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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA
I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Pat Sellers and Larry Pratt
During the 2005 election, a flyer was distributed in Coatesville called "The Coatesville Recorder." The flier was in my opinion jam packed with innuendoes, spins, lies, and of course, unsigned. There were 6 issues, 4 to 6 pages each in 4 color printing. The “Coatesville Recorder” was distributed to each residence in Coatesville; a minimum of 4,000 copies in each edition. I estimate the cost for printing to be upwards of $30,000 or $7500 per candidate. This was extremely expensive literature for an election where the usual expenditure per candidate is less than $400.00; but there was no “paid for by” at the bottom.
Do you want to know more about the alleged likely author of the Coatesville Recorder and campaign manager of the bloc of four; Pat Sellers?
How about this from Sellers’ 1996 run for Congress:
“Sellers, and electrical worker who trails his opponent in the race, has also come under fire recently for seeking the support of Larry Pratt, a former aide to presidential candidate Pat Buchannan.
Pratt is executive director of Gun Owners of America. He left the Buchanan Campaign after the media reported on his ties to the Ku Klux Klan and the white supremacist group Aryan Nation.
Pratt has indorsed Sellers and will be the keynote speaker at a fund-raising dinner for Sellers next week.
Sellers said the allegations against Pratt are untrue and that he sought Pratt’s support because of his expertise on gun issues.”
“Lancaster Intelligencer Journal
Lancaster, PA Thursday April 11, 1996
House hopeful charged in fight with teenager
Coatesville school board president scuffled with daughter’s boy friend
Another of the Republican congressional candidates seeking to succeed U.S. Rep. Robert S. Walker has had a brush with police.”
More about Larry Pratt:
Former adviser to the Reagan and Bush administrations on Latin America, Pratt is a bridge between the old right, the Christian reconstructionist, and racist, neo-nazi forces. His book, "Armed People Victorious" details the use of reactionary militias in Guatemala and the Philippines to enhance the repressive reach of the army and the state.
GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA
Pratt's group is a national fund-raising organization and lobby to the right of the NRA. A supporter and originator of the militias, GOA provided funds to help elect several pro-militia Congress-members in 1994."
Extremism and the Electorate: Campaign '96 and the "Patriot" Movement
A Militia Watchdog Special Report
Last Modified November 6, 1996. Post-election postscript at end.
More about the Militia Movement at the ADL (Anti-Defamation League), Extremism in America, Militia Movement: