Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, in my opinion, is a walking contradiction. So much so that I seriously doubt she can be trusted when it comes to protecting the rights of "everyday citizens." If, however, you are connected to say, the former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and his cluster of political cronies, well, then there is nothing to worry about because it appears you would be more than safe!
The recent decision by Anita Alvarez to establish a new six-man team to solely investigate "wrongful convictions" appears to be designed to show voters she somehow has gotten a heart for the many everyday people who have been railroaded over the years by not only the likes of a disgraced Jon Burge or other corrupt members of the Chicago Police Department, but by those in her own office.
But kid yourselves not. This is all a ruse and comes at a time when Anita Alvarez' motives behind suppressing a full and transparent investigation into "what really happened" the night RJ Vanecko and his politically connected friends confronted David Koschman may prove her downfall. And let us never forget that that confrontation led to what has already been officially declared as a homicide and that no charges have ever been brought against all those involved.
I have suspected all along that Anita Alvarez was put into the one thing a career politician dreads - having to choose to between doing what is right or protecting those who have supported her climb up the political ladder. And I believe she has chosen the latter from the minute and the hour the Chicago Sun-Times exposed the irregularities surrounding the murder of David Koschman.
The Sun-Times have presented facts that would lend credence to their assertion that there has been a gross miscarriage of justice surrounding this case and that there is now a reasonable doubt that a conspiracy has been committed. Sadly, that conspiracy appears to not only include members of the Chicago Police Department but extend to members of her own office as well.
Many in the legal profession have stated on the record that the disappearance of a DA's files in a capital case just doesn't happen. Yet, in the Koschman case -files not only appear to have been mishandled but were subjected to some sort of a Houdini magic act to boot. Files disappearing and reappearing just doesn't happen! Unless, of course, someone wants to hide something?
Naturally, I am not the only one who believes that there is something very, very wrong here. However if you are unfamiliar with the events surrounding the RJ Vanecko and David Koschman encounter and official actions thereafter, please click here for my previous posts. All I can say is that people must judge for themselves if they believe in what Anita Alvarez has done is right or wrong.
Still, Anita Alvarez refuses to believe that an impartial outside investigator is needed to sort this out. If that is in fact her position, should people believe her when she says “In my view, my job is not just about racking up convictions, it’s about always seeking justice, even if that measure of justice means that we must acknowledge mistakes of the past?”
Seems to me acknowledging the past is not one of Anita Alvarez' strong suits.
Voters better take note , though, because one day -
it may very well be their kid who is killed by "someone connected."
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