May 13, 2021 18:43

More Courts?

Has Evans been paying attention? No one is getting arrested, Crimesha is refusing to prosecute, Dart empties the jail every night, and even the cops aren’t arresting people (or folks):

  • Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans wants to establish a new court branch for adults who are accused of criminal activity between the ages of 18 and 26, according to a column by Evans in the latest Illinois Supreme Court newsletter.

    “The time has come for the establishment of a third branch of courts,” Evans writes, “a court that recognizes the intermediate stage of biological and social development between children and mature adults. The court would be known as ‘Young Adult Court.’”

    Evans said his proposed court branch would “give specific consideration to the mental and physical characteristics of this age group.”

He should be talking about layoffs amongst the public defenders, states attorneys, jail guards and court personnel.

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