The Left is going crazy over the decision to employ felony murder charges against a bunch of Chicago teens, who had the bad judgement to leave Cook County. Prosecutor defends controversial murder charges against teen burglary suspects.
“Charging these offenders with felony murder as adults is based entirely on the law,” Nerheim said in a statement on Thursday. “Illinois law has long held felons accountable for any foreseeable deaths that occur during the commission or attempted commission of a ‘forcible felony.’ This includes the death of innocent bystanders in addition to the deaths of co-felons.
“The rationale of the legislature surrounding this legislation is simple: When criminal defendants commit forcible felonies (especially when the felon(s) are armed), the possibility of death or great harm increases dramatically,” the statement continued.
There are few things The Left hates more than individual responsibility, and consequences for one’s actions fall right in that square.