AFTERNOON UPDATE – QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS!

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HAS HE BEEN FIRED?

    I want to come back to Kenneth Gross’ federal lawsuit featured here yesterday. I want to know if John Doe 2 is still employed by the Lancaster Police Department.
     According to the lawsuit, this officer tasered Gross while he was in a police holding cell and handcuffed (see below). If that is true, and I do not believe a high-profile Philadelphia attorney would put that in a federal lawsuit without proof, this man should not be a police officer. He should be fired.
     There will be more tomorrow.

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***  A quick update/correction: Felicius Bucyukundi’s docket now indicates that his trial is scheduled to begin on January 27th, 2020.

HIGH-PROFILE CASES

       

Emmanuella Osei, Felicius Bucyukundi and Rahmir Hopkins.
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**   These are three high-profile defendants that Edwin Pfursich has/is representing in the last year. He did a terrible job with Emmanuella Osei. Former F&M student Felicius Bucyukundi’s rape trial is due to start in November or December depending on Pfursich’s schedule. And now he is representing 14-year-old Rahmir Hopkins who is charged as an adult with murder.

TRAFFIC MATTERS?

From the Cody & Pfursich website (click here).

*     Edwin Pfursich is married to the Lancaster County Clerk of Courts, Jacquelyn Pfursich, and he has been receiving a great deal of Public Defender work recently. The question is: Is he qualified? Do “traffic matters” make him qualified to represent a 14-year-old charged as an adult with murder?

IS PFURSICH QUALIFIED?

(Click here and in print the headline reads, “Details of slaying remain unclear.”)

      LNP actually asks questions about the Lancaster Police and their murder investigation? Amazing! When are they going to look into all the unsolved murders and hold these police accountable?
     And here’s a name that has been on this site quite a bit recently: 14-year-old Rahmir Hopkins’ attorney is listed as Edwin George Pfursich IV. Why hasn’t he asked to continue the preliminary hearing so he can prepare? A call to District Judge Jodie E. Richardson’s office this morning confirmed it is scheduled for this Friday at 1:30 pm (his docket indicates a different date but I was told it has been moved to this Friday). Is Pfursich qualified and prepared?
Please check back later today.

AFTERNOON UPDATE – ANOTHER EXCESSIVE FORCE LAWSUIT

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MANY THINGS MUST CHANGE!

     There are two very important debates tonight. The Democratic candidates for President, of course, and a debate between the two candidates for Lancaster County District Attorney (click here). Multiple items in that office have to change.

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**   A man drove his vehicle into a stopped police vehicle – while he was drunk and carrying a loaded, unpermitted handgun, according to Manheim Township police.
     …Last year, Kranch was charged with driving under the influence after a Sept. 25 crash about a mile away on Lititz Pike at Chester Road. That case’s status wasn’t clear from online court dockets Monday.
From the LNP article, “Man charged with DUI, gun violation after hitting police vehicle: police,” (click here).
      What is Kranch’s bail amount? $10,000 cash which was posted by a bail bondswoman. The gun charge is a felony.
      What was Kenneth Gross’ (the subject of the lawsuit below) bail amount for the charges lodged against him which were all misdemeanors? $250,000 cash and according to his docket he spent 10 days in jail.
     How is this possible? Who is watching these judges?
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*    Lancaster Police Officer Christopher Kophamel, who is named in the below lawsuit, was sworn in on June 24, 2014. He was featured on this site the same day and that is below and the original is here.
      Officer Timothy Sinnott, who was sworn in the same day and is also featured below, was named in two federal lawsuits this year for excessive force. One settled for $30,000 and one is ongoing.

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TASED WHILE HANDCUFFED

     The “Factual Allegations” portion of a federal lawsuit filed on October 11th and brought by Lancaster resident Kenneth Gross, now 37, is below. He is represented by Attorney Patrick G. Geckle of Philadelphia.

AFTERNOON UPDATE – LOOKING FOR A MAGIC WAND?

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*** BREAKING NEWS ***   LIP News has just learned of another federal lawsuit filed on October 11th against the City of Lancaster and several police officers for violation of the plaintiff’s civil rights – including being tasered while handcuffed. Details to follow tomorrow morning.

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DOES THIS AFFECT YOU?

