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     Even though David Smucker’s docket indicates he was present at his preliminary hearing today, I am told that he did not attend and his lawyer took care of all the paperwork.
     The below in from G. Terry Madonna of F&M. Discourse over discord!


*    According to his updated docket, David Smucker waived his preliminary hearing today and all charges were carried over to the Court of Common Pleas.


      David Smucker is scheduled to have his preliminary hearing today at 1:00 pm on 24 felony charges for child sexual assault including his own daughters (see above). His docket has not been updated to reflect the change Judge David Ashworth ordered in his $2 million cash bail and his “relocation” from the prison to a very questionable Amish facility for sexual abusers known as Whispering Hope.
     The beginning of an excellent Letter to the Editor titled, “Leniency for Emmanuella Osei,” (click here to read this entire, very important letter).
     Mayor Danene Sorace loses her mind in today’s LNP column (click here). Does she think this is clever? Give this woman some real work to do!
Please check back later today.


  1. Ohwellist says:

    Lol at Beckys comment on giving the mayor some real work to do that was funny. That “work” was written in a child like way, but it gave people phone numbers and listed who was responsible for the streets which is good.

  2. Layne Kisster says:

    Hi! I’m Stabby the Knife. You looked at my sneakers disrespectfully so I’m going to have to run in to you. But, since this didn’t happen around gallery row or any trendy craft beer gardens, it’s no big deal.

  3. Layne Kisster says:

    Some other characters Mayor Dickina may want to become: Stabby the Knife, Bangy the Gun, Cracky the Crack Dealer, Slumy the Slumlord, Connie the Condo. Sorace the shyster would be a tad too obvious.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It would be a good time NOT to re-elect Republican nominee and incumbent Jackie Pfursich as Clerk of Courts. SHE MADE MONEY OFF THIS TRAGEDY!

  5. Anonymous says:

    The judge for this woman is female – the only female judge on the county bench. Her attorney is “private” – rather than the public defender’s office – and he is Edwin Pfursich – the husband of the Lancaster County Clerk of Courts, Jackie Pfursich. She pled guilty to the only charge against her, so it’s not, as if, she had an advocate. He was court appointed, gets paid for that, and, basically, did absolutely nothing for her. Nice work if you can get it. This poor woman is cooked. And…she’s been in prison ever since committing the heinous crime of giving birth – alone and scared, no doubt.

  6. Layne Kisster says:

    And with Lancaster County DA Craig Stedman, it’s like Smucker has two attorney’s.

  7. my goodness says:

    Isn’t this special, the old Amish perv didn’t even have to leave his bucolic forest retreat.

  8. Layne Kisster says:

    OMG! That is the most juvenile piece of crap I’ve ever read written by an adult.

  9. huh? says:

    The prison seems to be able to medically care for a woman who went through a traumatic birth and lock her up away from mental and familial support.

    If they are equipped to deal with something that complex, surely they could keep a seventy four year old perv comfy.

    The sad part is that whole swathes of the country want the same thing, and worse, to happen if a woman’s body dares to reject a fetus. Don’t believe that? Research the new and proposed laws concerning births and miscarriages.

  10. Layne Kisster says:

    From today’s LNP

    “Tell us your favorite place to get breakfast in Lancaster County”

  11. Layne Kisster says:

    Mayor Dickina saw her shadow and ran back into her office for six more weeks

  12. OnTheBeachByNoon says:

    I agree with the letter writer. When I first read this story on your site I cried. I was travelling, pulled off onto a rest area, and immediately called the ACLU of PA, the Women’s Law Project and every other advocacy group I could think of BEGGING them to help this woman. –
    Something I have never done. Obviously, to no avail. Amish babies are stillborn in homebirths all the time (read the obits) and they are not charged for not seeking medical care. I guess the scene was just too gory for law enforcement in this case. Who was her feckless lawyer who did NOT advocate for her? Please name him / her. Why is LNP covering it like its your everday police blotter item. How about some enterprise reporting on this? Outside expert commentary, stats, women’s rts groups, etc. For all thos rt wing anti-abortionists…are you happy now???!! EVERY WOMAN IN AMERICA SHOULD BE OUTRAGED. THIS STORY NEEDS TO GO VIRAL. PA IS DISGUSTING TO DO THIS TO A WOMAN! Becky, PLEASE fax this story to AP newswire. There should be a MARCH ON THE COURTHOUSE the day this woman is sentenced to tell this county we will not tolerate this abuse! Who is the judge? Women: Start writing him letters. This is DESPICABLE. He (we KNOW its a HE) needs to DISMISS THE CHARGES. MAN UP, A*SHOLES!

  13. my goodness says:

    And then the perv gets to go back to his nice forest retreat? While Emmanuella gets sent to prison because our pathetic system absolutely failed this woman. And our mayor should be concentrating on repairing deplorable conditions outside of the magazine district and ending pumping raw sewage into the Stogie.

  14. Anonymous says:

    That, whatever it was, from Danene was infuriating. Speaking to everyone like they are a 4 year old is insulting.

    While on the topic of does she ever do real work, have you ever looked at the facebook page for the mayor’s office of neighborhood engagement? I would say after looking at all the pictures of pizza parties with F&M students the appearance that is given is a solid no.

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