Monday, October 22, 2012

Interesting Bail Observation

A sharp-eyed reader send these articles to us.  The first armed robbery:
  • Bail was set at $350,000 today for a Northwest Side man who is accused of robbing a man by making him withdraw $100 from a Gold Coast ATM this week.

    Patrick J. Palumbo, 47, of 2800 block of West Diversey Avenue, was charged late Friday night with one count of armed robbery, police said.


    Palumbo was ordered held today in lieu of $350,000 bail, officials said.
He showed the victim a knife and got $100.

  • A judge set bail today at $100,000 each for three teen-age girls charged as adults with the armed robbery of two University of Chicago students this week near the South Side campus, authorities said.

    A gun brandished by a fourth suspect, a 14-year-old girl facing juvenile charges, discharged while the girl was pistol-whipping a 28-year-old female student early Monday, but no one was shot, police said. The woman was accompanied by another student, a 22-year-old man.
A pistol whipping and a weapon discharge, yet bail is just $100,000?  And the guy with the knife gets $350,000?

This just feeds into our opinion about the broken system we have here in Cook County.  See below for our judicial endorsements and tell us we're wrong to think this way after half a century of living here.

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31 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arbitrary and capricious.

10/22/2012 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


This is the monetization of the criminal activity and you can bet money that there is some lobby group pushing the politicians and judges to do what they are doing.

It goes right along with the so called "war on drugs" where we have spent over $1.5 trillion dollars and counting on and have seen no measurable difference in the reduction in the number of drug addicts in this country.

We keep spending and someone is getting the money! Who? From a morality and societal perspective it just doesn't make any sense. So we KNOW, WE KNOW, it's the money. Follow the money.

Think about it.

10/22/2012 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just by looking at the guys age ,48, should tell u he probably has an extensive background. That's why his bail is higher. The females are young with most likely no felony convictions. Come on scc u should know better.

10/22/2012 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

palumbo has a bad sheet. thats why.

10/22/2012 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its simple SCC, The three girls need to make bail so they can get out and rob again....DUH

10/22/2012 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course the white guy gets a larger amount for bail, just like how in branch court white people get PC found for lesser weight amounts then the ususal norm... have to keep county jail diversified

10/22/2012 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would have to know Patrick.P. To know why the Judge gave him a $350,000 bail. A life time criminal and the "Earth Moves with Palumbo."

10/22/2012 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee I wonder why?

10/22/2012 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are any of them going to be able to make bail anyway? what difference does the amount make if they are not in a position to pay it?


not a cop.

10/22/2012 06:16:00 AM  
Blogger cranky said...

Palumbo is a career criminal who should be locked up forever. He served 6 years for his last armed robbery. $350K was very appropriate.
The girls should have been $500K. INDEED, vote NO to all judges, the system is broken beyond repair.

10/22/2012 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the guy who was joyriding in CTA buses had a bail of $450,000. Go figure!

10/22/2012 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not CPD but read your blog sometimes.
Unfortunately, I know of Patrick Palumbo from my neighborhood. There is no word to describe the low levels of behavior that this "thing" exhibits. If the
$350K was meant to keep him in prison for awhile, so be it. There is not an atom of morals in this things body.

10/22/2012 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give her 30 days with her grandmother with a venue in the park and pay her to entertain others. Thats Chicago values.

Thank goodness that we dont have conceal and carry. A 14 year old honor student was spared injury and possibly her life because of our gun control laws.

10/22/2012 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Palumbo DOES have a long record...

10/22/2012 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man that's racist.

10/22/2012 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stalin said "when all else fails, resort to harsh repression".

10/22/2012 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Palumbo looked tired of life on the streets and the judge decided to give him the 3 hots and a cot for awhile.

10/22/2012 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can't have a white guy out there doing violence.

10/22/2012 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This makes Preckwinkle happy she loves seeing people of non color being held in county. She does not think there are enough non color people in county. She encourages the powers that be to look for canadates.

10/22/2012 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy with the knife: white, he should have known better.
The girls with the gun: black, they don't know any better.

10/22/2012 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it was an "assault knife." You know , one of those knives with cosmetic features which makes it more scary. Like a compass or fishing hooks in the handle. Gives me the heebie jeebies AND the vapors.

10/22/2012 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

because link cards have a lower limit ..then gold cards ...obviously ..

10/22/2012 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For 20 years, Alderman Munozs Dad ran the biggest fake ID Ring in Chicago,And CPD and the Feds did nothing about it? Eventually the FEDS DID. The Drug Lords control 26th Street and pay off big money to the Judges and Politicians.Romaldo es muy Rico.

10/22/2012 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arbitrary and capricious.

10/22/2012 12:12:00 AM

Your fly is open.

10/22/2012 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, everyone, IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN ! Get it?

10/22/2012 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant take it anymore. All this corruption. People gaming the system with political clout. I must get on the phone with Lisa MADIGAN about this type of shit..........she will investigate and fix all this.

10/22/2012 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Just by looking at the guys age ,48, should tell u he probably has an extensive background. That's why his bail is higher. The females are young with most likely no felony convictions. Come on scc u should know better.

10/22/2012 12:25:00 AM


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bail is meant to secure your appearance in court, not punish you for past crimes. Moron.

10/23/2012 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the "soft" bigotry of lowered expectations at work

10/23/2012 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
of course the white guy gets a larger amount for bail, just like how in branch court white people get PC found for lesser weight amounts then the ususal norm... have to keep county jail diversified

10/22/2012 02:47:00 AM

I hope you're not on the job,because you do not have a clue.

10/23/2012 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Just by looking at the guys age ,48, should tell u he probably has an extensive background. That's why his bail is higher. The females are young with most likely no felony convictions. Come on scc u should know better.

10/22/2012 12:25:00 AM


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bail is meant to secure your appearance in court, not punish you for past crimes. Moron.

10/23/2012 07:24:00 AM

Well according to your own words the girl(s) with no background should have bee given an "I" bond. MORON!!

10/23/2012 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They do look at past record when setting bail. As well they should.

10/23/2012 08:33:00 PM  

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