Why Americans Are Buying Guns: Illinois Has Released Nearly 4000 Prison Inmates Since March 1

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RML Specialty Hospital of Chicago nurse Rolanda Clark speaks during a protest in front of Cook County Jail in Chicago, Friday, April 10, 2020. Nurses called on Sheriff Tom Dart to release prisoners from the jail due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The Illinois Department of Corrections has finally come clean with a list of inmates released since March 1.  The data should scare the hell out of Illinois residents. And plenty of other states have done the same.

While many of these Prairie State offenders had already been scheduled for “mandatory supervised release,” plenty more were released on the governor’s orders. Originally, Governor J.B. Pritzker told legislators that only “non-violent” offenders would be released for compassionate reasons related to the coronavirus.

The reality, however, has been something entirely different. The Center Square originally broke the story a couple of weeks ago.

An Illinois lawmaker and a county sheriff are raising fresh concerns about Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s decision to release inmates as the spread of COVID-19 continues in the state’s prisons, including questions about transparency.

Illinois Department of Corrections officials confirmed the release of some inmates on a list released by State Rep. John Cabello. However, officials said the list included people who were released for reasons unrelated to the governor’s executive order and the transmission of COVID-19.

The spreadsheet, titled “COVID FINAL list of early exits” listed the names of 761 inmates. The charges included murder, forcible sexual assault, armed robbery, making heroin, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated vehicular hijacking of a handicapped person and other violent crimes. Several of the people, including those convicted of murder, were directly commuted by Pritzker, according to the document.

The data was provided by Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey, who said his office found it on the Illinois Department of Corrections website after an exhaustive search. Subsequent searches turned up no such document.

“I don’t disagree with those that say there are those within our prison system that should probably be released,” Downey said. “We were told that these were going to be nonviolent. When you’re talking about armed robberies, murders, criminal sexual assaults, those individuals should not get released early based on the possibility that they could contract COVID.”  [emphasis added.]

Through additional and persistent Freedom of Information Act requests to the Illinois Department of Corrections, IDOC finally released the list of almost 4,000 inmates. The spreadsheet included names, dates and crimes charged among other information.

As anyone can see, those who were cut loose were not just “non-violent” offenders. Far from it.

The list includes convictions for everything including murder, child rape, kidnapping, child molesting, kiddie porn, home invasion, rapes, arson of an occupied dwelling, and lots of “armed habitual criminal” bad guys.

The list includes 403 Class X offenders; literally the worst of the worst. And here they are along with their convictions, and the county where the convictions occurred.  From the IDOC website:

