New York State Police and Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks

Stephen Ames Berry and Linda Kaidan

“Human trafficking finds both its victims and perpetrators in regions of
poverty, violence, and corruption.”  Shannon A. Welch, Human Trafficking and Terrorism

Last month we met with New York State Police Investigator Jason Nellis at his request. We talked for about 90 minutes in a part of our home not yet contaminated by Herkimer trafficking gangs’ 21 months of poison gas attacks.  Our conversation highlighted the inherent inability of local and state law enforcement to cope with gang-based domestic terrorism.

Herkimer Child Trafficking Sparks  Concern In Albany

Nellis came in response  to “the concerns of several people” in Albany regarding our widely-read series exposing Herkimer’s extensive role in the multi-billion dollar transcontinental child trafficking industry.  He also addressed our nearly 2 years reporting gang attacks on our property and selves using volatilized pesticides.  

It was an information-only visit during which Investigator Nellis clearly articulated why the New York State Police aren’t players in the child trafficking and gang-busting arena.

We were our usual unflinchingly outspoken selves. Investigator Nellis was an engaged listener. He didn’t agree with some of our suppositions, and we didn’t agree with some of his assumptions. It was a polite and frank  exchange during which we made the following points.

  • Herkimer child trafficking now  apparently out of range of our cameras – Not gone far. Child trafficking brings welcomed cash into economically depressed Herkimer. Has long been protected here. Logistically complex operation with many dependencies. Has proven local partners and protected properties. Moving it from Herkimer would be difficult, costly, time consuming and risky. 
  • Herkimer landlords complacently shelter child traffickers  – Property owner need not be complicit  with cash heavy criminals.  Just has to rent to them.  Herkimer’s historic child trafficking hub properties’ landlord Jay Smith was case  raised by state police investigator. For years Smith provided rental properties to the high-volume transnational child trafficker Little Mama and the Stanley Sykes gang. Gang’s still there, still trafficking.
  • FBI has sole jurisdiction over child trafficking – This we knew. Local and state police agencies haven’t the resources to tackle child trafficking cartels and their transnational networks. Billions in child trafficking profits make  large bribes possible. The FBI has the resources to take on large gangs and also provides assurance of integrity.

Why State Police can’t stop Herkimer poison gas attacks

It became obvious as we talked that the State of New York has no way to detect and interdict poison gas attacks on the scale we’ve experienced.  No state does–states haven’t the resources and their police agencies haven’t the structure. These heinous attacks constitute domestic terrorism. They’re staged from fleets vehicles modified to stealthily dispense clouds of invisible, odorless pesticide, and from neighboring  properties rented to  drug and child traffickers. 

This isn’t just about us.  The many vehicles and properties involved argue this is a well-established, well-honed strategy for driving people from their homes, dead or alive.  Houses can then be picked up for a song at tax auction, quickly mitigated and tenanted  with gang members.

There was much talk of the burden of proof  being our responsibility. Opening an investigation  would require evidence in the form of medical tests and property toxicity reports–at our expense. 

Investigator Nellis used the word “evidence’ quite a bit. No evidence, no investigation. We think probable cause should be enough to open an investigation with evidence to be obtained by the police during the course of the investigation.

Only the FBI Can Halt Herkimer Gangs

There have been strong indications in the last few years of a large Federal law enforcement presence in and around Herkimer. Eyes in the sky, boots on the ground. It seems to us toxicity levels from these poisons attacks have been confirmed by lab testing and direct observation. And resources deployed accordingly. 

Some big bites have been taken out of the gangs’ poison gas campaign capabilities in Herkimer. The feds have the resources for this. Drone mounted thermal imaging cameras can detect poison gas being dispensed, and follow the identified spraying vehicles and deal with their drivers.

Let’s put a tiny part of NY’s “$224 million in federal funding to support counterterrorism and emergency preparedness” to good use.

