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  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – “NOT A HOMICIDE”

    Posted on August 17th, 2018 Becky 8 comments

    CHANGES TO POLICING!

         The below is a post on the “Lancaster Stands Up” Facebook page. The event page for the Town Hall, sponsored by the City Of Lancaster and others, is here.

    —  Thursday, August 23 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.
    —  Location: Bright Side Opportunities Center, 515 Hershey Avenue.

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    & COMPLETE HYPOCRISY!

    LNP’s lead story online today.

         And yet, LNP did not say a word about the above horrific injustice that just occurred in July (click here for the original on this site).

         And this online headline is deceptive. The headline in today’s print edition of LNP on page A-3 makes it clear:

         They are not “reviewing” the case – they have reviewed it and it’s over and from the article:
         “We reviewed our case to ensure that nothing was missed,” said Rick Trunfio, first assistant district attorney.
         “We determined nothing was missed. This baby’s case here was not a homicide,” he told LNP Thursday.

  • * STANDING UP TO TRUMP!

    Posted on August 16th, 2018 Becky 6 comments

         According to Richard Musser today by voicemail – his auntie who is an attorney and called me at 10:44 pm last night (I hung up on her) is coming after me! Oh, no! I’m packing my bags and preparing to leave town – not!
         Actually, I’m just taking the afternoon off! LIP News will be back tomorrow.

     

    BLATANT RACISM!

    *    I hope the LNP Editorial Board warned the Millersville University President about the blatant racism he and his family will face in Lancaster (oh, and in the LNP offices too!).
          There is this recent example (click here for the original and the video):

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    FREE PRESS = DEMOCRACY!

    CNN (click here)

       

    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * RICHARD MUSSER…

    Posted on August 15th, 2018 Becky 17 comments

    DON’T TRY IT HERE!

        I’ll say it one last time: There are billions of websites on the world-wide web. If you don’t like this one, don’t come here. I’ve been doing this for 14 years: I know crazy and I know stalkers all too well. Don’t try it here!
        Tomorrow – back to the “real” news!

    *   The first time I wrote about Richard Musser was in December of last year and it is below and the original is here.
         There have been three phone calls this afternoon. Do not threaten me again! There are literally billions of websites on the world-wide web. If you don’t like this one – then don’t come here.

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    CEASE & DESIST!

       

     From left to right – Muraro, Musser and Gillhoolley.

         I would like to thank LNP President Caroline Muraro and Social Media Manager Andrea Gillhoolley for allowing the below comment from my obsessed and violent stalker, Richard Musser, to stay up on Lancaster Online for three weeks. It breaks every one of your commenting guidelines.
         It is posted under the “article” by Muraro, “LancasterOnline launches digital subscription service: A message from LNP’s president,” (click here).
         I have an idea, Caroline – since you need money so badly maybe you could fire all of your attorneys and hire Musser as your legal consultant!  Actually, if you are worried about a woman in Philadelphia typing on a laptop with your 80 plus editorial staff in your multi-million dollar building then you have bigger problems than even Richard Musser can solve!
         I’m still waiting for that “cease & desist letter,” Caroline, but Musser will certainly be getting one from me.

    To be continued…

  • *** – ** – * CORRUPTION IN THE LANCASTER JUSTICE SYSTEM!

    Posted on August 14th, 2018 Becky 2 comments

    DISHING IT OUT?

     

    ***  You talk about corruption in the county police departments and the Lancaster District Attorney’s Office and suddenly they get busy trying to impress the public with all the work they are allegedly doing:
    —  The Lancaster City Police suddenly put out video of an armed robbery from June 16th looking for help to identify the two robbers! What was the almost two month delay? Who knows and no one asks! (You can watch the video on the police YouTube channel – click here.)
    —  And District Attorney Craig Stedman announced an arrest and murder charges lodged in the death of a baby on July 16th. What was the almost one month delay? Her boyfriend has an alibi; she was home alone with the baby and the coroner ruled the death “a homicide caused by strangulation and suffocation” according to the DA’s press release.
         Yes, I know, they had to “investigate” – apparently to find out about those dishes! From the DA’s press release (click here):
         Parrow told police that she put the child down to sleep, went to another room to do dishes and returned, about 10 minutes later, to find the child unresponsive.
         An investigation revealed Parrow did not wash dishes – there were few dishes at the home and those found were dirty.
         So, I’ll ask DA Stedman again: How many murder charges do you have waiting in your back pocket to counter any “bad” press?

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    VERY SICK?

    **   This comment is posted under the article about Candace Parrow being charged with the murder of her four-month-old baby on Lancaster Online.
         Parrow is obviously mentally ill and people want to know the circumstances of her other baby’s death in New York state. What happened to D’Yante Gillette? How did he die?

