Criminal Justice System Failing

A man who knocked out a woman’s teeth in the South Loop in 2008 when she refused to give him a cigarette became violent again, according to police, this time beating up his longtime female companion.

The latest attack took place Monday night in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

It was his fifth arrest since late last year. All five resulted in only misdemeanor charges.

Derrick King, 50, was booked into Cook County Jail today after a Domestic Court judge set a $20,000 bail for him on a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery, said a Cook County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman.

via Chicago Tribune.

Why is this guy still on the streets?

I think it’s time to break-out the torches and pitchforks and find Anita Alvarez.