Taxpayers Fleeing Democrat-Run States for Republican Ones


Americans escaping high taxes and welfare states

by Americans For Tax Reform | September 4, 2015

In 2013, more than 200,000 people on net fled states with Democrat governors for ones run by Republicans, according to an analysis of newly released IRS data by Americans for Tax Reform.

“People move away from high tax states to low tax states. Every tax refugee is sending a powerful message to politicians,” said ATR President Grover Norquist. “They are voting with their feet. Leaders in Texas and Florida are listening. New York and California are not.”

That year, Democrat-run states lost a net 226,763 taxpayers, bringing with them nearly $15.7 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI). That same year, states with Republican governors gained nearly 220,000 new taxpayers, who brought more than $14.1 billion in AGI with them.

Only one-third of states with Democrat governors gained taxpayers, compared to three-fifths of states with Republican governors.

Top 5 loser states for Democrat governors in 2013:

·      New York (114,929 people with $5.7 billion in AGI)

·      Illinois (68,943 people with $3.8 billion in AGI)

·      California (47,458 people with 3.8 billion in AGI)

·      Connecticut (14,453 people with $1.8 billion in AGI)

·      Massachusetts (11,915 people with $1 billion in AGI)

Top 5 winner states for Republican governors in 2013:

·      Texas (152,912 people with $6 billion in AGI)

·      Florida (74,094 people with 8.3 billion in AGI)

·      South Carolina (29,176 people with 1.6 billion in AGI)

·      North Carolina (26,207 people with $1.5 billion in AGI)

·      Arizona (16,549 people with $1.5 billion in AGI)

The single largest net migration from one state to another took place between New York and Florida (17,355 people).

Developments in Fox Lake Murder

Woman charged with faking report about suspects in Fox Lake cop killing

By Dan Moran, Lauren Zumbach and Lisa Black

Tribune Newspapers

A Vernon Hills nanny claimed to have spotted two possible suspects in the killing of a Fox Lake police officer, launching a massive police search of cornfields Wednesday night in Lake County before she admitted lying, according to authorities.



Vigil held for fallen Fox Lake officer as manhunt continues

The search by about 85 officers and three helicopters near Volo was called off after five hours and the woman, Kristin Kiefer, 30, was charged with disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office. Bond was set at $1,000 Thursday morning in Lake County court.

State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim spoke to reporters after a bond hearing for Kristin B. Kiefer, 30, of Vernon Hills, who is charged with filing a false police report that diverted investigators overnight Wednesday in the search for suspects in the shooting death of Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz. (Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune)

“This redirected the entire focus of this investigation for about five hours,” Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim said Thursday. “It’s very frustrating … It’s a waste of time; it’s a waste of resources.”

Nerheim said some of the officers who responded had been up all night the previous night.

Nerheim said he did not know Kiefer’s motivation, though authorities Thursday night said that she fabricated the events to get the attention of the family that employs her has a nanny.

The search began around 9:20 p.m. after Kiefer told police she was headed north on Route 12 near Route 120 in Volo when she pulled over because of car trouble, the sheriff’s office said.

Kiefer said she saw two men near a cornfield on the side of the road. They tried to get into her car, she said, but then fled into the cornfield because they feared she was calling the police, authorities said.

In court Thursday morning, prosecutors said that Kiefer told authorities that the men had asked for a ride to Wisconsin.

Woman charged with faking report about suspects in Fox Lake cop killing

Prosecutors said Kiefer insisted that her story was true. But she began to backtrack when she was told by authorities that DNA testing was being conducted on a door she said one of the men had tried to open.

Prosecutors also said the woman made a false police report in Cook County last year when she contacted authorities claiming to have information about a missing person. She was not charged in that case. The woman is not a live-in nanny, prosecutors said.

The area the incident occurred is less than 10 miles south of Fox Lake, where Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was killed Tuesday morning. Authorities have said he was chasing three men when he was shot. No one is reported in custody.

