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    Posted on August 28th, 2014 Becky 1 comment

    – OR ONLY TWO?

    joe eisenhour1      Berkihiser1     wiczkowski

    Left to right, Joseph Eisenhour, Jarrad Berkihiser and Brian Wiczkowski.
         Of all the irony, this email came in several days ago with the subject “West Lampeter”:
    I live there. 
    Should I be concerned?
    Can I assume that the W. Lampeter Supervisors are ignorant to the conditions in Lancaster City?
         And the emailer then linked to the LNP article, “Lancaster City cop to become West Lampeter Township Police Department chief,” (click here).
         I meant to get back to him and tell him that I don’t know the first thing about Brian Wiczkowski (but as you note he is coming from the horrendous Lancaster Police force), but the man taking his position in the City Police is nothing but bad news – Jarrad Berkihiser.   He made my top ten worst list for 2012, he is one of the band of 20 years-plus, white, suburban detectives who can’t solve any murders or crimes and he “investigated” and wrote the report that cleared officer Jose De La Torre in the shooting death of homeless Gregory Bayne. 
         And if you can read the dreadful police press release about these two (click here for “Passing the Torch of Patrol – Retirement, Promotion”), you will see that all they have done is shuffle Berkihiser from one position to another constantly over the years.
         But now you do have immediate cause for concern!   As noted here this morning, West Lampeter Police Officer Joseph Eisenhour was arrested on August 22 for a major DUI and accident!  LNP picked up on the story this morning – click here for “West Lampeter cop charged with DUI after crash, found staggering next to his vehicle, police say.”
         This site is now going on vacation until Tuesday, September 2nd when daily publishing will resume.  Have a wonderful Labor Day!
    [Editor's note:  I need a vacation after having to spell these three men's names!  Have mercy!  It's also comforting to note that the police press release states that Berkihiser is "happily married" - it's so much better than being unhappily married, don't you think?]    

    Posted on August 28th, 2014 Becky 5 comments


          This email in this morning:
          Lancaster Papers has an arrest in the police log of Joseph Eisenhour for DUI.
          He is a West Lampeter Twp. Cop!
         Thank you. A quick check supports your information and there will be more later.  The Lancaster Newspapers bury the home invasion on page B-5 of today’s print edition (see immediately below).  Has this already become a cold case?
         LIP News will publish again briefly today and then go on holiday break until Tuesday, September 2nd when daily publishing will resume.


    Posted on August 27th, 2014 Becky 17 comments


    Mayor Gray1
         “Sustainable is equal to successful.” Mayor Gray accepting the plaque recognizing The City of Lancaster as the first gold certified Sustainable Pennsylvania Community.
    From the City of Lancaster Facebook page (click here).
       This is what Mayor Gray did this morning: He gave himself an award, despite a home invasion where a man was shot in his thigh and a 9-year-old girl was pistol whipped and the suspects remain on the loose.
         And in the midst of this, LNP puts up a piece by P. J. Reilly, “Video of city cop playing curb ball with a boy warms hearts,” (click here).  Did it ever occur to Reilly that the cop did this because Facebook is full of cops playing ball and dancing with kids all across the country?  This is totally inappropriate at this time.  What would really warm hearts in Lancaster is if the police arrested the two suspects in the home invasion!
         LNP and Reilly should just move their offices to the police station and openly state they are the public relations arm for the police.  Disgusting!  Absolutely disgusting!  

    ** The Police Press Release is here.  Two black males; one tall and muscular, one shorter.  That is all the description the police are giving of the suspects at this time.

    * UPDATE: City police looking for 2 armed home invaders who shot man & injured 9-year-old girl, LNP, (click here).


    WGAL-TV (click here).

         Will Mayor Gray still hold his press conference to give himself an award?
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on August 26th, 2014 Becky 8 comments


    crowther7   Tandi Crowther2

    Tandi Nicole Crowther’s mugshot from 2010 is on the left, a recent selfie from her Facebook page is on the right.

