May 1, 2014

Trouble In Mayberry

Sources close to City Hall say that Mayor Pawlowski is furious over the commotion that occurred last Friday at the soirée to celebrate Allentown's arena development. Supposedly, the pursuing police officers were told to stand down by a captain, before they reached the accident area by 6th and Linden. The defendant was a minor drug dealer, and the cops had already secured his license plate number. The story goes that the officers ignored the command, for whatever reason, and continued the chase. Had the police car not been stopped by the encounter with the telephone pole, it might have well plowed into the tent full of dignitaries. While the defendant has been charged with reckless endangerment, should the police also face the same charge?

8 comments:

monke said...

This was my question on Bernie's blog. Why did a high speed pursuit go into a densely populated area?? This was not (to my knowledge) a life or death situation. It really is a miracle that no one died.

I very much respect the police, but this one incident was not handled well at all.

Anonymous said...

all those city surveillance cameras for naught.

THE observer said...

Y'all are Monday morning quarterbacking this................blame the perp he ran.

michael molovinsky said...

@7:32, it's not a novel idea that avoiding high speed chases, especially in urban areas, may be a better police policy.

Anonymous said...

There are also times when fire trucks don't have to drive thru Allentown like its 911

Anonymous said...

I thought you were running for office in the 183rd? But you continue to write stories daily about a place you don't live in nor can represent? How do you think that is going to look from the perspective of the people whose votes you wish to receive?

Anonymous said...

MM,
With all you political rallying an this type of antics being the makeup of allentown pa? Than there is the edited out weekend almost upon us by local media outlets? I am hoping for a moot historical allentown story from you please!
redd
patent pending

michael molovinsky said...

comment 9:58 is from the infamous Blog Mentor, a pathological cyberstalker and bully. well Bully, here's the answer; i think that it will help them recognize me as a forthright person, who can bring a fresh advocacy to an area that has been short changed for decades.