Chester, PA is the number two city when it comes to the most dangerous city to live in these United States. This according to neighborhoodscout.com. Last year the City of Chester declared a state of emergency right after a shooting and a murder spree. There were four people all inclusive of a two year old who had been murdered in the last week and a half in the city of Chester which is about fifteen miles away from Philadelphia. Mayor Butler says, “Enough is enough. It is very disappointing. But we are not going to give up.” The emergency declaration puts five sections of the city under heavy police control and implements 9 to 6 am curfew and this will last for at least five days.
Fox news reported this” “A city in crisis is turning to drastic measures. Chester is now declaring a state of emergency. The Mayor of Chester has been prompted to take drastic action. There was a murder of a two year old is an example of the violence going on in the city of Chester. It is only one of the four homicides in the last week and a half. The police state has been declared across five of the most crime ridden sections of this city. The state police and federal officers will be brought in to help police the streets. No one can be on them without a legitimate reason. The police will stop and question anyone violating that curfew.”
The incident that spurred all this is when shots were fired into a playground with about 75 to 100 people in it. There were four people found that had been hit by bullets and one of the victims died from his injuries and the other injuries are not life threaten. Witnesses say they saw the shots fired from a car heading northbound which was possibly a white crown Victoria.
“It is getting out of hand. There is senseless violence in the streets of Chester. That is why there are more police out there including State troopers. That is why no one is allowed on the streets.” Another
television station reported. The drug problem is a large part of this violence, and nearby Philadelphia drug rehabs are kept very busy.
All of this violence makes it hard to live in the city of Chester. Drugs go hand in hand with unrest in any city. When the television stations are making their reports it is easy to see the frustration from the city officials. There is no mention of drugs being at the root of all this violence. Investigations be done they will find that street drugs, prescription drugs all have something to do with this situation. If you know someone with a problem, get him or her to one of the prescription drug rehabs today.