     Neither hoteliers nor Discover Lancaster has a magic wand that will instantly bring more hotel guests to Lancaster County.
From the LNP article shown above (click here).
     I’m curious: How much does this affect the average Lancaster County resident? What about city residents? Do you care?
Please check back later today.

ZIP IT UP?

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PAY ATTENTION TO ME!”

     That’s all you’ve got, Harper?  Remember when you said you think more than most people? LOL! And if it’s not worthwhile (that’s one word not two), then certainly do not read it!
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ALREADY FAILED!

     LNP went to a retired psychology professor to understand why Lancaster County drivers can’t handle a zipper merge (click here)? LOL! That is desperation! The professor offers this:
     “Once they’ve got a situation where that right lane is empty and people are shooting down, the zip thing has already failed,” he said.
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DROP IN OCCUPANCY RATES
     This is the top headline in today’s LNP print edition on page D-1 – “Money” (it is not currently online).
     Aren’t you glad LNP used your money to build their Marriott Expansion? Check out the events for the convention center in November (click here). I thought fall was the busy season for conventions? There are four events listed; three are one day only and only one involves one overnight.
     Maybe they could hold a convention on the zipper merge?

SHOOT IT UP…

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YOUR ARM!

—  Exhibit #2 – You’re an idiot.
—  The picture is from NASA in 2015.
—  The experiment makes perfect sense.
—  I am so tired of all the false information on the internet especially by someone who should know better!
—  Click here for the below NASA article.

AFTERNOON UPDATE – ANOTHER SHOOTING

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LNP SUES
ANOTHER LAWYER!

     LNP filed a lawsuit today against yet another lawyer: Justin Gearty (pictured above from his website – click here). LNP states he owes them $9,723.50 for unpaid advertising in 2016 and 2017. This is the third lawyer LNP has sued in the last several months! What is going on?
     Two brief portions of their complaint are below and you can read the entire complaint here.

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MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS

     The police press release from last night’s shooting (click here):
     On October 10, 2019, at 9:25 PM, Officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to the area of N. Queen Street and Ross Street for a report of shots fired.  At around the same time, officers observed a vehicle traveling rapidly in the same area heading toward Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital.  The officers made contact with the vehicle’s occupants and discovered that they were transporting a male shooting victim to the hospital.  The victim has been identified as a 36 year-old Lancaster man.  He is currently being treated for multiple gunshot wounds and is in stable condition.  
     Investigators are interviewing witnesses and processing the scene for evidence.   The investigation is in the very early stages, as investigators try to determine what led to the shooting.  
     Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Lancaster City Police at 717-735-3300 or the 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 *** – * FATHER OF TWO KILLED

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14-YEAR-OLD CHARGED

     Rahmir Hopkins, 14, has been charged as an adult in yesterday’s murder of Luis Perez. Click here for the updated police press release.

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THROWING AWAY MONEY?

   

Patrick Hopkins, LNP’s article (click here) and Mayor Sorace

*    What are the odds that this consultant tells the city to stop wasting money on consultants?

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VIOLENCE IN THE STREETS

     Luis A. Perez, 25, was shot and killed in the 600 block of South Lime Street yesterday afternoon. He was the father of two young sons.
Click here for the police press release and please check back later today.

AFTERNOON UPDATE – WHERE’S THE MONEY COMING FROM?

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ONE “NO” ALL NIGHT!

LEAD, A DORMER & A SCULPTURE

     LNP’s reporter Tim Stuhldreher was at both Monday’s City Council Committee Meeting and last night’s City Council meeting. Where are his reports?  I thought LNP was in the news business?
     Some notable other events from last night’s meeting:
—   The city received an award of $9.7 million from the state for lead remediation. Mayor Sorace said it will be used on 710 units over the next five years.
—   Council voted to make October LGBTQ+ History Month.
—  Mayor Sorace gave a proclamation making this Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Soto

