Monday, August 5, 2013

HHA Resident - Radio Interviewee on Vision 20/20 - Carmelo Garcia part of 'money-making racist plot'

An interview with a person who says they are an Hoboken Housing Authority resident lays out their view Vision 20/20 is part of an organized plan to demolish the projects by Carmelo Garcia to make millions and is a "racist displacement development of black people."

The interview held with an anonymous resident due to the fear of retaliation on radio station WBAI claims there's no need to destroy the existing buildings in the Hoboken Housing Authority.  The resident is quoted on Grafix Avenger's transcript saying, "They're in excellent condition and they're in better condition than probably 90% of the apartments in let's say Manhattan."

Read the full WBAI radio interview at Grafix Avenger:

A resident  in the HHA calls Vision 20/20 a plot by Carmelo Garcia to displace residents and says the key to his plan
 is a scheme to make millions in an interview with WBAI radio.

Talking Ed Note: MSV can not currently verify the person's claims as an HHA resident but has verified a reliable source who says they do live there.

It appears Carmelo Garcia and his Carmelitos are running into resistance within the HHA and one African-American has taken steps to protect their anonymity to prevent retaliation.

Councilman Michael Russo may have been right about racism in the HHA after all.  The fight looks delineated along the color lines green against black.

Mayor Zimmer on sentence: 'Crimes impacted union negotiations' with public safety

Mayor Zimmer reveals further damage to the City of Hoboken during Data Theft Ring Conspiracy

After the sentencing Friday in Newark federal court, Mayor Dawn Zimmer expressed disappointment in the sentence for former IT Manager Patrick Ricciardi saying it failed to send a "strong message" of deterrence and had impacted the union negotiations.

In the mayor's letter Friday to the federal court, she detailed the city's private position in sensitive negotiations with public safety were being openly discussed on the Hoboken forum.  That comment board is well known as a forum where both police and fire members participate.

The mayor wrote the comments about the City's negotiating position where then Corporation Counsel Mark Tabakin had taken a private position to accept a position of the union at that time was being broadcast publicly on that board.  There was no way for the public or public safety members to legally obtain sensitive information on the city's negotiating position.

Multiple people not only knew of the internal communications in the mayor's office, they were publicly commenting on it urging the mayor to accept the position of her corporation counsel on the Hoboken forum.

Hudson County TV interviewed the mayor after Ricciardi's sentencing:

Talking Ed Note: The negotiations with the public safety unions which account for about 55% of Hoboken's total annual budget were compromised.  What cost to the people of Hoboken is not and may not ever be known looking in the rear view mirror.

The mayor has described the massive Data Theft Ring as a "widespread conspiracy."  No arrests have been made since Ricciardi was terminated in May 2011 and surrendered to face charges in Newark the day after the election later that year.