Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Special Prosecutor Needed in Pelham Manor Investigation

The Committee on Public Integrity Calls On District Attorney to Appoint Special Prosecutor Over Cop's Injury Investigation - December 20, 2011

Cries of a cover-up have followed the tragic November 15, 2011 serious injury of respected Pelham Manor Police Officer Michael Tillistrand and have left numerous calls on Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore to appoint a Special Prosecutor over the pending investigation. As reported in the November 17, 2011 edition of the Westchester County Journal News, Officer Tillistrand was hit and seriously injured during a routine traffic stop on Boston Post Road in the small village of Pelham Manor. While the accident was widely reported, it took days before The Journal News uncovered that the driver of the vehicle that hit Officer Tillistrand was the daughter of the Village of Pelham Manor Fire Chief, Joseph Ruggiero. The 28-year-old Tillistrand was admitted to Jacobi Hospital with life-threatening head injuries, made tremendous progress, and is currently in Helen Hayes, a Rockland County Rehabilitation facility. The Journal News reported on November 16, 2011, that the Pelham Manor Police had declined to comment "...about the status of the investigation until the chief came in at 10 a.m." Reporter James O'Rourke noted in his story that, "A silver coupe was covered by a tarp, perhaps to preserve evidence as it rained," and that, "A county police accident investigator said at the accident scene that the officer who was struck had been assisting another officer who was writing a citation for the driver of a stopped car." However, details pertaining to driver Jillian Ruggiero's texting-while-driving activity at the time she allegedly drove into Officer Tillistrand have been, it is alleged, kept secret. In addition to the apparent conflict of the Pelham Manor Police investigating the actions of the daughter of the Pelham Manor Fire Chief, there's more. In a bizarre series of events that left administrators at Jacobi Hospital frantic, the Pelham Manor Village Manager, John Pierpont and his wife apparently appeared to visit the injured Tillistrand shortly after he was admitted. It is reported that Mrs. Pierpont, a nurse associated with Sound Shore Hospital in New Rochelle, began reviewing Officer Tillistrand's medical charts. Mr. and Mrs. John Pierpont were allegedly escorted out of the hospital and banned from visiting the critically injured Tillistrand at Jacobi Hospital. The Pelham Manor Village Manager, John Pierpont, is not new to controversy. In an article believed to be from October of 1997, the local Town of Pelham newspaper, The Pelham Weekly, headlined an article, "Pierpont: No Comment On Mount Kisco Case." It was reported that Mr. Pierpont had, "no comment on a Westchester County district attorney's inquiry in a Mount Kisco case," noting that, "Pierpont was village manager in Mount Kisco until two years ago." The focus of the District Attorney's investigation was, "whether a crime was committed regarding computer equipment which was unaccounted for when a recent inventory was taken." The article quoted the Mount Kisco police as saying that, "the items [had been] returned." In the Village of Pelham Manor, the Village Manager is the highest public official.

137 comments:

  1. I heard a lot of unsettling rumors about certain facts being covered-up regarding this investigation. It's not right. My prays are with the officer and his family.

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  2. Thank God someone is looking into this. The joke around town is: What happens when you almost kill a cop in the Manor while Texting? ANSWER: nothing if your dad is the fire chief. THIS IS SICK !!!!!

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  3. Maybe the feds should be looking into this...... just a thought....

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  4. What the hell is Pierpont's wife doing looking over a patient's charts?!?!?!
    Ever hear of Hippa laws? I think it's a federal crime.

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  5. Shine a light on certain rats and boy will they scatter!
    Does the Westchester DA have rat traps?

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  6. You only have a small portion of the story here. As horrible as the injury to this on-duty member of law enforcement was, the way the investigation was and is being handled is, in fact, criminal. The Pelham Manor police chief (Al Mosiello) is very friendly with the Pelham Manor fire chief (Joe Ruggiero). Mosiello should have passed the investigation outside of the Manor right from the beginning since it was known immediately that Ruggiero's daughter was the driver and she was texting while driving her car into Tillistrand. As we know now, Mosiello did NOT pass the investigation to anyone, he went into shutdown mode.

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  7. It is VERY important to know that both police chief Mosiello and fire chief Ruggiero are COMPLETELY CONTROLLED by the Village Manager John Pierpont. Pierpont runs Pelham Manor and answers to no one. Pierpont could get rid of Ruggiero and Mosiello tomorrow if he wanted and everyone knows that. Pelham Manor's police chief Al Mosiello has yet to pass the police chief's test though he's quite set as the Pelham Manor chief of police, unless Pierpont wakes up one morning and wants him gone.

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  8. Concerned Citizen of Pelham ManorDecember 22, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Does anyone have the Pelham Weekly article about Pierpont stealing computers from Mount Kisco?

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  9. If the DA's office does appoint a special prosecutor, they need to pull the cellphone records of Mosiello, Joe Ruggiero and Pierpont in addition to EVERY cop who appeared at the scene. Phone logs and text messages!!! The evidence will show nice timeline of how cover-ups happen in the sleepy little village of Pelham Manor. (Oh, make everyone produce ALL of their phones as some mutts have more than one for this very purpose)

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  10. This is too funny. We have a police chief who can't pass the written police chief's test?!?!?!?!?!?! OMG !!!! Did he fail his written driver's license test too?!?!?

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  11. wealthy educated residentDecember 22, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    There is nothing funny about the accident, of course, but it is quite comical that Pelham Manor is run by a bunch of lawless and overpaid thugs, especially in a town of such sophisticated, wealthy and educated residents.

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  12. Thanks to friends at THE PELHAM WEEKLY, I have the Pierpont article about the Mount Kisco theft. I'll download it and post it when I get to my computer. How the hell did Pierpont get his current job anyway?!?! And who the hell hired Pierpont?!?!?! Does anyone know?

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  13. Pelham Manor is the place to get rich as a public servant unless you are a cop or fireman. Pierpont and Ruggiero collect multiple checks from the taxpayers and this website is correct that the PM police chief hasn't passed the police chief's test yet. Everyone's wondering why they have a police chief's test if it doesn't matter if you have passed it. But it's important to keep in mind that Pierpont has Mosiello under his thumb for this and other questionable reasons.

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  14. The real criminals are the lawyers who every few years become trustees, the mayor or commissioners for the Pelham Manor Board.. Then they let Pierpont and the fire/police chief do whatever they want. Where's the accoutantability?

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  15. Pierpont not happy today for some reason. LOL! And the police and fire chiefs are pretty snappy. LOL- wonder why?! They thought their illegal game would be hidden forever? Silly fools!

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  16. Before you add your thoughts you should know your facts. Some people should find better things to do with their time. Shouldn't always believe the media remember its their job to sell a story & it looks like it's working!

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  17. John Pierpont is a terriffic person and so for all of u arseholes that think you know what your talking about it's just a bunch a bullshite, Chief Ruggiero and Chief Mosiello, run their departments with professionalism,ur just miserable losers that can't get your way GROW THE PHUCK UP

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  18. I guess the rats found their way online to sell the scumbag trifecta as "decent guys" who are innocent. Funny how three criminal scumbags get backed up by their lackeys vying for promotions or looking to protect their cushy gigs hiding inside and bringing the grease monkeys their coffee.

