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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.

Monday, January 22, 2018

We elected Deborah Bookman to Coatesville City Council. She has the persona of a drug dealer.

I think Deborah Bookman isn’t a drug dealer, that it’s a persona. 

Her black car with opaque windows. Her campaign video made by Harvey “Bitsy” Legree. Legree, an “ex drug dealer”, also made a “don’t snitch” video for convicted murderer Duron “Gotti” Peoples. 

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. 


TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007 

"Stop Snitcing" Producer Claims New Path 


Deborah Bookman is probably no more connected to the drug business than other residents of Coatesville. 

I do think that some Coatesville residents want a city council that goes easy on drug sellers. I think some Chester County, public officials, attorneys and landlords profit from the illegal drug business. A bad combination for any town.

What I’m getting at is, a significant number of Coatesville voters like having the ability to make some extra cash selling drugs. They might not want to be career criminals. They see it as a way to get a nest egg to pursue creating a legal lifestyle.

In fact all across America in remote areas and big cities, almost everyone has some connection to the illegal drug business. And for many people, $100,000 to $1,000,000 a year seems like a way to get a leg up in life.  Except that most people either are in prison or dead before a year is up.

Drug selling in Coatesville is not exceptional. We’re about the national average. 


Maybe most importantly most of us have difficulty seeing a difference between legal and illegal businesses.  

President Donald Trump, his son in law Jared Kushner, and his son Eric Trump have businesses allegedly financed by laundering money for Russian oligarchs and other criminal enterprises. If money laundering stops the Trump business model would allegedly collapse. 

“A close look at the record suggests that The Trump Organization arguably behaved a great deal like the organized crime syndicates, which have been targeted as criminal conspiracies in the past.” 
Donald Trump and Criminal Conspiracy Law - Center for American Progress

“He told the committee that he had looked at the Trump golf courses in Scotland and Ireland as part of his research. Asked whether he saw Russian money involved with them, he replied: “Well, we saw what Eric Trump [the second son of the president] said about Russian money being available for his golf – for the golf course projects, making remarks about having unlimited sums available."
US Congress asks if Russian money funded Trump golf courses

"Three Purdue Pharma executives pleaded guilty in 2007 to federal criminal charges that they misled regulators, doctors and patients about OxyContin’s risk of addiction and its potential to be abused. The company settled for a record $600m. But no members of the Sackler family were charged or mentioned... 
There are rival drugs on the market, but OxyContin is widely considered to be ground zero in the US opioid epidemic. The federal agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reported in 2017 that 91 people are dying every day in the US from drug overdoses, 60% of which involve opioids. Deaths from prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999... 

“Purdue Pharma has no integrity, it’s the opposite, the evil manipulation of vulnerable people. It’s disgusting,” she says.“ 

“'I don’t know how they live with themselves' – artist Nan Goldin takes on the billionaire family behind OxyContin”

 So where’s the shame for some little guy selling drugs to make ends meet?


I don’t believe selling drugs is a way to get ahead in life. In fact the “War on Drugs” is designed to trap people, in particular Black people in a lifetime drug selling to prison cycle until they’re old men and women. 


Coatesville desperately needs to shake our reputation as a drug selling depot for Chester County.

I don’t know where our new Coatesville City Council is going to take us, but they seem to be falling apart at the starting line.

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