Chester Murder Rate May Top World With Soros D.A. — Sunday’s shooting of 56-year-old Enrie Wilson, gives Chester, Pa. six murders for the year and the year is only 50 days old. If the pace stands, Chester, with a population of 34,000, will end 2020 with 44 murders.
That would be a murder rate of 131 per 100,000, which would be second in the world behind Tijuana (138 per 100,000) and by far tops in the US more than doubling that of St. Louis which had 61 per 100,000 in 2018.
Media, a quiet little town just north of Chester, Pa., didn’t have much going on in the ’80s. The major hang out spot near where I lived was the Old State Tavern on Old State Road. It featured various local rock bands playing rock music, dance music, and pop music accompanied by drinking, dancing, and outright partying.
People often visited the most popular restaurant, the Plumstead, located downtown at the center of everything. That’s not true anymore. When I arrived to take my walk 2020 and explore the new happenings I almost got lost because the landscape had changed so much and so much more was going on. I parked my car on East State St. and headed toward downtown not even knowing if I were headed in the right direction.
I passed large buildings encircling a large flat park near State and Manchester. It didn’t look the same as I remembered. Several sets of old concrete steps led up to the large open space dotted tastefully with just a touch of trees and greenery. Upon further inspection I realized that there had been houses in that field. They had been knocked down, only leaving the stairways for the continued use of the new residents.
The town had been subjected to major construction. As I got back in my car circling for some familiar reference point I noticed several large buildings and a very large number of banks for such a small town. I finally found a free parking place next to a clump of churches on Church and Franklyn Sts. in front of the Media Presbyterian Church. Near the churches and in the downtown section there was not a spot of dirt or piece of trash anywhere. The building’s were even clean, showing very few signs of wear and tear.
I parked my car, since there was no no-parking sign, and headed north toward the center of town walking past a Citizens Bank. I was perplexed for a moment. I thought it was a TD bank when I drove in. I noticed a TD Bank to the right of the Citizens Bank touching it, and a large WFSC Bank right across the street with a United Savings Bank nearby.
There were many thriving local businesses: JP Cleaning; Baker Printshop; Media Fellowship; and the House Restaurant in large two and three story buildings–some with bevelled roofs and old fashion fire escapes.
Walking down the street reminds you of the old times in the ’50s and ’60s when people didn’t spend their time shopping in enclosed spaces, but took themselves out into the natural elements scurrying from one store to the next during winter months and strolling, slowly during beautiful spring days doing their weekly shopping.
On the left you’ll find an old fashioned hardware store, on the right, Deals, not a dollar store, but something resembling a 5 and 10 cent store. A myriad of restaurants and shops all under matching green awnings along with the Media Town Mall located at State and Orange stand out. The old Plumstead is now replaced with an upscale bar named Brick and Brew. I can see the dark brown stools bolted to the floor with customers eating, drinking, and cavorting in the middle of the Friday afternoon. It is surprisingly full, located next to a large, open courtyard overlaid with dark brown bricks and benches where people can pass through down to Baltimore Pike, or just sit and look at some of the other shops or watch people passing by in this small downtown section within a downtown section. Several shops are closed waiting for the weekend onslaught, but the open ones have plenty customers.
The choices of shops to visit are many for such a small strip of road and the parallel block of Bethlehem Pike just around the corner. Everything from bookstores to nail salons, from 7 Stones Store, which sells spirituality odds and ends to juice bars, from gyms to Massage Therapy and Healing Centers all right there, within a few blocks, along with a variety of food and restaurants.
Making my way to the end of the street I retrace my steps looking for a quick lunch spot.
I finally stop at Jaco’s Taco and Juice Bar, order a large orange juice and two Tijuana Style tacos. I take the last open table. The places at the bar fill completely as I watch people pouring in and wonder where all of these people are coming from during the middle of the day. Seems that this lazy, little town has become a hotspot in the Delaware County.
Delco Dem Refugee Resettlement Scheme Spawns Petition — The new all-Democrat Delaware County Council started its term, Jan. 8, by voting 5-0 to send a letter to the Department of State, directing them to authorize “refugee resettlement consistent with the authorization provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”
What Pennsylvania’s Democrats want to stick us with is the Pennsylvania Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) which provides federally-funded services to refugees in accordance with federal statutes and regulations and the Commonwealth’s State Plan.
