Joyce Foundation buys the International Assn of Chiefs of Police
They started by buying law reviews: now they're buying organizations, or at least their reports.
A while back, the antigun Joyce Foundation made a hefty grant to fund a gun summit meeting by some members of the International Assn of Chiefs of Police. Here's the pdf file.
Surprise! It concludes we need lots and lots of gun control. Ban "assault weapons," repeal the Tihart Amendment, ban .50 BMG, outlaw possession by anyone with a violent misdemeanor record, ban armor piercing using a standard of actual ability to penetrate body armor (which would encompass virtually any rifle round), outlaw private gun transfers, increase ATF's budget, etc., etc.
But the interesting part is that the International apparently let Joyce staffers write the report:
"We are grateful to several key staff at the Joyce Foundation; President Ellen Alberding for her leadership, passionate concern for quality of life in our communities, and particularly for her interest in partnering with the IACP to address gun violence, Program Officer Roseanna Ander for her dedication to reducing gun violence in the Great Lake States and the nation, and her relentless enthusiasm as she worked with IACP staff to make the summit a reality and Communications Director Mary O’Connell, who has aided in highlighting and supporting the vision of our summit participants through her editing, writing and consistent work to produce this report. "
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Q'ell suprise, whores can be bought and are...
Posted by: emdfl at September 19, 2007 06:27 PM
I am Joe's Total Lack of Surprise . . . though I would have expected these people to make some attempt to hide it. Whatever.
Posted by: Don Gwinn at September 19, 2007 07:47 PM
Just the bits about "destroying aircraft" and their fawning support of "ballistic fingerprinting" of all things makes me glad they published this. Along w/ Cam Edward's list of Joyce Funding, it neatly discredits not only this report, but any time they say they're "not for banning guns".
Posted by: thirdpower at September 19, 2007 07:54 PM
It gets even better. One of the two authors listed, Valerie Denney, is a PR flack whose firm does work for Joyce.
So the "report" of the IACP was written by a Chicago PR firm.
I can't find any references on the 'net to the other author, Christine Allred. Maybe she was a student intern or something.
Posted by: Sertorius at September 19, 2007 08:59 PM
She's co-authored at least one other report for IACP a few years ago, but she's not listed as IACP staff in this report.
Maybe she's a freelancer?
Posted by: Cam at September 20, 2007 07:14 AM
Unreal. It's never really been a secret that the brass in the LEO world have been closer to their political masters than they are to the reality of day to day law enforcement.
This just reinforces that if you're concerned about law enforcement's take on the issue, talk to the FOP.
Posted by: Sebastian-PGP at September 20, 2007 08:13 AM
It isn't that the Joyce Foundation bought the IACP, as that they funded an event by a group that has long been on the gun ban bandwagon. The IACP has been an enemy of gun owners for a couple of decades at least.
Posted by: Clayton E. Cramer at September 20, 2007 08:40 AM
The appendix of participants reads like a who's who of the anti-gun-owner movement. It's funny to see a New England gun control advocate at a MIDWESTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE.
Posted by: k-romulus at September 20, 2007 08:56 AM
I argued with a friend about the "assault weapon" ban of the Clinton era. He claims that is what was responsible for the decrease in crime. He says that most chiefs of police are all for it, therefor it must make things safer. So now I know how to respond.
Posted by: buzz at September 20, 2007 12:55 PM
Rudy Giuliani is speaking at the IACP Foundation Dinner in New Orleans this October.
I'm not sure how well this will mesh with his recently discovered respect for the Second Ammendment.
Posted by: Goyo at September 20, 2007 04:32 PM
President Ellen Alberding for her leadership, passionate concern for quality of life in our communities, and particularly for her interest in partnering with the IACP to address gun violence
Do you think they even bothered to ask the NRA for any help in fighting "gun crime"?
Naaaah, didn't think so.
Posted by: Nimrod45 at September 20, 2007 06:22 PM
This smells like our old friend, George Soros. The operative word in the title is "International". All the tin pot dictators would love to have their people completely disarmed. And the would-be tin pot dictators. Shrillery for President, anyone?
Posted by: The Mechanic at September 20, 2007 06:40 PM
Wouldn't it be nice if our LEOs, and the lawmakers who look to them for policy ideas, weren't for sale to the highest bidder?
Posted by: AM Edition at September 21, 2007 12:28 AM
The headline says it all. A great many LEO's are for sale and all political LEO's are.
Posted by: straightarrow at September 22, 2007 04:20 PM