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Ellicott District Councilmember Brian Davis finally responds to the scandals engulfing him-on Facebook
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Last week Buffalo Rising Online posted Brian Davis’s Facebook page response to Jim Heaney’s front-page analysis of his personal financial history in Easter Sunday’s Buffalo News. (If you didn’t read it, suffice to say Davis has not been a responsible citizen: bankruptcy at age 20; a history of bounced checks, lawsuits and liens; failure to pay child support; election law violations leading to a frozen campaign account; license suspended for lapsed insurace; driving without a license anyway; and the list goes on.)
Shame on me for letting BRO beat me to it: A friend emailed Davis’s Facebook response to me the day after Heaney’s article, but I honestly thought it was a joke. I mean, really:
Happy Easter! I just wanted to take this opportunity to say, “thank you” to all of you whom shown support and offered words of encouragement as I have endured major public scrutiny over the last 8 weeks. Recognizing, that as a “Public Official”, public scrutiny is something I must deal with and at the same time be held accountable.
The most recent article published in the Buffalo News was filled with slander and inaccuracies and put me off as a “Deadbeat”. Everyone that knows me know that if there is nothing more important to me, my kids are my pride and joy! I proud my myself on knowing this to be a fact and more importantly, knowing that I place my kids before my own selfish needs. More importantly, to see nonsense published makes me wonder who they are talking about, where did this info come from and why did it make front page of the newspaper?
Well let me tell you, this info is attributed to the Democratic Party, one developer, and the news repeated role in trying to pick their own elected officials to represent what is known as districts commonly represented by “blacks!” This is evidenced by the successful attempt to rid the Buffalo Common Council of representatives like, James Pitts, Charley Fisher and Beverly Gray and now the methodical attempt to rid the City of Buffalo of myself and MAYOR BYRON BROWN.
I refuse to allow this to go any further and now have vowed that I will be fighting back, speaking the truth, letting everyone who cares to know what is really going on regularly. Equally important I will be re-doubling my efforts to make the Ellicott District (City of Buffalo) the best district in the City of Buffalo. We can not allow for those that had a small monopoly on this city continue to play these games, choose our Mayor AND Councilmembers or pimp our communities any longer.
THE FIRST THING THAT I AM ASKING IS THAT ALL THOSE THAT HAVE A HOME DELIVERY OF THE BUFFALO NEWS CALL 842-1111 AND CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION OF THE PAPER. IF YOU ARE IN FACT READING THIS EMAIL, YOU HAVE INTERNET SERVICE AND YOU CAN READ THE NEWS ON-LINE FOR FREE. SHOULD YOU NEED TO PHYSICALLY READ THE PAPER, YOU CAN PICK IT UP AT ANY STORE OR BUY FROM AGENTS STANDING ON MANY OF THE CORNERS. THESE FOLKS GET A % OF THE MONEY THEY TURN IN. YOU CAN HELP IN THIS SMALL WAY TO KEEP THESE AGENTS EMPLOYED AND TAKE MONEY OUT OF THE NEWS POCKET!
This is a very small way you can stand up for your community, show your support for progress and send a clear message to the news that their lies, slander, attacks, and control will no longer be tolerated.
When calling the news to cancel your subscription, let them know that you have had it with their attacks on your community and I encourage you to get 3 others to do the same. WATCH WHAT THIS SMALL DEED WILL DO TO STOP THE NONSENSE OF THE BUFFALO NEWS, I PROMISE!
That “one developer,” I assume, is Davis’s nemesis, Carl Paladino. Paladino has long complained about Davis’s failure to file campaign finance disclosure forms with the state, which is in part what led to Davis’s camapign accounts being frozen. And Paladino certainly has little positive to say about Davis as a public servant. But to my knowledge Paladino never spread stories of the sort that Heaney found. None of those stories came my way from folks in Len Lenihan’s Democratic headquarters, either, and I don’t think anyone whispered these stories into Heaney’s ear. They’re public records. If Heaney (and I) need to apologize, it’s for not digging up this stuff earlier.
It’s typical of Buffalo’s politicians to spin criticism as politically motivated. Davis says he’s going to start “speaking the truth” in regard to these matters. I’m eager for him to begin. He’s been ducking my phone calls and emails for more than two months on these issues alone. Heaney found he’d missed a third of the meeting he’s required to attend as a councilmember in 2009.
—geoff kellyblog comments powered by Disqus
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