DREW JOHNSON VS BILL HIGGINS

ON AUGUST 5, 2015 A HEARING WAS HELD AT THE BEDFORD COUNTY COURTHO– USE TO DETERMINE IF A COLUMNIST FOR THE WASHINGTON TIMES DREW JOHNSON WOULD RECEIVE HIS REQUEST FOR THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND ALL HIS EMPLOYEES TO TURN OVER CELL PHONE AND LANDLINE PHONES RECORDS INCLUDING SMART PHONES, AND OTHER DEVICES, ALSO INCLUDED WAS ALL PHONE NUMBERS INCOMING AND OUTGOING CALLS, TEXT MESSAGES, HE ALSO WANTED SCREEN SHOTS OF EMAILS FROM GOVERNMENT ISSUED EMAIL ACCOUNTS TO ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICE FROM 01/01/2013 – 01/11/2015. THIS REQUEST ALSO INCLUDED SCREEN SHOTS OF THE BROWSING HISTORY TO ALL COMPUTERS — USED BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICE.

JOHNSON REQUESTED THIS INFORMATION THROUGH THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OFFICE WHICH TURNED HIM DOWN. JOHNSON APPEALED THIS DECISION TO THE OFFICE OF OPEN RECORDS

AS SOON AS THE HEARING STARTED IT WAS DETERMINED THAT JOHNSON’S REQUEST WAS NOT ON BEHALF OF THE WASHINGTON TIMES, JOHNSON WAS REQUESTING THIS INFORMATION FOR HIMSELF. HIGGINS ARGUED THAT HONORING HIS REQUEST WOULD MEAN HANDING OVER NAMES AND NUMBERS TO WITNESSES AND VICTIMS OF VARIOUS CRIMES SUCH AS AB– USE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND EVEN MURDER. HE ALSO POINTED OUT THAT INFORMATION OF PAST AND OR PRESENT INFORMANTS WOULD BE DISCLOSED AS WELL.  ALSO PEOPLE WHO WAS AT ONE TIME UNDER INVESTIGATION BUT NEVER CHARGED. HE STATED THAT WOULD PUT AT RISK MANY RESIDENTS OF THE COUNTY WHO HAVE CALLED IN TIPS OF CRIMES.

HIGGINS ARGUED THAT THE APPEALS COURT WAS OUT OF THEIR JURISDICTION TO EVEN RULE ON THIS REQUEST. JOHNSON STATED HE WAS TOLD TO NOT EVEN GO TO BEDFORD COUNTY BECA– USE HE WOULD BE INTIMIDATED BY PEOPLE CONNECTED TO HIGGINS,  AND STATED HE WAS EVEN THREATENED IN THE COURTROOM JUST BEFORE THE HEARING BY THE CAMERAMAN OF BCFP. THE CAMERAMAN TOLD THE JUDGE HE THREATENED NOBODY, THAT HE WAS JUST ASKING JOHNSON QUESTIONS. THE JUDGE TOLD JOHNSON THAT HE AND THE CAMERAMAN WERE BOTH IN THE SAME UNION BEING FELLOW REPORTERS JUST TRYING TO DO THEIR JOB. JOHNSON COMPLAINED ABOUT THE TIME IT WAS TAKING FOR HIM TO GET HIS REQUEST. HIGGINS STATED IF HE KNEW WHAT JOHNSON WAS LOOKING FOR HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS. JOHNSON ASKED IF HE COULD QUESTION HIGGINS TO WHICH HIGGINS DID NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH.

JOHNSON ASKED HIGGINS IF HE EVER WORKED ON THE BUDGET, AND ASKED HIM IF HE EVER FIRED ANY EMPLOYEES, TO WHICH HIGGINS ANSWERED YES.  AFTER DISCUSSING WITH JUDGE LING HIS OPTIONS JOHNSON FINALLY REVEALED WHAT HE WAS LOOKING FOR, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SPEEDING THINGS UP.

JOHNSON WAS LOOKING FOR EMAILS PERTAINING TO ANY POLITICAL CONVERSATIONS, THREATS TO PEOPLE, AB– USE OF POWER, PERSONAL AFFAIRS, DRUG — USE,CAMPAIGNING THROUGH HIS OFFICE AND HIS CONTACT WITH CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA.

