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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.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Would the JTTF investigate Texas package bombings? Does a JTTF now exist? I was a small part of the JTTF (Joint Terrorism Task Force) in Chester County, PA. I continued after Tom Hogan left as federal prosecutor.

I’m not sure of this but I suspect the JTTF was disbanded when Jeff Sessions was appointed as Attorney General. 

The people involved in the JTTF are still around. 

When District Attorney Hogan was a federal prosecutor, he worked extensively with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. The prosecutors and agents understood that their job was to stop crime before the bombs went off and the bullets started to fly. The unofficial motto of the group was, “If we succeed, you will never hear about us. If we fail, nobody will ever forget our names.”  

The JTTF quietly took off groups that were planning attacks on police stations, places of worship, government buildings, and other civilian targets. This sort of work places extraordinary pressure on law enforcement to keep the public safe. Chester County law enforcement works with local, state, and federal agencies at all levels to monitor and prevent active shooters. 

Op/Ed: Chester County prepared for active shooter incidents 
Mar 14th, 2018 

"Residents may not have noticed them, but they were here when they set off pipe bombs, test-fired machine guns and taught bomb-making classes. 
They blended right in  
‘They look like us. They sound like us. They are us,’ said Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas P. Hogan Jr., assigned to coordinate investigations and prosecute cases with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. 
During the trial, testimony revealed that Hull was meeting with a cell of Aryan Nations and Klan members in the Parkesburg area and its vicinity, reaching into Lancaster County, where he gave instructional sessions on how to make bombs and use them against their perceived enemies. 

"Pop your bulb out here. There’s a couple of metal prods, sit down there with the wire raised to ’em and you take it to your steel wool," Hull explained to the group at a bomb-making meeting in September 2002, complete with diagrams and bomb components, which was taped by a government source who had infiltrated the group. 

Hull described leaving the disguised device in a black neighborhood and having an unsuspecting person turn it over and having it blow up.

Hull goes on at that meeting to discuss why the KKK -- a secret society devoted to advancing the supremacy of the white race over all other races -- and Aryan Nations -- an organization devoted to white nationalism and anti-Semitism founded specifically to propagate Neo-Nazi beliefs -- joined forces. 

The White Knights of the KKK were a Pennsylvania chapter of the organization. Hull declared himself the leader or Imperial Wizard of that group. 

"We got to get together and share resources ... start pointing to common goals," he said. 

During the trial, Hull was described as devising plans to bomb abortion clinics, police departments and the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant.

"Chester County thinks they don’t have anything to worry about," said Hogan. "But they do have something to worry about." 

He noted the major highways that cross through the county, a large commuter railroad and power plants on each side. 

"Those are major targets for terrorists, whether they be domestic or international, that we have to be aware of everyday," he said. 

"Statistically, another terrorist attack should have happened by now. The point is, it hasn’t happened and some of the credit goes to law enforcement at every level to cut it off before it happens." 

At the September 2002 bomb-making class, Hull also told his members that creating fear in people was their goal. 

"But, the whole idea behind terrorism is to terrorize. ... It’s psychological. It isn’t necessarily always the body count. It’s what you’re doing to them psychologically," Hull was recorded as saying.

Included in the jury’s guilty verdict were a number of charges pertaining to a disassembled pipe bomb that prosecutors said Hull gave to a cooperating federal witness and with distributing information about how to make or use pipe bombs. 

He was acquitted of charges stemming from incidents where two pipe bombs were set off in abandoned cars on Hull’s property outside of Pittsburgh. The defense argued that there was no evidence the bombs were Hull’s or that he advocated using them in crimes. 

During the trial, it was also revealed that Hull met with federal agents, posing as arms dealers, in the Honey Brook area. The group would test-fire machine guns and flash-bang grenades for possible purchase.

Agents also recorded a KKK cross-burning ceremony.

"Bullets, bombs, bloodshed and the Bible. That’s the only way we’re gonna to win this," he preached before the ceremony. "Anybody who goes down to their death fighting for this great cause, it’s a one-way trip to heaven."

