Tag: criminal

Barber Shop Show recap: Can George Zimmerman be brought to justice? What would that justice look like?

Whether the killer of  Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, should be brought to justice has been a mostly uncontested position since the case broke into the national spotlight nearly two weeks ago. But what would true justice really look like? And can what many believe is a deeply flawed criminal justice system serve justice... Read more »

News Roundup: Weis to move officers to high-crime areas

Police Supt. Jody Weis revealed plans Tuesday to reassign officers from districts with low crime to neighborhoods with high levels of crime. His statements drew criticism from 38th Ward Ald. Tom Allen, as well as some concerns from North Side residents afraid that criminals will commit more crime in the area knowing fewer police will... Read more »

Need a public defender? Better be prepared to pay up

Remember that part in the Miranda rights that says, “You have a right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you…”? If you’ve watched enough cop shows, it’s pretty standard. More at chicagoreporter.com What you may not realize is that in Illinois, as well as 12 other states,... Read more »