Earlier this week, I blogged:
Hillary’s got to be figuring the Law of Averages has to finally be on her side with the next bad guy after such a long run of bad luck. Maybe the U. of Illinois party shooter will turn out to be a Young Republican … Is that too much to hope for? I mean, really, God, whose side are you on? Every time you turn on the news, some new atrocity is being committed by Muslims or blacks or immigrants, or even by a stabby Muslim black immigrant like that guy in St. Cloud, MN. I mean, what are the odds?Well, the police have now issued a warrant for the fugitive wanted on charges of murdering one person and wounding three others, all of them apparently random bystanders he wasn’t aiming at, outside a party in Champaign, IL near the U. of I. campus.
Unluckily for Hillary, however, this 18 year old is probably not a Young Republican, what with his having spent most of the last year in jail for shooting a gun at some guys in a Steak ‘n’ Shake parking lot last December, but having been sprung earlier this month by a sympathetic judge. From the News-Gazette:
‘Spilled drink’ triggered Campustown shootingEnd Mass Incarceration Now!
Wed, 09/28/2016 – 10:16am | Mary Schenk
URBANA — A Champaign teenager paroled two weeks ago from boot camp for a shooting offense has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in the death of a bystander in a shooting early Sunday morning in Campustown.
“It all appears to have stemmed from a spilled drink,” State’s Attorney Julia Rietz said of the convoluted facts that led to the savage beating of one man, the fatal shooting of a visitor to Champaign, and the wounding of three others.
Authorities announced at a morning news conference that they are looking for Robbie M. Patton, 18, whose last known local address was in the 500 block of East Washington Street.
He is accused of fatally shooting George Korchev, 22, of Mundelein, who was visiting Champaign over the weekend and was set to begin a new job Monday as a registered nurse in Libertyville.
Patton was paroled Sept. 9 after having served about 8 1/2 months of an eight-year prison term for aggravated discharge of a firearm. It was Difanis who recommended Patton for boot camp in April over the objection of Assistant State’s Attorney Matt Banach after Patton pleaded guilty to the weapons charge for firing a handgun Dec. 14 in the parking lot of Steak ‘n Shake, 2010 N. Prospect Ave., C.
Champaign-Urbana is where some of the residents of Chicago public housing projects torn down due to Rahm Emanuel’s influence over the last 25 years, such as Cabrini-Green near the Gold Coast, wound up because their Section 8 vouchers go further downstate than in pricey Chicago. Of course, this was an unintended consequence that the former Obama Chief of Staff could not possibly have foreseen, no matter what his old Irgun-member dad advised him. These population transfers have contributed to the vibrancy of that college town.