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July 27, 2013

Everybody in Williamsport is aware of the heroin being used in our town....

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-27-13 5:23 AM

While I agree with this letter, I think the mayor's office and the police chief need to hold a town meeting to discuss the neighborhood watch effort and educate people on what is involved and the steps needed to form these groups thought our community. I also believe that the city could help in purchasing neighborhood watch street signs and yard signs. Believe it or not, in my experience, just these signs being visible does help to deter some crime. But the key to the watch programs is organization, max participation, and the community and police working together.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-27-13 5:24 AM

Sorry that should be through out not thought.

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MrShaman

Jul-27-13 6:25 AM

"As far as the shooting that occurred last Saturday, the shooter walked right into the house and shot the man. Why was that door unlocked? With the drugs and people having guns, every citizen should keep their doors locked at all times." - Sally L Wiegand

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I'd assume that shooting was "business"-related...much like during the War On Alcohol. This would have been back, when most o' the "$hooter$" (and, competitor$) were White...when everyone UNDER$TOOD what "White-violence" wa$ all-about.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-27-13 6:41 AM

Shaman you really need to stop living in the past and start facing the facts of the present. Once again your comment has absolutely nothing to do with the subject matter. No matter how you want to spin it, it only makes sense in your head.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-27-13 6:43 AM

Oh and you really need to cut back on your daily intake of Sharpton and Jackson. You sound as racist as they are.

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eriklatranyi

Jul-27-13 7:11 AM

War on Alcohol --- brought to you by progressives.

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wwhickok

Jul-27-13 7:33 AM

Gys I brought up the lack of awareness about Neighborhood Watch groups to the Mayor, he expressed understanding and wants to change that. He expressed a desire to develop a newsletter that would inform residents of things like this and progress on other things going on throughout the city, another person at the meeting also volunteered to engineer this newsletter and/or website at no cost to the city.

So the concern of Neighborhood Awareness has not fallen on deaf ears! Great Letter!

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Premier

Jul-27-13 7:34 AM

GySgt, I was going to post the same thing about the Sham. Obscure, incoherent, meaningless drivel is all that he writes.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-27-13 7:54 AM

Wwhickok I hope the Mayor follows through. And I hope at least some neighborhoods take an active role. It not only has proven to reduce crime by having more eyes and ears working with police, but it's also a chance for neighborhoods to come together and get to know each other and help each other. The watch we had in MD did just that and we ended up having block parties and other functions after we all got to know each other and trust each other. Look at it this way, it definitely won't make things any worse. It just requires a little time, effort and extra awareness.

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z3r0c00l

Jul-27-13 7:58 AM

There is a community actions group meeting today at Memorial Park 1:00 PM at the Pavilion near the ball field. Discussion will be well structured. The group is a partnership of community members, city officials, non-profit, private, and business organizations leveraging mutual resources to collectively improve social, health, educational and economic opportunities in Williamsport. Addressing neighborhood watch is on the list, however this is the first meeting where community members will create a mission statement, values, goals, process framework, reporting mechanisms in terms of success / failure to meet goals, define and prioritize problems.

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CaveFelem

Jul-27-13 8:02 AM

Ms Wiegand, good letter.

With the neighborhood watch groups, more people out and about, etc. you will make your neighborhood inhospitable for these thugs who seem to operate with impunity. The more witnesses, the less they like it.

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MrShaman

Jul-27-13 8:29 AM

"Shaman you really need to stop living in the past and start facing the facts of the present." - GysgtUSMC

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Yeah...we wouldn't want to "waste" too-much time, learning from the past.

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MrShaman

Jul-27-13 8:34 AM

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Yeah, sure, Skippy...it was "progressives" who were trying to run German-immigrants outta the brewing-business.

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See:

Let's Be Blunt: It's Time to End the Drug War - Forbes

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MrShaman

Jul-27-13 8:37 AM

"War on Alcohol --- brought to you by progressives." - eriklatranyi

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Yeah, sure, Skippy...it was "progressives" who were trying to run German-immigrants outta the brewing-business.

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See:

Roots of Drug Prohibition

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MrShaman

Jul-27-13 8:40 AM

"Gys I brought up the lack of awareness about Neighborhood Watch groups to the Mayor..." - wwhickok

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I think George Zimmerman has "pretty"-much displayed the "benefits" o' Neighborhood Watch mob...er.."groups".

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sideliner

Jul-27-13 8:51 AM

While I agree that NW groups are great tools at many levels in the reduction and prevention of crime in targeted areas. But it's like a continuing battle of Whack-a-Mole and does nothing to get at root causes or actually solve a major problem.

We as a nation, state, city, and neighborhood have been playing this game for decades with no end in sight. Where is that "end" to justify all the "means" we've pumped billions of dollars and maximum effort to reach?

If I had the answer I would write a book about it and make a billion myself, but clearly I do not. But what I do know is that the War on Drugs must be stopped. I believe there is agreement by most to that fact, yet why, in the face of abject failure, haven't we changed tactics and policy? Why haven't we stopped this madness?

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-27-13 8:56 AM

Shaman, people like you and your attitude are part of the problem.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jul-27-13 9:36 AM

sideliner,

Maybe the difference is that our past generations cared enough so that the future generations, the you and I and others, were't subjected to the temptations to try and then get hooked.

Maybe different tactics should be used. Maybe users should be removed from the general public and be quarantined so they "dry up" and then return them to the mainstream of society.

Make drug dealing a capital offense punishable by death, even for the small pusher.

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richardson

Jul-27-13 9:43 AM

Until we find a way to reduce demand, a demand for drugs which I guess extends far beyond the boundaries of violent neighborhoods, programs like neighborhood watch are window dressing.

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wwhickok

Jul-27-13 10:55 AM

Well thought out comments by most. I encourage you all to go to the meeting at 12 (that's what time I've been told it is) it may last a few hrs. All of your opinions matter.

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MrShaman

Jul-27-13 11:10 AM

"If I had the answer I would write a book about it and make a billion myself, but clearly I do not. But what I do know is that the War on Drugs must be stopped. I believe there is agreement by most to that fact, yet why, in the face of abject failure, haven't we changed tactics and policy? Why haven't we stopped this madness?" - sideliner

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TOO-many people don't recognize "failure" as an educational-opportunity.

In the field of Engineering...QUITE often...you have to find-out all the things that DON'T work (when solving a problem)...before you (finally) find that one thing that DOES work.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-27-13 11:14 AM

Shaman you were an engineer? LoL that explains a lot. I've worked with plenty when I was a defense contractor and while they were book smart, not one of them had a lick of common sense! LoL

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MrShaman

Jul-27-13 11:15 AM

"Shaman, people like you and your attitude are part of the problem." - GysgtUSMC

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Yeah...keep tellin' yourself, that.

As-long-as you can maintain blaming all external-factors (for your problems), you'll never have to actively-participate in any o' the fixes.

Jesus-freaks do (pretty-much) the same. They blame everything on "fate".

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MrShaman

Jul-27-13 11:19 AM

"Make drug dealing a capital offense punishable by death, even for the small pusher." - ToTEXASfromPA

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We can ALWAYS rely on you faith-based whackos to suspend the ol' "Thou shalt not kill."-trip...when it's most-convenient...for you.

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MrShaman

Jul-27-13 11:22 AM

"Until we find a way to reduce demand, a demand for drugs which I guess extends far beyond the boundaries of violent neighborhoods..." - richardson

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...And, as far, BACK, as the written-word.

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See:

True History of Marijuana Full Movie (YouTube)

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