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  • * TWO HEARINGS ON SAME TICKETS! – 7-4-15 UPDATE – *** BREAKING NEWS *** JUDGE SUSPENDED OVER THREE TRAFFIC DOCKETS

    Posted on July 3rd, 2015 Becky 20 comments

    *— What a mess! Two hearings for the same tickets!

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    UPDATED 7-4-15 – As of 8:30 am this morning, the changes ordered by President Judge Dennis Reinaker to District Judge Jayne Duncan regarding Traffic Docket #363 of 2015 have not been made (see below on this post):

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    ***** The below is District Judge Jayne Duncan’s request for a continuance through her attorney, Heidi F. Eakin (see below on this post).

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    **** Life is good for District Judge Jayne Duncan and her husband, William David Duncan, believed to be a top executive in a company based in York. The county values their Elizabethtown home at $447,500.Duncan5

    *** Shawn Kerr owns an auto repair shop in Elizabethtown! Click here for his Facebook page.

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    ** Shawn Ross Kerr is 27 years old and his address is shown as Elizabethtown. The three traffic tickets are all dated on April 13th of this year. Traffic ticket #363 is for operating a vehicle with unsafe equipment; #364 is failure to have an emissions sticker and #365 is for not having a valid inspection.

    * Judge Duncan’s hearing before Judge Reinaker was scheduled for July 7th at 2:00 pm, however, her attorney, Heidi F. Eakin, has requested a continuance as she states that on that date “Judge Duncan will be out of state.”    

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    TRAFFIC TICKETS BEHIND
    JUDGE DUNCAN’S SUSPENSION

         The suspension of District Judge Jayne Duncan apparently involves three traffic tickets issued to a Shawn Ross Kerr on April 13th of this year. Please see Judge Dennis Reinaker’s order dated June 23rd below and check back as this story develops. Click here for the LNP story.

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  • A 2015 TOYOTA!

    Posted on July 3rd, 2015 Becky 1 comment

    BLOWING SMOKE?

               Did you see this in the June 27th Police Log (click here)?:

    Robbery 7-3Please check back later today.
  • “GIVEN TO THE COPS”

    Posted on July 2nd, 2015 Becky 5 comments

    CATCHING NO ONE!

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     The photo of the suspect wanted by police in today’s LNP story, “Do you know this man? He tried to use a stolen debit card in East Lampeter, police say,” (click here).

         I was sent a link to the above article by a friend with this question today:
         Why is it East Lampeter believes in sharing footage from cameras and catches everyone and Lancaster City doesn’t and catches no one?
         That is the question of the day, of the week, of the month, of the year and has been for several years. There are 161 “safety cameras” in the city and the public never, ever sees a photo or a video from them. And we don’t see them from businesses’ private cameras either.
         This was tucked away in yesterday’s Police Log (click here):
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         Where is this man’s photo? This store gets robbed repeatedly and I don’t know how they find anyone willing to work there. Where is his photo? Mangat Mini Mart has its own security cameras.
         In fact, the man who answered the phone at Mangat today at 3:20 pm told me that there are cameras in the store and the footage of the robbery was “given to the cops.”
         Why in the world hasn’t a photo of this robber been released to the public for their help in identifying this man? Do you think it’s likely he will rob another store or maybe a person on the street? Will someone be hurt next time? How long will $122.00 last him? What possible reason can there be for no arrest and no photo?    
         This seems to be hinted at as the “reason”:
         The suspect had a hooded shirt pulled over his head and a cloth over his face, police said.
         Someone might recognize the hooded shirt he had on or the cloth he had over his face. Someone might recognize his other clothing or his height and weight (which is not even provided as a written description). Someone might recognize his shoes or the way he walks.
         Where is the photo of this robber? There is no reasonable explanation for this and for the LNP reporters to constantly ignore the obvious slapping them in the face is stunning and inexplicable.
         Where is his photo? Who is going to investigate the police? They do nothing to solve crimes. Why aren’t LNP, the mayor and city council holding these police  and Chief Sadler accountable?
    Tomorrow – the second crime promised this morning.
  • TRANSPARENCY

    Posted on July 2nd, 2015 Becky 6 comments

    AND THE TRUTH!

