Friday, July 27, 2018

Fix is In?

  • In a highly unusual move, attorneys for Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke want a different judge to decide whether the trial over Laquan McDonald’s shooting should be moved outside Cook County, saying the judge presiding over the hot-button case made up his mind long ago to keep it in Chicago.

    Even though Judge Vincent Gaughan has scheduled a hearing on the issue for early next month, the filing Wednesday by Daniel Herbert, Van Dyke’s lead lawyer, said the judge has made clear his intentions to refuse to move the trial.

    “Any further proceedings would be nothing more than a show, much like a professional wrestling match wherein the outcome has been pre-determined,” Herbert wrote.

    As evidence, Herbert noted that Gaughan set a trial date earlier this month before hearing any substantive arguments about moving the trial — a signal, he contended, that the judge already knows how he will rule.

    The filing also briefly quoted from a sealed transcript of a closed hearing in June — sure to draw the ire of Gaughan, who has taken extraordinary measures to control the release of information in the case.
Given the historical corruption that has riven the Cook County courts and government (Operations Silver Shovel, Incubator, Lantern, Gambat, and Safebet) it's obvious to even the casual observer that a politically charged trial like this is more than likely susceptible to outside "pressures." Gaughan has been overly secretive, perhaps to a fault, but certainly more than what is considered the norm and he probably shouldn't be in the decision loop regarding a change of venue.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess who is causing the disturbances

7/27/2018 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THe machine already know to find JVD guilty, just got to go through the motions

7/27/2018 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A judge is like a king or demi-god in his own court. He can do whatever local politics will allow. Your man is toast.

7/27/2018 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

"Fix is in?"

Ok... Change of venue then...

West of I-39...
North of I-80...

South of I-70...
East of I-57...

Let the law decide.
Not what "Tha' Communerty" thinks
the law ought to read and how the law
should be applied according to their
poisonous pleasure.

The persistently ignorant-assed "Jury Of One"
shit-shack lawyer who's ALWAYS yelling over everybody
about how he "knows" the law cuz he "studied" the law books
every time his dumb ass got sent to the joint.

Or is that their fear?
That the law will actually be applied
and they will be denied yet another
opportunity to see their vengeful
and hateful fantasy of a Policeman
being publicly dangled to satisfy their
hatred and bloodlust?


Change in venue...

Then we get to watch Rahm, the 50 aldergumps
and the local media talking heads strain,
grunt and shit themselves into knee-knocking/
eye-watering/hand-wringing prolapse from
the exertion of pandering.

It'll be funny watching "Tha' Communerty"
swap ends, bare their fangs and cannibalize
the living shit out of any/all of the above
for "not taking care of this."

Or better still, turn their anger, hatred
and hotted-up aggrievement upon each other
as they've always done.

Point & Laugh.

7/27/2018 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell even daleys dipshit nephew got a change of venue! For anybody that has been to 26/cal in the last year knows that the "honorable" judge has made it quite clear that JVD better take a jury trial. Gee think he might be a little biased and won't be impartial like the law requires him to be?

7/27/2018 03:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they are risking that they will actually prejudice the judge by doing this. Or they know their client is fucked either way.

Maybe what they are doing is realizing the "fair, unbiased, justice is blind" trial is going to be a railroad job and laying the long term case for appeal and acquittal?

7/27/2018 03:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If his lawyer can get will or DuPage he has a fighting chance.

7/27/2018 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woah woah is this guy saying wrestling is fake??

7/27/2018 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a bench trial can beat the case hands down the Judge is 76 years old get it done fast

7/27/2018 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's almost believable that everything going on with this trial is designed to delay until after the next election cycle. Of course this trial should be moved the Trib was nice enough to include another download of the shooting. A fair trial will never happen in crook county but what does fair have to do with it-it's chicago after all.

7/27/2018 06:57:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Good luck with this.

