Kim Foxx – State’s Attorney, for Cook County Illinois – Doesn’t Like Criticism

But then who does, really. Foxx sees police as both helpers and critics — and needing to change: ‘It’s not going to be easy, and it’s not going to be quick’.

If you don’t like the way she refuses to prosecute crimes then you are racist. There is no other explanation.

The police union has been a regular critic of Foxx and her work, organizing a rally against her last year that saw members of the Proud Boys, the American Guard and the American Identity Movement attending. The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled the Proud Boys and the American Guard hate groups.

But as Second City Cop points out, SPLC is a Democratic money-laundering-front.

Taking Flak = Over the Target.

So now, being criticized for being bad at your job is racist?

Though SCC was called out in the Sun Times article, and I think this falls under the heading of “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” Second City Cop calls Kim Foxx Crimeshea, for reasons I’ve never been able to divine, though he has nicknames for most Chicago politicians.

You Expect “The System” to Protect You?

Then you haven’t been paying attention. Murder victim’s friends say PA woman made good on her vow to kill.

Threats. A break in. A house burned down and another fire. And a dead ex-husband.

But no one was able to stop it. Police and the district attorney say they did all they could before the murder within the limits of the law.

Through all of it, the people on the receiving end tried to get the cops, the DA, the arson investigators, anyone to do something. They did nothing. Which is what they usually do.

Now talking to the cops is a fine thing to do in a case like this, but you might consider how expecting “The System” to do all the work turned out in this case.

Chicago’s Recipe for More Crime

JusticeReduced or no bail means that criminals are back on the street. If you make something cheaper, you will see more of it.

First up… violent criminal remains a violent criminal. On bail for allegedly battering cop last month, man’s now accused of robbing woman on Red Line.

A man who’s on bail for allegedly battering a police officer at a downtown CTA station last month is now charged with robbing a woman as she rode the Red Line home from work in Uptown on Monday.

He is being held, on a $10,000 bond. If he can raise the 10%, he will have to be electronically monitored.

Next up, “free” bail. On recognizance bond for CTA robbery, man’s charged with brandishing knife and injuring 2 cops.

This guy didn’t even have to raise 1000 bucks.

When prosecutors in April charged Ein Julian with robbing a man on the Red Line downtown, he went home on a recognizance bond. Now, prosecutors say he broke one cop’s finger and spit in another’s face Sunday afternoon when they tried to stop him as he brandished a knife in North Center.

Because keeping violent criminals in jail is unfair.

Another Lawyer Making Terrorist Threats

Hey, he probably thought he was safe behind his bandana. ‘Protester’ Who Made Terroristic Threats on Live TV Is a Brooklyn Lawyer.

Gateway Pundit broke the news today that Israel Adam “Ace” Burns is a Brooklyn attorney, who graduated from Rutgers Law School and appears to have many influential friends:

Because the news didn’t see fit to identify his profession. BLM protester threatens to burn down NYC Diamond District during Fox News interview, is arrested for terror threats.

Burns’ attorney Ken Belkin hopes the Brooklyn district attorney declines to prosecute the case, arguing his client didn’t actually mean any harm.

“This is a peaceful man. I don’t believe he intended to make any threats or really intended to make good on that threat.

Because “peaceful people” always make threats to burn down largely Jewish neighborhoods. At least the peaceful people in NYC apparently do. Or so this attorney seems to imply.

Qualified Immunity – The Disaster Imposed by SCOTUS

JusticeUsually nothing happens to cops when they behave badly; that is because of “qualified immunity.” Cops Kill Because We Gave Them The Legal Framework to Do It.

Get rid of that, and they would stop doing a lot of things.

In the wake of the Civil War, freed southern blacks were terrorized by lynch mobs and other attackers. Congress responded to Ku Klux Klan violence against freed southern blacks by enacting the Civil Rights Act of 1871 to authorize lawsuits against any person acting “under color of” law who causes a “deprivation of any rights… secured by the Constitution and laws.” But in a series of decisions beginning in 1967, the Supreme Court gutted that law by permitting police and other government agents to claim they acted in “good faith” when violating citizens’ rights. In 1982, the Supreme Court granted government officials immunity unless they violated “clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.”

Regardless of centuries of court rulings that clearly demarcated citizens’ constitutional rights, the Supreme Court decided government officials deserved “qualified immunity” unless a prior court case had condemned almost exactly the same abusive behavior. Federal judge Don Willett declared in 2018 that “qualified immunity smacks of unqualified impunity, letting public officials duck consequences for bad behavior—no matter how palpably unreasonable—as long as they were the first to behave badly.”

