Hey Special Ed?
How about you use a few cases like this to bolster your argument that the system is broken - from the CWB blog:
- A South Side parolee has been charged with pistol-whipping a Lakeview man and robbing the man’s girlfriend in Lakeview this month.
Prosecutors said Terrance Porter, 31, mugged the couple near their home in the 3300 block of North Seminary around 11 p.m. on February 12.
[...] Porter has been sentenced to a combined 22 years in prison since 2009 for assorted felonies. But, since Illinois loves criminals far more than it loves victims, Porter managed to get freed after serving just a fraction of his sentences. State records show that Porter was handed eight years in prison for burglary in 2009. Technically, that should’ve been enough to keep him behind bars until next month.
But, of course, it didn’t.
He was also sentenced to three years in prison for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in a vehicle in 2010; four years for possession of electronic paraphernalia in a penal institution in 2010; and seven years for burglary in 2010.
Yet, he was paroled in 2015.
So this guy has picked up 22 years in sentencing since 2009, but there he is with a gun, beating people and robbing them. Why isn't anyone asking how this is possible?