Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Another Dart Disaster

Carrying on his tradition of horrible ideas:
  • Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is calling for abolishing the state’s cash-bond system, saying it’s unfair to low-level defendants who can’t afford to pay and puts society in danger when defendants with violent backgrounds have the money to post bail and are freed until trial.

    Dart is believed to be the first elected official in Illinois to propose that the General Assembly scrap the system, said Cara Smith, his top policy official. It would require a change to Illinois’ bail statute — a daunting political challenge.

    Currently, judges set bail for most people charged with crimes. Defendants typically need to pay 10 percent of that amount to obtain a bond to get out of jail before trial. In some cases, judges allow for a “recognizance bond,” in which no payment is required.

    Dart is proposing a system in which a judge would decide whether a defendant should be released from jail until trial based solely on an intensive background investigation by the court’s staff.
Because Dart's crack investigative staff has done so well at deciding who gets to wear electronic monitoring bracelets - at last count, there were upwards of a few hundred felons that Dart's people had no idea where they were. That just screams competence. And his declaration that he won't bother following Federal law regarding criminal illegal aliens. Now he's going to "trust" assorted felons to show up at court without anything to compel their appearance. After releasing dozens, maybe hundreds of violent offenders onto the streets, closing down Divisions of the jail and under-staffing the rest.

Sounds great!

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60 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds unconstitutional

11/16/2016 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But he looks great with his uncombed mop and casual attire!!!

11/16/2016 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Dart can empty the jail, he can scale back on guards, thus cutting salaries, medical and pension costs. He apparently wants to run for higher office, on the backs and safety of good people, by claiming he cut jail's budget and he can do the same for the City of Chicago.

11/16/2016 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No way the coif wearing barristers are going to give up the possibility of a Courtroom Motion for a 'C-B-R Attorney' pay-day. Tommy this, like so many of your ideas, is D.O.A.!

11/16/2016 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings from cheeseland where we do not have 10% bonds, 50% off sentences or bail bondsmen. But as much as we love you and tolerate the fact you are Bears fans (many people don't know that George Halas had a key role in the success of the Packers) your criminal justice system pretty much sucks.

Most of our courts try to honor Illinois warrants and bonds but the first problem is that we can't easily tell which warrants have 10% bond and which don't. Often we have to call and hope to connect with someone. Sometimes judges will be kind enough to put it on the warrant which is appreciated.

The biggest problem is the horrendous job in keeping records, primarily out of the Cook County Circuit Court (although it is getting a little better). Ironically, Chicago PD itself keeps detailed records but the circuit court often does not report dispositions. We have seen people arrested for and convicted of homicides where the disposition does not appear on the FBI or Illinois State Police rap sheets. Often the ISP doesn't even respond to an inquiry or, if it does, we get a "box score" response that it useless in court. (BTW, New York, by contrast, has detailed records.)

Why are missing or incomplete records a problem? First, if a felony or domestic violence conviction isn't reported, Brady bill provisions cannot be enforced and some nut can walk into a store and get a gun. Second, if someone has been convicted of a felony or three non-traffic misdemeanors within the past five years we can charge him or her as a habitual criminal. Third, prior convictions and missed court appearances are critical in assessing the amount of bond to be set.

The problem with missing data is so serious that one of our judges wrote the chief judge of Cook County Circuit Court (Evans) but did not get the courtesy of a response.

Sorry to rag here -- we appreciate the help we've received more often than not when it's been needed and are willing to reciprocate -- but your sheriff is out to lunch if he thinks he can make accurate bail decisions. (Perhaps he should consult Sheriff Clarke in Milwaukee for guidance!) We are generally willing to extend the hospitality and fine cuisine of our jails and prisons to visiting criminals who often are in for a shock when they learn that three years confinement here means three years (and then there's time on paper after that). Frankly, we don't know how you guys put up with this. Keep the powder dry.

11/16/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dart is trying to build a bigger empire?
More bond investigations, means more people.

11/16/2016 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this might be mind blowingly obvious (to us)

But

If someone's in jail in the first place, what moron would then determine "oh no that's fine just go ahead and leave, but come back at your trial, please


Please?"

Jesus tap dancing Christ

11/16/2016 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the usual Crooked County efficiency, how many innocent and not so innocent schmucks will be stuck in jail waiting for their review to be completed, as opposed to posting some cash?

11/16/2016 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dart is a special kind of stupid

11/16/2016 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid county is always fucking shut up and releasing some one they shouldn't, then they gotta go to the hood and pick the person up-- hoping that person didn't vote during the time they were out

11/16/2016 03:58:00 AM  
Blogger JohnL said...

Dart is a moron just like 9 1/2. If the @ss wipes were not doing bad things they would not have to be paying 10 percent of bond.
Blue Lives Matter!

