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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, September 30, 2009

"Don't Get Sick! And if You Do Get Sick, Die Quickly!"'

I was wondering what that paper the Republicans waved at President Obama at the joint session of Congress. I was under the impression that the NRA was hooked up to the Republican Health Care plan and that is a bullet to the head was the Republican treatment plan for cancer patients:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Net Neutrality

The net service companies that impose limits on their customers for a quick profit are shooting themselves in the foot. Anything that puts limitations on the internet, with the exception of criminal activity, hurts the economy of the country (USA) that they operate in.

We are well behind many developed countries in health care and alternative energy. Our ineffective and costly approach to health care is a drag on every corporation that operates in the USA. Innovation often comes from small business and our current health care solution makes operating a small business in the United States nearly impossible. Our reliance on fossil fuel sets us up for gas rationing lines and a very big financial hit when the next foreign oil crisis happens.

Net Neutrality is an easy and inexpensive way to catch up to other countries. It will help us from eating more of their economic dust.

From the Washington Post
Post IT-a User’s Guide to the 21st Century
Senators Plan Bill To Advance Net Neutrality

Monday, September 28, 2009

(Unoffical) Coatesville City Council Agenda

I received this information concerning the Agenda for tonight’s Coatesville City Council Meeting. This is unofficial and tentative:

Coatesville City Council Agenda:
• Resignation request of Molina
• That 7 million dollar note has been extended but now the interest rate is 8% percent vs. 6%. Now under the current 6% percent note (that was due on 8/15) we used the 4% interest from the Trust Fund to make the total transaction at -2% net. With this new rate were up to -4%
• Walker to ask for 1.5 million in emergency funds
• New ordinance to align RDA and the City more closely.

Does the “Troika” have an election strategy?

How does this scenario look?

The only person on the ballot for the Coatesville City Council Second Ward is Ingrid Jones.

Ingrid might not be supportive of the alleged Campos-Walker-Lehr “Troika”.

It looks like the “Troika” is not taking a chance on how Ms. Jones will vote.

The rumor is that Jarrell Brazzle will run for election two ways:

1.He is on the ballot for one of the two Coatesville City Council At Large seats.

2.Mr. Brazzle is also rumored to run as a write-in Candidate for Coatesville’s Second Ward Seat.

Coatesville City Council’s Second Ward seat is now occupied by Miss Patsy Ray.

Miss Ray is unpopular in Coatesville’s Second Ward. In spite of an enormous expenditure of cash and multiple paid Election Day workers Miss Patsy lost the election to Ingrid Jones.

Ms. Jones spent a total of about $65.00 on her Election.

Miss Ray is expected to run as a write in for Coatesville’s Second Ward but because she is allegedly extremely unpopular is not expected to win.

However Jarrell Brazzle will probably again have large numbers of paid Election Day workers and extensive advertising (paid in the primary mostly by AMEXICOM, LLC - Ernie Campos). Mr. Brazzle’s real views are unknown to the general public. With all that money help Jarrell Brazzle could, even as a write in, win more votes than Ingrid Jones for Coatesville’ Second Ward. Miss Ray would also run At Large. That is rumored to be the alleged Troika’s plan.

As in the Spring Primary Election thousands of dollars will probably go towards the election of the alleged "Troika’s" candidates. Jarrell Brazzle is expected win one of the Coatesville At Large seats. If all the money and paid Election Day workers should win him the write in vote for the Second Ward; he could keep the Second Ward win and appoint Miss Ray to his At Large win.

In this manner Patsy Ray remains on the Coatesville City Council and Jarrell Brazzle wins her old Second Ward seat. Walker is assured to stay on as Coatesville City Manager.

In case you are wondering, none of the above is, to my knowledge, illegal.

Take notice that nearly all of Jarrell Brazzle’s “Coatesville Unity Committee” support comes from Republicans:

See Campaign Finance report for The Coatesville Unity Committee AMEXICOM, LLC invoice for Patsy Ray:

See the Campaign Finance report for The Coatesville Unity Committee AMEXICOM, LLC invoice for Jarrell Brazzle:

See page 8 of the Campaign Finance report for The Coatesville Unity Committee:

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Do the Republicans really want a Theocratic Dictatorship?