          Philadelphia Police are taking a bold step when it comes to transparency.
         Commissioner Ramsey sent a memo to his officers stating the department will begin releasing the names of any officer who fired their gun at a suspect.
         The names will be released within 72 hours of the shooting — and the new rule is effective immediately.
         “Which a suspect is either fired upon, struck or missed – the names of the officers involved will be released,” said Commissioner Ramsey.
    From CBS-3 yesterday, “New Policy Sparks Harsh Criticism From Police Union,” (click here).
         There is a qualification from Ramsey about “threats” in the story. How credible are the “threats” in the Lancaster police involved shooting death where DA Stedman is refusing to release the officers’ names weeks after the incident? There will be more later today.
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         And speaking of the police, five new Lancaster officers were sworn in by Mayor Gray on Tuesday (click here). Where is city council? Where is the Lancaster Human Relations Commission? Where is the NAACP and SACA? Where is LNP? This is just outrageous and the police hiring needs to be investigated now.
         And what are the Lancaster Police doing to solve crimes in Lancaster? Not much is the short answer. I’ll look at two cases later today.
    ABSOLUTE TRUTH
         And, once again, with Independence Day just around the corner, it seems  this simple reminder needs to be printed again: the truth is an absolute defense for libel/slander/defamation (click here if you really want to read all about it). 
         So, if you want to throw those words around and threaten to sue me over something I published that was in fact true – you are the one committing libel and slander and defaming my good name. And that makes me madder than hell – and that is never a good thing. There will be more at a later date.
    Please check back later today.  
  • RELEASE THE OFFICERS’ NAMES!

    Posted on July 1st, 2015 Becky 23 comments

    DO IT TODAY!

    Stedman7    Today’s LNP Editorial (click here). 

         Well, well, well. With Independence Day only three days away, LNP decided to stand up for the public and what keeps this country free and state:

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         Finally, LNP gets it right! Release the police officers’ names, DA Stedman! Do it today!
    Please check back later today.

  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** – UPDATE ON SHOOTING – SHOOTER ON THE LOOSE!

    Posted on June 30th, 2015 Becky 10 comments

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    SUSPECT NAMED

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    Denise Heckstall     

         The suspect in this shooting was identified as Denise Heckstall, 25-year-old female, resident of 300 blk. S. Broad St. Lancaster, PA. It was determined that Heckstall shot the victim one time with a silver handgun (revolver). It was also determined that the victim and suspect are known to each other.
         Heckstall has a prior felony conviction, and as a result, she is not able to legally possess a firearm in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
         Heckstall was charged with Criminal Attempt to Committ Homicide, Aggravated Assault and Persons Not to Possess, Use, Manufacture, Control, Sell or Transfer Firearms by Det. Michael Gerace before MDJ John Winters and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.
    From the latest Police Press Release on Saturday’s shooting (click here).
          Please contact the police immediately if you see her or know where she is (see below for the police contact info). 

    THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE:
    TERRIBLE POLICE WORK!

    lancaster police1     Yesterday I posted that an update was needed to this story and the police released the below “updated” press release (click here).
         Why did LNP report there was no danger to the public? They lied! The person who shot a 25-year-old woman in the street is still on the loose! Who is the suspect? Do the police know? Why haven’t they told us? This is unbelievable! This is absolutely terrible police work! 

    On Saturday June 27, 2015 at approximately 10:09 pm Officers from Lancaster City Police, Platoon A, responded to Lancaster General Hospital for a report that a victim of a shooting had just arrived at the hospital. 

    The victim, a 25 year old female from Lancaster, had a single gunshot wound in the torso. The victim was treated for the injury as Police began the investigation. It was determined that the shooting occurred outside of Hoffman Terrace, which is just off of the 200 blk. W. Mifflin St. The victim had been taken to the hospital by private vehicle. 

    The suspect has not been taken into custody as of Monday June 29, 2015. All indications at this point show that this was not a random act and that the suspect and victim are known to each other. 

    This incident is still under active investigation. Any new information on this case will be sent out in the form of a supplemental press release. 

    Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Nate Nickel at 717-735-3358 or Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913, or you can anonymously Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by using your cell phone. Text LANCS plus your message to 847411. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.

    Please check back later today.

  • ** – * FOUR STORIES – UPDATES NEEDED NOW!

    Posted on June 29th, 2015 Becky 9 comments

    ** I ran out of time this afternoon – back tomorrow.

    * President Judge Dennis Reinaker ordered a 10-to-28-year prison term, saying Rivera is part of the reason some outsiders believe Lancaster to be a dangerous city.
    From the LNP story that just went online, “Judge jails violent teen who ran with Lancaster’s ‘L Block’ gang of youths,” (click here).
         “Some outsiders?” Oh, please! A lot of “insiders” believe Lancaster is a dangerous city as well! And this was a police involved shooting and the officer, Ben Bradley, was identified as he must be. And what is this “L Block” gang?

    CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

    —   Regarding DA Stedman’s unconstitutional and unconscionable decision on Friday to refuse to release the names of the officers involved in a deadly shooing: What media group or organization will demand the names?
         Please see immediately below on this site and there will be more on this later today.
    —   LNP “investigative reporter” Jeff Hawkes did a big piece on the $26.4 million upgrade to the county’s radio system titled, “Can you hear me now? How Lancaster County fixed its 911 radio,” (click here). What LNP has never written about and it is not included in this article is – “Can the public hear you now?” The public has the right to hear, too!
    —   A 25-year-old woman was apparently shot in her apartment on Saturday night in the city and the only update from LNP reporter Cindy Stauffer was late yesterday afternoon with this (click here):
         The woman was struck once and reportedly is in serious condition but expected to survive. No one was in custody Sunday night.
         Authorities released no other details about the shooting Sunday except to say that it was not a random incident and that there is no danger to the public.
         This is terrible and unacceptable police work. Their job is to protect and serve the public. They need to provide more details, now!
    —   And there was a shooting yesterday – and speaking of the 911 radio – I heard this directly from the dispatcher:  “A  father called in to say his son had accidentally shot himself in his crotch.”
         The LNP story is here. The police and DA’s office also need to provide more information to the public on this shooting just as soon as possible.
    Please check back later today.

  • * 6-28-15 UPDATE – DA STEDMAN: THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!

    Posted on June 27th, 2015 Becky 8 comments

    *    UPDATED – 6-28-15 – I  am in absolute shock and this will stay as the top story until tomorrow morning.

    THE PUBLIC HAS
    A RIGHT TO KNOW!

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    From the front page of today’s LNP print edition.    
        
         …I think he nails the salient factor in this case: Police officers are public employees, and it’s a core mission of journalists to report news about government and law enforcement.
         The men and women who serve the public in law enforcement have a job fraught with danger and difficulty. This is a concrete example of one of the considerations they deal with that few among the rest of us have to contemplate.
         While I acknowledge fully the officer’s point about that news having an effect on their lives outside their job, I can’t argue that those considerations outweigh the public’s right to know.
    From The Kansas City Star, “Should journalists name police officers involved in fatalities?” (click here).

         DA Craig Stedman made the case yesterday that the police shooting and killing of Anthony Gomez, Jr. on May 19th was justified (click here). And I’m not going to argue that.

         But what is absolutely unacceptable is his refusal to name the five officers who were involved. It is not acceptable under any conditions.

         Running alongside the main LNP article is a “sidebar” about the threats DA Stedman and Police Chief Sadler are using as their excuse not to release the officer’s names and there is this:

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          Tell us the name of the person who was arrested. Where is that information? Charges and arrests in this country are public information and insure that people just don’t disappear off the streets as they do in some countries.

         If you expect the public to believe this, Chief Sadler, then you have the absolute requirement and duty as a public official to tell us who was arrested, exactly who he threatened and the nature of his threats and the charges brought against him. And why any reporter would not ask those questions before typing this is beyond comprehension.

         DA Stedman knows this is absolutely unacceptable. That is why he held the press conference late on a Friday afternoon while “Celebrate Lancaster” was going on in the streets. This is unbelievable and there will be more to follow.

    Please see the post immediately below and check back tomorrow.  
  • * AFTERNOON UPDATE – THE CHIEF WILL TELL YOU NOTHING…

    Posted on June 26th, 2015 Becky 11 comments

    STRANGE TIMING!Shooting10

    LNP – click here.
         DA Stedman is holding a press conference late on a Friday afternoon and on “Celebrate Lancaster” day at that?  Very, very interesting.
         I will be watching, so his press conference and this morning’s promised story will come over the weekend.
    Have a good and safe Friday and please check back tomorrow.

    BUT BLAME IT ON YOU!Camacho2

    From the front page of today’s LNP print edition (click here for the story).

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    Julio Garcia Camacho 

         “We are not going to stop looking for someone connected to a homicide,” the chief said. Sadler did not provide any information about a possible motive or suspect or vehicle that may have been involved. Police previously said they were investigating the possibility Camacho knew his killer.
    From the story linked to above.
         So, Police Chief Keith Sadler is telling the public absolutely nothing about the killing while blaming the public for not being able to solve the killing.
         This is absolutely reprehensible police work.
    Please check back later today.

