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FOLLOW DEADBEAT SHARPTON’S DAUGHTER, FOLKS … or … STEP ON A CRACK, BREAK YOUR CITY TREASURY

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By DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015) — Given the rough shape of so many Pittsfield roads and walkways, THE PLANET offers a suggestion on how we can turn the “lunar surface” into an “economic engine.” Every pothole in a road, every crack in a sidewalk is actually an opportunity for drivers and pedestrians to become millionaires. All it takes is a little nerve. It also helps if you are related to “The Rev.” Al Sharpton.

To learn how you can become rich, fast, we present this story, written by our colleague at The New York Post, Kathianne Boniello. Pay attention, take notes, and you, too, could be one of the “gimme gals” — or “guys.”

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Sharpton Daughter Chip Off the Old Black

She learned at the feet of a master.

Shakedown artist Al Sharpton’s eldest child wants $5 million from city taxpayers after she fell in the street and sprained her ankle, court rec­ords show.

Dominique Sharpton, 28, says she was “severely injured, bruised and wounded” when she stumbled over uneven pavement at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway downtown last year, according to a lawsuit.

Rev. Slick and daughter, June 2010 (Photo: Jemal Countess, Getty Images)

Currently on vacation in Bali, the membership director for her gadfly dad’s National Action Network claims she “still suffers and will continue to suffer for some time physical pain and bodily injuries,” according to the suit filed against the city departments of Transportation and Environmental Protection.

“I sprained my ankle real bad lol,” she wrote in a post to Instagram after the Oct. 2 fall.

She was pictured in a walking boot in the weeks following the tumble, but by December, Dominique was good to go for NAN’s Justice for All march in Washington, DC, and for a New Year’s Eve jaunt to Miami Beach.

And despite claiming “permanent physical pain” in a breathless notice of claim, there are social-media shots of her in high heels, and another of her climbing a ladder to decorate a Christmas tree.

The legal shakedown is right out of her dad’s pay-to-playbook.

Al Sharpton has used threats of protests and boycotts against large companies as a way to generate huge corporate donations, his critics charge.

Everyone from McDonald’s, Verizon, Macy’s, General Motors, Chrysler and Pfizer have forked over cash to the elder Sharpton.

The Rev on Saturday said he didn’t know the status of his daughter’s legal claim. “She’s 29 years old. Why would she have to talk to me about that?” he said of Dominique, whose mother is Sharpton’s ex-wife, Kathy. “I just know that she was hurt and that she got a lawyer and she’s a grown woman. [Where] she goes from there, I have no idea.”

Broken sidewalks and rough pavement can be a windfall for pedestrians. One plaintiff, Denise Giles, snagged a cool $2.25 million settlement seven years after suing the city’s Health and Hospitals Corp. for failing to fix a broken sidewalk outside one of its clinics. Giles claimed she needed ankle surgery as a result of her fall.

CAPTION: The corner of Broome Street and Broadway where Dominique Sharpton fell and sprained her ankle. (Photo: Helayne Seidman)

Her payout was one of 885, or $60 million worth, that the city made over 22 months for defective sidewalks.

Dominique Sharpton claims she fell in a crosswalk, which would make hers a “defective roadway” claim. The city received 774 such claims in the 2014 fiscal year alone.

She was left with “internal and external injuries to the whole body, lower and upper limbs, the full extent of which are unknown, permanent pain and mental anguish,” she alleges.

The younger Sharpton is seeking the damages for “loss of quality of life, future pain and suffering, future medical bills, [and] future diminution of income,” according to court papers.

Sharpton’s lawyer, John Elefterakis, said she had “multiple ligament and tendon tears” and “has not had any involvement in selecting a figure that would be fair and adequate compensation for her pain and suffering. The number was selected by my firm and is meant as a safeguard for Ms. Sharpton in a worst-case scenario.”

If she scores her legal windfall, she might want to give her dad a handout; he reportedly owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes.

(Additional reporting by Kevin Fasick)

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The Post followed up with a story that said that Ms. Sharpton also went mountain climbing after so “severely” injuring herself.

