November 8, 2014

ERIC FREIN: UNJUSTIFIED HATRED OF STATE POLICE?



When I learned about the Eric Frein manhunt I became instantly curious.  I wondered to myself why would someone, if the narrative is to be believed, train so intensely to combat State Police in Pennsylvania.

Searching for a motive for his actions I read about how Eric had some seemingly unjustified hatred of State Police.  In this idea it was put forward that Eric had for no justifiable reason decided to combat police without any personal vendetta.

We all read the rumor that perhaps one of the troopers was cheating with Eric's married sister.  We watched as thousands of police using the latest equipment and training, obtained through the questionable 1033 program, scoured the woods for a single man.  It sent the media into speculation and comparisons with Rambo.

Details like what cigarettes he smoked and what he did in his spare time somehow became details that would indict this individual for a motive that has yet to be found or understood.  In my own search for a reason this is what I found:


Troop S.- Watching porn while on duty

Roger Stipcak- Named in case Robert Leone VS State police where  A motorist was viciously beaten, tasered, and maced repeatedly, then charged with 24 separate crimes and maliciously prosecuted for every one of them. He was beaten four (4) times over the course of 11-hours, and not once had he acted maliciously. The incident stemmed from his driving while on an unusually high dosage of legally-prescribed bipolar medication and a subsequent fender bender. Dash-cam footage revealed the extraordinary exaggerations made about the case — 2 years after it took place.

In addition to sexual misconduct during a shift, instigated altercation against Fire Chief Donald Stranger Sr., Instigated altercation against John J. Magdeburg following a verdict

Josephy J. Scobbo- sexual misconduct

Samuel Derugen- sexual assault

Richard Geffken- alleged conspiracy

John Lee Highsmith- alleged domestic abuse, sexual misconduct

Jeffrey Johnson- sexual misconduct, affair with married woman

Darren Lawrence- sexual abuse in police vehicle on and off duty against narcotics informant

William J Long- accused of rape

Derek C. Unrue- Sexual misconduct

Allen W. Hathaway- sexual misconduct

Brent W. Robb- Accused of Domestic Abuse

Scott Renfer-Named in case Robert Leone VS State police where  A motorist was viciously beaten, tasered, and maced repeatedly, then charged with 24 separate crimes and maliciously prosecuted for every one of them. He was beaten four (4) times over the course of 11-hours, and not once had he acted maliciously. The incident stemmed from his driving while on an unusually high dosage of legally-prescribed bipolar medication and a subsequent fender bender. Dash-cam footage revealed the extraordinary exaggerations made about the case — 2 years after it took place.

Andrew Burian-Named in case Robert Leone VS State police where  A motorist was viciously beaten, tasered, and maced repeatedly, then charged with 24 separate crimes and maliciously prosecuted for every one of them. He was beaten four (4) times over the course of 11-hours, and not once had he acted maliciously. The incident stemmed from his driving while on an unusually high dosage of legally-prescribed bipolar medication and a subsequent fender bender. Dash-cam footage revealed the extraordinary exaggerations made about the case — 2 years after it took place.

Matthew Knock-Named in case Robert Leone VS State police where  A motorist was viciously beaten, tasered, and maced repeatedly, then charged with 24 separate crimes and maliciously prosecuted for every one of them. He was beaten four (4) times over the course of 11-hours, and not once had he acted maliciously. The incident stemmed from his driving while on an unusually high dosage of legally-prescribed bipolar medication and a subsequent fender bender. Dash-cam footage revealed the extraordinary exaggerations made about the case — 2 years after it took place.

Thad Warnick-Named in case Robert Leone VS State police where  A motorist was viciously beaten, tasered, and maced repeatedly, then charged with 24 separate crimes and maliciously prosecuted for every one of them. He was beaten four (4) times over the course of 11-hours, and not once had he acted maliciously. The incident stemmed from his driving while on an unusually high dosage of legally-prescribed bipolar medication and a subsequent fender bender. Dash-cam footage revealed the extraordinary exaggerations made about the case — 2 years after it took place.

