Daily archives: April 30th, 2010

Summer of Blagojevich Unfolds: Judge Will Not Subpoena Obama

From the Chicago Tribune :

The judge overseeing the corruption case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has denied a defense motion to issue a subpoena for the testimony of President Barack Obama.

U.S. District Judge James Zagel said he does not believe Obama’s testimony would be material to the charges.

The Trib promises that details will follow.

This is the correct decision. Blago wants a show. All the judge needs to do is guarantee justice.

Some Ass Shoots 21-Year-Old Man in Buttocks on Chicago’s South Side

From the Chicago Sun Times:

A man was shot in the buttocks Thursday night in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.

The man, 21, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition after being shot in his left buttock about 10:15 p.m. Thursday in the 8900 block of South Houston Avenue, according to a police News Affairs release.

More foolish and cowardly men with guns.

It’s us. It’s the men who are doing the shooting.

What’s up with that?

Beaten to Death: Leon Walker, 5, Lived and Died in Hell

From the Chicago Sun Times:

The fatal beating of a 5-year-old Gary boy left veteran investigators shaken after they saw deep, dark scars from the back of his head to his knees.

Leon Walker’s injuries were inflicted by someone who beat him repeatedly over time, police said.

"It’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen," Gary Police Cmdr. Thomas Decanter Jr. said Thursday.

Investigators are now trying to figure out who did it. The boy’s mother was questioned and released.

Dad is in custody. Investigators say they found items at the home that suggest the boy was restrained while he was struck with an object, perhaps a belt, the Sun-Times reports. He was to turn 6 on Monday.

It’s difficult to comprehend the level of violence we are capable of — men. This level of violence does not generally come from women. It’s us, the men of the world.

All we can do for Leon now is pray.

Summer of Blagojevich Unfolds: Ex-Aide Lon Monk Pleads Guilty to Extortion

From the Chicago Sun Times:

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s onetime chief of staff and running buddy Lon Monk pleaded guilty today for a second time to crimes tied to the Blagojevich administration.

Monk, 51, admitted to attempting to extort a horse-racing businessman for a campaign contribution in exchange for getting a bill signed.

Monk has agreed to serve 24 month in prison and is cooperating with investigators.

The clock is ticking in Blagoland.