Monday, April 20, 2015

We Give Up

  • Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez will hold a news conference Monday to announce reforms to low-level drug offenses, including dismissal of all future misdemeanor marijuana cases, a spokeswoman said Sunday.

    "If someone is caught with a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, the state's attorney's office will no longer prosecute that case," Alvarez spokeswoman Sally Daly said. This program will be for people with less than three arrests or citations, she said.

    The announcement, scheduled for 10:15 a.m. at the state's attorney's office, is part of the sweeping overhaul that will also address how the office prosecutes small amounts of recreational drugs including Ecstasy, cocaine and heroin.

    Alvarez is expected to detail the creation of an alternative prosecution program aimed at diverting nonviolent, repeat drug offenders out of the criminal justice system, her office said in a news release Sunday afternoon. The program, designed for those charged with Class 4 felony possession — currently punishable by up to a $25,000 fine or one to three years in prison, or both — will attempt to address chronic drug use and addiction as a public health issue. Repeat offenders are expected to be linked with social service agencies for treatment rather than face criminal penalties.
When you reward bad behavior, you get more of it. If we're around in a few years, we may revisit this and note the upward trend in so called "recreational usage" of weed and harder narcotics under the Alvarez regime.

How about following the Law as written? And if you don't like it, stop being a Dart and work to change the Law instead of unilaterally disregarding it. Who does she think she is? Obama?

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103 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey let do the same for shop lifting, theft and burglaries. Anything under $100 and fewer then 10 arrest, the case is dismissed. The offender is required to attend civic classes and perform 40 hrs of community service. This type of crime fighting to catch on. Next will be Simple Assault, what the heck, saying you are going to kick someone's ass should not result in an arrest but an ANOV. Of course anyone with 10 or more arrests will still be eligible for probation, maybe even double probation.

4/20/2015 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess all the Detective in the Areas are doing the same thing!

Is a Clearance really a good thing???

Cmon new Detective Chief of North and South you coming up with new ways to solve shoplifting cases?

How about less fricking paper work for hard working Dicks?

We need a guy to run a photo spread that knows nothing about the case in question?

I am offended that the clouted a legislature would come up with this moronic method of handling a case my favorite is putting witnesses on video to say they do not want to be recorded? Ummmmm ok.

Hey Rahm guess what is happening to your clearance rate?
Witnesses are sent home case suspended. (Rahm has a college goof that tracks the internet).

Guess i won't ever be a merit sergeant.

4/20/2015 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no, hopefully they don't take away DOPW and pissers too. Tact would be lost.

4/20/2015 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A law without punishment or consequences is merely a suggestion.

4/20/2015 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(55 ILCS 5/3-9005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-9005)
Sec. 3-9005. Powers and duties of State's attorney.
(a) The DUTY of each State's attorney shall be:
(1) To commence and prosecute all actions, suits,
indictments and prosecutions, civil and criminal, in the circuit court for his county, in which the people of the State or county may be concerned (IF IT'S LAW, WE ARE CONCERNED)
(2)........
(3) To commence and prosecute ALL actions and
proceedings brought by any county officer (THIS IS US) in his official capacity.
(4).........
(5).........
(6) To attend before judges and prosecute charges of felony or misdemeanor, for which the offender is required to be recognized to appear before the circuit court, when in his power so to do.
(7)..........

Blah blah blah....you get the idea

4/20/2015 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is a bad influence all right. Now we know where he learned all his hokey pokey about ignoring or changing the law.

4/20/2015 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will she also decriminalize all crimes committed in order to purchase said narcotics?

4/20/2015 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ViVa La Reveloucion!!!!!


Like Normalizing relations with Cuba with Senate Approval

4/20/2015 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When asked about where the U.S. stands on the legalization of marijuana, Obama uttered 15 words sure to send shivers down the spines of marijuana supporters:


"I do not foresee, any time soon, Congress changing the law at a national basis."


http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/04/19/president-obama-crushes-the-marijuana-movement-wit.aspx

4/20/2015 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yet another terrible plan. you dont combat evil(druggies and violent offenders for example) by letting up or getting soft on punishments. you meet evil with a stronger force(more police) and actually enforce the laws.

