Posted on October 9th, 2015 1 comment
* Happy Friday! I have my computer back (with a new keyboard) and I physically feel 95%! Watch out – LIP News has some catching up to do!
Thank you so much for your patience! I have been publishing with a Chromebook and it hasn’t been easy or pretty! Enough said!
Have a great and safe Friday and please check back tomorrow.
ARE THE LAW!”
“A Supreme Court justice’s indecent inbox,” philly.com (click here).I’m sure the LNP reporters are scouring these emails to see if any Lancaster County officials were involved – NOT!He [Police Chief Keith Sadler] works with the police officers. Attitude of the police officers on the street starts at the top. Starts at the top and goes down. So, you know, how would we deal with crooked police officers? We won’t tolerate it, quite frankly. It’s not acceptable and police officers aren’t above the law. Police officers are the law.Mayor Gray in a debate with opponent Charlie Smithgall in October of 2013 (click here).So why do you tolerate Sgt. Ray Corll, Mayor Gray? Why don’t you tell us that?
Posted on October 8th, 2015 3 comments
ANOTHER VIOLENT CRIME
“Stabbing reported in 600 block of North Queen Street in Lancaster,” LNP (click here).
Please check back later today.
Posted on October 7th, 2015 5 comments
* Why did Mayor Gray go before the LNP “Editorial Board” to make his presentation and name the members of his Commission to Combat Poverty?Mayor Gray could have held a press conference in City Hall so that other members of the press and public could attend.Why would he meet with the LNP Editorial Board? Do they control him?Yes.
COMBATING POVERTYLancaster Mayor Rick Gray will announce the names of the chair and the 11 other members of the Mayor’s Commission to Combat Poverty Wednesday, Oct. 8 at a meeting with the LNP Editorial Board.From today’s, “Mayor set to name members, chairman of Commission to Combat Poverty,” (click here).
Well, today is Wednesday, October 7! Hmmmm. Do they mean today?They further state:The meeting, which begins at 10 a.m., will be streamed live on LancasterOnline. It will be recorded and available for replay as well.Good! So LNP isn’t going to delete it as they did with DA Stedman’s press conference on the police officer killing of Anthony Gomez, Jr
Posted on October 6th, 2015 No comments
WELL PAST TIME!
I am filing a formal complaint against DA Craig Stedman with the Department of Justice and the FBI (click here).Please check back later today.
Posted on October 5th, 2015 9 comments
$150,000 SETTLEMENT!Steven Widdowson v. Ray M. Corll, et al., a federal civil rights case alleging that a police officer employed by the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who has been sued numerous times, unlawfully punched the Plaintiff in the face, arrested him, and committed perjury. On September 8, 2015, the Defendants settled the case for $150,000.This was part of a forwarded email (thank you) I received yesterday from attorney Devon M. Jacob (click here) with updates on his cases.This must have been the quickest case ever – It wasn’t filed until June 29 of this year and the insurance company settled two months later.I guess Corll’s reputation is getting around. Click here for, ” HOW MUCH HAS CORLL COST THE CITY”?There is this from the lawsuit:122. The Defendant City knew that Defendant Corll had been sued previously for the use of excessive force but ratified his bad conduct by not retraining him, not terminating his employment, and not criminally prosecuting him.123. Instead, the Defendant City promoted him to the rank of sergeant.And this:128. Despite having notice of Defendant Corll’s repeated unlawful actions, and the audio/video evidence that existed, Defendant City failed to terminate his employment and criminally prosecute him for filing a false report, destroying evidence, committing perjury, committing official oppression, and/or committing an assault and battery.DA Craig Stedman said in his missing LNP video from his press conference on the police death of Anthony Gomez, Jr. that if there’s a bad cop, he would prosecute them. So why hasn’t he prosecuted Corll?There willl be much more on DA Stedman later today.
Posted on October 4th, 2015 No commentsKerry Jeffries
i walked up the steps & let the cops in, because i dont’ hide people
10/2, 9:49amBecky Holzinger
there were 3 cops that went in behind me & the same 3 cops in my house when this happened
anthony had the backack on his back & gun in his hand
10/2, 9:50amBecky Holzinger
Why is the DA saying he shot the gun though his backpack???
cuz cops lie
WHERE IS THE VIDEO?Where is the video (click here)? The video of DA Stedman’s press conference is not to be found! Where is it LNP?Please see the story immediately below and check back later today.
