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     I will come back to Molly Henderson and her book  “Pressed” tomorrow. Today, there were explosive exchanges between DA Stedman and the County Commissioners over drug task force funding! Wow! You can watch it on LNP here.
     The first comment about Stedman below is from Lancaster Online under the article and the others are from their Facebook page.  On top of everything else, does Stedman have the demeanor to be a judge?  No!



**  The Founding Fathers understood the important role newspapers and journalists served as a check on government then — a government, Jefferson wrote, that was to be founded in the “opinion of the people” who have access to “full information of their affairs thro’ the channel of the public papers.”
     It is in that vein that LNP journalists do their work today. The staff of reporters and correspondents investigate and report on all matters of relevance and concern to the citizens of Lancaster County, exploring the dark corners of government and serving as watchdogs on public affairs. 
Robert M. Krasne, the publisher of LNP and chairman of Steinman Communications, in a column on January 7, 2019, “Over 225 years, LNP has evolved to serve Lancaster County,” (click here). 
     You’re a liar, Krasne, and an absolute disgrace to journalism. You have evolved to serve yourself!

*   The description of “Pressed” on (click here).


—  10-29-19 UPDATE – Keeping this at the top this morning.


Click here.

— 4:00 pm – please check back at 4:30 for Breaking News. —

*     I tried to deep dive into why two Lancaster Police Cruisers collided violently in the city on October 2nd and received this reply:



     Mayor Sorace used it, Patrick Hopkins recently used it at a city council meeting and now LNP joins the “deep dive” movement (click here for the below LNP article)!

The definition of “deep dive” by Merriam-Webster.

And Merriam-Webster has some fun with “deep dive” (click here).

Please check back later today when LIP News will take a deep dive into something!


  1. Also Anonymous says:

    Thank you for leading me to this video. I would like to make a couple of observations based on inside information but, first, I just want to say that the link you provide cannot be viewed without a subscription to LNP. Hoever, I learned from LNP when I was having trouble viewing the debate between Craig Stedman and Gregory Paulson that if you type lancasteronline/facebook into your browser, you can see their videos in their entirety, even without an account, so that is how I viewed both.
    The video from today did not show Commissioner Stuckey speaking or Carter (the reporter), if that was him? I picked up on it at Commissioner Lehman, then Commissioner Parsons, and then Craig Stedman.
    I also want to say I have no dog in this show, but I do have inside information and, therefore:
    1. Commissioners Lehman and Parsons showed tremendous restraint.Lehman said Craig Stedman has “No credibility” with him on the issue of Drug Enforcement Task Force money, but I strongly suspect that Stedman has no credibility with the entire commission on ANY issue and they are not willing to engage with him any longer because the RTK requests, lawsuits, Stedman’s “slander lawsuit”, etc., are still pending. But it is important for everyone – ALL voters – to know that a unified Lancaster County Commission said it best in their press release calling Stedman a “political joke” who, “Not only thinks he is above the law. He thinks he IS the law”. They have to be very careful in what they say to protect the victims, any criminal investigations, etc. However, the county commission has credible witnesses and evidence that Stedman has broken numerous laws, particularly in the past two or three years, that are indictable offenses that could land him in prison. These include election offenses, crimes connected with drug task force money, and other areas the public, at large, does not know about. Getting elected to judge is only his first hurdle, but it would make it easier for him to escape criminal prosecution. They also know that wasteful spending from his office goes far beyond DTF money. Parsons, a former prosecutor, knows Stedman’s behavior is criminal, and Stedman, himself, has to know it. And he does. That is why he has been working overtime to “silence his critics”, as the county commission so capably stated in their response to his lawsuit. The most telling part of that video, to me, was what Stedman kept whispering to his lawyer (?)
    seated next to him as police chiefs were getting up to speak…”They have to repair my reputation…my credibility”. I could hear him clearly on the video I watched. I don’t know if yours is the same. Also telling, was his use of the word “despicable” to describe what the commission had to say, as that is the one adjective I have heard used the most to describe Craig Stedman, himself, from those who TRULY know him. The fidgeting, defensiveness, argumentativeness, etc., appears to me to be that of a man trying out (part of) his own criminal defense if called to testify before a grand jury or at his own trial. The fearmongering – “If someone dies because of this, it is going to be this commission’s fault” is typical Stedman, as is his pointing to drug overdose delivery prosecutions as to how “successful” he has been over the past 28-years. The simple fact is: The ONLY death Stedman cares about is his own. The part about “public safety”, using the car ($44,000.00 was a new number to me. Still, only the tip of the iceberg) for “business” purposes, working 24/7, etc., etc. … all lies. he knows it. They know it, and the public should know it, too.
    Regarding the judicial debate, Stedman relied in his “trial experience” and “experience as a litigator”, but then backed away from that (I know why), and then touted his experience with the “rules of evidence”. The rules of evidence comprise about 20-pages of the PA Code and are common sense and ethics: No forged documents, no photocopies if originals are available, hearsay in some circumstances but not others, etc. No offense to rocket scientists, but they are not rocket science. Either way, that was a lie to, because “rules” mean nothing when someone doesn’t follow them, and that means rules regarding exculpatory evidence, as well.
    I was also surprised to hear from candidate Paulson that he, too, was a victim of Stedman’s selective prosecution “standards” and practices, and successfully pursued a criminal on his own as a crime victim when Stedman refused to prosecute. I assume he meant that he filed a private criminal complaint and had Stedman recuse, but I don’t know the situation. I do know of many, many others who have had that same problem with Stedman.
    Finally, I was shocked that LNP allowed Stedman to hold up the start of the debate dictating his terms, then blamed the delay on its own employees who – no doubt – protested prior to the end of the debate, prompting the moderator to admit that it was Stedman who held it up…not “technical difficulties”. Why would they have ever done that in the first place? Thank God those employees advocated for themselves.
    I also want to say I agree with Anonymous, who posted that Stedman threw Judge Reinaker under the bus to take the heat off of himself, but add that heat may also be being felt from the Judicial Conduct Board, which oversees judicial candidates as well as judges. It is my sincere hope that Mr. Stedman finds himself, at the very least, unemployed next month.