4/20/2015 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are following in the footsteps of Dear Leader. He has fundamentally changed this nation by his run around of the Constitution. He can dictate which laws that he chooses to follow and ignore. We are no longer a nation of law but a nation of men. We are destined to fail and fall.

4/20/2015 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The money/clout people want legal recreational marijuana use.

They have to keep the sheeple stoned and under control and paying taxes and profits.

There will be caveats to keep the productive people in their place paying the taxes. Things like no concealed carry and drug tests for more jobs. Otherwise why couldn't cops use the stuff.

4/20/2015 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just when you think these liberal fucks couldn't do anything more stupid, then bam!!! This city/county is at the point of no return. Any half way decent neighborhood that's left prepare yourselves because it's gonna be an even bigger free for all. Hookers, hypes, burglars, rapists, gang members, drug dealers and section section 8 at your door step. Keep voting democrat you fucking idiots. Make sure to have enough freshly popped popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show

4/20/2015 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see a snowball effect here. The only reason a hype with a rock or a blow gives up a search warrant on their dealer is because they don't want to sit in County for 3 weeks until their court date. No threat of County jail, no motivation to snitch. Good drug arrests are all made because someone snitched. So more drug dealers will sell with impunity. And on tact teams we can't pay/register informants. I guess I'll just write ANOVs and contact cards and say fuck police work.

4/20/2015 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which is why I haven't busted anyone for weed in over 15years.

4/20/2015 05:10:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

"This program will be for people with less than three arrests or citations, she said."


Less than three arrests or citations FOR WEED? Or less than three arrests or citations TOTAL? Specify, please.

Either way, you can cue the Race Card in 3, 2, 1...

That 10 page Rap Sheet by the age of 21 has nothing to do with ghetto parenting and living the thug lifestyle and everything to do with the racist police.

The cradle to grave coddling continues.

Fuck Cook County and double fuck Anita Alvarez.

4/20/2015 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's gonna pay for this. Regardless, it's cheaper to house a doper in jail then it is to keep them in some sort of extended drug rehab program. Those that are recreational users are rather functional members of society and are most likely not going to get arrested every weekend. The habitual users are the one's committing crimes in order to pay for their habit. Besides drug programs are just another place to make connections especially for the recreational user. Just another way for the liberals to zombify the nation to keep their voting block intact.

4/20/2015 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a cop but it is okay for bankers and traders and rich kids yo get busted for coke or get a DUI. Cullerrtons kid has what, 7, 8 arrests, one was a high speed chase with his dad's state vehicle. Crickets. For years white kids would come on the south and west side to score drugs, how many were arrested. Make it the same for everyone then let's talk.

4/20/2015 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHITCAGO democratic voters are so generous.

4/20/2015 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it really matter? The States Attorney has been picking and choosing which cases they will prosecute for years. Not based upon the evidence or merits of the case but instead based upon who the defendant is, who he/she knows, who has made a phone call on his/her behalf and how the ASA feels that day.

4/20/2015 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're pissed at Anita for being Anita, fine. But this one makes sense.

4/20/2015 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess all those plain clothes units will have to find something else to boost their numbers. (VRI guys too)

4/20/2015 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well,what the hell? Why not make the crap legal and then there won't be any confusion. What's wrong with this woman? Is she using some of this stuff herself?

4/20/2015 07:53:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

You just gotta pander for the votes. Pardon me while I puke

4/20/2015 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"recreational amounts of cocaine and heroin"? WTF?

just like Obama, this politician thinks they can change law with the stroke of a pen....fuckin' Democrats

4/20/2015 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems that everyone in cook county government have no one running against them so they think that they are royalty! They just make a decree and it is law!
Who do they have to answer to other than their political sponsors? It must be all their workers voting for them because they keep getting elected.
Are they trying to protect their pothead children?

