* 80 CASES OF WATER?

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TURN THIS SICKO IN!

     These are some of the best pictures I have seen. Turn this sicko in! 
     Click here for the Manheim Township Police Department’s CrimeWatch entry, “PEEPING TOM STRIKES TARGET! HELP US CATCH THIS DRESSING ROOM DEVIANT!” 
    There is another photo of him there and a photo of his truck and information on how to contact the police.
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IT’S HOT IN HERE!

UPDATED – SUBMIT THE DNA IN THE UNSOLVED MURDERS!

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       Seriously, if they can DNA dog poop and it is affordable and can be done in a very timely manner, they need to start submitting DNA in the unsolved murders in Lancaster City and County. Seriously.
       Have a fun and safe Friday.
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IF THEY CAN DNA DOG POOP…

** – * CUTLER USED & ABUSED THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM FOR HIS PERSONAL GAIN

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BECAUSE THEY
LIKE IT SO MUCH?

Both paragraphs above are from the LNP article, “Former public defender starts bail fund for pretrial detainees at Lancaster County Prison,” (click here).
 
**    So, are they there because they like jail life so much, President Judge David Ashworth? A few are there because they are charged with homicide and denied bail. But why in the world would other pretrial prisoners stay in the prison (in summer with no air conditioning) if they could afford their bail? 
     Lancaster County needs new judges!
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NOT ONCE BUT
 “MULTIPLE TIMES!

*   A commenter sent in the below question about the “timeline” on the Davis investigation:
     Seriously. And WTF is a recorded reenactment??!!!
        I said it is bullsh*t and the police only use it when they have nothing else.
     On the left below is from an article on PennLive on the murder of Tony Torrellas (click here). He was shot four times and then DA Stedman ruled it was justified. There is a lot we don’t know about this case and we never learned the name of the man who shot and killed Torrellas but there is this:
     And the woman and her boyfriend consistently re-enacted the scene multiple times for law enforcement.
     Not only did the shooter re-enact the scene but he did it multiple times! Wow!
    On the right is from the G. Scott Davis case (click here). They needed to re-enact him shooting one bullet and hitting his two-month-old daughter in the chest killing her? Sickening.

OUTSIDER, DARK MONEY?

From the June, 2017 LNP editorial, “Pennsylvania needs to move toward merit selection of statewide appellate judges,” (click here).
 
     The hypocrisy and lies of Representative Bryan Cutler are simply astounding.
Please check back later today.

* BEY TO BE SWORN IN MONDAY, AUGUST 2ND!

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—  Taking a break this afternoon. —

FIX IT, LNP!

*    What is wrong with the LNP editors? Your article on John Bey linked to below says:
     “A ceremony and gathering is instead set for 4-6 p.m. Monday at the Ware Center…”
     That implies this coming Monday. What else is someone to think?
     It is not this coming Monday. Mayor Sorace and Council President Ismail Smith-Wade-El both clearly stated that his swearing in will be held on Monday, August 2nd. Why haven’t you fixed this?
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GOING UP?

          

      A swearing-in ceremony was on Tuesday’s agenda, but Sorace said Bey’s family had a conflict. A ceremony and gathering is instead set for 4-6 p.m. Monday at The Ware Center with members of the public invited.
From the LNP article, “Council approves John Bey as Lancaster city’s new chief of police,” (click here).
     That is not correct. He will be sworn in on Monday, August 2nd at the Ware Center between 4-6 pm. The public is invited to attend. Mark your calendars.
     City council met last night and Mayor Sorace said property taxes are going up and so is her salary!
Please check back later today.

AFTERNOON UPDATE – 7-13 UPDATE – UPDATED – HOW TIMES CHANGE!

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WHERE IS CUTLER’S INTEGRITY?

Representative Bryan Cutler quoted in the LNP article, “Rep. Bryan Cutler introduces resolution to investigate Judge Kelly Ballentine,” (click here).
 