Qualified immunity was a series of bad decisions, but because of Stare Decisis, the legal doctrine which says a bad decision is better than a good law, the Courts created a whole series of protections for cops, doing just about anything they want. It isn’t right, and it isn’t making society a better place. But the legislature can’t fix this. Because the justices on the SCOTUS have appointed themselves our dictatorial rulers.

People always ask, “How do we fix this?” Well one place to start would be with qualified immunity. Anyway, go read the whole thing. You won’t be disappointed.

And while you’re at it, you can consider a case from last year, that you probably didn’t hear about, that has many similarities to the George Floyd case. Police laughed and joked as he lost consciousness in handcuffs. Minutes later, he died.

The evidence unearthed by Vicki Timpa and her lawyers, along with the Morning News and NBC5, has led to an excessive force lawsuit in federal court and an indictment of three of the officers involved, Kevin Mansell, Danny Vasquez and Dustin Dillard. In March, the Dallas County district attorney dismissed the charges against them, and they returned to active duty the next month.

Keeping Violent Criminals in Jail is Unfair

So says the Left. Released Early Due To Coronavirus: Former Weld County Inmate Now Accused Of Strangulation.

A former Weld County Jail inmate, who was released early from a two year sentence due to COVID-19 concerns, is now accused of attacking and strangling someone one month after his release. The Windsor Police Department is now searching for Christopher A. Vecchiarelli, 36, after they say he attacked a woman, leaving bruises in several places and fracturing her arm.

Someone will say his infraction didn’t mean he should be exposed to COVID-19. Should the woman he attacked have had her arm broken?

Because Keeping Violent Criminals in Jail is Unfair

JusticeSo how fair was it to the woman he is accused of murdering? How much Justice, social or any other kind, did she get? Parolee accused of murder left prison early due to ongoing COVID response by state.

A parolee accused of murdering a 21-year-old woman in Denver on Saturday was out of prison, according to information shared with 9Wants to Know, due to ongoing efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the state’s prison system.

On Saturday, Denver Police believe Cornelius Haney shot and killed Heather Perry, 21, in an alley between the 1400 block of North Verbena St. and North Valentia St. in east Denver.

So are the Dems trying to destroy the last of the Criminal Justice System?

The Left’s Plan for More Crime

Because keeping violent criminals in jail is unfair. Or something. More men charged with murder while free on “affordable bail,” records show.

The judge responsible for this miscarriage of justice says there have been no ” horrible incidents.” Reality paints a different picture.

Nearly two dozen men freed on affordable bail have shot or killed people while awaiting trial on gun charges, public records show. Our research has also found defendants who’ve allegedly killed while free on little or no bail for robbery, manufacture-delivery of heroin, and aggravated battery of a child causing great bodily harm.

And just recently.

This first guy was charged with battery for hurling a chunk of concrete thru his girlfriend’s window.

Police records show he was released from custody on a recognizance bond at 6:10 a.m. the same morning.

Less than three hours later, he returned to his girlfriend’s house with a gun and fired at least three shots at her as she stood in her backyard, according to a police report. All of the shots missed.

He is now charged with attempted murder. Less. Than. Three. Hours.

The other 2 cases are murder-for-hire and murder. Because “affordable bail” is only fair.

Less Than $10,000 Per Year for a Life Stolen

JusticeThey covered up evidence that he didn’t commit the crime. Baltimore to pay $125,000 to man who spent 16 years wrongfully in jail.

A man who spent 16 years in jail for murder – before another man’s confession was uncovered in a Baltimore City police report – will be awarded $125,000 to settle his lawsuit.

The prosecutor said the confession was “not to be released” to the defense. Why? Because winning was more important than justice. Oh that lawyer, went on to become a judge. She died while this guy was in prison for a crime he did not commit.

The Criminal Justice System. Definitely criminal, and not interested in Justice.

This Looks Like a Straight-forward Case of Self-defense

My guess is that they arrested this guy because he works for Customs and Border Protection, and so he must be guilty of something. LPD: Self-defense claimed by suspect in fatal shooting of Laredo firefighter.

The dead guy was the husband of the woman whose apartment he broke into. They were separated. He was apparently incensed because the CBP officer was with her. He sent her threatening text messages. He threatened to break in the door to the apartment. He attacked the CBP officer and knocked him to the floor before he was shot.

But because a Customs and Border Protection officer must be guilty of something, they arrested this guy on a murder charge. In Texas.

Politics over facts?

The Nationwide Recipe for More Crime

“Affordable bail” and releasing people due to risks from COVID-19 – because keeping violent offenders in jail violates the Social Justice Warrior creed. Or something.

First up, Chicago – Uptown man charged with suburban armed robbery — 2 weeks after he allegedly fled from a carjacked SUV in Lincoln Park.

