Saturday, December 26, 2009

Someone Explain This

Downstate State's Attorneys? The Department of Corrections? The governor maybe?
  • Authorities have charged a Joliet man on parole for murder with the slaying of a 79-year-old Hyde Park resident who Thursday afternoon had just left a fast-food restaurant where he picked up chicken for a Christmas Eve party.

    Police say Lee Cration, 48, waited for Ralph Elliott to leave a a Popeye's restaurant, then came up to him as he tried to get in his car. Cration allegedly struggled with Elliott, then shot him in the face and back. He rummaged through Elliott's pockets before fleeing, police said.

Seventy-nine years old, married to the same woman for 54 years, childless but very involved in his extended family with a nephew who is CPD, and he gets killed by some piece of shit who probably shouldn't have even been on the street. Read this:
  • Records show he was paroled in November 2008 from prison, where he had been held since 1985 for a murder a year before. He also was convicted in 2001 and 2005 of aggravated battery of a peace officer. In the earlier incident, he assaulted at least two prison guards at Pinckneyville Correctional Center who tried to get him to remove personal property from his cell. Officials at the time said Cration had "an extensive history of violence, including ten staff assaults and one inmate assault along with five 'dangerous disturbances,' " according to an Associated Press story.
Sentenced to 28 years for homicide with multiple behavior problems in prison? Including attacks on guards? And he still earned time off for "good behavior?" He should have been caged until 2013 on the murder charge and the Aggravated Battery charges should have run consecutively, not concurrently. What penalty is there in having a concurrent sentence? None that we can see.

Which all means Mr. Elliot could have had another 4 years of a life well lived at the minimum. Or at least stood a better chance of dying at home in his own bed with his wife of 58 years at his side instead of on the tarmac of a Popeye's restaurant in the cold and wet of a Chicago Christmas.

What a fucking shame.

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91 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This incident highlights the best reason to keep trying to put the bad guys away. You can work in the "busiest" district in the city and there are still plenty of good people who live there.

Those folks need police who do their jobs. Those folks need States Attorneys who put the bad guys away. Those folks need corrections officials who keep the baddest of the bad locked up for as long as possible.

This gentleman seemingly lived a good life. He deserved a longer life and a better death.

12/26/2009 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a video of the crime. This dog cold heartedly shot the victim in the face and chest and casually walked away as if nothing happened: all on video.

12/26/2009 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The life of a law abiding citizen means nothing to the politicians, courts, parole boards, ASA's, Public Offenders, liberals, store front rev's and the common THUG. YOU are only important to the above when they need something from you...RIP MR. Elliot.

12/26/2009 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN!!! Second City Cop you said it all I have noting to add. Thank you

12/26/2009 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the lovely wife on the news actually made me stop chewing my meal and just stare at her for a moment.

Unreal we her responses, "if he needed a coat, he'd have given him a coat if he was hungry, he'd have fed him, etc."

what a strong woman! What a shame to lose your soulmate gettin shot in his face on chritmas day!

Merry Christmas you savages!

12/26/2009 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the assistant state's attorneys and judges start dying like that you will see action, not before.

Remember the vast task force assembled at Area 3 when Fed Judge Lefkow's family was killed? That was an immense police presence, but it was a Judge, not a mere citizen.

Then the judges across the country were screaming for increased protection.

Expect more like this, elected officials think they are "saving money" by letting the scum out of jail early. What is good behavior in prison? When one doesn't kill anyone lately and smiles at his parole hearing?

And a police officer, one of our own, goes to prison for slapping one of these fucking scum shitbags.

Thanks jody weis.

Free Cozzi!

12/26/2009 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People that prey on the elderly and children are the worst. This dude should get the death penalty and it should be carried out immediately after trial. What a shame for this victims family

12/26/2009 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree.
Is the media or the revs going to explain this to there constituents or telling the truth in the justice system to harsh for them. Thanks for putting the real info to us as harsh as it may be. I’m ready to march and see how many other known career criminals are out here not caged, waiting to victimize innocent people.

