Opinion: I discovered another scam New York City law enforcement is running on me with my Baruch  College classes. 



I have responsibilities like everyone else except for the members of New York City law enforcement that harass me. 

For example, I have schoolwork. 

The members of New York City law enforcement that harass me, on the other hand, have billions of dollars in resources and can do whatever they want.

Additionally, New York City law enforcement has thousands of full-time and part-time staff that run scams all day long and don’t even think about helping anyone. 

I’ve seen it with my own eyes.

People I know pay New York City law enforcement and other police departments in New York and other states to rob, steal, scam, cover up crimes, etc. 

Law enforcement doesn’t have any oversight, so they have almost no chance of getting caught. 

I know people that have been committing crimes with law enforcement since the 90s. 

New York City law enforcement has a team of employees that manages my situation at Baruch College. 

For example, New York City law enforcement has a team of employees that make sure I have Baruch College students harassing me every day at school.

 I have Baruch College students crashing into me, shoving their phones in my face, etc. 

I just ignore them and walk away. 

I don’t even report it for the most part because they know where all the security cameras are, and they avoid them. 

I just figured out a scam that law enforcement ran on me to sabotage me for the Fall 2023 semester. 

I can’t disclose everything because I’m still a student at Baruch College.

If I disclose everything here, law enforcement will use it against me.

There are a few things I’m very comfortable disclosing.

 Law enforcement waited until 3 weeks before the start of the Baruch College Fall 2023 semester to cancel one of my easiest and most fun classes. 

This is where law enforcement’s lies, scams, and sneakiness really shine through. 

Law enforcement has their plain clothes civilian lie and scam team blow marijuana smoke and vape mist at me almost every day. 

That drains almost all of my emergency. 

It also wastes hours of my day because I have to visit emergency rooms and urgent cares every day to get checked out after law enforcement drugs me. 

Law enforcement held back putting at least one class on the CUNY First booking system.

Then after law enforcement saw that I picked my classes and wasn’t checking the CUNY First system anymore, law enforcement put up classes that they know I would have signed up for. 

Now I know for the future, I have to keep checking because law enforcement is running non-stop scams on me at Baruch College. 

Mark Pine

Opinion: Sympathy points email to my Baruch College CUNY Spring 2023 professors.


Greetings Professor,

First and foremost I always treat everyone at Baruch College CUNY with the utmost respect at all times. 

That is more important than any of this. 

Everyone at Baruch College CUNY is providing a stellar service for the community. 

I’m sending this email to all my professors although I should really be sending it to the legislators that I believe are in charge of these types of decisions. 

Whatever grade I get, I get. 

I 1 million % respect all my professor’s decisions. 

I just wanted to include a little information about myself and other individuals in similar situations. 

In my humble opinion there should be a classification for students living in extreme poverty such as myself. 

There are a lot of students in the United States that are homeless, live in dangerous neighborhoods, don’t have food, etc. 

I’m living in the street homeless and I don’t have food. 

I’m on public assistance receiving about $8 per day for food. 

I applied for hundreds of minimum wage jobs in Manhattan and didn’t get one offer. 

I don’t have a criminal record. 

I don’t drink. 

I don’t smoke. 

I don’t party. 

I don’t do anything illegal. 

I’m in good spirits and making the best of the situation. 

Baruch College CUNY and the professors and staff have made my life 1000X more comfortable than it was before I started college. 

For example, I have a phone, laptop, winter coat, etc. 

I believe that one day I will get a roof back over my head. 

I receive many benefits from New York City, the Federal Government, etc. 

The only benefit I don’t accept is living in a homeless shelter. 

I prefer to be homeless in the street. 

When it’s cold outside I’ll sleep sitting up on the steps of a subway platform such as East 77th St in Manhattan. 

When it’s freezing outside I can’t sit down. 

There are subway stations that are warm but don’t allow people to sit down. 

A lot of people think New York City and the subway is a “free for all” but it isn’t. 

The subway stations that don’t have heat are more lenient than the subway stations that have heat. 

Therefore during the coldest winter months I will have to stand up for hours every night because I can’t sleep—and I’m still freezing. 

