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  • 'Thug' in Quinn's anti-violence program accused in murder of teen co-worker

    03/08/2014 5:05:20 PM PST · by PBRCat · 13 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 7, 2014 | Dave McKinney and Frank Main
    Jermalle Brown and Douglas Bufford were gang members hired to combat violence on the South Side through a program hatched by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration. Paid with taxpayer funds to hand out anti-violence pamphlets, the teens were part-time foot soldiers in the governor’s $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, a program 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 dipped to a nearly 50-year low....