Remember, these guys receive paychecks to “mediate” conflicts in order to avoid violence and bloodshed. While, it seems, settling their own scores by using violence.
When Sendalio Williams, 25, appeared before Judge John Lyke on Saturday afternoon, it was the second time in four months that he stood in front of the same judge on a new gun charge. Prosecutors said cops watching a CPD surveillance camera feed Friday saw Williams pull a handgun out of a satchel and point it at a woman who appeared to be recording him on her phone.
Prosecutors said officers went to the scene, chased Williams, and found a loaded gun in his satchel.
Williams also appeared before Lyke on May 3. In that case, cops watching a CPD surveillance camera feed allegedly saw him fire a gun and jump into a black SUV. Police pulled the car over and allegedly found a gun in the trunk behind him. Prosecutors said he admitted to police that he fired the gun in the direction of two other men.
As of this writing, Mayor Lightfoot’s city — America’s largest open-air shooting gallery — has only notched four homicides (and 49 people maimed) so far this holiday weekend. For a total of 567 homicides for the year. That’s two cases shy of more than 44 entire states had in the entire year of 2019.
Keep in mind that as of last month, one-third of Chicago’s known (alleged) murder assailants were out on “affordable bail” for previous felony arrests.
Gun control advocates love to trot out the justification “…if it saves just one life” to rationalize still more restrictions upon law-abiding gun owners. Why is it all we hear are crickets when it comes to all the people shot and killed by violent felons who have been released on little or no “affordable” bail?
And why is Illinois spending tax dollars for programs like “CeaseFire” to pay felons to urge other felons to put their guns down?