Posted on January 16th, 2017 No comments
“THIS SENTENCE IS A JOKE”
** And there is this from December of 2014, “Cop’s son and friend face 9-month stint in ‘motivational boot camp’ for raid of West Hempfield home,” (click here).
I’ve put a screen shot of a few of the comments under the article below but they are small and difficult to read so they are also reprinted immediately below:
— I’m not one to pull the race card. But had they not been the child of a police officer, privleged, and caucasian….they would have been locked away.
— This sentence is a joke
— How and why does a D A allow this is the reason why people are demonstrating now. Wake up
— Burglary, robbery, impersonating police, and related counts. . . and they don’t go to prison? Unbelievable. I guess they need to save room for the black kids selling or possessing marijuana.
— Would this alternative to prison for such a violent crime be afforded to teens of color, or those not from a suburban, upper middle class high school. It would be interesting to see some stats on this. This is the type of criminal justice action that leads to segments of the community feeling alienated, disaffected and discriminated. We’ve seen the consequences of this type of systemic stratification by race, ethnicity and class recently in Ferguson, New York and Cleveland. This needs to be shared.
— the lady who owns the home is my sister .. and she wasnt even informed until 8 am of the morning of this court action she is dsiabled and has since shown signs of PTSD .. she nearly had a heart attack when this happened. = the info in the article is incorrect= as there were NOT “3 occupants ” of her home. the ones who were there were herself ,her grandson and his co= worker who was visiting ..and also was terrorized===i guess .(my opinion only dont need to have a police backlash) is that in this world nowdays ..its really helpful to be the son of a high ranking law enforcement officer…
******* Someone else posted a link to StedmanWalking.com under the article (click here).
COVERED THEM UP!
Posted under the article, “Trio of Superior Court Candidates Emerge,” on PoliticsPA.com. (click here).
On this Martin Luther King Day, it is important that you remember that the Lancaster Newspapers actively covered-up these items for District Attorney Craig Stedman and continue to do so to this day.
Posted on January 15th, 2017 4 comments
** This is amazing and scary that no further information has been released on the shooting by the police. This is a block from where Pedro Flores was shot in the head and killed on October 28, 2016 outside his home in the 100 block of East Clay Street. No one has been arrested for his murder.
* An officer knocks on the door of a home in the 200 block of East Clay Street this morning. There are no other signs of the shooting.
SORACE DOES A DELETE!
I posed these initial questions to city council member and mayoral candidate Danene Sorace on her Facebook page last evening and it’s good I grabbed a screenshot because they were deleted in about two minutes!
Posted on January 14th, 2017 1 comment* You can see Kevin Ressler’s speech today as he runs for mayor here.*
SPENDING YOUR MONEY ON!
I received the below letter from the District Attorney’s Office yesterday by email at 3:08 pm. I requested the mugshot of George Rosado.
Posted on January 12th, 2017 9 comments
At 3:08 pm today, I received a lengthy email from the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office denying my Right to Know request for the mugshot of George Rosado. As I noted in the comments today, I also cannot locate his docket online. And DA Stedman wants to be a Superior Court Judge? There will be much more on all of this next week.
I want to keep the incredible conflict of interest between LNP and city councilwoman and now candidate for mayor, Danene Sorace, at the top today. This is so shocking and blatantly obvious that I plan to spend part of the weekend writing letters to Harrisburg to open an investigation into all the illegalities, conflicts of interests and unscrupulous dealings that went on with LNP and High being given millions in CRIZ funds and city council approving it.
One brief other note today: Ben Vonderheide of DaddyJustice.com has a video up stating that Lancaster Attorney Jeffrey Dale Mohler’s license has been suspended (click here). According to a search of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania that is correct. What is not known is how long and in what capacity he worked for Clymer Conrad, PC. A principal in the firm, Attorney Jeffrey Conrad, was recently named in LNP as a potential Lancaster County Judge candidate. There will be more on this at a later time as well.
UPDATED 1-13-17 – The below letter was marked “Personal & Confidential” and mailed to Ralph Martin on January 3rd. The enclosed, self-addressed envelope has two stamps on it in case their ethics code is very heavy!
* Doing some research this afternoon. LIP News will be back tomorrow.
TRUMP & SORACE?
I don’t know what LNP is up to with their very recent “lay-offs,” but the Washington Post is hiring reporters – dozens of them (click here).
And I think in the upcoming four years of Trump, journalism in this country will become more important than ever. It will be absolutely crucial to keep this man in check.
