Friday, May 28, 2010

Chicago's Finest

No not the CPD but the goblin who was ventilated by the 80yr old Chicago Vet w/ an unregistered handgun.

And as is typical, he's got a nice long history of violence and drugs.

"Nelson (see prison photo at right) had a 13-page rap sheet that includes a number of drug and weapons convictions dating to 1998, according to police and court records."

But of course his momma says he was a 'good boy':

"I just don't want to believe it's true," said his mother, Lenora Nelson, who said her son earned his GED while in custody and had just signed up for an online carpentry program. "He could fix almost anything," she said.

So I wonder how many breakin's he committed before he earned his latest conviction?

Unorganized Militia Gear

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45superman said...

That hair is nearly a capital offense in itself.

I'm kidding, mostly.

Smokey Behr said...

"Would-be burglar"? WTF? The moment that a part of his body entered the plane of the residence he became a burglar.

I don't know how the specific law regarding burglary is written in Illinois, but in California, if you "enter [a building or vehicle] with the intent of committing any misdemeanor or felony" you've committed a burglary. Taking something from someone is classified as "larceny", which, depending on the amount can be either petty (misdemeanor) or grand (felony). The amount is usually $500 in most jurisdictions.

kaveman said...

Agreed, $500 is the tipping point here and I've had the police tell me they won't even bother investigating theft of less than $500 because the DA's office refuses to prosecute petty theft.

Don said...

It honestly is tragic and I hate to be glib about a man's death, even a bad man's death, but . . . . I can't help but think, "If only there were some sort of business that fixed things for people, maybe this poor young kid could have found a job doing that for a living instead of robbing people."

JD said...

This piece of trash got exactly what he deserved, so long a$$hole.