    *    Your murder charges against Candace Parrow (see the post below) are not going to make me forget about this from yesterday, DA Stedman! How many other murder charges are you holding in your back pocket?

    JUDGE OR JAIL?

    An LNP article currently online (click here).

         Why does LNP constantly talk about District Attorney Craig Stedman becoming a judge? Why don’t they talk about Stedman going to jail?
    Please check back later today.

  • * DECEPTIVE, TERRIBLE REPORTING!

    Posted on August 11th, 2018 Becky 1 comment

    * A GoFundMe page has been established for Blake Shearer (click here).

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    RAPING THE PUBLIC!

         I made an extra strong cup of coffee and sat down this morning determined to understand LNP’s article, “How many untested rape kits are there in Lancaster County?” (click here).
         I read the article quickly once and my immediate response was, “huh?” I determined I needed to fully understand what this article was stating so I took my coffee and despite the terrible graphics I concentrated on every sentence.
         My conclusion – reporter Lindsey Blest is playing games and never answers the initial question. From the article:     Blest never tells us if the 28 backlogged kits from 2016 have been tested! Never!

         And in her chart, for Lancaster City alone there were 15 that “Baseline inventory of sexual assault kits not yet submitted for testing on September 7, 2015″ and 14 that were “Number of sexual assault evidence kits awaiting testing.”
         She never states if those have been tested – if the backlog has been cleared! She states, “there were no backlogged rape kits in Lancaster County in 2017” which is great for 2017 but she never answers about the backlogged kits from previous years.
         This is terrible and deceptive reporting and writing!

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – *** BREAKING NEWS *** WILL LNP HOLD ANYONE ACCOUNTABLE?

    Posted on August 10th, 2018 Becky 7 comments

    A WHOLE
    LOT OF EXPLAINING!

     

        Lancaster City Police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser and District Attorney Craig Stedman have a whole lot of explaining to do! They charged Justin Perry with two heinous felonies and then quietly withdrew the charges after the damage in the media had already been done. Unbelievable! There will be more tomorrow.

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    ***  According to Chris in District Judge Bruce Roth’s office this afternoon, Lancaster Detective Lt. Philip Berkihiser withdrew the charges against Perry this morning. She said any other information regarding his case would have to come from the police.

    **   Justin Perry needs to get an attorney and have that docket entry removed! He also needs the attorney to get an explanation of why he was charged in the first place and if the police don’t have a good answer, sue the heck out of them and also get his attorney’s fees paid back by the police.
         The police may not like his being what they call a “vigilante,” but they can’t just make up charges! Outrageous! These police are out of control!

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    CHARGES WITHDRAWN!

    *    The two felonies charged against Justin Perry (MR 17 5 40) were withdrawn this morning before District Judge Bruce Roth according to his docket (see below and click here for the LNP article, “Man captured in Facebook video being accused of soliciting sex from ‘girl’ charged”). 
         So why was he charged in the first place? To scare him? You can’t do that!

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    “THROWING CABLE”

    Posted on the “LanCity Connect” Facebook page under one of their relentless posts – this one titled, “Take a look at Jackson, Mississippi’s plans to provide a fiber optic network to its residents!” 

         Where is the over $5 million dollars the City of Lancaster has given and loaned MAW Communications? Where is that high-speed, low cost internet?

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!

    Posted on August 9th, 2018 Becky No comments

    AN INSULT
    TO THE PUBLIC!

         What was LNP and the Caucus editor Tom Murse doing today? Was he doing relentless independent investigative reporting to find out what happened to over $5 million dollars of the public’s money that went to MAW Communications?
         Nope! He was insulting the public with this crap! Unbelievable!

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    “HE’S BAD NEWS!” – 2

    The headline in today’s LNP print edition to their editorial about firefighter scams.

         Why hasn’t LNP told the public about an over $5 million dollar scam called MAW Communications and LanCity Connect? A year ago I spoke to a businessman who did not hold back his thoughts about MAW Communications president Frank Wiczkowski (see below and click here for the original).
         It’s a year later and LNP has yet to inform and protect the public from this scammer!

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – CHANGE IS COMING?

    Posted on August 8th, 2018 Becky 5 comments

    FAVYAN ASIA

    NEXT BILLIONAIRE?

