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Cover Up The Kettle? Media “Asleep At The Switch” With Kettle Black Scandal

December 13, 2010

So what happened to The Kettle Black story?

You know. Those cases against five defendants (many of which are relatives of State Senator Martin Golden) for the brawl on April 10, 2010 at the Kettle Black in Bay Ridge?

Well, one emailer brought some new details to light regarding this situation, and it involves things the media’s not telling us.

One person who emailed us informed us that, according to a public access database the courts use, these cases were scheduled to appear in court on Friday, December 10, 2010. Despite this, on Saturday December 11th, all four cases had disappeared from the system with no indication as to what had happened to them.

Which led us to ask: Yeah, just what the heck is going on with this story?

In case you are unfamiliar with the case, here’s The Daily News’ story on it.

The Bay Ridge Cabal would love nothing better than for the details and the circumstances to go unquestioned given this story’s uncomfortable connection to their idol Marty Golden. That much is certain.

That led one emailer to say to us:

Right now “the public” knows nothing about what’s  happened with these formerly newsworthy cases, where two cops and a fireman were assaulted and badly injured. The press seems equally asleep at the switch and there’s been no coverage for months.

We agree.

Why the media have not been following this story is a mystery, but we will be contacting various outlets to ask why they are staying silent on the case.

If you know anything or have any updates regarding this situation, please email us.

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10 Comments
  1. Less than twelve hours of report in ASIB of disappearance of data, Kettle Black case info is reposted on public access data base permalink
    December 14, 2010 1:23 am

    After two days off the grid, the “Kettle Black Brawl” cases against State Senator Martin Golden’s relatives mysteriously reappeared on the NYS public access site for such information. This occurred in less than twelve hours after their “disappearance” had been first noted here on ASIB. For those interested in such things, the Kettle Black cases against Golden’s relatives and another alleged perp have been again adjourned, this time to January 28, 2011.

    The two counter-posts to what was reported here at ASIB from “The Jig is Up Atlas” on December 12th and 13th only highlighted the efforts by Craig Eaton’s bloggers to confuse and obscure the failed attempt to cover up the ongoing prosecution by a Special Prosecutor of four relatives of State Senator Martin Golden.

    As stated elsewhere in ASIB, the December 12th comment by “Do [] Actions Regarding Defense For Perfetto Call For Ethics Investigation From Downtown? said…” demonstrated the ongoing strategy of “The Jig is Up Atlas” to link the long dormant case against Mr. Perfetto, which involved a single misdemeanor charge for an alleged nonviolent event almost two years past with indictments for multiple felonies handed down within two months against each of Golden’s four relatives and another defendant for alleged multiple assaults involving serious injuries to two police officers and a fireman in and near the Kettle Black Bar in the early morning of April 10, 2010.

    Clearly, somebody has instructed “The Jig is Up Atlas” not to attempt to directly rebut anything that is mentioned in ASIB concerning the Golden Kettle Black scandal, ever since TJIUA mentioned in April 2010 that ASIB “only wished” that Senator Golden were at the Kettle Black on April 10th. Low and behold, that turned out to be exactly what somebody materially connected to the Kettle Black investigation later reported.

    TJIUA’s December 13th comment “[] Post Desperate Pieces While On The Run From Investigation! said…” is even more fanciful, but resorts to the same tired linkage to the “Perfetto Case”. They imply that any ASIB coverage of Golden’s Kettle Black Scandal is a reaction intended to cover and avoid discussing the case against Mr. Perfetto. What “The Jig is Up Atlas” doesn’t report is that in each cycle or round, the Golden Scandal always first appears in ASIB and the reactive coverup always follows from Craig Eaton’s Trojans at TJIUA.
    One has to wonder, why are Craig Eaton’s bloggers so nervous, about what State Senator Golden knows about the Kettle Black case, and what will his electorate think when the full story of his involvement emerges.

    After two days off the grid, the “Kettle Black Brawl” cases against State Senator Martin Golden’s relatives mysteriously reappeared on the NYS public access site for such information, in less than twelve hours after their “disappearance” had been first noted here on ASIB.For those interested in such things, the Kettle Black cases against Golden’s relatives and the other alleged perp has been adjourned to January 28, 2011.

    The two counter-posts that appeared in “The Jig is Up Atlas” on December 12th and 13th only highlighted the efforts by Craig Eaton’s bloggers to confuse and obscure the failed attempt to cover up the ongoing prosecution by a Special Prosecutor of four relatives of State Senator Martin Golden.

