Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Tales of Chicago’s own Count Dante And Many More
Robert Cooley is a former Chicago cop turned lawyer, turned fixer, turned FBI mole-government witness and finally an author. Cooley’s book, When Corruption Was King will make a great feature film that will keep giving sequels or even a TV series.
Cooley’s saga is something you just can’t make up. The Chicago cops working through the 60s, 70s and 80s all lived this story. Cooley documented the murders, the fixes and the deals that were all way over the top.
Chicago’s First Ward politicians along with the Mob controlled the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County courts despite the presence some untouchable officials. Cooley helped unravel many criminal conspiracies.
Was Chicago finally cleaned up you ask? Chicago ain’t ready for reform. Many of the old crooks were made of Teflon and, new crooks replaced the old crooks.
Is Cooley a rat or a bad guy gone good? You’ll have to read his book and see the movie to find out.
Cooley just gave this video interview: