Two men who’ve made frequent appearances on CWB had typical Cook County Court experiences this week, with charges dropped in two of their three cases.
More Luck From Judge Luckman
Brian Conner, who was facing felony-upgraded charges after being accused of stealing Coricidin from the Jewel-Osco at Broadway and Addison, walked out of court after Judge Marvin Luckman ruled that there was “insufficient evidence.” Conner was, however, ordered to never enter another Jewel-Osco store. (One wonders why the judge would impose such an order if there were not enough evidence of wrong-doing.)
Conner previously saw assault charges dropped when a Center on Halsted employee failed to show up in court after Conner allegedly told the victim, “if you touch me, I’m going to come back and kill you.”
Aggravated assault with a knife charges were also dropped against Conner after another Center on Halsted employee failed to show up in court after they alleged that Conner brandished a double-blade knife while yelling, “So you got my peoples locked up!”
Another Breeze With Judge Calabrese
Ryan Brandis, possibly the most-frequently-named person ever in CWB reports, had two cases come before Judge Anthony Calabrese on Wednesday. Calabrese dismissed a marijuana charge and sentenced Brandis to 60 days for simple battery. With 30 days credit for time served, Brandis could be out in days.
Brandis is currently on parole for burglary.