It would actually be good for the country if the Republican Party went back to the “country club Eisenhower Republicans of the 1950’s. The Democratic Party would have less control over our government and we would have a truly “loyal opposition”. The “loyal opposition” has gone the way of the dinosaur.

President Eisenhower saw Nazi Germany and understood what happened there could happen in any country. Democracy requires that citizens work at their government. Dictatorship demands only loyalty. I believe President Eisenhower saw the seeds of dictatorship here, especially among some Republicans in Arizona.

There is a lot of near violent name calling but there is no reasonable opposition political party. The “Republicans” just want our Federal Government to fail.

It’s complicated, but I believe that the Republicans have been overtaken by those who believe a non-Democratic Republic Theocracy like Christian Rome had is best for our country; hardly a loyal opposition. And more like a repudiation and trampling of our Constitution. In our country “Conservative” does not include those who favor Theocratic Dictatorships over Democratic government.

The Democratic Party as it now stands is nearly a match for the Republican Party of the 1950s. It is a very big tent that includes both Liberals and Conservatives. In that light it is easy to understand the appeal of the Democratic Party to such a large number of voters.

President Clinton addressed this issue on “Meet the Press”:

There is a “Huffington Post” article “Clinton-There won’t be a repeat of the 94 Elections” here:

"A lawsuit in the making" Matt Baker's blog

Check out Matt Baker’s blog. He has a new post “A lawsuit in the making.” A trash truck lost control and destroyed a guard rail. Afterwards the city “took measurements”. That was last year in December. Did the city file a claim and collect from the trash company’s insurance. If so why is the guard rail not repaired?


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Drug traffickers and White Nationalists

The thing is, the White Nationalist-Skinhead/Klan types we ran into in Western MontCo were into drug trafficking.
The Skinhead/KKK arrested and convicted here in Chester County were into robbing banks.
The people who murdered Bill Sparkman could have been drug traffickers or White Nationalists; or I think more likely, both.

Family cemetery visit led to hanged census worker
The Associated Press
Saturday, September 26, 2009; 9:54 AM

"Judge warns accused gunman"

I think it is good that Judge Davis was unavailable. I think he is too close to the families involved.

"The Daily Local (dailylocal.com), Serving Chester County, PA
Judge warns accused gunman
Hearing in murder-for-hire case to continue in 2 weeks"
Saturday, September 26, 2009


Friday, September 25, 2009

"Coatesville cleanup volunteers needed tomorrow"

"As Coatesville continues its rebound from a 14-month series of arsons, volunteer organizers seek help with a cleanup campaign tomorrow."
More at:


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Census workers

My wife worked as a Census worker a few years ago. The people she and others contacted were people that for some reason did not fill out a form mailed to them. Most just overlooked the form and were very cooperative. A few people refused to answer the door. And some people were hostile.

She did the work in rural areas of Northwest Montgomery County. It’s a nice area, with good people. But there is an undercurrent of some very unsocial types. When we started to construct the Perkiomen Trail along an old railroad line; some of the more anti-social types formed a “property rights” group to stop the trail. It was sometimes nasty; wires were strung across the trail to cut down horseback and bike riders. The Perkiomen Trail is now in use and very popular.

The Perkiomen Auction is briefly shut down now and them by the ATF when they are looking for stolen or illegal firearms. That area did and probably still does have a small number of skinhead-Nazi White Nationalists, pot grower/users and organized crime drug traffickers. All three of those very different groups have one thing in common; an abhorrence of the Federal Government.

There was one single parent family that had a Skinhead group renting the house next door to her. Some people in the Local Government told me that it was dangerous to go after the White Nationalists and to back off. We did finally get the Skinheads evicted.

All of this came to mind when I heard the news from Kentucky of a Census worker that was hung and most likely brutally murdered by some anti-government types.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Save the Date - Clean-Up day - Saturday September 26th, 2009 - 8:30am - 12pm
From Matt Baker's Coatesville Community Page:
Meeting Place - Old Wachovia Building at 4th and Lincoln Highway please RSVP me at 484-786-8868 or matthewbaker19320@gmail.com so we can plan accordingly. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Protect Insurance companies satire from Will Farrell

The Holy Grail of conservatives is “corporate personhood.”

