CHICAGO (WSVN) — A gang leader who was awarded $25 million in a wrongful conviction lawsuit is heading back behind bars after using his settlement to rebuild his street gang. According to Fox 5, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber on Thursday sentenced 38-year-old Thaddeus Jimenez to over nine years in prison for weapons charges, after video showed him shooting rival gang members. The sentence comes five years after Jimenez sued the city of Chicago and the police department for a wrongful murder conviction. The incriminating video was shot on an iPhone by Jimenez’s co-defendent Jose Roman, showing the pair driving around the city in August of 2015. Prosecutors said the two were looking for rival gang members. The video shows Jimenez shooting former gang member Earl Casteel in both legs before driving away. Both Jimenez and Roman pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges, but will be back in court to stand trial in Casteel’s shooting. At just 13 years old, Jimenez was charged with the 1993 murder of a 19-year-old gang member. He was released from prison in 2009 after witnesses recanted their testimony. After winning the $25 million settlement, the Chicago Tribune reports that Jimenez spent millions on luxury cars for both himself and his gang, the Simon City Royals. The paper reports he also started a social media campaign to grow the gang, and paid members to tattoo their faces with the gang’s insignia.
I don’t want to get myself killed here but I’m gonna flat out say it. Gang members are dumb. They’re incredibly street savvy and smart when it comes to doing what they do specifically. Smuggling balloons of coke in their buttholes, hiding packs of cocaine in the under carriage and the inside of their car bumpers. They fucking used chemistry and science to synthesize a new potent form of drugs derived from cocaine, which is some how a plant that was turned into a powdered drug, that is much cheaper, gets people much higher, and gets drug lords paid much more. All of the things that strictly apply to criminals and drug users they probably are a master of their craft. But when it comes to real world, which they live in, they are idiots.
Does god himself need to fly down and tell you how big of a blessing it is to be awarded 25 million dollars of United States currency? Not to mention that shit isn’t even taxable! Like winning an enormous sum from the lottery is fun too but that shit gets chopped in half by taxes. This you get 25 millions free and you get to tell yourself that you beat the law. I would just run away from what ever gang life you have and just live easy for the rest of time. Like in the end of the day, a job is a job. Whether its accounting or working a restaurant or distributing narcotics throughout the city, the goal in the end should be to make enough money to walk away and live the rest of your life comfortably. How have cautionary tales not become a thing among gangs. Pablo Escobar could’ve walked away once he had his dinosaur ranch in Medellin. Just hand over the keys to the next guy but you make a blood pact that you become untouchable from that point on. Cause it’s like you can’t kill your boss who hands you the keys to the kingdom. On the small scale now for every day drug operations, this is enough. 25 Million is enough for one dude to just leave this all behind and if other gang members are insulted by that, they can go kick rocks. The end game is Money and relaxation. This guy had it handed to him and he fucking wasted it. Deserves jail alone just for that.
I will say though, the video of him just casually shooting a dudes Knee Caps is WILD.
Vulture-One critical step in living a very Bill Murray life? Random acts of kindness. Per MLB.com, during last night’s Game 6 of the World Series in Cleveland, baseball fanatic Murray gave a Chicago Cubs fan a free ticket, which just so happened to be right next to him in the luxurious box section behind home plate. Karen Michel, a lifelong Cubbies fan, explained that she initially tried to acquire a ticket at the Progressive Field box office, but when that proved unsuccessful, she spotted Murray walking into the stadium and decided to follow him out of intrigue. “He turns around and says, ‘Here, here’s a ticket,'” Michel told MLB. “And he kind of shuttled me into the door. I thought it was just a ticket to get in. But it was a ticket to sit right here.” The duo spent the duration of the game chatting and getting to know each other, and the Cubs ended up clinching an impressive 9–3 win. And there you have it, more proof that Bill Murray is a good-luck charm for both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Cubs fans everywhere.
OMG Bill Murray! He’s soooo nice! So Awesome! He’s Hilarious!!!
