You read my mind I just saw the picture and tabbed to the bloggs and here is the pic with the SAME question I just asked myself.Must have been somebody important or they know somebody in power. Why else would the chief bother to show up with the States attorney. I heard the call one officer asked which hospital they were going to. I expected to hear St Francis BUT he said they weren't going to the hospital.MAYBE this will finally hit home that Peoria needs more POLICE.
This is not about gang bangers shooting each other. Just sayin.
I've never seen a picture of the chief at a murder scene on the Journal Star. That doesn't mean he's never been at the scene.
The Chief was just lucky that this photo op happened during his work hours.
Yes folks, the lampoon factor is once again off the charts...gotta bow out on this one!! (BTW Emerge, thanks for pointing out what everyone else is thinking...oooops! Said I'd pass..)
What a piece of work you are, Emerge. "Dead body"? Really? How about a Mom and wife, daughter, friend?
You are obviously looking for somebody to lash out at. Be sure to stop by and pop off on this blogger as well...http://peoriapundit.blogpeoria.com/2013/02/15/apparently-a-white-woman-has-been-murdered/
@ Eye in the Sky...Agreed. LOL
Eye in the Sky: "MAYBE this will finally hit home that Peoria needs more POLICE."With all due respect, do you have any evidence that more police would have save this woman's life? Granted, we don't have a lot of details about what happened here, but keep in mind that it's damn hard to prevent a homicide. Preventative police patrols have not been shown to substantially lower crime rates (Google "Kansas City Preventative Patrol Experiment" when you get a chance and you will see where I'm coming from on this). Furthermore, police rarely stop crime in progress. It happens, but often times it is sheer luck. Cops are primarily report takers and investigators. I don't mean to pick on you here. But like most people, you are responding to a local tragedy and looking for easy answers. Listen to the news and your hear the same demands over and over: more police, more laws, less guns (or more guns), more border guards, prayer in schools, etc. Sometimes it's just not that easy. Besides, the police we have now in Peoria seem to be engaging in a fair amount of misconduct lately. Maybe Peoria should focus on cleaning house before it adds more police.Dave, Peoria
Dave, a nice Republican perspective on Police. After all, less police, more police, no difference right?
DaveIt's not an easy answer just the most likely to happen. I have lived in Peoria since 1971 and its always the same story. Something bad happens there is an out cry then SILENCE about a week later. More HONEST cops would be good the first thing to fix that would be BUST the union so bad cops could be REMOVED. Not given paid leave then back pay after there own board of reveiw says they go back to work.I guess I'm old fashion but cops should be held to a HIGHER standard. Simply because of the nature of what they deal with. Anything you or I would go to jail for they should as well.It still falls to the citizens to keep an EYE on what is happening around them. Most folks walk around in a daze until its to late. The "I never saw that coming"is because they aren't paying attention and calling when something ODD is going on. I can tell some weeks the dispatchers get tired of all the calls I make. I don't however call on the 911 line for most calls just the regular number.
Eh... not so fast Dave. There have been numerous followup studies to the Kansas City one. Even the lead researcher, Mr. Kelling, followed up and came to different conclusions. Mr. Kelling is also critical of how his Kansas City research has been used by ideologues.The long and short is that more police officers does make a difference, provided they are policing effectively.Take a gander at: https://www.majorcitieschiefs.com/pdf/news/more_policing_does_matter.pdf
Randall: "Dave, a nice Republican perspective on Police. After all, less police, more police, no difference right?"Well that is the first time I ever remember being confused for a Republican. Ha! Let me savor that for a minute.Ok, I'm back. Look, I don't play the inane team red vs. team blue game. It destroys our ability to debate and puts all ideas into two categories for easy consumption by people who really don't know what the hell their talking about. The liberal wings and conservative wings of the American state are different in only superficial ways. Just because you want to be a politician doesn't mean I do. In fact, I largely reject electoral politics. It is an elitist charade that largely benefits corporate interests and government bureaucrats.More police in our community would likely mean more arrests for non-violent drug-related offenses, more chicken shit tickets and MOVN's (Municipal Ordinance Violation Notices) and more revenue production for hungry government entities. I don't think it would necessarily mean a stop to burglary homicides, because these incidents are very hard to predict and prevent. The mantra "more police and more prisons" comes from the authoritarian mindset that has really taken off since the Reagan era (Still think I'm a Republican?). If this approach worked, why does the U.S. have a homicide rate that far exceeds that of Western Europe or Canada? Ok, I'll stop there. Suffice it to say I won't be voting for you, Randall. But don't take it personally. I don't think I'll be voting for anyone. Solidarity ;),Dave, Peoria
Eye in the Sky,When you have understaffed work environments, bad things tend to happen. I have seen it in the private sector. Supervisors get trapped in a situation where they have a choice of turning a blind eye or making their own work life experience significantly more difficult or even impossible.Its like a sports team.. you have to have a bench to give your starters a rest when they need it. You might be able to play short teamed for a while but eventually it will wear them down and they will start to play very badly.Yes police should be held to a higher standard. But the city needs to provide them with the bench needed to uphold that higher standard to its fullest. The city has long kept that bench near empty. Look how the higher crime areas have grown geographically.
