Thursday, August 10, 2017

"Can someone explain to me what is going on?" — Bangers Befuddled As Downstate Prosecutor Sues Street Gangs

While Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx refuses to enforce our state’s theft laws; allows violent gang members to escape weapons charges if they merely deny that a gun is theirs; and fights to let more and more defendants go free without posting bail, her counterpart in downstate Kankakee County is taking a different approach.

He’s suing gangbangers.

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The Kankakee Daily Journal was in court when defendants began showing up on Tuesday:
"Can someone explain to me what is going on?" one alleged member said as he stood before Judge Adrienne W. Albrecht in a county courtroom.
The hearing, which drew a crowd of about 50 people outside the courtroom door, involved two reputed gang members. It was the first step in a process against 67 people State's Attorney Jim Rowe has taken action against. The three lawsuits filed against two gangs and 67 members implicates them in 147 offenses, most occurring in the last three years.
Albrecht answered the question by explaining they were being sued for their behavior as a member of one of the gangs, as well as for monetary damages for taxpayers' money spent by law enforcement dealing with this problem.
"This is a civil case," Albrecht said.
Because the case is civil rather than criminal, a public defender is not needed, nor is a request for recognizance bonds.
How ‘bout you cash me in civ' court, how ‘bout dat?
When [the defendants] departed, they possessed the business card of Assistant State's Attorney Deborah Garrigus, who is heading the prosecution. She has an open-door policy, and said she is willing to listen to the defendants.
"We are willing to talk [settlement]," Garrigus said, meaning the defendants can admit to being a gang member and will abide by the state's orders to not further associate with a gang and pay restitution.
And, get a load of this Rowe guy. A prosecutor who actually fights criminals instead of coddling them:
Provisions in the Illinois Street Gang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act allow prosecutors to go after the assets of the gangs and their members.
”The cars and houses from which they commit these crimes — and if they violate the civil injunction, we will put them in jail," Rowe said when the suits were filed.
Enforcing the law. It'd never work in Chicago. We're special.
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18 comments:

  1. Wonder if one state's attorney can sue another state's attorney for enforcing the law? lol

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    1. The publicity, is in effect, a suit against FOXX. It will only add to her rapidly evolving ineptness and less than honorable role in protecting the citizens of Cook County.

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  2. This is how Cook County should go after gangs. Brilliant!!

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  3. Law and Order is just a tv show in Chicago. Mad max is the state of justice in our city.

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  4. The cop in Louisiana that was ambushed but survived is suing BLM too. I think you'll see some major changes soon....probably not in Chicago though.

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  5. Wow! Great reporting and insights on what is really going on in Kim Foxxxxx sham office

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  6. BRAVO! I emailed this to my alderman, Michele Smith, asking why we can't do this here?

    No reply so far.

    So sick and tired of the crime in this city.

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    1. Don't hold your breath about receiving a response. The Democratic Party in Cook County should be prosecuted as a RICO group.

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  7. ROWE FOR GOVERNOR!

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  8. I'm a happily married woman, but I think I just fell a little bit in love with Rowe.

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  9. They should also go after the "Straw Owners" of the properties (ie: cars, houses, bank accounts etc, that these gang members put in the names of relative to keep detection of real ownership secret from the scrutiny of law enforcement. I had a case where a 90 year of grandmother was the owner of record on a 2001 Corvette. When asked, she had no idea what a Corvette was. I also had a situation where a car dealership was paid in cash but kept phony records indicating that the car was still owned by the dealership. Chicago has been implementing this strategy for several years while defense attorneys continuously attack Asset Forfeiture Laws which in the end render their clients to broke to pay for representation. GO FOR IT GARRIGUS!!

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  10. Wow! Will County actually cares about protecting its law abiding citizens instead of protecting criminals! Who knew such a dynamic could exist!?!

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  11. Son of Sam was caught 40 years ago this week.
    I think NYC was safer in 1977 than Chicago is today.

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  12. Sometimes I think our aldermen and prosecutors are the best buds of the gangbangers and criminals.

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  13. Yes , I remember attending police role call on my block for one of the first crimes in the neighborhood....What a joke...designed to make you feel safer...ha! The joke was on us! Where are the amount of police our neighborhood used to have? I contributed an additional $1000. extra on my Real estate tax bill last week. !!!

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  14. Yes , I remember attending police role call on my block for one of the first crimes in the neighborhood....What a joke...designed to make you feel safer...ha! The joke was on us! Where are the amount of police our neighborhood used to have? I contributed an additional $1000. extra on my Real estate tax bill last week. !!!

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