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  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * – *** BREAKING NEWS *** SAME LAW FIRM

    Posted on March 4th, 2017 Becky 11 comments

    CHAOS IN LANCASTER!Sheriff3

          “By not performing the duties of the Sheriff for over six months, Defendant Reese has resigned the public office as a matter of fact,” and, “as a matter of law,” the complaint reads.
    From the LNP “insider” story, “Lancaster County senators file civil suit against Sheriff Mark Reese in effort to force him out,” (click here).
         Apparently they have been using Mark Reese’s name stamp on legal documents in the Sheriff’s office since he took a “leave of absence” in July of 2016. Are any of these stamped documents legal? Does anyone know what they are doing?
    When business offices open on Monday, I will try to find out!

    **   The link to the document on the Prothonotary’s website with Reese’s signature and posted below is here.

    *    Notice below that Deputy Sheriff Jessica Padilla-Ramos served LNP reporter Susan Baldrige. She is the one who brought the sexual harassment charges against Reese!

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***
    REESE SIGNED?

         Why did Sheriff Mark S. Reese sign this document dated March 2, 2017? On July 26, 2016, Reese took a “leave of absence” from his duties as Sheriff and the county commissioners suspended his access to county buildings.
         Why did Reese sign this document on March 2, 2017? 

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    LANCASTER IS KEEPING
    KLEINBARD LLC BUSY!

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          Pennsylvania Senators Scott Martin and Ryan P. Aument are using the same Philadelphia law firm to sue Sheriff Mark Reese that Manheim Township School Board member William Murry is using to sue LNP Media Group, Inc.
         That’s right. The Senators and Murry are both represented by the firm of Kleinbard LLC, One Liberty Place, Philadelphia, PA.
    Click here for their website and please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – *** BREAKING NEWS *** – * TURN HIM IN!

    Posted on March 3rd, 2017 Becky 32 comments

    AMBER IS NOT HAPPY!

         Uh, oh! Amber Green is not happy. She posted the below on the Treasurer’s Facebook page (click here) – and her personal Facebook last name is now “Augustowski.” She has apparently already removed the comment shown below captured in a screenshot about 30 minutes ago:
          Amber Augustowski: I went from $220,400 to $336,600 and I just bought the home in the 4th quarter of 2016 and had it appraised.
          Poor Amber and Scott! Their love nest is costing them more than they planned!
    It’s been a crazy day! Have a safe and happy First Friday!

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    **  In case you missed it, there has been (ahem…) an ongoing discussion about these two under an older thread on this site for the last several days (click here). It is up to 33 comments! Let’s move any new comments to this post!

    MARTIN & GREEN:
    OUT IN THE OPEN!

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         State Senator Scott Martin and Lancaster County Treasurer Amber Green (last name now Augustowski on Facebook) are out of hiding. They have both updated their Facebook pages to show pictures of his two sons and her two daughters together! And, of course, the above profile picture on her page!
          Will LNP inform the public these two important public officials are getting married exactly one week from today?

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    NOTHING NEW FROM DA!

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         The latest press release from the DA’s office is below (click here). It offers absolutely no new information and is nothing more than another stall tactic. This is unacceptable!

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          We are providing another update on the status of the Jan. 24 incident in Lancaster city that resulted in the death of 18-year-old Jose E. Rodriguez.
         We are doing so to keep the public informed as much as we can without jeopardizing the integrity of the investigation, being headed by Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman and Chief County Detective Kent Switzer.
         District Attorney Stedman will make a final determination on the police action in this incident.
         We understand the interim period during an investigation when incident details can not be released can be a frustrating time and lead to much speculation and rumor.
         The facts and findings from the investigation will be laid out publicly, in detail with video evidence, at the appropriate time: the conclusion of this investigation.
         “We have had multiple other major-crimes cases recently, but this incident remains a top priority,” District Attorney Stedman said Friday. “We continue to await all evidence, reports and video recordings, which are vital to my determination in this case.”
         Additional information and evidence has been obtained since our prior public update, but there is more to be done. We are not offering an exact timeframe on the conclusion of the investigation.
         “I can assure the public this case is getting a thorough review and careful consideration,” DA Stedman said. “It deserves nothing less, to be sure that we have all possible input and information.”
         We continue to ask individuals with information pertinent to this incident contact the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office at 717-390-7771 and ask for a detective. A Spanish-speaking detective is available, when needed.

    CAPTURE HIS KILLER!

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           Daniel Sanchez, the victim of Sunday’s shooting in the city is memorialized in a video on YouTube (click here).
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              His charged killer, Jose Gabriel Duque, 20, has not been apprehended. If you know anything about his whereabouts or have any information, dial 9-1-1.
    Please check back later today.
  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – ROLLING IN THE DOUGH!

    Posted on March 2nd, 2017 Becky 4 comments

    IT’S JUST $3 MILLION!

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         These two comments are on Lancaster Online under the article that was the topic of yesterday’s post – the LNP article, “$3 million in funding proposed to underwrite residential rollout of LanCity Connect broadband,” (click here).
         This still bothers me. This plan always had a residential rollout. Why are they acting like this is something new? Didn’t they pre-plan for this?
         Let’s say you are getting your kitchen redone. You agree on a price and hire a contractor. How do you pay the contractor? The Better Business Bureau recommends you do it this way:
    —  Pay 1/3 up front
    —  Pay 1/3 midway
    —  Pay 1/3 when its all done.

         Granted, this is much larger than a kitchen rehab but what was the city’s agreement/contract with MAW? Why does MAW need a loan of $3 million more dollars to complete the project and if they need it – why don’t they go to a bank and get it? Why would the city take a risk and loan them $3 million?
           From the article:
          Under Hopkins’ recommendation, MAW would receive a $1.5 million loan to use as operating capital.

         An additional $1.5 million would fund about 1,500 residential connections, roughly the number of city residences who have pre-registered for the service.
         The  working  capital loan would come from the city’s general fund and the  residential connection subsidy from the water fund, respectively, Hopkins said.
         The loan would most likely be a one-time infusion. MAW would pay it back at 7 percent interest, benefiting taxpayers, Hopkins said.

         This article doesn’t even state how long MAW has to “pay it back!” This is unbelievable! Someone needs to review all of the contracts the city has with MAW and they need to do it now!
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    LANCASTER IS
    FLUSH WITH MONEY!

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          LNP has changed their website and the above article is an “insider” article (click here). What I have not found this morning is how to “log out” of “insider” so it is less easy for them to track my every move. I had to shut down and change my IP.
         Anyway, Lancaster now is “flush with money!” Wow! How exciting! How much of that will go to improve the quality of life of the residents and how much will go to the tourist industry and LNP and High?
    Please check back later today!

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * LANCASTER CITY WANTS TO BECOME A BANK!

    Posted on March 1st, 2017 Becky 9 comments

    IS THE SHERIFF’S
    OFFICE OVERPAYING LNP?