Based on the woman’s report, Lake County sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter as about 85 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers began searching the area, the office said. Eleven canine units and three helicopters were also called in.

Officers blocked southbound Route 12 at Route 120, and Gilmer Road south of Route 120. Squad cars came from as far away as Northbrook, Palatine, Lincolnshire and Waukegan.

The canine units were unable to detect a scent, and the helicopters were unable to locate anyone in the area, the sheriff’s office said.

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested for filing a false police report, after allegedly lying about seeing two of the three suspects in the killing of a Fox Lake police officer, prompting an intense search that lasted about five hours in neighboring Volo. (CBS Chicago)

Kiefer stuck by her story but “through further investigation … it was learned Kiefer lied about the entire account of her events,” authorities said. “Kiefer informed detectives she fabricated the events as she wanted attention from a family where she is employed as a nanny.

“Additionally, she indicated she chose this location to fabricate the event, as she was aware of the death of a police officer in the area.”

Kiefer lives in the 0-100 block of Tanwood Court in Vernon Hills.

*(GENTLE GIANTS IN CHICAGO)* – Shootings leave 5 dead, 11 wounded across city – Chicago Tribune


By Peter Nickeas and Carlos Sadovi Chicago Tribunecontact the reporters


Shootings have left five people dead and 11 wounded since Tuesday afternoon on the South and Northwest sides, police said Wednesday.

The most recent homicide left two dead in the Uptown neighborhood about 2:15 a.m., according to police. A 34-year-old man was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a 32-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene.

The shooting took place in the 5000 block of North Winthrop Avenue, according to Poluice News Affairs, which was releasing no further information about the slaying.

A 25-year-old man was shot to death in the 2700 block of West Lexington Avenue about 12:20 a.m. Police responded to a call of a person shot and found the man lying on the sidewalk wounded. He was shot in the head, chest and groin and pronounced dead at the scene. No one is in custody.

Three people were shot, one fatally, in the 1300 block of South Kostner Avenue about 11:40 p.m. A 16-year-old boy was killed and woman, 42, and a girl, 14, were wounded. Someone in a white sedan drove by and opened fire, hitting the three. All three were taken to Stroger Hospital. The 42-year-old was shot in the leg and the 14-year-old in the back. Their conditions were stabilized, authorities said.

The boy was identified Wednesday afternoon as Marcus Weathers, according to the medical examiner’s office. He lived in the same block where he was killed.

Earlier, about 4:45 p.m., two people including an 18-year-old man, were wounded in a shooting in the 6100 block of West Fullerton Avenue in the Belmont Central neighborhood, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago police spokesman. The shooting happened at Riis Park, according to police.

The man was shot in the chest and taken to Loyola University Medical Center in critical condition. The man, identified as Orlando Calderon, was pronounced dead at 10 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. Police had initially said the man was 16, and had not indicated that he had died.

A 21-year-old woman was also shot in the same incident. She had a leg wound and also was taken to Loyola Medical Center where her condition had stabilized, Sweeney said.

The man and woman were in the park separately when someone came up and began firing shots, possibly at the man, police said.

In other, non-fatal shootings:

Two men were shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood about 5:10 a.m. They both walked into Norwegian American Hospital with gunshot wounds. The two were in the front seat of a car, heading south in the 1100 block of Washtenaw Avenue, when three people on the street threw gang signs and shouted slogans before someone opened fire toward the car. Three passengers in the back seat weren’t injured. The car’s 19-year-old driver was grazed in the arm and hit in the wrist and the 20-year-old front-seat passenger was hit in the lower back and is in critical condition.

A man was shot twice in the back of the head in the 2800 block of West Jackson Boulevard about 12:45 a.m. He was described by police as uncooperative and is in fair condition at Stroger Hospital.