Posted on October 2nd, 2015 14 comments
What are the police not telling the truth about.
they make it seem like anthony just came out shooting
that’s not how it happened
10/2, 9:43amBecky Holzinger
How did it happen?
the whole story or what lol? anthony closed himself inside a room. they told him 3 times to come out, he wouldn’t. they opened the door, he had his weapon drawn so the cops tased him, causing his muscles to clench & he fired his gun
readers digest version. idk how much you want to know
i had bullet holes in my walls
10/2, 9:46amBecky Holzinger
I thought his gun was in a backpack and he shot through it!?!
he had a backpack, the gun was already in his hand when i entered the apartment with 3 cops behind me
10/2, 9:47amBecky Holzinger
OMG! That’s what the DA said. The whole story please.
see….they only tell what they want the public to know
10/2, 9:47amBecky Holzinger
You entered your own apartment?
10/2, 9:47amBecky Holzinger
With three cops behind you?
i was at my husbands job having lunch with him. i got a call from my son saying there were ocps at the door & i had to come home. my son wouldn’t let them in
so i drove home my whole building was surrounded by oops with shotguns
INVESTIGATE DA STEDMAN!I was the apartment owner who let the police in that day. 75% of this article is lies. if anyone wants the real story, msg me on FB. unbelievable!Posted by Kerry Jeffries today on Lancaster Online under the story, “‘He said he wasn’t going to surrender, and he didn’t': DA says officer in fatal shooting acted appropriately” (click here).I spent several hours with Jeffries on Facebook today. She said she was an eye-witness and, as she said above – 75% of the DA’s story is a lie! This is beyond shocking. If she is correct, Stedman must be removed from office!
Posted on October 2nd, 2015 2 comments
“RACIAL, MISOGYNISTIC PORNOGRAPHY”“Kane says Justice Eakin exchanged porn emails on state servers,” philly.com (click here).Unbelievable! This is bad news lor his wife, Heidi Eakin, who is defending District Judge Jayne Duncan. She told me over the phone about a month ago that they tried to pull her husband into the porn scandal. It looks they just did!Far more importantly, this decision by Justice Eakin regarding Jakeem Towles should be thrown out immediately!*******************
HOW IS LNP DOING?So we either keep apologizing and making excuses and convincing ourselves that it’s that other organization’s problem – or we realize the importance of diversity to our own survival and to our obligation to the public.From the Philadelphia Daily News, “Philadelphia Magazine isn’t alone in whitewashing,” (click here).This is a shocking and excellent article and well worth the read. How is LNP doing?Please check back later today.
Posted on October 1st, 2015 7 comments* Working on a project this afternoon. Back tomorrow.**********************
IS CITY COUNCILWOMAN
DANENE SORACE BLIND?
Councilwoman Danene Sorace said the city was allocating the $60,000 for the coalition because public safety is a main city function and the cameras help police solve crime.From Gil Smart’s blog, “Were the crime cameras worth the cost?” (click here).Councilwoman Sorace, when is the last time you saw a video from the Lancaster “Safety Coalition” cameras? When?The above photos are of a man who robbed the Ephrata Turkey Hill on Wednesday (click here). This is why there are cameras, Councilwoman Sorace! Are you blind?Please check back later today!
Posted on September 30th, 2015 3 comments
$60,000 DOWN THE DRAIN!Recently, L G Health agreed to increase its annual contribution by $120,000.The city will use this year’s portion of the money, $60,000 — because LG Health runs on a July to June fiscal year — to fund the Lancaster Safety Coalition, which operates surveillance cameras throughout the city.From Dan Nephin’s LNP article, “Lancaster city asks tax-exempts to give payments in lieu of taxes,” (click here).Nephin writes this same article several times a year – but he and Mayor Gray never discuss why the convention center/Marriott Hotel are not on the tax rolls. Did Gray send them a letter? Did he ask Dan to ask his boss about giving payments in lieu of taxes?And have those cameras helped the police solve all these killings and shootings? Someone needs to investigate the “Safety Coalition” and the police. The public has seen one photo from those cameras in six years.This is an outrage. To put $60,000 more towards those cameras makes no sense whatsoever. But Mayor Gray wants businesses to contribute so the city can pay people a $250 reward for tipsters whose information results in the seizure of an illegal gun.
