With Slave Owners’ Statutes Going Down, Will Raniere Ever Get an Albany Statue?

Keith Alan Raniere AKA Vanguard

As readers of Frank Report know, Keith Raniere was NOT sentenced yesterday. He was scheduled to be sentenced months back on June 23, 2020. Then coronavirus set in and the date was postponed.

By the way, Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis was prepared to sentence Vanguard on June 23rd, via Zoom but Raniere did not consent.

A defendant has the right to be sentenced in person.

This may have been a smart move. In person, Raniere might be able to make an impassioned plea for leniency and persuade supporters to come and speak on his behalf.

By requiring an in-person sentencing, it also would require his many victims to come to Brooklyn and appear in person to address the judge to ask for a long sentence.

With Zoom, it is a lot easier for victims to make a statement regarding sentencing. They can do so from their homes. Hundreds could sign up on Zoom without even having to spend a dime or expend the effort to travel to court to lambast Raniere.

In addition, on Zoom, the eloquent Vanguard himself would be unable to look the judge directly in the eye and tell him why he has been unjustly convicted.

Meantime Saratoga Flash News, a Facebook page dedicated to announcing news and events in the Saratoga and Albany area, made an interesting announcement yesterday as follows:

Yes, today was slated to be Keith Raniere’s sentencing but that event has been postponed to a future (TBA) date.

Meanwhile, we have found no truth to the rumor that the new statue in front of Albany’s City Hall will be that of The Vanguard, Mr. Raniere.

Additional rumors of private backyard shrines that honor him throughout the 518 [area code] continue to be heard, however.


The present statute in front of Albany City Hall is that of Philip John Schuyler [1733 –1804].  It is a bronze statue by sculptor J. Massey Rhind and was erected in 1925.

Schuyler was a general in the American Revolution and a United States Senator from New York. He was born in Albany and helped throw the British out of America. As a senator, he voted to ratify the US Constitution.

This month, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan signed an executive order for the statue to be removed and given to a “museum or other institution for future display with appropriate historical context” due to Schuyler’s ownership of slaves.

The statue was requested by the mayor of Schuylerville, New York, who suggested that it be relocated to Schuyler House, at the Saratoga National Historical Park.

The Statute of Philip John Schuyler [Photo by UpstateNYer.]

With a vacancy in front of city hall, perhaps some have wondered if a statute of Keith Raniere might take its place.

It is not going to happen.

While Raniere’s attainments may be far greater, at least according to his followers, than Schuyler’s [or anyone else’s], the problem is that Raniere also kept slaves, although most of them were middle class or affluent White and Hispanic women. He did have one Black slave, however. And Raniere has the distinction of being one of the few 21st Century slave owners in America.

As for backyard shrines, there are some who still worship Raniere and may have shrines dedicated to him. However, I doubt there are many in Albany who still follow the Vanguard. Most of them moved away.

His followers liken him to Christ, whose followers, in the early days of Christianity, had to keep their devotion and beliefs secret.

A photo of Keith Raniere adorned the refrigerator of one of his devotees, and slaves, Camila.

Viva Executive Success!

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  • Raniere would make a great garden gnome…..

    Or when Raniere dies maybe a certain Texan or some other southerner would like to stuff Raniere and use him as a lawn jockey.

    FYI, white nerdy lawn jockeys who look like tech gurus aren’t racist.

    I’d love to have a Zuckerberg, lawn jockey or a Jeff Bezos, lazy eyed, garden troll in my yard.

    • I was so impressed with Frank Parlato’s quest to vanquish NXIVM that I recently commissioned a statue to be built, in my front yard, of Frank’s likeness, in order to honor him.

      Problem is, we can’t get a cockroach to stand still long enough to finish the piece.

        • Not really – readers, especially new readers, are going to think it’s okay to insult people in the comments section, as they have not been part of the discussions and multiple changes in comment policy. LOL

          I know you want to depict yourself as the macho man, and the only one, on this website, but that policy is backfiring. LOL

  • There’s a cheerful review of Flabturd alongside that fridge photo, and his contemplative face looks like he’s counting the discs of pepperoni on top of his frozen pecker.

    Oops. Penis. I mean, pizza.

    Liar. Guilty. Sico.

    Now, who did that, Frank?!

    • Why only a Raniere statue in Albany? Now is the time to make a massive New York cerermonial orgy assemblage out of bronze. How can one forget the Lady in the Blue Gown, Bill Clinton? Even New York has its southern-style chicken lickers, so don’t try playing suave.

      And Bill would be completely lust without Hillary, and remember, kindly memorialize the body count, in an obscene and highly suggestible manner. Do not forget Huma. Provide her with suitable decor. A bib, knife, fork and a freshly tormented child on a plate.

      I’m picturing a lively, lovely Hieronymous Bosch tour-de-force, which would honor even the Dutch.

  • Why not erect a statue to honor the Grand and Glorious Vanguard?
    Over the past two months, look who has been deified by America’s Communist-run Democratic Party.

    1.) George Floyd, a convicted felon who shoved a pistol in the belly of a woman who was eight months pregnant while his gang ransacked her home looking for money and drugs.

    2.) Rayshard Brooks, a man who grabbed a taser, a deadly weapon, and planned to use it on a cop before a second cop shot him.

    3.) Raz Simone, a gun runner with an arrest record for cruelty to children, was given control of an entire neighborhood in Seattle by the Democratic Mayor and the Democratic Governor.

    ” rapper Raz Simone, real name Solomon Simone, patrols the CHAZ on some nights with an armed entourage. Simone, originally from Georgia, has an arrest record for child cruelty and other charges. ”

    And in the new People’s Republic of America, whose statues are being torn down?

    Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator who ended slavery.

    Ulysses S. Grant, the General who defeated the South and won the Civil War.

    Theodore Roosevelt, the first President to invite a black man, Booker T. Washington, to dine in the White House.
    Teddy Roosevelt stirred up a lot of hatred in the South over that dinner.

    In light of all that madness, why not erect statues to the sex and human traffickers of NXIVM?

    I can see it now!

    “Daddy, Who is that a statue of?”
    “Well, Susie that is a statue of Nicki Clyne,
    Together with her wife, Allison Mack, Nicki would hold down women while Dr. Danielle Roberts would brand them on their private areas and turn them into sex slaves for the Vanguard, Keith Raniere.”

    • Yes, daddy, and when I grow up, I’ll get my crotch branded too. Only it will have my master’s initials. Right, daddy?

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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” He also appeared in "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM, and was credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premieres on May 22, 2022.

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