Do You See a Direct Connection Between the Following Two Articles? Both appeared in the March 11, '09 Herald Palladium. Routinely in Berrien County activities reported in article #1 happen to allow for activities in article #2 to happen.
Three agencies make Benton Twp. drug bust (article - commentary in caps)
BENTON TOWNSHIP - A Benton Township man was arrested around 12:55 p.m. Tues. after the Berrien County Sheriff's Dept., with assistance from the Benton Township Police Dept. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, used a warrant to search his residence at 1612 Norton St.
Cecil Edward Jones, 23, was booked for possession of marijuana [WHY ARE WE WASTING MONEY ON BUSTING SOMEONE ON A MISDEMEANOR CHARGE FOR MARIJUANA?] with intent to deliver and maintaining a drug house [THEY CAN'T PROVE THIS AND DON'T BOTHER TO - IT SERVES TO INTIMIDATE PEOPLE INTO PLEADING GUILTY ON THE MISDEMEANOR (MARIJUANA)
CHARGE FOR FEDERAL FUNDS WHICH ARE NEVER USED FOR THE GOOD OF BH RESIDENTS], the sheriff's department reported.
Officers found and seized about $350 worth of suspected [WHAT KIND OF LAW ENFORCERS MAKE ARRESTS FOR "SUSPICION?" ANSWER: CORRUPT ONES] marijuana and other evidence of illegal drug activity [HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH THE "OTHER EVIDENCE..."--REPORTS ARE
CONSISTENTLY VAGUE], a news release said.
Harbor Shores residential timeline takes shape
By D. Warfield, BENTON HARBOR - Builders are lining up and construction will soon begin in some residential areas of the 530-acre Harbor Shores development, Harbor Shores officials announced recently.
Wendy Dant Chesser, a Harbor Shores trustee and president and CEO of Cornerstone Alliance, spoke about the progress of the project Monday at a public meeting in the Benton Harbor Public Library, then again Tuesday at the annual meeting for St. Joseph Today at St. Joseph City Hall.
"We're a little behind schedule, but not so far from where we want to be," Chesser said Tuesday.
Four hotel operators are vying to be picked to build The Harbor Shores Inn and Conference Center in Parcel 22, a 9-acre lot between the Paw Paw River, Riverview Drive and the old Benton Harbor Ship Canal.
The hotel operators have laid down their conditions in respective letters of intent,
she said. Harbor Shores has not started negotiating the land sale, though one hotel
operator is "rising to the top of the list" because it came forward with cash, Chesser said. (the rest of this lengthy report on the ongoing destruction can be read on the Herald Palladium website)