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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, May 31, 2015

Hastert is a molester. The worst crime is that congress is a huge auction. The biggest auction on earth

Congress is a huge auction and every congressman is an auctioneer. 
Congressmen amass wealth by pitting one lobbyist against another to drive up contributions.

Hastert as a lobbyist (proxy-bidder) took it to a new level. He played both sides against each other as a lobbyist. 
“With a salary of probably $1 million, compensation for serving on boards of directors, speaker’s fees and a book deal, the money was there to pay in cash what law enforcement officials say Mr. Hastert paid, said former Representative Jack Kingston, a Republican who led the Appropriations Committee. 
“Yeah, it’s possible he could amass in a 10-year period a nest egg of $5 to $10 million,” he said. “I'm not saying it’s easy, but it’s not that hard.”
New York Times 
After Speakership, Hastert Amassed His Millions Lobbying Former Colleagues 

I got 20,000 from company X.  Do I hear 21,000? Going once...
Congressmen may say they are shrinking government but they are expanding their bank accounts. The do-nothing Congress is doing nothing in service to their country. But they are working overtime expanding their wealth.
The auction items are government contracts and laws that might potentially harm or expand a corporation’s profits. The vehicles to amass wealth for congressmen are bills in Congress and riders to bills. The congressman-auctioneers take bids in the form of campaign contributions from companies represented by lobbyists. 

A bill can benefit a particular corporation or do harm to its profitability. It doesn't matter. A congressman's staffer might hint that the congressman is leaning towards a bill that will benefit a corporation or harm a corporation.

I got 20,000 from company X. Do I hear 21,000? Going once...

The congressman's staff plays one proxy-bidder (lobbyist) for a particular company off of another proxy-bidder (lobbyist) and drives up contributions to the congressman by playing one side against the other. 

The Republican led congress is called the “do-nothing Congress". While nearly no new laws are coming out of Congress since 2011 congressman are not doing nothing. They are amassing wealth for themselves with the threat of supporting or not supporting a bill even if it never is voted on.  

Congressmen may say they are shrinking government but they are expanding their bank accounts. The do nothing Congress is doing nothing in service to their country. But they are working overtime expanding their wealth. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

On Former House Speaker Hastert sex scandal- There's this local Chester County Republican



J. Dennis Hastert stumbled into political power amid a Republican sex scandal in 1998 that unexpectedly elevated the husky Illinoisan to a position just two heartbeats away from the presidency.

He became the longest-serving Republican House speaker in U.S. history, but remained so proud of his days as a small-town high school teacher and wrestling coach that he relished the Capitol Hill nickname “Coach.”

But this week those once-idolized small-town roots caught up with the 73-year-old Hastert, who in recent years has worked behind the scenes as a Washington power broker.

On Friday, federal law enforcement officials said Hastert had paid $1.7 million over the last four years to conceal sexual abuse against a former male student he knew during his days as a teacher in Yorkville, Ill., where Hastert worked until 1981.




“I don't expect Cuyler Walker to show up in court anytime soon over his rumored romps with his children. The Chester County Republican Committee won't let that happen.

But no matter how much he promises not to do it again he will. Maybe after that we will hear the whole story.”

Much, much more on the post below.  Read through the whole thing including the comments on The Unionville Times. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

In Coatesville R or D is interchangeable Drug business or not isn't

Someone from outside of Coatesville who doesn’t work closely with the Chester County District Attorney or the DoJ should not interfere in Coatesville politics. 

In Coatesville whether a candidate calls himself a Democrat or a Republican doesn't matter.  In Coatesville what matters is whether a candidate is drug business connected or not.

People who are unfamiliar with the players in the drug business here should refrain from supporting a candidate based solely on what the candidate says he or she will do or which political party she or he claims to support. 

Look carefully at who is organizing and contributing to their campaign. 

The “Bloc of Four” former city council members were mostly black Democrats. But the people who organized their campaign were people connected to the drug business, notorious slumlords or John Birch Society members. 

People were stunned when I what I said Pat Sellers', Richard Legree's and Ernie Campos' candidates would do in June of 2005 all happened in 2008. It was sooo very easy for me. You only needed to know the players and what they each wanted. And Pat Sellers and Ernie Campos worked together with Harry Walker and Andrew Lehr in Coatesville when they tried to use the Scott High School building for a retirement home. 

The "Bloc of Four" consisted of  3 Democrats and 1 Republican - but all of the campaign managers of the “Bloc of Four” were Republicans and all of their campaign cash came from Republicans. 

The “Bloc of Four” cut the Coatesville PD staff in less than half, brought the drug business back and unintentionally burned down part of Coatesville. 

