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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.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Actually James Caan as Sonny Corleone said this:
"Goddamn FBI don't respect nothin".
“The Godfather” was fairly accurate. Mafia families did complain bitterly about FBI profiling.
I would be suspicious of Mafia "social welfare" organizations. Why can't the IRS be suspicious of anti-tax Tea Party "social welfare" organizations?
By the way I don’t think there is anything to stop the Genovese crime family or any Mafia organization from forming a 501(c)(4) to influence elections. And it would be tax-exempt.
As it stands the 501 (C) (4) political organizations are a huge invitation for political corruption. And Boehner is backing them.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Most voters are every four years voters. They vote for the President. That’s nice but national elections are only important nationally. The really important elections, the elections that affect people’s lives directly, are local elections.
We can do better than a 5.785% Democratic voter turnout.
The breakdown is:
- First Ward - D-------2.58%
- Second Ward - D---- 6.08%
- Third Ward- D ------5.62%
- Fourth Ward 1- D--- 5.85%
- Forth Ward 2- D ----8.38%
- Fifth Ward- D------- 6.20%
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Pat Sellers campaigned for Patsy Ray. Pat giggled when he said "I never thought she could win."
When Patsy Ray was elected to Coatesville City Council I think that Pat Sellers got the black city council of his dreams.
— American Renaissance, 2005
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Pat Sellers in his 2010 run for PA's 6th Congressional District
Eight Lanes Out
Larry Pratt, 58
Larry Pratt, a gun rights absolutist whose Gun Owners of America (GOA) has been described as "eight lanes to the right" of the National Rifle Association, may well be the person who brought the concept of citizen militias to the radical right.
In 1990, Pratt wrote a book, Armed People Victorious, based on his study of "citizen defense patrols" used in Guatemala and the Philippines against Communist rebels — patrols that came to be known as death squads for their murderous brutality.
Picturing these groups in rosy terms, Pratt advocated similar militias in the United States — an idea that finally caught on when he was invited for a meeting of 160 extremists, including many famous white supremacists, in 1992.
It was at that meeting, hosted in Colorado by white supremacist minister Pete Peters, that the contours of the militia movement were laid out...
Thursday, May 9, 2013
“As stated above, we don't know Murray. We didn't know her growing up and we don't know her now. We do, however, know of what was proven beyond a reasonable doubt in court and that she is a drug dealer.
But City Council President Patsy Ray defended Murray's reputation, going so far as to write the letter. The letter was part of a pre-sentencing investigation.
"I can confirm that (Murray) is a woman of great integrity, (and) is extremely dedicated to her family and neighbors ... I have not seen anything wrong with her behavior," Ray wrote in the Nov. 14, 2006, letter.
In the letter, Ray identified herself as a minister and councilwoman. Ray said she has known Murray for 15 years through the Home Gospel Mission.
"People in (Murray's) neighborhood look up to her for help ... In her neighborhood she was always the first to call the cops to make (sure) her neighborhood was (safe)," Ray wrote.
How can that be? Could someone dealing drugs from their home be the same person calling the police to make sure her neighborhood was safe?
In addition to the dozens of Coatesville residents upset with Ray's actions, even a county assistant district attorney questioned the appropriateness of an elected official coming to the aid of a drug dealer.
At the sentencing, Assistant District Attorney Michelle Frei challenged Ray's support for Murray.
"She (Ray) sees nothing wrong with the defendant's behavior," Frei said. "It is ironic that everybody seems to ignore the seriousness of the defendant's conduct."
Frei said that Murray "contributed to the demise" of Coatesville.”
Daily Local News Sunday, February 18,2007