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It takes a village

November 24, 2013

I couldn’t resist sending my thoughts on what Mr. Dobbie wrote in the paper. It takes a village, Mr. Dobbie, to catch these perpetrators....

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mikekerstetter

Nov-24-13 5:29 AM

Gretchen, If you prefer to live in a police state, might I suggest moving to a country where is already exists? I prefer for you to leave my country alone. Thanks.

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Capricorn1

Nov-24-13 5:37 AM

"For what it is worth, I think city council should make the landlords give names of tenants when they register them. After all, how will the police know where the criminals are?"

Sounds like the same tactics used by the NSA; sweep up the data on everyone to catch a few.

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spike2

Nov-24-13 6:07 AM

Not enough info. Has his building directly effected her and she is very angry? It's easy to be less "riled up" if you aren't an immediate neighbor or neighboring property owner.

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MimLogue

Nov-24-13 7:04 AM

There are meetings at churches of narcs annonymous these people know where to get drugs, where the drug houses are and who is dealing why aren"t they helping the police? You can pu the blame on a lot of people. Landlords have become the scapegoat, How about the most powerful man in Lycoming county the Da Lindhardt isnt his job to put crims in jail? 60 duis on a weekend 3 days mandatory jail time , How is this changing anyones life?? just overcrowding jails, leaving the real crims to break into our homes and hit innocents over the head with a pipe for 20 bucks..

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MimLogue

Nov-24-13 7:09 AM

why do we always have to have cockroaches in our buildings when you describe a rentals? I think this is funny, Gretchen most tenants wont live with a small problem in a home," I am paying good rent and I want everything pefect" is usually the atitude, where are these tenants that live with roaches?? I know you have never dealt with real tenants but honey Drama is all you seem to be going for there. LOL

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eriklatranyi

Nov-24-13 7:23 AM

It is sad to see how easily some people would welcome a police state.

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metalhead

Nov-24-13 7:42 AM

Hey Mim, The tenants that live with Roaches you ask? The Center City Building is full of them,Roaches that is.

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spike2

Nov-24-13 7:45 AM

Mim, drug houses are transient by nature. Hopefully those in recovery no longer know where the houses are. That's why they are in programs. We all know simply saying xxx y street isn't enough evidence to prosecute anyone. Mandatory DUI sentences are not the 'fault" of the DA. These are legislated by the state. They are followed by county parole. Clogging of the jails is attributable to domestics and fines and costs. We need a better way to deal with those who are in for financial reasons rather than current criminal charges.

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ArtFold

Nov-24-13 7:53 AM

Slightly off-topic: There was an article in Saturday's S-G on page A-6 titled "Alleged attempted robbery in city". Since the victim was punched in the head and nothing was stolen, does it sound like the "knockout" game has come to Billtown?

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ToTEXASfromPA

Nov-24-13 8:25 AM

Gretchen, Why do you only want to discriminate against renters? Maybe home owners are hiding some of the criminal element.

Pass an ordinance where ALL residences are required to post a notice on the front of their home or apartment door with a list of the people that slept there sometime that week. This would also have to be submitted to the town hall or entered into a web-based database.

I bet that you would really go for this idea!! Waste your time putting together the list and getting it to the city. Let everyone know who visited or slept at your home. You want to make everyone else have to do it but you are already so good that you don't need a law for you.

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eriklatranyi

Nov-24-13 8:39 AM

The drug culture of the 1970s led to some amazing actions by criminals.

For example, tablet presses (machines that compress powder into tablets) cost around $300,000 at that time.

Drug rings would buy such a machine, install it in a hotel room, produce millions of tablets, then leave the machine behind.

Meth labs have been found in hotel rooms.

That is manufacturing.

The distribution side is the same and can run from hotel rooms as well.

Doesn't anyone wonder how those tiny, little convenience stores in urban areas stay alive when there is a 7-11 nearby?

That is why those little convenience stores also are the leading source for food stamp fraud....its all part of the drug trade.

Target apartments and the trade moves elsewhere.

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Capricorn1

Nov-24-13 8:45 AM

60 duis on a weekend 3 days mandatory jail time -Mim

Mim, next time you read an article relating to DUI arrests, be sure you pay attention to the dates of the arrests. The SG prints these articles that contain arrests covering several months, not one weekend. They just ran an article yesterday that included 29 arrests dating all the way back to August.

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Shulski

Nov-24-13 11:08 PM

It takes a village of idiots to think that crime is something new. Like it was absent from the 1950s and before. Crimes like slavery, segregation and not letting women go to school and become drs and get mortgages without their husband. Or Bonnie and Clyde, All Capone, and all the crazy outlaws in the wild west never existed. Tranyi thinks crime and drugs started in the 70s. A village of ignorant fools online right here. Dumb

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MimLogue

Nov-25-13 9:57 AM

A landlord was assaulted with injury by a tenant when trying to post a door for non payment of rent. . Didn"t DA Eric Linhardt come to the landlords meetings and profess his support for landlords during his election bid Landlords put up with all the crime in 'Williamsport happening on his watch and say nothing.We, landlords, become his scapegoats instead of focusing the blame on his office and now when a landlord needs help after an attack he wont even charge the guy with assault? what is going on in this city??

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MimLogue

Nov-27-13 12:29 PM

Capricorn Mim, next time you read an article relating to DUI arrests, be sure you pay attention to the dates of the arrests. The SG prints these articles that contain arrests covering several months, not one weekend. They just ran an article yesterday that included 29 arrests dating all the way back to August" 60 dui"s means 180 days mandatory jail time no matter what date it is?? 180 days taking up room at the prison duh! u always make me dumb things down to your level.

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Millwe

Nov-27-13 2:45 PM

I agree that communities, and people, need to work together to fight the war on drugs. But not with forfeiting the rights we have. What would landlords registering tenants do anyway???? Do you think people tell the truth when illegal activities are going on? So, the police will put pressure on the landlords to "evict" tenants? Based on what? Prior criminal record, name, color, demographic location? I don't know about anyone else but I do not trust the intelligence, integrity, or professionalism of our present uniformed officers to do that. I've had enough personal experiences, unfortunately, with badges and I am of the opinion that our current administration does not want to do their job. Sorry, if this offends anyone.

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