    As stated elsewhere in ASIB, the December 12th comment by “Do [] Actions Regarding Defense For Perfetto Call For Ethics Investigation From Downtown? said…” demonstrated the ongoing strategy of “The Jig is Up Atlas” to link the long dormant case against Mr. Perfetto, which involved a single misdemeanor charge for an alleged nonviolent event almost two years past with indictments for multiple felonies brought in about two months against each of Golden’s four relatives and another defendant for alleged multiple assaults involving serious injuries to two police officers and a fireman in and near the Kettle Black Bar in the early morning of April 10, 2010.

    Clearly, somebody has instructed “The Jig is Up Atlas” not to attempt to rebut anything that is mentioned in ASIB concerning the Golden Kettle Black scandal, ever since TJIUA mentioned that ASIB “only wished” that Senator Golden were at the Kettle Black on April 10th. Low and behold, that turned out to be exactly what somebody materially connected to the Kettle Black investigation later reported.

    TJIUA’s December 13th comment “[] Post Desperate Pieces While On The Run From Investigation! said…” is even more fanciful, but resorts to the same tired linkage to the “Perfetto Case”. They imply that any ASIB coverage of Golden’s Kettle Black Scandal is a reaction intended to cover and avoid discussing the case against Mr. Perfetto. What “The Jig is Up Atlas” doesn’t report is that in each cycle or round, the Golden Scandal always first appears in ASIB and the reactive coverup always follows from Craig Eaton’s bloggers at TJIUA.

    To borrow a TJIUA formulation, with appropriate cut-and-paste revisions: One has to wonder, why are Craig Eaton’s Trojans so nervous about what State Senator Golden knows about the Kettle Black case, and what will his electorate think when the full story emerges concerning the state senator’s involvement.

    Let’s see what happens next.

  2. John Galt permalink*
    December 14, 2010 2:26 am

    UPDATE: The emailer sourced in this story indicated to us that as of 9:30 AM on December 13th, the public access program the New York court system again had the information of the Kettle Black Cases posted. Basically, the matter has been again adjourned, this time to January 28, 2011.

    As for media coverage, we are still waiting…

  3. GOTCHA!!!!! A "“glitch in the state system” -- INTERESTING, VERY INTERESTING INDEED permalink
    December 14, 2010 10:42 pm

    Some TJIUA blogger (could it be C.E., himself?) couldn’t exercise enough self-control to maintain the Golden-Kettle Black Scandal non-rebuttal “Silence is Golden” defense. In the December 14, 2010 comment, “[] Posts Days Long Fustration [sic] Into One Long Pathetic Post On Taxpayers Watch said…” was this nugget, “… After two days off the grid, the “Kettle Black Brawl” cases against State Senator Martin Golden’s relatives reappeared on the NYS public access site for such information, (There was a glitch in the state system) in less than twelve hours after it didn’t appear.”

    Most important, this is the first acknowledgment put out by Craig Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP supported hate blog “The Jig is Up Atlas” that there are “Kettle Black Brawl” cases against State Senator Martin Golden’s relatives”. Of almost equal importance is TJIUA’s attempt to minimize the disappearance of the public access information on those cases as a mere “glitch in the state system”. We didn’t know that; we wonder how TJIUA got that explanation (You know: who, what, where, how? It all gets curiouser and curiouser; you drink from one bottle and you get very small, and from the other bottle you get very tall.)

    Some of TJIUA’s facts are wrong, however. Like when they asserted that the data reappeared “in less than twelve hours after it didn’t appear.” (The material was missing since Friday December 10th and didn’t reappear on the public access data base until Monday December 13th, about twelve hours after its disappearance had been noted here on ASIB [think about that a little bit — then connect the dots].

  4. Once more with feeling, TJIUA responds to Kettle Black revelations with same old -- same old permalink
    December 15, 2010 1:30 am

    The Jig is Up Atlas is up to its old cut and paste nonsense in its December 15, 2010 comment, “[] Responds To Reform Minded Post, While Dodging Ties To Perfetto! said…” In a long and rambling drive-by blog attack, TJIUA resorted to its tried and true methodogy of copying the ASIB postings and putting in other names in response to the most recent Kettle Black postings here on ASIB.

    Caught off base yesterday, The Jig is Up avoided any attepmt at a substantive rebuttal on the most recent Golden – Kettle Black Scandal updates.

