The following headline shows how foolish it is to place your trust in "The System." #56: Man tried to kill his wife on the Kennedy Expressway while on bond for domestic battery, on parole for domestic battery, and on conditional discharge for domestic battery, prosecutors say - CWB Chicago
Now he's worked his way up to attempted murder. Think they will give him bail or probation? What if he had actually murdered her?
Charge after charge of domestic battery, and he is still on the street, because another charge of domestic battery doesn't invalidate probation for domestic battery.
“You’re going to die tonight,” the man allegedly told her. “I’m going to kill you.”
He then proceeded to strangle her into unconsciousness. She was eventually able to escape and bystanders came to her aid. Police arrested the guy.
And as for the system as a whole, protecting society at large. Well, keeping violent criminals in jail is unfair.
The accused man, whom we are not naming to protect his victim, is the 56th person accused of killing, trying to kill, or shooting someone in Chicago this year while awaiting trial for a felony. A total of 82 victims are involved in those crimes.
And if you think this kind of lax attitude toward violent criminals is limited to Chicago, you are kidding yourself.
If you need a restraining order against a violent stalker, then you need a plan for your personal safety that goes beyond "Call 911."