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          Our research, before we surveyed our citizens, showed that LNP charges 100 percent more taxpayer dollars than the Journal [the Central Penn Business Journal] charges for the same legal advertisement. And the Journal was, and continues to be, an acceptable alternative with which to place our legal advertisements.
         Indeed, according to the Journal, the County of Lancaster Sheriff’s Department advertises there; East Lampeter Township advertises there; and the Dauphin County Tax Bureau advertises there, as do several other municipalities and organizations both within and outside Lancaster County.
    From a Letter to the Editor of LNP last year from the Columbia Borough Manager, Greg Sahd, titled “Columbia Borough not cowed by lawyers,” (click here). This was in response to the LNP article, “Columbia Borough to keep public notices, legal ads in LNP,” (click here).
         This comment came into this site yesterday about Lancaster County Sheriff Mark Reese who legislators are trying to oust from his position for sexual harassment of an employee.

         Reese turned legal notices over to the Central Penn Business Journal because LNP was raping our office with costs. All of a sudden Reese’s sexual harassment stuff blew up in the paper and Krasne met with Josh Parsons [a County Commissioner] and our office was told to turn the business back over to LNP.

         I don’t know if this is true but I will find out! Why would the county pay 100% more of the taxpayer’s dollars than they need to? Did LNP’s CEO Robert Krasne really meet with Josh Parsons? And why would Parsons tell the Sheriff’s Office to return to a far more expensive venue for their legal ads? And why would the Sheriff’s Office agree? Stay tuned…

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    Mugshots(Click here). 

    da craig stedman1     I received an email letter today from Susan Moyer in the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office denying my appeal for the mugshot of George Rosado that was transferred by the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records. And DA Stedman is running to be a Superior Court Judge? Are you kidding me? I will appeal this denial!

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    * An exchange from the “LanCity Connect” Facebook page (click here):

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    NEED A LOAN?
    GO TO THE CITY!

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         A Lancaster city official recommended Tuesday that City Council authorize lending $3 million to the company building LanCity Connect, the city’s broadband network, in order to help it roll out the service to city residents.
    The opening sentence to today’s article, “$3 million in loans proposed to underwrite residential rollout of LanCity Connect broadband,” (click here).
          Why wasn’t this addressed years ago when the city came up with this plan? They’ve always said it would be available to residents so why suddenly does Reading’s MAW Communications need a $3 million loan? They’ve already been paid $1.7 million and they plan to make money off this, of course, when it’s done! Why doesn’t MAW get their own damn loan? Is there a problem with them? Why should the city of Lancaster turn into a bank?
         From the article:
    .    Under Hopkins’ recommendation [Patrick Hopkins, director of administrative services for the city and pictured above], MAW would receive two $1.5 million loans, one to use as operating capital and the other to pay for residential connection costs.
    The $1.5 million would fund about 1,500 residential connections, roughly the number of city residences who have pre-registered for the service.

         One-thousand-five-hundred residents? That’s all? If this is as good and as cheap as they have been touting, thousands more will sign up! How much more will MAW need for that?
         This is turning into another money pit for the city taxpayers! Unbelievable! Throw Hopkins and these city council members out of office!
    Please check back later today.

  • *** BREAKING *** AFTERNOON UPDATE – STATON, CORLL & MORE!

    Posted on February 28th, 2017 Becky 1 comment

    *** BREAKING NEWS *** 

    SHOOTING VICTIM HAS DIED

         The victim of Sunday’s shooting died earlier today at Lancaster General Hospital. The victim is Daniel Eugenio SANCHEZ, a 19 year-old male Lancaster resident.

    (Click here for the updated police press release)

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    AN INDEPENDENT
    VOICE DIES TOMORROW

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          March begins tomorrow with LNP purchasing The Elizabethtown Advocate. The statement above from their Facebook page will sadly no longer be true. It will be interesting to see how and how rapidly the website and the Facebook page are updated and changed to reflect the purchase.
         I was curious how many true independent news voices there are in Lancaster County. I went to the Lititz Daily News website several days ago and her last post was “TRUMP ELECTED PRESIDENT.” I went there again today and apparently Saturday’s storm woke her up because she has three posts regarding it (click here).
         That, NewsLanc.com and this site are the only remaining ones I’m aware of. If I am missing any, please let me know.
         And speaking of Elizabethtown, their District Judge, Jayne Duncan is handling criminal cases again according to her dockets. She was not legally able to handle criminal cases since District Attorney Craig Stedman filed his Writ of Mandamus against her well over a year ago. However, Duncan recently won the case over Stedman in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and apparently President Judge Dennis Reinaker has returned all of her powers. I will try to find out definitively when and how that happened.

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    IT’S WARMING UP!

    March

         March is going to be a busy month! I’m taking this morning off to make a calendar and re-read the 20 pages of correspondence in my Right to Know request to District Attorney Craig Stedman for George Rosado’s mugshot. Have mercy!
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE *** – ** – * JOSE GABRIEL DUQUE

    Posted on February 27th, 2017 Becky 9 comments

    WILL KNAPP DO A STORY?

          This whole article is regurgitated news and Blouch said. Has the author obtained any proof, please share if you have any.
    Posted as a comment under the recent LNP story by Tom Knapp, “Mount Joy pet shop owner uses legal ad to warn protesters away from his store,” (click here).
          The story generated 129 comments online and I don’t know how many on their Facebook page. I was surprised LNP ran this story as well – or certainly without doing more research. The owner placed a legal ad in LNP and LNP, using the ad, turned around and did a questionable story on the owner. Maybe Knapp could do a story on Greenfield Puppies?

    *    View these little “Libre” puppies (click here and click on the “View This Puppy’s Video” link. I’ve noticed on a lot of the videos they only show the people’s feet – of course, the emphasis is on the puppies – but this is clearly a “plain” family as are many)!

    PUPPY MILL AD

    *** Yesterday I was on Lancaster Online and I noticed the below ad right between the top stories and the lower half with two columns of stories:
    Cane Corso
          Of course I had to go there. Look at the prices they get for these puppies (click here and the below screenshot was taken yesterday of “New Arrivals” so they may have changed since then):

    LNP Puppies      

         Add to that the “Shipping Fee” that starts at $450.00 and these people are making huge dollars. No wonder the puppy mill business is so large! This is also the last way that you should ever buy a puppy (click here for LNP’s article, “Looking for a dog? Here are tips for avoiding a Lancaster County puppy mill”).
         Now, I’m sure that LNP will tell you these are Google ads and they automatically generate and rotate. Is that a good enough answer? If they own the site, should they control the ad content? With animal abuse/puppy mill stories seeing huge readership response and outrage – and LNP leading the charge – should LNP control and decline this type of ad?

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    **   LNP has now corrected the headline to read: “Lancaster man jailed up to 10 years for crimes including selling fatal batch of heroin.”