  5. Is Golden being sworn in outside of Bay Ridge for political reasons or is it just a routine Boody call? permalink
    January 9, 2011 1:45 am

    Sometimes when affections stray or cool, it’s the abandoned
    partner that finds out last. Is that what’s going on with State
    Senator Golden’s swearing in at The David A. Boody “Middle School”,
    228 Avenue S Brooklyn, NY 11223 at 6:30 PM, Thursday January 13th.
    Some say that Golden needed to show the flag outside of the “Irish”
    parts of his district for once, since a stronger “Italian” opponent
    than Mike DiSanto might have spelled real trouble for Golden in
    Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and the strip that runs through Gravesend.
    Others say that things were getting a little close in Bay Ridge
    with souring relations involving the several members of the BIDs in
    the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Alliance (more about that soon enough).
    Rumors abound that several local leaders would have been noticeably
    invisible at any Golden swearing in situated in the Ridge. Maybe
    that’s why the State Senator is snubbing Bay Ridge, and at the same
    time shoring up the south side of his Gerrymandered district. There
    is a lurking truth that will be there no matter where Golden raises
    his hand and swears to serve us one last time. Martin Golden can
    run again, if that’s what he wants to do, but thanks to the Real
    Republican opposition and outlets like Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn, he
    can’t hide from his real record and his job performance in public
    office.

    • Other Reasons Why The Swearing-In is Not in Bay Ridge permalink
      January 9, 2011 10:43 am

      The comment above and TJIUA’s 1-8-11 post by “AAA”,
      “Congressman Michael Grimm and Senator Marty Golden’s
      Swearing-in’s!!!” didn’t get into some of the real reasons that
      Golden and his staff-skells picked the Boody-call site for the
      swearing-in. *** The most important is State Eneator Golden’s
      staying as away far away from the “scene of the crime as possible”
      with anything that attracts any significant press coverage. Since
      the snowstorm, interest in Golden’s Kettle Black scandal has picked
      up. That’s one of the reasons Golden wants a lower profile in Bay
      Ridge – that and Atlas Shrug’s pounding on him for being “The
      Golden Prince of Bay Ridge”; and his, Eaton’s, Mike Longs and
      others’ being part of “The Bay Ridge Cabal”. *** That brings us to:
      *** Reason #2 that this will be the State Senator Golden’s last
      term in the State Senate: “State Senator Martin Golden’s Part in
      the Kettle Black Scandal of 2010 has crossed-over into 2011. ”
      That’s bad news for Mr. Golden, with so many Bay Ridge connections
      — connections — connections still left unexplained concerning the
      brawl and what part, if any, State Senator Golden had in those
      cases…. especially the parts involving the video technician
      Jasmin Pontic who was charged with tampering with video evidence of
      the mauling of the two police officers and a fireman inside the
      Kettle Black, allegedly by four of Golden’s kin.

  6. Cases against State Senator Golden's Kin Again Disappear, But "Tainted Evidence" Case Goes Forward permalink
    January 30, 2011 12:05 pm

    The “Goldengate — Kettle Black” cases arising out of the
    mayhem at the Kettle Black Bar in Bay Ridge on April 10, 2010 have
    again disappeared from a public access computer site. *** State
    Senator Martin Golden’s relatives: Daniel Golden, Kevin Crowley,
    Michael Crowley and John DeCarlo had all been scheduled to appeared
    before Hon. Mark Dwyer in a Brooklyn Court on Friday, January 28,
    2011, along with a fifth alleged perp, Peter Jung. A search on
    January 30, 2011 under the names of each of the charged individuals
    and under the assigned case number yielded a “No cases found”
    notation on the public access data base (except for one defendant
    on other matters). *** The related case against Jasmin Pontic,
    which was on the calendar for January 26, 2011, was adjourned to
    February 28, 2011. Pontic is the computer technician who was
    charged with tampering with evidence and interfering with the
    Kettle Black investigation. Mr. Pontic has denied any wrongdoing
    and reportedly claims that State Senator Golden was present at the
    Kettle Black during the police investigation of the fight involving
    his relatives at the time Mr. Pontic turned over a copy of the
    video surveillance material to the owner(s) of the Kettle Black (
    at this time, it’s not clear whether this was the specific item of
    “evidence” that was allegedly tainted by Mr. Pontic). *** There has
    been no recent news reporting on this case, and there has been no
    report of any disposition of the charges against Golden’s
    relatives. However, suspiciously, this is the second time in a
    month that these cases have disappeared from a public access data
    base.