         She will receive a court summons, Randolph [Ephrata police Sgt. Matthew Randolph] said.
         This is the final sentence to today’s LNP article by Ryan Robinson, “Man hanging onto vehicle was injured when Ephrata woman crashed into wall,” (click here).
         So, Tandi Crowther took her boyfriend’s car without his permission, dragged and injured him, crashed his car into a wall causing $13,600 to the structure and an unknown amount to his car and she will be mailed a summons?
         I knew, of course, when I looked her up that she would be white; what I didn’t expect to find was that she plead guilty to three first degree felonies from a crime on October 12, 2010 and did time at Muncy State Prison!
         And the Lancaster Newspapers did an article about it and published her mugshot in 2010 – click here for “3 Ephrata suspects held for home invasion.” 
         What does a white woman have to do to be jailed in Lancaster County?  Do the Lancaster Newspaper reporters ever even check their own archives? Unbelievable!  Simply unbelievable!

    Posted on August 26th, 2014 Becky 19 comments


    —–  Mayor Gray is First Vice President of the organization which hands this award out. ENOUGH SAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    —–  Cojones? Chutzpah? I’ll find the word. Mayor Rick really did give himself an award and is calling a press conference to announce it.

         Two of the comments posted under the LNP story, “Lancaster city receives first ‘Sustainable Pennsylvania Community’ certification,” (click here).
         Does it get any more ridiculous and pathetic than this?
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on August 25th, 2014 Becky 6 comments

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***



    Jones1     “This has never been done before,” a source very familiar with court and bail procedures told LIP News this afternoon by phone.  They were referring to today’s article by LNP reporter Brett Hambright, “JUDGE: Bondsman on the hook for $110K after felon goes AWOL,” (click here). 
         The article states:
         Jones, according to Judge Miller’s ruling, made no effort to find his client.
         Asked if the race of the bail bondsman had anything to do with Judge Margaret Miller’s decision to deny Sylvester Casey Jones (pictured left) the return of his $110,000, the insider said “no comment” which was clearly a very strong “yes.”
         There are federal charges against Dante Seals which is why the U.S. Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force arrested him less than two weeks after he failed to appear for his August 4th trial in Lancaster.  He is not in the Lancaster County Prison – he is an inmate at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia.
         This is unbelievable, blatant racism by Judge Margaret Miller.  Once again, this has never been done before according to a knowledgeable source.  There will be more at a later date.   

    Posted on August 24th, 2014 Becky 3 comments


         On 8/13/2014, you requested  “The Lancaster City Police Investigation of the August 6th incident where a Lancaster City Police officer shot a dog in the Hager Parking Lot in the 100 block of W. King St. about 4:30 pm.  Please include the name of the officer who shot the dog.”  Your request is denied for the following reasons, as permitted by Section 708 of the Act because it contains some or all of the information as stated in the following subparagraph(s):

     (1) A record the disclosure of which:
         (ii) would be reasonably likely to result in a substantial and demonstrable risk of physical harm to  or the personal security of an individual.

    (17) A record of an agency relating to a noncriminal investigation, including:
          (v) Work papers underlying an audit.
          (vi) A record that, if disclosed, would do any of the following:
               (A) Reveal the institution, progress or result of an agency investigation, except the                 imposition  of a fine or civil penalty, the suspension, modification or revocation of a license
    registration, certification or similar authorization issued by an agency or an executed  settlement agreement unless the agreement is determined to be confidential by a court.

               (B) Deprive a person of the right to an impartial adjudication.
               (C) Constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy.
               (D) Hinder an agency’s ability to secure an administrative or civil sanction.
               (E) Endanger the life or physical safety of an individual.

         The main body of a letter dated August 19, 2014 written to me in response to my Right-To-Know request and signed by Patrick Hopkins, Business Administrator/City Open Records Officer (pictured above).  The letter goes on to state that I may appeal, and of course, I will.
          What absolute nonsense and garbage!  I am so tired of this!
          The Lancaster Newspapers have not questioned Mayor Gray once regarding the shooting of the dog or the lack of diversity on the Lancaster Police force.  It is an absolute disgrace.
          This site will go on vacation beginning this Thursday through Labor Day and resume daily publishing on Tuesday, September  2nd.
    McDonalds10      In the next three days, I want to cover the following three items:
    —- The comparison in the arrests, charges and bail set for two men arrested while drunk in New Holland this month.
    —- The lack of diversity in the Lancaster Police force and the three new officers sworn into service in July, none of whom currently even lives in Lancaster County.
    –  The fact that people’s expectations of the Lancaster Police have fallen so low that it somehow seems acceptable that they cannot arrest a man who shot another man at a busy McDonalds or arrest the armed robber of the Plum Street Turkey Hill.
    Please check back tomorrow.


