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Monday, December 31, 2007

12/31/07 - Red Alert - The Gateway To The Town Of Greenwich And The Village Of Byram Looks Like A Hazardous Waste Zone






Thank God The Police Department
Is Making Sure That There Are
No Broken Tail Lights US1


The State DOT Says To 20,000 Cars A
Day Go Up And Down US1 (Putnam Avenue).

Just Look At What They See When They Enter The Town Of Greenwich And The Village Of Byram.

The Place Is A Dump.

If you look to the right you will see a man who rides a bike from Port Chester to drink all day long.

He doesn't drink from an open container in Port Chester, because he would be locked up.

Every school day he drinks in front of Byram children as they get on and off their school busses.

I don't want to show a picture of him, because he suffers from an illness.

However, here is the mess he leaves.

I have personally went down to the vest pocket or gateway park and cleaned this mess up many times.

If you look to the you will see the Welcome Sign covered with gang wittings.

It sure is hard for Byram School children to say no to gangs, when they think that DPW workers or the police are too scared to remove the gang symbols.

This gang related witting is
killing business in Byram.


Greenwich residents from Old Greenwich, Riverside and the Back Country just are not used to shopping in areas marked by criminal gangs tags.

But if you don't like this little vest pocket park, then go across the street there is a another park with a historic house that is used as drug or crack house.

It sure is hard for school children just to say no to drugs when they see druggies right across the street from their bus stop.

But don't worry the Byram Police Officer is just a few blocks down on US1 checking for burned out tail lights.

Meanwhile, at night cars parked on Byram streets are having their windows smashed, mirrors knocked off and tires slashed.

12/31/07 - Timelime Proves That Police Officers Retaliated Against A Greenwich Legislator, Because He Spoke Out About The GPD And Byram



I am going to take a few moments to correct the hopelessly biased Greenwich Police Captain Michael Pacewicz and expose his amateurish attempt at a cover up.
Previously the following had been posted here at Greenwich Roundup Here Is A Timeline:

12/29/07 - Byram man complains about civil rights violations and police using illegal search as a means of retaliation

12/27/07 - They Did A Lindy Urso On Me - Greenwich Police Raid At 6pm Prevents Me From Speking To Sam Romeo On WGCH

"So at 6 when the Sam Romeo show starts to come on two police officers come into my wives store asking for me. They tell me they ticketed the car that I had been complaining about and now they were going to inspect my wives's store for infractions.

They took down my name, address, social security number, date of birth, and social security number, but they did not ask for my frighten wives's information.

Then they were demanding that I give them a drivers license. I told them I did not drive, because I did not drive. I have a glass eye in my right eye and that I do not see to good out of my left eye.

Then officers started telling me that my photo ID was not good enough, They then started telling me that they were going to have to arrest me and have me make bond for the ticket they were going to write up. They started claiming that they did not know who I was.

I then told the officers that they knew exactly who I was, because one of the officers had made remarks to me previously, because I had filed a civilian complaint against a police officer, who latter sued the Greenwich Police Department for discrimination and said the Greenwich Police were inappropriately using road blocks to profile poor and minority residents of Byram."




6:00 pm - The Greenwich Matters Show Hosted By Sam Romeo Comes On WGCH

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12/27/07 - Please Help Me Get Up To Spead On The Issues Affecting Byram

Tonight, I am going to speak on the Sam Romeo show about the poor job that the police department does of patrolling and protecting Byram.

Mr. Romeo rightly demands accountability of all departments of Greenwich Government. Yet he refuses to use his WGCH microphone to demand the same accountability of the Greenwich Police Department.

Please understand that I do not think at this time that the individual officers are the problem.

I support the police officers, my car is loaded with Greenwich police union stickers going back for years.

I really think the problem is with how the police brass manage the Greenwich Police Department. The Republican administration should have gotten an outside professional to replace Chief Walters."

12/27/07 - Greenwich Matters Is On Tonight On WGCH

"Tonight it will be time again for Greenwich Matter's to air on WGCH from 6 pm to 7 pm.

The Show Features Sam Romeo has been strong critic of Greenwich Governmental Departments.

He demands accountability and sound management practices of the Greenwich Governmental Departments That He Goes After.

However, Sam Romeo Turns A Blind Eye To The Greenwich Police Department.

Mr. Romeo will make excuses for the Police Department Leadership, but he refuses to demand accountability.

Mr. Romeo strongly supports the Greenwich Police Department, as everyone in Greenwich does.

