Violence is not a Coatesville problem. It is an urban problem nationwide. It is a problem being magnified by the laws and regulations being placed on municipalities and the school system that can no longer provide services that they once were able to because of the state and federal government.
It is NOT the job of a city government OR a school to raise your kids, YOU have to do that. What they can do is provide alternatives, provide opportunities for families to have fun together. Provide an education for a child to grab his future and run with it!
Families are now facing the worst financial times most of us have seen. What comes of a poor economy? Unemployment and Crime! That fast money is desirable because people have kids to feed and bills to pay. When you get caught up in a life you do not understand or use beyond its necessity, that is when trouble comes looking for you. One cannot be so far gone to think a life on the street will get you anywhere but left on the street!
I cry for my city more than most of you will ever know!
I cry for the people who are lost and can't find their way.
I cry for the ignorance of people who cry out during a tragedy that "Nothing is available for the kids."
I cry when people come into this city and do what they do and leave another family missing a loved one.
This is NOT how this city should or could be. The TIME IS NOW. How much more bloodshed can we tolerate?? How much more will we accept? It isn't until it hits you close to home that people are up in arms calling for change only to fall silent a week or so later!
WHEN ARE WE GOING TO TAKE COATESVILLE BACK AND SHOW THE REST OF THIS COUNTY WE CONTROL OUR STREETS? NOBODY ELSE WILL!!Marie HessCoatesville, PA