Author Topic: A judge dropped a loaded gun in a courthouse. Now he’s charged with a crime.  (Read 1169 times)

Offline FreeLancer

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Judge Joseph Claps kept his sunglasses on as he paced the courthouse lobby, but his suit jacket was off, folded and draped over his prohibited firearm.

He is a friendly guy, at least according to a surveillance video inside Chicago’s Leighton Criminal Court Building, which shows Claps waving at two women passing by. It was about lunchtime on July 3, hours before a holiday.

But the office of Chief Judge Timothy Evans told the sheriffs no exemption or authorization to carry firearms was made for Claps, she said. He was processed and charged Friday but was not detained, Smith said. She thinks the charge carries a maximum of 60 days in jail and a $150 fine.

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If YOU were the one walking around in a courthouse with a firearm, do you think you would have been released, or sit in a cell...

Everywhere you look, there is a double standard.