     Cutler is a liar and an unbelievable hypocrite. He had a judge and the district attorney giving his brother-in-law unimaginable preferential treatment. Where is his integrity?
     The public and the media (other than LNP who covered for him) need to know the truth.
There will be more tomorrow. 
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SERIAL WOMAN BEATER

**  This is hard to believe: Imir Williams is the first listing in today’s LNP police log (click here). He is the same man who badly beat Amish Mafia star Esther Schmucker. It is not known who the latest victims of his assault are (including a young girl). 
     He is not in custody and if you see him or know his whereabouts please call 911.
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7-13-UPDATE

(Click here)
 
     This is horrific! Why is their bail only $100,000? Will they be charged with hate crimes?
Please check back later today.
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CUTLER MUST GO!

     As a trial nears in a landmark fair funding case, Republican legislative leaders want to block evidence that Pennsylvania’s Black and Hispanic students fare worse on traditional measures of academic achievement than their white peers.

     At a Wednesday hearing, attorneys for House Speaker Bryan Cutler and Senate President Jake Corman told Commonwealth Court Judge Renée Cohn Jubilirer that the evidence is irrelevant because the plaintiffs in the case are not alleging intentional racial discrimination.

(Click here to read the entire article that begins above.)

 *   Well over two weeks after Kestyn Davis was killed on Christmas Eve, LNP ran this unbelievable graphic and article by Brett Hambright who went on to become DA Craig Stedman’s spokesperson (click here). Is there any wonder why?
     I have never read an article with this many lies in it. Never! And LNP was doing it to cover for Representative Bryan Cutler.

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WHERE’S THE MONEY, LLOYD?

     I was looking for something yesterday and came across the below (click here for the original). Oh, my – how things change. How many times has LNP called on Lloyd Smucker to resign this past year? He’s no longer giving LNP public money so LNP has turned on him!
     Is all of this remotely ethical? Absolutely not!
Please check back later today.
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UPDATED – HAS HE LEFT THINGS BETTER?

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     On Christmas Eve, December 24, 2013, G. Scott Davis shot and killed his two-month-old daughter Kestyn. This case would become an absolute travesty of justice because Davis is related to Bryan Cutler. And LNP knew it and covered up for everyone. The full story will come this week.

     

     

Top left: G. Scott Davis; Top right: Former District Attorney and now judge, Craig Stedman.
Bottom left: Judge Dennis Reinaker; Bottom right: former defense attorney and now judge, Jeffrey Conrad.

 

THREE RULES!

     From the LNP article, “4 takeaways from LNP Editorial Board meeting with new state House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler,” (click here).
 
     You will find these “three rules” everywhere associated with Cutler. Sometimes he will say they are from his father. Other places he will say they are from his “parents.”
     LNP opinion editor Suzanne Cassidy almost swooned over them and included them in an editorial. He told the same thing to PennLive. 
     Does it get any more pathetic and a bigger lie than this? 

UPDATED * WILL THE TRUTH ABOUT CUTLER FINALLY BE REVEALED?

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—  This has been a shocking day. I thought Judge Leonard Brown III was a good guy. So, Lancaster County has two judges who supported and used outrageous legal means to defend puppy mills owners. The corruption in Lancaster County is simply astonishing.
     I will come back to Bryan Cutler next week because it is time the public knows the truth about this man.
     Have a safe and happy Friday.
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**   Oh, my heavens! Attorney Jeffrey Conrad, now also a Lancaster County Judge, is named several times in the Philadelphia Inquirer article linked to below. And like Judge Brown, it is awful!
     The original of the below is here. The picture with three women looking adoringly at Conrad was from his company’s website. The judge situation in Lancaster is simply unbelievable and unconscionable.
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IT IS THAT LEONARD BROWN!

 

From today’s LNP article, “Ronks family has long history of animal abuse, from selling a rabid puppy to terrible kennel conditions,” (click here).

 *    As soon as I read this I said to myself, “Is that Lancaster County Judge Leonard G. Brown III and if so, why doesn’t the story state it?”
     Oh, yes it is. From the Philadelphia Inquirer in December of 2011 (click here):
   “Animal welfare advocates wonder whether newly-elected county judge Leonard Brown III can separate his new role – balancing the scales of justice – with his old role as a partner in a firm that specializes in representing accused (and convicted) animal abusers.”
      How much lower can LNP go?

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MONEY, LIES & MORE LIES!

     Friday, July 9th:
—  LNP still has not covered Tuesday’s city council committee meeting. Business administrator Patrick Hopkins (pictured above) carried on about refinancing a 2011 bond issue for over half-an-hour. What’s up with that?
 
