We love our children upstate as much as parents do downstate. But we now have a governor who has seized dictatorial powers under his emergency authority to open the floodgates of a killer virus to upstate New York where, until recently, we had few infections.
Andrew Cuomo dropped the ball long ago when he failed to shut down New York City in a timely manner, even after it was announced that his director of the New York Port Authority tested positive for covid-19 at JFK Airport. While precious minutes, hours and days were being sacrificed to political competition between Cuomo, NYC Mayor DeBlasio, President Trump and California Governor Gavin Newsom (the latter over which state would end up with the highest number of infections), the virus itself was finding fertile ground everywhere for killing their constituents.
The tiny rural village of Hamilton, New York, where Colgate University is located, found its mayor testing positive for the infection. She was made subject to quarantine. To make matters worse, violent criminals are being released from Rikers Island and state prisons elsewhere to complicate law enforcement duties needed to contain this virus.
These criminal predators are following the herd of wealthy people escaping NYC for upstate hide-outs, bringing untold crime into our already threatened communities. Indeed this past weekend, a Cortland city police officer (just south of Syracuse) was not only shot during a domestic violence call, he was chased down to a secure location (hiding behind his squad car).
Despite all this, and his historic containment failures, Governor Andy Cuomo is acting recklessly and arrogantly to escalate the infection rates and criminal threats across all of upstate New York. Unlike destination states elsewhere, i.e. the Carolinas and Florida, where self-quarantine is required of all New York visitors, Cuomo has done nothing of the sort to protect upstate New York.
To illustrate, I was privy tonight to a conversation involving a New Jersey resident boasting how he lived in proximity to the Fusco family which has been in the news due to the tragic deaths and virus infections of a single household. He had recently escaped to New York’s Adirondack Mountains, assuring all in his vicinity that he had been washing his hands and maintaining social distancing.
“If you’re in New York City,” he announced, “you can die.” That’s when I interrupted his misguided sermon to correct that you can die anywhere from coronavirus, it does not discriminate based on wealth, status or location. I also advised him that people around here are now well armed and he would do well to self-quarantine right away.
This Jersey resident was busy ordering all kinds of take-outs for his shelter camp somewhere nearby. In case you doubt the need for citizen action, his respectful treatment here was a far cry from a group of armed vigilantes in Maine who cut down a tree to block three men with New Jersey license plates from invading their community.
Governor Cuomo, despite his oratory to the contrary, has shown massive incompetence in the public quest to contain this virus. History might depict him some day as the “governor of death.” During my stellar career as a civil rights attorney and city councilman, I exposed corruption time and again, even testifying about corrupt judges and ethics lawyers before Cuomo’s Moreland Commission on Public Corruption in 2013.
This governor’s lack of sincerity was made clear when testimonials began implicating him and his staff in various scandals. He shut down the commission prematurely to protect himself and his family, not the rest of us victimized by his government. Leaders of both houses of the state legislature and his top aid were later prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned for crimes arising from Commission deliberations.
I was personally targeted and persecuted for my whistle blower testimony then, but this public alert is far greater than anything I have publicized in the past. We have to petition and protest this “governor of death” while we still can. He is a political con-artist, saavy enough to know that by the time we catch up to his evil, he will distract to the next news item.
Where is the leadership on this tragic trend upstate? If our representatives are too intimidated by Coumo’s oratory, I would be happy to debate this governor anytime on the crucial issues. Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon is one of the few upstate who are recognizing this trend as Syracuse coronavirus cases reached nearly 200 in a matter of days.
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As Americans continue to watch in horror at the spread of coronavirus across the country, one governor cannot get enough of it, exploiting every new event or number to grab a headline. Of course I’m referring to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Many are easily duped by his daily news conferences filled with drama, a veteran orator dressed down in a short sleeved shirt with a prominent emblem on it to remind us that he’s still in charge and battle-ready.
But if you can get by the facade, a scary picture emerges of a veteran politician who wreaked havoc during this crisis. Such conferences are now ideal for deflecting public attention from a record that caused the needless spread of a killer microbe in America’s new epicenter.
Such a record in the private sector would lead to immediate discharge, but in politics that is not the way it works. History instructs that crises of this dimension could lead to martial law and dictators, a lesson that should have every American at the forefront of activity.
This series was conceived to answer that need, to keep you informed of events from a people-oriented standpoint. Fortunately in this country, our forefathers erected constitutional protections so that the people are not so easily sidelined despite the nature of crisis.
It was triggered by a Cuomo news conference of March 24, 2020. To get a gist of the outrage it evoked, scroll back to March 19, 2020 when California Governor Gavin Newsom was grabbing headlines by announcing that 56% (over 20 million) residents may become infected.
Given how little we knew about this virus and its mutation capabilities, a number as specific as 56% was highly suspect. Indeed, a more compelling case could be made for 100%. But whatever the source, this number was sufficient for publicity and fear-mongering.
On the opposite coast, Andrew Cuomo would have none of it. This was his virus, his state as the new epicenter, and like his father, Mario, he would have to preempt the Golden State by announcing that New York would get up to 80% of its near 20 million residents infected.
It was a game of one-upsmanship, juvenile behavior at the worst of times. Cuomo was now competing for attention everywhere. He just could not get enough of it, even countering short term measures of the president with a projection that this crisis could extend five to nine months, maybe even years.
That may work for a silver-spoon politician protected by wealth and a secure mansion, but for the rest of us it was Armageddon, time to hunker down with more than hoarded food. To be sure, gun stores across the country were already being raided while those in New York would soon shut down.
Only days after these news events, the folly of dueling politicians was made manifest when Stanford University biology professor Michael Levitt reported that his models do not support such wild projections. A 2013 Nobel laureat, he correctly predicted when China would start recovering.
