A tour of 26th&Cal the Criminal Court

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Chicago, IL—During a recent trip to Chicago involving a criminal trial I wanted to take my blog visitors inside the historic criminal courthouse. This is where the infamous mobster, Al Capone was tried and convicted for Income Tax Evasion. Long ago the Federal Judiciary used some of these facilities for their business too. The movie, The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford was filmed is a courtroom here too. It's a rare day when cameras are allowed in and never during court proceedings. In 1971a violent and dangerous criminal, Eugene "Iceman" Lewis' attempted his escape from Judge Earl Strayhorn's 7th floor judge's chambers. Lewis, a well know militant Black thug was already under one well-deserved death sentence and was about to receive another for the cold-blooded killing of a Thillen's Security guard servicing the Sebring Jukebox Company's payroll more than a year earlier. Lewis took a bailiff andassistant state's attorney hostage with a gun provided by a court clerk who was enamored with the killer. She placed the gun in a hollowed out book for Lewis. Lewis was kept in the chambers handcuffed under guard by an armed bailiff. Concealed inside Lewis' mouth was a homemade handcuff key from aball point pen refill. He used the key to slip one wrist from the cuffs and dashed for the gun inside the book. Lewis then disarmed the bailiff and with a revolver in each hand grabbed the hapless prosecutor and bailiff and began his walk to freedom. An Area Four detective, Crosette Lee...



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Artist: AV california sheriff
Video title: A tour of 26th&Cal the Criminal Court
Category: Antelope Valley CA
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