Tell the Truth, Get Blasted
A dozen supporters of judicial candidate Michael Hyman held a news conference to denounce the Sun-Times and Hyman opponent Brian Sexton for a Monday story that quoted Sexton criticizing Hyman for paying former gang member Wallace "Gator" Bradley $11,500 to campaign for him in African-American neighborhoods.
Bradley, a former Gangster Disciples enforcer who has run for alderman himself, offers his services as an "urban translator," facilitating communication with those who have been involved in the gang culture. He has worked on the campaigns of Cook County Clerk of the Court Dorothy Brown and Ald. Carrie Austin (34th). Brown spoke at the news conference in Hyman's and Bradley's defense.
Ald. Bernard Stone (50th) called Sexton "a despicable individual" for raising the issue.
- Eapen, a member of Stone's political organization and Democratic precinct captain, was charged Monday after an investigation into alleged voter fraud in the ward. Eapen, 37, faces charges of official misconduct, absentee ballot fraud and mutilation of election materials.