AND MAYOR GRAY
DOESN’T HAVE A CLUE!
Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray said the city this week is asking businesses to donate funds through Crime Stoppers to serve as reward money for anyone who provides a tip that leads to the seizure of an illegal gun. In the past, $500 could be rewarded for a tip that helped police seize a gun and make an arrest. Gray wants $250 rewards available for tipsters whose information just results in the seizure of an illegal gun.From today’s LNP article, “Police checking if Sunday’s fatal shooting in Lancaster Twp. is linked to others in city,” (click here).This is your answer, Mayor Gray? $250? Four men shot to death in September and this is your answer?Maybe you could offer lollipops as well! What an absolute disgrace!Please check back later today.
Posted on September 29th, 2015 3 comments
There simply are no words for how wrong this all is. Click here for Brett Hambright’s, “Heroin Dealer to Trial for Selling Batch that Caused Lititz Teen’s Fatal Overdose.” Now read Tom Knapp’s rewrite, “Lancaster man, 18, will go to trial on charges of selling heroin that caused Ephrata teen’s death,” (click here).The below photo of Knapp comes from this “People of Lancaster” piece.
TOO MUCH KOOL-AID!Ms. Holzinger:LNP already has a reporter in the court room. His name is Hambright. The only difference now is that taxpayers are paying his salary and benefits, and his office is on the 5th floor of the courthouse.This comment in yesterday.You nailed that one! And, of course, LNP has not told their readers of this change. Why does DA Stedman suddenly need a “spokesperson” and where did the DA find $60,000 to pay Hambright? And over 30 year LNP “reporter,” Tom Knapp, is just barely rewriting Hambright’s press releases and calling them his own. What a pathetic and scary farce.Please check back later today.
Posted on September 28th, 2015 9 comments
DOES NOT CHANGE
KERR’S DOCKETS!MDJ ORDER ENTERED AND FILED.AND NOW, THIS 22ND DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2015, ROBERT A. HERMAN, JR., MDJ FOR DISTRICT COURT 02-1-03 IS HEREBY DESIGNATED TO CONDUCT HEARINGS AND OTHERWISE EXERCISE CRIMINAL JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGARD TO VENUE CONSIDERATIONS IN THE ABSENCE OF MDJ JAYNE F. DUNCAN, ESQ. WHO HAS RECUSED HERSELF. ALL RELATED PAPER AND ELECTRONIC CASE INFORMATION SHALL BE IMMEDIATELY TRANSFERRED TO MDJ HERMAN’S OFFICE WHERE THE CASE SHALL BE DOCKETED. ALL FUTURE PAPERWORK ARISING FROM THIS CASE SHALL BE ISSUED FROM MDJ HERMAN’S OFFICE.BY THE COURT: DENNIS E. REINAKER, PRESIDENT JUDGECOPIES W/236 NOTICE INTER-OFFICED TO:MDJ ROBERT A. HERMAN, JR.MDJ JAYNE F. DUNCAN, ESQ.RUSSELL A . GLASS, DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRATORDistrict Judge Jayne Duncan is defying the court’s order. On September 8th, she was ordered to change Shawn Kerr’s three traffic dockets to reflect the first hearing before fill-in Judge Daniel Garrett. She has not changed any of Shawn Kerr’s dockets despite the below order. And Jeffrey Conrad has filed appeals on Kerr’s behalf on the three tickets to the Common Pleas Court.ORDER FILED. AND NOW, TO WIT, THIS 8TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2015, UPON REVIEW OF THE DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR STAY/SUPERSEDEAS OF THE COURT’S AUGUST 17, 2015, ORDER, AND THE COMMONWEALTH’S RESPONSE THERETO, THE DEFENDANT’S MOTION IS DENIED. THE DEFENDANT SHALL COMPLY WITH THE COURT’S ORDER OF AUGUST 17, 2015, WITHIN TEN DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS ORDER. BY THE COURT: ARTHUR TILSON, JUDGE. COPIES WITH 236 NOTICE SENT ON 9-11-15 TO SPECIAL ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY CHRISTOPHER REES, IN CARE OF ADA JAMES M. REEDER, OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, LANCASTER COUNTY AND HEIDI F. EAKIN, ESQ.