    Posted on August 23rd, 2014 Becky 10 comments


         Both of his parents died in the 90′s from ALS. WGAL has him and the story airing all week. Saw it twice this morning.  Every time I look or listen to him all I can think of is a dead baby.  Enough already!!!!! 
         I received this email with the subject “Bryan Culter” this morning.  I, too, saw the piece on WGAL and was curious why, with his tragic personal story, it took Cutler so long to hop on the ALS ice bucket bandwagon.
         I researched everything I needed for the afternoon piece I promoted this morning and decided to take a few minutes to see if I could find the exact date Cutler “took the challenge.”  The WGAL piece featuring him was posted yesterday on his official House Facebook page.  It still didn’t tell me when he actually poured the bucket of ice water over his head.
         So, I went to his wife, Jennifer Cutler’s, Facebook page and she posted his challenge on August 15th.  It certainly took Cutler quite some time to get involved!  Was it more for the publicity than the cause?
         But I went a little further down Jennifer’s page and there was a photo with her husband and their three children and a gun titled, “Target practice with the BB gun.”
         Well, you see the photos below which she states were taken over this July 4th holiday when they were in the mountains.
         This really makes me speechless.  Cutler’s brother-in-law, G. Scott Davis, shot and killed his two-month-old daughter this past Christmas Eve.  But Cutler seems totally oblivious to any lessons he should have learned and continues to make gun ownership and the second amendment his only major cause in the House of Representatives. 
         His children are far too young for this and they need to be allowed to make their own decisions regarding guns when they are much older.
         Cutler lacks any common sense or decency and it is long past the time that this man should give up his cushy lifestyle paid for by the public and be sent packing!






    Posted on August 23rd, 2014 Becky 1 comment


           Lozada (246x280)                   robert hooper

                 Emanuel Lozada                                 Robert Hooper III 

        Two drunken young men were  arrested in New Holland in August with major media coverage. 
    We’ll take a look at both later today.


    Posted on August 22nd, 2014 Becky 15 comments


    robert hooper

    Robert Hooper III from his Facebook page.
    alexander1     Oh, brother!  How long has Larry Alexander been a reporter for the Lancaster Newspapers?  He has a front-page story in today’s print edition and it has been a featured top story on their website all day long:  “‘We’re a brotherhood’: New Holland firefighters help cop make an arrest,” (click here).
         This blow-by-blow, lengthy description of an arrest is simply absurd and there are two major, major items missing from this story by this 20-plus-year police reporter:
    1.  A mugshot!  Where is the mugshot of Robert Hooper III, Larry Alexander?
    2.  Assault charges!  He is charged with resisting arrest and DUI.  Where are the aggravated and simple assault charges?  Hitting an officer or a fireman in any way elevates an assault charge to aggravated assault.  Any assault charges at all are blatantly missing from this man’s docket.
         I guarantee if this man were Hispanic or Black, we would see assault charges and a mugshot.
         Shame on you, Larry Alexander, and of course the firemen helped!  Do you think they are idiots?  A “brotherhood?”  Don’t you have two books with “brother” in the title?  This is simply awful reporting and self-promotion.
         I will come back to the three new Lancaster Police Officers tomorrow.

