Skip to comments.Law and Order Breaking Down in Chicago as Mob Forces Cop To Free Suspect
Posted on 04/01/2019 7:47:20 PM PDT by bitt
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There’d have to be a modern day Hercules to clean that stable of dung known as Chicago. Maybe divert Lake Michigan.
Kurt Russell needs to film a new Snake Plitkin movie “Escape From Chicago”.
Your photos look like France in the 1780s. Color doesn’t matter. Character matters.
Charges for which the Default is to Decline Prosecuting (unless supervisor permission is obtained).
Shoplifting (including offenses that are essentially shoplifting but charged as larceny)
Larceny under $250
Disturbing the peace
Receiving stolen property
Minor driving offenses, including operating with a suspend or revoked license
Breaking and entering where it is into a vacant property or where it is for the purpose of sleeping or seeking refuge from the cold and there is no actual damage to property
Wanton or malicious destruction of property
Threats excluding domestic violence
Minor in possession of alcohol
Drug possession with intent to distribute
A stand alone resisting arrest charge, i.e. cases where a person is charged with resisting arrest and that is the only charge
A resisting arrest charge combined with only charges that all fall under the list of charges to decline to prosecute, e.g. resisting arrest charge combined only with a trespassing charge
Instead of prosecuting, these cases should be (1) outright dismissed prior to arraignment or (2) where appropriate, diverted and treated as a civil infraction for which community service is satisfactory, restitution is satisfactory or engagement with appropriate community-based no-cost programming, job training or schooling is satisfactory. In the exceptional circumstances where prosecution of one of these charges is warranted, the line DA must first seek permission from his or her supervisor. If necessary, arraignment will be continued to allow for consultation with supervisor. Thus, there will be an avenue for prosecuting these misdemeanors when necessary but it will be appropriately overseen by experienced prosecutors.
Note: this is essentially already happening for drug possession cases in Roxbury and Dorchester District Court. - https://rollins4da.com/policy/charges-to-be-declined/
That might be the case in Dorchester or Boston Properbut its not the case in MA in general. Some pigs are more equal than others.
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