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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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Quinn anti-violence spending didn’t pull big votes

1 month, 3 weeks ago by Associated Press

2010 NRI program under investigation

CHICAGO — An analysis shows that Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program, which critics have called a “political slush fund,” didn’t do him much good in his 2010 campaign.

The Chicago Sun-Times, which analyzed the numbers, reported that in Chicago neighborhoods where the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative’s $54 million was spent, voter turnout in 2010 was 2 percentage points higher than it was in 2006, when former Gov. Rod Blagojevich ran for re-election. That wasn’t much different than the 1.9 percentage point increase in voter turnout for the same period in neighborhoods that did not receive such funding.

The difference was a bit more pronounced in the suburbs. The paper found that voter turnout improved in areas that got Neighborhood Recovery Initiative money by 3.8 percentage points, compared with a 1.8 percentage point increase in suburban areas that didn’t get any money from the program.

The program has become a focal point in this year’s gubernatorial campaign. Fighting to maintain his image as a reformer who cleaned up state government, Quinn has been dogged by questions about the program.

He has denied he used to program to secure votes, but his Republican challenger, venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, has pointed to the program as an example of what he calls a culture of corruption that Quinn commands.

Quinn campaign spokeswoman Brooke Anderson suggested the analysis confirms what she calls a “ludicrous suggestion” that Quinn used the program for political gain.

“Everyone knows, including Bruce Rauner, that the program was launched to combat violence, and it’s sad that his cynicism and desperation to be governor would cause him to suggest anything otherwise,” she said.

The Rauner campaign, while not directly addressing the newspaper’s findings, said serious questions about the program remain.

“The only thing we know for sure about the NRI program is that it is the subject of a federal criminal investigation, taxpayer money was badly used, some high-crime neighborhoods were mysteriously ignored and violent crime is still a major problem in Chicago,” said campaign spokesman Mike Schrimpf.

Read more: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140720/News/140729976#ixzz388Qd1aMJ


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