In case you haven’t guessed, I have a hell of a lot to say about the Sunday News’ “investigative series” titled “Justice Delayed” and apparently there are still two parts left to come.
— This is not an investigative series. This is an “in-depth” series at best. There is nothing investigatory about this at all.
— The series is breaking journalism ethics and basic standards of conduct by the press.
— Apparently District Attorney Craig Stedman ran to reporter Jack Brubaker with his list of desires – and Brubaker proceeded to try and fulfill them. Many of the DA’s requests are to hide his poor performance in office.
— When he is talking about court costs, why doesn’t Brubaker question Stedman’s very expensive investigative grand jury he has empanelled? Yes, he empanelled another grand jury, the fourth in sixteen years, but you’ve barely read about it in the Lancaster Newspapers. What is the grand jury doing and how much is it costing us? (Click here for “INCAPABLE OF SOLVING CRIMES!”)
— Why can’t Stedman’s Lancaster County Detectives solve the murder of Olga Sanchez-Reyes (see immediately above on this site), Lydia Colon-Torres or any of the other unsolved murders in this county? That is why they work for the DA. How much are they costing us?
— When are they going to do a series on racism in the courthouse and the inequalities in the sentences being handed down by the judges? Many years ago I spoke with Jack Brubaker about this very issue and he had a most surprising answer. That will be coming.
— The Lancaster Newspapers are making policy decisions for the court and that is simply not acceptable. Within this topic, I will also discuss a NewsLanc.com piece regarding the series which borders on madness.
— Finally, did you read the ridiculous piece by Chip Smedley and Janet Kelley’s daughter? With writing this poor, there’s little doubt she’ll be hired fulltime by the Sunday News shortly. (Click here for “Held captive as a juror.”)
Well, as you can see, this is going to keep me busy. Tomorrow – President Judge Joseph Madenspacher and the incredible power of the Lancaster Newspapers.