Sunday, July 23, 2017

More Corrupt Aldercreatures?

  • The former landlord of the shuttered Double Door music venue has filed a federal lawsuit alleging Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) violated his civil rights by using threats and political intimidation against him in a vendetta over the club’s eviction.

    The suit, filed this week in federal court, also names the city of Chicago and the Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards as defendants.

    The landlord, Brian Strauss seeks more than $9.6 million in damages, according to the filing.
There's some entertaining video at the link that we think we've pointed out before. Proco Joe and Maldonado are so crooked, they don't even care when they're on tape - they just carry on with their theatrics and unethical behavior.

It's about time that aldercreatures start wearing body cameras as they are far more corrupt than anyone else currently wearing a camera. They are doing the peoples' business 24/7 where cops are only on the clock for 9 hours. They also go to jail at a higher rate and therefore shouldn't be trusted by any decent human beings.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree.
Mandatory body camera for Alderman. They must were it every moment they are out of the house, and no meeting may occur in their houses.

America

7/23/2017 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree completely. Now just get 26 Alderthieves and a corrupt Democrat Mayor to propose it, agree to it, and actually act.

I would be floored if any of those crooks even proposed this.

7/23/2017 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do these douchebags think they're infallible and untouchable? I hope Proctological Joe has to pay for it all personally!! Can we please get a federal investigator in here!!!!!

7/23/2017 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about giving each Alderthief a security detail and leave their detail broadcast to all their interactions. That way the aldermutt doesn't have any say.

7/23/2017 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crooked filthy bastard

7/23/2017 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is the Chicago way. thus it has always been, and always will be.

7/23/2017 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Proctology" Joe has to be one of the most stupid AlderCreatures in Chicago History - just short of Dorothy Tillman. Maybe the Feds would like to speak to some of the merchants in the selfish sphincter's Ward. There should be a straw poll of SCC readers "Who is a bigger Pendejo? Maldonado or Moreno?"

Retired .38 spl +P

7/23/2017 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this little prick goes to jail, I'm going to toast his incarceration with a double of black Jack!

7/23/2017 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if the building becomes vacant, per the aldercreature, when the tenants are unable to renew their leases and move out, if Strauss removes all the toilets, does that mean he won't have to pay property tax?

Seems there was a recent precedent set.

So who wins? Strauss. He doesn't pay tax. He wins the law suit.

So who loses? City of Chicago and the taxpayers. The city losses revenue. The city has to pony up for the law suit. The taxpayers are stuck with the bill for the law suit.

7/23/2017 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw a lot of good bands and music acts at the double door. It was sad when they shut down. I think those type of venues are good for the neighborhood. Kinda reminds me of the ethnocentric argument Maldonado was making when he didn't want Humbolt park hosting Riot Fest for a second time. Those punk and metal rocker kids are some of the most well behaved for such large crowds. They smoke weed and drink but rarely a fight or a disturbance of any kind. Very polite for a massive crowd. Very little police needed for those shows and they bring spending money to the area. Compare that with the Puerto Rican fest and all the shenanigans and the police resources needed for that. Puleeze.....

7/23/2017 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That asshole Aldercreature Proco strong armed the Congress Theater also a couple years back. If there is no kick back for them. All these Aldermen are thieving thugs who use their power against the weak. Where is the media on CORRUPT ALDERMEN????

7/23/2017 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The difference between Police Officers and Aldercreatures are clear in the eyes of the FEDS, Police Officers are held to a much higher standard while the Aldercreatures are not.Thus there's no violation of law for their strong arm and shake down tactics upon the tax payers...

7/23/2017 03:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strauss was on the job in the 70's worked in Townhall

7/23/2017 05:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember that Proco Joe was the fool who served as the point man for Rahm Emanuel's "Chicago values" campaign against the Chik Fil-A restaurants a few years ago. They were shilling for Barry Obama during his reelection campaign when he was promoting same sex marriages and the owners of the restaurant chain were being singled out for being traditional Christians.

7/23/2017 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the video this asshole threatens to down zone the building. If that goes through then the property owner would be financially ruined. What a major league asshole.

7/23/2017 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would trust them? Just look at them! Politicians, supported by tax dollars because they're also not worth a damn!

J.J.

7/23/2017 06:23:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Proco Joe is loco.

7/23/2017 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the aldermen go to jail, the spot should not be filled, the staff fired and his assets be seized. The ward then absorbed by the surrounding wards. One way of cropping the heard of do nothing's.

