Cook county, IL, wants to try "gun court"

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    Cook county, IL, wants to try "gun court"

    Separating gun crimes from others, in hopes to send more to prison...

    According to this article, 54% of the 8000 felony cases since 2005 have resulted in probation rather than prison.

    Preckwinkle is behind it... of course... and a political rival is the Chief Judge for the county.

    Notice: I don't know what other qualifications Judge Evans has to be a judge.... but In a political machine, like the one in Chicago/Cook county... he may not even need to be qualified.. he lost his seat as an alderman to Preckwinkle.... but that's okay... somebody made him a judge...

    In a corrupt system.... everyone's hands are greased for the circle jerk.
    All that said....
    It could be worse.
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    Old Boys looking out for Old Boys. Political perpetual motion.
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    Evans has been a judge for many years (1992) and the Chief Judge for at least 10. Chief judge is undoubtedly a political job, bur from what I understand he is actually well thought of. As to Periwinkle's suggestion, she is messin' with his turf so...
    I'd rather be lucky than good any day

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    Never met a gun that committed a crime. Never once.

    Why the liberty-haters are so taken with the concept, I'll never know. But one would think they'd simply go after the felons committing heinous crimes, possibly taking into account the relative effectiveness of their level of danger into the equation (ie, committed while employing a deadly weapon, as opposed to merely strong-arm, etc).

    I'll never truly understand the liberty-haters' minds.

    And I'll never understand why the criminal/legal/merry-go-round cesspool in Chicago keeps functioning so well, so corrupted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
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    And I'll never understand why the criminal/legal/merry-go-round cesspool in Chicago keeps functioning so well, so corrupted.
    It's called "FLOAT"

    A rich tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for the night.

    As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

    The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer.

    The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his supplier, the Farmer's Co-op.

    The guy at the Farmer's Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local escort, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her "services" on credit.

    The escort rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel owner.

    The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the rich traveler will not suspect anything.

    At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the $100 bill and leaves town.

    No one produced anything. No one earned anything... However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism.

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how corrupt government is conducting business today.
    All that said....
    It could be worse.
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    Float. So, the participants are "Floaters." Amazing what floats up, with so many snouts in the trough.

    Gun Court's a start. I suppose they'll next want to create Pencil Court, Pinkie Finger Court, Rope Court ...
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    The best way to make guns scary is show how the CRIMINALS use them. I never understood a law limiting an object instead of the person using the object in a criminal way.

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    Wow!...

    I wonder if the guns will get public defenders, or will all of the lawyers there refuse to represent them due to "moral" objections? Hah!

    Oh, wait, the court is for the criminals that use guns... Ok, the lawyers have no problem with that...
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    His qualification for anything is he was an Alderman. That qualifies any schlub to be a grand poobah, dictator, head honcho, or button man for any city or county job. That's the Chicago way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    It's called "FLOAT"

    A rich tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for the night.

    As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

    The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer.

    The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his supplier, the Farmer's Co-op.

    The guy at the Farmer's Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local escort, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her "services" on credit.

    The escort rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel owner.

    The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the rich traveler will not suspect anything.

    At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the $100 bill and leaves town.

    No one produced anything. No one earned anything... However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism.

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how corrupt government is conducting business today.
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    Speaking of a corrupt system, look at the very bottom of this document (Criminal Resource Manual 112 Firearms charges). These are recommendations from the US Attorney General (what's his name again??). Starts by talking about gang members, then about how bad the crimes are, and then how best to handle this.

    Amazing. I guess it's a big circle...

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    I bet if they passed a law that anybody caught committing a crime with a firearm would be castrated upon conviction,they would start using bow and arrows
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