In September  2018 Herkimer County was awarded $89,974 as part of a statewide grant to improve safety in New York. Counter-terrorism is one purpose of this grant. Perhaps a very small part of it could go to halting child trafficking activities on Pleasant Avenue in Herkimer, NY using modern technology, like the FLIR Griffin™ G510 portable gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC-MS).  This chemical hazard identification device can quickly identify serious hazards. A single device can be shared by multiple counties and solve problems currently identified as being “impossible to prove.”  Help end the long reign of Herkimer’s three monkeys. 

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The 3 Wise Monkeys of Herkimer

 

New home security installation sparks poison gas attack during school bus pickups

Linda J. Kaidan

I was remounting a security camera on the side of my house facing 334 Pleasant Avenue the other day when I was suddenly wreathed in toxic fumes from the vicinity of 334’s parking lot. As we’ve noted, several houses on the parking lot have long been home to Herkimer gangs trafficking drugs and kids. They and their allies typically spray us and our home daily with volatilized pesticides. This most recent poison gas attack during school bus pickups highlights the ongoing failure of local police to deal with this heinous terrorism.

Herkimer Domestic Terrorism Attacks Enter 21st Month

These terrorist attacks are now in their 21st month.  Local police remain baffled. State police are complacent. The pesticides used are odorless, colorless and dispensed using insecticide foggers mounted beneath specially modified vehicles. These weapons of domestic terrorism release a fast-moving toxic cloud in a two-story arch with a typical range of 60 feet. The school bus was within 30 feet of the attacking vehicle. The gas didn’t stop there.

Another Herkimer Poison Gassing Vehicle In Action

A review of our security footage showed a vehicle parked at 341 Eureka Avenue exiting the parking lot via the 334 driveway. The vehicle carried 3 small children and was driven by a woman. This attack occurred as a school bus on Pleasant Avenue at the base of the 334 driveway was boarding a child.  Here’s a video of the incident:

 Woman and  3 children from 341 Eureka Avenue exit 334 Pleasant Avenue parking lot in vehicle while I’m mounting a new camera.  As they pass I’m again sprayed with pesticide. A moment later, the school bus arrives and waits in front of 332-334 Pleasant Ave to pick up a young boy. The gas would have by then been in the street.

While I can’t prove that that vehicle was the spraying vehicle, there are no other credible suspects.

This poisoning has long been way out of hand  and is endangering many people besides the pesky nuisances who write Herkimerpost.com.

Herkimer poisoner protests new security light
Poisonous neighbor from 341 Eureka Avenue bewails our new camera and security light. (The man is probably her landlord, Jay Smith.)

Above is a photo from an 11/6 surveillance video, which shows someone with a striking resemblance  to the poison vehicle driver gesticulating in protest at our security devices. She was apparently expressing heartfelt opinions to a man, perhaps Herkimer landlord Jay Smith, the owner of the lot and the houses it serves.  (Our neighborhood criminals previously complained to the Herkimer police about our backyard light and were told that New York doesn’t have a light nuisance law.)

Crime Fighting LED Lighting

We’re sprayed with poison gas several time a day from the direction of adjacent 334 Pleasant Avenue. 334 appears to be housing some new trafficking gang members following the disappearance of the Sykes gang’s Carrie Ann Bass and Stanley Sykes. We’ve illuminated the previously darkened portion of the 334 area from which seems to be the origin of the poison gas attacks. The contrast before and after the addition of the LED lighting is quite striking:

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Likely source of poison gas attacks, 334 Pleasant Avenue, before installation of new daylight gentle LED lighting.
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Likely source of poison gas attacks from 334 Pleasant Avenue following installation of our new daylight-gentle LED lighting.

