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    Posted on October 29th, 2015 Becky 7 comments

    *    I went to rewatch the video of Mayor Gray and Police Chief Sadler meeting with the LNP “Editorial Board” and the video does not work (click here). If the video plays for anyone, please let me know.
         Are they doing this on purpose? Can they really be this awful? Something is going on!


    Judge Wright1 (2)                                                                 Judge Jeffrey D. Wright

          juveniles who commit felonies with guns get boot camp, right???
         * sarcasm intended *

    Posted on Lancaster Online on March 30th of this year under the article, “Two charged in armed robbery of teens in Lancaster city,” (click here).
         Not unless you are white and the son of a police officer or a wealthy business man.
         On Tuesday of this week, one of the two, Jimmy Pierre, was sentenced to 5.5 to 12 years in jail (click here for, “Teen gets up to 12 years for armed robbery outside city barbershop”).
         And the LNP “reporter,” Tom Knapp, doesn’t even tell us the name of the Judge who sentenced him! It was Lancaster County Judge Jeffery D. Wright.
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on October 28th, 2015 Becky 2 comments

    *   That was a total waste of time! The only important item to come out of the meeting with Mayor Gray and Police Chief Sadler and the LNP “Editorial Board” was the use of body cameras and the Lancaster Police getting them next year.
         There will be more on this tomorrow.

    military balloon    

    The military balloon that broke loose was far more interesting (click here):

    Safety Coalition1

         And look what is on the Lancaster City Police Facebook page and their website (click here for the ad):



     — Dick, Dick, Dick!
    — Yes, Keith?
    — Are you sure the LNP Editorial Board won’t ask me about my ex-wife and her book that says I abused her?
    — No, they won’t. They promised me before the last election that they will never mention it as long as I support their convention center and get them $29 million more in CRIZ money!
    — Thank goodness, Dick!

    Click here to watch Mayor Gray and Police Chief Keith Sadler meet with the LNP “Editorial Board” at 10:00 am this morning and check back later today!


    Posted on October 27th, 2015 Becky 12 comments

    ** I guess Mayor Gray found out they weren’t close!

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***


    *    Mayor Rick Gray and police Chief Keith Sadler say they need help fighting crime in Lancaster city. They will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the LNP Editorial Board to discuss the community’s role in community policing. In preparation for this discussion, LNP invites readers’ comments and questions. What are the key issues? What are your concerns? How do you think the community can and should get involved? What would you like to ask the mayor and police chief?
    LNP, late this afternoon (click here).
         Get your comments and questions in!


          And the mayor had tough words for those responsible for a spate of shootings, several of them fatal.
         “If you feel that you’ve gotten away with something,” Gray said, “you haven’t. You haven’t.”
         He said investigators are working the cases and getting close to solving them.
    LNP reporter Jeff Hawkes quoting Mayor Gray in his October 10th article, “Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray at anti-violence vigil warns shooters ‘you haven’t gotten away with something,’ ” (click here).
         How close are your investigators today, Mayor Gray? Hawkes, don’t you think you should go back to Gray and follow-up? Isn’t that what reporters do?
    Roda13      And I think it’s great LNP Executive Editor Barbara Hough Roda turned her entire paper pink on Sunday out of concern for breast cancer victims. But what about the victims of all these shootings, Barbara? Are you going to do your job and hold the Police Chief, the Mayor, the DA and City Council accountable? Are you going to turn your newspaper red, Barbara?
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on October 26th, 2015 Becky 7 comments


    Shrimp Theft

    Attempted Shrimp Theft Suspect
    (click here)
         On Saturday October 24, 2015 at approximately 8:32 pm Officers responded to the Auto Zone, 877 E. Chestnut St., for an armed robbery that had just occurred. The victims stated that (2) unknown black males entered the store. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun. Both were described as wearing dark clothing. One of the suspects had a gas mask over his face and the other suspect had a towel or similar item wrapped around his face. The suspects demanded cash and then fled the store after obtaining the loot. This incident is still under investigation.
    From today’s Lancaster City Police Log (click here).
         This is simply unbelievable! Where is the video footage of these two men? Where is it?
         The Lancaster Police don’t solve any crimes! What do these detectives do all day? Why are they being paid?
         And LNP just lets these stories drop without a follow-up or questioning the police, the Mayor, the DA and City Council about the lack of a video.
         Do you think these two men will rob again?
         Where is the video, Lancaster Police?
         The Manheim Township police are looking for an attempted shrimp thief and have posted two pictures, but the Lancaster Police can’t put up photos of armed robbers?
         The Lancaster Police need to be investigated – now!