    Man jailed*    This headline is wrong. According to the press release from the DA’s office that someone at LNP rewrote it states this (click here):
         Jacobs will serve 5 to 10 years in state prison, per a plea agreement arranged by Assistant District Attorney Maria Cusick and accepted Monday by Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker.
         That is so sloppy and unprofessional! Does anyone at LNP know what they are doing?

    ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE

    Jose Duque

    Jose Duque

          Police are looking for this man, Jose Gabriel Duque, 20. He has been charged with attempted homicide in yesterday’s shooting. If Duque is seen or if anyone knows his whereabouts call 911 immediately.
          Anyone with information is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on their website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.       
    Click here for the full police press release and please check back later today.

  • *** – ** – * & MARRIAGE & WITCHES!

    Posted on February 26th, 2017 Becky 33 comments

    There are shell casings next to the three cones at the crime scene. 

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    **** The crime scene today at 3:50 pm.

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    *** The shooting scene today at 3:05 pm.

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    **    The police press release (click here):

           On February 26, 2017, at 11:46 am, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Dauphin Street for a reported shooting.   The officers arrived and located an adult male victim lying in the street, with multiple gunshot wounds including a head injury.   The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and is currently being treated for potentially life threatening injuries.   It appears the incident occurred on the street, in front of 119 Dauphin Street.   
         Officers immediately secured the crime scene and contacted Detectives to assist with the investigation.   Investigators are conducting witness interviews, as well as processing the crime scene for evidence.   Investigators are also checking cameras from around the area for video footage.  Preliminary information indicates that there may have been a verbal dispute between the victim and the suspect prior to the shooting.   The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 20’s, driving a gray sedan.   The vehicle was last seen traveling west on Dauphin Street from the scene.  

         Anyone with information related to this shooting incident is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.   

    *** BREAKING NEWS *** There are reports of an 18-year-old male being shot in the head today at Dauphin and Palm Streets in the city.

    YUKKING IT UP?

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    (Click here)
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         I was reminded this morning in an email that it is only eleven days until the big wedding! What do you mean I wasn’t invited? This must be a mistake!
         Will LNP tell the public that their State Senator and the Lancaster County Treasurer are getting married (some say it is for the second time for “show” and so they can become “open” about their relationship because they are both reportedly already wearing wedding bands)?
         To the person who sent in a comment under the last post about these two – stating this is just gossip and not newsworthy – I disagree. This is news. And when you have Martin, who ran his campaign on “traditional values” and Lancaster County values, (whatever they are) getting a secret divorce, secretly remarrying and then re-divorcing his first wife and now marrying the county treasurer – well this is relevant and news and there are multiple potential conflicts of interest as well that need to be explored.
         But first I need to let them know that somehow my invitation got lost in the mail!
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    Posted by Cheryl and Steven Markle on their “parody” blogspot.
     
         No, I have no plans on hanging myself!
         Did the two of you go to Concordia Lutheran Church this morning? Do they all think you’re a nice, normal couple?  Do the people at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center think you’re a nice, normal couple?
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         The two of you are apparently very good at concealing your sickness. When Ron Harper went to the family of the old girlfriend you were stalking and harassing many years ago and found out who the notorious “Crow” really is, your then bandmates were surprised. They couldn’t believe it.

        You put on a very good show for the public but then that is not unusual (see “The Stalker as a Bully” article under the “CHERYL & STEVE MARKLE” tab at the top of this site).
         But did you know that I grew up less than a block from the Concordia Lutheran Church? Yes I did and I rode my various bicycles around their parking lot for years! It’s a shame the two of you sickos have to stain that neighborhood with your presence and filth every Sunday morning.
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         And, of course, cyberstalking, which these two have been doing for years, was all over the news last week and speaking of the news, LNP opinion editor Suzanne Cassidy has a column in today’s paper and online titled, “Journalists are believers in the U.S. Constitution, not enemies of the American people,” (click here).

         Yes, she repeats all the normal clichés (LNP doesn’t pay her enough, she loves America, she loves apple pie, blah, blah, blah) and then she says this:
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         That is just so pathetic and a ridiculous lie! District Attorney Craig Stedman, State Representative Bryan Cutler, State Senator Scott Martin, West Hempfield Township police officer James M. Gardill, Lancaster City Police Chief Keith Sadler and Lancaster City Mayor Rick Gray, among many other officials, are probably having a good laugh at that right now.
         Publish the Journalism Code of Ethics you follow, Cassidy! Let the public see it!
  • * MUGSHOTS ARE RELEASED EVERY DAY!

    Posted on February 25th, 2017 Becky 3 comments

    *    There is a separate post from this morning that is below this very, very long one!

    AN APPEAL FOR REASON!

    —  I am told that the Lancaster City Police were doing a prostitution sting last night so be prepared for pictures of “Johns” to be splashed all over the news in the next few days.
    —  There is an interesting conversation going on under “LNP: GIVING TRUMP VALIDITY” on this site (click here).
    —  The seven page “Final Determination” from the State Office of Open Records is below. They are sending this back to the Lancaster Courts but I honestly don’t know what my next step should be. This is all a result of my Right-to-Know request for the mugshot of George Rosado, who was seventeen when he shot and killed Ibram Hanna in Mountville with a stolen gun. Judge Workman ordered that he be tried as an adult and following that, I requested his mugshot.
          District Attorney Craig Stedman denied my request in a letter posted on this site. I then wrote a three sentence appeal. The DA responded with a 10 page response to my appeal and now this seven page “Final Determination.” This is beyond ridiculous and any thoughts/help on what I do next would be appreciated.

     

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  • * DIANE: MEET YOUR STALKER!

    Posted on February 25th, 2017 Becky 5 comments
    **  A couple of notes regarding the below before I move on to serious news later today:
    —  “Brenda Hollinger” is a Google+ account Markle set up using my picture. He sits there and talks to himself all day.
    —  I have one son and that is the only child I have given birth to. This man is so disgusting and sick there are no words for it.
    —  Did I get Tremayne Jones killed in San Diego? Jones was a real life pimp, a gang member and a drug runner who testified against Akeem Washington and put him in jail for years on false charges. No, I did not get him killed. But keep trying, Markle!
    —  I don’t know why their families have not sought help for this obviously obsessed, deeply disturbed and dangerous couple. When he was stalking someone else years ago, Ron Harper, Jr. found out who he was and put up  the “Stalker Warning” website (click here). This is all this couple has done for years – stalk and harass people!
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    *    Diane sent in a comment to this site that was so profanity laced I could not run it on the front page (click here and it is in the comments). And then she went running to a stalker to complain who posts things like this about me everyday!

