Skip to comments.CHICAGO: CRIME KIND OF TOWN
Posted on 12/19/2008 12:25:19 AM PST by hoosiermamaEdited on 02/09/2012 7:04:21 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Crime in Chicago has been in the news lately, but it is nothing new. Historically it dates back over a hundred years. From the tale of the Gray Wolves
The 1890s Chicago City Council was notorious for corrupt political practices orchestrated by a faction of its aldermen known as the Gray Wolves. So named because they were viewed as preying upon the defenseless public, the Gray Wolves were led by First Ward aldermen Bathhouse John Coughlin and Hinky Dink Mike Kenna, and Johnny Powers of the Nineteenth Ward. These elected officials were not only skilled at trading votes for favors, but once in office they excelled in making municipal decisions to profit themselves financially.
TO the present, it is a compelling historical subject.
Please post links and information, or connections of dots to this thread. Keep chit chat to the minimum or in Freemail. THANKS!
Just to keep everything together.
BO’s UN (Feel free to add names)
Rahm E- Isreal
Amrish Mahajan- India
Looking at the list , I wonder if any of those were involved with Rahm-E scandal when he hurried up citizenship. Could have used the Hispanic as a screen for other wealthy people?????...Remember?
Emanuel coordinated with Hispanic community organizers in Chicago to rubberstamp immigrants for citizenship, the INS official said in an exclusive interview with WND.
It turns out the long-time Chicago political operative was the behind-the-scenes catalyst for Citizenship USA, a project run out of then-Vice President Al Gores office.
Rahm was doing it under the guise of Al Gores Reinventing Government program, said the official, who helped direct INS security policy. He was definitely the point man and was past his neck in the scandal at INS.
Tons on Auchi
RezkoWatch a running account of the trials, players, etc.
the RealBarackObama site Loads on the above and now Blago
Followed a link to this excellent article:
From Baghdad to Chicago: Rezko and the Auchi empire
by JOHN A. SHAW (Opinion: former senior official of US Defense, State, and Commerce departments)
October 10, 2008
As the Wall Street Journal showed several weeks ago, Obama has been anything but forthcoming about his real relationship with Rezko and Auchi. And the public has no idea how extensive and how corrupt the network that Auchi has developed across the world is. Let me count the ways: Like organized crime, the network shows no public profile beyond legitimate business activities, and has a small army of lawyers threatening any critics with libel actions in Britain, Auchi’s adopted residence where there is no First Amendment protection.
Billionaires can buy anonymity at the same time they buy influence and politicians. In 2000, although Nadhmi Auchi had spent two decades as Saddam Hussein’s broker in the international oil and armament worlds, he was seen from the United States as essentially a European go-between, who worked the highest levels of the Italian and particularly the French and British governments. He had bought an aura of respectability by buying senior politicians and favorable press, and threatening any critics, a pattern he had begun to introduce in the United States with British assistance a decade earlier. I first began to fathom the extent of Nadhmi Auchi’s reach and corrupting influence when I was given responsibility for monitoring illegal transfers of technology and munitions to Iraq as well as overseeing all coalition transportation and communications reconstruction in Iraq.
His seemingly innocent investments with Rezko in the Middle West, however, went hand in hand with Rezko’s extensive scheme to trade off campaign donations to Illinois politicians for jobs and multimillion dollar state and city contracts. That strategy appears to have tied in as well to Joseph A. Cari, Jr., a Clinton administration official who served as Democratic National Committee Finance Chairman in 1993-94, and who, like Rezko, was found guilty of extortion of Illinois officials in 2006, and similarly is awaiting sentencing. Cari was Clinton’s national finance chairman when Rezko and Auchi made their White House visits. Cari is now managing director of a Middle East trade and investment fund in New York. How many of Rezko’s donations and US investments originated with and were dependent on Auchi? Is there any evidence that Rezko had any other major source of funding? How long had the Auchi network been in place in Chicago? And what were Auchi’s connections to the Iraqi spy ring about to go to trial in Detroit, who in late 2002 paid two Democratic congressmen to go to Iraq and oppose the war, and which flourished on UN Oil for Food vouchers?
But his underwriting of the purchase of Obama’s multimillion dollar Chicago mansion may have been the step too far which finally brought down Auchi’s grand scheme of empire and intrigue. It was, however, cheap at the price to buy a putative United States Senator. Nothing boneheaded about that decision at all. What is a candidate worth? This was Chicago, after all. On the other hand, however, if Barack Obama becomes President of the United States, the sky may be the limit for Nadhmi Auchi.
Great link, thanks.
Obozo has so many dirty playmates. I don’t think he will have the time and lemmings to keep up putting out the fires.
The crimes, dirt,etc. run all over the map.
For further reference you said:
Emmanuels mother was the daughter of a Chicago union organizer. His brother Ari was Michael Moores agent for Fahrenheit 911.
