Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Yes Dennis, there is a double standard in sentencing...

... and this is a prime example:


Drug rehab requested by judge
A mother's call to help her grown son produced a large heroin and cocaine arrest in Washington this spring and, in the long run, perhaps the help her son will use.

Tyler W. Mabrey, 25, of 202 Main St. will spend the five-year prison term he received Monday at a facility with a drug rehabilitation program if the state Department of Corrections can find room to accommodate the request by Tazewell County Circuit Judge Scott Shore.

Washington police on May 5 knew only that they were responding to a mother's report that her son was suicidal and had locked himself in the bathroom, according to a court affidavit. Mabrey's brother told them when they arrived that he had heard a thud from behind the locked door.

With the mother's permission, the officers kicked the door open and found Mabrey unconscious on the floor with several hypodermic needles around him, the records stated.

They also found $39,000 in cash bundled in $1,000 and $2,000 packets "in a manner consistent with those who sell drugs," according to the affidavit.

Among the drugs police found were two loose bags of crack cocaine, seven more sealed ones and 13 bags of a brown, rocky substance they later determined was heroin, the affidavit stated.

The officers also found drug paraphernalia and learned from tests conducted that Mabrey's clothes contained drug residue.

Mabrey pleaded guilty to possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver after a second charge was dismissed. The Class 1 felony was punishable by four to 15 years in prison.

Mabrey's mother told police her son was unemployed and was receiving disability payments. Source

19 comments:

spikeless said...

E -
I'm not sure if you meant to cut my comment that followed the above...but it was to the effect of:

Dennis and Hedy -
The sentence is not a sweet deal. I'm not sure that the article accurately conveys the mechanism.
The person is simply sentenced to 5 years DOC. The judge includes a recommendation for drug treatment. There is no separate sentence to Rehab. The person is in general population unless and until DOC has an opening at one of its facilities with a more in depth drug treatment program and decides that the inmate is appropriate for placement.
The inmate serves his or her sentence without regard to completion of the program, apart from some relatively minimal penalties or rewards that can be applied for completion or failure.
Drug treatment recommendations are made in sentences in Peoria a fair amount of times but simply don't hit PJS. Many of those recommendations are for African-American offenders.
Many defendants prefer not to have the recommendation made since it can affect or delay placement into less secure settings where greater educational services and work opportunities are available. There is also the risk of some penaly for falure to complete the program without regard to the reason for noncompletion.

Jim said...

There goes emerge again. Don't let the facts get in the way of a good race bait.

More like Carl Cannon. less like don jackson.

Anonymous said...

This is not race baiting...it's the truth. Make Tyler Black, put him on the Southside of Peoria? He'd never be offered rehab. This kid's been in rehab before. I'll bet this kid gave up HIS dealer and that's why his sentence was lightened. I'll bet there's a boy in Tazewell County who's the son of a local news celebrity who ALSO got to go to rehab before his sentencing...and THAT boy has also been in rehab more than once. Kids in Peoria County are dying because those in the know aren't talking...the SAME THING is happening in Tazewell County but it's about heroin, methadone and prescription pills.

Vonster said...

Make the Martin kid white and we wouldn't have heard about it.

If you're not race baiting then neither is the person who says [insert appropriate black person's name] would never have got off with a slap on the wrist for [insert appropriate crime or racial gaffe] if he/she was white.

Anonymous said...

Just to throw my two cents in...how come every shooter in peoria is also a convicted felon? And they keep using guns and keep going back to prison? Just for giggles look up Omar Porter for instance.

Anonymous said...

Maybe some people get a stiffer sentence because they have been convicted before and before and before.........

Anonymous said...

Court is public. go and pull the records to see what precipated the sentencing. To automatically jump to the race conclusion..is well...racist in and of itself. You apparantly weren't in the courtroom, heard the evidence and any circumstances. There are a lot of black criminals in the paper. I assure you that the paper does not report all the crime like they used to. They pull the most sensential cases to sell the rag. If you check the inmate website, you can see who was arrested each day. Today's batch was a significant number of white people. But note the charges. The shootings that are occurring are at least 90% black on black. To point the finger anywhere else, besides addressing the causes within the community is only wasting time and energy that could be geared towards solutions. furthermore, Life is not fair, someone failed you if you were taught that. Many factors go into sentencing, I spend a lot of time professionally in court. Each case is unique and brings the challenges. Some woudl say the drug laws are racist. If that were true then if I were black I would certainly have an incentive to avoid dealing drugs. Instead people chose to break the law and feel "violated".. It was that person's choice, so I have little sympathy when they receive consequences for doing what they knew to be illegal. Prison's aren't full with random people pulled from the street. they are full of criminals. While you may cry foul that there are a larger number of blacks in prison than other races, but quite frankly, if you commited the crime you deserve to be there and there is no arguing that legitmately. We are no longer in the 3rd grade. the "nuhn uhn" defesnse no longer applies. I look around my primarily black neighborhood and don't wonder why blacks are being arrested here, that is the population here. I would be greatly surprised if there were suddenly large numbers of asian arrests, as we only have two families in our area.