Soto

—   City Council voted to overturn the Historic Commission thus allowing the owner of 316 West Chestnut Street to use synthetic material on his third floor dormer. The only “No” vote of the entire meeting came on this issue from councilman Pete Soto who also voted against the last dormer/synthetic material issue. And to Catherine Peck, who came to complain again last night, if you’ve been on the Historic Commission Board for 12 years, it’s time for you to go. I still want to know how LNP was allowed to tear down three buildings for their Marriott Expansion.
—  Council voted to give the “Fallen Firefighter” sculpture to retired City Firefighter Clyde Snyder and said it will be placed outside of Clipper Stadium. Snyder was the model for the sculpture when it was made. Mayor Sorace said at Monday’s meeting that the city valued its worth at less than one thousand dollars.
—  And, of course, as noted this morning council voted to hire PFM Group to study the city finances. There was no question they would. Patrick Hopkins said at Monday’s meeting they already had plans to get together and get to work. That was before council’s approval but did anyone ever doubt council would  approve it? There will be more on that to come.

COUNCIL HIRES
FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

      Mayor Sorace told city council last night that the city is not in financial distress but the city has raised property taxes eight of the last 14 years and she stated that is not sustainable.
     That is not what she told city council in May when the city entered a state program for distressed cities and put of Request for Proposals for a financial consultant to review city finances.
     Council agreed to hire the PFM Group at a cost of $124,975 last night. They expect to receive the report in February.
     In an extremely strange twist, both council financial chair Chris Ballentine and Patrick Hopkins were absent from last night’s meeting.
Please check back later today.

* AFTERNOON UPDATE – LOOKING UNDER THE HOOD?

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*   The PFM Group website is here. The meeting will be livestreamed on the city’s YouTube channel (click here).

FINANCIAL CRISIS REDUX!

    There is a city council meeting tonight at 7:30 pm and the below is on the agenda (click here for the full agenda):
     This is in response to the city’s financial crisis announced in May and the RFPs for a consultant to review the city’s finances (see below and the original is here). Patrick Hopkins wants to hire the PFM Group at $124,975 to “look under the hood.” The city may or may not receive a grant from the state to pay for half of the cost.
     Hopkins tried to be so slick in his presentation last night that it is unbelievable. I did not have time to transcribe it all today but will tomorrow.

SOMETHING’S FISHY!

     “There’s nothing fishy going on here,” Mayor Danene Sorace told city council at last night’s committee meeting. That’s never a good sign! Oh, and there was some fishy stuff going on.

     Three items took up most of the meeting:

— Donating the “Fallen Firefighter” sculpture to retired city firefighter Clyde Snyder.

—  Yet another dormer repair issue about using a product that is not wood on a house at 316 West Chestnut Street.

—  And something very fishy from Patrick Hopkins about hiring a firm to look into the city’s finances (“looking under the hood”).

     The sound quality was not good on last night’s livestream so I need to listen to Hopkins again and hope to have a transcript of his presentation in the next several days on this site.

The livestream of the meeting is here and please check back later today.

UPDATE * WRANGLE THIS!

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—   There is a city council committee meeting tonight at 6:00 pm. It should be live-streamed on the city’s YouTube channel (click here).

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UNSOLVED MURDERS, TOM!

*    Congratulations to former LNP reporter Tom Knapp (click here for the PennLive story). He also states the following on his non-personal Facebook page:
     Tips are welcome! To be clear, I’m not on staff at PennLive but I am writing for them on an as-needed basis, and I have been encouraged to submit story ideas for Harrisburg and surrounding areas. So, yes, send them to me! I’m also writing for LebTown, so any Lebanon County tips are welcome, too!
     The unsolved Lancaster County murders, Tom! Especially the murders of Juanita Chevalier and Roxanne Myers which I have given you constant grief over. Can you finally get an answer from the police to see if a DNA test has been done to determine if they have the same killer (click here for “ARE THEY IDIOTS” and here for Knapp’s LNP story, “Unsolved: Police seek justice for 2 women slain in 1990s, hope new technology might generate leads”)?
     It would be huge and the families and citizens deserve to know!

CITE THE OWNER!