  • *** – ** SECOND UPDATE * UPDATED – LIPNEWS IS CALLING!

    Posted on June 25th, 2015 Becky 6 comments

    ***   What will happen with the NRA lawsuit against Lancaster. According to the Associated Press, it will most likely sit until a Supreme Court decision (click here):
         The NRA seized on the new state law, which took effect in January, to challenge gun measures in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster. None of those lawsuits have been decided, and the judges presiding over them may opt to delay ruling until the Pennsylvania Supreme Court takes up the issue of the new law’s constitutionality.
         “We understand that this case is probably headed to a higher court,” said Jonathan Goldstein, an attorney for the NRA.

     **  “Pa. court overturns law that allowed gun groups to sue cities,” ABC 27 (click here).

    *     This man gets his picture in the news for allegedly stealing two bottles of Yukon Jack whiskey but they can’t put up pictures of killers/shooters in Lancaster? Why not? (Click here for the whiskey story.)

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    ARE THEY WATCHING YOU?

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         Do you know any of these folks? These seventeen “most respected citizens” are on the Board of the Lancaster Safety Coalition (click here). Let’s ask them why the public never sees videos from the cameras!  Do they get to see any videos? Are they watching you? What do they do?
         This has me so excited – I can’t wait to hear their answers! How about you?
    Please check back later today.

  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** MOVE THE PRISON! ———- IGNORING THE OBVIOUS!

    Posted on June 24th, 2015 Becky 23 comments

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    From today’s LNP article, “Economic development leaders ask county to pay for city services; commissioners say ‘no,'” (click here).
        
         Mayor Gray has lost every single one of his marbles! This is insulting beyond belief to the county workers – and exactly what “protection” does the city give them?  This is unbelievable! 
         I can’t imagine another mayor in any city getting away with this. He must thank LNP and their convention center/hotel every single  day!

    WHAT IS GOING ON?

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         Yesterday, on the same day the police announced the June 13th shooting death of Julio Garcia-Camacho was the “Crime Stopper of the Week” (click here), LNP reporter Dan Nephin does this ridiculous story on the Lancaster Police, “Lancaster city police beefing up YouTube presence,” (click here).
          Now click here for the Philadelphia Police YouTube channel. There is video after video of criminals the police are trying to identify and arrest. And yet, with 161 cameras throughout Lancaster and unsolved murders and too many unsolved shootings to count, Nephin doesn’t mention a word about the police posting videos for the public’s help.
         Can he really be that provincial and stupid or is he purposely ignoring the obvious and why?
          And if the cameras are not being used to solve these crimes, what are they being used for? What is going on?
    Please check back later today.   
  • ** – * HIS NAME REMOVED…

    Posted on June 23rd, 2015 Becky 8 comments

    ** It has been one of those days! Today’s promised story will come tomorrow.  

    IN THE LAST 12 HOURS!

    Maffimuk4      I received the below as part of an email from “Maffimuk Shukran” late yesterday afternoon. I assume this continues to be used as an “alias/screen name” by Pennsylvania State Trooper Joshua Whiteside (see the stories immediately below on this site):
          And just for your information, I haven’t participated in Lanctalk since last year.  I don’t monitor the website any more and resigned as a moderator a while ago. 
         Your name was removed as one of two “Administrators” of the forum some time in the last 12 hours. I have a screenshot taken yesterday that lists “Maffimuk” as an “Administrator” and lists your “Last Active” date as the day before.
         And in regard to this sentence:
           I never gave you permission to publish my name. 
          As the “former” administrator of a “news” forum updated daily and as a State Trooper, I would hope you will re-read your sentence and realize how absurd it is.
         There will be more at a later date and in other police news, LNP reporter Dan Nephin has this story, “Lancaster city police beefing up YouTube presence,” (click here). Oh, really?
    I’ll have more to say about that later today! 
     
  • ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE FOR HIS POSITION!

