Michael Ray Stepanek, who told police he drove through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in August because they needed “an attitude adjustment,” will avoid prison and have the incident erased from his record if he stays out of trouble for 3 years.

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@MissKittee Profile picture K

@MissKittee

 1 week ago

@BAHdeDAH @chicagotribune Why wouldn’t his name be disseminated? He took a job in the judicial branch of the government. A job paid for with citizens’ taxes. He doesn’t get to hide while doing the people’s business. What an odd question, really.

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@The_Pet_Way Profile picture Brent Petway

@The_Pet_Way

 1 week ago

@thunderwoot @chicagotribune Dave Chappelle actually has a joke about this years ago, and look now..

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@Amontague11 @chicagotribune @JimLaPorta And, it is what gets us four hundred and two years of racially motivated terror perpetrated by deputized white citizens directed towards and targeting African American citizens.

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@finch960 @chicagotribune If they plead out and promise to behave, sure. Oh. And white male. That's important.

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@Bumhabu @chicagotribune Because an App on my phone told me to do it can NEVER be a defense.

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@finch960 Profile picture Finch

@finch960

 1 week ago

@chicagotribune So...if someone with a vehicle drove into Mr Stepanek in the next 3 years because he needed an attitude adjustment - they would also face zero jail time as well, right?

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@thunderwoot Profile picture hi i'm ric

@thunderwoot

 1 week ago

@chicagotribune “Michael understands how his conduct could have resulted in a much more serious and harmful situation”

Wait so in Iowa you're legally allowed to run people over, then just say "Oh I'm sorry I didn't know I couldn't do that" when caught?

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@Bumhabu Profile picture this is a name

@Bumhabu

 1 week ago

@chicagotribune "Stepanek’s attorney John Bruzek said his client was influenced by social media and political rhetoric characterizing the protesters as dangerous criminals."
a reminder for the next time someone cries about twitter bans

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@DDSotelo Profile picture David

@DDSotelo

 1 week ago

@chicagotribune “ The sentence means a felony charge of willful injury resulting in bodily injury” shouldn’t the charge be attempted murder? The guy literally stated that he thought his actions were justified. That’s not a red flag for anyone?!

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@chicagotribune @JimLaPorta Not punishing this sort of behavior is what gets you people storming the Capitol and murdering policemen.

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@BAHdeDAH Profile picture BAH de DAH

@BAHdeDAH

 1 week ago

@chicagotribune Ethical question - should the name of the judge who ruled on this be blatantly disseminated?

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