         I am waiting for a follow-up on the AutoZone robbery (see the story immediately below). Where are their photos and descriptions? This had to be harrowing for the employees who were working at the time and these men will rob again and someone could be injured or killed. Where is the video? Ruiz5      Gil Smart has this front page story on Damian Ruiz in today’s paper (not currently online). His lawsuit was published on this site on September 3rd – click here for “EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL? – 2.”
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on October 25th, 2015 Becky 11 comments


    Gas Mask

         This is a test. The AutoZone at 877 E. Chestnut Street was robbed by two masked men last night at about 8:30 pm. LNP has a four sentence article online including these two (click here):
         One of the two people who robbed the store was wearing a gas mask and at least one of them had a gun, according to emergency management dispatches. The other suspect was also wearing some kind of mask, police said.
         AutoZones have surveillance cameras. Will the Lancaster City Police release the video? I don’t care if they had masks – they were also wearing clothing and shoes – I assume – and someone might recognize them. And a gas mask? What kind of gas mask? How many people have a gas mask in their basement?  Someone might recognize a person from the mask alone!
         If the police have not made arrests in 24 hours, will they release the video to the public? Will LNP ask them? Will the Mayor and City Council demand it from them?
         If not, why not? And to the person who posted this under the story:
         That area again with trouble. Does anyone get arrested.
         No, most of the time no one gets arrested because the police will not release the video or any information whatsoever to the public!
         To be continued…



    *   This is completely over-the-top! Ridiculous! And what does LNP Executive Editor, Barbara Hough Roda, mean by her front page message? It’s crap. Pure, unadulterated crap!


         This excellent comment in by email this morning (thank you).  The story referenced is this front page article in today’s Sunday News, “Wegmans in Lancaster: a coup for consumers, a challenge for competitors,” (click here):

    Clearly our friends at LNP are at it again…using their position as the monopoly media organization within Lancaster County for their own economic agenda.  This time, they are not the primary beneficiary; however, their pals at High (their partner in the unholy alliance that is Penn Square Partners) have a lot riding on this one.   

    Let me give you my perspective first.  I LOVE Wegman’s.  As a college student in the late 80’s/early 90’s in upstate NY, I was shopping and enjoying Wegman’s long before most in this county ever heard of it.  I take every chance I get to visit one of the Philly/West Chester area or Hunt Valley Wegman’s stores.  It is far superior to anything that exists in Lancaster and I would love to shop at one here.   

    All that said, there is absolutely no reason why Manheim Township should approve that unneeded development off of Harrisburg Pike now, after rejecting it years ago.  Enter LNP, the Lancaster ruling classes’ ministry of propaganda.  LNP has yet another article today attempting, without specifically addressing the zoning/land use issues, to sway MT to say YES to the Crossings.  After exalting Wegman’s to the pinnacle of all shopping and suggesting that their arrival here marks deliverance for Lancaster, how dare MT say no?  How dare they deny us that awesome selection of cheeses?  How dare they stand up to Dale? 

    Give it a rest.  Let Wegman’s come, whenever and wherever it may come, in a development that will not make one of our worst traffic situations in the county even worse.  Where zoning changes are not needed or already approved.  What do you think the topic will be next week…”Wegman’s Even Better Than Church”? 

    Hey LNP, how about a story about the unsolved murders for every story about a grocery store?


    Posted on October 23rd, 2015 Becky 15 comments

    ** Landing found guilty of third degree murder (click here).

    * 3:30 pm – Waiting for the verdict. The jury has been deliberating since noon yesterday and it’s a Friday afternoon. I’m sure none of the jurors want to come back on Monday. Will it be a hung jury?