And I want to go back to city councilwoman Danene Sorace and her run for mayor. Did she lead the vote for LNP to get millions of dollars in public money because she knew she would need their backing to win? Did she make a deal with LNP that if she gave them her voice and vote they would in turn endorse her and write only complimentary stories about her?
This is so corrupt that it simply boggles the mind. This obviously breaks every code of journalism ethics in this country. And in the days of Trump – with his attacks on the free press – journalism ethics are everything.
The Washington Post is bucking all the trends and prospering.
The Lancaster Newspapers are a disgrace and they need to divest themselves from the Marriott Hotel and the Convention Center and the Pressroom Restaurant immediately! Otherwise, they don’t deserve the title of being called “the free press!”
There will be more later today.
Posted on January 11th, 2017 6 comments
BE LIKE …
I will come back to Stedman tomorrow. After the events of today, I simply have to run this meme that came across my Facebook feed.
** The below was Tweeted by former LNP reporter Dan Nephin last evening. Wow! I’ve noticed some names missing besides those mentioned yesterday: Dustin Leed and Amber DeGrace are two.
When the Intell and the New Era combined several years ago, the lay-offs were by seniority only. That is not the case this time. What is going on?
* DA Stedman caused a stir at the NAACP forum when he opened with a declaration that there is no systematic racial discrimination in Lancaster County.
From the September 28th, 2014 LNP editorial, “We must confront the issue of race in Lancaster,” (click here).
Stedman is a flat-out liar! And anyone who cares about equality and human decency needs to tell this man “No!”
I always thought District Attorney Craig Stedman had his eye on something other than becoming a Lancaster County Judge. He wants to be a state Superior Court Judge!
No way! Absolutely no way!
Please check back later today.
Posted on January 9th, 2017 6 comments
MOVING FORWARD IN 2017?
Manuel Pagan, also known as “Yung Zona” and “Real Zona” on his Facebook page.
When you finance your life by drugs, bad things will happen! 2017 is not looking too good for you: You are charged with five felonies and your bail is $750,000!
Dan Nephin was not alone at being laid off from LNP yesterday. I enjoyed Schweigert’s Twitter feed especially during Philadelphia Eagles games.
I’m not sure who else – but long-time police reporter Ryan Robinson’s name is no longer on their “Contact Us” list and I will keep any eye out.
What is LNP up to? What a way to start a new year!
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
WHERE DID THE
GET HIS MONEY?
Who could have seen this coming? Not Meredith at WGAL! See below for Meredith posing with this “up and coming recording artist.”
Click here for “YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE, PAGAN” and check back later today.
Posted on January 9th, 2017 10 comments
SHE DIDN’T VOTE
“NO” FOR LNP!Asked for an illustration of her decision-making, she cited council’s “no” vote last year on the Lancaster Parking Authority’s proposed expansion of the East King Street Parking Garage.The authority didn’t do enough to include the local community in its planning process she said.From today’s LNP article on Sorace.I’m surprised she didn’t cite her leading the vote to give LNP millions more in the public’s money! Or maybe she did and LNP isn’t telling us!This is such a disgusting conflict of interest that there are almost no words to describe it. Did LNP make a deal with her as they did with Mayor Dick? There will be more coming on all of this.SURPRISING UPDATEI was wondering what was happening with now former LNP reporter Dan Nephin. He always covered city council and lately it has been Tim Stuhldreher covering the city (and he wrote the article on Sorace). So today I went to look up Nephin on LNP’s contact list to see if his “assignment” had been changed and his name was gone. From his Facebook page today (hmmm…):
EXPLAIN THIS, SORACE!
** Have councilwoman and mayor contender Danene Sorace explain this! She led the vote to give for-profits High and LNP millions more in public money but High can afford to build a $100 million development and Sorace thinks they need more public money? And they are going to give the city $30,000 a year for ten years for Long’s Park?
Have Sorace, who chairs the finance committee, explain this! Break down those dollars, Sorace! Disgusting and Ridiculous!
DO NOT BET ON SORACE!
From former Mayor Art Morris’s website on LNP and High’s Marriot Expansion (click here).
SHE LED THE VOTE
FOR LNP’S MARRIOTT!
As predicted in the comments section of this site several weeks ago, city councilwoman Danene Sorace has announced her run for mayor (apparently to LNP several days ago). A Mayor Gray clone, she is absolutely unacceptable!
Please check back later today.
Posted on January 8th, 2017 4 comments
SOMETHING IS MISSING!