         When you go to the “LanCity Connect” Facebook page a chat box comes up and they state they will reply “instantly!” And as you can see in the below – they did – with an auto response and I have not heard back from them since.
         I am trying to contact/speak with Favyan Asia so that I can be fair and get his side of the story. As you can see from the info box on his personal Facebook page below he states he is the “Lead Network Engineer at MAW Communications.” He also manages the LanCity Connect and the MAW Communications Facebook pages along with two others.
         And this guy is local and knows people. I’ve seen  former mayoral candidate Tony Dastra comment on Asia’s page and  I’ve seen Asia comment on Councilwoman Janet Diaz’s Facebook page.
         And I want to know what the hell is going on with MAW and LanCity Connect and what he does all day! And a lot more. So Favyan, (“TheNextBillionaires”), please contact me!    

      

    APPLY TODAY!

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE -WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE CITY?

    Posted on August 7th, 2018 Becky 6 comments

    “RELENTLESS INDEPENDENT
    INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING”

       

         Wow! Married elected officials pushing to be in control of our tax dollars. Sounds like the fox guarding the hen house.
    A comment posted on Lancaster Online under the story, “State Sen. Scott Martin, county treasurer Amber Martin, push tax collector bill in Harrisburg hearing,” (click here).    
         So, LNP and Caucus editor, Tom Murse, did you check the bonds your office received for Lancaster County Treasurer Amber Martin? Did you?
         You see, when she was elected treasurer her name was Amber Green. Remember that, Tom? So shouldn’t there be a bond in the name of “Amber Green?”
         Maybe your new and recent college graduate reporter, Carter Walker,  who received the bonds and wrote the story, “Lancaster County treasurer secures insurance to collect municipal taxes,”  doesn’t know (click here)!
         Why wouldn’t he know, Tom? Because you never told the public that State Senator Scott Martin married Lancaster County Treasurer Amber Green after both got divorces (Scott secretly for the second time) and she took his name and became Amber Martin!
         It gets messy when you withhold information from the public, doesn’t it, Tom? Your own reporters might not know important facts like there should be a bond in the name of Amber Green!
         Are you going to do some relentless independent investigative reporting to find out why there is a missing bond, Tom, and tell the public why they are not protected?
         To be continued: Why didn’t Tom tell the public about Scott and Amber?

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    NEWS OR AD?

          Two decades ago, developers asked to invest in downtown Lancaster might have replied, “Why should I?”
          Today the answer is more likely to be, “Why not?”
          Thanks largely to hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in the past dozen or so years, center city has been transformed from an ailing area to an appealing one.
    The opening sentences to the LNP article by Tim Mekeel, “East King Street building to be next downtown structure to be redeveloped,” (click here).
         Is this a news article or an ad for downtown Lancaster and LNP’s Marriott Hotel?

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – HOW MUCH DOES MARTIN COLLECT?

    Posted on August 6th, 2018 Becky 6 comments

    RACISM CONTINUES! – 2

         …“We want to create a department that looks more like the community we serve,” Berkihiser said.
         … Just nine of the 136 officers live within city limits.
    From the June 6, 2018 LNP article, “Lancaster city police, seeking diverse recruits, step up outreach efforts,” (click here).
         They have been saying that for years and yet, over and over again, we have the below from August 3rd on this site (click here for the original)! Who will call these liars out? There will be much more tomorrow.
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    ***  I forgot to include that Perry tells Blas that he is currently on probation so the fact that no bail has been set on the new charges and he is free is even stranger!

    ANOTHER VIGILANTE!

       

    **   “Team Loyalty,” Tony Blas, was on Good Morning America this morning and you can watch his segment here. He does exactly what Justin Perry does and the reason I bring this up, besides the coincidence, is that Blas had a live Facebook feed yesterday and at about 20 minutes in he talks with Perry and Perry says his phone was “clean” when he gave it to Lancaster Detectives.
         Again, Perry has been charged with two felonies including having child pornography on his phone and yet bail has not been set and he is currently free.
         The live Facebook feed with Blas and Perry is here. Please note there is explicit and vulgar language.

    *    In the strange and never ending saga of $60 million missing dollars, Christine C. Shubert, in her capacity as Chapter 7 Trustee for Worley & Obetz, Inc., filed a “lis pendens” action against the owners of 10 properties in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas on August 3rd (see below the property list).
         That means they want the turnover of the properties to the bankruptcy estate.   
         The properties are:
    —  211 S. Charlotte St., Manheim
    —  55 Doe Run Rd., Manheim
    —  1075 White Oak Rd., Manheim
    —  35 Doe Run Rd., Manheim
    —  535 Stiegel Valley Rd., Manheim
    —  202 Greenfield Rd., Lancaster
    —  149 Doe Run Rd., Manheim
    —   45 Doe Run Rd., Manheim
    —   62 Doe Run Rd., Manheim
    —   41 Doe Run Rd., Manheim

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    IS IT ENOUGH & NAMES!