     — DA Stedman, this is Sheriff Reese.
    — Hey Mark, what’s up?
    — A black man just walked into the courthouse, Craig!
    — Well, put him behind bars where he belongs. He must be the defendant in a criminal case.
    — We tried! He says he’s a reporter!
    — That’s not possible. Call Barb Roda at LNP – they don’t have any black reporters.
    — I know, Craig! He says he’s from PennLive. He even has press credentials.
    — Did you call them? Why would he be here from Harrisburg? What’s going on?
    — Yes, Pennlive confirmed he’s their reporter.
    You’ll have to let him in, Mark! But I don’t like this. Not one little bit! What is this world coming to?

         Click here for PennLive’s “After more than four hours of deliberation a Lancaster jury still hadn’t reached a verdict in the Stefon Landing murder trial,” and check back later today.


    Posted on October 22nd, 2015 Becky 7 comments


    Stedman, Sadler & Gray

         Now he is trying to mandate higher bail for some gun offenses which should have been done years ago. What does a mayor have to do with bail? Do something with our streets. All the bail in the world won’t do a darn thing if they are not caught.
    This comment in regarding Dan Nephin’s LNP article today, “DA, Lancaster mayor want higher bail, more prison time for certain gun crimes,” (click here).
         Exactly! This is ridiculous and sickening! Make some arrests, Mayor Gray and Police Chief Sadler. There will be more tomorrow.
         This bit of conversation was caught between the Mayor and the DA right before their press conference:
    — Oh, God! Craig, did you hear?
    — What’s that, Dick?
    — LNP might be sold!
    — Say what?
    — Yes, there’s a rumor they are being sold to a real newspaper company.
    — We can’t allow this to happen, Dick! You mean they will hold us accountable and tell the truth?
    — Sadly, that’s a real possibility.
    — We can’t have that! You mean they will tell the public the truth about Police Chief Sadler? Hey, Keith, don’t stand too close to me during this press conference! Oh, God!
    — Well, Craig, you’ve got a lot of skeletons in your closet too! And I do mean a lot! A real reporter could have a field day!
    Uh, Oh! To Be Continued…


    Gray & Patterson      Gray is not a bad guy and probably has done some good things for the City of which we have not followed. But when it comes to real estate planning and development, he and his henchman Randy Patterson are two of the biggest dunces this county has ever encountered.
         The have been wrong on the Convention Center, wrong on the near Streetcar debacle, wrong on the Lancaster Square East, wrong on the Bulova Building, wrong on how to deal with the Department of Environmental Protection Agency concerning the storm / sanitary sewer run off problems, wrong, wrong, wrong on just about every thing they touch.
         And future City taxpayers will suffer the consequences of high debt and lack of taxable real estate due to their twin incompetencies.
    From, “CRIZ and City get even crazier!” (click here).
         Oh, and you didn’t miss any good things Mayor Gray did for the city! How close are your detectives today, Mayor Gray, to solving all the murders and shootings?
    Please check back later today.

  • * FIRE SALE?

    Posted on October 21st, 2015 Becky 4 comments


    Hello Becky,
    How are you? I don’t mean to cause you any hassle. I posted a comment on your website years ago in 2009 and it really has taken a toll on me and continues to. It was a comment on the post about Michael Roseboro and some people I know have Googled me and have seen the comment and more people are finding out and asking me personal questions. Is there any possible way that my comment could be deleted on your end? This pops up on the second page of Googling me and I regret posting it. I hope to hear from you soon and thank-you for your time.

    This email in last night with the subject “Michael Roseboro Post.” 
         Hi! I remember you. You used your full name on my site and told quite a story. It was very brave and I will remove your name from the post.
         The internet is an amazing place! I certainly don’t delete names often – but in this circumstance I will. The number one reason people come to this site from Google remains the “Roseboro murder.” I still find it amazing after all these years.
         LNP has finally put the Sunday News editorial online – click here for “Transparency works, for police and public” and I’ll come back to this tomorrow.


