Tuesday, June 24, 2014

TAZED AND ACCUSED: Out Of Prison For 3 Days, Career Criminal Gets Tazed And Arrested In Boystown

Eric Boose  Image; Cook County Sheriff's Office
Ever seen this guy?

Eric Boose is the man who got tazed by police at the Boystown Circle K/Shell station during Pride Fest this weekend—three days after he was released from a downstate prison.

Illinois Department of Corrections records indicate that Boose was paroled out of the Pinckneyville Correctional Center last Wednesday after serving 6 months of a 1-year sentence for shoplifting.

Boose is now charged with resisting a police officer, battery, and aggravated assault of a police officer in connection with Saturday's incident. Bail is set at $100,000.

But that is hardly the first time that Boose has had a criminal transgression in our area. His criminal record, which spans two full pages in the Cook County Criminal Court's computer system, shows:
• A 1987 conviction for robbery in which he received a 6 year sentence.
• A 2004 conviction for a robbery in Uptown. He received a 3 year sentence.
• A 2011 conviction for a robbery in the 800 block of Sheridan for which he received a 2-year sentence.
The more he robs, the shorter his sentences get. Welcome to Cook County.

Other convictions in his file: attempted murder, theft, battery, shoplifting, burglary, violating an order of protection, possession of controlled substance(s), receiving/possessing a stolen vehicle, manufacturing/distributing look-alike drugs, and aggravated battery/strangulation.

Since turning 18, Boose has been sentenced to at least 42-1/2 years in prison. He's 44 years old.

The 19th district CAPS office organizes a "court advocacy" program that tries to secure stiff sentences for neighborhood menaces. We have a nominee.

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11 comments:

  1. POS embodies all that is wrong with Cook County/State of IL.

    3 Armed Robbery convictions???? Should have gotten life w/o parole for the last one.

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  2. Maybe he'll just get a lesson in "restorative justice" at COH this time around. That'll solve the problems!

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  3. Whatever happened to three strikes and you're out?

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  4. Flash, this just out !
    All, I mean all resources are being allocated to Halsted street !!! As of today the 019th district is putting tactical, watch and entertainment teams on Halsted street. If you are in any other part of the district, you loose police!!! This is at the marching orders of the Captain. The Captain tells all personnel to concentrate on Halsted street!!!! Good luck if you are a family in a residential area, good luck if your a business outside of Halsted. Is this how you want your Police allocated. Start calling, and blogging because this is not how our resources should be allocated.

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    1. That's funny... Last is checked with the Captain he wanted beat cars on their beats stopping people on their beats... Now tact and entertainment whole different story... Those units should go where more help is needed, that's what they exist for...

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  5. In CA this guy would of been given 25 years to life for his 3rd violent felony. On the surface, Cook County, has strict laws but sentencing is a joke.

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    1. It would be nice to have that in Illinois. Keep it to violent felonies, and you'll see some reduction in crime.

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  6. 44 years old? A mere "youth" in the eyes of the COH and BYC.

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    1. HA - barely out of diapers according to their math.

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  7. 148 juveniles were just arrested on curfew violations at the Detroit fireworks and their parents fined $50 each. Chicago should give it a try. Oh, but even with the taxes you pay here, they "don't have the manpower". Never mind.

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  8. This is unreal!! WTH is he not doing at least 20 years? I mean the attempted murder conviction only should have him off the streets for a while! Oh hell nah!!

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