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ForLiberty

Sparta, NJ

#1 Nov 2, 2011
Here's an example of what the Sheriff can do for your life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

When has Nothstein ever done anything like this?

Kipple

Jim Thorpe, PA

#2 Nov 2, 2011
No but he was the chef and dishwasher at the old jail before becoming sheriff
Roger-Dodger

Lehighton, PA

#3 Nov 2, 2011
sheriff is an important role in county goverment/law enforcement. It has been a position which has been improperly represented for the past 10 years or longer. What will it take to change that? Perhaps Mr. Armbruster is the man for the job, all we can do is give him our vote, and the chance.

Due to typical county politics and the interwoven webs that take place, nothing ever changes. As it stands today, the sheriffs office is a huge laughing stock and a HUGE liability to the county, the tax payers, and the residents alike.

IF (and thats a BIG if) Nothstein does manage to secure re-election, the only hope is that he somehow resigns during his term!
Justice For All

Lehighton, PA

#4 Nov 3, 2011
What about the deputy that discharged firearm in office nearly hitting another deputy? Or the suicidal deputy who remained on the job w/out commitment, psych. screening or having firearm revoked? And all the other incidents that have taken place
dolphin

AOL

#5 Nov 15, 2011
Justice For All wrote:
What about the deputy that discharged firearm in office nearly hitting another deputy? Or the suicidal deputy who remained on the job w/out commitment, psych. screening or having firearm revoked? And all the other incidents that have taken place
Rofl, or that he said he can't decide what's legal or illegal, he just carries out any order? Or that he was charging to much for gun permits? or that he stopped the public from coming into the courtroom about Packerton yards? Come on, something smells bad in Carbon. Let's see "kids for cash" was exposed, won't be long.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#6 Nov 15, 2011
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/20...

An interesting article on the powers, including law enforcement and arrest of Seriffs in PA.
dolphin

AOL

#7 Nov 15, 2011
Paladinhgwt wrote:
http://www.pennlive.com/midsta te/index.ssf/2010/09/pennsylva nia_house_panel_mulls.html
An interesting article on the powers, including law enforcement and arrest of Seriffs in PA.
That was shot down luckily, the cost in training them to be up to par with the police. A Global department would alievate checks and balances, and bring along with it major corruption with no accountability.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#8 Nov 16, 2011
dolphin wrote:
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That was shot down luckily, the cost in training them to be up to par with the police. A Global department would alievate checks and balances, and bring along with it major corruption with no accountability.
Won't argue your Post. I was born and raised in PA and it wasn't until I traveled in some other States that I saw what a true Sheriff is suppose to do. True Law Enforcement coverage between local police and State Police.
dolphin

AOL

#9 Nov 16, 2011
Paladinhgwt wrote:
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Won't argue your Post. I was born and raised in PA and it wasn't until I traveled in some other States that I saw what a true Sheriff is suppose to do. True Law Enforcement coverage between local police and State Police.
Me too, but I have lived in other States, it's so backwards in Carbon, their own "idea" of government. For the Sheriff in Carbon to ask what were illegal foreclosures , and that he said he has to do what he is told, concerning them, was an eye opener. So any Judge could say, here, I know we don't have the promisary note on this house, or the documents are not legal, due to bank fraud, but foreclose on it. And He would. He didn't know what his job title is. I guess he never learned about the Civil Rights end of it. They are all in this bubble.
dolphin

AOL

#10 Nov 19, 2011
Controller wants feds’ help in Sheriff’s Office audit
November 16, 2011|By Bob Warner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
City Controller Alan Butkovitz wants federal prosecutors to follow up a forensic report alleging widespread financial irregularities in the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office under former Sheriff John Green.

"We need access to information that is beyond our reach, specifically to bank accounts that are not in possession of the sheriff or the City of Philadelphia," Butkovitz told reporters Wednesday, announcing that he had given the U.S. Attorney's Office a 149-page investigative report prepared for the controller's office by Deloitte Financial Advisory Services.

The report focuses on the role of a private firm, Reach Communications, that handled more than $200 million in proceeds from city sheriff sales from 2005 through 2010.

The firm is owned by James R. Davis Jr., one of Green's top political supporters and a personal friend, who was responsible for selling Green his home in East Mount Airy.

Reach had handled advertising for sheriff sales since shortly after Green took office in 1988, and in recent years its role had expanded to include distribution of millions of dollars in sheriff sale proceeds.

Reach performed those jobs, Butkovitz alleged, "under mom-and-pop contracts that didn't include the right to audit. So the hundreds of millions of dollars that Reach handled, we don't know how much of that was paid to the lienholders and other people to whom it was supposed to be paid."

Deloitte's investigation turned up no evidence that Green profited personally, but Butkovitz delivered a scathing evaluation of the former sheriff, regardless.

"I think he abandoned this office, turned it over to a private company, and basically let them take whatever they wanted to take, let them charge whatever they wanted to charge, let them have unsupervised access to millions of dollars, and, as a result, there are many people in Philadelphia who have lost their homes, and lost everything, who didn't have to," Butkovitz said.

Peter J. Scuderi, a Chester lawyer representing Green in a federal probe of the Sheriff's Office that was already under way, protested that Butkovitz had refused to provide an advance copy of the Deloitte report in time to address its details.

"Without reading it, I disagree with its conclusions," Scuderi said. "I called up the guy [Butkovitz] and he didn't call me back.... If he wants to withhold evidence until after he makes his speech, it's not fair to Green and it's not fair to taxpayers."

http://articles.philly.com/2011-11-16/news/30...
Leezzaa

Lehighton, PA

#11 Feb 2, 2012
They "NEVER" search me when I go into my office!!...Just Sayin!!!

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