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*    Sunday’s fatal police-involved shooting in southeast Lancaster doesn’t have to be a setback for police-community relations, but an opportunity for the city to continue to work on those relationships, a city spokesman said Wednesday.
The opening sentence to LNP’s late afternoon article by Lindsey Blest that is now the lead story on their website, “Lancaster mayor’s office addresses community tension after police-involved shooting,” (click here).
     Who is the city spokesman, Lindsey? You quote Chief of Staff Matt Johnson repeatedly throughout the article. Was it him or someone else and why don’t you tell us who said it? This is unacceptable journalism! Identify the “spokesman” that you open your blatantly slanted story with!


     A commenter sent a link to a very strong piece by Kevin Ressler in The Mennonite (the beginning is immediately below and click here for his entire post). Please take the time to read it and it’s not too early to say, “Kevin Ressler for Mayor!”
     Below that is a notice from the City of Lancaster for a meeting for input on the police use of  force (click here for the Facebook event page). It is on Wednesday, October 3rd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in city hall. Also included is an excellent comment from a city resident.

[Editor’s note: There is an LNP editorial about MAW and LanCity Connect today (click here) and of course there is Sunday’s article as well. I’m coming to it!]




     The girlfriend of Ricardo Avenia (“Macho”) who was shot and killed by police on Sunday took to social media last evening to tell her side.



  1. Anonymous says:

    Its ashame that people take a cop’s word over a person who was there! The one cop had a domestic violence against his wife but still on the force. Lcp are the worst and they brutally murdered that man!!!

  2. Tired says:

    I think she felt obligated to make that video. How do you think she would be getting treated by his friends/family, if she would have standed with the police? He could have clearly been a good guy, but that day he made a wrong choice. If the Police would have thought like other people, “ he wasn’t going to do it.” She probably be dead. She made a mistake on the video by saying, “ Don’t kill my kid.” Was it s mistake? Or did she say that to Macho? Hmm

  3. Lang Kisster says:

    Just another excuse to hate LPD.

  4. LOL says:

    This is the biggest crock of poop I’ve ever heard he was an abuser and she was used to it and now sees a big payday I’m sure she is in shock probably didn’t think it would ever come to that but if the police wouldn’t went in and instead they stood outside and eat donuts and drink coffee and she would have got shot in the head everybody on that street would have been crying the blues why didn’t they make entry they should have took him out now she’s dead….. there is no way to make everybody happy in a story like this

  5. huh? says:

    Hostage negotiator? What’s that?? (says every wannabe SWAT adorned LPD officer)

  6. Lang Kisster says:

    After a few times watching the video, I’m guessing she’s laying the groundwork for a lawsuit to get an out of court settlement offer. She really doesn’t look or sound all that traumatized.

    • Becky says:

      According to Dr. Phil – people handle tragedy in different ways. I think she may still be in shock. Her life just got completely turned upside down.

  7. Lang Kisster says:

    She left out the part where “Macho” was holding a gun to her head

  8. Lang Kisster says:

    Lancaster would be so much better off had Kevin Ressler been elected mayor as opposed to the female mayor Dick.

  9. huh? says:

    This deserves an update page of its own. Kevin Ressler should be mayor of Lancaster right now.