There are a lot of homeless people like me that work and go to school. 

People don’t think or don’t care about homeless people that are trying to elevate their lives. 

A lot of us are.

Instead of focusing on that everyone just wants to focus on the most out of control homeless people. 

All the schoolwork I did this semester was while I was tired, hungry, and freezing. 

My phone was stolen 3 times this semester. 

I have police reports for 2 of the times. 

The last thing I want to include is that I understand that just because a person isn’t homeless, doesn’t mean life is perfect for them. 

I understand everyone has their own hurdles to get over. 

Especially these days. 

If any of the above facts has a positive impact on my grade, great. 

If not, I totally understand. 

Thank you and have a great day.

Mark Pine

Opinion: Update about my experience at The City University of New York 4/3/2023.



The semester, Spring 2023, has one month left after Spring Break. 

I’m done with the majority of my work for all my classes. 

I’m going to get as much work as possible done during Spring Break too. 

I was providing web marketing services for people, minding my own business. 

People I know paid law enforcement and still pay them to chase away my clients and try to take everything from me. 

That’s why I went to college at 46 years old. 

I have been living in the street homeless for 7 years with law enforcement harassing me. 

I don’t drink. I don’t do drugs. I don’t have a criminal record. I don’t date. 

NYC law enforcement runs one scam after the next on me at Baruch College. 

It’s daily abuse. 

I just keep my mouth closed. 

I take the abuse at Baruch College and just play along. 

It’s what I’ve been doing for the past 3 years. 

I don’t care if someone from Baruch College, student, staff, professor, etc. pours a can of paint on my head, throws all my belongings out the window, etc., I can care less. 

I’m less than 10 classes away from graduation. 

My GPA this semester is going to be between 2.1 and up. 

I don’t care what my GPA is. 

It’s a miracle that I’m able to go to school without any money. 

Law enforcement has Baruch College staff, professors, and students running one scam after the next on me at Baruch College. 

I just play along.

I’m polite and respectful to everyone. 

When Baruch College students harass me I just ignore them. 

When Baruch College staff and professors run scams on me I just respond respectfully and politely. 

I don’t blame anyone for running scams on me on behalf of law enforcement. 

It can’t be denied that I’m 1 degree of separation away from many powerful members of law enforcement in New York and other states. 

I’m making the best of it. 

I don’t care what happens or how disrespectfully I’m treated at Baruch College, I’m just going to continue to take the abuse and graduate. 

Law enforcement sends one person after the next to try and pick fights with me at Baruch College and everywhere else I go. 

Law enforcement also sends me ridiculous emails from people at Baruch College trying to pick fights with me. 

I just play along and respond politely and respectfully. 

Law enforcement had a few Baruch College female students try and seduce me or hook up with me at Baruch College and outside Baruch College. 

I just ignored them.

The only option I have is to ignore all the scams NYC law enforcement keeps sending at me. 

That’s what I’ve been doing and that’s what I will continue to do. 

I never mention a word about law enforcement or anything of this nature to anyone at Baruch College. 

If it wasn’t for the New York Courts — law enforcement would have had me tossed out of Baruch College. 

The only reason I’m still able to get an education at The City University of New York is thanks to the New York Courts. 

CUNY is great just not when law enforcement is running around behind the scenes running their usual tricks and scams. 

Law enforcement also runs the same scams on me at HRA and other government agencies too. 

I still treat everyone at HRA with the utmost respect at all times. They saved my life. 

I would have starved to death if it wasn’t for HRA. 

Thank you and have a great day.

Mark Pine

Opinion: Email to one of my Baruch College professors about no homework. March 5, 2022.


Greetings Professor, 

I’m enjoying analyzing the material for the class. 

I’m reading the information you handed out during the last class. 

I’m also studying X, so I know the story inside and out. 

I wanted to contact you to make sure I didn’t miss any assignments or homework. 

I assume we’ll have homework about the poems, etc. 

I just wanted to reach out because I wanted to double-check that there hasn’t been any homework or assignments since the beginning of class. I was looking through my notes and I didn’t see anything so far. 

