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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.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Why Rep. Harry Lewis, Donald Trump & GOP do not support community policing

Hint, It's all about the money.

Karena Rahall 

“For some reason these are politically partisan events, by default. 
Republicans were invited but no Republican officials showed up.  
State Representative Harry Lewis was asked to speak at one of these events: 
 With 3 witnesses present Harry said, “No”, he did not support the police community meetings. 
 When asked, "Why?' 
 Harry allegedly said, “Police think they cause trouble”. 
 Our local police chiefs, District Attorney representative at the meetings were asked if they said the meetings “cause trouble”. Their answer of course was, "no." 
 When Harry Lewis was asked, “Who told you the forums cause trouble?” Harry would not answer. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Part of Transcript:

Captain Ray Lewis:“What people don’t know is that input from community members is one of the most important ways crimes are solved. They know the bad guys in the area, they hear the rumors, they hear the gossip, they know what’s going on in their communities. Too many people think that crime is solved through high-tech forensic labs or exemplary investigative work. Not true, although these two come in very handy in many cases, most of your information about crimes comes from the community. You bring this military type of mindset into the community, you’re not going to get the interaction from the members of that community. 

Obviously, you have to listen to the community. The police serve the community; they don’t serve us, we serve them. If they want to go back to a more conventional police force that they feel comfortable with, then that’s what has to be done. It’s imperative…
There are three types of people who join the police department, basically: one joins because of a need for a job that can give him or her a comfortable lifestyle; the second person joins because they want to serve and protect the public; the third type of person joins because they love the power and the control. When you have a person that joins because they love the power and control, how do they get more power and control? They move up the chain of command until they reach police commissioner. Now once they reach police commissioner, how do they gain more power and control? And this is a sociopathic tendency by the way. It’s insatiable; they can never get enough power and control, just like a billionaire can never get enough money.
It's not just our Pennsylvania State Representative Harry Lewis who does not support community policing. It's nearly all of Donald Trump's Republican Party.

Why do Republicans including State Rep. Harry Lewis and Donald Trump oppose community policing?

It’s all about the money:

SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

Philadelphia police union endorses Donald Trump for president

Local union mirrors national FOP in backing 'law and order' candidate

'Police really are oppressing not only the black community, but also the whites.'by Sam Wood, Staff Writer  November 26, 2014 — 12:52 PM EST

“I walked away not with an opinion on which body camera might be most effective, but with questions about whether any body camera produced within the morally compromised police-industrial complex could be.”  
Pacific Standard  
Inside the Police-Industrial Complex 
Jan 12 
by Jacqui Shine

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