2010-11-19 / Letters

You Attacked My Character

The writer of this letter is a reputed gang leader who recently pled guilty to gun and drug possession.

Dear Editor,

I am responding to your November 5 story in which I, a regular buyer of The Wave, is the person who the article was printed about. That story committed defamation of character by going beyond the charges without even going into the community to see if these theories are true.

Ask them who I am and if I terrorize the neighborhood. Ask them why I pled guilty.

I pled guilty because at the trial part the judge realized that there was not any evidence to seek a conviction on my part, because I am totally innocent of those charges. The problem is that I could have walked “and the other defendants would lose and be in a position to serve 25 years and not receive a plea bargain unless I, (Robert Baley) plea to something I did not do. So, before walking around and carry the thought that I put my friends in jail, I pled guilty to the charges.

I was never found in possession of any gun or drug. I was arrested in a home studio I built little by little for the entire community. And, there was no illegal substance or gun and the DA’s office knows this, but since they spent so much money wiretapping and using video surveillance, they had to go beyond the law and justice. Their only concern was to cash in for the public regardless of innocence.

Ask why I never received the reason why my phone and person was being watched, how they just threw away the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution on top of the New York State Constitution.

So, the last deceptive trick they pulled just before trial was that if I walked, my friends lose and face multiple years in prison. Can you live and walk around after that selfishness toward people you knew all your life?

The justice department is just becoming aware of the large amount of money being spent on illegal wiretaps in the community without probable cause. They label everybody as a target so they can wiretap everybody for evidence without regard to the Fourth Amendment. The Queens District Attorney spends two million a year on wiretaps, more than the entire state of California, while school programs get cut.

You attacked my character on your front page so you should have no problem posting a response to that story on the front page. I hope this can be resolved without any court proceedings.

ROBERT (DEAD EYE) BALEY

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