I personally believe that there are many outstanding officers in the Greenwich Police Department, but the management of those officers is a joke.

I live in Byram and the officers are poorly managed."

12/26/07 - This Greenwich Police Department Theroy Has Prevented The Police Department For Solving This Murder For 18 Months.

"Police Brass have been sticking to this lame brain theory that the 16 million dollar swindler Andrew Kissel hired a guy to tie his hands and feet in Flex Cuffs, pull his T-shirt over his head and then be stabbed four or five times in the back, because he couldn't bring himself to commit suicide."

The Greenwich Police Department Should Call In Some Experienced Investigators - 18 Months Is Too Long. This Case Has Gone No Where !!!!
Murder theories Kissel's life, death focus of new book
Greenwich Time - Greenwich,CT,USA
After his arrest on federal mortgage fraud charges, Kissel he was shut out by his wealthy Greenwich friends and became closer with his assistant, ...

If you are going to commit a murder do it in Greenwich and you will probably get away with it.

12/24/07 - A Christmas Wish For Justice - How To Slove The Unsolved Murders Of Greenwich

Maybe Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg should hire disgraced Los Angeles Detective Mark Furman to come solve this 18 month old Kissel murder and then write a second book about it.

Then maybe Police Chief
David Ridberg can let disgraced Los Angeles detective go solve the murder of that poor little boy in the Pemberwick section of Greenwich.

The Port Chester Police Department, The Rye Brook Police Department, The Rye City Police Department doesn't have all of these unsolved murders laying around.

Why does the Greenwich Police Department have all of these unsolved murders?

12/24/07 - The Police Department Is All Talk And No Action


For over one week I have had a call into the Police Official who is responsible for Western Greenwich. Radio host Sam Romeo suggested I call this police resource or liaison officer for Western Greenwich.

When I called Mr. Romeo about some of the short comings i saw with how the Police were deployed in Byram he suggested I Call the police official in charge of Western Greenwich.

So I took Mr. Romeo's advice and reached out to make the call.

I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Romeo. He is the reason I decided to put my name out to be on the Byram RTM.

However, Mr. Romeo's close association with some police officials and officers seems to clood his judgment on Police performance in certain areas of Greenwich.

12/31/07 - Greenwich Business Report


Bizjournals

... and the launch of a European subsidiary. The firm closed a $23.7 million Series C financing, led by new investor Greenwich, Conn.-based private equity firm Ferrer Freeman & Co., according to a November U.S. Securities Exchange Commission filing and ...
ALSO:
Wall Street Journal
David Ader, head of government bond strategy at RBS Greenwich Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut, noted that while anecdotal evidence indicates more concerns ...

Sunday, December 30, 2007

12/30/07 - Numerous people called not just to report information but wanting to know what was up and if she had been found

Missing child alert sparks influx of calls

Norwalk Advocate

... later found safe resulted in a surge of calls through the week from people left hanging about the girl's fate, Greenwich Police Lt. Richard Cochran said. 'Numerous people called not just to report information but wanting to know what was up and ...
Original Norwalk Advocate article: Missing child alert sparks influx of calls

12/30/07 - If your family has a little extra money at the end of this year, then please consider those less fortunate than you.


Norwalk Advocate

The Advocate and Greenwich Time Giving Fund provides assistance to needy families in lower Fairfield County.

12/30/07 - Business Spotlight - Antares Real Estate And Donald Trump

Plans laid for Trump tower, new housing and new look for South End

Norwalk Advocate

... Also in the South End, the board approved general plans for redevelopment of 82 acres of brownfields by Greenwich-based Antares Real Estate. Plans were presented for infrastructure changes that would allow the first phase of their project to ...

12/30/07 - Harvard: Schools should share disciplinary records

Admissions officers at Harvard College feel sabotaged by administrators at Greenwich High School and other public and private schools who rebuff queries about an applicant's behavior during high school, said ...
...The senior suspended by Capasso, Stephen Bryn, 17, was accused of making a sexually suggestive remark about a female student, and is seeking a court injunction to block the school from sharing information about the discipline with colleges where he applies.

Lindy Urso, an attorney for Bryn, said he and Bryn were told by a guidance counselor during a meeting that the alleged incident could be reported to colleges where Bryn applies.

Bryn denies making the comment, and wants the court to overturn the discipline and to be granted a more formal hearing where he can refute the allegations, his attorney said.

The judge denied an emergency injunction but scheduled arguments on the application for Feb. 11, according to Urso....
Original Norwalk Advocate article: Harvard: Schools should share disciplinary records

12/30/07 - "I think there is a lot to learn from them.They should be part of the historical record and add another layer to what life was like."