         …In response to a Right-to-Know request, LNP received a copy of two bonds in Martin’s name issued July 18.
         One was for $500,000 and covered Jan. 4, 2016, through June 30, 2018. The second was for $1 million and covers July 1 of this year through Jan. 3 of 2020, which would be the end of Martin’s first term.
    From today’s LNP story, “Lancaster County treasurer secures insurance to collect municipal taxes,” (click here).
         Yes, I received the bonds on Friday as well. The first page of the two bonds are below. Question: Is $500,000 and $1 million enough? And there’s another major problem: Martin didn’t marry State Senator Scott Martin until March 10, 2017. Shouldn’t there also be a bond in the name of Amber Green?

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  • A BREAK IN CITY COUNCIL!

    Posted on August 5th, 2018 Becky No comments

    HE’S A CRIMINAL!    

         Today’s LNP editorial is titled, “Backing civil statute of limitations reform would be the best way bishops could help child sexual abuse victims,” (click here).
          I encountered and was defeated by the statute of limitations when I sued my parents years ago. And I wrote about it (click here and most of the legal documents are on the original LIP News site).
          I don’t go back to the incest story often – but in looking this morning for the statute of limitations piece this was also there. This simply amazes me every time I read it!

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         For instance, Plaintiff’’s father, who is an anthropologist, was occasionally out of the country during her childhood. It is important for him to know when the alleged events took place so that he can ascertain his own whereabouts at the time Plaintiff contends he was at home in Lancaster engaging in child abuse.”
    (From the Brief of Appellees filed with the Superior Court on January 6, 2005.)
     
         I sent this letter to a friend regarding the above: ““What a howl! I guess 365 days a year for 18 years wasn’’t enough time. And it wasn’’t “child abuse” it was sexual abuse/incest. My father may have been out of the country once before I was 18. He went to Africa for several weeks to visit my brother who was living there. That is the only time I remember him being “out of the country” let alone out of the state! The anthropologist part is ironic on so many levels. I gather anthropologists don’’t molest their children and occasionally travel out of the country. My father sat in a chair and drank beer and said, ‘‘Men are the hunters and gatherers.’’ They are grasping at straws on this one.””
     
         Perhaps my father should look up the definition of anthropologist. They study cultures and families. Apparently he doesn’’t think it odd that his one son is a pedophile who molested his other 13 year-old son and his “foster” son. Apparently he doesn’’t think it odd that two of his daughters, both in their fifties, have never married and rarely dated. Apparently he doesn’’t think it odd that I have to worry that my own brother may have molested my son. He’’s not an anthropologist;– he’’s a criminal.

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    KEEP IT PUBLIC?

         City Councilwoman Janet Diaz has a petition on Change.org regarding Roberto Clemente Park (click here).

  • ** – * WHERE IS YOUR CODE OF ETHICS, LNP!

    Posted on August 1st, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    COURAGEOUS?

         In regard to LNP’s editorial today, I could write (and very often do) about the racism at LNP, their huge conflict of interest as the owner of the Marriott Hotel, their failure to report on MAW and the Safety Coalition cameras and their failure to hold the police, the DA and judges accountable and on and on and on. They are caretakers of their own interests only.
         But I thought I would give you a direct example of LNP taking a disgraceful situation and trying to say everything is great and wonderful and a commenter just completely shutting them down.
         It was under their editorial,The case of Lancaster city police Sgt. Raymond Corll yielded justice, and two courageous officers,” (click here).
         The simple, direct, sensible comment that was posted under it and completely destroyed their entire editorial was:        
         I disagree with your premise about two courageous officers. Had it not been for the videotape, these officers would never have come forward and two innocent people would have been convicted and punished for crimes they did not commit. It would have been courageous for them to go to internal affairs, to the chief or to the mayor immediately after the incident occurred. At trial, under oath and penalty of perjury, not so much. Officers stick together. I get it. They have a tough job.
         How in the world could the editors “miss” this? Are they that stupid or just liars?
    UPDATE – Where is former Sgt. Ray Corll today? He has been out on bail since last June when he appealed his case to the PA Superior Court. According to his lengthy Superior Court docket, oral arguments in his appeal are scheduled for August 15, 2018 (click here).

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    **   The below email in at 7:01 am this morning. Can someone explain their use of the word “FREE” in this email?

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    *    The editorial is now online – click here.

    JOURNALISTS SHOULD
    ACT INDEPENDENTLY!

    From today’s LNP editorial in print “Of the people” (not currently online).

