The Latest Bloviation From Tom Hylton

Mr. Hylton’s latest “advertorial”, which appears in today’s Pottstown Mercury, would lead us to believe that the most pressing danger to Pottstown residents is car accidents.  Hmmmmm.  I also live in Pottstown Borough but fortunately in a different neighborhood than Mr. Hylton.  Being a resident of this community I also have some insight into what goes on in this burg (although in a more limited capacity than Mr. Hylton, of course).

To think that after the events of the last several weeks, capped off by a historic summit at Invictus Ministries, our greatest threat is car crashes and accidents leads me to wonder if Mr. Hylton lives in Pottstown.  Especially since the events leading up to and after the meeting at Invictus Ministries are in his supposed neighborhood.  Maybe he’s been out-of-town being a keynote speaker?

I do not believe the topic of conversation at Invictus Ministries was car crashes. I could be wrong, but I do not think so.  I had to leave early but from all accounts it was not a topic of concern to residents.

I am certainly not afraid to live here.  I go downtown frequently for events.  After living in and around Pottstown for almost 30 years I am no worse for wear.  However, to say that crime in Pottstown is the same as other towns around us indicates no research was done to support that statement.  Ignoring the current wave of shootings and stabbings is irresponsible.  This problem will not fix itself!

Here is a crime index for selected cities/towns in our area that I researched on City-data.com.  I think the figures speak for themselves.  Car crashes are not included in the crime statistics.  Auto theft, yes.  Auto accidents, no.  Nice try Tom.  A score of 350 – 700 is considered moderate.  Over 700 is considered high.

City 2009
   
City-data.com Crime Index  
   
US average 319.2
   
Royersford 242
   
Spring City 177.9
   
Birdsboro 135.4
   
Emmaus 131.1
   
Pottstown 454.7
   
Norristown 543.5
   
Coatesville 567.2
   
Downingtown 301.5
   
Easton 303.7
   
Boyertown 150.4
   
Reading 547

 

Phoenixville                               167.8 (2008)

One comment on “The Latest Bloviation From Tom Hylton

  1. knock knock anybody home Mr. Hylton? Grasping for straws he makes a feeble attempt to convince someone, anyone that car accidents are our biggest threat. Oy get a life.

    Those numbers are right up there with our neighbors in crime. The very neighboring towns that everybody likes to say are much much worse off than Pottstown, (every time there is a shout out for a State of Emergency). Well folks, they are not THAT much worse than Pottstown. We are catching up quickly, is that our goal? We have to hit a certain number and see more shootings, deaths even, before the borough will pull out all stops to put an end to this senseless crap?

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