Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Grand Jury Reinstates Robbery Charges Thrown Out By Criminal-Friendly Judge

Hallelujah.

It looks like the state of Iowa and a Cook County grand jury are doing something that criminal-hugging Cook County Judge Marvin Luckman did not: They’re going to have Jeremy Dukes face justice.

Dukes
21-year-old Dukes and 19-year-old Adrianna Chica were arrested and charged with robbing a man in Boystown on June 24.

The victim and a witness told police that Dukes went through his pockets in the 800 block of West Waveland around 8 p.m. on June 24 and took $20 while saying, “My boy [Chica] has a gun”; “Don’t fuck with me, I’m in a gang”; “I can fuck you up”; and “I’ll bust a clip in your ass.”

Cops found Dukes and Chica nearby on a distinctive bike that the victim and witness had described earlier. Charges were filed and approved.

But, as we reported a few weeks later, Judge Luckman threw out the case against Dukes and let him walk free.

Chica was extradited to Dubuque County, Iowa, charged with being involved in an April murder, home invasion, and robbery.

Now, there are two fresh developments:

- After Luckman threw Duke’s case out, prosecutors took the case to a grand jury. That jury returned a “true bill” against Dukes this month and fresh charges in the Boystown robbery are filed. Court records show he’s now facing two counts of armed robbery - indicating the presence of a firearm.

- Iowa authorities this month issued a warrant for Dukes, saying he's connected to the same murder, home invasion, and robbery as Chica.

Dukes was arrested this weekend in Chicago and he's being held without bond.

Court records indicate that he has waived extradition to Iowa, so it is not yet clear if the Boystown case will proceed or if Cook County will punt to Iowa.

He previously served a three-year sentence for a 2012 North Side robbery.

Center Of Love

Since being released from prison in 2014, Dukes has spent a lot of time at the Center on Halsted (COH), 3656 North Halsted, and its immediate area.

In fact, the June robbery that he’s now charged with (again) took place on a playground directly behind the COH.

In July 2015, he allegedly told a COH employee “when you get off work, I’m going to kill you." Assault charges were filed.

And, Dukes was also charged with another assault at the Center on Halsted while he was on parole in 2014.

As is typical of the Center’s operation, charges were dropped in both COH cases.

Records showing where Dukes was arrested on Sunday were not immediately available. But we'd put $100 on it being somewhere near Halsted and Waveland.
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31 comments:

  1. Fuck Luckman! How is he allowed to remain on the bench?

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  2. 1st we need to deal with Luckman. Then, we need to deal with Center on Halsted,"
    As is typical of the Center’s operation, charges were dropped in both COH cases."

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  3. Somebody please post Luckmans office/chambers phone number and address so we can let him know how much of an asshole he is.

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  4. Good lord, FU Luckman and FU Center on Halted and FU Dukes, the three of you combined deserve each other but stay the F away from the rest of us.

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  5. CWB, you guys are fantastic, without you shining a light on this incompetent (senile?) judge very few people would know about his actions. Is he up for renewal in November? I have been sending links to this article to everyone I know.

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    1. Thank you! Luckman has another couple of years before he's up for retention.

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    2. Maybe Rahm can talk Luckman into being a "mentor" at the COH.

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    3. Good rule of thumb for voters: Whenever in doubt vote 'em out!

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  6. As someone who has seen him in the back of InterAmerican after his initial arrest I am glad to see him off the street. I also recall him and his GF and that "distinctive" bike pre- arrest.
    Thankfully he is gone, but that pink haired loser who burned down a building and the rest of that druggie (yes I saw them doing drugs, yes I called 911 to no avail) crew still have free reign in the back of that school

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    1. I am the one who got robbed that day, to this day, him and his buddies still send me death threats via Facebook and text message. Before the incident we hung out everyday at the center, then I decided to try to hang out with him at the basketball court, and he decided he was going to get my money. Luckily I have a habit of only carrying a maximum of $20 in cash at any given time. My ex-boyfriend hangs out with him now and he sends me death threats on a weekly basis. I have filed multiple police reports about it and got no response. I even tried reporting it to the Center on Halsted, they basically told me to fuck off. The Center on Halsted needs to be shut down immediately. it has turned into a gang hang out.

