Tuesday, February 05, 2013

ILL-inois: Indicted state rep heads committee investigating criminal justice system

Illinois is broken
Some stuff you can't make up.

Well, at least this Democratic legislator from Chicago's West Side can say he has experience at the other end of the criminal justice system.

The Illinois House of Representatives has created a new committee to address inequalities in the state's criminal justice system, while the chairman of the new committee faces his own legal problems.

State Rep. LaShawn Ford is the chairman of the new Restorative Justice Committee.

He's also been indicted for bank fraud.

"Even before the situation that has occurred with me, you will see that my record shows that I've always fought for a fairness in justice," Ford said.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Both chambers of the General Assembly need to be replaced utilizing the William F. Buckley method--picking people from the telephone directory. We can't get any worse than the motley lot that is currently polluting the rest of the state from Springfield.

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