Posted on September 28th, 2015 6 comments
LNP: PUT A REPORTER
IN THE COURTHOUSE!Tom Knapp’s entire article regarding the former prison guard who almost killed his four month old son is based entirely on a statement from his defense attorney, Jeffrey Conrad (click here):Conrad, in a statement emailed to the newspaper late Thursday afternoon, said the Merkey family “is pleased” that the jury found Kory not guilty “of the most serious charges.”Knapp was not in the courtroom so he can’t tell us why this incredible miscarriage of justice occurred. But I’m going to come back to it later today – because this case was continued over and over again – and the trial took place over a year and nine months after the charges were first lodged. Oh, yes, some games were definitely played.And apparently, since LNP is no longer having a reporter at the courthouse, defense attorrneys need to email “statements” to the newspaper to get any kind of coverage.This is a true disaster.
Posted on September 25th, 2015 11 comments
NAKED SELFIES?When I’ve heard of Snapchat, it’s always been in context with people sending naked selfies. Let’s hope that Peggy doesn’t decide to use it.This comment in yesterday.Yikes! No, Peggy, no!Coming later – a hard look at Tom Knapp’s story, “Former prison guard guilty of 2 out of 5 charges for beating infant son,” (click here).
Posted on September 24th, 2015 4 comments
GONE IN 10 SECONDS!What the hell is this? Is this a joke? It’s LNP’s new logo for their Facebook page. You’re supposed to be a news organization. Snapchat? I would imagine about 10 people in Lancaster County use it! Do a google search of “What is Snapchat”and you will find this:
Snapchat is a fun messaging application for sharing moments. You can take a photo or a video, add a caption or doodle, and send it to a friend or add it to your story to share with some or all of your friends. Friends can view snaps for up to 10 seconds, and then it disappears.LNP responded to one person’s comment with this (click here):… thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns with us. If there are specific examples that you can speak of, we would greatly appreciate your input. Feel free to email us at email@example.com and we can share with our staff. As for the logo, this is a Snapchat code for Snapchat users who want to add Lancasteronline. We want to have a presence on all major social media channels to reach as many people in the community as we can. Thanks!That is just ridiculous! There will be more on this tomorrow. Oops – this may disappear in 10 seconds!
9.23.15 Safety Coalition Cameras Help Police Catch Burglars (click here).
At 11:12 a.m., Sept. 22, 2105 LCPD officers responded to a residence in the 200 blk. of E. Marion St. for a possible burglary in progress. Upon arrival it was determined the burglary was no longer in progress, but had occurred within the past hour. Cash, credit cards, and a cell phone were among the items taken. Based on the small size of the entry point (a rear window) officers determined that the suspect(s) were likely smaller sized individuals. A Lancaster Safety Coalition camera operator began to review video footage from the area, and he was able to determine that three male juveniles had been in the vicinity of the victim residence at the time of the burglary. These juveniles were tracked via recorded camera footage as they traveled throughout various areas.
The LSC operator continued to also monitor live camera feeds, and contacted police officers when the suspects were seen downtown. The juveniles were stopped by police in the area of Penn Square. Two of the three suspects were in possession of items stolen from the Marion St. burglary. All three (two 14-year-old males and a 13-year-old male, all Lancaster city residents) were taken into custody. It was determined that one of the suspects used a credit card, stolen during the burglary, to purchase new clothing at a store in the 1st blk. of N. Queen St. This suspect was wearing his new outfit when he was arrested. All three juveniles will be charged with Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Conspiracy. The investigation is continuing.
