Readers, please note that the video box on our homepage is no longer displaying clips from Kwilly’s YouTube channel.
Unfortunately, Crotonblog learned that Kevin W. Davis, aka Kwilly, decided to remove certain videos from his channel after being threatened with a lawsuit by the Croton Republican Committee on behalf of Mayor Gregory Schmidt.
For readers who never saw Mr. Davis’s clever political videos (screenshots below), he presented video clips of village board meetings interspersed with explanatory captions, and accompanied by appropriate music. A Star Wars parody was among the themes documenting the mayor’s hot-tempered mistreatiment of residents and humiliation of fellow board members during televised board meetings. It seems the Republicans are so thin-skinned they couldn’t take Stewart-Colbert parodying common on TV.
Mayor Schmidt’s unprofessional conduct is nothing new. For nearly six years as a trustee and mayor, he has exhibited explosively intimidating behavior toward anyone who disagrees with his unusual approach to mayoring.
Mr. Davis was not alone in noting Mayor Schmidt’s belligerent style. Over the past three years, Crotonblog has published its own verbatim clips on Google Video and included them in our editorial blog posts about Croton’s Republican mayor, trustees, and supporters.
Hence, here are some clips from our Google Video archive. For having posted these, we anticipate receipt of a lawyer letter from the Republican Committee. We welcome a test of our free speech rights.