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    FACT REALLY IS
    STRANGER THAN FICTION

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         Diane Gamber, a prolific poster on Lancaster Online, has run to a convicted stalker who has stalked me for over five years and sent in over 1,600 racist, profanity laced, threatening comments into this site. She shared the definition of “cyberstalking” with this convicted stalker and now he is doing it to her!
         Diane, I did not do that! LOL! The stalker you went running to did that! That’s right. That’s exactly the kind of racist, sick comments he has sent into this site for over five years. If you had researched him at all and his “SmartRetorts” blogspot he began years ago about LNP reporter Gil Smart you would know that first and foremost he is a racist!
    And the google “parody” blogspot he has about me that you sent in the below comment to – he will do that to you, too!  He apparently already has! Fact really is stranger than fiction! And Cheryl and Steven Markle are two of the sickest, most disturbed people in Lancaster County.

         See the Cheryl & Steve Markle tab above and please check back later today.

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  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * THE PUBLIC DESERVES ANSWERS!

    Posted on February 24th, 2017 Becky 6 comments

    TWO DIFFERENT VERSIONS!

         I am just amazed that within two day’s time LNP put out two completely different versions of juvenile privacy laws and the information officials are legally able to release in criminal cases. Is there any professionalism in that office at all? Does anyone pay any attention and double check anything? That is simply disgraceful and they owe the public an answer (see immediately below).
    Have a safe and happy Friday!
       

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    **   Officials are bound by state juvenile privacy laws and are not permitted to disclose the specific charges filed or if the boy is being detained, according to Brett Hambright, spokesman for the district attorney’s office. They also are not allowed to release his name or age.
    From LNP reporter Jennifer Todd’s story from two days ago, “Manheim Township student charged for allegedly sending murder, rape threats to fellow student, (click here).
         They gave the age of the 17-year-old in the post immediately below. Maybe reporters Todd and Blest should get their stories straight on what can and cannot be released? And does DA spokesman Brett Hambright just make things up as he goes? Yes! It is beyond scary how this man is willing to lie!

    *    A juvenile allegation was filed before Lancaster County Juvenile Probation with the following charges: three counts of possession of a firearm by a minor, three counts firearms not to be carried without a license, receiving stolen property, recklessly endangering another person, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver.
    From today’s LNP article by Lindsey Blest (click here) and click here for the police press release she rewrote).
         So the police and LNP name the charges against this unnamed juvenile but they can’t list them in the Manheim Township “Snapchat” case? Does anyone at LNP know what they are doing? Why are the charges listed for this juvenile and not for the Manheim Township juvenile? And the police state this juvenile was committed to the Youth Intervention Center. Was the Manheim Township juvenile also committed? Why don’t we know?

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    ONE MONTH & COUNTING
    VERSUS ELEVEN HOURS!

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    The headline from today’s LNP print edition and online titled, “1 month after 18-year-old fatally shot by Lancaster city police, DA continues investigation,” (click here).

         From the article there is this:
         “This incident deserves the proper time commitment and thorough consideration of evidence and information,” Hambright [DA spokesperson Brett Hambright] said.
    Hambright33     What else would a spokesperson say as an investigation lags on? And yet Hambright is the one who worked late on a Friday night and told the public the shooting of 15-year-old Ibram Hanna with a stolen gun in Mountville was wrapped up and his 17-year-old killer would be charged as a juvenile in under eleven hours. Apparently that case didn’t deserve time commitment and a thorough investigation! Why?
          And LNP never questioned it and has not done so to this day.
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * LNP: GIVING TRUMP VALIDITY!

    Posted on February 23rd, 2017 Becky 33 comments

    GROW THE MONOPOLY!

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         “We’re delighted that the Elizabethtown Advocate and its editor and publisher, Dan Robrish, are now part of Lancaster County Weeklies,” said Robert Krasne, CEO of Steinman Communications.
          Adding Robrish’s publication to LNP Media Group’s portfolio “will enhance our ability to serve as the source of news and information for Lancaster County by providing greater insight and focus on the western part of the county,” Krasne said
    From today’s LNP article, LNP Media Group to acquire Elizabethtown Advocate weekly newspaper,” (click here).

    The Advocate Headline

    The Advocate Headline

         What Krasne really means is now they will control the news in Elizabethtown as well. What a shame! I don’t know much about the Advocate but I do know they covered the case of the District Attorney against District Judge Jayne Duncan while LNP was ignoring it. Just a week ago he ran a headline about the outcome of the case that was the truth and not the “both sides claim victory” LNP lied about.
          And I noted in the comments on this site that it was the Advocate that uncovered and published the fact that the officer who wrote the three tickets at the core of that case was previously fired from two different police forces. Can you imagine LNP finding that and publishing it?
          I hope it works out for editor Dan Robrish but I have my doubts. LNP is gung-ho on spreading their monopoly so they control the news and control what goes on in these towns for their benefit only.
        

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    **   Several of the articles referenced a Jan. 28 meeting that was secretly audiotaped by an unknown party. After LNP received an unsolicited copy of the audiotape, it printed excerpts of the taped board discussion.
    By LNP long-time reporter Jeff Hawkes in the story linked to below.
         How does Hawkes know it was taped by an “unknown party?” How does Hawkes know it was “unsolicited?” How did LNP receive this audiotape? Is Hawkes quoting a co-worker? How does he know these items he states as “facts?” Did he turn around at his desk and ask Susan or Kara?

     ********
    *    A quick side note today – I received a “Final Determination” from the PA Office of Open Records in my Right to Know appeal to District Attorney Craig Stedman for George Rosado’s mugshot yesterday afternoon – and I think I won – I’m not sure! I’ll post the letter over the weekend and you can let me know what you think and what I do next!
    *

    KRASNE: A DISGUSTING LIAR!

    Robert M. Krasne( Robert Krasne )( Bob Krasne )Krasne

         “LNP believes that the claims asserted against us by Mr. Murry in his suit that arise out of his actions while he was president of the Manheim Township school board are baseless, show an ignorance of and offend free press principles and protections of the First Amendment, and we will vigorously defend against them,” Krasne said.
         “LNP will not waver from this commitment and we will use all tools available to our journalists that are guaranteed by the First Amendment and other applicable law,” he said. “Our integrity as a reliable news source, particularly in these times, and our obligation to our readers demands it.”
    Robert M. Krasne, the chief executive officer of Steinman Communications and chairman and publisher of LNP Media Group Inc., quoted in the LNP article, “William Murry, Manheim Township school board member, sues LNP over coverage of closed-door meetings,” (click here).
         Robert Krasne is a disgusting liar who has no integrity whatsoever. He and LNP are a disgrace to true journalists everywhere. He and LNP do not follow journalism principles. He and LNP sadly give validity to Donald Trump’s claims about the press.
          As former New Era Editor Ernie Schreiber once wrote about the county commissioners who opposed LNP’s cc/hotel in a two-inch headline: GET OUT KRASNE.
    Please check back later today.

  • * – *** BREAKING NEWS *** AFTERNOON UPDATE – WHERE IS DA STEDMAN?

