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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.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Melanie Palmas of Coatesville PA wrote: “Trump tax plan is a much-needed relief” without disclosing her PA-GOP job

Ms. Palmas of Coatesville did not disclose that she is a "Personal Assistant to Renee Amoore" Deputy Chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. 
I live within my means. I have a small family with 2 kids, a wonderful husband, and a lovely house. I am employed by a non-profit in Coatesville, PA, a city that I have grown to love. My family rarely goes on vacation, but instead we enjoy each other’s company and make do with the things that we have been blessed with. 
At times, our family has struggled to make ends meet. Instead of looking for loop-holes in “the system” to survive, my family wants tax relief! As a middle class American…" 


Trump tax plan is a much-needed relief

“Personal Assistant to Deputy Chair Renee Amore


Friday, September 22, 2017

Trudeau vs Pussygrabber Trump AND In Canada healthcare is a right

"As an American citizen you may be interested to know that Canada welcomes (even encourages) you to consider becoming a permanent or temporary resident of Canada. 
Many Americans are able to qualify for a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa under the economic stream of immigration – either the Skilled Worker Category or the Business Category of Canadian immigration. 

A Canadian Permanent Resident may become a Canadian Citizen and receive a Canadian Passport after four years. Canadian citizenship is voluntary and you would not have to relinquish your U.S. citizenship, if you do not wish to. Both Canada and the United States permit dual citizenship." 


A Message for American Citizens 
We receive many inquiries from American citizens about the possibility of Canadian immigration.

"Medicare (Frenchassurance-maladie) is the national health care system of Canada. Canada has a publicly fundedsingle-payer health care system consisting of 13 provincial and territorial health insurance plans that provides universal health care coverage to Canadian citizenspermanent residents and certain temporary residents. It is administered on a provincial or territorial basis, within the guidelines set by the federal government.[1] The formal terminology for the insurance system is provided by the Canada Health Act and the health insurance legislation of the individual provinces and territories." 

Medicare (Canada)

Several of my family members will need to emigrate if the Cassidy/Graham "health care" bill passes. CALL 202-224-3121

I have family members with pre-existing conditions. The Cassidy/Graham puts lifetime caps on pre-existing conditions. Many of my family members will need to emigrate, most likely to Canada to stay alive.

My wife and me are in our 70s. Unless we die quickly, like almost everyone we will be relying on Medicaid for at home nursing care or institutional nursing care. Cassidy/Graham kills Medicaid.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Several of my family members will need to emigrate if the Cassidy/Graham "health care" bill passes. CALL 202-224-3121

I have family members with pre-existing conditions. The Cassidy/Graham puts lifetime caps on pre-existing conditions. Many of my family members will need to emigrate, most likely to Canada to stay alive.

My wife and me are in our 70s. Unless we die quickly, like almost everyone we will be relying on Medicaid for at home nursing care or institutional nursing care. Cassidy/Graham kills Medicaid.

More US citizens — yes, citizens — are seeking refuge in Canada

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Chester County Democrats are helping “Needles” Fiorentino's sister, Arden Hunt kick out Coatesville's Chief Laufer

Arden Hunt's Facebook stories about Coatesville Police have been repeated over 4 years until people believe her stories. Now a few Coatesville City Council-people, 3 Democrats and 1 Republican are positioning themselves as heroes in the “He’s a good boy, he gives part of his drug money to his mother” community. 


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Like I said, there are two kinds of politicians in Coatesville and it's not Democratic and Republican. It's anti-drug dealer and pro-drug dealer. 


With assistance from the Chester County Democratic Committee a new "Girl Gang" city council is coming.

Coatesville City Council Democrats, Carmen Green, Marie Lawson and, if elected, Deborah Thompson along with Republican Linda Lavender-Norris, are set to fire Chief Laufer, Det. Joe Thompson and Coatesville City Manager Mike Trio. 

"Detective Joseph Thompson and others like him must GO! They should be removed immediately.” - Arden Hunt


Coatesville's drug dealers are alleged to feel safer now that Fiorentino is back in prison. 

The "old head" said he was looking for someone that night on Merchant St in Coatesville. Fiorentino had gun at his waist and one strapped to his ankle. What was his plan? 


