Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SLAP ON THE WRIST: Man Who Mugged Retired Police Woman And 4 Others Gets Sweet Plea Deal

A man accused of robbing five women, including a 69-year-old retired Chicago police woman, during separate attacks this fall has reached a very forgiving plea deal.

Darryl Walton will receive a 6-year prison sentence in exchange for his guilty plea and, as if that weren't lenient enough, Walton will be eligible for parole in less than three years.

As CWB Chicago reported shortly after his arrest in October, Walton has enjoyed incredible leniency from Cook County judges and prosecutors over the years.

Since 2011, prosecutors and judges threw out virtually every case filed against him, including a separate robbery case; possession of a stolen motor vehicle; theft; and burglary.

Now, remarkably, Walton will spend about 6 months in prison for each woman he's accused of attacking.

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Image: Walton's intake photo from the Chicago Police Department
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    1. We'll get it on our next court visit. Stay tuned.

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    2. I would gladly leave a generous tip to CWB if you gather the names of the judges who have been lenient on repeat offenders in the neighborhood from your prior posts. It's one thing for all of the commenters on this blog to moan and whine but let's make a real difference- get the names, get the facts and spread the word on whom to vote out of office ASAP and thereby pressure others to stem the tide of crime.

      So few people actually vote for the judges that is CAN tilt an election. And if they are not running for re-election soon, you know they will be trying to climb the latter in the near future

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    3. Here's a nice read on Judge Nicholas Ford.

      http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/blind-justices/Content?oid=923777

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    4. *mental note* Judge Nicholas Ford... As an aside, it would really be nice if this site would take note of the judges on these lenient, softball cases and work up a scorecard of sorts that gauge their effectiveness at applying the law. In this particular instance, I now have one judge that's been proven unworthy of retention. Only a fool would assume there aren't others.

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  2. And this is the reward police get for risking their lives on a daily basis to protect the citizens. What a disgrace.

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    1. Finally, someone gets it! This is best case scenario (less possibility of being sued). *Less due to conviction

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  3. At least Lilearl got another charge. http://www2.cookcountysheriff.org/search2/details.asp?jailnumber=2016-0111065

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  4. 3 years for robbing five women - I'm speechless. Can someone in the know shed light on how a record like his doesn't result in appropriate jail time, and which judges/officials should be on our watch list for the next ballot (and whether the ballot matters, or if this is too deep in the system's muscle memory?)

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  5. What. The. Fuck.

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  6. Just enough time to learn some new criminal techniques. I'll be long gone from Chicago--and Illinois--by the time he gets out though.

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  7. I hate this city. 6 more months and I'm outta here!

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  8. There's got to be more to this. My "spidey sense" is pinging now. He's got to be related to someone famous, infamous, or with enough clout to get himself the multiple wrist slaps. This needs some more digging.

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    1. The number of serious allegations against him that have been dropped by prosecutors is incredible. Agreed—there must be more to the story.

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    2. Only thing I can think of is he was an informant or something. I know Cook County is soft on crime but even this goes beyond their normal procedures.

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    3. Ask First Asst States Atty Dan Kirk. He lives the neighborhood. He should know and care!

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  9. I can see it now, Netflix......... "Making a muggerer"...

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    1. That is too funny. I actually laughed out loud. Akin to "making a murderer," in which 90% of the prosecutorial evidence is not presented and the monsters are made to seem as victims.

      I'd say I cans wait for CWB to release the judge's name but does it really make a difference? It seems like most of the judges are just another component in our kakistocracy. Funny that they think themselves beyond reproach while allowing bad people to walk to terrorize the citizenry.

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  10. How about ripping (literally) out the ugly cheek piercings as a condition for probation.

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  11. I assume Tunney supportive of the light sentencing. Does anyone know?

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  12. CWB you should make a spread sheet on the worst/best judges to vote for so those of us who want to see violent crime punished more severely will know who to vote for.

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  13. Too bad they don't allow retired Police Officers to carry the weapon that they carried their whole career.

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    1. All retired cops can apply for an easy to have permit and carry whatever they like.

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    2. It is allowed.

      The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) is a United States federal law, enacted in 2004, that allows two classes of persons—the "qualified law enforcement officer" and the "qualified retired law enforcement officer"—to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of state or ...

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  14. I wonder what gang he's connected to. The thief, not the judge.

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  15. I will volunteer to do that. First judge out for me is the idiot that let kristopher Pitts out on bail after assaulting a police officer with a machete! While out on bail he then murdered one great guy in Kevin O'Malley. I will bring this up every opportunity I get!

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  16. I will volunteer to do that. First judge out for me is the idiot that let kristopher Pitts out on bail after assaulting a police officer with a machete! While out on bail he then murdered one great guy in Kevin O'Malley. I will bring this up every opportunity I get!

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    1. Thank you. What was the name of that judge? I never had the pleasure of knowing Kevin, but I think of him often even just yesterday when I walked past the exact spot where he was shot under the Wellington train tracks. So very wrong and sad. RIP Kevin.

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