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AMIR HUDSON

Southfield, MI

#1 Apr 2, 2006
WHAY HAVENT COATESVILLE SOLVE THE LAST THREE MURDERS THIS PAST YEAR. IS IT THAT THEY DONT CARE OR WHAT. THE TOWN ONLY HAS LESS THAN 11,000 PEOPLE. PLEASE TALK TO ME.
John Karl

United States

#2 Apr 9, 2006
Why is that the residents of Coatesville can't stop selling drugs, robbing people and murdering each other? Please tell me. It is not the police that are killing people, it is the residents that can't seem to stop killing each other. 11,000 people and more murders in Coatesville than all the rest of Chester County put together. The residents of Coatesville are to blame, not the police. They should be embarrased and start taking a good look within and stop blaming others for their failings.
Resident of Coatesville

Blackwood, NJ

#3 Apr 10, 2006
The residents of Coatesville need to step-up to the plate. This used to be a great place to live. I have heard some great stories about the city from the older population. Lets get the city back, so are kids can play outside. I don't won't to have to worry about them getting shot or seeing a murder.
KEVIN

Southfield, MI

#4 Apr 13, 2006
FIRST OF ALL EVERYBODY IN COATESVILLE DOSENT SELL DRUGS ,ROB PEOPLE, OR KILL EACH OTHER. THE SAME THING THAT HAPPENS IN COATESVILLE HAPPENS IN DOWNINGTOWN,WEST CHESTER AND OTHER SURRROUNDING AREAS. ALOT OF THE CRIMES THAT ARE COMMITED IN COATESVILLE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT FROM THERE. I KNOW FOR A FACT IF THESE MURDERS WERE IN ANY OF THESE SURROUNDING AREAS JUSTICE WOULD BE SERVED. BUT SINCE IT IS IN COATSEVILLE NOTHING HAPPENS. SO WHAT DO U GOT TO SAY ABOUT THAT. HOLLA BACK
Kevin

United States

#5 Apr 13, 2006
I think you are totally wrong. Maybe you should read the press releases. Two people were shot last week (from Coatesville), last year someone was shot outside the elks (from coatesville by a coatesville resident), last year a 16 year old shot two people (all from Coatesville), and finally, the police have solved all but the recent murder.

Coatesville is the problem, not outside influences or the police. When the police start shooting people then you can gripe. As a matter of fact Coatesville residents have now started to spread their criminal ways to West Chester, Exton and the surrounding areas. Like a bad fungus they are spreading crime elsewhere.

Coatesville is a mess. The citizens need to step up and curb their drug and violence ridden ways. It is time to step up and take responsibility and not play the blame game. It is like a burglar suing a homeowner for being bit by the homeowners dog as he was stealing a TV. Must be the homeowners fault.

People keep complaining about jobs in Coatesville. We are not some old factory town in the middle of nowhere. People have Lancaster, Exton, Paoli, King of Prussia, WestChester and Philadelphia surrounding the City (all accessible by public transporation). The Coatesville way "If I can't work in Coatesville I won't work anywhere." Life is tough, get on the bus or train and go to work somewhere else.

I commute everyday to Philly (over 2 hours a day) to get to work. If people want a job they could get one. They would rather whine all day and blame lifes problems on other people. I have not sympathy. The best thing that could happen to Coatesville is to have new residents who want a better city move in and replace the existing residents.
Gee

United States

#6 Jun 6, 2006
I'm not sure when residence of Ambler where apopinted as "all knowing" but your comments are way off. You have bad apples no matter where you go. Is there a problem in Coatsville, no doubt. But to start sweeping your paint brush across the whole population just ruins your credibility in this discussion. I have lived in Coatesville all of my life, worked at one job (out of Coatesville) for over 20 years and consider myself a law abiding good neighborly citizen. If you're going to have a discussion; 1) keep your mind open and 2) have some idea of what you are talking about. Have you ever been in Coatesville? I would say over 95% of the crime problms are in the city. Coatesville has more rural area than city. And to say the problems in Caotesville are now going to surrounding towns is as if, West Chester had no problems, Downingtown had no problems, Exton had no problems until that Coatesville element got a car and went on the road. That makes no sense. The sexual assaults at the college have nothing to do with Coatesville, the motorcycle gang element in Downingtown has nothing to do with Coatesville, the little robbery binges in Exton have nothing to do with Coatesville. When you pick up the paper and read of crimes in these outside communities, THAT'S WHERE THEY ARE, not in Coatesville. We have our own problems, don't cast everyone elses on us.

Nothing worse than the "holyer than thou" comments from someone that thinks they have it all figured out.
Gee

United States

#7 Jun 6, 2006
Now I know where Ambler is. Why would you be concerned with Coatesville? I would think you would be concerned with Norristown.

I guess just an opportunity to throw out negative comments.

Next time you run up against a "criminal element" that is jeopardizing your space or livelyhood, make sure you just TAKE BACK YOUR SPACE. I don't blame anything on law enforcement. I blame bad parenting. Kids are carrying guns now a days for Christ sakes. But back to you, if you get in the unfortunate position where you need to just TAKE BACK your space, make sure you remember all the stuff you put in here and just pray you live to see the next day.