AFTER NEARLY TWO HOURS JUDGE LING STATED HE WOULD GIVE HIS OPINION AT A LATER TIME, AFTER HE HAD TIME TO GO THROUGH ALL THE LAWS QUOTED. BELOW IS THE PDF FILE ON THE FINAL DETERMINATION BY THE OFFICE OF OPEN RECORDS. AS WELL AS PICS OF HIGGINS AND DREW JOHNSON AFTER THE HEARING

DREW JOHNSON VS BILL HIGGINS

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134 comments

  1. CAMERAMAN, GIVE GUESS WHO A CHANCE TO COME UP WITH LIES AS TO WHY BILL HIGGINS SHOULD RESIGN. MAYBE ROB SNYDER AND HIS LOVE FOR HIS BRAINLESS BOX OF ROCKS WILL COME UP WITH A GUARANTEED FAILED PLAN TO GET BILL HIGGINS OUT OF OFFICE.

  2. just about a week to go and it will be election day and higgins has not resigned yet, looks like ” guess who ” will have to come up with an excuse as to why he has not resigned

  3. JASON ANDREW JOHNSON DOES NOT HAVE THE PROOF. IF HE DID HE WOULD HAVE REVEALED IT THE FIRST CHANCE HE GOT AND NOT WAIT, FACT. HE DID WHAT THE OTHER HATERS HAVE DONE IN THE PAST, CLAIM THEY GOT THE PROOF, BUT NOTHING WAS EVER SHOWN. THE HATERS BAD HABITS ARE SPREADING LIKE WILDFIRE, FACT.

  4. johnson will have to go another route, and if he already has proof like he claims, then he might as well do his little story and get it over with and maybe move on to the email scandal involving clinton

  5. ANOTHER FAILED PLAN BY THE HATERS. THE HARDER THEY TRY THE HARDER THEY FALL, FACT.

    THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO — USE TO GET RANDY SHUT DOWN & BILL HIGGINS OUT OF OFFICE, FACT.

    THE ONLY THING LEFT THE HATERS HAVE IS TO SPREAD THEIR LIES UNTIL THE POPULATION GETS TIRED OF HEARING THEIR WHINING, FACT.

  6. just for everyone’s information, me and johnson will not be getting our request for these reasons. i have confirmed that the county server only holds the last 2 weeks of all emails from all computers in every dept. and there is nothing to stop all employees from deleting all emails received and sent at any given time. so the odds on me and johnson getting our request are slim and none.

  7. THAT’S THE NAME HIS PARENTS GAVE HIM WHEN HE WAS BORN. I WONDER WHY HE’S ASHAMED TO — USE HIS FULL NAME???? DID HE LEGALLY CHANGE IT????

  8. I HAVE A FEW SURPRISES COMING UP FOR JASON ANDREW JOHNSON AKA DREW JOHNSON

    STAY TUNED FOR THE SPARKS TO FLY!!!!

  9. INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW WHY DREW JOHNSON IS NOT JUMPING AT THE CHANCE TO REPORT ON THE RTK OF ANOTHER ELECTED OFFICIAL???? HERE’S HIS CHANCE TO REPORT HOW IT CAME ABOUT WHY THE RTK WAS REQUESTED AND WHAT IS BEING ASKED OF THIS ELECTED OFFICIAL TO REVEAL TO THE PUBLIC SHE DIDN’T WANT ANY DEMOCRAT TO KNOW. COULD IT BE BECA– USE DREW JOHNSON IS FRIENDS WITH THE ELECTED OFFICIAL ON FACEBOOK AND SHE’S BEEN GIVING HIM FALSE INFORMATION TO PLAY HIM FOR A FOOL????

  10. COUNTING DOWN FOR 4 YEARS???? WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD GIVE UP THEIR LIFE FOR A COUNTDOWN THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED???? IS THAT WHY SNYDER IS BORED AND STILL COUNTING????

  11. ALL 16 ARE REPUBLICANS???? THE TRUTH IS OUT. THIS IS ANOTHER BOTCHED POLITICAL MOVE ON THE HATERS END, FACT. HAVING JOHNSON PLAY FAVORITES IS A BAD MOVE ON HIS CAREER, FACT. A REAL REPORTER(NOT JOHNSON)WOULD ASK FOR EMAILS FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE DEMOCRATS TOO, FACT. WHEN RANDY FILED FOR A RTK ON ANOTHER ELECTED OFFICIAL THE HATERS PLAYED THE RETALIATION GAME AND HAD JOHNSON PLAY INTO THEIR FAVORITES, FACT.

  12. we have been through this 4 years ago, then it was banasick who was going to win the election, and they even had a count down as to how many days were left for BCFP, so sad that they have such high hopes in this johnson idiot, they can make all the claims they want, at the end of the day i will still be here, and BCFP will be more popular then ever. oh by the way, i am still waiting for higgins to resign, the person known as guess who, claimed it was going to happen before the election. well, time is running out on that deadline as well

  13. IT TELLS ME IF THEY DON’T LIKE BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS THEY WOULDN’T GLUE THEIR EYES TO IT, FACT. THERE IS PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO DON’T LIKE BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS AND THEY DON’T WASTE THEIR TIME READING IT, FACT.

