Aug 122018
 

With the influx of $2.8 million of additional revenue for the City from the recent special census equating to about $800,000 per year thru the year 2020 until the next census, Naperville has an opportunity to invest money in numerous areas of needs and wants. One area that’s both a need and a want would be the Naperville Police Department.

It’s becoming widely known that Naperville is a great community to raise a family; it’s both safe and affluent. It’s also becoming a day-destination for ne’er-do-wells. We are seeing an increase of brazen crime including everything from purse-snatching to auto theft and break-ins. This is no fault of the Naperville Police Department; it’s a matter of numbers, more bad guys and not enough good guys.

That alone should be reason enough to shore up the police department with additional police officers and proper equipment. Add to that, the news we see daily with unrest in country in the form of unruly protests and worldly concerns, makes additional policing a need and a want. Fortunately most of us don’t come in contact with an increase in crime. However what we do see on a daily basis is a proliferation of inconsiderate drivers.

Recently residents were sharing their frustrations on a website/communication (Next Door Meadow Glens) specifically mentioning the intersection of Wehrli Road and Bailey, and how drivers see the stop sign as a suggestion rather than a rule of law. It’s not happening just there but everywhere. Driving etiquette has become passe. It’s next to impossible to drive to your destination without seeing any one or more of the following infractions:

  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to stop
  • Failure to yield
  • Following too closely
  • Improper lane usage
  • Lane change in an intersection
  • Light violation
  • Noise level
  • No turn signal
  • Passing in a no-passing zone
  • Speeding

Is there anything more irritating than driving the speed limit and have someone tailgating you to the point you can’t see their headlights. Again, no fault of the Naperville Police Department, there just aren’t enough eyes to reign in inconsiderate drivers. A show of financial support for the NPD would be a step in the right direction.

  18 Responses to “A Show Of Support For The Naperville Police Department”

  1. I support our police but we don’t need more of them but rather city council members and citizens who don’t invite disaster by advocating for craziness like sanctuary cities, gay pride parades, anti-1st and 2ed amendment codes and laws, fraudulent elections by not requiring voter ID etc., etc.

    • WOW, were to being. OK, lets start with LGBT community. It is not against the law to be gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender. There is no evidence that to indicate members of this community are any more likely to engage in criminal activity then white males. And while I have heard of riots breaking out at political rallies (most recently Trump rallies), 2nd Amendment rallies, Anti-abortion rallies, Sports Team rallies, etc I have never hear of any riot at a gay pride parade. So not sure how betting up on members of the LGBT community is going to make Naperville Safer. Please provide detailed explanation and supporting data.

      The only increase in crime resulting from illegal aliens, is the targeting of these human beings by the existence criminal and fascist factions that already exist in our community. The fact that they are easily victimized by the low-lives that already exist and thriving in our community is not the fault of these victims but of “good” citizens that like put the blame on victims and thus encourage & empower the behavior of these low-lives. Again crime statistic show that illegal immigrants are less likely to engage in criminal activity then white males. So all sanctuary cities are doing is making life hard for the low-lives and fascist the like to victimize illegal aliens, being a sanctuary city does not let criminals go unpunished. All the data indicates just the opposite. So I re-iterate, please provide detailed explanation and supporting data to support your assertion that sanctuary status make our community less safe.

      Not sure what you mean by anti-1st amendment. The 1st amendment covers a lot of ground, including freedom of the press; you know that group of people Trump has declared war on. But while I agree with you that present administration’s use of White House and Presidential authority to carry out a war on free press using the “fake news” propaganda machine is wrong, unethical and a violation of the spirit of the US Constitution, it unfortunately is not against the law. So please provide more specific details of your anti-1st amendment claim and how increasing crime rates.

      Exactly what city code (ordinance) has been enact that infringes on 2nd amendment right? I am not aware of any city ordinance that has anything to do with the second amendment.

      All the data and investigations into voter fraud indicates it is so rare it basically does not exist. This is one of these gas lighting issues thrown out from time to time to bait people into a discussion that distracts them from real issues, proven to have negative effects on our community and democracy, like the past and on going Russian interference in our elections, which the present administration has deceive to marginalize and do nothing about.

