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Prosecutors: Black defendants in Dallas corruption case sought to make whites pay up
DMN ^ | 6-29-09 | JASON TRAHAN

Posted on 06/29/2009 12:56:14 PM PDT by Dysart

The prosecution in the corruption trial of former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill and others gave jurors a tantalizing glimpse of what authorities called a web of intrigue in which black leaders solicited bribes from white developers because, they said, it was time for those developers to pay.

“The game has done changed,” defendant Darren Reagan is heard saying on an audio tape played during opening statements by the prosecution.

Defense opening statements were taking place this afternoon. In a surprising development, Hill's attorney, Ray Jackson, said his client would take the stand during the trial.

Prosecutors say Reagan used the Black State Employees Association, which represented no employees but orchestrated protests, to put pressure on white developers to pay bribes to Hill and others.

Reagan is heard saying on the recording that white developers had become wealthy off southern Dallas projects, and that it was time for them to pay.

On the wiretap recording, prosecutors say, Reagan is plotting with Allen McGill -- who has already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit extortion -- to squeeze money from Bill Fisher, a white developer who is the principal informant in the government’s case.

“I love to see old Bill sweating like a pig,” Reagan says to McGill on the recording, adding that, “the days of offering a few donations are over.”

Prosecutors allege that hundreds of thousands of dollars ended up in the hands of Hill or the other defendants, much of it bribes from developer Brian Potashnik and his wife Cheryl.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: agenda; corruptdems; cultureofcorruption; dallas; democrats; donhill; mayor; payola; playtheracecard; racism; scandals; whitey

1 posted on 06/29/2009 12:56:14 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart
“The game has done changed,”

Wow! You really CAN'T make this sh!+ up, can you?

2 posted on 06/29/2009 12:57:48 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Dysart
"Hill and his supporters have said the FBI investigation is a product of the Bush era, which they have said unfairly targeted Democrats and black leaders."

There you have it, folks: Bush's fault.

3 posted on 06/29/2009 12:57:56 PM PDT by Dysart (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong--Voltaire)
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To: Dysart

I’m not white. I’m Irish-German-English American.


4 posted on 06/29/2009 12:59:29 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: WayneS

Don’t think that sentiment is not pervasive. Getting it on tape is so very illuminating. Dallas is a mess, a hopeless one.


5 posted on 06/29/2009 12:59:34 PM PDT by Dysart (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong--Voltaire)
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To: Dysart
“The game has done changed,”

That must be the white-cop translation.

He probably said, "Game dey be changin' honky.”

6 posted on 06/29/2009 1:00:05 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: WayneS

I have a feeling that a lot more of this is going on and will go on now that they are “empowered”.

And I also assert that prosecution will be pretty lenient when the colors are as they are in this case.

Of course, anyone who speaks out about it will be charged with criminal racism as a hate crime.


7 posted on 06/29/2009 1:00:35 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: WayneS
“The game has done changed,”

Sounds like a line from The Wind Done Gone.

Yep, just a little community organizing - nothing to see here. Move along, folks.

8 posted on 06/29/2009 1:00:46 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Dysart

Intimidation based on race? A definite crime.


9 posted on 06/29/2009 1:02:30 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (leftism is madness)
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To: Dysart

How dare that little punk-azz bear the name “Reagan.”


10 posted on 06/29/2009 1:03:29 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Not if it’s done in the direction of this case.
That kind of intimidation has been given license, and the AG has signalled that from DC with his dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the Black Panther “poll watchers”.


11 posted on 06/29/2009 1:04:52 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Dysart

Jesse Jackson commits these kinds of shakedowns all the time.


12 posted on 06/29/2009 1:07:04 PM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: MrB

They already got rid of one IG who was hot on their black tails. That is just the beginning. My challenge..has someone ever found an uncurrupted black mayor, council member or state legislator? They simply don’t exist.


13 posted on 06/29/2009 1:08:47 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Dysart
“The game has done changed,” defendant Darren Reagan is heard saying on an audio tape played during opening statements by the prosecution. Soon to appointed
DOH! - BAMA’s reparation's Tsar.
14 posted on 06/29/2009 1:09:13 PM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: Dysart

I have heard about this happening in other places, too. There are a lot of politically connected black building inspectors in one city I know, and I have heard that there is a definite problem but people are afraid to complain.