HOLT MICHAEL Class X ARMED ROBBERY Cook
ANDERSON D’ANDRE Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/HANDICAPPED Cook
MERRIFIELD BRIAN Class X MANU/DEL 15/+GRAMS COCAINE Madison
PATEL MANISH Class X SOLICITATION/MURDER/FOR HIRE Cook
ARSBERRY LONNIE Class X ARMED ROBBERY Cook
JORDAN MICHAEL Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
HABERKORN STEVEN Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Grundy
DAVIS CHRISTOPHER Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Lake
COLEMAN ALPACCINO Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/WEAPON Cook
STEEL DEMETRIOS Class X DEL CONT SUB<18/PARK/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS McLean
SCHENKEL STEPHEN Class X ARMED ROBBERY Tazewell
RAMOS MARY Class X CALCULATED CRIM DRUG CONSPIR Rock Island
CAIN SAM Class X CRIMINAL DRUG CONSPIRACY Cook
SULLIVAN BRYAN Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
HARVEY EDDIE Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
GADBERRY JURAVIUS Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Cook
LASKE KYLE Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Winnebago
CLARK WILLIS Class X AGG BATTERY/DISCHARGE FIREARM Cook
DAVIS TYLER Class X MANU/DEL CANNABIS/>5,000 GRAMS Macon
RIOS LOPEZ Class X ARMED VIOL/CATEGORY I WEAPON Cook
DILLARD ROBERT Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM Peoria
COOPER GREGORY Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
CLAIBORNE AMEIL Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
BUCKINGHAM OLLIE Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Cook
LUCAS DANTE Class X AGG BATTERY/DISCHARGE FIREARM Cook
GOOD EMERY Class X PRED CRIM SEX ASSLAUT/VICTIM <13 Tazewell
HERRON DONTA Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Cook
MEJIA CARLOS Class X AGG DUI/6+/BAC 0.16+ McHenry
ADAMS JAMES Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/FIREARM Cook
ROSAS JORGE Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Will
BELL ANTONIE Class X AGG BATTERY/DISCHARGE FIREARM Cook
VAZQUEZ JUAN Class X MANU/DEL HEROIN/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS/PARK Cook
WARD STANLEY Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
AKINS KEVIN Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Champaign
MOORE DUNNON OVIRTUS Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
CANO JONATHON Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT McLean
POOLE DEMARCO Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM Sangamon
ADAMS KOBIE Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/WEAPON Cook
JORDAN RASHAD Class X AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON Will
WILSON JERMAINE Class X HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY Champaign
SAUCEDO RIGOBERTO Class X AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON Cook
THOMAS LEVITICUS Class X ARMED ROBBERY Cook
BUNDY AARON Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Cook
MOORMAN KIR Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
BERRY JOHNELL Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/FIREARM Kane
SIMS DARRICK Class X AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/FELONY Cook
PRUDE DERRICK Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
SMITH WILLIAM Class X AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON Cook
PASCO ROBERT Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
PHELPS THOMAS Class X AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON Cook
QUISPE DANI Class X MANU/DEL 100<400 GRAMS COCAINE Cook
MCDOUGLE JARRETT Class X AGG BATTERY/DISCHARGE FIREARM St. Clair
LEWIS ANTHONY Class X ARMED ROBBERY Cook
SABBS CAMERON Class X AGG BATTERY/CHILD <13/PERM DISABL Cook
LARK SHAHERE Class X HOME INVASION/DANDEROUS WEAP Jackson
HOWARD EDDIE Class X HOME INVASION/ARMED W/FIREARM Cook
DAVENPORT MARSHA Class X DEL CONT SUB<18/PARK/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS McLean
PACHECO ELAUTERIO Class X MANU/DEL 900+ GRAMS COCAINE Kane
MARTINEZ DILLENGER Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Cook
HAWKINS DEAON Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
PUMA CRISTIAN Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
CRUME STANLEY Class X AGG BATTERY/PEACE OFFICER Cook
DAVIS KENDALL Class X HOME INVASION/ARMED/FORCE Lee
SUMMIT NIKOLAS Class X AGG DUI/6+/BAC 0.16+ Macon
STEWARD QUINTIN Class X MFG/DEL 15<100 GR HEROIN/ANLG Cook
KING RICHEY Class X AGG BATTERY OF A CHILD Cook
SUTTON GREGORY Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Kane
LEE JAKE Class X AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON Cook
FRAZIER WILLIE Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/HANDICAPPED Cook
REED DONNELL Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
ANDERSON OMAR Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
VAUGHN CHRISTOPHER Class X HOME INVASION/DISCH FIREARM Macon
DENNISTON ERIC Class X AGG METH MANU/PROTECTED/400+GR Knox
PARKER GABRIEL Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
RODRIGUEZ ALFONSO Class X MANU/DEL COCAINE/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS/PARK Dupage
BERTALOT RANDY Class X PREDATORY CRIM SEX ASSAULT/HARM Bureau
HOWARD CASSIUS Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/WEAPON Cook
EARL DANIEL Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
BENSON SEAN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
LEE MONTRELL Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
BROWN BARRY Class X ARMED VIOL/CATEGORY I WEAPON Cook
MCGILL CHRISTOPHER Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Kane
MARTINEZ-MORALES OSCAR Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Boone
NEAL AARON Class X DEL CONT SUB<18/PARK/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS McLean
HAMPTON JULIE Class X METH MANUFACTURING/15<100 GR Christian
JONES ANTOINE Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
NEWSOME EDWARD Class X DUI/6TH Winnebago
THURMAN JEREMIAH Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Warren
EDDINS ERNEST Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
KANTON ROCCO Class X DUI/6TH Cook
DOGANS JERROLD Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/FIREARM Cook
MARTIN MAURICE Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/WEAPON Kane
MORGAN DAVID Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Shelby
LANGSTON WILLIAM Class X HOME INVASION/ARMED W/FIREARM Cook
MONEY JAMAR Class X HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY Winnebago
MALDONADO ANGEL Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
JONES EDDIE Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/WEAPON Cook
WOMACK DANNY Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
TAYLOR MARVIN Class X MANU/DEL HEROIN/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS/PARK Cook
JANUARY CASEY Class X HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY Cook
FISHBURN JESSIE Class X AGG BATTERY OF A CHILD Sangamon
ARMSTRONG SHANNON Class X HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY Cook
CLARE BRIAN Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
PERKINS ELMER Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Sangamon
GARLICK MORGAN Class X AGG BATTERY OF A CHILD Champaign
RICKMAN CARLOS Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL St. Clair
BROWN DANYELL Class X AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON Cook
OSBORNE JEROLD Class X POSSESSION OF METH/100<400 GRAMS Coles
SISK ANTHONY Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Adams
ALBAN HONORIO Class X AGG DUI/6+ Knox
JACKSON SAMUEL Class X AGG KIDNAPING/INFLICT HARM Cook
SMITH DANIEL Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
HICKMAN LIONELL Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Cook
BOATRIGHT CRAIG Class X HOME INVASION/ARMED/FORCE Williamson
JACKSON MARIO Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM Cook
GLADNEY ROLANDIS Class X HOME INVASION/FIREARM Winnebago
JOHNSON KEVIN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Sangamon
BARNES AARON Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
MILTON JOE Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/HANDICAPPED Cook
SCHOLLE JEFFREY Class X MFG/DEL 15<100 GR HEROIN/ANLG Lasalle
POSTLEWAIT SEDRICK Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Tazewell
MAIDEN TERRENCE Class X MANU/DEL CONT SUBS/ENHANCED Kankakee
PRACK JOSEPH Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/WEAPON Cook
ZARAGOZA JAIME Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
NEAL EZRA Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
SULK TIMOTHY Class X AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON Cook
QUINONES ANDRES Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Kane
MOORE ELIJAH Class X AGG BATTERY/DISCHARGE FIREARM Winnebago
WILLIAMS MARQUELLE Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
SCOTT STEPHEN Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
HARRIS CHRISTOPHER Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
AL-BITAR KAMEL Class X AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON Cook
GOLDSMITH MICHAEL Class X AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/WEAPON Cook
MCCLURE MICHAEL Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/WEAPON St. Clair