Posted on September 23rd, 2015 10 comments
Thank you everyone for your concern. It has not been an easy two weeks. I am recovering from a bad case of the flu. Please be patient – I am rebuilding my strength and I should be back to normal in a few more days and this site will resume daily publishing at that time.On a side note, I have decided to hide under Mayor Dick’s desk while the Pope is in town. No one will notice. Certainly not Mayor Dick – who only enters his office once a day to announce that he was a defense attorney for over 40 years. Wow! Does the man have one ounce of common sense? No! It is tragic what he is doing to Lancaster. Just tragic.Again, thank you everyone for your concern and LIP News will return shortly!
Posted on September 12th, 2015 8 comments
I am having a serious computer issue and this site may not publish again until Monday.
Posted on September 11th, 2015 6 comments
WANTED FOR MURDER
Jaime Alberto Santiago-Leon, 30-year-old male, unknown address, has been charged with Criminal Homicide in connection with the September 5th, 2015 murder of Luis Santiago. A warrant has been issued for Santiago-Leon. He is to be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Santiago-Leon, or with additional information regarding this incident, is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS
Click here for the full police press release.
DJ DUNCAN HAS
10 DAYS TO COMPLY
* Per the below order, District Judge Jayne Duncan has 10 days to revise the dockets for Shawn Kerr’s three tickets to reflect the outcome of the first hearing before District Judge Daniel Garrett.
NOT BE SUSTAINED!
District Attorney Craig Stedman quoted in today’s LNP article, “Man shot in ‘road rage’ incident asks for jury trial; gunman says he can prove self-defense,” (click here).
Wow! That sure sounds pretty but it is total garbage. Absolute garbage!
Please check back later today.
Posted on September 10th, 2015 22 comments
** Doing research this afternoon. Back tomorrow.
* Judge Joseph Madenspacher on Wednesday ordered maximum sentences on the charges, meaning Runk will serve from 8 3/4 to 17 years in state prison, according to a release from the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office.
From the LNP story “by” Tom Knapp, “Middletown man jailed up to 17 years for DUI crash that killed 20-year-old Altoona woman,” (click here).
This is unbelievable. Tom Knapp is not in the courthouse. He is simply rewriting slanted press releases by former LNP court reporter and now DA Stedman’s “spokesperson,” Brett Hambright. How low can LNP go?
DAN NEPHIN LIES!There has been another shooting in the city. This is horrific. There have been no arrests made in the two fatal shootings in the last week.The District Attorney released a ridiculous report on the Lititz road rage shooting and does LNP reporter Dan Nephin have a brain? His opening three sentences in today’s print edition are above.Why in the world would Darrel Smith Jr. be charged? Nephin says it twice! This is total and complete nonsense and is just used to add confusion and cover-up the fact that District Attorney Craig Stedman is not doing his job. And this is inexcusably terrible reporting by Nephin (please also see the story immediately below).And what is going on with Akeem Washington in the Lancaster County Prison?Please check back later today.
Posted on September 9th, 2015 11 comments
**** Javon Caldwell had no prior criminal record, so most likely on the advice of his private defense attorney, Steven L. Breit, rather than go to trial he pleaded guilty and entered the Accelerated Rehabilitation Diversion program (ARD).
There will be more on that tomorrow – but in the end – Caldwell will have paid close to $10,000 – and that’s only the monetary cost – for these charges that would never have been brought had Caldwell been white.
*** The charges against Javon Caldwell carried through to Common Pleas Court at his preliminary hearing for pointing a toy gun at a man who approached his car in a road rage incident are below. Caldwell had his young daughter in the rear seat of the car. His bail was set at $25,000 cash. He had no criminal history whatsoever.
** Do you remember the below post from March 13th, 2014 on this site titled “WHO WAS THE VICTIM?” (click here). The link to the LNP story is here.
Whatever happened to Javon Caldwell? In light of the DA’s decision today regarding Jim Mellinger, the answer to that is really rather sickening.
* LNP – “No charges in May road-rage shooting near Lititz, district attorney says,” (click here).
The memorial for Luis “Yampi” Santiago who was killed early Saturday morning at a birthday party.
