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Did the $5.9 million federal gun grant make region safer?

In 2007, a team of law enforcement agencies announced a plan to combat a wave of gun violence plaguing eight Northern Ohio cities with a $5.9 million grant and the creation of an Ohio Gun Crime Center.

The Justice Department gave the grant to the group, which included Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, Youngstown, Lorain, Elyria, Canton, Mansfield and state and federal agencies. A federal official called the unprecedented cooperation historic.

Five years later, there is no gun center, and key components of the plan to track, trace and take guns off the street have been sidelined, even though officials insist the taxpayer millions were well spent on technology to build up cooperation, crime mapping and crime analysis capabilities.

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13 Comments

  1. sandraleesmith46

    December 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    So….exactly WHERE did all that money go???

  2. Wolinski

    December 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Well….one must have funds and friends to prepare election methods in key states.

  3. CrustyOldGeezer

    December 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    odd, they gave petty government officials 5.9 million and got nothing it return…

    THAT has never happened before in the entire history of the Earth.

  4. PissedoffVet

    December 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    That must be the money they gave the Mexican cartels to buy the weapons for Fast and Furious so they could track them and end our 2nd Amendment and now they want to know were the money went.

    Good luck with finding that money its gone for ever like our liberties are starting to do. WAKE UP AMERICA THE WOLF IS AT THE DOOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Len Minowitz

    December 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Another one of our governments excellent run programs. Just imagine how well the obama health care program is going to be executed?

  6. 2War Abn Vet

    December 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    If there is a useless, inefficient, wasteful way to spend money, the government will find it and fund it.

  7. wildman

    December 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Your tax dollars at work, ha!

  8. AmericanNotLiberalTrash

    December 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Exactly what happens when we let politicians use OUR money to “supposedly” fight crime. Nothing. Exactly nothing happens. Except the taxpayers turn out to be the suckers – AGAIN. Happens at the federal level and every level below that. When are We the People going to get a clue and get rid of these people?

  9. $13614178

    December 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    The whole thing was just a scam to degrade public support on the second amendment and when it didn’t work out they just abandoned it , Just as Fast and Furious was to cover up another fiasco designed to make the second amend look bad .

  10. Carl Carlson

    December 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Do I recollect them northern disticts were all just about for Obama. Could there be a little hankie pankie with the moneys for those fathful obama followers? You’ll never know. I bet if you asked for a detailed account of the money distrubution, you will be directed to Eric Holder. I can’t believe we got four more years of this.

  11. DegredWhiteGuy

    December 6, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Whom was the President in 2006-2007? You know “w’s” flunky brother was tied to various sloppy “technology” firms. There where bad contracts for education tracking i.e. in Florida his other brother bought heavy it help bring fCAT,XCAT test to all states integrated into tracking,to no wonderful. result. Same brother consulted for selling crime and ballistics tracking that never really got the whole package right on either front. Can we get our money back, not likely. Funny how big money can put together a contract seeking team, but dont hire the technicians to bring it to finish.

  12. Chris

    December 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Imagine if all that money were applied to an actual issue rather than a fictional one created by liberal activists to loot the US treasury for more useless be beaurocratic waste. Then imagine all the money wasted by liberals and dems on similar fictional nonexistent issues were redirected toward actual problems that exist like New Orleans levees and the crumbling bridges that obummer is always bringing up.

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