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The Most Corrupt Village in America (Illinois)
FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 7, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 02/07/2014 4:52:38 AM PST by SJackson

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The Most Corrupt Village in America

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 7, 2014 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 7 Comments

When the police stopped Luvina Mobley Smith, they found a pound of pot in her car and five EBT food stamp cards which drug dealers often take in payment for drugs. It would have been an ordinary enough story except that Smith, despite being a convicted felon, was also the Deputy Clerk of Alorton.

Luvina is the daughter of Callie Mobley, Alorton’s former mayor, who had collected double her salary and served time in jail for income tax evasion. Mayor Mobley, who had been the mayor of Alorton for two decades, had been doing the same thing back to her days as liquor commissioner.

St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly warned, “Alorton City Hall is becoming a criminal narco state at the expense of the citizens of Alorton.”

Alorton, an African-American village run by Democrats, may actually be the most corrupt village in Illinois and the United States.

Alorton’s violent crime rate has been as high as ten times the national average.  Its biggest employers are health care, fast food, welfare and education.  The unemployment rate for black men is at 31%.  Half the people in Alorton live below the poverty line. 70% of poor households consist of single mothers.

The village has the fourth highest poverty rate of any place in Illinois. Its corruption and misery are examples of what happens when the Democratic Party’s power goes unchallenged.

Mayor Randy “Rambo” McCallum Sr. came into office telling cops, “I run this mother___” and ordered them to rob competing drug dealers and split the money with him. When drug dealers were busted, the seized drugs and money were brought to his house where he pocketed the money and resold the drugs.

McCallum Sr. stole so much money that there were no bank deposits for a year.  When an undercover informant went to his house, he found crack cocaine on the kitchen table being prepped for sale.

Alorton’s police chief, Michael Baxton Sr., set up surveillance cameras in the police station that he could monitor from home to alert Mayor McCallum when the seized drugs and money were coming in.

The police chief went down for stealing Xbox video games from the trunk of a stolen car telling another cop, “This ain’t (expletive), I’m gonna put you on some real (expletive), teach you how to be real police.”

Baxton Sr. had already been decertified for earlier felony convictions for theft and burglary and should not have even been serving as police chief.

His son Michael Baxton Jr. remained on the Alorton police force where he was hit with three Federal lawsuits for physically abusing people. He briefly became the police chief of East St. Louis until two black board members won a lawsuit because after they were harassed for supporting a more qualified white candidate for the job.

Baxton Sr. had replaced Alorton’s former police chief, Robert L. Cummings, who had been locked up for income tax fraud that included paying the parents of eight children to let him claim tax deductions for their offspring. His brother, Streets Superintendent Ronnie Cummings, who had a previous  conviction for selling cocaine, was locked away for attempting to obtain a high capacity gun that he planned to fire through a bag to catch spent casings.

Corey Allen, Alorton’s interim police chief who replaced Baxton, later went on to be indicted for selling a gun to a sex offender who was running from police at the time. While waiting to go to prison, he beat and choked a woman who told his girlfriend that she was his mistress. In between his duties as assistant police chief in Centerville and his criminal activities, he also owned a car wash and played the sax under the name “Sax-Mo.”

Like Luvina, Mayor McCallum’s son, Randy McCallum Jr. followed the family tradition and was charged with a double murder committed while he was under electronic monitoring for yet another crime. Even though one of the murdered men placed a recorded 911 call naming McCallum Jr. as the killer, the trial ended in a hung jury because a holdout juror was facing a battery charge for attacking the killer’s cousin.

Other jurors identified her from her mugshot.

Meanwhile during the time that McCallum Jr. was in prison and his father was still the police chief, McCallum Sr. admitted smuggling marijuana cigarettes to his son.

Determined not to let Alorton’s police department hog all the glory, fire chief Carlos Darough’s car was searched after he ran a stop sign. Inside the car were pot, crack cocaine and a scale. When cops showed up at his house, Carlos’ wife Lanella was caught trying to dispose of more drugs. At another of his homes where undercover police had bought drugs, they found more cocaine and a whole lot of guns.

Carlos had already been on probation after serving eight years in prison for a cocaine conviction.  He had been with the Alorton fire department since he was 14 and had been repeatedly arrested over two decades on a variety of charges ranging from drugs to domestic violence.

Alorton’s Public Safety Director, Harry “Dink” Halter, a former police officer and tow truck operator, who had already been arrested for forcing a female driver to perform a sexual act on him and gotten away without being forced to register as a sex offender, was charged with wire fraud and tax evasion for, among other things, taking a grant that Mayor McCallum Sr. gave him to put a fence around his tow yard, kicking back $800 to the mayor and using the rest to pay for his boating expenses.

Mayor JoAnn Reed, Alorton’s current mayor, faced her own set of charges before the election for smuggling a cell phone into jail after her niece had attacked a pregnant woman. The niece posted “I’m in jail but auntie snuck me my phone don’t tell no 1″ on Facebook.

Despite these charges, Reed won the election.

Reed, a former records clerk in an Illinois sheriff’s office, was not exactly a criminal mastermind. Back in 2004, she had been arrested for threatening the son of Mayor Randy McCallum with a flashlight that she pretended was a gun.  During her time as a records clerk she accidentally sent a fax reading “Dismiss this case. The guy is the son of one of our deputies” to a newspaper, instead of to the village attorney.

Reed went on to become deputy clerk and then mayor after Mayor Tremylla Johnson was charged with violations of the Illinois Open Meeting Act. Johnson had pledged to restore the confidence of voters in the integrity of Alorton City Government after the arrest of McCallum, but had been appointed mayor at a secret meeting held in her house.

In response to the charges, Mayor Tremylla Johnson resigned for 3 minutes and was reappointed as mayor by a majority of trustee votes, including her own.