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  19. one of santa's helpersDecember 23, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    You didn't hear this from me: Johnny Pierpont was pretty pissed off yesterday when a TV news crew (News12) showed up to document his frauds and get his delusional take on things. Rumor has it that he soiled his pants when they called upstairs to tell him a reporter wanted to have a little chat with him.

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  20. Dear 1:05am, I can't think of a "better thing" to do than to save the taxpayers from the improper activity orchestrated by the bosses at 4 Penfield Place. The FACTS are what everyone knows but has been too afraid to confront because RETALIATION is the way Mr. Pierpont and his band of thugs operate. THAT'S A FACT. And yes, some of the things he has done and is still doing are, I believe, against the law (in addition to being against any level of human decency). The time has come to do some house cleaning and the house of Pierpont needs it the most. If the board can't or won't get rid of Pierpont then maybe the State or Feds can.

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  21. I agree that John Pierpont is a very effective village manager, if you don't mind laws being broken, good people being hurt and him fattening his and his friend's pockets with hard-earned tax dollars. But in fairness, I think Ruggiero and Mosiello are decent guys who can do a good job independently without bending knee to the village manager. I've heard what's been going on over the last few years and I don't like what I'm hearing. And I've seen some of it with my own eyes. I'm at a loss how Al and Joe can just start thinking for themselves and shut Pierpont down as the damage has already been done. Maybe the Board of Trustees needs to step up to the plate and address the monkey business once and for all.

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  22. be afraid, be very afraid of those with powerDecember 23, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    One Pelham Manor cop told me he was sick to his stomach over the Tillistrand cover-up but he's keeping his mouth shut because he can't afford to lose his job.

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  23. FROM http://courts.lohudblogs.com November 16, 2011:
    Desk of the DA: Put down the cell phone while driving!

    Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore’s monthly message for November 2011.... centers on the dangers of texting while driving:

    As Westchester County’s chief law enforcement officer, I am concerned with all aspects of public safety, including safe driving, and I would like to focus drivers, especially young drivers and their parents, on safety issues and changes in the law with respect to driving while using cell phones and other hand-held portable electronic devices. It is illegal in New York State for a driver to use a hand-held portable electronic device while driving. The new law allows a police officer to stop a vehicle whose driver is using a hand-held portable electronic device and issue the driver a ticket. The new law defines “using” broadly, to include “holding a portable electronic device while viewing, taking or transmitting images, playing games, or composing, sending, reading, viewing, accessing, browsing, transmitting, saving or retrieving email, text messages or other electronic data.” The new law also increases the penalty, from two to three points on the driver’s license, and allows for a maximum fine of $150.

    Police in Westchester County have issued summonses to approximately 165 drivers for texting while driving as of mid-September, as compared to approximately 100 summonses for texting while driving in all of 2010. In that same July through mid-September period of this year, there were approximately 1,459 summonses issued to drivers in Westchester County for talking on their cell phones while driving.

    We know based on research conducted in this area that using a cell phone or other hand-held electronic device is a dangerous distraction to a driver. A Clemson University study carried out using a simulator found that text messaging and using iPods caused drivers to leave their lanes 10 percent more often than drivers who were not distracted. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 20% of injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving.

    Teen drivers are of particular safety concern to me because of their relative inexperience as drivers and their high rate of texting. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens. Nielsen reports that the average teen is sending or receiving 3,339 text messages every month, an astounding number that averages out to six messages per hour when these teens are not asleep. Pew Center researchers found that one in three texting teens, ages 16 to 17, admit to texting behind the wheel – one in three ! Government statistics show that the under-20 age group has the greatest proportion of distracted drivers. Of drivers under age 20 involved in fatal crashes, 16% were reportedly to have been distracted while driving.

    Drivers need to put down hand-held device, and parents need to model this behavior for their children, just as they insist on seat belts. Let’s get back to road safety basics: keep your eyes, your hands and your mind on the road.

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  24. Pelham Manor TaxpayerDecember 23, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Didn't the people who hired John Pierpont see this article?!? It's not like it was in a Mount Kisco paper for God's sake. It was in THE PELHAM WEEKLY?!?!?! Someone's got some explaining to do.....

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  25. Pierpont needs to resign. There's just too much with him, always something. Too much ugly stuff is just not good for our community.

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  26. I know 2 cops that talked to the Journal News reporters yesterday. I hope they stop protecting the Manor bosses.

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  27. To all my brothers who are employed as Pelham Manor Police Officers: remember P.O. Christopher Laird. What happened to him could easily happen to you.

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    1. Police officer’s application for GML §207-c benefits denied for failure to file the application as required by the collective bargaining agreement
      Police officer’s application for GML §207-c benefits denied for failure to file the application as required by the collective bargaining agreement
      Matter of Laird v Village of Pelham Manor, 2011 NY Slip Op 01278, Appellate Division, Second Department

      The PBA and the Village of Pelham Manor entered into a collective bargaining agreement that included a procedure to be followied by an police officers seeking disability and other benefits available to him or to her pursuant to General Municipal Law §207-c.

      The CBA’s procedure provided for the filing of an application for benefits, a determination to be made on the application submitted, and the review of the determination if the applicant was unhappy with the decision including appealing the denial of such benefits in the event the police officer’s application for §207-c benefits was rejected because the “applicant failed to comply with the agreed-upon procedures.”

      The Village denied the application for §207-c benefits filed by police officer Christopher Laird after determining that he did not file his application for such benefits within the time limit permitted for filing such claims set out in the CBA.

      Laird appealed the determination and he was given an opportunity to demonstrate that he had credible reasons for failing to file the application within the agreed-upon period. His appeal was denied and ultimately the Village Board of Trustees affirmed the initial finding that Laird’s application seeking §207-c benefits was untimely.

      The Appellate Division sustained the Village Board’s decision, ruling that the Board’s determination was “rationally based.”

      The court said that the appropriate application forms were available to Laird upon request and found that other police officers following the procedure set out in the collective bargaining agreement had been granted “disability status” after filing a timely application for §207-c benefits.

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  28. Does anyone know the story about a Manor mom who was maced and arrested by a PM cop after a PM cop hit her car in the Pelham Manor Police Department parking lot?

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  29. If you really want to see Pierpont run for the hills, get the state to do a performance audit. Pierpont would immediately announce his retirement. And I'll throw a big, big party! I had to deal with him for a simple home improvement and it was the most humiliating experience of my life. I'd like to know where he gets off thinking he's better than other people. Especially people that fund his fat paychecks.

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  30. Was the girl driving the car that hit the cop issued any tickets?

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  31. Do you know where the fire chiefs daughters car is stored for investigation? It is in the village garage in the auto machanics locked bay. Oh by the way the auto mechanic is THE FIRE CHIEF. This a Mickey Mouse operation they all should be fired. Somebody show the pictures. What an embarashment to the all the past and present real cops. This administrataion the Chief, Lieut and Pierpont dont have a clue about police work and making everyone look stupid. There is more to come.