     This was the third time the python had escaped, the neighbor told Rothacker [Jesse Rothacker, founder of the Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary].
From the LNP story, “Residents wrangled 8-foot python into a trash can, rescuing it from the cold in Manheim Township,” (click here).   
     The owner of this snake should be cited. I’m not one for more laws and endless fines – but you now see it in the police log all the time – dog owners being cited and fined for their dogs running free. 
    We don’t know if it really was the third time the python “escaped,” but once is enough. This owner should be cited and if he or she released the snake purposely, they should be charged with cruelty as well since the article states the snake could have died from the cold.   
     The more I think about this the angrier I get. The owner has no right to let an 8-foot python “escape.” If he or she can’t take care of and control the snake they should have turned it over to the reptile sanctuary themselves. Cite the owner.
Please also see yesterday’s post and check back later today. 

SNAKES – AGAIN!

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*     Speaking of snakes, here comes serial stalker and convicted harasser Steven Markle to this site today. Notice he’s using a proxy tor server and his browser information is always the same.
      And below that is his 2,750th comment into this site yesterday which like all the others do not get published for obvious reasons. Someone take him to a mental institution now – or take him directly to jail!

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WHO DO YOU CALL?

From Page A-9 of today’s LNP print edition.

     Tell me LNP didn’t do this on purpose? To keep people from reading about the rip-off CRIZ, they position the story next to a picture of an 8-foot python with a big bump in its belly! Who wants to look at that? Gross!
     And does this sound reasonable (click here):
     According to Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Manheim Township police do not typically respond to animal calls unless the animals pose a danger to the public.
    …”Simply having an unwanted animal in a citizen’s yard does not warrant a response,” Piacentino said in an email to LNP + LancasterOnline.
      However, the township police will respond to “humanely put down an injured animal that is not on the protected wildlife list.”
     Um… It was a 8-foot python! Horrors!

10-5 UPDATE – AND WHY DON’T WE KNOW?

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10-5-19 UPDATE

       The following Right to Know request was just faxed into the city of Lancaster:
     The dashcam videos from the two Lancaster Bureau of Police cruisers that cover the collision of the two cruisers on Wednesday, October 2nd at approximately 7:00 pm at the intersection of Queen and James Streets.
     Hey, LNP got the dashcam of President Judge Dennis Reinaker’s stop by the East Lampeter Township Police. We will see what happens.

—  Taking a break this afternoon. Have a safe and happy First Friday!

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

     How does this happen and why haven’t the police provided any information? Why hasn’t the media asked?
     Two police cruisers collided in the city on Wednesday (click here for the WGAL video). When will the public get answers?
Please check back later today.

AFTERNOON UPDATE – GOLDBERG & BEYER DID IT AGAIN!

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   WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BULLY?

     The little boy who was on a school bus on his way to Fulton Elementary School this morning and who was bullied, injured and taken to the hospital in an ambulance is out of the hospital and okay (see the video below). Two women jumped on the bus to help him.
     I am told this will be the lead story on ABC-27 this evening at 5:00 pm.

omg thanku everyone for ur prayers.. hes home doing fine… send him thinking of u cards let him know hes cared about even if u dont kno him… keep him and his mother in ur prayers… lanc city raise ur kids right…

Posted by Must See Pics an Vids on Thursday, October 3, 2019

 

***    WGAL is reporting that two Lancaster Police Cruisers collided last night at about 7 pm in the city (click here). Where is the police press release on this incident?

**    A six-year old boy was bullied and injured on a school bus going to Fulton Elementary this morning (click here). The mother means Keith Carroll, Coordinator of Parent Concerns for the School District of Lancaster.

*     I did not post yesterday afternoon because I received an intriguing phone call at 3:40 pm. It was a woman who wants Peggy Steinman to take a DNA test to prove that the caller is true Steinman lineage. Stay tuned!

HOW DID HE GET ARD?

Justin M. Burke

     According to court records, in February 2017, Burke was charged with two counts each of indecent assault and harassment. He was accepted into the county’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program in March 2018. 
     The program is typically for first-time offenders that does not involve a guilty plea and will not result in a conviction if the program is successfully completed, according to the district attorney’s office.
     Under his terms, he was to perform community service, maintain full-time employment, pay costs and comply with sex-offender conditions for two years.
     …An after-hours message left Wednesday with an answering service for an attorney listed for Burke in online court records was not immediately returned. 
From today’s LNP story, “Elizabethtown man raped woman after bringing her to his apartment to ‘see his puppy’: police [updated],” (click here).     
     How did Burke get into the ARD program for this? It was not his first offense! And who is the attorney who got him into the program? Surprise, surprise: It was Alan Gary Goldberg of Goldberg & Beyer!
Please check back later today.  

