Mount Vernon — After a weekend of gun violence instead of preparing a comprehensive plan to get these illegal guns off the street which are a clear and present danger to us all, Mayor Richard Thomas and his administration are violating court orders and shutting down OK Freddy’s Meat Market & Mega Beverage Redemption Center once again. We need Mayor Thomas to drop his personal vendetta and do the job we elected him to do.
Tuesday at 6:45 P.M. two Mount Vernon Building Inspectors, Omondi Odera and Ben Marable, with the assistance of two Mount Vernon Police Officers shutdown OK Freddy’s Meat Market defying Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace ruling to not put locks on the businesses again. They entered the business to do another inspection, despite the fact the building department had already inspected the business, gave them their minor violations an told them everything they needed to do to get the business back up to code.
Freddy followed all of the city’s instructions had his architect draw up the new plans and filed them with the building department and applied for the proper permits to do any work that needed to be done. The city of Mount Vernon accepted the plans and payment, cashed the check and then came back out to do another inspection.
Their most recent visit is part of a continuous attempt to intimidate the business. First with random visits from police and then periodic visits from Building Inspector Omondi Odera, who said he was just doing what he was told to do, go into the business and look around. When this didn’t work the Mayor ordered the building department by email to shut down the business or risk being fired.
If that wasn’t enough the building inspectors and two Mount Vernon Police Officers caravanned over to Mega Beverage Redemption Center after leaving OK Freddy’s and violated the same court ruling, by then shutting down Mega Beverage.
Once again the Thomas Administration has shown it has no respect for the other two branches of government (The legislative Branch which is the City Council and now the Judicial Branch) and believes it can move with impunity. The residents of the City of Mount Vernon wants to know from Judge Cacace, what is she going to do about it. It is obvious your ruling doesn’t mean anything to Mayor Thomas and his administration. The actions of the Thomas Administration, Mayor Richard Thomas and Corporation Council Lawrence A. Pocari Jr, Esq, clearly show that Judge Cacace’s ruling means nothing and they are above the law.
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