A 21-year-old was shot in the 100 block of North Central Avenue about 12:30 a.m. He was shot in the back and taken in critical condition to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

A 35-year-old man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after getting shot in the 7500 block of South Ingleside Avenue about 10:25 p.m., police said. He was standing on the sidewalk when someone emerged from an alley and opened fire, police said. His condition has been stabilized.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the 300 block of South Central Avenue about 8:15 p.m. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a wound to his arm and his condition was stabilized, police said.

A woman was shot at noon in the 6700 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood, Sweeney said. The woman, who was shot in the leg, managed to get to the University of Chicago Hospitals and was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital where she was stabilized.

At 11:45 a.m. a man, 24, was shot in the leg in the 8800 block of South Racine Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood, Sweeney said. The man was taken to Christ Medical Center where his condition had stabilized, Sweeney said.

Video reviewed, manhunt continues in killing of Fox Lake police officer



By Dan Hinkel, Dan Moran and Frank S. Abderholden Tribune Newspaperscontact the reporters

Crime Homicide Shootings Law Enforcement Charles Joseph Gliniewicz

Fox Lake cop mourned; search for suspects broadens

After a Wednesday news conference that confirmed investigators have ended an organized grid search of a 2-square-mile area around where Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was fatally shot Tuesday, Lake County authorities released a timeline of events that preceded the shooting.

“At 7:52 (a.m., Gliniewicz) gets there, he sees the three subjects. At 7:55, he calls for additional police. At 8:01 the officers arrived. At 8:09, they discovered him,” said Lake County Major Crime Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko.

Gliniewicz was found about 50 yards from his squad car in a wooded and swampy area, Filenko told reporters outside the Fox Lake Police Department, where blue and black bunting had been hung. Filenko said Gliniewicz was not dispatched to the area but “self-responded.”
Charles Joseph Gliniewicz

Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph “Joe” Gliniewicz, 52, was a 30-year veteran of the department. (Lake County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities said no one is in custody and did not provide any additional description of the three suspects. The report of two white males and one black male was provided by Gliniewicz to dispatchers when he spotted and responded to suspicious activity, Filenko said.

Filenko reported no major developments in the manhunt, but he did say that police “are following up leads. We have a lot of social media leads. I think we are making progress. Even if that tip is discarded, we are making progress.”

One of those leads took officers to a local home Wednesday afternoon.

“We’re following up a lead,” a U.S. Marshal told the News-Sun outside the home.

While the 400-officer grid search with six aircraft and nearly 50 canine units was suspended at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, 100 investigators are now focused on community saturation patrols, Filenko said.

“We’re moving out into the subdivisions today,” said Filenko, who would not comment when asked whether police had found any witnesses.

“Additionally, (the patrols are) to advise the residents of Fox Lake that law enforcement is here to support them,” Lake County sheriff’s Detective Christopher Covelli added. “We’re here to keep the community safe, and we’re here to stay. We’re going to go hand in hand with the residents of Fox Lake to ensure their security during this time.

“When an incident like this happens, it victimizes not just the police department but the whole community, too. We are here for them.”

Officers on Wednesday also were studying video taken from the area, but “we don’t have anything we found on that video just yet,” Filenko said. The Northern Illinois Crime Lab is processing the evidence collected from the scene of the shooting, he said.

The commander then urged the public to “remain vigilant and have confidence” in law enforcement.

“They shot a police officer. I think that speaks for itself. They’re extremely dangerous,” Filenko said.
Deputies shot on duty last year anxious for news on cop’s killer
Deputies shot on duty last year anxious for news on cop’s killer

When asked about the morale of police, he said, “Tenacious. They’re focused, energetic and they know exactly what their mission is.”

He would not provide details about whether Gliniewicz’s gun was fired or whether more weapons were involved. Filenko also said there is no evidence that indicates the suspects left the state. Investigators are working on evidence that suggests the men were on foot, he said.