There’s something missing from this article as the below comments under the story indicate (click here). This is LNP’s lead online story – why haven’t they fixed it?
THEN PAY IT
* I saved this portion of LNP’s editorial about the Poverty Commission from December 18th because once again I am stunned by their hypocrisy and lies and there will be more on this to come. The editorial, “Report of Mayor’s Commission to Combat Poverty has some gaps, but we hope new coalition succeeds,” is here.
REALLY DOESN’T CARE?
Part of a letter in today’s print Sunday News from Mayor J. Richard Gray criticizing LNP for their lack of coverage on his Poverty Commission (not currently online).
With the end of his term in sight, will the gloves come off between Mayor Gray and LNP? Oh, wouldn’t that be grand?
I was surprised that LNP not only did not print the whole report but did not even link to it in their coverage.
The link to the report is here and there will be more later today.
Posted on January 6th, 2017 12 comments
Co prison got your request and immediately e mailed mug shot to LNP
Part of an email received this afternoon.
Yup, that’s what I’m figuring – but I think it was right after the Right-to-Know request into the county! Oh, the games!
Someone is being protected.
Part of a comment in today under this post.
Yes, someone is! When I first started on this story, I thought it might be as “simple” as an Egyptian immigrant family and the police and the DA’s office thought people wouldn’t care and their lives didn’t matter as much as others. But, no, with all of this going on – there is something much deeper at work here! Much deeper.
There will be more on all of this in the days to come. Have a safe and happy Friday evening!
LNP is now running this picture as George Rosado’s mugshot.
**** I just emailed a Right-To-Know request into the county for George Rosado’s mugshot:
*** I was just told by Sgt. Aberts in the Lancaster County Prison that he cannot release George Rosado’s mugshot because he is a juvenile. After a long discussion, he said the directive came from the county solicitor’s office. I have a call into the Assistant Solicitor for the County as the Solicitor, Christina L. Hausner, is on vacation all this week.
I did ask Sgt. Aberts where the photos of the three 15-year-olds recently charged as adults for an attempted carjacking came from and he said, “They didn’t come from the prison.” Then where did they come from? They are too young for driver’s licenses! See below and click here for the story accompanying their photos.
** I have a call into the prison for George Rosado’s mugshot and I will keep you informed.
* I just confirmed with the Clerk of Courts office that George Rosado’s bail is 10% of $100,000. Both LNP and PennLive are stating it is $100,000. That is incorrect. He only needs $10,000 to get out of jail. The outrages continue!
THIS IS NOT OVER!
Outrage is putting it mildly to me. Psychologists, certification hearing, what a total crock of BS. This kid is a killer. Had a kid living in the city done something like this the book would have been thrown at him/her and jail for a long, long time, none of this shilly shallying around! Who is footing the bills for this nonsense?
This comment came into this site under the initial hearing where it was learned that George Rosado,17, had a long prior criminal history and had broken into over 300 cars (click here).
Yesterday, we learned he had been in and out of the system since he was 12-years-old. He had been given chance after chance – opportunity after opportunity.
And the District Attorney’s Office closed this case and decided to charge Rosado as a juvenile in under 11 hours on the same day he shot Ibram Hanna dead. They closed it on a Friday night going into the dead news zone of the weekend and thought no one would notice.
This still remains an outrageous case of injustice by law enforcement and the DA’s Office and LIP News will do everything in our power to get to the bottom of this and find out why Rosado was given this incredibly preferential treatment and ensure that justice is achieved for Ibram Hanna.
Please check back later today.
Posted on January 5th, 2017 4 comments
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
ROSADO TO BE
CHARGED AS AN ADULT
* One update this afternoon: Rosado’s bail has been set at 10% of $100,000 or $10,000! Unbelievable! LNP is currently just saying $100,000 – that is not correct.
[Editor’s note: There will be much, much more tomorrow. Today, I again want to thank the well over 250 people who signed the petition in just a matter of a few days to the Department of Justice. Judge Workman said there was a lot of public interest in this case and all of that came from the people who immediately stood up and signed and said “Do what is right!”]
George Rosado, 17, will be charged as an adult for the shooting death of 15-year-old Ibram Hanna in Mountville on August 12, 2016.
* LNP has a follow-up to their big investigative story, “Good Samaritan pays ticket for Lancaster man after bag of loose change refused by city treasury,” (click here).
I bet the “good Samaritan” was someone in city government who just wanted this nonsense to end. Simply post a notice that the city will only accept wrapped coins and the issue is over.
