Daley Wrote a Letter?
Mayor Richard Daley has sent a letter to Iowa's governor urging a pardon for Chicago Police Officer Michael Mette, who is serving a five-year prison sentence for assault after punching a man outside a 2005 party in Dubuque.
Daley told Iowa Gov. Chet Culver that Mette "did little or nothing to provoke" the fight.
"Mr. Mette's response to the physical assault he experienced was not pre-meditated, but merely a matter of self-defense in reaction to a very real threat," Daley wrote in the letter dated Aug. 20.
Let's check our handy dandy little day planner. Yup, it's 25 September. So where has this info been hiding since 20 August? And why wasn't it made part of news reports earlier this month when J-Fed's and Blago's letters took center stage?
Call us cynical, but isn't it strange that this info that purportedly shows Shortshanks' supporting a Police Officer comes out right after his State's Attorney indicts an Officer on what seems to be the weakest case in recent memory? After all, who was Daley's right hand man in the SA's office when he was running it? It sure seems we're getting patted on the back with one hand while the other knifes us. Typical Chicago.
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