From the first linked article: "Until August, lawsuits required a $2,500 deductible from the borough. Excessive claims led insurance carrier Penn Prime to drop the borough’s coverage. Brown & Brown, the borough’s new insurer, requires a $25,000 deductible. "
That the borough had trouble maintaining insurance due to excessive claims (apparently from an excessive number of lost lawsuits) tells volumes.
The more I read about Dickson, the more I have visions of Valkenvania in the movie "Nothing But Trouble". Maybe Reeve Valkenheiser was based on Stadnitski, or maybe even more scary, Stadnitski has based his tenure as chief on Reeve Valkenheiser was based on Stadnitski, or maybe even more scary, Stadnitski has based his tenure as chief on Reeve Valkenheiser. :shock:
Sounds like a bunch of petty tyrants run amok and doing whatever they want and then closing ranks when caught. The multiple law suits are clear evidence that the town has serious issues at all levels of local government and LE.