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  • PA Mayor Fires Police Chief Over His Wife’s Pro-Trump FB Comments

    10/12/2020 8:43:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 11, 2020 | JAZZ SHAW
    This story took place over the past week or so but it’s just bubbling to the surface outside of the local news beat. In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mayor Danene Sorace (D) held an extremely short press conference on October 2nd to announce the retirement of their Chief of Police, Jarrad Berkihiser. After briefly thanking him for his service, the Mayor took no questions from the press and departed. The Police Chief did not attend the event and issued no comment. Lancaster’s police chief was forced to retire because his wife posted positive comments about President Trump on Facebook, according to the...
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania police chief to retire after his wife’s pro-Trump Facebook posts irritated Mayor

    10/12/2020 9:31:23 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 27 replies
    Reclaim The Net ^ | 10/12/2020 | Didi Rankovic
    A career of the police chief in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has been cut short after his wife supported President Trump in a comment to a Facebook post. 49-year-old Jarrad Berkihiser, faced an ultimatum from the mayor, Democrat Danene Sorace, to either retire or be fired, and eventually chose the former. The account of this controversy comes from until recently the head of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) for Lancaster, John Fiorill, who said Berkihiser had turned to the organization for advice once he was asked to step down on account of his wife’s opinion expressed online. On September 27, Kristy...
  • Rioting Newspaper Employee Arrested And Held On $1,000,000 Bail In Lancaster While Paper Tries To Hide It

    09/17/2020 8:03:18 AM PDT · by euram · 25 replies
    Matthew Modderman is an employee with the LNP Media Group which owns and operates LNP Online, Lancaster’s premier source for local news. His name is listed among several others who were charged for their involvement in the incredibly violent riot that took place as a result of the lawful killing of a black man who charged at police officers with a knife. Each of those individuals is also being held on a $1,000,000 bond despite protests from Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman. Pennsylvania’s judiciary is wisely not playing around.
  • Lancaster County prosecutors respond to outrage over ‘exorbitantly high’ $1 million bail set for protesters

    09/16/2020 11:51:26 AM PDT · by lightman · 45 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 16 September A.D. 2020 | Jenna Wise
    The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is trying to set the record straight after outrage erupted over the $1 million bail set for a number of people protesting in Lancaster Sunday night. Criminal justice advocates and politicians took issue with bail set for seven of the 13 protesters accused of rioting and vandalizing downtown Lancaster during protests over the police shooting death of 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz. The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania — demanding answers from the courts and District Attorney Heather Adams — took particular issue, describing the $1 million bail in a Tuesday statement as “exorbitantly high.”...
  • "Book 'em, Danno" – and Throw Away the Key

    09/16/2020 4:44:14 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-16-20 | MOTUS
    Do you want less ANTIFA? ‘Alleged’ perpetrators in the Lancaster, PA riots  Because this is how you get less ANTIFA: Throw The Book At Them! Judge throws the book at 13 alleged Lancaster rioters and sets $1M bail for seven of them - after they 'tried to storm police precinct' in the wake of fatal cop shooting of crazed black knifeman And on another note: we need to re-establish those psychiatric hospitals that were so beneficently closed after the Hollywood version of Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest hit the screen. Ricardo Munoz brandishing a long knife just...
  • Lancaster police chief: Officer was justified in using deadly force when confronted by man with knife

    09/15/2020 5:45:56 PM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies
    WGAL ^ | 15 September A.D. 2020 | Meredith Jorgensen
    LANCASTER, Pa. — Lancaster police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser said an officer who shot and killed a man armed with a knife was in imminent danger of losing his life and acted appropriately. The police shooting death of 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz on Sunday was captured on an officer's body cam. Looking at that body cam video, Berkihiser said his officer's actions were justified. "There's been some question about, you know, where was the officer's backup? And should the officer have waited for backup? And that's a good question, and we can't always wait for backup," he said. Berkihiser said the officer...
  • Lancaster protesters held on whopping $1 million bail each after alleged riots

    09/15/2020 10:26:03 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 15 2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    A Pennsylvania judge threw the book at several protesters — setting their bail at $1 million each — for allegedly rioting in wake of the police shooting of a knife-wielding Lancaster man. Lancaster police nabbed a dozen people and one juvenile for staging the riots around 3 a.m. Monday in clashes that culminated in police deploying tear gas at the crowd. The overnight violence came on the heels of the death of Ricardo Munoz, the mentally ill 27-year-old who was seen on body cam footage charging at a cop with a knife in hand. The officer shot and killed Munoz...
  • Protesters demand cops let themselves be stabbed or shot