—  Cutler’s attorney accused the plaintiffs of using the evidence in an effort to “appeal to the sympathies of the court and the court of public opinion.” 
From an email from SpotlightPA.
     Will the public finally learn the truth about Cutler that LNP has kept hidden for years? What a disgrace!
 
—  I realize all of the murders [do not] have perpetrator DNA but in Erma Kaylor’s case, there had to be.
Part of a comment into this site.
     Yes, they absolutely have the killer’s DNA in Erma Kaylor’s brutal murder. Ask Lancaster Police Captain Michael Winters why the DNA has not been sent to Parabon. Oh, and new police chief John Bey, you might want to look up the case of Akeem Washington and Winter’s participation in that horrible injustice.
Please check back later today.

AFTERNOON UPDATE – WHEN WILL LNP DEMAND ANSWERS?

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25 KILLERS!

     At the very end of yesterday’s press conference on the death of baby “Mary Anne” in 2007, a reporter asked the following question:
     Do you know the number of cold cases you are currently working on in your department?
     Lancaster Police Captain Michael Winters answered the question as follows: 
     I believe – I’m giving you an estimate – I think we have somewhere in the ball park of 25 unsolved homicides – and that’s going back in significant history – but about 25 cases I believe.
     So there are 25 killers left on the street and apparently 25 killers who are smarter than anyone on the Lancaster City Police Department.
     Coming tomorrow – what new Lancaster Policy Chief John Bey had to say and what he needs to know about these unsolved murders and Captain Winters.
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WHERE IS LNP? – 4

     Thursday, July 8th:
—  LNP has still not reported on Tuesday’s city council committee meeting.
—  Tony Dastra is back to livestreaming city meetings on his See-Thru City Facebook page.
—  Lancaster Police Captain Michael Winters said at yesterday’s press conference that there are approximately 25 unsolved murders in Lancaster City. I’ve stated before if Winters can’t solve any of these murders then put someone in who can! In the photo above the new Police Chief John Bey is pictured with Winters and I hope to have a transcript of their statements later today.
—  Posted on LNP’s Facebook page yesterday. Yes solve this murder! There are two Safety Coalition cameras where this man was killed. The public has never seen the videos. What is going on?
—  LNP runs this list online every time there’s a murder but it is not being updated as the Editor’s Note states. The last unsolved murder on this list is Pedro Flores, Jr. in October of 2016. Unfortunately there have been many more unsolved murders in the city since his murder at 37 years old.
—  My “UNSOLVED MURDERS” tab above on this site is out of date and I will update it over the next several days.

UPDATED * BUT…BUT…BUT MAYOR SORACE GAVE LNP MILLIONS OF DOLLARS!

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NOT ON THE RADAR?

Posted on Lancaster Online’s Facebook page under their story about baby “Mary Anne.”
 
     You are not allowed to ask those questions! LNP never does. And so it’s unsolved murder after unsolved murder. I believe more of these unsolved murders are not being solved by DNA because it would make the police look stupid and people would realize the police did not lift a finger to solve these murders in the first place. There will be more on this shortly and congratulations to Lancaster police Sgt. Randell Zook who apparently figured out who the mother of the baby is.
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**   This is turning out to be a huge news day:
—  Tara Brazzle (pictured above) has been arrested for the murder of baby “Mary Anne” whose body was found in a dumpster in 2007 (click here for the District Attorney’s Press Release).
—  Three men and a woman were sworn in as Lancaster City Police Officers this morning (click here for more details on the police Facebook page).
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CLOSED AT 7:23 PM!

*    As noted on this site last week, Kristal Narkiewicz has issued a Writ of Summons against LNP Media Group (see to the left and the original article is here).
     When the sheriff’s office went to deliver the summons at 7:23 pm on Wednesday, June 23rd, the LNP offices were closed for the night (see below and click here for the full document)). Wow! I thought they worked most nights until 10:00 pm. Is this why they can’t cover city council meetings? But of course, they could run the story the next day…

NOT A WORD FROM LNP!

