Monday, July 24, 2017

Kumbaya Kumbaya

Granny Clampett's spirit lives on:
  • A new Cook County court in the North Lawndale neighborhood on Chicago's West Side aims to bring victims of nonviolent crime face-to-face with the offenders to hash out a resolution, officials said Thursday.

    The Restorative Justice Community Court, the first of its kind in the state, is slated to begin operations next month. Under the guidance of community members and a judge, defendants, victims and their neighbors will agree on solutions to hold defendants accountable for their crimes.

    "This is truly the people's court," Judge Colleen Sheehan, who will preside over the new court, said at a news conference. "It is the community that has the wisdom and the humanity to do this."
Right. We've seen what Foxxx is re-classifying as "non violent" and what Dart is allowing to bail.

And why do we suspect Granny Clampett had a hand in this?
  • The approval of victims is required, and defendants must then agree to accept responsibility for the crime.

    Restitution agreements will be hashed out in a confidential "peace circle" in which the victim, the defendant and community members will participate. If the defendant follows through on the agreement, the charges can be dropped and the arrest expunged.
Accepting responsibility for anything would be a step up for the North Lawndale "community." Peace circles though - we see a lot of spontaneous dice games breaking out.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has to be a joke right? There are shootings at vigils, what do you think will happen at a court such as this?

7/24/2017 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy shit ! So it has really come to this ? And they talk about it with a straight face ? We are so fucked.

7/24/2017 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait until one of the victims offers the offender 115 grains of peace, love and understanding.
That maybe the Justice that they need.

7/24/2017 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the People's Court.

How positively fascist!

7/24/2017 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agrees to lets dude off the hook and he agreeses to not kill mee or my families any time within the continuances of this agreement.

7/24/2017 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Older story but just came across it. With Dart closing the lockups & releasing these criminals back out on the streets to prey on us taxpayers, its only a matter of time before some innocent gets killed & the family sues dart, foxx, &/or the state of Illinois & county. Costing more money.
After reading about this guy, you need to get your head examined to not want to get a ccw

7/24/2017 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope no one ever lets the offenders rivals know about the place and time of the Community Court.

7/24/2017 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It is the community that has the wisdom and the humanity to do this."
Yea they have been doing a bang up job of settling their differences.

7/24/2017 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crash and burn. It won't last 6 months.

7/24/2017 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hilarious. Can't we all just get along.

7/24/2017 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Restorative justice? How are you going to restore and murder, rape, or permanent injury? The perp is supposed to say he's sorry? Well sorry don't fix it.

7/24/2017 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The peoples court". They should televise this like Judge Judy, Judge Mathis for some laughs at least. It would be like Jerry Springer and Maury. What's Coleen Sheehan smoking! Check her out on Illinois Board of Elections to see how many Democrats you have to contribute to, to become a judge and stay a judge. See if her car is home by noon every day.

7/24/2017 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Its the community that has the wisdom and compassion to do this". Hey Colleen stop with the company line. The community you speak of wreaks havoc on a daily basis, has very little wisdom and as far as compassion one only needs to count how many children and innocent victims are killed on a daily basis.

7/24/2017 03:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This concept should be given a chance. Restorative Justice is way, way out there, with people who "feel" that anything they do is justified because of oppression sustained by their grandparents. However, the concept of Conflict Resolution by court intervention, rather than exclusively using the court as a punishment, is an interesting and if successful possible new direction. However, it is limited to petty offenses. The real issue is Unrepentant Violence and its consequences. No amount of Peace Circles or judicial compassion or resolution, will serve as restitution for the innocent bystander who is pissing into a plastic bag for the rest of his life because Mookie's marksmanship was bad that day. This would be a great idea in maybe Park Ridge or Wilmette; but the types of crimes affected by this in "Shitcaga" are not the issue. Ghetto Violence, in all its foul and evil personifications is the issue, and this does nothing to address that affliction. Meanwhile, be careful, Rahm has your back! Baby "G"

7/24/2017 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Withing a year someone will resolve their conflict with a murder by gunfire after coming face-to-face at the restorative justice clown show.

7/24/2017 05:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just knew a woman had to be behind it.
The Judge goes home with protection, you
go home with nothing.

7/24/2017 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahaaaaaaaaa...... You stole my bike. Let me use your link card for two months and we'll call it even.