As a commenter says under the story: “This isn’t newsworthy.” No, it’s not and it never was. Alfredo Santiago – your 15 minutes are up.
Maybe LNP can find some real issues to investigate – there are plenty of them. They can start with the 21 unsolved murders in the city under Mayor Gray and District Attorney Craig Stedman!
GAVE LNP THE MONEY!
LNP’s opening sentence in this editorial is about ethics:
The 115th Congress got off to an inauspicious start, with its flap over the Office of Congressional Ethics.
And the owners, editors and reporters of LNP have absolutely no ethics. Lloyd Smucker wrote the CRIZ for LNP so they could get millions more of the public’s money for their Marriott Hotel “expansion.” LNP owner, Peggy Steinman, opened her huge pocketbook and donated thousands to his campaign. And LNP’s partner in the Marriott, Dale High, also donated thousands.
These people are an absolute disgrace to journalism and the citizens of Lancaster County!
Please check back later today.
Posted on January 4th, 2017 27 comments
* I know I should have wrestled in high school. Had I known man handling other guys and sweating all over them would make me senator and hot chick worthy I would have gladly strapped on my singlet.
This comment in late this afternoon.
Poor love-struck Greg – I guess your chances now of working for the LNP editorial department are also pretty low!
WHAT ABOUT THE WOMEN?The final sentence in today’s LNP editorial titled “To the mat” in print and online, “State Sen. Scott Martin’s wrestling background could serve him well in the Legislature,” (click here).
Let me get this straight: LNP just started an in-print only publication on waste and fraud in Harrisburg but they think Scott Martin can do well there because “he’s proven he can win a wrestling match” when he was in high school!
There are no words for this level of stupidity! LIP News has learned from numerous sources that Martin can also wrestle a number of women! Maybe LNP would like to write an editorial about that?
Please check back later today.
Posted on January 2nd, 2017 11 comments
DECISION THIS WEEK!
The woman who answered the phone in Judge David R. Workman’s chamber this afternoon said the Judge has not yet issued his opinion on whether 17-year-old George Rosado should be tried as an adult for the shooting death of 15-year-old Ibram Hanna in Mountville on August 12, 2016 but she did say he expects to issue a decision this week.
Click here for LNP’s “insider” story, “Hearing held to determine whether Mountville teen should face adult charges in fatal shooting.”
** This is directly from Judge Dennis Reinaker’s three page order and I will print the entire order tomorrow. The order states the ban goes into effect on January 9, 2017 and not today so I am trying to clarify the exact date.
* The cell phone ban at the courthouse has apparently been implemented and no one knows the procedure for reporters and others to obtain an exemption from it. I was referred to Court Administration, then to the Sheriff’s Office and then back to Court Administration.
I was told by the Sheriff’s Office that this is a signed court order by a Judge [President Judge Dennis Reinaker] and currently the only people in the Court House allowed to have cell phones [*besides employees – updated correction] on their persons are attorneys and their phones have to be turned off. They said they are charged with enforcing the order but not in arranging exceptions to it.
I have a call into the Court Administrator, Mark Dalton, as I plan to attend several trials in the near future. I will keep you informed.
UPDATE 1-3-17 – It’s a big day. LNP’s first issue of The Caucus is due out in print. The cell phone ban in the Lancaster County Courthouse is scheduled to begin.
LNP’s editorial board says, “Legalizing slot machines in bars and social clubs would not be a sound bet,” (click here). I don’t believe them – they better check with the big boys upstairs and at their Marriott Hotel.
NewsLanc.com editor Robert Field opines about LNP – again (click here)! It doesn’t “pain” me! No one is more deserving!
The Vice-President of City Council, Barbara Wilson, thinks “civility” is the most important issue of the day. What a load of nonsense! “Whatever Mayor Gray and LNP want, we will do!” Four of the city council members are up for re-election this year and they desperately need to be replaced: Tim Roschel, Danene Sorace, Pete Soto and Louise Williams.
And PennLive has an update to their story on the teenage shooting in Franklin County, “15-year-old trying to scare victim when he killed him on New Year’s Eve: police,” (click here). How does this compare with the shooting death of Ibram Hanna in Mountville by a 17-year-old with a gun he stole the day before?
There will be more on these and much more in the days to come. Welcome, 2017!
“THEY’RE ALL THE SAME!”
Well, isn’t this nice! The new Steinman Communications executive vice president wants to wish us all a happy and healthy new year! In his 17 second video, that’s exactly what Ralph Martin does (click here)!