THE PLANET presents this as a good news story for Pittsfield. With all the bumps and lumps literally set in stone in the fair city, there are plenty of chances to lam and scam. Start falling, everyone. Soon, you could be in cigarettes, lottery tickets, and Ten High for the rest of your life, without a worry.

“What’s the word? Thunderbird.”

“What’s the price? Thirty twice.”

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“Watch out now. Take care. Beware of greedy leaders. They take you where you should not go. While weeping Atlas cedars, they just want to grow, grow, and grow. Beware of darkness.”George Harrison, “Beware of Darkness,” from the album All Things Must Pass, (1970).

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

 

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
6 years ago

May 20, 2015

Re: Nuciforo tried to jail me 17 years ago today

When I was 22 years old during the Spring of 1998, then Pittsfield State Senator Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. tried to send me to the Pittsfield jail. 17 years has gone by now since Nuciforo’s false complaints against me to the Pittsfield Police Department that I allegedly threatened him. Nuciforo tried to send me to his close political friend Berkshire Sheriff Carmen Massimiano, Jr.’s Pittsfield jail where Carmen Massimiano and his jailer staff would have abused me. But today’s anniversary is only the tip of the iceberg between Nuciforo and myself.

I first met Nuciforo when I was 20 years old during the Spring of 1996 at a Democratic Party event in Dalton, Massachusetts where then Congressman John Olver, Nuciforo, and my dad, who was running for Berkshire County Commissioner, all spoke. I had just returned from my college semester at American University in Washington, D.C. After I first met Nuciforo 19 years ago, things began to change for me. People associated with Nuciforo began to conspiratorially bully or harass and threaten me without Nuciforo leaving behind his own fingerprints.

To understand how Nuciforo pulled this off, one has to understand that Nuciforo is like a prince of Pittsfield politics. Nuciforo’s late-father was a Pittsfield State Senator and then a Probate Court Judge in Pittsfield. Nuciforo’s uncle was a Pittsfield State Representative. Nuciforo’s late-aunt was a Pittsfield Mayor and Berkshire Community College professor. Nuciforo used all of his family’s local political connections to start a political career in Pittsfield politics as a Pittsfield State Senator. Nuciforo also used this same apparatus to conspiratorially have people abuse me.

In the Spring of 1996, my family moved from Pittsfield to Becket, Massachusetts. Nuciforo had a Becket man who was a Berkshire Community College environmental science professor bully or harass and threaten to assault me. The Becket man made his adult daughter mistreat me. After three years, we resolved our conflict with the Massachusetts State Police at the Berkshire County District Attorney’s Pittsfield office. In 2002, the Becket man’s adult daughter was married. In 2003, my family moved from Becket to Amherst, NH. In 2005, the Nuciforo network spread a false and vicious rumor around Pittsfield that I stalked a Jewish woman from Otis. Nuciforo conspiratorially set the whole thing up, and then he deployed the slander.

From the Fall of 1997 to the Spring of 1998, Nuciforo filed multiple state government “ethics” complaints against me dad to try to get him fired from his then state government Pittsfield courthouse job. Nuciforo did not just try to hurt me, but also my family.

Nuciforo is nicknamed “Luciforo” because he is mean-spirited and vindictive. To this day, no one from the Nuciforo network apologized to me. No one from the Nuciforo network apologized to my family either. I made a blog page, below my name, explaining what Nuciforo did to me over the past 19 years.

People believed in Nuciforo until he strong-armed two women candidates (Sara Hathaway, Sharon Henault) out of a 2006 state government election for Pittsfield Registrar of Deeds to unilaterally anoint himself into his six year sinecure while plotted a failed run for U.S. Congress in 2012.

Nuciforo also made political enemies when he targeted then Congressman John Olver by opposing Olver for U.S. Congress in 2012. People saw Nuciforo going after a respected public servant for his own gain. When Olver retired from U.S. Congress, Olver endorsed Congressman Richard Neal for election. Nuciforo lost the election to Congressman Neal by 40 points.

