How Will the SAFE-T Act Impact You ?

In my opinion, the worst part of the Illinois SAFE-T act tucked away in the law is, “If the defendant is not brought to trial within the 90 day period required by the preceding sentence, he shall not be denied pretrial release.”

From Jan. 1 2023 to Mar. 31 2023 is 90 days. So it appears that at the very minimum the jails will be emptied out by April 1st? To include all violent offenders that ARE DETAINABLE (i.e. 1st degree murder, sex assault, Agg discharge of a firearm).

I have never seen any trial take place within 90 days of a bond hearings. Sometimes they are still waiting for discovery at that point.

This does not appear to be good for the safety of victims or the community.

Link to 725 ILCS 5/110-6.1 (i) –

There has been a great deal of attention focused on the “No Cash Bond” provisions of the “SAFE-T Act” passed by the Illinois Legislature. The fact that 100 out of the 102 elected State’s Attorneys across Illinois have come out against the Bond provisions speaks for itself.

However, in the well-justified attention to the Bond provisions of the law, there is little attention being paid to the sections of the law that directly affect Law Enforcement officers in Illinois. As dangerous as the the no-cash bond provisions are, in my opinion the following sections endanger our officers and will fuel the current exodus of officers while hindering recruiting. I see some constitutional issues with the provisions that eliminate the requirement that officers accused of misconduct must be provided with the identity of their accuser, and the identity of the official conducting the investigation or interrogation of the officer.

I also am very concerned about the provision that requires an officer involved in a use of force incident to submit a report before viewing their Body Worn Camera footage of the incident, but yet allows them to amend the report AFTER viewing the BWC footage.

Sworn Affidavits are no longer required. Permits the filing of a complaint against a police officer without a sworn affidavit or other legal documentation.
Administrative Investigation Notice Requirements: Removes requirements that officers under investigation be informed of the names of complainants before administrative proceedings and the name, rank and unit or command of the officer in charge of the investigation.
Anonymous Complaints: Allows any person to file an anonymous complaint to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board (ILETSB) for conduct that would qualify an officer for decertification (this includes the following: a felony or misdemeanor, excessive use of force, failing to comply with duty to intervene, tampered with a dash camera or body camera, committed perjury, made a false statement, tampered with or fabricated evidence, or engaged in unprofessional or unethical conduct).
Body Worn Cameras: Revises some of the guidelines and requirements for use of body cameras, including allowing only supervisors and not the recording officer to review recordings prior to completing incident reports involving use of force incidents where the officer used force or is involved in that incident. However, the officer can revise his or her report after viewing the BWC footage, but only after their initial report was submitted.  
Constitutional Rights and Remedies: Creates the Task Force on Constitutional Rights and Remedies Act to develop and propose policies and procedures to review and reform constitutional rights and remedies, including qualified immunity for peace officers.

Here is a link to a review of the Safe-T Act from the Civic Federation.

The worst part tucked away in the law in my opinion is, “If the defendant is not brought to trial within the 90 day period required by the preceding sentence, he shall not be denied pretrial release.”

So at the very minimum the jails will be emptied out by April 1st? To include all violent offenders that ARE DETAINABLE (i.e. 1st degree murder, sex assault, Agg discharge of a firearm). I have never seen any trial take place within 90 days of a bond hearings. Sometimes they are still waiting for discovery.

This does not appear to be good for the safety of victims or the community.

725 ILCS 5/110-6.1 (i)

Link to old and new statute:

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Happy Labor Day

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Report of Shots Fired at Great America—-Gurnee

Police are responding to a report of shots fired at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. 

Several ambulances have been called to the scene. 

Video circulating on social media show park goers crouched down and hiding where they had been in line.

Park guests posted on social media that the Gurnee amusement park had been on lockdown shortly before its scheduled close. A video in a later tweet showed visitors calmly walking out as red and blue lights from scores of emergency vehicles flashed in the parking lot.

Current reporting is 3 shot, non-fatal, in the parking lot.

Gurnee | Working Still | 1 Six Flags Pkwy | Multiple Ambulance response for multiple GSWs and Battery Victims. Reported near the water park Gate. TT,317

Preliminary police reports say the shooter fired shots from a vehicle in the parking lot.

Six Flags Great America confirms three people shot. Two were hospitalized. This happened outside. Lake County Sheriff says this is not an active shooter situation. Illinois State Police on-scene too.

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.

According to media, multiple ambulances have been requested at Six Flags Great America Amusement Park in Gurnee, Illinois, due to a shooting. #twill

Three people were shot and wounded Sunday evening in the parking lot of the Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee, authorities and park officials said.

The three victims were hit by shots fired from a single vehicle that fled the scene, according to a statement by a spokeswoman for the park. Dozens of emergency vehicles responded following the shooting. Two of the victims were still being evaluated at an area hospital, while a third victim declined treatment,

According to media, multiple ambulances have been requested at Six Flags Great America Amusement Park in Gurnee, Illinois, due to a shooting. #twill

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No Chalking of Car Tires for Parking Enforcement—US Supreme Court Rules Chalking is Unconstitutional

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision last year which reversed the district court’s granting of summary judgment in favor of the City of Saginaw, MI, regarding its practice of chalking car tires to enforce its parking regulations, the district court, on remand, declared unconstitional this week the City’s practice of suspicion-less chalking as there was no exception to the warrant requirement that applied to the facts of this case.