From today’s LNP editorial, “Know anything about the recent shootings in Lancaster? Tell the police what you know,” (click here).
LNP and the police are blaming the public – again! Maybe the police should tell us what they know! Maybe they should keep the public informed! And your last paragraph is wrong – it’s not three “unsolved shootings” in the city – there are over forty of those – it is three unsolved murders where guns were the weapon that was used. Where is the “Safety Coalition” video from Julio Garcia Camacho’s murder? Where is it?
Please check back later today.
Posted on September 8th, 2015 17 comments
AN EASY CATCH?
* The below email was sent to the seven Lancaster City Council Members this afternoon (the directory with their email addresses is here):
Dear City Council Members,On September 4th, the Lancaster Newspapers published the story, “7-year-old riding bicycle struck by car in Lancaster city hit-and-run.” It ends as most LNP crimes stories in the city end – with a reference to the police checking the Coalition cameras in the area. In this particular story the last sentence is: “Police asked the Lancaster Safety Coalition to check its cameras to see if the crash was recorded.”There is never a follow-up regarding the cameras. There is this exchange on Lancaster Online’s Facebook page under the article:I am still waiting for my answer. If it was recorded, why has it not been released to the public for their help if the perpetrator has not been found and charged? Why wasn’t this “an easy catch?”There are 161 cameras around the city and there has been an unsolved murder, countless shootings, robberies and burglaries this year with very few of these crimes being solved. And not a single image from these cameras has been released to the public for their help and protection.The Lancaster City Police YouTube channel is simply pathetic and an embarrassment. How is this possible in the most watched city in the country? Why aren’t the police constantly posting Safety Coalition videos and pictures and asking for the public’s help?Is everyone in the City of Lancaster, including City Council, being punked? Are the cameras real? Are they turned on? What are they being used for?WHERE ARE THE IMAGES FROM THESE CAMERAS? WHERE ARE THEY?The Lancaster City Police YouTube channel is here.The LNP story on the 7-year-old referenced above is here.Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to your responses.Sincerely,Becky HolzingerEditor, www.lipnews.com215-350-5849**************************************
ARREST THE KILLER
BEFORE HE IS KILLED!This is the man that killed a good friend of mine Luis YAMPI SantiagoIf you see this dude either fuck his ass up, rape him with a mop stick, kick him in the BA…LLS with steel toe boots ..But if you are a true Christian call the cops. Personally I wouldn’t call no cops and let the streets deal with him. Now that’s JUSTICEThis post is being shared all over Facebook. Lancaster Police: Where is the arrest? Luis “Yampi” Santiago was shot and killed at a birthday party early Saturday morning before numerous witnesses! You need to make an arrest before this gets totally out of hand and others are killed!Please check back later today.
Posted on September 5th, 2015 30 comments
* 9-7-15 UPDATE – The victim in this morning’s deadly shooting is identified on “The Realest People of Lancaster” Facebook page (click here).
TERRIBLE POLICE WORK
& TERRIBLE REPORTING!
Luis “Yampi” Santiago
9-6-15 UPDATE: “Investigators continue to conduct interviews and follow-up on leads to determine the nature of the argument and what occurred leading up to the shooting,” police said in a written statement released at 10:40 p.m. Saturday. “No arrests have been made and investigation is ongoing.”
The latest from LNP in their online story, “Lancaster city police ID man killed in East Chestnut Street shooting Saturday: No arrest yet,” (click here).
The police did not release the victim’s name until 10:40 pm last night, too late to make LNP’s Sunday print edition. Luis “Yampi” Santiago’s name was posted on this site before noon yesterday and it was posted on Lancaster Online’s own Facebook page later in the day – but the Lancaster Newspapers would not print his name until the police “released” it? His family knew very early on – his wife attended the party with him – and there were condolences pouring in on social media. There was absolutely no reason to withhold his name.
The public needs a status update on this murder right now. The only possible reason for no charges being filed and an arrest being made is a claim of self-defense. The public has a right and a need to know – now!
** The Facebook birthday invitation for the party Santiago was attending when he was killed.
THE VIOLENCE MUST END
The victim of this morning’s deadly shooting at 812 E. Chestnut Street in Lancaster according to the “The Realest People of Lancaster” Facebook page.