         For once, LNP and I completely agree! I lost a lot of sleep last night and following my correction yesterday afternoon, this morning I deleted the video and the year-old news account from yesterday’s post.
         The rest of LNP’s editorial – well, I will have a lot to say about that later today!

  • HAMBRIGHT, MADENSPACHER & MANIERI!

    Posted on July 29th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

     JUSTICE & ETHICS!

    From yesterday’s LNP front page story in print (click here for it online but be advised there is a paywall). 

         What is the truth and why wouldn’t Hambright answer questions? Hambright is a known liar and that is the reason DA Craig Stedman hired him.
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         And today’s front page story is about judges (click here)! But LNP never criticizes or examines Lancaster County Judges. Never. So let’s look at Senior Judge Joseph Madenspacher who has a history of racism and preferential sentences. It is time for him to resign.
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         And former LNP Deputy Opinion Editor Rich Manieri shows up in today’s LNP (click here). The problem is, Rich, LNP has only been a “caretaker” of their own interests. And it deeply disturbs me that you are a professor of journalism and I think Asbury University should be made aware of LNP and their racism and unethical interest in the convention center/hotel. 
  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** – *** BREAKING ***KRASNE PULLS HIS STRINGS!

    Posted on July 27th, 2018 Becky 8 comments

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    DEPEW DISPUTES COP!

    Depew

         This is simply unbelievable! The top are quotes from the LNP story, “2 felony charges dropped against Christiana man accused of pointing gun at police officer,” (click here).
         Immediately below that is Depew stating on his Facebook page that the officer never identified himself as such and “that helped me get out of it” (the screenshot of his page was taken at 2:00 pm today).
         Who is lying? This is simply incredible. “The police officers discretion?” Where the hell is justice and the truth?
    There will be more tomorrow and please click here for “JUST A GOOD OL’ WHITE BOY…” from two days ago on this site.      

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    15 DAYS!

    YELCICK AGAIN!

         On top of all this, in the last six months, one of our lenders, John Yelcick and his brother, one of our investors, have caused great legal troubles for the organization, which we have been adamantly defending ourselves against. (More information about John Yelich [sic] can be found through Google.)
         Oh, they are googling John Yelcick and they are coming to this site for “15 DAYS IN PRISON” (see below and click here for the original).
         A brief explanation: I noticed a lot of traffic coming to this site for “15 DAYS IN PRISON.” So I googled John Yelcick and he is named in yesterday’s Baltimore Sun article, “Baltimore Eagle bar closes amid internal disputes; owner pledges to reopen” (click here). And in that article they link to the above bold entry by “4 Crazy Guys” (click here).
         The fifteen day sentence was given by Judge Joseph Madenspacher, and as I stated on this site within the last two weeks regarding a different case, this racist and sick judge needs to be removed from the bench!
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    INSIDE THE POCKET!

                 

    Lloyd Smucker (left) and Robert Krasne (LNP)

         Smucker, a Republican who represents most of Lancaster County as well as the city of Reading in Berks County and part of Chester County, in his letter did not specifically mention any newspapers or other publishing companies in his district but is widely known to be buried deep inside the pocket of Lancaster Newspapers who tailor their coverage, or lack thereof of his performance, to ensure he keeps his job while he does their bidding to protect both their primary business (newspaper) and their investments (convention center).
    A comment posted online under the LNP story, “Smucker: Newspapers may be ‘unable to survive’ if newsprint tariffs continue,” (click here).
         Exactly! He is buried very, very deep inside the pocket of LNP!
    Please check back later today.
  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * LETTING HIS RACIST FLAG FLY!

    Posted on July 24th, 2018 Becky 6 comments

    AUCTION, AUCTION!

    Lancaster City Council members from left to right: Pete Soto, Chris Ballentine, Janet Diaz, Ismail Smith-Wade-El, Faith Craig, John Graupera and President, James Reichenbach.

         This evening we will learn how Lancaster City’s “bond auction” went for their proposed $112 million budget. Patrick Hopkins should be in all his lying, sleazy glory!  And I still have to report on his $75,000 lie!
         And if I recall correctly, Mayor Sorace stated right after she was elected that the city website was a disaster and would be totally revised and the city would begin to live stream the council meetings. So far, none of that has happened!
         And there’s MAW and the police officers and Judge Madenspacher’s horrendous sentence and on and on and on. I feel overwhelmed! But what I will do tomorrow – no matter what happens – is write the Pennsylvania Attorney General and the FBI to ask why a DNA test has not been done to determine if Juanita Chevalier and Roxanne Myers had the same killer. I owe it to their families and the public has a right and a need to know. Click here for the LNP article shown below that failed to ask and answer that incredibly important and obvious question.