    & FIX IT! Dustin Leed

         “Is LNP A Fit With Gannett Newspapers?”
    People of Lancaster (click here).
         I don’t think so! What do you think?
         Oh, and Dustin Leed, your new Lancaster Online website is awful! Why don’t you fix it?
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on October 20th, 2015 Becky 2 comments


          The jury and alternates, selected Monday morning, consist of seven men and seven women. All are white; no blacks were among the 45 citizens in the jury pool, Conrad said. Landing and Clay are black, as was Gantt
    From LNP’s, “Trial of Stefon Landing in Devonte Gantt homicide begins,” by Tim Stuhldreher (click here).

         Well, LNP finally sent a reporter to the courthouse. And this is something former LNP court reporter and now DA spokesperson, Brett Hambright, never included in his stories because he would have had to say “all white” over and over again.
         On June 22nd of this year, I ran “CHANGE DID COME” and it is reprinted below. So how could the jury pool be all white?
         Stuhldreher doesn’t mention Hispanic, although, it seems reasonable that if there were a Hispanic juror they would be mentioned.
         The new jury selection process, as opposed to strictly Penn Dot, is told as follows on the county website (click here):
         The Jury Selection Process
         The process of selecting jurors begins with a list supplied by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC).  AOPC compiles these names from the Department of Public Welfare, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Revenue, and the Department of State. Names are then selected randomly from this list by the jury computer software of any individual 18 years of age or older, who has not served in the past three years, to be summoned for jury duty.

         But other than as a note under a Letter to the Editor, LNP and Brett Hambright never mentioned this change.  Why not? Are they afraid of appeals? Did they not want to state that Lancaster County’s method of jury selection was unconstitutional so it had to be changed?
         And having done this for 10 years, and seeing all white juries continue, I placed a call several months ago to a man in the APOC to see if Lancaster County is really using this list and he never returned my call. So, I will try again until I receive an answer.

    The original post is here.

    Jury duty

    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?


    Posted on October 20th, 2015 Becky 7 comments


         Gray immediately dashed the hopes of some that City Hall would back off its support of the project. For seven years, it had been championed by his predecessor, Mayor Charlie Smithgall.

          The new mayor, who took office 24 hours earlier, was booed when he said recent demands for a feasibility study were just another attempt at delay.

    From an archive on, “Shades of Gray,” (click here).

         Yes, Frank Lee sent in a link to the above (thank you). Oh, do I remember that! Mayor Gray sold his soul to LNP within 24 hours of taking office and he and LNP have been lying to the public ever since.

         And now we have the CRIZ – legislation written by State Senator Lloyd Smucker and Mayor Gray specifically so LNP and High Industries (PSP Partners) could get millions more in public money – and there’s a “little” problem with that!
     Click here for today’s CRIZ story and please check back later today.


    Posted on October 19th, 2015 Becky 6 comments



         When is the last time LNP took down a video? They even say it is “Non-existent,”  (click here). There is something so dirty and nasty with this that it boggles the mind. And LNP’s Sunday editorial where they demand Stedman release the officer’s names? That has never appeared online so I’ll just reprint it here tomorrow.

    No Place

         And speaking of the Sunday News, did you see this quote by Terry Bradshaw that took up the top of page one of the Perspective section? No, we won’t let him into the NFL – we’ll make him our police chief! And on top of everything else, Police Chief Keith Sadler is terrible at his job!  Absolutely awful!

          I wondered last week whether new LNP reporter Sam Janesch was their new political reporter or a news reporter. From his articles and Twitter account he is their political reporter. And as luck would have it, he linked last week to a Philadelphia reporter who wrote that before he begins each day he reads the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics (click here).
         Hey, Tim Mekeel, maybe you should have read it before writing your Wegmans/High Industries articles:
     Act Independently
    The highest and primary obligation of ethical journalism is to serve the public.
    Journalists should:

    – Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived. Disclose unavoidable conflicts.
         Can you imagine if every LNP journalist read the code just once? LNP wouldn’t have any reporters left!