Timothy Young-Named in case Robert Leone VS State police where  A motorist was viciously beaten, tasered, and maced repeatedly, then charged with 24 separate crimes and maliciously prosecuted for every one of them. He was beaten four (4) times over the course of 11-hours, and not once had he acted maliciously. The incident stemmed from his driving while on an unusually high dosage of legally-prescribed bipolar medication and a subsequent fender bender. Dash-cam footage revealed the extraordinary exaggerations made about the case — 2 years after it took place.

Trooper John Doe-Named in case Robert Leone VS State police where  A motorist was viciously beaten, tasered, and maced repeatedly, then charged with 24 separate crimes and maliciously prosecuted for every one of them. He was beaten four (4) times over the course of 11-hours, and not once had he acted maliciously. The incident stemmed from his driving while on an unusually high dosage of legally-prescribed bipolar medication and a subsequent fender bender. Dash-cam footage revealed the extraordinary exaggerations made about the case — 2 years after it took place.

Trooper Jane Doe-Named in case Robert Leone VS State police where  A motorist was viciously beaten, tasered, and maced repeatedly, then charged with 24 separate crimes and maliciously prosecuted for every one of them. He was beaten four (4) times over the course of 11-hours, and not once had he acted maliciously. The incident stemmed from his driving while on an unusually high dosage of legally-prescribed bipolar medication and a subsequent fender bender. Dash-cam footage revealed the extraordinary exaggerations made about the case — 2 years after it took place.

Thomas G. Jordan-Named in case Robert Leone VS State police where  A motorist was viciously beaten, tasered, and maced repeatedly, then charged with 24 separate crimes and maliciously prosecuted for every one of them. He was beaten four (4) times over the course of 11-hours, and not once had he acted maliciously. The incident stemmed from his driving while on an unusually high dosage of legally-prescribed bipolar medication and a subsequent fender bender. Dash-cam footage revealed the extraordinary exaggerations made about the case — 2 years after it took place.

John Werner-Named in case Robert Leone VS State police where  A motorist was viciously beaten, tasered, and maced repeatedly, then charged with 24 separate crimes and maliciously prosecuted for every one of them. He was beaten four (4) times over the course of 11-hours, and not once had he acted maliciously. The incident stemmed from his driving while on an unusually high dosage of legally-prescribed bipolar medication and a subsequent fender bender. Dash-cam footage revealed the extraordinary exaggerations made about the case — 2 years after it took place.

David Lantz-Named in case Robert Leone VS State police where  A motorist was viciously beaten, tasered, and maced repeatedly, then charged with 24 separate crimes and maliciously prosecuted for every one of them. He was beaten four (4) times over the course of 11-hours, and not once had he acted maliciously. The incident stemmed from his driving while on an unusually high dosage of legally-prescribed bipolar medication and a subsequent fender bender. Dash-cam footage revealed the extraordinary exaggerations made about the case — 2 years after it took place.

David Alan Lynch- resisting arrest DUI and domestic disturbance 2009

Barry Tangert Jr.- Obstructing child molestation investication 2009

Douglas N. Sversko- sexually explicit videos to undercover Child Predator Unit 2011

Albert Silvari- criminal solicitation to rape, statutory sexual assault 2008

Daniel Freeman- arson plot 2010

Christopher Miller- Assault on 72 year old man 2010

Kevin Foley-Murder 2009

Shawn Dillard- aiding and abetting child prostitution 2009

Kevin Coleman- protecting child prostitution ring 2008

John Travis Lane- burglary 2003

Mark Michael- Domestic Assault

Kevin Friess- Charges simple assault, Official Oppression, witness intimidation against prisoners.

Nate Harper (chief of police)- Guilty to conspiracy and filing false tax returns

Tory Kelly- pending charges simple assault, Official oppression, witness intimidation against prisoners.

