Pfleger Loses in Court
Pfather Pfleger and his ilk grab all the headlines when they're marching, shrieking and filing lawsuits. But we don't seem to ever see the results of the court battles. Probably because there aren't any (article brought to our attention via our NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde):
- A Cook County judge has abruptly ended an attempt by a coalition of Chicago community activists, including Fr. Michael Pfleger and others, to use an Illinois civil rights law to force suburban communities to more stringently regulate gun shops operating within their borders, who the activists say are responsible for a disproportionate share of the firearms used by criminals and gangbangers to terrorize Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods.
On Feb. 25, Cook County Circuit Judge Franklin Ulysses Valderrama dismissed in its entirety the complaint brought against the villages of Riverdale and Lincolnwood by a group known as The Coalition for Safe Chicago Communities. Named plaintiffs in the action also included Pfleger, the Rev. Robin Hood, Louvenia Hood, Annette Nance-Holt and Pamela Montgomery-Bosley.
The lawsuit, filed in July 2015 alleged the villages, located in suburban Cook County, allowed gun shops in their communities to “sell guns in a manner that disproportionately jeopardizes the lives of African-Americans, causes mental anguish and distress and diminishes the value of their homes and other property.” This, the activists’ complaint said, violated the Illinois Civil Rights Act of 2003, which forbids municipalities from engaging in policies that create have a disparate negative impact on racial and ethnic minorities.
What a horseshit lawsuit. The article actually names the ambulance chasers:
- The Coalition was represented in the action by attorneys with the firm of Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, of Chicago.
Sure would be interesting to see if this firm made any particular political contributions.
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