    Posted on August 21st, 2014 Becky 7 comments

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    new officers

          Where do these new Lancaster City Police Officers live? 
         Click here for the July 14th press release by Lt. Todd Umstead.  Shawn Gunnet, pictured far right, lives in York County.  In fact, he was stopped by the Northern York Regional Police in Dover the day before the press release for exceeding the maximum speed limit by 18 MPH.  He gave his address as Dover and he has a summary trial scheduled for September 18th in York.
         He is also the president of the Laurel Fire Company in Windsor, York County, (click here). 
           Derek Kanuck, pictured center, also gave his address as Dover, York County when he was stopped on August 2, 2013 in Dover for (failure) to obedience to traffic control devices.  He plead guilty.
         Where does Ryan Burgett live?  The last known address for him is Carlisle.
         How could these men even apply to be Lancaster Police Officers?  How in the world could they be selected as Lancaster Police Officers?  They cannot be Lancaster Police Officers!  This is total corruption. This is an absolute outrage.  See the story immediately below on this site and there will be much more tomorrow.
         I was asked in a comment to this site how Rikki Salzman could have possibly avoided jail time for her three, third-degree felony charges (see yesterday’s post).  This is how (click here):
         Matthew T. Salzman of Landisville, highest proficiency in firearms award and most inspirational cadet
        And bring in defense attorney Jeffrey Conrad, who is so adept at handling these “delicate” cases for the DA’s office involving politicians or policemen.  There will be more tomorrow.


    Posted on August 21st, 2014 Becky 14 comments

    Editorial: A police force should reflect its diverse community

                              The headline of today’s Intell editorial (click here). 
          Yes, and a news organization should reflect the diverse community it covers.  That way, we wouldn’t have to wait fifty years for common sense, decency and change to prevail.
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on August 20th, 2014 Becky 7 comments


     Salzman1    *I had something completely different planned for this afternoon and then this story went up on Lancaster Online: “Ex-employee at boys’ placement home spared jail for sex abuse of client,” (click here). 
         From the story:
         Rikki Salzman, 32, pleaded guilty to felony sex crimes and was ordered to serve six months on house-arrest, followed by parole and three years of probation.
          …On Wednesday, she pleaded guilty in exchange for the sentence, which was negotiated by her attorney Jeffrey Conrad and prosecutors. 
        These are the charges from her docket:
     # Charge               Grade                Description 
    1 18 § 3124.2 §§ A.1 F3    Sexual Assault of Minor 
    2 18 § 6301 §§ A1ii   F3    Corruption Of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or
    3 18 § 6318 §§ A1     F3    Unlawful Contact With Minor – Sexual
        This is simply unbelievable!  Unbelievable!  There will be more tomorrow. 


         “You stop your lying,” Millie Dixon loudly told LNP reporter Brett Hambright in the courtroom during a break in her son’s attempted murder trial of Lancaster Police Officer Michael Hagen.  “Yes, I mean you,” she repeated looking directly at Hambright.  “Stop your lying!”
         Is Hagen the officer who shot the dog in Hagers Parking Lot?  Does Hambright ever tell the truth (see the story immediately below)?
     thief    The Manheim Township Police are looking for this alleged thief of an iPad (click here).  Does the LNP reporter on this “story,” Ryan Robinson, see any hypocrisy in this story and photo at all compared to the Lancaster City Police?
         And on the “Search for Karina Dejesus” Facebook page, there is this message from August 15:
         Local News Channel has contacted us to do an update story with Karina. So you may actually be seeing Karina again on tv but on better terms! In meantime I will be transforming this page into a local community page for other missing/abducted loved ones. Thanks to the fans for their input and suggestions of not wanting the page deleted. THANK YOU ALL UR AMAZING!
         As I posted before, I would assume all the local TV stations are lining up to do an interview (again, if her attorney agrees).  I would love to do one – hint – hint!
         From the Facebook page, there are the below photos of Karina leaving the York County Prison and reuniting with her family and three children (click here for “KARINA DEJESUS OUT OF JAIL!”).
    Please check back later today.






