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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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

How is “Dramah Entertainment" producer Harvey “Bitsy” Legree’s “New Path” going?

"Harvey Legree, who describes himself as an ex-drug dealer, produced a stop snitching DVD in 2005. Today he wants to create a different movie in Coatesville that depicts two guys who go to jail. One character goes back into the criminal lifestyle after jail and ultimately dies in the end. The second character turns his life around after jail and fulfills his dream of becoming successful. The movie is intended to show what life on the streets is like, Legree said. It's supposed to be positive and will take a different direction than the stop snitching moving, he said. 
The stop snitching DVD, "The Sequel," started circulating in Coatesville roughly two years ago. The movie shows drugs and guns and attempts to intimidate people from telling authorities what they know about crimes. The stop snitching campaign is national and puts up road blocks for law enforcement officials nationwide." 

Stop Snitcing" Producer Claims New Path 
The Coatesville Side Bar 
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007 

So how’s the “new path’ thingie going? 

"Brotherly Love" from "Dramah Entertainment" was never produced. Harvey "Bitsy" Legree did make these videos:

Harvey Legree’s videos look like a tribute to “Young Fallen Soldiers” of the drug business.

To me they're an example of black people falling into the “War on Drugs” trap. 

We know more about "French Connection" heroin now.  We know that it was grown and manufactured in Laos under the supervision of the CIA and flown to the US on CIA Air America planes or in the special compartments of coffins of US servicemen killed in Vietnam. See "American Gangster". 

We know that the "War on Drugs" was an invention to keep black Democrats and "Hippies" from voting and CIA heroin and cocaine was a huge part of that War on Drugs.

The French Foreign Legion in Vietnam transported South East Asia heroin to help finance their war against Vietnam. The CIA picked up the "French Connection and ran with it. 

CIA heroin & cocaine helped Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama and now Trump to keep black voters locked up and away from polling places. 

When the CIA needed to finance their wars in South America and Afghanistan the business model they used to funnel heroin from Vietnam to France and to the US only needed to be modified.

Alfred McCoy wrote the first book about the “War on Drugs” and the CIA:

Alfred McCoy is the Harrington professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of the now-classic book “The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade.” His new book, out in September, is “In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power.”


Donald Trump and the Coming Fall of American Empire


“Legree was arrested for drugs twice in 2002 and got out of jail in 2004. He produced the stop-snitching DVD, "The Sequel" in January 2005. The movie, which started circulating a few years ago, shows men with guns, drugs and cash in Coatesville. 

The stop-snitching campaign has hit cities nationwide and is intended to discourage witnesses from giving police information related to crimes. The intimidating efforts to get people not to cooperate makes it harder for investigators to solve crimes, according to police. 

Council members Ed Simpson, Kurt Schenk, Robin Scott and Stephanie Smith Dowridge said they were unaware of Legree's involvement with the stop-snitching DVD. Smith-Dowridge said that if she had been aware of it, it would not have affected her vote. 

"We have to encourage people to change from the negative to the positive." she said. 

Councilman Martin Eggleston said he was aware of it but believed that Legree was moving in a positive direction. 

"Legree is turning into a different direction and I commend him for that," Eggleston said. 

After the council meeting, Legree spoke about the new movie. 

The negative publicity from the DVD made him want to focus his attention on positive projects, he said. He acknowledged the snitching movie encouraged illegal behavior. 

"Everyone makes mistakes," he said. "Everyone should be given a second chance." 

Legree said the new movie will be about a guy who went to jail like he did. He said he went to jail because someone snitched on him. In the new movie, Legree said, people who get arrested cooperate with the police and and tell them about people doing illegal things. 

The new movie will be distributed by Mondre Boggs, who owns a recording studio in Downingtown. 

"He's trying to go into a whole other direction, and I'm trying to enforce that," Boggs said. 

Boggs said he would not be helping to promote the stop-snitching video. 

One person featured in the stop-snitching movie has since been arrested for attempted murder. 

"I've never murdered. I never will. But (snitch on) me and I'll get you killed," said a man in the DVD, who authorities identified as Duron Peoples on the DVD. 

Peoples faces three counts of criminal attempted homicide and related offenses for allegedly shooting Jonas "Sonny" Suber on April 1, 2006. Peoples is awaiting trial. Suber's hand and chest were grazed during the shooting, according to reports. After several months of investigating, the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force arrested Peoples on Dec. 18, 2006, in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Between the first shooting and Peoples' arrest, Suber was shot and killed at the front door of his Coatesville home on Oct. 21, 2006. The investigation continues. No arrests have been made.”

Monday, July 24, 2017

Is a root canal easier for some City Council members than a motion in support of Coatesville PD Chief Laufer?

There seems to have been a painful reluctance on the part of some Coatesville City Council members to recognizing the good work of Coatesville Police Chief John Laufer:

Minutes - At the Coatesville City Council Meeting June 26, 2017 

Marie Hess Lawson Vice President of Coatesville City Council led the meeting.

President Arvilla Hunt was not in attendance.

