SOUTH JAMAICA’S FIRST NCO MEETING REVEALS PROSTITUTION, ILLEGAL AUTO SHOPS & ABANDONED VEHICLES – WELCOME TO SOUTH JAMAICA

The first NCO meeting in South Jamaica took place this recent Tuesday and residents brought up many quality of life issues including abandoned vehicles, unlicensed mechanics working on cars near people’s homes and prostitution which seems to be a big problem from 157th Street to Sutphin Blvd.

Resident Oyinade Ogunbanjo who lives at 153rd St at Tuskegee Airmen Way (formerly South Street) said “There is a guy that fixes car at the side of my house. There are three cars that have been parked there for the past two weeks. … They are occupying space that residents should have.”

Zaheer Hamid had issues with prostitution creeping up in the area. He tried to take his daughter out for ice cream one evening when he saw a call girl propositioning people for sex.The places for solicitations for sex were along 157th Street to Sutphin Boulevard, according to residents.

When I did a google search of that area, this is what popped up. HMMM, I don’ think this woman in red is waiting for a bus. It looks like we have the epitome  of South Jamaica in this photo, graffiti, vacant overgrown lot, abandon vehicle, garbage, some crappy auto/whatever place, a john and a lady of the afternoon. This photo says it all about Jamaica, especially South Jamaica.

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From Times Ledger:

Police hear Jamaica residents’ concerns

Neighborhood Community Officer Ryan Watson participates in the first NCO meeting with members of the public in Downtown Jamaica at Concerned Parents Day Care to discuss quality of life issues plaguing the area.

Officers of the 103rd Precinct held a neighborhood community meeting Tuesday on unlicensed mechanics, abandoned cars and prostitution.

In attendance at the meeting Concerned Parents Day Care, located at 143-04 on 101st Ave., was Community Board 12 Chairwoman Adrienne Adams.

 This was the first of what will be a series of quarterly meetings between officers and residents who live between 157th Street to the Van Wyck Expressway, and from 110th Avenue to Archer Avenue.

During the meeting, police and members of the public discussed how hard crime had gone down, but quality-of-life issues still plagued the region.

“This is a collaborative effort,” Officer Ian Johnson said. “You guys can work with us and you guys can work with each other to make where you live in a better place. We are going to listen to what you have to say.”

One of the major complaints for the area was about unlicensed mechanics taking up parking, forcing inhabitants who don’t have garages adjacent to their homes to walk long distances to find places for their cars.

“There is a guy that fixes car at the side of my house,” said Oyinade Ogunbanjo, who lives at 153rd Street at Tuskegee Airmen Way. “There are three cars that have been parked there for the past two weeks. … They are occupying space that residents should have.”

According to Ogunbanjo, the cars either had out-of-state license plates or no license plates at all, and the ones that were not repaired were so filthy that they attracted raccoons and stray cats.

“Illegal parking is a major problem that we have in this area,” Johnson said. “They shouldn’t be there for an excess of seven days, and when it hits that seven-day mark, it is considered to be abandoned.”

 The officers asked the residents to get in touch with the precinct and provide the location of the vehicle, the make and model of the car.

“They are getting out of hand,” Johnson said. “We need your help to pinpoint them.”

The officers also explained that they could only do so much because they have three towing companies and the parking lots they have for towed cars sometimes reach full capacity. Some of the cars, however, will be taken by the Department of Sanitation if they are considered to have no value and classified as scrap metal. The plus side is that residents no longer have to wait for 311 to respond.

Zaheer Hamid had issues with prostitution creeping up in the area. He tried to take his daughter out for ice cream one evening when he saw a call girl propositioning people for sex.The places for solicitations for sex were along 157th Street to Sutphin Boulevard, according to residents.

“We are going to do another prostitution operation,” Alexander said. “We will have an officer that is undercover calling it out [signaling the johns and prostitute­s].”

There was not a definite date given out for the operation, but “it will be at the end of June,” according to Officer Ryan Watson.

Once the meeting concluded, the officers and the residents exchanged contact information and chatted.

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.

