Prosecutors go easy on Cook

November 6, 2013 

Will someone please explain how a sitting judge who should know better about cocaine and heroin can get charged with felony gun possession and misdemeanor drug possession when he should be charged with felonies all around? After all, he was a black robe judge when he committed these crimes. Everyone knows I am talking about former St. Clair County judge Michael Cook. I guess it is who you know that counts.

James J. Harrigan

Cahokia

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