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https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/15/loyola-study-gun-charges-prison-sentences-safety/

 

New Loyola Study Concludes Prison Sentences For Gun Charges Often Don’t Target Violent Offenders And Don’t Improve Safety


By Megan HickeyJuly 15, 2021 at 6:16 pm

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The researchers at Loyola University Chicago just wrapped up a two-year study into whether stricter gun possession laws in Illinois help fix the problem. The answer might surprise you.

...the new 33-page study from researchers at Loyola University shows that it’s not necessarily the person who pulls the trigger that’s being sent to jail.

“Police have increased their ability and the numbers of people they’re arresting for illegally possessing a gun,” said Dave Olson of the Department of Criminal Justice at Loyola. “That does not mean those are the same people that are shooting guns.”

Olson and a team of researchers found that nearly two thirds of convictions in Illinois for gun crimes are for simple possession of a firearm, not for actually shooting or wounding someone.

“For the most part, they’re not being caught,” Olson said.

Researchers found many people imprisoned for possessing a gun claimed to have it for self-defense, and the vast majority of those sentenced for firearm possession were not arrested for violent crimes during the three-year period they were tracked following their release.

Olson said sending this group to prison really doesn’t gain any public safety benefit — and it comes at a huge cost to taxpayers.
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The Loyola study also had some interesting findings about Cook County too.

Researchers found that people convicted in Cook County were more likely to be sentenced to prison than anywhere else in the state of Illinois. So they point out that more people locked up for gun crimes in Cook County has not resulted in less violence.
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“Olson and a team of researchers found that nearly two thirds of convictions in Illinois for gun crimes are for simple possession of a firearm, not for actually shooting or wounding someone.” They forgot to add the word (yet) at the end. Oh, and the word (illegal) in front of possession.

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You got it kind of right. They let the bad guys out, with a nod and a wink to Vote the right way. If they were all imprisoned with the reasonable sentences, the Democrats would be out of Voters.

Dems and Libs have been doing that for decades.

 

In the Loyola study, Mauserme had a line that needs to be repeated as it may hold the answer.

 

Olson said sending this group to prison really doesn’t gain any public safety benefit — and it comes at a huge cost to taxpayers.

 

There is a way to reduce those costs but it requires that we don't coddle the criminals. Put them to work on road gangs picking up trash or cutting weeds in areas the tractors can't go.

OR, for the really violent criminals, remove them from the gene pool and quit wasting money feeding and housing their sorry butts.

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You got it kind of right. They let the bad guys out, with a nod and a wink to Vote the right way. If they were all imprisoned with the reasonable sentences, the Democrats would be out of Voters.

Dems and Libs have been doing that for decades.

 

In the Loyola study, Mauserme had a line that needs to be repeated as it may hold the answer.

 

Olson said sending this group to prison really doesn’t gain any public safety benefit — and it comes at a huge cost to taxpayers.

 

There is a way to reduce those costs but it requires that we don't coddle the criminals. Put them to work on road gangs picking up trash or cutting weeds in areas the tractors can't go.

OR, for the really violent criminals, remove them from the gene pool and quit wasting money feeding and housing their sorry butts.

 

 

Amen brother on all counts. You know, when I hear that first time offenders get hardened in prison, that just tells me they aren't working these dogs hard enough. If they have time in prison to fraternize and share tricks of the trade, Imho, they need to start the work day a little earlier and end it later. I want these scumbags paying back their debt to society. This nonsense when they sit around and play cards, watch TV, and play house together proves the Sheriff isn't doing their damn jobs. Every prisoner should be responsible to pay in the form of sweat equity their cost of incarceration, 3 squares, and the victim's losses. That right there is a fundimental failure of the entire system.

 

And this bullchit with the kind of crap that was going on with Speck, was mind numbing. Setting monsters up for a better life in prison stands against everything we as Americans believe in. If the guy is too far gone to rehabilitate, no sense in wasting space for someone who might be able to eventually see the light. If the frigging liberals can't bare to agree to off these guys, then I suggest the DNC start paying for their OWN prisons to house these monsters. Still makes me wonder how they will cry up and down for the life of a heinous monster caught red handed, but discard innocent babies without batting an eye. Twisted people to put it mildly.

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