Bill Murray is an asshole and can suck my dick. I’m convinced the notion that Bill Murray is great is just a fucking dumb meme created by the Chive, perpetuated by Buzzfeed, and fed to all you god damn sheeps on the internet. “It’s Bill Fucking Murray!” Who the fuck cares? Have you people not takin a walk down any ritzy street in any big city? Celebrities all over the joint. What cause he has some sort of cult classic lore to him? No one’s cumming their pants and saying “It’s Rick Fucking Moranis.” Bill Murray is a walking drama queen. Always gets into fights and arguments with other actors and shit so much I’d hate to work with the guy. And then there’s those dumb ass stories about him stealing french fries off a kids plate and saying “No one will ever believe you.” “OMG guys! That’s so funny! He stole food and surprised the kid!” Fuck that guy. If you support that kind of behavior then you’re enabling an asshole and a thief. Does the guy do nice things? Probably. I’m just judging him off of less than 1% of his life experience. But Between him getting into arguments on set, him stealing peoples food and thinking he’s above them, I’m gonna draw a conclusion that doesn’t seem to crazy. He’s an asshole with no friends that can tolerate him enough to attend GAME SIX of the WORLD SERIES. An event that’s historic as fuck considering the two teams playing for history. So yea, go ahead I’m sure he’s not like hitler. He’s probably nice enough to us common folk, minus the time he was a thief stealing food off of a kids plate, but I, for one, will never buy it. Part of me wants to see the cubs lose in heart breaking fashion with a camera right on his face. Would bring pure bliss to me.
SkyNews– They have been rivals for decades but Burger King has decided to offer an olive branch to McDonald’s – for one day only. The company is proposing the chains “settle the beef” by combining their best-known burgers – the Whopper and the Big Mac – into the McWhopper, with the two recipes separated by a burger bun. It would be sold for just 24 hours at a pop-up restaurant in Atlanta, which is equidistant between their respective headquarters in Chicago and Miami. Even staff uniforms and the takeaway bags would be a compromise – half in McDonald’s red, and the other in Burger King brown. Burger King extended its invitation of friendship in full-page adverts taken out in The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune. It wants the “McWhopper” experiment to take place on 21 September, which has been declared by the UN as an International Day of Peace, with any proceeds donated to charity. However, customers wouldn’t pay for their McWhopper with cash. Instead, they would be asked to sign a tray mat declaring who they will make peace with. In a proposal to McDonald’s, Burger King said: “All these ingredients come together to build the burger some said would never happen. Some say the same thing about world peace. “Let’s prove them wrong on Peace Day. Everything in our proposal is up for discussion, from the name right through to the packaging. “The only thing we can’t change is the date, so let’s talk soon.” McDonald’s is yet to comment on their rival’s bold proposal.
Blasphemy, pure blasphemy. There is no chance in hell that McDonalds is the brain child of this abomination. Its those desperate assholes at Burger King driving this idea. Last year they had to merge with Tim Hortons pretty much just to pay utilities probably while McDonalds just grows its army. Like literally i think McDonalds has enough resources to over take a country at this point. Burger King saying they’re extending an olive branch to MickyD’s is a pure sad joke. McDonalds should just double down and create a whooper for a day and just push it on National Hate Day.
Now I don’t actually hate Burger King, but facts are facts. Burger King is just living past its prime. The heyday of the King has gone the way of the dodo bird. Their peak was when they released those Pokemon Gold Card. To this day, that was probably the single greatest Fast Food Promotional toy item history. You can’t deny that, but that was in like 1999. Its 2015. When the whole Burger King King commercials came out i could see a slow rise in business and chicken fries is a nice novelty thing but novelties don’t last. McDonalds has sausage, egg, and cheese biscuits. That right there is a generational talent. Egg McMuffin? Thats a dark horse championship contender. Sausage egg and cheese McGriddle combo breakfast with a hash brown and Orange Juice? Dynasty Reign. And thats just the breakfast menu that operates from 5 to 10:30 am. While Burger Kings struggling to make it to the post season McDonalds already won 3 championships before lunch hours. I don’t hate BK for trying everything they got in the tank to be relevant, but pretending like they’re the ones thats offering to help McDonalds by “joining forces” is just sad. Its Mayweather/ Pacquiao all over again. We wanted that fight like 10 years ago when everyone was in their prime.
P.s- McDonalds Agrees with me and thinks this whole idea is a joke and is laughing at the Kings face.