The difference between a home invasion in an affluent neighborhood and one in an older much less affluent neighborhood?
When a crime happens in those lovely beautiful areas, mostly in North Peoria, it is a heinous crime against the movers, the shakers, the job creators in this city who pay property taxes to have police protection when needed. Task forces will be formed. No amount of tax dollars spent will be enough until the perps are caught. People have to sleep nights.
When a crime of the almost exact same nature happens in the lower rent district, well, that crime was probably the fault of the victims in the first place. I mean, those people probably hang out with pushers, dealers, gang bangers and invite this thing to happen to them. After all, all decent folks are in bed and asleep at 2 or 3 am right?
So you see? Even though both crimes are just as bad, just as heinous, they aren’t the same after all because everyone knows that those poor folks don’t deserve the same protections as those movers and shakers. After all, their property tax dollars aren’t as green on the north side of War Memorial.
So…pay no attention to the lack of our newspaper on record for not reporting certain crimes and making a special edition for others. We have a Warehouse District to build and streets to re-design.