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  • Sharpton defends Foxx on Smollett case by hammering Mayor Emanuel on Laquan McDonald shooting

    03/30/2019 2:30:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/30/19 | Bill Ruthhart
    The Rev. Al Sharpton portrayed Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a hypocrite Saturday for criticizing Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case when the mayor long was silent on the police murder of Laquan McDonald. **SNIP** “The reason this is of national significance to me, there is a marked difference between how they reacted to this and how they reacted to the Laquan McDonald case. They were not outraged when the video was withheld until after the mayor’s election,” Sharpton said of Emanuel, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and other top police officials. “There was a fox...
  • Chicago's mayor blames Trump for Jussie Smollett hoax; You knew it was coming eventually

    03/30/2019 12:08:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/30/2019 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Okay, admit it: you just knew President Donald J. Trump (R) was responsible for the Jussie Smollett...uh...incident. Now Chicago's mayor, Rahm Emmanuel (Democrat — Republicans aren't allowed) just confirmed the real that perp of the real hate incident was none other than Trump himself. "But he was thousands of miles away from Chicago that cold, cold night," an individual with a logical mind and a devotion to facts might point out. However, a person with a logical mind and a devotion to facts — and an understanding of perverted, corrupt Democratic politics — would notice that these traits are irrelevant...
  • Emanuel Blames Trump For Smollett Controversy, 'Toxic Environment', 'Sit On The Sidelines'

    03/29/2019 8:17:39 AM PDT · by blam · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-29-2019 | Barnini Chakraborty
    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday emphatically urged President Trump to butt out of the ongoing drama over embattled "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett as he blamed him for creating a "toxic environment" where someone would allegedly fabricate such an attack. “My recommendation is the president go to Opening Day baseball, sit on the sidelines and stay out of this," Emanuel told a group of reporters. The mayor called Chicago a "Trump-free zone" and blamed the president for creating a "toxic" and "hate-filled" environment that allowed Smollett to think he could get away with faking a hate crime. “Let me...
  • Rahm Tells Trump to "Stay Out of This" after President Calls for Smollett Probe

    03/28/2019 12:05:19 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 47 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 28, 2019 | Lynn Sweet, Fran Spielman and Stefano Esposito
    “My recommendation to the president: Go to opening day baseball. Sit on the sideline. Stay out of this,” Emanuel said.
  • Chicago Mayor (Rahm) Emanuel on Jussie Smollett: ‘Is There No Decency In This Man?’

    03/26/2019 7:39:17 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-2019 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a press conference, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel strongly criticized “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in connection to filing a false police report about an alleged hate crime. On prosecutors the dropping charges, Emanuel said, “This is a whitewash of justice. A grand jury could not have been clearer — to the cost, $10,000 doesn’t come close financially, but all the other repercussions of this decision made to me, where is the accountability in the system?” He continued, “Mr. Smollett is still saying that he is innocent, still running down the Chicago police department. How dare him? How dare him?...
  • Kim Foxx's Embarrassing OMG Moment in the Jussie Smollett Case

    03/16/2019 4:39:23 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 39 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 14, 2019 | John Kass
    As TV actor and want-to-be-victim Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty on Thursday to staging his very own fake hate crime, I thought about someone else on trial in this case: Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. The state’s attorney hasn’t been charged with anything and won’t be. She doesn’t have a formal role in the Smollett fake-hate-crime case, now that she’s recused herself owing to a conflict of interest. But she stands in the court of public opinion after a remarkable Tribune story by reporters Megan Crepeau and Jeremy Gorner. It is an account of how Foxx was contacted in...
  • Whoa: Rahm Emanuel Slams Ilhan Omar In Damning Opinion Piece

    03/07/2019 11:32:55 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/7/19 | Beth Baumann
    Current Chicago Mayor and former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel penned an opinion piece in The Atlantic on Thursday, condemning Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic comments. Emanuel's position is far different than other Democrats who say Omar's comments weren't anti-Semitic but rather a criticism of Israel. The Chicago Mayor was blunt about his position, saying, "Her remarks are not anti-Israel; they are anti-Semitic." No one is questioning the right of members of Congress and others to criticize Israeli policies. But Omar is crossing a line that should not be crossed in political discourse. Her remarks are not anti-Israel; they are...
  • Report: Jussie Smollett ‘Dissatisfied’ with over $1,000,000 Annual ‘Empire’ Salary

