Skip to comments.Illinois offers grants to boost school security
Posted on 03/09/2014 8:21:03 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Illinois offers grants to boost school security
By The Associated Press Posted Mar. 9, 2014 @ 7:57 am
Public schools, colleges and universities in Illinois have a few more days to apply for state grants to help pay for security improvements.
Under the program, schools can get financial help for things such as installing reinforced doors, locks and shatter-proof glass.
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CT has been dishing it out for over a year.....now towns are complaining that they don’t have the moolah to keep the X-tra security on the payroll. Meh.
EPIC FAIL: Illinois governors Hire-a-Thug program to reduce violent crime
March 8, 2014
Jermalle Brown (pictured) and Douglas Bufford were gang members hired to help combat violence on the South Side. In July 2012, they allegedly broke into a Grand Crossing home with one other man and announced a robbery. Bufford was fatally shot in the back of the head, and Brown and an associate face murder charges tied to the shooting. Photo and caption Sun-Times.
Chicago isnt safe.
Weve said that over and over.
And theres more news detailing just how unsafe Chicago is and how Illinois Democrat Governor Pat Quinn seems to be adding gasoline to the fire instead of helping to solve Chicagos violent crime problem.
Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn.
Quinn, otherwise known to many as Gov. Potatohead, found $54.5 million from this bankrupt state just a month before the gubernatorial election in 2010, to pour into Chicago to reduce violent crime and other inner-city projects as part of a then much-ballyhooed Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.
Running that through the universal translator: Governor Quinn found money to buy inner city votes in his race for governor, in part by starting a Rent A Thug program where he would hire those unfit for real jobs.
Welcome to Illinois politics.
Heres the groundwork for the story.
Thug in Quinn anti-violence program accused in teens murder
SPRINGFIELD (Sun-Times) Both Jermalle Brown and Douglas Bufford were gang members hired to play a small role in helping combat violence on the South Side through a program hatched by Gov. Pat Quinns administration.
Paid $8.50 an hour with taxpayer funds to hand out anti-violence pamphlets in their South Shore neighborhood, the two low-income teens were part-time foot soldiers in the governors $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, a program he once described as a comprehensive and concerted effort to keep our young people safe, off the streets and in school.
Quinn launched that program a month before his 2010 election as an answer to gun carnage in the city even though murders that year, Chicago Police would later disclose, dipped to a nearly 50-year low.
Happy endings ensue
But this story has at least one happy ending, as one of these fellows met a less-than-optimal fate while working as one of Governor Quinns Rent-A-Thugs. So, what happened?
At the same time they were on the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative payroll, Brown, then 19, and Bufford, 16, allegedly broke into a Grand Crossing home in July 2012 with one other man and announced a robbery in what Chicago Police believe was a gang-related crime.
Its not clear, based on court and police records, what happened next. But Bufford was fatally shot in the back of the head with a shotgun, and Brown and an associate now face murder charges tied to the shooting.
Its not clear?
Its plainly clear.
Outstanding Rent-A-Thug Jermalle Brown had himself a negligent discharge with his 20-gauge sawed-off shotgun while engaging in wet operations for Governor Patrick Quinns Neighborhood Recovery Initiative program. In the excitement of pulling off a violent home invasion, Mr. Brown blew the back of Douglas Buffords head off in a very late term abortion of sorts.
We remember this one with particular amusement and it always brings a smile to our faces.
With help like that offered by Jermalle Brown and Douglas Bufford (before he absorbed a 20-gauge in the back of his head), its no wonder there is such pervasive violence in Chicago. Its just another anti-gun Democrats miserable attempt to throw money at a problem instead of offering a real solution.
Its also no wonder that today, there are calls to launch an investigation on Quinns Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, as reported in the Sun-Times article above.
The program came under fire again last week when Holland released a blistering audit that described it as hastily implemented and beset with pervasive deficiencies in . . . planning, implementation and management. Republicans called for a federal criminal investigation.
Sadly, its unlikely there will be a federal investigation or indictments.
Its just business as usual in the most corrupt state in the USA.
We have to have security at the library. We have to have security at the Social Security office. We have to have security at the VA office. We have to have security at our schools. All that security costs the taxpayers.
Ahem. I take exception .... If Connecticut isn't #1 on the list ....I'll eat my hat!
Not to speak of the $20,000,000 grant to boost sex safety in Chicago schools...