7/23/2017 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know a lot of cops in other States tell me how bad Illinois' reputation is when it comes to corruption. We're the laughing stock of the Country. Not that I really needed anyone to tell me that, but still it confirmed what I already knew to be true. I can't wait to retire and leave this shithole.

7/23/2017 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He thinks he is Fred Roti. Actually, things ran better with Roti and Pat Marcy and the mob running things. They at least dressed well.

7/23/2017 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicongo was home turf for the greatest of political shake-down artistes: Saul Alinsky then Yessi Yaxson

It's no surprise that our most politically studious Rahmista's are so successful at winning every shakedown: they learned at the feet of the Maestro's

The real shocker is hometown mega-Hero B Hussein Ebola who really never needed blatant shakedowns as money rained down on his head incessantly & heavily his whole career...Oh how envious the run-of-the-mill Rahmista's must be of BHO, no wonder they hero worship him

7/23/2017 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will be in jail soon

7/23/2017 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think things are bad in Chicago?
Over at The Burning Platform, there's a
nice photo of muddy water filling pot-holed
streets in the Congressional District that Shelia
Jackson Lee has been responsible for since 1995.
That's in HEW-STON, Texas. The disclaimer at the
top of the photo says: "This is not a third world country."

7/23/2017 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear the new COPA is looking at an old SOS case and are starting to suspend a few Sgts. That were on the scene. One is now a,Lt.and he is catching 30 days pending separation. We the police have no rights or protection.these cases are over 10 years old.

7/23/2017 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't Lil Pico Joe the Moron who pushed the plastic bag tax, allegedly to protect the environment. So now there is more dog shit than ever on lawns and sidewalks, because residents dumb enough to keep shopping in the City have no plastic bags. Great job "Pendejo" Pico. How does a guy like this get elected in a Ward that is rapidly turning White and affluent? Then again, if you are dumb enough to stay here; your conduct already defies reason. Baby "G"

7/23/2017 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian Strauss is as tough as a $2.00 steak.

7/23/2017 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many aldermen have been convicted of criminal activity? I've lost count.

7/23/2017 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that piece of shit Bobby Rush last night going to my VRI box. He was making a left turn going w/b on 79th from Prairie (?). I was stopped going e/b at the stop sign, he almost hit my car, looking at me directly in the face as he made his turn. I think he was baiting me into a stop, I didn't fall for it. Be careful, he's looking to make the news again at the expense of the racist white police. Maroon newer model Lexus, license please some bullshit special "1".

7/23/2017 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Several months ago this alderman and his entourage barged their way in to the up and up lounge at the Robey hotel. He and his posse didn't want to wait the 2 hour wait like other guests until there was room. They somehow were able to get into the elevator leading up the the rooftop bar. When they made their way they were rude to the staff after they had to be told that they can't just start grabbing empty chairs from other tables when someone got up to go order a drink from the bar or use the restroom. One person in the group who identified himself as first ward superintendant Orlando Lopez threatened to come back and shut the place down for code violations because he felt they weren't being properly respected. They were complete jerks. This guy thinks he owns his part of the city

7/23/2017 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The former alderman Suarez used to shake down businesses in his ward too. There was a tatoo parlor he hated because the owner wasn't Hispanic and didn't want to pay up. He made their lives miserable.

7/23/2017 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually if he makes the building vacant he will save on taxes, but the insurance will go way up, and technically you have to have a 24 hr. Watchman in any vacant city. The fines on that are crazy like every other bullshit city violation. I really hope this guy wins this lawsuit. I've dealt with them on several occasions inspectors and alderman they think they're God.

7/23/2017 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please please please FEDS come get these scumbag politicians! Save us

7/23/2017 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

proco....

who elects these morons?

when will we ever have fewer alder scum?

7/23/2017 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC jail guards are being forced to even work more shortstaffed than before. 450 guards attack this year and now the Sheriff won't even approved OT to protect his guards.

7/23/2017 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

++++ 'The former landlord of the shuttered Double Door music venue has filed a federal lawsuit alleging Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) violated his civil rights by using threats and political intimidation against him...' ++++

Yeah I think that's pretty well proven by what Alder-Creature Moreno says in that video.