11/16/2016 04:24:00 AM  
Blogger Joebillybob said...

Amazing how some pols completely ignore the will of the people after last Tuesday. So glad I no longer live in madiganistan with his jokers 9.5, sheriff Dartingham, and prickwinkle.

11/16/2016 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Dart on the radio the other day and the two goofs who were interviewing you were busy trying to find a way to kiss your ass instead of challenging you. Defendants who cannot afford bond, non violent offenders vetted by the court staff (ha ha ha) would not be required to post a cash bond if the judge so orders.

But if I am arrested for the same charges, and can afford a cash bond, I will be so charged. That seems to me to be a violation of due process and equal protection under the law. There are some other issues ripe for testing the idea. I would or I would assist someone with charges handled this way to sue you and other defendants on the principle of the constituion. Maybe you should have your idea tested by some constitutional authority to protect the taxpayers from having to foot a large legal bill for a largely what seems to be a bad idea?

Maybe a better idea is to speed up the the fair trial process before a jury of your peers?

11/16/2016 05:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is he Precwinkle's illegitimate kid? Is Soros the father? Where does this schmuck come up with these ideas?

11/16/2016 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't these soft on crime meat heads realize that there was just a fundamental shift in this country? If Dart can't figure it out I won't bother explaining. How many people have died because of his liberal ideology and endless pandering to the criminal black community. It's time to clean house in this state.

11/16/2016 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this jagoff has the Conceal Carry Board all fucked up with his bullshit objections..But free the criminals !

11/16/2016 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -- As with Rahm and his precious illegals, so too in other cities. Emanuel's "city ID card" program may get scotched before it even gets started at this rate.

New York City may erase ID card data to protect illegal immigrants

"NEW YORK – When New York City launched the nation's biggest municipal ID card program last year, advocates said it would help people living in the U.S. illegally to venture out of the shadows.

"But since Donald Trump was elected president, city officials are instead fielding questions about whether the cards could put those same people at greater risk of being deported.

"The city has vowed to protect cardholders' personal records and might even delete them using a kind of self-destruct provision that allows for the information to be destroyed at the end of the year.

"At least one state lawmaker has criticized that idea, saying it could make it impossible to trace people if they have obtained cards fraudulently.

"Some immigrants take comfort in the city's stance, while acknowledging they are still wary..."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/11/15/new-york-city-may-erase-id-card-data-to-protect-illegal-immigrants.html

11/16/2016 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook County Law Enforcement Officials have been Hacks who steal the ideas of others. Back in da day, Matt, I am Not Mexican, I am Polish/European Spanish, stole the whole idea Community Policing. Now Tom "Talented Toupee",(Triple "T") is again stealing an idea used somewhere else. And in so doing he is ignoring the fact that We Lead The Nation in People shot! We have now surpassed 3,900 this year. IN ADDITION, HOW MANY PEOPLE ON HOME MONITORING DEVICES JUST TORE THEM OFF AND ARE OUT THERE LOOSE? One figure I heard from inside the System is over 500. Perhaps we need some proof, that letting these indigent people out without bond is not going to endanger the community. How many people in Cook County commit crimes while out on I-Bonds would be an interesting study. In the interim, somebody needs to see if the glue in Dart's hairpiece is seeping into his brain pan. Chicago/Wilmette Values go us here. Stay Fetal. Baby"G"

11/16/2016 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Sgt.Saunders CPD (ret) said...

Dart is incredibly bad even for a public official. He is so bad that he even makes Special Ed look good. But what's really amazing are the number of people/voters who are fooled by his nonsense, think he's different or a cut above from the average politician and will vote for him. He's driven virtually every single professional,competent law enforcement out of the CCSP and replaced them with yes men and political hacks who know nothing about managing a Sheriff's Office or Police Department. He has cost the county millions in lawsuit settlements that came from his poor management. Now less you think I am a disgruntled former or current employee with an axe to grind, rest assured I am not. I do not nor have I never worked for the CCSP. But I do a know a few former Commanders and Chief of the CCSP who resigned the CCSP rather than work for Dart because of his incompetence and poor management style. He has put hundreds of career criminals on electronic home monitoring and has no idea where they are. He can't find them and they don't call him and volunteer their location to him. He has emptied his jail of most criminals even the ones there for extremely violent crimes. He has reduced staffing levels because once someone is employed there and realizes how bad things are there, they quit. He is a disaster waiting to happen. It is by the grace of God that no CO or Sheriffs has been killed because of his incompetence.