"Chief Laufer thanked his family, Council, staff, the Police Department for the Proclamation. It was a total surprise to him. He stated he cannot do what he does without the dedication all the members of the Police Department, we all work each and every day and pull together.  He thanked everyone for their support in the past 4 1/2 years.  He looks forward to  getting up in the morning and going to work.  Mr. Trio thanked the Chief for his service and stated the Chief has been a great resource to him."

"Mrs. Green explained that Mr. Simpson presented this to Council in appreciation for all that the Chief does. The City Council unanimously support you in your leadership."

“Mr. Simpson asked for a motion of support for the Chief. Mr. Carnes stated the item would need to be added to the agenda. To add to agenda we need more specifics. Mr. Simpson asked for the item to be changed to add as an action item. Ms. Green states she is not understanding what we are adding to the agenda. Is this a Resolution or Proclamation? Mr. Carnes explained it is a motion of support not a Resolution."

"Ms. Lavender-Norris explained that with regard to it being put on the agenda, she is not sitting here to play politics and not here to further no City agenda. The appreciation for the Chief goes without saying. When it comes around to me. I say no." 

"Ms. Green stated does not understand is it a Proclamation or a Resolution. Mr. Carnes explained we just had a proclamation, now we are adding support. The naming is just another name for the same thing. It is just a motion of support for the Chief."

"Vice President Lawson explained the way we vote is only to add to the agenda. *It is no indication that we do or do not support our Chief. “

* Note the lawyerly language. So maybe we “do not support our Chief.”


“Mr. Simpson made a motion to add action item #5 support for the chief: Mr. Hamrick seconded the motion. Motion passed 5-1. Mrs. Lavender-Norris was the dissenting vote.”


"Regular Action Items

"1. Receive and consider Resolution of SupportVice President Lawson explained the Resolution of support was originally intent of Mr. Simpson before it was changed to a Proclamation. The name of position was not added due to the surprise for the Chief. When Mr. Simpson asked about the Resolution.  He was told it was deleted from the agenda. Mrs. Lavender-Norris stated we did show our appreciation for the chief, do we need to do this. Mrs. Green was confused on the Resolution versus Proclamation."

“5. Receive and consider support for the police chief
Ms. Green asked if it was a Resolution. Mr. Carnes explained it is just a motion of support.Mr. Simpson made a motion of support for Police Chief John Laufer, Mr. Hamrick seconded the motion. Motion passed 5-1. Ms. Lavender-Norris was the dissenting vote.”
Council Comments
"Mrs. Green stated to the Chief that she supports him 100%, She was just a little confused on what they were voting for earlier."


"Mrs. Jones thanked everyone for attending the meeting. She thanked all the department heads for all you do. Mr. Trio keep up the good work. I have special kudos, roses, guns and everything for Chief Laufer. I can't say enough about him and all his endeavors. I'll continue to sing his praises. She quoted 'What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for other and the world remains and is immortal."

“Mr. Simpson clarified this is the first time a proclamation has been presented without voting. He asked Mr. Carnes to let him know whether or not we can present a proclamation without a motion. Every Proclamation has been voted for and approved except for today. He was told the Resolution was pulled from the agenda."
Vice President Lawson thanked everyone for attending the meeting...Chief, I cannot thank you enough for what you do for us residents on a daily basis and the leadership as you can see the guys feed off that and you can see a huge difference in the department. I appreciate you..."



Thursday, July 20, 2017

It's a beautiful day! Got me an angry look and End Times sermon. GOP & Sessions End Times

When I said what a beautiful day to a farmer selling stuff at a roadside stand in Montgomery County, PA, I got a sermon on how there are no beautiful days on earth. He began preaching about the "End Times".  I think this happened in pre-Millennium 1999.  

During the next 19 years the “End Times” went from a Republican Party fringe belief to a central part of GOP politics. 

The Republican Party's most unwavering supporters are Evangelical Christians who fervently believe Jesus is coming back any day now.

Besides $T in arms deals, Christ coming back to Jerusalem, bringing Christians to heaven with him, then cremating any Jews who don't convert, is why Republicans support Israel. 

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in his top-secret speech to a hate-group, said, it's not "the government’s job to immanentize the eschaton,” he was reciting Republican Party boilerplate, Republican Party boilerplate not yet ready for the general public.

According to Evangelical Christian Republicans, life on earth is supposed to be all misery all the time just like the farmer selling stuff at the roadside stand said. 

The wealthiest .01% and those guys sword dancing around the orb can enjoy all the earth’s beauty they can grab. That’s Republican Party boilerplate too.

American Prospect
America Glimpses the End Times in the Age of Trump

JULY 19, 2017


Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Seattle Times 
Donald Trump, the herald of evangelicals’ end times
Originally published September 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm Updated September 30, 2016 at 5:25 pm

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Killing the City of Coatesville RDA is back. Which environmental racism company waits in the wings?

Some Coatesville City Council members are talking about scrapping the RDA. 
To me that means some company specializing in putting toxin-spewing factories in Black neighborhoods has found gullible Black politicians in Coatesville with their hands open. 

The former G.O. Carlson Steel Company land dividing Coatesville in half has a business/commercial zoning OVERLAY. 
Every company that builds toxic plants in failing Black towns has Coatesville in its sights.

