POSTED BY PERMISSION OF SENDER wrote:
22 OCTOBER 2020
Hon. Thomas Slavin, Jr.
Town Of Poestenkill
38 Davis Drive
PO Box 210
RE: Continued Intentional Mental Torture of Disabled Veteran
Once again, as if to prove to me that they have nothing to fear from the Town of PoestenkilI and that I am their virtual prisoner who they can torture at their leisure with impunity as a result of their "protected person" status in the Town of Poestenkill granted to them by your predecessor in office as Poestenkill Town Justice to cover over a retaliatory vehicular assault on myself on 29 December 1989, today 22 October 2020, not only did, Gary and Dianne Horton of Beagle Run Way in Poestenkill have their concentration camp guard dog barking in a frenzied manner to inflict mental torture on me and to disturb my rest and to deprive me of the peace of my home while I try to protect my health from declining due to COVID, but they were joined by the German Shepard guard dog that patrols my boundary line at the yellow house just to the west of me on Liberty Lane, which again takes us back to fact of that on-going mental torture being sanctioned by the Town of Poestenkill, which in turn brings us back to the animus towards myself and vituperation aimed directly at myself in a letter Supervisor Hammond posted as a Poestenkill Town Councilman in the Sand Lake Advertiser @ p.17 of the 11 December 1995 edition, where the following malicious libels posted by then-Town Councilman Hammond serve as stark proof of the discriminatory policies of the Town of Poestenkill towards myself as a disabled veteran which discriminatory policies promote this on-going mental torture by Hortons and the residents of the yellow house as well who believe the falsehoods Poestenkill Supervisor Hammond posted are instead the truth, to wit:
Unfortunately, not everyone who reads your articles realizes, as I do, that you are mentally disturbed, a condition that causes your inability to effectively function in society.
That is why you are forced to live on public assistance.
Mr. Plante, I do not have a criminal record and I have never been arrested for harassment or fired from a job because I could not get along with my fellow workers.
These are things that have forced you to live in the manor in which you do.
The next time you feel the urge to pick up a pen and attack one of your neighbors, why don't you instead pick up a job application or at the very least, dial the number of a local hospital with a psychiatric ward.
It is obvious to all around that you are in desperate need of help.
Poestenkill Town Councilman
It is that disgusting hate mail from the Town Supervisor coupled with the unlawful issuance of an Order of Protection by your predecessor to Dianne Horton that fuels this hate campaign against me in this town, and once again, I am requesting that you use your authority as Town Justice to repair the damage done to my reputation by Poestenkill Town Court allowing Gary Horton to file false criminal charges against myself to cover over his 29 December 1989 vehicular assault of myself in which false criminal charges Horton stated under oath to your predecessor that because I am disabled with PTSD, that I am "mentally ill" and irrational without a shred of proof being needed by your predecessor, who was quoted in the news as saying, quite correctly, that I would not get a fair trial in Poestenkill, a hate-filled little town that retaliated against me for having performed my duties as Rensselaer County Associate Public Health Engineer by the book, as opposed to being corrupt as was demanded of me.
As to Supervisor Hammond's malicious, ignorant and very public lie that "It is obvious to all around that you are in desperate need of help," a review of the following sworn testimony by an eminent psychiatrist who knows far more about these matters than does Supervisor Hammond, who brags openly of not even being able to read, readily demonstrates just how untrue and intentionally malicious his statement was, to wit:
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT - NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
OCTOBER 20, 1992 - EXAMINATION OF DR. LAWRENCE C. KOLB, M.D. by RENSSELAER COUNTY ATTORNEY ROBERT A. SMITH, ESQUIRE
SMITH: I believe at one point in your testimony, you characterized Paul Plante as a man of high principles and I believe you also said in words or substance that he was accepting of directions and orders.
Is that a fair statement?
KOLB: It was my estimation of the man's personal make-up!
SMITH: And what was the basis for your estimate of that personal make-up?
KOLB: Well, I had taken his history, I had taken a developed mental history on both his early life and his life at home and the way he was raised .....
The way doctors get a general idea of personality ...
SMITH: And when did you form that particular conclusion that he was accepting of direction of others?
KOLB: I formed it when I first saw him and again when I listened to his account of how he did his work ...
