CeaseFire Illinois, a group that works against violence, is being recruited by the city of Chicago as part of a pilot program to help reduce crime in two police districts, one on the West Side and the other on the South Side. …
The city will give the group a one-year grant for $1 million to hire 40 “interrupters” who will mediate conflicts in the Ogden and Grand Crossing districts, where gun violence has spiked. …
This is the first time CeaseFire has received funding from the City of Chicago. Previously, it was largely funded through state and county sources.
via Chicago Tribune.
So says the Tribune. The SunTimes story is similar. Both FAIL to mention what CeaseFire really is… the public relations arm of coordinated Chicago street gangs.
In this city known for rampant corruption and cronyism the politicians know what to do with the money they extort from taxpayers! Whenever possible taxes here are only used to support thieves, thugs and liars. …
Chicago’s politicians have agreed to hand over $1,000,000.00 to a group calling themselves, “Cease Fire”. They were founded simply to take city tax money and pretend they’re working on violence reduction. Of course Cease Fire will be working in “secret negations” to make Chicago safer. I’m sure the time and money will be easy to audit that way.
Cease Fire is a group of, not so retired ghetto gangsters with significant rap sheets that are supposed to convince their pals not to kill each other, or innocent civilians.
This is insanity. The gang bangers are going to completely fabricate the number of “interruptions” in violence. McCarthy will permit it because it creates the appearance that the money was well spent.
Shouldn’t the city counsel have to weigh-in on this sort of spending? Where’s the Alderman (and Aldermen) stand on this?