The "Bloc of Four" Coatesville City Council members did not know they were recruited to bring back the drug business.  

A side "benefit" to Pat Sellers, the JBS member and white nationalist who organized and ran the "Bloc of Four" campaign, was making a city with a black government popular on the "Stormfront" website.  Never forget that. 

Politics in Coatesville is a minefield. You need somebody to walk you through it that understands the drug business here and who the former and present day players are. 


MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Not often you witness a county party treasurer confess to election fraud to about 60 people. 

I thought Marie Hess and Khadijah Alamin and Linda Lavender Norris printed and paid for a false campaign document handed to voters outside the Third Ward Polls on Election Day in Coatesville. That the document was intended to confuse voters and make them believe that Linda Lavender Norris's sister in law, Lillie Lavender was endorsed by the Chester County Democratic Committee.  That in effect it was a forgery and not election fraud. 

All at his own volition Chester County Democratic Committee Treasurer Bill Schoell said he paid to have both documents printed; the fraudulent document that had Lilli Lavender as the CCDC endorsed Coatesville City Council candidate and the document with the actual Democratic Party endorsed candidate Villa Hunt for Coatesville City Council.  That the CCDC did pay to have a fraudulent handout to voters printed. The weasel words were, “I just print what they give me."

CCDC member Milli Dixon pressed them on it and Bill said they are fine with the fraudulent document. He said that to Mildred and the 60 or so people at the CCDC meeting. Bill Schoell admitted to election fraud in front of about 60 people.  

John Carnes, me and The Maxwell Campaign tried to nail the Harry Lewis campaign with a similar issue of election fraud handouts. 

If  you remember back to the Harry Lewis campaign for State Rep. there were lawn signs printed for Coatesville that said Democrat Harry Lewis. Those signs only appeared in Coatesville. Robert Brooks of Hallowell and Branstetter admitted in court to making up both lawn signs. there is no disclaimer on the "Democrats for Harry Lewis" signs. 

It appeared as though the Lewis Campaign was trying to pass off Lewis as a Democrat so that Lewis got more support in the Coatesville community. 

They were successful in fooling the voters. Most people here in Coatesville did think that Lewis was a Democrat. 

The Lewis flyers that went to my home and many others weeks before the election and the election day handouts had no disclaimer on them. I thought the purpose of not having a disclaimer was not an oversight but a further effort to confuse Coatesville voters.

Below is one of the Lewis handouts with a handwritten disclaimer  "Paid for by the Committee to Elect Harry Lewis on it:

Robert Brooks of Hallowell and Branstetter had the fraudulent Lewis documents with no disclaimer printed and distributed. Mr. Brooks was visibly shaking and sweating on the witness stand at the Chester County Justice Center on Election Day. 

It was a long shot to nail the Harry Lewis Campaign for election fraud in the Republican owned Courthouse. But at least it’s on record. The judge said that the Lewis Campaign Committee made an effort to correct their oversight at 1:00 pm on election day. He said it was not systematic election fraud but just an oversight. Oversight, yea right; the same document had been in circulation weeks before the election. It was also a door to door handout and nobody noticed the "mistake" until I pointed it out on Election Day. 

The point is it was very clear to me that the Republicans did understand that election fraud is a criminal federal offense. It made them very nervous, shaky and sweaty nervous. 

CCDC Treasurer Bill Schoell looks like he is proud of the election fraud he admitted to. 

There also it the RICO lawsuit in the Philadelphia Federal Court:

May 25, 2015

I think Bill Schoell  and Brian McGinnis believe the election fraud issue in Coatesville is over. As though election fraud is an internal Democratic issue and not a federal crime. 

It has just begun. 

There are many extremely angry people in Coatesville. Before last night they believed that Marie Lawson, Khadijah Alamin and Linda Lavender Norris allegedly conspired to falsify the Chester County Democratic Committee election day handout. That Democratic Coatesville City Council member Marie Lawson and CCDC Coatesville Chairperson Khadihah Alamin and Republican Coatesville City Council member Linda Lavender Norris made a fraudulent election day handout on their own in Coatesville. It is assumed that Ms. Norris and Ms. Lawson disagree with Ms. Hunt and want her gone from Coatesville City Council. 

Now the people of Coatesville know that the Chester County Democratic Committee was a willing partner in an election fraud conspiracy. 

Villa Hunt is endorsed by the Chester County Democratic Committee. Now it is crystal  clear that an endorsement by the CCDC means nothing and that the Chester County Democratic Committee will throw you under the bus first chance they get.