      • Spoken like a true delusional, liberal anti-Trumper who speaks the Democrat party line and would prefer debasing and besmirching not only the country but it’s current elected leader while providing cover for criminal illegals over law abiding citizens. Good luck with that approach as crime will continue to increase and we too can end up like SF, LA and Detroit based on crazy Democrat policies and programs.

        • Nice to have you verify that you can not provide any proof of your claims, just re-iterate Fox and Friends propaganda.

          P.S. I spent over 21 years of my life in the military defending this country, its citizens and its constitution, that is how strongly I believe in this country, what is stands for and the democratic process. How many combat zone have you served in?

          P.S.S. I have served as a Republican Party Precinct Captain, what have you done to further the conservative cause, insure secure & free elections and promote voter engagement?

          • I also served for four years in the USAF and served in elected, appointed and voluntary organizations throughout my adult years. I’m 75 and seen all kinds and types of liberal do gooders who love to spend other peoples money while playing the righteous indignation role. You my friend are just one more of them.

        • Based on your age it is clear you served because you were drafted, I served because I believed in my duty to my country so I volunteered. Also unless the Republican party is now considered liberal, I am wondering how you come to the conclusion I am a liberal (I am not, nor have I ever been involved with the democratic party in anyway).

          • I believe in the duck theory versus what one calls himself. If it has all the characteristics of a duck than it is a duck. In your case it’s called a RINO.

  2. Here is an idea – use the extra money to cover expenses the City has already inquired, like pension debt.

    • Presently the city is using part of the Home Rule sales tax and part of the Food and Beverage Tax to make additional payments for fire and police pensions. There is talk by city officials to also use part of these additional dollars to make additional payments as well.

  3. While your list is quit good you missed:

    illegal turns
    illegal parking
    illegal standing
    blocking intersections

  4. It appears, Jim, in this swatting platform and ring of opportunity to circumvent anyone (Gerald) who opposes your way of thinking to a trial hearing of judgment given as to who has the best evidence of proof in stating their sufficient reasons and logic for putting a stop to something that can overtake a location in subtle terms of occupancy by laying low and discreet to those who enter and appear to have no other hidden agenda (illegals) other than to be law abiding citizens. The configuration and swarming numbers of the enormous settlers (welcoming all to the point of disregarding the laws and rules to exist in any town or major city of their choosing) is to enter and maintain their positions of being welcomed and to further mock and bury our rules since they are meaningless once entering their choice of habitat. The City of Chicago in their obvious lack of attention to disrupting a respectable and income producing City for those seeking asylum, is that the Chicago council members have failed to delivered the goods in providing for these wanderers and law breaking individuals. A hoax of opportunity (since many cannot find jobs in Chicago) so they swarm into communities where it appears that job seeking and quality education will shed some light on their plight. My ancestry did everything by the books and laws for fear they would be sent back on a boat from whence they came. Today, the invaders are making their own rules to suit themselves and not the gratitude of the community. Your mention of war involvement be it volunteer or had to be drafted does not show proof of entry that a man came out of it a better soldier no matter how he was placed in battle to begin with. You appear to be the thumping warrior of what you feel is the only acceptable justification of any disruption occurring in Naperville because you have a background of evidence in knowing better than those who oppose a slight hint of Liberal domain of attitude, feelings, occupancy. The Code Enforcement in our town has been cut by several million dollars and that having been put into effect, has lessened the ability of their jobs to enforce many incidents and displays of wrong doing since their hands are now tied and less effective. Soon, those residing here will be able to receive and get what they want and not what the town says is enforceable and appropriate and instituted by laws of years passed. I am not speaking of the Police Department in this matter. It is also now known that John McCain is a liberal, moderate Conservative. With a semblance of confusion of what he really hopes to accomplish as Senator, the Conservative Party you served as Precinct Captain would appear to have lost a notable enforcement officer who took his job seriously in the strongest terms of law abiding beliefs.