     The agenda for last night’s city council committee meeting is below. Every one of these items was carried over to a regular council meeting including increasing the mayor’s salary. Mayor Sorace dramatically left the meeting before this discussion/presentation by Patrick Hopkins to avoid a “conflict of interest.” 
     Do you suppose she watched the video of the meeting when she got home? And what about all the conflicts of interest with her husband’s employers getting big city and county contracts?
    Patrick Hopkins was doing obscure money splaining all evening. Remember this is from the man who said it wasn’t “risky” to loan MAW $1,500,000!  There will be more on that coming later today.
     City council members Janet Diaz and Pete Soto were absent from last night’s meeting and council president Ismail Smith-Wade-El said their absences were “excused.”
     Will LNP say one word about this meeting? 
Please check back later today.

7-2 UPDATE – AFTERNOON UPDATE – ANOTHER UNSOLVED MURDER IN THE CITY

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     I will come back to Police Chief John Bey and Mayor Sorace when this site returns on Wednesday, July 7th with coverage of Tuesday night’s, July 6th city council committee meeting.
     This afternoon – some good news! Tony Dastra makes his run for mayor official! What happened to being an Independent, Tony? Oh, well – I’ll take a gold goose!

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7-2 UPDATE

     When will the Lancaster Police Chief and Mayor Sorace address all of the unsolved murders in Lancaster? When will the killer of 83-year-old Erma Kaylor have their DNA sent to Parabon? What is taking so long? Where is District Attorney Heather Adams?
Please check back later today.
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CAN WE HEAR FROM CHIEF BEY?

     I will come back to the unsolved murder of Hipolito Gonzalez tomorrow. How’s that investigation going, Police Chief John Bey? We haven’t heard a word from you about it.
     The below is part of the agenda for the city council committee meeting on July 6th (click here for the full agenda). If John Bey does not make an absolute commitment to moving to Lancaster, council should not appoint him as chief. Period.
     And as for increasing the Mayor’s salary – is that a joke? The current mayor  is not stable.
     This site will publish tomorrow and then go on holiday break until Wednesday July 7th when I will report on the previous evening’s city council committee meeting.
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HAVE YOU HEARD
THIS MAN’S NAME?

      His name is Hipolito Gonzalez and his murder in March of this year remains unsolved.
Please check back later today.

UPDATED – FREE AND NOT WORTH IT!

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WOW! JUST WOW!

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***    A comment posted on LNP’s Facebook page under the police log entry from LNP yesterday (also below). As a commenter to this site today said, “I guess $750 worth of stolen merchandise is more important than Erma Kaylor’s life.”
     This really is unbelievable and there will be more on the unsolved murders shortly.
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**   In July of 2018 I wrote the same thing about the Hourglass Foundation (the original of the below is here):

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YOU MEAN BLACK &
BROWN PEOPLE
LIVE IN LANCASTER?

*     The Hourglass Foundation is mentioned in today’s LNP article, “Lancaster County Planning Commission recognizes local projects, leaders,” (click here). 
     Check out their Board Members and Staff below and click here and then click on “Board Members” for the page on their website.  Do you see a black or brown person anywhere? How is this allowed to continue? What an absolute disgrace. Oh, and they have Mayor Sorace front and center on their membership page (also see below).
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IT’S HOT!

       Stay cool today! I’m trying – but LNP has already gotten me hot. A friend used to get a free paper at McDonalds most mornings and said the paper wasn’t worth it even for free! Oh, my!
Please check back later today.

** – * OVER $80,000 FOR WHAT?

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—  LIP News will be back tomorrow. —
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**  “What is CNA?”
      This question in today. See below and click here for the March 10th, 2021 original of the below.
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*    Do  you want to be a Lancaster City Police Officer? They’re hiring! Go to the Lancaster Bureau of Police Facebook page and register before August 13th!
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POSTPONED!

      It is good that I double-checked on this meeting this morning.  I was going to run the announcement about the meeting that was supposed to be held today. What exactly is Lancaster getting for the over $80,000 the CNA Organization is charging the city?
Please check back later today.

UPDATED * LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET ON JULY 6TH!

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GOOD NEWS!

