Our Wonderful Justice System
Well evidently, he pled guilty on 02 October to two counts of robbery (felonies) and was released "time served awaiting trial" on 20 October. And mere hours later....
Derrick King, 47, was paroled Tuesday for the earlier attack, which happened in August 2008 less than a mile east of today's incident. Hours later he was in police custody again, charged with misdemeanor simple assault.
Police say King approached the woman, who was smoking a cigarette, at about 3:20 a.m. in the 500 block of West Roosevelt Road and asked her for a smoke. She said no.
"He told her: 'Remember the couple who got beat real bad for not giving a cigarette? That was me,' " [...]
King then charged at her, Chaplin said. The woman caught the attention of two police officers patrolling nearby who quickly arrested King.