Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Machine’

IL AG Lisa Madigan – like the Colonel in movie – A Few Good Men

September 17, 2012

The following quote is by unknown on web site http://www.illinoiscorruption.net

Like actor Jack Nicholson in the movie A Few Good Men [from Wikepedia – “a 1992 American drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore. It was adapted for the screen by Aaron Sorkin from his play of the same name. A courtroom drama, the film revolves around the court martial of two U.S. Marines charged with the murder of a fellow Marine and the tribulations of their lawyer as he prepares a case to defend his clients”] —

Here’s “what [Illinois Attorney General ]Lisa Madigan might say[about corrupt Save-A-Life Foundation and their felony funding fraud – obtaining government grants from Homeland Security, Chicago Public Schools, State of Illinois, etc.]

You can’t handle the truth. Son, we live in a world with expensive political campaigns and those campaigns need to be financed by someone. Who’s going to do it? You Annabel Melongo? You ABC? I have a greater gubernatorial ambition that you can possibly fathom. You weep for the [wrongfully appropriated tax] money and curse Carol Spizzirri. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what a campaign costs. Carol Spizzirri’s though full of lies and deceptions saves [corrupt] political lives. My refusal to prosecute Jon Burge though calculated and incomprehensible to you saves my career. I don’t want them prosecuted because deep down I know that’s what we do in Illinois. I need Carol Spizzirri in that role. I want her in that role. In Illinois we use words like earmarks, connections, pay-to-play. We use these words as the backbone of our politics. Other states use them as punch lines. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to people who rise and sleep under the blanket of the legal system I provide and then question the manner in which I provide it. I would rather want they say thank you and go on their way otherwise I suggest they go through a campaign. Either way, I don’t give a damn what people think they’re entitle to.

For more information about Annabel Melongo’s criminal cases and her friend Dr Linda Shelton’s attempt to help her read here.

For an update on Melongo’s cases read here.

For a Petition to United States Supreme Court regarding Shelton’s attempts to help Melongo read here.

Cook County Sheriff Staff are Puppets of Corruption

August 9, 2009

THE STORY OF HOW THE DEMOCRATIC MACHINE IN CHICAGO THRIVES AND PERPETUATES GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION, WASTE, INEFFICIENCY, AND FRAUD 

A person asked on line about the fights at the jail this past week where inmates stabbed each other. “With todays riot I think all tax payers should call Sheriff Dart and ask why he refuses to hire more staff as federally mandated, why the E.R.T. (emergency response team) doesn’t search or respond to trouble, why doesnt he fire Director Godinez.”

The answer is not wasting tax-payer dollars on more guards. We need to reduce the jail population to less than 6,000 from its previous high of nearly 11,000. Non-violent offenders should be sentenced to alternatives other than jail that actually benefit society. There are lots of things a sentenced criminal can do as community service other than just picking up garbage, including providing free or reduced services as an employee for the state in almost any job category. Mentally ill convicts, including addicts, should be treated not just jailed so jail does not become a revolving door. There is not even 1/4 the mental health services available to probationers or parolees that are needed. Guards should be required to have a higher level of training, not only in terms of judo, but also in recognizing and de-escalating violence due to mental illness, as well as not treating every refusal to do as told as voluntary and requiring force. Mentally ill are often confused and react better and more compliantly with “herding them gently” or backing-off and giving them space, instead of with brute force, which generally will be irrationally resisted. Women who have been raped or assaulted may go into flashbacks and not even realize where they are, as they are reliving in their mind the brutal attack. Guards need to be taught to control without brutality and foul language. This is not a good example. They should be teaching inmates how to resolve conflicts peacefully and civily not escalate them to violence as the officers often do, because that is what they are trained to do.

Another internet writer stated: “Amen to that, Linda. Why are so many non-violents that could be on house arrest still in jail. And why does the judge get to say “this drug addict is not fit for rehabilitation” without even giving it a try? It baffles me.”

You have to understand Cook Co runs on patronage. You have to have large armies of uneducated workers who vote for you as a candidate, and bring out the vote by acting as poll watchers and bringing people to the polls, especially dead people. Sheriff deputies, Court Clerk staff, DCFS workers, IDOC staff, etc., fullful this role nicely.

To hire such a large army you need to make sure they take long lunches, do only half the job they could so you can hire two for every one employee needed, or campaign on public time. You make your payroll bloated with excess staff. You fire employees who are efficient. You remind employees that if they work to fast they are depriving another person of a job. You promote only those who enforce campaigning and fundraising efforts. You promote incompetents who don’t think for themselves, never questions “authority”, and are loyal to the patronage system. You don’t document anything and you engage in deals behind closed doors.

https://drlindashelton.wordpress.com/2008/12/13/be-a-team-player-corruption-and-patronage-in-illinois/

In order to have lots of guards you need to deny personal recognizance bonds for non-violent (I-Bonds). You need to put people in jail instead of on probation. You need excessive sentences, particularly for drug and non-violent crimes. You need a revolving door of a corrupt parole system and no mental health or drug addiction treatment.

