The sweet smell of justice. Remember the William Boucher, 24,, who went on a racist rant yelling "Shut up SLAVE," spit on two people and punched another elderly man because coffee was accidentally spilled on his light colored suit. Well, 3 months ago he was originally he was arrested and charged with 'misdemeanor battery.'
A judge reviewing his case in August, realized there was no justice there and decided to up his charges to felony aggravated battery and four felony hate crime charges!
Boucher originally received a tap on the wrist, having been charged with misdemeanor battery on June 6 after becoming enraged about the spilled drink.
“Shut up, slave!” Boucher screamed. “Do not talk to me!”
He then went on to compare the man to livestock, suggesting that he should be tagged with a bar code with his Social Security number.
“Your children are disposable vermin!” Boucher continued to yell at a second man who was also videotaping him, before spitting in the direction of a 30-year-old man as well as a 34-year-old woman, according to police.
The man Boucher attempted to spit on, identified as Gerald Mitchell, must have blacked out when that happened because he was not about to have it, and rushed up to Boucher before being held back (sadly) by another bystander.
“Get on all fours right now!” Boucher screamed. “Get on all fours! Do not walk off on two legs! You don’t deserve to walk on two legs, vermin.”
The altercation eventually ended after Boucher was seen punching an older man who was walking in his direction to the ground, prompting bystanders to take him down until police arrived.
The man Boucher struck had to be taken to the hospital for an eye injury.
In August the judge looking at the case and must have realized that there was no justice here and issued a no-bond arrest warrant for four new felony hate crime charges, and also upgraded the misdemeanor battery charges to felony aggravated battery charges, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed, according to the Washington Post.
On Saturday Boucher was booked into the county jail with bond set at $50,000. If convicted, he will face probation or a maximum of five years in prison for each of the four aggravated battery charges that he is now facing. If convicted of the hate crime charges, he faces one to three years in prison a pop, which sounds a lot more like justice to me.
So glad this judge recognized the lack of justice in this case. This man needs to learn his lesson and facing four felony hate crime charges will definitely begin the process.