This is a picture of drug baggies that were collected in the 400 block of King Street this morning, Sunday, June 23, 2013, by a homeowner and taxpayer. This is an everyday occurrence for people who live in the core neighborhood in Pottstown. Does this not look like a problem!?! One day, one block, seven baggies.
Drugs lead to crime and violence; burglaries, shootings and stabbings, oh my! How does allowing this problem to continue help Pottstown? Why does the leadership sit idly by and watch Pottstown deteriorate? The crime rate is astronomical.
Why isn’t Pottstown aligning itself with the Berks County drug summit initiative? If you listen to certain people, they will tell you Pottstown’s drug problems are because of Reading and Philadelphia. I am sure that is a big part of the problem. I bet if somebody in authority reached out to Berks County and explained what’s going on in Pottstown they might allow you to be part of the group, being so close to the Berks County line.
If you listen to others, like Mayor Bonnie Heath, they are in complete denial that Pottstown has problems. If you try and point out the problems you are labeled a malcontent activist. Being a cheerleader for the borough is one thing, being in complete denial is quite another. Bonnie oversees the police department and wants a second term as Mayor of Pottstown. The queen of obfuscation wants your vote in November.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Just imagine how many more baggies could have been picked up this morning on the streets of Pottstown. Houston, we have a problem.