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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Purging old warrants: Good idea or 'amnesty?"

Thousands of people with old outstanding charges for crimes like petty theft, passing small bad checks and driving without a license would have those warrants erased under a proposal from a Democratic judge and a Republican former Cincinnati city councilman.

Read Jessica Brown's full story here


at 12:30 PM, April 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

And why is Winburn involved?

at 1:43 PM, April 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


This is a fantastic recommendation !

Nadine is right on target, if these cases were that criticalthen there would be more aggressive pursuit !

Especially, from victims. If victims encountered the charged individuals they would immediately contact authorities to come after them, PERIOD !

heart-less is engaged in wRong wingnut whacko , 'elect me' political rhetoric !

at 2:15 PM, April 17, 2008 Blogger Cheviot Sports Idiot said...

Finally, some common sense is coming out of the Hamilton County Courthouse.

at 2:47 PM, April 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the court records the person in Judge Allen's courtroom this week on 1997 charges was also being held in jail on a new 2008 theft charge. He couldn't make bond on the new charge either, so he would have been locked-up for 13days awaiting trial even if there were no 1997 charges. There may be some benefits to the judge's proposal but reducing the jail population isn't one of them.

at 3:07 PM, April 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like a good fair idea to me. Which means once all of the 'other' useless political hacks in this town get involved the idea will die. I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt it. This is a town that LOVES to lock people up until they pay up.

at 3:31 PM, April 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The foot-tapping Bold Typist's accumulated sexual solicitation charges might now be erased.

at 4:00 PM, April 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...accumulated sexual solicitation charges might now be erased. 3:31 PM, April 17, 2008"

Much too recent !

Now, Now, Ms. Larry don't you recall our recent sting where we entrapped your foot-tapping, wRong wingnut whacko crony in the airport restroom waving, pick-me, under the partition ?

PATHETIC 'family values' !


at 12:34 AM, April 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's a good idea, but details need to be hashed out.

Is it amnesty? No, I don't think so and the reason will be the legal justification:

The jurisdiction that fails to make an effort to bring these people to justice by locating them and bringing them timely before the court is acquisece in a duty . Such acquiese - runs out the clock on the defendants' ability to get justice and is a denial of due process.

Part of this recommendation should provide public notice to all victims to have their cases, damages, and harm opted out of the program without cause demanded. Essentially, providing victims safeguards.

at 7:26 AM, April 18, 2008 Blogger Quim said...

If this was limited to victimless crimes (drugs, prostitution, open flask) I could go for it but letting a person off for stealing a <$500 family heirloom is BS.

at 11:58 AM, April 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohio about leads the nation in lockups...ADD VIVTIMLESS CRIMES TO THE LIST. Most of those folks shouldn't be in a cell

at 12:48 PM, April 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow I can't help but imagine that paying off the second mortgage he took on his home to finance his failed City Council and Mayoral campaigns after resigning from the Ohio Civil Rights Commission to work on Ken Blackwell's failed Gubernatorial campaign and deciding against campaigning for County Commissioner isn't somehow behind Winburn's activities?

at 3:47 PM, April 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course the democRATS want to let criminals loose...It means more voters for Barry Hussein Osama in the Fall.

at 8:07 PM, April 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Repugs are suddenly going soft on crime because they know they're al about to be indicted once we have ethical people back in the White House, the Justice Department, and the U.S. attorney's offices.

at 9:01 AM, April 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


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