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I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

NO! Graffiti in Coatesville

 Coatesville resident John Pawlowski is removing a SUR-13 tag.

Former Coatesville Police Chief Matthews had once suggested that Street gang tagging graffiti was just copycat posting by kids. I believe he soon discovered that was not true. Gang members take posting seriously and view unauthorized tags as not just a bunch of kids. MS-13 gangs are said to kill imitators as though they are rival gang members.
Removing gang graffiti does several things:
  • No graffiti makes Coatesville look better.
  • No graffiti makes people feel safer when they're out on Coatesville's streets. Street gang tags provoke a fear response. 
  • And maybe most importantly removing the tags of street gangs makes it difficult for violent street gangs to establish a base in Coatesville, it’s an effective crime fighting tool.

 “Graffiti-free city a welcome oddity"
"A search for graffiti that came up empty in Coatesville was so perplexing that a Downingtown woman reportedly stopped into City Hall to find out why.
She told officials that her son had been doing a school project on street drawings and scrawlings, a study that required her to drive him from Berwyn to Coatesville. The absence of any graffiti in the city prompted her to seek an explanation, and she was referred to Coatesville Police Officer Rodger H. Ollis Jr., a proud member of Coatesville’s premier graffiti-busting team.”
by kathleen brady shea 
This is part of an email I received from Officer Ollis:
“Funny how a quick thank you and acknowledgement turned into something larger. 

The people originally listed are some of the members of the Community Policing Committee that have given their time to not only discuss quality of life issues such as graffiti, but those that have given much of their time painting and consistently participate in the anti-graffiti initiatives.  There are others within the group and there are others outside of the group that takes time to make Coatesville a better place; for or example, Matt Baker.  I have spent many hours beautifying with Matt.  He is one of the reasons that graffiti cannot be easily located.” 

“As you know, I prefer to take action and not credit.  People like John, Laurie, Matt, Mike, Marie, others (and their families) deserve the credit.  I remove graffiti for many, many reasons.  One reason is crime prevention.  Crime prevention is part of my job.”

Ofc. Rodger H. Ollis, Jr.

The violence of the gangs was demonstrated in Avondale on December 3rd:

“Witnesses to the December double slaying at an Avondale bonfire described a terrifying scene as about a dozen weapon-wielding Surenos encircled two members of the rival Viking gang, police said.”

Posted by kathleen brady shea @ 7:38 AM  


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