Klansman faces sentencing on weapons, bomb charges 
 Published: Friday, February 25, 2005 


Austin Package Bombs Appear to Be Targeting Prominent Black Families



I doubt that David Wayne Hull is showing people how to make bombs in Texas:

Drug offense
Supervision begin date:
Jan 27, 2017
Supervision end date:
Jan 26, 2019
Current Location FT PIERCE, FL


“We’re currently in one of the hottest periods of extremist activity in the United States that I have seen in my 20 year career. This blows what we saw pre-Oklahoma City out of the water and makes it look like a kindergarten picnic. - Daryl Johnson Expert, Domestic Terrorism DT Analytics

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Two Republican bills in Pennsylvania Legislature would eleminate schools as polling places. Many Chester County Polls are at schools, including 3 polling places in the City of Coatesville.

GOP bill would eliminate Coatesville’s 2nd Ward, Coatesville Ward 4-1 and Coatesville’s 4-2 polling places.  All heavily Democratic polling places. CASH HS, South Brandywine & North Brandywine Elementary. Many other Chesco Polls also on GOP chopping block.

Morning Call

Bills seek to limit schools as Election Day polling locations in Pennsylvania


“The township made national news following the 2008 presidential election, when some voters were forced to wait literally all day in pouring rain in order to vote. Many voters had to leave without casting their votes, disenfranchised by inadequate polling facilities.

Despite numerous warnings before the election that the cramped polling place would cause problems, the County Board of Elections had refused to change the location of the polling place – a tiny community center that could accommodate only two lines of voters, a small number of privacy booths, and a single ballot scanner.  And even after the 2008 fiasco, the Board of Elections rejected a petition to move the polling place to the campus of Lincoln University, where it had previously been located for years.


Voting Access in Chester County | The Public Interest Law Center

CIA torture gal Gina Cheri Haspel to be director of CIA.-PA GOP candidate Rick Saccone in Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district also loves torturing people.

Haspel can be arrested if she shows up in Europe:

"Berlin, 6 June 2017 
Case Number: GBA 3 ARP 100/14-4 

With reference to: Our criminal complaint of 17 December 2014 and submissions of 28 July 2015 and 28 June 2016 – torture by US state agents and other persons
Subject: Follow-up submission on Ms. Gina Cheri Haspel, CIA Deputy Director since February 2017 

We submit the following information as a follow-up to our criminal complaint from 17 Dec. 2014 and our submissions of 28 July 2015 and 28 June 2016:
On 2 Feb. 2017 US President Donald Trump appointed Ms Gina Cheri Haspel as Deputy Director of the CIA. Gina Haspel has held various positions since joining the CIA in 1985. From 2002 to 2005 she was involved – in a manner relevant in terms of criminal liability – in the CIA’s rendition and torture program which we described in detail in the submission of 28 July 2015. Prior to this year, Gina Haspel’s work at the CIA was undercover, and it was only on her appointment as Deputy Director that her name, previous posts and areas of work became known. For this reason, it is only now possible to make submissions relating to her and to link her with some of the previously known incidents. 

We submit the following supplementary material:

 Gina Cheri Haspel, born 1 Oct. 1956, held the following positions, among others, at the CIA: Chief of Base (COB) at the “Cat’s Eye” or “Catseye” secret prison in Thailand in 2002, Chief of Staff for Jose A. Rodriguez Jr., Director of Operations at the CIA Counterterrorism Center, from 2003 to 2005, CIA Station Chief in various countries, and various senior positions in the CIA’s National Clandestine Service.

At the “Cat’s Eye” secret prison in Thailand, (referred to as DETENTION SITE GREEN in the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on CIA`s Detention and Interrogation Program), Mr Zayn Al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn, better known as Abu Zubaydah, was detained and tortured, in particular in August 2002. His case is one of the first and most emblematic cases of the CIA’s use of its newly approved torture methods. His case is set out in detail from page 17 of the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee Report of 9 December 2014.
The European Court of Human Right’s decision in Abu Zubaydah v. Poland also contains further information. The Court classified his treatment as torture in accordance with Art. 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (CASE OF HUSAYN (ABU ZUBAYDAH) v. POLAND, No. 7511/13, ECtHR (Fourth Section), decision from 24 July 2014. 