The “property rights” movement came close, but did not cement “corporate personhood” into US Law. The Robert‘s Court is poised to take a giant step for that "corporate personhood".
If corporations and their conservative workers on the Supreme Court and Congress have their way it will be the end of Government by the People and the beginning of Government by the Corporations.
Our Government by the People was so very hard to establish and a few conservative corporate toady's on the Supreme Court could take it away:

New York Times Editorial
The Rights of Corporations
Published: September 21, 2009


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Troubled Bridges

At least two Amtrak owned bridges; one in Coatesville over 11th Avenue and one in Caln Township over S. Caln Road have had very large pieces of stone fall to the roadway under them. There were no vehicles or pedestrians under the bridges at the time.

There are four more bridges in Coatesville.

There is a bridge over N. Chester Avenue.

There is a bridge over 4th Avenue.

The bridge over 3rd Avenue is associated with the Amtrak Passenger Station in Coatesville.

The long bridge over 1st Avenue (Route 82) is not only over the roadway but over the proposed “Brandywine Riverwalk” in Coatesville and associated development.

The aging bridges are not only a danger to the trains. They are also a danger to vehicles and pedestrians under them.

The Philadelphia Inquirer is doing very good investigative reporting of the problem:

Amtrak bridges troubled
Officials say the region's spans are safe, but they need hundreds of millions in repairs. An Inquirer lawsuit threat uncovered the data.
By Paul Nussbaum
Inquirer Staff Writer

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Is the Republican Party allowing itself to become a hate group?

I believe that Joe Wilson’s “Liar” outburst was designed to invigorate the anti-immigration anti-Hispanic racist extremists in the Republican Party. Wilson’s rant was astoundingly successful. With just one word he expressed hatred for a Black President and hatred of all Spanish speaking voters.

Black voters already know the Republicans are the new segregationists. The Republican Party is now also well established as the enemy of Spanish speaking voters.

Spanish speaking voters are a very big deal in winning elections. They may have been the key to Barack Obama’s win in Chester County. There may someday soon be a Spanish speaking majority in the USA; which, along with a Black-ish President of the United States is the primary reason for the explosion (pardon the pun) of the White Nationalists.

The language of some elected officials in the Republican Party is spoken among groups like “Keystone United”. “Keystone United” is the new family friendly name of the “Keystone Skinheads”. There is a Chester County Chapter of “Keystone United”.

The White Nationalists may exaggerate their numbers into millions but there are probably less than 100,000 of them. It’s not enough to win many municipal elections. That’s probably why some of them for instance, Timothy McVeigh decided to use violence. McVeigh thought that others would rise up and follow his example.

No leaders have come out of the Republican’s devastating defeat in the 2008 Election. Joe Wilson and other Republican Senators and Congressmen are speaking the language of the White Nationalists. They have stepped into the vacant spot at the top of the Republican Party.

When the Republican Party refers to extremists as their “base” they have given up representing not only all Spanish speaking voters and all Black voters, but all ordinary working Americans. I think the Republican Party is allowing itself to become a Skinhead/Nazi Party.

In order to influence legislation, the insurance industry lobby and the coal lobby is lending logistic support to extremist groups. They are playing a very dangerous game. I believe the insurance and coal lobbyists are financing and abetting extremist White Nationalists whose real goal is violent disintegration of the United States into White and non-White regions.

The Republican ship drifting rudderless and is sinking, no wait it’s not a ship anymore. The Republican canoe is sinking and people like Joe Wilson are punching holes in the bottom.

For a synopsis of some White Nationalist groups in Pennsylvania see:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Obama Insurance Industry Bail Out Bill?-"the Insurance Industry Profit Protection and Enhancement Act."?

“Speaking before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee Tuesday, former health insurance industry executive-turned-whistleblower Wendell Potter warned that if Congress ‘fails to create a public insurance option to compete with private insurers, the bill it sends to the president might as well be called the Insurance Industry Profit Protection and Enhancement Act."

Story at:

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Redemption Song-Trubute to the Hereos

Some info for anyone involved in politics in the City of Coatesville

Politics can be a noble pursuit. It can also be riddled with nastiness. That nasty part of politics takes a quantum leap in the City of Coatesville, PA. Politics here can be riddled with bullets.