(see post 85 & 90 above)
MIM: After years of being under law enforcement scrutiny more proof of the obvious emerges revealing the Bridgeview Mosque Foundation’s direct ties to Hamas . The BMF spokesman is Rafiq Jaber, the head of the Islamic Association of Palestine, which is the American wing of Hamas
Which begs the question of how such a hub of terrorist activity in the Hamas stronghold of Bridgeview Illinois, is still conducting ‘business as usual’ and why Muhammed Hamid Khalil Salah is the only BMF associate who was arrested this week. . Imam Jamil Said of The Bridgeview Mosque Foundation is a known Hamas leader
A federal jury reached a split verdict Thursday in the case of two men accused of aiding the militant Palestinian group Hamas.
Jurors acquitted Muhammad Hamid Khalil Salah and Abdelhaleem Hasan Abdelraziq Ashqar of racketeering ...conspiracy but convicted them of lesser charges in a case the government had said was a major prosecution in its war on terrorism. The indictments were announced in 2004 at a news conference by then-Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft...
...Salah, 53, was convicted of obstruction of justice for giving false answers to questions in a civil lawsuit. Ashqar, 48, was convicted of criminal contempt and obstruction of justice for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury when he had been given immunity from prosecution for anything he might say. Possible sentences range from probation to 10 years in prison, with a hearing set for June 15....
...Statements Salah made in Israeli custody linked him closely to the hierarchy of Hamas, including top Hamas official Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook. Prosecutors provided bank records showing that Abu Marzook, a fugitive living in Damascus, Syria, sent Salah nearly $1 million in the early 1990s.
Wonder if Rahm’s brother Ari’s agency Endeavor is connected in any way? (post 83)
October 10, 2008 —
ONE of the “bundlers” who has raised $50,000 to $100,000 for the Barack Obama presidential campaign is Terrence Bean, who once controlled the biggest producer of gay porn in America.
Bean, the first gay on Sen. Obama’s National Finance Committee, is the sole trustee of the Charles M. Holmes Foundation, which owned Falcon Studios, Jock Studios and Mustang Studios, the producers of about $10 million worth of all-male pornography a year.
Chuck Holmes, who founded Falcon in 1972, died of AIDS in 2000. San Francisco’s new gay and lesbian community center was named after Holmes two years later, thanks to a $1 million donation from his estate.
Bean, a real-estate developer based in Oregon, was the CEO of Conwest Resources, the holding company that owned Falcon, before Holmes died. The company was sold in 2004 but, now called 3 Media, continues to pay off a note to the foundation.
Are we seeing a pattern? Family’s in Real Estate or Medical
From: Terrance Bean, REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER ???
Terrence Bean is a real estate developer who resides in Portland, Oregon. He was the CEO of Conwest Resources, the holding company that owned the gay pornography-producing entertainment studio, Falcon Entertainment. The company was sold in 2004
From Here: Zeke Emannual MEDICAL
Mrs. Emanuel had three sons. Zeke, serious and studious, would leave the family home, become a doctor, and go on to work at the highest levels of the National Institutes of Health, one of the foremost experts on health-care policy in the country. Rahm,...Ari...
Borrowed the quote off your homepage, didn’t think you’d mind. It seems appropriate with all the things we’re discovered in the research of this thread.
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism.”
“But under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program,
until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”
Socialist presidential candidate
Obama selected outgoing Illinois U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Combine) for the post of secretary of transportation, putting LaHood in charge of Obama’s planned trillion-dollar public works bonanza being sold as a jobs bill.
Just retired, Reputation: moderate, civil...From Peoria
Alexi Giannouliasa “man who has long been dogged by charges that the bank his family owns helped finance a Chicago crime figure” and “who became Illinois state treasurer” in 2006 after Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) “vouched for him””pledged to raise $100,000 for the senator’s Oval Office bid,” Charles Hurt reported September 5, 2007, in the New York Post.
The September 5, 2007, Chicago fundraiser was omitted from Obama’s public schedule and the event was closed to the press,” Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
“Before he promised to raise funds for Obama, Giannoulias bankrolled Michael ‘Jaws’ Giorango, a Chicagoan twice convicted of bookmaking and promoting prostitution.
“Giannoulias is so tainted by reputed mob links that several top Illinois Dems, including the state’s speaker of the House and party chairman, refused to endorse him even after he won the Democratic nomination with Obama’s help.
Rezko already has told prosecutors his version of what they say was a plot to stack the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board and ram through a major expansion program for Mercy Hospital in return for a major contribution to Blagojevichs campaign fund. Its one of many allegations they have investigated of job and favor trading for campaign contributions.
Sen. Barack Obamas wife and three close advisers have been involved with a program at the University of Chicago Medical Center that steers patients who dont have private insurance primarily poor, black people to other health care facilities.
Obamas top political strategist, David Axelrod, co-owns the firm, ASK Public Strategies, that was hired by the hospital last year to sell the program called the Urban Health Initiative to the community as a better alternative for poor patients. Obamas wife and Valerie Jarrett, an Obama friend and adviser who chairs the medical centers board, backed the Axelrod firms hiring, hospital officials said.
