With Garry pointing out (correctly) that the courts are dropping the ball on charging and sentencing, you'd think that something like this might be a thing of the past - nope:
- 2 people shot 3000blk of Lexington, car chase with offending vehicle 2 guns tossed out of car(great job of pursuing vehicle to see it and call it out, both recovered), 1 M4 still in vehicle after it crashes near ogden and California, 3 offenders bail and are taken into custody inside the park. Great response by police from 010 and 011. 3 weapons recovered from a vehicle and offenders who had just tried to add plenty of extra holes in some not so upstanding citizen(over 20shots fired from all three weapons). Great case right? Attempted murder? Agg discharge? Multiple AGG UUW charges for all involved? Not here in crook county! Each of the passengers only got 1 charge of AGG UUW, and the driver of the shit show only got a charge for AGG Fleeing and eluding. Funny thing is the driver will probably the only found guilty and do any time. Just as the media is calling for more action to stop the violence the beautiful people at Anita's office are afraid to do their part in putting the bad guys in prison.....
We realize the difficulty of putting a gun in each occupants' hand in terms of a court case, but really? Three guns, three heads. Even if the driver was only driving, they're all accomplices in an attempted murder of two individuals, regardless of the "victims'" rap sheets. The law allows everyone in the car to be charged with murder, why not attempted murder? Aggravated UUW? Pile the charges on and let them take their chances at court. If you can prove they're gangbangers and part of an organized criminal conspiracy, why not RICO them?