Monday, January 04, 2010
Chicago Fireman On Trial For His Life--Updated
Chicago, IL—Ted Kozak, 58 is a professional hero. He has saved many lives and many millions of dollars of property during his career. Kozak has never been a threat to anyone and has avoided a criminal record. That all changed in September of 2006 when police raided his home.
Kozak believes that the words of our Constitution have real meaning. Keeping and bearing of arms suitable for military service is not some special privilege for the elite but the right of the people.
Kozak’s close friend, a retired Chicago cop collected guns instead of stamps, cars or toy trains. The retired lawman had a collection worth thousands and prized pieces such as his “Chicago Typewriter” prominently displayed in Michael Mann’s movie, Public Enemies.
Needing cancer surgery the ailing fellow asked Kozak to securely store his collection while he was being treated. The collection was safe until Chicago police found and seized the firearms.
That Thompson submachine gun is a showpiece and it’s over 70 years old. It’s impressive to look at but it’s not for use in violent crime but to be kept under museum conditions. So were the other collectable firearms, found in his possession.
Now Kozak is on trial for engaging in constitutionally protected activity in gun rights hating Chicago. Chicago’s officials want to put Kozak in prison for many years. Is this because he was evil? No, but because he has not bowed to the all powerful Oz and chose to enjoy his American rights.
This is a rare gun case since it only involved simple possession. The usual drug or violence related charges, in so many other gun cases does not exist.
A jury will be selected tomorrow, January 5th at 2600 S. California Avenue room 706, Chicago Illinois. This case will be tried by Daley appointee, Judge Jorge Allonzo.
The jury won’t be told about their absolute power to acquit if they simply feel like it. One juror can simply vote Not Guilty and they will be unable to imprison Kozak.
Chicago area gun owners should dress well and come on down to court beginning Wednesday and attend Kozak’s trial. Be sure to sit on his side of the courtroom and remain well-behaved. Kozak needs all the support he can get.
Update! 6 Jan
Ted Kozak’s prosecution and defense rested today. At 8:30 AM tomorrow closing arguments will begin and then the jury will be instructed by Judge Domenica Ann Stephenson. I suspect after the lunch break deliberations will begin. There well may be a verdict by the end of the day. Be there in room 215.