Monday, June 4, 2012

Chicago Man Arrested on Gun Charges

The Chicago Tribune reports

Guns are sometimes recovered during traffic stops but officers got a surprise this week when the “gunman” was a 3-year-old girl in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

When confronted by police the girl dropped the weapon safely and wasn't harmed, but an adult in the car was arrested.

Queshawn King, 19, was charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon for having a loaded weapon inside the vehicle, misdemeanor endangering the life and health of a child, and misdemeanor possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card, police said.
Well they sure threw the book at this guy? What could account for the incredible disparity in charging between this case and some of the others we look at? How often do we see no charges when kids shoot each other with daddy's gun and end up dead? Yet, in this case with no one injured they seem to be taking it so seriously.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately CPD is pretty restricted on what they can charge offenders. It's that whole Chicago Liberal Government thing. No worries though. I'm sure you'll read about young Queshawn shooting a six year old. Then the charges will be a little bit more severe.