Tuesday, April 03, 2012

I think Sheriff Tom Dart's toupee is a little too tight on his head.... Dart to introduce chess lesson at county jail...


Call it the Sheriff's Gambit.

A sheriff in Illinois is turning to kings, queens and rooks to help teach inmates at his jail not to behave like pawns.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart launched a chess program at the county jail in Chicago. The law enforcement officer, known for making unusual moves in the name of justice, hopes inmates can take what they learn from a game that rewards patience and problem-solving and apply it to their own lives.

"We see it day-in and day-out that people want instant gratification and that often individuals do not think before they act," Dart said Monday. "Thoughtless actions will hurt you while playing chess and hurt you more on the street."

Dart made national news for such moves as suing Craigslist over adult content and exhuming the bodies of eight unidentified murder victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy decades later in hopes of identifying them through DNA.

With the jail chess program, the sheriff got help from Mikhail Korenman. The longtime teacher of the game, whose chess club includes one of the sheriff's children, came up with the idea.

"I thought it would be good for any people," said Korenman, a member of the United States Chess Federation Council.

He broached the subject with Dart earlier this year. And on Monday, he accompanied the sheriff to the jail to watch some inmates play.

"It helps kids and it should help the people in the prisons get back to a normal life, make good decisions," Korenman said, adding that he knows of no other similar jail program in the U.S.

He sees chess as being about making decisions with an eye toward how they will affect the ultimate outcome of the game. "(Players) have to make decisions and analyze their decisions," Korenman said.

Former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov also was on hand Monday.

Karpov, who knows something about patience having once famously waited and waited for a match with Bobby Fischer that was never played, praised Dart's effort to bring chess to inmates.

"We started a similar program in Russia 15 years ago, and now we have a championship in Russia for detainees and for people who are rotting in prison," Karpov told Chicago's WBBM-Radio.

Dart's office said 100 inmates are participating now. Ultimately, about 150 are to take part.

Besides the Craigslist and Gacy cases, the sheriff has made headlines with the way he runs his jail.

Inmates are trained in horticulture and landscaping at the garden that has grown dramatically under his leadership. And last year, he initiated a policy that calls for transgender inmates to be housed, dressed and searched according to the gender they identify with rather than their sex at birth. Sheriff Tom Dart personally searches and bathes all transgender inmates at the county jail.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

LMFAO! Libtards are some of the stupidest fuckin' cocksuckers to ever walk the face of the earth. The not so sharp tools of the shed end up in jail so maybe checkers are more in line.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Teach them the tactics of WAR so when he let's them out early they can lead their cadre to victory and vanquish THEIR enemy.

US!

HARD LABOR AND ZERO TOLERANCE DISCIPLINE OR SOLITARY FOR THE FULL TERM PLUS ONE DAY!

WE WON'T HEAR OF HIM AGAIN AND HE WON'T WON'T BE COMING BACK WON'T Sheriff DFART !

Walkin' Boss said...

Chess?? Please.

I think a chain gang cleaning up the expressways would be good to introduce.

Get some work out of these people since they are getting free room and board.

What we have here, is a failure to communicate.

Anonymous said...

this guy in an f'ing moron.

19th ward blogger said...

This is all an attempt for him to change the subject after the indictment of his pal Larry Draus. Sources.

Blogger Exclusive!

Army Vet Richard Colquitt alleges Dart's puppy investigators stole 4,000 dollars and his antique Knife. Source also tells blogger that Draus would intimidate superior officers by calling Sheriff Dart when anyone dared to question his whereabouts!

http://19thwardpolitics.blogspot.com/2012/04/richard-colquitt-alleges-larry-draus.html

Anonymous said...

Tom Dart should go to Camden County Alabama and take lessons from the Sheriff there on how to control prisoners. Or better yet, Sheriff Arpaio. A chain gang working 8 hours in the Alabama or Arizona heat with a rifle-toting Deputy keeping them in line makes for docile prisoners at the end of each day.

The chess games in Crook County will turn into a lesson on how to make shivs out fo the chess pieces.

Anonymous said...

I saw Dart on the news giving an interview for this chess initiative, he looked like a fucking homeless hillbilly, he looked like he was missing a tooth hadnt shaved in a week and lost his comb in his last election, what a fucking disgrace this guy is..

Anonymous said...

Why does he always wear a jacket, indoors or out? Now he has wino stubble. He's starting to look like "Pinky" who hung around the playground.

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama likes chess.

Anonymous said...

Asshole will do anything to get some press time. You want to do something Tommy Turd to get on the news? How about doing your JOB like getting the summonses served or evicting the deadbeats promptly per the court orders.

Anonymous said...

Oh good,teach shit-bags strategy.

Anonymous said...

Check-Check Mate.

Anonymous said...

He can teach them not to rob, maim ,kill, ..baheve in jail.So many times his officers get attacked by these criminals and he doenst say one word. He goes as far as making general orders for the transgender inmates that you must address them as they wish to be called Mr. Mrs. or you get disciplined. This guy is a moron.. Until he becomes a victim by one of these individuals he will know how it feels.

Anonymous said...

He can teach them not to rob, maim ,kill, ..baheve in jail.So many times his officers get attacked by these criminals and he doenst say one word. He goes as far as making general orders for the transgender inmates that you must address them as they wish to be called Mr. Mrs. or you get disciplined. This guy is a moron.. Until he becomes a victim by one of these individuals he will know how it feels.

Anonymous said...

Tom Fart Dart is great 19th Warder.

Anonymous said...

And he sells those Chess Sets at the commisary for?????

Anonymous said...

I cant believe i donated money to this goof.

Anonymous said...

This isn't fucking news. Standard inmate routine for over 100 years. Lockup 101: find Jesus, get $ on your commissary, play chess. Fuck you, Tom Dart!

The Writer said...

Chess Game in the "Men's Club" at CCDOC

I say, Rufus old bean, I'm moving King's rook four to Bishop's three.

Oh, my nigger, you have certainly got my Queen in trouble!

Blast it, you Trayvon, you! My Knight's in spades of trouble!

Ha Ha! He said spades! (High fives, lots of laughter.)

After this game's over, what say we toddle on down to the commissary and get some scones and clotted cream!

What ho, my black brother. I pray I shall not be paroled too soon. It's so much more refined in here than in my castle in Englewood!

tucsonbob said...

Bishop takes Queen. That mean yu be fucked in the ass tonight.

Anonymous said...

coddle the inmates they make jail a place for every criminal to want to go oh and dont forget about the microwaves each tier is suppose to get so they can cook their commissary. cant wait for the lawsuits when they throw hot piss on someone

Anonymous said...

I say take ALL the nets off the basketball hoops and air out of the basketballs.