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    *    (Click here for the police press release below – man shot in torso)

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    LAST AMERICAN PATRIOTS?

         Retired Lancaster City Police Detective and now a realtor with Infinity Real Estate, James Fatta, is letting his racist flag fly high. The above is a recent post on his Facebook page. Wow!
         It’s a busy day. Where are the results of the Lancaster City Police investigations of Officers Philip Bernot and Nathan Nickel, both the subjects of viral and violent videos?
         City Council (pictured left) meets tonight and votes on a $112 million budget proposal including $1 million for new Safety Coalition cameras. There is a “bond auction” going on today for the financing of the $112 million.
         And where is an update on MAW Communications and the over $5 million the city has paid them? Have they defaulted on their $1.5 million dollar loan from the city? And where is LNP’s coverage of this debacle?
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – DOES LNP HAVE A LIBERAL BIAS?

    Posted on July 23rd, 2018 Becky 12 comments

         Sadly, this was a top national news story today (click here).

    ****  Again from today’s front page story on Raymond Rowe who is accused of killing Christy Mirack in 1992: LNP reporter Lindsey Blest talks about and quotes Chris Ballentine yet never identifies him! He is a current city council member! What in the world is wrong with these reporters?

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    HOW DID LNP FIND HER?

    ***  I am not going to link to this morning’s LNP front page story because you may have to pay to read it. But a small portion is reprinted below. How did LNP find Emily Noble? Did she call LNP and want to talk or did the DA’s office tell LNP about her?
         My guess is the DA’s office because they want to put the word out that he was “abusive.” They need it to make their case and I don’t put it past them for a minute.
         I didn’t think back then women went after married men and LNP doesn’t tell us why they broke up. The whole thing is bizarre:

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    UH, OH!

    **   Uh, oh! I got this message at 10:10 am this morning when I clicked on a story. This will not work, LNP!

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    CRAZY NARCISSIST!

    Posted on Lancaster Online under, “LancasterOnline to launch digital subscription service Monday: A message from LNP’s president,” (click here).

       Oh, Kate! There is absolutely nothing good to say about the current POTUS! He’s a crazy narcissist who is embarrassing this country and everything about it daily. And good journalism is not dead (although Trump is trying to kill it)!

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    ALL THE NEWS
    THAT’S FIT TO PAY FOR?

         I have been a digital customer of LNP for several years now paying $5.15 a month. I had no problem reading the paper online this morning or reading articles on Lancaster Online.
         I don’t know if I have to “re-subscribe” or if they will just increase my monthly charge (which I don’t know if it’s legal without notification which I have not had). I am willing to pay $9.99 a month but not a penny more! We will see how today goes…
    Please check back later today.
  • ** – * THE PEOPLE DESERVE BETTER!

    Posted on July 22nd, 2018 Becky 6 comments

    MONDAY, MONDAY?

    A comment and response under the LNP story linked to in the first post this morning.
     
     **    Could this be handled any more poorly? What in the world?
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    200? NONSENSE!

         …That is what our 200 reporters and correspondents strive to provide every day. By doing so, we help our communities engage in fact-based debates over what is in our best interests.
    Click here for his column today shown at left.
    *     What does Robert Krasne do: Rewrite this exact same “column” every two months? And are those numbers ever inflated! He must be counting “correspondents” who call in once a month to say, “Amos Funk’s cat died today.” They don’t even have a reporter in the courthouse!

    FADE TO BLACK?

         Is this what you will see if you go to Lancaster Online tomorrow? Click here for, “LancasterOnline to launch digital subscription service Monday: A message from LNP’s president.”

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – WHERE’S THE MONEY, TIM?

    Posted on July 19th, 2018 Becky 11 comments

    VEGGIES VS. WIRING!

         I am speechless that this is LNP’s lead story online (click here)! Their lead story. And no, LNP reporter Tom Knapp, it could not happen here because Lancaster County woodchucks are smart enough to know that it is summer and people plant gardens and these woodchucks can chuck as many of your veggies as they damn well please! And veggies taste far better than car wires! Everyone, including your basic Lancaster County woodchuck, knows that. And that’s the truth!

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    OVER $5 MILLION TO MAW!

    Stuhldreher

         There’s not one mention of MAW Communications and LanCity Connect in your article about the bond rating, LNP reporter Tim Stuhldreher (click here). Why not? That’s over $5 million dollars down the drain!
         Where is that money, Tim? What happened to the $1.5 million the city loaned MAW, Tim? Are they paying the city back? Don’t you think the public has a right to know? Isn’t that your job, Tim?
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS *** – * & AN INSURANCE BOND!

    Posted on July 18th, 2018 Becky 10 comments

    THE PUBLIC NEEDS ANSWERS!

