Saturday, October 4, 2008
James Glasgow Current States Attorney in Will County, Illinois.
Did I mentioned he is up for re-election?
There seems to be some movement in Will County, Illinois. Not the kind one would hope, but movement, none the less. More like a bad bowel movement in my opinion.
Earlier today, on CLTV in Chicago, the incumbent James Glasgow appeared in a news segment interview. During the interview he spoke of his commitment to domestic violence crimes. His feathers were ruffled because Judy DeVriendt, the Republican challenger placed two billboards in Will County. [pictured above]
Will County has had its' share of high profile unsolved cases from the Lane Bryant Murders, Lisa Stebic, Kathleen Savio, Nicole DeYoung to Stacy Peterson.
There was a quote in the Chicago Tribune today from the State's Attorney's Office Spokesman who said " The bottom line is that this is someone who is trying to use the tragedy of others to score political points."
The reality is that whether you live in Will County or Los Anglos County, domestic violence related crimes are low on the priority list of importance, across the country. For victims who are alive and trying to obtain assistance in the legal system, the system is unable and often unwilling to properly prosecute these types of crimes. They did not have the comprehensive training or time. States Attorney or Prosecutors in these offices do what they can but, they lack time and manpower.
Most of all they lack training necessary to assist the thousand's of victims who come through the system for help. Should that be a political hot button?
No, it should not. If there was a direct "war plan for dealing with domestic violence and stalking cases both at the felony and misdemeanor level, less women would "vanish" and more victims would be alive.
The system is broken. That is the issue.