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Bobby Cann Updates: Ryne San Hamel Pleads Guilty, Receives 10 Days in Jail

Jason Jenkins at ActiveTrans is helping to coordinate community response.  If there is any chance you can attend proceedings, please reach out to him: 

jason@activetrans.org.

 

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Hello all. A good piece of news just came our way that we can now share. 

The Assistant States Attorney has been working with the Secretary of State to revoke the defendants drivers license. Today we learned that The Administrative Revocation was filed by the ASA and granted.  The offender now has his license revoked.  He will be unable to ever drive until he participates in a hearing with the Secretary of State office.  They would not give him it back until at least the case is over.  if he is incarcerated, it stays revoked until he is released and shows he is capable of driving responsibly.  This could take many years. Possibly never.

This is a stiffer and more encompassing restriction on his driving privileges than the simple suspension of his license as part of the bond (which has also taken place) and much more difficult to reverse or appeal.

This is something that the ASA has been working on for some time, quietly, which some family members, advocates and others close to the prosecution have been aware of. However allowing this work to be done out of the public eye has helped prevent the Defense team from learning of it and blocking or appealing the revocation while it was still in process and vulnerable.

Hopefully this helps illustrates to some who have been critical about limited information sharing why those close to the case and those with experience in legal strategy have advised or been advised against sharing all the information available at any given time, especially in a public format like this.

Now that this Administrative Revocation has been secured we are happy to share the news with you. 

Thank you again for your support and interest in the case.

Jason Jenkins

Crash Support Programs Manager

Active Trans

Thank you, Jason!

That's what I was talking about.

Thanks, Jason, great work.

So the point of all this secrecy was to help the prosecution hide things from the defense attorneys? Sorry, I can't support that. Everybody deserves due process.
Jason, great work. Thanks!.
I surely appreciate all the effort you and the court advocates are putting in.

Thanks for the great work Jason. Revocation is a ridiculously difficult restriction to overcome. It's very appropriate.

I love this post on so many different levels. In three short sentences, it communicates irony, hyperbole, a stubborn unwillingness to accept the limitations of a prior argument, and a dogged self-righteousness. It continues to misconstrue facts, draw false conclusions, and impugn the criminal justice process...

Every time this thread becomes too Kastigar-intensive, (and it is virtually guaranteed to become too Kastigar-intensive) I pledge to bump this comment.  Thanks to Jason and the court advocates who actually show up.

Maurice said:

So the point of all this secrecy was to help the prosecution hide things from the defense attorneys? Sorry, I can't support that. Everybody deserves due process.
By contrast, your 5-sentence post manages to say absolutely nothing of any consequence.

Actually, all of your constitution rights, such as due process, are referring to criminal trials, not about driving.  Remember your Driver's Ed class: "Driving is a privilege, not a right."

Sanhamel still has his freedom, so far.  Sanhamel still has his life, so far.  All of us have the right to life and liberty which can't be removed until after being found guilty of a crime.  

Due process isn't a requirement for revocation of the privilege of driving; he can still travel by bicycle.  
 
This was a correct process to follow by the Assistant States Attorney and if the defense attorney didn't see this coming they weren't paying much attention or they just knew it wouldn't do any good to oppose.

Maurice said:

So the point of all this secrecy was to help the prosecution hide things from the defense attorneys? Sorry, I can't support that. Everybody deserves due process.

Amen!

Bob Kastigar said:

Due process isn't a requirement for revocation of the privilege of driving; he can still travel by bicycle.

Quick reminder: TOMORROW, Friday 15th, at 1:00 PM: Honorary Street Sign installation for Bobby Cann Way; see the calendar.  

http://www.thechainlink.org/events/honorary-street-sign-for-bobby-c...

This Friday, October 25th at 1 p.m., 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett is designating the street where he was struck and killed as “Honorary Bobby Cann Way”. The ceremony will take place at Clybourn and Larrabee and will last about an hour. Alderman Burnett, Executive Director of Active Transportation Alliance Ron Burke, and a member of Bobby’s family will speak. A large crowd is expected, as Bobby has become something of a symbol of bike safety here in Chicago and the need for more, better cycling infrastructure.

Please attend this event if you can in solidarity with Bobby’s friends and family as well as those of all cyclists who have been injured or killed on the streets of our wonderful, flawed city.

Tribune Story:


Road named in honor of cyclist killed by driver in Old Town


Tribute to Bobby Cann speaks to dangers of Chicago roads faced by a growing crowd of bike commuters

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-cyclist-memorials-2...

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