 

MORE GHETTO NONSENSE IN SE QUEENS: GUN TOTING GHETTO MA BARKER, ARRESTED JAMAICA HOOD RAT TRIES TO STRANGLE HIMSELF IN HOLDING PEN WITH PHONE CORD & OLD SCHOOL GANGTAS THE GOTTI’S BACK IN THE NEWS – YOU JUST CAN’T MAKE THIS SHIT UP

We got a ghetto trifecta in Queens with a ghetto South Ozone Ma Barker, a suicidal hood rat criminal & the a blast from the past, more Gotti family members go down in flames.

Like I said, you can’t make this shit up.

Good ole SE Queens, still dirtier than ever.

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From The Daily News:

Close call for man who tried to strangle himself with phone cord in Queens precinct

A cop monitoring the call ran into the holding cell and ripped the cord from Hodges neck.

A man arrested on suspicion of menacing a woman in Queens tried to turn his one phone call into his last when he wrapped the cord around his neck and tried to strangle himself, police sources said Tuesday.

Antoine Hodges, 22, was in a holding pen at the 103rd Precinct stationhouse in Jamaica at about 2 p.m. Monday when he asked for his one phone call — he wanted to talk to his mother.

Cops rang his mother and gave him the handset, the cord stretching to a phone on the wall, authorities said.

In the middle of the conversation with his mom, Hodges ripped the cord from the phone and wrapped it around his neck.

A cop monitoring the call ran into the holding cell and ripped the cord from Hodges neck.

Medics took him to Queens General Hospital for a psychological exam.

Hodges was accused of pulling what appeared to be a gun on a 19-year-old woman on Pine Grove St. near Shore Ave. on Sunday, officials said.

He didn’t have a weapon on him when police took him into custody Monday, authorities said.

 

The Daily News:

Woman robs Queens bodega at gunpoint, takes off with $400 and cigarettes

A woman robbed the 24-Hour Minimart on Lefferts Blvd. near 115th Ave. in South Ozone Park early Tuesday at gunpoint

A pistol-packing, bike-riding woman raided a Queens bodega early Tuesday, making off with $400 and a pack of cigarettes, authorities said.

The woman walked into the 24-Hour Minimart on Lefferts Blvd. near 115th Ave. in South Ozone Park about 1 a.m. and pulled a gun on a worker inside.

“Hurry up and give me all the money!” the gun-toting suspect screamed as she ordered the employee to empty the register.

She took the cash and the smokes and was last seen pedaling away from the store on a bicycle.

She was wearing a gray hoodie and black sneakers, according to police, who continue to investigate.

 

From The Daily News:

Gangster Vincent Asaro admits he ordered man’s vehicle torched, John Gotti’s grandson cops to driving getaway car

Vincent Asaro — who beat 2015 charges in the infamous $6 million Lufthansa robbery at Kennedy Airport — said he didn’t know and never met the person responsible for the road rage revenge. (Joe Marino/New York Daily News)

If he ends up dying behind bars, Bonanno family oldfella Vincent Asaro won’t take anybody down with him.

Mob veteran Asaro, 82, informed a federal judge that he was no rat before she accepted his guilty plea Tuesday for ordering the April 2012 road rage torching of a Queens man’s car.

“I would never cooperate . . . I would never cooperate against anyone,” the capo declared during a Brooklyn Federal Court hearing.

Asaro was the first defendant of the day before late Gambino boss John Gotti’s 23-year-old grandson admitted driving the getaway car from the arson blaze ordered by the mob vet.

The octogenarian gangster, his arms folded across his chest, insisted he never knew or met the person who actually set the fire.

Asaro acknowledged only making a phone call to order up the attack.

Asaro acknowledged calling some mob associates to set the car ablaze after its driver cut the Bonnano family capo off in Howard Beach.

(AndrisBarbans/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

“Another person burned a car at my request,” Asaro declared during his appearance. “I made arrangements with this person to take care of it, and it was done.”

Depending on his sentence, Asaro — once charged as part of the robbery gang featured in Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” — may already have breathed his last as a free man.

Both Asaro, held without bail, and the Gotti grandson faced up to 20 years in prison, but defense lawyers were hopeful for lesser terms at their Oct. 24 sentencing.

