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     District Attorney Craig Stedman made LNP news again today regarding records associated with his leased SUV. What doesn’t get mentioned often is all the unsolved murders in Lancaster County. So how about a follow-up to the below January 15, 2019 article – they’ve had four months and yet another grand jury was empaneled (click here).
    Have they had any success? What exactly are they doing? I’ll mention several obvious cases tomorrow and also an idea for fired LNP reporter Tom Knapp. Remember when LNP was doing an “occasional series” on the unsolved murders? There hasn’t been one in a very long time…




    I had a pleasant phone conversation with a very nice East Lampeter Township Police Officer yesterday afternoon. I don’t agree with their stance and I think if Steven Markle were harassing an LNP or WGAL reporter the way he is harassing me he would be charged by now.
     But an official report has been made and I intend to follow-up and also contact an attorney to pursue this further. I will keep you up to date on developments but what really annoys me is that all of this takes time away from the investigating, reporting and writing that I love to do. So, it will be back to the news later today.

[Editor’s note: One of the comments into this site started with – “I can imagine that this person is in contact with everyone mentioned on your site.” Yes, he is that insane. But my favorite was when I ran a column by F&M’s G. Terry Madonna (pictured above) who added me to his email list for his column distribution to media outlets across the state.
      Markle said he was going to contact Madonna! Can you imagine this idiot, insane convicted stalker talking to Madonna? LOL! I did not request to be added to his email list but I will say again I appreciate it and thank him for recognizing this site and I am still receiving the emails.
     If you hear from Markle, know that he is a mentally ill, convicted stalker who will soon be convicted again. From the “CHERYL & STEVE MARKLE” tab at the top of this site:
     Cyberstalking is a compulsion. It aims to humiliate, control, frighten, manipulate, embarrass, get revenge at, or otherwise harm the victim. Many cyberstalkers are obsessed, unstable, or otherwise mentally ill. Still, others are simply angry or hurt and have crossed the line into criminal activity when expressing these emotions. While they can exhibit charm and eloquence, they are generally isolated and desperate, have very low self-esteem, and are especially sensitive to rejection.  The financial ruin of the victim can also be part of their goal. Where some of us may poke our nose into Facebook a little too often or fanatically follow a celebrity online, a cyberstalker will go further by repeatedly sending unwanted anonymous messages, threats, or comments, and he or she will continue doing these things despite repeated requests and warnings to stop.]    



    Pennsylvania Prosecutor Used Asset Forfeiture Funds To Lease SUV
    County officials say the Lancaster County district attorney’s use of $20,000 in funds intended for drug enforcement to lease an SUV is “improper.”

    C.J. Ciaramella | 3.6.2019 8:30 AM
    Michael Candelori/ZUMA Press/Newscom

    The district attorney in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania used asset forfeiture revenues intended for drug enforcement to lease a 2016 Toyota Highlander, local newspaper LNP reports:

    Since January 2016, the [Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman] has spent more than $21,000 in drug forfeiture proceeds, the largest source of revenue for the county’s taxpayer-supported Drug Task Force, to lease and maintain the sport-utility vehicle, records show.

    Stedman has driven the SUV to Harrisburg at least 16 times since the spring of 2017, parking records show. His expense reports show he used the vehicle for district attorney business—attending legislative hearings, meeting with the governor’s staff and taking part in law conferences and training—that was not directly related to drug-law enforcement.

    *******The report is yet another instance of local prosecutors, drug task forces, and law enforcement using asset forfeiture revenue as a slush fund.**********

    Under civil forfeiture laws, police can seize cash and property suspected of being connected to criminal activity, even if the owner is never convicted or even charged with a crime.

    In Macomb County, Michigan, county officials have launched an audit of the local prosecutor’s office after a successful public records lawsuit revealed more than $100,000 in questionable expenditures from the asset forfeiture fund, including using the funds for office furniture, birthdays, and retirement parties.

    In Illinois, former La Salle County state’s attorney Brian Towne is facing criminal charges for misconduct and misappropriating public funds after he allegedly spent asset forfeiture funds on an SUV, WiFi for his home, and local youth sports programs. Town created his own highway interdiction unit and asset forfeiture fund for his office, an unusual move that the Illinois Supreme Court later ruled was illegal.