7/27/2018 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a side note: The latest shooting in Vegas, the police shot at the offenders 34 times killing one and wounding the other. Shows you can shoot until you believe the threat has ended.

7/27/2018 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take it Grundy; far away enough from the city, yet close enough to drive every day

7/27/2018 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charging him with 1st degree gives him a fighting chance...overcharged...just like Dante. Probably o purpose cuz second degree he is fried.

7/27/2018 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jury of your peers?? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? That's as brilliant as planning on shutting down LSD to vent your anger that your neighborhoods are full of lazy ass people with low IQ's who love to shoot each other, don't work, live off the government and have zero respect for the police. Oh yea, and let's watch, like we did at the last venting of their anger over their own ignorance and lack of initiative, fatherless homes, stupidity..., as the SUPT OF THE FUCKING POLICE DEPARTMENT walks arm in arm with Satan who put that shit together. You mean THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE A JURY OF YOUR PEERS?

The only fair jury is so far out of cook county, you'd have to be on the border of Iowa.

It's getting harder and harder but I keep reminding myself of that wonderful Bible verse.. "Vengence Is Mine, Saith The Lord"

7/27/2018 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If one catches a conviction in the 101 other counties ur looking at hard time.

7/27/2018 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off, he needs a change if lawyers, I dont know who is paying for Herbert, but he is not the best. He screwed up the lawsuit against the city regarding coppers kids that supposedly failed the psych test. I would go for a bench with Gaughn, he is 75 years old and I bet he retires after the case is over. VanDyke will not be found guilty of murder, maybe involuntary manslaughter

7/27/2018 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the fix is in to hang JVD and the Machine wants TD 9.5's scalp as well. This will kill two birds with one stone. This is why this judge (small j) is adamant that this trial start before the elections in November. This judge is no friend of the police. I believe he is actually biased against the police. If he hears the case he will find JVD guilty of a lesser charge such as voluntary manslaughter and numerous counts of agg batt. If a crook county jury hears it, they may actually convict on 1st degree murder. JVD's only hope is a change of venue.

7/27/2018 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is ready to get this over with.
Sooner the better, riots either way will be over by Labor Day and the voting community will have been paid settlements and the uninterested lakefront taxbase forgets about it.
Then if dragged out any bit longer, Rahm will probably have to schuck around to get out of court all the way through Feb to avoid getting called to the stand along with flip-flop Justified Jugghead.
Can’t have this peoples community court trial looming that long.

Then there’s the ill prepared States Activist KimmFxxxup who wants a boisterous circus to showcase her self perceived outstanding, (never seen) courtroom savvy.
Her stooges are not up to snuff.
I say Gaughan expects a mistep and a mistrial, only then a change of venue is likely.

If career legacies are at stake here, it won’t be an elected Democrat other than Rahm.
With Rahm gone in 2019 with an acquittal likely, a Consent Decree is the only thing that’s going to come out of this.
That’s how to get some legacy attached to your name.

7/27/2018 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no fighting chance here. Van Dyke obviously reacted to the point of overkill. This episode affected every cop in the country. "You gotta let him go."

7/27/2018 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your correct fix is definitely in! This judge got the phone call from his political sponsor and will do what he is told!

7/27/2018 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a feeling this case may end up in the Supreme Court. Fight it all the way to end Jason don't give in your life is already ruined what else do you have to lose now?

7/27/2018 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If his lawyer can get will or DuPage he has a fighting chance.

7/27/2018 06:20:00 AM

I don’t think will or dupage want this pawned off them... as in they Vegas, but applied to cook county— “ what happens in cook county, stays in cook county”. LOL😝

7/27/2018 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember folks all it takes is one not guilty vote,the powers that be don't want riots so it will stay in cook county.

7/27/2018 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

downstate... then when the verdict is read don't be in Chicago.

7/27/2018 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gaughans ego is bigger than the courthouse. He will never let this case get shipped out. He has already decided this case there shouldn't even be a trial.