     A little change of pace this afternoon. Go to Dustin’s Facebook page and check out his short video and sign up your kids. This is a good, good guy!
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**   The person who sent in a comment about Reddit comments sent me the below (thank you!). Just a quick note: I did not include another comment about council president Ismail Smith-Wade-El’s mother Rita. Several separate comments have come into this site about her and have not been posted. She is deceased and this is about her son. Period.
     As a point of interest I will add one thing: It was brought to my attention multiple times that even though they named a school after her she did not send Ismail to Lancaster public schools.

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FURTHER EXPLANATION

*    The above is from the city’s website. City council committee meetings are usually held on the first Monday of the month. July 4th is on Sunday, so the city will be closed on Monday the 5th to observe the holiday and the city council committee meeting will be held on Tuesday the 6th beginning at 6:00 pm.
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BAD THINGS

     The below is incorrect! It is from page A-7 of today’s LNP print and “e-edition” under the headline “Government Calendar.” City Council will meet on Tuesday, July 6th not on the 1st! What is wrong with these people?
     And I’m tired of LNP’s Monday “Good Things” editorials. There are lots and lots of good things everyday as the pandemic ends. But speaking of city council, LNP still has not reported on their first in-person meeting in over a year on June 22nd and the fireworks that ensued. What a disgrace and it makes their claim that they are a “watchdog” beyond ridiculous and absurd.
Please check back later today.

*** BREAKING *** – MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF YOUR DOLLARS!

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*** BREAKING NEWS ***

IT’S REALLY A LOT!

    OMG! Thank you to an emailer today. The below is in LNP’s print edition today, in Section I: Real Estate, page I4. That’s a lot of money even for a Lancaster County Judge who used to be the District Attorney!

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IT’S A LOT!

          How much did lawmakers spend on LNP’s Marriott Hotel? Hint: It’s a lot! 
         And look! LNP runs an ad for their Marriott Hotel disguised as an article. Hint: That’s unethical!

UPDATED – * IS IT ON CAMERA?

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     This is just shocking. Do you mean that LNP executive editor Tom Murse does not have a single reporter who can re-write the District Attorney’s press releases regarding a very serious police involved shooting? And the public needs to know that the police are looking for Corry Brooks! Are you serious? Is anyone in the LNP newsroom on Saturdays?

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***BREAKING *** –  UPDATE

Corry Brooks
*
Click here for more information on CrimeWatch.

*    The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department very recently adopted a new use of force policy which includes the below (click here). Would that have applied to the Manheim Township Police in this instance?
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OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

DID IT REALLY HAPPEN?

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— I am watching the sentencing of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.
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THE POWER OF THE PRESS

     If city council met on Tuesday and LNP doesn’t cover it, did it happen? Oh, yes it did!
Please check back later today.

& A LAWSUIT AND A MAYFLY BIKE RACK!

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— Taking a break this afternoon. LIP News will be back tomorrow.
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MARIONETTE STRINGS!

     This comment in yesterday and is it ever true! Where is LNP’s coverage of Tuesday’s Lancaster City Council Meeting? There will be much more later
today.

     Kristal Narkiewicz has issued a Writ of Summons to LNP Media Group that she will be suing them for libel/slander/defamation. She is representing herself. I will let you know when she files a complaint. (Click here for the above article and see below for the Writ.)

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    I saved the best for last. The Columbia Spy does it again! A mayfly bike rack and a young girl who made something original at a very young age (click here to read all about it).
Please check back later today.

UPDATED – HOW’S THE POLITICAL CAREER GOING, IZZY?

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—  When will LNP report on Tuesday night’s city council meeting? Does anyone have an idea? Please check back tomorrow.
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JANET DIAZ SPEAKS!