    09/14/2020 4:18:01 PM PDT · by karpov · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14, 2020 | Heather Mac Donald
    If the nation’s police officers walked off the job today, it would be hard to blame them. Sunday’s anti-cop riots in Lancaster, Penn., have made the current de facto rules of engagement clear: Officers may never defend themselves against lethal force if their attacker is a minority. They should simply accept being shot or stabbed as penance for their alleged racism. In Lancaster, an officer responded to a domestic violence call at a residence where a man had stabbed four people last year. As the officer approached the house, a female escaped out the front door. A man — the...
  • Lancaster man killed by cop was previously busted in quadruple stabbing

    09/14/2020 11:38:49 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 14 2020 | Lia Eustachewich and Aaron Feis
    The blade-wielding Pennsylvania man shot dead by police — triggering destructive protests demanding justice — was previously busted in 2019 for knifing four people in the city, according to his lawyer and officials. Before Ricardo Munoz, 27, made the fatal decision to rush a cop while waving a knife on Sunday, he was charged with stabbing or slashing two men, a woman and a 16-year-old boy in and near a Lancaster home in March of last year. “He is the individual who was shot yesterday,” confirmed public defender Elizabeth Low, who represented Munoz in the aggravated assault case.
  • Protests erupt after police shoot knife-wielding man who charged cop in Lancaster

    09/14/2020 10:43:09 AM PDT · by karpov · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14, 2020 | Elizabeth Rosner and Lia Eustachewich
    Protesters poured onto the streets of Lancaster, Pennsylvania Sunday night calling for “justice” — for a man shot dead by police while charging at an officer with a knife. Body camera footage showed Ricardo Munoz, 27, brandishing a knife and wielding it over an officer’s head as cops responded to a domestic disturbance around 4:15 p.m. The blade-wielding Lancaster, Pennsylvania, man shot dead by police was previously busted in 2019 for knifing four people in the city, according to his lawyer and officials. It was not the first time he’s been accused of a knife attack. Protesters marched from the...
  • WATCH: Tensions High as Unconfirmed Reports Police Shot an Autistic Man in Lancaster, PA

    09/13/2020 6:05:33 PM PDT · by wrrock · 51 replies
    TB ^ | 9/13/2020 | Evan
    Protesters in Lancaster, PA are increase the intensity of the protests as conflicting reports circulate and crowds make their way to the Lancaster police station to protest. Tensions extremely high. In the past hour (7:50pm EST to 8:50pm EST) crowds at the Lancaster police department have swelled to several hundred people. Protesters in Lancaster, PA have shared the following A 14-28 autistic boy/man was shot by police (most protesters are sharing that the deceased is an adult male now).The deceased is a black or Hispanic male (the vast majority of reports from protesters identify him as Hispanic).The police officer shot...
  • Officers fatally shot man in Lancaster city after reported disturbance: police (videos) (Pennsylvania)

    09/13/2020 4:08:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 54 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | September 13 | Dan Nephin
    Police have shot and killed a man after a domestic disturbance on Sunday, according to the Lancaster Bureau of Police. Officers were dispatched at 4:15 p.m. to the 300 block of Laurel Street for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress.
  • Police seek ID on woman accused of shoving, striking teen who lowered mask in Lancaster County store

    08/10/2020 9:32:01 AM PDT · by lightman · 47 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 August A.D. 2020 | Steve Marroni
    Police in Lancaster County are looking for a woman they say assaulted a 14-year-old girl for lowering her mask to talk on a cellphone in a store last month. Manheim Township Police say the incident occurred July 15 at the Dollar Tree on the 800 block of Plaza Boulevard. A group of teenagers was inside the store when one of the teens lowered her mask to use a cell phone, police say. This prompted the pictured woman to become angry, yell at the 14-year-old and order her to wear a mask, according to police. The teens left the store, but...
  • EPIC! Joe Biden Emerges From His Basement to be Greeted by Line of Pro-Trump Supporters and a Trump Truck Outside Lancaster, PA Event (VIDEO)