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  32. If it is true about the girls car being in possession of her father I hope the injured officer has a good lawyer. Forget it you wont need a lawyer to win this one. What a bunch of pompus fools. I hope the residents of Pelham Manor know what fools a once elite police department is run by.

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  33. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR 4 YEARS. I BELIEVE 11 OFFICERS HAVE LEFT THE DEPARTMENT SINCE THIS IDIOT BECAME CHIEF. WHEN THE OFFICER WAS IN JACOBI THE SO CALLED CHIEF AND LT WOULD NOT ASSIGN AN OFFICER TO STAY AT THE HOSPITAL WITH THE SERIOUSLY INJURED OFFICER AND HIS EMOTIONALY DRAINED FAMILY. HE FELT IT WAS NOT NEEDED. FINALY HE WAS SHAMED INTO IT. HE ALLOWED IT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS THEN STOPPED IT. FORTUNATLEY THE PELHAM MANOR OFFICERS STEPPED UP AND DID THE RIGHT THING IN SPITE OF THE BOSSES.

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  34. THIS IS THE NORM IN ALL THESE SMALL RICH TOWNS, YOU HAVE ADMINISTRATORS, MAYORS AND TRUSTEES WHO THINK THEY RUN THE WORLD AND CAN DO WHATEVER THEY LIKE AND GET AWAY WITH IT WHETHER IT IS LEGAL OR NOT. THEY DONT CARE ABOUT ANYONE BESIDES THEMSELVES. ALL THE DEPARTMENT HEADS ARE PUPPETS. HERE YOU HAVE A OFFICER WHO PROTECTED EVERY CITIZEN OF PELHAM MANOR DAY AND NIGHT, MISES HOLIDAYS WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. NOW THAT HE GOT HURTING PROTECTING THOSE RICH SNOBBY PRICKS WHO SIT ON THE BOARD THEY WANT TO TURN ON HIM AND HANG HIM OUT TO DRY. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE HERE BECAUSE THIS IS A SICKENING TREND IN ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT. WHEN A COP GETS HURTING INSTEAD OF DOING THE RIGHT THING BY HIM OR HER AND PROTECTING THEM AND TAKING CARE OF THEM, THEY TREAT THEM LIKE PIECES OF TRASH. THE FLOOD GATES HAVE OPENED, THE CAN OF WORMS HAS BEEN POPPED!!!! ITS TIME THE TRUTH COMES OUT AND OUR COPS WHO PROTECT US ARE PROTECTED WHEN THEY NEED IT!!!

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  35. Mike while I never met you I would like you to know that you have support and people praying for you. I have been a cop for 15 years and have never seen a department like yours. A car and an officer would have been assigned to you and your family for the entire time you were in the hospital. The poorest municipality would have done that because it is right thing to do. You would expect Pelham Manor to be a little more prepaired as I understand its not your first injured officer that spent time in Jacobi in a life and death situation. Who the hell tought this guy how to be a boss?

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  36. Someone should get to the recently retired Manor cops and find out why they left and what the hell has been going on there the last several years. The guys who are working can not talk they would be severly punished. The cops were always well respected they can not want to be known as the clowns they appear to be.

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  37. Leave the chief alone he is still looking for missing tear gas that was stolen from under his nose. Oh wait he said he did know Pelham Manor had tear gas. Did he not work there for 30 years.

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  38. I heard Pierpont took the tear gas and sold it. Pierpont would sell his mother for an almighty dollar.

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  39. As a lifelong Manor resident I can not believe what I am reading. I have heard stories over the last several years of poor moral, the firering of officers the forced retirements of others. I have had conversations with all the police chiefs since the early 70s and found the chiefs to be caring for both the residents of Pelham Manor and their fellow police officers. While my conversations were limited I found the chiefs to be very helpful. Except the present chief. He dismissed me as if I were not a human being. I can only imagine how he treats his officers.

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  40. Check out today's Journal News. The request for a Special Prosecutor over the Pelham Manor joke of an investigation is on the front page.

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  41. Who can we file a complaint with about the Pelham Manor police chief? I can't believe this guy is a member of law enforcement, let alone the chief of police!

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  42. TO THE ABOVE WRITER:I would file your complaint against the Pelham Manor Police Cheif with both the Westchester County District Attorney's office (Public Corruption Unit) AND the New York State Attorney General's Office (Public Corruption Unit). Send your complaints by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested. Consider sending copies of your complaint to specific local media reporters (TV-Newspapers-Radio-Internet)

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  43. Pelham Manor tax payerDecember 24, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    I bet most people in the Manor missed The Journal News article by Ernie Garcia PELHAM MANOR"S TOP SALARIES MOSTLY FOR POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS------PELHAM MANOR - Police and firefighters represented 19 of the village's top 20 wage earners last year. The village had a total payroll of $5.8 million for 77 full- and part-time employees. Police and fire departments represented 81 percent of the total. An analysis of the village's 2008 salaries indicated that the only village employee to crack the top 20 not working in public safety or the fire department was Village Administrator John Pierpont, who had the village's highest compensation at $217,26.16. The other village employee with a total compensation that surpassed the $200,000 mark was Fire Chief Joseph Ruggiero, who earned $206,074.73. The Journal News examined the village's 2008 salaries as part of a review of public employees' salaries in the Lower Hudson Valley. Information about the salaries was obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request. Both Pierpont and Ruggiero perform multiple jobs in the village, which boosted their compensation. Pierpont is also the buildings inspector, village clerk, village treasurer and superintendent of public works. Ruggiero is also the village mechanic. "We're saving money," said Mayor Joseph Hays, who noted that village taxpayers are saving on employee-benefit expenses for the multiple positions that Pierpont and Ruggiero fill. "There are 14 other villages we consider comparable and we take a look at their salaries for comparable positions," Hays explained. "When you total those up, our total costs for those functions are significantly lower." Salaries in Pelham Manor are comparable to municipalities already reviewed by The Journal News. Mount Kisco's village manager is also the village assessor and his total compensation last year was $182,657. The Journal News has not yet reviewed a community that has a full-time fire chief; the village of Pelham's fire chief is a part-time employee with a yearly salary of $55,000. "If you look at our collective bargaining agreements and what we pay our people, we've been very diligent in controlling those costs," Hays said.

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  44. These guys make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year and also get to break any law they want without be held accountable. Wow, I want any one of their jobs. Where do I apply.

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  45. The powers that be in Pelham Manor have made a mockery of public service. The victims are the taxpayers and the real public servants. The Pelham Manor fire chief Joe Ruggiero drives an unmarked car. I don't know many fire chief's that need an unmarked car, do you? Ruggiero has an unmarked car, fully paid and fueled by the taxpayers, NOT so fires don't see him but so he can disappear on the Village dime to various places of interest like the Connecticut casinos. Am I wrong, Joe? And the only mechanical work Ruggiero does as "the village mechanic" is on vehicles privately owned. And of course Ruggiero uses the village property (no rent) and the best tools the taxpayers can buy. Am I wrong here, Joe? Just watch folks, Ruggiero will repair his daughter's car, while he safeguards it (LOL) as part of the accident investigation where his daughter ran into a P.O. Tillistrand while she was texting, and then Ruggiero will charge the village. And Pierpont will quickly process the Village Idiots's, err, I mean, Village Mechanic's hefty invoice.

