Xavier Mumford, RHS Basketball Player Arrested With Bloods Drug- Dealing Gang
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#1 Jun 12, 2010
Hey man, what you doing that for?
You had the world by the tail
goin to school
What's up with u?
#2 Jun 12, 2010
will someone pleez bail me out?
I got balls to play, things to do, product to move
Promise I'll pay ya back with the proceeds
but don't pressure me or my bros will get ya
na...just kidding...my homeboys are locked up too
can ya bail them out too
#3 Jun 13, 2010
We all thought being in a gang was a great thing...moving drugs, carrying guns, big guys in town, making money, having meets, having homeboyz...girlz, drugz, money...prom..graduation
Now a lot of the gang are locked up and facing long prison terms.
Hey, this is FubaR....
Didn't sign up for this...only signed up for the good stuff...
Now I wish I had stayed away from the gang..I'd be going to college instead of jail...no future in jail...wish I had thought about it more...
my future is in the toilet now...
why didn't someone tell me?
Oops...I guess they did and I did not listen...
thought I knew better....
Hey...how the heck did those dam cops learn to understand our codes?
We thought they was real stooopid...
guess they were just lucky...they can't really e very bright.....can they?
Wats up with all this?
#4 Jun 14, 2010
A very sad story about a kid who was going places. He got his high school degree which is more than most. I hope this is a wake-up call to him and other young people- you can go to jail too.
#5 Jun 14, 2010
And we are to believe that nobody at Reading High, including the basketball coach, knew that this guy was a drug dealer?
#6 Jun 14, 2010
Please never blame the good adults placed in a daily precarious situation for the crimes of the students.
Do you understand the gang mentality? and the murders and shootings in the recent past? Do you understand threats and intimidation?
There are thousands of gang members in Reading...who are they? Do you know? No one cmes to you and announces it.
Many of the students knew...many of the students smoke pot...some deal to pay for theirs...lots of the students knew about it because they participate in sales. Students of course would never tell an employee or adult.
There is a pyramid scam going on at Reading...
the experienced dealers like mumford and others go to the young ones and convince them to sell and smoke if they don't already..they have a trusted sales force
This playa was a senior and he probably was not the only basketball player involved...there are kids all over the schools in Reading and probably other districts doing the same thing...this is how they pressure kids to do it and get them to fit in and to keep quiet...the sales must increase exponentially...all around the county...it is a powerful part time job
The coaches probably did not know he was a dealer...they deal with sports skills...not drugs
It is no secret that the teachers, coaches and all adults at Reading (secretaries and caf workers, security and maintenance) are well aware they deal with gang members from all cultures...and the "Snitches Get Stitches" philosophy is alive and well in Reading....and gang members sell drugs...and gang members have lots of friends...and snitches get hurt...facts are facts..no one in the city is 100% immune from injury and intimidation, especially employees of the schools.
There are over 4,500 students at RHS and thousands more in the elementary and middle schools.
Coaches, teachers, secretaries, VPs, maintenance, guidance, support personnel, etc. are extremely busy with their work. They are not security nor police.
Maybe it is time to drug test all those in sports in Berks county schools...randomly and fairly.
Berks residents only want safety and security for all students...and good educations for all to succeed in positive-community building careers.
#7 Jun 15, 2010
I refuse to believe that not a single coach or teacher at Reading High knew that this trash was a drug dealer.
Coaches and teachers have an absolute responsibility to provide a safe learning environment for the students, and that includes reporting any suspicion of drug activity. Turning one's back is the same as participating in the crime.
The anti-snitching attitude needs to be crushed, with authority...
#8 Jun 15, 2010
an old story, but no excuse
see "Blackboard Jungle" - 1955
#9 Jun 15, 2010
I have read your post several times, and it's as disturbing as it is well-written.
You are describing a school system where the drug gangs have seized control, and the teachers and administrators are either clueless, unwilling, or unable to exert the control and guidance that they are paid for.
Somebody needs to get in there, and in the words of the fool in the White House, "kick ass"...
#10 Jun 16, 2010
1. Criminal Justice personnel has obviously successfully investigated these groups and have made many arrests.
2. The city of Reading has been infiltrated with many gun and drug gangs for several years. Therefore the schools and students reflect this population.
Gang members and their affiliates can include parents, grandparents, brothers, uncles, aunts, sisters, neighbors, school board members, politicians, legislators, mayors, lawyers, doctors, business people, etc. Reading is no different.
3. Teachers and citizens are not clueless, unwilling or unable to teach the teachable and guide those willing to accept help.
"You can lead a horse to water" might apply here.
There are countless students there who are succeeding in academics and their futures in colleges and careers.
4. A public forum may not be the most appropriate forum to discuss
such issues but know that all school personnel are striving to assist all interested students toward their positive goals in life.
It also appears that appropriate law enforcement personnel are working on the "Kick a$$" concept but that is definitely not the job of teachers or coaches. They are to assist students, to impart knowledge, to develop strength in sports and physical conditioning, etc.
