Friday, October 22, 2021

Inquirer Covers Up Big Lies Told By Kenney, Krasner & Outlaw

By Ralph Cipriano

One of the advantages of being a progressive Democratic public official in Philadelphia is that you can basically lie your ass off, and then count on the progressive Democratic "journalists" at The Philadelphia Inquirer to cover for you.

Over a six-day period earlier this month, we witnessed some blatant examples of this phenomenon. We're talking about some big lies told by three of the highest ranking officials in the city, as in the mayor, the police commissioner, and the district attorney. 

Let's start with the D.A. On Oct. 13th, District Attorney Larry Krasner showed up at City Council to address a Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention. With the city heading toward all-time highs in shootings and murders, Krasner was in a pickle because the police department had just laid out some devastating stats that showed what a horrible job Krasner was doing at prosecuting gun crimes. To make matters worse, those stats came directly from the D.A.'s own "Open Data Dashboard." 

The stats showed that the conviction rate in the D.A.'s office for prosecuting gun crimes had fallen from a high of 73% in 2015, when Seth Williams was D.A., all the way down to 35% so far this year under D.A. Krasner. 

Meanwhile, the number of gun crime cases that were either withdrawn or dismissed by the D.A.'s office was headed the other way, going from 17% in 2015, when Seth Williams was D.A., all the way up to 61% this year under D.A. Krasner.

So how did Krasner explain his horrible performance in office at prosecuting gun crimes, as testified to by the stats from his own office? Well, Krasner basically bullshitted those cowed and/or gullible city council members by telling them that they weren't seeing what they were seeing, namely those horrible stats. Then, Krasner told some lies and invented some bogus new stats to cover up what a lousy job he's doing, while people are getting shot and murdered in record numbers.

And nobody at the Inquirer, or the City Council, had the guts to call him on it. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Police Commander Undermines Outlaw & Kenney's Tear Gas Alibi

By Ralph Cipriano

According to Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, the teargassing of protesters blocking the Vine Street Expressway last year was a decision made solely by a rogue and since-demoted deputy police commissioner.

But a senior police commander testifying in court today punched a few big holes in that alibi. From what that police commander had to say in court, it's clear that both Kenney and Outlaw were lying about who gave that final approval to drop the tear gas, and now their joint cover up is finally being exposed.

On June 1, 2020, Inspector Winton Singletary was at the Vine Street Expressway before the tear gas canisters were launched. From the witness stand, the inspector said that former deputy Police Commissioner Dennis Wilson was in "constant contact" that day with the "on-site incident commanders." And then  Singletary repeatedly identified those "on-site incident commanders" as Police Commissioner Outlaw and her boss, Mayor Kenney. 

Singletary further testified that he heard Wilson say over police radio that he had received final approval to tear gas the protesters, an approval that Singelary said came not only from Outlaw, but also the mayor.

Singletary, a 35-year veteran of the police force and a former SWAT team captain, was testifying in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court today at a preliminary hearing in the case of former SWAT team Officer Richard Nicoletti. Outlaw fired Nicoletti for pepper-spraying three protesters kneeling on the Vine Street Expressway, who were in the act of illegally blocking that highway during rush hour.

At the close of the hearing, Fortunato Perri, Nicoletti's lawyer, described his client as a "scapegoat for people above him." He was talking about officials who were totally inept when it came to handling peaceful protests, as well as defending the city against an invading army of rioters, looters, and arsonists. 

If Nicoletti committed a crime by following the orders of his superiors, Perri said, there ought to be a couple of "co-conspirators" sitting beside Nicoletti at the defense table, representing the "highest levels of leadership" in the city. 

To anybody who was in the courtroom today, it was obvious that Perri was talking about Kenney and Outlaw. We're talking about a mayor and his hand-picked but incompetent police commissioner who both previously had lied their way out of a political jam last year by pinning all the blame for the Vine Street teargassing on another official scapegoat, former Deputy Police Commissioner Wilson.

Monday, October 18, 2021

"Drifting Sideshows" Put Philly's Lawlessness On Global Display

By A. Benjamin Mannes

On Oct. 2nd, Philadelphia's lawlessness was on global display, as viral videos emerged of a Saturday night crowd gathered to watch a reckless display of cars unlawfully “drifting” just across the street from Philadelphia’s City Hall and Municipal Services Building. 

Amid the dangerous vehicle stunts being performed on an unlawfully blocked street, the video shows illegal fireworks being launched and a crowd jumping on and kicking an occupied police cruiser.

Numerous videos posted to social media showed one lone police SUV with its lights on, surrounded by the unruly, combative crowd in the heart of Center City, as a black Dodge Charger circled it numerous times, in violation of various traffic laws. Philadelphia police said the department is investigating the incident and looking for members of the group, FOX29 reported. There were no reports of injuries related to the incident.

BigTrial has contacted the Philadelphia Police Public Affairs unit for a comment on the details as to whether this officer called for assistance, if/when the crowd was broken up, and if arrests were made or vehicles were impounded as a result. Philadelphia Police have not yet responded to our request. 

"Our number one priority is the safety of the public, which can, and often does become compromised when individuals behave in a reckless manner that endangers themselves and those around them," a spokesperson for the Police Public Affairs said in a statement released to the city’s local television news media.

Friday, October 15, 2021

D.A. Krasner Lays Some Bogus Crime Stats On City Council

By Ralph Cipriano

At a Wednesday hearing before the City Council's Special Committee On Gun Violence Prevention, District Attorney Larry Krasner used deceptive rhetoric and bogus crime stats to cover up just how bad the record of his office is when it comes to prosecuting gun crimes.

Before Krasner spoke to council members, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw laid out some damning statistics that documented Krasner's failures.

