One-Third of Sentences?
Someone got shot near California and Madison the other night. That someone had an interesting rap sheet as discovered by some friends of ours and brought to our attention.
It seems this individual took a couple shots at the police back in 2002. He missed and was charged with four counts of Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer. From what we can gather, and in the finest traditions of Cook County "justice," he pled guilty to 4 counts of Aggravated Discharge of a Weapon and was sentenced to 25 years.
We aren't the smartest folks out there by any stretch of the imagination, but 2002 plus 25 equals 2027 as far as we can figure. 2002 plus 13 years (day-for-day credit if eligible) is still 2015.
This asshole was out in 2010. Eight years. For trying to kill police officers. That's like 33% of the given sentence. Anyone care to explain? Anyone in a political position who can tell us why this jagoff was anywhere near California and Madison breathing fresh air?
And the band played on.