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    Posted on September 19th, 2018 Becky 6 comments

    *    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.

    And there y’all have it his own wife speak the truth the only one that could #justiceformacho

    Posted by Jessica Nichole on Tuesday, September 18, 2018


    Posted on September 18th, 2018 Becky 5 comments


         “Second, we must talk about the issue of domestic violence in our homes and our neighborhoods. It was the pleas of two children yelling from a window, worrying that their mother would be killed, that brought police to the home on Pershing Avenue.
    Over half of the woman killed in our country every year, are killed by intimate partner violence. This is totally unacceptable,” Sorace [Mayor Danene Sorace] said.

    From today’s LNP story, “Woman held at gunpoint by man shot, killed by Lancaster police filed PFA against him in 2015,” (click here).
         Mayor Sorace has the nerve to say this when she didn’t do or say one thing about former Police Chief Keith Sadler for years? 
        The original and full post of the below screenshot from this site is here. And if anyone on the LNP editorial board; Suzanne Cassidy, Tom Murse or Barbara Hough Roda is even thinking about writing an editorial about domestic violence, I will do my absolute best to expose you as the lying, disgusting hypocrites you really are!
         Also from the above post linked to on this site there is this:
         Rick Gray lied to the public to get into office. He flat-out lied. And he has been lying ever since. He and LNP made a deal: Keep the money flowing into LNP’s pockets and they would use their enormous power as the monopoly source of news in Lancaster County to protect him and never criticize a thing about him or his administration.
    His office failed to properly vet Police Chief Keith Sadler and LNP has lied to the public for years, hiding the fact that his ex-wife wrote a book stating he beat her for years.


    *    A quick note: This is the first sentence of a comment into this site:
         Why would the county coroner’s office run a toxicology test on someone who committed suicide.
         I am responding under the thread, “& RESIGN, DIAMANTONI!” (click here).


         A frame from one of the videos of the police shooting death of Ricardo Avenia (“Macho”) on Sunday night.

         How did the Lancaster City Police Force come to look like this? Who is responsible?
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on September 14th, 2018 Becky 9 comments


         “I guess I missed putting them on,” he said.
         This was Coroner Stephen Diamantoni’s response to LNP for his failure to disclose payments on financial interest filings required by state law.
         And LNP has not demanded his resignation? Unbelievable.
    There will be more on this and the editorial that begins this post tomorrow.


         Strenck, 47, of South Carolina, died in his cell, according to Diamantoni. His death was ruled a suicide after an external examination at the coroner’s office, Diamantoni said.
    From the LNP article, “Coroner rules inmate death at Lancaster County Prison a suicide,” (click here).
    **   “An external examination?” Did Coroner Diamantoni do toxicology testing? Will there be a follow-up by LNP?
         This alleged suicide disappeared from the news after this one article and according to LNP the Lancaster Police, Commissioner Josh Parsons and Prison Warden Cheryl Steberger declined to comment. Why? It’s their job!
         Strenck was charged with a slew of horrific sexual crimes against children and all of those charges had been held over for Common Pleas Court at his preliminary hearing the day before. But the public should know how he was able to allegedly commit suicide and whether drugs were involved. 
         Did Diamantoni do toxicology tests? This is basic journalism, LNP!




         The Lancaster County coroner, a practicing physician, accepted thousands of dollars from pharmaceutical companies but failed to disclose the payments on financial interest filings as required by state law, an LNP investigation found.
    The opening sentence to LNP’s, “County Coroner fails to disclose thousands in pharmaceutical company payments,” (click here).   
    *    LNP wrote front page editorials calling for William Murry to resign because they alleged that he and the Manheim Township School Board broke the Sunshine Law. The board, including Murry, are unpaid and volunteer their time.
         Coroner Diamantoni is a highly paid and extremely important public official and he broke the law and will hopefully be charged. Why isn’t LNP demanding that he resign?



         This is from Sunday’s LNP editorial titled online, “Meeting over magisterial district court proposal shows the need for civility in our public discourse,” (click here).

         Oh, there is so much to say about this horsesh*t – and I will – but on the most childish level it reminds me of when then Manheim Township School Board President William Murry used the word “half-assed” and mature LNP reporters and Suzanne Cassidy, the opinion editor, lost it (see below).
         And speaking of Murry and LNP’s front page editorials demanding he resign, why isn’t LNP demanding that Coroner Stephen Diamantoni resign?
         The below is from February of 2016 (click here for the original) and please check back later today.


    Posted on September 8th, 2018 Becky 4 comments


    UPDATE 9-9-18
          The loan terms will allow the city to take over the fiber network outright should MAW default, Hopkins [Patrick Hopkins, Director of Administrative Services] said. It could then hire another firm to manage it.
         Lancaster also would have liens on MAW’s other assets and LanCity Connect revenues and potentially could recover other MAW revenues in the event the company folded while still owing the city money.
    From the LNP article, “Official: It’s not risky for city to put up money for LanCity Connect broadband, and here’s why,” (click here).



