Politicians in Williamsport are talking about 'fighting crime' as if it's an election year. Keeping people in fear is a way to control peoples' minds and get them to vote for you. Crime in Williamsport isn't any worse than crime in Philly or Detroit. It's not any worse than in my small, hometown of Mount Carmel. In fact, I'm willing to bet that crime hasn't even gotten a whole lot worse since the 90s in this town. More police and prisons are big government at its most wasteful. People only get clean when they want to. Not when government tries to make them.