"James # 
The writer of this needs to follow up with the “young black men in Coatesville’s poorest neighborhoods” who have thanked the police department for getting Fiorentino off the street. Needles is an animal; not a human, and should be kept in a cage. His mother produced one son who is in jail for life for murder, this animal who, with 2 prior convictions for armed robbery, is running around with 2 stolen guns and shooting at police. And he wasn’t looking in car windows? Who’s the old head that he got in a fight with a few nights prior? Who called Needles to tell him that the Old Head was sitting 
in the car down the street? This animal was out hunting and got what he deserved. 

Live by the gun, die by the gun. Don’t blame the cops cause your brother got caught…"


Sunday, May 14, 2017

the declaration 
Dispatches from the Underclass 
Black Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Cops Who Nearly Killed Him Says He Was Unarmed 
by Rania Khalek on December 26, 2013 

This happened the last time a Coatesville City Council kicked out a good Police Chief:



"Arden Hunt, Fiorentino’s sister, spoke on his behalf after having attended all of the June trial. She said her family had suffered because of his arrest, largely because her mother did not have him to help care for his disabled step-father.

'My brother deserves a chance to reenter society so he can be the kind of person I know he will be,' Hunt said.”

“WEST CHESTER >> Before sentencing the man convicted of firing gunshots at two Coatesville police officers to a prison term that could keep him behind bars well into his old age, a Common Pleas Court judge on Thursday bemoaned how the defendant had smeared the city as well as threatened the lives of the officers. 

“You have repeatedly let down the community,” Judge Patrick Carmody told Andre Emmet “Needles” Fiorentino as a standing-room courtroom filled with city police officers and members of the Chester County District Attorney’s Office sat and listened. “You have been in and out of jail like it’s a revolving door.” 

“I have a great respect for the citizens of Coatesville,” Carmody said in his 15-minute long lecture to Fiorentino. “I think it gets a bad rap … because of the actions of a few.” He said that evidence showed Fiorentino chose to leave his home and his family the night of the shooting and “put the people who live and work in that city in danger.”
Reciting Fiorentino’s criminal history dating back to his teenage years, Carmody said the defendant was someone who could not control his impulse to commit violent crimes, mainly armed robbery. “You have had a number of chances and you’ve tossed them aside to go out and terrorize the community. We can’t tolerate people shooting at police.”
Calling Coatesville police the “soldiers on the home front” who protect the community, Carmody said that Fiorentino had by firing at them during a street stop in November 2013, “made the community a dangerous place. That is a crying shame.” 

Carmody sentenced Fiorentino, 34, of Coatesville to 25 to 50 years in state prison, on the charges of felony aggravated assault on police officers and three weapons charges. He said he had tailored the sentence so that Fiorentino would “no longer be a threat to society” when he is freed.”

By Michael Rellahan, Daily Local News Updated: on 09/24/2015


In January 2018 a Coatesville City Council installed by the Chester County Democratic Committee is set to run Chief Laufer out of town. 

This happened the last time a Coatesville City Council kicked out a good Police Chief:


Lt. Matt Gordon was described by Joe Carroll as the most knowledgeable narcotics investigator in Chester County. 

Lt. Gordon was removed from the Coatesville PD and put on “administrative leave” by Chief William Matthews in October of 2007 and has not been on the force since then.
District Attorney Joe Carroll said, "I need Matt Gordon back!" while Harry Gordon Walker III pretended to listen.

Below is a live recording from the Coatesville City Council February 22, 2007 Two hundred police officers and police officials attended that meeting.
Joe was responding to Coatesville City Councilperson Kurt Schenk. Joe Carroll is a very easygoing person. 

Joe’s hands were shaking as he said this. I have never before or since seen Chester County District Attorney Joe Carroll as angry as he was that evening:

With Walker and Legree in control we had ONE police officer on duty on Friday and Saturday nights in Coatesville.

The results of all the tampering with the Coatesville PD were predictable; armed robbery, muggings, and shootings all increased dramatically. The news spread that the drug business was good again in Coatesville.
There were regular traffic jams on Lincoln Highway because of drug deals in the street.
Gunshots were heard several times daily. People dug bullets from their walls and sat far away from outside walls and windows.
The Crips, Bloods and SUR-13 were recruiting Coatesville's youth.


