WHO WATCHES THE POLICE?
The Lancaster Police are out of control (see the shocking development under this post). I have been saying that on this site for years. And I have not said that lightly. No one in Lancaster watches the police – and that – combined with their huge power has led to incredible abuses within the department.
It is LNP’s – the media’s – job to watch them and hold them accountable and LNP has not done that for years. They have yet to write an article about the second shocking video that came within days of the first, viral video of Sean Williams being tased.
I will come back to all of this tomorrow and if DA Stedman does not announce an investigation into Detective Nickel and his assault of an incapacitated subject and his attempted intimidation of a witness, I will contact the State Attorney General’s Office and state and national media.
— — — — In other news, Dwain London Jr. and Patrick Baker both had their preliminary hearings this afternoon for the May 23 arsons at city hall and a city owned vehicle. According to their dockets, all charges for both were waived over to Common Pleas Court where their formal arraignments are both scheduled for August 10th. The two remain in prison on 2 million cash bail.
** Also from the article:
Reached for comment, Brian Mildenburg observes:
If it’s true that those messages were left by a member of the Lancaster police, then the public should be aware that the Lancaster police are engaging in inappropriate, offensive, homophobic and misogynistic conduct towards individuals who are simply protesting the excessive force used upon Sean Williams when he was tased for no reason while peacefully seated on the curb.
* From the below article:
Stuart-Verner also reached out to Sean Williams’ lawyer Brian Mildenberg. Mildenberg has lodged an official complaint with the Attorney General of Pennsylvania.
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
PA AG CONTACTED!
* Eliza Booth of Lancaster Stands Up mentioned other examples of what she called “unchecked aggression” by police, including another captured in an online video posted recently in which a city police officer swears and strikes the head of a black man lying prone and handcuffed on the sidewalk and yells at the person filming the incident, “Back off!”
IT WAS WRONG!