     Click here and go to 31:52 into the video of last night’s city council meeting and listen to Janet Diaz say the following:
     I found it a little bit disturbing listening to the words of Mrs. Torres, if that’s correct, and I just want to say that as leaders we need to model behavior that we want to uphold in the community. It is our priority to engage our community with respect and integrity. We should not lose sight of what our core values are as government officials and it really angers me that something transpired that may have been – probably something that we could have resolved by just a simple conversation. 
     I have seen leaders lose their trust and respect for our community when others have over-stepped their boundaries – not only their value statements but when they have failed to display trust, honesty and transparency. We should not be using our titles or any type of behavior of intimidation or using others to intimidate. It is extremely profound for us to engage our community with respect.
     I’m very simple minded and people do trust me and I hope that everyone else can trust our council members and be able to come and speak to them whether it’s in our chambers or outside without having to fear them in any way.
     That’s all I have to say, counselor.
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**   The empty chair at the table is for Amanda Bakay. She was absent last night and Smith-Wade-El said her absence was “excused.”
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*    I don’t want to forget about Vladimir and I did not catch his last name. He spoke during the first public comment session during last night’s city council meeting. He politely complained about the new beer garden and the noise from the DJs and bands. He requested a zoning officer check out the situation and move the speakers and tone down the sound (click here for LNP’s, “Wyndridge Farm opens beer garden in Lancaster city, adds bar at nearby taproom”).
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MURSE DOESN’T MAKE THE CUT!

     This is unbelievable. The lead story on the front page of today’s LNP print edition is titled “Making the Cut” about the Cutting Edge Barber Academy.     
      Immediately below that is this headline:
     So LNP Executive Editor Tom Murse had correspondent Rebecca Logan research and write a story ahead of last night’s city council meeting and in the five minutes it took to pass it, Murse ran the story as if that was their coverage of the whole meeting. Just resign, Murse! You are so transparent and an absolute disgrace to journalism.
         Coming later today:
 —  It was council president Ismail Smith-Wade-El’s phone that rang twice during last night’s meeting. Turn it off!
—  I hope to have transcripts of Nellie Torres who addressed council about meeting Smith-Wade-El at Tellus 360.
—  A transcript of council person Janet Diaz’s closing remarks regarding Smith-Wade-El. 
—  You are running a city, Smith-Wade-El – grow the hell up and show some respect and professionalism! 
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*** BREAKING NEWS ***

FIGHTING AT COUNCIL

FIREWORKS IN JUNE!

     What a night! It was a short session of city council but it was intense. Tony Dastra went after Mayor Sorace. A member of the public went big time after council president Ismail Smith-Wade-El as did council member Janet Diaz! And someone’s phone kept going off and I think that was also Smith-Wade-El. Wow!
Please check back later.

UPDATED – LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL GOING IN-PERSON TONIGHT!

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COUNCIL MEETS IN-PERSON!

     Lancaster city council will meet in-person tonight beginning at 6:30 pm. The agenda is below and the meeting should be livestreamed on the city’s YouTube channel (click here). As noted below, there will be a raising of the Pride Flag following the meeting and the public is welcome to attend. 
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*   Is there any doubt whatsoever that this resolution will pass?
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WHAT’S UP WITH LNP?

    

       LNP has not said one word about city council going back to in-person at tonight’s meeting. Why not? If there was ever a sign that we are coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic this is it! There was not even a mention of it in yesterday’s editorial, “Good Things!” What’s up with LNP?
Please check back later today.

** – * DID SMOKER TELL THEM WHERE HER BODY WAS?

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**    Remember when Mayor Sorace said former police chief Jarrad Berkihiser was “Lancaster’s best kept secret?” Click here for a replay on YouTube!
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*   Here’s a surprise – not! Mayor Sorace announced that John Bey will become the Lancaster Police Chief (click here). That’s a nice house in Harrisburg, Mr. Bey! Will you be moving to Lancaster?

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LNP: IGNORING THE OBVIOUS

       This is simply unbelievable. LNP has reporter Dan Nephin’s story on Linda Stoltzfoos as the lead story on the front page of their print edition this morning with the above headline. Once again, the only new information – and it is huge – is buried deep in the story (also see yesterday’s post).
   When they found her body, lots of commenters on LNP’s Facebook page said that maybe her alleged killer, Justo Smoker, told the authorities where to find her body, possibly to take the death penalty off the table. Again, from the article (click here):
     In the May issue of The Diary, a monthly newspaper for the Amish across the country, Henry Fisher wrote, “So a group of FBI and county agents searched in vain last Wednesday April 21 until they fetched the hand-cuffed prisoner to the property where he showed them where the grave was. 
      Is this true? Why is this huge – and the only new information in his story – buried in Nephin’s article? Did DA Heather Adams ask LNP to downplay this? Has the death penalty been taken off the table? 
     This is awful, awful reporting and editing.
Please check back later today.
     