It also seems to me that what he's doing in that video is committing Extortion (Def: the practice of obtaining something . . . through force or threats). And if the building owner, Brian Strauss, can prove that the money he's losing ties someway into Interstate Commerce, that bumps it up to a Federal Crime, and that's punishable by up to 20 Years in Federal Prison. Proco could be Blago's bunkmate.

The way things are going the Feds should make a 'Chicago Wing' in one of the prisons or build a new prison just for all he corrupt politicians in Illinois. That would make it convenient for visiting wives, girlfriends, and mistresses.

7/23/2017 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the very least, body cams with GPS livestreaming anytime they step outside their private residence in their ward. No FOIA requests needed, they can each have their own You Tube channel. Give them all Denver boots and see how long they can tread water... just not in Lake Michigan, the feds would never allow our drinking water to get so polluted!

7/23/2017 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now these strokes will want to tax baby food to cover the lawsuits they cause. 5 aldercreatures is all we need. One fore each police area. Making it simple so they do not have to soend $100k for a map.

7/23/2017 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when are the feds going to investigate the Chicago politicians? they are all corrupt.

7/23/2017 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For some reason alderman like stopping by general iron.

7/23/2017 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you saying our Aldercreatures don't have no Eticks?

7/23/2017 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the 3rd git piece leaked to the press on him this week, someone on the 5th floor has it out for him

7/23/2017 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police are empowered to like you know arrest corrupt politicians.
It is umm like part of the job and stuff.
I can't wait until politicians are forced to wear body cams - to comply with open meetings requirements and FOIA. It is only a matter of time.

Sorry to cops who don't want to wear em, you gotta (in part for your own defense but so too for others"). As SCC said, politicians are public servants of the most powerful order, and as such MUST be subjected to them.

I believe this is why the Judiciary resists, the Supreme Court especially. Once they finally relent, the legislators will not be able to do so anymore either. As such, it is only a matter of time now. I suspect it will come to a lawsuit appeal that allows video evidence from a lower court's proceeding in. Usually additional evidence is not allowed and not considered during appeal, but at some point there will be a set of circumstances where it is so obvious that there is no choice - and once it happens, it happens.

Then we can all SMILE at the corrupt bastards, knowing that from that moment on, we know it is only a matter of time before corrupt lying fools mess up bigtime on camera for all to see.

As for the lawsuit at issue and "who pays"? Well its a valid point formed as a rhetorical question. The only way to end the ghetto lottery (yes that is what this is) is to make INDIVIDUALS responsible. Just like the cop shooting Citizen payouts done when the one shot is a CRIMINAL and the cop is in the right and proper. Payouts to "avoid more expensive proceedings" is just a money laundering.

When the individual must be held liable AT LEAST in addition to the taxpayers, with the individual being mot liable meaning the taxpayer is not liable, it would stop the drama of that kind. How could they pay out tax monies when a cop is in the RIGHT? They couldn't. Here, if a Alderman ABUSED his authority, two things have to happen. First, the man wronged has to be made whole, FIRST payments coming from the Alderman's pocket and then the rest from the City coffers (which should then pursue the alderman endlessly for, after the Alderman gets out of PRISON of course.

There are EASY solutions to ALL of these OBVIOUS problems. All it takes is honesty and the courage to admit the truth. You know, for example, it is the POLICE's job to arrest corrupt politicians.

7/23/2017 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

M & M (plain and peanut) will be the next 2 AlderThieves indicted side by side, how's that for government efficiency.
After being well protected by Daley Inc. it took 20 years for Fast Eddie Vrdolyak to finally come to his reward for real estate shenanigans.
Shakedown M & M Inc. won't have to wait that long.
Their sneaky "606" land deals pissed off both the rich and the poor constituency.
Their personal bank loans (for prime $1 lots?) total almost $2 million tied to a preferred banker (Belmont Bank), zoning lawyers (Banks Family) and plenty of builder-investors (active and defunct LLC's).
Moreno somehow managed a shakedown of a planned Fox Ford dealership that he once was sternly against.
Let's not forget his sad inability to shakedown a couple of Chik-Fil-A restaurants in his Ward.
His Lathrop Homes TIF cash cow project made up the difference.

Even the once AldThf. Mighty Ike Carothers (the Galewood-Armitsge "606") can't believe it.
No thing to make notice of is that Chicago is rapidly building residential not commercial or manufacturing.
Affordable Housing everywhere and nowhere in the civic plan are the jobs.