So is this how it goes:
Citizen believes in the system. Vote and elect the judges to prosecute cases
We catch offenders and process offenders
Citizen believes in the system. Vote and elect the States Attorneys to prosecute cases
We attend court in lengthy cases to prosecute cases
Good Police Case officers, Detectives, States Attorneys obtain finding of guilty
Judges give appropriate sentence for cases
Citizen who was initial victim believes in the system and that this person won’t hurt another person again.
Prisoner goes to jail as directed!
Who is changing the rules at the end?
Giving them time for Good behavior for major violent cases?
Letting them out the back door so they can show up at your door!!!!
Will someone inform the judges and States Attorneys so they can change the amount of time they stay?
Give them double time if they are going to cut their sentences.
Give the offender handcuffed to the family in a closed room for 15 min if you are giving good behavior time.
What’s left can go to jail.
Especially when DNA, video of the offence or defining evidence is present

Why do the tax payers have to pay for the impending suit when we did our job without a contract!!!!!!!!!
Dis is sum Bul Sit!!!!!!!!

12/26/2009 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fucking shame is right!

12/26/2009 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely disgusting. This country needs to realize that the "legal/political/criminal justice" industry is killing off good people like this unfortunate senior citizen.

What kind of nation condones the abuse of it's elderly like we do? A degenerate, corrupt, failing one.

Shame on us for being lazy and allowing this.

12/26/2009 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He just need more education.

What a terrible loss for that family at this time of year!

12/26/2009 06:36:00 AM  
Blogger Jay Bird said...

Unfortunately, "parolee commits crime" is a common theme anymore. Just like in Lakewood, Washington...
When will these bureaucrats get a clue?

12/26/2009 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there are monsters roaming the countryside....who thought this animal was ''rehabilitated'' enough to join society? maybe they should join him in prison now!

12/26/2009 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This POS should have fried years ago!!!! RIP & god bless his wife of 54yrs. Makes me sick!!

12/26/2009 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
He just need more education.


He does need more education...at 48 years of age, he needs to learn the first hand, personal effects of gas inhalation or lethal injection.

A 48 year old guy can't overpower a 80 year old one without the use of a firearm?

What a cowardly punk bitch.

12/26/2009 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're in prison for a reason.

---not a cop

12/26/2009 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberals can't best to punish any criminal. They all deserve a second, third, fourth, fifth chance at redemption. How about anyone convicted of murder, with a previous felony conviction gets automatic death penalty?

12/26/2009 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Someone please explain this. We have a health care bill that mandates everyone to have health insurance, and if you don't get it you will be penalized by a tax but if you can't pay the government will give you a voucher.

What in the fuck is that? What is it? So I'm still paying for my own shit AND someone else's if they happen to be a broke ass piece of shit welfare recipient link card selling scumbag?

Really, can someone please explain how these people in Washington come up with this shit?

12/26/2009 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

this is a very sad story May Mr Elliot rest in peace.

I used to like Pat Quinn for his consumerism and for his treatment of military veterans

However he seems to be a bumbling idiot in many other area including corrections

I cant wait for him to be out of office

Stay safe

12/26/2009 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story breaks my heart..They resemble my parents,,,SCC you said it best- why was this savage out on the streets? so so sad.

12/26/2009 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0T:
PLEASE REMEMBER THIS AT ELECTION TIME.

4. Hired Truck companies "paid to do nothing" (2004)

A Chicago Sun-Times investigation broke the story of how the City of Chicago's $40 million-a-year Hired Truck Program was paying trucking companies, many of them with ties to city employees or organized crime, for doing little or no work. Dozens ended up convicted of federal crimes, the program was dismantled and prosecutors followed leads from the case to also unravel widespread hiring fraud at City Hall.

12/26/2009 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This incident forces me to make my end of year vent:
- bail/bond should be real. Get a $50,000 bond; you need the 50 grand to get out.
- sentenced to prison for 5 years; you do the 5 years, in a cell, alone, 23 hrs a day with only a bible and the newspaper to read. No time off for good behavior, no gym workouts, nothing. Prison needs to be a punishment.
- police use of force needs to be losened up; you have a weapon in your hand when the police confront you - you're dead. Period.
- felony review should be eliminated. The law is written in simple language. Cops are educated. We can read. If the element for the crime is there the crime is charged. Use the trial date to try the case.
- every judge, state attorney and police brass above commander should have to ride a midnight beat car with real police in the city's busiest district for at least 1 tour per month. Let them see the shitheads, the witnesses and the victims in their real environment, not gussied up for the court date.

This incident is crying shame on a screwed up and somewhat useless judicial system. A senseless act led to a senseless death. God help us all.