SUTTON LAMONT Class X AGG BATTERY/DISCHARGE FIREARM Cook
MCGINTY DAVID Class X DUI/6TH Whiteside
MUELLER KEVIN Class X DRUG INDUCED HOMICIDE Kendall
WALLACE PYREESE Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
COVARRUBIAS GUSTAVO Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Cook
MERRITT BRADLEY Class X METH MANUFACTURING/15<100 GR Christian
WILLIAMS JAMERE Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Peoria
VILLANUEVA BENJAMIN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
CHANEY-JACKSON RODNEY Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/WEAPON Cook
ROSS CHARLES Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
DIBENEDETTO SALVATORE Class X THEFT >$100,000/SCHOOL/WORSHIP Dupage
RIVERA CARLOS Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Cook
SIMS HURD Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Cook
WRIGHT BRITTANY Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Christian
BOWDEN JOHN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
ISOM ERIC Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
JANSEN JEFFREY Class X AGG DUI/6+/BAC 0.16+ Winnebago
MEZA JESUS Class X AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/HANDICAPPED Cook
BROZELL EARL Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Cook
GHAZIANI KENNETH Class X METH DELIVERY/15<100 GRAMS Coles
LOMAX KEVIN Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
HARVEY CYRIL Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
BROCKETT DUSTIN Class X HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY Vermilion
CHILDS RICKY Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Rock Island
AVERETTE JOHN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM McLean
GAVINA BRIAN Class X CHILD PORN/REPRODUCE/MOV DPTN DeKalb
CATHEY RAYMOND Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
HARMON JABBAR Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
BARRERA DAVID Class X ARMED VIOL/CATEGORY I WEAPON Boone
THOMAS NELSON Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Cook
SEYMOUR JOHN Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Will
VARGAS-MORENO JORGE Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Will
BOX JAMES Class X HOME INVASION/DANDEROUS WEAP Cook
MOORE TERRENCE Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
HAMILTON JORDAN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Livingston
SWIERCZ GARY Class X HOME INVASION/ARMED/FORCE Cook
GARCIA ALEXANDER Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Cook
ANDRESON NATHAN Class X 15<200 OBJECT/PARTS LSD/ANALOG Kendall
PIERCE DEANDRE Class X MFG/DEL 15<100 GR HEROIN/ANLG Cook
NIXON MARCUS Class X AGG BATTERY/DISCHARGE FIREARM Cook
HOLLIMAN MARQUIS Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Winnebago
HOWARD KYLE Class X UUW-FELON POSS WEAPON/BODY ARMOR Cook
MCGHEE NATHAN Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Cook
BROOKS NIKUYA Class X MANU/DEL 15>100 GR ECSTASY Dupage
LANE BRADLEY Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM St. Clair
JOHNSON DARIUS Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Cook
KUDELA KEVIN Class X AGG METH MANUF/APT/<15 GRAMS Madison
MIMS CARLOS Class X DEL CONT SUB<18/PARK/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS Livingston
STEWART ANTONIO Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
MINARD CHARLES Class X DRUG INDUCED HOMICIDE Kane
SYKES RYAN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
HOSEA CLARENCE Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
OATIS KEITH Class X AGG BATTERY/DISCHARGE FIREARM Cook
GARFIELD JOHN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
HAYNES JOEL Class X DEL CONT SUB<18/PARK/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS McLean
LITHERLAND KEVIN Class X CONTROLLED SUB TRAFFICKING Wabash
HARRIS SHELIA Class X MANU/DEL COCAINE/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS/PARK McLean
FLOWERS WILLIAM Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Dupage
ADAMS RONNIE Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
TRENT LAMONT Class X CRIMINAL DRUG CONSPIRACY Cook
HUDSON MELVIN Class X AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/WEAPON Cook
COLEMAN ALANIDO Class X AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/WEAPON Cook
SALAZAR JUAN Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Lee
PICKINS TYRANCE Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
THOMPKINS DEJEAN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM McLean
HOLLAND ANTHONY Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/WEAPON Cook
WILLIAMS NASHON Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
BAKER SHAUNQUEL Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
SINCLAIR JEROME Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
HOPKINS DARRIN Class X MANU/DEL HEROIN/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS/PARK Cook
BROWN EUGENE Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
SHIEF MARCUS Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
RAY ANTHONY Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/HANDICAPPED Cook
ALVAREZ CRESENCIO Class X MANU/DEL CANNABIS/>5,000 GRAMS Winnebago
LEATHERMAN ANTRON Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
MCGARRH SHAWN Class X POSSESSION OF METH/400<900 GR Hamilton
OSBORNE DWIGHT Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Will
MORENO URIEL Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Winnebago
BOURBON LARRY Class X AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/VICTIM <13 Winnebago
MANN JACK Class X MANU/DEL COCAINE/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS/PARK Logan
RILEY MICHAEL Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Wabash
WILSON RICHARD Class X MANU/DEL 15/+GRAMS COCAINE Macon
JONES JIMMIE Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Cook
STAPLES JAMES Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Cook
MURRAY TAVARUS Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE McLean
DAVIS FREDRICK Class X MANU/DEL 100<400 GRAMS COCAINE Cook
GARDNER JAJUAN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
DRIVER ADRIAN Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Cook
VALLEROY JEFFERY Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Randolph
LEWIS MELVIN Class X AGGRAVATED KIDNAPING/RANSOM Cook
COOKS WILLIE Class X MANU/DEL CONT SUBS/ENHANCED Kane
WILSON JURROD Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Cook
JONES CHARLES Class X AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/WEAPON Cook
GOODMAN ROBERT Class X CONSP MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Cook
GONNIGAN JEROME Class X HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY Cook
CONRAD MONTE Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM St. Clair
MCGAUGHY WILLIE Class X MANU/DEL SCHED I/II/SCH/HS/PARK Kane
BROWN ALICIA Class X MANU/DEL COCAINE/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS/PARK Whiteside
BALLARD JERRY Class X MANU/DEL COCAINE/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS/PARK Rock Island
PURNELL CARLTAVIS Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Macon
HAYES EARNEST Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
HANEY SIERRE Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Winnebago
ESCOBAR ANGEL Class X AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/VICTIM >60 Cook
CASTILE LORENZO Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Cook
SAN MIGUEL MARCO Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Cook
SALIU BESNICK Class X MANU/DEL 15/+GRAMS COCAINE Lake
CAINE SHELBY Class X AGG BATTERY OF A CHILD Cook
GENARD JEAN Class X MANU/DEL 100<400 GRAMS COCAINE Peoria
MOORE CODY Class X HOME INVASION/ARMED/FORCE Ogle
CHESTER KEITH Class X AGG BATTERY/DISCHARGE FIREARM Cook
SOLOMON GINA Class X MANU/DEL CANNABIS/>5,000 GRAMS Dupage
HARRIS CHARLES Class X ARMED ROBBERY Cook
SMITH DARIUS Class X AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON Cook
GRAY DERRICK Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM Cook
CHAMBERS DAMON Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Cook
TORRES IGNACIO Class X MANU/DEL 100<400 GRAMS COCAINE Peoria
LITTLE ERIC Class X AGG BATTERY/DISCHARGE FIREARM St. Clair
WILSON CHE Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
JESSE BRETT Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Macon
SLACK COURTNEY Class X MANU/DEL SCHED I/II/SCH/HS/PARK Madison
GATHINGS DAVANTE Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
EPPERSON JAMES Class X MANU/DEL CANNABIS/>5,000 GRAMS Peoria
TORRES ANTONIO Class X CONTROLLED SUB TRAFFICKING Bureau
HENRY LEWIS Class X MANU/DEL CONT SUBS Logan
POWELL BASIL Class X ARMED ROBBERY Cook
HANKINS ERIC Class X HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY Madison
MINOR JULIUS Class X AGG BATTERY OF A CHILD Madison
HOWARD SHONQUAZ Class X DEL CONT SUB<18/PARK/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS Cook
FLORES PAUL Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
MCCOY VINCENT Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM Macon
SMITH MAURICE Class X CONTROLLED SUB TRAFFICKING Macon
WESTMORELAND JEREMY Class X HOME INVASION/ARMED/FORCE Union