A long term would almost insure that Asaro dies behind bars.

“We’re hoping for a fair and just sentence that not only takes into account his crimes committed, but also factors in his age and health,” said Asaro defense lawyer Elizabeth Macedonio.

John Gotti is already serving a term of eight years for his conviction for running a $1.6 million oxycodone ring in his Howard Beach neighborhood.

(Todd Maisel/New York Daily News)

Asaro beat charges in 2015 for the infamous $6 million Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport. The 1978 heist became a centerpiece of the Scorsese mob classic.

The young Gotti — with his dad Peter in the courtroom — confessed his role in the arson. Gotti is already serving a term of eight years for his conviction for running a $1.6 million oxycodone ring in his Howard Beach neighborhood.

“I agreed with others to set fire to a vehicle in Broad Channel, Queens,” said Gotti, wearing a navy blue prison outfit. “My role was to drive the getaway car.”

Asaro made it clear that his long-ago oath of omerta remained in effect when asked by Federal Judge Allyne Ross if he wanted to change lawyers.

Macedonio represents Asaro’s nephew in a separate case, raising conflict-of-interest issues. Ross said the dual representation could prevent Asaro from cutting a deal to testify against his nephew.

Asaro, after a four-minute meeting with the lawyer, said he both planned to keep her around and his mouth shut.

 

 

AND THIS IS WHY FLOODING IN SO PREVELANT IN SE QUEENS, THE CEMENTING OVER EVERY INCH OF GRASS TO CREATE ILLEGAL PARKING & ELECTED OFFICIALS IGNORING ANOTHER QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE

The photos below are on 87 Rd between 147 St & 148 St in Jamaica Hills, where every bit of grass seems to be cemented over to create illegal parking spaces, but this can be seen all over Jamaica and SE Queens and neither community boards, elected officials or the crap shit Department of Buildings address this at all. Besides the ghetto eyesores these make, since rainwater can no longer soak into soil, all this water runs off into the street flooding into an already taxed sewer systems. Plus many of these “illegal parking” spaces involve illegal curb cuts. Also the fact that many of these houses have garages and driveways, this is unnecessary, but then if you are putting several families in a house or doing illegal conversions, this is what happens. BUT someone like Queens Borough President Melinda Katz would not understand this, since this for the most part does not take place in Forest Hills and it certainly does not take place on her block or any of our elected officials. OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND.

So while Senator Leroy Comrie does a press conference with some other elected officials on some “hate grafitti” that is on an vacant Holliswood Hospital and inside it, where most people cannot even see it (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/hey-comrie-you-find-time-to-speak-out-about-hate-graffiti-in-holliswood-how-about-the-15-year-black-girl-who-was-pimped-out-for-four-months-at-rev-flakes-greater-allen-cathedral-senior-residence/), the REAL quality of life issues affecting this community are being totally ignored by them. But then you can get votes by appearing in front of a “hate graffiti” building more than calling out people, mostly of Indian decent, on this bullshit that degrades communities. The isolated case of this graffiti, can easily be painted over, but this who cementing of everything, illegal curb cuts and illegal parking spaces, causes big problems for communities besides looking like crap, it causes flooding.

REPORT THIS BULLSHIT of illegal parking pads/driveways:

https://www1.nyc.gov/apps/311universalintake/form.htm?serviceName=DOB+Curb+Cut+Driveway+Illegal

REPORT ILLEGAL CURB CUTS:

http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/1473/curb-complaint

Of course DOB has proven over and over how useless they are on this issue. Back in 2013 when I reported to DOB 13 properties on 89 & 88 Avenues between 169 and 171 St on this same issue and all the illegal curb cuts, which I found out on the DOB site that back in 2005, when these illegal spots and illegal curb cuts were first happening, nothing was done back then and of course nothing was done when I reported it either

Illegal curb cuts and illegal driveway. This individual was charging people to park here and in front of his illegal curb cut.

SO KATZ, you allow this in your community where you live? How about you Lancman?