PLAYING WITH THE PUBLIC’S MONEY!

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LNP: HYPOCRITES!

     How many complaints has the state Attorney General received about the MAW/LanCity Connect over $7 million debacle? Remember when commenters were posting links to the AG’s office under articles about MAW and LNP took them down?
Please check back later today.

AFTERNOON UPDATE – WILL BRONSTETTER TESTIFY?

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DEATH OF A BABY

     Chicco U.S.A, which is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, declined an on-camera interview.
From the ABC-6 Action News feature, “Baby death in Chicco inclined sleeper leads to lawsuit,” (click here).
     Chicco has not withdrawn this product. ABC-6 has been running this excellent piece for several days. I had no idea they were headquartered in Lancaster.

LNP SUES AGAIN

Attorney Daniel K. Taylor from his website (click here).
    
     LNP filed a lawsuit on September 27th against Lancaster Attorney Daniel K. Taylor for $10,898.74 for unpaid advertising from 2015 and 2016.
     This is the second lawyer LNP has sued! Why aren’t these lawyers paying LNP? Two brief entries from LNP’s complaint are below and you can read their full complaint here.
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**   The last entry on Felicius Bucyukundi’s docket is the Call of the Criminal Trial List scheduled for August 23rd.
      According to the court administration office this morning, there has been no update because they are still working on scheduling. It may be on the November 1st call list, however, his counsel has a conflict with the November 1st date and it may be moved to later in November or to December.
     LIP News will stay on top of it.

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CORLL IN JAIL

     What happened with ray corll?
This comment/question in yesterday.
*    The York County Prison confirmed this morning that former Lancaster Police Sgt. Raymond Corll is an inmate. President Judge Dennis Reinaker denied his request to continue his bail during the Post Conviction Collateral Relief process.
     A hearing was scheduled to be held on September 27th before Judge Reinaker on his Relief request and I will follow-up to find the status.

HOW DOES IT AFFECT HIS CASE?

      Former Lancaster Police Office Damon Bronstetter, who was featured here yesterday after pleading guilty to an animal cruelty charge, also took the initial report of a rape on the Franklin & Marshall Campus on November 17, 2017.
      I will try to update the status of the rape and other charges against Felicius Bucyukundi as his criminal docket is rarely updated.
Click here for the original of the below and please check back later today.

AFTERNOON UPDATE * SHOULDN’T WE FIND OUT?

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ALIBI DEFENSE?

     Writing about fired Lancaster City Officer Damon Bronstetter this morning reminded me of fired East Earl Township officer Christopher Young. He is charged with sexual assault, stalking and simple assault.
     It has horrific details and the case has a twist – Young tried to sue the victim’s mother for defamation of character because she reported his behavior to his chief (see above and the original with the suit and a link to the LNP article is here).
     According to his docket, he was scheduled to have a status conference on September 26th – but what really caught my eye is below: On August 5th his attorney, Eric Michael Gibson of Wyomissing, notified the court he wIll be using an alibi defense (click here for his full docket).     What in the world? An alibi defense? I will continue to follow this case!

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A COP WHO BEATS
WOMEN & ANIMALS?

    

Posted on the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Facebook page under their link to the CrimeWatch entry, “Former Police Officer Admits, is Sentenced for Abuse of Puppy,” (click here).
 
        Judge David Ashworth threw everything at Damon Bronstetter except jail time for his abuse of a puppy (the German Shepard he beat is pictured left and is taken from his then girlfriend’s Facebook page).
      And Bronstetter is charged with two counts of simple assault against his then girlfriend and that case is pending.
     Will Bronstetter do any jail time? His bail was  $10,000 unsecured for the animal abuse charge and he is currently free on $25,000 unsecured bail for the two assault charges.
      Ashley Gaston (pictured above) already spent four months in jail for kicking her dog after it allegedly tried to bite her son. Her bail was initially set at $50,000 cash. Her case is also pending.
     The below is a portion of the DA’s press release linked to above:
     Lancaster County Judge David Ashworth sentenced Bronstetter to two years of probation, 100 hours of community service, and ordered that he undergo a mental health evaluation and treatment.
     Bronstetter also is banned from having a pet during the period of supervision.
     Assistant District Attorney Alex Egner said in court that Bronstetter struck his 10-month old German Shepherd with a piece of wood, causing bleeding and a tear in the dog’s fur.
     …Bronstetter also has a pending simple assault case regarding an alleged assault against a woman last year. That case is tentatively scheduled for trial later this year. Bronstetter is presumed innocent in that case.
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WHERE HAS COMPASSION GONE?