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  46. Pelham Manor is the New Mayberry. The Pelham Manor Police and Fire Departments used to have a nice reputation. Now everyone laughs or shakes their heads in disgust.

    In the update of "The Andy Griffith Show," renamed "The John Pierpont Show," Sheriff Andy Taylor has nothing on "Police Chief Andy" Mosiello who works overtime to set up his own fellow officers.

    Deputy Barney Fife looks like he knows what he's doing compared to Fire Deputy Ruggiero who calls neighboring fire departments when there's a fire. "Fires should be handled by trained professionals," he likes to say.

    Of course, the fun and fraud continues under the careful greedy eyes of Aunt Bee-Pierpont. In the re-make, Aunt Bee-Pierpont sheds any hint of sweetness, demand a 1/4 million dollar salary and finally comes out as the nasty old transvestite that he/she is. (Don't eat the apple pie!)

    Any ideas who should play Floyd (the barber) Lawson? Or Gomer Pyle?

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  47. Why can't you so called upstanding people realize this was an accident!?!? If you have issues with either chief or village manager, deal with them directly. But don't be opportunistic savages and utilize this horrible accident as a means to get your points across! That is pathetic and very easy to do hiding behind an anonymous name...pray for Mike and pray for Jill. SAtop wasting your time and the villages money blogging like cowards! Mike needs to get better and so does Jill. It's horrific to hit someone with a car, let alone have a bunch of over the hill, disgruntled employees/citizens dragging your name through the dirt to prove a point about the village! Coward is far too easy of a term to use! If you have sub huge issues, be a man about it and bring it to a village meeting

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  48. Pray that you or your family members are never in this position, and that if god-forbid they are, they don't have savages like yourself making things worse! Pray for your brother Mike to get better, if you even remember what its like to feel like the people in your locker room are your brothers anymore.

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  49. laughing, but shouldn't be.....December 24, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Pretty funny. Did you know that the original Andy Griffith Show script called for Andy to be the sheriff, the Justice of the Peace, the local town newspaper's editor and the mayor? But Andy Griffith canned the idea of him having so many roles in the ho-dunk town of Mayberry- Andy thought it was "too ridiculous" Look it up, it's true.

    Anyway, it's nice to know that my $35,000-plus in taxes supports an administration that is more ridiculous than the fictional Mayberry.

    The failings of the Police and Fire Departments must be addressed by the Board of Trustees-- most of whom I believe are lawyers.

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  50. Hey 5:54/5:56- you are completely correct. Everyone should be praying for both Jillian and Mike. Yes, it was an accident, a horrible accident. But what happened after the accident was criminal AND YOU KNOW IT. YOU, my friend, cannot excuse criminal acts by so-called members of law enforcement because a tragic accident involved the chief's daughter. (You probably know who I am, and I'm quite sure I know who you are as you could never spell)

    I don't want to talk for anyone else here but myself but I don't think anyone is saying anything bad about Jillian- my heart goes out to her and Mike. Her father, the police chief and Pierpont should have simply done the right thing but they chose to break the law and go into their typical cover-up/bullying/make-phone-call mode.

    I'd like to get your fat ass under oath denying the fact that we are all witnesses to corruption by Pelham Manor public officials (I won't mention names but I hope John Pierpont rots in hell for putting otherwise decent people in a position of not being able to trust their fellow workers and for having to fear for their jobs each and every day.) I have already talked to a lawyer; the feds call it "Misprison of Felony" (when you don't report felony crimes) I know I'm not looking forward to being put under oath, but I will tell the truth. What will you do, huh? YOU need to realize there are 2 different things going on here: a tragic accident, and an improper cover-up in violation of countless laws. Ho, ho, ho. The time is LONG OVERDUE And yes, I believe in Santa again, and I know he has a shit load of coal for John, Joe and Al.

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  51. Hey, it's Christmas, let's be merry. I'm just happy that the current and immediately prior Pelham Manor police chiefs both got the top job without passing the police chief's test. Maybe it's a requirement in Pelham Manor that the police chiefs DON'T pass the the police chief's test. It seems to me that reading at a 2nd grade level would be enough.

    I'm also happy that both the current and immediately prior police chiefs did "security" work (read: got paid cash money) for the head of one of the top organized crime families.

    Maybe John Pierpont and the Pelham Manor Board of Trustees simply have a unique type of individual in mind when they think of who would be best to serve the community (read: THEM) as the chief of police.

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  52. Keep in mind that the last time the Westchester County District Attorney's office addressed the types of crimes that have been wide-spread in Pelham Manor was NEVER. Maybe the current DA is different but I wouldn't hold my breath. Consider going to federal prosecutors especially since it appears federal laws are being broken.

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  53. This is what you get when there's no ethics at the top. It's very unfortunate.

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  54. Behind the scenes, for nowDecember 24, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    I'm an attorney and I live in the Manor. I obviously have a significant investment in the integrity of my local government like other homeowners and I believe a village administrative overhaul is warranted. I question, though, the thought of a special prosecutor, at least initially. The Pelham Manor Board of Trustees are elected and need to hold substantive public hearings on all the issues I'm reading about on this website. Has anyone been in touch with them? The Pelham Manor Mayor is James O'Connor. The Board Trustees are Betrand Sellier, Neal Schwarzfeld, Raymond Vandenberg and Louis Annunziata. They can't remain silent on these important issues.

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  55. I bet most people living in the Manor don't know about PERMA. It stands for Public Employer Risk Management Association, Inc. It is billed as "New York's premier provider of workers compensation for public entities." PERMA is "governed" by Public Officials and guess who is one of those guys is charge of PERMA. The one and only John Pierpont. If you ever get Pierpont questioned by a Special Prosecutor, he needs to be questioned about certain things at PERMA. I'll get some stuff here soon.

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  56. I have just been made aware of this outlet here. By the sound of it, it appears that the parties that have commented could be employees who have no integrity themselves to leave their names and/or are "friends" of the parties of interest.  Apparently none of you appreciate your career choice, nor did you ever have the courage to make the decision to quit and let another qualified person represent what has actually become a great civil service career. Those of you that can not handle what is "required" of you to fulfill your duties should think about an exit strategy quick, before one is shown to you from your own bad decisions. If you happen to be one of the slot filling bodies that can not handle the reality of life, death and the carnage on between perhaps you should continue to find a way to claim injuries and mental instability to defraud the people you sworn to protect with your life. (those of you know who you are, and finally know that everyone that you thought was your friend or possibly an acquaintance is actually laughing at you and always has been. A person's true colors aren't difficult to see when they were too weak to mask them from the beginning. It is an unfortunate embarrassment to the public, to your brothers and sisters and If you aren't aware yet...to your families. It's a shame that YOU are the only ones responsible for ruining your career and your future. It has become apparent in the past few years that perhaps the village was the one that made the bad decision to hire you. Soon to be "Good riddance to bad rubbish." You will be removed.

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  57. To: 12:16am

    Please stop do you know what a stooge you sound like. Why don't you put your name here you jerk. Go kiss your bosses ass then turn him around and do what you do best. You freakin wimp. What badge did you get or which one are you looking for.

