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It takes a village

December 5, 2013

I couldn’t resist sending my thoughts on what Mr. Dobbie wrote in today’s paper. It takes a village, Mr. Dobbie, to catch these perpetrators....

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USABorn

Dec-07-13 10:57 AM

Missed the part with the actual date of his murder:

At 4:50 p.m. on December 12, 1970, Trooper Rosenberger was engaged in undercover duty on a narcotics investigation when he was shot nine times and killed.

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USABorn

Dec-07-13 10:51 AM

Trooper Gary Rosenberger was shot nine times and killed while performing an undercover narcotics investigation. His body was found in a stream in Old Lycoming Township.

Barney L. Russell of Williamsport was arrested and charged with Trooper Rosenberger's murder.

The 19 year old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison May 5, 1972. On January 1, 1978, he was attacked and stabbed 15 times by two inmates at Western Penitentiary. He died from his wounds April 18, 1978.

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spike2

Dec-07-13 10:36 AM

Radio, I went to Loyalsock, if he was there, it was a brief period. He didn't graduate from Loyalsock. Todd Prough did this research. He used more than the press releases. He worked in the DA's office. I'll ask Judge Raup. He remembers this all quite well.I bet we are both right in part.

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spike2

Dec-06-13 1:41 PM

radio - this is from the Sun Gazette story- "The intelligent, diminutive, long-haired Russell had graduated from Williamsport High School in June 1969 and already had been arrested for possessing marijuana but managed to eat the evidence while in police custody. The young man with an IQ of 135 also had been admitted to the Williamsport Hospital for a ****** overdose. According to friends, by late 1970, the typically loner Russell had joined a group of friends involved in drug use and it was at this time that Russell hatched a plan to kill a "narc."

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spike2

Dec-06-13 1:35 PM

thanks radio!

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Fredzz

Dec-06-13 10:25 AM

""This is a non issue. Tenant registration or disclosure was not included in the signed ordinance.""

That reads like it went from indntify Tenents, into another Random Tax collection scheme.

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spike2

Dec-05-13 7:15 PM

No radio BLR did not go to Loyalsock. Hillside Ave was not and is not Loyalsock. I believe the parents were divorced, could he have lived with the father for a period of time? What year did your sister graduate? Real American, this wasn't the 1950's. I believe the homicide was in 1970 or 1971.

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USABorn

Dec-05-13 4:37 PM

Back in the 70's, the Muncy High School PTA made a valiant attempt to bring drug education to the school. The PTA members were invited to speak at other area schools. People CHOSE NOT TO BELIEVE.....even as the drugs were taking hold.

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underwood

Dec-05-13 1:21 PM

When I moved here during the early sixties, there was a problem with drugs, only the drugs were mainly provided by otherwise legitimate businesses and much of the market was for recreational drugs. What we’ve seen develop is far more organized crime involvement and street level usage.

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catmantwo

Dec-05-13 11:05 AM

"The SG needs to get their act together."

The Sun Gazette should first check every morning with Capricorn1 before publishing, to be sure he/she approves of that days news, sports and letters. If not, the SG should stop the press until Capricorn1 is ready to provide the Williamsport area with the opinions and news he/she thinks should be in the newspaper.

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MikeSmith

Dec-05-13 10:40 AM

"The SG needs to get their act together."

On behalf of all of us readers, thank you Capricorn1 for your constant vigilance, as well as your numerous daily posts on every subject these LTE's bring up! As bad a the SG seems now, one could only imagine what it would be like if we didn't have you Capricorn1. You have obviously made it your life's work to offer us your expert advice and council. And you're always there for us; from the wee hours of the morning, clear through to bedtime. Your dedication to keeping the SG in line, as well as your gift of experience and opinion on everything is greatly appreciated. Thank you mam or sir!

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RealAmerican

Dec-05-13 10:19 AM

Spike and radioactive drugs werent as bad in the 50s as they are today. The 50s were the greatest time in united states history.

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leaningright

Dec-05-13 9:31 AM

"After all, how will the police know where the criminals are?"-Gretchen

Really ? You have said it all and have answered all of my thoughts with that statement, Thank You.

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CMReeder

Dec-05-13 8:28 AM

I take it this means criminals work from home.

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spike2

Dec-05-13 8:19 AM

Radioactive - your memory is failing. The only undercover officer, who was from PASP Montoursville, was working a drug bust. he left a bar,that no longer exists, on W 4th St. He was taken into the Bottle Run area and killed. there were several individuals in the van when he was murdered. The defendant is dead. He was murdered in State Prison. He escaped once from the old County Prison pre-trial.The convicted individual went to WAHS and lived on Hillside Ave. No one turned their back on this case. The transcripts are still in the Prothonotary office.The name of the slain trooper was Gary Rosenberger. This was a tragic case.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-05-13 7:13 AM

radioactive is right.

Liberals have glorified drug use and fought every attempt to truly educate the population.

If liberals would put as much effort into education and restricting drug use as they do against tobacco, firearms or Sarah Palin, the problem would be less severe.

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Capricorn1

Dec-05-13 6:09 AM

This is a non issue. Tenant registration or disclosure was not included in the signed ordinance.

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Tgrammiex4

Dec-05-13 5:43 AM

As I've said before, most of the drug dealers aren't named on a lease, they are just in town long enough to sell thier stock then back to Philly they go.Landlords naming thier tenants won't help this issue, just an invasion of privacy.Tenants who harbor these drug dealers during thier stay are not going to be willing to give up names, they are probably getting a cut for letting them stay at thier place.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-05-13 5:23 AM

Gretchen sees remnants as guilty until proven innocent.

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Capricorn1

Dec-05-13 4:36 AM

Gretchen submitted a similar letter with very little changes with the same title that was printed November 24th. Wake up SG.

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mikekerstetter

Dec-05-13 3:10 AM

Why do so many people like this woman so willingly agree to give up their right to privacy? What ever happened to innocent until PROVEN guilty?

With these dolts advocating stuff like this, is it any wonder the Government feels no remorse and has no repercussions for spying on our phone calls and emails, etc.? It reminds me a lot like what I learned about Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

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