Why Truth in Sentencing Matters
Served half his sentence, then took under a month to find a gun on parole and shoot at the police:
- Charges have been filed against a parolee police called a "possible suspect" in a police involved shooting at a hot dog stand Monday afternoon on the Far South Side.
Kenneth Brown, of the 7100 block of S. South Chicago Ave., who police said was a "possible suspect" in the incident that occurred Monday at 3 p.m. at Jim's Original hot dog stand, 16 E. 95th St., was arrested because he fit the general description of the offender.
- Police said Brown was convicted in 1994 for an armed robbery, sentenced to 30 years and was on parole for it at the time of his arrest Tuesday at 9337 S. Wabash Ave.
Someone e-mailed that this was one of Governor Quinn's "early parolees" but we can't locate any evidence of that. He doesn't fit the profile of a "non-violent" offender, but appears to have served 15 years of a 30 year sentence. At this point we're assuming he's just a regular piece of shit criminal who should have served something a lot closer to the 30 year sentence rather than 15 years.