In our submission of 28 July 2015 we set out (pp. 15-20) how Abu Zubaydah was arrested, seriously injured, on 27 March 2002 and rendered to the “Cat’s Eye” prison in Thailand. During his initial detention period, Abu Zubaydah was interrogated by the FBI. The CIA discussed its own interrogation strategy and then took over the interrogation from the FBI. Abu Zubaydah was held in solitary confinement for 47 days from 18 June 2002.

"Saccone has written extensively about the need for torture, penning numerous columns and a book in which he made claims about useful intelligence gleaned from "waterboarding, stress positions, sleep deprivation, as well as threatening prisoners with execution, dogs, and electrocution" -- claims that were later retracted by the US government, which found that its torturers had lied about the usefulness of the intelligence they received after repeatedly simulating the execution of a suspect, subjecting him to more than 80 simulated drownings. 

Saccone's campaign website boasts of his experiences in Iraq "identifying, capturing, and interrogating insurgents." 

Saccone is the latest scandal-haunted, Trump-backed candidate whose manifest unfitness threatens to turn a safe red seat blue. He's no Roy Moore kid-fiddler, but like Moore, he advocates for eliminating the barrier between church and state. Saccone is backed by local billionaires who are flooding the airwaves with ads in support of his candidacy, while the Dem establishment has done little to support Democratic candidate Conor Lamb, despite Lamb's dynastic connection to the Democratic party (his grandfather was once Democratic majority leader of the PA state senate). But the region's local trade unions are still a powerful force, and they are backing Lamb aggressively, flipping away from the local AFL-CIO support of Trump in the 2016 election."



Sunday, March 4, 2018

So if Papa Doc Trump is “President for Life” will Eric Prince run his Tonton Macoute? Listen to the raucous applause from Trump’s donors when he said he could try being “President for Life”.

Corporations that our Supreme Court says are people now control government. The buck doesn’t stop at Trump’s desk it stops at some corporate headquarters.

Trump hinted at being president for life before. It's the reaction from his donors in this recording that is frightening.  

In the U.S. donors control our government.  Listen to the whoop & holler reaction from Trump donors. I’m assuming some of the donors at this Trump fundraiser are corporate leaders:

Will BunchMarch 4, 2018 — 3:01 AM EST

There are now many Democratic candidates following Bernie Sanders example of financing their campaigns from small donations, as little as $5.00. 

The 2018 primary elections might be the only chance we get to get our democracy back in the United States. So please vote in your primary election.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: Coatesville City Council hostile to Coatesville PD. -- Republicans embrace Oleg Deripaska / Paul Manafort 2009 - 2018.

Nine years ago Coatesville City Council was messing with police. 

Nine years ago Oleg Deripaska, Paul Manafort & Sen. John McCain were allegedly messing around on a yacht in the Adriatic Sea


Sunday, February 25, 2018


"The reason? The Associated Press reported Wednesday that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked with Deripaska a decade ago to advance Russian President Vladimir Putin’s interests and proposed a strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition in former Soviet states...

In addition, the Washington Post reported in January 2008 that Rick Davis, who was then the manager of Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, helped arrange a drinks-and-dinner meeting in January 2006 between Deripaska and a small group of U.S. senators, including McCain, near Davos, Switzerland, where the World Economic Forum was taking place.

According to the newspaper, seven months later, in August 2006, Davis, McCain and Deripaska attended a dinner in Montenegro, whose governing party had a contract with the lobbying firm that Davis ran together with Paul Manafort.

“Afterward, a group from the dinner took boats out to a nearby yacht moored in the Adriatic Sea, where champagne and pastries were served, partly in honor of McCain's 70th birthday,” the Washington Post reported."

Oligarch Tied to Manafort Has Past Links to Senior US Politicians

 Jonas Bernstein WASHINGTON

I wrote this in 2009:

Monday, February 9, 2009

Carroll urges volunteers for Obama to support ousting council members

For what ever reason the Daily Local News editors decided not to post this article in the Sunday Daily Local News, February 8, 2009 on line: 

Carroll urges volunteers for Obama to support ousting council members
By Dan Kristie


Elwood Dixon was miss-quoted, it was me that said:

“What I don’t want to see are more magistrates who are related to half of the criminals in this town”.