Martin Kovacs (Dept. Superintendent)- Fired in relation to Grand Jury investigation

Melvin Lockett (Superintendent)- Fired in relation to Grand Jury investigation

Bruce Lowther- pending charges simple assault, official oppression, criminal conspiracy against prisoners

Jerome Lynch- pending charges simple assault, official oppression, witness intimidation against prisoners

Harry Nicoletti- pending charges sexual assault, indecent assault against prisoners

Janice Niemiec- Fired in relation to Grand Jury investigation

Brian Ollinger- Official oppression

Sean Storey- pending charges simple assault, official oppression terroristic threats against prisoners

Jack C. Garner- Convicted of official oppression and impersonating a public servant

Fred C. Moran- Convicted of Bribery in official and political matters

Jim Eiswerth- accused of racism and enforcing cruel and unusual punishment against prisoner

Williams Kelly- accused of racism and enforcing cruel and unusual punishment against prisoner

Richard Carbo- charged with theft by extortion, receiving stolen property, official oppression and threats

Christopher Ganues- involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, criminal attempt to rape, sexual assault against prisoner

Josephy A. Roche- Plead Guilty to making false declaration before a Grand Jury

Sean Alivera- Charged with stealing 20 pounds of marijuana and $3000 from undercover cop

Colleen Brubaker- charged with stealing drugs from Commonwealth Laboratory for personal use.

Michael Evans- guilty of sexual crimes against six women and teenage girls while on duty

Daniel Castro- convicted of criminal conspiracy to engage in possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance

Kenneth Crockett- charged with stealing $825 from a bar in Philadelphia

Richard Cujdik- Falsified statements in search warrant application, searched vehicle without warrant or permission

Kenneth Davidson- Arrested and charged with 104 felonies, including forgery, theft and operating a corrupt organization in connection with a tax fraud scheme

Ronald Dove- Helped his girlfriend go on the run after stabbing her ex to death.  Charged with covering up two other murders

Rudolph Gary, Jr- Charged with fatally shooting his wife's unarmed brother

Jeffery Walker- guilty of attempted robbery and carrying a firearm during a crime, caught planting drugs on someone he arrested before stealing $15,000 from the persons house

Lt. Barry Eugene Staub (commander of state police)- arrested for DUI

Barry M. Seafoss Jr- guilty of killing a woman while driving drunk

Thomas Liciardello- Racketeering conspiracy, robbery, extortion, kidnapping, drug dealing, assault, false police reports, possession of cocaine, carrying firearms during commission of crimes of violence

Brian Reynolds-Racketeering conspiracy, robbery, extortion, kidnapping, drug dealing, assault, false police reports, possession of cocaine, carrying firearms during commission of crimes of violence

Michael Spicer-Racketeering conspiracy, robbery, extortion, kidnapping, drug dealing, assault, false police reports, possession of cocaine, carrying firearms during commission of crimes of violence

Perry Betts-Racketeering conspiracy, robbery, extortion, kidnapping, drug dealing, assault, false police reports, possession of cocaine, carrying firearms during commission of crimes of violence

Linwood Norman-Racketeering conspiracy, robbery, extortion, kidnapping, drug dealing, assault, false police reports, possession of cocaine, carrying firearms during commission of crimes of violence

John Speiser-Racketeering conspiracy, robbery, extortion, kidnapping, drug dealing, assault, false police reports, possession of cocaine, carrying firearms during commission of crimes of violence

Frank Noonan (State Police commissioner)- Sexually explicit photos, videos and messages from state e-mail accounts 2008-2012

E. Christopher Abruzzo (Secretary Department of Environmental Protection)-Sexually explicit photos, videos and messages from state e-mail accounts 2008-2012

Kevin Harley ( Attorney General and Governors spokesman)-Sexually explicit photos, videos and messages from state e-mail accounts 2008-2012

North Huntingdon Police- Illegal seizure of cell phones from 11 students 10/23/2014

Capt. James Murtin- Suspected illegal use of State-police credit card

Capt. Willard Oliphant (State police internal affairs)- Suspected Illegal dumping

Lt. Rodney Witherite- lawsuit against nine officials including Oliphant, Murtin, Former State police commissioner Col. Jeffrey Miller- Harassment for refusing to use police computers to snoop on Ex Wife of superior and her boyfriend. Dating back to 2006 trial in 2010.  

Capt Murtin, Lt. Stephen Barilar, Capt. Willard Oliphant- Harassment.

