FOR THE RECORD:
I, like many others, want this person to vacate the seat of power.
I am an honest, hardworking; tax paying concerned citizen who desires accountability for my tax obligations. A citizen seeking honest and fair government by the officials elected to those positions of power
I am not a part of this group who has hired an attorney to oust the Mayor.
I would prefer to see this man resign with some dignity as a MAN. If this person does not resign or is legally removed, then I would prefer:
THE PEOPLE KICK HIM OUT VIA THE ELECTION PROCESS
THE MAN IN THE MIRROR (Take a good look at YOURSELF!)
"TAX EVASION IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE UNDER FEDERAL AND STATE STATUTES. A person who is convicted is subject to a prison sentence, a fine, or both. The failure to file a federal tax return is a misdemeanor, but a consistent pattern of failure to file for several years will constitute evidence that these failures were part of a scheme to avoid the payment of taxes. If this pattern is established, the violator may be charged with a felony under section 7201 of the Internal Revenue Code."
A good leader has an exemplary character. It is of utmost importance that a leader is trustworthy to lead others. A leader needs to be trusted and be known to live their life with honestly and integrity. A good leader "walks the talk" and in doing so earns the right to have responsibility for others. True authority is born from respect for the GOOD CHARACTER AND TRUSTWORTHINESS OF THE PERSON WHO LEADS.
Let’s take a look at personal characteristics expected from a person sitting in the mayoral seat of power:
THE MAN IN THE MIRROR (Take a look at yourself)
Honesty refers to A FACET OF MORAL CHARACTER and connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, and straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Furthermore, honesty means being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere.
“Davis declined to comment on the letter Monday, saying "that's a legal question and I'm not a lawyer." But the 76-year-old mayor blamed the push to oust him from office on frequent critics, including community activist Samuel Rivers and City Council Vice President Richard Thomas — both of whom denied the claim.
All I can tell you is that there are people who are running through the streets trying to kick up as much controversy as they can," Davis said. "People know this for what it is. This is a continual barrage of people who have contributed nothing to the direction of the city going forward."
Check this out Davis:
“As adults, though, it seems many of us forget the lessons we learned as children -- that we make choices and our choices have consequences, which, more often than not, we are responsible for.
“Most experts agree, taking personal responsibility for yourself is not only the adult thing to do, it's the right thing to do and one of the only ways you can remain the happy, healthy person you want to be.”
Most of the honest citizens believe this person has shamed this entire city, this person’s actions have confirmed that belief and this city has become (in my opinion) the most dysfunctional of Westchester County.
“Davis contends a memo giving instruction on how to write the letter and where to send it was distributed only upon request, News 12 Westchester said.”
Surely I must believe this as much as I believe the sun sets in the East.
This whole mayor of Mount Vernon episode reminds me of the nursery rhyme:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses
and all the King's men
couldn't put Humpty together again!
A full life is said to be when a person reaches age eighty, do all of us a favor submit your resignation, YOU’RE DONE!
IS THERE A MESSAGE HERE? (Begging for re-election?)
Is this just coincidental that praise is given for a mayor who was convicted of a crime and served six months in Jail?
The same mayor, who was re-elected after serving his prison time, defeated and elected as a council member in his later years?
IS 0-6 MONTHS IN JAIL a possibility for the person, now serving as mayor of Mount Vernon, who pled guilty to tax evasion and whose term expires on or before December 31, 2015?
WILL THIS PERSON BE REPLACED AND REMOVED FROM OFFICE IF HE RECEIVES JAIL TIME?
Seems to parallel a scenario, which will begin on January 26, 2015
SHAKING MY HEAD!
How ignorant do you believe the citizens of Mount Vernon are, Davis?
Even Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder can see through this ploy.
Your Replacement, Thomas, is waiting in the wings for the decision, in January, probably hoping (which is human) that you are sentenced to jail.
If you run for mayor, in 2015, he will probably win.
Man up and REALIZE THAT YOUR TIME IS OVER and younger forward thinking minds will replace those of the old school machine.
The whole world is watching!
WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
AND EXAMPLE OF DEMOCRACY FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD
EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW?
“My country tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty “
Mandates to law enforcers?
DEPENDS UPON THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN!
In my opinion I believe this person is:
THE GREATEST HYPOCRITE OF ALL TIMES!
Yes sir, UNCLE BILL, keep on telling us (people of color) how we should act. ATTABOY:
Keep telling our youth to pull their pants up while you are pulling others down. Tell them, how they should speak and present themselves as a minority race, while performing suspected acts that are far more destructible.
Are these stories true? There are too many women telling the same story for it not to have some credence.
How can anyone pay money to see this clown; is he the example for our black youth?
In the future, if he does decide to break silence, SPEAK TO THE HAND!
I have heard that his performance was sold out and realize that the theater must meet its obligations. If I had tickets perhaps I might be thinking I should attend and heckle this individual off the stage.
