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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.

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

As many of you know I am the newest member to the Greenwich RTM for district 4 (Byram).

Also many of you know that I feel that Byram is undeserved by the building department, parking enforcement, public works, and the police department.

What I would really like is to get comments from the residents of Byram about these and other departments so that I can bring them to the first RTM meeting of 2008.

I intend to be an outspoken and strong advocate for Byram, which has been neglected far too long.

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.

If you are a Byram Resident and have had a poor experience with any Greenwich Governmental Department or the Greenwich Police Department. I would like to hear from you.

sincerely,

Brian Harrod
Byram RTM Elect And Publisher Of Greenwich Roundup
161 North Water Street
Greenwich, CT 06830

(203) 559 - 2555

Together We Can Make Byram A Better Place To Live

12/27/07 - Greenwich Sports Report

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Wave Peeks Highlights of the Week that Was
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11/27/07 - News Update - Tax Relief For Seniors

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Greenwich Post: Review committee may bring more tax relief to seniors
For grand list year 2006, 622 Greenwich residents applied for property tax relief from the town. All of them were at least in their 60s, and all ...
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12/27/07 - The Raw Greenwich News Feed For Thursday

Greenwich Roundup News Wire

Chamber asks How do we keep mom-and-pop stores in Greenwich?
Greenwich Post - Greenwich,CT,USA
As
Greenwich Avenue becomes more commercialized and surrounding cities like Stamford and Port Chester, NY, continue growing, small businesses throughout ...

Despite claim it is unfair Greenwich school board approves $125 ...
Greenwich Post - Greenwich,CT,USA
This is neither sustainable nor wise if we wish to have continued long-term public support of, and confidence in, the
Greenwich school system. ...

Rams' streak is over Greenwich ends NC's string at 46
Stamford Advocate - Stamford,CT,USA
By Bob Greeney DARIEN -
Greenwich High School snapped New Canaan's 46-game winning streak while capturing the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic ...

Rays of hope Old Greenwich resident finds help for holiday grieving
Greenwich Post - Greenwich,CT,USA
With each candle that filled the dark night air in Old
Greenwich Monday, Elaine Scuterud sent a message: You are not alone. The holiday season is a time to ...

Checking out Porricelli’s Food Mart to close doors in Cos Cob
Greenwich Post - Greenwich,CT,USA
Porricelli’s president Gerald Porricelli said the store’s Old
Greenwich location will remain open but, that’s no consolation to some shoppers. ...

Shoppers head out to make exchanges
Greenwich Time - Greenwich,CT,USA
By Meredith Blake Many
Greenwich stores were packed yesterday with shoppers returning or exchanging presents from the holidays and cashing in on ...

These days, biggest drama at local stages is over source of future ...
Stamford Advocate - Stamford,CT,USA
By Monica Potts, Neil Vigdor and Mark Ginocchio As the Stamford Center for the Arts struggles to rebound from dramatic cuts in state funding, a
Greenwich ...


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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.

But Byram is always ignored, by the Police Brass.

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.

Vandals do not run rampant in Mr. Romeo's neck of the woods, so he is satisfied with the Greenwich Police officers.

Tonight, I am going to call Sam Romeo again and complain about the poorly managed police officers who are responsible for patrolling Byram,

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

The Police Chief should start having that officer patrol the streets of Byram instead of just sitting on the Post Road while Vandals destroy the character of Byram.

12/27/07 - Geeenwich Library News

Greenwich Roundup Library News

Kids' Flicks
Where: Greenwich Library at Meeting Room Special screening of "Ice Age", the Oscar-nominated film for Best Animated Feature in 2003. Rated PG, the movie is packed with action, adventure, touching drama and lots of comedy to make this ...
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12/26/07 - Western Greenwich Came out And Supportted Peter Tessi Bigtime, But He Ignores Byram Just Like Jim Lash

You can call the First Selectman's office.

You can call the Police Department.

You can call Greenwich Social Services.

But Nothing Is Ever Done
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Everyday there is a poor man from Port Chester, who is drinking himself to death everyday single day under the Welcome to Greenwich sign.

The poor old drunken man rides his bike from Port Chester and opens open container after open container and the police do nothing.

School children get on and of buses near him and the police officers responsible for Byram do absolutely nothing.

The poor old drunken man rides his bike over from Port Chester, because the Port Chester police will arrest him for drinking from an open container in public.

But the Greenwich police officer assigned to Byram is too busy sitting on Putnam Avenue looking for burned out car taillights.

The quality of life in Western Greenwich suffers, because the police are not properly deployed, supervised and managed.

The is not a poor old drunk man from Port Chester marking the boundary to Rye Brook or Rye, because like Port Chester they enforce open container laws.

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