Quakertown robber gets prison for brutal heist

There are 7 comments on the Nov 28, 2007, The Morning Call story titled Quakertown robber gets prison for brutal heist. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A Quakertown man accused of literally beating his robbery victim senseless, inflicting short-term memory loss, was sentenced to at least 18 months in state prison Tuesday.

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Bucks County Resident

Somerville, NJ

#1 Nov 28, 2007
Hopefully this trash will end up behind bars for good once he gets convicted of the other crimes. Another person that would save us tax payers money if we just eradicated him now!
get rid of em all

Perryman, MD

#2 Nov 28, 2007
There seems to be a lot of trash around town. I wish that police would just lock em all up and some of these slumlords clean up their acts. There are too many of these people around town, who bring down the town, value of the town and scare people from going towntown

QT police need to clean house along with the slumlords.

Once housing prices and rental fees go up, then maybe these people will be forced out because they wont be able to afford the rent.

There are 24 Registered sex offenders in the Q town area...and a lot of other trash
check out who your neighbor might be

http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/SearchResu... ?
Local Girl

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Nov 28, 2007
Not everyone in Q-town is human vermin, and not all people who live in section 8 housing low life. This man did wrong he should be punished but don't lump everyone in Quakertown with him. Good and bad make the world go round! Don't judge unless you want to be judged also, your comments are a little far fetched.
Winston

Rockville, MD

#5 Nov 28, 2007
A guy meets a guy in a bar at 11:30 and two hours later is running off with him, sounds like they are both messed up in the head. But...lock up the loser crimminal first.
get rid of em all

Perryman, MD

#6 Nov 28, 2007
Local Girl wrote:
Not everyone in Q-town is human vermin, and not all people who live in section 8 housing low life. This man did wrong he should be punished but don't lump everyone in Quakertown with him. Good and bad make the world go round! Don't judge unless you want to be judged also, your comments are a little far fetched.
local girl...have you taken a look around at what walks around Q town. And you wonder why people think negatively about Q town.

These statements are not far-fetched and they are true.
Your statement about the bad and good people make the world go round could not itself be more FAR-FETCHED. Good people who rid the world of BAD people make the world go round...If it were left to BAD people we would not function as a law abiding society.

like my name says...GET RID OF EM ALL!
Reagan

AOL

#8 Nov 28, 2007
Haywood Javote wrote:
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Yes. Sorry for the confusion on my position. You are 100% correct. I live in Quakertown [Area] and do not consider 99.994% of people here to be "vermin." Further, I agree that the vast majority of Section 8 dwellers are also good people.
However, there are a significant number of people who are "down on their luck" because they are criminal, stupid, or both. Those people do find their way onto the welfare, section 8, and charity rolls... AND poor people do commit more crimes... some by necessity to support their families, some to support their addictions, and some because they are wired that way.
My point was and is that absentee slumlords attract a criminal element, and many of those are Section 8 situations.
The cocaine houses in Trumbauersville and Quakertown that were simultaneously raided several weeks back have the SAME landlord. Hmmmmm. In fact, I believe he is being investigated for "having knowledge" of the activities in his slum houses BEFORE the raids.
Oh, and those are Section 8 houses. The government (which means you and I) is paying to subsidize criminal activity by allowing dirty slumlords to qualify their hovels as Section 8-eligible, and bring the trash into our community. A little diligence on the part of the local community government and the landlord is called for in this situation. Unfortunately, some of these slum/landlords just see that guaranteed government check and let be what will be... get asses in the seats and collect!
PS... Now, I do a significant amount of charity work and am always willing to help those in need... but to be honest, some people are in the situation they are in because they put themselves there.... others are not.
PSS... Not all criminals are Section 8 or welfare recipients, and not all Section 8 and welfare recipients are criminals.
I do believe the slumlord is 'wired' also. So why should he care, perhaps some of his best 8's are his source.
kayayooT

Reading, PA

#9 Mar 8, 2008
Ok... First off, quakertown is a pretty expensive place to live. The rent here for a 2 bedroom apartment could get you a full 4 bedroom house in places like pottstown, reading, allentown. Those are the places with the slum lords, and tahts where a lot of the crimes take place. There are a few cheap places like the bush house, that house less than perefct people by your standards. But might I add that a large majority of crimes in Qtown are committed by teenagers. Look at the police breifs, there is everything from drug dealing, vandalisim, and theft commited every day by children! Pehaps because their parents are too busy working full time jobs to know anything about their own kids because this area is very expensive to live in! My point is this news story doest have to do with slumlords, or section 8. I am sorry we cant all make 150k a year and have the attitude that we are better than everyone else. I am a single mother, on welfare and on the section 8 waiting list, my children are all from the same father and very young. If your going to judge me or my kids because of what kind of goverment programs I qualify for, then shame on you! Living ib Philly would be my worse nightmare, fearing for my life and the precious lives of my children is a horrid thought, I am glad I can live in a suburb because landlords accept section 8 or have hearts and are willing to rent to a woman who may not always pay the rent on time. And I did't put myself in this situation. It's goverment programs that are helping me get out of it though, it's just sad to know that I am looked at as "trash" in my own community because I have been sterotyped... I guess next I will find out you are all racist too?

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