The Names and Faces Behind Rochester's Crook Book Newspaper

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  1. DavyV.

    DavyV. Rochester NY Police Corruption Blog

    By Davy V.
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    Is Rochester, NY Police department
    behind 'Crook Book' newspaper?​

    Recently, I came across a Rochester, NY newspaper called 'Rochester's Crook Book', which features mugshots of individuals, including many African-American and Latinos, arrested in Monroe County, NY.

    Costing $ 1.00, the paper is filled with mugshots, accompanied by a brief description of the crimes they are accused of.

    In issue number 2 of Rochester's Crook Book, the paper features what some believe to be disturbing, showing a photo of an African-American suspect next to hip hop artist Lil' Wayne saying the look alike.

    Now, publishing individuals' photos associated with crimes, is really nothing new, as from time to time, Rochester's Democrat and Chronicle newspaper publishes fugitives' photos, in their Crimestoppers feature.

    However, the question when it comes to Rochester's Crook Book is, who's behind the newspaper.

    Here's why that question is important.
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    Exactly what is 'Rochester's Crook Book' newspaper
    trying to say?​

    The photos (mugshots) published in the small newspaper, are public information, and usually easily obtained through a FOIA (freedom of information act) request.

    Most publications, include a section listing information such as publisher and contact info.

    Not Rochester's Crook Book.

    Why not?

    Is the Rochester, NY Police department, one of its officers, or any other law enforcement agency, or law enforcement officer behind Rochester's Crook Book?



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  2. DavyV.

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    Rochester's Crook Book​
    By Tanya Martinez

    A few days ago, Davy V. wrote a piece titled 'Is R.P.D. Behind Rochester's Crook Book Newspaper?', after several people contacted him asking were Rochester, NY Police officers behind the paper which features mugshots of individuals accused of crimes in Monroe County, NY.

    After that piece went live, an individual came forward saying that he knew one of the persons behind Rochester's Crook Book.

    Michael Robinson.

    Robinson owns Printed Deals, a magazine which features advertising, and coupons for local Rochester, NY area businesses.

    Mr. Robinson then posted a comment on Facebook denying any involvement with Rochester's Crook Book, and then something interesting happened,
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    Michael Robinson​

    Enter Andy Abarca, Michael Robinson's friend.

    Abarca obviously has no respect for women, as he posted the following comments directed at me.

    "Tanya loves cock"

    "Look me up.... I skeet on bitches named Tanya"

    Andy Abarca also posted this comment "Im also the creator of crook book"

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    Andy Abarca​
    An Internet search shows that Andy Abarca owns a business called RawSaw, which offers communications services, such as satellite dishes.

    Listings for RawSaw include Stone Rd. in Greece, NY as well as Marway Circle in Gates, NY, which is also the same address for Robinson's business, Printed Deals Magazine.

    Another Internet search resulted in the name Marc DiFrancesco.

    DiFrancesco is listed in Linkedin.com as being the President of PGS Printing in Brockport, NY.
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    Andy Abarca's disgusting comments​

    Marc DiFrancesco is also listed on Linkedin as "Co-Owner at Rochester's crookbook."

    As Davy V. mentioned in his piece, Rochester's Crook Book newspaper clearly make it a point not to include any information such as founders, editors, publishers, etc.

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    Marc DiFrancesco​
    It's only right that of these individuals are going to profit off crime in the Rochester, NY and Monroe County area, by selling their newspapers chock full of mugshots, that the community knows who the names and faces behind Rochester's Crook Book are.



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  3. Mike

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    Mugshots are public records, so I don't see why it matters. There are plenty of web sites that publish them as well.

    I suspect Davy V. is a tad miffed that the trail didn't lead to his esteemed pals, the Rochester P.D.
     
  4. DavyV.

    DavyV. Rochester NY Police Corruption Blog

    By Davy V.
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    Andy Abarca​

    Rochester's Crook Book newspaper features mugshots of individuals accused of crimes in Rochester, NY and throughout Monroe County.

    Selling in businesses throughout the City of Rochester and Monroe County, for $ 1.00, the Crook Book's founders and publishers, Andy Abarca, Michael Robinson, and Marc DiFrancesco, are profiting off crimes, which include sexual abuse cases.

    In fact, Andy Abarca, who also owns a communications and satellite dish business called RawSaw, recently left the following comment bragging that after a piece titled "The Names and Faces Behind Rochester's Crook Book", ran on my blog last week, I would make him "rich."

    Here's Abarca's comment, unedited, including misspellings:

    "the best thing about this is more people now know about the crook book...and becuase of the we just got a distribution deal for buffalo....thank you for the free advertisement. Your gonna make me rich. and I appreciate it."
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    Rochester's Crook Book
    profiting off crime.​

    But that's not the only comment which Andy Abarca has left.

    Here are the comments Abarca left referring to a female administrator for the former Rochester, NY Police Department Exposed! Facebook page:

    "Tanya loves cock"

    "Look me up.... I skeet on bitches named Tanya"

    Now, as I've mentioned before, mugshots of individuals arrested and charged with crimes, are public information, however, many people find it offensive, even disgusting, that these three individuals are profiting off of crimes.

    While some may find Rochester's Crook Book entertaining, the truth is, Andy Abarca, Michael Robinson, and Marc DiFrancesco are lining their pockets, at the expense of real crimes, and REAL victims.

    After all, it's not like Rochester's Crook Book's founders created the paper to help victims of crimes.

    None of the money Abarca, Robinson, or DiFrancesco make goes to any sort of victims fund.

    It's clear that only motivation of Crook Book's founders, is money.

    And Abarca's comment, is proof of this.


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  5. DavyV.

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    Andy Abarca

    Rochester's Crook Book newspaper features mugshots of individuals accused of crimes in Rochester, NY and throughout Monroe County.

    Selling in businesses throughout the City of Rochester and Monroe County, for $ 1.00, the Crook Book's founders and publishers, Andy Abarca, Michael Robinson, and Marc DiFrancesco, are profiting off crimes, which include sexual abuse cases.

    In fact, Andy Abarca, who also owns a communications and satellite dish business called RawSaw, recently left the following comment bragging that after a piece titled "The Names and Faces Behind Rochester's Crook Book", ran on my blog last week, I would make him "rich."

    Here's Abarca's comment, unedited, including misspellings:

    "the best thing about this is more people now know about the crook book...and becuase of the we just got a distribution deal for buffalo....thank you for the free advertisement. Your gonna make me rich. and I appreciate it."
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    Rochester's Crook Book
    profiting off crime.

    But that's not the only comment which Andy Abarca has left.

    Here are the comments Abarca left referring to a female administrator for the former Rochester, NY Police Department Exposed! Facebook page:

    "Tanya loves cock"

    "Look me up.... I skeet on bitches named Tanya"

    Now, as I've mentioned before, mugshots of individuals arrested and charged with crimes, are public information, however, many people find it offensive, even disgusting, that these three individuals are profiting off of crimes.

    While some may find Rochester's Crook Book entertaining, the truth is, Andy Abarca, Michael Robinson, and Marc DiFrancesco are lining their pockets, at the expense of real crimes, and REAL victims.

    After all, it's not like Rochester's Crook Book's founders created the paper to help victims of crimes.

    None of the money Abarca, Robinson, or DiFrancesco make goes to any sort of victims fund.

    It's clear that only motivation of Crook Book's founders, is money.

    And Abarca's comment, is proof of this.


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