    Posted on February 22nd, 2017 Becky 15 comments

    * From Murry’s lawsuit:

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    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    MURRY SUES LNP!

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    (Click here)

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    CHARGES FILED!

        The DA’s press release on charges being filed in the “Snapchat” incident involving Manheim Township School District students is below and available on their website here:

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    IT IS A LEGAL ISSUE!Snapchat19

    From today’s LNP editorial in the print edition titled, “Virtual Nightmare” and online titled, “Online harassment can leave real scars, so must be taken seriously,” (click here).
     
    stedman19     This is unbelievable! LNP keeps fueling this nonsense. They write this whole long piece and almost at the very end say:
         It also may be a legal issue. Cyber harassment is illegal in Pennsylvania, under Act 26, which was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf in July 2015. And juveniles are subject to that law.
         It is a legal issue! Can these editors read? Are they capable of comprehending simple facts? The school cannot act without the District Attorney taking some action.
         This editorial should be demanding answers from DA Stedman. What has been done and what will be done?  Who sent these messages and where does the investigation stand right now?
         DA Stedman is the one who owes the public answers so why don’t you ask him, LNP? Is this a joke? The “frayed trust” is with LNP failing to do their job!
    Please check back later today.
  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** * LNP: FUELING THE HYSTERIA!

    Posted on February 21st, 2017 Becky 4 comments

        Well, isn’t that disgusting? This poster went on Lancaster Online under the Snapchat story to comment. Yes, the internet is full of sickos and this person is proving it!

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    ONE MURDER SOLVED!

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         We are now down to 20 unsolved murders in the city under Mayor Gray and District Attorney Craig Stedman! Maybe with Stedman running for a Superior Court Judgeship, some of these old murders will finally be solved!

    ******

    **** The grandfather of the girl just posted on Lancaster Online so they are no longer anonymous.

    *** And the plot thickens. This was posted on the father’s Facebook page and the names have been deleted.

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    **  Was this really written by an eleven-year-old boy or did someone hack his account?

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    *    The school district’s latest statement on their website (click here).

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    THIS IS A LAW
    ENFORCEMENT PROBLEM!

    Snapchat7Today’s LNP update – click here.

          I tried to call the Manheim Township Police Department yesterday and was told no one was in because of the holiday. These parents need to direct their anger towards the police department and the DA’s office. The final sentence in this article states:
         Brett Hambright, spokesman for the district attorney’s office, said no charges had been filed as of late Monday afternoon.
         That is not an adequate answer! District Attorney Craig Stedman needs to provide the public with more information and do it now. Are the threats legitimate? Were they typed by this boy? If so, why hasn’t anything been done?
        This is not a school district problem at this point – this is a law enforcement problem and they need to step up to the plate and tell the public what is going on and do it now! And LNP should be making that clear instead of fueling the hysteria.
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * DOES HE REALLY CARE ABOUT SAFETY?

    Posted on February 20th, 2017 Becky 6 comments

     LNP: WHERE IS
    YOUR FOLLOW-UP?

         I placed two phone calls today trying to find out where everything stands with the “Snapchat situation.” The Manheim Township Police Department is closed today because of the holiday. I called their main line and got dispatch and the woman told me, “Nobody is in the station today.”
         Public schools are closed but the administrators are working. I called the Manheim Township School District for any updates this afternoon and was referred to Jennifer Davidson, the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent. I was told she was in but not at her desk and I left a voicemail which had not been returned by the time of this posting.
         I will try again tomorrow.

    *******

    *   How old do you have to be to sign up on Snapchat? Thirteen. The Landis Run Intermediate school is for grades 5 and 6. What is the average age of a sixth grader in this country – eleven.

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    COME ON TOM!

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    Posted on Lancaster Online’s Facebook page under the LNP story, “Man says Landis Run Intermediate student used Snapchat to threaten to kill, rape his daughter,” (click here).

    Murse12     Oh, this is rich! The wife of the LNP content editor and editor of their new The Caucus publication, Tom Murse, goes off on the Manheim Township School District! There has been no follow-up to this story by LNP which has made normally sensible people go off the deep end. You don’t scare the heck out of people and then not follow-up, Tom Murse! That is irresponsible journalism.
         Oh, and Cathy I hate to tell you this but your husband doesn’t seem to care about children’s or the public’s safety! If he did, he would make the public aware that the city’s police chief, Keith Sadler, is accused of beating his ex-wife during their twenty year marriage in a book that has been available everywhere for years. You two have daughters, don’t you Cathy?
         If he cared about the public’s safety, he would hold the Lancaster City Police accountable for all of the unsolved murders, shootings and robberies. If he cared about the public’s safety he would investigate the “Safety Coalition” cameras and why they are not being used by the police as intended. And he would report on who is now in charge of the cameras since Wes Farmer has retired and the public pays for at least half of the coalition’s budget.
         Oh, and you might ask him to see a copy of the journalism code of ethics he follows at LNP and The Caucus. You might question how much he cares about children’s safety and education since LNP owns the Marriott, which breaks every code of journalism ethics in this country, and is off the tax-rolls and keeps a huge amount of money from the School District of Lancaster and their students.
         Do you really think your husband cares about the children’s and the public’s safety, Cathy?
    Please check back later today.

  • *** BREAKING ***AFTERNOON UPDATE – UPDATED – TWO KILLED IN CITY

    Posted on February 19th, 2017 Becky 26 comments

         Dawn White of ABC-27 interviewing the daughter of homicide victim Richard Walton today. His daughter arrived at the 627 Poplar Street home with her five children.

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         The two suspects charged in today’s double homicide: Joshua Proper from his Facebook page is immediately below and Juan Cristo-Munoz Jr. is below him:

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    KUDOS & QUESTIONS

          What a shocking, horrific crime! Kudos to the responding officers and the police for solving this so quickly and getting the information out to the public.
         One other crime note today – we are waiting for an update on the story that has caused outrage and LNP ran a headline about Snapchat comments from a boy talking about raping and killing a Manheim Township girl (click here).
         If it turns out that this was some creep from Russia who hacked the boy’s Snapchat account (really!), I would not be surprised. But LNP and the Manheim Township Police owe us an update and if it really was the boy in question, they need to inform the public what has been done about it.

    HOME INVASION – CLICK HERE

    VICTIM #1

    Leroy Kinsey, a 61 year-old male
    Resident of 600 block Poplar Street, Lancaster City 

    VICTIM #2

    Richard Walton, a 62 year-old male
    Resident of 600 block Poplar Street, Lancaster City 

    (Click here for the updated police release)

    The suspects have been identified as:
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    Juan Cristo-Munoz Jr., a 19 year-old male
    Resident of 600 block of Hebrank Street, Lancaster City 

    Joshua Michael Proper, an 18 year-old male
    Resident of 800 block of Fourth Street, Lancaster City

    **  11:15 am –  We are waiting for information from the police, mayor or DA’s office on the double homicide at 627 Poplar Street early this morning. Two men are dead.
         Is the public in danger? Do the police have suspects in custody and if so do they have all of the suspects in custody? Someone needs to address the public!

