Not Guilty Plea
- A Chicago activist pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he assaulted officers during protests last month over police shootings.
Ja'Mal Green, 21, made his first court appearance before Judge Charles Burns, a former Cook County prosecutor who was randomly assigned the case by computer Wednesday.
A day earlier, Green's attorney moved to substitute the first judge assigned the case, Judge Maura Slattery Boyle, also a former county prosecutor.
BAd luck going from one former prosecutor to another. But then, it's Cook County, so there's no telling which side of the fence they'll land on. After all, they have to please their political masters, too.