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From a reader of CleanUpJamaicaQueens & SE Queens Resident:

87th rd between 147 and 148th. Nearly every yard on this block has torn out and created illegal parking. What kills me is when they put buckets full of plants out. Geez, if you wanted to grow plants, why not keep the freaking lawn? Of course, quality of life laws are not getting enforced, so they can get away with doing this ghetto nonsense.

WITH LOCAL ELECTIONS COMING UP THIS YEAR – TIME TO FOCUS ON JAMAICA / SE QUEENS ENTRENCHED DO NOTHINGS & CROOKS: FIRST UP ASSHOLE HEMORRHOID COUNCILMAN RUBEN WILLS, STILL SKIPPING HIS TRIALS

The ongoing saga of the asshole hemorrhoid that just will not go away and will not show up for his trials on corruption charges. Can you imagine if you or I did not show up for a trial, let alone several of them.

WHY are our tax dollars being wasted on this political gangsta.

Just want you folks to be very clear of who you are dealing with before election time. Primaries in September and the general election in November, which include Mayor Bill de Blasio’s attempt at re-election and other citywide positions of Public Advocate and Comptroller all five Borough Presidents, all 51 City Council seats, and two District Attorney positions (Brooklyn and Manhattan).

Even though this major douchebag Wills has the balls to run for re-election, he has several candidates (as of June 11) to knock him off his thug ghetto pedestal and THUG is the operative word to describe this completely crooked, corrupt, do-nothing (unless it involves his bank account) and complete ASSHOLE.

City Council District 28
Ruben Wills, Democrat, incumbent*
Richard David, Democrat
Allan W. Jennings, Democrat
Hettie V. Powell, Democrat
Christina Winslow, Democrat

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From NY1 (2.15.16):

Queens Councilman, Facing Criminal Charges — Doesn’t Show up in Court — Or at City Hall

By Courtney Gross
Monday, February 15, 2016 at 11:13 PM EST
For almost two years, Councilman Ruben Wills has had criminal charges pending in two separate cases in two different criminal courts. And for months, the cases have made little progress moving forward, as NY1’s Courtney Gross reports.

City Councilman Ruben Wills’ seat has been empty a lot lately. The indicted Queens Councilman has not been to City Hall since December, and he has not been to his court appearances, either.

Wills is on medical leave, and that illness is the latest hiccup delaying his corruption trial.

It was nearly two years ago that the Queens Councilman was charged by the state attorney general with grand larceny and filing false business records. He is accused of stealing public tax dollars from a nonprofit group he founded.

“I am not resigning on charges,” Wills said in May 2014. “This is America, people. We are presumed innocent before you are proven guilty.”

It did not end there for Wills. Less than a year later, the attorney general brought more charges, this time in Manhattan criminal court, claiming Wills had not disclosed income he made from a private business on his city conflict of interest form.

“We don’t even understand what the charges are in this point in time, but what I can say is, I am innocent and I look forward to my day in court,” Wills said.

Both of those cases have stalled.

The attorney general’s office unusually and successfully removed Wills’ attorney from the Manhattan case last year, claiming the AG’s office wanted to call that attorney as a witness.

That so-called conflict issue has seeped into the Queens case. A judge must determine whether that attorney, Steve Zissou, can fairly serve in Queens after he was kicked off the case in Manhattan.

That decision cannot happen until Wills comes to court.

Wills’ attorney told us he has a serious medical issue with an uncertain prognosis. He could not comment any further.

Wills’ attendance record was not stellar prior to his illness. Since his original indictment in May of 2014, the councilman has missed 87 meetings or hearings at City Hall. That means he has made just 55 percent of them.

Wills has another court appearance scheduled this week. He is not expected to be there.

From Times Ledger (12.2.16):

Wills’ corruption trial likely to start soon

The criminal trial of Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) is expected to begin in January, according to the office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The court is currently handling pre-trial motions in preparation for a trial that follows Wills’ 2014 arrest on charges of corruption.