Specifically, the district court rejected the City’s argument that the following exceptions to the warrant requirement applied: 1) the de minimus exception; 2) the consent exception; 3) the automobile exception, and 4) the community caretaking exception. The district court’s decision (along with last year’s Sixth Circuit opinion) is an excellent overview of the search warrant exceptions and is included in the attached article

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Turkey Helps Russian Federation, Circumventing Sanctions

Turkey will help the Russian Federation to circumvent sanctions and compensate for them – the results of the negotiations between Putin and Erdogan.

▪️Turkey is preparing the widespread use of Russian Mir cards and partial settlements in rubles.

▪️Commodity turnover between Moscow and Ankara will be tripled to $100 billion, when in the past it was $33 billion.

Found a new accomplice of Putin in the war against Ukraine 😡

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The Last Living Former Slave Only Died 50 Years Ago

…He Died Only 50 Years Ago

Since a person born into slavery typically lacked birth certificates, Magee’s purported age of 130 has never been verified. However, Jet magazine wrote that, according to historians, “it would have been impossible for a person who neither reads nor writes to have related the stories of the Civil War in such detail as Magee without having served in the conflict”.

Sylvester Magee (claimed May 29, 1841 – October 15, 1971) claimed to be the last living former American slave. He received much publicity and was accepted for treatment by the Mississippi Veterans Hospital as a veteran of the American Civil War. If this claim were true, Magee would not only have been the last surviving American Civil War veteran, but the oldest person to have ever lived.

Magee claimed to have been born in North Carolina in 1841 to slaves Ephraim and Jeanette, who were held and worked on the J.J. Shanks plantation. He said that he was purchased at the age of 19, just before the American Civil War, by plantation owner Hugh Magee at a slave market in Enterprise, Mississippi. Hugh Magee owned the Lone Star Plantation in Covington County, Mississippi. Sylvester adopted the Magee surname, a common practice among enslaved people at the time. Shortly afterward, he was sold again, to Victor Steen of Rankin County, Mississippi.

Magee claimed that in 1863, he ran away from the Steen plantation and enlisted in the Union Army, taking part in the assault on Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Magee claimed to have been forced to serve in both the Confederate and Union armies as a servant and laborer. Alfred P. Andrews, founder of the Jackson Civil War Round Table and its president elect for 1965-66, helped Magee be classified as a Civil War veteran. In March 1966, when Magee was suffering from pneumonia, Andrews helped him obtain treatment from the Mississippi Veterans Hospital.

On Magee’s purported 124th birthday, the citizens of Collins, Mississippi held a party at a country grocery store, complete with a five-layer cake and 124 candles. Governor Paul B. Johnson, Jr. declared it “Sylvester Magee Day”. Many national news articles reported on Magee’s life and longevity, including Time and Jet. He appeared on the Mike Douglas Show and was flown to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for another televised appearance. He was proclaimed as the oldest living United States citizen by a life insurance company and received a birthday card from President Lyndon B. Johnson, and was also recognized by president Richard M. Nixon.

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Robert “Bobby” E Crimo III Suspect in Highland Park Shooting

Police identify person of interest in Highland Park parade shooting as Robert “Bobby” E Crimo, III. 22 years old. Believed to be driving a 2010 Silver Honda Fit, Illinois license plate DM80653.

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Reversal of Roe v Wade Returns the Power to the Individual States

The court’s 6-3 ruling, which upholds a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, strikes down a landmark decision that has enshrined abortion rights across the U.S. for nearly 50 years.

In reality…Though the left is acting like hysterical children. No one’s opinion has changed. Everyone has known, for sometime,( the leak)Roe was going to be overturned. So the people angry, were already angry. So not sure what votes, if any would be effected in Nov) Fact is..Roe was based on bad law. Our constitution was written to ‘severely limit’ federal authority and rather. Give most authority to the states. Unlike the second amendment, which clearly states right to bear arms. Abortion isn’t mentioned and therefore, can be regulated on a state by state level. If you don’t like the ‘laws’ of the state you live in? Move to another state.( you do have that right in the constitution) or vote those politicians out. It’s reallly ignorance of our form of government. A Representative Republic and the ignorance of the Constitution that are the real sins here.

Regardless of for or against…I believe the power should be left up to the states. Same as marijuana use……not comparing this to marijuana use, but states need their laws to be representative of their majority and elected officials need to represent their constituents including the ones that didn’t vote for them equally.

People vote on how the economy is effecting them.. The polls won’t change much and the blue and left will be swept away, along with their failed ideas and policies which have led economic disaster for America.

There’s a significant point being overlooked by everyone regarding today’s Supreme Court Decision. It’s not about the abolishment of abortion.
It’s about money and political influence.

Today’s decision pushes the responsibility to the State – where it always should have remained. Abortion will be available in those states that support it as decided at the State Legislative level. California, New York, New Jersey and others have already stated that they will actively continue to support abortion.
Also, many major corporations and businesses will actively support their employees through their health-care programs.

[CNN] In 2020, Planned Parenthood’s super PAC made $45 million donations targeted toward Democratic battleground states.

Democrat political funding will be dramatically reduced, as seen in the Texas decision to prohibit abortion, as other states join the prohibition on abortion.

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Happy Father’s Day to All, Including Those Who Have To Work Today

On this Father’s Day, let’s take a minute to acknowledge the sacrifices they are making and the toll it is taking on not only the Officers but on their families as well. Have a safe and Happy Father’s Day!

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