          And the mayor had tough words for those responsible for a spate of shootings, several of them fatal.
         “If you feel that you’ve gotten away with something,” Gray said, “you haven’t. You haven’t.”
          He said investigators are working the cases and getting close to solving them.
    Long time LNP reporter Jeff Hawkes quoting Mayor Gray in his October 10th piece, “Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray at anti-violence vigil warns shooters ‘you haven’t gotten away with something,’ ” (click here).
         We’re waiting, Mayor Gray! How close are they now?
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on October 18th, 2015 Becky 4 comments


         The Crossings, on a 90-acre site between Toys R Us and the Lancaster Post Office, is being developed by High Real Estate Group.
         Plans for the property, unveiled by High in 2006 and revised in 2011, need to be approved by Manheim Township before construction can begin.
    Today’s top front page story in the Sunday News print edition by Tim Mekeel “It’s true: Wegmans is coming to Lancaster, picks site near Long’s Park,” (click here).
         Yes, it still needs to be approved! Tim is so anxious to boost their Marriott Hotel partner that he throws that “little” fact in amid his raves for High and Wegmans.
         Where’s your disclaimer, Tim, about LNP’s relationship with High? And how could Manheim Township turn them down now that there will be a Wegmans?
         Someone from LNP (Barbara or Suzanne?) posted this absurd note under a Letter to the Editor titled, “Adam Witkonis for district judge,” (click here).
         LNP, why don’t you have one of your “investigative reporters” get a parking ticket and see if it works that way? What is wrong with you? This man owes state and federal taxes and has for years! Why haven’t you told the public? Haines should not even be running and a complaint has been lodged with the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board.
         There will be more on this coming later this week.
    editorial 10-18
         From today’s Sunday News editorial, “Transparency works, for police and public,” (not currently online). After all of the above, LNP pretends to be a real news organization yet again! So are you (Barbara or Suzanne?) going to call Stedman and demand those answers? I’ll be waiting and there will also be much more on this coming this week. 
         LNP also combines the “Excessive Force” piece from last week’s Sunday News but they never name the officer. He is Sgt. Ray Corll. Great transparency, LNP! As soon as the editorial is online I will link to it.    

    Posted on October 17th, 2015 Becky 6 comments


         At 54 minutes and 30 seconds into the LNP tape, Mayor Gray says the following (click here for, “Watch replay: Strategies for a Safe City, an LNP Forum”):      
         I had a President Judge one time tell me, “We did a study” – this was 10 years ago. It was longer than that – it was before I was the Mayor.  “We did a study on sentencing African-Americans, Whites and Latin Americans and the sentences were pretty much the same overall. So you can’t say there’s any racism in the system.”
         And Mayor Gray then says, “But who gets arrested?”
         I have heard Gray tell this story at least twice as if it is true. Who was the Judge? My guess is Judge Joseph Madenspacher as he and Gray have been friends for years and he was President Judge. And I don’t believe one word of it. Show the public this study!


    Jonathan Masteller                 Patrick Fatta
             Jonathan Masteller                                    Patrick Fatta
                     30 to 80 years                                      2-3/4 to 7 years

         Click here for then LNP’s Brett Hambright’s, “Ex-coach and church official jailed up to 80 years for sex abuse of boy” and here for Hambright’s (now the media spokesperson for DA Craig Stedman), “Ex-High School Dive Coach Jailed for Sex Abuse of Pre-Teen, Having Child Pornography.”


    Posted on October 16th, 2015 Becky 5 comments

    *     Mayor Dick, as LNP tells us in every article, used to be a defense attorney for over 40 years, and that of course, means he is also a liar.  And he has told some whoppers this week. That will come tomorrow.
    Have a safe and happy Friday!


              I’ll bet many anti-Gray propagandists will point to this as another Mayor Gray screw up. I can’t wait to hear the mayor’s spin on this debacle. It’ll be all rainbows and butterflies by the time he’s done explaining how a bill he helped write, blew up in his face.
    This comment in yesterday.
         LNP has entirely hidden this story. It’s not on the homepage of their website. They deleted the comment from their Facebook page that I published here yesterday. This is really unbelievable!
         And this comment in:
         CRIZ is just another acronym for CRAP.
         Wake up people…………..the ONLY ones benefitting from this is PSP!!!!
         Ain’t that the truth! The word around City Hall is that Bob Krasne, LNP’s publisher, is on a tear asking anyone who will listen where their $10 million is and demanding to see Mayor Gray immediately! Uh, oh!
         Click here for, “State: Lancaster to get less than $3,000 from CRIZ program this year,” and please check back later today.