7/24/2017 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no way this lasts a month. I guarantee the first day all the news cameras will be there and show how great it is. By day three with no cameras there will be a huge brawl with someone probably stabbed maybe even shot

7/24/2017 06:17:00 AM  
Blogger bobby said...

This should result in a drop in reported crime.

Once people understand that reporting a crime will now mean that they have to step in for the State and call out the criminals in a meeting, thereby subjecting themselves and their families to increased threats of retaliation, who in their right mind will ever report a crime?

Watch this happen. Watch the city claim, in about six months, that crime has dropped because of this.

Your city is now being run by murderers and thieves.

7/24/2017 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the connected/clouted Sheehan's

7/24/2017 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How hard will it be to pack the "peace circle" with bangers to adjudicate the issues?

7/24/2017 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What this is happening at juvenile court, misdemeanor court, felony court,domestic court, and traffic court. Say your sorry for robbing her and write a 20 word essay or color this picture with crayolas and you will get house arrest but we won't put a monitoring device on your leg so you can rob, rape and murder. Freaking circus Chicago has become. Let me guess stripping Johnson will be giving hugs and Jamal will come peep his head out from his anus.

7/24/2017 07:42:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

I have to stop reading this blog at Beatrice's. When I got to the part where it said that the offender has to accept responsibility, I had to spit out my PBR.

7/24/2017 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I foresee a lot of battery ip calls at this location. And now time for the ghoul pool.
How long till the inevitable,
1st stabbed?
1st shot?
1st kilt?

7/24/2017 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read the list of crimes considered "nonviolent" nowadays. This community "people's court" is a friggin joke, a waste of taxpayer dollars, and a way to keep criminals on the street.
Every one of them will walk in, say "I'm sorry, I feel real bad, I won't do it again." CA-CHING! Record expunged!
Next week, same criminal, same speech, plus "Your Honor, I've got a clean record.". What a joke, but it isn't funny.


7/24/2017 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace circle? Pass the joint. Hilarious 😎

7/24/2017 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canada has been trying this with their Indian, excuse me, First Nations people. Yes, it works about as expected, which means not at all.

7/24/2017 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real issue is Unrepentant Violence and its consequences. No amount of Peace Circles or judicial compassion or resolution, will serve as restitution for the innocent bystander who is pissing into a plastic bag for the rest of his life because Mookie's marksmanship was bad that day.

I for one disagree Baby G, Mookie is well respected in Boston...

7/24/2017 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seldom write anything on this blog., but reading about this court where victims and defendants reason it out, is completely nuts. If its civil cases, then maybe it might work. If we are talking criminal cases, then whoever, thought this one up, should be taken away and put in a rubber cell. It's not only a stupid idea, it's crazy and dangerous to have some poor dope think he/she can talk sense to a criminal. If the Rev's, Father Flacky, liberal media, BLM, Jesse and Al, liberal politicians, and a cast of many more haven't convinced these people of the righteous path to salvation; then can someone tell me how this new approach to justice and peace circles is going to resolve anything. It's just another way to game the system in the criminals favor and regular people are going to get fucked.

7/24/2017 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the community had the "wisdom and the humanity", there would be no need for the court.

7/24/2017 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like a victim in an armed robbery is going to hash it out with the offender. I'm sure, the victim is going to take off a couple of days from work, travel to court, and deal with a system hell bent on not punishing the offender. Is everyone out of their minds?? After reading this, I'm considering a heavy weapon; because something is going to happen and its not going to be good.

7/24/2017 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My eyes rolled so far back they popped out of my head.

7/24/2017 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure when this will start occurring. However, I am marking 01 FEB 18 in my calendar to see what this has accomplished to date. A letter to the worlds two "greatest" newspapers will occur to see IF a reporter knows how to do a follow-up on this Restorative Justice program.

As for your circle breaking out into a crap game, I'm laying odds on that happening before any community consequences happen.

7/24/2017 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

restorative action has been in illinois public schools for a while now. it has proven to be a failure for reform and causes more unstable children and incidents in the schools. teachers have no form of control of students behavior. no one goes to class, they hang out in hallways after the bell and forget about if your kid is getting bullied. that is the cps everyday life rahm won't show the public but still wants 500 million from the state. where is the transparency, show it all if you are going to show any. same should be for body cam footage, if you show one you have to show all. otherwise it is not transparent nor fair. but the democrats don't care if it is fair, just what is good for them and their agenda.

