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IL:Edward Hambrick freed from jail after gun law ruled unconstitutional
myfoxchicago.com ^ | 18 September, 2013 | Mike Flannery

Posted on 09/21/2013 6:59:59 PM PDT by marktwain

Edward Hambrick also enjoyed choosing his own clothing Wednesday, something he could not do in 14 months at the Cook County Jail. He was locked up longer than some convicted of violent crimes, though authorities said the 40-year-old computer programmer's record is completely clean. He was among four defendants freed from the jail overnight.

State's Attorney Anita Alvarez dropped gun possession charges against 103 defendants Tuesday. The Illinois Supreme Court last week ruled the gun possession charges they all faced were based on a law that is unconstitutional.

"Everything is pretty much destroyed," Hambrick said of being locked up. "But that's -- I can rebuild the financial stuff and make arrangements to make payments on my debt. But one thing I can't recover is the time I spent in jail."

The unanimous State Supreme Court ruling that freed Hambrick essentially agreed with a Second Amendment argument he'd been making since July 2, 2011, the night Chicago Police pulled him over near 79th and Ashland because he was allegedly not using a seatbelt. Hambrick told them he had a firearm. When they took his chrome .45 caliber Taurus handgun, he admits becoming belligerent and lecturing the cops on his rights as an American citizen. Later, when he tried to file criminal charges against the arresting officers and the Circuit Court Judge hearing his case, the judge revoked Hambrick's bond and ordered a psychiatric evaluation. He was found to be sane, but as his case bounced through three courtrooms, no new bond was ever set. Hambrick's mug shot from 26 months ago indicates he lost a lot of weight while in Jail, refusing even to consider pleading guilty to any charge, despite pressure from some in his family.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; guncontrol; il; secondamendment
We could use more citizens like Edward Hambrick.
1 posted on 09/21/2013 6:59:59 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

This guy obviously needs to sue Rahm et. al.


2 posted on 09/21/2013 7:03:15 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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3 posted on 09/21/2013 7:04:41 PM PDT by narses
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To: Paladin2

Looks like he was trying to do so from jail. Might be a lot easier now:

http://www.rfcexpress.com/lawsuits/civil-rights/illinois-northern-district-court/531546/edward-hambrick-v-city-of-chicago-police-dept-state-of-illinois-attorney-general-and-cook-county-attorney-general/summary/


4 posted on 09/21/2013 7:05:24 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

Justice would be the judge, the DA, and the cops spending 14 months in jail.


5 posted on 09/21/2013 7:08:17 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: marktwain
Sue whitey's ass off.


6 posted on 09/21/2013 7:10:16 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid; All

Just think how much attention this case would have gotten if he had been put in jail for protesting the war in Iraq.

Yes, that is the advantage that “Progressives” have in owning the MSM.


7 posted on 09/21/2013 7:16:13 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

To bad the taxpayers will be the real loosers instead of the individuals who wrecked this mans life. Judge needs to spend 14 months in the physic ward as his punishment.

1000mg of Thorazine 3 times a day with electro shock for good measure.


8 posted on 09/21/2013 7:16:27 PM PDT by Southern by Grace (kickbacks, bribes, maifia payoffs is how the D's get R' done!)
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To: marktwain

What about all the other people who have spent time behind
bars and had their lives ruined because they too were convicted of breaking this law....If the law is unconstitutional now it was most certainly not constitutional at the time it was used to bludgeon those
people into submission.


9 posted on 09/21/2013 7:20:35 PM PDT by nvscanman
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To: nvscanman; All

I agree. Illlinois released 103 that were currently in jail.

There are probably many more.


10 posted on 09/21/2013 7:22:27 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: PAR35

A black man illegally incarcerated? Where is Jesse and Sharpton? Where’s Holder? If Obama had a son he would look like him! That could have been Obama twenty years ago!


11 posted on 09/21/2013 7:23:15 PM PDT by driveserve (You likes to drink? Of course you do! Who da hell don't?)
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To: marktwain
...he admits becoming belligerent and lecturing the cops on his rights as an American citizen...

LOL

/eyeroll

12 posted on 09/21/2013 7:25:13 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

...he admits becoming belligerent and lecturing the cops on his rights as an American citizen...

I would like to see that happen a little more often.


13 posted on 09/21/2013 7:26:16 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: driveserve; All

“A black man illegally incarcerated? Where is Jesse and Sharpton? Where’s Holder? If Obama had a son he would look like him! That could have been Obama twenty years ago!”

Enough black citizens like Edward Hambrick helping enforce constitutional rights for all, and we can make real progress in race relations.

Maybe we can avoid CWII that many talk about.


14 posted on 09/21/2013 7:29:43 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

He definitely needs to sue the sons of bi7ch’s who passed and Unconstitutional law and the half assed Governor who signed it.

Illinois owes this man and the others.


15 posted on 09/21/2013 7:35:33 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: marktwain

Undeniably good point.


16 posted on 09/21/2013 7:39:10 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: marktwain

The really tragic thing about situations like this is the people that put someone through this illegal, unconstitutional hell face NO equitable consequences


17 posted on 09/21/2013 7:50:15 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: marktwain

“everything is pretty much destroyed.”

This is largely the goal of the persecutors. The government will see this as a victory in that they destroyed several lives over guns.


18 posted on 09/21/2013 7:51:02 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: marktwain

That war will be between the left and the Right: Color not-withstanding.


19 posted on 09/21/2013 7:57:21 PM PDT by driveserve (You likes to drink? Of course you do! Who da hell don't?)
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To: driveserve
A black man illegally incarcerated?...That could have been Obama twenty years ago!

No. This, as you say, was a black MAN.

Something Obama has never been, never will be.

20 posted on 09/21/2013 8:09:25 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: PAR35
With respects.....

Justice would be the judge, the DA, and the cops tried for treason, kidnapping, failure of due process (if one can be charged with that), Civil Rights violation.

21 posted on 09/21/2013 8:31:28 PM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: Southern by Grace

Electroshock applied to genitalia.


22 posted on 09/21/2013 10:27:33 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: pierrem15

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dqWbCIJoBQ

Electric Shock (F)x


23 posted on 09/21/2013 10:32:06 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Fightin Whitey
No. This, as you say, was a black MAN.

Something Obama has never been, never will be.

That might just be the best post of the day.

24 posted on 09/21/2013 10:33:25 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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