    Posted on October 15th, 2015 Becky 6 comments


         So, is $2,869.66 less than expected?
    By LNP reporter Tim Stuhldreher, “State: Lancaster to get less than $3,000 from CRIZ program this year,” (click here).
        Oh, my heavens! Is this a joke? Apparently not! Thanks so much, Mayor Dick and crew!
         The first comment under the story on LOL’s Facebook page is this:
          OK so we are getting more furniture at the convention center and a commercial complex on south duke and a Jimmy Johns from Criz? How the HELL is that helping the actual businesses in DOWNTOWN Lancaster who are having to deal with all this BS paperwork? Unless all of this money is going to making Binns park an actual functional business populated area what’s the point!?


    Keith Greiner      State Rep. Keith Greiner, R-Leola, a cosponsor of the bill, said in an email he believes the legislation works to both protect officers and ensure transparency.
    From the piece linked to yesterday by LNP reporter Sam Janesch, “Legislation would keep officers anonymous who use force, firearms,” (click here).
         Janesch is either LNP’s new full time reporter or their political reporter – I’m not sure which. He was an intern last summer and LNP recently advertised for both positions.
         But a few words of advice: When someone tells you something this stupid, you persist and ask how this bill can possibly “ensure transparency” when he wants to keep all officers anonymous!
         I think a poster under the article said it best:
          This possible legislation is a terrible idea.
    Absolutely terrible! Greiner needs to be voted out of office!
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on October 14th, 2015 Becky 1 comment

    * Working on a project this afternoon. Back tomorrow.


         The issue arose in Lancaster County this summer with the May 19 shooting death of Anthony Gomez Jr.,  and Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman’s decision not to release the names of the officers involved because of threats made against the officers.
         From today’s LNP article, “Legislation would keep officers anonymous who use force, firearms,” (click here).
         There’s a lot about the May 19th shooting death of Anthony Gomez Jr. that we don’t know. Did he really shoot at the police through a backpack? Did he really rape the woman he beat up the night before?
         Hopefully, some answers are coming!
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on October 13th, 2015 Becky 3 comments


         City police are closer to making an arrest than they were a week ago, Chief Keith Sadler said. They got little help in the first 24 hours after the June 13 shooting but some people have since cooperated with them. Investigators are following leads, but could still use more tips. Sadler hopes a family member or friend of the killer does “the right thing” and gives him up.
         “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 Garcia Camacho knew his killer.
         Garcia Camacho was standing in the middle of the street in the first block of New Dorwart Street talking to someone that had stopped in a van, residents said. Two quick gunshots sounded and the van sped away, screeching its tires.
         People were on their porches and walking in the area when the shooting occurred, residents said.
         Police dispatched at around 10:56 p.m. found Garcia Camacho lying in the street with gunshot wounds to his head and torso. He was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene.
         From LNP police reporter Ryan Robinson on June 26th, “WATCH: Mother of man shot in Lancaster pleads for justice,” (click here).
          Police Chief Sadler has not confirmed to this day whether there was a van involved. Why not?
         He wants a family member or friend to turn the killer in but he will not say if a van was involved.
         This happened within sight of two “Safety Coalition” cameras and numerous witnesses. But Sadler won’t tell the public if a van was involved so how would the killer’s family and friends know it was him?
         This is ridiculous, disgusting police work. Closer to making an arrest? That was three months ago!
         The public needs to demand answers now! 


         Less than 24 hours after the shooting death of Julio Garcia Camacho on June 13th of this year, Police Chief Keith Sadler said the below.  He might as well have said, “We will not be arresting his killer so get over it already. Oh, and it’s all your fault!”
    Click here for the original post from June 15th on this site and check back later today. 


         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.




    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!