Timothy Brooks stands next to his collection of 10,000 78 rpm records in his Greenwich, Conn., home.




Worcester Telegram & Gazette


GREENWICH, Conn.- After cranking up his Edison Diamond Disc Phonograph by hand, Timothy Brooks gingerly drops a needle onto the black plastic disc, bringing forth a boisterous jazz tune.

12/30/07 - A rare opportunity to switch prescription drug coverage draws to a close

Tomorrow last day to sign-up for Medicare Part D coverage

Norwalk Advocate

... paid an extra $1,000 per year if he had stayed with his current plan, according to Sam Deibler, director of the Greenwich Commission on Aging. 'We're talking about people who are already in the system, and they need to take a second look for ...

12/30/07 - State DEP says bay moorings illegal

“We're not arguing with (state DEP officials). We're just saying, 'Give us the winter and let us work on this. Let us figure out who is in there.”

State environmental officials say a pair of Greenwich boaters may need a special permit to keep their docks in a downtown harbor, a possibility that could have far-reaching implications for the larger boating community.

According to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, state law requires Greenwich boaters Ian MacMillan and Frank Rupp to obtain a permit to moor their docks in an area of Greenwich Harbor known as Horseneck Bay. The heavily silted area, where Horseneck Creek empties into the harbor, is wedged between Roger Sherman Baldwin Park and Grass Island and has dozens of moorings....

Original Stamford Advocate article: State DEP says bay moorings illegal

12/30/07 - GHS Arts Center in New BOE Budget

via Greenwich Citizen

“A small school needs a media center just as much as a larger one”

The signal was go ahead with the $125 million budget for the 2008-09 Greenwich public school year, and for the new design plan for the Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center at last Thursday night's Board ...

Source URL: http://www.greenwichcitizen.com/localnews/ci_7829697

12/30/07 - Hollywood.com Updates Website Adds Matt Lauer

Hollywood.com

As the charismatic and affable co-host of NBC’s morning staple, “The Today Show” (1952- ), Matt Lauer became one of America’s favorite morning show personalities in the late 1990’s. Known for his personable manner, Lauer developed a very trusting yet direct interviewing technique which granted him a number of groundbreaking interviews with celebrity and political figures from Tom Cruise to George W. Bush. During his “Today” tenure, Lauer reported on stories from across the globe for his annual segment, “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?” logging more than 146,000 travel miles and reporting from more than 25 different locations....
... with the program through 2011. Born Matthew Todd Lauer on Dec. 30, 1957 in New York City, NY, Lauer grew up in Greenwich, CT, the son of a Jewish father, Robert Lauer, and Christian mother, Marilyn Kolmer, who split when Lauer was still very young. ...

12/30/07 - Wanna Buy The Dinnertime Bandit's Website? - Is This A Hoax Or What? -


For Sale: Site, story, domain, blog, email.

This blog will chronicle the rise and fall of America's most talented jewel thief of all time, Alan William Golder, aka "The Dinnertime Bandit". It will also contain news articles on William "Bill" Mason (another independent jewel thief who stole $35 million over 35 years), and The Dinnerset Gang (Peter Salerno, Dominick Latella, and Walter Shaw), who stole over $70 million worth of jewelry in over 2,000 professional burglaries.

Supposedly by Alan Golder - Dinnertime Bandit

I have taken the decision to sell this website, and everything related to it.

What does the sale consist of? Quite literally, everything.

Full ownership of dinnertimebandit.blogspot.com Subdomain, www.blogger.com username and password, rights to pursue story.

dinnertimebandit@gmail.com email address.

www.dinnertimebandit.info Domain name (automatically redirects to http://dinnertimebandit.blogspot.com without showing the redirection), Ranked #1 on Google, Yahoo and MSN, anonymous protected registration until 10th Feb 2010.

Skype Account: username - thedinnertimebandit

All digital news articles, all cd's and dvd's I own with Alan Golder content, including digital pictures.

All paper news articles (over 15), his full Arrest Warrant from Darien and Greenwich PD (over 50 pages), his court plea-hearing documents (not guilty).

After I receive the documents from his 16th January bond-reduction hearing, and his subsequent trial, I will forward them to the buyer.

5 1/2 years worth of research (began June 2002), 3 1/2 years worth of website production. Over 4,400 profile views. Over 2,000 unique pageviews in 2007 alone.