Signed:
Roscoe Rules

12/26/2009 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger Honkey Honkey Honkey said...

Maybe parolees should be required to live within 1/4 mile of parole board members for 5 years after release?

12/26/2009 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Mr. Elliot.
We try out there but the odds are against us... ALL of us.
God has got your back now.

12/26/2009 09:39:00 AM  
Blogger flyonthewall said...

Like you SCC, I just sat there and listened to this man's wife speak. All you've said in your origianl post says it all...

12/26/2009 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesse got his "face time" with the media while trying to console the Victim's Wife. Did anyone else notice that he seemed to be brushing off her hand as if he didn't want her touching him? What was that about.

12/26/2009 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That why I'll take this job seriously when they do .

12/26/2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF YOU EVER WANTED SOME NEIGHBORHOOD HISTORY OR JUST SOME STORIES FROM THE YEARS PAST, THE NEXT TIME YOU GET A JOB AT SOME OL' BLACK ( AFRICAN -AMERICAN) MANS HOUSE OR BUSINESS, TAKE A MOMENT AND ASK HIM WHAT THINGS WERE LIKE WHEN HE WAS GROWING UP. IT WILL BRING A TEAR TO YOUR EYE AND GIVE YOU A WHOLE NEW PROSPECTIVE ON HOW GOOD MOST OF US HAVE HAD LIFE ON THE OTHER SIDE.

12/26/2009 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People that prey on the elderly and children are the worst. This dude should get the death penalty and it should be carried out immediately after trial. What a shame for this victims family

12/26/2009 05:02:00 AM

Oh sure, crawford confessed to beating, raping, and killing 11 women and the goofy CC jury still wouldn't give him the needle. He'll get 50 and be out in 22-25..
if we're lucky.

12/26/2009 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to the Elliot family. They deserved so much better after all they have given.

Married for 58 years and a good husband and role model. Mr. Elliot was failed by the legal system who allowed this vicious animal early release.

Heartbreaking on so many levels.

12/26/2009 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason for this happening is that this city and county along with the judges are SOFT to its criminals.

12/26/2009 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

poor old timer, how much money could he have been carrying... totally disgusting and reading this left a real sour taste in my mouth because it could have been anyone who got in this guy's sights---

12/26/2009 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberals now run our society. They don't understand and never will. It is what it is. That is why we, who do understand, must always be on guard.

12/26/2009 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been on the job a while and I've seen stuff the I wished I hadn't , but I don't know if I ever felt worse then when I saw this poor mans wife at the scene and all we could do was say how sorry we were. To live on the south side for 79 years and die on Christmas Eve picking up food for a party? Makes me sick at what our cirt and society as whole has become. That being said nice work by 2124 working 99 on making the arrest. Nice work officer

12/26/2009 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all you cry babies who complain about HQ would work there if given the chance. Everyone says they wouldn't but given the chance you know you would.

12/25/2009 07:32:00 AM


You know what, your wrong. I was asked to work there as a favor and I lasted lest than two months. It sucked!!! The drive, being inside, all sucked. Went back toi the district as fast as I could. I need yo be outside working, dealing with the low lifes and laughing at the crazy calls. You can keep your inside job at HQ

12/26/2009 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry. Jesse Jackass will be crying out why the system failed to reform the convict..

12/26/2009 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This shit continues to go on, but we have an empty prison that they want to house terrorists, in Thompson, Il. It boggles the mind.

12/26/2009 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When people don't demand justice for their neighbors, they get none for themselves.

Justice is a pact. It's an agreement between you and everyone else in society. It means if your neighbor is the victim of a crime, you will support the punishment of the offender, regardless of any personal feelings you may have for the offender or your neighbor.

But, when you start telling your neighbor, "You know what? That offender is very poor and he didn't have a very nice daddy and you have so much more than he does, so in this case I'm going to give him a second chance,"...

then you have violated your pact.

And that is what has happened in American society. That is why a murderer was released on parole. That is why sentences run concurrent. That is why this man is dead.

Americans only want people who hurt them punished. When their neighbors are hurt, the only important question seems to be why he did it. As if that should matter at all.

12/26/2009 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its about time we find a mayor and governor that believe in the right for law abiding citizens to carry concealed in the state of Illinois.

Funny how none of the eggheads or FBI economists are correlating the drop in nationwide murders to the mass purchases of firearms since Barry got into office.

12/26/2009 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is not with the police. Throughout my 27+ year career I have always been amazed at the huge number of bad guys walking the streets with criminal histories that are a mile long. The problem is the lawyers. It's always the lawyers. Whoever let this mutt out of prison should be locked up himself.

12/26/2009 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some years back, when we had a "Boys Court"( for boys 17-21) onthe 2nd floor of the 13th district, there was a sitting judge who was extremely liberal. He repeatedly placed boys on probation for battery and robbery. Then he was a robbery victim and got socked in the face, but good. He ceased being a liberal. This should happen to many of the judges, ASA, and parole officials.

12/26/2009 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out of control Liberals, throw them out of office.

12/26/2009 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Funny...

Jesse Jackson Jr.
James Meeks
Paul Jakes
Michael Pfleger and so on.

Ad Infinitum et Ad Nauseam...

Nothing to say gentlemen? No marching? No denunciations or repudiation of the lifestyle that has given birth to this tragedy and many others like it?

You fools are the collective sires of these predators roaming our streets.

You charlatains have drank from the cup of eternal damnation for preaching the false doctrine of misplaced victimology, avoidance of personal responsibility, nihilism, idolatry, heathenism and blatant disregard for law and lawful authority.

To the first three who have perverted the teachings of Christ... Those who have preached the gospel before you are surely getting chafed from revolving in their crypts at your complicity and silence for political hay and a handful of silver. Jesus weeps at your betrayal and will deal with you specially because you call yourselves annointed to the calling of seeking justice, setting examples and seeking out need and ministering to it. Not walking on the back of each other's shoes to have face time with a camera to pile ashes and damnation on the heads of the Police for your deaf and blind yet noisy & annoying congregants whose contribution to the betterment of society is nil.

The only reason Pfleger is allowed to remain at St. Sabina is because the envelopes going to the Archdiocese are relatively thick and the Cardinal is too craven to yank that clown's chain... hard.

We feel so sorry for the upright citizen/taxpayers of this city. We try our best but 42 extra-short is taking his vendetta out on the Police at your expense. You, the good citizens are truly on your own. We hope you do what you must to protect YOUR families at the moment of truth because there just are just simply NOT ENOUGH POLICE OFFICERS TO HELP YOU. Do not let Daley or Weis continue to escape responsibility for continually lying to YOU the taxpayer and final arbiter.

Daley feels everyone is expendable but him. The good citizens should storm City Hall. By God they have every right to...

God send his love, peace and blessing to that poor man and his family in their season of grief but we will continue to see more of this type of thing. No matter how scientifically Weis (j-fart) manipulates intentionally depleted manpower and resources through the filter of smoke, mirrors and media spin.

12/26/2009 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This man and his wife are exactly the people the overwhelming majority of us go out to protect each and every day. The fucking animal was let out of prison after having a murder conviction? What ever happened to spending your life in prison for murder??? This piece of shit is exactly the same type that the scumbag Loevy and Loevy would have tried to sue police officers for. He is the same type of shitbag that liberals and reverunds would march for to protect him from the "racist" or "uncle tom" police. Why don't we ship our animals to some other country if we won't keep them locked up. I find it amazing that on the show Gangland on cable, that gangs across the United States brag about the rape, murder, robbery, drug selling, shooting at police, etc...and we still have liberal marxist rich kids defending them. Let's declare war on the gangs...export them or incarcerate them...all of them....then the good people of this country can raise our kids in peace. This dream of mine will not happen as long as Dumbocrats are looking for uneducated voters to keep them in office. Enough is enough!! Look at Ron Holt...locking up scum..only to have his only son taken by a shitbag. Jesse Jackass, Al Sharpton, etc. need to learn that some shitbags cannot be reformed and need to be permantly removed from our society. Some time it takes a village to kick the village shitbag out of the village or send them to the gas chamber.

And so it goes...another good citizen bites the dust. Maybe this jagoff can get out in 10 years because of budget cuts at the prison????

12/26/2009 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrible, just terrible. He was let down by the system that is allegedly abusive and insensitive. Well who does the sytem abuse, those unable to protect themselves. Parole is a joke and so are its gatekeepers. Ask any hardworking Parole AGent and he will tell you their hands are tied because of lawsuits, they can't "harrass" these poor idiots. Thank your judges and lawyers.