ROWLAND JAMES Class X AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON Christian
MCGILL JAMAAL Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
MCCOMBS DONOVAN Class X ARMED VIOL/CATEGORY I WEAPON Champaign
HILL MYSHAWN Class X AGG BATTERY/DISCHARGE FIREARM Cook
GRANVILLE RUBEN Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Cook
ARCE LUIS Class X CRIMINAL DRUG CONSPIRACY Cook
GARNER DAVID Class X METH DELIVERY/15<100 GRAMS Kendall
MATTHEWS MAURICE Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
SUTHERLAND JOHN Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Rock Island
SANTIAGO FERNANDO Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Winnebago
GREGORY JOHN Class X HOME INVASION/ARMED W/FIREARM Winnebago
CLAY CHRISTOPHER Class X AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/BODILY HARM Cook
PATRICK DESHAUN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM Cook
PICKLES CARY Class X POSSESSION OF METH/400<900 GR Franklin
KUESIS THOMAS Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Cook
RODRIGUEZ JUAN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
WEST HENRY Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
NORMAN DESHAWN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
LARA RAUL Class X MANU/DEL 900+ GRAMS COCAINE Kane
RUIZ JAMES Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
BACON MARCUS Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM Cook
TREVINO BENNY Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Cook
LAWSON YVONNE Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Dupage
POOLE RICHARD Class X ARMED ROBBERY Cook
BAYNES JESSICA Class X AGG BATTERY/DISCHARGE FIREARM Lake
BRANCH JOHN Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Rock Island
BRIDGE MIKHIEL Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Cook
BANUELOS LUIS Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Cook
EPTING ALLEN Class X MFG/DEL 15<100 GR HEROIN/ANLG Cook
PRATILE CHRISTOPHER Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
THOMPSON BRADLEY Class X METH DELIVERY/15<100 GRAMS Coles
KEMPER DAVID Class X AGG DUI/6+ Clark
DURAND DAVID Class X MANU/DEL CANNABIS/>5,000 GRAMS Lasalle
MARTIN KEVIN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM Lake
SNOW ZACHARY Class X METH DELIVERY/15<100 GRAMS Whiteside
WILLIAMS CHARLES Class X CANNABIS TRAFFICKING Macon
WASHINGTON KENNETH Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Kankakee
LINDENMEIER J. Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Winnebago
DIAZ MARIO Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Cook
NUTLEY DANIEL Class X METH DELIVERY/15<100 GRAMS Cook
FLOWERS RANDY Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
RICHARDSON SHAWN Class X AGG KIDNAPING/INFLICT HARM St. Clair
DAVIES BRIAN Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Winnebago
PHILLIPS JEROME Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Peoria
FERDINAND CURTIS Class X MANU/DEL 15/+GRAMS COCAINE Boone
BASS TIMMY Class X AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON Cook
JIMERSON DESMOND Class X HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY Will
MORGENROTH ISABELLA Class X AGG BATTERY/CHILD <13/PERM DISABL Macon
GROVER KEVIN Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
COOPER WILLIE Class X MANU/DEL HEROIN/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS/PARK Cook
SCHUMAKE-SAMUEL KRYSTOPHER Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/WEAPON Cook
WASHINGTON DAVID Class X DEL CONT/COUNT SUB TO <18 McLean
BROWN PRENTISS Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM Cook
BRUCE CURTIS Class X MFG/DEL 15<100 GR HEROIN/ANLG Cook
ALMANZA EDUARDO Class X MANU/DEL COCAINE/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS/PARK Boone
WILLIAMS LESTER Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Cook
DAVIS NILSSON Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Peoria
HARGROVE KENDALL Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
PENN JASON Class X HOME INVASION/ARMED/FORCE Cook
GILES PEDRO Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Kane
LADD EARL Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM St. Clair
MESSLER PHILLIP Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Coles
TERRAZAS JUAN Class X HOME INVASION/ARMED/FORCE Cook
WASHINGTON TIRON Class X HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY Lake
KELLOGG RICHARD Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Lake
NELSON CHARLES Class X POSSESSION OF METH/900+ GR Fayette
ARROYO MARTHA Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Dupage
MCGOWEN DARYL Class X ARMED ROBBERY Tazewell
ABDUL JOVANTAY Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
SMOLLEY ALBERT Class X HOME INVASION/FIREARM Peoria
SLACK BRANDON Class X AGGRAVATED KIDNAPING/RANSOM McLean
BARRELL JOHN Class X ARMED VIOL/CATEGORY I WEAPON Franklin
CROCKETT DAVEY Class X ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE Cook
JARVIS MARC Class X METHAMPHETAMINE CONSPIRACY Clinton
JOHNSON ERICK Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Cook
COLAGROSSI PETER Class X CHILD PORN/REPRODUCE/MOV DPTN Cook
CARRILLO ROBERT Class X MANU/DEL SCHED I/II/SCH/HS/PARK Kane
SORIANO RICHARD Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Cook
CUNNINGHAM KENNETH Class X MANU/DEL 15/+GRAMS COCAINE Cook
SANDERS DEMONTE Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
ROMERO YGNACIO Class X METH DELIVERY/15<100 GRAMS Union
TAYLOR RASHAWN Class X MFG/DEL 15<100 GR HEROIN/ANLG Kane
TABORN DERRICK Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM Williamson
LOPEZ HECTOR Class X MANU/DEL SCHED I/II/SCH/HS/PARK Kane
MARTINEZ MICHAEL Class X AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON Cook
JOHNSON SHANNON Class X AGG METH MANUF/CHILD/<15 GRAMS Montgomery
GARNER THOMAS Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
WASHINGTON MICHAEL Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Cook
ORTIZ TIMOTHY Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
HALLOM MARTIN Class X RICO CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE Cook
COLE MALIK Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM Cook
CHAMBERS LONNIE Class X AGG DUI/6+ Kendall
JOY DORIAN Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
WRIGHT DEMETRIUS Class X AGG BATTERY OF A CHILD Cook
BURGOS ANGEL Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
HARRIS AUKIN Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
REED DIRK Class X MFG/DEL 15<100 GR HEROIN/ANLG Cook
WHITE GEORGE Class X AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON Winnebago
ESKRIDGE RONTE Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
DEGRACIA NATHANEL Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
BYNUM AARON Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
SPENCER MYRAN Class X AGG BATTERY OF A CHILD Peoria
LAUDERDALE GERALD Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
BRECEDA ERIK Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Kane
TURNER CRYSTAL Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/WEAPON Dupage
JOHNSON SIMMIE Class X AGG BATTERY/DISCHARGE FIREARM Cook
SLAGEL JASON Class X AGG DUI/6+ Whiteside
HOPKINS TRACY Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Dupage
HOSKINS CALEB Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM McLean
THOMAS COURTNEY Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
PERKINS SAMMY Class X ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM Cook
CORLEY CHRISTOPHER Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Madison
MACKEY JOSEPH Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Dupage
PORTER RANDALL Class X AGG DUI/6+/BAC 0.16+ McLean
CHANDLER KENNETH Class X AGG KIDNAPING/INFLICT HARM Winnebago
WATSON DARNEL Class X MANU/DEL HEROIN/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS/PARK Cook
AUST PETER Class X MANU/DEL 100<400 GRAMS COCAINE Dupage
DRAKE DEONTE Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Macon
SKYLES DORIAN Class X HOME INVASION/ARMED W/FIREARM Cook
MILLER DEANDRE Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
EDWARDS SANTEZ Class X HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY St. Clair
NAVA ROGELIO Class X DUI/6TH Dupage
JACKSON EUGENE Class X PRED CRIM SEX ASSLAUT/VICTIM <13 Cook
HILL MONICA Class X MANU/DEL 15>200 PILLS ECSTASY Will
MILLSAPP ALBERT Class X ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM Cook
TAYLOR ARIANON Class X ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL Cook
BUEKER JOHN Class X PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Cumberland
JENKINS SHAREAF Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE McLean
BOYD CALVIN Class X AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/BODILY HARM Cook
LINLEY WILLIAM Class X AGG DISCH FIREARM/PC OFF/FIREMAN Will
MADRIGAL ABELARDO Class X AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON Cook
NAYLOR JOHN Class X AGG BATTERY/DISCHARGE FIREARM Cook
RILES SANTANA Class X AGG VEHICULAR HIJACKING/WEAPON Cook
LEWERS DERRICK Class X MANU/DEL COCAINE/SCHOOL/PUB HOUS/PARK Boone
HOYT JOSHUA Class X AGG ARSON/KNOW PEOPLE PRESENT Lasalle
BARR JOSEPH Class X METH MANUFACTURING/15<100 GR Morgan
LIBERATO ERASMO Class X MANU/DEL 15<100 GRAMS COCAINE Dupage

 

Does anyone expect that these individuals will stay on the straight and narrow for more than a few weeks (hours?) now that they’re out?

How many other states have broomed out hundreds (if not thousands) of inmates from their prisons and county jails early because of fear of the Chinese flu?

California has opened their jailhouse doors, too, and it hasn’t gone well. One guy carjacked an innocent motorist just 40 minutes after his release. Forty minutes.

From the UK Daily Mail:

Two inmates who were released from jails in California because of the coronavirus outbreak were rearrested and accused of committing additional crimes shortly after being freed, including one who was in custody just 40 minutes later.

Rocky Lee Music, 32, walked out of Santa Rita Jail in Dublin at around 8pm on Sunday. Before 9pm, he had allegedly carjacked a motorist and was hauled off back to jail.

You carry your gun every day, right?

Clearly, unless you want to find yourself a helpless victim of one of these or one of the thousands of other convicted violent predatory criminals released in the midst of stay-at-home orders nationwide, you should.

comments

  1. avatar Kyle says:

    Its almost like the author doesn’t belive in the rehabilitative power of the justice system.

    1. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

      I think most people are on the fence about how much the system actually works, if at all. It’s up to the individual. But I agree, assuming all these people deserved to be locked up and judged by their crimes is pretty fucking stupid. Some crimes are obviously worse than others, and would take a whole lot of convincing to prove you regret raping someone… but others can be mistakes very easily. Think of it this way, if you ever had to defend yourself, but the court didn’t see it that way, you’d be a name on this list with nothing more defining you than what the court charged you with. INB4 all the keyboard warriors talking about being able to prove themselves and somehow being the best self attorneys (mostly people who have never been to court for anything – so they have no fucking clue how hard it can be).

      1. avatar Debbie W. says:

        Your problem is you think too much. If you actually knew what you are talking about you wouldn’t have to think. I bet you’re the kind of twerp who gets pulled over by a cop and the last thing you are going to do is call the cop a tyrant or anything demeaning. Ain’t dat right peewee?

        1. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

          I don’t get pulled over. The “No officer, I am here to confiscate yours” gadsden bumper sticker tells them all they need know. That said, nice try. U mad? Maybe not, but you are certainly naive and a facebook troll.

      2. avatar M says:

        I had to check the list a second time and I guess we don’t read the same charges. That or your definition of “mistakes” is very different than mine. Armed robbery, aggravated assault, poss of cocaine, meth, heroin, aggravated arson, aggravated criminal sexual assault, home invasion causing injury, hijaking….what possible “mistakes” do you see in that roster? A mistake could be a teen taking a ride in his friend’s car, there is weed somewhere in the vehicle, nobody takes ownership for it…that could be a mistake, being young and stupid. The felonies listed above, not really. Hey sorry I almost burned you in your house, my bad I thought nobody was home. All that meth or heroin I was carrying, I really thought it was hydroxychloroquine to treat covid19, honest mistake your honor.

        1. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

          I dont count so good, but I am certain that is NOT 4,000 people on that list. Maybe the article and list is biased to reflect the opinion of that person writing it? Whodathunkit, especially here on TTAG?

          Also, there is dumb shit on that list like “ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL”. Pretty vague, no? Or how about Attempted Murder? Do you honestly believe that “self defense” cases cannot be changed into such a charge? Who the fuck are you to judge? Glad you think our justice system is working. Ignorance is bliss I guess.

          Look, I am not defending these people, especially not specifically. But I am certainly calling bullshit on the articles agenda. Regardless of the left extremists and their agenda, this is just the right assuming they are people who should not reintegrate. It would be amazing to see someone like you completely fucked by the system, only to realize that innocence must be bought a majority of the time.

        2. avatar Miner49er says:

          It is fascinating to see all these anti-government right wingers suddenly decide that every single citizen in prison totally deserves to be there.

          So none of these prisoners were the victims of government overreach, prosecutorial misconduct or law enforcement corruption?

          I’m glad to see so much faith in the criminal justice system by the 2A supporters, just remember that when they knock on your door to take you.

        3. avatar Eric Swalwell says:

          Miner49er: You have my endorsement for the Ministry of Love when the time comes…. you know?…. the time ;).

          Together, we can finally come up with solutions for this redneck problem we’re having and make the trains run on time ;).

          Eric Swalwell 2020

      3. avatar Hunter427 says:

        You’ve dune time or have something to do the criminal justice system just a guess.

        1. avatar Hunter427 says:

          suspicious (dirtbag)fisherman. 4,000 Four thousand that’s a very big number and they all got into jail by mistake and all need a second chance and I know the system has not been fare to them. The idiot in charge thinks the same or has an agenda. Well someone is going to pay for this great plan and it will be an innocent child, grandparent, mother, father who just wanted to enjoy their lives which is a challenge for us all these days. But they will pay the price for this insanity not you because you got lots of anger to go around. Your perp

        2. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

          Yea, I did time… for uncle sam.

          And Hunter 427: Wut? I got plenty of common sense to go around. Catch some. If you payed attention, I said no doubt the majority of criminals more than likely deserved the punishment, and that indeed the recent release was not a good thing, but I certainly won’t group everyone doing time in a failed justice system by a one sentence description.

        3. avatar Hunter427 says:

          I plenty of common Sense to know who you are. A Troll who will lie all day

        4. avatar Hunter427 says:

          I have plenty of common Sense to know who you are. A Troll who will lie all day long

  2. avatar I Haz A Question says:

    Check this out from today’s news. Congressional House Dems want AG Barr to “release as many inmates as possible”. I sure hope Mr. & Mrs. America are paying attention and will help to clean house (hah! get it?) this November.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dems-on-house-judiciary-committee-call-for-release-of-as-many-prisoners-as-possible-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic

    1. avatar LifeSavor says:

      Haz,

      Yup…because we put them folk in there…had nothing to do with them earning it.

      When you decide to commit armed robbery, sexual assault, or any violent crime, you are accepting the risk of time in prison as well as all the risks of prison life. I doubt any of those felons would have been deterred had someone told them they might catch a serious illness while behind bars.

      Dem party is out to subvert everything good about this country.

      Not saying the elephants are pure-minded, incorruptible, selfless patriots. We’ve seen the evil they can do, also.

      Still, Trump/Pence 2020.

      1. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

        Nobody cares who you are voting for.

        And your self defense case can EASILY be turned into a violent crime.

        1. avatar Miner49er says:

          Oh, I have to agree with these posters, every person charged by the police and prosecuted by the DA clearly is guilty.

          It is heartwarming to see so much support for the government agents on this 2A forum, I’m glad they support the government’s system of incarceration.

        2. avatar GuyInWI says:

          Typically this is done by left wing prosecutors who turn lawful self defense into assult on these poor criminals. While I agree the Justice system needs a huge overhaul and victimless crimes need to go away. But releasing thousands of people accused and or convicted of serious crimes is going to create a crime wave. This is common sense, if the Governor wants to pull this stunt than any reoffender should also have him as a codefendant as he created the problem.

    2. avatar Chris T in KY says:

      Libertarians Liberals and the Left are on record saying the release of these inmates is a good thing. For years they have complained that the United States has too many people locked up. They got their wish. The Three L’s also support open borders. Allowing child molesters and other criminals to come and go as they please.

      1. avatar Southern Cross says:

        And they still truly believe if criminals are treated with kindness they will see the error of their ways and reform themselves into productive members of society.

        All pigs fed and ready to fly

        They are shocked, truly shocked, when criminals return to crime. Even during a global pandemic.

      2. avatar GuyInWI says:

        No only you are on record for Libertarians wanting to release criminals. Your reading comprehension is seriously lacking: https://www.lp.org/issues/crime-and-justice/

        You Retardicans never learn but what else is new.

  3. avatar Dennis says:

    Beans, bullets, and bandages folks! By the time the libs implement their full agenda, you will not recognize this country. And yes, that IS the plan!!!

    1. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

      They have been saying that since the revolution.

  4. avatar billy-bob says:

    “Why Americans are buying guns…”

    Because we can, no other reason needed.

  5. avatar GreggT says:

    Yep….just 70 miles up the pike here in Wisconsin……..we have several acronyms for the Il. folk…..but this is quite a list. Like I needed another reason to CCW in this day-n-age.

  6. avatar RGP says:

    I didn’t buy a gun but I’ve got a metric buttload of .45 cal. 280 gr. Keith type cast bullets and some hard cast 315 gr WFN’s enroute… either one is pretty much a one size fits all solution to a number of life’s problems.

    1. avatar LifeSavor says:

      RGP,

      Assuming that means you already have a firearm. 😃

      1. avatar RGP says:

        It just so happens that it was lost in a tragic turn of events…

        1. avatar LifeSavor says:

          RGP,

          My, my!! Then you won’t be needing them bullets. If you send them my way, I will gladly pay the postage.

          😉

        2. avatar eagle10 says:

          Did your canoe tip over on the lake on the way to the lake house? I know a lot of people that has happened to. The canoe makers should be sued for making a defective product.

        3. avatar jwm says:

          Lifesaver. I got .45 acp bullets and haven’t owned a .45 in years.

          I plan on inserting them manually into the bad guy.

        4. avatar Sam I Am says:

          ” I plan on inserting them manually into the bad guy. ”

          Where, precisely?

        5. avatar jwm says:

          Here’s a hint, Sam. I got rubber gloves that go up to my elbow.

  7. avatar LifeSavor says:

    I did not see any of my relatives on that list, so, I guess they are all still safely locked up. (Just kidding…no place is safe with them).

    Anyone know if Republican run states are sponsoring jailbreaks?

    As for the Democrat administrations: 😱

    1. avatar RGP says:

      I’m in Texas and I’ve been told that some of the lefty cities here have released some people from the jails. I don’t have any verification of this though.

    2. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

      Republicans pardon inmates the same as democrats do. Your party is not special.

    3. avatar defender of one says:

      I live in Nebraska, the governor is not releasing any here.

    4. avatar Miner49er says:

      Well, Republican Kentucky governor Matt Bevins did release 600 inmates, many of them violent criminals including child molesters.

      But of course, no one on this list wanted to talk about that because it would show that their narrative is incorrect.

      1. avatar California Richard says:

        Okay…. well, screw that guy too. Put them all back. What’s your point?

        1. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

          The point was very clear. That it’s neither subject to a single party. Do you need a crayon and pop-up book to follow along?

  8. avatar jwm says:

    Just had the police warn us yesterday that a fellow arrested as a serial rapist and kidnapper had his bail dropped from 2.5 million to ) because the judge was concerned with him getting the beer virus.

    Un fucking believable.

  9. avatar CTstooge says:

    “Rocky Lee Music”? Everyone knows no jail can hold him bygad.

  10. avatar Leighton Cavendish says:

    hmmm…maybe if these folks encounter one of these prisoners in person…with no bars between them…they might think differently
    let the lawsuits begin….

  11. avatar d says:

    The same democratic shiitholes that are releasing prisoners are the restriction gun owners

  12. avatar Sam I Am says:

    Why all the sturm and drang over emptying the prisons? You gotta have space for all the people who violate house arrest, and refuse social distancing.

    1. avatar Lifesavor says:

      Sam,

      I know that was sarcastic, but that may, in fact, be the Dem’s plan, devils that they are. 👿

      1. avatar Sam I Am says:

        “I know that was sarcastic, but that may, in fact, be the Dem’s plan, devils that they are.”

        Agree. That’s why the idea should be ridiculed to extinction.

    2. avatar Realist says:

      It’s really quite simple: release the prisoners because they might get covid 19 in jail. Then jail the citizens for walking on their front lawn, going to the beach or park, because they might get covid 19.

      Get it? Every liberal understands this. Why can’t you?

      Because the REAL PROGRAM is to destroy America. That is the REAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY PROGRAM.

      1. avatar Sam I Am says:

        ” It’s really quite simple: release the prisoners because they might get covid 19 in jail. Then jail the citizens for walking on their front lawn, going to the beach or park, because they might get covid 19. Get it? Every liberal understands this. Why can’t you? ”

        Hhhhmmmm. Thought my observation was based on the process you describe; the need to put resisters in jail.

    3. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

      Reported for not obeying. But seriously, please keep your distance from me. I do honestly kind of like the whole social distancing thing. There is no need to be all up in someones personal space, especially in line (like at the grocery store, when you can just feel someone breathing down your neck). They should apply the same rules to vehicles. Mine is wearing a face mask already, so please keep your distance. No joke I saw an older bronco with a surgical mask attached to the grille. Pretty funny.

      1. avatar Debbie W. says:

        You need a mask because your anus is located directly below your nose.

        1. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

          So mature. By chance, do you live in Montana?

        2. avatar Miner49er says:

          Speaking on the subject you brought up, your anus is about an inch away from your vagina, seems like a bad idea.

          Just an example of some of that ‘intelligent design’ everyone speaks so highly of.

  13. avatar Funky Coal Medina says:

    We’re going to look back on these days and, oh well nevermind

  14. avatar Debbie W. says:

    90% of these people are no joke. If they get a hold of some unarmed The View watching pilgrim there may not be a second chance for the pilgrim.
    I once went to a Wal-Mart with LE friend and as we walked around he pointed out the people he had once arrested for this and that crime. No murderers but just about everything else.
    These criminal coddling democRats will get you robbed, raped or killed faster than Nancy Pelosi can open her freezer full of expensive ice cream.
    Based on the demented antics of the democRat Party over the past 4 years it is crucial to elect President Donald John Trump for another 4 years.
    BTW…Spoiled brats that come on a pro rights forum and bash the POTUS are nothing more than useful idiots putting a sht grin on the democRat Party.

    1. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

      lol fuck you. Pro rights forum? What fucken kool-aid you been drinking? It’s The Truth About Guns, not the Truth About The Republican Party. Good god. Naive people and their politics. So Funny. BTW, your LE friend was a tyrant.

      1. avatar Debbie W. says:

        In order to f you need more than a potty mouth and a tater tot peewee. This is a rights forum. Constitutional Rights you politically inept mealy mouth worthless twerp.

        1. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

          “Exploring the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun of guns.”

          Just checked, obviously politics is part of it… but don’t get mad when someone disagrees with your undying allegiance to one human being over the bigger picture that is government corruption and calls you out on it. Funny how all the Obama supporters are criticized by you, but the second a fellow white criticizes you for thinking Trump gives a fuck about you, it’s someone who is against the constitution?

          Ok.

          Or someone who sees majority of law enforcement for what they actually do, and it’s certainly not protecting your rights or keeping you safe. That is no ones job but yours. It is their job to manipulate and enforce the law in their favor so it can be prosecuted in criminal court. Plain and fucking simple. Just as the red coats did for King George. Just as the SS did for Hitler. And so on throughout the world history of tyranny and it’s enforcers.

          You take the kings shillings, you do the kings bidding. No doubt about it the company you keep, is that exact company, and they loved doing it too.

        2. avatar SuspicousFisherman says:

          But I still fail to see how you gather “rights forum” from any of that. If you are in fact talking about the 2nd, the yes. But it does not exist for reasons you or your FUDD tyrants think it does.

          Do you support domestic terrorism? Or should I say, patriotism? Funny how the definition is the same, unless you ask the Government. Domestic terrorism or homegrown terrorism is a form of terrorism in which victims “within a country are targeted by a perpetrator with the same citizenship” as the victims. So, government officials? Political representatives? Only, the current manipulation the government would have you believe is that its directly towards innocents. This is true for some forms of terrorism, but when referring to patriotism, or national pride is the feeling of love, devotion and sense of attachment to a homeland and alliance with other citizens who share the same sentiment. Which obviously, could mean dissent from the government, the same as the loosely defined “terrorist”. Right? Do you think the government sees militias as patriots? So how do you think the patriots see your beloved law enforcement?

          Again, it literally has nothing to do with your beloved president, and covers the whole spectrum. From clinton, to bush, to obama, to reagan, to JFK, to fucking Andrew Jackson and the orangutan himself, your Trump. Not sure about you, but I fought for their oil and saw all I needed to see on how our government operates. Support them all you want. I prefer to support actual patriots, and actual freedom.

  15. avatar Ralph says:

    IL released 4000 criminals from prison? That’s nothing. Chicago doesn’t bother putting them into prison in the first place.

    1. avatar Lifesavor says:

      Ralph,

      We can always count on you for perspctive!!
      Nicely done, sir!

    2. avatar M says:

      They’ll blend in perfectly lol. It’s up to the law abiding citizen in IL to adjust, to turn their lives around and become felons.

  16. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    “Why Americans Are Buying Guns: Illinois Has Released Nearly 4000 Prison Inmates’

    Ya Think !

    1. avatar Manse Jolly says:

      And I don’t understand why any State is doing this….makes no sense to release violent criminals before they serve their conviction out. Virus or no virus there is an agenda behind this and it doesn’t involve compassion or health care….imo

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        The answer you seek can be summed up in four words “medical costs” and “classaction lawsuits”.

        And some enterprising lawyers could probably make some 8A violations out of it too. Hell, they might even be right in some cases.

        1. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

          Common sense and decency on these forums is not allowed sir. You blame the left now or you get a slap n’ tickle.

      2. avatar Miner49er says:

        “The Bureau of Prisons on Friday said that 70% of the inmates the Bureau has tested have come back positive for COVID-19.

        But the Bureau says that it doesn’t reflect the positive rate across the entire BOP system which houses 146,000 prisoners in 122 facilities.

        The BOP says they’ve tested “roughly 2,700 inmates.”

        1. avatar Ron says:

          Ok? You keep posting this why? Are you shocked that a highly contagious virus would sweep through the prison system? This isn’t news to most of us. Diseases rapidly spreading through prison has been an issue since, well, prisons were invented. So get on with your rant about how Trump did this 🙄

  17. avatar Prndll says:

    That’s a lot of time the officers there put in for absolutely nothing. Not to mention tax dollars.

    1. avatar guest says:

      That’s the system. Handle keeps turning, with or without the flu

  18. avatar Made in America says:

    d May 1, 2020 at 15:39 and Debbie May 1, 2020 at 16:01 , say.

    There you go, to more assholes heard from.

    1. avatar Debbie W. says:

      In order for me to assist you I need coherent sentences that explain your complaint. Your “to” could be 2 or too, who knows?
      Made in America is associated with quality and you need to represent that quality with coherent sentences sans the texting stuff if that’s what it is.

      TRUMP/PENCE 2020.

  19. avatar former water walker says:

    Well I bought some (affordable!)223 and an AR mag for $10 yesterday in Griffith,Indiana. Gas was $1.59 a gallon at a decent brand. I’ve been “gettin’ ready” for quite awhile Boch. Our obese billionaire govner was fairly upset at those protesting in Chiraq. Same old same old…

    1. avatar Ed Schrade says:

      I am quite sure that all these critters that have been released will repent and join the Peace Corps. Oh, I almost forgot, I have a great deal on a bridge if you act now !

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        Peace Corps, paceful corpse, piece of corpse…

        At the end of the day what’s the difference? Just call 1800SERVPRO for all your dispatches thug removal needs.

        1. avatar eagle10 says:

          Or you can make a dinner reservation like John Wick. Hopefully Illinois will have a lot of dinner reservations. Or they can just take them to the city dump and drop them off. Or to the Governor’s office and drop them on the front steps.

  20. avatar GS650G says:

    Well if you have to dispatch one of these animals it’s going to look better in court. The DA might not want to go to court and explain why a shit bag was allowed iut.

  21. avatar Chris Mallory says:

    Sorry, I don’t own guns because of the criminals. I own guns because of men like Little Andy Beshear and his state (secret) police who took down license plates of people at church services.

    1. avatar Ron says:

      When you get drug off into some back alley and raped to death by one of these monsters you’ll be signin a different tune.

      And that tune will sound something like a pig squealing.

    2. avatar Miner49er says:

      Well, it wasn’t Andy Beshear who pardoned 600 violent criminals. That would be Republican governor Matt Bevins.

      Especially interesting is the fact that he pardoned a man who raped a nine-year-old girl, because as the Republican governor said, her hymen was intact.

      1. avatar California Richard says:

        Wow. With Republicans like that, who needs Democrats? Soooooo…. are you considering becoming a Republican or something? You defend Democrats when they do this and attack Republicans when they do the same thing. You sound like a (D) party hack rather than a person who argues from a consistent moral basis.

        1. avatar Miner49er says:

          I have not defended Republicans or Democrats for releasing prisoners.

          But I have suggested there may be circumstances surrounding the particular persons released that make an early release appropriate.

          I do find it interesting that so many on this list ready to blindly accept the decisions of law enforcement and the criminal justice system without question.

  22. avatar strych9 says:

    The DUI and drug charges don’t bother me.

    The fact that the vast majority of those charges really are violent though is somehow both shocking and unsurprising at the same time.

    The number of people charged with (and convicted of) home invasion is quite troubling given current circumstances.

    1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

      Yeah, something else is happening there. I’d be inclined to release most everybody not charged with a violent crime.

      I’d want to keep the ones that prey on people locked up. and if they just so happen to catch a nasty bug…

      Oh, well… 🙂

      1. avatar Miner49er says:

        They done caught it.

        “The Bureau of Prisons on Friday said that 70% of the inmates the Bureau has tested have come back positive for COVID-19.

        But the Bureau says that it doesn’t reflect the positive rate across the entire BOP system which houses 146,000 prisoners in 122 facilities.

        The BOP says they’ve tested “roughly 2,700 inmates.”

    2. avatar M says:

      Excellent observation, I don’t think it’s a coincidence either. Felons arrested on home invasion charges usually don’t make the majority.

    3. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

      Unless its like a 6th offense DUI lol. That’s just reckless as fuck. But drug crimes are very loosely defined. Possession charges doesn’t mean much either. What if they legalized up to a gram of cocaine, but never traveling with it… really no different than Marijuana usage in that sense. Or alcohol for that matter. I dunno, just do what you do and stay off the fucking road lol.

      1. avatar Ron says:

        Agreed I have little sympathy for those who get repeated DUI. Your right to get shit housed ends at my right of travel.

        1. avatar GuyInWI says:

          This is dumb, who exactly did this person hurt by driving drunk? DWI should be a secondary charge, only after someone has been harmed. Precrime goes directly against the BOR not to mention the unintended consequences look at red flag laws. Amazes me how much Retardicans love being told how to run their lives, almost as much as Democrats.

        2. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

          You are driving impaired. Operating any machinery while other people are on the road under the influence? Sorry dude. No. Even if you don’t hurt anyone, who knows how many people had to alter their driving to avoid the idiot swerving all over the road. You cannot actually justify driving under the influence as a freedom. Not even I will go that far. A horse in the wild west, maybe. A horse carriage, probably not. Pretty sure they are both the same threat as soon as you involve other people in your path.

    4. avatar Miner49er says:

      The list doesn’t have any information about the amount of time they had served on their sins.

      Many of these release programs specify that the individuals must be within one year of their scheduled release date.

      The article fails to give this information because it would work against their agenda of fear mongering.

  23. avatar tdiinva says:

    There is no such thing as a nonviolent criminal. There criminals who got a plea bargain to a lesser offense, i.e, people in the Big House on drug charges; violent felons who just got caught for a non violent offense and criminals who have yet to find a need to use violence to get what he wants. Any person who will take your stuff is willing to use violence if he has to.

    1. avatar strych9 says:

      Bernie Madoff was an OG thug ready to call some hard, pipe hittin’ ni**as to work you over the a pair of pliers and a blowtorch?

      Who knew!?

      1. avatar tdiinva says:

        What makes you think Madoff wouldn’t put out a contract on someone? Because he was a nice Jewish boy?

        1. avatar guest says:

          The dude who gets locked up for rolling a stop sign or a bag of weed is violent?

      2. avatar Geoff "Bring out the Gimp" PR says:

        “…some hard, pipe hittin’ ni**as to work you over the a pair of pliers and a blowtorch?”

        To this day, when I walk into a pawn shop I’ve neve been in before, I try and find out if it has a basement. For some reason.

        “Bring out the Gimp.” “The Gimp’s sleeping.” ” Well, I guess you’re gonna have to go wake him up now, won’t you?”

    2. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

      Drug crimes disagree. Especially ones that are now legalized.

  24. avatar M says:

    Those nurses make me think of those teachers who spend more time whining about Trump, talking about gender diversity whatever, LGBTQ propaganda….anything except doing their actual job.

  25. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

    How about covering the red flag raids going on in Colorado currently. Would be nice to get some actual 2nd supporters on this forum.

  26. avatar Jim from LI says:

    So glad to see Alpaccino Coleman has been let out. Carjacking? YOU’RE OUT OF ORDER! Was his accomplice named Bobdeniro Washington?

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