Citizens Berate Chesco About Prison Problems, Cavalcante Manhunt –The Chester County Commissioners ‘subject this morning, Sept. 14, was naturally yesterday’s capture of Danelo Cavalcante.
Cavalcante had been terrorizing the area for two weeks since his Aug. 31 escape from the county prison in Pocopson.
Commissioner Michelle Kichline expressed hope that Yoda, the K-9 that captured the escaped murderer, could attend a meeting of the board.
The audience wasn’t buying the cuteness. Cavalcante would have been nabbed within hours if the county had not gutted the Sheriff Department’s highly regarded K-9 squad it had a mere three years ago.
About 40 were in attendance when comment time arrived and this did not count those watching on the web.
One woman noted that if the county had used the money they spent on the manhunt to fix the problems that arose at the prison — such as short staffing and demoralized guards — the escape would never have happened.
Several, including Bobbie Surrick (sp) of East Bradford, asked why Chesco was a sanctuary county, which means a county that does not prosecute violations of immigration laws.
Another woman noted that if Chesco cooperated with immigration authorities, Cavalcante would have been deported immediately after ex-girlfriend Deborah Brandao filed a protection-from-abuse order. Her children would never have had to watch her brutal stabbing death.
Jennifer Farnum (sp) said a illegal was set on fire and killed by two other illegals in Chester Springs. She said the matter got no publicity.
One woman said the ReadyChesco alert system failed miserably during the prison break/manhunt.
Most of these comments came via Zoom and all were supposedly restricted to agenda items.
We had to leave before those who wished to comment on general items had their chance.
The Chesco public is not happy with its government.