    Let’s examine this in detail:

      There is no “fiber network” to “take over” and the little that was installed is being taken down under court order.
    —   How much revenue is LanCity Connect bringing in that the city can put a lien against? The last we heard they had about 100 business and personal customers (and some of those are being disconnected by PP&L). If they purchased the highest tier – “$124.64 a month after fees,” rounding to $125 that’s $12,500 a month and $150,000 a year. Of course they still have to pay a customer service person and an accounting person and apparently still pay Favyan Asia who states he is the “lead network engineer” at MAW Communications. That’s not going to recover the $1.5 million dollar loan!
      What are MAW’s other assets the city can take? We know they own a building in Reading assessed at $89,000. We don’t know what other assets they have but I will put in a Right to Know request for the list because certainly the city would not have loaned them $1.5 million without a list of assets!
    —  What other revenue does MAW have coming in that the city can take to pay back the $1.5 million dollar loan? We don’t know (it has been suggested that Lancaster is their only “customer”) but I will put in a Right to Know request for their revenue sources and amounts since certainly the city would not have loaned them $1.5 million dollars without having reviewed many years of their financial statements and knowing their actual revenue stream down to the penny!



         The below is an excellent, well-researched review of MAW Communications and LanCity Connect’s history by city resident Billy Weisser. He posted this on the “Northeast Neighbors United” Facebook page. Everyone should read it! Everyone.
          LNP’s complete silence on this over $5 million waste of taxpayer’s dollars is appalling, shameful and inexcusable.


    Posted on September 5th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    UPDATE 9-6-18 – I am going to leave this up as the top story this morning because this is so important. LNP is blatantly ignoring the gross mismanagement and loss of over $5 million dollars of the taxpayer’s money.

    GET OUT!

    From December 12, 2017 on this site (click here for the original and more on MAW).

         The very few people who actually had internet service through LanCity Connect are now suddenly losing their internet connection. Without warning, they have been left with no internet service and can’t get any answers from LanCity Connect.
         Besides the city giving and loaning MAW Communications $4.7 million dollars, they have also spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal fees to “defend” MAW. And MAW has defaulted on their $1.5 million dollar loan and the city is left absolutely empty handed after they promised the public this exact scenario could not happen.
         Why isn’t District Attorney Craig Stedman investigating this huge theft of the taxpayer’s money? Why isn’t LNP covering this outrage and demanding answers? The taxpayers were promised high speed, low cost internet and they have gotten absolutely nothing for their over $5 million dollars!
         Tomorrow there will be a list of people to contact and demand an investigation and prosecution of those responsible.
         As for LNP, who received money from MAW and won’t hold Mayor Sorace or any city officials accountable for this because they gave LNP $9 million for their for-profit, off the tax-rolls Marriott extension – they need to resign – today! They are an absolute disgrace to journalism and everything it is supposed to stand for and if any of LNP’s collusion in this is criminal – they should be prosecuted and go to jail as well.      


          A tweet from Brad Bumstead, the “Bureau Chief” of LNP’s publication The Caucus, which is described as “casting light on Pa. government waste and fraud through relentless, independent investigative reporting.”

          Guess what, Brad? This happened in Lancaster and LNP has been silent about this illegal, fraudulent and unbelievable theft and waste of over $5 million dollars of taxpayer’s money!


    Please check back later today.


    Posted on September 4th, 2018 Becky 1 comment



    Roxanne Myers, left, and Juanita Chevalier

         I mailed the below letter to the Pennsylvania Attorney General this morning with copies as indicated to the FBI and DA Craig Stedman. I will follow up with phone calls shortly and also mail the letter to various media outlets.
         The fact that I have to go to this length to get an answer to a simple but extremely important question that should have been answered years ago is astonishing and so very disturbing. The fact that LNP has not asked the question let alone demanded an answer just reinforces how laughable they are at holding public officials accountable. It is truly scary.
         I do not understand how the DA, the police and LNP can withhold this vital information from the grieving families and the public who have an absolute right to know. It is not acceptable. Stedman should resign!


    Posted on August 31st, 2018 Becky 4 comments

         The Lancaster City Police certainly excel at stringing up crime tape! Have a safe and happy Friday!

    *    What is going on?


    From Wednesday’s LNP editorial (click here).

         Is LNP going to demand answers? Are they going to demand to know this officer’s name, the length of her suspension and what type of training she is receiving? Will they do their job and demand answers?


    Posted on August 24th, 2018 Becky No comments



    A quote from this afternoon’s LNP story shown right (click here).

         Agreed. Both officers should be fired and Detective Nathan Nickel should be charged with assault and witness intimidation. Why hasn’t this happened?