Is county government really necessary?

4/20/2015 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The program will only be for people with less than three arrests or citations."
Hey that's fine, it won't really pertain to us officers on the west side. There's only like 12 adults left that have less than 3 arrests. So keep on lockin em up boys n girls.

4/20/2015 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The State's Attorney's office hasn't prosecuted midemeanor marijuana arrests in years. Every case has been Nollie Prosse. Only now they are "officially" stating their intentions. As for the small amounts of harder drugs, the ASA's go through the motions but the judge always finds No Probably Cause unless there is at least a certain weight to the amount recovered. The whole system is a joke.

4/20/2015 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...






Hahahahahaaa.....


Between the Crook Co SAO and Crook Co judges, no "personal use amount" cases of ANY drugs have gone to prosecution in years.


Alvarez only figured the time was right to make her unofficial policy official. Making a virtue out of necessity, as they say.

Stupid press and public still think druggies go to prison.

It helps get vote, dontcha know.

4/20/2015 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did Heroin become a recreational drug?

4/20/2015 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, no stats in the article of the punishment issued when someone is convicted in a possession case for cannabis.

We all know that convictions result in just paper punishment - probation.

Instead of pandering to the crowd the states attorney's office should show true transparency.

Pathetic leadership.

4/20/2015 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we disband Tact now?

4/20/2015 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The so-called "War on Drugs" was lost before it even started. Time to rethink this whole thing.

4/20/2015 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right.

I'm sure the rehab private contractors are all connected to the "organization".

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Who's gonna pay for this. Regardless, it's cheaper to house a doper in jail then it is to keep them in some sort of extended drug rehab program. Those that are recreational users are rather functional members of society and are most likely not going to get arrested every weekend. The habitual users are the one's committing crimes in order to pay for their habit. Besides drug programs are just another place to make connections especially for the recreational user. Just another way for the liberals to zombify the nation to keep their voting block intact.

4/20/2015 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MYTH buster.

Show me the real stats. Sit in a court room and watch the ASA's hammer them with extensive fines and punishments.

Only political "leadership" gets away.

Nice try troll.

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Not a cop but it is okay for bankers and traders and rich kids yo get busted for coke or get a DUI. Cullerrtons kid has what, 7, 8 arrests, one was a high speed chase with his dad's state vehicle. Crickets. For years white kids would come on the south and west side to score drugs, how many were arrested. Make it the same for everyone then let's talk.

4/20/2015 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dems are just following the example set by their fearless leader, The Lord of the flies, Alfred E. Newman, who violates the Constitution all the time.

4/20/2015 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If you're pissed at Anita for being Anita, fine. But this one makes sense.

4/20/2015 06:28:00 AM
Have to agree with you. After a lifetime of law enforcement I now believe that drug use is a medical problem. Locking up drug users does no good whatsoever. Legalize drugs? Never. But, put the user into rehab programs.

4/20/2015 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This makes no sense it's as stupid as when the death penalty was taken off the table, you had defendants that would have pled but figured hell it's a 50-50 shot with a jury il take my chances. This is going to be the same thing drug defendants that would snitch or give up info on a murder or police shooting or burglaries or robberies will no longer be motivated to..... This country is doomed

4/20/2015 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They also let sex offenders go who fail to register. Instead of prosecuting child predators, they let them loose back into the public so they can search for little kids. Pathetic

4/20/2015 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOOK AT THE BIGGER PICTURE! Medical marijuana is coming with the clouted set to make 10s of millions if not more. Chasen, Gainer, Hillard / Hines. They're removing the clash between illegal and legal marijuana sale by letting the gangs and drug dealers continue to operate without fear of prosecution. THerefore, those who can get MJ leagally will line the pockets of the clouted and those who can't can continue to get it on the street. Everyone's a winner accept those who live in drug infested areas who can no longer expect any help from the law. Chicago is toast. Thank you Daley, Rahm and all the others who orchestrated this disaster.