12/26/2009 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to IDOC site, and check out Johnsom, Kenneth (07-13-55). Sentenced to 200 years for murder / armed robbery in 1975. Paroled in Nov 2009!! WTF!!!

12/26/2009 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone tell TSA that off duty cops will fly as sky cops for side job money. Were not getting much from our own department!

12/26/2009 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life sucks.

12/26/2009 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Small Town Cop:

These are the good people that pay for a bad judiciary. To his family and especially his nephew who is CPD, my condolences.

Stay safe this Holiday season; Driving really sucks !

12/26/2009 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been to a few parole board hearings. Not a surprise there.

12/26/2009 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This fucking piece of shit is only one of thousands walking around in public that should be dead or jailed.

12/26/2009 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Wait for his public defender to present the hardships that this piece of shit has endured his whole life when asking a jury to spare his life.

Mama was a crack whore. Daddy beat feet when Mama told him that he knocked her up. He was abused by various family members in his "formative" years. He was recruited into a gang at a young age. He's been learning disabled his entire life. Blah...blah...blah...blah.

I suggest every legitimate, hardworking, productive member of this city "illegally" carry a handgun to protect yourselves and your loved ones in case you're ever put in a similar situation.

Thanks to your criminal Mayor and the powers-that-be, the police in Chicago are few and far between when seconds truly matter; better to be able to defend yourself and call for us to clean up the aftermath. And hopefully that aftermath is the career criminal's grey matter and various bodily fluids pooling in the street.

I can't speak for every Chicago Police Officer, but every legitimate citizen carrying a pistol for protection that I've ever crossed paths with was told to "have a nice day and be careful going home".

In addition to having the power of arrest, we also have the power of discretion. So I say to you, Mr. Legitimate Citizen, take the steps necessary to protect yourself and your family. And if you ever find yourself in a position that warrants it, let the officers know (in a non-threatening/non-aggressive way) that you're armed. Any copper worth his salt in the common sense department will know the right thing to do.

Until things drastically change in favor of the non-criminal population in the shithole of a city, it's time for the masses to take their safety and well-being into their own hands.

12/26/2009 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First Degree Murder should equal a life sentence. Taking a life should mean forfieting yours. We live in a fucked up system of justice and we have about the best in the world. Where is the common sense??

12/26/2009 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Sorry...I forgot the end my previous post with this:

My deepest condolences to the Elliot Family.

12/26/2009 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the drunk a-hole who mowed down a woman and six year old son in Rogers Park a few days before Christmas. The son is still in the hospital -- the mom died. Heartbreaking. That guy had quite a record behind him, and had run from police when he hit the family.

12/26/2009 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those folks need police who do their jobs.

This gentleman seemingly lived a good life. He deserved a longer life and a better death.

12/26/2009 01:18:00 AM

Hold on a minute. WE did our job. Otherwise, the SA and the COURTS would not have been able to do their jobs. WE put him away, US, not them. The PRISON SYSTEM let him out. It is on them, not US.

This gentleman deserved much, much better than he got, but WE gave him our best. WE can talk shit all day long about not writing tickets and such, but there is not a one of US that wouldn't have given OUR best to put this animal away, and keep him inside, and continue to protect this gentleman and other potential innocent victims from the animal. That is just how WE roll, regardless of how j-fed and the shanks disrespect US.

12/26/2009 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Gee-reg said...

Only when an offender kills a politician or judge will he or she get and serve a full sentence. They don't care about everyday tax paying citizen and even less about the police because we know how useless thay are and do not vote for them. They will only care about the other half of society that leeches off the tax payers like they do.

12/26/2009 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got news for you...it will only get worse under communist Obama!!! He'll free everyone.

12/26/2009 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If these fools on the parole board, or governors who pardon these thugs want them released then they should have these thugs stay with them and their families in their home.

12/26/2009 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just plain old disgusting. As cops we are not supposed to take this sort of stuff personally but it's hard not to. A few days ago, a cab driver went out to help an elderly man who had a flat tire at Diversey and Damen. The cab driver changed the tire and what happened next? Three animals took a baseball bat and hit him on his head and took his wallet, money and cell phone. Pure savages. The best justice is to send them to jail for a long, long, long time. If our "justice system" came down like a ton of bricks, even the animals and savages would be smart enough not to do this sort of things.

12/26/2009 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What parole board let this animal out for "good behavior"? Multiple attacks on the prison guards and still still earned "good behavior"? Unreal.....

