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Don’s Rant: The Unlawful Arrest Of Latt George by Mt. Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas

I have interviewed several people that were present at the City Council meeting Wednesday night. In MY opinion, you were right Latt in defending your mother from Butch Thomas.

This tactic utilized by the Thomas administration is UNLAWFUL. Now, according to NYS Penal Law Section 240.20 – Disorderly Conduct, Section 2; He makes unreasonable noise or Section 3: In a public place, he uses abusive or obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture.

In regards to these sections, the offender has to be advised by an officer that his actions are UNLAWFUL. If the offender continues his actions, he is subject to arrest. In your case, you were NOT advised therefore it was an UNLAWFUL ARREST.

Now, there is documentation that the City Council has authority over city council meetings. Only temporary Council President, Andre Wallace could’ve authorized that arrest if Latt was in violation of the aforementioned sections of the NYS Penal Law.

Secondly, Disorderly Conduct is NOT a crime. It is a violation. Latt could’ve been issued a Desk Appearance Ticket and been on his merry way.

Mayor Richard Thomas is using the Mount Vernon Police Department as his personal GHESTOPO. Latt, get a lawyer, file the Notice of Claim and sue RICHARD THOMAS.

Don Moore

Retired MVPD

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Damon K. Jones is an Activist, Author, and Publisher of Black Westchester Magazine, a Black-owned and operated newspaper based in Westchester County, New York. Mr. Jones is a Holistic Health Practitioner, First Aid in Mental Health Practioner, Diet, and Nutrition Advisor, and Vegan, Vegetarian Nutrition Life Coach. Mr. Jones is a 31 year Law Enforcement Practioner, New York Representative of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America. Mr. Jones 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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