    Posted on August 19th, 2014 Becky 5 comments


          Honored vet driving drunk with 4 kids in her SUV when she struck a cop car and fled
    The ridiculous headline to one of LNP’s top stories today (click here).
         This story seems to be making almost no one happy.  Everyone has the feeling that if this had been them, military service or not, they would be looking at jail time.  And there are no details in this awful reporting by Brett Hambright.  When was she in the army?  For how many years?  When was she discharged?  Why isn’t there a mention of her previous DUI in 2003?  She was ARD’d on that one by Judge Madenspacher.
          According to Lancaster County Marriage records, Jennifer Lee Donham married Eric Ebersole on March 9 of 2007.  Her maiden name is listed as “Fisher.” 
         Her docket clearly indicates that she has used the name Jennifer Lee Donham, apparently from a prior marriage,  in the past and her date-of-birth on the 2003 and 2012 DUI dockets is identical.
         Please also see below where the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Fund put a lien on her under the name Jennifer L. Donham in November of 2009 – apparently she wrongfully collected prior to her marriage and name change. 
          And Hambright altered his story late this afternoon and states that all of the charges against her are misdemeanors.  Yes, but there are six first degree misdemeanors, one third degree misdemeanor and a summary offense she plead guilty to.
         If you recall, Judge Wright just jailed a man after he was acquitted by a jury of more serious charges for two guilty verdicts on summary charges.
         Justice must be equal and this just is not sitting well with a lot of readers as evidenced by the comments under the article and the many on LNP’s Facebook page.
         Was she really an “honored veteran” or is what she received a “standard honor”  awarded to all in the Army?  And, yes, where did they get that absurd “photo” of her?
         And we pay Judge Wright over $160,000 a year and she will report to him once a week on her progress?  This is simply unacceptable!  The public deserves answers.  


         Jennifer Lee Ebersole had a previous DUI in Manheim Boro on August 3, 2003.  Her name at the time was Jennifer Lee Donham.  She also had a tax lien filed against her by the PA Unemployment Compensation Department for $2,998.78 in November of 2009.  Click here for one of LNP’s top stories, “Honored vet driving drunk with 4 kids in her SUV when she struck a cop car and fled,” and please check back later today.


    Posted on August 18th, 2014 Becky 8 comments


         I was told that there was not a single member of the media covering the dog rally/protest Saturday in front of the police station.  The mayor and the police must have asked the media to stay away.  And, as usual, in Lancaster County, the media listened because they might not get the next interview with the mayor, police chief or spokesman Lt. Todd Umstead.
         I ended up not attending – yes, I have concern over an officer shooting a dog but it is symbolic of much deeper and more important problems in the force- such as the officers shooting humans, allowing a man to hang himself in their holding cell, somehow letting a man allegedly fatally injure himself in their station and all of the unbelievable number of unsolved murders and crimes – most involving minorities or the disenfranchised.  I appreciate the outrage over the shooting of the dog – and I will come back to the “unnamed officer” who absolutely should be and will be named - but I wish some of that outrage would be redirected to human concerns.
         This is a pivotal time in our country.  This nation will not be the same after Ferguson.  It will have to reach Lancaster or Lancaster will erupt. 
         I have repeatedly over the last ten years published the fact that there are no minorities on the Lancaster Newspaper’s editorial staff.  It is purposeful, shameful, illegal and shades everything they cover and don’t cover – like the lack of minorities on the police force, in the DA’s office, in the Sheriff’ Department and every county and city office.  I have printed those breakdowns on this site previously and will do so again.
         I have repeatedly published that the jury selection process in Lancaster County is unconstitutional and favors suburban whites.  I have pointed out the racial differences in bail amounts and sentencing by judges and the inequalities in the justice system in Lancaster County at all levels.  I will continue to look at District Judge Rodney Hartman’s dockets and then move to District Judge Bruce Roth.
         This cannot continue.  It has bubbled up into a volcano in Ferguson and the same will happen here unless there is an immediate shift to correct these inequalities.  We as a decent society cannot, and will not be allowed, to let this continue in this country.  We as a society cannot flourish nor reach our full potential or even continue to exist this way. 
         We are all human and we are all equal – and that simple, basic American concept must come to Lancaster – and now!

    Posted on August 18th, 2014 Becky 4 comments


    (Click here for the LNP story that goes with this headline)

           Read the comments under this story!  Wow!  The Lancaster Newspapers better start telling the truth or they are going to lose every reader in Lancaster County!  What is wrong with these reporters and editors?
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on August 17th, 2014 Becky 9 comments

     * “Send Gil Smart to Ferguson to report!”