Good luck recruiting for the Democratic Party in the City of Coatesville. 

The State and National Democratic Committees are looking into it.  

It’s out of my hands now. 

It’s out of the CCDCs hands now. 

Brian McGinnis and his crew just got started. Somebody needs to ask these people to resign before they cause further damage to the Democratic Party. 


The Coatesville Train Station That Could might not if Congress doesn't act.

I wrote about this in more detail a month ago:

“There are plans to add parking, improve platforms, and increase accessibility at SEPTA stations in Chester County, the region's fastest-growing county, that would be hindered without a federal commitment, said Jonathan Ewald of the nonprofit Transportation Management Association of Chester County.”


WWCD? (What Will Congress Do?)

What I found is that SEPTA and everyone else nationwide is waiting to see what Congress will do, before they fund anything to do with transportation. 


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Growing up among heroes.

I was 2 when the war ended. The Coatesville I grew up in was full of veterans of WWII. There was plenty of talk about "The War" when I was a boy. They came back, opened businesses, taught in schools, became police and judges.  

It was up close and personal in Coatesville. Every family had someone in the military. You could see the war from Atlantic City when the German submarines blew up an American freighter. I remember asking my Mom what those black pull down blinds were for. She didn't answer me but I could see the fear in her eyes. I learned later that they were in case of German bombing. 

My Uncle Lou Pilotti was in the Battle of the Bulge. One of the few stories he told was of being lost, freezing cold, starving and alone during the battle. He heard a tank and said to himself, " I don't care if it's German or American, it's warm and they have food." The tank commander yelled out, Who won the World Series". My Uncle said, "Hell, I don't know, I'm an American." 

My Uncle Fred served in WWII. He was a combat engineer and landed with Army Rangers on Omaha Beach. He couldn't take off his boots for 3 months and contracted a foot fungus that lasted the rest of his life. He was wounded and sent to England to recuperate. 

In his mind the worst thing that happened to him was that while he recuperated most of his friends were killed when a bridge prematurely detonated. His lifetime regret is that if he was there the accident wouldn't have happened. 

Alfred Pitcherella died at Coatesville Veterans Center in 2012. Somehow we missed getting him a plaque for a flag.

Betsy and me put a plaque on his grave on Friday. 

There were a lot of heroes in Coatesville. I grew up among them. 

If we did things like Spain does, most of Pennsylvania’s local government officials would be in the jailhouse.

How laws are enforced in Spain is different than in Pennsylvania. Most of our government officials would be indicted or doing time using Spain rules. 
"Across this region, about 50 indicted politicians are hoping to win re-election on Sunday, even as they prepare to appear before courts in cases related mostly to the mishandling of public money, like taking kickbacks to award city contracts."  
New York Times 
Spain’s Many Indicted Politicians Undercut ‘Red Line’ Against Graft 
Here it is routine to enter the political process and run for local township office or local school board or even district magistrate judge for the sole purpose of sending municipal contracts to your brother in law or to make sure your cousin's construction company flies through zoning approval or some other approval. 

It's one of the drawbacks of having all land use regulated at the local government level in Pennsylvania by more than 4000 separate government entities, including the more than 2000 local community governments and 500 local school districts. The actual number of government entities that regulates land use in Pennsylvania changes year to year. 

One of Richard Legree’s axioms is:
“If they don't know it’s a law, the law ain't broken.”

Judges can utilize laws, but they can’t legally engage in writing them.  

I even heard about a district magistrate judge who “approves” land development for the local municipality.  Guess the local municipality officials don't know that’s illegal, and that the district magistrate judge can be removed from office because of it. 

It's impossible to investigate corruption when there are so very many possibilities. Everyone in Pennsylvania local government eventually figures that out. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fraudulent Chester County Democratic Committee Endorsed Candidates handout appears Election Day in City of Coatesville.

A FRAUDULENT -  "DEMOCRATIC SAMPLE BALLOT COATESVILLE 3" appeared at the polls in Coatesville’s 3 Ward in today’s May Primary Election.

The official Chester County Democratic Committee endorsed candidates sample ballot was altered 



The disclaimer notice at the bottom of both versions of the ballot is identical:

chescodems.org -Twitter@chescoDems 

LILLIE LAVENDER is Coatesville City Councilperson Linda Lavender Norris' sister in law. 

I believe the fraudulent ballot was altered by Coatesville City Councilperson Linda Lavender Norris with the assistance of members of the Coatesville Democratic Committee.


Linda Lavender Norris has had some disagreements with her fellow Coatesville City Council member Villa Hunt. 

