SENATOR JIM RHOADES MEMORIAL BRIDGE: GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PA HOUSE BILL No.2614

I would like to state that Mr. Senavitis the accused of killing Senator James Rhoades went to trial for this in March 2010 and was acquited of the vehicular homicide as he did not cause the accident but infact the Senator himself was at fault for the accident which caused his own death.

Mr. Senavitis was guilty before proven innoccent and then proven innoccent by a jury only to remain guilty as you will see reading this House Bill No.2614 Session of 2010, as of June 18, 2010.

Special attention to (6) states HE WAS KILLED BY A DRUNK DRIVER.
(6) Rhoades died at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown
a day after being injured in an automobile accident near
Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. He was killed
by a drunk driver.

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE BILL No.2614 Session of 2010 INTRODUCED BY KNOWLES, McCALL, GOODMAN, SEIP, ADOLPH, BAKER,
BEAR, BENNINGHOFF, BEYER, BOYD, BRADFORD, BRENNAN, BROOKS,
CAUSER, CLYMER, DAY, DENLINGER, DiGIROLAMO, EACHUS, EVERETT,
FAIRCHILD, FLECK, FREEMAN, GABLER, GEIST, GEORGE, GROVE,
GRUCELA, HARHART, HELM, HENNESSEY, HESS, HICKERNELL,
M. KELLER, KILLION, KORTZ, MAJOR, MILLARD, MILLER, MIRABITO,
MOUL, MURT, MUSTIO, OBERLANDER, D. O’BRIEN, PASHINSKI, PAYNE,
PAYTON, PHILLIPS, PICKETT, PYLE, QUINN, READSHAW, REICHLEY,
ROCK, ROHRER, ROSS, SANTONI, SAYLOR, SCAVELLO, SIPTROTH,
SONNEY, STERN, SWANGER, TALLMAN, TRUE, TURZAI, VEREB, WATSON
AND YUDICHAK, JUNE 28, 2010

REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, JUNE 28, 2010 AN ACT Designating the State Street (SR4028) Bridge over the Schuylkill
River in Hamburg Borough and Tilden Township, Berks County,
as the Senator Jim Rhoades Memorial Bridge.

The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Senator Jim Rhoades Memorial Bridge.

(a) Findings.–The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:(1) James J. Rhoades was a Republican member of the Pennsylvania Senate who represented the 29th Senatorial
District from 1980 until his untimely death on October 18,
2008, at the age of 66. At the time of his death, he was
running for his eighth term in the Senate.

(2) Born December 5, 1941, in Waterbury, Connecticut, 123 456789 10 11 12 13 14 Rhoades graduated from East Stroudsburg University of
Pennsylvania in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in education
and later earned a master’s degree in education from Lehigh
University in 1966.

(3) Rhoades began his professional career as a teacher
and football coach at the Pottsville and Mahanoy City high
schools. After seven years of teaching, Rhoades was appointed
as the principal of the Mahanoy Area Middle School. He served
as principal for ten years before his election to the
Pennsylvania Senate.

(4) As a former educator, Rhoades had an interest in
education issues and ultimately became chairman of the
Education Committee of the Senate. As chairman of that
committee, Rhoades had influence over almost all education
policy, including policy initiatives that led to the
Pennsylvania Safe Schools Act and the Head Start Supplemental
Assistance Program.

(5) Rhoades also served on the Appropriations,
Transportation, Law and Justice, and Environmental Resources
and Energy committees.

(6) Rhoades died at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown
a day after being injured in an automobile accident near
Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. He was killed
by a drunk driver.
(b) Signs.–The Department of Transportation shall erect and

maintain appropriate signs displaying the name of the bridge to
traffic in both directions.
Section 2. Effective date.

This act shall take effect in 60 days. 20100HB2614PN4001 -2

REPRESENTATIVE JERRY KNOWLES ON JUNE 7, 2010

TO:
All House Members
FROM:
Representative Jerry Knowles
I24th Legislative District
DATE:
June 7, 2010
SUBJECT:
Draft Legislation
Senator Jim Rhoades Memorial Bridge
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that will designate the State Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River in Hamburg Borough and Tilden Township, Berks County, as the Senator Jim Rhoades Memorial Bridge.
As most of you know, Jim was a Republican member ofthe Pennsylvania Senate who represented the 29th Senatorial District from 1980 until his untimely death on October 18, 2008, at the age of 66. At the time ofhis death, he was running for his eighth term in the Senate.
If you wish to co-sponsor this legislation, please contact Tracy Baker, in my Harrisburg office, at 787-9029.

DA DAVID CHRISTINE, TROOPER BEERS SENDING YAMILA YAFAR AWAY (VIDEO)

 

I would like to bring to  your attention several things the first is that in this video the truck (Unit 1) has already been moved off of the front of the Cadillac (Unit 2) onto the double yellow lines which place it completely in its own lane southbound. 

Secondly the only evidence brought before Magistrate Debby York by the Prosecution were three things

1. The Police Crash Report done by Fern Ridge State Police, signed and sworn to by Trooper Jason Beers.

2. The Corner’s Report proving Senator James Rhoades was deceased and died from blunt force trauma to the chest causing internal bleeding due to a motor vehicle accident.

3. Their blood alcohol evidence on Mr. Senavitis from blood at the hospital.

How this was enough relevant evidence after the three months the Prosecution had for Magistrate Debby York to have the charges against Mr. Senavitis to go forward is ridiculous.

Ms. Yamila Yafar showed up to this preliminary hearing and as you see in this video as soon as she started walking to the courthouse doors DA David Christine and Trooper Jason Beers snagged her moving her away and talking to her.  She then abruptly left the Courthouse never going in testify.

DA David Christine during the hearing after the three pieces of evidence stated above were revealed turned to ADA Colleen Mancuso for more evidence and she had stated that was all they had.

 

RHOADES FAMILY STATEMENT OF GRATITUDE TO STATE POLICE AND MONROE COUNTY DISCTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE

The Rhoades family released a written statement in response to today’s arrest:

 

Mary Edith Rhoades releases a dove after the dedication of the Senator James J. Rhoades Downtown

“We would like to extend our gratitude to the Pennsylvania State Police and thank them for spending the time and effort to conduct a thorough investigation that has been professionally handled from start to finish. The actions by the Pennsylvania State Police detectives, troopers, and investigators have been nothing less than exemplary. 

“Also, we would like to thank the Monroe County District Attorneys Office who, in conjunction with the State Police, have been professional, courteous, and diligent in their efforts. 

“While the general public and media outlets continued to look for a quick story and fast results, it is extremely important to remember that with any investigation thoroughness outweighs haste. 

“We want to thank the entire community for the tremendous outpouring of support, well-wishes, and prayers. This love, compassion, and support provided to us has been of tremendous assistance during this difficult time. 

“While our grief is understandable, it is difficult to describe the level of disappointment, anger, and sadness this most recent information has caused. While accidents can and do happen, this tragedy was completely avoidable. Due to a grossly malicious and reckless act, we have not only lost a husband, father, and grandfather, but on a larger scale, the community has lost a good man, a dedicated public servant, a steadfast leader, and the number one fighter for school children in the Commonwealth. 

“Because of these charges and the ongoing criminal case, this will be the Rhoades family’s last public statement regarding the accident. We thank the media and general public for respecting our privacy.”