A leading Chicago area Democratic prosecutor has reached his limit with Illinois politicians and is revolting against a new a criminal justice reform law signed by the Dem Governor because it will “tie the hands” of prosecutors and “destroy the criminal justice system in Illinois.”
Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said: “I never, in my 40-years in this profession, ever thought I’d ever see anything close to this.The intent of this law is to destroy the criminal justice system in Illinois, and I’m not going to let that happen.
“Have you ever heard of any government passing a law to release everyone in their jails? No one has ever done that before, and no one would ever think to do that.
“That would be suicide.
Today, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow filed a lawsuit in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court of Will County setting forth forth numerous constitutional violations of Public Act 101-652, the "Safe-T Act." https://t.co/Crzio1ahnX pic.twitter.com/aZ4UEeEdsx— Office of Will County State’s Attorney (@willcountysao) September 16, 2022
“The bottom line is there has to be a balance.
“And when someone crosses a line, with regards to violent crime, that has to be addressed aggressively in order to prevent that person from harming other people,” he said.
According to Fox News:
Chicago recorded another bloody weekend with nearly three dozen shooting victims, including a teen found shot in the head inside a car, two women struck while standing inside a kitchen and a man shot through an eye, authorities said.
The eruption of violence occurred from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 pm. Sunday, Chicago police said.
In total, there were 32 reported shooting incidents and 35 shooting victims, which included at least four juveniles. Police said at least five people were murdered over the weekend.
Among the victims fatally shot was a 17-year-old boy found in the passenger seat of a vehicle parked in an alley in the 1900 block of South State Street around 7 p.m., police said. The victim had a gunshot wound to his head and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Other murder victims included an 18-year-old man who was shot in the back while driving just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and a 27-year-old man was struck in the neck by gunfire as he stood near the front of a home in the 400 block of West 104th Street around 6:15 p.m.