15 posted on 06/29/2009 1:09:23 PM PDT by livius
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To: Dysart

Considering that the victims of this shakedown were targeted because of their race, I would have really liked having “hate crime” added to the list of crimes.


16 posted on 06/29/2009 1:09:43 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: MrB

I don’t normally quote Rush or even listen to him but I was listening this morning when he alluded to the fact that the Left’s intention is not to “level the playing field but to reverse it.” And, to paraphrase,they will use political correctness and imaginary white guilt as their vehicle.


17 posted on 06/29/2009 1:10:01 PM PDT by Dysart (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong--Voltaire)
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To: WayneS

Reconstruction II. There is truth in what he says.


18 posted on 06/29/2009 1:10:37 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Dysart
Left’s intention is not to “level the playing field but to reverse it.”

I heard that today. Rush is finally getting to the point where even HE'S not tiptoeing around what's going on here.

He even copied my assertion ( yes, I jest a bit ) that all of 0bama's policies are de facto reparations.

19 posted on 06/29/2009 1:11:49 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Oldexpat

20 posted on 06/29/2009 1:13:26 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Dysart

Not one mention of a HATE CRIME!!!!


21 posted on 06/29/2009 1:15:33 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: MrB

Of course they are reparations. Just not many people willing to say so.


22 posted on 06/29/2009 1:16:32 PM PDT by Dysart (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong--Voltaire)
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To: Dysart

Obama’s blackshirts in action.


23 posted on 06/29/2009 1:16:54 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Dysart

There you have it, a perfect reason for Obama/Holder to force the DoJ to drop the charges.


24 posted on 06/29/2009 1:19:45 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (B. Hussein Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: 2banana

Hate Crime charges will be brought against anyone that speaks out against this corruption.


25 posted on 06/29/2009 1:22:31 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Dysart; nanetteclaret

Is this 2009? Or 1866 in the South?


26 posted on 06/29/2009 1:26:10 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: MrB

Empowered, no kidding. This may be anecdotal, but it happened anyway. I was at a Wendys to get some lunch while in Louisiana after the election. There were several older white couples in line in front of me. Four black women came in and walked right in front of the line and then glared at the old white women as if to say, “Don’t you say nothing”. The old folks tried to be polite saying something like, hey the line starts back there, but they ignored them. I finally got my food, went out to the car just shaking my head. I don’t know if this was just an isolated event with a bunch of real rude people or if this was part of the new attitude of “We won”.
Since then, I have seen this happen quite a few times, but more people are getting back in their faces and making them adhere to some sort of manners. Anyone else see this happening? Just curious.


27 posted on 06/29/2009 1:30:23 PM PDT by Texas resident
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To: Texas resident

I’ve seen/heard many reports of things like this.

When the person behind the counter is black,
don’t count on getting asked “may I he’p you”
until all the blacks in line are served.

The hatred and resentment runs deep,
and I’m afraid it’s going to get real ugly
when decent folks get tired of it.


28 posted on 06/29/2009 1:33:48 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Dysart

I am absolutely, totally, freaking tired of RACE HUSTLERS including the one in the White house and his cronies! You just wait. We are all about to ‘PAY’ for reparations! Count on it! Never mind that we have spent BILLIONS on WELFARE for NOTHING! It hasn’t taught them a damn thing and they have NEVER appreciated where it came from!


29 posted on 06/29/2009 1:35:42 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: PapaBear3625
I would have really liked having “hate crime” added to the list of crimes.

That only applies if you are WHITE! Didn't you know that blacks can't be racists. /s

30 posted on 06/29/2009 1:38:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Slapshot68
I’m not white. I’m Irish-German-English American.

Yeah, me too! I'm a Fort Worth-American ... wait ... I'm a Waco-Fort Worth-American ... hold on ... if I go back further ... I'm a Alabama-Georgia-South Carolina-Waco-Fort Worth-American ... I think I have to go over seas ... I'm a England-Moravian-Virginia-Alabama-Georgia-South Carolina-Waco-Fort Worth-American ... dad gummit, I'm still white ... I'm a Garden-Of-Eden-Middle-Eastern-North-African-England-Moravian-Virginia-Alabama-Georgia-South Carolina-Waco-Fort Worth-American. (more or less)

There much better ...

31 posted on 06/29/2009 1:38:23 PM PDT by TexGuy (If it has the slimmest of chances of being considered sarcasm ... IT IS!)
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To: MrB

The proper response when faced with this overt bigotry is to overtly walk out, and declare that you will never patronize the establishment again.