The Pennsylvania Refugee Resettlement Program provides a continuum of employment, educational, case management, health, and financial support services to newly arrived refugees in the Commonwealth. So rather than helping newlyweds, single moms, the elderly or veterans it seems far more likely that it will make the newlyweds, single moms, the elderly and veterans help MS-13.
Delco Refugee Resettlement Endorsed By Council — The new all-Democrat Delaware County Council started its term, Jan. 8, by waving its middle finger at the vast majority of county residents who just want things like safe streets and reasonable taxes.
It voted 5-0 to send a letter to the Department of State, directing them to authorize “refugee resettlement consistent with the authorization provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”
Stollsteimer Ignores Murder, Victims’ Pain — Democrat Jack Stollsteimer was sworn in as Delaware County District Attorney, Jan. 6.
He bragged in Jan. 8 press release that he is dropping a 27-year-old retail theft case against David Sheppard, a Philadelphia man whose life sentence on an unrelated case was recently commuted by Governor Thomas W. Wolf.
Unrelated Jack? Why not just say what that “unrelated case” was? Sheppard was serving a life sentence for the murder of 64-year-old Thomas Brannan who was killed during the robbery of Love’s Pharmacy in the Overbrook Section of Philadelphia in which Sheppard participated.
The retail theft charge — which stems from a shoplifting at the defunct Jeans West in Springfield — was imposed last year by then D.A. Kat Copeland. It wasn’t about keeping Sheppard in prison but about giving Brannan’s survivors a chance to speak. Wolf refused to do this as the wonderful Dom Giordano pointed out on his show yesterday (Jan. 9).
The most sickening thing about the “social justice” crowd is that they can’t get that mercy and compassion and empathy apply to victims too. Sheppard didn’t pull the trigger and clemency after 25 years is not beyond the pale, but to refuse to give the survivors a chance to look Sheppard in the eye and, more importantly, make him look in their eyes is about as heartless an act law enforcement can do.
Michael Malinowski William Henderson Remembered —The Joe Billie for Congress campaign has sent us the following statement. We are grateful that at least one political figure remembered these public servants.
Joe Billie for Congress would like to give condolences to two men who had dedicated their lives to protecting Delaware County who died this month.
Morton-Rutledge Volunteer Fire Capt. Michael Christopher Malinowski died of an appartent heart attack, Dec. 3. He told fellow firefighters that he wasn’t feeling well shortly after returning from a call the day before regarding downed wires and trees.
He fell ill at work the next day and died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
He was 40.
Mr. Malinowski participated in training and fundraising at the department and used his carpentry skills to fix areas of the fire station including the company’s firefighter memorial.
He is survived by his wife and five children.
On Dec. 14, Dectective Lt. William Henderson of the Ridley Township Police Department died while on duty of natural causes. He also served as chief of the Vauclain Fire Co.
Soros Minion Stollsteimer Part Of Lawless Plan — Laura Ingraham’s Ingraham Angle on Fox News last night (Oct. 25) heralded a warning about tyrant-wannabe George Soros’ attempt to undermine the rule of law by funding Democrat candidates for Commonwealth Attorney in Virginia counties in suburban D.C.
A commonwealth attorney is what Virginia calls its top county prosecutor and is the equivalent to the district attorney in Pennsylvania. The Soros candidates are unashamedly campaigning on having an arbitrary legal standard.
Laura’s guest were Republican Nicole Wittmann of Loudoun County and independent Jonathan Fahey of Fairfax County, the candidates opposing the Soros team.
This gets us to Pennsylvania and Delaware County, Pa. George Soros is dumping at least $100,000 into the campaign of “progressive” Jack Stollsteimer who, as the Democrat candidate, is seeking to unseat Kat Copeland as Delco’s D.A. on Nov. 5.
If you hate freedom and security vote for the Soros minion. If you love the rule of law keep Kat.
Crowd Protests Scanlon Over Impeachment Push — About 35 protesters greeted Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon at yesterday’s (Oct. 20) town hall at Strath Haven High School in Nether Providence Township our sources tell us.
Susan Jane, of Montgomery County, was one of the organizers of the protest against the Democrat Scanlon. She had been a much more active-than-average Republican committeewoman in Lower Gwynedd until she was forced from her post last December. It would have been nice if the GOP leadership kept her in the fold considering the division in the party and the opportunity they are blowing to take back control of the county this Nov. 5.
Crowd Protests Divisive Scanlon Over Impeachment Push