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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.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
By Mark Potok, Director, Intelligence Project
Intelligence Report, Spring 2011, Issue Number: 141
By Robert Steinback
"...my greatest fear is that domestic extremists in this country will somehow become emboldened to the point of carrying out a mass-casualty attack, because they perceive that no one is being vigilant about the threat from within."
"What worries me is the fact that our country is under attack from within, from our own radical citizenry. There have been a lot of small-scale attacks lately, whether it's three mail bombs sent to U.S. government facilities in Maryland and D.C., or a backpack bomb placed near a [Martin Luther King Jr. Day] parade in Spokane, Wash., or two police officers gunned down at a traffic stop in West Memphis, Ark., [by antigovernment extremists in May 2010].
These incidents are starting to add up. Yet our legislators, politicians and national leaders don't appear too concerned about this. So, my greatest fear is that domestic extremists in this country will somehow become emboldened to the point of carrying out a mass-casualty attack, because they perceive that no one is being vigilant about the threat from within. That is what keeps me up at night."Daryl Johnson Former Top Analyst at the Department of Homeland Security:
“Unlike judges, sheriffs and the police, constables are not guaranteed regular income. Whereas a deputy sheriff serving process still receives pay if he or she is unsuccessful, a constable only gets paid if the process is served in accordance with law.”
Read the “Harrisburg Patriot” article below and then try to guess where Judge MacElree’s head was when he decided that State Constables could not serve municipal warrants in Chester County. Saving money is absolutely not the reason. Chester County has allegedly lost an enormous sum so far this year. Warrants for parking tickets and codes violations were not served fees not collected. Constables are still working serving warrants for State offenses. It's the local municipalities that are being screwed.
“With recent events still fresh in the news and renewed calls for overhauling or disbanding the constable system in Pennsylvania, there is a need to clarify the critical role of the constable in the state’s judicial system.
The 1,200 certified and trained constables in Pennsylvania provide the most cost-effective method of enforcing the orders of the Magisterial District Courts.”
Saturday, July 30, 2011
“It's comforting to describe the Norwegian mass murder as the act of a madman, an aberration, but the experience of America and the radical right suggests otherwise.
Norway’s Oklahoma City came last week, when a man who saw himself as a contemporary Christian knight defending Europe against a new Muslim onslaught slaughtered 76 people, most of them young people attending an island youth camp.
After the Oklahoma tragedy, many commentators, reacting to the horror of the attack, predicted that right-wing antigovernment violence would decrease as dissidents found less bloody ways to register their protests. They were wrong.
In fact, although the antigovernment “patriot,” or militia, movement did wane in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it has come roaring back, from 149 groups in 2008 to 824 in 2010, even as the number of hate groups reached more than 1,000 for the first time since the Southern Poverty Law Center began counting them in the 1980s.”
Friday, July 29, 2011
I believe we know about one alleged attempt by Richard Legree Sr. to take control over the Coatesville Police Department:
Marc Hargraves who was then Director of Sales & Marketing at Chetty Builders, Inc., alleged that Pat Sellers, Andrew Lehr, Ernie Campos and Bob Saucier came to Chetty Builders in December of 2005 and allegedly had a proposition for Chetty Builders. Because of the alleged outcome of that meeting I had a pretty good idea something like this would happen when Chetty Builders went for the conditional and final approval of “Pennock Place” in March of 2006.
"Johnson said he wanted to vote in favor of the project, but was acting on the advice of city Solicitor Andrew Lehr who said there were problems with some of the language in the resolution."
Chester County Reporter
28 March 2006
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
And on the Social Security check part, SEE:
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Pat Buchanan dumped Larry Pratt because of Klan connections & Pat Sellers picked up Pratt. I wonder what Sellers thinks of Anders Breivik now that Buchanan endorsed him.
By Pat Buchanan
“But, awful as this atrocity was, native-born and homegrown terrorism is not the macro-threat to the continent.
Europe faces today an authentic and historic crisis.
With her native-born populations aging, shrinking and dying, Europe’s nations have not discovered how to maintain their prosperity without immigrants. Yet the immigrants who have come – from the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia – have been slow to learn the language and have failed to attain the educational and occupational levels of Europeans. And the welfare states of Europe are breaking under the burden.[...]
”Lancaster Intelligencer Journal
Lancaster, PA Thursday April 11, 1996
House hopeful charged in fight with teenager
‘Sellers, an 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.”
“Last year also experienced levels of cross-pollination between different sectors of the radical right not seen in years. Nativist activists increasingly adopted the ideas of the Patriots; racist rants against Obama and others coursed through the Patriot movement; and conspiracy theories involving the government appeared in all kinds of right-wing venues. A good example is the upcoming Second Amendment March in Washington, D.C. The website promoting the march is topped by a picture of a colonial militiaman, and key supporters include Larry Pratt, a long-time militia enthusiast with connections to white supremacists, and Richard Mack, a conspiracy-mongering former sheriff associated with the Patriot group Oath Keepers.
What may be most noteworthy about the march, however, is its date — April 19. That is the date of the first shots fired at Lexington in the Revolutionary War. And it is also the anniversary of the fiery end of the government siege in Waco and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.”
SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
Intelligence Report, Spring 2010, Issue Number: 137
By Mark Potok, Director, Intelligence Project:
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
“The obvious danger from radical-right domestic terrorism makes it all the more galling that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has largely given up its efforts to monitor such threats. In April 2009, the department released a report, “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment ,” warning of possible violence from racists, radical antigovernment types and others. The report was prescient; within a few month of its release two major domestic terrorist attacks took place. But that didn’t stop conservative analysts from savaging the report after it was leaked shortly after its release.