    Posted on June 22nd, 2015 Becky 8 comments

     JOSHUA WHITESIDE    

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         Anyone who has ever been on a forum in their lives recognizes in two seconds that this poster is a racist and someone whose only purpose is to post hate. Period.
         And a Pennsylvania State Trooper should not be an administrator on a forum that allows this. Period.
         And “Maffimuk,” one of two administrators of the Lanctalk.com forums, is Pennsylvania State Trooper Joshua Whiteside.  The above screenshot of “popeye” was taken today but this is not new to that forum and this is not an isolated case. A racist poster named “Martin Riggs” has dominated the forum for years with 20,005 hate filled posts all while a state trooper okays it.
         And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out “Riggs” is Klan. I figured it out in about 10 minutes three years ago and I posted the below comment under this story:
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    “Martin Riggs,” on that forum, has this as his tag line:
    “Nobody is more inferior than those who insist on being equal.
    Friedrich Nietzsche”
         I googled that line and it led me to the “Chimpout” forum – one of the nastiest, hate filled sites I have ever seen. And Riggs has used the expression “Chimpout” several times on the TalkPa.net forum. It’s time for him to be sent packing!
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         “Riggs” then moved primarily to the LancTalk forum, keeping the same name, where he continued his hate and used the term “Chimpout” on that forum as well.
         There will be more tomorrow.
     
    [Editor’s note: I hesitated before posting the screenshot because it is so offensive – but that is the point. It is that offensive and obvious.] 
  • CHANGE DID COME!

    Posted on June 22nd, 2015 Becky No comments

     & OTHER DIRTY SECRETS!

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         An “Editor’s Note” posted under a Letter to the Editor titled, “Jury duty doled out unfairly,” in today’s print edition.

         Yes, there has been an unannounced change in the way Lancaster County selects their jury pool.  I was stunned and wrote this on May 22, 2012 when I found out about their old method and contacted an expert (click here): 
         Lancaster County’s method of jury selection is unconstitutional according to David Kairys, a Professor of Law at Temple University School of Law and a member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He is also an expert on jury selection.
          Kiarys was shocked when he learned Lancaster County is currently pulling prospective jurors from only one list – Penn Dot licensed drivers and those with photo I.D.’s.
         
    And I learned simply by checking several months ago on the county website that this has indeed been changed. Change did come – but why wasn’t the public informed?

         More on this and more on a Pennsylvania State Trooper, Joshua Whiteside, who is an administrator on a Lancaster racially based hate forum, will come later today.

  • INVESTIGATE THE TROOPER!

    Posted on June 21st, 2015 Becky No comments

    A PA STATE TROOPER
    & A JEWISH COUPLE!

         I posted the below over two years ago – on April 22, 2013 (click here).
         So who would allow this man, or woman, to continue to post daily hate for a current total of 25,005 posts? A Pennsylvania State Trooper and a Lancaster couple who are Jewish – that’s who!
    Please see the story immediately below and check back later today.

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    WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

           What are the odds the shooter/shooters are black?
         This question posted on a local forum by “Martin Riggs” under the article, “Gunfire erupts at Colo. pot event, 2 wounded.”
         This person has taken over the two remaining “local” forums posting non-stop hate all day long.  All day long.
         He claims to be Jewish and a former Law Enforcement Officer.  What are the odds he’s really Jewish and a former LEO?  Zero percent.  What are the odds he’s a Klan member?  One hundred percent.
    Please check back later today.

  • * UPDATED – CLEAN HOUSE!

    Posted on June 20th, 2015 Becky 14 comments

    THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO KNOW!

    * Please see the comments under this thread. The last straw came when Chad Hohenwarter (posting as “FDR,” a moderator on the LancTalk forum) said this at the end of yet another racist rant – this one about Wednesday’s horrific church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina:
        Living white in this country has become a liability these days and people are tired of it. We’ll see more and more of this unless someone puts a leash on the media and politicians promoting black lives over white lives real soon.
         This man lives in Lancaster? Has he looked around? The courthouse is white, the police department is white, the local media (LNP) is white, the jail administration is white and the racism in the courts is shocking and in-your-face blatant! I could go on and on.
         What reality does Hohenwarter live in? And as the owner of two Lancaster businesses, the public has a right to know who this man really is and determine if they want to do business with a virulent racist.

    Coming soon – a look at the forum and the owners and moderators and why they have allowed “Martin Riggs” to post 25,005 comments that are sheer racial hatred. It will shock you!

    DO NOT USE THEM! Hohenwarter5

    These Lancaster companies, Morris Maintenance, Inc. and Conestoga Home & Window Cleaning, are owned by a virulent racist.  Do not use them.
    Please check back later today.

  • * LNP: EMPTY WORDS!