    Posted on October 12th, 2015 Becky 7 comments

     community policing

         “People continually are asking me about community policing,” he [Mayor J. Richard Gray] added. “Community policing is policing by the community. It’s not by the police. If the community expects to be safe, the community must cooperate with the police.”
    From the LNP story by Jeff Hawkes, “Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray at anti-violence vigil warns shooters ‘you haven’t gotten away with something,’ ” (click here).
         That is not what “community policing” means! That’s a flat-out lie! Did you think to google it, Hawkes (click here for the results from a “What is community policing” google search)? This is just another disgusting way for Gray to blame the citizens.
         And Hawkes also quotes the Mayor saying the following:
          And the mayor had tough words for those responsible for a spate of shootings, several of them fatal.

        “If you feel that you’ve gotten away with something,” Gray said, “you haven’t. You haven’t.”
         Oh, really Mayor Gray? Your incompetent detectives can’t solve the brutal murder of 83-year-old Erma Kaylor in her home over two years ago (see the “Permanent Post” at the top of this site). And they haven’t solved the other 16 unsolved murders since you’ve been the Mayor (see the “Unsolved Murders” tab at the top of this site).
         And you expect the public to believe your lies? Tomorrow – a detailed look at the unsolved shooting death of Julio Garcia Camacho on June 13th of this year.


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              Gray said any time an officer uses force, a “use of force report” must be completed. “It goes through the entire chain of command, all the way up to the chief (Keith Sadler), and the chief looks at it and gets an idea of what’s going on.”
         Sadler did not respond to several email and phone messages seeking comment for this report.
         From Gil Smart’s story, now on line, “LNP analysis: Police in Lancaster County have paid out $2.4 million to settle allegations of excessive force,” (click here).
         That is unacceptable, Police Chief Keith Sadler! Absolutely unacceptable!
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on October 11th, 2015 Becky 6 comments


         The third-largest payout was a $200,000 settlement between the city and a Lancaster woman who claimed Corll tore her rotator cuff during a 2011 altercation during a traffic stop.
         Ramona Silva claimed Corll had stopped and handcuffed her son for a traffic violation. Silva, who according to her lawsuit is 5 feet tall and weighs 100 pounds, claimed she got out of the car and asked Corll not to hurt her son. The officer grabbed her and “pushed her against the vehicle and violently pulled her arms behind her,” injuring her shoulder according to the complaint.
    From Gil Smart’s piece on settlements in today’s print edition on page A-11.
          It is 4:00 pm and none of Smart’s articles have been posted online. What is going on?
         Ramona Silva is the first lawsuit that ran on this site – click here for “EXCESSIVE FORCE.” It is also the first time I paid attention to the name of Sgt. Ray Corll – but it would not be the last!
         There will be much more tomorrow.


         Well, well, well. This is from the front page of today’s Sunday News. LNP hasn’t moved it onto their website or Facebook page yet, so I will link as soon as they do. Widdowson’s attorney got Lancaster Safety Coalition camera video and used it against Sgt. Ray Corll and the police. Amazing!Corll10


    Posted on October 10th, 2015 Becky 4 comments

    BE VERY AFRAID!What do you think

        Frank Lee sent in a comment about these stupid polls LNP has all over their website. What are they up to? They are gathering information about you, Frank! That’s what they’re doing! And they know more about you than your own dear mom.
         Do you know where you have to go to find out what they collect and what they do with all this information? To “Careers at LNP.” That’s right! Their employment section. I was there the other day taking a gander or two and much to my surprise, at the bottom was “Your Privacy Rights,” (click here).
         Actually, it turns out that you don’t have any privacy rights. Read the whole thing and be afraid. Be very afraid. 


    Marriott8From the “Realest People of Lancaster” Facebook page (click here).

         An amazing thing happened recently.  The “Realest People” surpassed the “People of Lancaster” Facebook page in likes and they are close to 20,000. Who could have guessed? They are edgy, funny and on top of the news. I linked to them twice over a month ago when they had the names of two murder victims hours before anyone else.
         “People of Lancaster” is trying to be “The Onion” with their new website. This one is a classic and, who knows, might become true some day:
         Pay-per-View subscriptions are available per camera for $9.95/mo. and a camera “Voyeur Prime” subscription plan offers access to all cameras and is $49.95/mo.
          Click here for “Lancaster Safety Coalition Offering Pay-per-View Access To City Security Cameras,” and please check back later today.