I suggest to those, who do attend and have reservations, think about how to get the best bang for your buck.
Who really runs the city?
MT Vernon Democratic Party
1 Park Ave Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Thomas is next in line for the machine, like him or not. When will the peeps wake up and realize that the position of MAYOR OF MOUNT VERNON IS ONLY A TOOL of the MACHINE. Who backs the Democratic candidate for that position? Who backed Thomas? They don’t like Walker. That project and the rest of your Fleetwood concerns are under the control of the MACHINE.
In city you go with what you got.
Thomas, no matter what you think of him, is the obvious contender.
The question: is he better than the present shady character?
I wish THE MACHINE POLITICS would recognize the plight of the citizens of Mount Vernon.
IS THERE NO DECENCY TO BE FOUND AMONG YOU?
Will Mount Vernon NY, forever be labeled, A THIEVES PARADISE? (Entrenched Gangsters)
Everyday, a new questionable circumstance is revealed. Will it ever end?
IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE!!!!!!
THE TIME IS NOW RICHARD THOMAS,
GATHER THE FORCES TO MAKE THAT CHANGE!
Dishonesty and corruption are colorblind characteristics which fester in the minds of the evil hosts.
"Davis has had trouble keeping up with his own property taxes over the years – and still has not paid more than $8,400 in city and school taxes on his Esplanade Avenue home this year. He also pleaded guilty this month to misdemeanor federal tax charges of failing to report the proceeds of a 2003 property sale and failing to file 2011 tax returns.
He is scheduled for sentencing in January and has rejected calls for his resignation."
A CITY UNDER SIEGE NOW HAS A NEW SLOGAN:
The City That Believes
City hall is contaminated with thieves.
What is hidden behind the doors of those in power?
"Open Sesame" the story of “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”
Magical words that opens the mouth of a cave in which forty thieves have hidden a treasure.
JUST ANOTHER STORY IN “THE CITY THAT BELIEVES” IN tax EVASIONS.
As a LAW ABIDING CITIZEN I WONDER:
I Pay why can’t you pay?
I don’t pay I get fined with interest and penalties.
Why do you think you are exempt from them?
If I don’t pay I lose my property. I don’t have an employer with connections.
Why should you not lose your property if you don’t pay?
“IF YOU ARE DIRTY
Why do you want to corrupt others with your dirt?”
Keys to the city:
Are u a Democrat?
Whose your minister?
Can you pay homage to the machine?
Never question the disposition of your tax obligations.
If you learn an effective way to evade your obligations, then you will become a perfect fit under the present regime.
Hail KING ERNIE!
Welcome to THE CITY THAT BELIEVES YOU DO NOT COUNT IF YOU FAIL TO HAIL!
Mayor - the head of a city government (SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE)
noun, a male sovereign prince who is the official ruler of an independent state; monarch. Related adjs royal, regal, monarchical.
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE..
Some are just too egotistical, delusional and reside in a state of denial to face THE TRUTH.
Remember this, Mr. Davis?
On Feb. 1, 1960 four black freshmen at North Carolina A&T State University, FRANKLIN MCCAIN, JOSEPH MCNEIL, EZELL BLAIR, JR., AND DAVID RICHMOND, took seats at the segregated lunch counter of F. W. Woolworth's in Greensboro, N.C.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their CHARACTER.”
WE (people of color) EXPECTED MORE FROM YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR COLOR.
You, as a person of color, must remember that you must, not be as good as your predecessors, but perform better than they have as the Mayor of Mount Vernon New York.
In my opinion, YOU HAVE FAILED the people of this city.
As people of color, we put you in a seat of power, and I believe you have broken the law, abused that power and betrayed our trust.
DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF ABOVE THE LAW?
You have plead guilty to tax evasion; await your fate and serve your punishment as convicted man.
In my opinion, you have served so many years, as mayor, that you appear to consider yourself above the law. Some day, perhaps, you will realize that you have broken the law and your color is and was not a factor.
HOW WILL YOU BE REMEMBERED?
Will it be as a sniveling lawbreaker using his race as a shield for his misdeeds?
Will it be as a MAN facing up to his misdeeds and resigning with some dignity?
Do us all (including yourself) a favor and resign.
WHO SAID CRIME DOES NOT PAY?
“I will support my people”
“I DIDN’T ROB ANYONE”
COP A PLEA and hope to SERVE NO TIME.
In 1998, Davis purchased a rental property on East Sandford Boulevard that would burn down and then be later rebuilt. In 2003, the mayor sold that building but failed to report the sale to the Internal Revenue Service.
Additionally, court papers note that Davis failed to report the rental income of the location for nearly a decade, but he will not be charged for that offense as part of his plea agreement.
COP A PLEA AND SAVE A DIME!
If I don’t pay my taxes, I am subject to fines and jail time. If I don’t pay my property taxes I am subject to property loss.
IT MAKES ME WONDER, DOES HONESTY MAKE ME A SUCKER?
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