Sunday, August 13, 2017

13 Years For Beating Lakeview Senior Citizen With Pistol (Plus Other Recent Sentences)

David Shabazz (inset) allegedly beat the man during a robbery in the 1000 block of West Barry. | Google, CPD
A 21-year-old street gang member accused of beating a 63-year-old world-renowned expert on ancient Egypt with a handgun during a robbery in Lakeview last summer has reached a plea deal.

David Shabazz pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery in a public place and received a 13-year sentence. In exchange, prosecutors dropped fifteen other charges: two counts of armed robbery; eight counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon; three additional counts of aggravated battery; two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm; and one count of unlawful restraint.

Shabazz and Juwan Askew were accused of tackling, beating, and robbing the man at gunpoint near his home in the 1000 block of West Barry on a Sunday afternoon last July. Askew is due back in court on September 18.

Four months before the robbery, Shabazz was arrested in Boystown and charged with brandishing a replica firearm during a fight on Halsted Street.

Days later, a Cook County judge threw out the weapons charge against David Shabazz finding “no probable cause” despite statements by multiple witnesses and police officers’ own reports of recovering a Sig Sauer blue steel air pistol from Shabazz’s coat.

Cops say he is a member of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang.

Ax Threat Brings Probation

Kardasz | Chicago Police Dept
It’ll be four-years probation for a Lakeview man who was accused of storming into his ex-girlfriend's home and threatening to kill her new boyfriend with an ax two years ago.

Joseph Kardasz, 29, of the 3100 block of Southport reached a plea deal with prosecutors and was handed the sentence late last month.

Kardasz was accused of forcing his way into the woman's home in the 1600 block of Wrightwood around 3:30AM on July 4th, 2015, while threatening, "I'm going to kill [the new boyfriend] right in front of you!"

Prosecutors said Kardasz swung the small ax several times, striking the boyfriend on his hand and forearm, causing minor cuts and lacerations.

Prison (Finally) For Third Robbery Conviction

Farley | Chicago Police Dept
A 22-year-old Morgan Park man who was given probation for robbing two women at gunpoint in Lakeview last December has received a slightly stiffer sentence for his third hold-up.

Weeks after getting the probation sentence for the December muggings earlier this year, Jwan Farley was charged with a third robbery that took place in the 800 block of West Fletcher two months before he robbed the women.

That third case just wrapped up with Farley pleading guilty to robbery and the court sentencing him to four years. Farley will be eligible for parole in March 2019.

Milwaukee Women Sentenced For Lincoln Park Mugging

Two Milwaukee women who went missing after being accused of mugging a Lincoln Park woman have reached plea bargains.

Bass (left) and Franklin | Illinois Dept of Corrections; Chicago police
Prosecutors accused 36-year-old Ellise Franklin and 37-year-old Tamisha Bass with knocking the victim to the ground and wrestling away her purse in the 2600 block of North Lincoln on October 8, 2016.

Franklin received 24-months probation and Bass was given a 3-year prison sentence in exchange for their pleas.

Bass was on probation for retail theft at the time of the robbery, according to Wisconsin state records. Her criminal history includes several shoplifting and fraud convictions, the state said.

Despite the nature of the crime, Bass’ history, and the fact that they lived in Milwaukee, a judge gave both women relatively low bonds. They posted bond, then went missing. Both were recaptured earlier this year.

A court record says that Judge Joseph Panarese was not aware of “all necessary information” when he set the low bond amounts.
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10 comments:

  1. I'm guessing Shabazz got all his other charges dropped because he snitched on some other gangs or something? What case was there to drop all the other charges otherwise?

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    1. It's how plea deals work. Saves victims from having to testify, ensures a guilty verdict and saves time & resources in exchange for defendant getting reduced counts and a charge where he serves 50% time instead of 85% if he behaves in IDOC. Most likely doesn't have anything to do with snitching.

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  2. these sentences are pathetic. We all know these animals will be straight back out terrorizing and beating/robbing people again. They have no remorse or conscience.

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    1. These aren't animals, they are social justice warriors, giving it to the man. I heard it on the radio, I swear. Only in Chicago!

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  3. Probation for an axe attack???

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    1. Psycho-White male.
      All of the above should have gotten maximum sentences.
      No parole and no plea deals.
      When justice is done it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. Proverbs

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    2. All this time I was using a gun and worried about 2 years in jail, I need to just get a freeking axe!

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  4. Sickening... IS there any wonder why there is so much violence in Chicago. time to vote these jerk judges out of office

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    1. The prosecuting attorneys played a part in all of this too. Foxx needs to go as much as any judge.

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    2. Make sure your mark NO after the judges' name or it'll be considered a yes. I'll vote yes for Peggy Chiampas, tho. She seems to be much more reasonable. Unless someone has a reason not to.

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