Dokebi Dog Needs Your Help

Yesterday it came to my attention a dog was abandoned in front of BARC shelter. They apparently did not have room for her, but someone stepped up to the plate. I’ll her hero, Dakkarie, take it from there. From his GoFundMe page:

Any/all interested in helping this gal get a leash/lease on life can make a donation to the GoFundMe set up for her much-needed medical care by clicking here.

A Story In Two Acts

September 3, 2019 ·
Filed under: 11222, Fuck This Shit, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, WTF 

So last week I received a voicemail from Project Reset offering a “resolution” to my “case”. I sent that to my attorney. Today they texted me and left me a voicemail.*

So I forwarded this to my attorney. And he called her back. Hilarity ensued.

The 94th saw fit to make a big deal out of this. So we’re gonna make a big deal about this. The police deleting photos without a court order is a BIG DEAL. Cheers!

UDPATE, September 3rd, 9:00 PM: I have also received a letter in the mail from the fellow who left me the voicemail last week.

And I sent it to my attorney. Now we’re four for four!

UPDATE, 9:09 PM: Now I have received a voicemail from NYPD Internal Affairs. And I sent it to my attorney. See how this works?

*I did not discover this until this evening. Damn, these people really want to talk to me. To recap, to date I have received:

  1. Two voicemails from Project Reset
  2. A text from Project Reset
  3. A letter from Project Reset
  4. One call from NYPD Internal Affairs

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Seeing Something, Saying Something

Yesterday while running errands I was disheartened to find yet more stickers for a recognized hate group blighting our community.

Yes, you read more correctly: more. This is something I have been tracking for several months. I am documenting this stuff too. I take photos, note the address and add to my “Hate Heat Map” as a necessary. Yesterday, sadly, I had to add two more. Here is a simplified version of my map.

Let’s be frank here. One dot is one too many. Here we have 32. Here’s the deal:

I have lived in this community for almost 20 years. This is not the first time I have seen, much less reported, this stuff. It was unacceptable then and it is even more unacceptable now. If you agree, you may wish to attend the upcoming 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting and make your concerns known. Lest you are wondering, gentle readers, the police are aware of this. Have been for some time. And now you are too.

94th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
7:00 PM
St. John’s Luther Church
155 Milton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Freeman Street

September 2, 2019 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 
Taken September 1, 2019.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Cheers!

Taken September 1, 2019.

Happy Labor Day, y’all!

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Green Street

The Word On The Street: Manhattan Avenue

Taken September 1st, 2019

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Greenwich Village

August 30, 2019 ·
Filed under: 10011, Greenwich Village, Greenwich Village Manhattan 
Taken August 30, 2019.

And Now This

August 30, 2019 ·
Filed under: Fuck This Shit, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, NYPD, WTF 

Since my engagement at the 94th Precinct a few things have happened:

1. My attorney sent the Commanding Officer of the 94th a letter. Sex toys are mentioned! He has received no response inasmuch as I can tell.

2. Yesterday just after 6:00 pm I received the above voicemail which I have been generous to scrub the last four digits of the caller’s number.

The deal is this: if I do not know who is calling, I do not answer. There are very sound precedents for this, my, policy too:

1. I have been assigned phone numbers one digit off the from the Bronx Medicaid Office and a travel agency. You think those phones stop ringing after the office closes? Think again.

2. I have been assigned a phone number which clearly belonged to someone incarcerated at Rikers. This in and of itself is not problematic. Rather, the callers were. Folks owing money. Folks owed money. And one woman accusing the guy of giving her a disease. And I was accused of covering for this guy. Good times.

3. I own my time. If I do not want to talk, I am not going to. To anyone. It really is that simple.

ANYWAY

Eventually I did notice a voicemail. After a couple of listens and consulting Google I began to understand what is being proposed. Very simply put, Project Reset is the handiwork of the Osborne Association and these folks are acting on the behalf of the NYPD and District Attorney’s Office.

What are they offering? This is where it gets fun. Basically I am to sit down with one of their personnel (who, once again, are agents of the FDNY/DA’s office) and admit guilt to what I have been accused of. It goes without saying this bypasses an attorney/legal representation but I am tossing this out anyway. Then I take a two hour workshop and the matter is dropped. The DA will not prosecute.

The thing is this:

1. I DO have an attorney (and I have referred this nonsense to him).

2. Why should I confess to something if I did NOT break the law? The officer’s interpretation of the graffiti law was— how shall we say— “creative”? When you get down to it, my real crime was not giving these jerks the fear or respect to which they felt entitled.

You know, being a bitch. Being a bitch is not a crime; it is a survival mechanism. ESPECIALLY in New York City.

3. Now let’s consider that the police did, in fact, commit a crime. They deleted photos of the arresting officers from my phone. This is not some arcane law, it is called the Fourth Amendment. So can they avail themselves of Project Reset too?

Seriously folks.

If the Brooklyn DA’s Office or the 94th/NYPD need to talk, they can direct their correspondance to my attorney. He’s Ron fucking Kuby for fuck’s sake.

It ain’t hard to find his number.

P.S.: Once again for the folks in the back. This is all over snarky feminist comments placed on sex toy advertisements. Illegally posted sex toy advertisements on a construction fence. From a company that is suing the MTA because they will not run their femivertising. I did ask Dame via Twitter if these posters were theirs and if so if they had permission to post them from the owner of the property. I never got an answer.  Best of all, it has been brought to my attention that this is not the first time the NYPD/94 have tried to pull a sketchy “graffiti” arrest. This woman was offered a deal. She rejected it, got the case tossed, sued and got a settlement. Cheers!

Live From Huron Street

August 22, 2019 ·
Filed under: 11221, Fuck This Shit, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 

As I suspected, after last night’s storm the Dame sex toy ads are showing signs of distress. This is of course because they are wheat pasted paper affixed onto a construction fence.

I have asked Dame if these advertisements are theirs and if they had permission to post them on this fence. So far, radio silence.

Once again, the NYS code for graffiti:

S 145.60 Making graffiti.

  1. For purposes of this section, the term “graffiti” shall mean the etching, painting, covering, drawing upon or otherwise placing of a mark upon public or private property with intent to damage such property.
  2. No person shall make graffiti of any type on any building, public or private, or any other property real or personal owned by any person, firm or corporation or any public agency or instrumentality, without the express permission of the owner or operator of said property.
    Making graffiti is a class A misdemeanor. — ypd.com

If Dame ain’t claiming this as theirs or stating they had permission to post these advertisements on the fence in question, why does the 94th care?

Simple answer: they enforce/obey the law how they see fit. As such, I am arrested on a very tenuous charge at best— and the police later violate the law by trying to delete photos from my phone while it was in their custody. Tried.

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