Paying To Much For Metro North Train Tickets, Part Of The Reason Is Because Of Port Chester Trustee Gene Ceccarelli Treating Hispanics Horribly
EXCLUSIVE: MTA pays $1.2M to settle racial discrimination lawsuit brought on by black and Hispanic transit cops Against Captain Gene Gene Ceccarelli And The MTA
The MTA quietly paid $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a group of black and Hispanic transit cops who accused the agency of condoning and encouraging racial discrimination.
The 10 plaintiffs — current and former officers, detectives and sergeants — argued that they were regularly subjected to racial slurs, skipped over for promotions, and blocked from getting prized overtime assignments.
The suit said 96% of the agency’s captains and other supervisors are white.
MTA officials spent eight years fighting the case involving Port Chester's Gene Ceccarelli in federal court. The plaintiffs had originally sought $8 million in damages.
The settlement involving Port Chester Trustee Gene Ceccarelli is the largest tied to a case against the MTA in at least five years, according to data obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request.
It Was Previously Reported That.....
HISPANICS NAMED PORT CHESTER MAYORAL CANDIDATE IN FEDERAL PORT AUTHORITY LAWSUIT
Port Authority Captain Gene Ceccarelli Turned A Blind Eye To Hispanic Cops Abused Under His Command
ON JUNE 8, 1997, Juan Garcia, a Port Authority cop, finished his regular midnight shift at LaGuardia Airport and headed for his Mitsubishi Montero in the police parking lot. Since it was the morning of the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade, Garcia was anxious to get home, get some rest, then take his family to the parade. But when he got to his car, he couldn't believe what he saw.
Someone had smashed his windshield, ripped off the car's front wipers, dented his bumper and torn off his antenna. The vandals had also absconded with the small Puerto Rican flag Garcia had attached to the antenna. Any rookie could see it was no burglary. His son's ministereo, computer and clothes lay untouched on the car's back seat. Garcia immediately filed a report with his commander, Capt. Gene Ceccarelli, and requested the incident be investigated as a bias attack.
He did so because he knew other Hispanic cops who had suffered vandalism for flying Puerto Rican flags.
Capt. Ceccarelli refused to investigate the incident as a bias attack.
It wasn't just Puerto Rican flags.
According to the president of the Port Authority Police Hispanic Society, there was "a pattern and practice of discrimination" against Hispanic cops, who make up slightly less than 9% of the 1,200-plus cops at the agency.
That pattern has included everything from denial of promotions to ethnic slurs, even to physical attacks from white cops and a refusal by Port Authority brass, like Gene Ceccarelli to investigate or discipline the culprits.
On June 25, 1993, a white cop put a knife to Garcia's throat when he told the cop to stop harassing him. Gene Ceccarelli ordered a supervisor to refused to accept his report, and the white cop was later promoted to lieutenant.
So the Hispanic organization filed a federal civil rights suit against the agency and called for the firing of Fred Morrone, superintendent of the PA police.
Among other incidents they cite: In August 1996, two white PA cops got drunk while off duty, then returned to the police locker room at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, where they were stationed. The two went on a rampage, overturning and destroying the lockers and personal belongings of two Hispanic cops, one of whom they'd warned to remove a Puerto Rican flag from his locker.
Several Hispanic PA cops said that their supervisors had repeatedly stonewalled them when they complained about these incidents.
The Federal lawsuit asked the rhetorical question,"If this is what happens to the Hispanic police officers, what can we expect is happening to ordinary citizens?"
When the police agency received the federal lawsuit Peter Yerkes, a Port Authority spokesman, said "We will fully investigate any charges it contains."
Captain Gene Gene Ceccarelli refused to meet with Hispanic Society leaders concerning the incident that happened to officer Garcia.
Source: NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, April 30, 1999
Port Chester Residents Are On Their Knees Praying To God That A Creepy Demonic Cult Leader Doesn't Become Their Village Mayor
Smiling Good Ole Gene Cecarelli is simply not the man he portrays himself to be and many are surprised that he home address at 91 Munson Street in Port Chester is the headquarters of a reepy little religious cult.
The Grail Movement traces its origin to a book called In the Light of Truth: The Grail Message, written by Oskar Ernst Bernhardt. This book contains the "Grail Message." Supposedly there are about 20,000 members worldwide, with most residing in Europe. How many are in the United States?
The Grail Movement of America (Port Chester, NY) lists 2 employees with Gene Ceccarelli as the principal.
The Grail Foundation Press (Mount Vernon, OH) lists 2 employees with Micah Rubenstein as the principal. It seems there are few people involved in the US and sales revolve around the previously mentioned book, as well as others in their catalog. The first center in the US was formed about 1939 in Mt. Morris, IL (or in Mt. Morris, MI, according to other sources).
Richard Gehl was apparently the US leader for years until his death in 2003. He was accused of being a "false disciple" and responsible for a schism between two factions of the cult. Alfred Lewis seems to have taken over the US group after Gehl's demise.
Gene Ceccarelli is a trustee of this cutic group has published books with its own interpretation of the lives of Jesus, Mohammad, Zoroaster, and Buddha. It seems to be a New Age religion based on Christianity.
Gene's wacky group became popular in the 1960s and 1970s, such as the Great White Brotherhood, Ascended Masters, and the Rosicrucians.
The International Grail Movement reported 330 active adherents in the United States, and 1,000 in Canada according to the Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions.
Even at these numbers, Gene's group it will probably not gain any significant increase in members, ever.
Cults like this one notoriously prey on individuals with low self-esteem who have problems integrating themselves into the mainstream of society.
There is another Grail movement associated with the Catholic Church that is an entirely separate group from this one. The Catholic movement was begun in the Netherlands in 1921 by a Dutch Jesuit priest, Jacques van Ginneken. It was created to give women a stronger role and voice in church and society.
According to IRS Tax exempt returns, Gene's ceepy little cult earned $91,000.
The Grail Movement Cult, inspired by the book “In the Light of Truth: The Grail Message,” by Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, under the pseudonym, Abd-ru-shin, is a religious sect that has been around since the 1940s. And that book inspired these sick cult acts.
And Gene Ceccarelli earns a living selling the sick cult book out of his home at 91 Munson Street in Port Chester.