Friday, April 12, 2013

REMEMBER: Cook County Courts ARE BANNING THE POSSESSION OF CELL PHONES starting next week


A crackdown on cellphones and other electronics in Cook County criminal courthouses begins next week at the busiest criminal court facility in the country.
The ban on smartphones, computer tablets and other electronic devices takes effect Monday at the Leighton Criminal Court Building at 26th Street and California Avenue.
The hard-line policy was set to begin in January, but Circuit Chief Judge Timothy Evans delayed its implementation for three months after critics attacked the plan.
Evans insists the policy is designed to safeguard criminal courthouses, but he has offered few details to support the need for the ban. His office said he was unavailable Thursday to take questions.
When he first announced the change in December, Evans said some judges had complained that spectators in courtrooms had photographed witnesses, jurors and judges and in other instances had texted testimony to upcoming witnesses waiting outside.
When asked for specifics, his office said Thursday it did not track that information.
"This ban is important to uphold our justice system and the safety of our courts," a news release quoted Evans as saying. "Intimidation will not be tolerated."
After the announcement last December, other county officials appeared caught by surprise by the change and expressed concern mostly about a shortage of kiosks for cellphone storage. Evans offered the three-month grace period to work out those kinks.
At the criminal courthouse at 26th and California, two cash-operated vending machine-style units, each able to hold 70 cellphones — at a cost of $3 a pop — have been set up, said sheriff's spokeswoman Eleni Demertzis.
Deputies will not allow anyone with a cellphone inside the courthouse once the storage space runs out, she said.
Eventually the ban will be extended to 12 other criminal court facilities, but Evans' office offered no timetable for that.
Current and former judges, attorneys, government employees, reporters and people reporting to jury duty are among those exempt from the ban.
Cellphones will still be allowed in the Daley Center, where mostly civil matters are handled.
The spokeswoman said the sheriff's office has no idea what to expect Monday at 26th and California.
"We're just hoping that the word gets out" about the ban, Demertzis said.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

" two cash-operated vending machine-style units, each able to hold 70 cellphones — at a cost of $3 a pop — have been set up"
so the county "reams" the people for 420 bucks over and over again.
i remember when this scheme was hatched they said it was to prevent "intimation" of witnesses but it was really devised to give a "reaming"
to those had phones. "obama" phones those that can't or wont pay fines anyways. working people will just throw their phone in the car it won't last this puts undue financial "stress" on minorities who ain't going to pay fnes anyways and doesn't target the "right"people

Anonymous said...

Im sure they will hide the.phone up their ass. Business as usual

Mr. SouthSide said...

Separate the duchess from her cell phone? Let the battle begin.

Anonymous said...

Dat nigga got da blue toof!

Anonymous said...

Obama doesn't want his phones or his voters locked up.

Anonymous said...

Just in time for the trial of murderer of Rick Francis which case starts monday april 15.

Anonymous said...

And some connected asshole got the contract to provide storage for your cell phone at $3.00 a pop. Hmmmm. What makes me think there was a lot more to this banning of phones than just someone taking pictures. The corruption never ends.

Anonymous said...

Shaved that photo of that brain dead nigger is great! Typical yard ape

Anonymous said...

Nigger shebeast will just cram the sail fone up inside her voluminous cavern called a vagina.

Anonymous said...

Just preliminary, SHE won't be there?

NO PICTURES NO RECORDINGS TOP SECRET UNTIL THEY LET THAT INSECT GO! SHHHHH

Eric Blair said...


COMMUNICATIONS ACT AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1935 AS AMENDED 1986

IS REALLY GOOD READING AND EVEN BETTER RECITING IN FRONT OF A CIVIL JURY!

Anonymous said...

tis should be very entertaining