    Posted on June 19th, 2015 Becky 8 comments

     * Taking a break this afternoon. Have a great Friday and please check back tomorrow.

    NO FOLLOW-UP
    WHATSOEVER!

    Robin Weaver      One of Roof’s former high school classmates told The Daily Beast that Roof “made a lot of racist jokes, but you don’t really take them seriously like that.”
         Let’s make this promise: Let’s not dismiss those kinds of jokes as mere jokes so readily.  Let’s unite  against even casual bigotry.
         We need to counter misguided beliefs, before they turn into malignant racism.
         This isn’t easy to do — it’s often easier to ignore the seeds of hate. But we need to find the courage, and stop hatred in its tracks.
    From today’s LNP editorial, “Malevolent hatred leads only to the kind of sorrow we now see in Charleston,” (click here).
         I am so tired of this. Empty words from LNP over and over and over again. Remember this article from April 2nd – “Racial incidents in East Lampeter Township shake African-American family,” (click here)? 
            LNP wrote an editorial about these awful incidents and I wrote this (click here):
          If the LNP editorial board means one word of what they write, they should follow-up with the East Lampeter Township Police to see if these two men have been found and charged. And if they have not, they should ask police Lt. Robin Weaver why not. And they should call him everyday and ask why not until these men have been found and charged. Period.
    Where is your follow-up, LNP?
         Has LNP written one more word about this? Have the two men been charged? What do you think?

    Please check back later today.

  • *AFTERNOON UPDATE – LNP: OVERLOOKING POLICE INCOMPETENCE!

    Posted on June 18th, 2015 Becky 12 comments

          Rosaura Torres is Police Chief Keith Sadler’s ex-wife. If you don’t know that she has written a book, “Abuse Hidden Behind the Badge,” stating he beat her for years, that’s because LNP has not told you! She’ll be speaking in Harrisburg tomorrow.
          Hang your heads in absolute shame, LNP Executive Editor Barbara Hough Roda and Opinion Editor Suzanne Cassidy!
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    FAILING TO PROTECT
    & SERVE THE PUBLIC!

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    LNP’s latest “follow-up” on Saturday’s shooting death of Julio Garcia-Camacho (click here).

           Where police-community relations are concerned, we have a way to go in this country.
         But we should not overlook the police officers who go beyond the call of duty, every day, to not just protect but truly serve in humane and inspiring ways.
    The end of LNP’s editorial today, “State police trooper mourned by the Amish of Nickel Mines was truly among America’s finest,” (click here).
         That is very nice, but LNP should not overlook the police officers in the city who are failing to solve any crimes. Why aren’t your reporters holding the police, the mayor and city council members accountable? Why aren’t you protecting the public?
         Why are murders and shootings and other crimes going unsolved time and time again?
    Please see the story immediately below and check back later today.
  • THE POLICE: DERELICT IN THEIR DUTIES!

    Posted on June 17th, 2015 Becky 3 comments

    “THIS IS RIDICULOUS”

         It seems like the police are being derelict in their duties and it’s bordering on bias. The only thing this city cares about is revitalizing the downtown and tourism. People need to go to the city council meetings and raise a fuss. The city council [members] seem content. They don’t know what is going on. This is ridiculous.
         I called someone out of the blue today in the area where Julio Garcia-Camacho was killed on Saturday about his murder and we had quite a discussion. I am withholding his name but thank him very much for speaking with me.
         We both agreed that if Garcia-Camacho were white and from a different part of town, an arrest would have been made within hours. He also questioned the cameras and their use and whether the public is being lied to about them. He said there are two cameras that should have caught Saturday’s murder. He also mentioned other unsolved murders. In fact, for not reading this site, he covered just about every item on it in less than ten minutes!
         So, what the hell is going on? LNP is allowing this to go on and it is incomprehensible and unconscionable. And Mayor Gray and the city council members are choosing to just ignore it and that has to end immediately.
         This man and everyone in Lancaster deserves answers and equal protection under the law for a better, safer and happier life.
         Tomorrow – a look at LNP’s “police reporters.” Can anyone really be this stupid?
         And since I told this man there are actually 16 unsolved murders under Mayor Gray, not counting Garcia-Camacho, but the permanent box is no longer at the top of this site, the 16 unsolved murders are:
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    1. Keenan W. Dudley – 3-10-2006
    2. Daniel V. Hollman – 10-17-2006
    3. Baby Mary Anne – 9-27-2007
    4. Juan Lopez – 12-5-2007
    5. Juan Marquez – 3-16-2008
    6. Samuel E. Bair – 8-26-2008
    7. Hector Ortiz Fuentes – 8-11-2009
    8. Sandy Reyes-Mateo – 11-21-2009
    9. Michael B. Evans – 12-19-2009
    10. Timothy J. Frei – 11-1-2010
    11. Olga Sanchez-Reyes – 12-6-2010
    12. Spencer Houston – 5-19-2011
    13. Brandon Lamar Seals – 7-13-2011
    14. Erma Kaylor – 5-16-2012
    15. Allan Wayne Hess – 1-7-2013
    16. Titus Eugene Gant – 6-12-2013
        
