You didn’t really think they destroyed them all, did you?

Thirteen years ago, William Stewart Boyd, a Cook County judge, drove to a South Side church to turn in a handgun his late father had owned.

The Chicago Police Department was accepting guns as part of a buyback program meant to take weapons off the streets and help make the city safer.

Boyd, who hears domestic relations cases, brought them his father’s .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, serial number J515268. He remembers handing it to plainclothes officers who wore their badges and service weapons on their belts. Under the buyback program, they, in turn, gave him a prepaid Visa card. It was for less than $100.

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15 Responses to You didn’t really think they destroyed them all, did you?

  1. Elmo says:

    A start to finish horror story, and every cop in it is dirty.
    Not to mention a judge who turns in a classic Smith & Wesson revolver that was a gift to his father for a $100 buyback. That’s criminal too.

  2. California Southpaw says:

    Sounds like a lot of cops “shouldn’t” have been a cop lately.
    Hold a candlelight vigil or a march judge, it’s not the so called process that’s to blame, it’s PC, AA and people like you who are biding time speaking vagaries until a very cushy retirement (you’re welcome).

  3. Dan says:

    The term is “throwdown”. A weapon that a cop keeps available to plant on his victim to justify the murder he just committed. It’s a very old practice and happens on a regular basis but rarely is there this level of proof showing it happens. Further proof that there are no good cops.

  4. Skip says:

    “Forget it Jake, it’s Chi town”.

  5. wildbill says:

    A friend of mine had a revolver stolen from his home around 1980. He reported it to the police with the serial number. In 1990 we’re sitting in his kitchen when the phone rings. It’s a cop calling from Chitcago about a pistol they recovered. He asks if my friend had reported serial number xxx stolen. He said yes, do you have my pistol? The cop said a pistol of said make with serial number xxx had been recovered, then asked it there were any identifying marks on the pistol to prove it was his. He said “You’ve got the serial number, what else do you need?” He never heard anymore about it and didn’t get the pistol back. We figured a cop bought it, ran the numbers and found it was stolen, made the call, and took it off the stolen list and kept it.

  6. Darthsentry says:

    So the cop had this gun and more then likely several more for eight years to use as a throw down, and was not smart enough to take the serial number off?

  7. Bobo the Hobo says:

    The cops need to clean up their act if they want to piously march through the streets bearing banners reading “Blue Lives Matter”.

  8. Free Citizen says:

    I had a number of weapons stolen in a burglary. All were recovered, except a S&W 45colt that somehow disappeared from the evidence room at the local PD. They investigated approx. 5 min and told me that these things happen like it was quite common. I don’t have any use for local cops.

  9. Crooked evidence locker cop.

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