4/20/2015 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can't beat them... Join them!

4/20/2015 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She simply bypassed the legislative process. No prosecution means the police aren't going to take the time or trouble to enforce the law. This means less arrests. Less arrests mean our government leaders can boast how drug usage has decreased since Hippa laws will not allow the dissemination of medical treatment information. THe politicians can then boast how we are winning the war on drugs. In the meantime, officers still get to wade through the carnage since drugs will still prevail on the streets. Stay safe officers. You are all in my prayers. You now face a battle on two fronts: the criminals and now those who make laws and are supposed to prosecute the lawbreakers. God help you!.

4/20/2015 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a piolitical hack.

What an AMAZING coincidence this announcement comes on "420 Day"

4/20/2015 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Save our city , county and state
forget the medical marijuana
LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR RECREATIONAL USE < TAX IT .
street dealers will then lose cars , houses , bank accounts for tax evasion.
Also boys and girls in blue , respond to all calls of shots fired , battery in progress , etc safely , use lights and sirens , obey all traffic laws

4/20/2015 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess we lost the war on drugs.

4/20/2015 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coincidentally this occurs on National Pot Day 4/20. Methinks Anita is a stoner!!!! Someone should order a drug test.

4/20/2015 10:42:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

>>>>>> 'Daly said they are part of an overhaul that will also address how the office prosecutes small amounts of such drugs as Ecstasy, cocaine and heroin. ' <<<<<<


Someone is certifiably insane if they think that's a good idea!

And not that it matters, not in Crook goddamn County, but doesn't this brain fart by the CCSA run counter to Federal Drug Laws? (fucking assholes!!)

4/20/2015 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:50am- Your post is a little incoherent but i think i get it. The white kid buying dope off of congress is THE EASIEST pinch a copper can make since they stick out like Rahm at a Black Panther convention....yes they get arrested but tell your beloved states attorney and judges to do their jobs and impart the approriate punishments for ALL.

4/20/2015 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If one was assigned to foreign operations for the south of the border cartels, one would encourage democrat friends to legitimize widespread casual, recreational use of our “exports” or “products”, namely the controlled substances cocaine and heroin. The subsequent addiction would ensure long term growth through substance abuse and bring down that powerful nation to the north. Part two of the plan is to funnel or launder money to political candidates giving criminal organizations a seat at the political table for legislative influence, power in the courts and political appointees. And with all the foreign nationals voting, it won’t be long when foreign criminal cartels will have enormous power via unlawful migration at the ballot box. Elected officials and those assigned to protect the interests of American citizens have failed to perform their duties to protect American citizens and the homeland. The dirty money spread around to political, so called leaders upholding the constitution, will ensure foreign operations, goals and objectives will be achieved as planned.

4/20/2015 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey anita, want to save money. Have all those casual users forgo any and all forms of public assistance to fund their casual lifestyles. Next, don’t incarcerate foreign nations but send them back to their respective country of origin.

4/20/2015 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Potheads need to be picking up roadside trash, sweeping streets curbs or pulling weeds in vacant lots. But that's way too complicated for the Cook County System of Reoccurring Criminal Exploits Task Force and their 37 levels of Management.
Raising my property tax is the simplest and most politically correct manner to pay for these hair brained Democrat reform programs.

4/20/2015 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Not a cop but it is okay for bankers and traders and rich kids yo get busted for coke or get a DUI. Cullerrtons kid has what, 7, 8 arrests, one was a high speed chase with his dad's state vehicle. Crickets. For years white kids would come on the south and west side to score drugs, how many were arrested. Make it the same for everyone then let's talk.

4/20/2015 05:50:00

Why hello, troll. I can promise you that I arrest a disproportionate amount of white citizens given the demographic of the constituents of my district. Your "police are racist" argument will not hold any water here. Unless of course, you want to accuse police of hating and mistreating Whitey.