  14. since 2011, they would like to think, everyone is against bcfp, but the fact is, everyone reads bcfp including them, so what does that tell you ?

  15. DREW JOHNSON IS A FOOL FOR BELIEVING THE HATERS THAT COMPLAINED, BECA– USE THEY COULDN’T SHUT DOWN BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS. THE HATERS WILL — USE ANYONE FOR THEIR BOYCOTTING AND THEY DON’T CARE WHO THEY MAKE A FOOL OF, FACT. HOW MANY YEARS, RANDY, HAVE THEY BEEN USING PEOPLE TO GET YOU SHUT DOWN AND BILL HIGGINS OUT OF OFFICE???? IMHO, TOO MANY WASTED YEARS OF THEIR PATHETIC LIVES.

  16. you are correct karma. johnson requested any emails sent and received from me and higgins from these 16 employees. here is another fact, all 16 employees are registered republicans, not one democrat is in the list. here is another shocker the junior reporter will find out. most of those employees i have never emailed or had to email. so he is dragging people into his little quest who have never had contact me with through emails. one more stormy fact. johnson’s request came just hours after i filed a right to know request of my own. and before i even left the building, that request was being read at the counter by the only democrat commissioner in office, who just happens to be a puppet for another democratic elected official. the shit is getting deep in bedford county

    LET THE GAMES BEGIN

  17. Shut down Bedford County Free Press

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    News Flash!!!!! Scoop seems to think that Mr. Johnson is after him personally and wants to shut down his so called news page. I think scoop needs to get over himself and realize he is an insignificant factor in Mr. Johnson’s RTK requests and he couldn’t care less about your worthless news page. Scoop keeps saying that Mr. Johnson is out of his league here but I would say it is the other way around as scoop wishes he could be in a league with a “real” reporter and we all know that will never happen. He wouldn’t make a good pimple on Mr. Johnson’s ass. Wake up dufus, you are a tiny, tiny fish in a huge pond of corruption and YOU are not the one he is after. FACT!!!!!

    REALLY???? SHUT DOWN BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS IS SAYING DREW JOHNSON IS A LIAR. FROM WHAT I READ ON BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS ON FACEBOOK DREW JOHNSON REQUESTED EMAILS FROM 16 EMPLOYEES WHO WORK AT THE COURTHO– USE WHO MIGHT HAVE EMAILED RANDY DELOZIER, FACT.

    GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU MAKE A FOOLISH ASS OF YOURSELF, FACT.

  18. one more thing, guess who keeps saying about how the open records law ordered the request to be honored, what they are not telling people, is that johnson appealed the denial request in another county, the appeal should have been done in bedford county, johnson went out of the county to an appeals officer that he knew to get the request granted. the appeal officer who granted his request had no jurisdiction to even hear the case, let alone rule in favor of johnson, guess who really needs to do their home work before coming here to make an ass out of themselves

  19. the office of open records is a joke, they ruled two different ways on the same topic involving two cases, of course you will pick the one you want to pick, last time i checked, emails is not part of the open records you can obtain. neither is the browsing history of computers, texts messages, ect. if that is the case, it is time for me to put that to the test, we will see if i can get all that information from other elected officials, so stay tuned. i am not a paid henchman, once again you have no clue what you are talking about, there is no trail that leads to higgins paying me, boy are you living in a dream world. since you are not interested in my opinion, then you do not need to voice your opinion on my website, your time just ran out on this website, go over to the hate page on facebook to voice your opinion. i will not approve anymore of your comments. since you do not want to hear mine.

    TICK TOCK, YOUR TIME IS UP HERE

  20. You can ask for anything that is a public record in a right to know request. The Office of Open Records did not find the request to be overly broad which is the argument you are attempting to make. Until I see your sheepskin I will take the legal opinion of actual lawyers in Harrisburg over the agenda driven opinion of a ninth grade dropout named Randolph. I am not interested in the opinion of your master the district attorney either. He will surely deny the facts but it is known to quite a few that he was never to be allowed to practice law as a condition of his plea in an assault case years ago. Who was bought off to overlook that condition and allow him to practice would be a good enough reason for a real reporter to request public records pertaining to your master. A real reporter would be defending the law which permits the citizenry to access public records, not defending an allegedly corrupt politician. You can use the misnomer free press but you are a bought and paid for arm of the district attorney’s office. You are his paid attack dog. The source of the funds which keep you fed and a roof over your head will come to light when your master goes down for his crimes. FACT. Tick tock.