32 posted on 06/29/2009 1:42:57 PM PDT by henkster (Bumper Sticker: Please don't tell 0bama what comes after a Trillion!)
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To: henkster

Of course, you should also “spread the word” about the establishment.


33 posted on 06/29/2009 1:45:09 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Dysart
Welcome to turd world Kenya USA ...
34 posted on 06/29/2009 1:50:33 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Dysart
It just goes to prove that the civil rights movement was not about equality .... but, to get back at " Honky Whitey “ by all means necessary...

35 posted on 06/29/2009 1:55:50 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: WayneS
I wonder what they really means by " Whites pay up " .... does it mean more than monetary ? ....
As some radical racist black leaders would say " the final solution for whites "
36 posted on 06/29/2009 1:58:05 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: MrB

I say for all conservatives who can afford to move out of a liberal area, city, or state, to move... and leave the turd world crap hole liberal cities, areas, states to the white liberals who brought us this mess....


37 posted on 06/29/2009 2:02:47 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: MrB

And write letters to the management and owners that black racism is going on in their stores...


38 posted on 06/29/2009 2:04:11 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

Once Tx and/or other states form a new republic,
the trick will be keeping the libs out,

because their country is going to be hell,
and they’ll want to come and bring their ideology with them.


39 posted on 06/29/2009 2:04:20 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

The hatred does run deep. Unfortunately it is severely misdirected.


40 posted on 06/29/2009 2:27:48 PM PDT by Texas resident
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To: MrB

Not to worry. I have done my part for spreading the word. I travel a lot and have found that the good places to eat are populated with local old folks and/or law enforcement. I stop at those places only. Look for cop cars in the lot and you can count on good food and if something like the Luby’s incident in Killeen happens, there is a lot of firepower on site.


41 posted on 06/29/2009 2:31:58 PM PDT by Texas resident
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

Tried that face to face with the manager. Ever heard this expression? It’s like teaching a card trick to a chicken. The chicken knows something is going on, but can’t quite figure it out. Useless.


42 posted on 06/29/2009 2:33:34 PM PDT by Texas resident
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To: boxlunch

Yep. Dallas has already been through this once.


43 posted on 06/29/2009 2:37:32 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: Texas resident
>>Since then, I have seen this happen quite a few times, but more people are getting back in their faces and making them adhere to some sort of manners. Anyone else see this happening? Just curious.<<

Oh yeah, some of it is pure bullying. A lot of it is organized crime...be careful, I'm not sharing past experiences BUT

Peace out man:

Perfect harmony, it's the Real Thing

44 posted on 06/29/2009 2:54:33 PM PDT by Karliner (Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before. DDE)
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To: ScottinVA
How dare that little punk-azz bear the name “Reagan.”
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That is precisely what I was thinking.

Blacks don't seem to even try to hide criminal activity when they get into power. It's like they believe no one is watching.

45 posted on 06/29/2009 2:56:00 PM PDT by politicalmerc (NObama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
The prosecution in the corruption trial of former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill and others... what authorities called a web of intrigue in which black leaders solicited bribes from white developers because, they said, it was time for those developers to pay. "The game has done changed," defendant Darren Reagan is heard saying on an audio tape played during opening statements by the prosecution... Prosecutors say Reagan used the Black State Employees Association, which represented no employees but orchestrated protests, to put pressure on white developers to pay bribes to Hill and others. Reagan is heard saying on the recording that white developers had become wealthy off southern Dallas projects, and that it was time for them to pay.
Oddly enough, Obama isn't involved in the BSEA. /rimshot
46 posted on 06/29/2009 6:48:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Dysart
Welcome to Obama's America. This is exactly what BO is all about, he just comes in a slicker package than these hoods.
47 posted on 06/29/2009 8:32:02 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Texas resident; MrB

I’ve seen a much more subtle variant here in Virginia. When a black customer is at the counter, it’s “Yes Sir” and “Yes Ma’am” and “Have a nice day”. When I get served, I’m lucky to get a grunt.


48 posted on 06/30/2009 2:20:42 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Refugee from the World of Doomed Olsens)
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To: livius
There are a lot of politically connected black building inspectors in one city I know

I know one who wears a beret and has a brother on the city council.

49 posted on 06/30/2009 4:56:51 AM PDT by ninonitti
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