So you need lots of prisoners or you can’t hire lots of guards and keep complaining that you need more guards! That’s the way the machine works to keep the corrupt in office. Guards are used! They are coerced and manipulated and made to think that if they squeal by going to 2111 S. Roosevel FBI office and ask for a duty agent and then provide evidence of corruption, patronage, brutality, medical neglect, excessive force, and fraud, that they will lose their jobs! Guards are fools to cooperate with this corruption. They would have a better job, better working environment, better benefits, if they were trained properly, if they followed the law, and if 10 % of our tax dollars weren’t going into political campaigns, like (”Friends of Madigan) through illegal kickbacks (bribery).

Remember the guards are abused as much as the inmates because they work in crowded unsafe conditions, are improperly trained and encouraged to be sadist, foul-mouthed and vulgar, intolerent, and violent hotheads, and without proper mental health and drug addiction treatment the inmates are dangerous. Guards are simply crazy to keep voting for the same idiots who are USING THEM and demanding 10 % kickbacks (bribes) to their political funds like “Friends of Madigan”. We need a massive grass roots movement, including the guards to vote out of office these criminals including Stroger, Madigan (Lisa & Michael), Dart, the Daleys, Beavers, Burkes, Jones, Steeles, Lipinskys etc., and their puppets. Political office in Illinois needs to stop being an inherited oligarchy. We simply have to help the FBI and U.S. Attorney take down King Richard Thompson, his Lords Madigans, Daleys, Burkes, Beavers, etc., the Sheriff of Nottingham Dart (previously Sheahan), and his high executioner Alvarez (previously Divine).

Anyone who wishes to help me do this – citizens and officers alike – you can even help in anonymous ways – e-mail me at picepil@aol.com.

“Be a TEAM Player” – Corruption and Patronage in Illinois

December 13, 2008

How do politicians in Cook County garner 70-80% of the vote – BE A TEAM PLAYER!

Every public employee during political fundraising season is given a book of tickets to the fundraiser – BE A TEAM PLAYER and sell the tickets [or lose your job]!

Signs go up on lawns of employees of the Secretary of State’s Office and Cook County Sheriff’s Office – BE A TEAM PLAYER and support OUR candidates [or no promotions]!

Public employees who take short lunches so that can finish their work are told – “look, you’re making everyone feel bad by not taking the full lunch that you deserve and a little more” – BE A TEAM PLAYER [or lose your job]!

If  a public employee does his work too fast or too well he is told – “look at your colleagues, you are making them look bad – slow down [so we can hire another patronage worker to get out the vote] – don’t hurt their feelings – BE A TEAM PLAYER [or find a new job]!

Vote often and help the dead to vote – BE A TEAM PLAYER [keep the system going]!

If your neighbors don’t vote for the right candidate – perhaps they don’t deserve the same public services that WE deserve – spill their garbage, send out the building inspector to harass them, defame them, discredit them – BE A TEAM PLAY [or you won’t get services either]!

For corporations and businesses doing business with the State, County, or City – don’t forget to “donate” [kick-back, bribery] 10 % of the income the State GIVES you to the political fund “Friends of Madigan” or “Friends of Blagojevic” or “Friends of Jesse Jackson Jr.” or whomever – you know we can’t give contracts to people unless you are willing to BE A TEAM PLAYER!

Don’t forget the Sheriff’s staff, we need them out campaigning at all the polling places [in plain clothes on public time] to make sure no one “interferes” [or observes] our campaigning tactics [dirty deals] – BE A TEAM PLAYER!

Don’t encourage any one immediately connected with the TEAM [Thompson, Daley, Stroger, Divine, Sheahan, Madigans, Burkes, Jones] to negotiate these “donations”,  explain the rules to our employees, or manage the money – BE  TEAM PLAYER!

The team can be informed orally and be at meetings but lets keep this part of the TEAM and don’t put anything in writing – BE A TEAM PLAYER!

Finally – defame, wrongfully arrest, destroy, maliciously prosecute on false charges, even murder any one who gets in our way – Spread Fear to keep the TEAM in check – BE A TEAM PLAYER!