In 2014 Wills and his relative, Jelani Mills, were indicted on charges of diverting public campaign funds and charitable grant money to their own personal accounts, the AG said. Wills was also accused of funneling money into a nonprofit that he subsequently pocketed, according to the indictment. Schneiderman said the more than $30,000 came from state funds allocated by former state Sen. Shirley Huntley, who was found guilty in 2013 of corruption for stealing money for shopping sprees at Roosevelt Field in Long Island from a charity she controlled. Wills worked as her aide before she was sentenced to a year in prison.

Schneiderman contends Wills steered the grant money into a nonprofit called New York 4 Life, which he supervised. Wills was accused by the attorney general of using some of the money for shopping trips, which included the purchase of a $750 Louis Vuitton handbag.

Wills’ office did not return a request for comment on this story.

In January Mills pleaded guilty to directing campaign funds marked for Wills’ unsuccessful 2009 City Council run into an account for Micro Targeting, which Mills said was a shell company set up by Wills.

The indictment accused Mills of submitting a check from Wills to Micro Targeting in the amount of $11,500 to the New York Campaign Finance Board. The attorney general’s office maintained Micro Targeting never did any work for Wills’ 2009 campaign and that Wills instead pocketed the funds.

After Wills’ May 2014 arrest, Schneiderman said the arrest sent “the message that elected office does not come with a blank check or a license to break the law.”

Wills allegedly signed a contract with the state Office of Children and Family Services in March 2010 and pledged that the funds Huntley allocated to New York 4 Life would be used for community services, but after the state requested Wills account for how the funds were used, he did not respond, according to the AG’s office.

Wills successfully won a special election to the City Council in November 2010. Wills denied any wrongdoing when he was arrested and accused Schneiderman of attempting to target prominent political rivals.

Amid pressure by the FBI, Huntley agreed to wear a wire and record meetings with nine other people, including Wills, in 2012. At the time, federal authorities claimed many of the nine individuals were also under investigation. Eventually, Huntley served a year and a day in prison. She was released in June 2014.

Judge Ira Margulis of the Queens Supreme Court will be presiding over the Wills case coming before the court. John Chiara, an assistant attorney general for the state attorney general’s office, is scheduled to head the prosecution.

From Queens Press (1.20.17):

Ruben Wills Trial Delayed Once More

BY TRONE DOWD

The Press of Southeast Queens has learned that the trial for Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) has been delayed once again.

According to the state Attorney General’s office, Wills, who was originally scheduled to appear in Queens County Court Jan. 9, is now scheduled to appear in early February due to a discrepancy in his choice of attorney.

“It’s going to be delayed for another two weeks, as his current attorney has been relieved due to a conflict of interest,” Doug Cohen of the attorney general’s office wrote in an e-mail.

As of 2 p.m. on Friday, the Press of Southeast Queens was unable to get details on the reported conflict of interest.

Wills was previously scheduled to appear in court as early as November 2016 for allegedly funneling taxpayer dollars into a non-profit organization he controlled. He was charged with third-degree grand larceny, first-degree scheme to defraud, first-degree falsification of business records and offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree. Wills faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.

From Queens Press (5.26.17):

Ruben Wills’ Trial Delayed Again

The ongoing saga of Councilman Ruben Wills’ (D-Jamaica) trial continues as a new date for the start of the court proceedings has been set.

As of May 31, it has been 1,121 days since Ruben Wills was arrested for allegedly pocketing taxpayer money..File Photo

As of May 31, it has been 1,121 days since Ruben Wills was arrested for allegedly pocketing taxpayer money..File Photo

According to a spokeswoman for state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the councilman is now set to appear in court on June 15, nearly six months after the trail was originally scheduled to begin.

This is not the first time that the trial has been delayed to a future date. In March, the PRESS of Southeast Queens reported that Judge Ira Margulis granted Wills and defense lawyer Steve Zissou time to select a new attorney to represent him in court after the trial had been delayed following a “conflict of interest” with his initial attorney.
In the weeks to follow, Wills missed a court date due to sickness, despite being spotted at a community rally in Richmond Hill for immigrant constituents just days before. Wills said that his doctor had recommended that he stay home and rest, and added that his defiance of the doctor’s orders was the reason why he was sick on the day that he was scheduled to appear in court.