These stories can go on being told forever not just about Alorton, but about hundreds of Democratic Party controlled towns, villages and cities. What these places have in common is that their corruption emerges from the absolute rule of one party.

By giving away their votes wholesale to the Democratic Party, African-Americans have handed over power to a corrupt political machine that offers them no alternatives; only poverty, theft and misery.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: illinois

1 posted on 02/07/2014 4:52:38 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Just give it time...We will have lots more Alortons. We already have some that are strong second place finishers


2 posted on 02/07/2014 4:56:24 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: SJackson

FYI.....

Alorton was once part of suburban Cahokia, a Mississippian city of an estimated 25,000 souls in around 1100 AD

Cahokia is said to have been larger than London at the time


3 posted on 02/07/2014 5:00:44 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: SJackson
The niece posted “I’m in jail but auntie snuck me my phone don’t tell no 1″ on Facebook.

Winner!

4 posted on 02/07/2014 5:01:07 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: SJackson
IT'S WHITEY'S FAULT!!!
5 posted on 02/07/2014 5:01:21 AM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: dennisw
Alorton is just a smaller slice of the inner city in Cincinnati, Minneapolis and even Des Moines.
6 posted on 02/07/2014 5:02:34 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: SJackson

Sounds like a nice place to live/sarc


7 posted on 02/07/2014 5:04:44 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: SJackson

The government they deserve.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 5:10:45 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: SJackson
A Third world people with Third world ways.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another...

9 posted on 02/07/2014 5:11:00 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: bert

Ah, yes - Cahokia. What a great place.

Some years ago, some friends and took the train to St. Louis, got talking to the piano player on the paddlewheeler Robert E. Lee, and ended up at his friend’s bar in Cahokia late one evening.

We had to knock on the front door to be let in because they had apparently been having trouble with ‘locals’ coming in and robbing the whole place, patrons and employees alike.

Needless to say, we had a blast - but I’ll never go back. Ever.


10 posted on 02/07/2014 5:13:48 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: metesky

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11 posted on 02/07/2014 5:16:00 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: SJackson
Mayor Randy “Rambo” McCallum Sr. came into office telling cops, “I run this mother___” and ordered them to rob competing drug dealers and split the money with him. When drug dealers were busted, the seized drugs and money were brought to his house where he pocketed the money and resold the drugs.

Sad the FBI is a lame stupid waste of taxpayer dollars. Guess they're too busy checking out some Tea Party grandmother's jay walking to bother with this kind of corruption.

12 posted on 02/07/2014 5:22:58 AM PST by GOPJ (The Nation's divided between those who are to be fooled and those who do the fooling.Greenfield)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Alorton is just a smaller slice of the inner city in Cincinnati, Minneapolis and even Des Moines.

On the creepier political side, these types have ZERO problem with rigging the vote for Democrats.

13 posted on 02/07/2014 5:24:56 AM PST by GOPJ (The Nation's divided between those who are to be fooled and those who do the fooling.Greenfield)
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To: SJackson

Alorton’s reason for existing is to make neighboring East St. Louis look good.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 5:28:39 AM PST by Stosh
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To: Madame Dufarge

Alorton has got to be the town where odumbo was raised. Certainly there can be no other town like it.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 5:30:09 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: GOPJ

http://www.fbi.gov/springfield/press-releases/2014/another-former-alorton-official-sentenced-to-federal-prison

I guess they will have to continue until the town is empty.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 5:40:35 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: Darteaus94025
IT'S WHITEY'S FAULT!!!

Them's fightin' words.

17 posted on 02/07/2014 5:43:34 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: SJackson

The purpose of the Democrat party is to elect thieves to office so that they have access to the public treasuries in order to loot them.


18 posted on 02/07/2014 5:46:09 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

The purpose of the Democrat party is to elect thieves to office so that they have access to the public treasuries in order to loot them.


How true!


19 posted on 02/07/2014 5:49:53 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: The Working Man

Typical DIMocRAT...typical. Clown Prince nobama should make her an economic czar.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 6:50:36 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
"When in the Course of human events..."

If the Constitution were the Garden of Eden, slavery was Original Sin.

21 posted on 02/07/2014 7:08:40 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: SJackson
What these places have in common is that their corruption emerges from the absolute rule of one party.

One Party, One race.

22 posted on 02/07/2014 7:09:18 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: proxy_user

Good for the FBI... I love being totally wrong on this one...
Thanks for the link.


23 posted on 02/07/2014 11:23:14 AM PST by GOPJ (The Nation's divided between those who are to be fooled and those who do the fooling.Greenfield)
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To: GOPJ

They probably consider it shooting fish in a barrel.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 11:59:36 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: dennisw
if we are to continue our existance, we must not use drugs...we must not be porn addicts...we must have moral virtue and obey the commandments...

when we have "girded our loins" so to speak, we can resist the evil around us.....

let them drug themselves to death...we can't stop them....

25 posted on 02/07/2014 12:53:00 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: proxy_user
They probably consider it shooting fish in a barrel.

LOL - what's funny here is you're probably right...

26 posted on 02/07/2014 1:01:26 PM PST by GOPJ (The Nation's divided between those who are to be fooled and those who do the fooling.Greenfield)
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To: cherry

Definitely good people have to straighten up, toughen up with Oabama Kare only being the beginning


27 posted on 02/07/2014 1:51:03 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Lion Den Dan
One Party, One race.

I can show you towns in Idaho where the Democrats don't even bother running candidates and are also one race, but very pleasant places to live. Go figure.

28 posted on 02/08/2014 1:46:52 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SJackson

Bump


29 posted on 02/09/2014 2:41:03 PM PST by lowbridge
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