         This was posted on Lancaster Online’s Facebook page under Gill’s article and it’s the best idea I’ve heard in a long time!  And then Gil can become a real reporter and tell us the name of the officer who shot the dog dead in Lancaster.  I will come back to that tomorrow among a number of items…


          It is our policy not to offer commentary, however, we are very curious: Our photographer was right next to the Lancaster Newspapers photog. He took many of the same pics we did, however, the editors of the papers chose NOT to publish ONE SINGLE photograph of the police officers in full tactical gear. All they publish in all their media outlets were long-shots of the ambulance, a cop car, etc. Very curious…..
    From a post on this site on April 24th of this year, “LANCASTER OR AFGHANISTAN?” (click here).
          Gil Smart takes a very cursory, poorly researched and investigated look at the militarization of the Lancaster County police with his front-page story today, “Even in Lancaster County, police look more like soldiers,” (click here).
          And he does not mention this shocking event that happened this Easter even once!  What a pathetic joke.
    Please click here for “LANCASTER OR AFGHANISTAN – 2″ and check back later today.


    Posted on August 16th, 2014 Becky 3 comments

    * Pictures from today’s protest in front of the police station – click here for 28 photos on “Must See Pics an Vids” Facebook page.


    anwar phillips1    Goldberg & Beyer2     Judge Wright1 (2)
         Did the case of Anwar Phillips have something to do with Judge Jeffrey Wright sending Brian K. Myers to jail immediately following his acquittal?
         This will be a LIP News investigation.  Click here for “YOU WERE ACQUITTED?”


    Posted on August 15th, 2014 Becky 7 comments

    * I have run out of time.  Have a great Friday and please check back tomorrow.


          “Fortunately, we do not get too many cases in which someone throws a baby out in the trash so there is not a real frame of reference as to what would be considered the ‘norm’ for bail,” he said.
    District Attorney Craig Stedman quoted in LNP’s article, “Advocates: New Holland woman who miscarried needs treatment, not jail,” (click here).
         Wow!  That’s just really nasty, DA Stedman!  That is just unbelievable!  How many cases do you have where a doctor puts his dead lover in a car and drives him to York and leaves his body in a parking lot? 
         There will be more on this later today as well as a theory I have regarding “YOU WERE ACQUITTED?” below on this site.  I believe I might know why Judge Jeffrey Wright did the highly unusual step of sending Brian K. Myers to jail immediately after he was acquitted – and it has nothing to do with Myers.  Oh, this is ugly!
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on August 14th, 2014 Becky No comments


        “I know emotions are raw right now in Ferguson and there are certainly passionate differences about what has happened. But let’s remember that we’re all part of one American family, we are united in common values and that includes the belief in equality under the law, respect for public order and the right to peaceful public protests.”  
    President Obama in a statement today.
          I received a phone call this afternoon from a woman asking if I knew of any rallies/peaceful protests planned in Lancaster County supporting the residents of Ferguson.  I said I was not aware of any but would try to find out.  If anyone is planning or aware of any events, please let me know.  My phone and email are under the “CONTACT” tab at the top left on this site.
         And I want to thank the woman so much for her concern and call.  This is a pivotal time in this country. The blatant racism and discrimination by the county’s “news source,” the Lancaster Newspapers, simply has to end.  It is unconscionable and unfathomable! 
           I’ve said it many times before - racism in Lancaster County begins with the Lancaster Newspapers.  