To make it sound so easy indicates you have never been in that situation before and have no clue of what you are talking about.
Kevin

San Jose, CA

#8 Jul 6, 2006
Gee, I live in Coatesville!!! I have no idea why the website continues to put my location as Ambler. I live in Coatesville City.

I will tell you this. Coatesville CITY is the problem, not all of Coatesville. I will give you that, but, as a general rule, Coatesville City is full of thugs, drugs dealers and criminals. Sad, but true. How do I know. I hear the gunshots while trying to sleep and see the thugs roaming the streets causing trouble. That is what I know and it is either going to take a population shift or the sliver of decent hard working Coatesville City residents to do something.

So, GEE, I am in the situation and I do know what I am talking about because I live it everyday. You read the news and see that Coatesville is exporting their criminals to other areas. It is a disgrace. Sadly that disgrace is the majority in Coatesville City.
Rev Norland Bailey

Lafayette, LA

#9 Aug 10, 2006
It saddens me and hurts my heart to see what Coatesville has become. Let me say this there are some people in Da-ville who do not condone the crime or the corruption. I have suffered great loss in that city but I have love and respect for many in the city. I pray that there is a end to the foolishness. My problem is with those who condone or particapate in the madness.
Nena

Harrisonville, NJ

#10 Aug 14, 2006
I live in Coatesville .. it IS the people that are in it that cause the problem.. The ONES that live IN the city.. Such as the Drugdealers we ALL see up on the Corner at night ( Specifically 6th ave and 30),Thoise guys ALL live in the city.. I have lived in west chester as well.They have THIER OWN set of problems and to say that Coatesville takes their problems there is BS..The Recent Exton Robberies.. NOT coatesville people doing that.Sad to say that west chester and Extons problems come from Certain college kids.. I know cause i attend that school.They come from other states and cause problems.. School is working out the kinks on that and booting the problem students.But to say coatesville takes their Criminals elsewhere is wrong and ignorant.The recent murder saturday is a prime example.. guy got stabbed to death.IT WAS OVER A PIECE OF CRACK AND $43.Whats messed up is NOBODY knew the guy was dealing Atleast not his fmaily members. IT needs to stop!If they start wiping out the drug dealers and The crackheads,then other issues will be resolved and die down.WHICH is what they are doing.IT is just going to take some time.The City is ASKING for help from other agencies and the county.. ITs coming our way with a new murder task forcve THAT INVOLVES THE FBI.. So yeah,Something is being done.. and if you see something happen.. DONT JSUT LOOK THE OTHER WAY-TELL THE POLICE.They wont release your identity,They will investigate it and they WILL do something about it.ITs not like the recent past where nothing would get done.So GATHER your facts before saying shit.
Excellent Post

Glenmoore, PA

#11 Aug 18, 2006
6th and 30? I have been there. The weed is not there. Where is the weed at? What corner? Maybe it is cause i am a white guy and they all think I am the man.
MS Yvette

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Aug 25, 2006
I am also a Cville resident. I agree the city has a crime problem but people must stop pointing the finger and playing the blame game because we are ALL to blame. Bad parents failing their children, these teachers also failing our students knowing their home life is horrible, residents doing nothing to stop the crime but talking about it, Coatesville cops not caring that most of these people are addicts, the drug dealer is just as addicted to selling as the addict is to buying, its the fast money and lack of oppurtunities that minorities have and as they say only the strong survive. Everyone doesnt have the means, funds, or capabilites to get a job outside of Coatesville, there are people there that have never left Coatesville their whole life and why? not because they dont want to necessarily, fear and ignorance, thats all they know. Blame the judicial system who sets it up so that once black men are in the system the remain there, cant find a decent job when they do try so they resort to what is around them. I have family members that have went to prison and tried to come home and do right and the system makes it so hard, they resort to their own ways, yes they are to blame for their own actions but if you push someone's back up against the wall, at some point they have no other options.
I live in the city and hear gunshots, sirens, etc. every night but you know what? I love my people regardless and will never give up hope, hope is faith when you cant see a way out and I believe with the right guidance and mentoring my people will overcome, they just have to be shown the light and in order for that to happen, everyone needs to step up, the residents, the parents, the neighbors, these crooked cops, the ones who arent crooked but yet do nothing to help, the system that is set up so that black men fail, you want to tell it, tell it all and tell right!!!
Kevin

United States

#13 Aug 28, 2006
Well, I think I am going to let you keep faith in "your people." I am not sure why you that faith. The people in the City are the problem, hands down. Call me what you will, but the bulk of the crime is minority on minority. That is a fact.

Coatesville can not and will not improve without an end to section 8 housing and a real committment to build business, restaurants, housing and entertainment venues, not more community health centers and methodone clinics.