It was one thing for the right-wing media to savage the report; what was truly shocking was DHS’s reaction. The department ended up gutting its non-Islamic domestic extremism intelligence unit, which had been led since its inception by veteran intelligence analyst Daryl Johnson. Johnson recently talked  to the SPLC about how the DHS bowed to the political pressure and basically abandoned its role in protecting the country from radical-right threats (The Washington Post provided further evidence here ).
‘My greatest fear is that domestic extremists in this country will somehow become emboldened to the point of carrying out a mass-casualty attack, because they perceive that no one is being vigilant about the threat from within,” Johnson told SPLC referring to the fact that DHS is out of the non-Islamic domestic terrorism business. “That is what keeps me up at night.”
Posted By Heidi Beirich On July 24, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Move may affect his work contract
Sunday, July 24, 2011
By ERIC S. SMITH, Staff Writer
When I went to the Chester County Clerk of Courts Office a few years ago to get some information about Richard Legree there was a person knocking on my front door when I came back home through my back door. He said not to ask around in the Courthouse about Richard Legree. I learned something that day that nearly every Black person in Coatesville already knew.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
"UPDATE: Hey, thanks for the Rec List. I'm still making my way through the manifesto. Breivik sees the US as a threat in that the Western European nations are "slave states" that the US needs for it globalized capitalist system. He is worried that the US might intervene if Norway and the rest of Europe became serious about eradicating the Muslim populations in their boundaries. And then there is this interesting statement:
(This is from Breivik’s manifesto):
Let us hope that the US (Democratic and Republican party) allows us, their European cultural and economical crown vassals, to liberate ourselves and deport the Muslims without them militarily intervening. We shouldn’t forget that we have many allies in the US including a sizable faction of the Republican Party. There are signals that might indicate that the US will not intervene militarily after we begin liberating ourselves in the coming decades. We must continue to work close with our US allies to prevent this from
Thursday, July 21, 2011
“The Tea Party lives in an intellectual bubble where the answers to every problem lie in books by F.A. Hayek, Glenn Beck or Ayn Rand. Rand’s anti-government writings, regarded by her followers as modern-day scripture — Rand, an atheist, would have bridled at that comparison — are particularly instructive.
When the hero of Rand’s breakthrough novel, “The Fountainhead,” doesn’t get what he wants, he blows up a building. Rand’s followers see that as gallant. So perhaps it shouldn’t surprise us that blowing up our government doesn’t seem to be a big deal to some of the new radical individualists in our House of Representatives.
Our country is on the edge. Our capital looks like a lunatic asylum to many of our own citizens and much of the world. We need to act now to restore certainty by extending the debt ceiling through the end of this Congress.”
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
RDA Chairperson Joseph Disciullo, “Since Matt was so intimately involved with this, I’m going to let him discuss the recognition for the Celebrate Coatesville Day. The volunteers, he knows everyone’s name and so forth.”
RDA Vice Chairman Jack Burkholder, “Before he goes on, one of the main guys that needs recognition is Matt. Because he took over, we had a lot of people that helped but, Matt and Stacy were the driving forces along with the volunteers Corley and David. They got a lot done. They literally, they only had hours as opposed to having a year to plan something. It was literally hours, that’s all they had. And a lot of dedication, a lot of effort and covering a lot of bases; they were able to pull it off.
As a board member as a citizen of Coatesville I just want to say thank you to everybody that. And it put a good spin on Coatesville for a change… And Matt owns a lot of that credit.”
Harry Colon, “Second that.”
RDA Member Matt Baker, “Well first of all thank you. Second of all it wasn’t just me… David has to take a lot of the credit. He probably lost about 10 pounds handing out flyers the week before.
I want to thank the board but also thank David and Corley because without you, we wouldn’t have gotten…You guys were really the drivers. Because at the end it was putting the pieces together but you guys were the drivers and I also want to thank you very much.
Thanks to everyone; Thanks to the City, the Rotary obviously all the sponsors. The RDA to very much to Victory, they really put up with a lot of…give them a bottle of Aspirin to deal with us.
Rob and Stacy it’s beyond… they sat out in the middle of the field the day before the event without a hat when it was 100 degrees picking rocks out of the ground.
It was really, it was positive, it was nice. It was nice to see. I’ve lived here for four years and quite honestly I get really tired of hearing the same thing record of; O, It’s just Coatesville. Well we proved it, we absolutely proved it that it can be done. And that it will be done. And that we got a sponsor. And not just a local, but something that actually had a brand, name recognition to come here. And we hope that it’s; we hope that next year it’s even better.
The word from everyone that’s here but also for instance from Corley and her husband, they actually went out and talked to, got first hand information from the riders. And really, basically in business call it a post-mortem. We actually went out and tried to get that information. We got really good feedback about things that they liked and what they didn’t. But they were impressed because somebody listened and you know we’re trying to build on something.
This isn’t a one off. We want to make this an annual event; kind of the way Manayunk is back did back in the eighties with their race.
But that being said I wanted to say thank you. A lot of people did a lot of work. And to John and the team who cleaned incessantly before the event, thank you sir. Well you did. You did a lot of things that most people don’t want to do. I can only take credit for some of it…
There was a lot of people besides Victory Brewing… Jimmy D’Z was there as well…but also the Krapf Company they really went out of their way not just to provide the spots get the bus out and a lot of people weren’t there Mr. Krapf and his family did a great job and I just have to say thanks to them…”