FBI Freedom of Information Act files on Lawrence Lever murder in Old Brookville, December 1978. Possibly many more FOIA documents relating to burglaries of famous people yet to arrive. All of these will be forwarded to the buyer.

All Visitor logs from IP2MAP and full access and ownership of associated Google Analytics account.

All contact information for contacts I've built up over 5 1/2 years worth of research and study. Law Enforcement contacts, civilians, authors, writers, family, friends, ex school-friends, acquiantances, of Alan Golder.

Access to highly confidential Blowfish-encrypted files.

European Criminal Intelligence Analysis data from Interpol and informants.

Help with providing translated version of the site in French, Spanish, German, Italian and Dutch.

My continued support and any research that needs done.

If you wish to make me a reasonable and genuine offer please contact me here

The Dinnertime Bandit - http://dinnertimebandit.blogspot.com/

Additional Information:

Alan William Golder aka "Robert Muller"

12/30/07 - The diversity of the work she did - the sketches,the murals, the mosaics, the windows, the decorative art - is unique to her,


Work by Art Deco muralist to be displayed in Greenwich

Art Deco muralist and mosaicist Hildreth Mei re was once recognized as a contemporary of modernists Georgia O'Keefe and Isabel Bishop....

...
Beginning Jan. 7, studies from Dunn's private collection and photographs of Meire's work around the country will be shown at Cora E. McLaughlin Art Gallery at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich....

The Advocate - In The Community - http://www.norwalkadvocate.com/features/lifestyle/inthecommunit...

12/30/07 - Greenwich Business News

'Slow-But-Steady'

... ``Factory demand recovered a little bit, at least in the Chicago region,'' said Omair Sharif, an economist at RBS Greenwich Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. ``Slow-but-steady is probably the best way to characterize factory growth right now.''

12/30/07 - Greenwich Sports Report


Norwalk Advocate

... goaltender Kenny Eger made 18 saves. Colin Morrissey scored for St. Joseph (1-4). Notre Dame-West Haven 5, Greenwich 3 - Notre Dame-West Haven scored two unanswered goals to snap a 3-3 tie, the final one being an empty-netter. Michael ...

12/30/07 - A rich state - Connecticut is beset by persistent problems with people who can't find a home, can't keep a home or are in danger of .......

CT-04: (D) Jim Himes, (R) John McKinney, Greenwich Time, and Honesty

by goldrick

Greenwich Time/Stamford Advocate's editorial last week, "Lawmaker right to target homelessness", praises Republican state senator John McKinney for setting "his sights on effectively ending homelessness in Connecticut." ...

... Great. The problem is that the paper’s paean to Republican McKinney completely fails to make any mention of Democratic congressional candidate Jim Himes, a Greenwich resident running against Republican chickenhawk Chris Shays, who has spent the past four years of his life working full-time to solve precisely the housing problems that the newspaper says need to be addressed.

Himes is national vice president of Enterprise Foundation and director of its Northeast operations. Enterprise is a leading non-profit organization whose purpose is to fight the problems of a lack of affordable housing throughout the United States. Himes left a lucrative career as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs to tackle the housing crisis in this region....


Daily Kos - http://www.dailykos.com/section/Diary

12/30/07 - I just couldn't see myself waiting around a firehouse for an alarm bell to ring, As a police officer there was always a case I could work.

Connecticut Post, CT
BRIDGEPORT — If Edward Zack, the newest inspector for the state's attorney, has a fault, it's that he always has to keep busy.
It was that personal drive that led him to join the Greenwich Police Department, where he served on the SWAT team, helped found the computer-crime and ...

Saturday, December 29, 2007

12/29/07 - Several more lawsuits are pending against former Greenwich Resident Martin Frankel and others. About $126 million has been recovered.

State gets cut of Frankel assets

Sunherald.com

Mississippi will share in $72 million of assets seized from Martin Frankel, a former financier convicted of stealing from insurance companies....

... that he was investing the companies' assets, but instead stole the $200 million to pay for a two-house compound in Greenwich, Conn., luxury cars and several girlfriends, prosecutors said. Frankel fled the country in May 1999 shortly after a meeting ...

12/29/07 - Byram man complains about civil rights violations and police using illegal search as a means of retaliation


Captain Michael Pacewicz has officially launched Operation Cover Up At The Greenwich Police Department


Headline:

Byram man complains about police attention


Quote:


“I am especially going to complain about the 4 to Midnight shift when most of the vandalism occurs."


Story:

Police will conduct an internal affairs investigation into a complaint by a Byram merchant and town legislator who alleged yesterday four officers illegally targeted his North Water Street flower and gift shop Thursday evening to stifle him from criticizing them on a local radio program.

