Harrisburg, PA – Gloria Martin-Roberts appeared for a live interview Monday night on “Real Rap with Ron Chapel”, a local Harrisburg Facebook radio show. The topic of discussion was the Election Day #Rafflegate controversy in Harrisburg, PA.
The highlights of the scandal featured a voter raffle that offered cash and iPhone prizes. Campaign workers were posted at polling locations in the city on Election Day offering raffle tickets to potential voters. The initial claim by incumbent Mayor Eric Papenfuse suggested this raffle operated in cahoots with the write-in Mayoral campaign of Martin-Roberts, and was essentially bribing people to vote for her. This claim resulted in the ruling of a court injunction and subsequently the Dauphin County Sheriffs shutting down the campaign activity at the polls.
In the interview, Martin-Roberts disputed the claim that her campaign was involved and exposed Eric Papenfuse and Alex Hartzler for committing voter suppression at the polls on Election Day. She distanced her campaign from the raffle and adamantly cleared the name of herself and campaign treasurer James Ellison.
Martin-Roberts detailed the timeline of events that preceded Alex Hartzler summoning hired men from the Cork & Fork staff to intimidate campaign workers and voters at the polls. It was also mentioned that prior to the election, Harrisburg School Board Director candidate Carrie Fowler was circulating unauthorized distasteful material that falsely represented the Gloria Martin-Roberts Mayoral Campaign.
This account of the situation sheds light on the questionable reporting of Pennlive and theBurg throughout this controversy, and their apparent conflict of interest with the Harrisburg Mayor. It also has brought new attention to the severity of the democratic in-fighting in Harrisburg.
Harrisburg, PA – A grand jury will convene tomorrow to investigate circumstances surrounding the organization of a voter raffle held on election day at the polling places in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
PennLive.com originally reported an emergency injunction issued Tuesday November 7, 2017, that ordered sheriff’s deputies to visit all Harrisburg polling stations to collect raffle tickets from campaign workers.
Common Pleas Judge Scott Evans said in his ruling the ticket is “promoting of a particular race and suggestive of balloting.”
Legal issues have been expressed by various parties, including local developer Jeremy Hunter, and Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse.
Initially Papenfuse suggested that the voter raffle was directly tied to a write-in campaign of a candidate who was challenging his uncontested position on the ballot.
From the other campaign, it’s been alleged that Papenfuse was engaging in voter suppression on election day and is attempting to blackball the names of those who were campaigning for Martin-Roberts. Defense Attorneys may argue that the raffle is fully legal based on examples of similar voter rallies in California and elsewhere.
Harrisburg, PA – City council turned down the posposal for Eastern University to lease unused space in the City Hall building.
This was an opportunity for the city to rent out space in the basement of the city government property, and Eastern University offered to spend $600,000 on building renovations.
Of the rejected deal, Harrisburg resident Anthony Harrell says: “City Council I am with you on this, the mayor sprung this on you and the citizens, and he already had it set up!”
Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse responded: “We are going to take taxpayer dollars to help fix a building instead of potholes and playgrounds, and to me, it was a no-brainer, and we should have moved forward with a partnership with Eastern.”
Beau Brown, a 17 year commercial real estate veteran says he can help Eastern University find an alternative site.
He was in favor of the proposed deal, and stated in the past that it seemed like Eastern U and the administration worked hard on the feasibility exercise to locate at city hall.
Brown stated that despite prior disagreements with the administration – he believes that he could serve both the client and the city’s interests by finding a site where the city can still benefit directly or indirectly.
This was a clean partnership proposal and it shouldn’t fall to the back burner.
Let’s work together to find a beneficial alternative.
Harrisburg, PA – After an early day trip to Canada to meet with Prime Minister Trudeau, President Trump visited Harrisburg on Wednesday (Oct. 11,2017) to discuss job creation through his new tax plan. Network host Sean Hannity was also in town to interview the President about his new plan for America.
Trump spoke in front of an audience of roughly 1,000 people, including lots of truckers, against a backdrop of big rigs at a local air plane hangar. Trump pitched a plan that would dramatically cut corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 20 percent, reduce the number of personal income tax brackets and boost the standard deduction.
The meeting also included 50-100 people invited through political and business circles, including David Black and members of CREDC.
Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse has been vocally outspoken against the President of the United States.
Is Papenfuse willfully resisting Trump? In thefollowing video, under the guise of a “grassroots” effort, Papenfuse inspired the anti-Trump anarchists who advocate for mob-rule:
The local developer/publisher bought the election of Papenfuse, Patty Kim, and Cornelius Johnson. He has already returned on his original investment through WCI, and has likely profited significantly from the so-called ‘pay-for-play’ scheme.
Hartzler uses his twitter account and media outlet ‘theBurg‘ to sow discord in America, and to indoctrinate the Harrisburg population by attempting to normalize leftist ideology.