I’m not complaining, I just want to make sure I’m up to date with all my schoolwork. 

Please advise, if possible, if not I’ll ask you after class this week. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Mark Pine 

Question for my college math professor.


Greetings Professor,

I just signed up for a Math class of yours next semester. 

The last time I took Math was approximately 25 years ago. I passed the Accuplacer to get into CUNY and that was about it. 

I don’t know anything about Math. I’m a journalism major. The reason I’m contacting you is to see if there is anything I can do now to start getting ready for class? 

I don’t know what the rules are about asking a professor if there is anything I can do to start preparing early. I contacted a professor that teaches Spanish and the professor told me what the textbook is going to be early so I guess it’s allowed and up to the professor’s discretion. 

In addition to not having taken any math for 25 years, I also know we have about a month off between this semester and when we start next semester. I am trying to figure out ways to use that month productively. If there is anything I can do to brush up on my math or start studying please let me know. I contacted the math department to ask them too. I’ll also search Google and YouTube.  

If you can provide any guidance or feedback that would be excellent. If not it’s no big deal. I look forward to taking your class. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward, 

Mark Pine 

Opinion: Email to Baruch College defending myself. October 25, 2021.


Greetings Baruch College,

The following is the answers to the questions I received from you a few hours ago. Please let me know if you require any additional information. 

Dear Mr. Pine – it appears each week I get a complaint or concern reported to me about you.  

Can you please share one complaint you have received about me?  I keep to myself in regards to students. I treat all my professors with the utmost respect at all times. If you look at any email I’ve ever sent to any professor, they are all respectful.  

This time, it appears you did not complete a group assignment where you were to be interviewed or to interview one of your peers for a class assignment. Why did you not complete the assignment as required? 

I was assigned an in class project to interview a student. I respectfully and professionally interviewed a student. I didn’t record that interview but I just recorded a bunch of interviews outside of school for another class project. If you listen to any of them you will hear how polite I am with everyone.  

There was another assignment to go outside, take off our masks and take pictures of a student from class. I respectfully and politely said that I don’t feel comfortable going outside of school and talking pictures of another student.  

Please note that as you advance in your coursework, it will become extremely challenging for you to maintain a good standing in your classes if you continue to object/refuse to participate in group or teamwork in the class. Group work is part of the application process of learning in today’s higher education, particularly in communications classes, and especially if you pursue internship opportunities.   

I didn’t refuse. I just did a project where I interviewed a student. I was professional and respectful. I’ll interact with students.  I just don’t feel comfortable going off campus, taking off my mask, and taking photos of a student. I’ll gladly interact with students inside of Baruch College classrooms.  

Also, I discussed with you several times not to share your personal life with classmates, unless it is pertinent to the classwork. I am told you continue to do so. It is the case?

After all the emails between you and I, I’m not sure where this question is coming from.  

I was interviewed by a student for a class assignment. That is the only time I ever spoke with a student in over a year.  In the interview I spoke about being homeless because it was an interview about me. The student I interviewed spoke about her life.  

Due to the alarming amount of complaints from students against students at  New York colleges I have requested to keep to myself in regards to students. You said no.  Now your asking me not to share my personal information with students? 

The only time I interact with students is when it’s mandatory and that has been one time this year.

Anytime I interact with students and professors I treat them with the utmost respect. I follow the instructions of the assignment and nothing more.  

The one time I respectfully refused to interact with a student is becasue I didn’t want to go outside, take my mask off and take pictures of another student outside of school with no teacher supervision.   

Additionally, we discussed your deleting the following statement from your Baruch e-mail signature, yet it remains: “I always treat everyone at Baruch College with the utmost respect at all times. That includes staff, professors, security guards, and students. Treating people respectfully is more important than anything.” Again, what is the relevance of this statement? It only causes confusion. Do it, don’t write it. 

The reason that sentence is there is to let everyone I interact with at CUNY know that I respect the work everyone does at CUNY.  

I’m going to respectfully request for a new contact at school. In my humble opinion this email is borderline abusive. Especially due to my stellar track record at CUNY.  If I have to continue to receive these types of emails from you I will but I’m formally requesting another contact at Baruch College CUNY.  

