Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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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61 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You rock SCC!

I can't wait until those Police Board tapes hit Youtube. Then the world can see what we face everyday.

4/17/2013 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's really about choice.
The power to choose whether you wish to carry or not. madigan and his gang don't want you to have that choice. That's what the bill of rights is about.
As Rand and Cruz said " your rights should never be open for debate"

4/17/2013 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shhh... don't let the state know that across the street from Chicago, in Indiana, they've had gambling for the last 20yrs that was pretty much filled with all Illinois citizens.

4/17/2013 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Corp Counsel will fight to keep three "Police Board" hearing video concealed.

Why?


Concealing injustices against working PO's

Total transparency, right Rahm?

4/17/2013 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With cameras in the cook county court rooms, the animals might get a actual sentence which might make sense. Thats bad for the cook county judges because who would vote them back into these circus like court rooms if it werent for the criminals? Anything that might make sense wont happen in cook county. Judge hits a deputy? Not guilty. States attorney attempts to attack police officer? Not guilty. Victim is the police? I bond. Let the animals roam. Its only a matter of time they wipe eachother out. Long live DuPage county! God save the republic!

4/17/2013 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No cameras yet because the hack judges appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court and the ones slated by Eddie the slimeball Burke would be outed. You wouldnt be able to see the backroom plea deals made between ASA supervisors snd defense attorneys.

4/17/2013 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No concealed carry in Madiganistan. It looks like its going to be "may issue" meaning only jewelry salesman, battered women and those with the highest forms of clout will recieve a permit. As usual, the armed felon reigns supreme in Shitcago.

4/17/2013 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And speaking of the impending deadline for Illinois' CCW law, now is the time to re-contact your "representatives" about this issue.

Make sure that they're aware that there is a difference between Chicago's murderers and legal CCW.

Quinn, Emanuel & McCarthy are trying to blur the line between our out of control murder rate, and a citizen's right to protect himself and his family.

These are two separate and distinct issues.

4/17/2013 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicely said!

4/17/2013 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT


Chicago FOP Lodge 7 gave Quinn $3,000.00 towards his relection campaign according to Capitol Fax Blog. I can only hope that our lodge gives him ZERO!!! How can you give money to a guy who is trying to slash our pensions/healthcare. Not to mention has not shown up for the funerals of the last 2 Troopers killed in the line of duty. That not only disrespects the the memory of the officers but also their families.........That is shameful

4/17/2013 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous xcop7903 said...

There are already cameras in Illinois courtrooms. A fraud case involving a false claim of cancer was broadcast from Henry County to TruTV. Spree killer Nicholas Sheley, tried and convicted twice already, will have his next trial videotaped in Whiteside County, whenever the lawyers quit playing their games.

4/17/2013 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they leave the cameras on the judges that really abuse the dragooned jurors.

4/17/2013 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing a lot more jury trials if this happens because judges won't be so quick to let everyone go.

4/17/2013 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous W.H. Thompson said...

Here's a good summary on the current state of the CCW debate from Todd V. via TTAG via ammoland:

IL NRA Fighting for Common Sense Concealed Carry

Illustrating Chicago's Murders, Homicides, Violence and Idiocy at heyjackass.com

4/17/2013 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it great in Wisconsin,etc. and not here? Wouldn't it be great here he asks? LMFAO because people here would see what a joke the Cook County court houses actually are. They would all learn what NFPC stands for. Where else can you do a custodial search after a legit arrest and find narcotics on someone and a judge say "No finding of probable cause." That still amazes me to this day. Then some scumbag attorney picks up the case and the City of Chicago writes the check to them for $5,000. What a joke this city is. I work in 009 and consider my tour a great place to hang out for 8 hours and that's about it.

4/17/2013 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A camera in the Vanecko courtroom would be nice. This way every clueless taxpayer can see how the magic of clout works in good old SHITCAGO.

4/17/2013 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now they want to up the juvie age.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-illinois-house-juvenile-felonies-20130417,0,411656.story

More 17-year-olds charged with a felony could wind up in juvenile court rather than face stiffer punishment in regular court under a bill the Illinois House passed Tuesday.

4/17/2013 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC your Spot on with that....

Concealed Carry Works in All the other states.

4/17/2013 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im confused !

no cell phone in court room because every afraid of being recorded of piks taken.

But good ole Judge even wants everyone on the boob tube so pookie can DVR his court case?

GET YOUR SHIT IN ORDER MR JUDGE

4/17/2013 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same goes with medical MJ then....right?

4/17/2013 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The democratic party seems to always pick and choose what they want to accept from what others are doing.They say . " we should do this because others are doing it", but then ignore that advice when it comes to things they do not want. Gay marriage, medical marijuana, and concealed carry for strters.

4/17/2013 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim says what he told to say

4/17/2013 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I can't wait until those Police Board tapes hit Youtube. Then the world can see what we face everyday"

Hey man, check out Pivothead sunglasses. You NEED to show the world what you face....the perfect technological device already exists for you to do that. Hidden camera sunglasses. Who's going to be the first to take down white shirts or catch them lying using the secret camera?? Bueller? Anyone? McFly?


