Sunday, April 02, 2017

Plead Guilty To Robbery, Get Probation (Welcome To Cook County!)

Participation in two armed robberies of women in Lakeview has earned 20-year-old Jwan Farley a cakewalk sentence: Two years probation and a curfew from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Farley | Chicago Police Dept
Police were assisted in their investigation of the two December robberies by a photograph of the offenders’ license plate that was taken by a witness to one of the hold-ups.

One victim told police that several men cornered her near the 1200 block of West Waveland around 2:50 a.m. and then began to chase after her. The woman said the men threatened to kill her if she did not stop running.

At around the same time, another woman reported being robbed near Fremont and Grace.

The second victim’s friend snapped a photo of the getaway car and police were able to forward the license plate information to other officers who soon found it on Lake Shore Drive.

Police pulled the vehicle over just south of North Avenue around 3:10 a.m. and all three occupants were identified by the robbery victims. Cops found proceeds from the robberies inside the vehicle, police said.

20-year-old Joseph Lewis of Morgan Park and 19-year-old Donzell Lloyd of Calumet Heights are also charged with robbing the women. Their cases are still moving through court.

River North Robbers Also Get Probation

Dixon (L) and Wallace | Chicago Police Dept
Meanwhile, two men accused of trying to rob three Uptown roommates in River North on October 17 have also pleaded guilty. And they’ve also been sentenced to two years probation.

23-year-old DeAngelo Dixon and 21-year-old Leandrew Wallace were arrested when their would-be victims flagged down a passing police car in the middle of the robbery attempt outside of a multi-million-dollar mansion in the 800 block of North Dearborn, police said.

Wallace grabbed the one of the victim’s arm as Dixon went through the man’s pockets while pretending to have a gun under his sweatshirt, police said.

“I’ll kill you,” Dixon reportedly said. “I’m gonna fucking shoot you.”

As Dixon reached for the victim’s cellphone, one of the other victims flagged down an approaching 18th District squad car. The officers stopped and detained Dixon and Wallace while the other men fled.

Police said they recovered $1,403 from Dixon’s backpack during arrest processing.

Four other individuals who took part in the hold-up were never found.

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25 comments:

  1. This is Disgusting ! start posting the Judges names !

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  2. Totally disgusting - frustrating for cops and citizens alike, very dangerous for the future victims of these wastes of life. Hope the judge meets these guys some night. Might reconsider his decision.

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  3. I just don't understand what these Judges and ASAs are thinking with these penalties. The victims are supposed to be consulted when probation is given and I wonder if they were ever consulted or if they were just ignored.

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    1. Ignored. Basically if they can't make bail they serve some time until they plead and get probation or charges dismissed. Victims are not even part of the process. And as our new DA makes clear, victims amount to nothing in Cook County, its all about the criminals and social justice reform and probation.

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    2. The judges who are handing out these babycakes sentences do not live in the neighborhoods where the crimes are taking place. They don't care if honest hard working citizens are assaulted, robbed, beat, raped and murdered. They're safe and secure in their well protected homes and communities. They should be flogged.

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  4. Are you kidding me?! Un-freakin'-real.

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  5. Probation for two armed robberies really sets the tone. Ramping up policing means jack squat if we don't prosecute criminals. Probation for ARMED robbery is the real crime.

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  6. I have a good business, family and kids. It is time to leave Chicago. We are not safe here. Even if police do their jobs, there is no one protecting us with Judges and attorneys like this.

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  7. This is the Democrats mantra, rehabilitation without incarceration. The program actually exists in the Cook County Circuit Court system. The judges, states attorneys, public defenders and of course the politicians are all on board. It all boils down to votes to keep them in power. There is nothing you can do in this city or county because it's a one party system. Who presents an opposing view?

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  8. Which judges? Let's get their names out there so people understand what their elective officials are up to.

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  9. gated communities and armed guards have a lot to do with these light sentences

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  10. You gotta vote differently if you want change

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  11. I'd like to see Carol Marin interview the judge who gave probation and have him/her explain their reasons for giving probation.

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  12. This will not change until as a collective unit we as a community speak up. The politicians can show up for juicy photo op about the Cubs, or a criminal being shot, or when the elections come around but not for this. What are the judges names

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  13. I bet he promised to turn his life around

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  14. Here's your list of judges - bottom of the page under 'Cook County'.
    http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/CircuitCourt/CircuitCourtJudges/Judges.asp#2nd

    Just search the County Clerk's Criminal Division and you should see the presiding judge.


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  15. The whole system is broken. Judges, States attorneys office, Kim Foxx, Tom Dart, the jails, the sentencing, the Mayor, the police, IPRA, the aldermen, ACLU, Federal courts that allowing silly lawsuits, the whole ball of wax ! We should be able to go to dinner in our neighborhood, go out for a drink, and walk back home without getting stuck up by some punk from the other side of town. And if he happens to get caught, he should go to jail for a long time. Now he will return to rob me again because there are no consequences for the crime he committed. This is ridiculous !!!

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  16. We're all being scammed here and our lives are at stake. The court system gives these types of sentences because it keeps the revolving doors moving which is the same as keeping the money flowing. Recidivism = more $$$$$ for judges, clerks, the state's attorney's office, public defenders, etc. If the courts weren't so busy with repeat offenders because they kept the offenders locked in prison instead of sending them back out to the streets to re-offend, the system would not need as many judges and all the other court employees and the system would not need as big of a State's attorney's office. It is in the interest of the elected leaders of our criminal justice system to keep sentences light and to send criminals back to the streets ASAP so that they can re-offend in order to keep the system juiced with cash and the patronage jobs well funded.

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  17. Prime example of the all mighty Democratic judicial system. Failing people every day.

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  18. It seems Farley is back in custody on a new robbery. That did not take too long...

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  19. Folks, Judges in Illinois run on retention elections. What this means is that it takes more than 50% of all voters to vote no or the judges keep their job. A non-vote is the same as a yes. You can get there name, but it is impossible to vote a judge out. https://ballotpedia.org/Judicial_selection_in_Illinois

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  20. The people have spoke up angry a couple of times. Most of the community groups have made a pledge to talk softly and gently to our representatives and police at caps meetings. If you citizens keep kowtowing into Tunney and the police this is what you get more baby sentences to criminals. So how is that dog walking and court advocating helping these judges on crime and criminals? I hate going to caps meeting its a waste everyone wants to be quiet and polite to Tunney and police which gets you more of the same.

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    1. A prime example of this is a Facebook group, Take Back Lakeview, where the admins admonish anyone who points out the spineless approach commonly taken by Tunney, Rahm, et al. "Oooh let's bow down to the alderman!" No, I don't think so. If you express a view two of the female admins don't like -- even if it is helpful and useful information about crime in the neighborhood -- you get slapped down. Threads get locked right in the middle of productive exchanges. What good is that? Fuck "talking softly and gently" to these city officials. They sure don't have any problem standing up and screeching at TAXPAYING constituents to "Shut up! Shut up!," as Tommy Tunney once did at a CAPS meeting. But hey, I'm just one person, you know ....

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    2. Take Back Lakeview is a shill program to shut down neighbors Elena Osgood is part of the problem she is a shill for Tunney

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