Connecting the Dots with Dollar Signs
Posted by Buzz Beeler on 7th July 2017



There is an old saying, “A picture speaks a thousand words.”


How a $10,500 political contribution open a lot of doors and garnered a lot of influence in our county.

The Baltimore Post decided to look into relationship between Councilman Todd Crandell and Cliff O’Connell after receiving numerous phone calls. At the heart of the matter is the division the Crandell-O’Connell pairing is causing among various community organizations.  The illustrations shown below were sent to the Post from various sources. As we have stated before, the Post has been denied access to much of this information.

It is through the voices of the community that the truth can be heard … and vetted.

As always: You read, you decide.

The phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911.  With that said, this column will focus on what we believe is indisputable evidence of the influence that money has on our political leaders.

The Post first reported this story back in January 2017.

Things continued to escalate when Mr. O’Connell gave an interview to the Post.

After the Post coverage of that issue, Councilman Crandell posted a video announcement.

Now, to be fair to Mr. O’Connell, he exposed a huge problem in Baltimore County involving abandoned homes.

The below email was sent to the Post as a result of the councilman’s denial of having any direct relationship to the real core group:

You can read the email in sharper detail here: Crandell-Ltr-OConnell


Our next piece of evidence is what some workers refer to as “a different kettle of fish,” considering it comes from the same community that wanted to reduce crime by recruiting motorcycle gangs patrol the neighborhood.




You can read the email in sharper detail here: DRC_Criminal_Expungement


You may ask what dots connect Councilman Crandell to this issue?

To be honest, there are too many to mention, but I’ll start off with one of the most important. You may remember the councilman’s resolution that granted the DRC a $410,000 grant. That is one big dot connecting the councilman to the DRC’s agenda.

As the Post continued to follow the story, we looked at another issue that is rather disturbing, again involving rat core group.  Unfortunately, the Post does not have access to many of the sites–due to our relentless pursuit of the truth and the real facts behind many of these articles, we have been banned from these various groups.

You may notice below three dots connected to another delegate, which is a scenario that the Post will investigate. So fasten your seatbelts as we continue our quest for the truth, particularly the impact upon each and every citizen of this community.

Speaking of impact on our citizens, we can also thank Councilman Crandell for more Section 8, in the district already heavily impacted by this issue.



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In closing, the Post believes that Mr. O’Connell may have some good intentions. However, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about achieving the goals of said intentions.


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