The state attorney general’s office had previously expressed dismay regarding the numerous delays in the Wills case.

“Ruben Wills—who is facing trial in Queens and Manhattan for two alleged criminal schemes—has, for years, done everything he can to avoid confronting the charges against him,” Amy Spitalnick, press secretary for the attorney general, told the PRESS of Southeast Queens in March. “Elected office doesn’t give anyone license to break the law or avoid the consequences.”

Wills has been in trouble with the law since his arrest in May 2014 for allegedly funneling $30,000 in taxpayer funds into a non-profit organization that he controlled. He was charged with third-degree grand larceny, first-degree scheme to defraud, first-degree falsifying business records and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. If convicted, Wills faces up to seven years in prison.

 

 

HEY COMRIE: YOU FIND TIME TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT HATE GRAFFITI IN HOLLISWOOD, HOW ABOUT THE 15 YEAR BLACK GIRL WHO WAS PIMPED OUT FOR FOUR MONTHS AT REV. FLAKE’S GREATER ALLEN CATHEDRAL SENIOR RESIDENCE IN YOUR DISTRICT

Senator Leroy Comrie found time to speak out about hateful graffiti in Holliswood, an area whose demographics tend to be Sikhs, Muslims and Jews, BUT yet has not yet spoken out about a 15 year old girl who was pimped out by Joseph Gilbert (from your neighborhood of St. Albans), for four months at Rev. Floyd Flake’s Greater Allen Cathedral Senior Residence in your district (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 to make light of hate graffiti, but no one was hurt at least physically by this act, but what do you think that 15 year old black girl went through for four months at Flake’s Greater Allen Cathedral Senior Residence. Doesn’t she at least rate somewhat to have you or any other local elected official or community leader speak out on her behalf and also to speak of the large number of underage girls of color in the Jamaica/SE Queens area who have been forced into prostitution.

Sounds like you are playing favorites. OH, WAIT, you are up for reelection and the Sikhs, Muslims and Jews  vote, but this 15 year old black girl does not. OK, I get it.

AND so identity politics still continues with the Democrats in Jamaica and SE Queens.

NOW, black residents of Jamaica, WHY do you continue to vote for this ebony version of Star Wars’  Jabba the Hutt. He does not even have the decency to make a comment about a young 15 year old black girl forced into prostitution at the almighty Rev. Flake’s Greater Allen Senior Residence, but he found time to wobble over to Holliswood to speak out on hate graffiti.

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From Queens Courier:

Photos provided by Assemblyman David Weprin’s office
Hateful graffiti found on the exterior and interior of the abandoned Holliswood building.

Jamaica Estates is no place for hate.

That was the message residents and elected officials delivered outside the former Holliswood Hospital on Friday, June 23, after racial and anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered there last week.

 During the June 23 press conference, Assemblyman David Weprin, Councilman Barry Grodenchik, state Senator Leroy Comrie and the neighborhood’s religious and civic leaders railed against the painted and carved symbols, including a KKK symbol and swastikas, discovered on the facade of the building. Additional graffiti was also discovered inside the hospital containing hateful language directed toward African-Americans.

The hospital, located at 87-37 Palermo St., was closed in August of 2013. The site has been abandoned since.

According to Weprin, the hateful graffiti was first discovered on Sunday, June 18 and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime by both the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force and the 107th Precinct. Authorities from the Hate Crimes Task Force have since been on-site three or four times and are currently looking into a potentially-suspicious car seen on the premises, the assemblyman continued.

At the press conference, Weprin called the acts of vandalism an “assault” on the diverse community’s values.

“The people of Queens stand together as a community against each and every incident of hate; and I thank my colleagues, religious clergy and civic leaders for joining me today to speak out against these despicable acts of vandalism,” Weprin said.

Graffiti discovered on the site’s fencing

“The despicable actions of the vandals who defaced the Holliswood Hospital site neither represent nor have a place in our community,” Comrie added. “Queens is a bastion of harmonious diversity — and that’s what makes us great. I thank Assembly Member Weprin for bringing the community together to reaffirm this.”

