AFTERNOON UPDATE – JUSTICE IN LANCASTER COUNTY

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A TALE OF TWO MOTHERS

     

     Angela Benedict’s first three dockets; the one for child endangerment on July 8th , the one for DUI and multiple other charges on July 26th and the one for Burglary and other charges on July 30th, all indicate that she is scheduled for a status conference before President Judge Dennis Reinaker on February 13, 2020. She was just formally arraigned in Common Pleas Court on the final docket yesterday.
     Benedict obviously has a very serious drug and alcohol problem and she is a danger to the public.
     Jaquia Morales (pictured right above) obviously has mental health issues and I will come to her case tomorrow.

**** On September 25th, Angela Benedict was arrested and charged with indecent exposure, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness (see her docket below). Her bail was set at $7,500 cash.
      According to the Lancaster County Prison she was committed on November 7th and as of this morning she continues to show up as being in the prison.

***  On July 30th, Angela Benedict was arrested and charged with burglary and other crimes (see her docket below).
     Her bail was set at $20,000 cash and this time bail bondsman James Fable posted it for her. Her bail was revoked and then reset at $50,000 cash. And apparently Fable posted that as well because she was free to commit other crimes on September 25th!

**    Angela Benedict’s bail was set at $3,000 cash for endangering her daughter’s life, and on July 15th, bail bondsman Sylvester Jones posted it on her behalf.
     On July 26th she was arrested for the below. And even though she was out on parole, her bail was inexplicably set as unsecured. But these charges were not filed until after she had committed two different felonies on July 30th.

FINALLY BEHIND BARS!

    Luckily for the residents of Lancaster County, Angela Benedict is finally in jail. She is the woman pictured on the left below.
      After she was arrested on July 8th of this year for endangering the welfare of her child per the below (click here for the original LNP article):
      A woman, under the influence of drugs, left her infant daughter alone in the woods of southern Lancaster County for more than three hours on Monday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
     Angela Lynne Benedict, 33, of New Providence, was incoherent and unable to give police much information about her 17-month-old daughter’s whereabouts in the woods of Providence Township, police said.
     She was arrested three more times within the next four months for significant crimes (see below). How was this allowed to happen? How was she free to commit these crimes?

A TALE OF TWO MOTHERS

    

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9 Responses to AFTERNOON UPDATE – JUSTICE IN LANCASTER COUNTY

  1. Anonymous says:

    You lost me at “out on parole”. Can’t be paroled until you have been sentenced and sent to prison. She might have been free on bail. Or on probation for another charge already adjudicated. That is different. At least she is “under the supervision” of the court, FWIW. If you want to look at disparate treatment in the Lancaster County court system, check out how they deal with MEN w/the same types of “issues”. One example out of dozens: Benjamin Craig Dossey. You won’t even find a mug shot OR a warrant. Until he kills someone, of course. It’s all about who you know and who you blow.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You state one has a drug and alcohol problem – which is recognized as a disease by the CDC. It seems your argument is that mental health issues warrant a lighter sentencing than individuals who have the disease of addiction.

    • huh? says:

      And if Morales has a medical marijuana card then…

    • Anonymous says:

      It does not appear to me that prison is the place for either of these women, if addiction and/or mental illness is at the root of their criminal charges. I also do not see “significant crimes” or a “danger to the public” unless they are driving under the influence. I do hope that CPS has taken temporary custody of the child left in the woods. But throwing them in prison for mistakes made while not in their “right” mind is never the answer. For them OR the public. It is just cheaper for the county, but not cost-effective at all in the long-run for all taxpayers across the state. Hopefully, Judge Ashworth will find these women worthy of his drug court – a model to be followed in other counties. And the author of this blog, IMO, needs to learn compassion. Not everyone grows up in a nuclear family with three squares, a warm bed at night, and no insecurities. The goal for the justice system should be to improve these women’s lives so that they can turn them around, become role models for their own children – and others similarly situated – and end the cycle of abuse. Harsh prison penalties only perpetuate the dysfunction and create bigger burdens on the rest of us.

      • huh? says:

        I believe the author of this blog is once again demonstrating the wildly disparate bail amounts that so often occur when it comes to …

        • Anonymous says:

          Bail is at the discretion of the judge. No two people think alike.

          • Anonymous says:

            Funny but when it comes to sentencing we can tell ALL judges think alike. Just because their labeled “judge” doesnt mean anything now days. They involve themselves in so much f@ckery we’ll all be better off being judged by the people.

  3. huh? says:

    Well, we can start off with the bail…

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