    • Again you make claims of illegals being criminal, when all the stats say they are less likely to commit a crime then the average US citizens. You blame these people for the crime and lawlessness you see in Chicago and locally, but crime stats tell a different story. The story of young people born and raised in this country who’s parent (be they poor and powerless or rich and affluent) have failed to raise these young people to be law abiding citizens. Instead these parents have raised children that feel they are owed a good life by the community and have none of the gratitude you mentioned, for what the community has already given them and the opportunities it has provide them with. This attitude you claim is destroying the fabric of US society is not being imported into the US by immigrants, it is being home grown (organically occurring) by parents that have failed society by raising children that believe they are entitled to a good and happy no matter what. Children that believe society owes them, not that they owe society. There are roughly 11 million undocumented (illegal) immigrants in the US and only about half are Hispanic and less then half enter the US by illegally crossing a border. There were roughly 2.5 billion crimes committed in the US last year. If illegals were the cause of these crimes that would mean each illegal (including toddlers and infants) committed 227 crimes or roughly 2 crimes every 3 days. If you remove all the children age 10 or less, all the illegals in detention centers and all the non-Hispanics this number becomes even more ridiculous. Using illegals as scapegoats for these problems will not solve them. Accepting the reality and responsibility for these problems is the only chance for finding a solution.

      I do not understand the obsession with the City of Chicago by people living in this state. First the corruption and mismanagement in Chicago goes back to the 1800’s and was not something that just “poof” magically appeared in the last couple of decades. The government that exists in Chicago today was born during the time of political machines and bosses, that controlled elections and thus those elected. This situation is unique only to city that were large during this era of politics. City like Boston, New York, Kansas City, Detroit, etc. There is no rational reason to assume a municipality that was not born of corruption should suddenly become a haven for corruption. Are these municipalities susceptible to acts of corruptions by individuals? Yes, any organization (corporation, charity, government) is. And it has less to do with the nature of the organization then the nature of the individual committing the act. Basically, when people start making apples and broccoli comparisons between our local governments and those of Chicago and Cook County I recognize it for the fixation it is and move on since nothing productive can possible come for setting foot on that dead end and meaningless trail.

      The reduction of the budget of code enforcement (and other city departments) is due to the demands of citizens/voters (people like Mr. Schilling) that keep telling city officials to reduce city spending at all costs. Even though the city has been in budget cutting mode for over 10 years now while inflation has erode city spend power by close to 20% during this same period. This has resulted in reducing the frequency at which city streets receive maintenance, frequency that parkway trees are trimmed, number of scrub pickup days per year, increasing the level of snow needed before city starts plowing operations, delays in major capital projects like fixing the central parking deck or replacing the Washington street bridge and has been the driving force behind increases in fees and tax rates as well as the implementation of the HRST. It is this budget reduction mentality that is the greatest risk to law and order in our community, because of this attitude enforcement manpower has basically remained stagnant while our city’s population and law enforcement needs continues to grow.

      You, like many others ultra conservatives, have clearly bought into the Fox and Friends mentality that Sanctuary (Welcoming) cities are about allowing illegals that commit crimes to go free. That simply is not true, these cities have merely adopted a policy that states its police force will not detain anyone solely because their immigration status is in questions. Anyone that commits a crime, without regard to their immigration status, is held and charged in accordance to the established criminal laws of this country. No exceptions! What the present administration wants is for local law enforcement to detain people bases solely on their immigration status and not what, if any, crime they have committed. It is interesting how this administration keeps saying that local and state governments have no authority with regard to immigration but wants them to enforce the very thing they have no authority to implement. I also find it interesting how ultra conservatives that constantly preach against federal interference in state and local government suddenly support the federal government reaching into local law enforcement and drafting them into the federal roll of immigration enforcement with complete disregard for local government authority.

      As to how your ancestors entered this country, unless they immigrated to the US after 1917, then their method of immigration into this country was not any different then that of the people today that cross the borders or in some other way enter the US without prior approval. The US government did not even begin officially monitoring immigration until 1892. Prior to this time each entry point (state) oversaw and regulated immigration (focus was primarily on making sure they were in good health and did not have a contagious disease). There were no quotes and citizenship statues was granted upon clearing customs. In 1917 the first federal regulation on immigration was enacted, it require that immigrants be literate (could read and write). The first quotas were enacted in 1921 and were loosely based on the nationality of all existing citizens. This quota system was reformed to what we have today in 1952. And the creation of the immigration system we have today, including the creation of the permanent residency status, visa requirements and path to citizenship practices of today were enacted in 1965. The only substantive change to these law was the adoption of the international refuge status in 1980. So unless your ancestors immigrated to the US after 1965 legal immigration was simply, immigrate early in the year before the quotas were filled (again no prior permission was required) and be able to read and write.