Randall said...

Ding!

Randall said...

Gee, are all blacks from the south side of Peoria or is that an idiotic reference that people use?

Randall said...

Wasn't the latest shooter, a black guy, in Lexington Hills who shot at a couple of girls because he thought they were laughing at him, arrested and charged about 6 times and convicted at least 3 times before? Should we send him to rehab?

Emerge Peoria said...

No, he shouldn't go to rehab.

Anonymous said...

Hi Emerge,

Sorry to post here but I was wondering if any of the parents or teachers in 150 received the Backpack Peoria phone call. I am not sure if I understood it correctly. It seemed as if 150 is making itself an equal partner with the Dream Center this year. If so, it would be good publicity for 150. I iamagine that 150 is responsible for dental (and medical?) exams. Did 150 also get donations of backpacks and supplies? Are staff members helping to fill the packs? Are staff members helping to pass out the packs? How many packs are available since it seems like the message is going to all 150 families? Are low income students from other districts also invited? This is a wonderful event that seems to be growing. Perhaps one year, they should start taking reservations for backpacks to see what the need is and if they can fulfill all of the orders. It would be sad for a family truly in need not to get a backpack because they didn't get in line early enough. Maybe they could do a wristband system like some businesses do so people know to be there at an appointed time. I don't mean to take away from this wonderful event. I am just throwing out some ideas to maybe make it even better. It seems that this event is getting so big, that maybe they should consider having other churches join with them and holding satellite events. Many churches have partnered with schools so those churches could hold events for their schools. I just don't want the people at the Dream Center to lose heart and get burned out doing the good work that they are doing. So many students in District 150 can benefit from this wonderful outreach. Keep up the excellent work!

Anonymous said...

To Jim-
Carl Cannon gets paid. Don Jackson does not. The President of NAACP is not a paid position. Don't forget Carl gets paid from a variety of sources, he is not a volunteer, He may do good things but he is compensated. Mr. Jackson has done many things over the years but may be tired. He is in his 70's.

Anonymous said...

Do kids get a new backpack every year? Seems to me it should last a number of years, then more children could be served. Just asking. My children used one backpack each (that we paid for) all through grade school.

Teach 150 said...

As a teacher, I have had many students who have recieved numerous supply filled backpacks. I agree, a wristband would keep everyone honest to ensure that everyone who needs on
e will get one.

Anonymous said...

If you have the time, go to some of these backpack giveaways. You will see many of the same faces, not only year after year, but event to event. So apparantly some of these folks children need 3-4 backpacks per year.
School comes every year. It's not a surprise. My mother worked more than one job and did without. We had school supplies. No one paid our rent. Sometimes we ate ham for week solid, but we ate.
This has become a racket and by that I am not referring to the generous people and organizations that donate time, money, and supplies, but by some of the freeloaders in this community who line up for every "free" and tax funded thing that they can get their hands on. This is what the growing world of entitlement has brought us. And yes before the liberals start bantering about my picking on the poor people, I grew up poor. We worked for everything we got or simply did with what we had. We had to make things last or do without. That ethic is long gone and the economy wasn't terribly great when I was growing up, I was in a single parent household, but was taught a work ethic from all my family.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I have also seen and know some people who have received more than 1 backpack and brag about it. To make things fair, possibly the teachers should hand them out to students in their class the first day of school. That way they receive only one. I know of many people who should get them that don't because they run out. My kids carried them for several years and they were from a single parent family. I made sure that I worked several jobs (and they were minimum wage), my rent, utilities were always paid for first. Groceries were only what was necessary and I paid for my kids school supplies. As far as school fees I donated hours at the school to pay for their book fees.As far as lunches, my kids took their lunch and purchased milk. I taught them to work for what you receive and not feel entitled to receive anything free. Many kids are not raised that way today. My kids delivered papers, detassled, mowed lawns all from a very early age. They all helped out. I wasn't the only one as there are others that have taught their children the same. In today's society, people don't have to work anymore there are too many freebies out there, it is easier to sit back and take advantage of all the free programs.

Frustrated said...

All great comments. I buy my children their book bags and even though our family could buy a new book bag for our children each year (I suppose), they understand that will not happen. As a result, they choose carefully when they do get a new bag and take care of it. They use it until it is so frayed things are dropping out of the bottom and then finally are allowed to purchase another. My kids used the same bag for 3 or 4 years in a row.

Children from a young age need to understand the value of money and the importance of self-management of themselves and their belongings. From other posts here, it does not seem the system for dispensing free book bags does anything to reinforce productive behaviors.

2 Anon said...

I have always wondered about the backpack give-aways. Why do so many kids come to school with no school supplies? I provide probably $200-300 of school supplies the first day of school.