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  58. If the driver of the car that hit Mike Tillistrand had been from the Bronx, Mount Vernon or New Rochelle (think COLOR of....car) or didn't have a recognizable last name, he or she would have been introduced to NYState Penal Law 120.10, Assault 1st. Degree and 120.25 Reckless Endangerment 1st deg. Speaking of 'he or she' - why was the media originally told BY THE POLICE that the driver of the car that hit Mike was a male?

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  59. One of my favorite Laurel and Hardy routines as performed by village administrator Pierpont and police chief Mosiello is when Mosiello hired a group of undocumented workers to clean out the basement of the Pelham Manor Police Department. There was little regard for the stock pile of arms and evidence. The workers removed a pile of of military tear gas grenades and an Army shoulder-fired M79 grenade launcher. Pierpont wasn't too happy and started going through the garbage but the cache of grenades had already been taken away. Mutt and Jeff couldn't figure out where the items had been taken. Instead of following up and reporting the incident to ATF, Pierpont and Mosiello went into cover-up mode. Hey, Committee on Public Integrity- I'm asking you to report this to ATF.

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  60. I'm a bit concerned that the Westchester County District Attorney's office will simply put on a little show to save face (a little ticket for Pelham friends of friends who drive while texting and mow down a police officer) and forget about the bigger issue of widespread improprieties inside the public offices in Pelham Manor. Clearly, something significant needs to be done.

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  61. Who trains Pelham Manor police officers? Pierpont? Mosiello? (these guys apparently let undocumented cleaners into the long time storage area of the Police station and let them leave with a bunch of grenades?!?!?!?! What the hell is going on.

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  62. Does anyone know who were the members of the board and mayor at the time John Pierpont was hired?!? It appears that the so-called elected officials (mayor and board members) somehow got to appoint a village manager who doesn't have to answer to the taxpayers or any future boards. Who did the background check on Pierpont? Did they talk to the DA or Mount Kisco people to see why Pierpont was axed as village manager in Mount Kisco? Taxpayers need to take the village board member elections more seriously.

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  63. What's wrong with people. Some guy named Jim Monaghan, a manager at Morton's Steakhouse left a comment on the December 24th "Pelham officer makes strides after car accident" Journal News story- "PLEASE MAKE SURE CHANNEL 12 GETS THIS INFO, SO THEY CAN MAKE A HUGE DEAL ABOUT THIS PART OF THE STORY, INSTEAD OF CRUCIFYING THE CAR DRIVER."

    No one wants to crucify the car driver. Since it is undisputed that she was driving and texting when she hit Tillistand, she should be held accountable- no more and no less than anyone else. I guess you think you're better than the common folk, huh, Jim. You see, Jim, civilized people can follow the law, and the law can be quite understanding to the young woman whether she is politically connected or not. I think everyone agrees that both Mike Tillistrand AND Jillian need our prayers. But you can't condone the ILLEGAL action of the police chief and the village administrator in their attempt to cover-up what happened. Are you suggesting that Jillian should be treated differently because her father is the fire chief? Are you saying that village manager Pierpont and police chief Mosiello were correct to attempt to cover-up what happen? Hey, Jim, how would you feel if your hospitalized relative had the likes of John Pierpont and his wife Diane reviewing the hospital records? Wake up, steak boy.

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  64. Managhan forgot to mention that he's quite friendly with the Ruggiero family.

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  65. Something is wrong at the Pelham Manor police department. In 1996, Manor Detective Charles Schuta was hit by a truck and killed while trying to stop traffic on Interstate 95. I too question training and backup procedures.

    A current Pelham Manor Detective Ken Campion got into a car accident in Yonkers after drinking. Poof! The inquiry just disappeared. Gone. All OK. Tip your drink to this trick by Det. Ken Campion. The little people in Westchester will be held accountable for DUI, not Ken Campion. Accident or not.

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  66. If all of the posts here are baseless, why was the Tillistrand family so angry at Al and the Pierponts? And why the heck would a mother and father, only interested in their cop/son's well-being, be forced to hire a friggin' lawyer?

    I have some info about the 3 stooges (John, Al and Joe) and will email it today. I hope whoever is behind this website has the guts to post it.

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  67. This is getting completely out of hand. You guys make me sick to my stomach with all this coffee table talk. I cannot understand why people go through such lengths to destroy the integrity of others. Do you not realize that all this nonsense now will be putting a huge microscope on Pelham Manor Police from here on out and you will not even be allowed to arrest people. There are a million things I'm surprised haven't been mentioned by you wastes yet. For everyone’s information there is NO PROOF OR EVEN SPECULATION THAT JILLIAN WAS TEXTING WHILE DRIVING...Ask the officers that were on the scene. NEVER ONCE was that even a question! You want to talk trash about Kenny Campion now?...haha You are such simple people clearly with no hopes or dreams...I would assume you are people who have either been denied 207c requests (and I'm not speaking solely of the most recent...although I'm sure you are one of these bloggers as well), or brothers of "bad shovelers" even...or guys that tote ninja turtles on their lockers...or friends of Laird and others that have "dug their own graves". You are all the same people, sit back and look at your careers and what you have done, all the books you have read on patrol and how many 8 hr shifts you wasted. haha, but yet you still complain...Question, are you still getting paid every Thursday? What is it?, you want to get paid for doing nothing? yeah it sounds like a great plan, a very lazy one too at that...You think you are hiding behind anonymous?...YOU'RE NOT! The fact that you brought Campion into this now is 150% proof that this is just a ploy to defame names at PM. You are USING Jillian Ruggiero and now Ken Campion to drag their names through the dirt and make points about PM that honestly hold no weight and as a side note, have no proof of any existence. You are using them to push your own hidden agendas across the table and media (if that’s even what you want to call this half assed website) You disgust me! I am repulsed to ever stand next to you again, and wish that God forgives you for all that you have done in your life, bc if he doesn't, you will most definitely spend an eternity burning. AND YES (from an earlier post) I DO KNOW WHO YOU ARE (plural) BUT NO, you clearly have no idea who I am. You are no better than the savages that we put away everyday! You are an amazingly opportunistic person and running with Mike's injury like you care...clearly you don't! You are the worst person out of everyone here, using Mike to gain some sort of disgusting leverage on the place that pays your bills!...I hope you realize that you will get what you deserve; in this life or the next. I'll pray for you along with my prayers for Mikey, and Jillian. BTW who the hell in their right mind is going to drive by 4 police cars (lit up) and 2 firetrucks lit up, texting? NOONE AND I MEAN NOONE DOES THAT…STOP MAKING UP LIES and hurting this girl further! Yeah hugeeeeeee cover-up, County Police were called to the scene immediately by the SGT on scene to investigate...You're so simple! Retire and do the rest of us a favor! oh that’s right you don't have enough time on yet (either of you). Oh well, just stay out of my way. And out of the way of those of us who really care, and appreciate the hand that feeds us!

