Catasauqua fears it sees the handwrit...

Catasauqua fears it sees the handwriting on the wall

There are 85 comments on the The Morning Call story from Feb 8, 2008, titled Catasauqua fears it sees the handwriting on the wall. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

The graffiti, which police said began to flourish Monday, includes mysterious configurations of symbols and letters drawn in varying colors on mailboxes, road signs and buildings.

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gang hahaha

Northampton, PA

#23 Feb 9, 2008
allentown is nothing but trash and you think these loosers are going to come claim this city? please what sissy would try to come claim catty? thats like the bloods moving in on emmaus! wow, what a threat,you so called wanna be gang members,nothing but a bunch of loosers and i hope you all get jump by the hells angels,cause they dont like your kind around here.you think you need to graffiti our city to prove something,all you prove is that you are a punk who can show yourself in the daylight cause you know your dumb *SS will get jumped and you will see whos tough.gangs in catty,hahahahaha make me laugh
gang hahaha

Northampton, PA

#24 Feb 9, 2008
Catty Citizen wrote:
OK, something that I am noticing from many of the comments that are posted, is that none of you live in Catasauqua. I happen to live here and will continue to do so and fight the issues that the we are going through. This is the only way things can get better. Those of you viewing us as the "armpit" of the universe lets see you move here to help fix the problem. It is easy to complain, but no one is eager to take action to help make things better. Maybe now that there is light on this people should start taking action and take back their neighborhoods. Until you have the guts to do this, stop saying how horrible our area is becoming because your not part of solution, your part of the problem.
i live in catty.
seriously

Catasauqua, PA

#25 Feb 9, 2008
"...They have to be getting involved in some gang. That's the only way it could be."
Do police do ANY research anymore these days? Small towns make me laugh, so stereotypical.
It's called a tag, the "tagger's" pen name. They write their name on things everywhere. That's all there is to it, there's no gang involved. It's just some bored kid with a marker.
Failures

Philadelphia, PA

#26 Feb 9, 2008
You scared mofos are what's killing the Lehigh Valley. You guys act like Allentown is Mogadishu just because it doesn't look like some idealized 1950s picket-fenced white neighborhood.

Have any of you people been in a real city?(And no, going to Hamilton Street once and seeing a "darkie" doesn't count.)

Plus, "seriously" probably has it right. You bunch of over-reacting nancies.
demsaretoblame

Nazareth, PA

#27 Feb 9, 2008
Pork Chop wrote:
Catasaqua is the arm pit of the world just drive down front street and you will see this to man hud landlords are to blame
it was the dems who set that up..way to go catty. way to dems
Resident of Catty

AOL

#28 Feb 10, 2008
I agree with one that knows. I live in Catty and all the crimes are committed by white kids. These are the kids that their parents are never home to watch what they do. But they make sure they have plenty of money to buy drugs and bring them into our community. I have seen it first hand. They hand everything to these kids except guidance and respect for others and where they live. Stop blaming Allentown and minorities.
Resident of Catty

AOL

#29 Feb 10, 2008
nopunintended wrote:
<quoted text>I am not above saying let's exterminate the whole pig, not just a couple of pork chops!
What the hell those pork chops mean?!!! Have u ever heard the term white trailer trash? I'm sure u have!!!!
molly

Easton, PA

#31 Feb 11, 2008

I graduated from Catty 25 years ago . Do not tell me you did not see girls walking around pregnant their were three in my senior class.Already at that time my class was using drugs.
molly

Easton, PA

#32 Feb 11, 2008

A parent mentiones my space. Well the teachers have them too. They talkto the kids on them. They add the kids. What does that say about the teachers. The kids feel if they have them why can't we. Isaw one the teacher is standing their drinking a beer. Wonderful for our children to see. Maybe the parents need to go to some school board meetings and ask QUESTIONS!!!!!!
Oh Well

New York, NY

#33 Feb 11, 2008
I drive through Front Street on my way to Whitehall sometimes, and you can see that Catty is on the decline.

The buildings are old, most of them not renovated. There is no new development. There is also a lot more renters moving in.

The town is really a place in the past. That is all people talk about. What Catasaqua used to be.
Disgstd Catty homeowner

Whitehall, PA

#34 Apr 14, 2008
My thoughts, ignorant people95% don't bother me , raise follower children, love to point the finger, say things like its just their age, but will gossip and point fingers and gather to put a smack down on your kid, rather than solving the problems,scum growing daily due to lack of pride in our town, the statement was made and is VERY TRUE...RENTALS TAKING OVER... low income and HUD, unfortunately, anyway u look at it, SCUM and CRIME, and NO PRIDE for you nor themselves, and if you think they have pride of any kind in community or school, u r WRONG! And YES the minorities are involved in the CRIME, give me a break! ACCEPT THE FACTS, from the little GANGSTAWANNABEES to their wonderful families!!!

“"Mister, we ARE the weirdos."”