Heavy industry companies making toxic products constantly look for black towns to locate new plants. They know Whites will not allow their toxic plants in their neighborhoods. Coatesville has been a target since the G.O. Carlson property was sold to the City of Coatesville RDA. 

If the "Bloc of Four" Coatesville City Council would have been successful in scrapping the RDA, ownership of the "Flats" would have transferred to the City of Coatesville. The City of Coatesville is required by law to sell to the highest bidder, and FPL has very deep pockets. there would be a Florida Power & Light gas fired electric generation station on the  "Flats" and Jim DePetris would never have considered building his "Gateway Redevelopment Project". 

In fact an industrial plant spewing toxic chemicals in the center of town would kill any possibility for redeveloping Coatesville.

So far we have seen these proposals for the "Flats" the former G.O. Carlson Steel Company property now owned by the City of Coatesville Redevelopment Authority:

  • A gas fired electric generation plant. 
  • proppant plant (part of the toxic mix of chemicals injected into gas fracking wells) 
  • And a trash to steam plant. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I don't know which company specializing in environmental racism is waiting in the wings, but if the RDA is disbanded the City of Coatesville is required by law to sell to the highest bidder. FPL is now a subsidiary of  NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE)

Would Coatesville have been called "CrakPowerVille"?

Harry Walker and Andrew Lehr planned with Florida Power & Light to build a gas fired electric generation plant. It would sell electricity over Exelon power lines by way of a "Coatesville Power Authority". I would bet that Walker and Lehr would be members of the "Coatesvile Power Authority" that would sell electricity at millions of dollars per hour. 

Allegedly Andrew Lehr blurted out “we can’t do that” when the RDA wanted to proceed with Robert McNeil and Penguin Industries offer to buy the Flats. Lehr allegedly told the RDA in executive session that Walker and he were in serious negotiations with the power plant executives and that revealing it in public would be a breach of confidence.
I believe that those negotiations were blatantly illegal and that Lehr and Walker had no authority to make a deal in secret with RDA property.

Mr. Walker is correct in stating that, "I did not talk to power company officials in my office." The alleged discussions with power companies took place at the "Whip Tavern in Southern Chester County". 
The money in a community power generation plant is not from the taxes they would pay. Tax benefits to communities from these power plants are negligible. The real money flows through a public / private power authority that must be formed so that the power company can sell electricity on their competitors lines.
Would Tim Hennessey have been a member of something that may have been called "The Coatesville Power Authority" along with Harry Walker, Andrew Lehr and Al Baxter.

CrakPowerVille Did PA Rep. Hennessey have a role in the Coatesville Power Plant Plan?


'Just racist': EPA cuts will hit black and Hispanic communities the hardest

Proposal would remove environmental justice office, tasked with bridging gap in pollution in black, Hispanic and low-income areas and wealthier white ones


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Russia is Christian, White, hates gays, anti-abortion. To GOP base Trump ๐Ÿ’˜ Putin is great. Effect on "Trumpcare"?

Russia is Christian, White, they hate gays, they hate abortion. Evangelicals love Russia. Trump's connections to Russia is all good in GOP Gerrymanderland. 

Do evangelicals and the GOP base voters love Russia enough to support "Trumpcare"?

"To be sure, there are different avenues of Russia’s appeal for both the Religious Right and white nationalists in the U.S. For the American Religious Right, as detailed below, Putin is the foremost defender of nominally “traditional,” and nominally Christian, values. For white nationalists, Putin—via both his illiberalism and anti-Western bent—remains a political polestar, whose authoritarian model should be implemented within the U.S. And such support didn’t arise in a vacuum. Since he returned to the presidency in 2012, Putin has made a concerted effort to establish his country as a center for religious, especially Christian, conservatives throughout the world, most notably for those who oppose any legal or public support for same-sex relationships. This shift has taken the form of legislation that prioritizes the interests of the Russian Orthodox Church, that rolls back abortion rights, and that sidelines attempts within the LGBT community to obtain any kind of societal acceptance. Even Moscow’s ban on Americans adopting Russian children managed to gain support within the U.S.’s far-right, with anti-equality Christian activists praising Putin’s move as one that would prevent children from living with same-sex parents." 
How America's Right-Wing Fell in Love with Putin and Moscow
 By Casey Michel / Right Wing Watch March 8, 2017, 10:18 AM GMT
How does the Trump ๐Ÿ’žPutin affair play in GOP base gerrymander land?

Will it translate into MORE support for "Trumpcare"? 

I think it will. But not all Republicans are in completely safe gerrymander zones. And many Senators are in "purple" states. 

Republicans aren't sure. They're pushing for a vote on "Trumcare" next week.

The Young Turks are taking this seriously, but not seriously enough. White nationalists have been planning for generations. Russia now plays a major part in world wide white supremacy. The Whitehouse is filled with white supremacists. Most of the Republicans in DC are white supremacists. But Republicans are only supporting their white supremacist base. 

Georgetown University

A New Era In American Politics: The Trump Administration And Mainstream Islamophobia - The Bridge Initiative | A Research Project on Islamophobia