Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cops Grant: Only Way Pawloski Will Add New Cops in Allentown

LV Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) and Director Bernard Melekian, US Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (the COPS Office), will have a news conference on Monday with Mayor Ed Pawlowski and District Attorney Jim Martin to announce federal grant awards to Allentown and other Pennsylvania cities.

The awards are being allocated through the COPS Hiring Program, a competitive grant program that provides funding directly to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to hire police officers dedicated to addressing specific crime and disorder challenges confronting communities. The grants provide 100 percent funding for the entry-level salaries and benefits of newly-hired, or rehired, full-time officer positions over a 3-year period.

The Allentown Police Department will be receiving the hiring grant to fund positions dedicated to reducing rape.

What happens at the end of three years, when the money well runs dry?

By then, King Edwin will be gone, playing hockey somewhere.


Anonymous said...

No article about the candidate you endorsed who posted nude photos of himself on the Internet? Who'd have guessed???

Bernie O'Hare said...

This comment is OT, having nothing to do with Allentown. I reached the conclusion, when I first had this information, that it is neither newsworthy nor even blogworthy. It is designed to draw attention to the fact that someone is gay, under the ruse of pretending it displays an exercise of poor jusgment. And I have no idea whether the candidate in question actually did post nude pictures of himself, but if he did, they could not be easily discovered via a Google search

I do know how the information is discovered. I do know that there was an attempt to create a buzz here, which I stopped. I know it was leaked to Geeting, and even he would not touch it. So the party biss went to the ET and falsely claimed that he had discovered it. I know the truth. If I write about this, I will tell the truth, and it won't be pretty for anyone.

Sure, it will damage one candidate, but it will damage another, too. It will prove that the whole Human Rights ordinance was nothing more than a sham.

Anonymous said...

How many police did Allentown add with the $4M in gaming revenue? Where did that money go?

Anonymous said...


It is amazing how few people understand that these funding grants quickly expire on positions that are considered lifetime /career hire. Is a municipality supposed to fire the police, firemen, teachers when the grant runs out? Good luck on that. These grants have the unfortunate effect of facilitating the live for the moment policies of self serving politicians rather than promote sound long term municipal management.

Scott Armstrong

Anonymous said...

So we get it, Simian is a mancrush. Your hypcorisy is amazing. He posted nude photes of himself online. Not a samrt thing to do if you want to hold public office.

If Callahan or someone you hate did this you would be an old fish wife about it.

You have a bromance wiht the guy so again he is protected like Kraft and others.

If you want to post nude pictures don't think you have the sense to run for or hold public office. Maybe pubic office but not public office.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Written like a complete homophobe. Thank you for making my point.

Anonymous said...

Look at me, I'm Charlie the moderate. I'm here to buy your vote by passing out borrowed money to hire more donut-dunking, OT grabbing temporary help with no plan beyond that.

Nicely done, Charlie. Nicely done.

Anonymous said...

you seem to be censoring this thread to an unusual degree, Bernie.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I deleted an OT comment and will continue to delete OT comments.

Anonymous said...

Scott, it is amazing how you dont understand.Every year cops retire so your spin is worthless.