Category Archives: Lancaster Lynching

ONCE A DIRTY COP… – 2

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LANCASTER LYNCHING     I learned today that Lancaster County Detective Joseph P. Geesey will retire at the end of this year. He is 75-years-old. I hope to give him a very uneasy retirement. No one is more deserving.     The … Continue reading

* PERFECTLY SAFE?

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* I was going to rant and rave this afternoon – but then I was dumbstruck by one of the dumbest and longest headlines I have seen in recent memory – courtesy of WGAL-TV: “Church Won’t Be Fined For Not … Continue reading

IT BEGINS WITH SMART!

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A RACE ISSUE?       We talk about guns, we talk about gangs. But in his LOL post, I think citydweller is absolutely right – this is a class issue. It’s a race issue to the extent that the blacks and … Continue reading

ONLY IF YOU’RE WHITE?

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REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS?         Would someone please ask Mr. Smart to address the issue of why there are no minorities on the editorial staffs of the Lancaster Newspapers? Talk about inequality!     A comment I sent in to the Lancaster … Continue reading

NO ONE KNEW THEIR NAMES!

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SEEKING INFORMATION?      In September of 1985, I received a newspaper clipping from my mother along with this handwritten note:     “Hey Beck, isn’t this interesting!!! This has to be the man you and I went to see in School … Continue reading

HOW MANY CRIMES?

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A LICENSE TO KILL     My memory is a little foggy, but I do remember it in the news back in 1981. Would you please give a general primer to what happened? What’s the connection between Daniel Rhoads, the three … Continue reading

THE DEPTH OF UGLINESS

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SO EASY!     The remainder of my answers to this morning’s email (see immediately below):     I took the picture 21 days after the attempted lynching of Robert Henderson and one day before the artist‘s sketches were finally printed in … Continue reading

CASE NUMBER 1

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LANCASTER LYNCHING      This email in:     My name is [deleted] and I am a freshman at Penn State University and a resident of Lancaster County. I am writing a paper about a racial event that has taken place from … Continue reading

HAVEN’T COME ALL THAT FAR?

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HEAT OF THE NIGHT     The encounter left me sleepless, tossing and turning and wondering if there was something else I could have said, should have said.     …”D*** Puerto Ricans need to leave,” she said, conversationally, to the little … Continue reading

* NO CASH REQUIRED!

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* Waiting for the sun…and taking a break this afternoon.  Have a great Friday and please check back tomorrow.  FREE LIP?     I would like a free copy of the Lancaster Independent Press.     This email in last night with a … Continue reading

ARREST THE KILLER!

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TERRIBLE DEJA VU Olga Sanchez-Reyes What are the odds it could happen twice? What are the odds? Please check back later today.

WE NEED AN INDEPENDENT VOICE!

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HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE!      I’ve done a lot of reflecting this week – mostly out of shock over the Lancaster Newspaper’s total “failure” to cover the arson murder of Olga Sanchez-Reyes or hold the police accountable.  There … Continue reading

MISSION NOT ACCOMPLISHED!

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TANGLED WEB!      Well, it’s a New Year and the LNP daily rag now costs 75 cents!      I love the news.  I love all the good the media can do.  Highlight injustice.  Hold officials accountable.  Speak out for the … Continue reading

FORUM WARS REDUX!

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USE YOUR SKILLZ! Skillz’s Avatar      Frankly, it’s still there because this isn’t a new reality show called “Forum Wars”.     By now I’m sure everyone who was interested in alternatives has already found them. We’re not actively trying to poach … Continue reading

BUT GOOD JOB ON STORMY GIRL, MR DA!

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NO APOLOGY!     Well, the commenters say I do not need to apologize to DA Craig Stedman and after some thought, I think they are correct.  I wrote the piece, “UNACCEPTABLE” that is reprinted below, before we knew about the Involuntary … Continue reading

LIGHTS OUT?

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I SEE DEAD PEOPLE … FOR $1.99 A MONTH      Now comes word from the Poynter Institute’s Bill Mitchell that Journalim Online’s system has been released into the wild; its first adopter is LancasterOnline, which serves a swath of south-central … Continue reading

A STORM’S A COMING – 9!

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FIRE THE IDIOTS!      Frances, the very nice woman who answers the phone at the Pennsylvania Game Commission, informed me that Executive Director Carl Roe was “on leave today.”  Maybe he was really fired?  Apparently, we aren’t that lucky.  She … Continue reading

STORIES COMING TOGETHER…

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AN INCREDIBLE NIGHT!     While we wait for the courthouse to open today and obtain the full Post Sentence Motion filed yesterday by defense attorney Chris Patterson in the Joy O’Shea Woomer trial, I thought I would post this amazing … Continue reading

ONCE A DIRTY COP…

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HE JUST NEEDED A JOB! Detective Joseph P. Geesey after the verdict in Joy O’Shea  Woomer’s trial.       Joseph P. Geesey was 22 and unemployed, with a wife and family to support, when he first walked into the Lancaster … Continue reading

DON’T THREATEN ME!

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JOY, ROSEBORO, BIGMAC THREATS & MORE!         Nearly 600 Fans!!! I talked to Joy today. She was so grateful for all of your support and love. She sends her thanks. Keep spreading the word. We want to have 1000 … Continue reading

TAKING THE LOW ROAD…

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WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING ELSE!   Becky, why do you keep going after Det. Geesey? He didn’t do what daddy did to you did he? A comment in to this site which was not approved. Please check back later today…

LANCASTER LYNCHING

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DETECTIVE GEESEY SUED HENDERSON’S ASSAILANTS RHOADS’ ASSAILANTS

A STORY I KEPT IN A BOX…

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LANCASTER LYNCHING     This email in: Becky,      I have been reading and commenting here and there on your site. My question is what is your relationship with the Woomers and why not write for the Weavers. Your site is … Continue reading