Street lights with smart LED lighting are replacing traditional streetlights worldwide.  When LED tech is coupled with remote control, lighting efficiency and a greener energy profile can be achieved. A recent quote from Market Watch indicates “The Smart Street Lighting Market is a rapidly growing market and it is estimated to reach $39.0 billion by 2022″. I suggest that consternation regarding LED lighting has little to do with blinding light and much to do with negative impact on criminal activities. The reason we placed the new light where we did is because we suspect that poisonings are being launched from the area around 334 Pleasant Ave adjacent to the parking lot.

It is the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to protect our village from poison gas attacks which endanger our people, our water supply and our clean air. What country is this? These acts of terrorism must stop now.

Herkimer Child Trafficking Update

Stephen Ames Berry

A New York State Police investigator came by on 10/17 for an informational visit.  He came in response to “several people in Albany…[who] expressed concern” following our widely-read Herkimer child trafficking series.  It seemed our backgrounds had been verified beforehand.  We appear to have been deemed credible  and our postings plausible. We were shabbily dressed and well-spoken. (We’ll discuss that meeting and its implications in a later posting.)

We had a lengthy conversation about Herkimer child trafficking, ongoing poison gas attacks, the presence of regional and national gangs and their local members, and state and Herkimer Village  policing.  The investigator left with the information he needed for Albany.  We were left with the certainty that the only authentic law enforcement in Herkimer is Federal.

Of keen interest to Albany was a Herkimer child trafficking update. We hadn’t posted any child trafficking material since April.  (Busy adding cameras and staving off the poison gas attacks triggered by our postings.)

Had things changed? we were asked.  Yes. 

Kids Gone. Stanley Sykes Moved Out. His Gang Traffics On

All child trafficking within the view of our cameras faded following the publication of our child trafficking series. Stanley Sykes vacated his 341 Eureka Avenue rental in mid-May.  

Child and drug trafficker Stanley Sykes
Child and drug trafficker Stanley Sykes coming by to harass us again. He offered us $1,500 for our house.

After Sykes left, the gang’s two houses on the hub were improved with updated cabinetry and new kitchen appliances by landlord Jay Smith .

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Herkimer child and Drug Trafficking Hub as of 4.1.18

Sykes’ daughter-in-law, Carrie Ann Bass, aka Carrie Ann Collins-Bass, moved the 40 meters across the parking lot into Sykes old place at 341 Eureka Avenue.  She was replaced at 334 Pleasant by other Sykes members.

Carrie Bass Herkimer child trafficker
Carrie Ann Bass, aka Carrie Ann Collins-Bass, Herkimer child and drug trafficker.

The Sykes gang are but the most recent operators of Herkimer’s historic child trafficking hub, small time locals who never came close to equaling the volume of trafficked kids moved through Herkimer by the national child trafficking cartel preceding  them.

Herkimer Child Trafficking Hub Now Bustling Drug Hub

The Sykes gang was quick to convert the child trafficking hub to a bustling drug trafficking hub. They’d always trafficked drugs from there, but have really stepped up the pace since Stanley Sykes relocated. All their activities have become open and often brazen as they reassert dominance.  They want us, and through us, you, to know they’re  not afraid of cameras, social media, law enforcement.  They pay. They’re protected. “In your face. We own this place.” is their message. 

Here’s a recent typical day’s drug trafficking  out of that grubby lot, sped up a bit to capture the frenetic pace:

Stanley Sykes has been heard to say he paid 10k for the rights to traffic out of that location. Seems those rights are still respected.

Herkimer gang’s message: “In your face. We own this place!” 

Where Is Stanley Sykes? What Is He Doing?

Stanley hasn’t gone far. He’s often at at his old address on Eureka Avenue.  Here he is the other day, hosting his gang for a smoke filled autumn evening of cracked-out good times at the gang’s trafficking hub:

Like the Big Time child traffickers before him, he’s probably relocated nearby, where he can move kids without scrutiny. Folks in Herkimer pride themselves on minding their own business.

Should we and our cameras be gone, kids would soon be trafficked again out of that parking lot, the well-protected Holy of Holies of the Herkimer gangs’ empire of dirt.