A do-nothing Brooklyn charity created with the help of state Sen. Kevin Parker used most of the $18,750 in taxpayer funds he steered to it to hire the brother of his chief-of-staff as a "planning consultant."This is just a tip of the iceberg in the clown circus in Albany, and it's a tolerated behavior for far too long.
The only community program the Building Blocks Local Development Corp. managed to implement since it was created in 2004 was a part-time vegetable stand staffed by local teens at a farmers market on Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn.
Parker, a Brooklyn Democrat known for angry outbursts and alleged assaults, landed in the news again last week when he flew into a tirade during a discussion of affirmative action at a Senate hearing.
On a radio show the next day, Parker, who is black, called Senate Republicans "white supremacists."
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Sen. Parker's Do-Nothing Charity
New York State legislators frequently create charities to funnel member items to preferred groups. Democrat Sen. Kevin Parker is no exception, except that his charity hits a wee bit closer to home. It's all in the family for him.