Mayor Who Wanted to "Reimagine Police" Indicted for Endangering Welfare of a Child
I wrote about Rochester and Mayor Lovely Warren back in June.
Rochester has the second highest urban murder rate in New York with killings up 56% and shootings up 90%. Once the 32nd largest city in the country. Rochester is at number 111 and falling. Its population shrank 6.2% since 2000. The poverty rate is at 31% and the only thing going up is STDs with gonorrhea up 77% and chlamydia rates placing second in the state.
So the Democrats are using Rochester as a model for America.
Last month, the media was promoting Mayor Lovely Warren’s push to use drug revenue for racial reparations and basic income even though the last thing a city with open-air heroin markets needs is the government handing out free money financed by drug sales.
Last week, the New York Times touted Rochester's war on highways under the headline, "Can Removing Highways Fix America's Cities?"
There may be a few things in Rochester that need fixing first.
Mayor Lovely Warren and the Rochester City Council defunded the police, cutting millions from law enforcement in a city with hundreds of shootings.
"Murder, Carjackings, Violent Crime Surge in Rochester NY. Why?" a Democrat Chronicle article inquired this year.
Also political crimes.
Five months after announcing that she wanted to reimagine the police, Mayor Lovely Warren was indicted on campaign fraud charges. Last month, her husband was busted in the takedown of a drug ring. The cops found a semi-automatic rifle in her home. Warren, who had allied with Bloomberg’s Everytown gun control group, claimed that she knew nothing about the weapon.
It couldn’t have been too shocking since her husband had already been convicted of armed robbery.
Mayor Lovely Warren blamed the whole thing on racism. “Things are not that different from the 1860s and 1950s,” she insinuated. It’s just like the 1860s in Rochester under its black female mayor, black female police chief, and 60% black city council with only two white members.
Now both Warren and her husband have been indicted.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and her husband, Timothy Granison, are facing new charges after an indictment was unsealed Friday afternoon, to an unsealed indictment, officials from the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office announced.
They are each charged with criminal possession of a firearm, a Class E felony, along with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor and two counts of failure to lock/secure firearms in a dwelling — a misdemeanor in violation of the Rochester City Code.
Warren returned to work this week after a weeklong stay in the hospital where she was recovering from salmonella poisoning.
Better than some other kinds of poisoning.
The charges stem from a seven-month wiretap investigation that led to the arrests of Granison and five other men. Granison pleaded not guilty to criminal possession of a firearm, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (narcotics), and third-degree criminal possession of narcotics (intent to sell) following a raid at Warren and Granison's home on May 19. Police also seized more than $100,000 cash and four guns. Police say two of them were found at the house.
On May 14, the federal complaint says Granison did a drug deal in the back seat of his SUV "with his young daughter in the front seat." On May 16, the complaint says Granison did another drug deal using a car "registered to an individual with the initials L.W." The next line in the complaint says "Timothy GRANISON is known to be married to L.W."
Clearly, the police haven't been defunded enough.