Brian Harrod, 46, of 161 North Water St., filed a one- page complaint yesterday morning and said four officers entered and searched the floral shop in the building where he lives around 6 p.m. Thursday and searched it after he called police twice to ticket an illegally parked car outside the stor


Greenwich Police Capt. Michael Pacewicz said the department had received the complaint from Harrod and that it would be investigated and the officers disciplined if warranted.


Harrod said he believed the police visit to the store was suspiciously timed because it came hours after he posted on his blog that later in the day he would call 'Greenwich Matters,' a WGCH call-in show hosted by Sam Romeo that airs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, to complain about police coverage of Byram.


'It's just not kosher to use selective enforcement tactics because of somebody exercising their First Amendment rights,' said Harrod, a District 4/Byram Representative Town Meeting of Greenwich delegate elected this fall. 'You don't come after a store because of free speech....


....In his blog, Harrod criticizes police and other town agencies for allegedly overlooking Byram's needs and police know him firsthand from his ongoing complaints about illegally parked cars on North Water Street and other nuisances such as a drunk who sits in a parked car tippling all day, Harrod said.


One entry dated Thursday on Harrod's blog at greenwichroundup.blogspot.com praises rank and file officers, but said a lack of supervision hurts enforcement.


'I personally believe that there are many outstanding officers in the Greenwich Police Department, but the management of those officers is a joke,' Harrod writes. 'Windows get smashed, tires get slashed, mirrors get knocked off cars, while the Byram police officer just sits on US1 looking for broken taillights on cars.'


Harrod goes on to say he will call 'Greenwich Matters' Thursday night.


'Tonight, I am going to call Sam Romeo again and complain about the poorly managed police officers who are responsible for patrolling Byram,' Harrod writes. 'I am especially going to complain about the 4 to Midnight shift when most of the vandalism occurs.'


The same day, Harrod had a blog entry ridiculing Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg for appearing too sensitive on WGCH when discussing the Andrew M. Kissel murder investigation.


Ridberg said this week that investigators in the case had never publicly said they believed that Kissel hired his own killer, a theory which Lindy Urso, an attorney representing a potential suspect, said police have focused on.


'Thin-skinned Police Chief David Ridberg is all over the WGCH airwaves attacking attorney Lindy Urso for questioning police tactics and suggesting that Greenwich Police might want to pursue other leads,' Harrod wrote.....


Original Stamford Advocate article:


Byram man complains about police attention


(I will have more to say about this article later - For now I will just say that the hopelessly biased and unprofessional Michael Pacewicz is misleading the media and the public. I have had dealings with Mr. Pacewicz in the past and I will be discussing them in this blog in the near future.)


Here is the Original Greenwich Roundup article that completely details what happened.


This happened the day after I complained the thin skinned Greenwich Police Chief looking like a fool for repeatedly going on WGCH to attack attorney Lindsey Urso for suggesting that the Greenwich Police Department might want to braoden the 18 month old Andrew Kissell murder investigation.


Please take a look at:


12/27/07 - They Did A Lindy Urso On Me - Greenwich Police Raid At 6pm Prevents Me From Speking To Sam Romeo On WGCH

Friday, December 28, 2007

12/28/07 - The Raw Greenwich News Feed

Former Terex CFO accused of fraud
Hartford Courant
... that enabled him to make a profit of $11 million, federal prosecutors said. United Rentals, based in Greenwich, rents equipment ranging from heavy machines to hand tools. Nolan faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine up to about $22 million ...


Dale: Mississippi To Get Share Of $72M Of Seized Frankel Assets
WLOX-TV Biloxi
... that he was investing the companies' assets, but instead stole the $200 million to pay for a two-house compound in Greenwich, Conn., luxury cars and several girlfriends, prosecutors said. Frankel fled the country in May 1999 shortly after a meeting ...


Benazir Bhutto Front Page Roundup
Rebuilding Media
... ublic Communications, and meanwhile is managing partner of the media consulting firm of Digital Deliverance LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut.

GHS Arts Center in New BOE Budget
Greenwich Citizen
The signal was go ahead with the $125 million budget for the 2008-09 Greenwich public school year, and for the new design plan for the Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center at last Thursday night's Board ...


Composer Performs at Niece's Elementary School
Greenwich Citizen
... with his music by playing while blindfolded. His niece, Demarest Janis, a kindergartner at the school, is amused. (GREENWICH CITIZEN photo / Amy Mortensen) North Mianus School in Riverside was the recent setting for a special performance by renowned ...