 Maj. John G. Rice and Lt. David Douglas -3.25 million dollar verdict against them for removing company from tow referral list over a billing dispute with State police for services rendered to state owned vehicles

Capt. Willard Oliphant - Mario J. Diana wins $501,000 case against him for his secretly taping phone call in 2003.

Officer Brandon Ruff Lawsuit against 7 officers for mistreatment when he attempted to turn in three firearms given to him by a friend.

Andrea Young- Lawsuit against State Police for discrimination, Harassment, suspension of pay, involuntary transfer.

Troopers union asked federal and state authorities to investigate corruption.  Additional Lawsuit in September charging Supervisors abusing discipline system and retaliating against whistle-blowers

Senator Leanna Washington- plead guilty to a felony of using taxpayer -funded staff for campaign fundraising

President Judge Mark Ciavarella- Kids for Cash scandal (2009)

Michael Conahan- Kids for Cash scandal (2009)

Secretary of Revenue Stephen Stetlar- multiple corruption convictions (2009)

State Rep & Dem Whip Mike Veon- misusing state funds (2007)

State Rep & Dem Leader- guilty of five felony charges (2007)

Senator Vince Fumo- 139 counts mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy, obstruction of judgement filing a false tax return.  Two staffers were also arrested for destroying electronic evidence and e-mails related to the investigation (2009)

State Rep Frank LaGrotta- convicted of two counts of fellony corruption (2006)

State Rep Thomas W. Druce-convicted of hit an run that killed a man in 1999. (2000)

State Rep Linda Bebko-Jones- Forgery on nominating petitions (2007)

Senator Bill Slocum-guilty of filing false reports and discharging 3.5 million gallons of raw sewage into local waterways.(2000)

State Rep Frank Gigliotti- extortion, mail fraud filing false income tax return (2000)

Senator F. Joseph Loeper- guilty of falsifying tax-related documents to conceal income (2000)

Rep Jeffrey Habay- 21 counts of harassment, solicitation for perjury and intimidation (2007)

Rep R. Tracy Seyfert- guilty of theft of federal property (2001)


The above list dates back as far as 1999 and ranges from watching porn on duty, to murder, assault, extortion, bribery and even assisting in a child prostitution ring.  It is a list of State Police, local Police and State Officials in Pennsylvania that have been accused and/or convicted of corruption or crimes against the very people they are sworn to serve.

When you review this information it is nearly impossible to come to the conclusion that aggression against some of these individuals is un-warranted and shatters the narrative of baseless hatred of State Police.

As the information shows, there is a sizable amount of corruption within Pennsylvania.  It is apparently from the ground up.  In addition to this information, Pennsylvania ranks number five on the list of most corrupt states.

We can observe that under the leadership of State Police Commissioners Frank Pawlowski, Jeffrey B. Miller and Frank Noonan State Police have been awfully corrupt.  It makes a person wonder if this is the list of persons that were caught (some of which still serve) what does the list of those that have not been caught look like?

Now none of this is meant as a justification or encouragement to do what Eric Frein did, but it certainly destroys the notion that State Police are a group of innocent law abiding officials not worthy of scrutiny.

What do you think?




7 comments:

  1. Please drop your thoughts off here so that we can start a conversation on the matter.

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  2. Excellent expose!
    Cops are thugs, not the heroes and innocents that the corporate media claims.

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  3. From a comment on Frein's Facebook support page:

    ERIC FREIN
    To put money on Eric's books and visitation~Pike County Correctional Facility 175 Pike County Blvd, Lords Valley, PA 18428
    (570) 775-5500

    https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?v=timeline&filter=1&id=690095247742659&refid=17

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  4. http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-cult-folk-hero-20140930-story.html

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  5. Please speak up and understand that police brutality is not just something that affects people of color. This country will not change until white people are willing to stand also.

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  6. On reviewing this information it is nearly impossible to come to the conclusion that aggression against some of these individuals is un-warranted. Any case might result in several difficulties for these people that will only make their situation much worse. My cousin works with a DUI attorney Los Angeles and often tells how DUI can destroy people’s life completely.

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