The only problem – no one knows who Ralph Martin is and why this man would want to end his seemingly illustrious newspaper career with these money and power hungry liars and thieves? This is reminiscent of John Kirkpatrick III whose high-up position at Lancaster Newspapers ended very, very suddenly. It’s nice to think it’s because he had some journalism ethics but no one knows for sure.
But I will give Ralph Martin a chance and write him a very nice letter and ask him to mail me LNP’s code of journalism ethics!
In August of last year – right about the time Martin began with LNP – their editorial board published this (click here):
Still, there’s a rule of journalistic ethics that we think ought to apply to government officials, too: Avoid not just conflicts of interest, but the appearance of conflicts of interest. Because in the public’s eye, they’re all the same.
But LNP has never published their code of ethics and I think it’s time they did. So, I will politely ask Mr. Martin for their code of ethics!
From the December 26th LNP article by Tim Stuhldreher, “2016 in review: Lancaster County’s top business stories,” there is this under “#10. Retooling the CRIZ,” (click here):
…Much of the money went toward Clipper Magazine Stadium and the Lancaster County Convention Center; one future recipient will be the downtown Marriott Hotel expansion project (backed by a company jointly owned by affiliates of High Real Estate Group and LNP’s parent company). City officials say the CRIZ can now start to catalyze downtown development on the scale originally envisioned.
So, are the LNP editorial board just liars and what does Mr. Martin have to say about this and LNP breaking “a rule of journalistic ethics?” Let’s ask him!
Posted on January 1st, 2017 2 comments
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
AS ADULT IN HOMICIDE!
PennLive, “15-year-old boy charged in fatal shooting of teen,” (click here).
According to his docket below, the 15-year-old has been charged as an adult and is in Franklin County Jail with bail denied.
Posted on December 30th, 2016 2 comments
UPDATED 12-31-16 – Have a Happy New Year! LIP News will return on Tuesday, January 3rd.
LNP: SHOW US THE MONEY!
From LNP’s “The Caucus” website (click here).
Is The Caucus, LNP’s new in-print only publication aimed at Harrisburg legislators, nothing more than a lobby group to get slot machines and gambling in their Marriott Hotel/Convention Center?
You better believe it! These people are liars and thieves!
Click here for yesterday’s incredibly slanted LNP “insider” article, “Rep. Mike Sturla thinks Pa. should legalize video gambling at bars and clubs; Here’s why,” and please check back later today.
Posted on December 29th, 2016 10 comments
KEEPING AN EYE!Matthew and Jonathan CapleI have been keeping an eye on the Caple brothers, Jonathan and Matthew, both Lancaster City Police Officers, since receiving an email on December 15, 2013. It concerned what they stated was police report #1307-017584 from an incident that allegedly occurred on July 16th of that year in Mt. Joy involving Officer Jonathan Caple and his fiancé. I have never had the time to research it – but someone at LNP might want to – or that might be asking way too much! There were other allegations against them that I could never verify.They were mentioned under a long ago story by LNP about parking tickets and a comment was posted under it with links for tickets being withdrawn for these two police officers. And I was shocked when I realized a long time ago how in debt Jonathan Caple is.And, of course, I covered him on this site when he got smart with a relative of an unsolved murder victim (click here for “CAPLE IS A COP!”).Are you telling me that LNP has never received any information on these brothers? How can they be that far removed from reality or did they just ignore it as they do with everything involving the police?And they are going to start an investigative publication on waste and fraud in Harrisburg? That is beyond pathetic and absurd – and it is a lie!**************
CONTEMPT OF COURT?
This is a long – but interesting case! Jonathan Caple signed a lease specifically for his fiancé and the mother of his daughter, Elizabeth Warnick Williams, for a home for her and their daughter to live in. Caple was the only one who signed the lease and had his own home. Then there was alleged water damage to her property and she sued and was awarded approximately $2,000.
She and Caple then appealed and re-sued wanting $22,040 in damages. Hershey Real Estate Services came firing back – and I do mean they unleashed on Caple and Warnick Williams. They did not respond and thus, the above order. The case was discontinued on 2-16-12 according to the Prothonotary’s Office.
**** It’s 10:54 am and LNP has moved the story off their home page! I wonder why? There’s more coming…
*** Has Officer Caple paid Capital One Bank? If not, they might want some of that $9,800!
** Has Officer Caple paid Cynthia Funbar? If not, she might want part of that $9,800!
* Officer Caple needs to pay his condo fees! But there’s more…
DO YOU OWE, JON?