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  7. The Center on Halsted is truly a cesspool. I can't believe this sham tax write-off is still open....just a matter of time before one of their"youths" kills someone
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    1. You should see where their "directors" vacation too. Sorry, I'm gay but could no longer support that shit nor even Halsted Street in any way, shape or form. There's going to be another form of "gay rights" marches in the coming years.

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    2. I'm gay also, and as soon as I saw the COH start to go up (apart from the hot construction workers who liked to flirt with me) I knew it was a disaster in the making. The first warning bell was, "It's the 21st century, why does an area with a predominately gay population need a gay community center?" As it turned out, like with everything else in Chicago and America's inner cities, it's a big scam at the expense of ignorant and gullible tax payers. I too have had enough. I'm moving in November, and this self-loving and self-perserving homosexual is voting for Trump!

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    3. On behalf of straight voters, thank you for your support of Trump, who actually may be able to change the direction of the ship as charted by Democrats. We will take gay votes as well for the cause.

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    4. Yes, things need to change in our city, but voting for Trump is the answer? Good lord, calm down. No "self-loving" homosexual could see that as truth. And when a Trump supporter says "we will take gay votes..for the cause-" yeah, that person ain't on your side either.

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  8. The courts should be studding this case. The judge should tell the mayor to live with Dukes in a shelter for two days. You little pee brain elected wimp.

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  9. Even Iowa isn't safe from Chicago Democrats.

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  10. I'm wondering if Luckman is taking money from the gangs for lenient sentences (this is Chicago) or if the gangs have threatened to harm him and his family if he sends the defendants to jail.

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    1. LOL. Yeah, it is called the democratic party! Who called for fewer people in jail; more EHM; more I bonds? Dart and Prekwinkle.

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  11. Marvin P. Luckman is a judge on the Cook County 9th Subcircuit in Illinois. He was appointed in 1992. His current term expires in December of 2018 so mark your calendar!

    Office address and phone #
    Branch 42
    2452 W. Belmont Ave.
    Chicago, Illinois 60618
    (773) 404-3316

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  12. In honor of Judge Luckman, this reinstatement is "Marvy!"

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  13. Why doesn't COH help prosecute? They must realize this jeopardizes their mission and local good will.

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    1. I've wondered the same thing. I looked through their website to see if they had any statement about their policy of not appearing for court and there was nothing. Instead, there was a lot of stuff about respect and safety, neither of which this policy promotes. I'm amazed the people who work there are willing to go along with it.

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    2. Here. Read this.

      http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Center-on-Halsted-Gender-JUST-debate-restorative-justice-/38133.html

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    3. Interesting read, but is there any public reporting of the outcomes? And if one of their patrons commits a repeat offense there wouldn't seem to be a public history that could be considered.

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    4. "Restorative justice" is a crock. I only wish that those who promote such nonsense become victims of the criminals they are trying to protect from punishment.

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  14. It really is appauling to me that there's no system in place to raise a flag about the decisions made by Judges like Luckman. These are the type of decicisons that can obviously result in severe repercussions for the future victims of these offenders. I don't know about the rest of the readers here, but if I make questionable decisions at my job repeatedly, I'm in the bosses office and the outcome of my mistakes is a minuscule fraction of what Luckman is unleashing. A simple red flag raised after a certain number of "no probable cause" rulings should trigger some sort of regulatory review.

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  15. Maybe if we each write a polite note to Judge Luckman, he will start locking up the criminals :)

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    1. My note. Help to protect us you moron!

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  16. do remember this maybe throw it out at the next CAPS meeting. Alot of these criminals are from the Center On Halsted through the counseling programs. And a lot of the criminals are very much replete offenders, is the counselling doing anybody any good? Looks they keep robbing our neighbors while bedding down at the crib and other church basements getting transportation cards and free food. Maybe its time to file bad neighbor charges to a business causing that much grief assult in our community.

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  17. that phone number just rings so I looked up and found this on Luckman Marvin P. Luckman
    Judge, Circuit Court, 1st Mun. Dist.
    2452 W Belmont Ave
    Chicago, IL 60618-5925
    Cook County
    Contact Marvin P. Luckman
    (312) 404-3304

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