An Uptown man who was released on affordable bail after he allegedly fled from a crashed, carjacked vehicle in Lincoln Park last month is now jailed in DuPage County for armed robbery. And his bail there is much less affordable

Next up, Florida – Sheriff: Drug suspect committed murder 1 day after being released from jail in coronavirus purge.

So how much justice was delivered to the murder victim?

And last but not least, Los Angeles – Los Angeles County release of 4K inmates is ‘uncharted territory,’ reporter tells Tucker Carlson. (I had trouble with that link, as Fox News either doesn’t link VPNs or privacy-enhancing browser extensions.)

“What the sheriff decided to do is, he released 25 percent of the entire inmate population here in L.A. County, and that equates to about 4,300 inmates. Yes, that is a heck of a lot of inmates,” Melugin told Carlson. “And the sheriff took a lot of heat, a lot of criticism from the public when he made this decision, because at the same time, he had also tried closing down all of our local gun stores. He had listed them as nonessential businesses.”

The only group happy with Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is the ACLU.

Hat tip to Second City Cop for the last 2 stories listed here, who notes.

We highly doubt they even thought about the consequences before releasing four-thousand inmates, so they aren’t going to think about it going forward except to blame normal thinking people for not being understanding by surrendering all of their property to the newly liberated.

So Can Chalk This Up to COVID-19?

I think we should blame the bleeding hearts who opened the jail doors. More inmates released amid corona concerns as one inmate gets re-arrested for murder.

Because keeping violent criminals in prison would be unfair.

Actually I will leave the murder charge, because the authorities are claiming the guy who was re-arrested was eligible for release without reference to COVID-19, and the timing is just a coincidence. Of course it is.

His [Louisville Metro Department of Corrections FOP spokesman Tracy Dotson] lodge and that representing LMPD officers recently denounced the release of Kenneth Walker, the man accused of shooting LMPD Sgt. John Mattingly on March 13. Walker was released last week to home incarceration.

Dotson said, however, the release of non-violent offenders was needed in order to protect them and his officers.

Releasing non-violent offenders is one thing. Reducing the likelihood of an outbreak in the jail, which would expose both criminals and guards, but this guy doesn’t strike me as non-violent. Louisville man pleads not guilty to attempted murder of a police officer.

When officers “eventually forced their way inside the home through an exterior door,” Ted Eidem with LMPD’s Public Integrity Unit said they were “immediately met by gunfire.”

I’ve checked a couple of stories, but I can’t find any info on why they executing a warrant, or what he was originally incarcerated for.

Hat tip to MaddMedic at Freedom Is Just Another Word… who notes, “This is the Government helping.”

Jussie Smollett Isn’t The Only One To Get a Pass in Cook County

JusticeJustice? Kim Foxx isn’t interested in Justice. Politically-connected email to Kim Foxx got results for teen murderer.

It turns out that Smollett isn’t the only person to have extraordinarily good luck in court after a private appeal was sent to Foxx’s personal email address.

It is a bit complicated to summarize here. Suffice it to say that the case of Dionte Johnson, who was 14 when he participated in brutal murder, got what looks to be special consideration from Foxx’s office for a crime committed when he was an adult. After a email was sent on his behalf.

I don’t expect this to impact her reelection.

Self-defense Is Legal in Michigan

JusticeAnd prosecutors hate that. Prosecutors: Fatal downtown Lansing shooting was self defense.

It took them since November 10th to decide this case was self-defense.

Demetrius Wright, 42, was the first to pull a trigger, police said in a news release. He shot a 21-year-old Lansing man, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Another man then shot and killed Wright.

If someone opens fire on your group, and you defend yourself, how exactly is that not self-defense? Because they didn’t shoot you first, but shot the guy standing next to you?

Self-defense is a human-right, but District Attorneys will still try to charge you with something if they think they can win. Justice? What’s that?

When There Are 2 Sets of Rules…

One for the Little People (the peons) and a different set of rules for the powers that be, then you can be pretty sure you live in a police state. LA District Attorney’s Husband Points a Gun at Black Lives Matter Protestors on His Porch.

But in this case, the person waving the gun was the husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey.

Undoubtedly, if any of the little people in L.A. County had opened their door and waved a gun around at people, police would have arrested them and D.A. Lacey would have almost certainly prosecuted them up to and including prison time.

She was sorry, and teary-eyed, and she said he was sorry. It was a news conference of course.

Sorry? Really? When was the last time “sorry” made a unlawful threat to use deadly force OK?

Police State for sure. Western-style democracy was nice while it lasted.

Affordable Bail Leads to More Crime

Because keeping criminals in jail is unfair. Man charged with armed carjacking less than a month after being released on “affordable bail”.

