Aldercreature Stone Flips Out
Nine months after an inspector general's probe led to the indictment of his ward's Streets and Sanitation superintendent, Ald. Bernie Stone (50th) vowed to "destroy" the agency at a Friday budget hearing.
"It is my intent, Mr. Inspector General, to wipe your entire office out of the budget," Stone told Inspector General David Hoffman. "It is my intent to submit a budget amendment which will destroy your department."
Hoffman's office started to investigate 50th Ward vote fraud after getting tips following Stone's narrow 2007 runoff re-election over challenger Naisy Dolar.
So the City Council refuses to investigate itself, passes ordinances to forbid investigation of itself, isn't investigated by Executive Branch, isn't beholden to the Courts, and has gerrymandered itself into sham elections for decades. And people wonder why we despair.
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