  21. you can not just ask for anything in the right to know requests, if that was the case, every hater would have the system busy do nothing other then gathering information with their ridiculous requests, once again, you have ignored the real facts, that johnson is on a witch hunt, but then again so are you, i do not have time to walk you through like baby steps, now you have higgins destroying records. and you still have not stated what crime i have committed that will land me in jail for the rest of my life. you are the one who is obsessed, for god sake, everyone who reads this is laughing at you, because you sound sound childish and immature. now run along junior, you are beginning to bore me. another day has past and higgins has yet to resign, and the walls have not crumbled, i see, no come back on everything you got wrong, including your bombshell announcement concerning what the attorney general was going to find. grow up or find a hobby, you are way out of your league playing with me. i am here to stay

  22. Your obsession with things which are inconsequential is quite telling with regard to your inferior intellect. I do not recall anything in the law that states a right to know request is invalid unless the requester has prior knowledge of what information will be found within or has met arbitrary criteria deemed sufficient by a district attorney or his attack dog. Please direct me to the appropriate section of the law if I overlooked the attack dog exception. I am quite certain you do not blame Higgins for fighting that lawful request. Remind me again which law school you hail from. Your outhouse attorney opinion is irrelevant in this matter. A lawful request was filed. The state Office of Open Records concurred and ordered the records released. The only reason I can envision a district attorney would continue to fight so hard to refuse compliance with a lawful request is if he has something to hide. The only reason I can envision a judge would continue such a case indefinitely is if he has something to hide. If so many men who believe themselves powerful and important are so scared of one reporter you try to discredit then I have to believe there is something very damning in the requested information. I do not believe your master is fighting so hard because he thinks he is right. I believe he is fighting so hard because he knows he is wrong. When he loses this and he will you can report on the downfall of a district attorney, judges and assorted other accomplices who for a brief time thought they were important and untouchable. Nobody is untouchable. You will want to not tarry with your reporting as you will be on their heels on your way to jail. I am certain you will regale us with your oft told story of how you have been hearing this for years and you are still here. Keep telling your old story until you have a new audience of fellow inmates to bore with that tale. Your time is coming and those crumbling walls can not be saved now. Tick tock. The records which were sought will end this reign of terror forever. Although it is likely your master has been destroying public records since the day that lawful request was filed that game will not work. The disappearance of the volume of records he would need to have destroyed will in itself be enough to bring down the guilty parties once and for good. Laugh and boast at your own peril Dozie. Your time is up.

  23. IT’S RANDY DELOZIER AND BILL HIGGINS’ FAULT THE HATERS ARE NOT GETTING THEIR WAY, FACT. IT’S RANDY DELOZIER’S FAULT THE HATERS CAN’T GET HIM SHUT DOWN, FACT. IT’S BILL HIGGINS’ FAULT FAITH ZEMBOWER TATE AND CHARLIE KARNS CAN’T GET BILL HIGGINS OUT OF OFFICE, FACT.

    IT’S THE HATERS FAULT THEY ALL KEEP FAILING AT THEIR OWN GAMES, FACT.

    NOW THAT WE HAVE THAT CLEARED UP, ON WITH BILL HIGGINS WINNING THE ELECTION HANDS DOWN, FACT.

  24. GUESS WHO IS NOT SMARTER THAN CAMERAMAN, FACT. IT DOESN’T SURPRISE ME GUESS WHO IS STILL SAYING I’M CINDY SINCE GUESS WHO CAN’T GET ANYTHING RIGHT, FACT. I’M NOT GOING TO GO INTO REPEATS AGAIN. I DON’T CARE WHAT THE TURD THINKS, BECA– USE I’M NOT FALLING INTO HIS/HER ATTENTION NEEDS. GUESS WHO IS SOMEONE WHO THINKS HE/SHE IS GOING TO GET RANDY DELOZIER FRUSTRATED LIKE HE/SHE AND THE HATERS DID AT ONE TIME. HATERS ARE BLIND RANDY DELOZIER IS NOT, FACT. GUESS WHO IS A STORYTELLER WHO ONLY GOES IN CIRCLES WITH HIS/HER OWN TAIL, FACT.

    HE/SHE CAN BARK ALL HE/SHE WANTS. AS FOR SOMEONE WHO THOUGHT CONTACTING DREW JOHNSON WAS A SURE THING WITH NO TROUBLE, GUESS WHO HAS BEEN BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE, FACT.