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    1. EVERYTHING IN THE DARK WILL EVENTUALLY COME INTO THE LIGHT! Blows my mind that people want to sit and get angry when others are just speaking TRUTHS, ugly ones, that are WELL known (just not talked about!) FACTS. NONE of the above mentioned, especially not KENNY CAMPION have a drop of integrity! EVERYONE knows that he is a slime ball, liar, opportunist and drunk. Just because it's been kept hush hush for the sake of not hurting his poor wife and children, doesn't mean it isn't the TRUTH. At least it was kept quiet until HE DECIDED HE DIDN'T CARE ABOUT THE FAMIY THAT WE ALL DIDN'T HAVE THE HEART TO HURT BY OUTTING HIM. So,take your RAH RAH KENNY BS elsewhere. Not only was he in a wreck in which he'd been drinking, his girlfriend that lives in Pelham Manor was drunk when she flipped her Lexis. Unfortunately, Kenny couldn't cover it up for her because it didn't happen in his dept. But he sure got out of bed with his wife of twenty years to go try! Police Groupie Kathleen Shepis wound up with a DWI, tsssk tssssk. Guess some decent, upstanding, law abiding police men were thank God thr first responders. Oh, and let's not forget that after a night of drinking HEAVILY, he went and forced his poor teenage daughter to get IN HIS CAR, DROVE HER DRUNK TO HIS GIRLFRIENDS HOUSE, OF COURSE HIS RESPOSNSIBLE (SOON TO BE EX) WIFE CALLED POLICE, concerned about the well being of her child. Guess where he took her? PELHAM MANOR, to his girlfriends house. For SOME reason NO arrest was made for DWI, endangering a minor or anything else.I get that this is a brother and that yous gotta stick together. I'm grateful for the work the PMPD does to keep me and mine safe. However, there is no denying that there are some extremely morally bankrupt indivduals, double standards and non standards. Ken is proof of that! Does it make him a bad cop? Not in my opinion. I'm not a perfect person and nobody to judge him or anyone else. My point is that you are putting yourself out on a limb going up on a soap box for him, he really is a hardcore snake in the grass fraud. Guys like him make us ALL look horrible, PM would be way better off without the liability of him.

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  68. @ hey moe said...MAYBE BC THEY HAD A LITTLE BIRDIE IN THEIR EAR, VOLUNTARILY AT THE HOSPITAL, WHO STATED "I HAVE MY REASONS FOR DOING THIS AND GETTING NO SLEEP", FEEDING THEM THIS NONSENSE.

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  69. ohhhhh...and PS this website is horrible!!!...Make a better one next time!

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  70. Lets talk facts the car is in the village garage under the control of the drivers father who is a mechanic. No police department in the world would allow that to happen only the idiots who run the PMPD not the men who work for the PMPD the bosses lol bosses. The stupid Pelam Manor Det. who has been described to the chief by his partner as the dumbest person he has ever met asked the driver for her phone and she said no so he walked away. We would have know at that moment if she was on the phone. If she was not we would not be talking about this right now. But the chiefs number one rat let her walk away with the phone. Those are facts smells like an attempted cover up to me. And the worse part is it is probably going to show the driver did nothing wrong which I hope is what it happened. So what will it show is the fools on the second floor covered up what did not need to be covered up. But that is typical of the day to day operation of the Pelham Manor PD under the blind leading the blind leadership that presently exsists.

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  71. How's that 207c thing going? What about any one of those horribly fake injuries that you pretend to impair your ability to do your job? You people are an embarrassment to your profession. I see most of you around the area everyday and some of you are great and some of you clearly should not have the privilege to wear that shield on your chest. I hear the stories and although you clearly don't care about anybody but yourself or your personal selfish gain, you are hurting your so called brothers. I wonder if you ever even knew what it was like to be honest and honorable. I would be ashamed to work along side of you, let alone...stand next to you in public.

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  72. sleeping well at night, thanksDecember 25, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Hey, 12:46…. sorry you're sick to your stomach (it may be the drugs). Anyway, no one is trying to "destroy the integrity of others" --- those folks don't have any integrity to be destroyed. Yes, you get it now…. THE PELHAM MANOR PD NEEDS A VERY BIG MICROSCOPE ON IT !! The Pel PD dosent' arrest people anymore, under/according to the law anyway, it has been acting like a little goon squad AND YOU KNOW IT.

    Maybe what happen to Mike was the last straw… maybe not….. how about we let a federal grand jury decide. Maybe you and I could stomach looking at each other if the top leadership was replaced with true leaders, not corrupt thugs.

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  73. insider, unfortunatelyDecember 25, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    It may be a little late saying but maybe it wasn't a good idea to switch the driver's cellphone after the fact to subsequently and falsely show the 'new' phone logs indicating that no one was texting or talking at the time of the accident. Worth a try, I guess. Maybe not. Whose idea was that, anyway?

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  74. usually keeping my thoughts to myself---December 25, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    I disagree that PM has the blind leading the blind. It's more like the corrupt leading the corrupt. The rank and file, and the taxpayers, deserve better.

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  75. If only one-tenth of this information is half right, then the Pelham Manor Board of Trustees MUST call an emergency public meeting and get some action! This is outrageous.

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  76. I'll be up early tomorrow to see what the bullies come up with. Joe, Al and John just need to resign. Do it or I suspect the Feds will do it for you.

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  77. Why hasn't Pieront's contract been made public? Don't the taxpayers have a right to see it?

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  78. Stop these posts...you're messing up my idea to use blogging media to crumble Pelham manor...wahhhhhh wahhhhh stop it wahhhh

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  79. I guess some people can't handle the truth.
    The truth is that the management of Pelham Manor is unethical. Period.
    And it can be simply corrected by the Board of Trustees.

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  80. Pelham manor is becoming better each day without you. Does anyone really miss him?

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  81. So your idea is too replace mgmt. who you, Mr. Blog creator, deem to be "unethical" with who? Possible more unethicals? Smells like a "joint" coup effort to me to advance certain people or perhaps personal agendas?

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  82. To the person or persons responsible for the "DDOS 5" spam program initiated over the last 4 hours today. We have resolved that issue and as the Theft of Bandwidth is a federal crime, we have reported this crime to federal authorities.

    We appreciate your interest in Public Integrity.

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  83. Pelham manor is very well protected and I and my family feel safe. As a resident I feel that the political management of both villages is doing a great job. Besides who really knows if Osama Bin Laden is dead? The holidays are amoungst us and this overnight website has really opened my eyes to who is really behind the phony committee. The D.C chamber of commerce now has a link to this superbly crafted site.

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  84. Everyone should stop the personal attacks. If people are serious about making things better they need to calm down.

    I agree that the PM Board of Trustees needs to move aggressively toward airing a lot of the issues that are being thrown about.

    We can no longer ignore the quantity of issues that have surfaced here.

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  85. If it is true that the PM village manager and/or the PM police chief had anything to do with undocumented workers handling Army shoulder-fired M79 grenade launchers under the care and custody of the PM Police Dept. and then moved to parts unknown, then they both need to be immediately suspended pending public hearings on the issue. This is beyond outrageous, this is beyond criminal.

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  86. As the dirty laundry gets aired out why dont we shine a light on all the bullying of police officers by their superiors and administration. "thier way or the high way" blow the top of this sh*t!!! What the village is doing to mike it wrong!!!