Nuciforo’s public record is one of representing the financial industry, especially wealthy insurance companies. Nuciforo is a Democrat, but is known as a fiscal conservative like former Governor Mitt Romney. Nuciforo’s goal is to be a future Member of U.S. Congress, but he does not currently hold any political office.

If I had political power, I would use my power to help people instead of hurt people. I would not use fear, mean-spiritedness, or vindictiveness to achieve my career goals. I do not take any joy or schadenfreude by writing about my enemy number one and what he did to my family and me over the past 19 years. I want people to understand who Nuciforo really is so he won’t manipulate them anymore. I am happy that people have seen what Nuciforo is all about in politics and that he now has a failed political career.

I will always speak my good conscience as long as I live. I will always stand up against people like Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. I will always stand for truth and justice.

– Jonathan A. Melle

http://jonathanmelleonpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/05/andrea-nuciforo-jonathan-melle-month-of.html

Jimmy Gee
Jimmy Gee
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
6 years ago

Jon didn’t you try to run over a police officer in your new home town?

Joe Blow
Joe Blow
Reply to  Jimmy Gee
6 years ago

I’m no fan of Andrea but good Lord get over it and move on with your life…..man up!

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Joe Blow
6 years ago

How would you have liked it if it were you or your family? Nuciforo is wrong! Nuciforo’s bullying henchmen are also wrong! Nuciforo can no longer manipulate people without leaving behind his own fingerprints!

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
6 years ago

Keep up the fight Jonathan “. No man in the whole world can change truth. One can only look for the truth, find it and serve it. The truth is all places”. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

William Potholesfield
William Potholesfield
6 years ago

Perhaps this a way for citizens to recover some of their high taxes.
The mayor has a civic duty to pay the city’s lawsuits.

Dan, is there a way for us to see the number of lawsuits filed against the city, the ones that have been paid and the ones pending and the cash amounts?

Bull Durham
Bull Durham
6 years ago

5 million for a sprained ankle – now that gives a new perspective on the cost of healthcare.

The Deflator
The Deflator
6 years ago

Dan, I just sprained my finger typing this post for your blog. Please send me my check for 5 million ASAP?

MrG8811
MrG8811
6 years ago

Deflator, I just fell down while laughing at your post and hit my head. Please endorse Dan’s check over to me.

dusty downer
dusty downer
Reply to  MrG8811
6 years ago

Mr Gee has been offended or emotionally damaged by several of my comments so I can probably be expecting to hear from his attorney as well. It is the world we live in.

Jimmy Gee
Jimmy Gee
Reply to  dusty downer
6 years ago

Dusty nothing against you , but all you do is bitch. Don’t you have any joy in your life?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Jimmy Gee
6 years ago

The people on this board who complain have a lot of joy and happiness in their life…that’s not the point. We are seeking fairness in life and prosperity for everyone not just for the connected people in the city. You are listening to the special people in the city who say anyone that complains is a chronic complainer and being negative. This is a convenient way of trying to silence any criticism and let corrupt behavior in the city go on as usual. It is really offensive behavior because only people with positive things to say are allowed to contribute. Sweep anything negative under the rug and put on your happy face. That is the motto of the GOB’s in Pittsfield.

Jimmy Gee
Jimmy Gee
Reply to  Pat
6 years ago

Pat please run for office. You rent so you don’t pay property taxes. Why don’t you move to another town? I like Pittsfield my children went to school here, they are working and are doing fine. I’ve lived here over 30 years it’s not so bad

Silence Dogppd
Silence Dogppd
6 years ago

I can head the local chapter of Potholes for Prosperty….. Let’s fuel that economic engine.

Shelly Liver
Shelly Liver
6 years ago

While watching the B C C dog Bite Show a Sabic employee gave her name and her Profession? The name maybe, but what was the point of giving her title at Sabic? he was followed by a gentlemen who the Lipa’s took in and was made a Family Member???

AlaskanBushClowns
AlaskanBushClowns
6 years ago

Probably a poser from the Young Professionals