Judge Evans Talks Sense
- With a high-profile triple murder trial underway in DuPage County with a camera in the courtroom, Cook County’s chief judge was left wondering when Chicago would be able to follow suit within its own court system.
WBBM Newsradio [...] reports Chief Judge Timothy Evans had hoped to have cameras allowed in Cook County courtrooms by late 2012 – after the Illinois Supreme Court began allowing them in Illinois courtrooms on a trial basis last January – but was still waiting for permission from the high court as of this week.
- It’s still in question when Cook County courtrooms will be allowed to get cameras, and Evans seemed frustrated with the delay, pointing out several other states – including nearby Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin – allow cameras in trial courts.
“States all around us already have it,” he said. “Why in the world would we say, ‘Yeah, it’s great in Missouri, and it’s great in Michigan, it’s great in Wisconsin, it’s great in other states around us, but it can’t possibly occur in Illinois.’ It doesn’t make any sense.”
Gee, haven't we been saying that here for years - about Concealed Carry? Isn't there a Federal Court Decree in place striking down the Illinois ban? Yet Illinois politico's continue to dither and delay something that works just fine in 49 other states, all of which have experienced decreases in crime and no accompanying bloodbath as predicted by the Pollyanna's among the anti-gun crowd.
Backtrack that one Timmy.
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