    A 2016 Department of Justice Inspector General audit found that an Illinois police department spent more than $20,000 in equitable sharing funds on accessories for two lightly used motorcycles, including after-market exhaust pipes, decorative chrome, and heated handgrips.

    And who could forget the Georgia sheriff who purchased a $90,000 Dodge Viper with forfeiture funds for the department’s DARE program? Or the other Georgia sheriff who bought a $70,000 Dodge Charger Hellcat (707 horsepower and tinted windows) with forfeiture funds?

    Law enforcement groups say civil asset forfeiture is a vital tool to disrupt drug trafficking and other organized crime. However, civil liberties groups say there are far too few due process protections for property owners and too many perverse profit incentives for police.

    Many states also have lax reporting requirements for asset forfeiture, making it hard, if not impossible, to keep tabs on what police are seizing, from whom, and what they are spending the proceeds on.

    Former Reason contributor Aaron Malin has been suing the pants off local Missouri drug task forces and prosecutors to get their asset forfeiture expenditures.

    In 2017, Philadelphia Weekly, in collaboration with City & State PA, reported that the local D.A.’s office had spent $7 million in asset forfeiture funds over the last five years, including “at least one contract that appears to have violated city ethics guidelines—construction work awarded to a company linked to one of the DA’s own staff detectives.”

    You will surely be surprised to read that, back in Lancaster, Stedman’s office is battling to hide more of its asset forfeiture expenditures. LNP continues:

    The district attorney is fighting LNP’s request to review records of hundreds of thousands of dollars in seized drug-related property here every year. The state Office of Open Records has ordered Stedman to release those records, but the district attorney has appealed to the county Court of Common Pleas and argues the law shields expenditure records from disclosure.

  2. my 2 cents says:

    What is there stance?? Obviously they don’t think it is a crime, but wondering what the reasoning is?

    • Becky says:

      Their stance is as follows: harassment is a summary offense (although he didn’t mention it but it can also be a misdemeanor in PA), therefore a judge would not sign a warrant for his computer which would very easily identify him as the sender of over 2,000 profanity laced comments into this site. He said what I was sent was not a “terroristic threat” which would rise to a misdemeanor and they could go to a judge for a warrant – but it would have to be a direct death threat to qualify as a “terroristic threat.”

      • Becky says:

        And your question made me think because we (the officer and I) discussed all the harassment charges in the police logs arising out of three or four texts or pone calls when the receiver of the texts or phone calls had simply told them not to text or call them again. He said, well, the person often admits to sending them or something like that. But in order to prove it the police would need the sender’s phone so how do they get a warrant for the phone if a summary offense isn’t worth going to a judge for a warrant???

  3. Anonymous says:

    I believe the Lancaster County D.A. is aware of your stalking situation, could stop it with a flick of his wrist and deliberately chooses not to, and has ordered the relevant police depts not to charge him. If this is the same guy who runs the anti Becky website that praises the d.a. it is easy to see why this might be true and where a potential conflict of interest lies. His terrorization of you, along with the positive accolades to Stedman, whom we know despises you for telling the truth, is an overt/covert way to “shoot the messenger”. Again, I would ignore both of them.

  4. Anonymous says:

    And BTW, “taking away from reporting, investigating” etc. is the goal. You are playing right into their hands. IGNORE HIM.

  5. Anonymous says:

    You will not got justice in Lancaster County when your stalker is bought and paid for by the D.A. To charge him would expose that. Speaking from experience.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I was also contacted once by him for participation on this site.

    • Becky says:

      Just curious – how could he know who you are? I don’t know!

      • Incognito says:

        That’s because you don’t spend hours and hours obsessing over his failure of a site. Remember, this is the guy who posted for months that Obama was born in Kenya and is a secret Muslim whose wedding ring has secret Muslim stuff engraved on it.

        He’s mentally ill and belongs in an institution. Word on the street is he doesn’t take his meds. The world is stuck with him until he crosses the wrong person.

  7. Benton Harbor says:

    He tried his stuff with me for a while
    , but then he stopped

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