    *    There are reports the two victims were middle-aged men who may have been disabled.

    **** 9:58 am – There are still many police at the 627 Poplar Street house where two men were killed early this morning. Where are the detectives?

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    *** Mayor Gray was not at the scene this morning. Police Chief Sadler was not at the scene this morning. There was no one from the District Attorney’s office at the double homicide crime scene this morning.
         Again, it is believed both victims were stabbed to death. A neighbor reported that new people moved into the house about four months ago. He did not know anything else. The police press release is here.

    **   As of 8:06 am the two bodies are still in the house at 627 Poplar Street. One is directly inside the door.  It is believed the two men were stabbed to death.

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    **   The house at 627 Poplar Street appears to be a rental property owned by Robert and Rhoda Patterson.

    * The crime scene this morning.

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    Poplar Shooting

    DOUBLE HOMICIDE

         There has been a double homicide overnight in the 600 block of Poplar Street in the city. Two men are dead. Click here for the police press release and check back for this developing story.

  • ** – * “I’LL HACK INTO YOUR HOUSE?”

    Posted on February 18th, 2017 Becky No comments

    **  The man said he called police, took his daughter’s cellphone and continued to send messages, pretending to be his daughter. He said he used his cellphone to take photos of the messages as evidence.
         Police arrived at his home within 10 minutes of his call Tuesday, and he gave them his daughter’s cellphone and the photos he took of the messages, the man said.
         The boy is someone his daughter knows of from school, but they were not friends, he said.
    From the LNP story.
         What kind of messages did the father send? How does he know it really was this boy? How does he know someone didn’t hack the boy’s account? There’s talk in the messages of the person hacking someone else’s account. Social media accounts are hacked everyday. And those messages do not read as though they were written by a grade-schooler!
         And the obvious – if they were real threats written by this boy the police and DA would have acted by now!

    *    The below comment was recently posted under the story on Lancaster Online. Exactly! Something is not adding up here and dad wants a lot of attention!snapchat4

    “I’D RATHER MEET?”Snappchat

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

         There is something very wrong with this story that has everyone outraged. There is something very wrong.
    Please check back later today.

  • UPDATED *** BREAKING NEWS *** -** – * MINORITIES NOT HIRED!

    Posted on February 17th, 2017 Becky 6 comments

     WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?

         I ran out of time today. The stories promised yesterday will come all next week. Posting over the weekend will be sporadic.
         The big story on LNP today is, “Man says Landis Run Intermediate student used Snapchat to threaten to kill, rape his daughter,” (click here). Yes, of course there is the expected outrage and correctly so if the facts are as they have been presented. But there is no outrage about all of the shootings in the city where humans, homes and vehicles are repeatedly hit with bullets.
          Have a safe and happy Friday!

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

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    Click here to read the entire, long police press release about all the shots fired incidents. Where are Mayor Gray and Police Chief Sadler and the city council members?

    SHOTS EVERYWHERE!

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    **   It was a wild and scary night in Lancaster city early this morning. People who listen to the police scanner (such as the above Facebook page owner) report that there were three separate shots fired incidents called into 9-1-1. One apparently involved O’Halloran’s Irish Pub and Eatery at 764 High Street where shots were fired and also on Manor and Fourth Streets.
         Will any media report on this or will it end up as entries on the police log?

    *******

    HERE COMES CONRAD!

    Conrad6jeff conrad1*    Here comes attorney and Lancaster County Judge candidate (who was not recommended by the Lancaster Bar Association) Jeffrey Conrad into the mix. The above is from an article in this morning’s print edition of LNP titled, “Ongoing traffic citation case cleared for appeal,” (not currently online).
         This is directly related to the Friday Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision against District Attorney Craig Stedman and ruling in favor of District Judge Jayne Duncan. Conrad is representing Shawn Kerr who received the three traffic tickets that sparked this case. He has every right to appeal.
         I thought the “firestorm” was over, Conrad! Are you simply seeking attention? I will link to the story when it goes online.

    LNP: A RACIST EMPLOYER!

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    (Click here)

         This has been on Lancaster Online for several days now. When I first saw this I figured LNP was the hate group in Lancaster County. Seriously!
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * HOW MANY UNSOLVED SHOOTINGS?

    Posted on February 16th, 2017 Becky 6 comments

    LNP: TRUMP IS
    TALKING ABOUT YOU!

    Trump32       The Donald seriously and relentlessly went off on the media again today.
           LNP has been distorting facts to help their special interest – the Marriott Hotel/Convention Center – for years. They are the “dishonest” press that Trump is talking about – and they need to be removed immediately by the Associated Press and every journalism society and media organization they belong to.
         There will be very specific examples tomorrow – but LNP “opinion editor” Suzanne Cassidy, you just keep sitting there and retweeting all those negative Trump articles all day long the way you so love to do! You are the problem he’s talking about, Suzanne, and sadly LNP gives legitimacy to many of Trump’s claims and in so doing they are also harming and failing to inform and protect the citizens of Lancaster County.
         This is part of a comment posted on Lancaster Online under their recent disgusting and totally self-serving editorial, “Hotel excise tax hike would boost tourism here and wouldn’t affect local taxpayers,” (click here).
    – LNP’s disclaimer is not enough, they should never have gotten involved here but in doing so, they should skip this topic entirely on their editorial page. This is a totally unfair venue for them to have and another reason why a print monopoly entity such as LNP has NO BUSINESS being in that business.

         Exactly! And by being in that business they are breaking every code of journalism ethics in this country!

    *******

    *    LNP has apparently replaced laid-off police reporter Ryan Robinson with Lindsey Blest. Blest graduated from Lancaster Bible College eight months ago. What a wealth of experience and knowledge she brings to the job! I did not think LNP could find anyone worse than Robinson – but you have to hand it to them – they have!
         In a bit of irony, Blest posted her six month anniversary at LNP on her Facebook page and there was this exchange (I wonder if Robinson would say the same thing today):

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    WHERE IS THE MAYOR,
    THE POLICE CHIEF
    & CITY COUNCIL?Shooting 2-154WGAL-TV (click here).

         I certainly hope the police are searching for yet another shooter on the loose! Isn’t that their job? Will we hear another word about this shooting?
         Remember this LNP article from January 31st – “21-year-old man suffers hand, arm injuries in 2nd shooting in 2 days in Lancaster,” (click here)? There has not been another word on those shootings.
         Where is LNP? Where are their crime and police reporters? Where are the mayor and the police chief and city council? Who is holding the Lancaster City Police accountable?
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * ANOTHER SHOOTING

    Posted on February 15th, 2017 Becky 7 comments

    WHERE ARE THEY?

    sorace-gray         Chief-Inspector

         Where is Mayor Gray? Where is Police Chief Sadler? Where is a comment from city councilwoman and mayoral candidate Danene Sorace (pictured with Gray above) who thinks everything in Lancaster is just great? Where is an update on today’s shooting from the police?