Note to Federal prosecutors:
Please take rotten rats Daley, Rahm and Gutierrez along for the ride when you pick up Moreno & Maldonado.

7/23/2017 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger cfdfireman1 said...

Can an ordinary citizen start a referendum in the city of S hitcago?

7/23/2017 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger RICH said...

Aldercreatures corrupt hard to believe why barely ten percent of them end up in prison. What are they to do even people insist on giving them money and power they are just poor weak creatures so it is not their fault

7/23/2017 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are lucky in the 41st Ward, we have Anthony Napolitano, the best. 38th has a good guy also Nick Sposato....

7/23/2017 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that the same criminal that would not let Christian based Chic Fella to open up in Chicago because he and 9.5 digit migit said Chic Fella didn't have Chicago values.

7/23/2017 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aldercreatures should wear body cams. They are the only council members in the state that are permitted to carry firearms. They change the law in Springfield in the 80s after Janie Byrne said no to allowing them to carry guns. Manyalderman carry guns and they don't need training. When Chicago did not have or banned firearms alderman but were allowed to carry them

7/23/2017 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We already have 2 firemans aldermens, will Brian Strauss be number 3?

7/23/2017 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

iting
7/23/2017 01:17:00 PM

In most cities if you want a permit for anything you just go to city hall and fill out the application. In this town you have to go to the alderman's office and that is where the corruption starts. A business can't even have a sidewalk sale without the permission of the alderman who immediately sends the business a letter soliciting campaign funds. Less alderman and less power would go a long way to curbing this bad behavior, but the people with the power to change this situation are the people who most benefit from it.

7/23/2017 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:58, yes but once you start going around to get the required signatures to place it on the ballot, one of two things will happen. Inspectors will amazingly show up at your home with an anonymous complaint to check on or the machine will come up with an opposing referendum and get it filed first. Only in Shitcago.

7/23/2017 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldn't proof of membership in the Chicago City Council, an on going criminal conspiracy, be a RICO offense?

7/23/2017 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

proco....

who elects these morons?

when will we ever have fewer alder scum?

7/23/2017 09:54:00 AM


Every single Democrat voter that is too scared to buck the system is who.

7/23/2017 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can an ordinary citizen start a referendum in the city of S hitcago?

Nope. Daley the first made sure changes only come from the state. So a state rep with a heavy ball sack can at least propose it.

7/23/2017 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT DNAinfo has an article with Tom Dart. Dart says the feds should not worry about sanctuary city but should help address gun violence. Of course comments are closed.
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170719/brighton-park/chicago-doesnt-need-more-immigration-agents-cook-county-sheriff

7/23/2017 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Here Norridge is getting a Chic Filet A on Harlem

7/23/2017 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he dose go to jail that means a family member gets his spot right, just like any other alderman, congressman, or an other political position. I thought once you get elected the position is in the family forever right Bill, Dan.

7/23/2017 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suarez would have business owners drop off the white envelope or the business would be shut down if they refuse.

7/23/2017 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suarez made sure during the remapping that those who refused to contribute financially and did not vote strongly for him that they will not be part of his new ward boundaries.

7/23/2017 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And let's not forget the money laundering charges associated with the shakedowns and the mortgage fraud on the $1 vacant lots. This could get very interesting.

7/23/2017 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't the Feds look into the history of the building where his office is located on north Ave. Which was refined and built by builder G. l.

7/23/2017 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right about 606-people that own property in the 606 zone are pissed. The 606 tax/law will be their doom. M&M have no idea how pissed. They will find out Election Day.

7/23/2017 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to have our elected subject to drug teasing.

7/24/2017 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Problem is that taxpayers will be on the hook for his malfeasance when the city pays out to the owner of this property. Please ask the jury to consider punitive damages in this case as he was not acting in the ethical way he swore to when he took his oath of office.

7/24/2017 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should be in jail. Is that considered a shake down or blackmail? Anything?

7/24/2017 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why has joe Ferguson refused to do any investigation of sophia king and her donors violating building violations? Does he only investigate what mayor pay to play tells him to?

7/24/2017 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds about right just waiting for the OIG investigation into deb mell and the rumor of her covering up building inspections involving numerous complaints with evidence yet the keep closing the complaints against said individual who has stated he has her in his pocket. She rather approach the complaints about perfectly legal stuff and ignore the illegal activity. The irony. Its coming deb mell

7/25/2017 01:28:00 AM  

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