Chicago Follies Part Deux: Number of longer sentences in Cook County under new get-tough gun law? Zero

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Chicago Follies Part Deux: Number of longer sentences in Cook County under new get-tough gun law? Zero

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Post by ELB » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:07 pm

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gun-l ... sentences/


The aim of the law was simple: Repeat gun offenders in Illinois would face tougher sentences.

But a Chicago Sun-Times review of sentences in Cook County since that new law took effect in January has found that no one is actually being hit with those stiffer sentences.

There hasn’t been a single case in Cook County in which a judge has meted out those extended sentences that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Supt. Eddie Johnson pushed for and that they and sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, said would happen under the law.

That’s according to a Sun-Times examination of the first four months under the repeat gun-offender measure that Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law last summer.

Thanks to the way the law was written, no one sentenced in that period even qualified for one of the tougher prison terms.
It's almost like gun control is not really aimed at real criminals or sumpin'...

Do go read the whole article.
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Re: Chicago Follies Part Deux: Number of longer sentences in Cook County under new get-tough gun law? Zero

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Post by bblhd672 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:11 pm

ELB wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:07 pm
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gun-l ... sentences/


The aim of the law was simple: Repeat gun offenders in Illinois would face tougher sentences.

But a Chicago Sun-Times review of sentences in Cook County since that new law took effect in January has found that no one is actually being hit with those stiffer sentences.

There hasn’t been a single case in Cook County in which a judge has meted out those extended sentences that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Supt. Eddie Johnson pushed for and that they and sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, said would happen under the law.

That’s according to a Sun-Times examination of the first four months under the repeat gun-offender measure that Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law last summer.

Thanks to the way the law was written, no one sentenced in that period even qualified for one of the tougher prison terms.
It's almost like gun control is not really aimed at real criminals or sumpin'...

Do go read the whole article.
The Cook County “judicial” system wasn’t applying the existing tough laws before the new ones were passed. No reason to expect anything different from a corrupt government.
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