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    Posted on March 16th, 2018 Becky 10 comments


         Judge David Ashwork has ordered oral arguments for March 29th in William Murry’s lawsuit against LNP as he tries to narrow in on who made the illegal recording of the Manheim Township School Board’s Executive Session
         The Judge’s order is immediately below and below that are several screenshots of the deposition of School Board Member Mark Anderson on June 12, 2017. (The full deposition and other depositions are available here – but note that there are 526 pages and it may take some time to load.)
    There will be much more tomorrow.





    *     What a hoot! Thank you for the email with the subject, “From sex educator to sex symbol.” Hmmm…click here for Fig!



         As LNP has been telling us: It is Sunshine Week! And in that vein, there are developments in two local lawsuits: William Murry v. LNP and Robert Field’s Right to Know request for city documents regarding the CRIZ award to LNP and High Industries.
         Let’s let that sunshine in, eh, LNP?
    Please check back later today.



    1. Mayor Sorace needs a quick lesson in posing for the camera. The inside photo of her ‘flashing’ her armpit is one of those poses that is usually avoided at all costs if you want to be taken seriously. That pose, and the pose where a woman sits with her knees and and her feet crossed and covering ‘vital parts.’

      Whenever I see major faux pas’ by supposed professional photographers I wonder who they voted for.

    2. Should rename it: White People

    3. LNP Sucks Too: you noticed that as well? Would be hard for an outsider to realize that Lancaster is about 50/50 when it comes to ethnic diversity.

    4. I was looking at one of the ad’s showing a rooftop garden/patio. The skyline didn’t look anything like Lancaster. Sure enough, in small print it says Atlanta, GA. You’ll notice too in their “southeast section” none of the pics are taken at street level, and there are no people shown. Someone new to the area and buying into the gentrified white hipster art community is in for a rude awakening ONCE THEY GET DOWNTOWN.

    5. Is it illegal to make records of any public meatings ever hand written notes?

    6. In Pennsylvania it is illegal to voice record someone without their knowledge or consent.

    7. It’s illegal only if there is an expectation of privacy by the people being recorded

    8. Pennsylvania’s wiretapping law is a “two-party consent” law. Pennsylvania makes it a crime to intercept or record a telephone call or conversation unless all parties to the conversation consent. See 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 5703 (link is to the entire code, choose Title 18, Part II, Article F, Chapter 57, Subchapter B, and then the specific provision).

      The law does not cover oral communications when the speakers do not have an “expectation that such communication is not subject to interception under circumstances justifying such expectation.” See 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 5702 (link is to the entire code, choose Title 18, Part II, Article F, Chapter 57, Subchapter A, and then the specific provision). Therefore, you may be able to record in-person conversations occurring in a public place without consent. However, you should always get the consent of all parties before recording any conversation that common sense tells you is private.

      In addition to subjecting you to criminal prosecution, violating the Pennsylvania wiretapping law can expose you to a civil lawsuit for damages by an injured party.

      Pennsylvania Recording Law

    9. It is NOT illegal to record someone in PA w/o their knowledge if you think a crime is going to be committed.

      If no crime was committed, so be it. It IS wrong for a newspaper – or any other journalism outlet – to use that recording (illegal or not) in a story full of lies.

      Expect LNP to give up their source in court. They could care less. They are covering one ass, and one ass, only.

      The bigger picture here is why does the D.A. go after a father in family court who recorded court proceedings and posted them to facebook, but does not care one bit about this recording, the newspaper’s culpability, etc?

      Craig Stedman’s priorities are f*cked up beyond belief. The last time he convened a grand jury was to screw then-Coroner Gary Kirchner (while sparing LNP), which was nothing but a personal vendetta.

      The public corruption in Lancaster County is so rampant it is laughable, if it were not so serious – cops, Lancaster City officials, you name it, they are CORRUPT. AND SO IS CRAIG STEDMAN. The thought that he might become a judge makes me want to puke.

      Police here waste hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money going after a young black kid who stole a bicycle from a rich white family 2-and-half-years ago, but they don’t spend a dime making Lancaster County a safer place to live for everyone, solving vicious homicides (unless committed by a minority), etc., etc.

      Lancaster County is the most vile, corrupt, dark place I have ever had the displeasure of living, let alone associating with but, sorry to say, most of the people who live here are equally vile because they don’t give a rat’s ass about anything that doesn’t directly affect them.

      Why does anyone think Lancaster needs more hotel rooms? The convention center is a money loser, as I always predicted, because NOBODY WANTS TO VISIT HERE – FOR GOOD REASON.

      Lancaster City AND Lancaster County are the cesspool of Pennsylvania, as are the people who live here and the “leaders” they elect.

    10. You are wrong about the grand jury – Stedman has one convened right now! And LNP does no follow-up on results or how much this is costing the public. They claim to have solved one murder and charged two men as a result of the current grand jury (link below).

      The grand jury is expected to operate for 18 months, although prosecutors could request an extra six months if needed.

      Unsolved murders get another look; Lancaster County district attorney calls grand jury to aid in investigations

      2 Lancaster men charged with 2015 city homicide after grand jury hearing