    • Golden's Kettle Black Scandal just has nothing to do with the Fisher Murder Case permalink
      January 30, 2011 5:05 pm

      Continuing its pattern of never directly addressing the “Goldengate —
      Kettle Black Scandal” directly, TJIUA resorted to its old trick of changing the subject to other unrelated cases — the result this time is the January 30th Comment, “Case Against Albert Cleary Goes Forward As John Guicia Family Keeps Fighting Leading Many To Wonder Others Roles In Case. said…” which is on the comments thread to “Just the Facts on Albert Cleary” which was originally posted by “The Jig Is Up Atlas”, the blogger, on May 9, 2010.

      Craig Eaton’s hate blogsters have played this case like a fiddle for a very long time now solely to embarrass several Reform Republicans. However, several of TJIUA’s key people should know very well by now that several of the reformers are on opposite sides of the disputes arising out of the prosecution of the Mark Fisher murder case. For example, to list James McCall among one of Albert Cleary’s “friends” in the context of the “Just the Facts…” post and the following comments thread is quite simply so maliciously untrue as to constitute an actionable libel.

      Equally “interesting” is the fact that every time Craig Eaton’s “The Jig is Up Atlas” brings up the Mark Fisher Murder Case, it is a direct rebuke and attack on how the Kings County District Attorney actually handled the prosecution of Fisher’s killing. As usual, Craig Eaton finds himself facing two ways at the same time (a regular
      “Janus” that Eaton), or to paraphrase one of the recent Democrats who ran for POTUS a few years ago, “Eaton must have been for Hynes before he turned against him.”

  7. One Year Ago --- Guess What --- A Friday PM became a Saturday AM --- And then there was blood on the floor at the Kettle Black permalink
    April 8, 2011 8:39 pm

    >>>>> It’s been
    virtually one year since the “Goldengate-Kettle Black Scandal”
    broke. According to reports, this is about how it all went down.
    >>>>> At about a quarter to
    three in the wee hours of Saturday, April 10, 2010, some Staten
    Island guys were in a Bay Ridge joint; and probably they were way
    past their limit. STRIKE ONE against the Bay Ridge joint.
    Altogether, there were about five guys in the Staten Island group.
    Also in that Bay Ridge joint at that moment were at least a couple
    of off-duty cops and one off-duty fireman. One thing led to another
    and a Staten Island guy supposedly throws a first punch at one of
    the cops. The cops ID themselves, broken bottles, a severed artery,
    blood and knives on the floor.
    >>>>> The Bay Ridge joint’s
    bouncers intervene and the five guys in the Staten Island group get
    away after having seriously injured one of the off-duties. STRIKE
    TWO against the Bay Ridge joint. Soon the off-duty guys get out of
    the Bay Ridge joint and try to keep the Staten Island crowd from
    getting away. About a block away, near one of their cars, one of
    the Staten Island guys breaks the jaw of another of the off-duties.
    >>>>> In the light of an April
    Saturday very much nicer than this year’s early April weather, the
    Bay Ridge joint was full of police investigators, city desk crime
    reporters, TV news crews, high profile attorneys, a technician from
    a Bay Ridge firm that maintained the surveillance system at the Bay
    Ridge joint, and a local state senator who was inside with the
    owners of the Bay Ridge joint. Soon some surveillance recordings of
    the early AM events were turned over to the police —
    unfortunately, the recordings seemed to have been tampered with.
    According to a spokesman of the firm that maintained the
    surveillance equipment, that probably occurred after the technician
    turned a copy of the video surveillance recording over to the
    owners of the Bay Ridge joint.
    >>>>> A year has passed and the
    five guys in the Staten Island group all have felony indictments
    hanging over them; and the computer technician has been charged
    with tampering with evidence. All those cases are still pending.
    >>>>> Why the local state
    senator was there with the owners of the Bay Ridge joint has yet to
    be explained. >>>>> CAN YOU
    BELIEVE IT — A YEAR LATER AND NO EXPLANATION ! ! ! ! ! (Mums the
    word by the state senator, his staff and his supporters.) Maybe,
    it’s because the local state senator is related to several of the
    guys in the Staten Island group. Maybe, it’s because the local
    state senator and at least one of the state senator’s staff are
    very close to the owners of the Bay Ridge joint. Maybe, that’s all
    just a coincidence. >>>>> So far
    there has been almost no follow-up on this story, even though a
    Special Prosecutor was appointed on this case, specifically because
    of the close connections to the local state senator.

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