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!
Don’t forget Operation Greylord !!!!!!!!!!
Al Capone comes to mind!
Thanks for the shout out! I agree, we know the MSM is not going to do anything to uncover the truth, especially if it might shed a negative light on Zero. It’s like six degrees of separation in Chicago, although most connections only need two or three degrees.
Please post any information you can find on “Operation Graylord”!
Thanks very informative.
John Dean indeed! Thanks for your input.
Here is yet another thread from yesterday on the subject:
A holiday classic to celebrate Fitzmas [John Kass]
Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/18/08 | Phoenix11
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2008 2:11:45 PM by Phoenix11
It contains a great version of “The Night before Fitzmas” that you all might enjoy.
...The Blagojevich drama is titillating enough, and local Democrats’ dithering over how to fill Mr. Obama’s seat guarantees it will remain a storyline longer than is comfortable. But the Illinois drama has also thrust new light on the ongoing ethical controversies of House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel. At the rate the House Ethics Committee is receiving complaints — over Mr. Rangel’s real-estate problems, tax problems, his privately sponsored trips to the Caribbean, and donations to his center in New York — this too will make headlines for a while.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Tribune published a new story about Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who racked up $420,000 through a series of suspicious real-estate deals. Texas Rep. Silvestre Reyes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, came under scrutiny this fall for questionable earmarking. West Virginia Rep. Alan Mollohan has been under investigation for a separate earmarking mess. And then there’s Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, who has yet to answer questions about the sweetheart mortgage deal he received from Countrywide...
On State Street, that great street
I just want to say
They do things in Hizzoner Daley's way, hey
They have the time, the time of their life
I met an alderman who stole with his wife
In Chicago, my home town
Another great one to sing! Maybe, just maybe Rezco and Blogo will sing a different tune soon! :)
Just knew I could count on you for a good one.
“I met an alderman who stole with his wife”
LOL Love it.
Operation Greylord (FBI link)
(sorry I hadn’t finished reading your original post where you had mentioned Operation Greylord)
List of names,charges,sentences
From the FBI page:
Last words: Straight from Teddy Roosevelt: "Unless a man is honest we have no right to keep him in public life, it matters not how brilliant his capacity, it hardly matters how great his power of doing good service on certain lines may be... No man who is corrupt, no man who condones corruption in others, can possibly do his duty by the community."
Also on Operation Gambit or Al Capone.....
See Calpernia’s post here:
“Antoin Rezkos money man and close friend is London based Iraqi billionaire Nadhmi Auchi who is one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the corporate, banking, political and real estate world. It is Nadhmi Auchi who funded Antoin Rezko.”
Quite a list. Wonder how those people are making a living now? Where?
Maryland seems to be up on the top of the Crime. WOnder if 666 applies to Chicago too?
The statute has been widely successful in public corruption cases in other states. It makes it illegal for an agent or employee of a local agency that receives U.S. dollars to use the money for any purpose other than for what it was intended. Sometimes referred to simply by its criminal code number - 666 - the law carries penalties of 10 years in prison and $100,000 fines.
“COOK COUNTY | Commissioner denies influence
December 19, 2008
BY MARK J. KONKOL Cook County Reporter
Federal authorities have launched a probe into Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno’s push to get his pal and political supporter, Ronald Garcia, a piece of a multimillion-dollar hospital system billing contract, sources said.
The U.S. attorney’s office wants to know more about Moreno’s role in lobbying Georgia-based Med Assets Inc. to hire Garcia’s firm, Chicago Medical Equipment and Supply, as a minority subcontractor.”
Are the two Related?
Nov 18, 2008 ... Last week, Obama named Jonathan Moreno, a professor of medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, to head up bioethics efforts. ...
President’s Council on Bioethics Review Team Lead
Jonathan D. Moreno is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Ethics and Professor of Medical Ethics and of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a secondary appointment as Professor of Philosophy. ....
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