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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.
Friday, December 31, 2010
“So today I am announcing a new international effort to secure all vulnerable nuclear material around the world within four years. We will set new standards, expand our cooperation with Russia, pursue new partnerships to lock down these sensitive materials.”
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA Hradcany Square Prague, Czech Republic April 5, 2009
My only conclusion is that Cheney/Bush didn’t give a crap if Al-Qaeda, Iran or North Korea got their hands on weapons grade nuclear material, politics was their top priority.
I think Cheney’s actions were clearly treasonous. I don’t know if the people in the CIA that track scientists with the know how to build a nuclear bomb have recovered from Traitor Dick Cheney’s actions yet.
On a side note: Do you think the stuff would have been hijacked by terrorists if a piece of crap so called “News” organization like Fox had the information that MSNBC had and outed the entire operation so that Fox "News" could make a scoop?
Maddow made the analogy that this mission is like something out of a spy novel, and hearing it, it’s tough to disagree – except this, of course, was real, it was important, it was dangerous, and unlike so much of the material on shows of this sort this week, had nothing to do with years-old news about Michael Vick.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Property Rights and Responsibility
All private property rights are completely dependent on the community. We maintain a right to our land only because we can record a deed at the county courthouse, which is supported by the community. We enforce our property rights through a legal system supported by the community. Our property would be worthless without roads and electric and telephone lines built by the community. We are safe and secure in our homes because of police and fire departments organized by the community.
Just as the community makes it possible for us to enjoy our property, each community has the right – the obligation, in fact- to ensure private property is used in ways that will benefit the long –term public interest.
I very highly recommend reading: “Save Our Land Save Our Towns” by Thomas Hylton. It’s in all our Libraries. There is also a videocassette “Saving Pennsylvania, Save our Lands Save our Towns” in our libraries. "Saving Pennsylvania, Save our Lands Save our Towns" was a PBS Television special program.
Save Our Land Save Our Towns by Thomas Hylton
“Save Our Land, Save Our Towns was founded by Tom Hylton to facilitate change — change in private attitudes, change in public policy. Through education and advocacy, the non-profit champions the use of:
• regional planning
• growth boundaries
• traditional town design
to protect rural areas and encourage the redevelopment of cities and towns that house people of all ages, races and incomes.”
Also keep in mind that virtually all land use law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is decided locally by municipalities and school boards. What is left over are State Parks and State Forests and National Parks and Forests; State and Federal roadways and Defense Department Property. That comes to about 4,000 different government organizations deciding all land use in Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Recollections of Coatesville
Saturday, December 25, 2010
By CARMIN VANCE GARNETT, Special to the Local News
Friday, December 24, 2010
We woke up to gunfire from a 357 and 9mm early in the morning of May 22, 2006 when Odell Cannon and Omega Peoples survived a shootout near 7 and Diamond Streets in Coatesville. They were both wearing vests. I’ve been told that many of the civilians that you see on the corners of Coatesville are wearing vests under their clothing even on the hottest days of summer. Just ask at local Laundromats.
"What this bill does is basically create what I call the Dr. Seuss defense," said McDonnell, "You can shoot 'em in your car, you can shoot 'em on your roof, you can shoot 'em on the porch, you can shoot 'em just about anywhere, if you have a legal right to be there."
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
PLCM BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF CORE COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS TASK FORCE REPORT AND CALL TO ACTION
More at:PLCM BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF CORE COMMUNITIES IN CRISISTASK FORCE REPORT AND CALL TO ACTIONHarrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities (PLCM) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the release of the much awaited Core Communities in Crisis Task Force Report and Call to Action. The Report provides a vision with detailed recommendations for needed change and reform in three key areas of crisis: Isolation of Core CommunitiesWithin Their Regions; Mandated Costs, Policies and Procedures; and Inability of Municipalities to Fund and Provide for the Health, Safety and Welfare of Citizens.PLCM Board members approved the Task Force Report during a meeting held earlier today and announced its release at a press briefing held immediately following the formal gathering.In an effort to increase awareness and address the serious and immediate crisis facing our urban centers, the League formed the Core Communities in Crisis Task Force earlier this summer, charging it with identifying the problems confronting core communities, determining viable solutions to those problems, and providing recommendations to present to the new Governor and General Assembly in 2011.Archaic codes, an inflexible local taxing structure, mandated personnel benefits, and explosive personnel and service costs are placing severe financial hardship on our core communities. In October 2010, the twentieth community sought help under the Commonwealth’s Act 47 Distressed Municipality Program.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Ferlin Charles, medical foster home coordinator, for the Veterans Administration Hospital of Coatesville at the Coatesville City Council Meeting December 13, 2010
Recognition of Police Officer Rodger Ollis
“Whereas the City of Coatesville received a Federal Weed and Seed Grant for the creation of a Community Policing Officer, whose responsibilities include interacting with the citizens of the community being a liaison between the Police Department and the community.