The graph that the cops put up on the screen looked like an airplane crash. 

"So while our arrests have been increasing the convictions have been steadily decreasing," Outlaw explained.

The numbers told the story.

In 2015, when Seth Williams was D.A., the conviction rate for the D.A.'s office when it came to prosecuting gun crimes was 73%. 

In 2018, the first year Krasner took office, that conviction rate for prosecuting gun crimes dropped to 61%.

Last year, under Krasner, the conviction rate for gun crimes dropped again, all the way down to 49%. 

So far this year, the D.A.'s conviction rate for gun crimes under Krasner has plummeted to an alarming 35%. 

Get the picture? 

As more and more people are getting shot and killed in Philadelphia, Krasner's office is in a free fall when it comes to convicting the criminals who are are packing guns out on the street. 

And what is Krasner's response to his abysmal record?

Evasive tactics, purposely misleading rhetoric, and bogus crime stats.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Journalism: Too Important To Leave To Journalists

By Ralph Cipriano

Ever wonder how Pennsylvania became the sex abuse capitol of the world?

Jerry Sandusky, Bill Cosby. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's "Billy Doe" scandal. 

Well there's a common thread among all three scandals that the mainstream media is too corrupt to tell you about, namely overzealous, headline-hunting prosecutors who practice rampant, unconstitutional prosecutorial misconduct, for which there is no penalty.

Think about it. In the Sandusky case, the Pennsylvania state attorney general's office wrote fiction into a grand jury report, about a heinous crime in the showers that never really happened, and then they illegally leaked that report to a useful idiot of a reporter to permanently poison the jury pool.

In the Cosby case, a headline-hunting D.A. in Montgomery County decided to ignore a deal his predecessor had struck with the comedian, so he could orchestrate an unconstitutional trial that would send Cosby to jail after he had already settled the case in the civil courts by paying the alleged victim more than $3 million. 

In the Billy Doe case, a corrupt, headline-hunting Philadelphia D.A. decided to indict three priests and a schoolteacher based on the stories told by a former altar boy who graduated to become a heroin addict and dealer. And then, when the D.A. finally decided to investigate those stories in preparation for trial, the D.A.'s lead detective discovered that none of the stories were true. And when the detective confronted the altar boy, he confessed that he had made it all up. 

Pennsylvania sex scandals are the subject of the latest "Search Warrant" podcast hosted by former NCIS Special Agent John Snedden. The guests include yours truly, pontificating about media bias, and Joseph Stains, a Methodist pastor who wrote a series of articles for The Tribune Democrat of Johnstown entitled, "Reconsidering Sandusky."

Monday, October 11, 2021

Best Cop Reporters In Town Target P.C. Outlaw & The Big Lie

By Ralph Cipriano

The best cop reporters in town may themselves be cops who are presently moonlighting as bloggers.

Their target is embattled Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, and in particular, the Big Lie that she told last year at a press conference after the riots that may prove to be her ultimate undoing.

On Sept. 27th, anonymous bloggers who dubbed themselves the "Secret Society" posted an inside exposé
about Philly's top cop on, entitled, "Philadelphia Police Commissioner Outlaw Still Not Ready for Prime Time."

In their exposé, the bloggers portayed Outlaw as a coddled, lightweight desk jockey and identity politics hire who is universally disrespected within the department because she has zero practical experience as a patrol officer out on the street. 

The bloggers also ripped Outlaw for lying at a June 25, 2020 press conference when she claimed she didn't give the final OK to tear gas protesters who were illegally blocking the Vine Street Expressway during rush hour.

According to numerous sources, Outlaw did give that final OK to use tear gas, and she's been covering it up ever since.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Kenney & Outlaw Clueless, D.A. AWOL As Philly Tops 400 Murders

By Ralph Cipriano

As the city surpassed the grim milestone of more than 400 murders, Mayor Jim Kenney was dour, petulant and on the defensive. 

At a virtual press conference, Kenney served up plenty of excuses as to why his administration remains clueless about how to stop the bloodshed. 

Meanwhile, Danielle Outlaw, Kenney's handpicked police commissioner, tried to put an optimistic spin on the record body count, but her top brass wasn't buying it, and neither should you.

At the virtual press conference, Outlaw also publicly lamented the "different priorities" of her "partner in law enforcement," D.A. Larry Krasner, like he was an unfaithful boyfriend.

And where was Krasner? The man most responsible for the carnage in Philadelphia was out holding his own press conference, and dispensing his own brand of Kool-Aid. According to Krasner, "We do not have a spike in violent crime." The D.A. would also have you believe that he's tirelessly working behind the scenes with his own partners in law enforcement to stop the violence. But the facts show that what Krasner's really up to is doing more favors for career criminals.

As the city remains in crisis, the dysfunction of its leadership was on full display last week. And so was the malpractice of our docile local media. As the bodies piled up, the city's reporters repeatedly failed to do their job by holding Kenney, Outlaw and Krasner accountable for the bloodshed.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Will Danielle Outlaw Be NYC's New P.C.?

By Ralph Cipriano

Is Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw interested in becoming New York City's top cop?

According to Sunday's New York Daily News, Eric Adams, the Democratic candidate for mayor in overwhelmingly Democratic New York, has promised that after he's elected on Nov. 2nd, he's going to hire a woman as police commissioner.

According to the Daily News, Adams "is casting a wide net" and might consider shaking up the NYPD with the appointment of an outsider.

The Daily News cited three women "who are believed to be the non NYPD candidates under consideration." They include former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and Philadelphia's own Danielle Outlaw. 

But according to a spokesperson for Outlaw, it's all media gossip, and Outlaw isn't going anywhere.