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File #: 16-2571    Version: 1 Name: A RESOLUTION OF THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS APPROPRIATING FUNDS DERIVED FROM THE SPECIAL USE GASOLINE AND FUEL TAX FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING A COOK COUNTY COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVE TO BE OVERSEEN BY THE SHERIFF OF COOK COUNTY
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 4/4/2016 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 4/13/2016 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION OF THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS APPROPRIATING FUNDS DERIVED FROM THE SPECIAL USE GASOLINE AND FUEL TAX FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING A COOK COUNTY COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVE TO BE OVERSEEN BY THE SHERIFF OF COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, incidents of gun violence and homicide are rapidly escalating in Chicago and Cook County in 2016; and, WHEREAS, since January of 2016, over 600 people have been shot in the City of Chicago, with over 120 people killed; and, WHEREAS, in 2015, 2,987 people were shot in the City of Chicago, with 488 people killed; and, WHEREAS, if current trends continue, 2016 will see more people shot and killed in Chicago were shot and killed in 2015; and, WHEREAS, the escalation of gun violence and gang warfare in certain Chicago neighborhoods has created an atmosphere of danger and posed constant and intolerable risk to the life, liberty and property of citizens of Cook County; and, WHEREAS the President ...
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION OF THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS APPROPRIATING FUNDS DERIVED FROM THE SPECIAL USE GASOLINE AND FUEL TAX FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING A COOK COUNTY COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVE TO BE OVERSEEN BY THE SHERIFF OF COOK COUNTY

WHEREAS, incidents of gun violence and homicide are rapidly escalating in Chicago and Cook County in 2016; and,

WHEREAS, since January of 2016, over 600 people have been shot in the City of Chicago, with over 120 people killed; and,

WHEREAS, in 2015, 2,987 people were shot in the City of Chicago, with 488 people killed; and,

WHEREAS, if current trends continue, 2016 will see more people shot and killed in Chicago were shot and killed in 2015; and,

WHEREAS, the escalation of gun violence and gang warfare in certain Chicago neighborhoods has created an atmosphere of danger and posed constant and intolerable risk to the life, liberty and property of citizens of Cook County; and,

WHEREAS the President of the County Board and the Cook County Board of Commissioners wish to affirm the moral obligation of Cook County Government to provide for the health, welfare and safety of the residents of Cook County; and,

WHEREAS, the health, welfare, and safety of certain residents of Cook County are consistently and fundamentally threatened by the constant threat of neighborhood violence; and,

WHEREAS it is both possible and necessary to pinpoint and describe the geographic boundaries of the neighborhoods and the communities in Cook County where the level of gun violence is highest; and,

WHEREAS, the Cook County Sheriff's Office is responsible for a police force with extraordinary capability and commitment to the public good; and,

WHEREAS, the Cook County Sheriff has participated in public safety operations designed to support the Chicago Police Department by providing reinforcements and additional manpower with respect to the policing of high crime areas; and,

WHEREA...

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