Don't mean to hijack your thread but there is an excellent documentary on OWN (HARPO productions) tonight at 8 p.m. central about education in America. Supposed to be very insightful.
MahknoI agree the City has forgotten where it needs to spend money. So we can have a full team of Officers on the street. I'll take little BS tickets at least it would be more Cops pounding pavement. You know when you call in fight in progress or shots fired and it takes 15-20 minutes before you even see 1 car roll up. That's a problem that needs FAST attention not ignored. This kind of stuff is what will have folks not even bother to call for the police. Maybe thats what is wanted by the city council so they can show a decrease in the need for more police since the call volume will go down.
This case will probably turn out just like the majority of other cases when the husband finds the wife dead. The husband did it.
12 police cars responded to this crime. We are lucky to have enough officers to even have 1 per police district. The 5th district is not heavily patrolled. The cops play the odds that since there is supposedly less crime, there needs to be fewer officers assigned. I live in the Center of town, at least before all the suburban sprawl has moved that north. We have had multilple shootings and armed robberies in relatively small area. There are few cops even seen in our neck of the woods as the councilperson likes to reinfornce (buy) votes vs. serving the residents. There are multiple stories about this crime vs. many others in the south end. There will be much ado with the city council. Some are truly concerned. others as demonstrated by their votes for economic development over public safety and infastructure. I feel for this family. It is a tradegy and deserves police resources to resolve it. Unfortunately, the city council cut about 40 cops a few budget cycles ago. Detective staff are down...that's who solves the crimes. Patrol officers have been pulled into the Don't Shoot unit which means even fewer on patrol. (no one advertises that when they promote that worthless propaganda program. Even insiders at the State's Attorney's office are realizing that they were dupped). I would agree that an african american female or even a white male in a different section of town would not receive the resources that this crime has been allocated. That being said, even with the step up in resources, they are inadequate in successfully resolving the crime.I guess it's going to be a tough fundraiser with this crime hanging over your head. Two bad it didn't happen two years from now, when the worst budget offenders are up for re-election. I do commend Dan Irving for showing up and taking an interest. He has been helpful even in my part of town and has learned much about crime from observing what goes on here and in other parts of town.
If I go home and my house looks burgalrized, I'm rushing in to make sure the wife is okay. Just saying."Nathan Leuthold had just returned home about 3:15 p.m. Thursday when he called 911 to report the burglary, according to police accounts. He waited outside for police to clear the house, and officers found the body.Settingsgaard on Monday said some items had been taken from the home, though he did not provide further description of what was taken. He also said Denise Leuthold’s vehicle was moved from the home and recovered a short distance away, parked in a Robinson Park lot just off Mossville Road."
Speculation isn't always a good thing--what I would do, etc. We don't know what we would really do. All I know is that I just learned that this young woman's mother was waiting on me at a local furniture store at about the time her daughter's body was being discovered. I only met her for those brief moments but I was impressed with her and know that she is carrying a heavy burden tonight.
Get a life
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