4/20/2015 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They haven't prosecuted misdemeanor marijuana cases in years. It was a stupidity check. This makes sense. If you're not going to bring a chemist to court, just dismiss the cases instead of trying to pull a stupidity check on defendants.

4/20/2015 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on... let's be real! $40 per hour times a minimum of 3 hours for a case that's being dismissed every day... 'a fucking joint'... times 10,000 appearances per year!

4/20/2015 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The State's Attorney's office hasn't prosecuted midemeanor marijuana arrests in years. Every case has been Nollie Prosse...
4/20/2015 08:36:00 AM

A close friend is an ASA. He says the exact same thing. The number of arrests and convictions that a person needs to go to jail on a small amount charge is exhausting.

The best part of this announcement is that she made this on 4/20. No accident, of course. Nope, none.

4/20/2015 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just waiting for the first defense attorney to file a civil rights violation lawsuit for arresting somebody on a weed arrest. The argument will be that the police know that the case will never be prosecuted, therefore the arrest is false. So give me and my client the ghetto lottery money we deserve.

4/20/2015 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a cop but it is okay for bankers and traders and rich kids yo get busted for coke or get a DUI. Cullerrtons kid has what, 7, 8 arrests, one was a high speed chase with his dad's state vehicle. Crickets. For years white kids would come on the south and west side to score drugs, how many were arrested. Make it the same for everyone then let's talk.

4/20/2015 05:50:00 AM

White kids still come to the ghetto to buy drugs. I dunno where you work, but I've worked south and west and we never let crackheads go just because they're white. Ever. As in.. not once have we let a white person go who had narcotics on them unless they ratted something good. And I know my partner on his old team didn't either. Your suggestion is irritating and sounds stupid.

4/20/2015 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Guess all those plain clothes units will have to find something else to boost their numbers. (VRI guys too)

4/20/2015 06:55:00 AM"

Exactly they would probably shit their pants when confronted by a real violent felon.

4/20/2015 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no problem with this announcement. All I ask is when these law makers family members or children finally wake up and cry they need help the federal and local government doesn't come to me for tax dollars to help these poor people. Let them all drink, smoke or shoot themselves up to till the rot.

JUST DON'T ASK ME FOR HELP!

4/20/2015 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would any P.O. arrest someone for a narcotics charge. The bigger joke is Unit #189. Oh I've run in to a few who tell me they are just like Detectives and work "cases." Yeah ok guy sure you are.

4/20/2015 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Well,what the hell? Why not make the crap legal and then there won't be any confusion. What's wrong with this woman? Is she using some of this stuff herself?

4/20/2015 07:53:00 AM

It will be completely legal sooner than later. Too much potential tax money. Take a look at how much Colorado is raking in. And really, is it so bad? Much more carnage from alcohol. And tobacco.

I do agree that the SA should enforce the laws as written. Shouldnt make unilateral changes. The legislature should act and quit the charade.

4/20/2015 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous justAgirl said...

LMFAO hahahaha what will all the one bagger wonders do now!

4/20/2015 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If you're pissed at Anita for being Anita, fine. But this one makes sense.
Sure it makes sense, but it not her job to change the laws or which laws to prosecute.How about she decides not to prosecute anyone that shoplifted because they said they were hungry and needed that porterhouse steak.shes no better then OBI-ONE.

4/20/2015 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck?

Give these fuckin people what they want.

Thank God my kids are grown.

4/20/2015 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These "recreational" amounts of controlled substances don't just appear on the streets. They are trafficked by armed, violent groups that when confronted by law enforcement officers demonstrate no concern for the safety of the officers or the public. Simply refusing to prosecute cases based on anything but a new or revised law is a slap I the face to all law enforcement officers that work in the path of those trafficked narcotics, but also the citizens whose safety is jeopardized by the actions of these traffickers and street peddlers.

4/20/2015 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it how these communists rule by decree and nothing is said or done about it. A blatant disregard of state and federal law. This is how the Soviet Union consolidated Bolshevik power and eliminated the democratic government after the coup that ousted the czar. They simply ruled according to Lenins' will. This is precisely how the communists rise to power. People better start waking up to this truth.

