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2021-09-17 Home Front: Politix
Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot proposes a Victims' Justice Ordinance that would allow the city to sue gang members for up to $10,000 in civil court and seize their property
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Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-17 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [235 views ]  Top

#1 Does this imply that gangs are legal entities with assets that can be attached? I can see the lawyers having fun with that.
"On the day in question, Mr DeShante, when you capped Mr Orangejello in the ass, were you acting as a member of, or an agent for MS 13?"
"Nah, man. I capped his punk ass because he is a whiny-ass bitch."
Posted by SteveS 2021-09-17 00:34||   2021-09-17 00:34|| Front Page Top

#2 And the gangs say to Lori:

Posted by Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 2021-09-17 00:37||   2021-09-17 00:37|| Front Page Top

#3 Could deposit some seized property in a bling bank
Posted by Lord Garth 2021-09-17 01:12||   2021-09-17 01:12|| Front Page Top

#4 Isn't that like the Texas abortion law?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-09-17 01:21||   2021-09-17 01:21|| Front Page Top

#5 Let me get this right. She doesn't have enough lawyers to prosecute gang members in criminal court but has more than enough to prosecute gang members in civil court. Let me guess - the checks are not clearing.
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-09-17 04:08||   2021-09-17 04:08|| Front Page Top

#6 They can't identify shooters to prosecute under even the (obvious) firearm ban. How will the shooters be identified for civil suits?
Posted by Bobby 2021-09-17 08:36||   2021-09-17 08:36|| Front Page Top

#7 She just wants to look like she's doing something.

Nothing to see here, all kabuki.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2021-09-17 09:22||   2021-09-17 09:22|| Front Page Top

#8 So you 'stay' with your grandmother? We'll just seize grandma's house and car.
You watch. They'll do it.
Posted by ed in texas 2021-09-17 10:09||   2021-09-17 10:09|| Front Page Top

#9 Notice it's the CITY getting the gang property, not the victims of the gangs. Also, this will be used against smaller and up-and-coming gangs to protect the established, connected gangs.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2021-09-17 10:25||   2021-09-17 10:25|| Front Page Top

#10 They need that money for all the non-police they plan to hire.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 10:27||   2021-09-17 10:27|| Front Page Top

#11 Use the recent Kabul Airport NEO evacuation physical security model. Hire the terrorists to maintain control. After the undesirables have fled, things should return to pre-civilization normal.

That is the goal correct? The banishment of the undesirables.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-17 10:34||   2021-09-17 10:34|| Front Page Top

#12 I think the Vice Lords might actually run Chiraq better than Admiral Ackbar is.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 10:35||   2021-09-17 10:35|| Front Page Top

#13 the gangs already run it better than Lightfoot. They aren't worried about LEO, and there is no telling what their drug and other criminal activites bring in revenue yearly.
Posted by Chris 2021-09-17 10:52||   2021-09-17 10:52|| Front Page Top

#14 no telling what their drug and other criminal activities bring in revenue yearly.

Yeah, the Treasury Dept. has basically been running the victory lap since the IRS busted Capone. No progress at all since then. Story in that somewhere...
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 10:56||   2021-09-17 10:56|| Front Page Top

#15  Isn't that like the Texas abortion law?

Should be like the Israeli bulldoze bomber's house law.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-17 10:58||   2021-09-17 10:58|| Front Page Top

#16 Bulldozing rubble is a waste of time and money.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 11:02||   2021-09-17 11:02|| Front Page Top

#17 Gangs will just text their bought pol and problwem solved.
Posted by Mercutio 2021-09-17 11:42||   2021-09-17 11:42|| Front Page Top

#18 Turning crime into a profit center. Basically the definition of government.
Posted by Angstrom 2021-09-17 15:06||   2021-09-17 15:06|| Front Page Top


Posted by Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 2021-09-17 17:27||   2021-09-17 17:27|| Front Page Top

#20 I'd guess that most of the shooters don't have $10,000 or property. Meaningless gesture.
Posted by JohnQC 2021-09-17 17:35||   2021-09-17 17:35|| Front Page Top

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