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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

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.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Radio Times: “Tackling Crime in Philadelphia”

Philadelphia Police are working on the street in the neighborhoods, with low-tech foot patrols combined with real time data for officers on the street. Police work with community groups; police on the street get to know the corner boys and who is mentoring youth in the neighborhoods. 
 A lot of can apply to the City of Coatesville. Some of it is already happening here:
"There is an encouraging trend throughout the U.S. — crime is decreasing. That also seems to be the case in large cities, including Philadelphia, where most major crimes are at an all-time low. Explanations include a demographic change — there are fewer people in the 18-29 age group — and improved policing and security strategies. In Philadelphia, law enforcement officials have been collaborating on the implementation of several innovative programs to reduce crime. They include increased use of foot patrols, greater reliance on real-time data to pinpoint crime "hot spots" and an overall approach to prevention vs. arrests. At the same time, as part of its Gun Violence Task Force, the Philadelphia District Attorney's office has implemented GunStat which identifies the most violent offenders in small target areas of the City. We'll talk about these strategies and others and their effectiveness in battling crime with First Deputy Commissioner RICHARD ROSS of the Philadelphia Police Department, JERRY RATCLIFFE from Temple University,  BRYAN LENTZ, head of the Office of the District Attorney's Gun Violence Task Force of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and RASHEED SMITH who works with PhiladelphiaCeaseFire. –"

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