County, Jamie Boyd, State's Attorney

Breach of Trust:Tasering Children

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Powers and duties
State’s attorney.

(a) The duty of each State’s attorney shall be:
(1) To commence and prosecute all actions… in which the people of the State or county may be concerned. (55 ILCS 5/3-9005)

Posted by staff | News & Opinion Aug. 18, 2012

Jamie Boyd’s bold yellow election signs appearing around the county proclaim ‘proven experience.’ Fortunately politicians like Mr. Boyd are not held to very high standards of truthfulness.

It’s clear that he also has ‘unproven experience’ when it comes to defending those citizens his oath requires him to defend. In the case of the unnecessary and cruel tasering of students at Kankakee Junior High, Mr. Boyd shows himself to have a flawed vision of what it means to protect the public.

Now through November 6, we’ll be looking at some of the work Mr. Boyd has passed over or minimized, asking why.

Related: Fighting Back on Tasers


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The next is attacked because of you.
So on your feet!
Do not whisper,
do not hide pretending
you do not see,
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like you live in America,
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