    06/25/2020 8:16:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/25/2020 | Cristina Laila
    Joe Biden emerged from his Delaware basement and traveled to Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Thursday to speak with families about the ‘Affordable Care Act.’Biden was greeted by a line of pro-Trump supporters waving Trump 2020 flags. The Trump supporters waved Trump 2020 flags and held up signs that read “Beijing Biden” and “Sleepy Joe.”WATCH:CLICK ABOVE ARTICLE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
  • Man, 22, with coronavirus is arrested for rioting at a Black Lives Matter protest without a face mask and refusing to social distance, even though he knew he was infected [Lancaster PA]

    06/03/2020 11:19:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:56 EDT, 3 June 2020 | Leah Simpson
    A man who was arrested for rioting at a Black Lives Matter demonstration of 250 people in Pennsylvania has told authorities that he went out without a face mask despite knowingly having coronavirus. Julio V. Torres, 22, wasn’t practicing social distancing measures at the event on Monday and drew attention to himself when he threw “objects which could cause bodily harm at police officers” and spoke to other individuals in the crowd “appearing to be directing their actions”. After he removed a barricade outside Lancaster Police Station and threw it into the middle of the street, cops chased him down,...
  • Lancaster joins growing list of counties that plan to reopen ahead of Gov. Wolf’s timetable

    05/10/2020 3:18:19 PM PDT · by lightman · 13 replies
    Pennnlive ^ | 10 May A.D. 2020 | Steve Marroni
    Lancaster County has joined the growing list of counties resisting the coronavirus restrictions put in place by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. In a letter to the governor dated Saturday and signed by numerous Lancaster County lawmakers and commissioners, they asked Wolf to formally move Lancaster County out of the red designation and into yellow under the plan to reopen the state. They note the county is prepared to do so on Friday, adding, “We prefer to act with your cooperation, but we intend to move forward with a plan to restore Lancaster County.” Republican commissioner majorities in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin,...
  • Lancaster Woman Imprisoned in Egypt Since Last Summer Is Released

    05/05/2020 1:16:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    PENNLIVE ^ | May 05, 2020
    An American schoolteacher imprisoned in Egypt for nearly a year without trial has been freed by Egyptian authorities and returned home to the United States, the State Department said Monday. Reem Desouky, 47, a dual Egyptian-American citizen and single mother from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was arrested on arrival at the Cairo Airport with her teenage son in July 2019 and hauled off to Qanatir Prison outside the capital. She faced charges of running a Facebook page critical of the Egyptian government. Security officials had confiscated her phone and interrogated her about her political opinions and social medias posts, according to her...
  • California mayor: Death may await shutdown protesters who violate 'social distancing laws' and are 'locked up in an overcrowded jail'

    04/23/2020 8:08:30 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 71 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 04/23/2020 | Dave Urbanski
    "We were notified a group is planning a similar protest in Lancaster," Parris wrote. "Make no mistake people who deliberately violate the social distancing laws, and the laws requiring that we all wear a mask will be identified, arrested, and prosecuted." His words got tougher: "Do not mess with us. You will not endanger the lives of our hardworking families because of some misguided civil liberties argument." Then his coup de grace: "The quote is: Give me Liberty or Give me Death. Being arrested and locked up in an overcrowded jail just might result in granting you your wish."
  • Natural gas developers banking on report to prevent Pa. fracking ban

    10/13/2019 7:37:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 13, 2019 | Steve Bittenbender
    Natural gas developers in Pennsylvania are hoping a recent water quality report by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission could squelch plans for a fracking ban that’s currently being considered by the neighboring Delaware River Basin Commission. The SRBC’s Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network report, which was released last month, revealed that water quality scores at 14 of the 16 stations in the basin were in the “good” or “excellent” categories According to a fact sheet from the Susquehanna commission, the monitoring stations are located in areas where active drilling takes place, as well as areas free of development, in order...
  • Pentagon identifies soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    03/23/2019 4:54:05 PM PDT · by McGruff · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2019 | Ryan Browne and Jamie Crawford
    The Pentagon has identified two soldiers killed Friday in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan as a result of what it said were wounds sustained while engaged in combat. The two soldiers were identified as Spc. Joseph Collette of Lancaster, Ohio, 29, and Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Group in Fort Carson, Colorado, and Lindsay was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Fort Carson. Two US defense officials told CNN Friday that the two US service members were killed during a...