 

     Perhaps Leilany Tran, the new police social worker, could begin with Ana Brito, charged with assaulting her 22-year-old autistic son. The police were very quick to respond and arrest Brito following an online video showing her punching her son (see the post immediately below on this site for the video and a link to the police press release).
     The huge majority of the comments were, “She should be punched in the face,” which of course, would land that puncher in court. There were a few commenters who said this woman may be overwhelmed and need help.
     Is Brito a serial abuser or an overwhelmed woman who could use some help and compassion? Shouldn’t we find out?
Please check back later today.

* ABSOLUTELY DELUSIONAL!

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*    The below video was posted on “Must See Pics an Vids” yesterday afternoon and the police report they received numerous phone calls and made an arrest (click here for the police press release).

breaking news…. lancaster city woman caught on video beating her mentally disabled son who is autistic… please call city police demand her arrest….prayers for this young man….

Posted by Must See Pics an Vids on Friday, September 27, 2019

TAKE HIM AWAY!
IMPEACH TRUMP!

     The Democrats want to take away your guns;
     they want to take away your healthcare;
     they want to take away your vote;
     and they want to take away your freedom,
     and they want to take away your judges.
     They want to take away everything.
From a twitter video released by President Trump (click here).

AFTERNOON UPDATE * HAVE THE PA ATTORNEY GENERAL INVESTIGATE THE CRIZ!

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CHECK THE TIMING…

     This question came in under “THANK YOU FOR READING” this morning:
     Is it true that the mayor’s husband is the vice president of Benchmark company?
     Yes, it most certainly is true and LNP highlighted his hiring in March of 2015 (see below and click here for the original LNP article). And verifying when he was hired is making me think about the timing of all of this… oh, what a tangled and corrupt web Benchmark and the Mayor and her husband have woven! There will be much more to follow…

SEND A TIP!

*     Send a tip to Spotlight PA about the waste, fraud and abuse and LNP’s involvement with all of the corruption surrounding the CRIZ! Click here for their tip page or tips@spotlightpa.org.

ONE MORE TIME!

       

     Former Lancaster Police Sgt. Raymond Corll is scheduled to have a Post Conviction Collateral Relief Hearing this morning before President Judge Dennis Reinaker. Corll appealed his jury conviction for perjury and other charges to both the PA Superior Court and the PA Supreme Court who both denied his appeal.
     Board members Mark Vergenes and Lisa Colon argued the program is designed to help businesses, not government, and that funding the city’s project sets a bad precedent.
From the above LNP article on the CRIZ (click here).
     This whole CRIZ debacle sets a bad precedent and this will come back to haunt the city. But since LNP received millions in CRIZ dollars for their for-profit, off the tax-rolls Marriott Hotel, they refuse to tell the public the truth.
Please check back later today.

UPDATED * HOW MANY CAN AFFORD THESE EVENTS?

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IMPEACH TRUMP!

—  What an unbelievable time in the history of this country (click here for the below). Let this be over soon and please send Trump back to Trump Tower for good!

 

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MAJOR LIFE CHANGE

*    Click here to read Dan Robrish’s full statement.

RENAISSANCE FOR WHOM?

     The LNP editorial board is finally concerned about the condition of city streets – click here for today’s editorial headlined online, “Lancaster city wants to be bike-friendly. How about first becoming more car-friendly?” (click here and see the insert above).       
      But what do they really care about? Do they care about the residents of the city or do they care more about the visitors to their Marriott Hotel?
Please check back later today.

AFTERNOON UPDATE * THANK YOU FOR READING!

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WHY IS A NEW
LIBRARY NEEDED?

From NewsLanc.com, “Final chapter in Convention Center Series: Betrayals of public trust,” (click here).