THE ONLY WAY WE WILL BREAK THE CABAL OF CORRUPTION IN ILLINOIS IS FOR THE US ATTORNEY TO ANNOUNCE A GENERAL AMNESTY TO ANYONE WHO COMES FORWARD WITH THE DETAILS ABOUT HOW THE TEAM WORKS AND THE CRIMINAL ACTS THAT WERE PERPETRATED BY THE TEAM, AS WELL AS GUARANTEE THAT ANYONE WHO IS THREATENED OR LOSES HIS JOB FOR COMING FORWARD AS A PATRIOT WILL BE PRETECTED AND THOSE WHO THREATEN THEM WILL GET VERY STIFF SENTENCES. THIS WILL BRING TRANSPARENCY, ELEVIATE FEAR, END THE CORRUPTION, AND ALLOW ILLINOIS TO MOVE ON WITH A LEVEL OF TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT, FREEDOM, HONESTY, AND CONCERN FOR ITS CITIZENS THAT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN. TRUTH COMMISSIONS WORKED IN SOUTH AFRICA – THEY CAN ALSO WORK IN ILLINOIS.

BE A TEAM PLAYER!

Why is Illinois So Corrupt?

December 12, 2008

Watch the videos on this site:

http://www.crimefilenews.com/2008/12/chicago-corruption-fighter-and-author.html

Robert Cooley is a former mafia lawyer who worked with corrupt Illinois officials and judges. He turned state’s witness and he explains how the Chicago “Machine” still run by Alderman Ed Burke who “picks” the judges and controls the Chicago City Finance Committee and his wife corrupt Illinois Supreme Court Justice Ann Burke still are up to their ears in the usual Illinois corruption. He talks how this cabal of corruption:

1- controls the media,

2-pays off the former U S Attorney and probably still pays off his middle men, hired during this super corrupt era, who hide stuff from present US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald so the only people prosecuted are fall guys like Blagojevic so as to take the heat off the real top dog crooks like:

A- Jim Thompson (former Gov X 16 years, Director of CIA oversight committee under 1st President Bush and member of 911 Commission under W)

B-Madigans (Speaker of the House Michael and his daughter, the most unqualified Illinois Attorney General in history, Lisa, who lauder all the bribery money kicked back from State, County and City contracts through their political fund “friends of Madigan”),

C-the Burkes, and

D-the Daleys(Richard – Chicago Mayor and partner of John Burge [the torturer to get murder confessions] while he was state’s attorney, John – Cook Co. Commissioner who controlled Co. Board President John Stroger Sr and his Son Todd who replaced him, and William, former Commerce Secr. under Clinton and now wants to be Gov of IL and
therefore needs to discredit Blagojevic and Lisa Madigan).

A summary of the “system” running Illinois in my view is as follows:

Illinois for too long has been under the control of the:

1- Kingdom of former Gov. Jim (Prince John) Thompson and

2-his Lords, Chicago Mayor Richard M. and Cook Co. Commissioner John Daley (sons of former Mayor Richard J.), County Board Pres. John Stroger Jr. (son of former County Board Pres. John Stroger),

3-House Speaker Michael and his daughter Atty Gen. Lisa Madigan

4-Alderman Ed (buddy of Fast Ed[dy] now convict Vrdolyak – both of them were leaders against African American Mayor Washington in the “council wars” 20 years ago) and IL. Supreme Court Justice Ann Burke,

5-former Sheriff (of Nottingham) Sheahan, and

6-Former State’s Attorney Richard (Gisbourne) Divine, as well as

7-other Lords such as former Sen. President Emil Jones and now his son Emil Jones Jr.

Political office is inherited in Illinois, elected by political patronage paid for by bribery (10% of all contracts SHALL be donated (kicked-back) to political funds such as “Friends of Madigan” and “Friends of Blagojevic”), and decided in closed back room “deals” (bribes, tit-for-tat, nothing to do with competency or experience, etc.). Its time we have a truth commission in Illinois to give clemency to low level players so that we can reveal the true extent of the corruption, encourage witnesses to come out of the woodwork and reveal their evidence, as well as start anew with a high level of transparency. We desperately need new blood in Illinois and help from the U.S. Attorney in breaking the cycle of corruption, bribery, kick-backs, patronage, and nepotism.

A UIC professor said: Patronage breeds corruption like garbage breeds flies. SOOO true in Illinois.

Other examples of inherited office in Illinois include US Representative Lipinsky and his son who replaced him in Washington DC, and Illinois Senate President Emil Jones and his son who has replaced him in the Senate.

Kim Long who authored a book about government corruption talks how corruption started in the colonial days and has continued with pockets of intense corruption in Illinois, Louisiana, and New Jersey.

For the early days of the “Chicago Machine” and corruption in Chicago see:

http://hickeysite.blogspot.com/2008/12/theres-sucker-born-every-minute-michael.html


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