4/20/2015 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Congrats to Detective Servin. What a dreadful time for the Officer, family, colleagues & friends.
God Bless
NAC

4/20/2015 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If someone is caught with a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, the state's attorney's office will no longer prosecute that case," Alvarez spokeswoman Sally Daly said......Chicago Police said....why even bother catching anyone with a misdemeanor amount.......JUST SAY NO!

WILD WILD WEST DAYS ARE BACK IN CHIRAQ!

4/20/2015 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indianapolis Indiana high incidence rate of HIV due to illegal drug abuse.....okay CHICAGO is now following the same path of perceived allowed drug abuse and the drug's social ills affecting soon the residents of this WORLD CLASS CITY!

STOP Rahm Emanuel and Anita Alvarez in their tracks!

4/20/2015 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Anita. ...any coincidence that today is National Weed Day & your big announcement of lower enforcement of marrjiana laws

Smokem' if you gottem

4/20/2015 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're pissed at Anita for being Anita, fine. But this one makes sense.

4/20/2015 06:28:00 AM

How does this one make sense? Since when is the CCSAO allowed to in effect change laws. PCS is a felony. Convictions result in jail time. Nothing in the sentencing allows for drug rehab. She can't just pick and choose how the law is enforced (even though they have been for years now.) I don't know of any conflict with anyone's rights that would require her to stop enforcing PCS or 550/4 (like UUW/CCL vs 2nd amendment). She wants the law changed she has to go thru Springfield. This is not in her prevue. Didn't you learn about checks and balances when you were a kid. Separation of Powers... etc. This violates all that. This violates her oath and Illinois law too (55 ILCS 5/3-9005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-9005)
Sec. 3-9005. Powers and duties of State's attorney.
(a) The DUTY of each State's attorney shall be:
(1) To commence and prosecute all actions, suits,
indictments and prosecutions, civil and criminal, in the circuit court for his county, in which the people of the State or county may be concerned )

4/20/2015 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when you get these guys off the street for weed they are not there to get shot or shoot someone.

4/20/2015 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous MAKES SENSE? Your fried... said...

RE: If you're pissed at Anita for being Anita, fine. But this one makes sense.
4/20/2015 06:28:00 AM
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This makes sense? What the fuck? You must be stoned right now! The State's Attorney does not have the legal authority to decide or detract from the law. That office is to prosecute all matters brought before them by officers of the court, PERIOD! This does not make sense! The possession and use of cannabis is illegal, and it is illegal for a reason. Your personal choices and personal opinions do not matter, nor do mine. Marijuana contains a chemical that has been outlawed in this country for decades. It is a stepping-stone drug that has been factually determined to be a precursor for other criminal activity. Moral and social consequences aside, basement drug or not it is and should be outlawed, and Mrs. Alvarez has no authority and no basis other than a self-serving agenda to undermine the law or the demands of the dominant number of citizens whom she serves.

4/20/2015 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, it really doesn't,t matter if the States Attorneys office says that they aren' going to prosecute these cases. Unless she can change the law, you can just keep locking them up and they can't tell you not to.

4/20/2015 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anita Alvarez should be fired after her comments I just heard on the 5 o'clock news. The gall of her to make statements about the presiding judge's decision. Explaining to the media that her office had made such a good case against the detective. She is way out of line. Judge Dennis Porter, in a directed verdict Monday, ruled the state had failed to prove recklessness on the part of 46-year-old Officer Dante Servin in the March 2012 shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd. Alvarez is just as bad as Sharpton and Jessie, inciting. She is truly scum.

Retired

4/20/2015 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT....what was that response from Judge Porter in the off-duty detective shooting? Please tell me he wasn't mad he had to acquit him? Watch it!

4/20/2015 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly they would probably shit their pants when confronted by a real violent felon.