Regardless of how you speak with me and or email me I will treat you with the utmost respect at all times. That doesn’t mean I enjoy these types of emails.  I’m not going to speculate why you are signling me out. I will gladly share that I don’t take it personal.  

I will continue to treat you and everyone else at CUNY with the utmost respect at all times.  I have a perfect record at Baruch College and LaGuardia Community College in regards to my behavior.  As far as I know my probation is under appeal.

The only student I have ever spoken with at Baruch College is one woman who is in my JRN 3060 class. The project was to interview each other. I spoke about being homeless. She spoke about the topics she was interested in. It was a professional interview. I acted like I was on an interview for the NYC Comptroller’s Office. 

I don’t drink. I don’t smoke.  I don’t have a criminal record. I do my schoolwork 7 days per week. I treat everyone with the utmost respect at all times. 

In regards to the request to take that one sentence off my email signature, I’m not sure why that’s an issue. It’s an issue to have this sentence at the end of my email signature? 

I always treat everyone at Baruch College with the utmost respect at all times. That includes staff, professors, security guards, and students. Treating people respectfully is more important than anything.

I have completed either 3 or 4 semesters at CUNY while living in the street homeless the whole time. I’m as clean as any homeless person can be. I just had the flu shot, I’m vaccinated, I’m about to get my booster shot. I have a place to shower. I have a place to keep clean clothes. I treat everyone respectfully and keep to myself.

You said I have to interact with students and I did for the one assignment. I don’t think it’s fair to ask me to go off campus with students unsupervised. I’ll gladly interact with students in the school. 

Right now I’m writing this email while sitting on the steps of the subway platform on 77 Street and Lexington Ave in Manhattan. There is another homeless person yelling at me to illegally let him in to the subway through the door. I’m ignoring him.

After I do more homework, I’ll take a nap on the steps of the subway. Usually the NYPD comes around at about 5 AM and wakes up most of the homeless people.

Sometimes the NYPD writes me a $75 ticket for sleeping on the steps. I just paid about $700 to the MTA TAB for those tickets.

Next I’ll change my cothes, take a shower and be at school around 7 or 8 AM. I’m doing the best I can with what I have. I might get a 2.5 this semester, I might get a 3.0. My main concern is that I pass.

Regardless what my GPA is, I’m going to pass all my classes. I’m going to continue to treat everyone respectfully. I’m going to continue to follow the rules. 

In addition to being successful at Baruch College, my goal is to get into an apartment. Baruch College is helping me get there. 

I worked on this email for 3 hours. I can spend another 10 hours on this email but I have schoolwork and I want to take a nap before school. 

Thank you for your consideration.  

Please advise,

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward, 

Mark Pine 

I always treat everyone at Baruch College with the utmost respect at all times. That includes staff, professors, security guards, and students. Treating people respectfully is more important than anything. 

Opinion: Email to Baruch College about being put on probation for one semester.



Thank you for the information. As per our discussion, I’m not going to submit any more student grievances under any circumstances.

I’m not contacting public safety under any circumstances. The only time I will interact with public safety is to say hi or thank you as I’m walking on and off-campus. I am always very polite to the public safety officers. They are very nice.

There is nothing that can happen at Baruch College that would ever make me submit another student grievance or contact public safety again after receiving a probation letter.

I’m going to continue to keep to myself in regards to students. I will continue to treat all staff, professors, students, etc. with the utmost respect at all times anytime I interact with anyone.

If someone pours a can of paint over my head, I will say thank you and then go wash it off. I’m not kidding. I love Baruch College, I want to stay.

I look forward to another successful semester at Baruch College.

I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t have a criminal record. I don’t do anything illegal. I’ve stayed out of trouble for 45 years, even with being street homeless for the last five years.

I’m glad to follow the rules at Baruch College and CUNY.

Just to clarify this letter of probation is for submitting two student grievances:

A student tried to purposely crash into me in clear view of a security camera at Baruch College.

I suggested that more security cameras at Baruch College might make the school safer for students. I also suggested students have access to their attendance record in CUNY First.

I have the utmost respect for you and everyone at CUNY, although I don’t necessarily agree that I deserve to be on probation and I look forward to next semester when I’m off probation. I will be very cautious about how I proceed moving forward at Baruch College.

I assume there is nothing I can do to appeal this decision?

I am literally now walking on eggshells at Baruch College. I earned a 3.975 GPA at LaGuardia Community College. I have a 4.0 GPA at Baruch College. Now I’m one misstep away from being thrown out of school.

I’m going to continue to steer clear of interacting with students because that is where the majority of complaints come from at colleges. That is unless I’m working for RF CUNY.

I’m not sure how being on probation might affect my eligibility to work for RF CUNY, so I might not have to worry about that until next semester. I’ll lose money although it’s a small price to pay. The most important thing is to get back on track and off probation.

I will continue to treat all my professors and the staff with the utmost professionalism and respect. The staff at CUNY are doing a fantastic job of providing the absolute best opportunity for students. The City University of New York is a New York City treasure.

I’m hoping to start generating money and get off welfare before I graduate.

If anyone looks at the emails I have sent to professors (I give all CUNY staff permission to look into my Baruch College email account) since I started at CUNY years ago, I go above and beyond to be courteous at all times. I take the high road in all situations.

I am going to use the opportunity provided by Baruch College to elevate my standing in life.

Thank you again.

I’m back to my studies. Today is non-stop Grammar lessons.

Have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

Opinion: Email to Baruch College staff about maintaining my privacy at school. September 7, 2021.



I just got out of the emergency room at the hospital about an hour ago. Nothing COVID-related or contagious, something else. 

This semester I’m taking three writing classes total. One is about grammar. I am very excited to improve my skills as a writer. 

Thank you for the information. 

I sent you the assignment due on September 20, 2021. The television show project is fantastic and a lot of fun to work on.

I’ve already begun work on homework for the class that isn’t due until October and November. 

It’s not a question about putting in the work. It’s a question about safety and respect for others. 

I would think many students wouldn’t want to be in pairs with homeless people. The same goes for their parents. 

I live in the street and subway. I have been homeless for five years. 

I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I don’t have a criminal record. 

I have a place to shower and keep clean clothes. 

I’m optimistic I’ll have a roof over my head one day soon with the resources and opportunities provided for me by HRA and CUNY. 

As a 45-year-old street homeless person, I don’t think it’s a good idea to mix with students. 

All I need is a D average to stay at Baruch College. So far I have a 4.0 and 3.975 after 4 full-time semesters. 

I’d be happy with a D. If I deserve an F, I’ll take an F. I’d prefer a D 🙂

It looks to me like student interaction is only about 5 to 10 percent of the total grade. If I receive a zero on those assignments I should be able to earn a C or D overall. 

I respect your position and understand that I’ll receive a zero on those assignments. 

I love Baruch College. I’m actually at school right now studying even though all classes are canceled this week. 

I’m going to spend seven days a week at school every day until the end of the semester, so I can have all my schoolwork turned in on time or early. That and I don’t have anywhere else to charge my devices. 

After I graduate from Baruch College, my goal is to attend Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. 

You have always been very helpful to me. I have the maximum amount of respect for you and all my professors. That is in addition to all the staff at Baruch College. This college is remarkable.

Baruch College is the best opportunity ever, especially for me. 

I don’t want to waste your time with a long email, so I will keep this email brief. 

Before I started at Baruch College, I had nothing. Now I have a smartphone, laptop, winter coat, shoes, a place to shower, food, etc. 

In the meantime, I’m contacting members of the city council and people who work for the federal, state, and city governments trying to get a new rule set for students that want to maintain their privacy at schools. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

450 Lexington Avenue #1375

New York, NY 10163

I always treat everyone at Baruch College with the utmost respect at all times. 

That includes staff, professors, security guards, and students. 

Treating people respectfully is more important than anything. 

I never participate in controversial conversations at Baruch College out of respect for people’s feelings. 

I love Baruch College and The City University of New York. It’s the best opportunity ever.