When I read a story that appeared yesterday online in the Chicago Sun Times I almost fell out of my chair. A 37 year old man was “charged with drug possession after he allegedly used his 3 year old child as a ruse to beg for money…”
Sad as that may seem, you won’t believe the rest of this story. The man’s name is Albert Luis Alvarez. During the booking process, police discovered Alvarez had 98 previous arrests and 23 convictions ranging from burglary, robbery, larceny, assault, drugs, and smuggling. And, if that wasn’t enough, records showed he had 10 dates of birth, nine names, and five Social Security numbers used as aliases. No one previously noticed???
The questions raised by this information boggle the mind! A 37 year old man with 23 convictions, never mind 98 previous arrests, was walking the streets of the Chicago area, pushing his 3 year old child in a stroller, begging door to door in an affluent neighborhood, and apparently had several bags of heroin in his pockets. Are you kidding me???
Here is the link to the story if you want to read it in its entirety:
Apparently Albert Luis Alvarez has a damn good lawyer or the court system of Chicago is beyond dysfunctional! This creep should be locked up and the key should be thrown away. His record of convictions speaks volumes.