7/24/2017 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you even imagine the political Browbeating, Shame, Humiliation any "privileged" white folk will be subjected too at this People's Courts ???

While local news will never ever reveal the identity of the perps, they'll revel in helping the Court of Social Fascism shame little whities to no end. Chicongo Aldercritters may even set up a special Cable Channel so that these fun ShowTrials can be watched round the clock...yeah, The ShowTrial Channel, that's the Ticket

How cruel & shameless our beloved Rahmista's truly are

7/24/2017 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At first this sounded completely insane but hey, what do I know I've only been dealing with this for 27 years. I'm sure I was the problem all those years. Man am I dumb!

7/24/2017 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just you wait for the first itchy-mind m/fer
with the ingrown and inflamed hair of
entitled perpetual aggrievement sprouting
a goodly sized bump on his ass, decides
to light one of these "restorative justice"
centers on fire with lots of Cu jacketed Pb.

"We deman' dat da Poleece do sump'n
'bout dis an' stop all dey pointin' an'
laughin' at US or we finna be mad an' shit."

Make up your fuckin' minds you pathology
addled schizoids.

M/Fers are dizzying to keep up with...

"We needs more Poleece dat look like us."

"Make da Poleece leave us alone."

"Defun' da Poleece an' give dey money to US."
("Since we mad Obama didn't fulfill his election
promise to roll trainloads of money to Chicago
to make up for slavery an' racism an' shit!")

"Why y'all actin' like y'all don't care about US?"

They're fleeing their "over-Policed" breeding
grounds to go to where they know The Police
ain't so they can hunt the majority unprepared,
soft, tender and unaware "normals."

The odds favor a lack of Police intervention
because Rahm made a political decision to
steal Police coverage from majority tax-paying,
law abiding areas and lavish it on areas seething
with violent avowed non-contributors in hope of
keeping them on the Democratic Slave Plantation
to suit his own purpose and agenda.

>Taking a brief pause for station identification<

"The Police are the problem here in Chicago...
Once we fix THEM, everything else will fall
into place."

Viva Hate...

7/24/2017 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this program received a $200,000 grant from the Justice Dept. More of our tax money wasted. How much tax money is wasted in these ghettos? ♠️

7/24/2017 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace circles.... seriously?
Peace circles??
Kim Foxx is the driving force behind this with her "restorative justice"

Will the last one out please turn off the lights.

7/24/2017 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the judge play the drum in the peace circles or do they hire a still unemployed. loser from Occupy Wall Street? The proper way to do this would be to place the perp in the middle of the peace circle and have his victims takes whacks at him with baseball bats. How's that for restorative justice.

7/24/2017 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The caps Sgt from 003 her dreams are becoming a reality. What a fucking joke.

7/24/2017 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ripe for a lawsuit with the ghetto lottery on this idea.

7/24/2017 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a matter of time before the asa's office forces victims into this sham. All while telling the victim that "nothing is good no to happen to the offenders at traditional court

7/24/2017 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the local rappers could help. Give them $250 a pop to write a mad rap about each beef that happens, who was in the wrong, and why it shouldn't happen again. Both victim and perp (don't say perp) can have input.

Who said rap doesn't pay?

7/24/2017 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The list of crime victims that want to sing Kumbaya with criminals, (that have no legal means to pay reststution) is ZERO, Granny Clampet! This city has thugs that kill you for looking at them "with disrespect". Absolutely a Liberal fantasy.

7/24/2017 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Colleen Sheehan i can say without any doubt or hesitation hates police and shows in her rulings and how she treated a particular case. I've informed FOP about this for last 10+ years and many times, they luckily did not endorse her. I sure hope they remember this particular judge is NOT A FRIEND OF THE POLICE

7/24/2017 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They already have that. It is called Conflict Resolution. What happens is the defendants come to court and perjure themselves and resolution is worked out. However, the defendant's gang friends continue to attack the victim until they move or submit to sex trafficking and or robbery and murder.