The BIG reason EVERYONE but drug dealers wanted Walker gone was that UNDER HIS WATCH COATESVILLE BURNED!

The City of Coatesville possibly joined by the citizens of Coatesville should mount a lawsuit against Harry Gordon Walker III because UNDER HIS WATCH COATESVILLE BURNED."

By IAN URBINA JAN. 28, 2009

Many of us realize that after the arsonist is captured the bullets will still fly in Coatesville. John Pawlowski does not talk about it much but a bullet went through his garage door. RDA Chair Joseph Discullio has dug bullets from his home and business in Coatesville’s West End. A teller in a bank that I frequent told me her husband’s vehicle was totaled by bullet holes when a man was shot in front of her home. AK47 shell casings were found in the streets. There are hundreds of stories like this in Coatesville.  
Because of what might be called a “gag order” on Coatesville Police by City Manager Harry Walker, lesser reported crimes like armed robbery and muggings require reporters to dig through Magisterial Court Records. Many crimes go unreported in the news.  

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Coatesville City Councilperson Linda Lavender-Norris won’t pay MELANIE ROBERTS expenses for rained out jazz concert.

Melanie Roberts had a verbal contract with the City of Coatesville through Linda Lavender Norris to play at the events. 
"Mrs. Lavender-Norris explained the event was canceled and Ms. Roberts did not play so there will be no payment."

  1. Citizens’ Hearings – Non-Agenda Items Only (3 Minutes)
    Melanie Roberts 
    Ms. Roberts voiced her concerns regarding payment for the Jazz series that was cancelled. She had a verbal contract to play at the events. Two were cancelled last minute due to the rain. It was not her fault the events were cancelled. She had to pay $375 out of her pocket to the band. Mrs. Lavender-Norris explained the event was canceled and Ms. Roberts did not play so there will be no payment. Mr. Carnes explained the Committees responsibilities regarding events. 
    City Council Meeting Minutes August 28, 2017 Approved September 11, 2017

    Benner Building Auditorium, 545 East Lincoln Highway Coatesville, PA 19320 August 28, 2017 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Chuck & Nancy “Went Down to the Crossroads” to make a deal with the Devil.

"President Trump’s shock deal with the two top Democrats in Congress was a shot across the bows of his own party — and the after-effects are reverberating. 
Some insiders forecast that Trump is headed for a definitive break with Republican leadership, seeking to forge a new political identity after a divisive first stretch in office. Others suggest the deal could be a one-off and that the president will return soon enough to mocking Democrats and catering to his base. 
The deal, struck in a White House meeting and passed by Congress, funds the government and raises the debt ceiling for three months, exactly the terms sought by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Trump backed them his over the wishes of his own party, and his own Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin."  

THE MEMO: Trump puts the GOP on notice

Friday, September 8, 2017

Will PA GOP stop Lincoln & 1st Ave. rerouting for DePetris development? Will they cut Coatesville's train station?

Straightening the 1st Avenue & Lincoln Highway intersection in Coatesville, PA is essential for the DePetris mixed use residential and commercial buildings in Coatesville PA.

PennDOT is funding the new train stations in Coatesville and Downingtown. 

"Harrisburg, PA – Secretary of Transportation Leslie S. Richards today warned oversight chairs in the House and Senate that a recently unveiled House Republican plan to cut transportation funding from dedicated sources is based on misleading information and would lead to transit services cuts in small and large systems, and delay or deny assistance to important transportation infrastructure. 

'Most of these funds are not available, they are actually contractually obligated for current and pending projects," Sec. Richards wrote. "This could have been conveyed to House Republicans had the department been contacted prior to the release of this plan. 

'Moving $357 million from the Pennsylvania Public Transit Trust Fund would mean a 35 percent reduction in operating subsidies this fiscal year for the state's 37 fixed route transit agencies. That could translate into more than 30 percent service reductions and fare increases. 

'The loss of $120 million from the Multimodal fund will deny much needed assistance to communities, rail freight lines and airports around the state. Communities have limited resources for transportation improvements and increasingly rely on state funding to fill the gap and meet important needs, such as safety improvements to intersections and safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists.” 