  • * I KNOW THE ANSWER, ROBERT!

    Posted on June 17th, 2015 Becky 11 comments

    *     Two of the Penn Square Partners (High Industries and LNP) are the top donators to Senator Lloyd Smucker (click here):

    — Dale S. High –  $17,500 

    — Beverly R. Steinman – LNP owner – $6,400

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    IT’S GOING TO 8 WEST KING!

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     Robert Field at NewsLanc.com (click here).

          I know the answer! Senator Smucker and Mayor Gray were thinking this when they were writing the CRIZ:  Those greedy folks at LNP want even more of the taxpayer’s money! So we will give it to them! That way we will both keep our jobs for the rest of our lives and LNP will never write a bad word about us no matter what we do!  Hell, we’ll fill up wheelbarrows with money and push them over to 8 West King Street! LNP, here we come! 
    Please check back later today.

  • LNP: ALLOWING THEIR READERS TO BE KILLED!

    Posted on June 16th, 2015 Becky 3 comments

     THEY DO NOT CARE!

         Two coalition cameras, unknown private cameras, multiple eyewitnesses and he makes a totally absurd statement like this and blames the public.
         The city does NOT CARE what goes on in the neighborhoods.
         This incident was just another annoyance that could not be contained and the press got hold of it.
         This comment came in under “AN INCOMPETENT LIAR!” about Lancaster Police Chief Keith Sadler below on this site. Julio Garcia-Camacho, 28, was shot dead in the city on Saturday night. It is now 4:00 pm on Tuesday and the police have released no additional information to protect the public and seek their help in tracking down his killer.
         They have not told the public what they found on the various surveillance cameras. They have not told the public the results of their interviews with witnesses. They have not told the public if there was a van involved or not. They have not told the public one thing so they can protect themselves from this killer. All they have done is blame the public.
         This is outrageous and inexcusable and would not happen in a city with a press that asked questions and held the police accountable. LNP would be out of business in a minute flat if they had any serious competition. LNP is allowing their readers to be killed and the killers left on the street to kill again and again.
         And Mayor Gray takes absolutely no responsibility for his inexcusably incompetent police force and tries to blame all these killings and shootings on the NRA for fighting a city ordinance that was passed in 2009 that not one person has ever been charged under!
         This is a real life nightmare and LNP allows it to go on because of their hotel/convention center and their greed for money. This is unbelievable.
         There will be more tomorrow.

  • ** – * WHO IS THE CITY TRYING TO “PROTECT?”

    Posted on June 16th, 2015 Becky 9 comments

    THERE IS NO SAFETY!

     **   “We refuse to be bullied into compromising the safety of the people of Lancaster.”
         This sickening quote from Mayor Gray is on the “Legal Defense Fund” website which is still up and apparently still accepting donations. I guess now they are requesting donations to go to court to try and keep the donator’s names from being made public! This is simply ludicrous.
         It is also ludicrous, obviously, because there has been shooting after shooting in the city and the police are not making any arrests! There is no safety for the people of Lancaster and Mayor Gray could care less. And of course, on Saturday night, Julio Garcia-Camacho was shot dead in the city.
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     * The final determination by the Office of Open Records, now being appealed by Mayor Gray.NRA LAWSUIT7

    WHY DOESN’T LNP TELL US?

         The city intends to appeal to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, said Patrick Hopkins, the city’s business administrator and right to know officer.
    From the story by LNP reporter Dan Nephin, “Lancaster ordered to reveal donors in gun suit defense fund,” (click here).
         
