Gun Purchased In Buyback Program Found Near Body Of Dead Gang Member In Chicago Shootout

BY Herschel Smith
3 weeks, 3 days ago

Imagine the Judge’s surprise!

In 2004, a man named William Boyd surrendered his dad’s .38 caliber Smith and Wesson snub nose at a gun buyback.

He got less than $100 for it at the time.

Now, while we wouldn’t invite a son who sold the guns at a gun buyback to attend the family Christmas, that’s not the point of this story.

William Boyd is a judge in Cook County, Il, and no doubt felt a warm feeling as he handed his gun over to the plainclothes cops.

But then eight years later his old handgun — with the serial number J515268 — was found near the body of a dead gangster involved in a shooting with police.

The dead gang member was 22-year-old Cesar Munive.

Munive had convicted previously of sexual abuse of a minor, battery, and unlawful use of a weapon.

So how did this lifetime criminal get a gun purchased by police in a buyback?

None of the answers are good.

The officer who shot and killed Munive in 2016 was one Donald Garrity.

The snub nose was found near Munive, but his family denies it was his or that he owned it.

They claim that Garrity planted it on the body.

After all, it was in police custody, and Garrity does have a history of misconduct charges.

He was written up for using a “high powered rifle” during a traffic stop.

Another time he was written up for threatening another officer, and a third time he was stopped by another cop for doing 90 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Not a stellar cop, for sure.

Now Judge Boyd has some serious questions, as we all do.

Boyd said in an interview:

“I’m doing the right thing, and in the process, someone didn’t do what they were supposed to do. That calls into question the process. What’s happening after you turn these weapons in?”

Meanwhile, since Munive was killed in 2016, Garrity has retired with a disability pension after a PTSD diagnoses.

The City of Cicero, who employed Garrity, has offered the Munive family $3.5 million dollars to settle out of court.

So that’s all cleaned up nice and tidily or will be shortly.  Except for the gun.

If these gun buybacks are supposed to get guns off the streets, how did this gun make it back onto the streets?

How many other crimes did Munive commit with it?

Or if it was planted by a Chicago cop, how many other guns have been planted or left where they can be used to commit crimes?

I guess all those guns bought in police “buy-backs” end up as weapon plants.  Who’d a thunk it?


Comments

  1. On November 20, 2019 at 8:57 am, Fred said:

    I’d have given the Judge 150 for it, and it would NOT have ended up at a crime scene later by my hand.

    Snark aside:
    “That calls into question the process.”
    No. This is what the State always claims as a way to absolve its employees of crimes that are real sins against God. “Thou shalt not steal.” “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” These can be capital crimes in God’s economy. The Officer perhaps stole the gun from a custody locker and he bears witness against himself as to his guilt; if he needed to toss out a “throw away” gun than he may well have murdered the dead man. God’s Law is perfect. I won’t say what the punishment is for such an offense, as that might be taken as a threat, but as of today you can read God’s Law for yourself…until they ban it. The United States and indeed the West used to follow these simple, perfect, truths of Holy God. It’s a blood covenant; you don’t get to quit it at your leisure.

  2. On November 20, 2019 at 7:38 pm, Longbow said:

    Never trust State agents with YOUR firearms!

    Oh, and,

    But, but, but… the Vast Majority!

  3. On November 21, 2019 at 1:58 pm, ExpatNJ said:

    Now we have a good idea where all those ‘Red-Flagged’ guns are gonna go …

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