LNP had this “heart-warming” holiday story by reporter Dan Nephin as their lead story online yesterday evening and it’s still on their home page. Isn’t that special? Dan better make sure Jonathan Caple has a home to put that $9,800 heater in!
You see, Caple doesn’t seem to be good with finances and owes a lot of people a lot of money. Has he paid them?
Do these LNP reporters know anything at all about these publicly paid officials “who serve” us?
Please check back later today.
Posted on December 28th, 2016 1 comment
FOR THE AGES!
There are few media figures in Philadelphia who have had as many scandals as John Bolaris! He’s been every gossip – and regular news site’s – dream! So when I saw his latest I had to check out his Twitter. This is an epic and wonderful rant!
WHERE IS THE
LNP simply will not leave the Hempfield story that they fueled alone! Today there is this syrupy editorial with the headline (click here):
An encouraging and hopeful response by the community to the family at the center of ‘A Christmas Carol’ controversy
Maybe LNP should check their own letters because today there are these:
—- “Mom humiliated at Toys for Tots,” (click here for the entire letter).
—- “Upsetting experience at Lancaster dog park,” (click here for the entire letter).
So what the hell is going on?
Please check back later today.
Posted on December 27th, 2016 18 comments
COIN CASH HAS
In keeping with the new direction of yellow journalism the P is pursuing, shouldn’t the headline be: Coin Cash Has Hopkins Hoppin’
This comment just in.
Yes, that would be an excellent headline – in fact – I used it! And for all of you who are saying the city should have accepted it – I hope when you stand behind five people each bringing in $20 in coins – that you are patient and understanding as the city clerk counts it.
🙂 Amazing what LNP passes off as news these days!
** After they raise money for his defense, maybe as huh? suggests in the comments, they can fill a wheelbarrow with pennies and take it to his lawyer’s office as payment!
* I love the huge picture of Patrick S. Hopkins in the story! LNP hasn’t questioned this man about one other thing he has done in his many years in city government! And now they are talking about crowd funding for this man’s defense (see the comment posted on Lancaster Online immediately below)? LOL! I will not be donating!
Is this LNP’s idea of deep investigative reporting? Is this a joke?
Please check back later today.
Posted on December 26th, 2016 No comments
A STORY WORTH THE READ!
This story from the New York Times is heart-warming and well written and shines a very nice light on Lancaster County and numerous members of the community.
Posted on December 24th, 2016 8 comments
WHO WAS IRRESPONSIBLE?
Way to keep poking the bear, LNP. Most of this sounds like a non-story now, but you’re keeping it front and center with some journalistic stretching.
Posted under LNP’s story, “Citizens reach out to comfort Lancaster family at the center of Christmas play controversy,” (click here).
Exactly! And LNP reporter Heather Stauffer never addresses her inflammatory quote! Did the family tell her they were “fleeing the county in fear” or not? How could someone at LNP not sit her down and say is this true or not? You have caused a national controversy! Did they say those words to you?
Obviously, they did not and they just let her dance around the issue. Absolutely shameful!
LNP’s editorial board wrote a long and ridiculous opinion piece on Breitbart’s being “irresponsible” when they are the ones who are clearly irresponsible in this case! In a story on December 22nd on this site, I published a tweet from Stauffer where she was talking about being a journalist and having “standards,” (click here). She just proved without a doubt that she and LNP have none!
This site will return on Monday afternoon. Have a wonderful holiday!
Posted on December 23rd, 2016 11 comments
LNP: SET THE
LNP has been dancing around the main issue: Did the family “flea the county in fear” as they reported on the front page of yesterday’s print edition (see left) and in online headlines or as the Anti-Defamation League states, “they went on a previously-planned vacation for the holidays?”
LNP needs to set the record straight. There is a huge difference between the two accounts!
There will be more briefly tomorrow and then LIP News will go on a previously-planned vacation break!
** LNP: Get Heather Stauffer off this story and if the parents did not tell her they “fled the county in fear,” correct it and apologize – now! (See the comments under this post for LNP’s latest “revision” to their story.)
* I saw this tweet from LNP reporter Heather Stauffer, the author of the story saying the Jewish family “fled,” and wondered what story she was talking about. Could it be this one (Fox released their story on December 17)? Did Stauffer then go on to make it up?
UNTRUE & DAMAGING!
A press release from the Anti-Defamation League (click here).
The LNP story (click here and please note it is an “insider” story.)
Posted on December 22nd, 2016 No comments
ARE YOUR STANDARDS?