11/16/2016 06:44:00 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

In the 1980s Due to the Duran decree which addressed overcrowding at the jail, an order was entered by the court requiring inmates be released on I bonds whenever the jail was overcrowded. These bonds were formally known as Administrative Mandatory Furlough ugh or AMF. Since the inmates had no "skin in the game", the bonds were routinely forfeited. In 1988 there were approximately 35,000 AMF bonds issued. At least 16,000 were forfeited by the inmates. The program became known as "Adios Mother Fucker"! The same thing will happen now. There will be so many inmate no shows and bond warrants issued you will need 25 deputies on each shift trying to serve the warrants. And the jail is no longer overcrowded. What a stupid idea this is.

11/16/2016 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, sounds good. I can beat my neighbor with a ball bat, and get an I-bond and be back home to do it again.

11/16/2016 06:56:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Little Tommy loves his voters.

11/16/2016 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question for 'Cheese Head". How do you handle No License Open Carry up there? If you see a person with a open carry holstered weapon how do you know if he has a felony record? Can you stop and run him? How is this handled without bringing up the "Profiling" problem?

11/16/2016 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nonymous said...
No way the coif wearing barristers are going to give up the possibility of a Courtroom Motion for a 'C-B-R Attorney' pay-day. Tommy this, like so many of your ideas, is D.O.A.!

11/16/2016 12:22:00 AM

The state law would have to be changed and I don't see this coming. Preckwinkle is the driving force behind this and Dart. She wants every black person to be set free because they are poor, and the victim of "hyper-Policing".

11/16/2016 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TOM DART IS NOT OUR FRIEND! I have said that on this site for years, and this is more proof. He has a very low opinion of the CPD, and he is considering a run for mayor.

11/16/2016 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Gary Grabowski said...

The 19th ward loves this guy and wants him to run for mayor. What are they smoking out there? Be careful what you wish for. With the jail empty those savages will have to go somewhere.

11/16/2016 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then this:

Taxpayer-funded group to pay for Emanuel's trip to see Cupich become cardinal

(Then the old democrat lying shimmy)

World Business Chicago is covering costs for the mayor, his wife, Amy Rule, and staff who also are going, Emanuel spokesman Adam Collins said. Collins said "no taxpayer dollars" were involved because the group raised private funds for the trip. But World Business Chicago, which has said its financial records are not subject to the state's open records law, got $1.2 million in city funding from hotel tax proceeds this year.

(So they are not using our tax dollars to send the ballerina but they are!)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-rome-trip-met-1116-20161115-story.html

More for the Trump doj to look into they will be busy here!

11/16/2016 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tommy toupee troubles are reflected everywhere in the democratic pathetic cities:

Some New York City students allowed to skip class to join in Trump protests

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/11/16/some-new-york-city-students-allowed-to-skip-class-to-join-in-trump-protests.html

This is happening here also, taxpayers pay to keep these future mayhem inducers in class but the liberal educators are really anarchists.

This is the best President Donald Trump gives media fit as he does not tell the "dishonest media" he was going to dinner with his family:

http://www.infowars.com/media-has-hissy-fit-over-trump-attending-private-dinner-with-his-family/

This is great we have to make sure as police officers after the 24/7 railroading we get from the media that we are disconnected from the media whores! It is about time we treat them as they should be treated like the liars they are! Thank you Trump for everything looking forward to law and order being restored!

11/16/2016 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In today's column, John Cass says that Dart's ambition to be mayor is diminished by the protests and other problems in the 19th ward? I didn't think that he could even organize anything like the anti protest in Mt. Greenwood! He would have to have other people for that. I always thought that he just doesn't want to get his hands dirty.

11/16/2016 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What could go wrong? Rahm is on national news telling every illegal alien to come to Chicago along with Tom Dart telling every criminal that even if you're arrested you will get out of jail free - so no consequences for any illegal behavior in Chicago. And we thought it was a shit hole now, just wait.

11/16/2016 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dart is jumping on this ridiculous bandwagon not but this is all Toni Preckwinkle's idea because Cook County Jail is, as she often calls it, at the intersection of racism and poverty. No mention ever of personal responsibility or accountability. This county and this city is going to hell in a hand basket because of that Preckwinkle person.

11/16/2016 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another fight at Cook County Jail last night....

11/16/2016 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This place is screwed!!!

11/16/2016 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Pigpen said...

What a Moron

11/16/2016 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Term limits for all crook county pandering idiot politicians. It is the only solution.

11/16/2016 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"based solely on an intensive background investigation by the court’s staff."

Yeah, right...

We all have seen "court staff" in action - usually in some type of 'resting' mode...

11/16/2016 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...but everyone voted for this asshole when he first ran for sheriff. Mt Greenwood had a Dart campaign sign on every other lawn. You wanted this asshole while us few Republicans tried to warn you. When will you stop trusting Democrats and finally dump these leftist scumbags? Probably never.

11/16/2016 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he wants them to use their LINK or EBT cards???