    PAGAN AGAIN!

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     **  Manuel Pagan makes the news again! Interesting that LNP left the below out of their “article” (click here for the release on the Lancaster Crime Watch page and here for the LNP article and here for the last time I wrote about Pagan on this site):
         The investigation revealed that Manuel Pagan Jr. met with the victim and her sister at a location on the 1100 blk. Elizabeth Ave.(Manheim Twp.) on 29 November 2016. Pagan was reportedly dating sister of the victim at the time of the offense. Pagan reportedly offered the victim with alcohol as well as prescription and illicit drugs. The victim declined the drugs. Pagan reportedly sexually propositioned the victim and she declined.
         The victim, her sister and Pagan later returned to Pagan’s residence on the 1st blk. E. Andrew St. During the course of the early morning hours of 29 November 2016, Pagan reportedly sexually assaulted and raped the victim. The victim was able to run from the residence after the assault. The victim later reported the incident to Manheim Twp. Police as the victim initially met the suspect on Elizabeth Ave. This location was called the “7th Ward Studios” as Pagan was a rapper with the stage name of “Real Zona”.

    *    The police towing the taxi involved in this morning’s shooting in the 700 block of Poplar Street.  The white van following the tow truck in the second photo reportedly has four Lancaster City Police Detectives in it.

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    WGAL: MAN IS CRITICALShooting 2-15

    Click here for the Lancaster City Police Crime Watch post and here for WGAL-TV. WGAL is stating the man is in critical condition.
    Please check back later today.

  • *** – ** – * PATENTLY ABSURD CLAIM BY THE DA!

    Posted on February 14th, 2017 Becky 1 comment

    YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSE! – 3

          I want to finish up with this Supreme Court ruling so I can move on to other topics. For District Attorney Craig Stedman to state or infer in any way that he “won” is flat-out lying. The dockets and the outcome of the two hearings for the three traffic tickets will stay as District Judge Duncan wanted them. Stedman spent all this time and money and clearly lost this case in every sense of the word.
         As I have indicated before, and expressed to Duncan’s attorney Heidi Eakin on the phone yesterday, this does concern me. Montgomery Senior Judge Arthur Tilson, who ruled against Duncan in Common Pleas Court, said justice has to be “uniform.” I say the same thing when I say justice has to be “equal.”
         And I would ask Duncan again, who and for what reasons does she allow someone to have a second hearing after the case has already been adjudicated? What excuse is “good” enough? Should she have told Shawn Kerr to buy an alarm clock? What if he worked the first shift and slept through his hearing? Would he still have gotten a second or “new” hearing? How much does it cost the public to have two hearings?
         Kerr and anyone else have the opportunity to appeal the District Justice’s decision to the Common Pleas Court. That is what Duncan should have told him to do.
        The old saying, “You snooze, you lose” has never been more appropriate or literal.

    **   Looking to “ensure the accuracy of criminal records,” Stedman filed the petition on behalf of the Commonwealth after Shawn Kerr was given two hearings on the same three traffic citations.
         Kerr initially was found guilty in absentia of all three violations by District Judge Daniel Garrett on May 15, 2015. Garrett substituted for Duncan that day because she was at a funeral.
         The verdicts were never entered or recorded in the dockets; instead the case was marked as continued.
    From the LNP article linked to below.
         That is not correct. Jayne Duncan’s attorney Heidi Eakin tried to argue this to no avail. Senior District Judge Daniel Garrett wrote the date on each ticket, wrote “Found Guilty in Absentia” and signed his initials per the exhibit in the court case below.
         That was enough. Tickets that are e-filed do not have a line on the back for the Judge’s signature. The verdicts were entered.
         So throw that out the window. Then it comes down to Shawn Kerr who received the tickets and overslept while Judge Garrett was finding him guilty in absentia. Should oversleeping after working the third shift be enough to grant you a second hearing? To how many people and for what reasons would Judge Duncan offer a second hearing on the same tickets?

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    *   It’s 9:21 am and LNP has already moved this story off their homepage online! The Supreme Court ruled on Friday and it took LNP until Monday evening to write a story – and in print they state Stedman claims victory. LNP is a sad joke!

    STEDMAN LOST!

    Stedman v duncan3From page A-3 of today’s LNP print edition and online titled, “Pa. Supreme Court denies petition filed by Lancaster County DA in verdict dispute,” (click here).
         For District Attorney and Superior Court Judge candidate Craig Stedman to try to claim a “victory” in this situation is patently absurd and a lie.
    Please check back later today.

  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** – * WHERE IS YOUR COVERAGE, LNP?

    Posted on February 13th, 2017 Becky 17 comments

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    INTERVIEW WITH EAKIN

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         I spoke with District Judge Jayne Duncan’s attorney, Heidi Eakin by phone today at 2:45 pm. She said Judge Duncan is obviously very pleased with the court’s ruling. Eakin said she called District Attorney Craig Stedman two years ago and told him he was wrong to file the Writ of Mandamus and all of this has been at the taxpayer’s expense since.
         She also said that for the two years Judge Duncan has not been able to handle any criminal cases and they were reassigned to other judges outside Elizabethtown which caused hardships for those charged. It is unknown when she will handle criminal cases again as it is up to President Judge Dennis Reinaker.
         Eakin also explained that the “Per Curiam” on the docket means that every Justice on the Supreme Court hearing the case was in agreement with the decision. In light of that, Eakin said she believes it is unlikely that Stedman will appeal.
         Eakin reiterated her opinion and that of Duncan that the Mandamus was wrong and should never have been filed by DA Stedman and she stated the court’s decision obviously proves them correct.

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    *    One other quick note, the Supreme Court did not write an “opinion” as to why they ruled the way they did. I called the Supreme Court in Harrisburg shortly after 9:00 o’clock this morning and the woman who answered the phone looked it up and said there is no opinion paper; just the one sentence ruling per the court:

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    STEDMAN LOSES – 3

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         Please see Saturday’s and Sunday’s posts below regarding Lancaster County District Attorney and now Superior Court Judge Candidate Craig Stedman’s loss to District Justice Jayne Duncan in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
         The Lancaster Newspapers (LNP) just began publication of The Caucus in Harrisburg to be a “government watchdog” but doesn’t report on this huge loss for Stedman. What a sick joke and LNP is the definition of “fake news.”
          I am going to spend my morning alerting statewide news sources to this case because they rely on LNP to be a legitimate news outlet and to report on critical events in Lancaster County to determine if they should also cover them.
    Roda26     When a District Attorney running to be a Superior Court Judge losses a case in the PA Supreme Court, the public has a right and a need to know.
         The Lancaster Newspapers are a disgrace to journalism everywhere. I will also be updating the “BARB HOUGH RODA” tab above because as the LNP executive editor she has flat-out lied to the public about Stedman repeatedly over the years.
    Please check back later today.

