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-data.com Crime Index|
Phoenixville 167.8 (2008)