Just a few miles up U.S. Highway 12 in Genoa City, Wis., police Chief Joseph Balog said his department was aware of the manhunt but had only been given the bare description of the suspects – three males, two white and one black. A school in Genoa City was placed on a “soft lockdown” shortly after the shooting Tuesday, Balog said.

@Chicago-life Nice sentiment, but how many times are you going to post the same thing?

Meanwhile, purple and black bunting hung outside the Fox Lake police station Wednesday morning as the village woke up to no word of developments in the search for the suspects. Tuesday’s vast police presence was no longer in evidence near the scene of the shooting near Route 12. Helicopters were no longer in the air above the community. Roads that had been blocked off were back open.

Because of the ongoing search, several school districts in the area — Fox Lake District 114, St. Bede Catholic School, Big Hollow District 38 and Gavin District 37, along with Grant High School — were closed Wednesday.

With their high school closed, students Lauryn Sheridan, Jessie Barron and Paige Alongi arrived at the police department around 10 a.m. carrying flowers and cases of bottled water.

Sheridan said students found out around 10 p.m. Tuesday that classes would be canceled after students had been kept in classrooms on lockdown during the day.

“They emailed and called all the parents and told us that schools were off for our safety,” said Sheridan, adding that she and her friends decided to start their day by donating water and snacks for investigators.
Lake County Major Crime Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko says leads are pouring in
Caption Lake County Major Crime Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko says leads are pouring in
Lake County Major Crime Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko says leads are pouring in
Lake County Major Crime Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko says leads are pouring in
Community grieves for slain cop
Community grieves for slain cop
Fox Lake Police presser confirms community optimism
Fox Lake Police presser confirms community optimism
Lake County Sheriff’s Detective discusses Fox Lake manhunt
Lake County Sheriff’s Detective discusses Fox Lake manhunt
Residents on edge in search for police killers
Residents on edge in search for police killers

Asked what it was like to be in the lockdown on Tuesday, Barron said, “It was really, really scary. Everything was so quiet, and at first, everybody thought it was a drill, and as the day went on, we found out more and more information about the police officer who died, and it got so surreal.”

Alongi said most students knew Gliniewicz from him being on campus for Explorer Post duties and helping direct traffic in the mornings.

“Yesterday was very quiet at school,” Alongi said. “We’re all in mourning, because it’s just very surreal for this little town. I know I saw another student walk in right after us carrying water, so everybody’s doing what they can to help out.”

A community vigil is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd. in Fox Lake.

Gliniewicz, 52, was on routine patrol Tuesday morning when he radioed that he was responding to suspicious activity, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office. He started a foot pursuit, but no one heard from him after that, authorities said.

His colleagues responded and found him shot in a marshy area near Route 12, a main road through town, authorities said. His gun was found near him, said Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose. Gliniewicz died at the scene, Rose said.

Throughout the day, the nearly 400 officers from throughout the Chicago region, sweating in bulky tactical gear and toting high-powered rifles, combed the village of about 10,000 near the Wisconsin border. Helicopter blades pounded overhead as traffic froze and schools went on lockdown.

Gliniewicz, a 30-year-veteran known to many as “Joe,” was married with four children and planned to retire as soon as this month, according to police and family.

Called “G.I. Joe” by some, the trim, muscular, tattooed Gliniewicz had served in the Army, according to his Facebook page. He was known locally for his work with Fox Lake’s police Explorers program, which gives youths who aspire to careers in law enforcement an up-close experience.

Sheriff Mark Curran said a last blessing was said over Gliniewicz’s body at the Lake County coroner’s office Tuesday.

Dan Hinkel is a Chicago Tribune reporter; Dan Moran and Frank Abderholden are News-Sun reporters. Lisa Black, Jim Newton, John Keilman and Lauren Zumbach of Tribune Newspapers and freelancer Amanda Marrazzo contributed.