And whereas Officer Rodger Ollis was designated to the position of Community Policing Officer and has become well known and respected in the Coatesville community through his dedication to the position and through interacting with many citizens and especially the youth of Coatesville demonstrating his true caring for Coatesville’s people and desire to be of assistance in any way possible to help everyone to be part of the community.
And whereas Officer Ollis was caught doing something right by Councilman Jarrell Brazzle on Tuesday December 7th when he witnessed Officer Ollis interacting with several youths through exchanges of discussions and activities in which the youth seemed truly engrossed with the Officer and having fun, which demonstrated Officer Ollis’ character and understanding of the importance of his position as Community Policing Officer.
Now therefore be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Coatesville that it does extend its appreciation to Community Policing Officer Rodger Ollis for his dedication to his position, to the community, to the citizens and particularly the youth of Coatesville through his continued interaction and activities to put the Police Department and City Government in the best light with those he comes in contact.
Approved this Thirteenth Day of December Two Thousand and Ten.”
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Richard Cordray, Former Ohio AG:
Every foreclosure done with falsified affidavits was improper.
The fact it happened repeatedly makes it worse.
Ally (GMAC), Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase admitted to this practice.
Cordray: Apparently they had "fraud as a business model."
CNBC October 15, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Joe Pitts, Are you listening to your disciple, that product of your C Street House “Family”; David Bahati
It’s difficult to establish what location a gunshot came from even if people do call 911 about hearing gunshots. I think a “Gunshot Location Detection System” would be very helpful in Coatesville for sending first responders to a location where a gunshot was fired and also aid in investigations. It can be used to instantly turn surveillance cameras to the shots location. It can be used with geographic information systems to bring up police reports in the shots fired area.
This is part of a Wikipedia post about “Gunshot Location Detection System”
In public safety and law enforcement, gunshot location systems are often used in high crime areas for rapid awareness into the communications and dispatch center where the alerts are used to direct first responders to the scene of the gunfire, thus increasing arrests rates and improving officer safety, as well as in the long run deterring gun crimes, shootings and especially "celebratory gunfire" (the practice of shooting weapons in the air for fun). Gunshot location systems based upon wide-area acoustic surveillance coupled with persistent incident data storage transcends dispatch-only uses because reporting of urban gunfire (via calls to 9-1-1) can be as low as 20%, which means that law enforcement agencies and their crime analysts have incomplete data regarding true activity levels and patterns. With a wide-area acoustic surveillance based approach combined with a persistent repository of gunfire activity (i.e., a database), agencies have closer to 100% activity data that can be analyzed for patterns and trends to drive directed patrols and intelligence-led policing. Additional benefits include aiding investigators to find more forensic evidence to solve crimes and provide to prosecutors to strengthen court cases resulting in a higher conviction rate. With the accuracy of a gunshot location system and the ability to geo-reference to a specific street address, versus a dearth of information that typically is the case when citizens report gunfire incidents to 9-1-1, agencies can also infer shooters by comparing with known criminal locations, including those on parole and probation; investigators can also at times infer intended victims and hence predict and prevent reprisals.
Gunshot location systems have been used domestically in urban areas since the mid 1990’s by a growing list of cities and municipalities that are embracing gunshot location systems as a mission-essential tool in their arsenal for fighting violent crime. Federal and homeland security agencies too have embraced gunshot location systems and their benefits; notably the FBI successfully used a ShotSpotter GLS during the 2003-2004 Ohio highway sniper attacks, in conjunction with the Franklin County Sheriff.”
Article Last Updated: 09/11/2008 10:50:36 AM
By Henry Kenyon
February 25, 2010
"I'd like to be the city manager of Coatesville,' Cassidy said" from:
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The Republicans are at total war with the Obama Administration and incidentally at total war with Constitution.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Something new this year. cyclists supporting the National Velodrome in Coatesville.
General Information for the Coatesville Christmas Parade
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
When: Staging begins at 8:30 AM
*100 baseball caps embroidered with the Velodrome logo to be given away"
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
A few years ago John Pawlowski made all of us aware of the graffiti in Coatesville and surrounding communities. I think he did us a much bigger service than most people realize.
When Chief Matthews took over and Coatesville Police began to leave and it came down to one officer on duty for the entire City at any given time, the word got around that “business is good again” in Coatesville. I believe that gangs like MS-13 and Latin Kings and "Crips"took notice of the money making opportunities in Coatesville. I believe divergent gangs like the “Crips” and SUR-13 were trying to build a presence in Coatesville. The graffiti was escalating from local kids to national gangs.
The East Fallowfield Police arrested 3 people with SUR-13 identifiers on January 5, 2008. SUR-13/Surenos is a Mexican derived gang. MS-13 is a much bloodier Salvadoran derived gang. MS-13 and SUR-13/Surenos are now linked and both can be considered MS-13. The SUR-13 gang members arrested by East Fallowfield Police may have been associated with the Maryland gangs.
More signs of MS-13 gang found
The ATF has an extensive investigation into gang members in Maryland that led to arrests:
MS-13 GANG LEADER PLEADS GUILTY TO RACKETEERING OFFENSES INCLUDING THE MURDER OF A WITNESS