Tuesday, January 20, 2015

14TH TIME'S THE CHARM: Back To Prison For Career Criminal

Here's another round of courthouse updates on cases you read about on CWB:

Eric Boose, who was tazed and arrested by police during a dust-up at the Boystown Circle K/Shell station during Pride Fest last summer, is back in a familiar place: prison.

He pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery to a police officer and received an 18-month sentence.

Boose, whose criminal record spans two full pages in the Cook County Court database, had been out of prison for just 3 days before being arrested in this case. His prior convictions include 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.

Lake View Carjack Crash

Shaquille Rush, charged with resisting police and possessing a vehicle that got carjacked in Lake View this summer, has reached a deal.

Rush pleaded guilty to resisting police who tried to take him into custody after he allegedly crashed the stolen car into a tree on the South Side.

After being sentenced to 30 days and being given 30 days credit for time served, Rush was sent on his way.

Gun On Halsted

Blake Fisher-Burner, who was found with a loaded handgun in a car parked at Roscoe and Halsted this summer, has entered a plea deal.

Pleading guilty to one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon brought Fisher-Burner two years probation and 15 days of community service.

At the time of his arrest, Fisher-Burner told police that he carried the gun to protect himself from gangbangers near his mom’s house.
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  1. Am I reading this right, 30 days in jail for carjacking, crashing a stolen car and resisting arrest? Who was the presiding Judge?

    1. He was not charged with carjacking, only possessing the stolen car and resisting arrest. He entered a plea as laid out above.

  2. The state's attorney is cutting deals to allow carjackers and gangbangers who illegally possess guns walk free. Remember this when Anita Alvarez is up for election again. Why on earth does she continue to be elected? The cops are doing their job by nabbing these guys. Why can't the prosecutor keep them locked up? Are the attorneys in the states attorney's office afraid of trying cases?

    1. Yes, is the short answer to your last question. They plead out cases unless they feel they have a sure winner. Well, that and they are incompetent grads of third-tier law schools.

      Why can't they keep them locked up? Lenient judges who are former incompetent assistant state's attorney who have connections to get picked by the democratic leaders to be on the ballot.

  3. Cook County judges are soft as puppy shit

    1. Unless your in a gang.

  4. Any one wonder why Chicago's Gay Pride is the laughing stock of the world?

  5. This is obscene. Guy is found with an illegal gun in car. That's at least thee felonies!!!!!

    And he gets probation. WTF? I have a FOID card and a Illinois CCW which cost me hundreds of dollars and several days of time. For years I have been hearing about his guns are bad, yada yada yada. Well guess they are only bad if you are a law abiding citizen. If you are a criminal you don't get punished.