11/16/2016 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answer to the bond problem is simple. Don't the crime. Hey, this also works for all those upstanding youths who are just turning their life around when they are just killed in the street like a ( what's the word?) common criminal. JUST DON"T DO THE CRIME

11/16/2016 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He knows this does not have a chance is passing the state legislature(even with corrupt madigan cronies) and getting signed by the Governor. He is just pandering to the black vote.He does not have the guts to actually run for mayor, even against the highly vulnerable rahm.he has nowhere else to go, so he will run for sheriff again and this is his platform.

11/16/2016 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another idiot. Just like your mayor !!

11/16/2016 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it fair to the victims of crime and our society that Tom Dart's clients in jail can't meet their bail requirements?

11/16/2016 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Wisconsin ALL Cook County warrants are 10% unless otherwise noted.

11/16/2016 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pandering to Pinkwinkle, doesn't have his own balls, should notify the IRS anytime a convicted felon is able to post a high cash bond to investigate it's source. Anybody sitting in CCJ on a non violent charge probably has a conviction under his belt that pushed his bond past the get out on bracelet threshold, but the good lad is looking out for his political ass and dances around the truth of why bond is set.

11/16/2016 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's got to do something. Rahm is sending Father Faker and the liberal protestors to his Mount Greenwood to make him look bad for the black vote. Dart might be eyeing the Mayor's job.

11/16/2016 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

In attention to duty on the federal level. That will pucker up his ass hole

11/16/2016 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news no more coddling entitled college cowardly punks:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/11/16/suck-it-up-lawmaker-wants-to-cut-funding-for-schools-coddling-students-over-trump.html

Eddie that means you now can enforce the permit laws for the lawless protesters man up Eddie you took that oath!

11/16/2016 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He needs to be removed from office, how does that occur anyone familiar with the procedure?

11/16/2016 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Dart is doing nothing more than placing a social justice system in the county jail at the expense of the law abiding citizens of CROOK COUNTY to appease Toni Preckwinckle's socialist based agenda !!!

11/16/2016 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this happens then be prepared to become vigilantes because the system has now failed us. Thanks a lot you asshat Dart, you are destroying our government one convict at a time.

11/16/2016 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone disgusted how Dart comports himself as opposed to for example Milwaukee County WI sheriff Clarke? Good god I would rather work for that guy. Dart looks like some pot head playing like he is sheriff. Come on Tommy, straighten up already.

11/16/2016 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did this clown get the job? There are already thousands of offenders wanted on warrants for not showing up for court with this disastrous I-bond system (I = "I don't give a fuck- I ain't going to court!" He's incompetent.

11/16/2016 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the burglar in 022 charged with 8 or there about burglaries. Burglar on parole for burglary and Idoc wouldn't issue a warrant. TONI probably has released him already on home confinement. This entire State county city are nothing but a joke.

11/16/2016 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mike Sheahan - you were a decent Sheriff, AlderCreature, and a police officer. So why the hell did you groom this "not a cop" worm to succeed you? Your legacy is now overshadowed by the chaos which Dart has created. The 19th Ward has become a cesspool for hacks like Dart and O'Shea. The good voters should reject these oafs next election.

Retired .38 spl +P

11/16/2016 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The modus operandi of Dart and OBama are definitely in alignment. Whether commuting sentences or working to abolish imprisionment, a political agenda or not, it has to have roots. These small minds have to answer to a puppet master. Rahm and Dean answers to the same. Is it greed or fear that keep the simple minded focused on the task at hand without worrying about what the people have to say about it?

11/16/2016 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe take a longer look at why are they sitting in the jail so long? It's even harder to get charges that put someone in the jail to begin with. Could it be that Madigan's judges don't work a full day or week? Hold the people in the system more accountable.

This is not anything new.

11/17/2016 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I'd like to see the death penalty come back in Illinois. Maybe some of these shit heads will think twice before they pull the trigger. Need to mount a campaign to get Dart out of office and then make sure he doesn't land anywhere else.

11/17/2016 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Well, I'd like to see the death penalty come back in Illinois."

It was the Kankakee Krook Ryan who got rid of it as failed bid to save his ass. Maybe you can ask him to lead the campaign.

11/18/2016 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is the best President Donald Trump gives media fit as he does not tell the "dishonest media" he was going to dinner with his family:

http://www.infowars.com/media-has-hissy-fit-over-trump-attending-private-dinner-with-his-family/"


Alex Jones? That explains everything.

11/18/2016 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Question for 'Cheese Head". How do you handle No License Open Carry up there? If you see a person with a open carry holstered weapon how do you know if he has a felony record? Can you stop and run him? How is this handled without bringing up the "Profiling" problem?

11/16/2016 07:28:00 AM

Open carry is a big problem in WI. Some cop haters did this to provoke a response and then sue.

11/19/2016 01:03:00 PM  

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