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John McQueen on Crime


John McQueen for ATLANTIC CITY

Vote John McQueen for Mayor November 4th!


Right now, right here in Atlantic City, we have a crime epidemic that’s beyond unacceptable and approaching chaotic. The victims and perpetrators are getting younger and no neighborhood is really safe. Many of our young people carry guns because they think it’s cool, then there are those who actually intend to commit crimes, and some, believe it or not, carry a weapon just for the sake of protection. In either case, this is just plain scary and makes for a dangerous community. City‘s rate per capita is close to 4 times the national average and we have approximately 3 times the state average of people living below the poverty line. For a Billion Dollar Gaming Resort, we have a lot of deprived, underprivileged and disadvantaged citizens. Oh, let’s not forget about the cloud of corruption that hangs over our City Council either. Don’t get me wrong, I said “a cloud of corruption”, which means the perception of corruption. I am not accusing the Council Members of corruption. I would like to believe that our current are people of character and integrity and can be trusted to serve with our best interest in mind. However, when people think a thing is bad, in their minds and from their point of view, IT’S BAD.
Next, The 7th Floor. Since 2005
Atlantic City has had 3 Mayors, 1 and 1 guy Acting As Mayor (because he said the missing Mayor said so). That’s 5 different people, supposedly overseeing the day to day operations of our City within the last 3 years. Well, one word comes to mind here, and that word is INSTABILITY. So here we are, the 2008 election and this is not the time to move backwards. The problems we have didn’t arrive overnight; they’ve been around for awhile. If we don’t stand up, speak up, and deliver the right message on , how can we expect or even deserve a better place to live? We owe it to ourselves. It’s time to move forward, it’s time to get our house in order. We’ve had enough of the scandals, we’ve had enough of the lawsuits, we’ve had enough of the political in-fighting and we’ve had enough of the disappointments. We’ve just plain had enough.
In the upcoming weeks and throughout the month of October, you will see and hear more and more political advertisements. A former Mayor is going to tell you how great he was when he was at City Hall. DON’T BE FOOLED. You will hear how
Atlantic Citybecame a better place because he was “In Charge”. DON’T BELIEVE IT. He and his friends are going to do everything they can to convince you to give him a job. DON’T DO IT. Someone once said “you don’t have to lie if you’re crafty with the truth”. In other words, when it comes to Lorenzo T. Langford, DON’T BE FOOLED, DON’T BELIEVE IT and DON’T DO IT. The plain truth of the matter is THIS IS A CITY IN CRISIS and the last thing we need is a Mayor claiming to “Restore Good Government” (one law suite [sic] at a time mind you) while riding the coattails of the .
John McQueen
Mayoral Candidate
Atlantic City, NJ.
Democratic Party
Election Day
Acting Mayor
elected officials
violent / property crime


Over the next few weeks John McQueen will discuss , a progressive municipal action plan to move our city forward and remove the stigma associated with our city government. As always your thoughts are valued, your questions welcomed, your comments appreciated and your support makes all the difference. Please address all correspondence to mcqueen4mayor@yahoo.com and be sure to share this page with everyone (especially Atlantic City residents). The Big Fix

Campaign donations can be mailed to McQUEEN FOR MAYOR P.O. BOX 7327 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ. 08404

Let’s move forward not backwards.


Paid for by committee to elect John McQueen for Mayor, Peggy Mitchell Treasurer.


About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.


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