Conceptually, a great idea. Realistically, LNP’s track record of holding government agencies accountable in their primary market gives them NO CREDIBILTY to do this job anywhere else. Start doing this at home and then maybe someone somewhere else will listen to you. How do you think they will report on members of the local delegation that feed their other commercial interests the like Hotel and CC + CRIZ. Give me a break.
Posted under the LNP story, “New LNP publication will dive deep into state government with investigative reporting and analysis,” (click here).
Exactly! It is patently absurd and disgusting!
From LNP health and business news reporter Heather Stauffer on her Twitter account.
Heather, you work for LNP! LNP does far, far, far worse than that! They take millions and millions of dollars of the public’s money for their for-profit, off the tax roles Marriott Hotel and give only good press to those officials who help them get the money!
Hey, Robert Krasne, President and Chairman of the Board of LNP, when are you going to publish your ethics code – those standards Heather is talking about?
Please check back later today.
Posted on December 21st, 2016 4 comments
WILL JUSTICE BE SERVED?From the Christy Mirack Facebook page today.On a very sad note, twenty-four years ago today, Christy Mirack was raped and killed and her murder remains unsolved.********* Yes, city council member Diane Sorace learned from the “best” – liar Mayor Gray! They are pictured together at the National League of Cities Summit in Pittsburgh in November of this year (click here for “SORACE SPENDS MORE OF YOUR MONEY”).Maybe they were discussing sewer rates?******
* LNP moved this story off the home page of their website by noon today and have not posted it on their Facebook page. These people are so predictable and deceitful!
WELL BELOW ACCEPTABLE!
The sewer rate remains well below what is typical in the rest of the county, Councilwoman Danene Sorace said.
From today’s LNP article, “Lancaster city 2017 budget passed with 3 percent property tax hike, 10 percent sewer rate increase,” (click here).
Does Sorace suffer from the “Gray effect” – listening to the mayor lie and rubber-stamping his every move for years? Did she provide facts and figures to back up that statement? Is LNP going to fact check her?
Is she going to explain her vote to give LNP and High Industries millions of the public’s money for their tax-exempt Marriott Hotel expansion?
Who is holding these city council members accountable? Certainly not LNP!
Please check back later today.
Posted on December 20th, 2016 1 comment
LNP: PUBLISH YOUR
CODE OF ETHICS – NOW!
From former Mayor Art Morris’ website on LNP and High’s Marriott Expansion, wearelancasterpa.com, and there is much more – click here.On August 31st of this year, the LNP Editorial Board printed one of their biggest lies ever. They said (click here):Still, there’s a rule of journalistic ethics that we think ought to apply to government officials, too: Avoid not just conflicts of interest, but the appearance of conflicts of interest. Because in the public’s eye, they’re all the same.Obviously, the above from Art Morris’ website tells a completely different story of a greedy, unethical LNP deeply involved for years in a total conflict of interest!On November 22nd of this year, the LNP Editorial Board did it again. They said (click here):You can trust the news stories you read in LNP, because they have been reported and written by actual journalists, who adhere to a strict code of ethics.That is obviously a complete lie because on August 31st they stated that journalistic ethics prevent them from even having the appearance of a conflict of interest.Two articles I published regarding those editorials are reprinted below. But now it is time for LNP to publish the code of ethics they follow! And they need to do it now!And the first issue of their new publication, The Caucus, needs to have the code of ethics they will supposedly follow clearly printed in the first edition.In the meantime, I will be emailing the members of the General Assembly to let them know what good diggers, liars and how morally bankrupt these people truly are.******(Click here for the original)*****(Click here for the original)*******
A PUPPY OF A DETECTIVE
AND A NEWSPAPER!
LNP is doing investigative reporting? LMAO!
This comment in under yesterday’s post about LNP’s new Harrisburg publication.
Exactly! They have never done one piece of investigative reporting. They won’t even print George Rosado’s name, the 17-and-a-half-year-old who shot 15-year-old Ibram Hanna to death with a stolen gun.
They were going to look into all of the unsolved murders in the city several years ago and they stopped after two! They have never questioned the Lancaster Police or the DA’s office! Never!
One of the two unsolved murders they covered was Juan Lopez and LNP “investigate reporter” Susan Baldrige began her story with this (click here):
When the Juan Lopez murder went down in 2007, Lancaster city Detective George Bonilla was assigned to the case.
Last year, when Bonilla went to work as a detective for Lancaster County, he asked permission to take the case with him because it still was open.
That request was granted.
