Four run for magisterial district

Four run for magisterial district

There are 82 comments on the InYork story from May 8, 2011, titled Four run for magisterial district. In it, InYork reports that:

York, PA - Four candidates are vying for Magisterial District 19-2-02, formerly held by Judge JoAnn L. Teyral, which covers the municipalities of Dallastown, Yoe and York Township.

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tom

York, PA

#2 May 8, 2011
Liard looks best to me but than i'm not in that area!
Ditty

York, PA

#3 May 8, 2011
What's with the child molester running.....he is a paralegal. Wow where is franks last paralegal before you at......oh state prison.....frank and you make a hell of a team.
no thanks

York, PA

#4 May 8, 2011
Scott E. Laird, a lieutenant with the Springettsbury Township Police Department said: "I've been a police officer for 28 years and I feel that I'm ready for some different challenges. I am looking to bring the experiences and knowledge that I've learned here in Springettsbury back to my home community and serve them."

I don't know that Springettsbury has anything to teach us. I sure as hell know that if you learned anything from the former Springettsbury District Justice (Kessler) you can keep it!
Zervos is a fraud

York, PA

#5 May 8, 2011
Contrary to his statements to the York Sunday News, Zervos was found GUILTY of harassing a 17 year old boy in the men's locker room at the Planet Fitness in Springettsbury Township. He claimed, in a previous article in the York Dispatch, that he was interested in hiring the boy for his "sports modeling" business, and that he was performing a body fat examination when he touched the boy on the thigh near his genital area. He is GUILTY and he was placed on PROBATION. Probation is only given to the GUILTY. While his case is on appeal, he is known as "the defendant". He is the only candidate in this race with a criminal record (and, sadly, his victim is a 17 year old boy).

Question:

Why didn't he proudly cite his "sports modeling" business during his interview with the Sunday News? Assuming he was "innocent", he should be proud to discuss his entrepreneurial talents in the field of "sports modeling". BTW:

Google the term "sports modeling". The images are mainly of scantily clad young males. Very strange.

Also strange that he's spent quite alot of time refereeing youth sports (it's on his website).

Also:

He does not have an undergraduate degree. How does he plan on attending law school? And: his harassment conviction, with a victim who is a minor, would DISQUALIFY Zervos from ever being admitted to the bar.

What a phony. Hopefully, the people he DUPED into putting up his signs will take them down, if only out of respect for Zervos' teen victim.

Citizens of York Township/Yoe/Dallastown:

DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS MAN!!! You deserve much better.
Time For Change

York, PA

#6 May 8, 2011
Zervos is a fraud wrote:
Contrary to his statements to the York Sunday News, Zervos was found GUILTY of harassing a 17 year old boy in the men's locker room at the Planet Fitness in Springettsbury Township. He claimed, in a previous article in the York Dispatch, that he was interested in hiring the boy for his "sports modeling" business, and that he was performing a body fat examination when he touched the boy on the thigh near his genital area. He is GUILTY and he was placed on PROBATION. Probation is only given to the GUILTY. While his case is on appeal, he is known as "the defendant". He is the only candidate in this race with a criminal record (and, sadly, his victim is a 17 year old boy).
Question:
Why didn't he proudly cite his "sports modeling" business during his interview with the Sunday News? Assuming he was "innocent", he should be proud to discuss his entrepreneurial talents in the field of "sports modeling". BTW:
Google the term "sports modeling". The images are mainly of scantily clad young males. Very strange.
Also strange that he's spent quite alot of time refereeing youth sports (it's on his website).
Also:
He does not have an undergraduate degree. How does he plan on attending law school? And: his harassment conviction, with a victim who is a minor, would DISQUALIFY Zervos from ever being admitted to the bar.
What a phony. Hopefully, the people he DUPED into putting up his signs will take them down, if only out of respect for Zervos' teen victim.
Citizens of York Township/Yoe/Dallastown:
DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS MAN!!! You deserve much better.
SHUT UP !
ALL cops but him. I DO NOT WANT A COP as a JUDGE. HELL NO. You all think the traffic stops are bad now. When there good ole boy is judge you aint getting any breaks ! Think about it ! Screw that. York Are Regional is a bunch of attitude laced wanna be tough guys as it is. Dont you love how the sit in the middle of queen st and watch traffic. Or how there always flying down oak st but thats ok for them. WAY TO SPEND THOSE TAX DOLLARS SARGE ! IDIOT !