4/17/2013 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you imagine a public television station that carries the daily courtroom activities of our local branch courts? Felony and misdemeanor? It would be more fun then watching Duck Dynasty or Amish Mafia.

4/17/2013 08:33:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

BAD NEWS for those who support concealed carry for self-defense outside the home by responsible, law-abiding adults.

Last Monday, on the same day of the Boston Marathon Bombing, the Supreme Court denied certiorari on the petition of the Kachalsky concealed-carry petitioners on their unanimous defeat by a 3-judge panel in the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (NY). No MSM coverage.

For further details, click on SCOTUS DENIES CERTIORARI IN KACHALSKY CONCEALED-CARRY CASE.

While I am NOT an attorney, it appears that a conflict exists with our favorable Seventh Circuit decision in MOORE, et al. v. MADIGAN,, et al.

4/17/2013 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No judge is going to want it in there court room because then everyone will see how much time these are really on the bench.

4/17/2013 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gov. Pat Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan both suggested Monday that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to turn down an appeal of New York's tough gun law could boost Illinois lawmakers' attempts to set strict limits on who gets to carry concealed weapons. But the Democratic governor also used Monday's Supreme Court move to escalate his call for Madigan to appeal to the high court a federal ruling that gives Illinois a deadline of early June to put in place a concealed weapons law.
"It would be helpful to the people and the public safety of Illinois if that case (would) be reversed," Quinn said.

Safer for who? The criminals. Keep voting democrat people, our Republic is in jeopardy, once the second amendment falls we are doomed....

4/17/2013 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry. Timmy boy never makes sense.

4/17/2013 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC I wanted to thank you for your "insignificant blog". I outed some dirty laundry on this blog and within two days they mentioned it in the roll call that some special people will have to check off just like the rest of us. Thanks for your "insignificant blog". So "insignificant" that the bosses read it and get scared.

4/17/2013 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be a reality show for the times. Judges berating the police and don't forget CC judge Brim with her chantings and tirades. Another example of the Merit hacks that represent the CC judicial system.
mmm-mmm-mmm.

4/17/2013 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo, SCC! Yes, indeed. If ALL other states have concealed carry, why can the citizens of Illinois not practice their Constitutional right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and their communities and country?

The answer, as we all know, is that socialists despise liberty and the American way of life. They seek to curtail freedoms while we cherish them. Don't forget that when you vote.

4/17/2013 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comedy Channel could save tons of money and just broadcast live from Judge Clay, or Sacks, or Gaughan ; too bad let em go Leo retired, could have been a HUGE hit on the Black network. Problem is that TV likes starting shows ON TIME. Just saying....of course Misdemeanor Branch courts is were the really entertaining future felons do thier daily auditions.

4/17/2013 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, Thanks for once again standing up for the 2 A for us law abiding citizens. Do you care to discuss Rep Cassidy's latest bad amendment?
Signed NAC (not a cop)

4/17/2013 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's really about choice.
The power to choose whether you wish to carry or not. madigan and his gang don't want you to have that choice. That's what the bill of rights is about.
As Rand and Cruz said " your rights should never be open for debate"

4/17/2013 12:18:00 AM

The choice to carry a video camera into court, right? Or is it left? Right or wrong, who couldn't agree more?

4/17/2013 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There will NEVER have cameras in
courtrooms in Crook County, they can't have the sheeple see what is really going on.

They will NEVER allow the citizens
of Crook County to defend themselves like the rest of America.

The takers have already outnumbered the makers.

Get your family out while you can. Retire & flee this God forsaken State.

4/17/2013 12:38:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Smile for the camera.

4/17/2013 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Selective reasoning.

4/17/2013 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Corp Counsel will fight to keep three "Police Board" hearing video concealed.

Why?

------
What police board video?

4/17/2013 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answer, as we all know, is that socialists despise liberty and the American way of life. They seek to curtail freedoms while we cherish them. Don't forget that when you vote.

4/17/2013 11:01:00 AM

Liberals are liberals until you start taking THEIR CASH. Then all of a sudden they morph into republicans!

4/17/2013 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He WANTS cameras? Hard to believe Evans would want to shine a light on the bullshit that goes on in the Cook County Courthouses. People all over the country would be shocked to see how justice is not served. What criminals get away with. How Anita.....

On the other hand, it might make for a good reality show.

4/17/2013 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Command changes today. Waller from 002 goes to 006. Williams from 024 to 002. 006 gets the better of the deal.

4/17/2013 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coppers can now be filmed during their work, so why not judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and the rest of the circus that goes on in Cook Co. courtrooms...

4/17/2013 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone think the fix is in on the Vanecko case. The appointed Judge is a huge cog in the Cook County Machine via marriage and friends.

How disgusting, it looks like a Daley will get away with murder.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/19502589-452/illinois-judicial-inquiry-board-investigating-judge-whos-hearing-daley-nephew-case.html

4/17/2013 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Puggg said...

OT

A caller to Mark Levin show just gave Second City Cop a shout out.

4/17/2013 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT but a caller to the Mark Levin show is from Chicago and she just plugged your site. Mark let her put the web address out on his radio show. Happened at 6:45pm Wed. April 17th.

