Leon’s Library- On the Move in D.C. Don’t miss the next live talk show on Monday, November 15 at 7:30 pm EST

Dr. Leon Koziol, President

Citizen Commission Against Corruption

Our next talk show, Leon’s Library, on You-Tube is Monday, November 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm EST when we will feature input from the general public on any contemporary subject. We will open the lines after a critique of the 15-minute video produced by Philadelphia Attorney Lawrence DeMarco regarding our 2019 event in Washington D.C. That critique by the host here, Dr. Leon Koziol, will provide inspiration for an exciting event next year. The Citizen Commission Against Corruption, CCAC, which sponsors this talk show is an action organization focused on holding our public servants accountable and securing overdue reforms.

We are anxious to hear your ordeals or suggestions!

At present we are taking recommendations and donations to facilitate this event in our nation’s capital. On Friday we experienced unexplained interferences in our live entry to the Leon’s Library YouTube channel. It mirrors the video exclusion of our host (voice only) on his September 23, 2021 testimony at a virtual hearing sponsored by New York Governor Kathy Hochul and her Blue-Ribbon Commission on Forensic Custody Evaluations. You will find our complaint and written version of that testimony on this channel (“Post Testimony” video).

That hearing was conducted by staff of the state’s Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. We have questioned the glaring mistreatment of that testimony (and its vital message) along with the propriety of a gender-slanted state agency involving itself with the internal public hearings of a blue-ribbon commission. At first we could obtain no answers. Then we were forced to dispense with the excuses which followed with direct submissions to the governor and appointed commission chairpersons. As this commission wraps up, we have yet to obtain a logical response or remedy.

This fateful event justifies the newly created CCAC to act as a citizens commission doing the job which official oversight agencies are not. In all material respects this so-called Blue-Ribbon Commission is falling in line with other impotent, window-dressing oversight entities like the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption which its creator, ex-Governor Andrew Cuomo disbanded prematurely when citizen testimony began implicating top state leaders in the “Culture of Corruption” as it was called in 2013.

We will address such issues on our Monday show and chart a course of action for meaningful reform using our 15-minute video of the 2019 Parent March on Washington as precedent. You won’t want to miss this show. That video will be primarily voice-only so as to encourage you to see it first-hand in its vivid form on social media, Leon Koziol.com or this host’s Facebook page with its 5,000 followers.

On our next show, Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 7:30 pm EST, we will feature Steven Boyd. He is head of the Gabriella Boyd Foundation dedicated to the memory of his two-year old daughter who was murdered by the mother rather than give up the child to a custody change order. She was even charged with attempted murder of the police officers arriving on the scene. That mom is now serving a life sentence, and the dad is actively involved in securing justice and reform. This horrific event was front page news in downstate New York since 2018. More on that during Monday’s show.

Spread the word, subscribe to Leon’s Library here, and join our discourse. The call-in number remains the same: (315) 796-4000.

Is public accountability for New York’s commissions now deemed “harassment?”

Leon Koziol, Director

Parenting Rights Institute

Public input is now harassment.

That was the message conveyed by Ellen Schell, a lawyer and government protector for the State of New York. In an October 22, 2021 e-mail to me, she conveyed the legal position that a staff member for the state’s Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) was not required to respond to my valid inquiries regarding the conduct of a virtual public hearing held on September 23, 2021. Such a response could have been a simple one, but consistent with the extremes and absurdities now championed by this office, the staff member, Rosemary Pelletier, decided to twist my public input into a form of harassment, something it clearly was not, thereby dodging her accountability and responsibilities altogether.

Rosemary was the person who exchanged notices, prepared speakers and conducted the hearing at issue. Therefore, at the outset, she was the proper person to whom my inquiries and complaints were conveyed. Those who actually took the time to give their input at this hearing should not otherwise be required to navigate through the jungle of New York’s bureaucracy to perform follow-up. That is what Ellen, Rosemary and other public servants are paid to do. The subject hearing was sponsored by Governor Kathy Hochul and her Blue-Ribbon Commission on Forensic Custody Evaluations but conducted by Rosemary and fellow OPDV staff.

What a domestic violence office was doing in connection with a separate blue-ribbon commission is confusing enough but to visit that conflict upon presenters defies good conscience. These overseers must have been too overwhelmed by irrelevant complaints among their official duties because they obviously refused to render a basic response to my valid complaints. Instead I was referred to “General Counsel” as if there was some protection to be afforded them from a hallucinated feeling of harassment. By twisting my inquiries (two e-mails and phone calls) into a fabrication, Rosemary and Ellen exhibited the delusion that my valid public input could be suppressed contrary to the most basic principles of our constitutions.

My You-Tube video below was produced prior to this bizarre exchange with Ellen and Rosemary, and it summarizes my grievance. This video was also referenced with a request that it be shared with the full commission. It is now clear that its recipients were offended by its content and not anything else fabricated to dilute and discredit that content. There was certainly no “harassment” here, and if this Ellen lawyer is going to continue to misconstrue our harassment laws and constitutional rights in this manner, she should go back to whatever law school she got a degree from and ask for her money back. Take the time to review this video. You be the judge.

In an October 31, 2021 article by Amy Neff Roth of the USA Today Network, New York’s governor (by default), Kathy Hochul, is depicted as a clean politician anxious to rid state government of the drama and “culture of corruption” left behind by ex-governor Andrew Cuomo. But as exemplified here, we can expect more of the same. Where does the average citizen now go to achieve what our constitution and self-governing principles require, what our “public servants” have now disregarded in their elitism, self-love and accepted level of corruption?