According to the Time Leader article Gun violence shoots up 21 percent in Wilkes-Barre, The city experienced a 21-percent jump in serious crime from January through the end of June, compared to the same time in 2012, according to the state police Uniform Crime Report.
What? I thought "In fact, crime is down in the city," and "The reason why it appears there's more crime is because we have more officers on the street arresting more people."
But according to that pesky Times Leader: "Violence involving guns is the most troubling, accounting for the deaths of six people and injuries to others in multiple shootings and assaults, statistics say."
And what does the city have to say about this, you may be asking??? Well in “an email sent to Liza Prokop, community relations coordinator, seeking an interview with police Chief Gerard Dessoye was not returned on Thursday.” Said Edward Lewis of The Times Leader, so it would seem that the former YMCA Towel-Girl, turned City Spokeswoman isn't just refusing to speak to The Wilkes-Barre Independent Gazette, as reported in their article WB City Spokeswoman Won’t Speak to Gazette, its simply that the City Spokeswoman won’t speak period.
Wake Up Wilkes Barre