      The fact that you consider John McCain a moderate Conservative and therefore basically a liberal speaks volumes as to your political philosophy. To consider McCain, a mainstream conservative and Republican, a liberal would mean your political philosophy is well outside the realm of mainstream conservatives and the GOP. It is not a failing of the GOP organization to have people like McCain as members, they have not “lost a notable enforcement officer who took his job seriously” they just have not caved to the pressure of shifting acceptable membership to only ultra conservatives. It is interesting that you consider the continued inclusion of moderate conservative in the GOP a failing in “terms of law abiding beliefs” because it has long been my position that ultra conservative (Tea Party types) should not be allowed in the GOP, that the only reason they can survive as a political entity is as a parasite on the GOP. And that if ultra conservatives were thrown out of the GOP the Republican party would experience a revival and grow stronger again while these extremist conservative factions would quickly die and fade from history (this also holds true for the extremist elements in the Democratic Party – people like Sanders. Sever his parasitic connection to the DNC and he will shrivel up and die).

    • Well said, Ann. Well said!!

  5. You have a problem Mr. Hasselhorst and it cannot be fixed. You liken in character to a Naperville Bernie Sanders. He will never stop with his words of disgracing this country and screams to be heard. Your response demonstrates a knotted twist of self righteousness and refuse to accept that “to enter this country in enormous numbers without following the Constitutional Laws, is 120 % OK and we need to stop pouncing on these people”. Let them consume every square foot within our states as they see fit. Where is Kathy Griffin when you need her to deliver the head of an elephant to your doorstep ?? Only then will you take a few steps back and reflect on the insidiousness of your words and factual archives of the greatest truth of all……………………..only what you reveal and believe in should be the accepted norm and inscription engraved at the footsteps of City Hall. The notable enforcement officer was your one time appointment as Republican Precinct Captain and was not attributing that to Sen. John McCain. You fail to understand much of what I’ve said in my prior email. It just does not register in thought and meaning. Ann

    • First off the US Constitution does not even discuss immigration, so there is no Constitutional Law on this subject. The constitution does give congress the authority to establish a process of naturalization for immigrants to become citizens, but congress did not exercise this power until 1965.

      Second, over 1/3 of the lands now in the US were originally settled by people of Hispanic decent, it was under the premise of manifest destiny that these lands were taken from these Hispanic settlers, made part of the US and then given to US citizens. It is ironic that you accuse these people of wanting to “consume every square foot” when that is exactly what US citizens did, under the protection of the US government, to them in the name of Manifest Destiny.

      Third, I have the greatest respect for the US and its laws, which is why I speak up the way I do and don’t back down. I did not spend so much of my life defending this country and the principle it was founded on to so easily give control of it to people that claim to be supporters of the Constitution and the Laws of this country while at the same time encouraging and supporting actions that violate the very foundation and principles this country was founded on. I quote:

      “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

      No where in these words, the words of the rest of this document, the words of the US Constitution, the words of the founding fathers in the Federalist Papers or the laws that govern this Nation does it say these rights belong only to US citizens. When we allow the leaders of our country to act as though some people have more rights then others, are more constitutionally protected, are better, are superior; then we, as a Nation, have become the very government the Declaration of Independence spoke out against. For this is exactly what the people of England had allowed the King to do with the loyal English citizens living in the Americas, our founding fathers.

      Fourth, “these” people are not entering this country in enormous numbers. In fact their numbers have decreased steadily since 2005, with only a few thousand entering the US by crossing our southern border. The number of people attempting to cross has also been steadily declining since 2005 by over 67% for the year ending 2016 and has remained constant since then. Two Thirds of all border crossers living in the US have lived here for over 10 years and the total population of this group has drop from 12.3 in 2007 to 11.1 million in to 2016. These numbers come from the US Border Patrol and US Customs and Immigration. Further, DHS notes that the only significant increase in the undocumented immigrants population is from the group that enters this country on a valid visa but does not leave when their visa expires (presently this group makes up 65% of the US undocumented population). Homeland Security estimates between 400,000 to 650,000 undocumented immigrants enter the US by overstaying their visa. These people are European, Asian, African, etc. and present the greatest threat to National Security.

