Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Fed Ed's Tragic Finale
In 2007, when LANTA decided to remove bus stops between 7th and 10th on Hamilton Street, the mostly minority merchants reached out to Fed Ed for help. He refused to even speak to them. He refused to speak with me, too.
One of those he ignored was Bibi Hazra, who then operated the Loco Dollar Store in downtown Allentown. I'll never forget her words.
"He's our father. He's the father of our house. He's supposed to take care of us. If he doesn't take care of his children, who can he take care of?"
His campaign finance reports and city contracts tell us who he was really serving.
Judge Sánchez saw through the bullshit.
Press reports indicate he's on his way to the Federal Detention Center in Philly until he's classified. He'd be better off on a slave ship being used as an oar.
What's most remarkable is his complete absence of remorse.
His unwillingness to face his own flaws and be honest with himself paved the way to federal prison for him.
I take no satisfaction in seeing him incarcerated. His years in office haven done great damage to the city he claims to have served. Now he's serving 15.