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Jackson Jr.´s district has history
of corruption

Associated Press, by Sophia Tareen

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 2/24/2013 8:56:44 AM

CHICAGO- They elected a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar and ended up with a congressman who was convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker. They voted for the son of a famous civil rights leader and got someone who illegally spent campaign funds on everything from furniture to Bruce Lee memorabilia. Call it Chicago corruption at its worst or simply uncanny coincidence, but residents of Illinois´ 2nd Congressional District haven´t been represented in Congress in more than three decades by someone who didn´t end up in serious ethical or legal trouble. That hangs over them as they

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 2/24/2013 8:59:20 AM     (No. 9193300)

This article is racist.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tennisbum, 2/24/2013 9:05:58 AM     (No. 9193310)

In all black districts, corruption is the first qualification in order to be elected!! Not gonna change....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 2/24/2013 9:08:31 AM     (No. 9193313)

Article title: "Jackson Jr.´s district has history of corruption.. No! Really?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mythman, 2/24/2013 9:10:11 AM     (No. 9193314)

So now it´s the "District´s" fault? Not the people´s?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/24/2013 9:12:18 AM     (No. 9193316)

FTA:"The district includes part of Chicago´s South Side, south suburbs and some rural areas."
That communtiy needs some more organizing, fo sho.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/24/2013 9:20:23 AM     (No. 9193331)

It is doubtful jjj will serve much if any time in prison. His buddy obama can commute his sentence with a stroke of a pen just like clinton did for mel reynolds.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: VeteranAmerican, 2/24/2013 9:31:49 AM     (No. 9193351)

And still they keep electing these crooks. All the welfare crowd wants is their monthly monies from the bamaboozler. Unfortunately they are breeding like rabbits. In IL it is dam near impossible to out vote the welfare crowd.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LouD, 2/24/2013 10:12:49 AM     (No. 9193425)

Doesn´t all of Chicago, and much of Illinois, have a history of corruption? Thought so, and I am right!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: strike3, 2/24/2013 10:21:04 AM     (No. 9193437)

That´s because you don´t get voted into office in Chicago, you buy and steal your way in. An honest person is stopped at the gate.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jalo1951, 2/24/2013 10:29:44 AM     (No. 9193454)

Good bye jr. Good bye sandi. Enjoy your time away. You will not be missed. But don´t worry. I am sure another sleazy idiot will take your place in office. The traditions of Chicago will continue.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: john56, 2/24/2013 10:35:53 AM     (No. 9193459)

I´m pretty certain that the history of corruption will continue whoever is elected/selected/installed from that district

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Reply 12 - Posted by: wws, 2/24/2013 10:46:19 AM     (No. 9193480)

When a district is comprised mainly of Criminals, tax cheats, drug addicts and welfare queens, it´s hardly surprising that they keep electing One of their Own to represent them.

Any honest men (or women) left that place long ago.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 2/24/2013 11:02:13 AM     (No. 9193504)

If there wasn´t a law about felons holding office I´m sure this clown would keep getting re-elected

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Reply 14 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/24/2013 12:40:18 PM     (No. 9193647)

Illinois citizens elect a criminal. Q.E.D.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: treecat, 2/24/2013 12:56:59 PM     (No. 9193669)

Chicago corruption.

Military intelligence.

..before there was a bridge across the River.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: WIBadger, 2/24/2013 1:23:52 PM     (No. 9193704)

Corruption is Chicago´s primary export. AP is just figuring this out now ?

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