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WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The only people resenting the police are those who are too ignorant to know what the police actually do.
WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
A few years ago, a van was stopped for the "low-hanging fruit" of having the license plate bulb burned out. It was a routine stop that resulted in the seizure of over 500lbs of marijuana. What you deem as "accidental" is not as random as you think. It's a numbers game, and as much as you want to complain about it (a lot, apparently), it's been proven legal at every level of court system…
migraine_in_qcy - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm not sure what your point was in re-posting the blotter, other than you like to see comments with your name at the top. Seat belt enforcement is just picking low-hanging fruit. Violators are usually tame and compliant and usually pay their fines: hence, easy revenue stream for the gubmint. The fact that they accidentally round up a real criminal once in awhile just helps people ignore away…
migraine_in_qcy - Survey says: GREDF, City of Quincy and Adams County get some answers - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJourn
That's all fine and dandy, but what is GREDF doing to try and improve the business climate in Illinois? Is GREDF openly supporting political candidates that are low-tax and pro-business? Is GREDF lobbying or helping fund lobbyists at the state level to promote pro-business laws? It's great to talk about retention, but when Illinois is doing everything it can to stifle business growth, surveys…
whiner1 - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
STEP is a waste of taxpayer money. We are spending 7 million or so already to catch all the bad guys. The State of Illinois is broke. It is ridiculous to add another layer of law enforcement on top of what we already have. I intend to tell all my reps. to quit wasting my money on more enforcement. Enough is enough. These petty tickets are just sucking money out of the local economy and causing more…

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Middleton Runs Out of Appeals

2 months ago by Scott Hardy

MO Supreme Court Overrules Stay of Execution

The Missouri Supreme Court has overruled a death row inmate’s motion to continue a stay of execution, clearing the way for John Middleton’s sentence to be carried out.

In its ruling, the Court also denied Middleton’s motion for a writ of habeas corpus, based on the belief that he was incompetent, and his execution would violate the 8th Amendment.  

On Tuesday in St. Louis, U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry delayed the execution two separate times. The second delay came just two hours before Middleton was to be executed at 12:01 Wednesday morning. 

Perry ruled that the court must first decide if the prisoner is competent. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster then appealed to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. They had previously supported the execution.   

Middleton was put on death row in 1995 after being convicted of murdering three people in Northwest Missouri, because he feared they would go to police about his methamphetamine dealing. 

The state is now free to carry out its’ 6th execution of 2014. It’s not immediately known when that will happen.


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