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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

West Easton Borough Has Something To Hide

Florida Turtle Killers Arrested, Charged with Felony, Misdemeanor

News is here.

My last blog about this news is here.

I prefer an eye for an eye in this one. Thats right. Light them on fire and then beat them to death, publically.

Excerpt Reads:

Jennifer Emoke Greene, 18, and a 15-year-old girl, both from Orange Park, face charges including felony cruelty to animals after an extremely disturbing video surfaced on Facebook last week. The threatened gopher tortoise is seen being kicked, lit on fire and ultimately crushed to death.

Two teenage girls who filmed themselves setting fire to a small gopher tortoise before crushing it to death have been arrested, according to Florida wildlife officials.
Jennifer Emoke Greene, 18, and a 15-year-old girl, both from Orange Park, face charges including felony cruelty to animals after a disturbing video surfaced on Facebook last week.
The girls were seen kicking and pouring a flammable liquid on the tiny tortoise before setting it on fire while laughing as it tried to escape the flames.
"Burn baby, burn baby. Now you're scared of us, huh?" says one of the animal abusers.
A second video allegedly captured one of the two girls then stomping on the animal's shell until it broke and the tortoise died.

Jennifer Emoke Greene, 18, and a 15-year-old girl were arrested on charges of felony cruelty to animals. Greene faces up to five years in prison.

Gopher tortoises are a threatened wildlife species in the state of Florida and consequently protected under state law.
"We take these issues very seriously," said Col. Calvin Adams, director of the Florida Wildlife Conservation's Division of Law Enforcement. "We appreciated the help from the public and our partners in working to protect our valuable natural resources."
Authorities said they were tipped off to the video on July 15.
The two girls were arrested this week and charged with felony cruelty to animals, a third-degree felony, and taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise, a second-degree misdemeanor.

If convicted, Greene faces up to five years in prison on the animal cruelty charge and up to 60 days in jail and/or a $500 fine for the misdemeanor charge.

The younger teen will be prosecuted as a juvenile.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

LANDMARK DECISION: Another Big Win For the Second Amendment: Palmer vs. District of Columbia

Yesterday (yes Saturday) , after a 5 year Court battle beginning in 2009, the District of Columbia law which bans the carrying of firearms outside one's home, has been struck down as unconstitutional. And here's the best part:

"The decision leaves no gray area in gun-carrying rights.

Judge Sculin extensively referenced the Supreme Court decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010) to concluding “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia's total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.”

The court ordered the city to now allow residents from the District and other states to carry weapons within its boundaries."

News coverage and Court decision is here.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

West Easton Borough Votes To Violate Sunshine Act , 4-1

Kelly Gross: A Tyrant With A Gavel Is A Danger To The Public

At its last monthly meeting on 7/14/2014, West Easton Borough Council voted 4-1 (DePaul dissenting) to move the public comment section to the end of the meeting. Its no secret that West Easton Borough, led by its tyrant Council President Kelly Gross, detests the public, and wants no public input. As shown below, Public Comment must be conducted before the Council takes official action, not after.  They have hit a record number of appeals in Harrisburg, being the number one PA Borough for Open Public Records Appeals. They have violated the provisions of the Sunshine Act, listed below. Please attend the next meeting on Monday 8/11/2014 to protest this illegal violation. I am told Solicitor Christy Schlottman had no objection to this illegal move by Borough Council. Kelly Gross has a 22 years history of throwing tantrums at public meetings, walking out of public meetings and banging her gavel, violently and incessantly, at open public meetings to silence the public. The time has come for We The People to demand change in West Easton. 


Section 710.1 Public participation

(a) General rule. Except as provided in subsection (d), the board or council of a political subdivision, or of an authority created by a political subdivision shall provide a reasonable opportunity at each advertised regular meeting and advertised special meeting for residents of the political subdivision or of the authority created by a political subdivision or for taxpayers of the political subdivision or of the authority created by a political subdivision or for both, to comment on matters of concern, official action or deliberation which are or may be before the board or council prior to taking official action. The board or council has the option to accept all public comment at the beginning of the meeting. If the board or council determines that there is not sufficient time at a meeting for residents of the political subdivision or of the authority created by a political subdivision or for taxpayers of the political subdivision or of the authority created by the political subdivision or for both to comment, the board or council may defer the comment period to the next regular meeting or to a special meeting occurring in advance of the next regular meeting.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Illegal Immigrant Children Have More Rights Than Taxpaying Citizens in America

18 out of 20 Illegal Immigrant children failed to show in court for their hearing:

But there was a remedy for this problem. The Immigration Judge chalked the no-shows up to problems with proper notice by mail, and lack of attorney representation. He could have issued a deportation order. Excerpt from news article says:

"The youths were among 20 from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala who were set to appear in federal immigration court Tuesday for initial deportation hearings. But they weren’t there — 18 of the children whose cases were set to be heard didn’t show up Tuesday for court.

