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Where’s Neighborhood Watch?

October 23, 2013

I’m so tired of hearing, “Where is Neighborhood Watch?” when a crime happens to them or their close neighbors....

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Scott36

Oct-25-13 8:42 AM

tinfoil8,

Does anybody actually listen to you? Are the walls of whatever abode you are burrowed into(with whatever voices you might hear)your entire life? Pathetically sad.

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Scott36

Oct-24-13 4:19 PM

I was afraid maybe Shaman was starting to have an impact on your beliefs.-Capricorn1

My beliefs/way of looking at things can change with a strong/compelling good argument. So far on these boards I have not seen it yet.-Scott

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Scott36

Oct-24-13 4:11 PM

Gunny don't fall for 36IQ's veiled attempt at sarcasm, it's a psychological fact liberals are incapable of sarcasm.-tinfoil26

Afraid to answer the question posed to you? I have a very strong feeling that you have enough trouble navigating through life. Better stick to trying to handle that, rather than figure others out. You have me chuckling again.

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Capricorn1

Oct-24-13 9:46 AM

But back to you, I'll admit I expected a few nibbles from the likes of enigma, Erik, & a few others-oh, let's not forget tinfoil, But I think that you are the one pulling a small "prank" on me. I thought you would see through it(I'm pretty sure you did. Have a Safe,& nice day-Scott

I was really hoping you were being sarcastic. We may not agree on a lot but even that comment seemed way out there for you. I was afraid maybe Shaman was starting to have an impact on your beliefs. LoL Enjoy your day too.

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Scott36

Oct-24-13 9:31 AM

Bobbie, I am curious, To you, what is "success" in one's life?

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Scott36

Oct-24-13 9:29 AM

Success to people like 36IQ is sliding through life with as little effort as possible and expect others to fund it. Profit only applies to others, they are owed what they get.-tinfoil4

You figured me out!!! But I am working on ways to carve more money out of people like you, to give to the truly needy---Illegal Mexicans!!! They are NOT getting their FAIR SHARE!!!

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Scott36

Oct-24-13 9:26 AM

Scott, I really hope you've been drinking for you to write a comment like that and actually believe it.-Capricorn1

I was completely sober, I assure you. I just felt like throwing some "raw, red meat" at tinfoil2. I am sincerely surprised that you could not see through my little ruse. You and I may see Gov. assistance in different lights, But I can assure you that abuses of it raise my blood pressure just like most others regardless of party affiliation. But back to you, I'll admit I expected a few nibbles from the likes of enigma, Erik, & a few others-oh, let's not forget tinfoil, But I think that you are the one pulling a small "prank" on me. I thought you would see through it(I'm pretty sure you did. Have a Safe,& nice day-Scott

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Capricorn1

Oct-23-13 9:39 PM

Scott, I really hope you've been drinking for you to write a comment like that and actually believe it. You are NOT doing those people any favors by throwing free money at them. Is that how you raise your kids? Just toss them money any time they want it? Are you going to do that the rest of their lives instead of teaching them responsibility and the value of hard work? Just support them until you die? If not then why do you feel it's ok for the government to take the money of working Americans and do exactly what you wouldn't do with your own children? I'm sure you wouldn't do it because you want your kids to succeed in life. Like I said, government is not doing those people or society any good by throwing free money at them when they have the ability and means to work for it. Research the effects of a welfare state on individuals, families and society.

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Scott36

Oct-23-13 9:00 PM

To liberals like 36IQ and Carlitos there is no such thing as crime, it's just redistribution of wealth.-tinfoil2

Do you know why I like seeing everything possible given to those who do not like to work, you know the "parasites", the sponges, takers, lazy people? Because it gets self proclaimed righteous "people" like yourself upset!!!LOL, repeat LOL!! It is worth every penny of taxpayer money just to know that those who exist, losers such as yourself have their panties in a Knot!!LOL I hope they raise taxes higher & give it to the poor(no strings attached), just to see/hear you righteous "makers" whine, moan, complain,& cry!! PLUS, it guarantees Democratic wins!!!ROTF****!!! The "ultimate parasite" advocate-Scott LOL,LOL,LOL

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MimLogue

Oct-23-13 8:08 PM

great letter Maynard!! Knowing your neighbors,They can be the first one there when needed. SOMETHING .Like in church when you GREET THE PEOPLE BEHIND AND NEXT TO YOU.

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Scott36

Oct-23-13 3:33 PM

Steelersfan, I asked a question, I did not accuse anyone of anything, other than to point out Erik's "liberal" fixation.

