To all of my fellow Illinois taxpayers: Did you know the State of Illinois pays millions to Chicago “violence interrupter” programs? These anti-violence programs supposedly “interrupt” violence among gang members before it happens, according to some rather dubious claims. They also advocate for victim disarmament gun control for you and me as well. Nice people, right?
In reality, they do little more than pay perps to pretend to behave. Think of it as reparations for criminals.
Last July, career habitual felon Gregory Sherman, 45, worked for one of these anti-violence operations. Mr. Sherman, the violence interrupter, felt his pants slipping below his butt, so he “adjusted” things. In doing so, he somehow depressed the trigger of his Glock and shot himself in the butt. Yes, he was illegally carrying a gun. While out on bail. While on probation. Yet free as a bird.
Thanks to ghetto-fabulous full metal jacket ammunition and the fact that Mr. Darwin was busy elsewhere, Mr. Sherman survived to steal some additional oxygen and generate more sewage. The round went through and through his left butt cheek and struck his right foot. Why if it weren’t for bad luck, Sherman would be poop outta luck.
Sherman then walked — correction, he limped — to a nearby hospital’s emergency department. That’s where cops got involved because of the gunshot wound and pretty soon made an arrest of the anti-violence worker who was obviously unlawfully carrying a gun. Despite his claims that he was just minding his own business and a round came out of nowhere and struck him in the ass and the foot. Kinda like the Kennedy bullet.
The good news is that chicks dig scars. The bad news? Gregory Sherman won’t see much of the fairer sex for the next few years. He can look forward to his projected release date of Valentine’s Day 2031. Ladies of Chicago, look out.
No doubt he can pick up where he left off when he gets out, “working” as a violence interrupter courtesy of Illinois taxpayers.
From CWB Chicago . . .
A 19-time convicted felon working as an anti-violence professional who shot himself in the butt inside a Bucktown gas station has been handed a ten-year prison sentence for possessing the firearm that wounded him.
Gregory Sherman, 45, served as his own attorney at times but was ultimately convicted of Class X armed habitual criminal during a jury trial this summer, according to court records. Following a series of post-trial motions, Judge Mary Brosnahan sentenced him this month.
On July 9, 2022, Sherman walked into St. Elizabeth Hospital after a bullet passed entirely through his left butt cheek and struck his right foot, prosecutors said. He allegedly told Chicago cops that he had been closing a dispensary in the 1500 block of North Milwaukee when there was a fight outside, and someone fired shots, striking him as he walked by…
While Sherman was speaking with officers, other cops responded to the Shell gas station at 1768 West Armitage because 911 callers reported that a man had run out of the business after shooting himself.
Surveillance video from the gas station allegedly showed Sherman standing in line when a flash erupted near his back pocket as he adjusted his pants.
Did we mention that Sherman has extensive prior experience in and around Chicago’s so-called “justice” system?
Sherman’s previous felon convictions include four 10-year sentences for robbing taxi drivers in 2015. He was also convicted of robbing a taxi driver in 2006, a crime for which he received an 18-year sentence.
His defense attorney during his July 2022 bail hearing said Sherman worked full-time as an anti-violence worker, “out there on the street, trying to lower the criminal and dangerous issues that are going on in our community.”
Sherman’s other Illinois prison sentences, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections, include six years for being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2006, six years for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in 2006, three years for conspiring to bring cannabis into a penal institution in 2003, three years for conspiracy to commit aggravated battery with a firearm in 2003, three years for being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2003, twelve years for armed robbery in 2003, three years for being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2003, three years for forgery in 2001, two years for theft in 1999, one year for possessing cannabis in 1999, two one-year sentences for possessing controlled substances in 1999 and 1997, and two three-year sentences for narcotics in 1997.
In other words, he should have been in prison. However, thanks to the soft-on-crime political leaders running the city of Chicago and state of Illinois, prison sentences here are like dog years, only in reverse.