Skip to comments.Prosecutors: Black defendants in Dallas corruption case sought to make whites pay up
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 governments 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.
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Wow! You really CAN'T make this sh!+ up, can you?
There you have it, folks: Bush's fault.
I’m not white. I’m Irish-German-English American.
Don’t think that sentiment is not pervasive. Getting it on tape is so very illuminating. Dallas is a mess, a hopeless one.
That must be the white-cop translation.
He probably said, "Game dey be changin' honky.
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.
Sounds like a line from The Wind Done Gone.
Yep, just a little community organizing - nothing to see here. Move along, folks.
Intimidation based on race? A definite crime.
How dare that little punk-azz bear the name “Reagan.”
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”.
Jesse Jackson commits these kinds of shakedowns all the time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reconstruction II. There is truth in what he says.
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.