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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, March 20, 2012

Laying off police officers is a suicidal act for the City of Coatesville.

In a letter dated April 28, 2006 concerning choosing a new chief for the City of Coatesville Police Department District Attorney Joe Carroll wrote:
"Chief Bellizzzie did an excellent job in what is probably the most difficult law enforcement position on Chester County. The police department in Coatesville is understaffed and overworked, and has been for many years."
That last sentence, “The police department in Coatesville is understaffed and overworked, and has been for many years.” was written when the Coatesville PD had more staff members than we now have.
We cannot afford to lose police officers in Coatesville; if anything we should be hiring additional officers.


  1. Hi Jim,
    Couldn't agree with you more. Here's the kicker - Canale and Shesko are up this year to be bought out of their contract (because of seniority) and if they choose not to accept it guess who gets laid off? Officer Ollis. Amazing - so we would lose Officer Ollis who has proven time and time again the value to this community over these guys? So we have a police Chief who likes the title but doesn't want to do the job (because he's training at the FBI academy) and the Lt. who sued the City and won and still here and then we have Officer Ollis who will be snatched up by another PD department if this comes through. Does anyone see the lunacy of this logic? But hey it's Coatesville - where locals know more then the rest of world and bobbleheads like Rawlings bankrupt the City.
    Might want to ask City Council what ever happened to the recommendations from Joe Carroll he forwarded to the City (about how to keep from laying off officers) and never were received by Council members? Hmm was it that the email server was down or that those in charge of the server blocked the email domain? Yeah rumor has it that IT admin seems to block anything they don't want anyone to see coming in.....

    1. I think Cheif Canale would take a suitable retirement offer.
      As far as the staff, one took off for India but most of the people that gave us the 2008 budget with the missing $168,000 in cash are still there. That missing $168,000 was discovered in the forensic audit that Manny Dechter nearly finished. Mr. Dechter was tossed out when he exposed the unpaid trash bills of Marty Eggleston and Ed Simpson. Don't hold your breath for a new forensic audit.

  2. Still can't seem to fathom why the city manager is not living in the city as stated in his contract. If I have to follow rules and laws, why not anyone else. It is do as you please around here. Watched the street sweeper drive around cars this morning on Lincoln highway.....right at the new and improved apartments right past the tennis courts. Think they received a ticket....nah...probably not.


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