Jun 9, 2008

The Cards You're Dealt


According to Morning Call, the Administration plans to hire part time police officers to supplement the force. Currently the taxpayers paid for nine more full time police officers than are currently employed. Although the mayor offers the excuse that it takes 19 months to train an officer, he's known about the shortfall for over three years. The Morning Call also reports that it will probably be reporting less news than it currently does. When one considers the rising crime and decreased police presence, less news may be a blessing in disguise.

photocredit: molovinsky

3 comments:

Mrs. Dottie said...

I'll be a first responder here and say, I enjoy viewing your photography. As far as crime info not getting reported, people will have to rely on talking to neighbors, and that may be a plus because it could bring the community closer. I know I get most of my crime info from the crossing guard at my son's school!

Anonymous said...

The almost complete lack of news coming out of Allentown is stunning. To read The Morning Call, one would think that, on most days, Allentown has ceased to exist. No business news, no political news, no fiscal news, no crime, no nothing. Jennifer Mann never has anything to say nor does the (so-called) Mayor nor City Council, nobody, nothing. Disturbing. This isn't new - to me, it goes back to oh, about 2001 or 2002.

The Morning Call could make a difference but doesn't. At one time I hoped that Pulse Weekly would develop into a powerful tool like, say, The Village Voice with some sharp political and business analysis - but no, the beer ads, jokes, and soft-core porn were too important. The voice that cries out for justice is missing in Allentown.

Bill Villa said...

"The voice that cries out for justice is missing in Allentown."

I'm right here ...