Sunday, February 26, 2017

Parolee—Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison Since 2009—Is Charged With Robbing Lakeview Couple This Month

A South Side parolee has been charged with pistol-whipping a Lakeview man and robbing the man’s girlfriend in Lakeview this month.

Porter (top) and White | Cook Co. Sheriff
Prosecutors said Terrance Porter, 31, mugged the couple near their home in the 3300 block of North Seminary around 11 p.m. on February 12.

Porter struck the man in the back of the head and took his wallet and cellphone as well as the woman’s purse, according to the allegations.

Police later recovered the phone outside of a liquor store in the 3200 block of West Montrose.

Porter is charged with two counts of armed robbery with a firearm. A judge set bail at $500,000.

Also charged in connection with the crime is Ashley White, 30, of the South Shore neighborhood.

Investigators identified White as the woman who used the female victim’s credit card shortly after the robbery, prosecutors said.

Her bail is set at $75,000.

Another Parolee

Porter has been sentenced to a combined 22 years in prison since 2009 for assorted felonies.

But, since Illinois loves criminals far more than it loves victims, Porter managed to get freed after serving just a fraction of his sentences.

State records show that Porter was handed eight years in prison for burglary in 2009. Technically, that should’ve been enough to keep him behind bars until next month.

But, of course, it didn’t.

He was also sentenced to three years in prison for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in a vehicle in 2010; four years for possession of electronic paraphernalia in a penal institution in 2010; and seven years for burglary in 2010.

Yet, he was paroled in 2015.

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  1. What brought these 2 up to Lakeview to rob? Was the previous crime also in Lakeview?

    1. Drug addicts buying drugs from them. They do a little "shopping" while in da hood as a bonus too.

  2. Since his bail is so high, isn't that an indicator that they're taking this more seriously? I don't know if high bail is always a sign they're going to have the book thrown at them.

    I'm always curious to know what the thieves spent the money on.

  3. A $500,000 bond for armed robbery is extremely high. He must have a long, long history. Who set this bond? Could it of been the Judge you love to hate??

  4. 22 years in 2009?
    Must be that new common core math I don't understand.

  5. Come on, have some basic understanding of sentencing laws. For most offenses, prisoners earn day-for-day good conduct credit, so if they do nothing to lose any credits, they only have to serve half of the sentence. Judges know this and consider it when imposing the sentence. So when a judge gives 8 years, the judge is really choosing four years with the chance for more of the offender misbehaves in prison. The prisoner doesn't get out earlier than the judge or legislature intended. Also, the time in jail awaiting trial and sentencing counts against the sentence, as it should. Then the warden (I think) can give an extra three months for exceptional behavior, though that ability has been suspended at times.

    You get a nice headline saying he served 22 years since 2009, though.

    1. Judges know this and consider it when imposing the sentence.
      We know. And that's a problem.

  6. And I'd guess those 2010 sentences, at least, were not consecutive.

  7. Attorney here. Thought I'd set some facts straight. Based on the website for the Illinois Department of Corrections, Porter is currently under sentence for the following charges:

    - 8 years for residential burglary
    - 7 years for burglary
    - 3 years for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon (which is really just illegal gun possession)
    - 4 year for possessing electronic contraband in a penal institution

    So, 8+7+3+4 = 22 years, right? The math is right, but the assumption that the sentences are served consecutively (which is to, sequentially) is not. Most of the time, sentences are served concurrently (at the same time). So while he's serving 8 years for the residential burglary, he's also serving 7 years for the other burglary and 3 years for the weapons charge. The exception is his 4-year sentence for contraband in a penal institution -- that's automatically consecutive because he committed it while in jail or prison. So his aggregate sentence is actually 8+4 = 12 years.

    That's not all. On all of these offenses, he's eligible for day-for-day good time credit against his sentences. In other words, if he kept his nose clean in prison, he'd only serve 50% before going on parole. (Most, if not all, non-violent offenses are served at 50% in Illinois; violent ones tend to be served at 85% or 100%.) So that means his sentence is really 6-12 years. Sure enough, the IDOC website says Porter was paroled on June 5, 2015, roughly 6 years and 3 months after his initial custody date of March 14, 2009.

    So, there's nothing janky going on here. He wasn't supposed to be "behind bars" until later this year -- he was released from prison precisely when Illinois law required him to be.

    1. Not janky. Just typical Illinois.

    2. You seem either happy about his release or that you know the secrets of the penal code.

    3. So attorney, aggravated uuw is just illegal weapon possession? Where is your law degree from? And I pray you are defense

    4. Thanks for the lecture to set everyone straight. For an attorney, you're not too bright. The point of the OP was the IL system is broken, not that it works or doesn't work the way it's "supposed" to.

  8. People say to never make eye contact...that's bull.
    Eyes are the window to the soul.
    If you see the dead/soulless eyes...prepare to defend yourself.FIGHT BACK NOW!

  9. More and more, they're coming up to Boystown, Wrigleyville
    and Lakeview to hunt YOU.

    How does it feel to realize you've been sold a bill of goods
    regarding Police coverage after the consolidation?

    Stop being nice.
    Get mean.
    Get mad.
    Fight back.
    Fight dirty.

    Remember, a certain politician said,
    "Winning is everything."

  10. @ AnonymousMar 1, 2017, 9:41:00 AM --- No offense but the headline says he's been SENTENCED to 22 years since 2009. Not that he served 22 years.

  11. Kim Foxx sent the offender a care package yesterday with a note that says "don't worry I'm here for you". I imagine she does this for all offenders these days.