Maywood gang member who mistakenly killed teen gets 45 years fo...

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A Maywood man was sentenced Monday to 45 years in prison for fatally shooting a 16-year-old he mistook for a gang rival in March 2004.

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nelly

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This is the very reason why the senseless killings have to stop! This boy killed this innocent young man and it was not even who he thought it was and even if it was it still does'nt jestify what he did. These young people need a lot of redirection and guidance. My sincere prayers go out to the family of both of these young men. Both families have been affected by this terrible incident.
Carl in Chicago

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Forty-five years, huh?

On "good behavior" when will he be up to be granted parole? Out in 10?

Ninety-three percent of murderers in Chicago have prior criminal histories. I say our justice system is too soft on these people.
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Oct 29, 2007
 
45 years? And with "good behavior" is does that mean 20? Why aren't murders automatic life sentences? Talk about justice, what a joke.

And we wonder why people resort to revenge killings; because they know the "justice" system will hand out candy instead.
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Gang banging is a mental illness and should be treated as such...
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Oct 29, 2007
 
Wheres the outrage for the victims family?Oh I for got,It's just black on black so Jeese and the Rev.Al ain't tooooooo much intrested.My heart goes out to the family.Please have Faith and hopefully God will watch over you and yours.
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Would he have gotten more time if he KILLED HIM ON PURPOSE?
DEVO

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Oct 30, 2007
 
I live in a neighborhood where these kind of tragedies are commonplace. I hope this "thing" serves every second of those 45 years.
Carl in Chicago

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Oct 30, 2007
 
Sooo wrote:
Gang banging is a mental illness and should be treated as such...
"Gang banging" or gang activity as generally understood in urban settings embodies illegal (criminal) behavior. In as much as gang banging carries out and perpetuates criminal behavior, it's not a mental illness. It represents the conscientious choices of individual people, against which civil people, including law enforcement, need to act.

Gang bangers don't need treatment - they need eradication.
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Chicago you need Judges and better juries and you need to execute these scum bags A.S.A.P.
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Adults have to start being more responsible for their children, way too many women are raising children on their own - and why they keep having more is beyond irresponsible.
How different so many lives would be if both parents were in the home and raising their children. Men, keep it in your pants until you are willing to be a real father, and women get on some birth control. You can't blame society for sexual irresponsibility. So many kids would turn out to be wonderful members of society if their parents would stop blaming everyone else and be responsible.
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Carl in Chicago wrote:
Forty-five years, huh?
On "good behavior" when will he be up to be granted parole? Out in 10?
Ninety-three percent of murderers in Chicago have prior criminal histories. I say our justice system is too soft on these people.
You are correct carl. This system sucks. It needs to be changed for anyone with more than two (2) convictions of anything, it should be an AUTOMATIC 20 yr sentence. Let them think about what they did for 20 years..
nelly

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Carl in Chicago wrote:
Forty-five years, huh?
On "good behavior" when will he be up to be granted parole? Out in 10?
Ninety-three percent of murderers in Chicago have prior criminal histories. I say our justice system is too soft on these people.
You serve %100 of your sentence for murder in Illinois. No chance of him getting out for 45 yrs.
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HELL YEA GOON SKKUAD WE TAKEN OVA BABY CANT MESS WIT US
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Being a long time resident of maywood who got out I know what I'm talking about when i say it's not just maywood it's also the people they blame the police who should share the blame ,they're as crooked as they can be, ex officer harrold jenkins to just name one I hope that a**hole will die in prison for the things I know he's done frist hand. The people of maywood cry about the gangs drugs and death but it,s their sons brothers uncles and they know it, but they wont turn them in. It was a nice place when mt family moved their in the late 70's now it should be burned to the ground with every one in it.
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hey Tim Curry when did you make commander remember when you arrested me in front of my own house for no reason behind that harrold jenkins thing that you all knew about and then lied to cover it up. WE grew up together I couldnt believe you did that to me.
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I feel for the family. but the killer good luck to yah don't drop the soap. he's were he belongs.
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Carl in Chicago wrote:
Forty-five years, huh?
On "good behavior" when will he be up to be granted parole? Out in 10?
Ninety-three percent of murderers in Chicago have prior criminal histories. I say our justice system is too soft on these people.
They aint being 2 soft dude 16years old wen he get out half of his life is gone so thats good of enough punishment anyway
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They aint soft on us children its just that he is 16 so wen he get out his life will go gone,i think thats a good enough punishment, plus he has no education didnt even graduated from school. its crazy to say i new this kid.
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Feb 26, 2010
 
Why choose a gang? Why not make up your own cult based on your own ideal world view?
A leader in a tough hood could create a cult and make their own rules, their own language (like Avatar) and it could become a secret society like Skull & Bones (ex-Prez Bush). Like Guardian Angels-
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Feb 26, 2010
 
American Citizen wrote:
Why choose a gang? Why not make up your own cult based on your own ideal world view?
A leader in a tough hood could create a cult and make their own rules, their own language (like Avatar) and it could become a secret society like Skull & Bones (ex-Prez Bush). Like Guardian Angels-
John Kerry was also a memeber of Skull and Bones.

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