    02/21/2019 10:08:15 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 2/21/12019
    ABC News ✔ @ABC · 2h Replying to @ABC JUST IN: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Jussie Smollett arrest: "A single individual who put their perceived self-interest ahead of these shared principles will never trump Chicago's collective spirit." View image on Twitter
  • Black Caucus Chairman Purges Himself of Emanuel's 20K

    10/13/2018 3:02:03 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 13, 2018 | Fran Spielman
    The chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus is purging himself of a surprise, $20,000 contribution from Mayor Rahm Emanuel amid concern that it might damage his chances of winning re-election. Instead of keeping the money and putting the windfall into his campaign fund, Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) is distributing the mayor’s check — in $2,000 increments –– to ten community organizations and other groups in his ward that are working to stop the never-ending cycle of gang violence and train people for jobs. The alderman said he appreciated the mayor’s gesture and means no disrespect. But he was concerned...
  • Emanuel's Choice Was Either Get Out Or Get Beat

    09/13/2018 4:37:49 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 24 replies
    Nadig Press (Chicago) ^ | September 12, 2018 | Russ Stewart
    There are various exit strategies for a Chicago mayor. [G]et out before getting beat and not run for re-election. The most painful and humiliating is to run and get defeated. A mayor has to be egregiously inept to lose. And then there is the great beyond, dying in office. Smart mayors get out before they're voted out. Emanuel is a smart mayor. Make no mistake about this: With close to $9 million on-hand, Emanuel would have run in 2019 if he thought he would have won. His advisors concluded that he would not win, so he bailed, spewing forth the...
  • The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates

    09/09/2018 1:11:35 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Chicago Magazine ^ | April 7, 2014, at 9:36 a.m. | David Bernstein and Noah Isackson
    At the woman’s feet, detectives found a curled strand of telephone wire. Draped over her right hand was a different kind of wire: thin and brown. The same brown wire was wrapped around each armrest of a wooden chair next to her. The following day, July 24, a pathologist in the Cook County medical examiner’s office noticed something else that had been obscured by rotting skin: a thin gag tied around the corpse’s mouth. Thanks to some still-visible tattoos, detectives soon identified this unfortunate woman: Tiara Groves, a 20-year-old from Austin. She was last seen walking alone in the wee...
  • The End of Rahm Emanuel's Rule Means That the Center May No Longer Hold in Chicago

    09/07/2018 7:38:26 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 41 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | September 5, 2018 | Ryan Smith
    Rahm Emanuel ducked out of City Hall alone on Tuesday, his usual security detail walking slightly ahead of him. Across the street at Daley Plaza, 150 activists had gathered to celebrate his vanquishing at an event called "Celebrate the End of Rahm Emanuel’s Reign of Terror". . . The calm, matter-of-fact way that Rahm's rule is coming to an ending is shocking—particularly so if you compare it to the mood of eight years ago. In 2010, Obama's former chief of staff returned to Chicago from the White House poised as a conquering hero ready to assume his rightful place on...
  • How Rahm Emanuel’s exit may affect Chicago’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2

    09/05/2018 12:02:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 5, 2018 | Ryan Ori And Lauren Zumbach, The Chicago Tribune
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Tuesday announcement that he won’t seek a third term throws a big unknown into the city’s efforts to score Amazon’s second headquarters, which would be the crowning achievement in a line of corporate wins under his leadership. The city is one of 20 locations in the running for what Amazon has dubbed HQ2, which will bring up to 50,000 high-paying new jobs to the chosen North American location. Amazon has said it will pick a location by year’s end. Emanuel has been hands-on in trying to woo Amazon to Chicago, touting the city’s growing tech sector,...
  • "Chicago, Chcago, That's my home town"...Rahm Emanuel & Barack Hussein Obama....

