Chicago/Cook County Won’t Keep Bad Guys in Jail

JusticeNo matter how many times they jump bail, or commit crimes. CWB Chicago: Another Boystown Menace Charged With Armed Robbery

Despite the facts that [the guy arrested for armed-robbery] is charged a Class X violent crime; that he has a pending court case for sale or possession of a weapon; and the fact that he has previously jumped bail on an assault charge, Cook County Judge Stephanie Miller ordered him released on electronic monitoring with a $50,000 recognizance bond.

If the there is no penalty for crime, you will get more crime. Now for things he is charged with, but not convicted, you can make a case. But jumping bail on an assault charge should have some sort of penalty.

I will believe Chicago and Cook County and Illinois are serious about stopping crime when this kind of thing comes to an end. The cops arrest people, and the courts put them right back on the street. Then they blame a gun for the crimes that the people commit.


A Partisan Witch-hunt Masquerading As a Special Investigation

JusticeNo, not the Mueller investigation of the Trump Campaign. This article is talking about the Wisconsin prosecutors’ investigation of the Walker Campaign. Governmental accountability board? More like Wisconsin’s Secret Police

Somehow this sounds so familiar…

Wisconsin Democrats took Scott Walker’s victory very hard. They tried to recall him, and failed. And they tried to undermine his term in office through the abuse of legal institutions. Now some of them will face professional discipline, and judicial punishment, as a result. (Criminal charges would be appropriate, except that, as the Attorney General’s report notes, record-keeping was — conveniently — poor enough that it’s hard to be sure exactly who did what.)

While it was supposed to be an impartial investigation, the attorneys (Democrats) kept files labeled “Opposition Research.” That isn’t even the worst of it.

As they say, go read the whole thing. Glenn Reynolds rarely disappoints.

And Chicago Wonders Why It Has a Crime Problem – Part 2

JusticeNo jail time for kidnapping and beating – racially motivated BTW – broadcast on Facebook. Woman pleads guilty to hate crime in beating of disabled teen live on Facebook

A Chicago woman who live-streamed video of the racially charged beating of a teen with mental disabilities pleaded guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years of probation.

Also 200 hours of community service and no social media for the 4 years. Yeah, that’ll teach her!

As Second City Cop says, “What in the holy fuck is this?”

For Part 1, see the previous post.

Chicago Man Who Shot Cop Was Sentenced to Five Years In June for a Gun Crime

And Chicago can’t figure out why they have a crime problem. Man charged with shooting Chicago Police officer on Far South Side

Luckily the Cop is OK, considering. He’s in the hospital but should make a full recovery. (Yeah Ballistic Vests!)

[Chicago Police Supt. Eddie] Johnson explained Thursday that [the bad guy] had been arrested 25 times as an adult, and convicted of four felonies. Most recently, he was convicted of possessing a handgun as a felon on parole and sentenced to nearly five years in prison last June.

As Second City Cop points out…

Sentenced to five years in prison just six months ago….and walking the street just Wednesday. Armed.

Johnson, being from the People’s Republic of Chicago, wants more common sense gun control. I’ll leave you with Second City Cop’s reaction.

How about enforcing the fucking laws on the books? That’d be the most common sense of all.