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SteelerFan

Oct-23-13 1:13 PM

'So you want government out of the picture? Is this what you are suggesting? From the boy who cried "LIBERAL".LOL'

Typical liberal dogma. Conservatives advocate for less govenment and then accuse us of not wanting any government (anarchists).

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Scott36

Oct-23-13 12:43 PM

Liberals have taught people to not take matters into their own hands, but to always look toward gov't for the solution.-eriklatranyi

So you want government out of the picture? Is this what you are suggesting? From the boy who cried "LIBERAL".LOL

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Capricorn1

Oct-23-13 11:02 AM

Enigma, all I can comment on is my personal experience with the one I was involved with in MD. And I can state without question that it was extremely effective. I think what the author is upset about is the people's belief that neighborhood watch is going to be questioned every time there is a crime. No tool is 100% effective in limiting all crime. All we can do is organize within our neighborhoods and make ourselves visible so that these criminals might think twice if they know people are watching and working with police. That's another reason to have signs visible throughout the neighborhood. Not that a lot of criminals have common sense, but if I was going to break into a home or a vehicle, I would think twice about going into a neighborhood that advertises it's neighbors are watching. That's the goal of the program.

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enigma

Oct-23-13 10:45 AM

Capricorn, If the goal of the neighborhood watch is to prevent crime, and crime occurs, was the neighborhood watch effective? The way to measure the effectiveness is to look for a reduction in crime. As far as I know, these stats are never used to advocate for neighborhood watches. I am not saying that it doesn't work, it probably does to some extent, but it is fair to ask the question. Why would this writer object to questions? Has his watch never reported an incident that led to an arrest? People only object in this way, when they have no answers and he didn't give one. His only defense was to attack the questioners. I'm not against the idea and if there were a neighborhood watch in my area, I would probably participate, but I would also be looking for results.

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Steelman

Oct-23-13 10:22 AM

Why do we have to see results before we are willing to try to better our community? This is a fine example of let someone else do it and then I will jump on the bandwagon when I can collect the accolades

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Capricorn1

Oct-23-13 10:15 AM

Enigma, it's difficult to provide statistics regarding effectiveness of the program since the goal of the program is crime prevention. How do you measure crimes that were prevented as a result of increased visibility in a neighborhood. Believe it or not, just the proper posting of signs throughout the neighborhood is an effective deterrent against property crime. Law enforcement agencies across the country agree it's one of the most effective and cost efficient tools to prevent property crime. If this program does take off and is wide spread throughout the city, I'm confident you would see a reduction in annual crime statistics. I think it's too early to pass judgment. Enigma, Google Williamsport crime statistics and I think you'll be shocked at where we rate for certain crimes.

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enigma

Oct-23-13 9:47 AM

The writer wants us to believe that we have no business questioning the effectiveness of a neighborhood watch group unless we are part of it. It is people like him who are telling us how wonderful they are, but he doesn't want to be asked to show results. Do you seriously want me to join your effort and offer my time and resources, but you can't offer any evidence that it does any good? "Where's the neighborhood watch?" is a perfectly valid question. I actually like the idea of a neighborhood watch, but have never seen statistics that show it works. Usually, when people don't offer statistics, it's because none exist. If you want to walk around the streets looking for criminals, good for you, but don't be offended when someone asks if it's working.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-23-13 9:34 AM

Capricorn:

Reeder and the liberals are just waiting for an incident between the neighborhood watch and a minority so they can score political points.

They do not care about reducing crime or safe neighborhoods, they only care about advancing their agenda.

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Capricorn1

Oct-23-13 9:01 AM

Just what we need more nut jobs taking matters into their own hands. -Reeder

So Chuck, you are labeling these law abiding citizens nut jobs that have the courage to organize in a peaceful way in an attempt to make their neighborhoods safer for themselves and their families. I suggest you educate yourself on the program and get over the Zimmerman case. Instead of sitting safely at home and depending on everyone else to keep you safe, try getting involved and doing your part in making this a better community for everyone.

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CMReeder

Oct-23-13 8:27 AM

Just what we need more nut jobs taking matters into their own hands.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-23-13 8:23 AM

Liberals have taught people to not take matters into their own hands, but to always look toward gov't for the solution.

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SteelerFan

Oct-23-13 8:21 AM

Good letter.

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Steelman

Oct-23-13 8:15 AM

Could not agree more, well said. As with everything else we are a sit back and let someone else do it nation, and then complain about it when it is not what we want. It is much easier to take no responsibility.

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Capricorn1

Oct-23-13 5:16 AM

Great letter Maynard. Williamsport property crime is well above the PA and national average and Neighborhood Watch is a proven deterrent for these types of crimes. With the rise in drug use, property crimes also increases.

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