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$500 bonus for a murder-free year? Chicago suburb considers rewarding cops
NBCChicago.com ^ | BJ Lutz and Michelle Relerford

Posted on 01/09/2013 6:01:57 AM PST by Daffynition

CHICAGO -- Police officers in a Chicago suburb may be in line for $500 bonuses as a reward for a murder-free 2012.

With a 3-0 vote, the city of Aurora's finance committee on Tuesday approved the plan, which is expected to cost about $144,500.

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**While sweeps targeting the most serious criminal suspects and gang leaders helped, Police Chief Greg Thomas said that community policing was key.**

1 posted on 01/09/2013 6:02:03 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

This presupposes that police and policing has an effect on the murder rate. Police are, in general, armed revenue agents. They do not deter crime unless they happen to be standing there when the perpetrator is about to commit one. Then, the perpetrator just waits for the police to leave. Police are a reactive force, not a preventive force. A better approach would be to arm all the citizens and train them when and how to use their weapons. THAT would deter crime.


2 posted on 01/09/2013 6:08:21 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Daffynition

How exactly do cops stop murder? Are they psychic?


3 posted on 01/09/2013 6:09:06 AM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Daffynition

Paying someone a bonus if they stop an act committed by another? Sure. Good luck with that. Common sense is fleeing out the window ever more rapidly as our thoughts become influenced more and more by an insane left.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 6:09:38 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Daffynition

Geeez, that’s like an Insurance Company giving you a policy for $1 that pays 5 Million if you reached the age of 150.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 6:15:49 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: Daffynition

For the most part, police can’t stop, or prevent murders. They are only good for investigating them after the fact.

No free society wants to put their police in the posture of PREVENTING crimes, unless they want to live in a police state.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 6:16:53 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: jsanders2001

Reminds me of Dilbert where a company paid programmers to find “ bugs” in the code they wrote....


7 posted on 01/09/2013 6:24:06 AM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Daffynition

Aurora knows a sure bet! They know they won’t have to pay out a dime!


8 posted on 01/09/2013 6:38:53 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Daffynition

Why do I feel that this Community is not one of the real hot spots for crime in Chicago in the first place?

What’s happening on the South Side.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 6:40:03 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Daffynition

The year Chicago has no murders is the same year that we’ll see the Obamadork/felon/liar’s genuine birth certificate.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 6:40:03 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Daffynition

Why? police can prevent crime...all they can do is respond and clean up the mess.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 6:49:19 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Daffynition

Why? police can prevent crime...all they can do is respond and clean up the mess.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 6:49:33 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Daffynition

Why? police can prevent crime...all they can do is respond and clean up the mess.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 6:49:50 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Daffynition
So let me see if I have this right:

911 caller: I just murdered my wife.

911 Operator: Thanks a lot moron! We had a murder-free year in the bag until you called. Why the hell couldn't you have called us BEFORE the murder so we could have prevented it??? We had no idea you were going to murder her.

Look, just put her in 55 gallon oil drum and dump her somewhere. We don't want to know anything about it. As far as we're concerned, you NEVER called!

Click!

14 posted on 01/09/2013 7:03:14 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Daffynition
which is expected to cost about $144,500 $0


LMAO .. pretty safe bet

15 posted on 01/09/2013 7:19:46 AM PST by tomkat (-/\/\/\-)
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To: Gen.Blather

>>Police are a reactive force, not a preventive force.<<

I call them janitors. They arrive *after-the-fact* and fill out the paperwork, so the crime scene can be cleaned-up.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 7:22:59 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: tomkat

Already happened.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/01/02/no-murders-in-aurora-in-2012/


17 posted on 01/09/2013 8:14:20 AM PST by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: Daffynition

Well, there were no murders in 2012 in that suburb but it seems silly to hinge a bonus on no murders for 2013. Can’t we just hire qualified people to do a good job at a fair wage, and stop all this bonus stuff which may or may not — I really don’t know — impact on the quality of the police work?


18 posted on 01/09/2013 8:19:58 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: Gen.Blather

“Police are a reactive force, not a preventive force.”

A little oversimplified I submit but a good point. The police are still a deterrent to the extent that some people may not commit crimes even out of the presence of law enforcement for fear that the crime will get solved and they’ll end up in jail. But I absolutely agree with you that armed citizens on-the-spot is a more powerful and immediate deterrent.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 8:22:15 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: Daffynition

Looks like a lot of Chicagoans are going to commit suicide.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 8:24:52 AM PST by Sirius Lee (Get your hair clippers, Patriots! The Vichy Republicans asked for it. 2014!)
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To: Daffynition
Will their pay be docked if the murder rate goes up?

Didn't think so....

21 posted on 01/09/2013 8:28:22 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Petruchio
Ooopsie .. looks like I seriously misread the original piece .. the 2012/13 confusion that takes til March to get sorted out .. lol !

Thanks for the link  :^)

22 posted on 01/09/2013 11:19:44 AM PST by tomkat (-/\/\/\-)
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To: Daffynition

More taxpayer dollars down the old democrat rat-hole.

Libs call it “investing in the community.”


23 posted on 01/09/2013 3:01:06 PM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: Daffynition
If one would think there is ever an incentive not to report crime, here it is................LOL!

"Nope, nobody killed or shot today! Don't know where ya got that idea from......."

24 posted on 01/09/2013 3:04:37 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: KoRn

When police are focused on the usual suspects (gangs and trouble makers) w/o politically correct, race baiting concerns, crime does go down.

Murder is an esclation of hood activity. Rudy G. used it to bring New York city under control. Bloomers uses that tatic as well. Gangs move out either to prison or to a city where stupids are in charge and they can rob, murder and pillage w/o concern.


25 posted on 01/09/2013 6:39:41 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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