         I placed a phone call to Julie Lyon’s attorney, Matthew Boyer of the Dell Law Firm, this morning at about 11:00 am and was told he was not in the office today.
         The cover sheet on her lawsuit against Fulton Bank states it is for “Return of Held Funds” (see photo to the left). It is not known if this is strictly for the $155,000 Certificate of Deposit or other funds as well.
         This case involving millions and millions of dollars and 250 lost jobs gets more and more bizarre. Where is Jeffrey Lyons? Is he in his home in Lancaster County? Is he in the United States? Where are all the millions of dollars? When will arrests be made and when will the public be told what is going on? The lack of information is stunning and disturbing!

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    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    JULIE LYONS
    IS SUING FULTON!

    (Click here)

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    WHERE’S THE MONEY?

    Posted on Lancaster Online under the LNP story, “Fulton Bank alleges Worley & Obetz CEO carried out 4-year ‘massive’ fraud, pocketing +$1M,” (click here).

       Exactly! And Julie Lyons has tried several times to withdraw a $155,000 certificate of deposit knowing that she is being watched? What the hell is going on? This is outrageous!       

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    GET A ROOM!

       

         The incompetence and corruption in Lancaster County is simply astonishing (click here for the LNP story)!
         And why does Amber Martin (nee Amber Green) have family pictures like the one above with her husband, State Senator Scott Martin, all over her official Facebook page as the Lancaster County Treasurer (click here)?
          Is she writing a romance novel or collecting taxes? It’s ridiculous! Clean it up, Amber! Get a room and a bond!
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – WHERE IS JARRAD BERKIHISER?

    Posted on July 17th, 2018 Becky 3 comments

         Frankly, it’s a damn shame! No dog for you!

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    THE POLICE OR THE MAYOR?
    WHO CONTROLS LANCASTER?

          …but the man taking his position in the City Police is nothing but bad news – Jarrad Berkihiser.   He made my top ten worst list for 2012, he is one of the band of 20 years-plus, white, suburban detectives who can’t solve any murders or crimes and he “investigated” and wrote the report that cleared officer Jose De La Torre in the shooting death of homeless Gregory Bayne. 
    I wrote this in August of 2014 when Berkihiser was “promoted” to Captain and commander of the Patrol Division (click here for the original).
         Where is the Chief of Police? He has not been seen or heard from since the two viral videos surfaced. Who really controls Lancaster? Why in the world was this man promoted to chief?
    Please check back later today.  
  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – OVER $9 MILLION OF YOUR MONEY FOR THEIR MARRIOTT EXPANSION!

    Posted on July 16th, 2018 Becky 1 comment

    TREASONOUS!

    Click here to read John McCain’s full statement.

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    A FREE PRESS?

         A “retweet” by LNP opinion editor Suzanne Cassidy.

      Trump’s attacks on the press are unconscionable, relentless and extremely scary. But as I have said before, it is news organizations like LNP that give his statements some validity.
         And it is absolutely disgusting of Cassidy to get on her high horse. She has been a traitor to all victims of domestic violence and now to abused children.  Can she possibly go any lower than that? Can LNP?
    Please check back later today.

  • THIS IS WHY EVERY JOURNALISM CODE OF ETHICS IN THIS COUNTRY…

    Posted on July 15th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    STATES LNP IS UNETHICAL!

         Judge Joseph Madenspacher is directly responsible for the Convention Center/Marriott Hotel being built. Does that influence LNP who owns the Marriott?
         Oh, you better believe it does – even after all these years  (and you never know when they might need him or another judge again)!
         Madenspacher granted a permanent injunction sought by the Lancaster County Convention Center Authority, the city Redevelopment Authority and Penn Square Partners to prevent the commissioners from enacting a pair of resolutions that would have eliminated the center’s financing.
    From the 2007 LNP article, “Commissioners seek Pa. reversal of center decision,.”  (click here).     

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * IT’S NOT FAKE NEWS – IT’S NO NEWS!

    Posted on July 14th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    YOU PAY HAMBRIGHT!

         Crime sells. Everyone knows it! It’s important, it affects people’s lives, it’s intriguing and the justice system is at the core of our democracy. And yet, LNP does not have a reporter in the courthouse.
         They rely on and barely rewrite the DA press releases by former LNP court reporter Brett Hambright. As a commenter to this site said when Hambright went to the DA’s office – LNP used to pay him but now the public pays him to write for LNP! It’s true!
         His coverage is blatantly slanted (of course) and he rarely mentions the defense or the defense attorney’s involved. It is unconscionable (and stupid readership wise) that LNP relies on Hambright for all of their court reporting. But if they use Hambright – they must cite him as their source and not pretend they were present for the proceeding.
         Coming tomorrow a look at the two very recent cases that are in this post.