This problem did not form overnight nor will it be solved overnight. This particular group has been identified and handled appropriately.
Thank you to all law enforcment.
The youth of Reading are waiting and watching for peace and security.
They sure do deserve it.
#11 Jun 16, 2010
Wrong. Administrators, teachers, and coaches have a moral responsibility to report and investigate suspected drug abuse, not turn a blind eye, just as they have a legal responsibility with respect to suspected child abuse. Coaches, just like teachers, are there to develop responsible adults, not just to "develop strength in sports and physical conditioning."
If you are employed by Reading High, and afraid to confront the drug gangs, find another job.
#12 Jun 16, 2010
Are we ASSuming that teachers knew about this?
#13 Jun 16, 2010
Are they deaf, dumb, and blind, incompetent, or just don't want to get involved?
And you're just too clever...
#14 Jun 16, 2010
AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN...
DRUG DEALERS DO NOT ANNOUNCE THEIR ACTIVITIES TO SCHOOL PERSONNEL JUST AS THEY DO NOT DECLARE THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES TO POLICE OFFICERS ON THE STREET...OR EVEN TO JUDGES WHEN THEY ARE ARRESTED. THEY DENY, LIE AND FEIGN IGNORANCE..
STUDENTS INVOLVED IN DRUG DEALING DO NOT WRITE THEIR CRIMES ON THE BLACKBOARDS, DO NOT ANNOUNCE THE FACT THEY MAY HAVE GUNS AT HOME, DO NOT LIST THEIR PAST CRIMES OVER THE PA SYSTEM.
STUDENTS DO NOT ASK A TEACHER TO ENTER THE CLASSROOM IN ORDER TO SELL DRUGS TO THE CLASS. STUDENTS DO NOT SHARE THEIR STREET ACTIVITIES WITH THE ADULTS.
STUDENTS DO NOT TELL SCHOOL PERSONNEL THE BAD THINGS THEY ARE DOING.
WHAT PART OF THIS DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?
PERHAPS YOU SIMPLY HATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS...NOWHERE IN THE US, HAVE I HEARD OF A SCHOOL WHERE THE CRIMINALS FREELY COMMUNICATE THEIR CRIMES TO THE TEACHERS, COACHES OR OTHERS IN SCHOOL.
PERHAPS YOU SHOULD TAKE YOUR CRYSTAL BALL FOR A WALK DOWN THE STREETS OF READING AND IDENTIFY ALL CRIMINALS TO POLICE. THAT WOULD MAKE IT A LOT EASIER FOR EVERYONE. IF YOU CAN'T DO THAT THEN YOU MIGHT BE DEAF, DUMB, BLIND OR INCOMPETENT...OR DON'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED.
HOW ABSURD YOU ARE. ON AND ON...UNENDING ACCUSATIONS OF THE INNOCENT
#15 Jun 17, 2010
For obvious reasons, you remain out of the loop because you continue to lack common sense, logic or reasoning skills while falsely accusing many.
And your accusations must remain unanswered and the innocent uable to defend themselves...oh, well....
Continue on as many are laughing at your nonsensical thinking and comments.
Those in the know have repeatedly attempted to correct you but obviously that is not possible.
You remain really ignorant.
Thanks for the incredible entertainment.
#16 Jun 17, 2010
If drug dealing is as prevalent as described, how could an observant person fail to notice?
and go shove your caps...
#17 Jun 17, 2010
If the folks in Reading are happy with drug-infested schools, have fun...
#18 Jun 17, 2010
For all we know the teachers could be tipping off the cops anonymously.
Reality is as follows:
Proving someone is drug dealing is different than “thinking” someone is a drug dealer. If a teacher actually sees a drug deal go down (very rare), I would assume they would notify the proper authorities. But calling the cops because you “think” someone is a drug dealer won’t stick with Reading PD. The name of the game is building a case against the dealer. This is why you have drug dealers selling multiple times to an undercover before they are arrested. Plus, going after single sellers typically results to nothing. Reading Cops go after the big fish. No big Fish equals no supply to the dealers. It’s just like going to war. When we go to war the first things we try to take out are communications and shot callers. The little guys will get theirs too but you have to shut down the operation first.
#19 Jun 17, 2010
I agree with you with regard to calling the police, but maintain that teachers (and coaches) have a responsibility to report even the slightest suspicion to school administrators for further investigation.
I frankly would not give a damn what the cops want if it meant having drugs tolerated in the school. Maybe the cops need to be pushed to deal with the drug problem instead of chasing middle-aged Korean massage therapists.
#20 Jun 17, 2010
They are not massage therapists and that was made perfectly clear through the investigations and arrests. It was also clearly communicated to the public in the news.
There are very good reasons for the arrests.
Police deal with multiple crimes and investigations simultaneously.
Drugs are tolerated by the irresponsible dealers, buyers and users in any location in an extremely secretive fashion.
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