    Yes, the city is going to waste even more of the taxpayer’s money! This is unbelievable and why aren’t reporter Nephin and LNP filing Right-to-Know requests to find out exactly how much this absurd charade is costing taxpayers? Isn’t that what news organizations do? Who are Hopkins and LNP trying to protect and why?
          And how close is too close? Do you recognize the LNP staffers in the below Facebook photos and their “conversations” with city officials? Is it out of line?
    Please check back later today.

    TOO “CLOSE”?

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  • * AFTERNOON UPDATE – AN INCOMPETENT LIAR!

    Posted on June 15th, 2015 Becky 18 comments

    “EITHER GOING TO KILL
    SOMBODY ELSE OR
    GET AWAY WITH IT”

         Below is a video of Julio Garcia-Camacho and his baby boy posted on his girlfriend’s page.

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         A GoFundMe site set up for Garcia-Camacho (click here).

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          LNP has now revised their story repeatedly without “preserving” older versions. Police Chief Sadler’s extremely disturbing and outrageous quotes are no longer included – and I want to preserve them – so this is from the front page of this morning’s print edition.

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    RESIGN, SADLER!

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    Chief Inspector1     Lancaster Police Chief Keith Sadler had the unmitigated gall to blame the public yesterday for not providing information about a killer, and yet, when the public said the killer was in a van, Sadler said it was too early to know if a van was involved (click here for the LNP story).
          Sadler is an incompetent liar and he needs to either resign or be fired today!
    Please see the story immediately below and check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE *** UPDATED – ** UPDATE – * RIGHT BENEATH A CAMERA!

    Posted on June 14th, 2015 Becky 20 comments

    ALWAYS CHECKING VIDEO
    BUT NEVER ANY ARRESTS!

         “We are following up on leads, interviewing witnesses and reviewing video footage from around the area,” Winters said. “The investigation is still very active.”
         Robert sent in this quote from Detective Michael Winters in Ryan Robinson’s LNP article in his unposted comment to prove to me that the police are working hard and checking the cameras!
         Robert, this was posted on the Lancaster City Police Facebook page about the Friday, June 5th shooting in broad daylight under a camera. Do you notice a similarity in the wording? Why has footage of the shooter not been released to the public since the shooter has not been arrested and is still on the loose? Why are the police always reviewing video footage but never arresting anyone or releasing the images to the public? Can you answer that, Robert?
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    GarciaThe victim of yesterday’s deadly shooting from “The Realest People of Lancaster” Facebook page.

    WITNESSES SAW IT HAPPEN!

    ***     Well, well, well. LNP reporter Ryan Robinson actually visited the scene of the murder and found this (click here):
         Residents of the first block of New Dorwart Street said some people were on their porches and walking in the area when the shooting occurred.
         No residents gave a reporter their full names out of fears of possible retribution.
         They said the man was standing in the middle of the street talking to someone that had stopped in a van when all of a sudden, there were two quick gunshots and the van sped away, screeching its tires.
         Why haven’t the police released this information to the public along with a better description of the van? Why have the police not released this vital information to the public for their own protection and for help in arresting the killer?

    shooting 6-143** The latest update from LNP! Wow! Are these detectives smart or what? Who knew? Click here to read long-time LNP “police reporter” Ryan Robinson’s latest on this murder.

    * I am being informed he was actually found at New Dorwart and High Streets. There is also a camera right at that intersection as per the camera map below.

    Man found shot to death on New Dorwart Street, Lancaster

    LNP headline (click here). 

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         This is an insert from the Lancaster Safety Coalition camera map. The blue arrow inserted by LIP News indicates the location where the man was found.
    Please check back later today.

  • * RELEASE THEIR NAMES!

    Posted on June 13th, 2015 Becky 9 comments

    A SINGLE STROKE?

         I can still be surprised by what I find on the internet! Robert Field has posted the following comment under a Slate Column he is running on NewsLanc.com, “Our Segregated Summers – The police misconduct in McKinney, Texas, is part of America’s long, fraught history of race and swimming,” (click here).  It is republished below with no comment other than I previously thought LNP held the award for worst puns.

    EDITOR: The Manor House Apartments from its very outset was among the first, if not the first, suburban apartment complex to be integrated. Nevertheless, as a concession to its first manager, until he moved on a couple of years later, the African-American residents were told they were not to use the pool.
         Are we ashamed? Not really. Sometimes we can’t accomplish everything in a single stroke. We are proud to have integrated before others.
         Perhaps our residents had to become used to having Blacks on the complex before they were willing to share the pool.

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

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    Click here to read his entire post and please check back later today!