Update on Cameras in McHenry County Courtrooms

Chief Judge Michael Sullilvan

Every time I get a chance to talk with McHenry County’s Chief Judge Michael Sullivan, I ask him when cameras will be allowed in local courtrooms.

In a kindly manner, he usually says something like, “Not yet, Cal.”

At the reception after the swearing in of David Gervais as the 22nd Judicial Circuit’s most recent jurist, I sensed that may be within view.

“It will be coming, but I can’t tell you when,” he told me last week.

“We’re edging forward.

“That’s all I can say.”

Other communications from insiders hint that it may be quicker than I might think.

Ray Flavin

I am in the process of asking those running for judge whether they would vote to allow cameras in courtrooms.

The first I ran into was Ray Flavin.

He told me he favors allowing cameras in courtrooms.

Demetri Tsilimigras

Demetri Tsilimigras is the only one who has given me a flat out “Yes.”

Tiffany Davis

When asked last week at Michael Rein’s fundraiser, Tiffany Davis said,

“I’m not opposed to cameras in the courtroom under appropriate circumstances.”

Even if cameras were allowed, each judge would have the opportunity to prohibit them and rules could be set prohibiting the photography of jurors, for instance.


Update on Cameras in McHenry County Courtrooms — 17 Comments

  1. Sunshine blogger, did you ask the judges about allowing cats in courtrooms? That way, you could just hold a campsite at McHenry county courthouse. Remember, be strong and do not settle for a “not yet” as an answer…tic, tock, meow, meow…

  2. Apparently the President wants a program to train and arm teachers.

    Can anyone imagine ‘the clown’ Llavona with a gun in a school?

  3. No firearm is more powerful than our paparazzi sunshine blogger’s camera. It is about to take down dictator Jack D. Franks (Jack Franks is a Democrat) in the same fashion it already took down the Northwest Herald and very soon the Chicago Tribune itself. Stay tuned…tic, tock, meow, meow, tic, tock, meow, meow…

  4. It’ll come after he finally retires, bc transparency is not what the Mchenry

    Why did Al Jourdan call Sullivan shortly before he died? And what did he tell/order Sullivan?

    Why did Pagano call Jourdan shortly before he committed suicide ala locomotive? And what did he tell/order Pagano?

    These are interesting questions, but don’t ask Chemiel, or Caldwell!

    Floater, RIP, could tell you the background.

    So could Franz, RIP could fill in some more details.

  5. It’ll come after he finally retires, bc transparency is not what the McHenry ‘judiciary’ wants.

  6. Mentally disturbed people should not have access to weapons or
    be allowed to teach our children.

    Now build that wall,
    build it tall,
    and deport them all,
    tic tock, tic tock, meow, meow.

  7. Some of the judges in the past didn’t want cameras as they didn’t want their shenanigans out there for all to see.

    Can you imagine a judge locking up the prosecutor (now a judge) for contempt to impress his friend the defendant?

    How about the judge treating a defendant like her best friend, never mind the fact that she allowed him to walk despite admitting to murder.

    Lots of shady stuff in those courtrooms.

  8. It would be the judge’s choice of whether to allow a camera in the courtroom.

  9. If cameras were allowed in the courtroom, should we have a law in McHenry County that whomever might take a picture or pictures of jurors and then posts it on the internet or otherwise forwards it to newspapers, magazines or others that that person be heavily fined and be required to serve a jail sentence.

  10. Why is this a good thing? I don’t want the public influencing every court case.

  11. Think about it. The benefits far outweigh the costs. Having our sunshine blogger roaming around prosecutors, jurors, attorneys, witnesses, family members, security guards, translators, and others, shooting in-your-face pictures north and south, left and right with his camera bouncing up and down his immense belly would be an incredible service to our democracy, our republic and the judicial system. I can definitely see this happening sooner rather than later; let’s say, right after North America finally joins Asia as tectonic plates quietly drift across the Pacific Ocean. Stay tuned…tic, tock, meow, meow, tic, tock…

  12. If Llavona is for something, really THINK about what he’s advocating, and consider the anti-White source!

  13. What would Wilbrandt say?
    McClellan would probably be against video taping anything. It would catch her saying/doing something really stupid or worse!

    She referred to this Gubernatorial Election as the “Goober National Election” during a County Board Meeting.
    I almost fell off my chair. Her stupidity and crudeness are astounding.

  14. “If Llavona is for something, really THINK about what he’s advocating, and consider the anti-White source”! Brought to you by compassionate conservative color blind people who never see race. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meow, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  15. It is not the judge’s choice it is the Chief Judge’s choice. “The Chief Judge of a Judicial Circuit can make application for approval to provide extended media coverage of judicial proceedings in the chief judge’s judicial circuit.”

    So you should pick a candidate that you believe will attempt to sway 4 other Circuits to make them Chief, and then you will get cameras in the courtroom.

    Also, once cameras are in the courtroom it would be near political suicide to remove them.

  16. Sunshine blogger, forget political correctness. Let’s go all the way and demand cats in all courtrooms. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meow…

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