It isn't often that Mary Mitchell makes mistakes...
We'll actually, that isn't true. She makes errors constantly. We can only imagine that they're deliberate errors to promote an anti-police agenda, because it's worrying to think someone could be as ignorant as she is and still make a living writing for a rag like the Sun Times. It's much more comforting to think she's a tool of the left than think that she a completely babbling idiot...
OK, that isn't true either. It's WAY more comforting to imagine she's a babbling idiot. Get a load of her column today
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- I don't believe Jemelle Lloyd did it. And I don't think Chicago Police officers, who arrested him Oct. 27 for assault of a man in the Hyde Park community, had enough cause to charge him with attempted robbery and assault. Nonetheless, Lloyd, who turns 18 on Monday, could end up in the criminal justice system.
Um, Mary? You state in your column, your very own column, about 11 paragraphs down, that University of Chicago police detained and arrested him. University of Chicago police are not Chicago Police. In fact, there are somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 or more separate police agencies operating within City limits. Most of them have agreements to utilize CPD facilities for transport to Cook County Courts. But they aren't CPD. And CPD doesn't charge people with crimes - State's Attorneys do. On sworn complaints. And we'd be surprised if any CPD officer's signature appeared on any of the complaints. And the fact that Lloyd might end up in the criminal justice system before he's 18 shouldn't be a surprise - at 17 you go to County Jail as an adult in this state.
- On Oct. 27, Lloyd, 17, shouldn't have even been in Hyde Park.
So you're starting out of the box saying Lloyd shouldn't have been where he was? Like he was disobeying mom's rules? You're starting to bury this kid already Mary.
- A University of Chicago cop gave a Chicago Police officer a description of all six suspects and said they ran into a park at 5450 S. Kenwood, where they were detained and taken to the University of Chicago police station at 55th and Ellis.
Thank god you aren't an attorney Mary. Prosecuting, you'd lose this case on a motion. As the Defense, this kid would go to the chair - and you'd still claim it was everyone's fault but yours and his. Let's try to get your story straight next time before you go around the bend painting all police as evil, racist, railroading sons of bitches, eh?
How about we watch this case go up before a court? If it's as weak as Mary claims, Lloyd will get off shortly and be able to sue the U of C for false arrest and whatever else will stick. If Lloyd pleas out, we'll all know that he was guilty of something and took the easy route out. If he gets convicted, we can all remind Mary that everyone who gets caught in a criminal act, from the person putting hands on the victim to the lookout who yelled the police were on the way, is guilty of the entire crime. Remember, the state charges the passengers with murder just for being in the car during a drive-by.
And stop misidentifying University of Chicago Police as Chicago Police. You did it in your previous column and you do it again in this one. You are an agenda driven hack and it's showing. Again.