4/20/2015 12:58:00 PM

Would love to see your stats

4/20/2015 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She has not changed in 25+ years.As a young tact officer, I routinely slammed the phone down with felony review, and had to type, "Felony Charges NOT Approved per ASA Alvarez" too many times.
Ignant.

4/20/2015 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I guess let's get rid of the NARCOTICS Unit due to this, since drugs are safe and fun and now apparently not a big deal. You know whats next, they are going to be disbanding DEA too. Everyone always says drugs, guns, and violence is all connected. But apparently Anita doesn't know or doesn't care. The morals today in the US are being flushed down the toilet with my poo-poo.

4/20/2015 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's the ticket...Put 'em all on double-secret probation!!

4/20/2015 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please....Have to read this! CA did it already and shoplifting in through the roof, off duty cops at stores everywhere!

Property crime up 10% right away, direct correlation and they cant lie about it. The legalization of hard drugs on the way. It's misdemeanor now....lmao that they got the dumb voters to approve their own demise.

http://www.latimes.com/local/crime/la-me-adv-prop47-crime-20150221-story.html#page=1

4/20/2015 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

typical liberal democratic political bullshit....well, we don't like that particular law, so....we will ignore it, or write our own laws and procedures...where in the hell do they get the gall to try and pull this stuff off, and how long will the people (sheep?) put up with it?

4/20/2015 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about civics 101. Remember the separation of powers? What is she the "Latin Queen". she jakes the law and enforces it or vice versa, I think!

4/20/2015 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just waiting for the first defense attorney to file a civil rights violation lawsuit for arresting somebody on a weed arrest. The argument will be that the police know that the case will never be prosecuted, therefore the arrest is false. So give me and my client the ghetto lottery money we deserve

wrong. among other reasons, as long as its a state law you are covered. arrest away.

4/20/2015 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary in 2016 sez: it's recreational use what does it matter

4/20/2015 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anita can do what she wants , let's keep locking them up.
I give a s. T if she drops the charges .
Who cares , it's a sanctuary city , commander in 10 doesn't enforce unlicensed food carts , it's a Mexican thing
Jajaja

4/20/2015 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I am just waiting for the first defense attorney to file a civil rights violation lawsuit for arresting somebody on a weed arrest. The argument will be that the police know that the case will never be prosecuted, therefore the arrest is false. So give me and my client the ghetto lottery money we deserve

wrong. among other reasons, as long as its a state law you are covered. arrest away.

4/20/2015 09:12:00 PM

Actually, he or she is correct. You now know that no prosecution will take place. So yes it is a false arrest. But you go ahead and arrest away, let us know how it works out. Don't get others in a jam for your non sense.

4/20/2015 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Refuse to sign the ANOV, we can't arrest you anyway.

4/20/2015 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I believe weed ought to be legal for adults over 18 who aren't operating vehicles or heavy machinery while stoned, this is well beyond her Prosecutorial Discretion. Her role in the whole legal system is to uphold and enforce the law by prosecuting offenders. Defense lawyers defend defendants against those charges. Judges and Juries weigh the evidence and choose to hold the defendant guilty or innocent, or to nullify the charges brought by the Prosecutor.

By refusing to uphold the law, she's making herself judge and jury.

She ought to be arrested, brought up on charges, and have her law license revoked.

4/20/2015 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is it a false arrest if the CCASO doesn't do their duty? You have probable cause because someone broke the law...


"Actually, he or she is correct. You now know that no prosecution will take place. So yes it is a false arrest. But you go ahead and arrest away, let us know how it works out. Don't get others in a jam for your non sense."

4/21/2015 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what do you do if cannabis is found in a vehicle? Since the states attorney doesn't seem to care, I guess the city doesn't care about the impound fees and court costs? Haha, Rahm and our supe are gonna lose their minds when the impounds plummet. Everything I did was for the money of the hours. No reason to do that anymore. They may as well just burn the ILCS book. Why have laws if the STATES ATTORNEY refuses to prosecute violators of the law? Our state and country are absolutely fucked. Once "Billary" gets elected, we may as well all move to Canada. What a joke.