Specifically, Hartzler influences the midtown Harrisburg yuppie crowd, who is 100% complacent in spreading extreme leftist ideology that creates a divide in our nation.
With no regard for credibility in his sources, on a daily basis the publisher retweets the most trending anti-Trump stories. These postings dictate the narratives that are purveyed by his close followers.
With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!
Much of the #FakeNews that is purveyed by the anti-Trump resistance is based in partisan opinion, and often the supporting facts in these stories have been debunked by various competing media outlets. Another tactic of these leftist; to develope a false narrative based on a typical daily interaction, then create liberal outrage and backlash.
It has also be suggested by Harrisburg insiders that “TheBurg and it’s 2nd command, Lawrance Binda has accepted the torch passed to it by #FakeNews alpha-dog; Pennlive. Binda consistently imposes his views for himself and his boss as “truth” and believes that Midtown is the center of the universe, where terms for everyone are dictated.”
This liberal media has perverted the mind of many Americans who now believe wholeheartedly in the anti-Trump news, and even network executives are willing to condone violence against Trump supporters:
The leftist controlled media has created a revolution of anarchist who wish to overthrow the government:
The Washington Post has also been a leading source in the leftist war on Trump.
However, more recently The Washington Post has displayed hints of a shifting political culture toward the ‘Make America Great Again’ movement, evident in this recent opinion piece predicting a win for Trump in 2020.
Overwhelming, public opinion stands against the disadvantages of globalization on America, and the MSM is showing signs of beginning to shift towards that pro-national sentiment. Will our local publisher follow suit with the patriotic shift in mainstream media culture? Will Papenfuse and company follow along?
Can't believe I finally got a good story in the @washingtonpost. It discusses the enthusiasm of "Trump" voters through campaign….
Within a week of President Trump suggesting to challenge media license, suddenly all the real news finally breaks with the MSM. Now it has been exposed that Hillary sold 20% of Our Uranium to Russia for their nuclear program. Hillary rigged the DNC. Hillary and democrats paid $10 million for the fake dossier report on Trump just before the election.
Dauphin County released evidence today to the plaintiff, Timothy Rowbottom, in his case against Karl Singleton, Senior Advisor to Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse.
On May 09, 2017, around 9 p.m., the plantiff alleges that Mr. Singleton threatened the man in a physically intimidating manner, and alluded to knowing his home address. This incident occurred in the Harrisburg Hilton Hotel during the 2017 Mayoral debate. Singleton and Rowbottom were both in attendance at the debate event that took place that evening in the 2nd floor Ballroom.
When Rowbottom attempted to serve the Harrisburg Police department today, he was told “No” they can’t accept the supoena.
When asked to put it in writing, HBG PD complied and accepted the supoenas for more evidence.
Harrisburg City Solicitor Neil Grover also attempted to withhold evidence when he aggressively approached the plaintiff in city hall recently.
In a similar politically motivated threat, it’s also been alleged that the defendant Karl Singleton physically threatened Dauphin County Commissioner Jeffrey Haste after an informal meeting several years ago. That particular incident was broken up by other county officials who were present.
Harrisburg, PA – The Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority (HRA) & HBG Economic Development Director Jackie Parker is accused of bypassing the legal planning process in order to steal property in Allison Hill. Harrisburg officials violated the Urban Redevelopment Act of PA.
In a letter sent to Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority solicitor Stu Magdule, a Harrisburg resident presents the solid case against the illegal processes. It is detailed how Harrisburg City coordinated a subversion of private property rights and ownership, by using the Brownfield planning fund.
A private attorney counciling the citizen believes this could spark a grand jury investigation. The call is for the United States attorney general to intervene.
The letter was certified and sent to the following recipients:
Eric Papenfuse, Neil Grover, Bryan Davis, George Payne, Harrisburg City Council, Harrisburg Planning Commision, Dauphin County Commissioners, John DiSanto, Edward Marsico, Josh Shapiro, Jeffrey Sessions
City Council and the planning commission were sent certified copies of the letter because HRA kept them in the dark
Harrisburg, PA – “The announcement that Amazon would build a $5 billion facility supporting 50,000 jobs immediately lit up social media. Some local citizens and officials suggested that the sprawling, for-sale Harrisburg State Hospital grounds off Cameron Street would be a perfect fit.” – theBurg
However, varying political agendas almost squashed the deal before it gained traction. An essential component of the proposal requires cooperation between Harrisburg Mayor and the president of the Regional Chamber, among other opposing forces.
David Black, president of Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and CREDC initially said: “Harrisburg is too small to put in a bid, but I do think there’s an opportunity to put in a bid with partners in York and Lancaster.”
Harrisburg City Councilman Westburn Majors expressed motivation to engage local government and private entities together in this process. “It is my hope that the administration can work with the county, the commonwealth, local business groups such as the Chamber, CREDC, etc., to determine if putting in an application is something that they would consider,” Majors said.
