By Doug Book, staff writer
Two Super Bowl Sundays ago, Elliot Mayfield, his 15 and 11 year old daughters and a friend were waiting at a South Side Chicago bus stop. A very intoxicated Samuel Fullilove approached the group and offered to sell drugs to Mayfield. Although Mayfield had a 1990 drug conviction, he was now a drug rehab counselor and informed Fullilove that he was “…just trying to get his daughters home safely.”
Undeterred, Fullilove continued to press Mayfield, yelling, taunting him and according to the police report, eventually “getting into one of his daughter’s faces.”
At this point, an angry Mayfield, removed a pistol from his pocket and showed it to Fullilove. “I’ll use it,” he told the overly aggressive drug dealer.
Fullilove walked away but returned seconds later, took a swing at Matfield and began to chase him. Chicago surveillance cameras showed the entire incident.
Then, moments after one of Mayfield’s daughters tried to get between the men, Mayfield retrieved the pistol, pointed it at Fullilove and fired one round.
In a panic, Mayfield bundled his daughters into a car owned by the friend he had been talking to and drove home. That evening, he called police, identified himself and upon their arrival, gave them the .25 automatic he used in the shooting.
Charged by prosecutors with first AND second degree murder and jailed on February 7th, 2010 in lieu of $500,000 bond, Mayfield finally had his day in court on July 15th…18 months after the shooting.
Cook County Judge Maura Slattery Boyle acquitted Mayfield of both charges and set him free, saying that Mayfield, “…wasn’t a murderer. He was just trying to protect his family.”
Now for the really interesting part of the story…unless, of course, you’re Mr. Mayfield or a member of his family.
Remember, this is Chicago, run for decades by the Daleys…a criminal family whose gun grabbing, 2nd Amendment trashing ways rival only those of Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama.
The fact that Mayfield carried a concealed weapon in this drug infested, gang ridden haven of thugs and killers was HIGHLY illegal. After all, only the taxpayer funded, 24 hour security detail around the Mayors Daley were permitted arms!
Yet no weapons charges were filed against Elliot Mayfield. Not a one. Certainly this didn’t just slip the mind of a D.A. who brought two murder charges against a man who acted in defense of self and family.
And one other fact. Check the Chicago Sun Times website and you’ll find not a single mention of the story. Apparently the paper which provided decades of approving cover and lick spittle support for the Constitution shredding ways of the Daley Regimes can’t bear the thought of reporting that self- defense might just be an option in the Windy City. That could give the serf class ideas, after all.
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This day in history July 22
1937: Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “court packing” scheme, which would have added six lackeys to the Supreme Court who would swing every new case in Roosevelt’s favor, was rejected by the Senate.
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