Do you know what Bonilla is scheduled to do today? He is scheduled to be at the 9:15 am preliminary hearing for Mario Crawley for the abuse of the puppy Hennessey (click here):
A 25-year-old Mountville man was charged Wednesday with animal cruelty for the abuse of a 14-week-old pit bull that led to the puppy’s death in October.
Mario S. Crawley, of 324 Primrose Lane, was charged with misdemeanor and summary counts of cruelty to animals, the Lancaster County district attorney announced Wednesday morning.
County Detective George Bonilla filed charges at District Judge Miles Bixler’s office in Columbia.
A county detective who was allowed to take a horrific and unsolved murder case with him from the Lancaster Police Department to the DA’s office filed charges in an animal abuse case. And it took him almost three months when the DA’s office was handed all of the information needed to file charges by the SPCA. Unbelievable!
And District Attorney Craig Stedman told me in an email that the DA’s office was not involved in the brutal murder of 83-year-old Erma Kaylor in her home because the Lancaster Police had not requested the help of his office.
It goes on and on and later today I will make a list of what LNP has not investigated and when they have flat-out lied to the public to protect public officials and “elite” individuals.
And the husband of “investigative reporter” Susan Baldrige, Thomas Baldrige, sat on the CRIZ Board and illegally voted to give her employer, LNP, millions of dollars in public money for their Marriott Expansion.
And LNP claims they want to investigate waste and fraud in Harrisburg? They are flat-out liars!
Posted on December 19th, 2016 7 comments
MONEY & POWER GRAB!Sounds good in theory, but what’s to prevent the Caucus reporters from promoting LPN’s Corporate interests? The ability to direct more CRIZ funds into the Marriott Project is just one example that comes to mind.Posted on Lancaster Online under the LNP story.Exactly! The CRIZ money for LNP’s Marriott Expansion is a prime example of fraud and waste in taxpayers money!Robert M. Krasne, pictured left and the chairman and publisher of LNP Media Group Inc., is a greedy, power hungry liar.This is nothing more than a money and power grab by LNP! There will be much more tomorrow.
* People are reporting under the story on Lancaster Online and their Facebook page that the annual subscription price is $428.00 and each issue $8.25! Is that possible? If this is going to be “waiting on their desks” of all the General Assembly members, who is paying for it?
INVESTIGATE THE CRIZ!
(From today’s front page in the LNP print edition. Click here to read the story online.)
I’m sure the first thing they will investigate is the waste and fraud involved in LNP receiving millions of dollars in CRIZ money!
Please check back later today.
Posted on December 17th, 2016 5 comments
** The missing cat!
* If you want some real drama the Facebook pages of “The Realist People of Lancaster” and “Help Find Sophie” are at war! Seriously. Help Find Sophie would not publish the missing cat of the Realist People page’s administrator and they have since announced they are only going to help find dogs! Oh, my!
SAY IT AIN’T SO!
UPDATE 12-18-2016 – I am in a frenzy! OMG! And with only days to go until Christmas. How could this happen? This is tragic!
Just joking! Lots to do today so LIP News will be back tomorrow.
WHICH WAS IT?
I am going to go slightly off-topic with this story in today’s print edition of LNP on page A-11 (I have not seen this story posted online on their website):
This is taken from the DA’s press release on CrimeWatch with the title, “Judge’s Verdict: Lancaster Woman Sold Heroin to Informant, Had Drugs at Home and in Vehicle,” (click here).
My problem – was this a trial or did she plead guilty? According to her two dockets, she pleaded guilty with a non-negotiated plea. A portion of her docket from her case #CP-36-CR-0002393-2016 is show below. There is a huge difference between a trial in front of a judge and a guilty plea! Which was it and how did someone get this so wrong? I will try to answer that question on Monday when the court opens.
ONE BAD NICKEL?
(Click here for this “insider” story.)The first comment on Lancaster Online under the article is this question:Is this a shady deal to avoid diversity in the Lancaster Police Department? I think one can legitimately ask that question! I find it impossible to believe that there are not enough qualified candidates in the city of Lancaster to fill these positions I find that incredibly impossible to believe!Of course it is! This is outrageous!On November 21st, I published the below under an article that stated some city council members did not know their sector officers (click here for the original):On September 28th, 2014, the “new” LNP Editorial Board, coming off the national shame of their slave ship cartoon and with new opinion editor Suzanne Cassidy in place said this in their editorial, “We must confront the issue of race in Lancaster,” (click here):I’ll come back to this and other news later today.