Chicago politician shocked at the results of his own policies

| March 20, 2021

Illinois State Senator Elgie Sims (D-Chicago)

It’s almost like he’s becoming self-aware…

CWB Chicago reports;

An Illinois state senator who sponsored recently-signed legislation that will eliminate cash bail in the state by 2023 is outraged that a man who allegedly flashed a gun at him while driving only had to post $1,500 to get out of jail.

“By him being released on bail, he’s free to do this again,” Sen. Elgie Sims of Chicago told the State-Journal Register.

Yet just last month Sims tweeted, “money bond doesn’t guarantee public safety or someone’s appearance in court, it supports a system where freedom is based on the size of someone’s bank account. We’ve tried the failed tough on crime polices [sic] of the past.”

The legislation Sims sponsored in January will soon prohibit Illinois judges from setting any cash bail except when the defendant “poses a real and present threat” to safety.

Sims called this week’s incident a “perfect example of how cash bail doesn’t make people more safe.”

Sims told the newspaper that he was driving in Springfield on Monday evening when the accused man, 54-year-old Michael Hoyle, drove up behind him with his horn honking and headlights flashing.

Hoyle passed him, then Sims pulled alongside and told Hoyle that he was on the phone with 911, the senator recalled.

“That’s when he pulls out a handgun and points the gun at me and says, ‘Let’s go,’” Sims reportedly said.

The vehicles separated, Sims said, but Hoyle found him and “started chasing me again.” He said he saw Hoyle holding a gun outside his vehicle.

Police arrested Hoyle nearby, and prosecutors charged him with unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm with a revoked Firearm Owner’s ID card, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to police, there’s no evidence to suggest that Hoyle targeted Sims because of his position in the senate.

A judge set bail at $15,000. Hoyle had to post 10% of that to get out of jail.

“The trauma does not just extend to me,” Sims told the newspaper. “My wife has not slept a full night since this happened. Those traumas are real.”

It’s not clear why Sims believes a person should be jailed until trial — away from their families, unable to maintain employment or provide support — while accused of a non-violent crime.

Did Senator Sims just red-pill himself or is his outrage at his own virtue-signalling, ill-conceived policies short lived?

Category: "Teh Stoopid", "Truth or fiction?", Crime, Ivory Tower Idiocy, Liberals suck, Politics

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  1. Green Thumb says:

    Moron.

  2. Ex-PH2 says:

    He’s an idiot.

  3. KoB says:

    Heh heh. I spotted this story on a news feed. Almost sent it in for a dumb crook/dumb politician post. Woulda fit in both categories. Got distracted by something, I don’t know, maybe a…Hey Squirrel.

    You teh stoopid politicos made your damn bed now lay in it. Too bad Chiraq can’t pass some common sense gunz laws that would have prevented Mr. Hoyle from acquiring a firearm. Or maybe get a local, well known Community Organizer to help “raise awareness” of the lack of common sense gunz control laws…and how cash bail bonds don’t work…or something.

  4. SFC D says:

    Karma. She always has her way. It just takes longer most of the time.

  5. The Other Whitey says:

    Stupidity has consequences. Sims and Hoyle are both dogshit-stupid.

  6. Ret_25X says:

    Not at all, this douchecanoe believes no bail policies are fine when they affect us, just not when it affects him.

    After all, peasants, hmph…

  7. Skivvy Stacker says:

    Sucks to find out you’re an idiot.

  8. Green Thumb says:

    Biden should probably elevate this clown to his Cabinet.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Blames “racism” in 3… 2… 1…

  10. OWB says:

    Bless his heart.

  11. Dustoff says:

    Get woke, you might just croak….

  12. MI Ranger says:

    So let me make sure I get this right. State Senator Sims is driving slow on the highway, probably in the left lane, on the phone and a car comes up behind him, honks his horn and flashes his lights. He lets the guy pass and then pulls up next to him and rolls the window down…to tell him he called 911! What did the 911 operator say? 911 Operator: “Sir, what is the emergency?”
    Mr. Sims: “Some guy just flashed his lights and honked his horn at me!”
    911 Operator: “Sir, are you in the left lane?”
    Mr. Sims: “Yes, of course I always drive in the left lane. I am an important person.”
    911 Operator: “Sir, I need you to move over to the right lane if it is safe to do so.”
    Mr. Sims: “Hold on, I have to switch hands with my phone to operate the turn signal.”
    911 Operator: “Sir, are you not on a hands free device?”
    Mr. Sims: “Oh, sure. But I had to pick up the phone to dial it.”
    911 Operator: “Did the car safely pass you?”
    Mr. Sims: “Yeah, but he was very rude. I’m going to catch up to him and tell him I am talking to 911!”
    911 Operator: “Sir, I do not recommend that. Please slow down and put your phone away.”

  13. ChipNASA says:

    Someone should shoot his Dad for shooting his Mom with his gun and knocking her up, whilst having some fun, then the baby came and they needed a name and then came up with one, “Elgie” which rhyme with Algae, (almost) which is fucking smarter than this knuckleheaded brachiator.