Saturday, September 22, 2012

$1 Million to Rebrand

  • I have exciting news to share with you. Thanks to your support, Cure Violence has worked tirelessly for 12 years to stop shootings and killings in cities around the world. By approaching violence as a disease that can be stopped, we charted a new way that uses the same science-based strategies used to fight cholera and AIDS.
    Treating violence as a disease is more than a metaphor or a model. It is a movement that changes how people think about violence.
    That’s why I am so pleased to announce today that CeaseFire is becoming Cure Violence.
They have a fancy new website, no doubt paid with extorted tax dollars.  They still haven't deployed a single interrupter or stopped a single shooting.  They appear to be waiting for the cold weather to do their "job" for them.  

Then Rahm will give them another million that the city doesn't have.

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42 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I commented last week, it costs a lot to wage a tv campaign to tell the public about a name change. About a million dollars' worth.

9/22/2012 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was talking to another Officer about this the other day. Just wait a few months until winter sets in and the shootings go down. I bet my next check that there will be some sort of media coverage of how Cease Fire has helped in bringing down the murder rate. I can see Rahm now, surrounded by little "inner city" kids talking about how it was all for the children.

9/22/2012 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vanecko Silk Screening & Sticker Co. to reprint ALL new marketing...

9/22/2012 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether or not SCC agrees with the contract or not, there's just no way to gauge how many shootings Cease Fire has prevented. Just by patrolling a block in a neighborhood and talking to to some youths that appear up to no good, there's no way to gauge how much our police presence has prevented or at least delayed shootings and/or homicides.

9/22/2012 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try the Veal!

9/22/2012 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Violence as a disease." Opened the doors for ten thousand government grant-seeking doctors and NGOs.

Dr. Gary Slutkin.

Assholes.

9/22/2012 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the IG on this issue? The city throwing away a million of our tax dollars and getting nothing in return. Someone should look into this.

9/22/2012 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This reminds me of the old flim flam game of "Bait and Switch". Maybe they can cure violence by monitoring peoples vibrational frequencies. I wonder if I suggest that to Rahm if I can get a grant.

9/22/2012 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like more U.N. bullshit to me.
Violence is a desese......more like assholes are a plague.

9/22/2012 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put Slutkin and his homies on the lie box and a piss test before I give any money. Or better yet let the Rahmunist sit on the box.

9/22/2012 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well they have to say and do something
they can't run around now with ceasefire connected to all those dope busts
chances are slum times and the other papers would never had said "anything" till SCC and DSLC broke the news plus the news of the outfits campaign contributions after the getting the $ didnt help ethier from one of SCC's astute readers
nice get a million and don't have to show accountilbilty or responsebility(looks like a rahm regime job or an aldercreature's)

9/22/2012 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just retired from the job. Could I apply for a position as an Urban Translator with Cure the Violence? I am a White 63 year old male in poor health and I walk with a limp. Can't see very well even with glasses but I sure can speak that Ghetto language.

9/22/2012 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're missing the whole point!!! its about the CHILDREN, oh yeah and dont forget to fake the..... holding back tears

the police need to do this when their contract negotiations go nowhere and put ads on tv or when they have ( should do ) news conferances and send the message, and they can use the same forum " its about the children" -violence, safety, health, and the one that really choked me up..... i've talked to many "children" while traveling thru our wonderful beautiful city and i want to say that this (our children) are our future and i just think that when they look across the parks far away and across from where they stand they all see the downtown skyline and ... this is their city their future. we need to think about them !!!

hey mayor you're right but what you failed to mention is that those very same kids( children) you're talking about, are not thinking that. what they're thinking is... hmmm i can't wait to be old enough so I can go cross town to that beautiful skyline so i can be like my cousin shequan and do that Michigan ave thing he and all his boys do (wildlings)

9/22/2012 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Sol Rosenberg said...

$150,000 has already been spent at Harold's Chicken for "client dinners."