Brandon Flood and Beau Brown, who are both active in local & state politics, also engaged in the social media conversation. Brown expressed deep interest and insight into the potential Amazon deal, and began drafting preliminary concepts for a proposal in front of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Meanwhile, Bruce P Weber (HBG City Director of Finance) who is very active on social media, often echos the perspective of Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse. The tone of Weber seemed to brush off the Amazon deal as a no-go.
Jennie Jenkins makes an excellent point that preparing and proposing to Amazon executives would serve as a terrific protocol for organizing forces in Harrisburg, and potentially bringing future investment to the region.
Beau Brown flips the script on Weber when he compares former Harrisburg Mayor Steve Reed to the short-falls of the current administration. The City of Harrisburg was transformed under Mayor Steve Reed. He had an unmatched love for Harrisburg and equal drive & determination to get results.
A bold proposal was made by Beau Brown, who offered free services to help draw 50,000 Amazon jobs to Harrisburg. Brown published an advertisement for his proposal stating that in fact Harrisburg can fulfill the requirements, and the posting was circulated around on social media.
Perhaps Harrisburg leaders and CREDC heard the calls of the community, because within 2 weeks, a new twist to the story was reported by Pennlive on 9/25/2017 when David Black says: “We’re pulling apart the RFP Amazon issued to see what we need.”
Harrisburg will partner with Lancaster, York, Cumberland & Lebanon counties to fulfill the metro requirement of the RFP.
Brown says that this is an opportunity to get face-time and build rapport for Harrisburg in front of one of the most powerful corporate owners in the world. Also, this experience will serve as excellent practice for pitching our region to investors. He also makes the point that proposing to Bezos would only be to the potential benefit of Harrisburg and the entire region. We should not pass up such an opportunity, as we are negotiating with an unpredictable entrepreneur, not a legislative body with strict rules to follow.
Beau Brown is uniquely qualified. He has a Reed-like drive and passion for the City of Harrisburg. Brown’s advocacy for the city is evident through the multiple published reports and editorials that have appeared in the Central Penn Business Journal, including this following article where Brown lays out a road map plan to land a deal such as the Amazon headquarters.
If Harrisburg and regional leaders are serious about this huge proposal, Brown’s negotiating and real estate experience should be utilized in making this deal.
Here, in a rare moment of clarity, Weber comes to his senses and recognizes the brilliance and potential in Brown’s proposal:
As reported by Newsweek, AntiFA is now considered a Domestic Terrorist Organization by the FBI and DHS:
In Harrisburg, PA, local city leaders have organized a forum to spread awareness for citizens to “Know Your Rights.” The panelist include a great cast of folks, other than one name that stands apart from the rest. This individual is a known AntiFA leader and has spewed Anti-Police rhetoric throughout town. Chris Siennick advises criminals how to manipulate law enforcement officers, and the criminal justice system.
This forum will be held in Harrisburg on September 27:
Chris Siennick is a known AntiFA leader who openly corresponds and organizes with violent AntiFA crews from Philadelphia:
Those protests were organized by Siennick and resulted in a police horse being stabbed with a flag pole, and police being sprayed with skin irritant chemicals.
It prompted Police in Harrisburg to request an additional $65,000 for riot gear:
Siennick is proud to admit that he is a paid agitator:
Siennick’s closest associates are anti-government extremist:
Host of the Harrisburg Hope event, Brandon Flood claims that no side show will take place under his watch. He also cites Siennick’s victim mentality going into this forum, and mentions that this list of panelist “may be augmented by one or two folks.”
Here is a collection of recent anti-Police rhetoric, more violent references will be released over time:
Siennick has no respect for the tough job of Police:
Siennick offers a $200 bounty for his followers to shoot down a HPD police drone:
Siennick also tracks and broadcasts the whereabouts of our HPD and their family members:
Update: In following up with this story, the individual who filed the complaint also has had his RTK request and subpoena for evidence intentionally withheld by city solicitor Neil Grover. Grover allegedly confronted the individual in an aggressive manner, and then told him he’d never give him the records. More RTK requests were filed immediately by the citizen.
Harrisburg, PA – In a motion recently filed by Timothy Rowbottom against the senior advisor to Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, Karl Singleton has been named in a $12,000 civil suit for threatening life of the Mayor’s constituent.
In a written statement by the plaintiff, it has be alleged that on May 09, 2017, around 9 p.m., the defendant, Mr. Singleton threatened the man and alluded to knowing his home address. This incident occurred in the Harrisburg Hilton Hotel during the 2017 Mayoral debate. Singleton and Rowbottom were both in attendance at the debate event that took place that evening in the 2nd floor Ballroom.
The plaintiff believes this was a politically motivated threat.