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  87. Do you know how many fires the Pelham Manor fire department put out in 2011. ANSWER: none *** The Pelham Manor Fire Department calls neighboring fire departments EVERY TIME there is a real fire.*** The call goes out EVERY TIME to other fire departments not just sometimes or when help is really needed. And guess what, that out-of-town fire department then bills the village of Pelham Manor. Quite a system, huh?

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  88. Clearly, something needs to be done.

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  89. Unfortunately the website creator and his handler/handlers are embarrassing themselves with repetitive posts over and over. Some should enjoy their retirement and some should just retire instead of increasing the tension and bad blood between police and management and leave a mess on their way out the door. Its amazing that the same "3 people/leaders" are mentioned over and over and some are conspicuously left out. Dont you have any stories about other so called management or are you attempting a quick coup to advance your friends? The answer seems obvious. In the meantime lets hope this brave and good offficer recovers completely which should be the hope of all officers and management.

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  90. Dear Roosevelt Ave- I have nothing to do with this website, am not a PM cop nor PM fireman, but a taxpayer. Who do you suggest should bear accountability for the mismanagement of the village offices, and the police and fire departments? Should the most junior person be held accountable for what's going on? I don't think so. I suggest that the head of each department is responsible, and those people happen to be Mr. John Pierpont (admin), Mr. Joe Mosiello (fire) and Mr. Al. Ruggerio (police). I PAY TAXES IN THIS TOWN AND I WANT ANSWERS. And I'm not alone. Just this morning I received over 20 emails from fellow, taxpaying neighbors -- none of whom have to my knowledge any relatives on the village/town payroll.

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  91. to 10:58: correction to your comment: Joe Ruggerio is the fire chief and Al Mosiello is the police chief. You were correct that John T. Pierpont is the top thug in the village of pelham manor.

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  92. What exactly is "going on"? Respectfully, I would submit too you, since we are purportedly on the same team here, too wait until any evidence of criminality is presented/found or mismanagement/ or a "cover up" regarding an injured officer before jumping to conclusions based on current employee/s and x employee allegations. Id venture to bet, some of these bloggers are also big violators of ethics. Perhaps we should be including them in this discussion of the overall ethics of the administration and both departments. Knowing just about every member of the PD, I can say that probably only about 1/2 of them would pass the "ethics" test much less a psychological. I have heard unbelievable stories about every person on the current management team that would make your head spin and even some of the officers. Tales of impropriety, scandal, illegal activities and misuse of taxpayer funds. A quick example would be how many days of work certain people have missed in their respective careers or not even showing up for work at all when scheduled, getting paid, while on the taxpayers dime. Would you consider that ethical? Do you believe all you read is entirely true? While I appreciate your interest in the Village and more importantly the health and well being of this fine young officer, if you have been a resident for a long time you d recognize that this is a viscious cycle. From what I have heard, current top PD administration is responsible for getting rid of/supplanting/couping the former Chief, and the former Chief with help from current PD top Admin. responsible for getting rid of Chief before that with help from certain Sergeants and Lieutenants. So, this appears to be another attempt in the series possibly from current employees and x. Are some of these things written true? I guess maybe we will find out. Since we are both residents why dont you leave your name and address so I can drop by for a talk one night and I can bring you up to speed. IF YOU DEMAND ANSWERS (CAPS)...perhaps you should leave an address and open invitation for a tea.... Or we can talk about "commodes" and how the Police Department doesnt have enough?? By the way you have the Fire Chief and Police Chief names mixed up.

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  93. Split Rock Road victim #1December 26, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    I got the email about this website yesterday but have only read it today. All I can say is, FINALLY. I live on Split Rock Road and have some issues I feel very strongly about involving how the Manor administers certain health-related problems. Any neighbor of mine knows exactly what I'm talking about. Anyone else on Split Rock Road (or adjacent streets) ready to join me in coming forward? 50 pissed off taxpayers just from a throwing distance from my house seems like a nice Happy New Year to the Board at their next meeting.

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  94. Mother of God! Should I call the New Rochelle fire department directly if my Pelham Manor house is on fire?! And if the New Rochelle fire dept is busy do I then call Mt. Vernon or the Bronx? My home will be burned to the ground before the White Plains fire department responds! Don't we have a paid full-time fire department? What's going on?

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  95. Its a shame that really "good ethical" cops and firemen (RANK AND FILE) are going to have to deal with aftermath of this forum which appears to be an outlet for sour grapes current employees/x-employees to voice their opinions, and other current employees seeking advancement and all the while the good cops of rank and file have their work ethic and reputations sullied and badges tarnished. All of this by a band of idiots who have made a career of doing absolutely nothing in their careers except stepping on and over those weaker then them. Perhaps focus should be on recovery of the good cop officer tillistrand who was injured and holding some benefit for him while he recovers?

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  96. I agree that there should be a nice benefit for Mike. I don't agree that the good ethical cops and fireman will be "sullied" by an ethics clean-up. In fact the good cops and fireman will benefit from having new and honorable leadership. The Board knows how pathetically low morale is on Penfield Place (aka Peyton Place) I don't think it's too much to ask that those leading our public servants be honest and trustworthy individuals. Look what hiding things and keeping quiet has gotten us-- a complete mess.

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  97. hmmm...lets look for a good one...Westward Lane resident...hahaDecember 26, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    The "coup" is clearly in effect. This website is incredible. At least it is inner circle and hasn't reached anyone outside of current/ex disgruntled emloyees. It's actually a very embarassing attempt at a real committee webpage (blogspot) haha kids make these in high school now. With that said,I'm bored reading this. It was irritating and such at the beginning, now it is sad and pathetic. I tell you what, I work at PMPD (I'm sure you know who I am) and I will go to bat for the current chief's. Listen to yourselves!!! You sound like a bunch of little girls!...wah this and wah that!!...My question is who the hell hired you losers? You aren't Men! bunch of schoolgirls!

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  98. ....and who might those "honest/honorable and TRUSTWORTHY" leaders be that can lead the department after coup 3? Maybe you should put up the names of those prospective "future leaders" so that we may inspect their credentials/ethics and see if they pass the sniff test? Also so that all of your own friends, rank and file, and reasonable people, residents can share who they think can do a fair responsible job. Do you care to share names? I am sure someone can dig up mountains of dirt on whom you MAY be recommending for said position/s.

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  99. How about we leave the decision as to who should be the new: Police Chief, Fire Chief and Village Manger up to the current Board of Trustees- all of whom are lawyers except one. Once these lawyer/trustees are publicly made to comment on the long list of questionable (and criminal) actions by certain public servants they will no longer be able to remain silent. The are ethically bound as lawyers to report it; and their sworn oath as a trustee compels them to take necessary action. And most compelling, the taxpayers DEMAND ACTION. I want to know which one of the lawyer/trustees will say it was no big deal to secret information about the missing pile of of military tear gas grenades or the Army shoulder-fired M79 grenade launchers? This is way beyond a few disgruntled employees.

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  100. There really neads to be more transparency in the PM village offices. I don't like what I'm reading. While some of the comments are useless, much of the information has been swirling around town for quite some time and we all deserve some answers. People must be held accountable for their actions and no one is above the law. I've always felt like I was pulling teeth when I tried to get information from the PM village offices. I just don't bother anymore. It's no way to run a public office paid for by taxpayers. Keep the heat on, I say.

