So I think we’re a society that has forgiveness in our hearts and redemtion in our physique! The question that needs answering is how much is too much. We all have had things that we needed to make amends for and ask for another chance. You get a speeding ticket you’ll pay a fine. If it’s a high speed ticket you might go to a driving class. The court system is confusing and contentious and often times very unclear. I won’t even mention Jussie Smollett, oh wait I just did! When it comes to higher profile and serious crime one has to take a step back. We have a situation that has arisen in Aurora that many folks are very upset about and understandably so. This from this mornings Trib. by Sarah Freishtat:
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin said Monday the city was “blindsided” when a convicted murderer from the Ripper Crew registered to live in Aurora, and he urged the ministry housing Thomas Kokoraleis to reconsider its decision. Kokoraleis, 58, was released from prison Friday after serving half of a 70-year murder sentence. He walked into the Aurora Police Department Sunday morning and registered to live at Wayside Cross Ministries. “In light of the unspeakable nature of the crimes committed by the Ripper Crew, I would hope that Wayside would reconsider the decision that brought Kokoraleis to Aurora — particularly given the Ministries’ close proximity to parks, churches and day care centers,” Irvin said in a statement Monday evening. “I absolutely disagree with Wayside Cross Ministries’ decision to allow Kokoraleis to reside at their facility in Aurora.” Kokoraleis was released from prison after serving half of his sentence for the 1982 murder of 21-year-old Lorraine “Lorry” Ann Borowski, an Elmhurst woman who was abducted and killed while walking to work. He was initially sentenced to life in prison for the killing, but won a new trial on appeal for legal errors in 1987, leading to the shorter sentence.
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