If you are involved in the “War on Drugs”, no matter where you fit in, or what side you are on, it is a world where paranoia is napping with one eye open in somewhere in your mind.

You will find drug users and drug user-sellers anywhere in Chester County. Drug use is a National pandemic disease in the USA and Chester County, PA is infected.

Coatesville is ground zero for drug trafficking in Chester County. Coatesville or a location very near to Coatesville is the depot where most of the drugs used in Chester County usually make their first appearance in Chester County. The large “packages” get opened here and redistributed around the County. The big traffickers are well dug in and have been politically connected for decades.

Some of the same reasons that Bart Blatstein, Carl Chetty and Don Pulver see Coatesville as a natural place for development make it a natural place for drug trafficking. Coatesville is a central hub for several kinds of transportation; easy quick transportation from any large port city in the Middle Atlantic States.

Coatesville is where most of the violence over the extremely large profits in selling illegal drugs is contained. I think that the violence is contained here by design. And that public officials participated in that design.

Bart Blatstein’s, Carl Chetty’s and Don Pulver’s redevelopment plans for Coatesville are incompatible with drug distribution in Coatesville. I believe that some public officials involved and profiting from drug trafficking in Chester County want to make sure that redevelopment does not happen in Coatesville. That is, the redevelopment foreseen by Blatstein, Chetty, Pulver, former City Manager Paul Janssen and the people at the University of Miami.

Beware of politicians that talk about supermarkets, jobs, filling police ranks with long time Coatesville residents, moving more poor and disadvantaged people into Coatesville and the perils of gentrification.

There is room, there is infrastructure already in place in the City of Coatesville for 9,000 new Coatesville residents; 20,000 residents in total. No gentrification with poor people moved out to make room for middle class or upper class residents needs to happen for Coatesville to be redeveloped. A city made up of one type or class of people is a lifeless city. The dream of Bart Blatstein and Paul Janssen was a vibrant cosmopolitan city.

Too many murders here happen right in front of several people who “didn’t see anything”. The drug trafficker/public officials in Chester County are down with more section 8, more slumlords and more poor people moving in here. On the other hand, middle class; white, black or whatever people don’t easily put up with drug traffickers. And, for the most part, the traffickers don’t know the family members of the new residents that have moved into Coatesville and can’t threaten them.

The reign of terror the drug traffickers have over many citizens of Coatesville will be over if we get real redevelopment with additional residents moving in. I mean new residents without the long time family roots that most Coatesville residents have. The USDoJ understands that fact very well. As former Assistant United States Attorney Tom Hogan told me, “Coatesville was ready to turn over, and then these new guys came in”.

It is very hard, maybe impossible, to be involved in politics in the City of Coatesville and stay outside of the “War on Drugs”. If you do not understand that fact or play it down you will be working with blinders and ear plugs on. If you do not understand drug trafficking and how public officials work with it and profit from it you can be used by the traffickers and not know it.

If you do know and do understand the playing field here, paranoia is napping with one eye open in the back of your brain. If you have an automatic response to it you will be eaten up by the paranoia and you not last in Coatesville’s political world. It is a world where trust is earned and you “check out” everyone in a quasi-scientific way.

You have to trust someone. You work with people you trust and you trust them because you thoroughly checked them out. But there is always that paranoia bug that sleeps with one eye open and can wake up with a warning at any moment. It has to be there waiting and watching, because in Coatesville you life could depend in it.

A very
good and easy read primer on Politics and Corruption in Pennsylvania is one written by former Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank McKetta:

Police, politics, corruption : the mixture dangerous to freedom and justice / Frank McKetta.
McKetta, Frank.
Camp Hill, Pa. : Polis Publishing, c2000.

It is in all of our libraries.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rep. Joe Wilson.

I see the outburst of Joe Wilson as a symptom of a much bigger problem; the acceptance of extremist White Nationalist views into the main stream of the Republican Party. Will people like Joe Wilson cheer if a “lone wolf” White Nationalist repeats the actions of that most well known White Nationalist; timothy McVeigh.