  25. in the courtroom, johnson stated he was contacted by several people in bedford county who complained about higgins. also, when he was explaining things to the judge, he was going on information based on rumor and hearsay. he wanted to just take a look at the emails higgins sent and received. well excuse me, if he has no solid leads other then the complaints of several people in bedford county, then i feel he is abusing the right to know request. he wants to take a look to see if he can find anything, that is not good enough for the wide range of a request he is asking for. if he just wants to take a look and see what is there, then he is on a witch hunt with no solid or legit leads, other then the complaints he has received from idiots in the county. i do not blame higgins for fighting this request, it’s bullshit. of course the haters will disagree because they dont like me or higgins, and everything that happens in the free world has to be our fault.

  26. how do you think this idiot johnson found out about higgins, you are the one who is blinded, you sound so stupid, you have this one small time D.A. controlling so many offices and being so powerful, you give him way to much credit, as far as being the real zembower, you know faith was married into the zembower name right?, and karma is not my girl friend, which leads me to believe, you are wrong about who you think karma is, and with you being so sure as to who you think she is, you are also wrong about other things you bring up here, like the fact that you claim i answer to higgins, you are wrong about that, i see you did not have the balls to approach me at fall foliage, what is wrong are you scared ?, oh by the way, i see kane did not make the big announcement you was hoping for, you see you was wrong about that as well, you need to get used to being wrong, it will happen more often. another day has passed, and higgins has not resigned, and the walls have not crumbled. you can save your tick tock for yourself, because in another month, higgins will be elected for another 4 years

  27. I saw you earlier today at Fall Foliage standing around looking as smug and stupid as you always look. Your being intellectually challenged could be an excuse for your inability to stay on topic but I believe it is willful as you desperately try to steer the conversation away from the guilt of yourself and your master. You have returned full circle to attacking Charlie Karns and Faith ‘the real’ Zembower. You and your girlfriend drone on and on bemoaning the fact a real reporter is not investigating those two objects of your obsession. The fact is neither Karns or Zembower has their hands on the puppet strings manipulating the lives of so many people in and beyond that courthouse. I believe your master the DA is the subject of a real reporter’s investigation because he the DA alone pulls so many puppet strings throughout the county. It is evident to a blind man that his attack dog Randolph Delozier sits up and growls when master Higgins pulls his puppet strings. I believe your master has his fingers in many cookie jars and pulls the puppet strings on the judiciary as well as law enforcement, the commissioner’s office and the elections office. I know you Randolph Delozier are not a smart man but I ask you anyway who would a real reporter wish to investigate to break his next big story. A small town councilman, a small town register recorder or a district attorney with potentially so much dirt on his hands that his arrest could bring down judges, commissioners and other men in powerful places within the Hazzard County of Pennsylvania? Time is running out for you to cover the real story. Get back on the topic of this link and discuss why a real reporter would have requested the things he did. Stop wasting your time going off topic and attacking small town people who are not relevant to the story that man is surely writing. Tick tock.

  28. I THINK DREW JOHNSON IS PLAYING FAVORITES. HE IS GOOD FRIENDS WITH FAITH ZEMBOWER TATE, FACT. ISN’T THAT WHAT THE HATERS SCREAM IN THEIR POSTS AND COMMENTS THAT BILL HIGGINS IS PLAYING FAVORITES. HOW ABOUT THIS, THERE SHOULD BE AN OPEN RECORD COURT ORDER ON DREW JOHNSON SINCE HE’S NOW MIXED UP WITH FAITH ZEMBOWER TATE AND HER CORRUPTIONS. WHAT DO YOU THINK CAMERAMAN????

  29. we all know faith was friends with the woman who was charged and plead guilty to trying to hack into my bcfp facebook account, my question is this, are there emails between the two, that is on faith’s computer in her office, i also find it strange, that johnson is asking for only higgins’s emails and not faith’s who after all was buddies with the woman who plead guilty. was faith using her office computer to work out details of a write in campaign in the spring, funny how they want to attack me and higgins, but say nothing of faith’s association with a woman who was charged with computer crimes, while still friends with faith

  30. Carmen Sylva The page is Drew Johnson vs Bill Higgins, yet they don’t talk about that issue at all. He should be clamoring for all records to be released immediately. He shows his allegiance by remaining silent on the topic and going after political targets instead.

    AND THE QUESTIONS STILL REMAINS. WHY IS DREW JOHNSON ONLY ASKING FOR OPEN RECORDS ON BILL HIGGINS AND NOT FAITH ZEMBOWER AND CHARLIE KARNS???? WHY ONLY ATTACK BILL HIGGINS???? FAITH ZEMBOWER AND CHARLIE KARNS HAVE NOT BEEN ANGELS, FACT.

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