By: Diane Benjamin
The Local Black Lives Matter group is raising money to get somebody out of jail for Christmas. Remember when they did the Mother’s Day and Father’s bailouts?
Maybe it’s just me, but keeping people from getting arrested by teaching them laws matter would be a better approach. Everything in stores is more expensive because of people who think they are entitled to walk out with merchandise they didn’t pay for.
The lady they bailed out for Mother’s Day already had a case pending in Springfield for retail theft when she was arrested in McLean County for the same thing. She was arrested again in Springfield just a few days ago for more retail theft:
She was also arrested in July for property damage of less than $500. In May she was arrested for driving an uninsured vehicle. She also got a speeding ticket for driving 26-34 mph over the limit. In July she got another speeding ticket – 15-20 mph over the limit. Another one in September – 11-14 mph over. Briggs has 7 cases listed in 2018 just for Sangamon County. See her history in Sangamon county here: http://records.sangamoncountycircuitclerk.org/sccc/DisplayDocket.sc
The retail theft case in McLean County got her 24 days in jail and two years probation. The charges of burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor were dismissed. She entered a guilty plea to retail theft over $300 – felony.
You can look up her history in McLean County here: https://www.mcleancountyil.gov/137/Public-Access-Search-System
The guy who received the Father’s Day bailout is in the custody of the Department of Corrections:
Below is one of the Facebook notices trying to raise money for Christmas: They think BAIL is the problem.
This notice was on the Not In Our Town Facebook page.
What exactly does Not In Our Town not want “in our town”? Bail? Prosecution? Crime? Jails?