      Finally, you imply I have a mental defect or problem because I asked you to provide some evidence to support your claims. This is a frequent (favor) tactic of people who find their beliefs challenged but are unable to provide any rational argument, explanation, information, facts, etc. to support what they claim to be “the truth”. Marginalizing those who question their “truth” makes it easy to ignore them. To pronounce them perpetrators of “Fake News” and declare them as having a problem that “cannot be fixed”. I have no fear of how people might judge my actions in the future and have no problem waiting for that judgement. In claiming your have some special power to know the future and how it will judge me, you, however, demonstrates so great a concern for how the future will judge you that you must make some attempt in the present to influence that judgement in the future.

  6. Oh, my…………………..Oh, my……………….Oh, my…………
    Just when I thought I was finished with you……………..you pull me back in. So be it.
    In all my years of Journalism, your distinguished character and ring tone of rebuttal is a crying out of a man who craves and insists on a great deal of attention getting. You elaborate to the extent that your words are becoming tiresome and soon begin to illustrate boredom and without that energizing spark of more clarification of a better understanding of where we stand today and what you feel is absolutely necessary to bring more and more attention to your logic and well documented archives of truth, whereas, the rest of us haven’t a clue and our knowledge and experiences supporting our country does not matter to you. In fact what I have to say and Mr. Schilling is a vapid response to the real hard core issues we face today. Yes, immigration is one of them and I can almost predict that you are beginning to show (probably for many years now?) a display of condoning Socialism and it just might be a great idea for this entire nation to hand over our value systems and give into the ultimate movement of insanity and lack of brain enhancement…………………..and become a nation of rebellion and never ending free loading. Down with Capitalism since it serves very little in its approach to fight the battle for survival.
    I find it inconceivable that when our Forefathers created the “Constitution For The People” that it is now viewed by your home base of admirers and a total convert that you appear to have become…………….a shriveled up edict that no longer applies to the nation in its archaic state. .Every now and then you draw yourself back in spirituality and factuality in wanting people to recognize your greatness and in depth condemnation towards those who beg to differ with you. Your fact finding artillery is an attempt to establish (with as many supporters as you can find) a new preamble of definition indicating that “we do not have to listen to anyone of authority”. The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land and the judges in the states shall be bound not withstanding.
    The Immigration cargo of predators on the swarm and momentarily causing pause and withdrawal, but not ever to be underestimated since most battles are won with insurmountable numbers capturing new territories and forming their launching annihilation from those bases. I find it totally astounding that you feel, once here, the immigrants are entitled to whatever we have or to share within our means. Take from our children and families, churches, educational foundations and supply them with an endless trove of opportunity and continuous flow of sweet cakes.
    The Constitution may not discuss immigration, but it is the people of this nation that continues to uphold the Constitutional document created by an embodiment of people that seemed to excel in the type of intelligence that was way ahead of our time. Whether lands were settled by Hispanic decent or other, does not give them the right to now claim what is rightfully theirs and push all others aside. It appears as if we Americans will be assuming a new title of “Subserviant to the Originators”. Many battles were fought for the division of lands and the U.S. Calvary conceded to allow the American Indians to maintain entitlement of various quantities. We speak, today, of a new type of entitlement………………….push, annihilate, reach out and grab and then run like hell. Possession is 9/10 of the Law. I have to wonder if our nation reacted the same way the “swarm” is doing today (14 million and will pick up again in time), whether their countries would look upon us, accepting, in the same manner as what is being done to us by the current infestation of immigrants with the largest number going towards the Latino culture ?? You appear to be a man having not much to do in your current life and found a source of entertainment to give you the gumption to keep moving ahead. I see you as a burly large dog that does an incessant amount of “loud barking” and whose tail is growing shorter and shorter by the month. This site has kept you in jolly spirits and very amused. A free ice cream cone is never to be wasted. Ann

  7. It has been revealed today that the children who crossed illegally have vanished. Not to be found and perhaps the swarm is moving north ?? They know what they have to do to remain in the U.S. unscathed. Some have moved into Canada. I wonder how the Canadians will begin to face the invasion to a country not settled by the Hispanic culture ? Expecting the “sweet cakes” of life and liberty……………..they’re determined to push their way through many obstacles confronting them. Ann

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