CHICAGO, IL – Chicago officers approached a vehicle on February 28th and saw a man passed out behind the wheel and a gun on the passenger seat.
When officers moved in, he allegedly covered himself in feces and fought with the cops until he was able to be taken into custody.
Eleven-time felon Calvin Walker smeared himself with poo and fought with cops after they found him passed out behind the wheel of his car with a gun, prosecutors said. https://t.co/MTcj5EaHuJ #Chicago #ChiUnreported
— Ms. Carmen Pearson (@MsCarmen_PVPR) March 5, 2022
The Chicago Fire Department responded to the area of North Rodgers just before 4 am for a report of a man passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle.
When they arrived on the scene, the fire department requested the Chicago Police Department to respond after they noticed a gun on the passenger seat of the vehicle.
When officers arrived on the scene, they moved in and secured the gun, which was described as a loaded .40 caliber handgun. In addition to the gun, officers also allegedly seized approximately $1,400 of heroin, cocaine, and ecstasy which was in the center console on the driver’s door panel.
The driver identified as Calvin Walker was arrested and then transported by ambulance to the St. Francis Hospital which was escorted by two officers from the Chicago Police Department.
While in the hospital, things took an odd turn after Walker asked to go to the restroom, which the officers allowed.
Shortly after he was in the bathroom, Walker allegedly exited and was covered in feces. Walker allegedly began yelling and screaming while attempting to run into the hospital parking lot.
Chicago police officers gave chase and were able to take him into custody, but not before one of the officers claim that he somehow got some of Walker’s feces in his mouth.
One of the officers suffered a sprained ankle while another hurt his lower back.
When Walker faced the judge in the case, he allegedly suggested that the officers were faking their injuries and perhaps justifying his actions because he was intoxicated by drugs. Walker allegedly told the judge during his bond hearing:
“I was on drugs…It’s always people wanna put in extra paperwork to get days off and shit like that.”
Prosecutors noted that Walker is currently on active parole regarding a hit and run traffic crash in which left a pedestrian seriously injured.
Additionally, he is also serving parole for concurrent sentences of aggravated battery of a police officer and aggravated fleeing of police. Prosecutors said all of these parole conditions were based off of separate cases.
Walker has been charged with a Class X armed habitual criminal, unlawful possession of a handgun, driving without a license, DUI, manufacture-delivery of cocaine, possession of ecstasy, escape by a felon, and resisting police.
Judge Kelly McCarthy, who presided over the hearing, denied bond in the case.
The Illinois Department of Corrections will be considering Walker’s parole conditions now that he has yet again been charged with additional new law violations.
The Department of Corrections can take many steps, ranging from increasing the amount of time Walker is under sanctions to asking a judge to order him to prison.
What course of action the Department of Corrections chooses is up in the air, but if the past is any predictor of the future, they will most likely add additional sanctions on Walker in lieu of sending him to prison.
In 2020, the City of Pueblo had a reported 14 homicides throughout the year.
While that number itself is high enough, 2021 brought a 107 percent increase by rising to 29.
The Pueblo Police Department spoke to KRDO about the number of homicides the area has seen and noted they had identified who they believe is responsible for 25 of the murders.
Pueblo Police Chief Chris Noeller spoke about the impact the murders are not only having on the surviving family members but also the rest of the community:
“It’s tragic for the family members of those people that have been murdered. It’s tragic for our community.”
The Pueblo Police Department revealed the criminal history backgrounds to KRDO of those they believe are responsible for the murders in their city. Most of the people that are suspected of committing the murders are seemingly repeat criminal offenders.
The majority of those who are accused of murder, 13, are known gang members.
Two are previously deported illegal aliens that have come back into the country.
Nine of them have five or more felony arrests on their file.
Two of the suspects had 10 or more felony arrests while one of them had 15 or more. Three of the suspects were out on bond, parole, probation, or early release before the homicide. Five of them had no previous criminal history. Pueblo Police Sergeant Frank Ortega told KRDO:
“There are quite a few where if they were locked up, they would not be out killing people right now.”
“If they [alleged criminals] are going to bond out of jail, if they are going to be released out of prison and back into the streets of Pueblo there is only so much we can do.
We are repeatedly arresting violent offenders who are carrying weapons and are using those weapons in offenses and putting them in jail when they happen.
“Homicide is one of the hardest crimes to prevent because it is usually an emotionally based assault or decision that is made based on a relationship that the two people have.
However, people are being released repeated on bond after they have committed violent crimes, or not punishing people when they violate their parole, those kinds of things are putting them in a position where they can commit more violent crimes.”
The problem that Chief Noeller is highlighting is not central to the Pueblo area, but seemingly everywhere throughout the United States. Some judges have swung largely to the left in terms of criminal justice reform.
Those judges are typically allowing defendants to simply walk out of court after they have been arrested for a new offense or violated terms of their probation without any further consequences.
Some areas, like California and Chicago, are mandating offenders that are being released wear ankle monitors, however, leave it up to the suspects to make arrangements giving some the opportunity to walk away without one.
Critics of the latest trend of criminal justice reform point to this being the central issue were to why the violent crime rate is spiking throughout the nation, specifically in large metropolitan areas. Whether this is truly the cause of the increase in violent crime or not is up for debate.
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