4/21/2015 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:20AM is on target-since no one will run against the County Clowns they feel that they are royalty. We need a qualified person to run against Queen Anita. And thank you Judge Porter for a directed verdict in favor of Det Servin. FLOP endorsed Alvarez even though she ran unopposed-don't recall who was the President at the time.

4/21/2015 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 4/20 @ 10:05 unless the powers that be changed it, refusal to sign an ANOV was an arrestable offense

4/21/2015 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anita Alvarez should be fired after her comments I just heard on the 5 o'clock news. The gall of her to make statements about the presiding judge's decision. Explaining to the media that her office had made such a good case against the detective. She is way out of line. Judge Dennis Porter, in a directed verdict Monday, ruled the state had failed to prove recklessness on the part of 46-year-old Officer Dante Servin in the March 2012 shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd. Alvarez is just as bad as Sharpton and Jessie, inciting. She is truly scum.

Retired

4/20/2015 05:31:00 PM

She was definitely unhappy with verdict! She was basically saying "it's not my fault" no Anita your response should of been " servin was tried in a court of law the judge ruled" move on to next case! Don't inflame anything please!

On another note what happened to the "broken windows theory" where arresting ticketing for smaller crimes helped prevent larger crimes? Guess that does not apply here correct Anita? Did Toni take you into the back room and order you to do this? Was you budget cut because of the savings of not needing your services? Let's see less police, less prosecution, less going to jail, nah can't be a recipe for more out of control crime can it? Sorry I'm just being sarcastic!

4/21/2015 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HaHaHaHa all you Chicago city workers that voted for Obama and most of you did and you can't deny it due to polling records and you did it twice, you all got what you deserve. Remember it's not the fault of the elected officials for our problem, it's you the voter who continues to re-elect them. Do your homework.

4/21/2015 06:40:00 AM  
Blogger Barney Fife said...

no more weed arrests?

can you still arrest someone for smoking a cigarette on park district property? anita?

4/21/2015 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:50am, I was going to chime in on your race card bullshit but several others beat me to it

Heroin a recreational drug? Anyone who thinks that I hope you poke yourself with a discarded needle while cleaning up the broken glass from the window the hype just broke to get into your garage and take your stuff

4/21/2015 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prosecution can recommend only a fine amount. Why haven't they issued fines in the courts?

Nice try troll.

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They haven't prosecuted misdemeanor marijuana cases in years. It was a stupidity check. This makes sense. If you're not going to bring a chemist to court, just dismiss the cases instead of trying to pull a stupidity check on defendants.

4/21/2015 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey anita, want to save money. Have all those casual users forgo any and all forms of public assistance to fund their casual lifestyles. Next, don’t incarcerate foreign nations but send them back to their respective country of origin.
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And Anita, you can join them!

4/21/2015 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marijuana contains a chemical that has been outlawed in this country for decades. It is a stepping-stone drug that has been factually determined to be a precursor for other criminal activity.

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Dude, seriously? A stepping-stone drug? For every blue shirt, attorney and physician that I know who uses it, not one of them is jonesing for any other substance. Can't say that they're involved in criminal activity either.

4/22/2015 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you make a pinch on a clown who is smoking weed, but no priors and as you pat him down you find a Gat. So they dismiss the weed charge (there goes your PC) and then the UUW charge is no more. So the clown gets to go back and join the circus ! The people are quickly getting the policing that they want...

4/22/2015 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm missing something here but doesn't the Illinois Compiled Statutes define what is a crime and the minimum and maximum punishment for each? Or is this like a presidential executive order????
Who the fuck do these people think they are?

4/22/2015 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I am personally against the use of Cannabis (I hate hearing it called marijuana), I also think that we over prosecute. Our society has over criminalized many behaviors and have caused the justice system to become bloated. Fines for Cannabis in small amounts okay. For larger amounts or selling, arrest is appropriate.

4/26/2015 07:37:00 PM  

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