GOOD LUCK WILKES-BARRE... LET THE FREE FALL BEGIN
MAYOR TONY GEORGE CORRUPTION PUPPET
George: "I did support Mark Civiarella for what he did for CTS. When kids came to him he said that if you violate what he says... you are guilty in front of him and that's exactly what he did. I have no problems with him... and the school and made it a safe environment for the other kids in the school."
Terrie Morgan Besecker - Citizens Voice Thanks to you printing the lies that Salavantis gave you regarding the dismissed DUI's we now have the most corrupt DA imaginable elected again. The DA that allows three horses starve to death and sits and stares at the13 unsolved murders. You were once a great reporter. You now suck. That story wasn't close to the truth. You knew how to do proper research on the "non legality" of "police write-ups" and you chose NOT to do the research (that you have done your entire career). YOU ARE A SELL OUT. In fact, you were so far from the truth that many people suggest that you or the paper were on the take. Please leave the profession so you don't do more harm. Do it now. Good riddance. Your credibility is completely gone.
Mark I'm sorry you were disappointed by the story. I spent a great deal of time investigating it and the information as I reported it was accurate. If the data proved what Vito initially told me it would have been a much more explosive story. I have ethical obligations. I have to have rock solid proof of corruption (MY NOTE: NO ONE ASKED YOU TO USE THAT WORD) before I put that allegation in print, and it simply was not there. You, as a blogger, can say whatever you want. I need facts to back up what I print. The facts were those cases were dismissed because the officers did not show up. Was there more to that - like were they pressured not to show? That's certainly possible, but I spoke to every one of them, and none of them said that. Again, I'm sorry you were disappointed, but to suggest I was on the take is way out of line. (MY NOTE: LET'S SAY SALAVANTIS SAID SHE HAD TO RECEIVE WORD FROM THE AG FOR EACH CASE... AND YOU KNEW THIS WASN'T TRUE. WOULD YOU LOOK FOR THEM? NO, WELL THE SAME CAN BE SAID FOR THE "WRITE UP" MEETINGS. THEY ARE PURE (NON LEGAL) NONSENSE. WHY THEN DID YOU WASTE TIME TRACKING DOWN THE COPS. THIS IS IS SO RIDICULOUS THAT I CAN ONLY QUESTION YOUR INTEGRITY... OR ARE YOU SIMPLY THAT STUPID?)
It is still NOT a legal reason to toss the case!! She is the highest law enforcement authority and only she decides what gets tossed. Are you telling me the cop who filed twice had no interest in the case? These were unofficial meetings. I and others hold you directly responsible for doing grave harm to our county. Salavantis now feels invincible thanks to you and the legal community elected her for favors and NOT expertise. The corruption will escalate rapidly. Reporters and papers are important watchdogs. You sold out, Terrie. No other way to put it. Complete malpractice.