I made a decision to buy a new home in Coatesville to help the revitalization. All I have seen is more crime, more death, no new business and more degenerates than belong in chester county. It is a disgrace. I am so fed up with "it's the police department that is the problem." The police don't make you stay out till 3 am and shoot someone, the police don't make you do drugs and the police don't make you unemployed and domestic abusers.

Put the blame where it lies and recognize the solution for what it is. I am sorry, but feeling bad for the bad seeds (most of coatesville) is not enough. It time for all the thugs to toughen up and grow up and stop their own madness and criminal ways. It takes a real man (or women) to be tough enough to get a job and work hard. it takes a week man to shoot someone or stab them. So move the thugs out and repopulate the city....
MS Y

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Sep 1, 2006
Kevin wrote:
Well, I think I am going to let you keep faith in "your people." I am not sure why you that faith. The people in the City are the problem, hands down. Call me what you will, but the bulk of the crime is minority on minority. That is a fact.
Coatesville can not and will not improve without an end to section 8 housing and a real committment to build business, restaurants, housing and entertainment venues, not more community health centers and methodone clinics.
I made a decision to buy a new home in Coatesville to help the revitalization. All I have seen is more crime, more death, no new business and more degenerates than belong in chester county. It is a disgrace. I am so fed up with "it's the police department that is the problem." The police don't make you stay out till 3 am and shoot someone, the police don't make you do drugs and the police don't make you unemployed and domestic abusers.
Put the blame where it lies and recognize the solution for what it is. I am sorry, but feeling bad for the bad seeds (most of coatesville) is not enough. It time for all the thugs to toughen up and grow up and stop their own madness and criminal ways. It takes a real man (or women) to be tough enough to get a job and work hard. it takes a week man to shoot someone or stab them. So move the thugs out and repopulate the city....
Everyone, yes, is accountable for their own actions but you cant be ignorant to ALL the facts and whats sad is you are probably black also. Its not going to change casting people aside, you must deal with the problem and come up with solutions that will work. THe "bad seeds" you talk about could possibly be you, if you were born to ignornant parents and that was all you knew, yes then you would have to make away on your own and realize you are the ruler of your destiny but a whole class of people wont change without help and guidance and I will continue to put the blame where it lies within themselves and was all the system, racism is very much alive and well, its just more hidden and institutionalized. This is happening in cities all over not just Coatesville, I honestly dont want to even entertain this anymore, its sad you arent open minded but like I said I will continue to keep the faith in my people and if I can HELP the situation in anyone instead of just casting them aside, I will. You need to be in the Bush campaign.
Kevin

United States

#15 Sep 2, 2006
MS Y,

Listen, enough with the racism card. That is just another excuse to address the problem. Coatesville is about 75% minority and run by minorities (for the most part). The "MAN" is not holding Coatesville's minorities back. If you talk to older black men and women (pre-60's) they have a much greater sense of community and pride than todays blacks. I know no one wants to hear it and no one wants to say it, but the welfare state ruined black america and made them dependent, not self sufficient.

At some point the race card must be tossed and accountability needs to be taken. The opportunities for black americans are at their greatest today. No one is forcing blacks to take drugs, no one is forcing blacks to have babies at 14, no one is forcing blacks to kill and rob and join gangs.

The change is going to have to come from within the black community, but blacks are also going to have to stop blaming everyone else for their problems. It is not a race issue, it is a personal intergrity issue.

The excuses have gotten real old and I do feel sad for those trying to make things better, the problem is that that group is a very small group.
baby

West Chester, PA

#17 Oct 5, 2006
John Karl keith was a great man so if u aint from coatesville hop off our dicks
baby

West Chester, PA

#16 Oct 5, 2006
AMIR HUDSON why u worry about coatesville all crazy fall back and go on
repo man

Southfield, MI

#18 Oct 5, 2006
Who is Amir Hudson?
John

Coatesville, PA

#19 Oct 8, 2006
If you are not from Coatesville or lived here for a period of time then you cant give much say about what goes on. I lived here all my life its all ways been like this. Theres nothing you can do crime is in every city. They might be able to reduce it a little but its going to always be here. What makes me mad is that im always being looked at as one of the thugs just because im out late at night im a suspect and im up to no good. When people or on corners dont mean theyre doin sumptin illeagal. People talk just to talk and it makes me frustrated because people just say things to throw dirt on Coatesvilles name
Kevin

United States

#20 Oct 9, 2006
John wrote:
If you are not from Coatesville or lived here for a period of time then you cant give much say about what goes on. I lived here all my life its all ways been like this. Theres nothing you can do crime is in every city. They might be able to reduce it a little but its going to always be here. What makes me mad is that im always being looked at as one of the thugs just because im out late at night im a suspect and im up to no good. When people or on corners dont mean theyre doin sumptin illeagal. People talk just to talk and it makes me frustrated because people just say things to throw dirt on Coatesvilles name
Coatesville is dirt...It is a town 1.6 miles in diameter is the middle of horse and farm country. It is not a City. You are wrong, something can be done, run out the section out housing and overhaul the population of the city. Maybe make it mixed income instead of 60% welfare....

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