Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Umm, What?

     Update on local choirboy and Indiana Black Expo shooter (nine injured!) Shamus Patton, passenger in a car that fled police?  Here's the latest -- see if you can fit these three sentences together:

   "Officers found two guns, ammunition and ski masks in the car."

   "Patton was free from prison on reduced time from an eight-year sentence in the shooting of several people during the 2010 Black Expo."

   "...no criminal charges will be filed."

     I'm havin' a little trouble with it.


Shermlock Shomes said...

I smell me a police informant.

Jeremy Brock said...

Exactly what I was thinking.

I'm also thinking that if that word, or even that suspicion, gets around, one little problem will eventually become self-regulating. Sort of.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

According to a guy I know who works for MECA, the dude was on work release.

So I'm kind of interested to read that he's "free from prison on reduced time".

perlhaqr said...

I said they weren't taking this seriously. So why would he?

Anonymous said...

I misread the last sentence as

"SO charges will be filed."

Then noticed my mistake!



Anonymous said...

1) It sounds like there was lack of clear evidence on which to base charges; being a passenger in a car which contains guns does not automatically convert into possession, especially if there's a nonfelon present who can safely claim ownership.

2)If the 'reduced time' was any sort of parole or probation, the time can be unreduced, and he can go back to prison, at a hearing without the need to actually be charged with a new crime.


Bubblehead Les. said...

Uh, yeah, well, I mean, ummm, oh I'll just come out and say it: Since when did Indiana think it was a Good Idea to Copy Chicago Police Policy?