7/24/2017 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this concept has had some success in other parts of the country. It is being pushed by a white lawyer who lives in Lawndale. He holds "peace circles" in his office. This court is only intended for minor property crimes and minor assaults. Judge Evans stated, and I heard him say this, that if a thief and victim are involved in this type of court, the county will pay for any stolen and lost property. He even mentioned television sets. Thats right. Insurance,if the victim has it will not pay for a stolen television set, the county, that is you the tax payer will buy the victim a new television. By the way, the white lawyer blames all of the crime and violence in Lawndale on " hyper policing" as does Preckwinkle. Thats right officers,YOU are the problem.

7/24/2017 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

How hard will it be to pack the "peace circle" with bangers to adjudicate the issues?

7/24/2017 06:47:00 AM

Not until everybody squats and pees together
in a circle of consensus will the progressives
be happy with the destruction they've wrought.

7/24/2017 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's good to see that someone took the idea of the Workers Soviet and ran with it. I'm sure Tovarich, that our Dear Leaders will ensure political reliability in all decisions made by the "Circle". To think otherwise is counter-revolutionary and a danger to the People's Republk. Remember, you must think of the People's Court as the scalpel that dissects the marauders of Capitalsm and the profiteering rich from the workers utopia.


7/24/2017 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suspect many of the cases will be settled before they go to court. Maybe 15 to 20 minutes before court time when the victim, knowing where his/her tormentor is going to be, gets to extract his/her revenge.
Or maybe a friend or pissed off family member gets revenge while the victim is sitting in the courtroom, witnessed by the everyone, including the judge.


7/24/2017 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss granny Clampetts. That ole thang was so fuckin stupid. Talkin bout granny on CPD.

7/24/2017 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The approval of victims is required, and defendants must then agree to accept responsibility for the crime.

Restitution agreements will be hashed out in a confidential "peace circle" in which the victim, the defendant and community members will participate. If the defendant follows through on the agreement, the charges can be dropped and the arrest expunged."

Wait, I'm sorry, nope, can't help it HAHAHAHAHA...ok done. Nope! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Are they fucking kidding?! Thanks SCC I needed a laugh.

7/24/2017 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The offenders are laughing out loud and even more emboldened now. Stupid people creating a waste of taxpayers money for a kangaroo court that will resolve nothing except reinforce that crime in Chicago has no consequence.

7/24/2017 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear about the first shoot-out during a "peace circle". Bam!

7/24/2017 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They never should have put the line about "all people are created equal" into the Declaration. It isn't true. Sorry, but hoodrats and thugs are NOT the equals of taxpaying, law abiding, decent, hardworking people, and they don't deserve a place at the discussion table as if they are equals. Victims shouldn't have to "dialogue" with the asswipes that committed a crime against them, they should get to see the useless bastards locked away in a cell so they can get on with their decent, law abiding, taxpaying, hardworking lives with some modicum of security left. Liberals are idiots.

7/24/2017 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh-oh...5 minutes to Wopner !
What happens when the don't show up, like Real Court?
Will there be community warrants issued?
Community bounty hunters?
A whole division of (paid) community warrant officers?
Goofy Democrats and uncontrollable spending.

How much is this eventually going to cost the County?
Probably more than a erecting a brand new 5,000 bed jail house.

7/24/2017 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous RobertLupo said...

Colleen Sheehan was one of the most useless judges at Juvy Court. This is perfect for her. Nobody gets punished.

7/24/2017 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the jirga councils that I read about in Pakistan. Now we're emulating 3rd world countries. Craptastic.

7/24/2017 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Peace circles.... seriously?
Peace circles??
Kim Foxx is the driving force behind this with her "restorative justice"

Will the last one out please turn off the lights.

7/24/2017 11:00:00 AM

Kim Foxx had nothing to do with starting this. It was started by a white lawyer who lives in Lawndale who has been holding these peace circles in his office for the last few years. Everyone sits down and talks about the crime and prays. This new court only applies to Lawndale but probably will spread around the city. It is a way of keeping people out of the criminal justice system.

7/25/2017 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will there be a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the peace circle? If Dart can't staff his court rooms due to a lack of staff, will he send Hanke Gratteau with her shiny gold badge? Will She ghost write a story for Mark Brown?

Retired .38 spl +P

7/25/2017 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like circle jerk to me.

7/25/2017 09:25:00 PM  

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