I Think the people are entitled to know - What's Up With Sealing The RJ Vanecko Files?
From the get go it seems as if everyone and their political mother's have been trying to protect Richard RJ Vanecko, the nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. And from everything that has been published to date - they have done one hell of a bang up job in trying to prevent arrest and subsequent prosecution. Then we get a supposed independent investigator in Dan K. Webb who found enough cause to indict Vanecko and as we head for trial he requests that files pertaining to a taxpayer funded report be kept sealed.
Well it is pretty obvious isn't it? The powers that be (and I suspect that might even include an independent prosecutor) are doing all they can to prevent the truth - and I mean the whole truth - from coming out. And I have to tell you it is shameful as hell as is Webb's contention that a statute of limitations has passed for some.
You see I am not sure if that is true or not because if there was a conspiracy that involved public officials or public employees in an effort to hinder a prosecution, well statutes of limitations do not apply from what I have been able to ascertain from various legal sites but even that will vary from state to state.
I am also sure that RJ Vanecko's kin, Kevin and Bridgette Higgins McCarthy should have been indicted for their roles in hindering the original investigation when they lied to responding police officers. And what about Craig Denham who took off to another bar after the incident left another human being in a coma before he died days later? Did they enjoy their drinks as they probably called family members with clout?
As I have said before - thank goodness the Chicago Sun-Times have stayed on top of this travesty of justice with their expose'. And it was because of that coverage, that I was compelled to write as much as I have about something I have long known - it seems as if we have all become anesthetized when it comes to the double standards accorded the politically connected and wealthy in the City of Chicago but as I have also said many times before - if this were regular people, or worse a black man, that did what RJ Vanecko allegedly did they wouldn't have been allowed to move on with their lives and/or disappear off to California because those suckers would have been in jail with charges filed almost immediately.
And what about Anita Alvarez and a Cook County State's Attorney's Office that has been notorious in prosecuting people of lesser means and letting them rot in the system until the truth ultimately came out that they may have been coerced into confession by a mad dog detective Jon Burge and/or other dirty cops who get off by abusing their power? Pretty strange how this office once run by Alvarez and her former mentors Richard M. Daley and Dick Devine operates. One thing is certain though - it is not on the side of everyday people.
Not with their double standards and/or class warfare tactics!
So here's the deal Cook County Circuit Judge Michael P. Toomin - do the right damn thing here and release the Investigation Report by Special Prosecutor Dan K. Webb and instruct him that the hindrance of an investigation does not grant anyone immunity from a statute of limitations if it involves public officials involved in the investigation in the homicide of David Koschman. So let's stop the bullshit right here and now shall we?
The People Are Watching.
Besides enough is enough is enough already!
Unless of course officials really do want class warfare?
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