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Burr Ridge man gets 20 years for shooting at cops

There are 15 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 9, 2008, titled Burr Ridge man gets 20 years for shooting at cops. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A Burr Ridge man who fired a volley of bullets at police officers trying to question him about a stolen bicycle pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated discharge of a firearm and was sentenced to 20 years in ...

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Hammond, IN

#3 Jun 9, 2008
this guy is the most dumb person in burr ridge and the state of ill
Expatriate Outlaw

United States

#4 Jun 9, 2008
This guy needs his FOID Card pulled by the State Police. He's damned lucky he was not shot by police. What a bonehead play.

There are more than enough "Gun Control" Freaks trying to take the guns away from everybody as it is. This just gives them more fuel for their insane cause.
YB Normal

United States

#5 Jun 9, 2008
20 years? He'd been better off killing someone and being back on the streets in 5-7 years. What up with that?

Aurora, IL

#6 Jun 9, 2008
weak defense?? Temporary insanity is almost impossible to prove-he got a raw deal on the plea bargain.

Burbank, IL

#7 Jun 9, 2008
This guy's a real clown but 20 years is crazy.

Woodridge, IL

#8 Jun 9, 2008
Bad guys should go to jail.

Downers Grove, IL

#9 Jun 9, 2008
three years to get this j.o. to trial ? what a great court system

United States

#10 Jun 9, 2008
Probably would have got probation in Chicago.
DC Chicago

Racine, WI

#11 Jun 9, 2008
Catch wrote:
Probably would have got probation in Chicago.
No doubt about it...maybe even a law suit to boot and put one of the policemen in jail!!

Chicago, IL

#12 Jun 9, 2008
Bad representation for that fool! Should have gotten himself a better lawyer!

United States

#13 Jun 9, 2008
Must be hard to afford a good lawyer for your kid AND make the mortgage payments on your mcmansion.....
Waste of Time

Chicago, IL

#14 Jun 9, 2008
Jack wrote:
This guy's a real clown but 20 years is crazy.
You're right! Its about 80 years too little.

Society will have to live with violence until it starts putting all violent criminals into prison...forever.
Jennifer Rossi

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#16 Sep 1, 2009
It's so unfortunate that the news we read in our papers and watch our televisions is only a fraction of truth. What readers do not know is that the morning of the shooting, Jonathon Rossi was wrongly discharged from Hinsdale Hospital. He was in the middle of a paranoid schizophenic episode, delusional and had to walk several miles to his parents home. The gun he shot off was inside his home and not in the direction of police officers. Five bullets were fired randomly at the ceiling, floor, and wall. I don't blame readers for leaving comments like 'this man is dumb' or 'put all criminals into prison forever' because news reporters and writers fail to get the full story.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Sep 5, 2009
Wow... Finally a comment that actually makes sense! Thanks Jennifer. They should post your response at the top of the page. Maybe then people will think twice before posting ignorant, thoughtless, cold comments like the ones I've read previous to yours.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#18 Sep 5, 2009
Good wrote:
Bad guys should go to jail.
Maybe you should scroll down and read the comment posted about how this man was sick and actually didn't even shoot at cops before passing judgement.

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