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Mount Vernon, NY 10550
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of City Hall carrying dozens of boxes of contracts and evidence that would later be used at trialto convict members of your administration. So please tell me, why is Ernie really running for re-election?This letter is not a personal attack against you, but should serve as a reminder that you are a badmanager and was an ineffective Chief Executive Officer if indeed you had nothing to do with thecriminality and corruption that plagued City Hall. For that reason alone, you should not seek re-election. But I know the reason you are running for re-election is much bigger than palmcards and votes or trying to unite the community. Where were you the past 3 and half yearsduring the crime ridden administration of Mayor Clinton Young? Where were you during thefirst tw
enty four months of Mayor Young’s administration when we saw young black ma
le after young black male
being gunned down in the city streets? Why weren’t any foreclosure
prevention seminars held during the past 3 years but only this year when you decided to seek re-
election? Why weren’t any voter registration drives or job fairs held in Mount Vernon while you were in retirement the past 3 and a half years? John Boykin said it best “This isn’t aboutpalm cards or votes. This is about money”.
e we were conversing at Maggie Spillane’s, I realized after a few minutes of speaking to you
that your speech at the Democratic headquarters just thirty minutes earlier, was not genuineand was simply political rhetoric and a speech to rally those less educated and unfamiliar withthe political process. I happen to know better. Just like you, I was blessed to have been raised by parents who cared and it was expected that I succeed.I was in total disbelief about some of the comments that you made to me. I told you that I wasnot getting paid for anything that I write when you suggested otherwise. I then told you that I write for free, but you did not believe me. I then told you that I did not ask anyone for any typeof job nor was I promised anythin
g, you then told me that I was a fool if I didn’t ask for anything
in return. I told you that I do what I do simply because I love Mount Vernon, and I told you thatan army that works for free is always better than an army that is paid. You then responded andused profane language that I cannot publish because young people will also read this letter I am writing to you. You were specifically talking about Comptroller Maureen Walker when you were making yourcomments to me. You then went on to rant that you worked with her for twelve years and that
she is evil, but you failed to elaborate about this “evilness”. You also told me that Maureen Walker was not Caribbean but from South America and that they have a “different” way of
thinking. I am still confu
sed as to what this “different” way of thinking is.