and the Office of Court Administration has yet to devise any plan to thwart ICE intimidation and arrests at city courts. We need concrete action from OCA immediately to stop these raids.”

A spokesman for OCA could not immediately be reached for comment.

 

20 DAYS SINCE WE FOUND OUT ABOUT 15 YEAR OLD GIRL PIMPED OUT FOR 4 MONTHS AT FLAKE’S SENIOR RESIDENCE ON MERRICK & STILL NOT ONE WORD FROM THE FLAKES, GREATER ALLEN CATHEDRAL CHURCH OR JAMAICA ELECTED OFFICIALS

Yes, the Jamaica community, the Flakes, Greater Allen Church, local elected officials and local church leaders are still sweeping the story of the 15 year old girl who was pimped out for 4 months at Greater Allen Cathedral Senior Residence on Merrick Blvd and still refusing to answer reporter’s questions or make comments. Where are you local elected officials:

Congressman Gregory Meeks

Senator Leroy Comrie

Senator James Sanders

Councilman I. Daneek Miller

Councilman Donovan Richards

Councilman Clyde Vanel

Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman

Assembly Member Vivian Cook

Queens Borough Melinda Katz

Public Advocate Tish James

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Queens) is one of six lawmakers who have reported no assets whatsoever.

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Queens) is one of six lawmakers who have reported no assets whatsoever.

Councilman Clyde Vanel

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

Public Advocate Letitia James with Leroy Comrie

Rev. Floyd Flake, the devil in disguise.

Tenants protest conditions in 2012 at one of two buildings Allen Affordable Housing recently sold another nonprofit developer.

Councilmember I. Daneek Miller & Senator President Leroy Comrie

WHY have NOT one of you come to the side of this young 15 year old girl who was pimped out  in the HUD Greater Allen Cathedral Senior Residence on Merrick Blvd at 10731 166th Street. WHY have not at least ONE of you, come out to speak, not only on this young underage girl, but the many underage girls in the Jamaica & SE Queens Area, who have met this same fate (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/sex-trafficking-of-underage-girls-of-color-in-jamaica-se-queens-is-alive-and-well-but-you-certainly-dont-hear-elected-officials-or-community-leaders-speaking-out-especially-when-it-happens-i/)

I mean why have not one of you with the balls come forward to ask how this could happen at the Flake’s HUD Greater Allen Cathedral Senior Residence for FOUR MONTHS, with no one noticing. Why haven’t you asked why hood rat, Joseph Gibert, from St. Albans, was also living at a Senior Residence,  even though he is in his early 20’s,  with a drug addicted senior citizen at this building?  AND what about you Flake sheeple who pray at the money bag church, Greater Allen. Again proving that church goers are some of the biggest HYPOCRITES on earth.

Don’t any of you care? Are young underage girls of color that expendable and just things to throw out with the trash.

BIG SHAME ON ALL OF YOU.

From Queens Press:

Queens Man Indicted For Sex Trafficking

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A man is accused of forcing a girl into prostitution at this senior residence.

A St. Albans man has been indicted on charges of sex trafficking after allegedly holding a teenage girl against her will at a Jamaica senior residence and forcing her to work as a prostitute, the Queens district attorney announced on Thursday.

Joseph Gilbert, 24, was charged with first- and second-degree kidnapping, compelling prostitution, sex trafficking, second-degree promoting prostitution, second-degree and third-degree assault, third degree rape, third-degree criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child. He faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

In December 2016, Gilbert allegedly forced a 15-year-old girl into prostitution. Whenever the girl expressed a desire to stop, Gilbert would allegedly beat her with his fists and threaten her, the DA said. Additionally, Gilbert allegedly forced the teenager to take drugs that would keep her awake, so she could work for Gilbert for longer periods of time.

In March 2017, the girl escaped from the senior residence, where she was being held against her will. Gilbert was allegedly staying with an older resident who was addicted to drugs.

“The defendant is accused of entering into an unlawful sexual relationship with the victim when she was just 15 years of age,” said Queens DA Richard Brown. “Thereafter, he is accused of holding her against her will, forcing her to engage in prostitution acts and to turn over to him all the money that she earned as a prostitute. If convicted, the defendant faces a lengthy term behind bars for sex trafficking—one of the most exploitive and degrading crimes against women and society.”

While the announcement released by the Queens DA did not list the name of the senior residence, a June 1 report by the New York Daily News identified the location as the Allen Cathedral Senior Residence, a building with senior affordable housing units that is affiliated with the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York.

The Greater Allen AME Cathedral did not respond to emailed questions by press time.

–James Farrell