I would agree if it was a charge of that nature. I see all
Really

York, PA

#7 May 8, 2011
Time For Change wrote:
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SHUT UP !
ALL cops but him. I DO NOT WANT A COP as a JUDGE. HELL NO. You all think the traffic stops are bad now. When there good ole boy is judge you aint getting any breaks ! Think about it ! Screw that. York Are Regional is a bunch of attitude laced wanna be tough guys as it is. Dont you love how the sit in the middle of queen st and watch traffic. Or how there always flying down oak st but thats ok for them. WAY TO SPEND THOSE TAX DOLLARS SARGE ! IDIOT !
I would agree if it was a charge of that nature. I see all
I am sure a person like you DOESN'T want a former offcier for a judge. They will see through the BS you spew and the crap that you do and hammer you down into the grund. You would rather have some " legal researcher" from Maryland who barely knows the laws be the one to look you over.

And he WILL look you over.

He will probably rent out the adjoining office and send young males over for a body fat check.
Zervos is a fraud

York, PA

#8 May 8, 2011
"Time For A Change":

It could have been your son Zervos was grabbing in the men's locker room at the gym. I doubt you would have accepted his bs excuse about "sports modeling" and a "body fat examination".

Zervos can't get a job driving a school bus because of this conviction (why? Because the victim is a CHILD!!). The military won't take him, nor can he be hired as a law enforcement officer. I'll ask you another question:

Would you trust this guy to babysit your kids?

If the answer is no, then why would you consider voting for him?
JIMBO

Red Lion, PA

#9 May 8, 2011
Looks to me like it's a 3 way race between the police officers.The paralegal convicted pervert has NO CHANCE at all,not only because of that,but because he is way too young and lacks the experience that the other 3 have.I'm sure all of the other 3 have been before the district judges many times and know how the job would best be performed.Ruth and Laird are from the area that they would be working in,both graduating from Dallastown High.The deciding factor is that Ruth served all his years in the Dallastown/York Township area and knows the people of the community and the staff working in the office.Thus,I say VOTE FOR CHAS RUTH an honest,fair,devoted public servant.
Fresh Cope

York, PA

#10 May 9, 2011
Time For Change wrote:
<quoted text>SHUT UP !
ALL cops but him. I DO NOT WANT A COP as a JUDGE. HELL NO. You all think the traffic stops are bad now. When there good ole boy is judge you aint getting any breaks ! Think about it ! Screw that. York Are Regional is a bunch of attitude laced wanna be tough guys as it is. Dont you love how the sit in the middle of queen st and watch traffic. Or how there always flying down oak st but thats ok for them. WAY TO SPEND THOSE TAX DOLLARS SARGE ! IDIOT !

I would agree if it was a charge of that nature. I see all
Are you a..."sports model?" Or do you just want to be a "sports model?"

Since: Apr 11

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#11 May 9, 2011
It isn't the role of a district magistrate to draw on his experience as a police officer to determine a defendant's guilt or "innocence," it's the magistrate's job to put aside past experience and weigh the evidence actually presented at trial. And only the evidence presented at trial.

Too often these cops turned judge seem to be conducting their own little trial in their heads, not in the courtroom. "Five years ago I had a similar case and ..." isn't relevant. But they don't seem to get it. That "similar case" doesn't count. Just the one before you.

Just once I would like to see a former law enforcement officer say that over his 30-year career in uniform he has seen too many instances where the system was unfairly weighted against the citizen - and he's not letting it happen in his courtroom. Got my vote.
Fresh Cope

Dallas, TX

#12 May 9, 2011
Fishing With Fredo wrote:
It isn't the role of a district magistrate to draw on his experience as a police officer to determine a defendant's guilt or "innocence," it's the magistrate's job to put aside past experience and weigh the evidence actually presented at trial. And only the evidence presented at trial.