    Posted on August 14th, 2014 Becky 17 comments


          Brian K. Myers                      Judge Wright1 (2)

               Brian K. Myers                                  Judge Jeffrey D. Wright
         However, Myers was still ordered to jail in what his defense team called an uncommon sentence.
         Although acquitted of the felony charge, County Judge Jeffery Wright convicted Myers of driving under suspension — which Myers admitted to during trial.
         Wright ordered Myers serve 3 to 6 months in prison for what was his second driving under suspension conviction. The charge is a summary offense.
    From today’s article, “NOT GUILTY: Lancaster man acquitted of leaving scene of fatal Route 283 crash,” (click here).
         What a nasty, vindictive Judge!  That’s not right, Wright!  Get Jeffrey D. Wright off the bench!
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on August 13th, 2014 Becky No comments


    Stand up for pets (650x241)

    Stand Up For Pets – A rally/protest will be held  this Saturday at the Lancaster City Police Station from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  

          According to their Facebook page, as of 3:45 pm today, 195 people are going and there are 86 possibly attending. Click here for the “Stand Up For Pets” Facebook page.
         It is believed that Lancaster Police Officer Michael S. Hagen is the officer who shot the dog twice with a rifle killing it last Wednesday.  Hagen testified in a trial last year that Carl Dixon, Jr. tried to shoot and kill him.  I attended the trial and Dixon was acquitted.  I will have much more on that tomorrow but the public has an absolute right and need to know the officer’s identity.  Today I put in a Right-To-Know request with the City of Lancaster.
        Tomorrow – more on Hagen and the statuses of several people’s criminal cases this site is following.  Please also see the “BREAKING NEWS” story immediately below.


    Posted on August 13th, 2014 Becky No comments

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***


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         According to her court docket, Karina DeJesus was released from the York County Jail today on $25,000 unsecured bail.  She was extradited from the Richmond City Virginia jail on August 11th and was then incarcerated in York on $25,000 cash bail.  Her bail was changed to unsecured this morning “by agreement of all parties” and she was released from prison today.
         DeJesus is charged with one third degree felony for hindering the apprehension of her ex-boyfriend, Jeffrey Reid, who is charged with murder and many other felonies.  Her story was covered in all the local media because her family believed she was taken by Reid against her will (click here).
         She is represented privately by Attorney Herbert Crystle of the Lancaster firm of Crystle Allen & Braught.


    Posted on August 13th, 2014 Becky 4 comments

    * “Police respond to shots-fired incident,” WGAL (click here).

    5 things

         Here are the five things you need to know in Lancaster County for this Wednesday:

    1.  Only white people will be walking into the Lancaster Newspaper offices at 8 West King Street this morning and every morning.  While they took down their “Minorities are not welcome here” sign several years ago, minorities still really aren’t welcome or employed there. 

    2.  The police reporters at the Lancaster Newspapers will wait for a call from Police Spokesman Lt. Todd Umstead to tell them what he wants them to print today.  Umstead’s motto, “We call you – you never, ever call us!” 

    3.  The three investigative reporters at the Lancaster Newspapers will sit around for another day asking “What should we investigate?”   Gil Smart’s suggestion of “Columbia” has been rejected for the past month as “over-kill.” 

    4.  Lancaster Newspaper’s President, John Kirkpatrick III, will walk around his office this Wednesday wondering, “I thought it would work to dumb it down?  I don’t know how much dumber I can make it?  I know, we can print the five things people need to know everyday!  That should sell papers!”   

    5.  Lancaster Newspaper’s Executive Editor, Barbara Hough Roda, will go to the front desk to remind them her daughter is coming for lunch and to bend the “Minorities are not welcome here” rule this one time.  Will she be allowed in the building?   

    Please check back later today!


    Posted on August 12th, 2014 Becky 12 comments

    *** A man this out of touch with journalism ethics and responsibility and also his lack of humanity is absolutely shocking.   Please contact Burchik at the number and email listed below and see the comments for some interesting discussion. 

    ** The editorial is here.  Please call or email James Burchik and tell him this is unacceptable!

    * James Burchik -  (717) 481-6006; email –


          The above is the title of today’s New Era editorial in the print edition – not currently online  - and it is one of the nastiest, most disgusting things I have ever read.  Editorial writer James Burchik laments that the owner of the dog that was shot by a police officer was not charged!  I’m not kidding. 
         His last sentence:
    .   The owner was understandably distraught over the death of the dog, but merely saying, “I’m sorry” or “I apologize,” doesn’t cut it.
         You don’t get it or cut it, James!  Resign!  You are a very sick man!
         I will link to the editorial when it goes online and please check back later today.