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    PRETEND NEWS!

    The DA’s press release by Brett Hambright (click here and click here for the LNP rewrite).
        
         In the past, I have criticized LNP for stating “according to the District Attorney’s Office” six times in an eight sentence story. Now, LNP is pretending they were at his preliminary hearing and they do not mention the press release that is the sole source for their entire story. It is inexcusable and probably why there is no specific byline.
         You better clean up your act, editor Tom Murse, or you will be a jobless middle-aged man that no legitimate news organization will touch. There will be more later on why this is absolutely unconscionable!
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    FAKE NEWS!

    From today’s print edition of LNP.
     
         On a very serious note – look at the unbelievable spin they have put on this horrific story. Oh, Junior Gonzalez, you thought you were working for a real newspaper? Think again…
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    WHERE’S THE PLANE?

          

         Um, LNP Managing Editor Tom Murse – there was no plane! They looked and looked and looked and could not find a plane! Don’t you think it’s time to take this down as your lead story and move on to some real news? Ridiculous!

  • — * NOT FIT TO BE A JUDGE!

    Posted on July 13th, 2018 Becky 9 comments

          —  Afternoon update – RESIGN, JUDGE MADENSPACHER! —

    RESIGN, MADENSPACHER!

    Posted on Lancaster Online under the story linked to below.

    **     Good! Also send this to every news organization you possibly can. This must end! Resign, Judge Madenspacher!

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    Masteller

    *    A Lancaster County man has been sentenced to 30-to-80 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 13-year old boy.
         Jonathan Masteller, 24, was a church pastor and basketball coach when he sexually assaulted the boy at least six times in July in his apartment, located in Kinzers Township, Lancaster County.
    From WGAL-TV in November of 2014 (click here).
    This was also Judge Joseph Madenspacher. Get this racist, sick judge off the bench!

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    DEMAND HIS RESIGNATION!

        

         All four victims demonstrated their opposition to Lapp serving a prison sentence at all, according to a news release by the District Attorney’s office, and Judge Madenspacher admitted the victim’s positions were taken into consideration in his sentencing.
    From today’s LNP article which is a re-write of the DA’s press release linked to on this site yesterday (click here).
         The four victims are most likely his own daughters or other family members. They are still young and probably under intense pressure from others to state they don’t want him to go to prison. They have no clue how this will affect them for the rest of their lives.
         This is an absolute disgrace and it’s well past time for Judge Madenspacher to permanently retire and LNP should demand his immediate resignation!
  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * LET HIM EAT CAKE?

    Posted on July 12th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    HAS MAW
    DEFAULTED ON THEIR LOAN?

    Frank Wiczkowski, President of MAW Communications

     

         This Loan Agreement is executed and entered into on the 25th day of April, 2017, between MAW COMMUNICATIONS, INC., a Pennsylvania corporation (“Borrower”), with a principal address of P.O. Box 978, Reading, Pennsylvania, 19603 and the CITY OF LANCASTER, a Pennsylvania municipal corporation (“Lender”).
    From the Loan Agreement signed and notarized and a copy emailed to me on May 9, 2017 by Patrick Hopkins in response to my Right to Know request.
         Has MAW defaulted on their loan? Have they paid the city one penny? Where is “watchdog” LNP?
         The original of “NEED A LOAN?” is here and there will be much more tomorrow.
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    *    Meanwhile, police are conducting an internal review of another recent arrest — as is standard procedure because it involved the use of force, a spokesman said. The arrest has drawn criticism after a bystander posted video of it online.
    From the LNP article linked to below.
         What a lie! The only reason it is being “reviewed” is because it was caught on video and posted online. Do you really think Detective Nate Nickel told the chief he slapped a man’s face into the pavement while he was prone on the ground with his hands handcuffed behind him and it needed to be reviewed? Are these LNP reporters just stupid?

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    & JUSTICE AND LNP?

    (Click here)

         LNP finally addresses the second police video. There will be more later today.

        
         And LNP is all about saving children from abuse in today’s editorial (click here). Will they have anything to say about this press release from the DA’s office yesterday (click here)?
         34 years of supervision? This is an outrage. Will LNP have anything to say?

       

         And on a much lighter note, there is this (click here for his Chellas review)! The “Food Dude” is gone! Dustin Leed now works for the Reading Eagle! He left after at least five tweets (and cake!) in his long goodbye. So why are they still running his series? I guess the film was in the can and LNP cannot afford to toss it? Hmmm…
    Please check back later today.