Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx keeps the revolving door well-lubricated when it comes to the criminal “justice” system. In fact she’s bringing in bearing grease by the case. We would like to share a couple of examples for your amusement. SPOILER: You’re on your own on the dangerous streets of Chicago.
Of course, CWB covered it:
Man charged with 5 North Side robberies was supposed to be on electronic monitoring for Class X felony gun case: court records
CHICAGO — The man Chicago police say committed five armed robberies in two days in West Ridge was supposed to be on electronic monitoring for a Class X felony gun charge, according to court records. A judge issued an escape warrant for Safaeldin Daheya, 22, when he failed to appear in court last week.
Now, he’s accused of robbing five men during two nighttime waves on Tuesday and Wednesday.
How many more has he pulled off without getting caught?
And then there’s the catalytic converter thieves who run around with their saws and hack off cats while their compatriots stand guard, heavily armed to dissuade any of the sheep from objecting to their brazen thefts.
CWB covered the disposition of a case that made news a year ago when the Cook County State’s Attorney made a big deal of throwing the book at one of the more prolific cat thieves.
Catalytic converter thief pleads guilty, gets probation
CHICAGO — When Cook County prosecutors finally filed a felony charge against a man accused of catalytic converter theft one year ago, it was pretty exciting stuff. In Chicago, the thieves typically catch nothing more than a misdemeanor charge. Even those are usually thrown out or settled with minimal consequences.
But one year ago, on August 25, 2022, Diamonte Saterfield became the first person we’ve found to be charged with a serious felony. Prosecutors hit him receiving or possessing a stolen motor vehicle under a section of state law that makes stealing an “essential part” of a car equal to stealing the entire vehicle.
His case wrapped up this month when he pleaded guilty to the charge. His sentence from Judge Domenica Stephenson? Probation, 40 hours of community service, and two days in jail, which he already served.
You’re on your own, folks.
And Governor Pritzker has seriously diminished your ability to defend yourself with the most effective and most popular firearms for self-defense thanks to the so-called Protect Illinois Communities Act gun and magazine ban.