Just read that Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro grew up here in Reading. Story says that Castro's Jehovah's Witness Mother, Lillian Rodriguez, moved him, his two brothers, and sister here to Reading back in the 1960s before moving to Cleveland in 1975.
Apparently, Lillian Rodriguez aka Lillian Castro own parents and several brothers and sisters had first moved to Reading from Puerto Rico.
I did a quick search in the Reading Eagle to see if there were any other news articles about this RODRIGUEZ family in Berks County and I found CRIMINAL REPORT after criminal report involving people named Rodriguez.
Are all these criminals Ariel Castro's COUSINS?
Are they all JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES?
Rodriguez is a common hispanic surname.
But we were obviously lucky he left years ago.
We were left with countless here to deal the cartels' drugs, gangs, severe poverty by those from NY who purposely came here to live cheaper and those who came here to collect the checks.
Evidently it is easier to get away with crimes than in NY and Berks Countians have been very generous regarding all of the programs available. Free Christmas toys, free language classes, free food, free housing,...they have driven all good citizens out or killed those who ran small businesses so they could move in. Some receive checks in NY and PA simultaneously!!!!!!!!!!STOP DONATING!!!!!!!!!!
This is done deliberately so they can run their own drug/gang game. They chase all honest people out then territorialize all of the areas and businesses. They own the corner stores, barber shops, etc. many which are drug fronts. Remember when that nice caucasian barber was murdered on 13th? Put him out...remember the other murders over the years? Their loud music, random gunshots, lack of parking for longtime residents. Remember the rapes and murders of elderly?
If good people would call the police and demand a minimum quality of life, it would get much, much worse for them. The "Snitches get Stitches" way of life is really true in Reading PA. Remember Jason Stief, murdered by 5 at Mcdonald's.
There is a direct correlation also between the street dealers and the banking industries universally. Many banks have been laundering drug money worldwide and Reading is a major hub of street gangs and drug dealing. There are creeps who would drive from Reading to Mexico every 2 weeks for the coke supplies. financial well being hinges on the laundered drug money entering the banking system. Did you know Bernie Madoff's office was known as the North Pole because of the huge amounts ofcoke in his office to share with the financial district players and his employees?
Did you know we have other illustrious citizens like Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings, ms 13, trinis, ddp, eastside, westside, northside, southside, jamestown and more gangs. All upstanding and wonderful violent gangs with thousands of members in Reading and all over the county. Fabulous human beings, they are. They are entrepeneurs who sell and use pills, pot, crack, coke, heroin, K2, guns, etc in school and out. Some even sell one another. Must be real value there.
Society in Reading has sure changed...will never be good again.
They turned it into the trash dump it will always be.