12/26/2009 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the assistant state's attorneys and judges start dying like that you will see action, not before.

Remember the vast task force assembled at Area 3 when Fed Judge Lefkow's family was killed? That was an immense police presence, but it was a Judge, not a mere citizen.

Then the judges across the country were screaming for increased protection.

Case in point, former C/O Roy from 009 jumped through hoops to ensure all judges who lived in the district received extra security.

12/26/2009 06:33:00 PM  
Blogger Ken Rangen said...

Now I don't know the facts of Crations assaults against staff while in prison, but I'd bet that the DOC never pushed the States Attorney in that particular county to prosecute the scumbag for those staff assaults. I'm betting that he only received departmental discipline instead of a new case (or 10 cases), which would have had him still rotting in prison instead of murdering poor Ralph Elliott. You can lay responsibility for this clusterfuck solely at the feet of the IDOC and the shithead inmate.

12/26/2009 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I SURE HOPE MORE AND MORE GOOD CITIZENS OF THIS FUCKED UP CITY ARE ARMING THEMSELVES

12/26/2009 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen the victim & his wife walkin' in the Hyde Park community/53RD St. for many years and they were always civil, courteous and polite. I pray he will rest in peace and pray for his wife and their extended family.
I also pray that I get picked to sit on the offender's jury. Justice will be served.
Just a DAMN SHAME!

12/26/2009 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Really, can someone please explain how these people in Washington come up with this shit?

12/26/2009 08:30:00 AM"


they come up with the shit that sells itself.

ie., too good to be honest.

12/26/2009 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Jesse got his "face time" with the media while trying to console the Victim's Wife. Did anyone else notice that he seemed to be brushing off her hand as if he didn't want her touching him? What was that about.

12/26/2009 09:57:00 AM"


first decent thing jackson's ever done, keeping his stink off of the hand of a Christian woman.

12/26/2009 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Crook County and this piece of shit will get some jag off liberal atty trying to set him free. The police will be scrutinized and ass holes mama will be all over tv crying for her baby who had a case put on him.

Who is really suprised by this?

12/26/2009 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous John Q. Public said...

He's a registered voter and a staunch democrat. You can't keep a good man down. He's misunderstood and a product of republican discrimination. Let the man express himself through the only thing he knows: VIOLENCE!

12/26/2009 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never met the man or his wife. Their life together, and for each other, was such a gift that God blessed them with for so many years. Whom God hath joined together let no one tear apart. I'm not really religious, but I think there is a very special place in hell for this killer to spend his eternity in agony and pain. I hope the Law helps him get to his future digs very very soon! I hope the Elliot family knows how awful everyone feels at their loss.

12/26/2009 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless Mrs. Elliot, as well as the whole family. I cannot imagine the emptiness she is feeling right now. The saddest thing is that for the rest of her life, she will have Christmas to remember for the loss of her husband.

12/26/2009 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This crime happened only 6 blocks from Barry Obama's crib.....shiiiiiiittttttt!

12/26/2009 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you hear stories like this or the women struck by the junkie in 24 it breaks your heart,although we will never admit it. This was a man who overcame an ugly period in American History and deserved to ride off into the sunset. His widow is in our prayers.

12/26/2009 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a video of the crime. This dog cold heartedly shot the victim in the face and chest and casually walked away as if nothing happened: all on video.

He also went thru his pockets. POS

12/26/2009 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before he was even charged he said he was dizzy and has high blood pressure. Right over to mercy hosp where he was admitted so he could have his Christmas Dinner of roast turkey with all the trimmings, while in a nice cozzy bed. God strike me down if I am lying. He also complained to the nurse because he does not drink coffee and he wanted juice... What a joke our society has become. we are soft. he should have been sent over a bologna sandwich from the lock-up.

12/26/2009 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When people don't demand justice for their neighbors, they get none for themselves.

Justice is a pact. It's an agreement between you and everyone else in society. It means if your neighbor is the victim of a crime, you will support the punishment of the offender, regardless of any personal feelings you may have for the offender or your neighbor.

But, when you start telling your neighbor, "You know what? That offender is very poor and he didn't have a very nice daddy and you have so much more than he does, so in this case I'm going to give him a second chance,"...

then you have violated your pact.

And that is what has happened in American society. That is why a murderer was released on parole. That is why sentences run concurrent. That is why this man is dead.