Huffington Post
Joe Wilson Denounced By Lawmakers On Both Sides Of Isle
LAURIE KELLMAN | 09/10/09 02:16 PM

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"Obama tags"

I think the opposition to all things Democratic and all things Obama is primarily racist. I think it is from a very loud and highly publicized minority. It’s a very small and shrinking minority.

The primary concern to me is not that the Democrats and President Obama will prevail. The Democrats and President Obama will prevail.

“Obama hunting tags was just a joke! Everyone knows Idaho has no jurisdiction to issue tags in Washington, D.C.” - Republican candidate for governor of Idaho, Rex Rammell

What concerns me is the violence just behind words like “Obama tags”. It is coming from a very well armed and frightened group of people.

Timothy Egan
September 1, 2009, 10:13 pm
Hunting Wolves, and Men

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It’s morning again in the United States Department of Justice

The USDoJ was a tool to use in elections under Bush/Cheney. We lost a lot of good prosecutors and FBI agents; the ones that couldn't stomach the Bush doctrine of politics trumps everything else.

The Civil Rights Division was almost completely shut down by Bush/Cheney. I believe it was shut down because it interfered with Bush/Cheney's alleged election tampering.

In November of 2008 when it was understood that a Democrat would win the Election; the USDoJ and FBI began to ramp up hiring. The FBI and USDoJ in general has been on a hiring binge since then.

I believe that organized crime has had an 8 year frolic under Bush/Cheney. I think that filling all US Attorney slots with Democratic Attorneys and expanding funding for organized crime and white collar investigations should be an intensive priority of the Obama Administration.

Now that the USDoJ it’s intelligence groups and FBI are ramping up into an effective crime fighting organization; I am hoping they will be able to help us here in Chester County.

We are sick of seeing obvious public official/drug dealer activity in Coatesville and in Chester County in general. People are afraid to talk because they know the dealers political associates will let them walk.

Some people here stopped sitting on their porch and sit behind a brick wall that will slow down the bullets. I am tired of it; most Coatesville residents are tired of it. We desperately want the public officials and their drug dealer pals in prison


Obama Admin Planning To Revive High-Impact Civil Rights Enforcement
Charlie Savage | 09/ 1/09 01:40 AM

Pay attention at local politically charged events

Because of the election of a Black President and a growing non-white immigrant population; a rapidly growing, radical and potentially extremely violent White Nationalist movement is spinning off of our local right wing Republicans and extreme Libertarians.

Timothy McVeigh read White Nationalist books.

The White Nationalist goal is a Whites only nation within the borders of the USA. A new Civil War is their preferred way of accomplishing that goal. A Chester County White Nationalist type bomb making cell was infiltrated and in 2002 brought to justice by the State Police, Chester County Detectives, Coatesville Police and the USDoJ. There may be other more difficult to crack White Nationalist bomb making cells in existence in Chester County.
See- Local police receive awards
Published: Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Daily Local News:

Look for themes of White Nationalist groups at political events. Some themes are "sovereign citizens" (tax evaders), “Oath Keepers”-military and police, "birthers" and signs that state Obama a fascist, a Nazi or a Marxist. Look for White Nationalist recruiters at the “Tea Parties” and other political events. A tattoo means a true believer; a swastika tattoo is obvious, among others there are “Nordic” tattoos.

“The sounds of violence are growing louder. The Idaho Citizens Constitutional Militia recently posted an opening for a "field sniper." Around the same time, an Ohio Militia member, face hidden by a bandana and voice distorted electronically, posted a video to YouTube. "People need to wake up and start buying some of these," he said as he displayed a semi-automatic rifle. ‘Things are real bad, and they're going to get a lot worse."

From the Southern Poverty Law Center “Intelligence Report-The Second Wave
Evidence Grows of Far-Right Militia Resurgence”


The “Patriot/White Nationalist” groups have co-mingled with established hate groups. This is an abreviated list of hate groups of Pennsylvania extremist groups from the Southern Poverty Law Center:

Keystone State Skinheads-Racist Skinhead-Chester County,PA

"The Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ, Inc."-Black Separatist-Coatesville,PA

Catholic Counterpoint-Radical Traditionalist Catholic-Broomall, PA

The full list is here: