One of the better explanations we've seen as to why criminals keep getting out early:
- The answer is simple, Nobody and that means you and I, hold the courts accountable. In the last election once again ALL judges were retained including one who has been declared mentally ill, and has herself physically attacked a deputy!
FOP has not led an effective effort to stop a judge from being retained since Officer Cathy Touhy was beaten and disfigured by an offender, who was later given probation, and that was in the 1980's! Following that incident the FOP led a drive to have the judge responsible kept from re-election and we succeeded.
But that was then and this is now, and today when Burke slates a judge, that judge is given a judgeship FOR LIFE! Burke has the power otherwise restricted to the President when he gives a Federal Judgeship for life. And the public and cops who have to live with these animals are expendable. Nobody cares about the citizen victims who because of poverty or race have to live with the pieces of shit that these noble jurists decide to release on the public.
Back when Passarella (spelling?) was unseated, the FOP had columnist Mike Royko leading the charge. And even then, it was a close thing. We've done what we could for numerous elections, voting "no" on every single judge and encouraging everyone else to do the same. We just don't have enough true believers at the moment. Or those who know from personal experience that there isn't a single Cook County judge that is deserving of re-election.