4/17/2013 06:47:00 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

OT: You just got a mention on the Mark Levin Show. Wednesday, April 17. At around 6:45pm (listening live via computer). Tape delayed on WLS it should air around 10:45 tonight.

Caller gave out your web address.

4/17/2013 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T- A woman from Chicago just put the SCC web address out over the air on the Mark Levin show and Mark actually let her. Your insignificant blog just went mainstream across the nation!! Way to go SCC!! She spoke of her mother being murdered in a domestic incident and how she didn't have a chance to defend herself because she followed Chicago's gun laws. She referred to SCC as a site of retired and active police who support conceald carry and is contrary to what the politicians want the rest of the country to believe. KEEP KICKING ASS SCC!!!

4/17/2013 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Changes again....T-Dubs to 002 from 024............

4/17/2013 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on making the national airwaves SCC!

You are so very insignificant.

4/17/2013 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger True News said...

You made it to national radio tonight. On the Mark Levine Radio Show a caller gave out your blog and the spelling of the website. Praising your website.

Congratulations... Levine has millions of listeners!

4/17/2013 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got your blog mentioned on Mark Levin tonight

4/17/2013 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. : someone just mentioned scc blog in a positive light on the Mark Levin radio program. Mark Levin allowed the female caller to give the full web address out on the radio. Prepare for much more traffic than usual.

4/17/2013 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot
Just listening to the Mark Lavin show on wls radio and someone just mentioned second city cop website. The caller mentioned how majority of cpd is for conceal carry and that's when she mentioned your site on the radio. I would think your going to get alot more traffic.

4/17/2013 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC got a plug on the national Mark Levin show which is syndicated on WLS-AM around 2250 tonight

4/17/2013 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

URGENT ALERT – YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

GUN GRABBERS TRY TO HIJACK CONCEALED CARRY

YOU MUST MAKE PHONE CALLS IMMEDIATELY


Rabid gun grabber Rep. Kelly Cassidy has introduced amendments to HB0831 which hijack the court’s requirement to enact concealed carry and transform concealed carry into gun control.

IT’S IMPORTANT THAT YOU ACT IMMEDIATELY TO HALT CASSIDY’S SCHEME.

Kelly’s vision of concealed carry is absolutely unacceptable to law-abiding citizens. Her proposal contains all sorts of impediments to self defense – the worst of which is that carry licenses would be issues on a “may issue” basis.

UNDER KELLY’S PROPOSAL, YOU WOULD HAVE TO CONVINCE SOME POLITICAL HACK THAT YOUR LIFE IS WORTH DEFENDING.

That’s right, under Kelly Cassidy’s version of “concealed carry,” you would have to go down to your village hall and beg some civil servant for the right to defend yourself and your family from vicious street thugs. Of course, your chances of success will depend greatly on what you look like and how many checks you had written to your local sheriff’s reelection campaign committee.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO PRESERVE YOUR RIGHT TO SELF DEFENSE:

1. Contact your State Representative immediately and politely tell the person who answers the phone that you are a law-abiding firearm owner and that you oppose Kelly Cassidy’s amendments to HB0831. If you do not know who your state representative is, the Illinois State Board of Elections has an interactive search page here:

www.elections.state.il.us/DistrictLocator/DistrictOfficialSearchByAddress.aspx

If you know who your representative is, you can find their contact info here:
www.ilga.gov/house/.


2. Inform your State Representative that you will only support a state-wide “shall issue” concealed carry bill, such as HB0997. Advise him/her that you will not accept “may issue” concealed carry under any circumstances.

3. Pass this alert along to your gun-owning friends and family and ask them to make phone calls as well.

4. Post this alert to any and all Internet blogs or bulletin boards to which you belong.


DON’T LET KELLY CASSIDY DECIDE WHETHER YOU ARE WORTH DEFENDING OR NOT

4/18/2013 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if cameras are allowed, only the really big trials will be televised.

What cable company is going to devote channel space for each and every courtroom in the county?

We're not just talking 26th Street here; there's Markham, Bridgeview, Maywood, Skokie and Rolling Meadows, too.

Let's face it, most of the time court is BORING.


rb

4/18/2013 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
SCC got a plug on the national Mark Levin show which is syndicated on WLS-AM around 2250 tonight

4/17/2013 11:06:00 PM

What was the plug for?

4/18/2013 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should wonder why most of the judges in Cook County aren't doing shit.

4/18/2013 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because Cook County and the City feel they don't have to abide by high court rulings. Why they get away with this baffles me.

4/18/2013 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there was a camera in every courtroom, maybe that would bring light to the travesty of injustice that goes on in all of them. Felony and misdemeanor pre-lims and of course felony trial rooms. Boy oh Boy, is our Crook County Judicial system broken and corrupt.

4/18/2013 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our politicians are the scum of the earth [DEMS] followed by Kalifornia. It's really time to clean house, even the yuppie's are getting on board.Make sure Durban KIRK quinn madigan's rham all these people ousted from office.Feds should jail quinn and everyone else who is dragging their feet on conceal carry.

4/19/2013 10:11:00 AM  

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