  • ** – * STATEWIDE RAMIFICATIONS!

    Posted on February 12th, 2017 Becky 2 comments

    THE COURT JUST DID!

    **   “She has a right to appeal, of course,” Stedman said, “but she is also a public servant, and as such must consider how the public benefits by continuing to argue for a position that has no merit in rule, statute or case law. No court is ever going to rule against uniformity and equality of justice.”
    From the LNP article, “Common Pleas judge rules against E-town Magisterial District Judge Duncan in traffic citation spat,” (click here). 
         Well, Stedman, the PA Supreme Court just did! So, what went wrong?

    *    A reminder of what this case was about (click here):

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    STEDMAN LOSES – 2

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          “Law enforcement’s concern remains focused on the substance and related statewide implications rather than the technicalities of which court should handle it.
         “Specifically, the prospect of allowing district judges to change verdicts up to 30 days afterwards is of extreme concern.”
    Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman quoted in the LNP article, “Verdict dispute with county DA goes to state Supreme Court,” (click here).
         As published here yesterday, on Friday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled against DA Stedman.
         A screenshot from the Supreme Court docket – 142 MM 2016 – is below (click here).
         Where is LNP on this huge story and huge loss for DA and now Superior Court Judge Candidate Craig Stedman? What are the statewide ramifications of this decision?

    Stedman v duncan2 Please check back later today.

  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** STEDMAN V. DUNCAN

    Posted on February 11th, 2017 Becky 7 comments

    *    District Attorney Craig Stedman filed a Writ of Mandamus against Elizabethtown District Judge Jayne Duncan on June 23, 2015 ordering her to change three dockets involving three traffic tickets. The case moved from Lancaster Common Pleas Court to the Superior Court and finally to the Supreme Court.
         The Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied Stedman’s Writ of Mandamus order on Friday.

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

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    STEDMAN LOSES

         The Supreme Court on Friday ruled against Lancaster District Attorney Craig Stedman and for District Justice Jayne Duncan (click here).
    Please check back for this developing story.

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  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * “WE WERE NOT SWAYED…”

    Posted on February 10th, 2017 Becky 7 comments

    BAD PIES & MORE!

         Some Friday thoughts:
         We understand that for elected officials, approving tax increases is about as appealing as eating bad shoofly pie (we jest — there’s no such thing as bad shoofly pie).
    From today’s LNP editorial linked to this morning
         Oh, I’ve had bad shoofly pie! Trust me! That is just so pathetically stupid! But the good news is that there are excellent, thoughtful comments under the editorial that are worth the read.
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         This has been LNP’s lead story online this afternoon. OMG! Give the eagle – or eagles – caught in a trap a rest already!

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         And while this is the fourth LNP story about the eagle, they have this disgusting article with a horrendous photo of P.J. Reilly smirking with a boar he is apparently very pleased that he killed (click here). Why would LNP allow this ridiculous man to write this disgusting piece. Go to Reilly’s Facebook page and you can see large, dead animals he’s killed everywhere! My, what a manly man – not!

    Ressler4      If you are looking for something to do tonight, Mayoral candidate Kevin Ressler is having an event (click here) – and I don’t believe there will be any dead animals there! 

    Jose12     Finally, I will keep you informed if this materializes and goes public (I am withholding the name of the Facebook page owner) and there will be more on this tomorrow.
    Have a great and safe Friday!

    *********

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     *    The below is from the Lancaster City Crime Watch page (click here). Suddenly we are seeing good photos from businesses in the city! What about the 169 “Safety Coalition” cameras? LNP paid for those cameras for their Marriott Hotel/convention center! Where are pictures from those cameras, LNP? Who is running that organization since Wes Farmer retired?

     **********

          On Wednesday 08 February 2017 at 1854 hrs. Officer Conard and Officer Blanchflower responded to Smiley’s Deli at 402 N. Duke St. for a report of a Robbery that had just occurred. 
         Officers were told that an unknown B/M dressed in a gray zip-up hooded sweatshirt had entered the store. The suspect was described as being approximately 6’02” in height with a large build. 
         The suspect reportedly reached over the service counter and reached into a tip jar. The suspect removed a quantity of cash from the jar. When confronted by an employee about the theft the suspect pulled back his arm and made a fist in a threat to strike the employee. The suspect then fled the store on foot. 
         Anyone with information on this Robbery or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Lancaster City Police at  717-735-3301 or Lancaster 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.
         Anonymous tips can also be submitted through this Crime Watch page.

    LNP: ADVANCING
    THEIR OWN POCKETBOOK!

    LNP - liars

    From today’s LNP editorial titled in print, “A small price to pay” and online, “Hotel excise tax hike would boost tourism here and wouldn’t affect local taxpayers,” (click here).
         What a hoot! These people just lie and lie and lie! Why haven’t you published your journalism code of ethics, LNP?
    Click here for wearelancasterpa.com to read all about LNP’s Marriott Hotel and “expansion” and please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * STEDMAN: UNFIT TO BE DA!

    Posted on February 9th, 2017 Becky 4 comments

      RECUSAL AND REFUSAL!

         Interesting – a judge has recused himself in the case of George Rosado, the 17-year-old who shot and killed 15-year-old Ibram Hanna with a stolen gun in Mountville last summer. A screenshot from his docket is below and tomorrow an update on my Right to Know request with District Attorney Craig Stedman for Rosado’s mugshot!

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    *    I’m waiting for Mayor Dick to say, “Tell me Foltz’s Pretzels would be here today if the convention center wasn’t there!”

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    CONRAD: ABSOLUTELY NOT!

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    (Click here)

         Stedman is clearly unfit to serve as District Attorney, let alone as a judge in any court in the land.
         His bias and preferential treatment of his Republican colleagues (Cutler’s family member who executed a baby) and the police (the city cop who escalated a minor offense into the execution of a homeless man).
         His failure to seek justice for the victims of crimes when his buddies are involved (the above plus the victims of the cop’s kid who committed the home invasion); his complete failure to effectively manage the Peyton place that is the Lancaster District Attorneys office; and his inability to provide any meaningful assistance in solving the unsolved murders in Lancaster city.
    This comment into this site several days ago.
         And right under the LNP article on Stedman in today’s print edition there is this (click here for the story online):

    Jeffrey Conradjeff conrad1      Conrad was “not recommended” by the Lancaster Bar Association (click here for the “insider” story, “Lancaster Bar Association releases ratings of 5 candidates for potential judiciary seat”)! He was involved in two of the outrageous cases mentioned in the above comment about Stedman – Cutler’s brother-in-law and the cop’s kid and his friend.
         Absolutely not! He was “not recommended” by his own peers! How can this man even be considered for a judge?
    Please check back later today.