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, Pa

#35 Apr 14, 2008
You guys are 5 miles from Allentown. What exactly did you expect... that the trash would just magically stop once they hit the border of whitehall???

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#36 Apr 15, 2008
onethatknows wrote:
<quoted text> One problem in Catty is the parents of the children that have lived there for ever..They are still living in the times when you were safe to walk the streets..They let their kids run the streets no questions asked.. UH Hello!! Then they wonder why their kids are getting in trouble..No supervision!!! I remember growing up in Allentown the boys were always going to Catty..When I asked why they would say cause Catty girls are easy.Trust me that was many many years ago..So obviously the Catty kids were never as innocent as they seemed..Drugs have always been around in Catty only not as obvious.Its more low key cause everyone knows each other there..
I understand inner city moving into the borough is not helping but Catty natives are not innocent either..
Kids from Catty always went to the Mall and mingled with city kids of all races. Then the city kids would go to skateway and other Whitehall-Catty locations with the Catty-Whitehall crew. This is nothing new.

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#37 Apr 15, 2008
als18102 wrote:
You guys are 5 miles from Allentown. What exactly did you expect... that the trash would just magically stop once they hit the border of whitehall???
I guess they were expecting a fence to be built.
Claire

Allentown, PA

#38 Apr 15, 2008
Let's get rid of welfare - that will make the good ol' US of A far less appealing to immigrate to. Secondly, let's stop letting all these Puerto Ricans in as if they are part of, and have contributed to, this great country. Third, let's shut the borders. Fourth, boot out any foreigner who has a record, doesn't work, or is here illegally. I think this would solve 99% of this country's problems.

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#39 Apr 15, 2008
Failures wrote:
You scared mofos are what's killing the Lehigh Valley. You guys act like Allentown is Mogadishu just because it doesn't look like some idealized 1950s picket-fenced white neighborhood.
Have any of you people been in a real city?(And no, going to Hamilton Street once and seeing a "darkie" doesn't count.)
Plus, "seriously" probably has it right. You bunch of over-reacting nancies.
Right on. I have previously suggested that somebody should run a bus tour to 53rd and Walnut in Philadelphia. Or, 18th and Cecil B. Moore. Drop the hicks off for an hr and see how they do.

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#40 Apr 15, 2008
Claire wrote:
Let's get rid of welfare - that will make the good ol' US of A far less appealing to immigrate to. Secondly, let's stop letting all these Puerto Ricans in as if they are part of, and have contributed to, this great country. Third, let's shut the borders. Fourth, boot out any foreigner who has a record, doesn't work, or is here illegally. I think this would solve 99% of this country's problems.
Puerto Rico is not a state but it is a territory of the US. They are allowed to come in. As far as booting out "foreigners" with records Im sure many Germans, Irish, Italians, and others will fit into that category.

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#41 Apr 15, 2008
It has been documented many times that the majority of welfare recipients are white.
jem

Nazareth, PA

#42 Jun 2, 2008
i bought beautiful pants and 3 weeks later all gone im sick of not being able to have nice things on my porch
LLYN

Bethlehem, PA

#43 Jun 4, 2008
onethatknow wrote:
<quoted text> UH HELLO!!!! Do you live there?? Check the Catty press..Check out the names of the people committing crimes..White..Check out the punks that walk the streets of Catty causing trouble..WHITE!!!! If you dont know what you are talking about keep your mouth shut..
I read the Catty Press everytime it ends up on my front porch. I grew up in Catty. I lived there for almost 25 years now. I remember a time when not too long ago when the kids were in when the street lights came on...Parents knew what their children were doing and who they were doing it with. Now, don't get me wrong, EVERY town has their fair share of problems, some sort of crime rate, even if it is very low, and it's share of diversity.
I am just as guilty as the next person when it comes to certain Prejudices...but mine are not based on race, etc. Mine are based on the fact that I work 60 hours a week so lazy white, black, pink, gray, brown, purple trash can buy filet mignon with their food stamps. I'm sure there are others that share my opinion.
As quite a few of the crimes committed recently in Catasauqua, were by white people...it still does not change the commonly known fact that Catty didn't begin to go down hill until half of Center City and South Allentown started movin in. I live not far from the Catty Corner, in a neighborhood that was once relatively quiet...now, I am awoken almost every night by the PK down the street in his rice burner 92 honda civic hatchback with his spaghettios can exhaust and his cheap subs turned up to 600 decibels-screaming to his girlfriend and mother in Spanish. Yea, white kids are committing crimes, influence by media, movies, video games...and the "new" kids down the street. The lack of attention to property disgusts me...One should take pride in what they pay for. I take beautiful care of my property, because to me it is a proud investment...if one cannot take pride in the appearance of something simple as say...their front, side, or back lawn, how do they do they take pride in themselves?
There will always be crimes committed, regardless of where you live...but bottomline...Catty didn't go spiraling downward until the "new kids" moved in.

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