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  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * BLATANTLY SLANTING THE NEWS!

    Posted on June 14th, 2018 Becky 6 comments

         I am doing some research this afternoon but truth – if it is truth in this case – really is stranger than fiction. An 18-year-old was willing to pour gasoline on a city owned vehicle and the entrance to city hall and light it for $40 (click here)! Now he is in Lancaster County Prison also on $2 million cash bail. You can imagine the comments on social media…

    *    This part of a comment came in this morning under yesterday’s post and I have also moved it under this post:
         London’s claim that his property was improperly condemned due to a leaking downspout and not a leaking sanitary sewer as was reported, should be easily verifiable one way or the other. It would be nice to see the documentation prepared by the city code officials in condemning the property. London publicly made the claim the condemnation was improper, the city needs to publicly respond and provide verifiable documentation.
         If it wasn’t actually a leaking sanitary sewer, but only a downspout there is credibility to be lost by the city and gained by London.
         Excellent, excellent point! Will LNP follow-up on this? I will file a Right to Know request for the condemnation documents. It would also be responsible of council to release to the public the document London handed to each council member and the mayor at Tuesday’s meeting.

    & IGNORING THE OBVIOUS

    Stuhldreher

         So let me get this straight. LNP reporter Tim Stuhldreher attended Tuesday’s city council meeting sitting in his normal seat in the front row and somehow he doesn’t think that Dwain London Sr. addressing city council is newsworthy (see the posts below on this site)? Unbelievable!

         And besides that, the woman and her mother who demanded an apology from the police at the last meeting spoke again at Tuesday’s meeting and councilwoman Janet Diaz actually requested paperwork from Patrick Hopkins regarding a mysterious $75,000!
    SLANTING THE NEWS!
         In Tuesday’s print edition of LNP, their article on Lancaster City Police Officer Jonathan Caple begins as below on the left from a screenshot of their e-Newspaper. It read the same online – until it was changed – see the opening sentences on the right from the revised article (click here for it online).
         Oh, it’s subtle but it’s important. On the left the big story in the first sentence is his PFA was extended for six months. In the revised story online the big story is it will be withdrawn in December if he doesn’t violate it, as if that’s a good thing.
         It is not a good thing! Why would an officer who has a PFA against him and cannot carry a gun continue to be on the force? And who is doing the “internal investigation” at the Lancaster City Police Department – Caple’s best friend.
    Please check back later today.
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    6 responses to “AFTERNOON UPDATE * BLATANTLY SLANTING THE NEWS!”

    1. Evidenced by the change in verbiage in the article, if anyone doesn’t believe that the LNP isn’t in cahoots with the LPD just isn’t paying attention.

      It’s not just an update; it’s meant to present Caple in a better light. Like a soft focus camera shot of a situation that when in clear focus is an ugly thing.

      Why then does the LNP kowtow to the cops etc.?

    2. This comment came in under yesterday’s post and I’m also posting it here:

      Thanks for providing written coverage of the council meetings.

      There is no doubt Dwain London is a very smooth operator. I am still of the opinion that he is more a very skilled con-man, than a generous do-gooder.

      Youtube videos provided by a previous tenant do a good job both documenting both his less than savory actions, but also detail that city officials were fully aware previously of what he was doing and choose to take no action.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H3rhDN8-kYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H3rhDN8-kY

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZIpXaS0xhAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZIpXaS0xhA

      So now you have clearly two less than reliable parties in this dispute.

      London’s claim that his property was improperly condemned due to a leaking downspout and not a leaking sanitary sewer as was reported, should be easily verifiable one way or the other. It would be nice to see the documentation prepared by the city code officials in condemning the property. London publicly made the claim the condemnation was improper, the city needs to publicly respond and provide verifiable documentation.

      If it wasn’t actually a leaking sanitary sewer, but only a downspout there is credibility to be lost by the city and gained by London.

    3. “Why then does the LNP kowtow to the cops etc.?” For the same reason they don’t do follow-ups, dot n’s spell check, omit pertinent information in a story, or include pictures of Amish puppy mill operators….
      THEY’RE LNP!

    4. I would argue the change in the article actually works against Officer Caple in one important deleted detail. The revised one no longer mentions within the first two paragraphs that the terms were an agreement/deal between the parties. Instead, it makes it appear as though it was the judge that decided to extend the PFA instead of the common “cooling off period” often agreed to between parties when they decide not to go through with an evidentiary hearing. Aside from a ordering a continuance, a judge would have no power to extend a PFA (absent agreement) without a hearing and finding that the plaintiff met her burden…in which case, they also would not be permitted to grant an automatic dismissal of the action in the absence of further issues.

    5. Typical liberal behavior. If something doesn’t go your way resort to name calling, or as in this case, violence.

    6. Nonsense! 🙂