Local Clemency Hearing
These happen often enough down state that actually having one here seems unusual. No reason we can't pack the courtroom:
- Inmate Ronnie "Mad Dog" Carasquillo has requested a clemency hearing which will be held on Friday, October 8, 2010. At this hearing, Carasquillo's attorney and other supporters will appeal to Governor Quinn for his immediate release. Clemency hearing details:
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph Street
Friday, October 8, 2010 0900 hours
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation (CPMF) is asking uniformed Chicago Police personnel to attend this hearing in support of PO Terrence Loftus (incident details attached), who was shot and killed by Carasquillo in October 1976. Carasquillo, a member of the imperial spanish gangsters street gang, has gained support in recent years from several politicians, including Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who was tentatively scheduled to attend the hearing on behalf of the inmate.
Until the CPMF, FOP Lodge 7 and uniformed Chicago Police officers began attending en banc parole hearings in 2008, Carasquillo was very close to receiving enough votes from the Illinois Prisoner Review Board (IPRB) for release.
Please come out in support of this brave officer. If you are unable to attend the hearing, consider writing clemency denial letters to Governor Quinn, Rep. Gutierrez or the Chairman of the IPRB, Adam Monreal.
We believe Judge Wilson's message was clear when he handed Carasquillo a 200-600 year sentence.
Gee, Luis Gutierrez supporting gang banging cop killers. There's a surprise.