Judge Releases Repeat Gun Offender On Orders To Write Report On Gun Violence

New York City Civil Court Judge Ellen Edwards ignored prosecution's request to hold Ismail Abraham on a high bond.

Brooklyn, NY – A Brooklyn gang member who was caught on video trying to ditch a stolen gun was released from jail on the condition that he write a report about gun violence.

New York City Civil Court Judge Ellen Edwards ignored prosecutors’ requests to hold “G Stone Crips” member Ismail Abraham on a $25,000 bond for his most recent offense, the New York Post reported.

Instead, she imposed a homework assignment and an 8 p.m. curfew on the known gang member.

Abraham, 18, has four previous arrests, all of which have been sealed.

At least two of those arrests were for gun possession offenses that occurred in the past year, according to the New York Post.

“It just goes to show you how out-of-touch these judges are,” said a retired New York Police Department (NYPD) detective who formerly worked in the neighborhood where Abraham was arrested.

“She should have to sit in jail until he finishes the report,” he added. “She probably won’t have to make plans for a long time.”

According to court documents, Abraham was arrested at approximately 4:20 p.m. on April 16 after police saw him tossing a loaded, .38-caliber handgun onto the ground outside a residence on Newport Street while he tried to run away down an alley.

The act was also captured by a nearby security camera, police aid.

Investigators later determined that the gun had been reported as stolen in Chicago.

But Edwards cut Abraham lose at his arraignment hearing the very next day, and ordered him to write up the “report on gun violence in the community,” the New York Post reported.

It is unclear when the gangbanger’s assignment is due to the court.

Abraham’s grandmother said that she doubts that Edwards’ book report requirement will do anything to set her grandson on a better path, the New York Post reported.

“He is messed up,” she said. “It must be the weed he is smoking that makes him so crazy.”

She said Abraham was expelled from school in 2018, even though his father offered to pay him if he would simply attend classes.

He refuses to listen to anyone, including his uncle, who is a corrections officer, she added.

“We are thankful and grateful that the judge is giving him a second chance. But it’s up to him,” Abraham’s grandmother said. “That’s my grandson. I want him out of the gang, but he is sticking to it.”

Edwards did not respond to requests for comment in Abraham’s case, but a spokesperson in her office said that the circumstances of his release were “well within [Edwards’] discretion,” the New York Post reported.

Comments (26)
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alicefae
alicefae

Buahaha! Hahahaha.

Sivaas_
Sivaas_

When you have decision makers, representatives, DA's, etc. from the hood, you get hood sympathy results. The scumbag's own grandmother knows the "judge" made a bad call.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Out of touch ? Yes , absolutely, of course , .......but add a combination of naive, incompetent, ignorant , unethical, corrupt and showing preferred racial bias .....It is wise to avoid voting in members of this community into any official office. They will repeatedly avoid the rule of law, regulations , and policy as it is written, make it up as they go along, appearing incapable of removing race from their own decision making while trying to correct perceived or imagined "social injustices" ,..... and will then sit there dumbfounded and unaware..... or just actually lie outright when finally confronted. How many examples do you need to see? 2 ? 5? 10? When do you say to yourself "enough"? Remember these examples when it comes time to vote. Remember to speak out at civic , municipal or state meetings. Keep track of your own tally if you doubt what is mentioned here.

JBo
JBo

An 8 PM curfew and a report? That'll show him that NY justice is swift and punitive!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Bold strategy for reform, let's see if it plays out. I'm rooting for him

SAAM
SAAM

OK, his grandmother says this wont help him and he is crazy, he is a repeat offender, has a stolen gun, expelled from school and is a gangbanger. I'm positive this report will show him the error of his ways.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

That actually worked for me once and I was smoking dope at the time too! I think the only difference was I wanted something more out of life and got it!

Inquirer63
Inquirer63

Multiple firearms offenses, the kind the Lefts constantly moans about, but judge goes “kumbaya” on this one. However, I’ll bet she favors disarming law-abiding citizens to “reduce gun violence.”

She had a chance to reduce violence here and blew it. Note also the gun was stolen in Chicago—no background check here. Rather than targeting law-abiding citizens, maybe we should have a law requiring all gang members and other criminals to submit to a background check before receiving a stolen firearm—suspect compliance would be zero, which is why they need to be slammed when they break the law.

Predict we have a future murderer here.

Blueknight
Blueknight

I for one am getting mighty tired of left wing New York judges. Making up the law as they go along. As the effect of more and more conservative judges appointed under the Trump Administration becomes apparent ,These damaging rulings will become the exception rather than the rule.

Texan Blue
Texan Blue

Another bronx jury

lego2006
lego2006

And the stupid liberals continue to wonder why there is so much gun violence. They call for more gun laws and to take away the 2nd Amendment rights from law abiding Americans. How about demanding that these ignorant judges start ENFORCING the countless gun laws we already have in this country, and to throw these law breaking creeps in prison, for a change?? Wouldn't that be refreshing?

Grog
Grog

Assuming he can write..............

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Perhaps the Feds will take it up with his background and propensity towards firearms, including stolen ones. He should be locked-up and the key thrown away until he can behave himself. If he's 30 or 40 by then oh well. Society will have been protected from him for however long it takes. This is the kind of person who will kill. It's just a question of time before it happens. Force him to finish school in prison.

junkmansj
junkmansj

Why is there a gun violence problem in major cities????? Kid probably had a new gun before the judge got home for dinner

Gramercy
Gramercy

We used to call this "QUACKERY" when I was teaching! Write a report? Are you kidding me!!!!

61mouse
61mouse

Sounds though that grandma wanted him in jail too

bluknight
bluknight

This abuse of her power should make her liable if or when he hurts another.

User 69
User 69

A terrible judge! Should be disbarred now.

Katarina
Katarina

If I live long enough, perhaps I will read about a Judge or their family who is a victim of one of these repeat offenders that get let off. I will try really hard to show some compassion and not laugh out loud.