Harrisburg Happening

Monday, April 03, 2006

How Milton, the PennLive censor, is lowering property values in Harrisburg-

Here's a sample of recent PennLive Harrisburg forum postings that have been allowed to stay up:

Condoning police brutality:


511. Protesters by Rollonroll, 4/2/06 19:58 ET
I would like to say that I sympathize with the family of the man who was shot. It is hard to lose someone that you love. I am sure he was thought of as a good man by his family and friends. But, this trajedy would not have happened had he not wrestled with the police officer when he was stopped. Lets not forget. He was driving under the influence, driving with a suspended licence down a one way street, on probation for a crime, and tried to run from the police. If he simply had given himself up he would be alive today. Did he deserve to be shot? I don't think so. But think if the police officer was your son. I would want my son to protect himself when a 245 lb. man was wrestleing with him. Being a police officer is a dangerous job. You could be shot and killed at any moment.

Another shooting:

"510. Another emptied cartridge-- by jerseymikepa, 4/2/06 14:27 ET
Heard another round of bullets--sounded like an entire clip---fired off in the Muench/Green/Third street area at about 2:30 this morning.
About 20 minutes later, there were a bunch of sirens and commotion heading towards the area...
Yet today, when I went to the main site here--I found nothing.
Anybody know anything about ANOTHER shooting last night? "

Calling for public executions:

"507. Public Executions by FilthyMan, 4/1/06 15:45 ET
It's amusing when folks cite the U.S. Constitution and use it as an excuse for bad behavior to continue and that we must accept it. I believe in public executions...we should round the scum up, give them a one-day trial, convict them of their thuggery, then publically hang them. The word would get out...don't phuck around in HBG. Then the citizens can get back to BBQs and children can ride their bikes, play skip-rope, without worrying about scum druggies harming them. "

Calling for martial law:

"
504. Bring in FBI or National Guard. by Rollonroll, 3/30/06 14:05 ET
If the Mayor and the police department cannot stop these shootings I think marshall law should be declared and they should clear the whole damn city out. Bring in the National Guard in Hall Manor. Go building to building until these thugs are in jail. It's a shame innocent people have to be put through this inconvenience but it seems there is no alternative. After Hall Manor, go through midtown, Penn, Green, Susquehanna, 3rd, 4th 5th and 6th street. Bring in the Marines if thats what it takes. "

So anyone looking to the PennLive Harrisburg forum for information about life in Harrisburg will naturally question whether this is the place to live. The voices of the reasonable people of Harrisburg have been blocked, deleted and silenced.

8 Comments:

Blogger Anniken Davenport, Esquire said...

Interestingly, since I posted this last night, Milton has removed the post on public executions, but the one on martial law remains up. Did he fear the call for public executions was too extreme, akin to yelling fire in a crowded theater, while the idea of martial law somehow is more acceptable?

I just finished an article in this month's Harpers, "Thinking the Unthinkable: American Coup d'etat" on the very subject. Pretty scary stuff.

April 04, 2006  
Blogger GastonStreet said...

I agree, interesting deletion. There is more to these postings than meets the eye. I now believe that Milton the Pennlive censor is "planting" controversial posts in order to stir interest. But, what he doesn't understand or care about, are the people who live here in Harrisburg and how his radical posts effect the overall situation. Harrisburg is already up in arms about the latest shootings and deaths. Now we have Milton making things worse. He needs to back off or there will be riots this summer. That may sound extreme but Harrisburg is at the boiling point. He could very well set it off!! Look at the responses in the posts, they are from the families and friends of the effected people. I don't want to call them victims, since nothing has been decided. But, really, Milton needs to BACK OFF!

April 04, 2006  
Blogger Anniken Davenport, Esquire said...

I hadn't thought that it might be Milton yelling fire. If that turns out to be the case, that certainly would be irresponsible. I agree that Harrisburg is on the brink.

April 04, 2006  
Blogger Anniken Davenport, Esquire said...

I will keep tabs on what appear to be "bait" posts and copy them.

April 04, 2006  
Blogger Jones1234 said...

If those ARE bait posts, they sure are working. That family is all up in arms.

April 04, 2006  
Blogger GastonStreet said...

Oh, I'm sure of the bait posts now. Did you notice, Filthyman has disappeared? From the looks of it Leatherlungs has taken his place. These folks are fanatics, and really agitating the family of the latest shooting by police. Like I said, there is going to be a riot....

April 04, 2006  
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