Too often these cops turned judge seem to be conducting their own little trial in their heads, not in the courtroom. "Five years ago I had a similar case and ..." isn't relevant. But they don't seem to get it. That "similar case" doesn't count. Just the one before you.

Just once I would like to see a former law enforcement officer say that over his 30-year career in uniform he has seen too many instances where the system was unfairly weighted against the citizen - and he's not letting it happen in his courtroom. Got my vote.
Who? What DJ have you seen do that? Because all the prior LE judges I know in this county are harder on the prosecution than other judges. Mostly because of their experience and ability to see through the BS. Does anyone ever get arrested rightfully? Why do cops even exist? Your right you go ahead and vote for the legal secretary who likes to touch other boys on their thighs. I'll take any of the 3 cops over pedophile any day if the week.
Wow

Red Lion, PA

#13 May 9, 2011
Laird..........oh you graduated from the FBI National Academy, ohhhhhh wow. You supervised in some capacity in a 30 something man department...whoa..........Sma ll time pal, so stop blowing up your supervisory time like it means something. That will be all.
JRogers

Calabash, NC

#14 May 9, 2011
While not living in York county any longer I do know the three officers and without a doubt, LAIRD is the best candidate. And, whoever the moron is that knocked Springettsbury P>D>, they are a professional department with good leadership, Laird being one of their leaders.
Clanagan

Hanover, PA

#15 May 9, 2011
I would be willing to take this job. I have solid recommendations from Charlie Robertson and Tony Smith...Remember write in Clanagan for DJ
Fresh Cope

Harrisburg, PA

#17 May 9, 2011
Dallastown class of 83 wrote:
I hope everyone remember's Rick Siegel from DAHS.He would be great with kids...NOT!His goal was to screw any girl he could and age was never a factor with Rick.That he was a senior(18 yrs old)and messing with freshman girls(14/15 yr old)was the norm for him.He shouldn't even be a police officer!!Scumbag
And this is different from EVERY teenage boy in the USA how?
funny

York, PA

#18 May 9, 2011
It is true though. your not getting a break on a ticket when you got a cop for judge. Think Ill just skip this election lol.
York Resident

Harrisburg, PA

#20 May 9, 2011
Fishing With Fredo wrote:
It isn't the role of a district magistrate to draw on his experience as a police officer to determine a defendant's guilt or "innocence," it's the magistrate's job to put aside past experience and weigh the evidence actually presented at trial. And only the evidence presented at trial.
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Totally agree, Fishing. The symbol of justice is the blind-folded woman holding the scale. I am not criticizing former cops, just accepting that it is humanly impossible to be OBJECTIVE once you have spent a career only on one side of the fence.
j from york township

York, PA

#21 May 9, 2011
I met the one candidate running and did some research on my own. He is not a convicted of any felonies or misdemeanors, he was only found guilty of harassment which is a summary offense that has less penalties than a DUI and many other charges. Also the charges were filed by Springettsbury police and he was accused by the 208lb football player son ,in a public gym, of a police officer who works with Laird. He was found not guilty of any inappropriate conduct including touching in a trial of law besides a summary offense from a judge who went against the jury. It is funny how all these who write comments against him are so pure and free from sin. The charges seemed very ridiculous, especially when you know the whole story.
York Resident

Harrisburg, PA

#22 May 9, 2011
Fresh Cope wrote:
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Who? What DJ have you seen do that? Because all the prior LE judges I know in this county are harder on the prosecution than other judges....... I'll take any of the 3 cops over pedophile any day if the week.
I will answer you question for Judges (rather than DJ's: Thomas H Kelley. As a former ADA, that guy never saw a suspect he did not think is guilty. Of course, he recent run-in with the law might change that.

You are missing Fish's point: He is not for the pedophile, but for objectivity (that means no predisposed leaning one way or the other).
Al X Trebek

York, PA

#23 May 9, 2011
So I'm supposed to choose between three career cops and a twenty-something paralegal? Good luck in finding a qualified and impartial candidate in this bunch. Guess I'll be casting my write-in vote for Judge Judy in this election!

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