7/27/2018 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The long and winding road......

7/27/2018 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chief Judge of Crook County ought to call upon the IL Appellate Court to assign a panel of 3 judges to conduct that hearing and determine if a change of Venue is warranted.

We all know it is, but the Judge sitting in the case ought to recuse himself due to the politically charged nature of this thing. The Chief ought not to touch it either.

Do the ethical thing. Hell, reach out to ANOTHER STATE's Appellate Court and let THEM decide.

Yeah, yeah, precedents, craziness in jurisdiction and all that - but DO THE ETHICAL THING FOR ONCE!

7/27/2018 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The judge wants JVD to opt for jury trial for 2 major reasons.

1: To give voice to 'The Community '. The activists want to be on the stage that this trial will be.

2: He has probably looked enough at the case to realize that this case is not a slam dunk for conviction. There is no way he wants to say the words that will make him POS#1 to racial rabble rouser crowd. Those words are "Not guilty. " His life would be he'll and in danger.

A change of venue would be great for the judge, allowing him to wash his hands of this case by dumping it on someone else somewhere else.

And the choice of bench or jury trial is the defendant's choice. So expect the community to be pissed.

7/27/2018 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

There is no fighting chance here. Van Dyke obviously reacted to the point of overkill. This episode affected every cop in the country. "You gotta let him go."

7/27/2018 11:35:00 AM

"Lawful But Awful"

All the useful idiots want desperately to attribute to malice
what was simply a FAILURE by the city to insure that

This issue has Rahm Emanuel's and Shortshank's sulfurous
fingerprints all over it...

Former stupidintendent McLousySpouse too...

"We can save LOTS O' MONEY by making the Cops
watch a streaming video instead of paying out
for that expensive reality based training..."

Look and know, children.

Being cheap has bitten THEM dead in their asses.

Rahm's attempt to suppress the video and working
the back door to cut a quick check to make it
go away speaks volumes.

Doubly Damning is the exempt cabal initially
found for a justifiable shoot and when shit
went all pear shaped, Rahm panicked and made
them walk their initial finding back.

The halfway smart but nonetheless craven bosses all
locked their pensions, ran away and hid because their
alley-rat senses were tingling...


But hey, abandoning a Policeman to be sacrificed
by the false narrative "mob" is apparently something
these dirty bastards are willing to live with.

7/27/2018 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Consent Decree for what why do we need a consent decree? American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and Black Lives Matter Chicago to give input and criticize the proposed order, and those groups can seek to use the courts to enforce the final consent decree.

VOTE NO to every contract offer until this consent decree goes in the garbage!

7/27/2018 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the consent degree in force maybe, what will the city do if JVD is found innocent? First degree is a long shot. Over charged like baltimore. Better load up and keep your powder dry cause this city is going up.

7/27/2018 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prepare your family and friends who live and work in chicago about whats coming, if and when he's found not guilty.

7/27/2018 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he wins the city burns because there version of justice wasn't victorious. If he looses the city burns in celebration that there version of justice was victorious. The only thing that changes is the amount of effort expended.

7/28/2018 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
A Consent Decree for what why do we need a consent decree? American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and Black Lives Matter Chicago to give input and criticize the proposed order, and those groups can seek to use the courts to enforce the final consent decree.

VOTE NO to every contract offer until this consent decree goes in the garbage!

7/27/2018 07:51:00 PM

Not a bad idea, but if you vote no, it goes to arbitration, arbitrator rules on the contract, city council approves it and you have a contract, like it or not

7/28/2018 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AnonymousJuly 24, 2018 at 4:28 PM
Forcible Felony good shooting! any other felony which involves the use or threat of physical force or violence against any individual. Running around with a knife while high on PCP slashed Police vehicle tires Women Officers inside in fear of their life afraid to leave vehicle refusing commands to drop the knife.

Not Guilty!

7/28/2018 11:23:00 PM  

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