Cops caught him driving a stolen car. He was released on his own recognizance.

Edward Fleming is now charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, felony armed robbery, felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the latest crime.

So social justice or regular justice? You pick. It’s beginning to look like you can’t have both.

Because Using a Database of Gang Affiliations Would Be Profiling

Facepalm X 2And we can’t have profiling, even if it means people might die. Family sues county, sheriff over jailhouse beating death.

My guess is the suit will go nowhere, but buried in the piece the following bit of trivia.

About one year ago, the sheriff’s office announced that it would no longer use its gang database and said it had plans to “terminate” the tool after politicians and activists called for its destruction.

And so we can see the true cost of Social Justice. It is measure in blood and lives.

“Unexpectedly” Chicago Crime Skyrockets

The fact that the State’s Attorney and the judges keep turning violent criminals lose, can’t have anything to do with it. It must all be the cops’ fault. City ‘could have a mess on our hands’ if police don’t use every tool against violence: Lightfoot. So civic order in a big city is not possible without cops doing their jobs? Is that actually what Mayor Lightfoot said?

Of course since the State’s Attorney (Crimesha, also known as Kim Foxx) and the judges don’t work for the mayor, so she can’t really call them to a meeting at city hall. But the cops can’t do much if the bad guys pay no consequences.

In the wake of a homicide and shooting tally that was the worst for a February weekend in 18 years, the mayor said she “had a lot of very difficult conversations with CPD leadership.”

HeyJackass has the numbers for The Weekend’s Stupidity, and they disturbing, even by Chicago standards.

And while this is a post about Chicago, that isn’t the only city that has come to be in the grips of the Social Justice Warriors, or the only city to see an increase in crime.

Hat tip to Second City Cop who notes that the CPD has been 3 years without a contract because the folks like Lightfoot want to make it much easier to fire cops. Guess what?

If you get told over and over, even after months of training and hours of on-the-job training and extra training and more training that ever before, that everything you do is under review by armchair quarterbacks who never served a day on the street, that never made a snap decision under unbelievable pressure, then guess what? The smartest move you can make, day after day, is to disengage. Do not jeopardize your continued employment or your remaining free from prison and/or bankruptcy.

Welcome to the world that Social Justice has wrought.

More Social Justice, Less Actual Justice

So how long before the people of the big cities get tired of this BS? Man charged with killing 2 men in botched Chinatown robbery is on *probation* for two Boystown muggings.

A South Shore man who received just two years probation for committing a pair of 2018 robberies in Boystown has been charged with the cold-blooded slayings of two men during a botched robbery in Chinatown this weekend.

Boystown, in Chicago, is the ‘traditionally gay’ neighborhoods, at least since the 1980s. Though it has begun to diversify for some time now, and the presence of a large number of clubs and eateries and a few theaters means it is a draw from all over the city, for entertainment. And since Wriggly Field is just to the west of Boystown, there are a few of the sports bars associated with baseball.

So they gave him a deal on robbery, aggravated battery, and unlawful restraint. And now 2 people are dead. So what did they think would happen when they went easy on this guy?

Hat tip to Second City Cop, who notes.

Who in their right mind offers probation for TWO robberies?

Not only that, but a little birdie whispers to us that this jagoff was (thisclose) to being released because Felony Review demanded more video than what already existed – the offender trying to carjack other vehicles on the expressway ramp, fleeing the scene immediately after the shootings and being covered in the victims’ blood. That’s not good enough for Crimesha’s social justice warriors.

Real Costs of Bail Reform

Costs in the form of murders committed. Court records reveal even more men charged with murder, shootings while free on “affordable bail”.

Bail reform is all the rage on the Left. It is unfair to keep people in jail. New York, Chicago, and other places are going nuts for bail reform. But is it fair to the people who are paying the ultimate price?

The Left refuses to acknowledge the carnage. The judge, whose brainstorm this was, said there have been no “horrible incidents” due to his “affordable bail” program.

It’s hard to fathom how Evans would conclude that those murders and shootings committed by persons on affordable bail weren’t “horrible incidents.”

Don’t clutter the issue with facts! They are fighting a war of Social Justice, and you are a racist for bringing facts to the discussion.

There were 7 incidents that came to light after the judge made his pronouncement. Now there are more incidents.

Since November, our team has come across new cases in which men have been charged with killing or shooting people while on affordable bail awaiting trial for serious crimes. Here’s a look at these new “not horrible” situations:

The judge is right about one thing. Violent criminals shouldn’t be in jail because they can’t afford their bail. Violent criminals should be in jail because the judge denied them bail on the basis that they represent a threat to the community. But that isn’t happening either.