Sunday, January 22, 2017

Man Found Waving "Huge" Knife On Clark Street Had Been Set Free By Criminal-Friendly Judge

Cook County Judge Marvin “Let ‘em Go” Luckman has struck again!

You may recall reading about Michael Curry, who was charged with repeatedly stabbing a Lincoln Park beach volleyball player this summer less than a month after Luckman found "no probable cause" to continue trying Curry for allegedly slashing, pepper spraying, and robbing two men in River North.

At the same time, Luckman also found “no probable cause” for Curry’s cutlery-loving co-defendant, 35-year-old William K. Jackson.

Guess who got arrested last week for wildly swinging a large kitchen knife in the middle of Clark Street after an altercation with another man?

William K. Jackson | Cook County Sheriff
Yep. William K. Jackson.

Police responded to the McDonald’s at 2635 North Clark around 11:30 last Sunday after multiple callers reported seeing Jackson “dancing in street holding a big kitchen knife.”

Arriving officers found Jackson “waving a large kitchen knife back and forth and walking in between both lanes of traffic.” He dropped the knife when ordered and he was arrested after a brief foot chase, cops said.

A witness said he saw Jackson pull the knife out of his jacket during an altercation with another man who fled the scene, police said.

Jackson, who lists a West Side address, is now charged with carrying-possessing an unlawful weapon with intent to use and reckless conduct. Bail is set at $10,000.
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17 comments:

  1. Would Luckman have done the same if Jackson hvea behaved this way in front of Ann Sather's instead of McDonald's?

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  2. Ban large kitchen knives - unless they're being used in a kitchen!

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  3. Ruining our city one criminal at a time, thanks Marvin.

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  4. Hallelujah! Let the gang purge begin.

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    Officers arrested 120 people over the weekend; 98 of them have previous arrests, 83 are previous convicted felons, 63 are documented gang members, 33 have previous gun charges against them, 15 of those arrested are already on parole and two will be federally prosecuted, police said.

    Police collected 19 guns from the city's most violence streets, including four rifles, three shotguns and four fully-loaded magazines.

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/weekend-raids-by-chicago-police-net-120-arrests/1716977/

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    Luckman's last day behind the bench will be cause for a huge celebration. May it be soon.

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  5. How about Judge Panarese Jr. giving the off duty Chicago cop charged with 1rst degree murder an I-bond and a 15,000 home monitoring fee?? While Judge Luckman does fail to find "probable cause" frequently there are far more lenient Judges on the bench.

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  6. can somebody explain how luckman remains on the bench?

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    1. Yes, it's really quite simple. The Cook County system is set up to assume all judges should be retained. Once elected, there are votes to retain them only every six years. Only one judge has not been retained since 1990. In order to not retain a judge, they must receive 40% no votes. This means specifically someone has to vote no. Leaving it blank is identical to voting yes. Many people think that because they're not familiar with the judges, they shouldn't vote. Others figure that since the judges are mostly Democrats in Cook County, that politically that is in line with their beliefs so they must be okay. Many just don't care, and others find it too time consuming to stand there and fill in lines or push touchscreens for literally dozens of judges. Every voting cycle, there's an alliance of bar associations who perform surveys of practicing lawyers, and they put together a grid of whether the judges are qualified or not, and whether or not they should be retained. There are always a handful who get consistent not qualified/don't retain recommendations across the board, or at least by multiple associations. Occasionally there's a little publicity about them, but never enough to really make a difference. The only way to get Luckman (or any other judge) out of there is a concerted publicity campaign. The majority of voters unfortunately are not well informed in terms of watching the news, so it's quite a challenge. By the way, Luckman isn't up for retention until 2018.

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    2. Vote "no" on all of 'em. It won't hurt the decent ones, they'll be retained anyway.

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  7. It's sad that you guys don't point our the other side of Judge Luckman. Branch 38 and 42 are some of the busiest in the city. Why attack the Judge? When the truth is half the cases are CPD negligence. The average CPD officer cannot right a legit report. I'm talking a real report approved by the Cook COunty States attorney for felony review.

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    1. "right a legit report?"

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    2. Interesting info. Can you expand? Is there evidence that many of the judge's findings of no probable cause are due to inadequate arrest reports being written by CPD?

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  8. when we get the chance VOTE LUCKMAN OFF

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  9. Time for John Kass of the Tribune or another decent journalist to do a report on Luckman with bio, pictures and performance record. Either he is getting paid off by the criminals or is being threatened by the criminals. It would be a additional chapter in the Justice Department's report on Chicago.

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  10. I am not an attorney but work for the public defenders office. Judge Luckman is a stickler for paperwork and has been on the bench for decades. Tell CPD detectives to do a better job.

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    1. Time for him to retire.

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  11. William K Jackson
    Case 17118518201
    Court date: Jan 30, 2017 9 am
    2452 W Belmont

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