Jean Louis to Cook on 'Today' Show
Greenwich Citizen
Award-winning French chef Jean-Louis Gerin, owner of Restaurant Jean-Louis in Greenwich, which won the 2006 James Beard award for "Best Chef - Northeast," will "demystify" classic French sauces on NBC's "Today" ...

CT-CTL Relishes Legislative Success
Westport News
... complaints over the years from the driving public that the truck inspection stations, particularly the one in Greenwich, were seldom open. The CT-CTL was unable to secure information from the state police as far as hours and staffing at the ...


United Rentals Terminates RAM Merger Agreement and Requests Prompt...
Construction Equip. Distribution
... Company is a member of the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn. Additional information about the Company is available at www.unitedrentals.com. Forward Looking Statements Certain ...

Making a Big Splash
Greenwich Citizen
Last year must have been an aberration for the Greenwich High boys' swim team. How else could anyone explain the Cardinals run of 36 straight league championships and four consecutive State Open titles coming ...


Bench Propels GHS Boys in Rout of Darien
Greenwich Citizen
It was the night the Greenwich High boys' basketball team had been waiting for; that game when everything finally came together and clicked.

Wall Street seen opening higher, financials gain
Earth Times
... sell-off, but volume is anemic," said Tim Smalls, head of U.S. stock trading at brokerage firm Execution LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. "There's a positive tone in financials after reports of asset sales, which could underpin the market." S&P 500 ...

Former Reinsurance Execs Launch Underwriting Mgmt Firm
Insurance Journal West
... - has joined forces with another reinsurance executive to launch a new underwriting management company based in Greenwich, Conn. The venture, New Asset Class Management, brings together former RenaissanceRe CEO James Stanard and Rod Fox, former CEO ...

Wrestling Summaries
Stamford Advocate
... - Ryan Kogstad (Stap) pinned Kurt Clauss, 1:33; 285 - David Wente (NC) winner by forfeit. Records: NC 2-4. Greenwich 45, Trumbull 22 125- Vinny Pappas (T) def. major decision Andrew Diddel 15-7; 130-Dan Corica (T) beat Gio Jasso 7-4; 135- ...


Town not planning to pursue charges against trash haulers
Stamford Advocate
Greenwich's public works commissioner yesterday ruled out seeking criminal charges against a group of trash haulers nabbed for what inspectors said was illegal dumping at the town's transfer station, saying he ...


Drought comes to unofficial end
Stamford Advocate
... the drought advisory. 'I still would like them to be at the 80 or 90 percent level where they should be,' Greenwich Conservation Director Denise Savageau said of reservoir levels. 'We're still way down from where we should be.' Officials ...

Savona's late goal propels Trinity
Norwalk Advocate
... 'They have a very good goalie, so we're happy to walk out of there with a win and go to 2-0 in the tournament.' Greenwich 4, Stamford 0- Four players scored for the Cardinals (3-1) as they won the Christmas Tournament game last night at Terry ...

Area Pakistanis fear for their homeland
Stamford Advocate
... Widespread rioting and fires erupted in Karachi, the nation's largest city, but his family was safe, Syed said. Greenwich resident Tasneem Ghogawala, a 38-year-old Pakistani native, was awoken yesterday morning by a phone call from a friend. ...

Boys Ice Hockey
Stamford Advocate
... 9:32. Goalie saves - S, Clay Engelhart, 38; TC, Anthony Chiaramonte, 28. Records: TC, 4-1; S, 3-1. Greenwich 4, Stamford 0 Greenwich 0 2 2 4 Stamford 0 0 0 0 G - Michael Stolfi (Brian Macken) 11:16; G - George Christie (Michael ...

Cards come up short in OT
Stamford Advocate
The red-hot shooting backcourt tandem of Russ Rosenband and Sean Massi helped the Greenwich High School boys basketball team play undefeated New Canaan to a standstill for the first 32 minutes of last night's ...
Former Reinsurance Execs Launch Underwriting Mgmt Firm
Insurance Journal West
... - has joined forces with another reinsurance executive to launch a new underwriting management company based in Greenwich, Conn. The venture, New Asset Class Management, brings together former RenaissanceRe CEO James Stanard and Rod Fox, former CEO ...

