Earlean Collins, featured Cook County Commissioner

Earlean Collins was the first African American Woman to be an Illinois Senator, now she is the First Cook County Districts Commissioner. She is also one of my favorite commissioners because she always questions what needs to be questioned and does not let up. She always asks the tough questions, the more questions the questionionee answers the more Earlean has. She is always thinking, thinking of things that the other Commissioners miss. She is always the one who has the most common sense on this Cook County Board.

Today's news featuring Earlean Collins, the voice of reason.

CHICAGO -- Activists and others today urged Cook County commissioners to find a way to bring to justice Chicago police officers who abused and tortured suspects decades ago.
They wondered why former Lt. Jon Burge and detectives under his command haven't been charged with crimes that a special prosecutors' report determined they'd committed. That report concluded charges couldn't be brought because the statute of limitations has run out on those crimes.

But attorney Locke Bowman and others contend the officers could be charged with perjury and obstruction of justice because they've lied about the torture recently under oath.
Commissioner Earlean Collins says about the only thing the board can do is recommend the U.S. attorney's office investigate and bring federal charges. She says she'll push

Earlean Collins

Senator Collins


  1. SP Biloxi said...
    Good for her. Illnois need more people like Ms. Collins.
    KittyBowTie1 said...
    Yeah, not all of the elected people in Illinois are corrupt. There is a nice guy who is the State Rep. for my area, and the dude is a Republican, a nice and clean Republican. I think the clean politicians are an endangered species, though.

    Hmmm, I guess if I ever get to meet the Rugby Man again I will ask him how he can tell the difference between the New York mobsters and the Illinois politicians. Probably the body count is much lower for the politicians in Illinois.
    SP Biloxi said...
    "Hmmm, I guess if I ever get to meet the Rugby Man again I will ask him how he can tell the difference between the New York mobsters and the Illinois politicians."

    I did catch the speech from the rugby man on audio about bumping into the mobster.LOL!

    Yes, not all people are corrupted in Illnois. You have to sift through the decent and the dirtbags.

    If you meet the rugby man again, make sure he takes you to nice restarant and not be el cheapo. ;-)
    KittyBowTie1 said...
    Yeah right. Like the Rugby Man would take me to any restaurant.
    SP Biloxi said...
    Ha Ha! Well, if you are good kitty and nice to the nice prosecutor, he may change his mind. Besides, he is in a good mood today.
    KittyBowTie1 said...
    I try to keep my thoughts in reality. Plus, I'd have to go through Jackie the Gatekeeper anyway.

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