In the wake of the incident, members of the community at the press conference called for increased surveillance in the neighborhood, as well as lighting outside of the abandoned site.

Rabbi Moshe Taub of Young Israel of Holliswood also spoke out against the hateful incident.

“Queens in general and Holliswood in particular is known for its diversity,” he said. “On the weekends one finds in Holliswood Sikhs, Muslims and Jews — the three main demographics of Holliswood — walking with their families. This act was a stain on this beautiful and diverse community. This is not to mention the survivors of the Holocaust who already have their arms painted by the Nazis and who now must also have to witness a sign painted on the walls of their neighborhood that brings them back to years of torture. Sad and infuriating.”

Weprin’s office will work with the building’s owner to see that the graffiti is removed.

ANOTHER SHADY JAMAICA CHARITY SCREWING OVER VETERANS, THEY MAKE THE MONEY WHILE VETS LIVE IN JAMAICA SQUALOR

Let’s see, it is in Jamaica, so of course it is SHADY. Wonder if crooked Councilman Ruben Wills is involved with this non-profit, this political gangsta loves stealing from non-profits. Or may Flake and Greater Allen Cathedral Church is involved, because if they are, you know there is underage prostitution going on.

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

So much for American Patriotism. That is disappearing like good quality of life in Jamaica, Queens and  NYC.

Welcome to:

Соединенные Штаты

Detectives from the New York State attorney’s office escort City Council member Ruben Wills of Queens in handcuffs to be arraigned in Queens Criminal Court after being arrested on charges of misusing public funds on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

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From New York Post:

Veterans home rakes in cash but forces residents to live in squalor

A Queens charity that purportedly helps veterans readjust to civilian life raked in $150,000 from Donald Trump last year, but houses two dozen ex-military men in squalid — and possibly ­illegal — conditions.

The three homes run by Veterans-In-Command wouldn’t pass muster as military barracks, with residents complaining to The Post of poorly ventilated personal rooms, malfunctioning plumbing, broken doors and windows, and a steady march of rodents.

“I pay $800 a month and I just get a room for that,” griped one Vietnam veteran who lives at one of the single-family homes that currently houses seven other veterans on 92nd Avenue in Jamaica.

Another veteran who said he gets by on disability lives in a stuffy room carved out of the first-floor parlor of one house. Laundry and canned food were piled on the floor, and he said he was dealing with a mouse infestation.

Peter Murphy, an 83-year-old Korean War vet, also has gripes with one of VIC’s houses in Jamaica.

“The shower needs a head, and we set traps for the mice but they keep coming back,” Murphy said. “Sometimes the plumbing doesn’t work.”

The buildings do not have required permits, according to the city’s Department of Buildings. In order to convert a single-family home into a collection of single-room occupancies, owners need approval from the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

When The Post contacted DOB last week, the agency sent an inspector to one of VIC’s Jamaica properties. At the home, the inspector was turned away. A DOB spokesman said inspectors plan to return.

Trump’s $150,000 gift mostly went to paying off debt, according to Larry Robertson, the head of VIC.

“We had to pay back a lot of the money we owed,” said Robertson, 69, a retired Port Authority maintenance worker who started the group in late 2012.

But Robertson would not provide The Post an accounting of the debts. The nonprofit did not file annual tax returns through 2015, records show, because it claimed to take in less than the $50,000 annual federal threshold for filing. It has not yet filed any tax paperwork for 2016.

Veterans contacted by The Post said they paid between $500 and $800 per month to VIC from their disability and government aid checks.

With 29 veterans in the program last year, the nonprofit presumably takes in between $14,000 and $23,000 per month in rent checks. VIC in turn pays $10,600 per month to the owners of the three houses and an office it rents, according to Robertson.

That would leave between $4,000 and $13,000 per month for other expenses. Robertson claims excess money went toward utilities and other costs. He says he also gets a stipend of $467 the charity pays to him every two weeks.

“When I finish paying office expenses, there’s not a lot left over,” he said.

New residents shell out three months’ rent in advance to the nonprofit, which also requires a two-month security deposit and charges a broker’s fee equivalent to a month’s rent, a resident told The Post.