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Black Law Enforcement Official Response to Mt. Vernon Mayor Thomas “Fake News” Comment

In response to Mayor Richard Thomas’ statement on WVOX ‘Good Morning Westchester’ show with Bob Marrone and the Journal News calling an article, I did not write but was quoted in “Fake News.”


BW Editor-In-Chief AJ Woodson wrote the article, and the article is FACTUAL! Unfortunately for Thomas’ Trump-style response to the Fourth Estate, has no credibility or substance.

As a representative of a national law enforcement organization, we have the right to demand transparency and accountability of city officials and police management when the safety of our community is in jeopardy.

Mayor Thomas forgot when he was candidate Thomas, nothing about our organization was fake when he wanted our support for his candidacy for Mayor.

Unfortunately, for the residents of Mt. Vernon, the only thing FAKE is how Mayor Thomas and his administration have handled a city that is in crisis.

Historically, tyrants have tended to be insecure, and to try to maintain their power through perverting or distorting the truth and perceptions of the truth. What we have seen in the Thomas administration is unbroken accountability to the people through the framework the City Charter and departmental policies. Some scholars have also called this the Mobutu Syndrome 

The illegal appointment of Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Spiezio, a major campaign donor, a civilian, with no law enforcement background and has inserted himself into homicide investigations and harassed city employees. His actions in our Police Department over the last year should cause alarm for all residents in the city of Mt. Vernon.

Mayor Thomas has put the city in danger by allowing a campaign donor to hold an illegal Law Enforcement position and unfettered access to systems like New York Statewide Police Information Network NYSPIN. The NYSPIN system is for official use only and may only be used for criminal justice purposes. He also has access to The National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Criminal justice agencies enter records into NCIC that are accessible to law enforcement agencies nationwide. With a click on a computer, Mr. Spiezio can gain anyone private and personal information, current investigations for his personal gain.

As a national organization of law enforcement professionals, to rescue the integrity of the hard-working officers of the Mt. Vernon Police Department, we will continue to call the Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the critical intervention of the MVPD.

Mayor Thomas has not just created a threat to public safety for the residents of Mt. Vernon; this is a threat to National Security, and there is nothing FAKE about that!

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Damon K. Jones

Publisher at Urban Soul Media Group
Damon K. Jones is the Publisher and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company of BlackWestchester.com. Damon K. Jones is also the New York Representative of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America

Damon has been a guest commentator on New York radio stations WBLS (107.5 FM), WLIB (1190 am) WRKS (98.7 FM), WBAI (99.5 FM) and Westchester's WVOX (1460 am). Mr. Jones has appeared on local television broadcasts including Westchester News 12 “News Makers” and Public Television “Winbrook Pride. You can now hear Damon every Wednesday at 830 AM on WFAS 1230 AM, Morning with Bob Marone Show
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<p>Damon K. Jones is the Publisher and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company of BlackWestchester.com. Damon K. Jones is also the New York Representative of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America </p> <p>Damon has been a guest commentator on New York radio stations WBLS (107.5 FM), WLIB (1190 am) WRKS (98.7 FM), WBAI (99.5 FM) and Westchester’s WVOX (1460 am). Mr. Jones has appeared on local television broadcasts including Westchester News 12 “News Makers” and Public Television “Winbrook Pride. You can now hear Damon every Wednesday at 830 AM on WFAS 1230 AM, Morning with Bob Marone Show</p>

1 Comment on Black Law Enforcement Official Response to Mt. Vernon Mayor Thomas “Fake News” Comment

  1. What is the mayor now…. He been taking advice from KellyAnne Conway. You only accuse someone of Fake news or alternative facts unless it true. He walking on dangerous political advice. I’m so sorry I voted for him because he not a real leader of the community!

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