    • Anon says:

      Saw an advertisement in the mechandiser. Seems Stedman is the GOP candidate for judge right? Perhaps you should relay to the GOP leadership everything you’ve said here. Their endorsement is basically the election in Lancaster county. Everyone with half a brain knows that. If what you say is true then they’re as corrupt as Stedman if they don’t pull their support.

    • Becky says:

      Stedman was not sitting next to his lawyer. He was sitting next to Kent Switzer, a former (retired) Lancaster City Police detective and now employed by the county as the captain of the Lancaster County detectives.

      • Becky says:

        I’m surprised that since you have “inside information” and know so much that you didn’t recognize Switzer!

      • Anonymous says:

        I knew Switzer looked familiar!! Did anyone notice Switzer taking notes as soon as stedman talked on the dollar amounts? I see why some thought he was his attorney.

  2. Talking says:

    The sad fact here is that any person who would objectively watch how DA Steadman acted today would not cast a vote for him for dog catcher yet in 2 weeks, the GOP lemmings in Lancaster County will in effect make him a judge for life (retention until mandatory retirement).

  3. Time for a change in Lancaster says:

    This person should never ever be a judge!!!!!! What a disgrace!

  4. Anonymous says:

    OMG!! Somebody, PLEASE, get Stedman a fidget spinner.

  5. my goodness says:

    How many CRIZ dollars is the beer wall (just what downtown Lancaster needs) getting?

  6. smh says:

    LOL, remember mayor Dick pre election “no convention center” until right after being elected “yes, yes, convention center”. And we kept reelecting him. We Lancastrians are truly pathetic.

    • Becky says:

      The public kept re-electing him because of LNP! Remember when the police shot and killed the homeless man and Gray said don’t “second-guess” the police? That’s all he did for his forty years as a defense attorney! LNP protected and never wrote a bad word about that man because he funneled them millions of dollars!

      Mayor Rick Gray on Wednesday cautioned against second-guessing the police officer who fatally shot a homeless man in downtown Lancaster on Monday…

      Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray: Public will get full report on police shooting of homeless man

      • Anonymous says:

        Mayor Dick was LNP’s lap dog. In return for him flip-flopping on the convention center, LNP never pressed him, or questioned him on any issue. Mayor Dickina now enjoy’s LNP’s no real questions policy.

  7. I was there says:

    Becky, thank you for sharing Molly’s book Pressed with us. I ordered it last night. I have always admired Molly for standing up to the powers and surviving the ensuing character assasination carried out by powers. Thank you Molly for writing this book. Hopefully, I will finally understand how this atrocity (con center/Marriott) happened and identities of all those involved.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The correct person to ask is the chief. Policy regarding release has to be posted somewhere easily accessible to public. Good luck with that. In most cases, final say so rests with D.A. – which puts Craig Stedman squarely behind the release of Reinaker video. He screwed him good for reasons still unknown to me.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I still wonder if Marv Adams is packing his lunch and substitute teaching. Eaten up and spit out he was. And I have zero sympathy for him. Abigail must be all grown up by now

  10. huh? says:

    Good for Molly Henderson. I will buy this book. I hope that it gains a national audience.

  11. Anon says:

    Great video. Now amplify what happened by 1 million and you’ve just explained Washington D.C.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Hopkins doesnt know or did not bother to tell you RTK does not apply to police video. If it did they would not have been able to release the Reinaker video for all the wrong reasons he gave you. A dif. Act governs police video.

    • Anonymous says:

      And how many years later this Marriott farce by High and Steinman families still continues completely unchecked. I’ll have to check out this book. Glad she is still trying to fight the good fight.

    • Anonymous says:

      Is the open records holder still the correct person to request police video from? If not who should Becky have addressed the inquiry?

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