     When I started this site on September 25, 2004, the convention center/hotel controversy was just beginning. I would cover it for years and it still impacts almost everything that goes on in Lancaster to this day. The corruption by LNP is unbelievable. They continue to violate every journalism code of ethics in this country.

     There will be more tomorrow.
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WHY DO YOU LIE?

       

*    Don’t you love it when LNP reporter Tim Stuhldreher tells the public “why,” (click here)? What is missing from this article? Stuhldreher and LNP are a disgrace to journalism!

CELEBRATE!

     LIP News is 15 years old today. This site was founded on 9-25-2004 and has published almost daily ever since. What a ride!

Please check back later today!

UPDATED – * IS THIS THE ANSWER?

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CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT!

     If you can’t attend tonight’s city council meeting beginning at 7:30 pm, it should be live-streamed on the city’s YouTube channel (click here).

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—  Raymond Speller has been arrested in the city (click here):

     On Tuesday September 24, 2019 at approximately 1244 hrs. Detectives from Lancaster Bureau of Police developed information that Raymond Speller was inside a residence on the 600 blk. First St. 
     Members of the Bureau of Police responded to the area and established a perimeter around the residence. A public address system was used to call the occupants of the residence out. Raymond Speller exited the residence and surrendered to Police. Speller was arrested on the warrant and transported to the station for processing. 
     Speller has not yet been arraigned and no bail information is available as of the time of this release. This investigation is still active and on-going. If there is any additional information that needs to be released, supplemental publications will follow. 
     All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court. 

**   The police have charged Raymond Speller (pictured below) with yesterday’s shooting death of Pedro Almodovar (click here for the latest police press release). If you know his whereabouts, please call the police (717-735-3301) or if you see him, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

*    A note about yesterday’s story: I have corrected the spelling of Pedro Almodovar immediately below. I took the spelling from his Facebook page which has an “o” and not an “a.”

SLOW DOWN?

       This is not a heart-warming human interest story. It’s a tragedy waiting to happen.
Posted on Lancaster Online under the story, “A grocery run for one Amish farmer means a 6-mile buggy trip on Route 30,” (click here).
     The response and comments about this story seem to have caught the LNP editorial board totally off guard. Their solution is above: We need to slow down (click here)! Really? Will that solve the multiple problems?
Please check back later today.        

UPDATED – *** BREAKING *** – * CATS & DOGS!

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SO WRONG

      Posted on Facebook about the murder of Pedro Almodovar today.
     
      Condolences to Pedro Almodovar’s family, friends and acquaintances. This is so wrong. There are cameras everywhere where he was killed. Hopefully the police will quickly arrest his killer.
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—  LIP News has learned that Pedro Almodovar was the victim in today’s fatal shooting in Lancaster.

 — WGAL – “UPDATE: Coroner on scene of shooting in Lancaster,” (click here).

     A man was shot and apparently killed in the 300 block of Howard Avenue this morning.

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WHO IS THE CRIMINAL?

*    Actually, it’s not criminal at all for me to be on the web – but your constant, daily harassment is criminal, Steven Markle!

IS LIFE THIS DIFFICULT?

    No, this comment was not sent into this site! It was sent into a neighborhood site last night. As you can imagine, it was not well received.
    What a great way to start a Monday!
Please check back later today.

* VIRAL VIDEO: TRAINING OR TORTURE?

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THIS IS CRIMINAL!

IS THIS CRIMINAL?

PLAYING CHICKEN?

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ENDANGERING CHILDREN

 

     A comment posted on Lancaster Online under LNP’s big lead story this morning (click here). It is ridiculous and incredibly scary and the children should not be put in this kind of immediate danger!

UPDATED – UPDATE ON SMUCKER…

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TO BE CONTINUED…

     David Smucker’s status conferenced scheduled for yesterday was continued again to October 24 (see his updated docket below).
     Have a safe and happy Friday!
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AND A SAD TWIST

     David Smucker’s docket has not been updated following yesterday’s scheduled status hearing on his 24 felony counts of child sexual abuse and I will follow-up today to see if it was held and if a trial date has been set.
     And there is another child pornography case – click here for “Lancaster man charged with possessing, sharing child pornography.” There is a sad, unbelievable twist at the end of this story.
Please check back later today.