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August 5, 2013

Are shootings not as important? Why increase Williamsport's taxes and even more burden on your taxpaying citizens, mayor? If the federal government is willing to pay for seat belt, aggressive......

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Aug-06-13 7:00 AM

I would rather see them put a high wall around Philly, like the movie, "Escape from New York!"

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Aug-05-13 1:09 PM

Convert one of the parks to a combat zone patterned after the same named and real "Combat Zone" that Boston had in the late 80's. It would be a free for all zone for guns, sex, and drugs. Enter at your own risk. Call the police only when dead bodies need removed.

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Aug-05-13 10:57 AM

Bobbie, I am looking at it from a strictly profit and loss perspective. I understand that law enforcement and incarceration is big business.

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Aug-05-13 9:39 AM

Neighborhood watches and a lack of tolerance for criminal activity are the best ways to improve the crime situation as far as I’m concerned. Police can only react to crime, citizens can discourage it with their actions and attitudes.

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Aug-05-13 9:36 AM

Chuck,"Looney tunes letter."

I totally agree with Chuck on this one. Probably for different reasons, but let's take agreement where we can find it.

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Aug-05-13 8:51 AM

Looney tunes letter.

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Aug-05-13 8:06 AM

Mr. Youmans, I appreciate your sarcasm. But, the truth is that it is easier and more cost effective to ticket/arrest folks who are generally law abiding but speed or don't wear their seat belts. The drug and illegal gun activity will not net a profit. What are you going to get from those people after spending thousands upon thousands in investigations, apprehension and prosecutions? A prison inmate that will cost you thousands and thousands more every year.

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Aug-05-13 6:57 AM

I wonder how this author feels about big government?

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Aug-05-13 6:38 AM

Texas I agree, I have been preaching neighborhood watches for quite some time now on these boards even under my old screen name. I've been involved with them in the past and I know the success that they can have. I get so tired of hearing people complain about the police not doing their job and expecting them to stop all crime in this city. It takes the effort of ALL the people, yet some would rather just sit on their backside and complain and expect government to protect them and take care of them. The police department is not your private security firm.

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Aug-05-13 6:31 AM

Maybe someone ought to make a request to the NSA for the phone records of the people in town and then find who and where the drug dealers are. Maybe focus on those area codes that start with 215, 267, 484, 610, etc. Actually this would be violating rights so we shouldn't do it.

I would be more inclined to let the Neighborhood Watch Programs see what progress they can make. Maybe the next step would be to walk the streets with drug sniffing dogs to identify "hot spots" and then give them more surveillance.

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Aug-05-13 6:23 AM

The Federal Government wants nothing to do with Williamsports problems.

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Aug-05-13 4:25 AM

I'm seeing more and more letters of people complaining about the violence in the city and their tax dollars not being used to stop it. They expect the police to be everywhere, every time when in reality much of policing is reactive. I wish these same people would be more proactive in their neighborhoods and maybe help the police stop a crime before it ever occurs.

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Aug-05-13 4:21 AM

I'm curious to know how Keith suspects the Mayor to control illegal gun activity in the city. Since sadly enough most policing is reactive, all they can do is get these guns off the street when they are found during an investigation into another crime. Stop and frisk laws are already being abused nationwide. Now if there are citizens of this city that know of people who have these weapons, it would help the police to be proactive in confiscating these guns if they were informed.

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Aug-05-13 2:42 AM

"why not fund "illegal" gun activity? Could it be they do not see that as important?"

No, they know there is no way to stop illegal gun activity.....they would rather put money into stopping legal gun activity.

Mr. Youmans

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