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Blagojevich jury holdout, Jo Ann Chiakulas, End justifies the means, Hand of God?, Citizen Wells open thread, August 19, 2010

Blagojevich jury holdout,  Jo Ann Chiakulas, End justifies the means

From ACE OF SPADES HQ.

“Here’s what Fox local news in Chicago reports:
Jurors who have been interviewed so far will not identify the juror, other than to say the juror was a female.
FOX Chicago News reported that speculation is centering on juror Jo Ann Chiakulas of Willowbrook, after a second-hand acquaintance said that she has been saying for weeks that she would find Blagojevich not guilty.

Chiakulas is a retired director from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Contacted Tuesday night, she told FOX Chicago News she would call on Wednesday if she wished to talk about the case.

On one count at least, Chiakulas voted with her fellow jurors, agreeing to convict Blagojevich of lying to federal agents.

Note that that is not yet confirmed. It is now confirmed by CBS local news Chicago.

They actually could have reported more — because pre-trial, they had this to say about a female “retired public health director” on the jury panel:
Juror # 106, a black female believed to be in her 60s, is a retired state public health director who has ties to the Chicago Urban League. She has handed out campaign literature for a relative who ran for public office. She listens to National Public Radio and liberal talk radio shows.

Media accounts mention the campaign literature, but they don’t mention NPR and liberal talk radio. Why?

We know they read this description — why do they end their repetition of it at that point?

The media is quick to stereotype conservative-tilting Americans and attribute to them bad motives.

Think they’ll do the same here?

What were her motives for so egregiously ignoring the law to set a guilty man free that her fellow jurors had to confront her with her own oath to render a true verdict?

Ties to the Chicago Urban League?
The Chicago Urban League supports and advocates for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans through our agenda focused exclusively on economic empowerment as the key driver for social change.
The Chicago Urban League provides African Americans with the tools, the programs and the experiences to help them reach their full economic potential. We are committed to growing Chicago’s African-American workforce and business community with well-informed pursuit of the following four strategies….
So she’s sort of hooked up with… community organizers?”

Read more:

http://minx.cc/?post=304818

This information surprises none of us. For the far left, the guiding principle seems to be the end justifies the means.

This woman is no worse than the judges, election officials and others who have ignored the US Constitution to justify the end.

And furthermore, this may be a blessing in disguise. For starters, this has highlighted the weak case of the prosecution and the failure to present a smoking gun, aka, Tony Rezko. This also brings more attention to the case and thus Obama and his fellow thugs and cronies. The prosecution may actually have to step up to the plate and present evidence. And who knows, perhaps Patrick Fitzgerald will unhitch his wagon from a falling star. And of course, it presents another platform for me and others to reveal the truth about Blagojevich and Obama. 

Perhaps the hand of God touches this.

Nevada Acorn director guilty, Acorn voter fraud, August 19, 2009, Las Vegas director guilty, Christopher Edwards will testify against Acorn, Amy Busefink, former regional voter registration director

From the Associated Press, August 19, 2009:

“Ex-ACORN Vegas director to testify against group
By OSKAR GARCIA (AP) – 2 hours ago

LAS VEGAS — A former Las Vegas director for a political advocacy group accused of illegally paying canvassers to register voters during last year’s presidential campaign has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and agreed to testify against the group and another employee.

Christopher Edwards pleaded guilty this week to two gross misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters. He agreed to testify against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN, and Amy Busefink, a former regional voter registration director.

The case threatens the group’s ability to operate in Nevada, with the possibility that the group could have its status as a nonprofit corporation revoked, said Conrad Hafen, chief deputy attorney general for Nevada.

Hafen’s said Edwards’ testimony strengthens the state’s case against ACORN and Busefink.

“It adds to the evidence that we already have,” Hafen said Wednesday. “It makes a strong case that much stronger.”

Busefink’s lawyer, Kevin Stolworthy, said she plans to fight the charges. A lawyer for ACORN did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment from The Associated Press.

Prosecutors said in court documents that Edwards, Busefink and ACORN created a bonus incentive program that paid canvassers an extra $5 per shift if they turned in at least 21 voter registration cards at the end of the day. Prosecutors said violates state laws that prevent a system that pays workers based on the number of registrations they turn in.”

Read more:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5isR8VrIHeni2GcKFAiy0OA1WG5kAD9A66C380

 

Next, check out this document:

NVacorn

Larry Sinclair, Joe Biden, Orlando FL, August 19, 2009, Town hall, Health care, Orlando Marriott Hotel, Alan Grayson, Suzanne Kosmas, Biden fundraiser, tele town hall

I spoke to Larry Sinclair first thing this morning, Wednesday, August 19, 2009. Larry was on his way to see his good buddy Joe Biden, you know, the one who had Larry arrested on trumped up charges last year in Washington DC and Delaware. Here are some comments from Larry Sinclair:

 

“Wednesday, August 19, 2009
GOOD MORNING FROM ORLANDO
Good morning from Orlando, Florida. As I prepare to protest Joe Biden’s visit it has come to my attention that Rep. Suzanne Kosmas announced THIS morning that she plans to hold a tele-town hall on Health Care Reform this evening after mingling with Joe Biden and wealthy campaign donors later this morning.

Anyone in the Congresswoman’s district 24 should come on down to the Orlando Marriott Hotel Downtown and let the Congresswoman know how you feel about her refusal to take time for a face to face Town Hall while having all the time in the world for a face to face with big money donors!

No amount of money is going to help Rep. Kosmas or Rep. Alan Grayson come 2010. You don’t ignore the people you were elected to represent and then expect them to give you another term to slap them in the face again.

I will update later. Rain expected off and on all day today.”

 

“Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Attention Residents of Florida’s 8th Congressional District
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) from Florida’s 8th congressional district (including Winter Park and Orlando) is going to be at the Orlando Marriott Hotel Downtown, 400 W Livingston, tomorrow, Wednesday August 19,2009. If you live in Grayson’s district (and even if you don’t) and are angry at Rep. Grayson’s Town Hall Fraud, please come down to the Marriott Hotel tomorrow between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM and let him know how you feel.

Grayson held a Town Hall in a Union Hall Monday night after lying about when it was announced and how it was promoted. Grayson claimed he announced the Town Hall 72 hours in advance, but in reality had only notified Orlando TV Stations around 8:00 PM Sunday evening. But that is nothing compared to what Grayson did at the meeting.

Rep. Alan Grayson filled the IBEW Local 606 Union Hall with OFA, HCAN and Union supporters of Obama Health Care Reform before opening the doors to only approximately 30 people who had been standing outside in line in the central Florida heat for hours.”

Read more:

http://www.larrysinclair-0926.blogspot.com/