Americans only want people who hurt them punished. When their neighbors are hurt, the only important question seems to be why he did it. As if that should matter at all.

12/26/2009 12:48:00 PM

This is probably one of the best things I have ever read on this blog. I hope you post more often.

12/26/2009 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to Illinois. Vote with your feet.

12/27/2009 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because of our leader SHORTSHANKS.

The year began on a sour note for the mayor, with the city forfeiting $153 million in federal funds to create bus-rapid-transit service that would have sped the commute for thousands. Federal bureaucrats refused to grant a 13-day extension to approve one of the strings attached: congestion-reduction fees for downtown parking and deliveries.

12/27/2009 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Condolences to the family of this victim. What a terrible thing to occur to a good family at Christmas.

Sometimes this world just sucks!

12/27/2009 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those folks need police who do their jobs.

12/26/2009 01:18:00 AM


Hey genius, Just pointing out a small fact that’s staring you in the face... WE DID OUR JOB THAT DAY!

Some bullshit parole board in Statesville came up with the idea that he was "rehabilitated" and let him go.

We did our job before Christmas Eve, too. We arrested him for the armed robbery and murder years ago, when you were still shitting in your diapers. So did the States Attorneys, he went to the joint.

12/27/2009 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous XFYCHF said...

It is my dream to win the MegaMillions...then to buy houses in each of the neighborhoods where the judges and ASA's live. Then let parolees and those awaiting trial for violent crime live there, free of charge. See how long that lasts!

12/27/2009 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see Jesse Jackson and Dorthy Brown on the news the other day. They were in Cook County Jail for Christmas. Soliciting votes. No really that's what the story was about.

12/27/2009 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Hope and Change said...

keep voting democrat

12/27/2009 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope and pray that future incidents like this one happen to the judges and politicians and their loved ones. Its the only way things will change.

12/27/2009 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two words here! Judges and politicians!

12/27/2009 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It is my dream to win the MegaMillions...then to buy houses in each of the neighborhoods where the judges and ASA's live. Then let parolees and those awaiting trial for violent crime live there, free of charge. See how long that lasts!

12/27/2009 08:27:00 AM"


sorta like the rotten apple version of Johnny Appleseed......

12/27/2009 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Some years back, when we had a "Boys Court"( for boys 17-21) onthe 2nd floor of the 13th district, there was a sitting judge who was extremely liberal. He repeatedly placed boys on probation for battery and robbery. Then he was a robbery victim and got socked in the face, but good. He ceased being a liberal. This should happen to many of the judges, ASA, and parole officials.

12/26/2009 01:07:00 PM


That is a true story and the judge was Judge Saul Epton. As a youthful screwball of 17 I had to stand tall before Judge Epton once. Must have been after he was mugged because Judge Epton turned my life around that day, then and there. I was headed one way, Judge Epton turned me around to head in the opposite direction. In effect, I got a swift hard slap, just what was needed.


If he were alive I would thank him as I near the end of this police career. Thanks to Judge Saul Epton.

12/27/2009 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if the pos in 10th and Kedzie/Harrison are paying attention: Crawford and mom lived at 1447 S Spaulding, Hudson baby found dead in K town and the Lawndale Predators still running wild, taunting females in the street, IDing them as prostitutes while their serial killer stood hanging out on 16th street waiting for the ID maybe for his next victim.

When are these savages going to be stopped?

12/28/2009 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:48 that is the truth.

If the gunshots not at them or their family, their more worried about the sick animal who commits these acts.

12/28/2009 08:29:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

When the late Judge Saul Epton sat in Br. 43, I appeared as an (011) arresting officer 1-2 times a week.
He was always fair with an excellent judicial temperment--an outstanding jurist and a gentleman to boot.

He never dismissed any of my many cases. On one case, the public defender moved for an S.O.L. because I stopped Sammie LINZON, IR#______ in a new Cadillac with NPC. (Plates=Clear; VIN=HOT)

Judge Epton cut the lawyer a new one, noting that I arrested LINZON driving another stolen new Cadillac two weeks earlier. "Officer Northen would be remiss if he didn't stop this defendant on sight".

I have fond memories of Saul Epton.

12/28/2009 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the old country, murderous scum like him would be "shot dead while trying to escape" or something similar. Or would die due to "internal injuries while resisting arrest".

12/29/2009 03:02:00 PM  

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