9/22/2012 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous a.eadie, Crimora, VA said...

Devastated to hear of the hatching of an idea for 5 dollars a month "Safety" fee - this should spread like wildfire.

9/22/2012 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone stopped to think that Ceasefire or Cureall, or whatever, can bring in huge numbers of votes for the hamster? Sort of like un-official democratic precinct captains?

9/22/2012 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The name will change. The results won't.

9/22/2012 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sham just needs to add an L to their last name and could simply be referred to as CVL for short!!!! WTF

9/22/2012 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A name change like the type enacted by certain construction companies who build here in downtown Chicago, then before the building is finished they leave in the night like vermin, leaving new homeowner's in the lurch with unfinished condos? Then construction company files bankruptcy under the old name, and renames itself to make itself untouchable?

Ceasefire didn't by any chance happen to file for bankruptcy under that now "old" name, did they?

Also, I was Senior Account Exec for marketing company here. A re-branding can cost close to a hundred grand, if they use any of the big name agencies here for it or if they decided to dish it over to a relative who works at home on their laptop and writes out a huge invoice. Even more $$ if you include all the printed materials, signage, letterhead, self-promos, and on and on.

Somebody's somebody getting rich on our taxpayer dollars meant to protect Chicago citizens?
~just curious

9/22/2012 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waaaaaay too many CF operatives arrested?

9/22/2012 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

weather has no affect on crime!

signed garry.

9/22/2012 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we have went 2 hours with out a shooting, these are bench marks we have set.

signed garry.

9/22/2012 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work if you can get it!

9/22/2012 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then Rahm will give them another million that the city doesn't have.

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Da runt has tons of taxpayer funds to keep his non-tax paying constituents happy. It's the Shitcago way.

9/22/2012 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Retired fire guy said...

By approaching violence as a disease that can be stopped

You will attain the same results with a Witch Doctor waving around a feather and bead filled scrotum of a water buffalo. (and it costs less)

Chimpanzees make raiding parties into other chimps territories.
They kill, maim and desecrate the bodies of their enemies. With so much shared DNA, how is the Ceasefire Witch Doctor going to get rid of THAT little hard wired simian trait in gang member's brains.

They ain't.

Hunters, killers & savages will be hunters, killers and savages - no matter how much money or phoney bullshit research you throw at them!

Stay safe out there Brothers in Blue. Nobody has your backs except each other.

9/23/2012 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are all electioneering - much more important work.

9/23/2012 03:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start with ald pope. Useless for the citizens in the 10th ward. What's going on with130th underpass and Torrence bridge..?wtf...2 major projects at one time...r u serious.!

9/23/2012 06:37:00 AM  
Blogger I Voted For Obama said...

Obama lives it when tax dollars are wasted like this.

9/23/2012 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Son of CPD said...

Fuck all of that! Those asshats can't prevent shit. Another good fucking. My taxed ass is beginning to hurt.
God, please bless all of you who serve and protect.
Son of CPD

9/23/2012 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous The Bear said...

As long as there is "rebranding" going on how about these:
Cease:Cancer
Alzheimer's
Erectile Dysfunction
Obama
Emanual
Aldercreatures
McKnucklehead
Democrats
Liberals
JJ
JJJr
radical muslims
Things are what they are. It is their nature. No name change or rebrand can modify its essence. If you poured sugar on shit it would still be sugar coated shit.
Feel free to add your own "rebrands" to the above list. I am sure there are hundreds.

9/23/2012 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Tina Trent said...

I am seeking information and leads specifically regarding CeaseFire (but also other Holder/OJP/CRS schemes) as they play out at the local level for law enforcement, for a national report critical of the same. Pro-cop blogger, confidentiality guaranteed, references by retired police available. tinatrent.com.

9/23/2012 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Whether or not SCC agrees with the contract or not, there's just no way to gauge how many shootings Cease Fire has prevented. Just by patrolling a block in a neighborhood and talking to to some youths that appear up to no good, there's no way to gauge how much our police presence has prevented or at least delayed shootings and/or homicides.

