Friday, May 01, 2015

EASY PEEZY: Court's A Cake Walk For 2 Frequent Arrestees

Two men who've made frequent appearances on CWB had typical Cook County Court experiences this week, with charges dropped in two of their three cases.

More Luck From Judge Luckman

Brian Conner, who was facing felony-upgraded charges after being accused of stealing Coricidin from the Jewel-Osco at Broadway and Addison, walked out of court after Judge Marvin Luckman ruled that there was "insufficient evidence." Conner was, however, ordered to never enter another Jewel-Osco store. (One wonders why the judge would impose such an order if there were not enough evidence of wrong-doing.)

Conner previously saw assault charges dropped when a Center on Halsted employee failed to show up in court after Conner allegedly told the victim, "if you touch me, I’m going to come back and kill you.”

Aggravated assault with a knife charges were also dropped against Conner after another Center on Halsted employee failed to show up in court after they alleged that Conner brandished a double-blade knife while yelling, “So you got my peoples locked up!”

Another Breeze With Judge Calabrese

Ryan Brandis, possibly the most-frequently-named person ever in CWB reports, had two cases come before Judge Anthony Calabrese on Wednesday. Calabrese dismissed a marijuana charge and sentenced Brandis to 60 days for simple battery. With 30 days credit for time served, Brandis could be out in days.

Brandis is currently on parole for burglary.
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21 comments:

  1. It's important to remember that the same morons that keep voting for Rahm, Tunney and Cappleman are also the same people that vote for the judges. Elections have consequences, they aren't a 60 minute Real Housewives reality show.

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  2. ive been saying for years that we need more information on our elected judges. we need to know their politics. we need to know their conviction rates. we need to know their stances... what good are the police making arrests if the laws are not enforced??? our judges stink and let too many criminals off

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  3. HEY Center on Halsted, SHOW UP TO COURT. you are doing yourselves and the community no service letting people roam free who threaten to KILL your staff.

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    1. I have a friend who used to work at CoH and he told me they were specifically instructed not to deal directly with law enforcement officers, to always protect the privacy of their "clients," to not say anything that could be perceived as being "racist" in any way, and to not engage in discussions with the media about any aspect of the CoH. So, in other words, it looks like they will never show up for court, and ANYTHING goes.

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    2. No it actually helps COH since a lot of their programs cater to criminals and people are required to attend programs there as part of their probation. Folks everything happens for a reason.

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    3. COH sure has a lot of employees. I looked at their tax filings, this is a big operation, big$ going through that place. Pretty impressive they can raise that much $ year after year. How about hiring a Director of Security with all that cash??

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    4. COH is sham clouted charity just like a lot in Chicago. Tico is never held to any accountability.

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  4. Alert to WholeFoods: Conner was ordered to never enter another Jewel-Osco store. Where do you think he will do his shoplifting next?

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    1. People are dumb enough to pay $8.99 per pound for lettuce and shredded carrots from the salad bar at Whole Foods, so there is more than enough profit to cover their shoplifting buddies.

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  5. The evidence on Conner was very clear there was video and testimony on Conner selecting product then placing the merchandise in a bag and never paying.Conner was detained by security while exiting the store.Judge Luckman being that he is a felony judge does not like to upgrade a misdemeanor amount unless there is an assult involved at the time of detainment or it is an actual felony amount at the time.What's the point of having felony upgrade if the judges do not honor that?So to sum it up Judge luckman is not fond of misdemeanors in his felony court room even if the evidence adds up to convicting the offender.

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  6. The jails are full of mentally ill persons, there's no place to send violent offenders. Might be a better idea/more human/more cost effective to treat mentally ill patients at outpatient public health clinics and places such as C4 clinics which are closing due to lack of funding. As it is the mentally ill will be filling up every jail and every hospital emergency room, costing us far more and leaving the criminals out and about.

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    1. It's called Uptown plenty of places there for treatment.

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  7. Apparently Doshaun Jackson who was shot on LSD the other night is the brother of the kid who mugged Baby Rahm.

    PeeJay or whatever he calls himself today is in mourning. Called off a par tay but now it's back on.

    https://www.facebook.com/loud.pack.shorty5?fref=ts

    Also check out his April 19th post. He doesn't seem to like your blog.



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    1. The dead gangbanger's name was Boshaun not Doshaun.

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    2. There is ALOT you are missing. And speaking without full knowledge. Not harmful but incorrect.

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  8. I know Judge Luckman and he's very liberal. He's also way too old to be a judge. His faculties are not what they used to be.

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  9. Why am I juggling 4 jobs and paying taxes? It's more lucrative to be a criminal. Or maybe I'll just run for public office. Same thing.

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  10. Looks like we will be short officers again tonight, down cars one man cars. On a busy Saturday night, with a lot going on. Same officers took off again. Be safe all the officers that will be working and doing your jobs

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    1. its warm, cubs playing afternoon game, cops off, ugh oh its going to be hot in Chiraq tonight.

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    2. Big gang member death memorial party/boxing match viewing party in Uptown, too. Should be a night to remember!

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  11. Judge Luckman is a lucky man. .last time checked his salary was$175,691.Not sure if that salary is current, but that is a lot of taxpayers money. We need to demand more from these public officials whose salaries we taxpayers struggle to pay. Anon on 5/1 -7:50 am was absolutely correct. We need more information and accountability regarding judges. The Center on Halsted is a dangerous disaster. Good intentions do pave the way to hell. How can the public be protected when we have judges that refuse to do their jobs?

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