    Posted on October 9th, 2015 Becky 1 comment

    *    Happy Friday! I have my computer back (with a new keyboard) and I physically feel 95%! Watch out – LIP News has some catching up to do!
         Thank you so much for your patience! I have been publishing with a Chromebook and it hasn’t been easy or pretty! Enough said!
         Have a great and safe Friday and please check back tomorrow.


         A Supreme Court justice’s indecent inbox,” (click here).

         I’m sure the LNP reporters are scouring these emails to see if any Lancaster County officials were involved – NOT!
         He [Police Chief Keith Sadler] works with the police officers. Attitude of the police officers on the street starts at the top. Starts at the top and goes down. So, you know, how would we deal with crooked police officers? We won’t tolerate it, quite frankly. It’s not acceptable and police officers aren’t above the law. Police officers are the law.
    Mayor Gray in a debate with opponent Charlie Smithgall in October of 2013 (click here).
         So why do you tolerate Sgt. Ray Corll, Mayor Gray? Why don’t you tell us that?

    Posted on October 8th, 2015 Becky 4 comments


         “Stabbing reported in 600 block of North Queen Street in Lancaster,” LNP (click here).

    Please check back later today.


    Posted on October 7th, 2015 Becky 5 comments

    *    Why did Mayor Gray go before the LNP “Editorial Board” to make his presentation and name the members of his Commission to Combat Poverty?

         Mayor Gray could have held a press conference in City Hall so that other members of the press and public could attend.
         Why would he meet with the LNP Editorial Board? Do they control him? 


            Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray will announce the names of the chair and the 11 other members of the Mayor’s Commission to Combat Poverty Wednesday, Oct. 8 at a meeting with the LNP Editorial Board.
    From today’s, “Mayor set to name members, chairman of Commission to Combat Poverty,” (click here).

         Well, today is Wednesday, October 7! Hmmmm. Do they mean today?
         They further state:
         The meeting, which begins at 10 a.m., will be streamed live on LancasterOnline. It will be recorded and available for replay as well.
         Good! So LNP isn’t going to delete it as they did with DA Stedman’s press conference on the police officer killing of Anthony Gomez, Jr

    Posted on October 6th, 2015 Becky No comments


          I am filing a formal complaint against DA Craig Stedman with the Department of Justice and the FBI (click here).

    Please check back later today.

    Posted on October 5th, 2015 Becky 9 comments

    $150,000 SETTLEMENT!


           Steven Widdowson v. Ray M. Corll, et al., a federal civil rights case alleging that a police officer employed by the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who has been sued numerous times, unlawfully punched the Plaintiff in the face, arrested him, and committed perjury.  On September 8, 2015, the Defendants settled the case for $150,000.
    This was part of a forwarded email (thank you) I received yesterday from attorney Devon M. Jacob (click here) with updates on his cases.
         This must have been the quickest case ever – It wasn’t filed until June 29 of this year and the insurance company settled two months later. 
         I guess Corll’s reputation is getting around. Click here for, ” HOW MUCH HAS CORLL COST THE CITY”?  
         There is this from the lawsuit:
         122. The Defendant City knew that Defendant Corll had been sued previously for the use of excessive force but ratified his bad conduct by not retraining him, not terminating his employment, and not criminally prosecuting him. 
         123. Instead, the Defendant City promoted him to the rank of sergeant.
         And this:    
        128. Despite having notice of Defendant Corll’s repeated unlawful actions, and the audio/video evidence that existed, Defendant City failed to terminate his employment and criminally prosecute him for filing a false report, destroying evidence, committing perjury, committing official oppression, and/or committing an assault and battery. 
         DA Craig Stedman said in his missing LNP video from his press conference on the police death of Anthony Gomez, Jr. that if there’s a bad cop, he would prosecute them. So why hasn’t he prosecuted Corll?
    There willl be much more on DA Stedman later today.