Massive manhunt on for suspects in killing of Illinois police officer

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Local, state and federal police are searching for three men in connection with the shooting death of a police officer in in Fox Lake, Illinois. The officer’s gun and pepper spray were taken after a foot pursuit.

The suspects are two white men and a black man who are considered to be armed and dangerous, authorities said.

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The Fox Lake officer, identified as Lt. Charles J. Gliniewicz, was pursuing people described as suspicious around 8 a.m. local time Tuesday when he was shot, Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose told reporters. Police responding to the scene to help found him in a marshy area. He died at the scene.

Gliniewicz was a 32-year veteran of the Fox Lake Police Department and the father of four boys.

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“Not only did Fox Lake lose a family member, I lost a very good friend,” Mayor Donny Schmidt said during an afternoon press conference, referring to Gliniewicz as “GI Joe.”

“He was a dear friend to the entire Village of Fox Lake,” Schmidt added.

“He’s got four sons who are going to have to go on alone,” Terry Resetar, the slain lieutenant’s mother-in-law, told the Chicago Tribune.

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An officer who responded to Gliniewicz’s call could be heard on the scanner saying: ” … send everybody you possibly can … officer is down …” the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Helicopters and police K9 units have been brought in from multiple jurisdictions. Police are going door-to-door in the far northwestern suburb of Chicago.

The Federal Aviation Administration has instituted a no-fly zone over the area, giving police helicopters freedom to search for the suspects without other aircraft getting in the way.

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“If [residents] see anybody in their area … that doesn’t belong or doesn’t look right, they should call 911,” Rose said.

Grant Community High School and St. Bede School are on lockdown, while School District 15 in McHenry and Gavin South Middle School and Gavin Central Elementary School in Ingleside are on soft lockdown, according to their websites.

Along with the soft lockdown, the school district made the decision to dismiss students at 4 p.m. instead of 3 p.m., Schmidt said.

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Metra has suspended commuter trains on the Milwaukee District North Line, which runs between Fox Lake and Chicago Union Station.

Another Cop Executed in Illinois


Will it be linked to Black Lives Matter and other racist groups?

by Kit Daniels

An Illinois police officer was shot and killed Tuesday, sparking a massive manhunt for two suspects, one black and one white.

The officer was shot near an old cement plant in Fox Lake, Ill., and police are searching the area with canines and helicopters for the suspects and a woman who may have also been involved.


“Rollins Road between Washington Avenue and Route 59 is closed and all area schools are on lockdown,” WGN reported. “Service on the Milwaukee District North Line is also shut down in both directions.”

This shooting comes only days after a Harris Co., Texas, deputy sheriff was executed while pumping gas and not even a week after black radicals called for “lynching whites and killing cops.”

And let’s not forget the two N.Y. police officers who were executed last year while sitting in their patrol car.

Is the murder of the Illinois police officer another violent result of the Black Lives Matter movement which promotes the killing of cops and encourages more racial division across the country?

“I think very fair in light of the anti-cop rhetoric that is sweeping the United States of America, fueled by this group, some of the vulgar, vile, vicious rhetoric coming out talking about killing cops,” Milwaukee Co. Sheriff David Clarke told CNN. That’s some of the nice stuff… some of the stuff I can’t even say here on TV.”

“But there’s no doubt in my mind that the two N.Y. officers, [Rafael] Ramos and [Wenjian] Liu, were gunned down by an individual who made Facebook postings about wanting to kill pigs and he was going to go out and hunt officers down.”

Sheriff Clarke warned it’s now “open season” on police and blamed President Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder for supporting “activists” who have advocated violence against any and all cops.

These provocateurs, however, will only give local police the excuse to transform into small armies, leading to even more violent confrontations between law enforcement and BLM activists which is then broadcast to the entire nation through exhaustive news coverage.

This unfortunately programs the population into accepting not only the militarization of the police, but also a vast expansion of government powers offered to supposedly stop the violence which in reality only eliminate individual liberties.