Monday, January 27, 2014

Cry about Crime Watch Group, but do the SAME

The Wilkes Barre Crime Watch Coalition does have a set of rules that users of the group are asked to follow as a result of the way posts in a Facebook groups appear.

If a member in a group comments on an older post, then that thread will appear at the top of the group, as a way to keep current discussions current. However this Facebook policy presents a bit of a problem for the Wilkes Barre Crime Watch, and what their mission is, says Crime Watch Leader Charlotte Raup, who politely asks group participants to take all discussions to another group operated by the Crime Watch called “Just Sayin”.

“We want to keep current crimes, happenings, or events that people need to know at that critical moment at the top of group” said Raup. The Crime Watch has roughly 600 members citywide, yet the Facebook group has about 6000 members. “if we allow every discussion, then at that critical time when you need important information regarding something currently happening, you may not be able to find it” said Raup. The leaders of the group have had to remove people over the years, but does not limit who can see the group, realizing that the group is viewed by members, non-members, media, law enforcement, and yes even Wake Up Wilkes Barre.

Now there are those unruly types, who simply cannot or will not follow the rules, and must be removed from the Crime Watch Group, (and you know who you are), in-fact they have created a Copy Cat group, that claims not to limit posts. Unless you defend the Wilkes Barre Crime Watch Coalition that is:

  • Luzerne county crime updates "Welcome to The Luzerne County Crime Updates page. We are not affiliated with the Wilkes Barre crime watch page, but motivated by the strict rules that do not allow anyone other then the moderator to express there concerns openly without being deleted. We don't have many rules but we would ask that you do not post foul language or any racist comments. Please try to get along we are all on the same team in the matter concerned about our area."

As Wake Up Wilkes Barre was a member of the above group, as well as the Crime Watch Group, we noticed that a friend of Wake Up Wilkes Barre was removed from the Crime Watch Group for continually commenting on a post that the user felt was contrary to the rules of the group So Wake Up Wilkes Barre asked the following question,

“Just an FYI, but as Sharon is the Vice President of the official Wilkes Barre Crime Watch Collation, and when Charlotte the President of the Crime Watch posted an update about Sharon’s health in their group to inform their members, that is their purgative, I only wonder why you would question that?”

NOW for a group that claim not to limit anyone but sure does enjoy bashing the Crime Watch leaders for removing them, OH BOY, did they quickly revert to the similar tactic (However it should be noted that, Wake Up Wilkes Barre was in compliance with their posted rules, and received no warning), so the point is this.

  • If you going to criticize someone for something, you probably shouldn't be guilty of the same!
  • If you’re a member of the Copy Cat Group please remember your only allowed to BASH the Crime Watch, anything else will get you removed. 

Wake Up Wilkes Barre


P.S. for Lisa Burns Griffiths whoever you are, First I wondered why we would be calling the FBI, but then I realized you must not get out much, and obviously think every blog is by the same author, so FYI Mr. Robbins does not now, nor has he EVER written for Wake Up Wilkes Barre, as he has his own blog Check it out here: WB TRUTH

UPDATE: As of 1/28/2014 WUWB has been re-added to the Luzerne county crime updates  the misunderstand was stated in the P.S. section above where Lisa misunderstood the author of WUWB, and after clarification was provided, Lisa and WUWB agreed to move forward, as well all share a common goal that is a better Wilkes Barre. 

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