     

“SHOWED THEM WHERE THE GRAVE WAS”

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BURIED!

     LNP reporter Dan Nephin rehashes the search for Linda Stoltzfoos and actually has some new information that is buried deep in the article (click here):
      In the May issue of The Diary, a monthly newspaper for the Amish across the country, Henry Fisher wrote, “So a group of FBI and county agents searched in vain last Wednesday April 21 until they fetched the hand-cuffed prisoner to the property where he showed them where the grave was. 

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AFTERNOON UPDATE – HAS LNP EVER SAID A BAD WORD ABOUR MAYOR SORACE? EVER?

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SECRET FOUNTAIN DONOR! – 2

     Click here for the original of the below. Is a fountain still in the plans? If so, has the city named the “secret donor?” You can’t make this stuff up!

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 LNP: WE CONTROL THIS CITY!

      LNP apparently doesn’t think that city council going back to in-person meetings is important enough to tell the public. 
     No, they like to control the information the public gets from these meetings. They currently have a correspondent covering the meetings with a delay of almost a week in their reporting. Unbelievable and unacceptable!
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UPDATED * – *** BREAKING NEWS *** – THE CORRUPTION IN LANCASTER IS ASTOUNDING!

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     I posted the below under the first post this afternoon. Not very bright of me so here it is again!

     I’m going to lighten things up this afternoon with some random posts – both of Lancaster and one national. 

WAY TO GO!

     This one almost made me fall off my chair. But good for her!

WHO DO YOU CALL?

CONGRATULATIONS!

LOOKING GOOD!

     Dr. Oz, you are looking good! Oh, and so is Tim!

WHAT ABOUT BARBERSHOPS?

     I’m going to lighten things up this afternoon with some random posts – both of Lancaster and one national. 
     When I saw the above story on Lancaster Online I thought that is going to be a HUGE car wash! Posters on LNP’s Facebook page had different ideas! I always heard barbershops…
*  Council president Ismail Smith-Wade-El’s full post is below.

*** BREAKING NEWS ***

*   City council president Ismail Smith-Wade-El posted the below on his council Facebook page (click here):
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HIGH INDUSTRIES
NEEDS HANDOUTS?

     Aren’t they going to deny the rtk on the technicality that it’s some other entity (penn square partners?) that operates it?
This comment in yesterday.
     My response was flippant and you are absolutely correct and I apologize. I sent the below amended Right To Know request yesterday. It is just so hard to comprehend – High Industries, LNP’s partner, reportedly is worth millions and millions of dollars! Why would anyone give them millions in public money for a for-profit, off the tax-rolls hotel?
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*** – ** – * THE LNP EDITORIAL BOARD…

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***  This response to my Right to Know request just in:
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* Art Morris, a former Lancaster city mayor, repeated his recent criticism of a financial risk to taxpayers, though he said the project itself was worthwhile.
Although the hotel is tax-exempt, Penn Square Partners has been paying the authority $200,000 a year as a base rent payment. Since 2010, the city has used it for convention center marketing and for city administration staff time dedicated to redevelopment.

Under financing for the hotel expansion, base rent payment will go up by $150,000 a year, starting in 2017, and increase by 3 percent each year through 2029.

The agreement Council approved also calls for a share in profits from the new hotel, as with the existing hotel. Those payments and profit sharing more than make up for what the hotel would pay if it were taxable, according to city officials.

Gray said he’s talked to the School District of Lancaster about perhaps splitting the profit sharing. While details haven’t been worked out, he said he was thinking the split would be close to half. Council would have to approve such a deal.

From the October 12, 2016 LNP article, “Lancaster City Council approves $30M Marriott hotel expansion,” (click here).

    Can we expect LNP to report accurately whether these payments have been made? Of course not. That’s why LNP is breaking every journalism code of ethics in this country.

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*    The below Right-to-Know request was emailed to the city this morning.
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HYPOCRITES & LIARS!

Today’s LNP editorial (click here).
 
     The LNP “editorial board” has no right to talk about school reform. None. After all, LNP owns the for-profit, off the tax-rolls Marriott Hotel that has received millions of dollars in taxpayer’s money! What a disgrace! What liars! What hypocrites!
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