Obama has said he recommended Whitaker for the state job, giving his name to Tony Rezko, who helped Gov. Blagojevich assemble his Cabinet. Rezko, a former fund-raiser for Obama and Blagojevich, was convicted in June on federal corruption charges tied to state deals.
ALL OF THIS CORRUPTION was swirling around Obama and he wasnt involved in any of it. /SARCASM
20 posted on Sunday, December 21, 2008 9:06:31 PM by kcvl
There seems to be quite a few questionable real estate, medical and banking deal made around BO. There are several listed on this thread....If you run across any more feel free to add them or ping me to them.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Long rumored connection confirmed by the Sun Times. Finally:
A cousin of Michelle Obama was one of four police supervisors recently kicked off Supt. Jody Weis command staff.
[...] Michelle Obamas cousin is Michael Shields. Barack Obama referred to the Shields family in an ABC-TV interview the day before Thanksgiving:
Michelles from Chicago, so shes got cousins everywhere. You walk down the street, youll bump into a Robinson. Or a Shields.
Shields, the former deputy superintendent of strategic deployment, was bucked down to a lieutenant at the Belmont Area headquarters at a far lower pay scale.
Well, that explains a lot. Like how someone who might have cost the city tens of thousands in settlement money continued to be promoted and protected.
A freeper from Chicago freepmailed me that Michelle babysat for Jackson children through out high school and spent a lot of time with them. She is close to one of the daughter, Jacki, who is eleven years her junior.
Both families are from the Friendfield Plantation area of SC, but I've not been able to actually make definite biological connection.
aturday, March 15, 2008
Coming back to bite him in the ass:
* Indicted Chicago businessman Antoin “Tony” Rezko was a more significant fundraiser for presidential candidate Barack Obama’s earlier political campaigns than previously known. Rezko raised as much as $250,000 for the first three offices Obama sought, the senator told the Tribune on Friday.
So all those times he denied, denied, denied that Rezko was anything but a small time political contributor who never ever asked for any favors? Well, it seems that all that was a lie.
But it’s politics damnit. People lie all the time. And he’s promised to never ever lie anymore as long as we elect him president.
He was slated by the Democrats, and he is on record as opposing abortion rights. ... When Topinka decided to move up, a flock of ambitious Democrats eyed the job,... But none announced, and all deferred to Alexi Giannoulias, a 29-year-old Chicago investment banker who was an early supporter of Obama in his 2004 Senate race, whose father owns Broadway Bank, and whose family helped bankroll the Obama campaign.
Giannoulias has said that he will campaign as a 'progressive,' and he has promised to put more than $1 million in family funds into the race," Stewart wrote. "The bottom line," Stewart said: "Obama is the potential king maker.
Expect Obama to publicly endorse Giannoulias, cut television ads for him, and go heavy for him on black radio stations. Of course, there's a downside. If Obama endorses Giannoulias and he loses, that would indicate that Obama's clout is not transferable," Stewart wrote. In March 2006, Giannoulias said that "his 'good friend and mentor, Barack Obama,' inspired him to run." In fact, Giannoulias' "endorsers" were "essentially the base of the Obama coalition: white north side progressives and south side blacks." "My prediction: The stars are aligning for Giannoulias, another silver spooner.
Every politician in the Chicago area, Daleyites and anti-Daleyites, eager to collect campaign funds from Greek Americans in the future, will back Giannoulias. Obama's early endorsement will be critical. Giannoulias will blanket the Chicago airwaves with ads proclaiming himself to be a reformer and a nonpolitician, and mail pieces will target liberal and feminist voters, ripping Mangieri's anti-abortion stance. Mangieri won't get more than 40 percent of the vote in the primary," _Giannoulias http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Barack_Obama_and_campaign_contributor_Alexi
Dan Shomon, Obama, Robert Blackwell, Illinois state grants, Obama retainer, Killerspin, Blagojevich, Rezko, Alexi Giannoulias, Not on MSM, MSM being bought?
The Los Angeles Times, in an article dated April 27, 2008 reveals
that Obama received a $8,000 a month retainer from Robert Blackwell
for his technology firm, Electronic Knowledge Interchange,
for a total of $112,000. The following exerpts are from the LA times
A few months after receiving his final payment from EKI, Obama sent a request on state Senate letterhead urging Illinois officials to provide a $50,000 tourism promotion grant to another Blackwell company, Killerspin.
With support from Obama, other state officials and an Obama aide who went to work part time for Killerspin, the company eventually obtained $320,000 in state grants between 2002 and 2004 to subsidize its tournaments.
Michelle wears the worst clothes and I imagine she spends a small fortune on them. lol During the campaign Obama said she shopped at Target. Well, I never saw clothes like she wears at Target. lol Wherever she shops and no matter how much she spends she can’t buy class and she sure doesn’t have any.
Thanks for posting this....
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