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Hard to give governorís 2010 anti-crime program the benefit of the doubt
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12 mar 2014

Posted on 03/12/2014 5:19:03 AM PDT by rellimpank

When a government program is botched from the outset, everything about it becomes suspect.

If money from the program flows to an elected official’s husband, you have to wonder — even more than you might usually wonder.

If a teen hired by the program gets caught up in a murder rap, you can’t help but wonder why that teen was ever hired.

When a government program is poorly executed at the outset, as was an anti-crime program set up by Gov. Pat Quinn, the benefit of the doubt fades fast.

In August 2010, just before a tough election that pitted Quinn against Republican state Sen. Bill Brady, the governor announced the launching of an ambitious anti-violence effort. He was responding to a very real problem — that was one bloody summer in Chicago — but the $55 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative program his administration quickly launched in October 2010 was rife with problems, according to a scathing audit released late last month by the state’s auditor general.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; crime

1 posted on 03/12/2014 5:19:03 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Not even a smidgeon of corruption!


2 posted on 03/12/2014 5:38:43 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

—yep—Chicago as usual-—


3 posted on 03/12/2014 5:43:35 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank

Did you see this?

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/03/11/taxi-publication-threatens-to-expose-secretly-gay-aldermen-if-city-doesnt-ban-ride-sharing/


4 posted on 03/12/2014 11:52:53 AM PDT by GOPJ (From a bellwether to an "oh-whateverrrr" in less than a single news cycle. -freeper Fightin Whitey)
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