Not even a day’s worth of dust has settled on the Burge Torture Report and things are abundantly clear. A couple of politically connected cowboy lawyers were paid a king’s ransom a to undertake a prosecution that they knew well in advance could never happen.
The rule is that you don’t bite the hand that feeds you. In this case it’s Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley who was the Cook County State’s Attorney when all these cases went down. We all know who runs the Cook County Courts and it’s not the judges.
With Chicagoan’s tax money flowing into their bank accounts like a raging river these cowboy lawyers turned special prosecutors danced with everyone and anyone they could find. The longer the cowboys could drag out the investigation the more tax hikes and bond issues would be required to fund this dog and pony show.
The whipping boy was easy to find. None other than former police superintendent Richard Brzeczek who clearly notified Daley in writing of the seriousness of the allegations. Only then Cook County State's Attorney Richard M. Daley had the power and duty to call for a Grand Jury investigation and it was Daley that blew that responsibilty off. The multi-million dollar cowboy whitewashers somehow shifted the blame to Brzeczek anyway!
The biggest gag of this report and its cost is the simplest of legal issues. Felony charges must be brought within three years or there is nobody to prosecute. It’s called the Statute Of Limitations. What really went into this report was nothing more than a shameless act of public masturbation by the cowboy special procecutors with their noses in the public’s multi-million dollar trough.
Why bother allowing this monumental waste of time and money you ask? Who needs the image polishing here? Who needs the support of the Black community in order to be re-elected? Why none other than the former Cook County State’s Attorney who dropped the ball, Richard M. Daley.
$7.2 million to protect Daley's image is nice work if you can get it!