    08/06/2018 9:15:44 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 7 replies
    Words from the Frank Sinatra classic tune: "Chicago, Chicago...that,s our home town....Obama & I (Rahm Emanuel) stood by, did nothing, and let it go down"!!! African-Americans support Democrats, Barack Hussein Obama & Rahm got to be kidding me!!! Why Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel has refused overture after overture by POTUS, Donald J. Trump to willingly send federal law enforcement into the murder, mayhem, out-of-control crime, murder ridden city of Chicago, Illinois. In his eight years as POTUS, Obama did "zilch, zero. nothing, da nada" to address and correct the problem that so plagued so many African-American citizens and their...
  • Borrowing billions to lower Chicago's pension debt? Emanuel's finance team is considering it

    08/04/2018 10:01:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 75 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/03/18 | Hal Dardick
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s financial team is considering borrowing billions of dollars to pour into Chicago’s ailing pension funds — a move they contend could save future taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars but experts say comes with risk. The idea is to issue bonds at relatively low interest rates and use the money to reduce the city’s $28 billion in pension debt. The pension funds would invest the bond proceeds and ideally earn returns that outpace the interest the city would have to pay on the bond debt. Issuing so-called pension obligation bonds would be a first for Chicago, which...
  • Wikipedia has very interesting tidbits on Daniels' Lawyer

    05/07/2018 12:59:41 PM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 18 replies
    05/07/2018 | Wikipedia
    "While in college and later in law school, [Stormy Daniel's lawyer] Avenatti worked at a political opposition and media firm, The Research Group, run by Rahm Emanuel (later White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, and mayor of Chicago).[21] Avenatti worked on over 150 campaigns in 42 states, including multiple gubernatorial and congressional campaigns and Joe Biden’s U.S. Senate campaign.[7]" 21. ^ "A Rahm for the Money". Chicago Magazine. [Only relates to Research Group] 7. "Michael J.Avenatti - California Lawyers - The Scourge of KPMG".
  • Rahm Emanuel Wants to Withhold City Contracts to Punish Banks that Won’t Restrict Gun Businesses

    04/17/2018 8:51:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/17/2018 | Awr Hawkins
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) wants to use city contracts to punish banks that will not restrict and/or regulate clients involved in the firearms industry. Emanuel’s ordinance is co-sponsored by Alderman Edward Burke (14th). The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Emanuel introduced the ordinance by saying, “When it comes to fighting for stronger, smarter gun laws Chicago is putting our money where our mouth is. The private sector has a role to play in supporting public safety. Chicago should give our business to companies who share our values and want to be part of the solution to gun violence, not profit...
  • Emanuel wants state gun control approved, including new bill named for slain Cmdr. Bauer

    02/27/2018 8:01:22 AM PST · by BBell · 27 replies ^ | 2/26/18 | Bill Ruthhart
    Declaring that America is in the midst of a gun violence crisis, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday urged state lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner to approve a series of gun control bills and called on the public to hold officials’ feet to the fire this week and in the upcoming elections. Lawmakers could consider a group of bills on Wednesday that would require gun dealers to be licensed, raise penalties for the illegal use of body armor, address waiting periods for gun purchases, and ban “military-style” assault weapons high-capacity magazines and “bump stocks,” Emanuel and Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson...
  • McCartht Says He Was Victim of a "Witch Hunt" to Mask City Hall Cover Up

    02/22/2018 5:30:21 AM PST · by PBRCat · 3 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 21, 2018 | Fran Spielman
    (Rahm) Emanuel has been under fire for keeping the Laquan McDonald shooting video under wraps for more than a year and waiting until one week after the April 7, 2015, mayoral runoff election to authorize a $5 million settlement to the McDonald family — before a lawsuit even had been filed. The video was released on Nov. 24, 2015 — but only after a judge ordered it. That same day, Jason Van Dyke, the white officer on that video, was charged with the first-degree murder of the black teenager. The mayor has emphatically denied keeping the dashcam video of the...
  • Kennedy Contends Rahm Behind Plan to Push Blacks Out of City

    01/04/2018 9:16:14 AM PST · by PBRCat · 54 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 4, 2018 | Mark Brown
    “We’re cutting off money for schools, cutting off money for police, allowing people to be forced to live in food deserts, closing hospitals, closing access to mental health facilities,” Kennedy told reporters during a news conference that began as a criticism of the city’s efforts to stop gun violence. What choice do people have but to move, to leave, and I think that’s part of a strategic gentrification plan being implemented by the city of Chicago to push people of color out of the city,” he continued. Asked who is behind this alleged plan, Kennedy pointed to Emanuel. “I believe...