Saturday, February 25, 2017

Man Accused Of Shoplifting $1,011.81 In Gillette Razors

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced in December that prosecutors in her office will not file felony charges against shoplifters unless the alleged thief has 10 felony convictions or is accused of stealing more than $1,000 in merchandise.

Velde | Chicago Police Dept
So, if new allegations are true, Jacob Velde is probably kicking himself for stealing $1,011.80 worth of Gillette Fusion razors from a neighborhood Mariano’s.

A store security guard saw Velde stuff 27 packs of the premium razors into a shopping bag and then walk out the front door at 3030 North Broadway, police said.

Prosecutors, noting that the value of the allegedly stolen material exceeds Foxx’s $1,000 minimum by $11.80, charged the 23-year-old Lafayette, IN, resident with felony retail theft.

Any retail theft in excess of $500 is a felony in Illinois, but Foxx—concerned that the “wrong people” are becoming “justice involved”—refuses to pursue felonies unless her personal thresholds are met.

Velde, unable to post bail, has been jailed in lieu of $10,000 bond since February 12.
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17 comments:

  1. I don't know how long the ad will run on your web page, but right now below this story is an ad for Harry's Razors. LOL!

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    1. ! Just took a look and we got it, too. Gotta love key words.

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  2. Goddamn, he must have been planning on a lot of manscaping.

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    1. Nah, he was planning on selling those razors.

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  3. Maybe the attorney general should investigate Foxx for official misconduct in that she refuses to follow the law. What a sad state of affairs this city and county are.

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    1. Disagree here. People who think lock up and throw away key works don't know anything about the criminal justice system. In all seriousness if you have not watched 60 Days In, do it. Cops are on the show wondering why people they lock up come out worse. One even quit knowing what she was doing to people by locking them up. Think about it this way, if they can't get a job but need money to survive when out, guess what they do...commit another crime. Which means someone else is a victim which may not happen if we rehabilitate and educate for real. You may be that next victim

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  4. Had he stolen one less razor he would be charged with a misdemeanor or charges dropped. Now he will have to plead down to a misdemeanor or charges dropped and I'm sure he will learn his lesson.

    Can't believe he is in jail, deservedly so, while violent offenders are constantly let lose on our streets.

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  5. Just a guess on my part, but I doubt Mr Velde would be able to work his way through $1011 worth of Gillette razors in 1011 lifetimes.

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    1. 27 packs. That comes out to a little more than 35 each. Looking on their website, they were probably the 8 packs. So that is 216. Their website ALSO says that each replacement is good for one month, so he could go through them all in a scant 18 years.

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  6. Since it's a felony, he'd better be prepared for hardcore justice, Chicago-style.

    3 months probation, 10 hrs community service, $150 fine.

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  7. Very strange that Foxx says 9 felonies is not enough, but boy you get 10 and you're suddenly a menace to society. Just to put this in perspective- let's say 5 B and E's, a couple of felony assaults, and 2 felony narcotic convictions- then steal $999 from Walgreens. "You're good... we're not giving you another felony, you have enough! You've obviously proven you're on the road to improvement since you don't have 10 felonies." Really?

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    1. Yes, really.
      Foxxxx - Preckwinkle 'logic'.

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  8. Would it be a crime to steal a loaf of bread to feed your starving family?

    No?

    Well what if instead if starving, your family was really, really hairy in all the wrong places?

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  9. Victims, or their survivors, of criminals not prosecuted according to state law should sue. Cook County should not in effect rewrite the law in deciding what to enforce.

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  10. I'm disappointed in Foxx, who I didn't vote for and won't vote for ever ever ever.

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  11. I'll go out on a limb and guess that the people who want to lock everybody up for even the slightest crime don't want to pay more taxes to fund the prisons, judges, and attorneys that type of Justice system requires.

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