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WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Being nude in your car isn't illegal*. As long as you had your seat belt on, didn't appear to be intoxicated, and had no other evidence of illegality, they would have waved you on your way. They would have TALKED about you for a very long time, but they wouldn't have stopped you. *There is a bit of a double-standard in this, as women could be cited for public nudity. This is because…
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Please, keep posting. You're painting a clearer and clearer picture that shows how very little you actually know about the subject. It's easier for people to know what weight to give your comments when you show how truly ignorant of reality you are.
WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Do a search and find every single story of a cop convicted of abuse of power, brutality, racism, whatever transgressions you want. Find as many as you can. All of them. Post links if you want. Then take that number and figure it as a percentage of 700,000. As of 2009 (the last year I can relatively quickly put my hands on information), there were just over 706,000 sworn law enforcement officers…
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Easier said than done, I think it was the Mises Institute who did a study years back and found the average American breaks the law 3 times a day......in the freest country in the world.
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Legal until it's illegal wasn't the ignorant part. Comparing seat belt traffic details to slavery is ignorant. I would expect a rational person to understand that. I guess that's where my expectations missed the mark.

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Residents bring animal control issues to City Council meeting

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6 months, 1 week ago by Bob Gough

A roomful of animal lovers packed the Quincy City Council Chambers

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A roomful of animal lovers packed the Quincy City Council chambers Monday night to express concerns about animal control issues within the City.

Five residents spoke and wanted to know about how the Police Department’s policies and procedures concerning animal control.

Lynn Fischer said there were “serious animal control issues” and asked about a case where a neglected dog wasn’t removed until after multiple complaints and aldermen had to get involved.

Tracy Hagman said one animal had been seized in January and the owner still hadn’t been charged.

It wasn’t only neglected animals, but also ones that neighbors believe to be dangerous. Three other people came before the council to talk about cases were dogs had attacked neighbors.

Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley said one of the cases involving a yellow lab on South 6th Street had been referred to the State’s Attorney’s office. He said there are plans in place to handle the situations, but “obviously, it’s not happening as quickly as some would like.”

Copley said if there were concerns they needed to be brought to him. He said the cases should be called in as they come in and not waiting until there were several complaints to be put together.

He said 911 dispatched the animal control officer on calls and when he was off duty, a QPD officer was called.

The second animal control officer was removed from the QPD budget two years ago. Copley has made multiple attempts to reinstate it, only to have it removed again from his budget. 

“The chief did recommend to the police aldermanic committee to reinstate the officer but it didn’t get approved,” Mayor Kyle Moore said. “We’re going back to the drawing board. This is about response time and accountability.”

Moore made his appointments to the Garbage and Recycling Committee including Aldermen Tony Sassen, Jennifer Lepper, Dave Bauer, Dan Brink, and Jared Holbrook as well as Michael Hinkamper and Mariann Barnard from the community. 

“We wanted to get a new working group together,” Moore said. “I thought it was important to have two members of the community on there as the community is affected by this issue.”

Aldermen also confirmed Moore’s selection to the Fire and Police Commission: Stephen Meckes to a three year term, Kerry Anders to a two year term and Barry Cheyne to a one year term.

Meckes and Anders are Democrats and Cheyne is a Republican. Moore said the Commission cannot have all three members be from the same political party.

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Aldermen also passed two resolutions dealing with the Tax Increment Financing funds. One was for comprehensive wayfinding signage for $55,000 with grant funds from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Flex Fund Planning and a 25 percent match from TIF in the amount of $13,750. Also for the Illinois Department Of Transportation application For Economic Development Program Funds using $219,504 in Economic Development Program grant funds and $219,504 in City TIF funds for the reconstruction of 2nd Street from Maine to Hampshire.


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