Thursday, June 29, 2017

"Have You Ever Been Shot?"—Paroled Again And Again And Again, Man Now Charged With Blue Line Robbery


Since 1993, he’s been to prison for, among other things, attempted murder, armed robbery, narcotics (twice), and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

He received a 25-year-sentenced for trying to shoot a city worker in 1999, which should’ve been enough to keep him in prison until 2024.

But, he got paroled. And he almost immediately got sentenced to a new 6-year term for narcotics. He got released again in October. And now he’s charged with robbing a man on the Blue Line.

Say “hello” to Donnie Ray Fisher, everybody.

Police say that around 2 o’clock on Sunday morning, Fisher sat down next to a man on the Blue Line near Damen.

With his left hand concealed in his jacket pocket, Fisher offered some idle conversation:

“Have you ever been shot?”

When the 24-year-old Streeterville resident didn’t respond, Fisher continued.

“Can you imagine the pain?”

Standing up, Fisher leaned on the man with his forearm, according to the police account.

“Don’t do it. Don’t do it,” he warned, grabbing away the man’s cellphone and then jumping off at the Damen station.

The victim followed him and reported the robbery to a station attendant.

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Cops say they found Fisher nearby with not one, not two, not three, but four phones in his pocket.

Fisher claimed that he owned three of them and that he had just “found” the fourth at the Damen stop. The fourth one, of course, belonged to the Streeterville man.

Cops say Fisher is a New Breed gang member. His bail’s set at $200,000.

According to state records, Fisher has received the following prison sentences:
• 6 years for manufacture-delivery of cocaine in 2013
• 25 years for aggravated discharge of a firearm in 1999
• 5 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm in 1999
• 4 years for violating the controlled substances act in 1993
• 10 years for attempted murder in 1993
• 10 years for armed robbery in 1993
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21 comments:

  1. Chicago: Home of the "misdemeanor" armed robbery.

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  2. This is a dangerous man. But it appears he has had serious sentencing. Instead of blaming judges or A.S.A.'s how about blaming the IL Department of Corrections parole system?

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    1. Where did we blame a judge or ASA for this man's issues? No where.

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    2. CWB, thank you so much for all the hard work you've continued to put into this website. I read it every morning religiously and to be frank it's the only site I prefer to read for local news. You tell the story AS IS rather than bits and pieces. I truly appreciate your hard work and I know the community does as well.Thank you !

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  3. Yesterday I was at the Tom Petty concert and I saw Officer Walsh who you've been writing about his local security business. He was in regular clothes but driving a police car with the blue lights on and seemed to be escorting a large bus of drunken revelers to a parking lot at Patterson and Clark across from Starbucks. CWB, does he use a tax funded police car for his personal business? Because a little while later he was inside Wrigley enjoying the concert.

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  4. 1. Decriminalize non-violent crimes like drug/narcotics, consensual sex (even if paid for) so we can free up prison space.
    2. No parole for gun crimes or other violent crimes. Allow parole only for property crime offenders.

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  5. And those convictions are only the times he was caught.

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  6. he's not the problem....cook county voters are

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    1. He's not the problem?!?!? Ummm, Ok dumb-ass...

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  7. Well the man you all love to hate, President Trump, is sending in the ATF for you. Maybe things will get better in the next few years or so.

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  8. Lets all thank former CTA President Forrest Claypool for banning concealed carry in Illinois on public transportation. This single act has been a cash cow for the criminals of Illinois, giving them a weapon-free zone of both opportunity and intimidation that other criminal groups in other states can only wish for!

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    1. Let me help you out here. You can still "transport" on CTA. Carry your weapon in a totally enclosed holster or container unloaded. A sneaky Pete holster is a great option. Practice drawing your weapon and magazine. Hell, even pulling your unloaded weapon on these shitbags might do the job.

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  9. With all these awful criminals the system lets out, it makes me wonder who exactly they're keeping in.

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    1. Rod Blagojevich for one.

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  10. Sounds like Fisher is a TERRORIST.

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  11. This guy is a textbook example of the problem with the new lighter sentencing for those poor, beleaguered "nonviolent " drug dealers. No way this guy should have been on the street. And look at this guy's record. A worthless drain on society.

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  12. How about this time he gets the 60 years he's already been sentenced with and add 5 more. Habitual criminal - he isn't turning his life around any time soon.

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  13. Violent crime should not earn any "day for day" credit. It is usually 85% of the sentence. The I.D.O.C. lets offenders out early and with little supervision. Some states have serious parole officers that are supervising released convicts. Not here in IL.

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  14. Alderman Smith, did you loose your phone again? He may have just found yours. Just get in touch with any of the the tact teams, they'll bring it right over.

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  15. Most states also have a 3 strikes you're out law. On the 3rd arrest, you get life without parole. This guy should have been in prison until 2024 just on the 25 yr sentence, lock him up for good!

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  16. Classic example for the need of a "three strikes, your out" law to get this type of trash off the streets permanently.

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