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Results of Chicago paying tribute to thugs… ^ | 10 September, 2012 | NA

Posted on 09/11/2012 6:52:37 AM PDT by marktwain

Works about as well as gun control… Paying tribute to thugs to ‘prevent’ crime nets us this gem…

(GunNews) – Ceasefire Illinois got a million dollars from the City of Chicago earlier this summer to hire ex-convicts to “mediate” disputes between violent criminals and to “prevent” crime.

It’s true. This isn’t April Fool’s and sadly, it’s not a joke:

Chicago (Sun-Times) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday he’s proceeding with caution in forging a city partnership with CeaseFire Illinois ­ and not writing a “blank check” ­ to make certain ex-offenders hired by the group are “preventing crime, not committing it.”

The Chicago Sun-Times reported this week that at least six people have been charged with committing drug-related crimes while on CeaseFire’s payroll over the past five years.

Desperate to reverse a 50 percent increase in Chicago homicides fueled by gang violence, Emanuel said he still plans to use the anti-violence group… …The mayor said he remains convinced that CeaseFire and the interveners it uses to mediate gang conflicts can be “a partner in fighting gang violence.”

[How CeaseFire claims to work:] …[M]ore than 300 ex-offenders hired by CeaseFire over the past decade to mediate conflicts to prevent shootings. About 100 CeaseFire workers in Chicago currently intervene in violent disputes.

So, what has Chicago got so far this year besides further arrests (here and here) of street pharmacists claiming to be CeaseFire “Mediators”?

Bumper stickers.


It’s better than that… Here’s what they are doing with them.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; ceasefire; chicago; il
Wow. A million dollars to CeaseFire Illinois...
1 posted on 09/11/2012 6:52:47 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Just imagine all the violence if they weren’t there! /Typical liberal idiot response. The left never ceases to amaze me!

2 posted on 09/11/2012 7:18:48 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: marktwain
Here's the pic referenced in the last line - a devil's pitchfork?

3 posted on 09/11/2012 7:57:55 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54

That’s a gang sign. Gangster Disciples, if I remember right.

4 posted on 09/11/2012 8:08:45 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: M1903A1

Another example of ‘feeding the alligator in the hopes that it will eat YOU last’.

5 posted on 09/11/2012 8:16:00 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: marktwain

So the city of Chicago gives a million dollars to criminals. What’s new about that?

6 posted on 09/11/2012 8:21:19 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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I wonder how much of the million went to CeaseFire Illinois salaries? $250,000? $500,000? I wonder if there is any way to find out.

Somehow, I suspect that rigorous accounting standards are not a part of this grant.

7 posted on 09/11/2012 9:05:39 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: ridesthemiles

This is true, but it also spotlights the obvious solution, to a liberal.

We need to pay even more tribute to the gangs, because the amount we’ve been giving is obviously not enough to promote the change we want.

8 posted on 09/11/2012 10:54:53 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: M1903A1

Thanks for the info ... looks like a nice place. ;-)

9 posted on 09/11/2012 1:26:03 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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