A new "Bloc of Four" has appeared at Coatesville City Council. 

Remarks by the President on Community Policing

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Judge Grover Koon’s re-election is not guaranteed-Coatesville has entered a new era.

Judge Koon is usually a shoe-in for Magisterial District Judge District 15-1-05 in Valley Township , Coatesville’s West End (1St. WARD)  and Coatesville’s North East End (5Th. Ward).

This time Charles Ricky Campbell and Jacquelyn Carter are running against him. 

Why is it that Judge Koon has 2 candidates running against him? 
Did the political climate in Coatesville and Valley Township change?

Maybe this is the change:
Daily Local News 
Constable Legree Sr. dies 
A polarizing political figure who in recent years played a controversial backstage role in Coatesville government has died. 
Richard Legree Sr., 55, of Coatesville, died from natural causes about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Chester County Hospital, the coroner's office confirmed Sunday. Several sources said Legree suffered a heart attack. 
Legree, a former Valley police officer and Coatesville city councilman, was a constable who also worked as a union consultant in Philadelphia. 
Last week, Legree was serving as a constable in Magisterial District Judge Robert Davis' court in Coatesville. Outside the courtroom Wednesday, the former local Republican leader said he was content with his recent decision to become a Democrat. Legree said his sense was that the Republican Party would likely not make any progress over the next eight years. 
Legree lost his chairmanship of the Coatesville Area Republican Committee when several new committee members were elected in the April primary. At the Republican Committee's reorganization meeting, they teamed up with several incumbent committee people to replace Legree. In October, he changed parties. 
"I became a Republican because I thought the Republican Party offered the best vision for African-Americans to realize the American dream and for working class and union families to offer their children the best chance at
a better life," Legree said at an Oct. 24 news conference. "The last eight years have convinced me otherwise." 
Legree was joined by City Councilman Kareem Johnson, who also announced his intent to leave the Republican Party and join the Democrats. Legree was instrumental in getting Johnson and three other members elected to City Council in 2005. Johnson described Legree as his top adviser during the campaign. 
"He was always available to give any advice," Johnson said Sunday. "He introduced me to key people in the community.” 
I don’t believe anyone can fill Richard Legree’s shoes. 
I think Coatesville has entered a new era. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014

Legree/Trowery “crime quilt” crumbling

 Daily Local News 
Coatesville area candidates share their views 
By Lucas Rodgers,

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

"Rules of force" and Coatesville PD

"During a training course on defending against knife attacks, a young Salt Lake City police officer asked a question: “How close can somebody get to me before I’m justified in using deadly force?” 
"Dennis Tueller, the instructor in that class more than three decades ago, decided to find out. In the fall of 1982, he performed a rudimentary series of tests and concluded that an armed attacker who bolted toward an officer could clear 21 feet in the time it took most officers to draw, aim and fire their weapon. 
The next spring, Mr. Tueller published his findings in SWAT magazine and transformed police training in the United States. The “21-foot rule” became dogma. It has been taught in police academies around the country, accepted by courts and cited by officers to justify countless shootings, including recent episodes involving a homeless woodcarver in Seattle and a schizophrenic woman in San Francisco. 
Now, amid the largest national debate over policing since the 1991 beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles, a small but vocal set of law enforcement officials are calling for a rethinking of the 21-foot rule and other axioms that have emphasized how to use force, not how to avoid it. Several big-city police departments are already re-examining when officers should chase people or draw their guns and when they should back away, wait or try to defuse the situation." 
 New York Times

"Shoot first and ask questions later." is part of the American West tradition. And also Nazi Germany: 
"Shoot first and inquire afterwards, and if you make mistakes, I will protect you." - Hermann Göring. 
Instruction to the Prussian police (1933); as quoted in The House that Hitler Built (1937) by Stephen Henry Roberts. p. 63

Hermann Göring  Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Göring [also rendered as Goering] (12 January 1893 – 15 October 1946) was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi party. He was founder of the Gestapo, and Head of the Luftwaffe 
On Jan. 17, 2001, police responded to a domestic dispute involving a man in camouflage gear waving a semiautomatic pistol. As two officers approached the Caln Township residence, a shot was fired "in such a manner as to place individuals in danger," court records said.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011 
Kevin Johnson about the 2001 incident

In the 1950s a Coatesville officer was confronted by a teenager with a shotgun. The teenager allegedly pointed a shotgun at the officer. The Coatesville officer talked to the boy. The boy handed the shotgun to the Coatesville officer. 

I'm not sure if the Coatesville PD adopted the "Rules of force", but there is a tradition here of defusing dangerous situations.