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.