Rahm as a Plaintiff Witness?
- Could Rahm Emanuel be headed to the witness stand?
Attorneys representing two police officers who said they faced retaliation for trying to reveal corruption, say they will call the mayor to testify about a so-called “code of silence” in the Chicago Police Department.
The mayor’s office said it will oppose any such effort, but lawyers for the two officers say he is key to their case, because he has publicly acknowledged that officers sometimes cover for each other.
“We now have an admission from the highest, within the City of Chicago, that the code of silence exists,” says attorney Christopher Smith.
This would certainly be an interesting deposition or appearance on the stand. Could Rahm have inadvertently (or purposely) thrown the entire Chicago Machine under a bus that is careening out of control? Because if there is, and he has knowledge of, a police "code of silence," then what of the "code of silence" among:
- the aldercreatures?
- At the various city Departments infiltrated by assorted organized crime figures?
- Maybe the Outfit connections throughout the Metropolitan and Pier Exposition Authority?
- Among the denizens of City Hall?
- The County Board? Certain political families married to certain mob families?
- A certain ex-mayor hanging around other "connected" individuals?
- Certain scandals like Hired Truck? Parking meters? RedFlex?
- Rahm's unerring instinct to hire outsiders who are already under investigation elsewhere?
There are a whole bunch of "codes" that need explaining. We welcome them all.
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