Wednesday, August 24, 2011

No Snitching Case

It took years, and the victim didn't really give a crap (plus, he was dead), but the detectives finally convinced enough people to testify and might have enough to charge a dope dealer with murdering another dope dealer:
  • Robert Tate took the identity of his killer to the grave.

    After he was shot on the West Side in April 2010, officers asked the dying 17-year-old to name the gunman.

    Police said he responded: “I know. But I ain’t telling you s---.” He died as paramedics tried to save him.

  • Jones controlled drug sales in the 900 block of North Avers and was allegedly angry at Tate for hurting business there. Tate was selling fake drugs and robbing customers...
An internal conflict within the Fours. Tate was doing wrong and screwing up Jones' business. The outcome was all too predictable. Not to put too fine a spin on it, but we imagine the gang leadership was more than willing to have some witnesses come forward after a year when Jones was getting out of jail and would probably have wanted his corner back. What better way to keep a violent sociopath off the streets than to make sure he goes inside again while the gang continues to run the spot for everyone else's benefit?

Nice work by the detectives involved to wrap up this mess.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares. shit kills shit... sentence dude to 20 days, 10 with good behavior.

8/24/2011 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two for the price of one. Good deal, lets keep it up.

8/24/2011 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two more pieces of garbage off the street. One under ground and the other in jail. Bye.

8/24/2011 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another reason this country is screwed up. NOBODY of power knows how to count. The government gives out loans for homes to people that can't afford them. Then they also have people running jails that can't count either. In 1994 he goes to jail for 30 yrs for murder. He is out in less then 16 yrs. Then he is arrested months later and goes back to serve the rest of his 30 yr sentence, but gets out 1 yr later. He serves about 17 yr out of a 30 yr sentence.


8/24/2011 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, in effect, the gang was able to get the police to do its bidding, by getting witnesses to come forward against Jones. It won't change what goes on at that corner, but at least Jones won't be around to get a cut of the action.

As for sociopaths, I'm sure that there are several more waiting in the wings. It's not like putting Jones away is going to change that. Who knows, maybe Jones, in his own fucked up way, was better at controlling all the other sociopaths vying for control of his corner.

Maybe taking out Tater was the best thing that has happened on that corner in a long time.

You want to make a dent in all the violence associated with drug dealing? Legalize the shit.

8/24/2011 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Is So Cool. "I Know Who Shot Me, But I Ain't Telling You S---"
Sounds Like He Was Watching Some Old Gangster Movies.
WOW ! So Cool.

8/24/2011 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dope dealer kills dope dealer; should get a Get Ouot of Jail Free Pass!

8/24/2011 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work by the dicks and everyone else, but you know what? maybe when the soon to be dead asshole wouldn't give it up, we should have walked away. If he don't care why should we. But It's good that he was caught before he hurt an innocent person, or worse yet, a copper.

Good job boys!

8/24/2011 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want to make a dent in all the violence associated with drug dealing? Legalize the shit.

8/24/2011 05:12:00 PM

No. I want people to follow the laws as they currently are. Millions already can and do every day. This is no excuse for legalization.

8/25/2011 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No. I want people to follow the laws as they currently are. Millions already can and do every day. This is no excuse for legalization.

Then expect more of the same as we continue to take two steps backward for every step forward.

Funny thing about wars, whether they're on drugs or Afghanistan. They're easy to get into, and tough to get out of.

What I find ironic is that if, in the line of duty, an officer in some undercover capacity whether it's with the DEA or some other agency winds up in a situation where they have to ingest drugs to keep their cover, it is considered a line of duty INJURY.

So what is it for the rest of the citizenry? Is drug use a crime, as all the laws currently state that it is, or is it a medical issue? Because if we go by the SOP of the DEA itself, which considers an agent who has used drugs in his official duties to have been INJURED, then it's clearly a medical issue and should be treated as one, across the board.

These assholes aren't fighting over these corners simply to stand there, they're doing it to peddle their wares. And if you take away their incentive for peddling the shit, then you take away the incentive for them to be fighting over all this real estate.

The Drug War is a joke. As Einstein said, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

That about sums up the War on Drugs, too.

8/25/2011 08:21:00 PM  

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