It was an absentee rate that federal Immigration Judge Michael Baird said was “highly unusual,” so high that he reset the hearings for Aug. 11 rather than possibly issuing a deportation order.
Baird said he was concerned that the children may not have received proper notice of the hearings from the government. Attorney Lynn Javier, with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, agreed that it was “prudent” to reset the hearings.

The children are among about 100,000 juveniles who have entered the U.S. without a parent in the last two fiscal years, according to Homeland Security. None of the children set to appear on Tuesday had an attorney, a swelling reality that inspired Dallas Catholic Bishop Kevin Farrell on Monday to appeal to attorneys to step up to provide free services.

The judge’s decision drew praise from local immigration lawyers. Paul Zoltan, an immigration attorney in Dallas, called the decision “classy,” saying the children would have time to get attorneys and any mailing errors could be corrected."

Thats swell to see felonies that are met with the benefit of the doubt, a second bite at the apple, and a new chance at a scheduled re-hearing.

Law abiding taxpayers like myself, who have lived here 44 years years and paid taxes don't have that kind of luck or right , at least in Northampton County. I could only have hoped and wished for the same treatment from the county that I have paid taxes to for 15 years. Instead, a secret trial was held specifically for Bernie O'Hare on 3/11/14, after I failed to appear for lack of notice. There was no free lawyer either.

If the judge in this case realized that my absence was "highly unusual" because I literally live inside the courthouse defending West Easton lawsuits, perhaps justice would have prevailed, and the unrepentant blogger would have received no reward. The 22 page transcript of the secret hearing will be posted here soon.

It is a rambling manifesto of lies and half truths, spoken from the mouth of a disgraced and disbarred lawyer who can dish it out, but cant take it. The only thing missing from the transcript was the violin,  blubbering tears, and uncontrollable sobbing. Perhaps, with some effort, I can annotate the transcript into a cartoon, complete with lyrics. Only a circus court would hand out a $67,000 reward to a person who failed to support his testimony with evidence, and who hasn't worked a single solitary day in 3 decades.

Perhaps this immigration case can serve as case law for my pending Superior Court appeal, regarding proper notice for trial, and fundamental fairness under the 4th and 14th Amendments.  When illegal immigrants have more rights than the tax paying citizenry, its time to take a stand and turn things around. The Lehigh Valley Tea Party has taken up this precise issue, and will be discussing it in more detail at its next regular meeting, on 8/1/2014, 7pm, Chrins Center, Palmer Township.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

West Easton Defends Its "NO FAX" Rule

Instead of simply feeding 8 pages of paper through its fax machine, West Easton Borough prefers to pay its solicitor to argue why the minutes cannot be faxed. (After a 2 mill tax hike, a savings of $165K annually on a defunct EPD police contract, and a $50K annual windfall in DUI center impact fees)
 Ironically, it is West Easton Borough Council President Kelly Gross who was almost prosecuted for a felony involving a leaked firearms application that she stole from a Northampton County Sheriff. She claimed, through the DA, that she feared for her safety, and needed the info, to make her feel safe from one particular Borough resident (who has creamed them 7 times in court, pro se).  Also ironic, it is this same council person that has incessantly complained to police, the DA and the Sheriff, that the "Requestor" is harassing staff, threatening staff, and is such a danger to the Borough, that Borough Hall has been on lockdown for 2 years. She blames requestor for the resignation of a former Clerk, Jill Garcia, who was too afraid to come to work, all because of "Requestor" and her menacing words. 

See the affidavit below. Looks like another Clerk went packing. I wonder what the excuse is this time , since "Requestor" never even met, or knew that there was a new temporary clerk. Logic would follow that if this "Requestor" presents such a danger to staff, they would do anything possible to keep this person away from Borough offices. But thats not the case. Instead of simply faxing or emailing an 8 page document, they have set up a procedure that requires this dangerous menace to present herself at Borough Offices.

Anyone have a bridge to sell? Dont be fooled by the signature at the bottom of the affidavit. Kelly Gross runs every aspect of Borough business and is now recording minutes at each meeting, in violation of Borough Code, without a tape recorder. She is also acting as the Borough manager, the treasurer, the Zoning Officer, all in violation of Borough Code, and the only person allowed to hand out permits/ code inspections. 

Does anyone think the time has come to merge with Wilson? West Easton now has a 14.2 mill rate compared to 14.5 in Wilson, but Wilson has a police force and a staff present in the offices to handle day to day operations. A merger can be accomplished through an agreement with Wilson, or through a referendum. As West Easton continues to hemorrhage cash on RTK appeals, this seems like the right choice. They have also decided to appeal the recent loss, decided by Judge Koury, that ruled in favor of "Requestor" in 2 dockets, and 6 complicated issues. Apparently, Solicitor Christy Scholttmann was angry with a one page affirmation in favor of Requestor, and against West Easton, and now must waste more taxpayer cash to get even.  She needs to head back to law school. A judge is not required to cite any case law in an OOR petition for review, unless he reverses the OOR. 

I would say a top to bottom clean-out is needed at Borough Hall, or a full fledged merger with Wilson Borough. Kelly Gross is an expensive mess who must be voted out.