Posted on September 4th, 2015 7 comments
** Have a happy and safe Labor Day! LIP News will resume daily publishing on Tuesday, September 8th.
The cropped photo from the picture used by LNP to accompany the story clearly shows the camera directly above the shooting site. (Photo by Justin Graybill.)
* A security video camera is mounted on a utility pole at the Pershing Avenue and Dauphin Street side of the three-way intersection. At least two neighbors pointed that out
“Go check that camera,” one resident said, “That camera caught everything.”
From the LNP, November 22, 2009 article on the murder of Sandy Reyes-Mateo, “Multiple shots kill city man,” (click here).
Sandy Reyes-Mateo is on the “UNSOLVED MURDERS” list under the tab above.
IS SHE ON DRUGS?Brogan [Pat Brogan, chief of staff to Mayor Rick Gray and a coalition member] added supporting the coalition ultimately saves the police department money in protracted investigations.From the LNP article by Dan Nephin, “Lancaster General Health increasing city payments; city wants to use for Safety Coalition,” (click here).That is such a huge lie by Brogan it is almost laughable – almost – except the families and friends of all the unsolved murders and all the victims of shootings and crimes in the city don’t find it laughable at all. Ask them!LIP News will publish briefly this afternoon and then go on vacation until Tuesday, September 8th.
Posted on September 3rd, 2015 7 comments
WHITE MEN CAN SHOOT?[Editor’s note: On May 6th of this year, Jim Mellinger reportedly shot Darrel Smith in the jaw after a road rage incident. No charges have been filed and there has been no follow-up reported by the Lancaster Newspapers or District Attorney Craig Stedman. Click here for LNP’S, “REPORT: Men involved in Warwick Township alleged road-rage shooting have been identified.” There will be more on this at a later date.]According to attorney Shaka Johnson, the trial of Tyair Burnside (see the story below on this site) hinged on the testimony of Lancaster City Police Officer Jonathan Phillip Reppert.Officer Reppert is named as a defendant in a Federal Civil Rights case along with four other officers that closely mirrors Burnside’s case – Damian Ruiz v. Bradley et al. (click here).It begins with the following mention in a police log from October 21, 2011 (click here):FIREARM VIOLATIONLANCASTER: Damian Ruiz, 33, of the 300 block of East Filbert Street, was charged after he was found to be in possession of a stolen firearm, a .22-caliber Smith and Wesson Walther, during a traffic stop on Thursday in the 300 block of West King Street. Ruiz had a fully loaded magazine in a jacket pocket, He was sent to Lancaster County Prison on $50,000 bail.This is from the federal lawsuit asking in excess of $75,000 in which the Judge has issued an order for a telephone status conference to be held on Wednesday, September 30 at 3:30 pm:
Posted on September 2nd, 2015 12 comments
*** 9-3-15 UPDATE – This has shaken me to my core. The justice system in Lancaster County is broken. It is just completely broken. I recently republished this comment posted on Lancaster Online about the sentencing of two white teens of privilege (click here):
…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.
This is happening everyday in the Lancaster County Courthouse and it is not being reported and it has not been for years – and former LNP court reporter and now the DA’s “spokesperson,” Brett Hambright, is directly responsible for that. There is no one holding the police, the DA and the Judges accountable in Lancaster County. Absolutely no one. This must be exposed and fixed now or the consequences will be horrific.
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
I just spoke with attorney Shaka Johnson. His law partner, Shawn Page, was Tyair Burnside’s defense attorney in the trial discussed today in the LNP article by Tom Knapp, “City man convicted of illegal gun possession after allegedly firing from a moving car,” (click here). Knapp’s story is based entirely on Brett Hambright’s press release/article (click here).
Hambright’s release omits multiple details and contains several lies. This is beyond shocking.
Please see the comments under this post and there will be much more tomorrow.
BE VERY AFRAID!
It’s official! DA Craig Stedman now has his own personal spokesman – former LNP reporter and master liar Brett Hambright! What is going on?
Please check back later today!