9/22/2012 12:14:00 AM

You're an idiot.

9/23/2012 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Has anyone stopped to think that Ceasefire or Cureall, or whatever, can bring in huge numbers of votes for the hamster? Sort of like un-official democratic precinct captains?

9/22/2012 10:32:00 AM

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Sounds like the scam that short shanks tried with HDO

9/23/2012 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...lol

Detroit crime bulletin describes how pistol-packing senior thwarted carjacking,

From The Detroit News:

***

"Upon leaving Mike's Fresh Market, a female driver was sitting in her vehicle at a red light on Santa Rosa and Seven Mile when her vehicle was struck from behind. She looked in her rear-view mirror and observed a (2002 red Taurus).

"The female driver exited her vehicle, with her gun in hand, partially hidden by the lower portion of her body, and walked to the rear of the vehicle."

The two men got out of the Taurus and headed toward the unidentified woman, the newsletter said.

"(The driver) started apologizing, saying he was looking down at his phone when the collision occurred. The female driver never responded, but kept her eyes on both men, especially the passenger, who was approaching (the woman) in a quick manner while also apologizing."

When the men got too close, the woman decided to make a stand, according to the account.

"(She) took a few steps back and started to raise her weapon, when the passenger … shouted to his partner, 'She's got a gun,' at which time both men returned to their car and backed away at a high rate of speed."

..and from the comments section...

"Keep in mind that if she had done the same thing in say Chicago, just doing what she did with no shots fired would have still gotten her arrested. "

Read the entire piece at the above link..

9/23/2012 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Names were changed to protect the innocent.

9/23/2012 11:28:00 PM  
Blogger JohnL said...

There is a sucker born every minute, to quote PT Barnum. And am sure that Rahm is a sucker. He may also take it up the @ss too.

9/24/2012 03:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously, let this one go. $1M does buys like 8-10 cops for 1 year. It's not an amount worth bitching about.

9/24/2012 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The name will change. The results won't."

--9/22/2012 12:22:00 PM


Results?

* Disappeared million dollars.

* Sound of crickets.

9/24/2012 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...position as an Urban Translator with Cure the Violence?"

--9/22/2012 07:15:00 AM


I think those positions are filled. In any street group of two or more, one is a translator. I hear it constantly.

"Get off that fence!"

"What he say?"

(translator) "He say to get off the fence."

I find this fascinating.

9/24/2012 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"By approaching violence as a disease that can be stopped, we charted a new way that uses the same science-based strategies used to fight cholera and AIDS."

Oh.

How does Cure Violence propose to kill violent organisms?

"Science" here, they say. Well, that's the way every other "disease" has been eradicated or controlled. Control/eliminate vectors and destroy the organisms.

This I gotta hear.

9/24/2012 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Science" here, they say. Well, that's the way every other "disease" has been eradicated or controlled. Control/eliminate vectors and destroy the organisms.

This I gotta hear.

9/24/2012 10:44:00 PM




i tried to get a consulting gig with these guys, but they insisted that i put a 'reelect obama' sign at every one of my job sites.


i politely declined.



i do, after all, have some standards.





Chalkie

9/25/2012 12:38:00 AM  
Blogger theMitchuation said...

According to reports from the Department of Justice and Johns Hopkins University, the Cure Violence/CeaseFire program has been shown to reduce violent crime by 40% in neighborhoods they’re located in. What is Guns Save Life’s interpretation of this data?

Also, has the author of this article watched “The Interrupters?” It’s a documentary of the daily work of 3 interrupters, and has received a score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. I’d really like to hear what your thoughts were of the film, and if you watched the whole thing. If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it for free here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/interrupters/

Thanks for reading, and I’d appreciate hearing from you. I am not opposed to right-to-carry laws by the way.

9/28/2012 03:17:00 PM  

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