DOT > Article 

PennDOT Warns Lawmakers that Raiding Funds Jeopardizes Transit, Infrastructure Projects

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Local Pennsylvania boy rises to the top as an Alt-Right Nazi

Pennsylvania, Chester County and Coatesville is a hotbed for white supremacy and has been since Jim Crow days. Take it from someone who knew 2 people, who as teenagers were at in the lynching of Zach Walker in Coatesville, one watched the other participated. 

"The infamous white nationalist Richard Spencer occupied his fair share of the spotlight at the “Unite the Right” gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month. As the far-right rally turned deadly— with 19 injured and 32-year-old Heather Heyer killed when a man rammed a crowd of counterprotesters — Spencer appeared shirtless on a livestream talking about how he was pepper-sprayed. Later, he held a brief press conference. As usual, Spencer had foisted himself into the center of attention.

Quietly attending the rally alongside Spencer, however, was the new executive director of the right-wing leader’s nonprofit, the National Policy Institute. Evan McLaren had seemingly come out of nowhere: a far-right figure of little note, with little more than a history of online postings that espoused his white nationalist beliefs and a trail of older postings revealing the path that brought him to his worldview. In Charlottesville, McLaren didn’t attract the same attention as Spencer, but he was there nonetheless, taunting journalists on social media before the event kicked off, and tweeting out slogans of white pride after its bloody conclusion.

“Brothers and sisters across the alt-right — this is a taste of how it feels to be the tip of the spear entering our civilizational crisis,” McLaren tweeted the day after the Charlottesville bloodshed.

In an interview with The Intercept, McLaren relished the chance to capitalize on the chaos and controversy of the Charlottesville rally. “I’m actually happy to be arriving at somewhat of a crisis moment, because it has given me the opportunity to show that I’m not just here to take a paycheck and play pretend ‘alt-right’ person,” he said.

On July 27, McClaren became executive director at the National Policy Institute, a group that rose to infamy after Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election when Spencer led a hall of fellow white supremacists – a title McLaren disputes, at least for himself – in Nazi salutes and chants of “Heil Trump.” McLaren claims the role is largely administrative, but there can be little doubt about his ideological commitments to the white nationalism that underpin it…

“I was very attracted to the writings that were published by Paul Gottfried on LewRockwell.com,” McLaren said. An antiwar and anti-state outlet, LewRockwell.com is grounded in “anarcho-capitalism.” Gottfried, a paleoconservative, is a famed critic of neoconservatives in the Republican Party, but allowed ideologies further to the right to creep into the community he was building with the website. “He wasn’t pointing to anything racial, but he also wasn’t rushing to take race off the table,” McLaren recalled.

In 2008, McLaren drove to Gottfried’s office in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. He arrived as Gottfried was forming the H.L. Mencken Club, named for the early 20th century “free-thinker” and cultural critic who was said to hold racist and anti-Semitic views. It was through his involvement in the club that McLaren met Richard Spencer and other white nationalist leaders, such as Jared Taylor...

McLaren took up a position clerking for the Bureau of Disability Determination in Harrisburg in 2009. He left that clerking position and began pursuing a law degree at Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 2014. McLaren said he felt a need to “professionalize” himself.

Then he got a job working for the county. According to his LinkedIn profile, McLaren’s employment history shows a yearlong job as a law clerk at the Republican District Attorney David Freed’s office in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, which ended in April. The links between McLaren and the DA’s office were first reported by Injustice Today, a publication of the Fair Punishment Project.

Freed said McLaren held no power at the office. “McLaren assisted with legal research and summary (minor) offenses in traffic court,” Freed told The Intercept. “McLaren had no discretionary role in this office, he simply performed tasks as assigned.”…

Shortly before leaving the district attorney’s office, he took up a short-lived position in local politics, serving as treasurer of Cumberland County’s Young Republicans.

“Evan McLaren is not associated with our Young Republicans,” said Kaytee Moyer, the chair of the GOP group. “We started a chapter, he showed up at a meeting, and volunteered to be the treasurer, but then quickly stepped down.” She said he was only with the organization for a month, beginning in March.

McLaren said he left because he thought he was going to work for another federal judge, so activism in electoral politics would have been inappropriate. But he said that the local GOP had sought him out. While Trump’s candidacy had encouraged him to participate in the GOP, McLaren said he never held Republicans in high regard: “I think they’re failed leaders.”


The Intercept
Creede Newton
September 7 2017, 1:29 p.m.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011