    ***   I have read the below several times and I still don’t understand it (click here for the Facebook page). Sigh!
            Tony Dastra is doing a great service by live-streaming city and other meetings. But, I thought the city was going to start doing this “in-house” and I even wondered if they had hired Dastra to do it for them. It would seem that is not the case.
            I don’t understand what he means by a “subscription model” but if he intends to charge then the city better get on it!



    **     On a totally different note, Raymond Rowe was scheduled to have his Formal Arraignment this morning in the Court of Common Pleas for the 1992 murder of Christy Mirack. His attorney, Patricia Spotts, waived the arraignment which is fairly standard and attorney Samuel Encarnacion has been added to his defense team (see the screenshot of part of his docket below).


    *     Click here for the city website and the Use of Force policies.



    From last night’s Town Hall and the LNP article, “Moving forward: Town hall meeting focuses on use of force, mutual respect between Lancaster citizens, police,” (click here).

         This is unacceptable! This is not transparency. The officers are not named (although the first one is obviously Detective Nathan Nickel) and the length of their unpaid suspensions is not specified.
         This is not “moving forward” and this is not acceptable! Name the officers and tell the public how long they were “suspended!”
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on August 23rd, 2018 Becky 2 comments

    *    Tonight’s Town Hall will be live-streamed on the “See-thru City – Lancaster, Pa” Facebook page (click here).


    TOWN HALL –  6:30 PM




         Click here to read DA Stedman’s full statement on his Facebook page.

           What about Lancaster City Police Detective Nathan Nickel? Is DA Stedman going to pretend that didn’t happen (click here for LNP’s, “Canadian says he was berated after calling Lancaster police about stun gun incident; new arrest video sparks complaints,” and here and here for articles on this site).       

    Please check back later today. 

  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** – ** – * EXTRA JAIL TIME

    Posted on August 22nd, 2018 Becky 3 comments

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***


         Yesterday, Julie H. Lyons began divorce proceedings against Jeffrey B. Lyons (see below) and click here for “NO COVERAGE OF LYONS WHATSOEVER!” on this site.


    **   I don’t mean to overkill this point, but I have been writing about all white juries in Lancaster County for (yikes!) 37 years – and nothing has changed! And it is so incredibly important to our justice system! This article is from June of 2017 and the original is here.


    *    Tirado, wearing a plaid shirt and sweater vest, sat quietly in the courtroom Wednesday morning as attorneys selected eight men and four women for the jury.
    From the January 2018 story by LNP reporter Tom Knapp, “Trial begins for Victor Tirado, accused of 2015 ‘assassination’ of 21-year-old Rahdir Maxton in city parking lot,” (click here).
         LNP actually had a reporter in the courtroom for this trial and I watched every article very carefully. Knapp gave us the breakdown of the jury by men and women but never gave the racial/ethnic breakdown of the jury. Never! Why?



           This story was on Lancaster Online and this site several days ago and finally made today’s LNP print edition on page A-11. Let’s take a closer look again.
    Click here for the original on this site and please check back later today.


    Posted on August 21st, 2018 Becky 6 comments


         The above is from a LNP story in July by Jeff Hawkes on the retirement of Judge Lawrence Stengel (click here for, “Judge Lawrence Stengel to retire after career that gave ‘everyone a fair shake’ “).      
         How is it “possible” that there are still all white juries in Lancaster County (see yesterday’s post on the trial of Darrall Fields) and why isn’t LNP questioning it and demanding answers?
         There will be more on this and other questions that should be answered about Fields’ trial tomorrow.
         A horrific murder in Lancaster and the arrest of the Middletown Police Chief for attempted rape and other charges have overshadowed other news today.



    From a Letter to the Editor in today’s LNP print edition and online here. The author, Randy L. Herman, was a police officer for 41 years until he retired in 2016.

          I’m sure minorities everywhere will appreciate that “simple solution,” Mr. Herman! Simply unbelievable! Who cares about equal justice for all?
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on August 20th, 2018 Becky 6 comments


                              — NO BYLINE FOR KNAPP —

         LNP reporter Tom Knapp should not have a byline on this story. He took it almost word for word, sentence by sentence from the DA’s press release by Brett Hambright (click here for the DA’s release).
         What is missing from the DA’s press release (and thus Knapp’s story)? At least half of the story:
    —  Darrall Fields is represented by Elizabeth Low of the Public Defender’s Office.
    —  An absolutely reliable source told me that his jury was “Caucasian.” How is that possible?
    —  The prosecution “Nolle Prossed” two of the charges before the trial began (see his docket below).

    —  Contempt of court charges are highly unusual and the maximum sentence is six months. Fields received three months. What exactly did he say to the judge? We are adults and we can handle it and we should know.

    There will be much more tomorrow.



