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Added Mar 20 2017

Appearantly crossing the "T's" and dotting the "I's" is a lengthy process. Gang affiliated, violent habitual criminal Eric Vaughn still has not gone to trial for the Murder of Wil Lewis for which he was responsible. Let's hope that our criminal justice system is merely p being prudent in its prosecution rather than dropping the ball in procrastination and that this filth will never breath air as a free man again in his lifetime.

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  • d3 NOH

    And how many people complaining voted for Foxx and are getting g exactly what she campaigned for?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    What's your problem, Needy? He's still sitting in jail, isn't he? Cook County Jail is not exactly Mar-a-Lago.

  • Bruce_ because it was mistakenly posted to the wrong thre

    3 yrs to get it wright?

  • Tired of Liars Sick and Tired of Self Serving Lying Politicians

    d3- you are 100% Kim Foxx, her political wannabe dialogue, and the ideology of sympathy towards criminals has no business in the Cook County State's Attorney's office. She only got elected because of Alvarez's participation in the Laquan McDonald scandal to support Rahm

  • "Tired of Liars" is the latest incarnation of user "Need for a Change," whose account has been repeatedly suspended.

  • Pedro Garciano Hillary's concession speech is my jam.

    But, Omar, how can you know that if you just joined EveryBlock at the end of January??? I think you just outed yourself.

  • JohnL Retired old foggey.

    Who else besides Foxx and Prickwrinkle are responsible for this sad state of affairs. Who is responsible for all the delays of justice? Could it be Madigan and his band of Merry Taxers who make the laws that are responsible for all the delays?

  • d3 NOH

    Omar i don't really care whose account it is if it's one person and that person is an actual resident​ of the neighborood. Everyblock's moderation is horrible. They're emailing threatening that they're about to suspend me too despite having used a a single account registered with my legit info 8+ years ago. But if they do that I'll be a new account too.

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  • d3 NOH

    (someone should really investigate her involvement with oracle as just one example)

  • I'm afraid these comments betray a lack of knowledge as to how our criminal justice system works. This is not at all unusual in a murder case. Defense attorneys routinely waive their client's right to a trial within the statutory limit in these types of cases. It is most often to their advantage to do so. It has nothing to do with Tony Preckwinkle or Kim Foxx.

  • The reason it matters who created this post is because the individual in question has a long history of misreporting crime information and misunderstanding how the justice system works (in addition to being incredibly vulgar, reactionary and hostile).

  • Michael Archangel How much on the job training does Trump need?

    @Omar - You are correct that the OP, with a long history of Everyblock accounts that have been disabled, has been taken to school many times over issues related to the prosecution of major crimes.

  • d3 NOH

    There seems to be some misconception by you two that the justice​ system in Cook county 'works' though too

  • nope, it's got a lot of problems. But it doesn't help to lie and misreport about it.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    This is due to a combination of a shortage of ASAs & judges, and a glut of defendants awaiting trial for all crimes, not just serious crimes such as murder. For every vicious killer like Vaughn, there are dozens of people arrested on bulls..t misdemeanors like drug possession and miscellaneous parole violations and who often end up in Cook County Jail because they can’t make bail. All of them get lumped together on the docket and take up courtroom and judges’ time equally.

    If Vaughn gets yet another continuance on 4/10, you can thank those who decided that it’s worth it and fair to throw someone into jail & the criminal court system because they had a joint in their pocket (or was out on parole and was caught having a beer with a family member who happened to be a convicted felon) and unable to put up the 10% bail bond.

    And these individuals busted and jailed are overwhelmingly minorities. Not making an ideological statement or supporting or criticizing any particular elected official—numbers don’t lie. White people don’t get stopped, much less arrested, as often as persons of color, and if they do they are almost always treated more leniently by the system for exactly the same offenses. Not just a Chicago problem.

  • d3 NOH

    That sounds like a lot of excuses for a justice system that has failed us. Pretty offenses aren't unique to Chicago but somehow we are supposed to be convinced the system is too hard on these men? Bologna.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Yes, the system IS too hard on petty offenders, especially those of color: they get a criminal record, or at least an arrest record, when white people are far less likely to; and if thrown into prison, even jail long-term (where innocent and guilty, petty and serious offenders are treated equally harshly), are likely to emerge hardened and probably re-offend—perhaps seriously next time around. And when we waste criminal justice system resources on petty offenders, we don’t have enough of these resources to make sure vicious thugs like Vaughn get timely tried (even if they have a right to and do “waive speedy trial”), convicted and locked away.

  • d3 NOH

    It's a fallacy to say that a situation is racist simply because one race is arrested more. It's a meaningless and even distracting statements unless you can disprove the same race isn't committing a disproportionate amount of actual crime.

  • Bruce_ because it was mistakenly posted to the wrong thre

    James Brown 7 months for shooting a 7 yr old kid.

  • Bruce_ because it was mistakenly posted to the wrong thre

    Eric was also on probation for a gun crime when this crime was commited.

  • It's well established that blacks and whites tend to use illegal drugs at comparable rates, but blacks are much more likely to get in trouble for it.

  • d3 NOH

    That could easily be attributed to where this activity is done. I smell (and often see) someone smoking weed in the park nearly daily. I smoke weed too but would never do this in the park. This my risk and chance of being arrested (or bothering a anyone in general) is obviously lower. Similarly drugs can be bought and sold on the street which I see bit they can also be bought in someone's loving room which you won't see. One has a magnitude more risk and chance of causing issues.

  • JohnL Retired old foggey.

    If you are so concerned about people being arrested for so called "petty" crimes then get the legislators to change the laws, and stop blaming the police for arresting people who are violating the laws. Get the laws changed.

  • Michael Archangel How much on the job training does Trump need?

    @JohnL - Not so much the arrest for petty crimes that is the issue. I think most of us can agree that if you violate the law you should be held accountable. How petty crimes negatively impact the system has to do with money. If you violate a crime and have the ability to post a bond, you are fortunate. If you have sufficient resources then you may have the ability to retain a private attorney who can work immediately to expedite you through the system. If not, you languish in the Cook County Correctional System and add to the numbers of people who must be housed, clothed, fed, watched over and transported to and from court rooms. The nature of your crime certainly does not get you fast-tracked through the system and, as pointed out earlier, your case adds to the backlogged dockets.

  • Pedro Garciano Hillary's concession speech is my jam.

    Also political corruption and bribes.

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  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Change the laws rather than the enforcement policies? You do know that medical marijuana is legal under IL law, yet Jeff Sessions has announced the DOJ will ignore state laws legalizing recreational and even medical use & possession of marijuana and enforce the stricter (and wrongheaded) Federal laws, do you not? Regardless of what statutes & ordinances are on the books, enforcement and prosecution are entirely discretionary and often carried out for reasons other than public safety.

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