Chicago Crazy Program Let 100 Murderers Go Home
Where to begin here? Chicago is already in the midst of a crime wave and now this? The city already has the misfortune of being under a defund the police Democrat, Mayor Lori Lightfoot but even she isn't this stupid. Chief Judge Tim Evans has held firm to keep his inane program that allows accused violent criminals to go home on house arrest, still stands.
Nearly 100 people charged with murder in Chicago’s Cook County have been allowed to stay out of jail under house arrest while awaiting trial, local news outlets WBBM and WGN reported.
Chicago officials point the finger at judges who have allowed violent criminals to enter into the pre-trial program.
“I’ve consistently said home monitoring is not a program for people charged with violent offenses,” Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who oversees the program, said during a virtual discussion with other leaders.
Cook County has about 2,600 people free on electronic monitoring, of which 75- 80% have been charged with a violent offense, Dart says.
According to WGNTV, the numbers from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office show the following.
- 90 people charged with murder are free on E.M.
- 40 people charged with attempted murder are free on E.M.
- 852 people charged with aggravated gun possession are free on E.M.
Klevontaye White, for example, was wanted by police over the summer after he escaped home electronic monitoring, CBS Chicago reported. He faced more than a dozen counts of aggravated sexual assault and was shot and killed by Chicago police amid an armed stand-off in July.
As I said before, even Lightfoot sees the insanity in this program and demanded the Judge drop it, but she proved to be useless in her effort—Or lack thereof.
The Judge grumbled back. "The mayor’s proposal seems to require that defendants facing certain allegations be considered guilty until proven innocent."
While we are all innocent in the eye of the law until proven guilty I seriously have to wonder if anyone in a position of power in Chicago has an ounce of common sense?