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Re: “The Sentencing of Jon Burge

Actually, judge Joan Lefkow is a cop lover. She played the old con man's trick of pretending to do one thing and then did another. She wanted the public to believe that she was really going to severely punish this nazi torturer, but she let him off very lightly. She gave him 4 1/2 years when she could have given him 45 years.

Posted by eddiethekid on 04/12/2012 at 3:00 AM

Re: “George Ryan and the Death Penalty

The moratoium on the death penalty was the one good thing George Ryan did. Other than that, he ran a den of iniquity in the Secretary of State's office and the Governor's office. Jim Thompson won't stop trying to get him out of jail. Now that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has told him "no", the warden of the federal pen in Terre Haute, Indiana has told him "no" (except for a secret 2 hour visit to his ailing wife's hospital room), the U.S. district court has told him "no", the 7th Circuit court of appeal has told him "no", the U.S. Attorney's office has told him "no", he's now going to President Obama to try to get him out. Dick Durbin already tried that twice - first with George Bush and then with Obama. However, Mr. Thompson is never going to stop trying to get his good buddy George Ryan out of the slammer. Jim Thompson, you've become a cheap New Orleans pimp.

Posted by eddiethekid on 01/12/2011 at 2:23 AM

Re: “Tools of Torture

Now is the time for all citizens to see if the so-called decent police officers of the city of Chicago really mean what they say when they say they are just as sick and tired of the rotten cops as the rest of us are. We'll see if they really mean what they say or if they're just giving lip service to appease the outraged public over the nazi tactics of Jon Burge and his co-horts in the Chicago Gestapo. I hereby offer the following challenge to the
13,000 members of the Chicago police department:

On Friday, November 5, 2010, Jon W. Burge is going to be sentenced by a federal judge at the Dirksen federal building at 219 S. Dearborn street in Chicago. I ask that at least
one of you police officers go down to that federal building and ask the judge if you can
make a statement to the court before sentencing is pronounced, the maximum sentence
being 45 years in prison for the perjury and obstruction of justice charges in connection
with the allegations of torture. This is what you should say and nothing less:

"On behalf of every decent, hard-working law enforcement officer in the United States of
America, I ask that this court sentence Jon W. Burge to the maximum penalty of 45 years
in the federal penitentiary so that the word may reverberate throughout all law enforcement circles and that the whole world may hear that if law enfocement officers
continue to beat and torture suspects in their custody that they may know that the same thing that happened to Jon W. Burge could happen to them."

Let's see if any of the fine men and women in blue are willing to accept my challenge.
Get your dress blues cleaned and pressed, polish up your combat boots, shine your gun,and bring your billy club too, so that everyone may know that you are indeed a fine
member of the Chicago police department, and then request that the federal judge send
Jon W. Burge to the federal penitentiary for the rest of his natural life.

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Posted by eddiethekid on 09/29/2010 at 12:26 AM

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