As for “yachts that belong to the Bulgarian Mafiya” 

A quick search on any of these words will turn up connections to Republicans: 
Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska 
Queen K, 
Washington-based intelligence firm, Diligence, chaired by GOP foreign policy hand 
Richard Burt 
One of the largest mega-yachts in the world, the Queen K
bay of Kotor. 
A few links:



Con man Rafaello Follieri and actress Anne Hathaway greet John McCain and his entourage in 2006.

Some of the stuff with the Republican Senators can be in the “what did they think these people are?” category. But the really scary stuff is when you link former US Congressman Kurt Weldon with refurbished Hungarian tanks and Russian espionage.
More on the Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA) Investigation: Part II
November 20, 2006, 8:05PM

In a recent thread about Rep. Curt Weldon, Citizen92 and I compiled information related to the FBI's investigation of Rep. Curt Weldon. Given that the thread became rather lengthy, I am continuing it here.
One of the six locations raided by the FBI last month in connection with the Weldon investigation was the office of John J. Gallagher, a Philadelphia lawyer who has been described as a long time friend and associate of Weldon.
Gallagher reportedly introduced both Itera, the Russian gas company, and Saratov Aviation, another Russian company, to Weldon's daughter, Karen. The two Russian companies then became clients of her "consulting" firms, Solutions North America and Solutions Worldwide.
Weldon's Firm Lobbied White House to Buy East European Arms for Iraq
By Sharon Weinberger July 08, 2008 | 12:04:00 PMCategories:

Weldon’s company Defense Solutions, Exton, PA

Albanian stockpiles of Chinese weapons sold on US Defense Department contracts to Afghanistan. Hungarian tanks and Russian arms to MOD in Iraq and Libya with a cut for ex-US congressman Weldon and his company. Former Pennsylvania governor and first Bush DHS head Tom Ridge unregistered lobbyist for Albania, to drum it up some homeland security and defense business. Disgraced ex congressman Bob Livingston representing Libya. There seems to be a pattern of arms dealers with access to East Europe stockpiles getting themselves hooked up with ex US government officials who can grease the way to Pentagon-overseen deals to sell to Iraq, Afghanistan and the markets made available by Bush admin Mid East policy. Quite a bazaar. One former US official comments, "I think they are all scumbags and the reason there is so much confusion is that everyone 'feels' that somehow, somewhere, Weldon is doing what the administration wants him to do."

Posted by Laura at July 3, 2008 06:27 PM 


Armed slave catcher/frontier vigilantes with 21st. Century weapons defending white children. Looks like a proposal for Papa Trump’s GOP Tonton Macoute to patrol schoolyards.

The Republican Party/Neo-KKK/NRA response to 17 dead  school children was, I suppose, predictable. 

President for life Papa Trump would love it.

I’m sure that armed school people victorious militias would be sure to the protect property rights of white people in the United States slave catcher tradition.

New York Magazine

"THE CONSTITUTION IS the sacred text of the civic religion that is U.S. nationalism, and that nationalism is inexorably tied to white supremacy. This week on Intercepted, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment, which is rooted in genocide and slave patrols, should be abolished. She describes the relationship between U.S. wars abroad and guns at home and tells the story of how the NRA was transformed from a sportsman’s club to a “white nationalist” organization." 

February 28 2018, 6:01 a.m.


Who'd have thunk it?

There's a direct connection between Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier and Donald Trump:

Donald Trump Sold an Apartment to a Brutal Haitian Dictator?
He sold the Trump Tower apartment to Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier through a Panamanian shell corporation in 1983. 

Papa Doc Trump? If there was a "Who Wants to Be a Dictator" show Donald Trump would be the MC.

The Inquirer
Opinion — Will Bunch
Xi whiz! Trump is a beacon of hope to world's emerging dictators 
Will Bunch
Updated: FEBRUARY 27, 2018 — 12:19 PM EST