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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, June 24, 2011

I believe we know about one alleged attempt by Richard Legree Sr. to take control over the Coatesville Police Department:

“During the meeting, Fitzgerald said, Legree tried to negotiate a position for himself in the police department as well as convince Fitzgerald to fire one of the department’s two lieutenants.
Fitzgerald was the search committee’s top choice, but Walker took back a job offer after Fitzgerald said he wanted complete control over hiring and firing in the department, according to Fitzgerald.” 
Published: Saturday, December 01, 2007 
I liked Richard Legree. He was fun to talk with. I just didn't like what he stood for and the things he allegedy did. He was very, very good at what he did.

I began to advise people in September of 2005 that Richard Legree wanted control of the Coatesville PD as Chief or a new position that I thought might be called “Director of Public Safety”. The actual position that was allegedly to be created for Richard Legree by Richard Legree turned out to be “Deputy Supervisor of Operations”.

The “Deputy Supervisor of Operations” would have control over the Coatesville Fire Department, Coatesville Codes Department and the Coatesville Police Department.

Only one other civilian person that I talked to believed it could happen. Others knew his plans but thought he couldn't possibly achieve them.

They said that Chief Bellizzie would never allow Legree into the Coatesville PD. I said that Chief Bellizzie would be fired.

People said to me that Coatesville City Manager Jean Krack would never fire Chief Bellizzie. I said, “What makes you think that the new City Council will allow Jean Krack to stay on?”
I was just hearing that a new city manager named Walker was coming in. I knew about an alleged connection between Evelyn Walker and Ernie Campos when Ms. Walker was at Brandywine Hospital but she was an unlikely candidate for Coatesville City Manager. 

I think that Mr. Legree didn't quite achieve his goal but he was five yards to a touchdown.

And even then the result was a 4 year long nightmare of shootings ending in fiery conflagration. 
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I walked up to Coatesville City Hall the evening of October 22, 2007. The  Coatesville City Council Meeting was to begin shortly.

Coatesville City Manager Harry Walker and City Solicitor Andrew Lehr were having a smoke outside the entrance. Mr. Walker said to me, “It’s a very important meeting tonight.”

I said, “Yes it is.”

I knew much, much more about just how important a meeting it would be.

I got an email from District Attorney Joe Carroll a few hours before. Unkown to Mr. Walker, Mr. Lehr and nearly everyone else at City Hall there were about 200 police officers from all around Eastern Pennsylvania assembled and waiting for their moment to march into City Hall 2 by 2.
I took the liberty of reconstructing the Daily Local Article of reconstructing the Daily Local News article of
Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
It’s important and at least on my computer barely readable.

Listen to District Attorney Joe Carroll speak at that meeting here:

Was the decision to lay off Coatesville Police Officers Mathews’ decision or was it just a part of Richard Legree’s plan?  
More information about what I believe were former District 14 Chester County Republican Committee Chairman Richard Legree's efforts to control the Coatesville PD are slowly surfacing.  
I believe he tried to construct his own personal Coatesville Police Department, Codes Department and Fire Department.

You might think why is he still writing about Richard Legree?

It’s because his death left a huge vacuum in the dark Machiavellian corridors of Chester County where organized crime and politics mix. And  what is being sucked into that vacuum to replace Richard.

Let's put it this way Richard played in that darkness much better than the new guys. 

Matthews denied that he planned to lay off Coatesville officers but there was this letter:

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