SMITH: So it was his account of how he did his work and his appearance before you that led to that conclusion?
KOLB: Yes ...
SMITH: There wasn't any independent confirmation of that?
KOLB: No, it was a psychological opinion, personality assessment ...
As to my "work status," which again the Supervisor intentionally misrepresented in his efforts to smear and libel me to destroy my reputation and make me an object of contempt and derision in this hate-filled town, we have this sworn testimony, to wit:
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT - NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
EXAMINATION OF REPUBLICAN RENSSELAER COUNTY EXECUTIVE JOHN L. BUONO, BY ORDER, HELD AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM A, RENSSELAER COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING, TROY, NEW YORK
SEPTEMBER 27, 1994
Q: Did there come a time in May 1993 when you were consulted about a Worker's Compensation proceeding that Paul Plante had initiated?
Q: Are you aware that on or about July 18, 1993 that the County had entered into a stipulation that Plaintiff (Paul R. Plante) had suffered a partial disability as a result of a work-related illness that was generated during the time he was employed as the engineer for the Health Department?
BUONO: I'm aware of that, yes!
Q: And ultimately, prior to the time that the stipulation was entered into, did you consent to it?
BUONO: Yes ....
And in point of fact, that Worker's Compensation decision referenced in that sworn testimony was a landmark case in New York State based on disability due to intentional infliction of emotional distress by the Rensselaer County Department of Health by creating a hostile work environment for me, including threats of bodily harm by people like Gary Horton of Poestenkill who subsequently acted out on 29 December 1989 by running me down on Liberty Lane in the Town of Poestenkill.
As to that Worker's Compensation decision, the Appeals Board in New York City found as follows:
August 14, 1991 Memorandum of Decision of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board:
Claimant, an engineer, claimed that he suffered a deterioration of his health due to undue pressure at his employment, including threats of bodily harm, causing him to stop work on October 12, 1988.
Claimant cited one specific incident of July 29, 1988, when he twisted his neck to avoid getting struck by a swinging back-hoe bucket, an incident which he also claimed exacerbated a prior neck wound sustained in 1969 while serving in the Army in Viet Nam.
Dr. Kolb reported on April 20, 1990 that in addition to the combat wound he received a history from claimant in October 1988 of a series of harassing events connected with his employment.
In an affidavit dated September 27, 1990, Dr. Kolb stated that claimant was also suffering from severe headaches, neck pain and numbness in his right arm and hand, caused in part by the aggravation previously stated in his report of April 20, 1990, and that a Dr. Loudon had confirmed that claimant had been subjected to an escalating series of harassing incidents beginning in late 1987 during his course of employment.
In C-4/C-48 dated December 3, 1990, Dr. Sheremeta indicated that he has been treating claimant since August 13, 1990 for a cervical dorsal strain causally related to an injury of July 26, 1988, when claimant twisted his upper back getting out of the way of a back-hoe.
Upon review of the entire record, the Board panel finds that the reports of Dr. Kolb and Dr. Sheremeta, when considered together with claimant’s C-3’s, do constitute prima facie medical evidence.
Now, as a result of that, I am in chronic pain that requires me to have to exercise on a daily basis to maintain my health.
Because of that damage caused by that back-hoe assault, which exacerbated the head wound I received in combat in Viet Nam in 1969, which again was exacerbated when Gary Horton ran me down on 29 December 1989, I have trouble breathing, which makes me susceptible to COVID along with my age, so that this on-going harassment is causing a decline in my physical health and is therefore putting my very life in jeopardy, by intent.
As I have stated previously, I want all of that on the record as this mental torture continues unabated, so that in the case of a further decline in my health as a result of this mental torture, my family will have a basis for a cause of action against the Town for abject failure to give me equal protection of law in Poestenkill.
And once again, given the responsibility Poestenkill Town Court bears for making my life a living hell in Poestenkill with its protection of Horton, I am requesting that this Court undo the mess of my life Poestenkill Town Court made of it after 29 December 1989 when it aided and abetted Gary Horton in covering over a vehicular assault on myself in the Town of Poestenkill by allowing Horton to bring false criminal charges against myself, which false charges continue to make my life a living hell to this day.
Paul R. Plante, NYSPE