- Carjacking and murder charges have been filed against a Wisconsin man who was in a stolen vehicle during a crash that killed his alleged accomplice Wednesday morning on the South Side.
Deangelo M. Williams, 21, was charged with one felony count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, one felony count of robbery armed with a firearm and two felony counts of murder while committing another forcible felony, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
Williams and a 19-year-old man were wearing masks when they carjacked a male at gunpoint at 9:48 a.m. Wednesday as the victim was getting out of his vehicle in the 1000 block of West 61st Street, police said.
They drove off in the stolen vehicle with police pursuing them, police said. The stolen vehicle crashed less than 10 minutes later in the 4900 block of West Wentworth.
The 19-year-old man driving the stolen vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene…
- We were told in roll call in 007 that the surviving offender was charged with murder approved by the ASA only later the great office of Kim Foxxx denied the charges. Then the Chief of Detectives over turned them and charged him with murder again. You can only guess what’s going to happen in court. Ridiculous.
- Per one of the officers handling this charging, the following had occurred;
All charges sought against the offender (including FELONY MURDER) were initially approved by the Assistant Cook County States Attorney handling this matter via felony review. A short time later the detectives assigned to this case received a follow-up phone call from the initial A.S.A. who approved the charges. The A.S.A. informed the detectives that Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx wants the “felony murder” charged dropped. This decision was not based on legality but on the fact that a disproportionate number of male blacks are charged with “felony murder” .
So in Chicago where car jackings are soaring and in this case where an 88 year old man was the victim…. Kim Foxx wants to send a strong message to the male blacks committing violent crimes….. Cook County will ignore the laws of the State of Illinois and you will get a free pass from her for FELONY MURDER.
The Chicago police detectives did get an OVERRIDE and included the charge against the offender but as many officers know….. OVERRIDE CHARGES are routinely NOLLE (thrown out by the ASA down the line.
The Chief of Detectives got involved and overrode the “un-approval,” but once it makes the next court date, your guess is as good as ours as to what happens. Most exempt overrides are dropped at court – upwards of 90% of them never get past the next status date, because the State’s Attorney has to show the police who the actual boss is, and the police have no recourse. And the “justice system” in Cook County once again fails to follow State Law, benefiting the criminal.
Let’s keep an eye on this one. And update us so we can point out once again how the States Attorney’s screws the people its supposed to be representing.