Zany Misadventures in the Rule of Law

Barry Dredze
5 min readJan 30
The January 24, 2023, DuPage County Board meeting hears public comments, including from a remote overflow audience, mostly regarding the County Sheriff’s declaration not to comply with the Protect Illinois Communities Act, regulating firearms and accessories. (Photo: Mark Black/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Update (Jan. 30, 2:42PM CT)— Joint statement on DuPage County Public Safety from DuPage County Board Chair Deborah Conroy, DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick, and DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin: “Sheriff Mendrick is committed to enforcing all state and local laws. Chair Conroy is committed to supporting the Sheriff’s Office in maintaining safe communities within DuPage County and sees no reason to pursue a…

Barry Dredze

Just another mortal, tweaking my cognitive map on the fly.