Saturday, March 07, 2015

CROOK COUNTY: Charges Dropped Against Man Accused Of Restaurant Car Break-In

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In a remarkably swift decision, a Cook County judge has dropped charges against Antonio Davis, the parolee whom local restaurant employees say they found rifling through their boss' car.

Davis was charged with theft of money from the vehicle's center console.  But, for reasons that are not clear in court records, the judge set Davis free this week.

As CWB reported on Tuesday, Davis is currently on parole for burglarizing a home in the 800 block of Fletcher. He was also charged with theft last autumn after a man said he saw Davis going through his car in Wrigleyville. Those charges were dropped when the victim failed to show up in court.
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9 comments:

  1. no surprise.... this happens way too much.. what good are laws? what good are gun laws too, when they are not enforced. our judges and lawyers don't charge anyone. they let too many criminals off.. our CPD can make all the arrests they want, but what good are they?? IM SURE THIS CRIMINAL WONT ROB AGAIN...LOL... yeah right....

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    1. We'll get it on our next trip to the courthouse.

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    2. Thank you, CWB!

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  3. Surely this was a violation of probation? Witnesses stating he was rifling through the car ... a previous theft charge as well ... yet the victim doesn't show in court and the judge drops the current charges. Hell, why SHOULD he not strike again now, knowing the worst that will happen is, well, nothing? What a lame-ass judge. Who was the judge? It would be interesting to quiz him/her on the rationale behind setting little Antonio free. Who is accountable for these types of travesties? Who???

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  4. It might be understandable on some level if judges were trying to prioritize the severity of the crime, but they let free rapists and murderers. Clearly it's not an issue of overcrowding correctional facilities. It's an issue of mandates from the top down wanting to lower the arrest rates--so criminals become the good guys. Clockwork Orange has arrived.

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    1. and the whole point is, when you get them for one crime, it represents how many that they didn't get caught for? thats why when you get them keep them for a spell. sigh.

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  5. This is the system relying too much on the concealed-carry law. If they wont deal with it, they're expecting, sooner or later, an armed citizen will.

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    1. I'm not sure that the system is relying on armed citizens. Hell, the system can't even convince victims to show up in court to put away their attackers, etc. Top top it off, the "system" includes all of us, and many of us aren't even doing something "easy" like signing a criminal complaint and going to their attacker's court hearing (I say "easy" vs. weapons training, self-defense and getting a concealed carry permit).

      That said, I pity the first armed citizen in this area who defends themselves legally -- they will be pilloried in the media and community as "a vigilante" likely "racist" and etc. Thanks to jagoffs like George Zimmerman, the image of a legally-armed citizen is pretty dim in the public's eyes. But, on the other hand, I expect that the criminals might start paying attention when they get armed resistance from a potential victim while trying to rob/mug someone.

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