Thursday, December 27, 2007

12/27/07 - They Did A Lindy Urso On Me - Greenwich Police Raid At 6pm Prevents Me From Speking To Sam Romeo On WGCH


All day long the thin skinned Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg has been publicly and unprofessionally blasting attorney Lindy Urso for questioning how the police department. Thin skinned Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg is all over the WGCH airwaves attacking attorney Lindy Urso for questioning police tactics and suggesting that the Greenwich Police Department might want to pursue other leads. For 18 long months the Police Brass have been sticking to this lame brain theory that the 16 million dollar swindler Andrew Kissel hired a guy to tie his hands and feet in Flex Cuffs, pull his T-shirt over his head and then be stabbed four or five times in the back, because he couldn't bring himself to commit suicide. Maybe Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg should hire disgraced Los Angeles Detective Mark Furman to come solve this murder and then write a second book about it. Then maybe Police Chief David Ridberg can let disgraced Los Angeles detective go solve the murder of that poor little boy in the Pemberwick section of Greenwich. The Port Chester Police Department, The Rye Brook Police Department, The Rye City Police Department doesn't have all of these unsolved murders laying around. Why does the Greenwich Police Department have all of these unsolved murders. Maybe, because the other police departments do not have a thin skinned Police Chief that goes on the radio and attacks critics and those trying to help.

The thin skinned Police Chief's hypersensitivity has reached an absurd level at the Greenwich Police Department. Things are so bad that David Ridberg feels the need to lash out at critics on WGCH.

Tonight as many of you know I was going to go on Greenwich Matters, which is hosted by Sam Romeo at WGCH in Greenwich and complain about how poorly the Greenwich Police Department was being managed by the Greenwich Police chief David Ridberg.

I was also planning to take Mr. Romeo to task, because I feel that he seems to demand accountability of every Greenwich governmental department except the Greenwich Police Department.

Over the last week I had been reporting that I had been planning to call Mr. Romeo at WGCH.

Last night and very early this morning I had been blogging about how I intended to call about how the four to midnight police shift is managed in Byram.
I was going to write more about how Greenwich Police Chief
David Ridberg was mis-managing the Greenwich Police Department, but I had the usual illegal parked car problem in front of my wives store in Byram.

Around one o'clock an car with Virginia tags parks in front of my wives's store where there is 30 minute parking.

About two o'clock I start calling the Town Hall switchboard operator to reach Parking Services to get someone to come to mark the tires and issue a ticket. No one from parking services comes out so I again call Town Hall to get parking services again I am told that a parking enforcement officer would be dispatched.

I then call Hall again after another 30 minutes a parking enforcement officer is promised and none is delivered.

Just before 4 pm I get the same run around from parking services.

About 20 minutes later I have to call the Greenwich Police Department to be connected to the Parking Services Office, because the Town Switchboard Operator is through for the day. The operator answering the police non-emergency number connects me to the parking office and some one picks up and then hangs up the phone.

I then have to call back the police dispatcher again and explain to her that the call was somehow disconnected and then get put through to the parking services office again. This time I get an answering machine and I leave a message saying I have been requesting a parking enforcement officer for about two and a half hours.

Later I again call the Police Department non-emergency number and ask the operator if she could please send out the police officer for Byram. She says she will send him out. Later I see a police car drive by and I hope that is the Byram officer noting the illegally parked car from Virginia and not just another police dough nut run to Johnny Cakes in Byram.

I then start planning what I am going to say to Sam Romeo when his show comes on in an hour. I thinking of something smart alack to say like ...

Tommy Hillfiger's ex-wife doesn't have to call parking services and the police for four hours to get an illegally parked car taken care of in front of her store on Greenwich Avenue, but the merchants and residents of Byram complaints are ignored.

I then thought I would continue my rant by saying.....

Tommy Hillfiger's ex-wife doesn't have to put up with a poor old man drinking from open containers just down the street from her store on Greenwich Avenue, but the merchants and residents of have to put up with this everyday.

Then I was going to add that...

Tommy Hillfiger's ex-wife doesn't have street signage with gang graffiti scrawled all over it near her store, but the merchants and residents of Byram have to look at this everyday. Nor does Tommy Hillfiger's ex-wife have to worry that her car windows will be smashed or that her tires will be slashed like the merchants and residents of Byram have to.

But First, I decided to be fair I would call the Greenwich Police Department non-emergency number again at 5:40 pm and give the Byram Officer another chance to ticket the car. If he came I could tell Sam Romeo that it took about four hours to get an illegally parked car taken care of in Byram. If he didn't come I could say see what I mean, Sam.

The police dispatcher told me that the officer has noted the illegally parked car at 5:10 pm and she did not know why the officer had not returned to ticket the car. I asked her to please ask the officer one more time if he would come out and ticket this illegally parked car.