         Did you see this photo of LNP employees in Sunday’s special section, “Faces of Lancaster County?”


    Posted on August 18th, 2018 Becky 5 comments

    HE’S BACK!


         …The offense date listed on Perry’s criminal docket is July 20, the day after he said he filmed his encounter with Wise.
         Asked why Perry was charged, city police on Friday referred all questions to district attorney’s office, which declined to confirm that Perry was the adult posing as the 15-year-old or to comment on his case.
    From the LNP story, “Man captured in Facebook video being accused of soliciting sex from ‘girl’ charged,” (click here).      

    Detective Heather Halstead who filed the false charges.

         Justin Perry (MR 17 54 0) is back! Yes, he went on Facebook live early this afternoon to show off his new “predator phone” and he also said this (click here):
         …I got some shit going on. I can’t even talk about it yet. It’s gonna get good. Just wait – just wait for it ’cause it’s coming.”
         Hopefully, he means he is going to alert the State Attorney General’s Office to what went on in his “case” and sue the Lancaster City Police.
         The Lancaster City Police and the DA’s office filed two false felonies against him to “scare” him and “teach him a lesson.” They never intended to follow through on the charges – they never even had Perry arraigned or bail set and then they quietly went in and withdrew the charges.
         And that is illegal and a blatant abuse of the legal system. And the officers involved and DA Stedman should resign.
         This level of corruption and abuse of power in Lancaster County has been going on for years because LNP looks the other way. And it’s time these officials are held accountable and fired for breaking the law themselves!


    Posted on August 17th, 2018 Becky 8 comments


         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.



    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.


    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.



    *    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):



    CNN (click here)


    Please check back later today.


    Posted on August 14th, 2018 Becky 2 comments



    ***  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?



    **   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?


    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.


    Posted on August 11th, 2018 Becky 1 comment

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



         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!


    Posted on August 10th, 2018 Becky 7 comments



        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.


    ***  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 ***


    *    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!



    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?


    Posted on August 9th, 2018 Becky No comments


         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!


    “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!


    Posted on August 8th, 2018 Becky 5 comments



         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!    




    Posted on August 7th, 2018 Becky 6 comments



         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?



          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?


    Posted on August 6th, 2018 Becky 6 comments


         …“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.

    ***  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!



    **   “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



         …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?



    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!


         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.



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


    Posted on August 4th, 2018 Becky 13 comments

    *    Wise made sexual remarks and solicitations to the undercover adult and sent at least one lewd photo, according to charging documents. Wise attempted to meet the undercover adult at the park, according to the district attorney’s office.
         Perry said he did not share the video with police but “knew they saw it through Facebook.”
    From the LNP article.
         This makes absolutely no sense. In order to prosecute Wise for five felonies and other charges, the DA’s office has to have all the evidence on Perry’s phone: the correspondence that Wise knew she was 15-years-old; the fact that he still wanted to meet her for sexual contact and when and where and at the least the one lewd photograph he allegedly sent her. The video alone is not enough! What is going on?    


    “SET UP?”

         LNP finally has the story up on their website and it’s their lead story but the headline is just dreadful (click here but be aware that LNP has a paywall). And what amazes me is everyone on social media is saying the police “set up” Justin Perry. That’s a very serious charge and what exactly do they mean by it? Did the police put the child porn on his phone?
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on August 3rd, 2018 Becky 7 comments

    *    This is unbelievable. WGAL at 4:00 had a piece on Thomas Wise and an interview with Justin Perry and never once mentioned that Perry has been charged as well! 


         I immediately thought of this phenomenon last night when I heard Justin Perry was charged with having child pornography on his phone. Is that fair? Probably not.
         But why does he do what he does? What is his motivation? How does he earn a living? He’s had run-ins with the law before.
         Why is he out of jail with no bail apparently set? He is charged with two felonies.
         LIP News will follow this case.


    **   The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office and police departments in the county strongly advise citizens against confronting individuals they feel have or are committing crimes. Please contact your local police department in such a situation.
    These sentences are included in the police press release about Wise (click here).


    *     This is the man, Thomas H. Wise, that Justin Perry confronted on the viral video and is credited with getting him charged with multiple felonies. Click here for the PennLive story.

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    PERRY (MR 17 5 40) CHARGED

         Justin Perry, who is on Facebook as “Mr 17 5 40,” and had a viral video last week for “outing” a 35-year-old man who went to meet what he thought was a 15-year-old girl in Lancaster has himself been charged (see the charges above from his docket sheet and watch his video “explaining” the charges here).



         These are the four new officers who were sworn in as Lancaster City Police Officers on June 28th (click here for more photos). Police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser is to the left and Mayor Danene Sorace is on the right. What happened to the desperate need to diversify this force? This is an outrage! This is disgusting! This is unacceptable!