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  101. John Pierpont is no Dick Blessing, the previous PM village manger from the early-70's to the mid-90's. If I remember correctly, Dick also wore various hats like Mr. Pierpont does: engineer, surveyor, manager, etc. But times have changed and everything is more complicated; giving one person too much power begs for a compromised process of inside deals and public corruption. I don't know if the allegations I'm reading are true but the current Board of Trustees is obligated to publicly address each and every one of them.

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  102. You get what you get when there's no oversight or accountability.

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  103. Really? You are still insisting that there is corruption in PM! Come on, any reader can see that this is a horribly planned attempt at defaming the management heads associated with the village. It's clear that you have a problem with authority and since you were never able to move up like some of us, you rebel and chose to be the Hypocrite that you are. Let's not bring up the so called associated that have gone before you. If you think you are going to get the "straight and narrow" associates of yours to move vertically up the promotional ladder, this is not the way to go about it. One may look good on paper, but in reality it's nothing but a facade. Just like this overnight website. Just quit, retire or for your own sake take a trip to the Bermuda triangle.

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  104. This is what you get when Pelham manor only hires combat cooks to fill thief ranks.....

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  105. blackwater wannabee saysDecember 26, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Damn potatoe peeler blue!!!

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  106. What happened to my post? There is no accountability on this website. The creator will not allow public dialogue rather is choosing to post only what he/she sees fit....

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  107. Concerned Stellar resident...December 26, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    I happen to live the police officers and firemen in Pelham manor!!! They have done alot for the neighborhood. Look around, we do not have major crimes here! That is because they do a wonderful job keepIng the riff-raff out of here! My special thanks and gratitude go out to all the men on the force in our village!

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  108. You mean the same oversight that has allowed some to get 80-100 days off a year and a big tax refund?

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  109. Believe me when I tell you,Pierpont is a Tyrant,Ruggiero is a Thief,Mosiello is an Idiot and PBA President Campion is a Puppet. I feel sorry for anyone who lives in Pelham Manor. Get well P.O. Tillistrand!!!!

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  110. Damn marines, but I heard he s good with a potatoe peeler and a ladel.....

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  111. To 9:22 pm...(accountability) very true. Look at the ones that have taken advantage of sick time for over a year. Or the 207 vacationers who should have become shoe salesmen or mattress professionals instead. Who the hell hired these waste of an X chromosomes anyway. Oh yeah, this was when police officers used to take out the trash for little old ladies and go close their garages. If that's what you want to do then move to Florida and work in a nursing home. It's 2012 sir, I believe the people of today expect a safer place to live and the confidence that their homes are able to be protected by competent police. Notthe snivlers that were hired 15-25 yrs ago.

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  112. I don't know about combat, but I hear this "blue" is good with a potatoe peeler and ladel. Hairbag

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  113. When you consider what is lurking 3-10 blocks in any direction outside of Pelham Manor its a miracle we are so safe (by comparison to other communities). I think its a tribute to these fine officers who take their jobs seriously and protecting the residents here. I for one feel they should be commended for outstanding Police Work....or at least the ones who actually come to work for the most part. I also want to thank the Fire Department as well.

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  114. Why dont you tell us how you really feel? Thats 4 people now...I am sure there is at least 5 or 6 more you can describe....why not list all officers and your feelings towards each???

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  115. How many excellant employees cops,fireman and dpw workers have left the employ of the Manor who did not want to leave. They were basicelly threatend with some BS and forced to leave. The moral is terrible why. They get paid well they like the job they like the residents but it is impossible to work when you may be next to be forced out. Pierpont wants complete control he ran the dpw then the fire dept and now the police dept. He hand picks his puppets and gets rid of the employees who dont agree with his dictatorship. If these department heads had balls like all the ones before them the moral would not be shot. Your employed to serve the residents not Pierpont.

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  116. Everyone focus on the fact that a good officer was hurt during the line of duty. If everyone posting here would visit him I am sure Pelham Manor would have an even better Police Department than it already does. We all wish him the best. As for the Combat Cook/Marine I heard he is pretty good with a potatoe peeler and soup ladel. Face it the job is full of hairbags.

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  117. Do you really believe that all officers hired 15 or more years ago are useless? That seems a stretch...but you are entitled to your opinion. I am sure the administration is loving the internal conflict you are creating....should really help come contract time..

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  118. Are you suggesting past administrations had balls? If that is so, then why did they "retire"? Past administrations came to power much in the same way (greed, back stabbing. and mob tactics). They lost power and their support waned once rank and file saw that they were being sold out for their own gain and the gain of their friends. A quick look at PM reminds me of The Sopranos. In a small department everyone is shuffling for the few positions that there are and ones that they might see opening in the future. Mgmt is also involved in creating room/positions for their friends. Most of these people are bottom feeders. Back stabbing is the essence of the PMPD especially now. Its a place were your friends get promotions regardless if there are other more respected and possibly better qualified candidates.

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  119. Blackwater (Well Kind Of)December 27, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Yes yes...PM is not what it once was. Its truly a shame what has happened. So, what of this combat Marine cook? I hear he carries a potatoe peeler and soup ladel in his patrol bag.

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  120. Someone (or a group: the trustees) needs to properly oversee what's really going on in Pelham Manor. It is a very simple concept: oversight, accountability, correction and moving forward. That's the way I see it.

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  121. rockwells anonymous bartenderDecember 27, 2011 at 10:22 PM

    I think there should be an oversight committee to see exactly how this afternoon shift of police are so ridiculously cute.

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  122. All of this is very sad but needed and long overdue - I hope there are sweeping changes that leave a healthy work atmosphere for both the employees and the residents. Pelham Manor can indeed be great again!

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  123. Other rockwels anonymous bartenderDecember 28, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    I too just love those manor boys!! Hunky and visually powerful. Maybe one of them should run for village manager in the next few years!!

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  124. Taking requests for dinner . Just bought a new potatoe peeler with PMPD on it.

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  125. Disappointed but positiveDecember 28, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    I just want to say I love you all. People come and go, and you have made it difficult and an embarrassment to the village for whatever spiteful reason you may have. With that said... It is time for a departure. Now there will be one less, and soon one more following.

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  126. Hello is this still working????

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  127. Any news on whats going on with the people in Washington?

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  128. Pelham Manor / Pelham is run by criminals stealing tax payers money.

    I see both departments breaking the law each and every day/night.

    When is the next board meeting, it might get packed.

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  129. There is a RAT in the woodshed the Police Chief is walking on eggshells

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  130. I have been a resident of Pelham Manor for over 20 years. John Pierpont has always been professional and reasonable in my interactions with him. He is not a local boy like Ruggiero who has a habit of bullying citizens through his position as the Chief. His kids are very nice but there has to be a full investigation.

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  131. Well this died down pretty quick. I can see the headlines,"THE TEFLON JOHN WALKS AWAY AGAIN."

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  132. what ever happened to this?

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  133. THE POLICE CHIEF JUST REC A 12 PERCENT RAISE I GIVE UP

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