Friday, August 29, 2014
The Nazareth Cupcakes
Then the shoes began to drop. Not only was the Stickergate prosecution rejected for constitutional reasons, but it was clear that Nazareth police were so inept they were unable even to establish any real evidence that any of the three accused Defendants had ever placed any stickers anywhere. All the evidence did reveal was a thin-skinned police chief who violated the civil rights of three people when they dared to criticize him. Judge Taschner remarked, "He needs to suck it up, Cupcake!"
Nazareth will have to suck it up. Because Borough Council allowed this situation to fester, it will now face three civil rights lawsuits from the Sticker Gang. It will also undoubtedly face another civil rights lawsuit over its ridiculous decision to fire a crossing guard that the Chief singled out because her husband had dared criticize him, too. The biggest show - it's actually more live an anvil - is the lengthy federal civil rights complaint filed by recently reinstated police officer Fred Lahovski, who received shabby treatment for daring to be critical of both Trachta and Borough Council.
See a pattern here?
It's not nice to criticize Trachta or Borough Council, so that's exactly what I did. I attended last night's workshop meeting of Borough Council, armed with cupcakes, and told them Nazareth is run by a bunch of cupcakes unwilling to take control of a runaway police chief. I pointed out that because they failed to listen to me in July, they are now facing four civil rights law suits, with at least three or four more to go. All the result of police mismanagement.
I divided the cupcakes evenly between Council and the audience. The audience accepted my offering, but Council was very indignant.
How dare I criticize them, cried out Carl Fischl and Lance Colondo. Don't I know these things take time? Don't I realize they have to be very, very, very, very careful?
Fischl assured me that I could see what kind of strong action he's taking when he makes his police committee report.
His grand solution is a study.
Rather than get rid of the bad apples, Fischl wants the state DCED to perform a police management study.
That should only take about three years..
Instead of facing this matter and dealing with it, as they were elected to do, Council is going to punt, which I understand Fischl did a great deal when he was a football coach.
These are not leaders. These are cupcakes.