Chicago too lax on gun crimes, city's judicial system a 'joke,' critics say

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 109K+Poster

    Chicago too lax on gun crimes, city's judicial system a 'joke,' critics say
    By Matt Finn

    Published March 17, 2017
    FoxNews.com

    Chicago’s historic crime wave has been blamed on gangs, guns and drugs. But now, harsh critics are taking it a step further – pointing the finger at the city’s judicial system and accusing it of being soft on criminals who keep pulling the trigger.

    “The Cook County court system, largest in the country, is traditionally very, very soft on most gun charges,” said Jim Warren, a policy and politics columnist for U.S. News & World Report. Warren called Chicago’s judicial system a “joke.”

    In 2016, 762 people were murdered in Chicago. More than 4,000 people were shot. Police recovered more than 5,000 guns from the streets.

    Yet, federal prosecutors tried just 123 gun cases last year.

    Chicago too lax on gun crimes, city's judicial system a 'joke,' critics say
     
  2. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    New "Chicago too lax on gun crimes", We have to clamp down on those who legally own hand , not that being prepared is a bad thin, stressing the potnwntio
     
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  3. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    Gee whiz, ya think?
     
  4. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    Not sure where I was going with that? It was the day after St. Pat's. I toasted the day, once or twice. :confused:
     

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