Harrisburg Happening

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Coverage of Harrisburg Crime

Is it just me, or is the Patriot fixated on the Kozlusky case and ignoring what appears to be all out war on the streets of Harrisburg? Rachel is on the front page every day, yet the other victims remain largely anonymous. Come on, Patriot reporters (and we know you are reading this blog) get out there and find out what is going on.

9 Comments:

Blogger GastonStreet said...

Did you see the news coverage of the hearing...now it seems Rachel had a habit of sitting on the window ledge. What's next? The saga continues....as do the local shootings, another two last night, one dead one in the hospital. We had 15 murders in Harrisburg in all of 2005. How many so far this year??? or should I say this month??????

March 30, 2006  
Blogger Anniken Davenport, Esquire said...

Guess they finally decided to call it what it looks like:

"One dead, four wounded in 'drug war'
One man has died and four others have been shot in Harrisburg within four days in what a source familiar with the investigation has termed a drug turf war."

No shit Sherlock.

March 30, 2006  
Blogger hbggirl said...

The City CAN NOT (for whatever reason) get their shit together when it comes to busting the drug dealers. I know that they will get a few here and there, but they really suck at it.

That's why we have the shootings and murders. Like I posted on PL once, I am not so worried about getting popped since I don't buy crack and don't owe money to a crack dealer.

I used to live in probably the nicest neighborhood downtown and there was a crack house LITERALLY two doors down from us. If you read about the recent bust in Steelton, it was EXACTLY the same thing. Cars constantly pulling up, beeping, and then someone comes out, leans in the window for about 5 seconds and then they roll. It was no less (no joke) than 25 times a day, mostly between the hours of 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. We - meaning then entire freaking neighborhood - called the police incessantly. We gave them license plate numbers and pointed out the perps from the building. WE OFFERED OUR HOUSES FOR THE PURPOSE OF SURVEILLANCE. They would sometimes stop by after we called but never did a damned thing about it.

March 31, 2006  
Blogger Jones1234 said...

It's infuriating.

Both the police and the newspaper have left the citizens of the city in the lurch.

The latest shooting at Hall Manor did involve stray bullets flying into the home of a young mother who luckily was not home at the time.

HER mother was on TV last night begging the cops to start walking the beat, then they cut to a shot of the police standing around in the parking lot LAUGHING.

I guess murderous drug dealers who almost kill poor women with babies are funny.

I must have missed the joke.

March 31, 2006  
Blogger Anniken Davenport, Esquire said...

My God, what a total disregard for life - on the part of the thugs and the cops. Why is Harrisburg feeling like Baghdad to me? Could it be that the guys with the guns simply don't care?

March 31, 2006  
Blogger Jones1234 said...

I think that they think they live in Compton.

March 31, 2006  
Blogger GastonStreet said...

You hit the nail on the head! They don't have any regard for human life. Hell, they don't even care about a dog's life. That's why there are "dog fights" in the city. They breed those pit bulls so they will tear each other apart. I just heard lately from a school teacher in the Harrisburg School District that most of the kids she teaches are "emotionally and mentally impaired". Her spin, the drugs Mom ingested during pregnancy. How much study has been done on the effects of drugs on new borns? These kids are now in school and teenagers. I believe this is the results. Any studies out there....

March 31, 2006  
Blogger GastonStreet said...

The other nights Crime Watch meeting included info from Dr. Kohn the superintendent of Harrisburg Schools. Did you know...there are 9400 students in the district, 97% live at poverty level, 20% are Special Education...and we wonder why our crime rates keep going up! That's what happens when half our homes are rental property and below standard. You get poverty and hopelessness. Clean up Harrisburg, get the industry to move back into the City, and provide jobs, then the middle class will move back with those jobs. It's a slowwwww process, but the only one that makes any sense to me. Tell Mayor Reed to screw the museums and go after industry and well paid jobs!!!

March 31, 2006  
Blogger TattooJim said...

Buy a scanner and listen to the calls. You will be absolutely shocked at the number of calls and the limited number of cops to address them. There was a bomb threat on a bus a couple of days ago...hear anything about it? Nope....

March 31, 2006  

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