|Mayor Tom Leighton|
Stolen property crimes up from 3 to 31 or 933%.
Marijuana possession up from 8 to 19 or 138%.
Murder and non-negligent manslaughter up from 2 to 3 or 50%.
Unchanged were assaults with a dangerous weapon other than a knife or firearm (3), forgery and counterfeiting, drug sale and manufacturing of marijuana and driving under the influence.
There were no reports of possession of synthetic drugs, forcible rape and assault with a knife or cutting instrument. Those classifications showed a 100 percent decrease.
Theft + drugs + murder = drug dealers
The city is filled with them like rats in a blighted property. These filthy parasites from Philly and New York are pouring into the city like water over a dam. Just think about it. The druggies have to steal to get money, the cops can only arrest the poor guy looking for a little pot and the dealers have no second thoughts about whacking someone. It's as clear as day. By the way, I did not see any data on cocaine, meth or heroine arrests. Why? Let me tell you. Our cops are afraid of these dealers because they are armed to the hilt with illegally obtained automatic weapons. They let the State Police and the Feds handle these. The city of Wilkes-Barre is a shit-hole. It's a mess and covering this fact up with a few misleading statistics makes me sick. Shame on you Mayor Tom!
P.S. Where were you on St. Patrick's Day Mayor Leighton? I was at Senunas all day and did not see you. Avoiding the R2G?