Sunday, August 17, 2008

So at least someone is going to use Illinois on Obama...

The Trib has a piece about a third party ad linking Obama to Chicago's crime problem...

Besides his campaign saying he has done more to address urban crime, this is an area where in fact Sen. Obama has a record. Let's take a look at it shall we?

According to some information I have
Well in 1997 he voted present on SB 759
Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides for adult
criminal prosecution of a minor at least 15 years of age who is
charged with aggravated battery with a firearm committed in a school,
on the real property comprising a school, within 1,000 feet of the
real property comprising a school, at a school-related activity, or
on or within 1,000 feet of a conveyance owned, leased, or contracted
by a school or school district to transport students to or from
school or a school-related activity. Provides that a juvenile judge
designated to hear transfer motions must transfer for adult criminal
prosecution the case of a minor at least 15 years of age charged with
aggravated discharge of a firearm committed on various school
properties or on a school conveyance or within 1,000 feet of these
properties or the conveyance, or at a school-related activity, if the
judge finds probable cause that the allegations are true

Seems rather anti-crime to me...

HB1812 from the 92nd General Assembly...
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961 and the Unified Code of
Corrections. Expands the offenses of aggravated battery, aggravated
battery with a firearm, and aggravated discharge of a firearm to
include offenses committed by gang members upon persons who are not
gang members, and provides that anyone convicted of aggravated battery
with a firearm or aggravated discharge of a firearm and sentenced to a
term of imprisonment must serve the entire sentence imposed by the
court. Provides that a person who is convicted of first degree murder
may be sentenced to death if he or she committed the murder in
furtherance of the activities of an organized gang or by his or her
membership in or allegiance to an organized gang, and the murdered
victim was not a member of an organized gang. Makes other changes.
Effective immediately.

He voted No on that one. Seems to me that might have helped reduce urban crime a touch...

How long will it be before someone ties these and other votes into a ad with footage for Rod offering to send out the National Guard.


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