Sunday, October 08, 2017

Court Reminders?

  • Starting in December, those with pending Cook County criminal cases will have access to phone and text reminders about upcoming court dates.

    "We had 14,000 people who had a warrant issued last year because they did not come back to court when they were supposed to," Chief Judge Timothy Evans said at a news conference Wednesday.

    "Under this new approach, we will be notifying [people] similarly to the way you get notified for your doctor's appointments — through phone calls, text messages and things of that kind."

    The announcement comes on the heels of a bond court order implemented Sep. 18 that requires judges to set affordable bail amounts for felony defendants who don't pose a risk to the community. That same order will take effect for misdemeanor cases countywide in January.
The Cook County Courts have become an advocate for the criminal instead of victims. No significant bail, the Courts are holding your hand throughout the process, and on the off chance you get convicted, you don't even get sentenced to hard time. No wonder crime is going up.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, because offenders are giving legit phone numbers, addresses, etc. Actually they give the wrong contact info on purpose so you can't find them when they FTA.

10/08/2017 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they remind the Police, other witnesses, the lawyers and the victims at he same time?
Shouldn't they all get the same services?

10/08/2017 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI last week a known gang member is locked up for a U.U.W. he gets a 2000 dollar bond. Out in under 24hrs of being arrested. Cost him 200 bucks. Im sure he'll be an outstanding citzen while out on bond.

10/08/2017 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are now I Bonding non compliant sex offenders. Makes a mockery of the IL Sex offender laws. Only in cook county. Mind you the same person would be sitting in jail if in Du Page, Kane, etc

10/08/2017 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You had 14,000 warrants issued in 2016
because 14,000 criminals did not want to
face a Judge, plain and simple.
Don't blame it on lack of education or a
busy lifestyle.
Speaking of the doctor's office routine, you
know what segment of medical practice does
NOT provide courtesy calls? Pain Management.
That's right. They don't waste time and money on
phone calls because they know the patients WILL
show up. You no come in, you get no prescriptions.
Just like the Chinese laundry.

10/08/2017 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit-head from Philadelphia does $10,000 in damages at trump tower and gets an I-bond.

10/08/2017 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tickets have the court dates on them. Criminal Complaints have court dates on them. Bond receipts have court dates on them...

Oh wait. Criminals are treated unfairly and weren’t given proper notice...

SMH. This county has become an embarrassment.

10/08/2017 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook county, the criminals' choice for criminal justice. That should be their new slogan.

10/08/2017 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Timmy can pick them up on the way to court too.

10/08/2017 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how much is this "complimentary wake call" progam going to cost the taxpayers? Somebody has to staff it whether it's payrollers or a pay to play connected company. If they fail to call the defendant maybe the defendant can't be hit with a BFW. Next new program will be the courts picking up the defendants in vans and buses and enticing them with a continental breakfast.

10/08/2017 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asshole----Hey judge, my Obama phone had no minutes so I did not get the text message I had court or a warrant... I refuse to accept responsibility and I will take a knee in court like in the NFL, cause this is racist and you trying to lock up minorities for no reason.

Judge--- well seeing how you are willing to become incredibly angry, and uncivil because of this-- I have to dismiss this case against you

Asshole 2 in line--- wow, I just learned something

More of the story; another day in cook county. Stay fetal, because asshole has unlimited lives and this is super Mario brothers

10/08/2017 03:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have officer who were deviated as well. Sgt's or watch secretary are not properly notifying officer for court appearance. Will officers receive text reminders as well?

10/08/2017 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How will they receive the text... on their Government phone on their burn- outs? They can't afford to pay a cellphone bill therefore they change number every three days.

10/08/2017 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send reminders of job opportunities and the discontinuance of their link card.

10/08/2017 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Timothy Evans is advocating for irresponsible adults! What the fuck is wrong with him!

10/08/2017 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Tim can send Ubers to their last known address or send an officer out to conduct a well-being check to make sure they are fine.

10/08/2017 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm doing my part not to clog the courts with the urban poor........

Subsidize my insurance and I'll leave.

10/08/2017 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this count for the officers on the same case? and the victims? Would not want all those pesky people showing up and crowding the cafeteria at 26 and Cal.

10/08/2017 07:32:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Maybe putting a sticky note on their shirt would be more effective?

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

10/08/2017 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they send notices to victims too?

10/08/2017 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In addition to texting the defendants reminders of their court date they’re also going to arrange and pay for Uber to get the poor defendant to and from court.
It’s just about time to raise the white flag.

10/08/2017 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Mr Lamon Reccord was arrested Saturday night at DFW airport. He was charged with criminal trespass. He attempted to re-enter a restricted area and became loud and bellicose with officers. He and Jedidiah Brown have now labeled themselves freeedom fighters,
achieving justice across the country. He will be arraigned Sunday.

10/08/2017 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got to agree with 3:33am.....who is going to staff this unit and how much will this cost "broke" Cook County?
I'm retired and could use a side gig. Where do I apply?

10/08/2017 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will this be done with existing employee's, or will the county have to hire more political hacks?

10/08/2017 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is FUBAR in the literal definition of that acronym.

10/08/2017 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Dear Shithead, you gotsta go to court tomorrow"

10/08/2017 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the criminal element give 2 chits about getting up for a 9am hearing with a wake up call.
Why doesn't KimmJungFxxx include a partay short bus pickup too with a stop at MacDonalds for a sausage biscuit ?
What's a thugs penalty for a court warrant deviation these days...dock 1 day of entitlement pay?

Goofs, absolute restorative goofs.

10/08/2017 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can the victims get the same notification

10/08/2017 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just wait till they start giving out phones to the defendants who dont have one.

10/08/2017 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more pandering to the criminal !! You got a court date? How about showing up?

10/08/2017 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next they will offer Uber rides from door to door.

10/08/2017 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much is this service to the mutts costing the taxpayer?

10/08/2017 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was working in 016th dist a few years ago and I was given a job to go to a house and remind John he had a court date in the morning, per his mother. I told the dispatcher no 19-p.

10/08/2017 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic- the savage who did $10,000 worth of damage at the trump hotel a couple of days ago was given an i-bond the same day. Unbelievable!

10/08/2017 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could they remind them to go to bed at a reasonable time instead of shooting, drinking, fucking, smoking weed, and playing loud obnoxious music to the wee hours of the morning?

10/08/2017 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will definitely solve the crime problem. They have been missing court because no one reminded them they needed to come back. They been funnin without knowing they have to face the judge again. Problem solved.

10/08/2017 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/8 3:38 AM. Bravo!!

10/08/2017 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This doesn't go far enough. They also need free chauffeur service to the courthouse. A complimentary continental breakfast option would be a nice gesture too.

10/08/2017 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year they could not remind me when my license plates were expiring. Could not afford to send the usual notices. But they can afford this?

10/08/2017 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at it this way - automated messaging costs next to nothing and they won't be able to claim they weren't duly notified.

10/09/2017 04:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So maybe the courts could start giving out free calendars with every court appearance. Add a toaster or electric mixer for the 10th or 12th appearance made on time!


10/09/2017 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

paid for i'm sure with part of the $200 million from the pop tax.

10/09/2017 10:19:00 AM  

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