According to Dr. Levitt, “we need to control the panic…” But that was not what our doomsday politicians wanted to hear. Their day in the sun as state dictators would end way too soon. That is why “we the people” must use our rights to humble them through reports or removal.
Faced with “guarded fury” of the population, Andy Cuomo shifted 180 degrees. Suddenly on March 24, 2020, he was announcing that he is really concerned about the 5% and not the 95% of those who will either recover or remain uninfected. This was a far cry from his quasi- apocalyptic renditions the day before.
Indeed it was the final straw, all the pathetic posturing needed to invoke this series. But that’s not all. When you look at how Governor Cuomo and his counterpart, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, have handled this crisis, we the people have no choice but to get involved.
It may not be well known to the nation, but in New York it has become commonplace to see the governor and mayor at odds over issues major and minor for many years. In other times, this might be tolerated, but when this forewarned epidemic arrived, their juvenile antics yielded an inexcusable explosion in viral infections.
This conclusion is abundantly supported by the public record. In the March 19, 2020 New York Post, headlines read: “Cuomo Slams DeBlasio’s ‘Shelter-In-Place’ Speculation: ‘That Came From Nuclear War.” At the same time, Andy was warning us not to interfere with his own rights. Whatever that meant, it was clear that both Andy and Bill were at it again, and in no small way.
In contrast, and at the same time, Mayor DeBlasio was resisting widespread calls for closing New York’s school system, by far the largest in the nation. Cuomo road the fence even after the head of New York’s Port Authority tested positive for the coronavirus at JFK Airport.
Just as Mayor DeBlasio was calling a news conference to announce school closure, Governor Cuomo trumped it with his own order closing the same school system. It was done simply to steal attention without true regard for the risks placed upon teachers, children and parents outraged by the politics and delays.
Yes this is what we are dealing with folks. And there is so much more to come in these Corona Chronicles to benefit you while you suffer through the worst crisis of modern times. Tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7 pm we will be conducting our next nationwide conference call on the subject. All are welcome to join.
Unfortunately our last one on Monday was impaired by static due to an overloaded system caused by home employment and sheltering. The call number is (605) 313-4427. Access code when prompted is 583326. You can also comment here, on Facebook, or our office at (315) 380-3420. E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crucial note: This site is being suppressed and censored by means beyond our control. Therefore we need to join forces to overcome it. Make these chronicles viral.
This professional advertisement provides a summary of litigation successfully completed by human rights advocate, Dr. Leon Koziol, on behalf of those abused by powerful government and corporate entities during an unblemished 20-year law practice. Released in 2008, it was the same year that a witch hunt was commenced to suppress and censor his vital public message against court corruption and parent-child alienation.
As a judicial whistleblower, Dr. Koziol had no legal protection unlike other types of whistleblowers. That put him in the same category as Dr. Li Wenliang, the doctor in Wuhan Province, China who tried to warn the world about the coronaviris epidemic. Like Dr. Koziol (Juris Doctor), he was discredited, publicly vilified and persecuted for his exercise of free speech. Dr. Wenliang ultimate died from coronavirus infection.
Dr. Koziol nearly succumed as well to a secret “shoot on site” warrant in 2018 for child support obligations concocted for the similar purpose of suppressing his free speech here. While that ordeal is well documented throughout this blog site, our court corruption agenda has now been suspended during the coronavirus epidemic to bring you a series of articles focused on those abusing this crisis for personal gain. It is designed to elicit responsible action from our public servants.
Consequently you might compare this series to the pamphlets known as Common Sense, distributed by Thomas Payne during the Revolutionary War, or the Federalist Papers published in an effort to convince the states to adopt our Constitution.
Through these chronicles, we must demand united, honest and active responses from our federal and state governments in the fight to eradicate coronavirus as quickly as possible. When you look at the members of Congress who used insider information to pull out of the stock market at great profit to themselves, the conclusion is inescapable: they could care less about us or the people they serve.
Even now, their greed, posturing and self-promotion are obvious, showing that many will work against their constituent interests, our families, businesses and future generations. The deceit practiced by both major political parties is an abomination, and the ongoing infighting in Congress behind rescue legislation may be more damaging than the virus itself.
Indeed, one leader of a national physician association chastised these politicians to “get off your asses” and take immediate, responsible action. This places upon us, “we the people,” a duty to get involved. It is no time to leave our medical providers in harm’s way, no time for apathy or surrender. They got us focused, and now we will hold our public officials accountable.
Think of this virus as an opportunity to start a new beginning for our government, one based on founding principles that have been abandoned in practice, one nation proudly under God, and one in which corruption might finally be eradicated along with this virus.
To that end we will be forming a coalition of volunteers and good government groups behind such initiatives as a nationwide petition, conference calls, interactive virtual meetings and more. Our recent series of calls will be converted to zoom interactions to improve our effectiveness while opening this site for the first time to responsible comments and suggestions.
This site was made subject to a state gag order in 2016 which was removed when we sued the issuing judge in New York Supreme Court. It is regularly monitored by lawyers, public officials and media. We have evidence of tampering, censorship and suppression by tech giants which must be addressed through our collective skills and energies. First Amendment suppression cannot be tolerated under our form of government.
No more fear-mongering, no more depression, no more tolerance for corruption at such a crucial time in our history. We begin our Corona Chronicles tomorrow on this site. Feel free to give us your vital input by e-mail at email@example.com or calling our office at (315) 380-3420.
Our next conference call is this Thursday, March 26th at 7pm ET. All who are interested may join in. The call number remains the same: (605) 313-4427. Access code when prompted is 583326.