She said that she would once again ask the officer to take care of the illegally parked car
.

So at 6 when the Sam Romeo show starts to come on two police officers come into my wives store asking for me. They tell me they ticketed the car that I had been complaining about and now they were going to inspect my wives's store for infractions.

They took down my name, address, social security number, date of birth, and social security number, but they did not ask for my frighten wives's information.

Then they were demanding that I give them a drivers license. I told them I did not drive, because I did not drive. I have a glass eye in my right eye and that I do not see to good out of my left eye.

Then officers started telling me that my photo ID was not good enough, They then started telling me that they were going to have to arrest me and have me make bond for the ticket they were going to write up. They started claiming that they did not know who I was.

I then told the officers that they knew exactly who I was, because one of the officers had made remarks to me previously, because I had filed a civilian complaint against a police officer, who latter sued the Greenwich Police Department for discrimination and said the Greenwich Police were inappropriately using road blocks to profile poor and minority residents of Byram.

I then added that the officer who all of a sudden did not know who I was had improperly written me a parking ticket as I placed merchandise in my wives's car a couple of weeks ago. I had to call up a police Sargent and complain about the improper ticket. The police Sargent then instructed me to go to First Selectman's Office and go before a hearing officer. My wive and I explained everything to the hearing officer who voided the ticket.

The officers were illegally searching non-public areas of our store without probable cause, a court warrant or our permission. The officers were taking pictures of my wives store, and demanding that we take down window signs.

These officers were pouring over town regulations just trying to find something wrong, they were issuing tickets and then latter taking the tickets back.

Moreover, these officers were using personal cell phones to communicate to avoid using authorized and legitimate police communications equipment during this rouge raid on my wives's store.

I had to call 911 three times to get a police supervisor down to my wives's store. The 911 operator told me that there was only one Sargent on duty for the whole Town Of Greenwich, while my wives's store was suffering a rouge police raid during the Sam Romeo show.

I guess thin skinned Police Chief was so busy attacking attorney Lindsy Urso on WGCH all day, he did not have time to make sure the four to midnight shifts was adequately, competently and safely staffed.

In all about four police cars were dispatched to my wives's store during the Sam Romeo show. I guess Glenville, Central Greenwich and the back country had no police coverage during this roguish retaliatory illegal search and raid..

When I finally, got the Greenwich Police Sargent to my wives's store he huddled with the two of the police officers. They again poured over law books and decided that there was no infraction in the store.

Then the Sargent and another officer berated me and then started instructing the officer to start taking certain actions against me in the morning.

I repeatedly asked to file a civilian complaint as the police officer I was complaining about was allowed to threaten and interrupt me.. The police Sargent refused to take a statement and denied that a ticket had ever been written.

I told him the ticket had been fully completed and said just give me the number on the ticket. The Sargent said officially no ticket was written unless I signed it and refused to give me the number of the unsigned ticket.

I called the 911 operator and told about the ticket and once again my desire to file a civilian complaint over the incident.

I was told to go down to the police department and obtain the forms. I then walked to the police department and obtained the form.

I am going to complete the form and file a freedom information request for the 911 calls and the police radio communications.

Further, I am going to file a freedom information request for the ticket that was completed and then withdrawn under the orders of a Greenwich Police Sargent.

I will probably put all of the audio and documents up here at Greenwich Roundup.

More than a few times I have spoken out on by filing complaints, calling WGCH, speaking at Selectman's meetings and have suffered retaliation from Greenwich officials and police officers.

I have had thin skinned Greenwich Officials retaliating attacking me on WGCH all day long just for speaking out at a First Selectman's meeting.

I am putting the Town of Greenwich on notice to cease and desist using selective enforcement, intimidation tactics and illegal searches to deny me my constitutionally protected right to free speech.

If Greenwich Police Chief
David Ridberg and his police officers are going to try and do a "Lindy Urso" on me for speaking out on his poor performance, then Police Chief and the Town Attorney are going to get their butts dragged before a Federal Judge to account for violating my civil rights.

It is easy to see how the incompetent and out of control managers of Greenwich keep getting the taxpayers of the Town sued for massive amounts of money.
I have repeatedly sent letters to Town Attorney Wayne Fox complaining about the Town Of Greenwich retaliating against my self and others for exercising their constitutionally protected right to freedom of speech.
Yet, time and time again Town Attorney Wayne Fox fails to take steps to protect the civil rights of those who complain about the management of the Town Of Greenwich.

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